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Consumers examine out the sneakers at The Halo Deck, 725 Massachusetts St., during previous year’s Sidewalk Sale on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021.


Activities for the 7 days in advance include the Sidewalk Sale, arts pageant, reserve readings, freestyle storytelling, stay tunes, heritage and a great deal additional.


• At tonight’s Reserve Converse, creator Michael Travis will introduce his new ebook, “Celebrating Kansas Breweries: People, Places, and Stories,” dependent on his calendar year of traveling to every single brewery in Kansas. Signed copies of the reserve will be offered for sale, and absolutely free regionally designed beer will be created accessible from Free of charge Condition Brewery. This 21+ celebration can take spot 7-8 p.m. at the Watkins Museum of Background, 1047 Massachusetts St.


• “Scars” kind the topic of tonight’s Freestate Tale Slam at the Lawrence Arts Center’s 10th and Mass Studios. Reside, MOTH-fashion stories, uncooked and uncensored, provide food for enjoyment, reflection and sometimes laughter. There is a prompt donation of $10 for this 18+ event. Dwell audio and socializing at 7 p.m., with the stories starting at 7:30 p.m. 1000 Massachusetts St.


• Bargain shoppers will want to hit the Downtown Lawrence September Sidewalk Sale, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. right now. Out of doors product sales, meals, live audio, miniature golfing, buskers and more will enliven the annual event, now moved to cooler late-summer months days. See https://www.facebook.com/activities/1067565983958527 for further data.

• The regular Next Saturday Guide Sale kicks off at 10 a.m. and operates till 4 p.m. at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St. Guides, CDs, DVDs and audiobooks out there at $2 or fewer. Enter at the Kentucky Avenue door.

• The 3rd Floor Grand Opening at the Watkins Museum of History, 1047 Massachusetts St., celebrates the completion of the multiyear venture to approach, structure and install the museum’s long term 3rd-ground exhibit. Take a look at the free general public open up dwelling, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. currently and 1-4 p.m. Sunday, to see the artifacts, images and video clips on Douglas County schools, sports, railroads, innovators, movie sector and a lot much more.

• Auditions for “The Nutcracker: A Kansas Ballet” will be held today beginning at 11 a.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Lawrence Arts Middle, 940 New Hampshire St. Remember to see whole particulars and program at lawrenceartscenter.org. Preregistration required.


• The 43rd Once-a-year Drop Arts and Crafts Pageant will choose area in South Park currently from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free of charge and open to the public, this Lawrence Parks and Recreation celebration will element booths, reveals, concessions and a lot more, such as a whole slate of reside performances, beginning with the Lawrence City Band at midday.

• Verify out today’s Maintenance Studio at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St. From 2-4 p.m., deliver your damaged or torn objects to the library auditorium to join with mentors who are industry experts in the art of repairing things. No ensures, but you will have fun learning and tinkering.

• Take a look at the Lawrence Aquatic Center, 727 Kentucky St., today at 4 p.m. for a public dedication ceremony of the historical marker put at the web site in 2021. The marker describes the struggles and successes in the quest for an integrated general public swimming pool in Lawrence. The commitment will also be livestreamed on the Watkins Museum of History Facebook, Youtube and Twitter internet pages.


• A Clean up Slate Felony Record Expungement Clinic will be held right now, midday-3 p.m., at the Lawrence Community Library, 707 Vermont St. Co-hosted by the library, KU Law School’s Legal Aid Clinic and the Douglas County DA’s business, the clinic will deal with the process of expungement, which seals an arrest document or conviction from community watch, with particular exceptions.

• The Raven continues its 35th Birthday Bash currently by partnering with Advertisement Astra Jogging and Pinole Blue for a exciting operate and discussion with adventure-activity author Christopher McDougall. The operate will start off at 6:30 p.m. at the Lawrence River Path, just south of Eighth and Oak in North Lawrence.


• Be a part of in particular person or via Zoom for today’s to start with installment of the Civic Engagement 101 series, 6-7:30 p.m. Tonight, KU law professor and Kansas City litigator Amii Castle speaks about the Kansas constitutional modification on the November typical election ballot. Held at the Lawrence General public Library auditorium and also by way of on-line streaming.


• Bestselling creator William Kent Krueger will be at the Raven Book Retailer, 809 Massachusetts St., at midday these days for a reading and e-book-signing. Krueger, an award-profitable secret and criminal offense writer, celebrates the most recent release in his Cork O’Connor series. Please be aware that masks and evidence of vaccination are demanded at on-internet site Raven activities.

• KU professor of African and African American Experiments Randal Maurice Jelks speaks tonight at the Lawrence Community Library on his new book, “Letters to Martin.” In these 12 meditations, prepared in the variety of letters to Martin Luther King Jr., Jelks ponders and analyzes modern sociopolitical challenges in today’s U.S. society. 6:30-7:45 p.m., 707 Vermont St.


By Indana