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DouglasCounty Newcomers GUIDE

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The Douglas County Newcomers Guide, the region’s top guide for newcomers, is released annually by:

As you settle in and become acclimated, you will soon learn that this is an unforgettable community. With so much to enjoy, use our Douglas County Newcomers Guide as a go-to source for everything you need. It includes a helpful Quick Guide for need-to-know phone numbers and an overview of local events and attractions like the Downtown Lawrence Farmers’ Market and Baldwin City Maple Leaf Festival. Read on to learn more about other local highlights such as the Kansas Jayhawks, bike paths, popular restaurants, area events, family activities, Civil War history, media and so much more. Welcome home. — Katy, Editor

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poem would be almost an impertinence.” — Walt Whitman REPRODUCTION IN WHOLE OR PART WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION IS PROHIBITED The Douglas County Newcomers Guide strives to help new residents adapt and enjoy their new hometown. Our recommendations and listings are not comprehensive. This guide will refer you to outside publications and websites for additional information. The Douglas County Newcomers Guide cannot assume responsibility for outside information, errors or omissions. Any inaccuracies, changes or additions can be directed to Sunflower Publishing.

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Contents 2010/2011

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Welcome

9

Quick Guide

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Lawrence Map Calendar

New Beginnings

At Home

10 Lawrence Lifestyles 12 Home Sweet Home 12 Power Up 14 News & Information 15 Government

16 Neighborhoods 18 Transportation 20 Health

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Beyond Lawrence 24-25 Lawrence Map 26 Education 29 Parks & Recreation

30 Day Trips 31 Surrounding Areas

Lawrence

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Our Town 32 Arts 34 Attractions 36 Sports

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38 Volunteer Organizations 38 Faith 40 Shopping 42 Dining

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City Offices.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.ci.lawrence.ks.us.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fire & Medical Department. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.lawrenceks.org/fire_medical.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Police Department. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.ci.lawrence.ks.us/police.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Department of Utilities. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.lawrenceks.org/utilities/home.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lawrence Transit System.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.lawrencetransit.org.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Municipal Court.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.lawrenceks.org/legal. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Animal Control. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Parks & Recreation.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.lprd.org.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Westar Energy.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.westarenergy.com. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Black Hills (Gas). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.blackhillsenergy.com. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(785) 832-3000 (785) 830-7000 (785) 830-7430 (785) 832-7878 (785) 864-4644 (785) 832-6190 (785) 832-7509 (785) 832-3450 (800) 383-1183 (888) 890-5554

Lawrence Information

Lawrence Convention & Visitors Bureau.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.visitlawrence.com.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (785) 865-4499 Lawrence Chamber of Commerce.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.lawrencechamber.com.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (785) 865-4411 Lawrence Magazine.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.sunflowerpub.com.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (888) 497-8668 Baldwin City Information

Baldwin City Police Department. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (785) 594-3850 Baldwin City Fire Department.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (785) 594-3678 Baldwin City Hall. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.baldwincity.org.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (785) 594-6427 Eudora

Eudora Police Department. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Eudora Township Fire Department.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . City of Eudora Fire Department.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.eudorafire.org.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Eudora City Hall. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.cityofeudora.com. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(785) 542-3121 (785) 542-2800 (785) 542-3653 (785) 542-2153

Lecompton Information

Lecompton Police Department.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (785) 887-6407 Lawrence Fire & Medical Department.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (785) 830-7000 Lecompton City Hall.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.lecomptonkansas.com.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (785) 887-6407 Real Estate

Hometown Lawrence.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.hometownlawrence.com The Apartment Department. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.apartments.lawrence.com Lawrence Board of Realtors (Lawrence Multiple Listing Service Inc.).. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.lawrencerealtor.com. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (785) 842-1843 Family

Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Lawrence.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.douglas.kansasbigs.org.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Boys and Girls Club. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.bgclawrence.com.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.ldchealth.org.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lawrence Public Schools USD 497. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.usd497.org.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Baldwin City Public Schools USD 348.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.usd348.com.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Eudora Public Schools USD 491.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.eudoraschools.org. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Perry-Lecompton Public Schools USD 343. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.usd343.org.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(785) 843-7359 (785) 841-5672 (785) 843-0721 (785) 832-5000 (785) 594-2721 (785) 542-4910 (785) 597-5138

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New Beginnings

Lawrence

(Lifestyles)

A Fresh Attitude As a progressive community, Lawrence also has that small-town feel that’s often lost these days. Diverse residents respect each other’s opinions, from the entrepreneurs to the community do-gooders and free thinkers who are preserving this Midwestern treasure. Lawrence has been revered for its farm-to-table efforts, including a nationally recognized farmers’ market and strong farmers’ alliance. Likewise, city leaders strive to preserve the environment and economy of this unique Kansas community.

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The People Accomplished Lawrence residents are continually putting Douglas County on the map. Such is the case with film director Kevin Willmott, food enthusiast Hilary Brown, artist Stan Herd and environmental journalist Simran Sethi. Their efforts in Douglas County and beyond affirm their dedication to the community and what they hope it can become. Other notable former residents include Senator Bob Dole, creator of basketball James Naismith, writer Langston Hughes, Senator Nancy Kassebaum Baker, environmentalist Erin Brockovich, author Thomas Frank and astronaut Ron Evans. Lawrence often honors these men and women through various events, lectures and activities.

The Activities

Music Music has always provided a backdrop to Lawrence lifestyles. No matter the genre or the venue, there is something for everyone. Start at the local record stores, Love Garden Sounds and Kief’s Downtown Music, where employees will know the latest arrivals and bands passing through. Meanwhile, the Replay, Jackpot Saloon and Granada are ever ready with a stage and lights. Also look to the Lawrence Civic Choir and the Lied Center for performances that will satisfy music lovers.

Lawrence has always recognized the importance of a fruitful community, filled with art, sport, marketplace and growth. As a result, residents regularly partake in art fairs, performances, gallery walks and events at the Lawrence Arts Center. Meanwhile, sport enthusiasts welcomed the Ironman 70.3 Kansas for the third year along with various other competitions. Runners, cyclists and team avengers utilize the Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department as well as various recreational clubs. Families find a bountiful offering of activities for children of all ages.

Massachusetts Street Whether you desire a day out or hope to pop in and see what’s new, Massachusetts Street is destination one for shoppers. From local businesses that have withstood a tough economy and pleased a number of customers to retailers that satisfy the desire for big-name stores, downtown merchants provide most anything. Complementing the various storefronts— furniture, formal wear, books, a baby boutique, running shoes, framing and much more—is an abundance of restaurants serving specialty burgers, freshbaked bread, locally brewed beer, sushi, Thai fare and other gourmet treats. Without a doubt, downtown Lawrence will delight.

The University of Kansas Thanks to superior academics and athletics, a strong alumni base and innovative leadership, the University of Kansas finds itself in the spotlight as a school to watch. The Lawrence campus was founded in 1865, just 11 years after the founding of the city. Since KU’s opening, the community has supported and cheered for the Jayhawks. March Madness is an understatement for what KU basketball fans feel every spring—especially when the Jayhawks are national champions. The Jayhawk, a mythical bird created from a blue jay and a sparrow hawk, has flown with the university since at least 1912. As an integral and distinct part of Lawrence, the Jayhawk holds special meaning to all those who live in or pass through this Midwestern hamlet. All four seasons the campus is abuzz, and by way of Jayhawk Boulevard many find enjoyment in KU and its various offerings.

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(HomeSweetHome)

Home-Finding Resources /

(Power Up)

Lawrence / Baldwin City / LeCompton / Eudora

Power Up

Home Sweet Home

Home-finding Resources Online Apartment Directories Lawrence Apartment Directory www.apartmentdirectory.com Lawrence Journal-World, the Apartment Department www.apartments.lawrence.com Newspaper Classified Listings Baldwin City Signal www.baldwincity.com (785) 594-7080 Kansas City Star www.kansascity.com (877) 962-7827 Lawrence Journal-World www.ljworld.com (785) 843-1000 Online Real Estate Information Hometown Lawrence: An MLS Online www.hometownlawrence.com

A Lawrence Multiple Listing Service that provides various search methods. Welcome Club of Lawrence (785) 842-2251

Local club providing opportunities for women to meet each other and participate in various activities.

Lawrence Water, Sewer and Sanitation City of Lawrence, Department of Utilities 6 E. Sixth St. Billing and customer service: (785) 832-7878 24-hour information line: (785) 832-3256 Water emergencies after 5 p.m., weekends or holidays: (785) 843-2685 www.lawrenceks.org/utilities/ home Electric Westar Energy Customer service and emergencies: (800) 383-1183 Power outages: (800) 544-4857 www.westarenergy.com Gas Black Hills Energy 24-hour customer service: (888) 890-5554 24-hour emergency service: (800) 694-8989 Call before you dig (for all of Kansas): (800) 344-7233 or dial 811 www.blackhillsenergy.com Telephone AT&T Customer service and support center: (800) 288-2747 Spanish assistance for residential: (800) 559-0050 Hearing- or speech-impaired service: (866) 682-8706, (800) 682-8786 (TTY) www.att.com Sunflower Broadband Digital Telephone (785) 841-2100 www.sunflowerbroadband.com Cable services Television and Internet Sunflower Broadband (785) 841-2100 www.sunflowerbroadband.com

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Baldwin City Electricity, water, sewer and sanitation Baldwin City Hall 803 Eighth St. (785) 594-6427 www.baldwincity.org Gas Kansas Gas Service 24-hour service: (800) 749-4780 Call before you dig: (800) 344-7233 or 811 www.kansasgasservice.com Telephone/DSL Century Link (800) 366-8201 Cable Services Television and Internet Mediacom Communications: (785) 594-7570 or (800) 234-2157 http://mediacomcable.com

Lecompton Electric, water, sewer and sanitation Lecompton City Hall 327 Elmore St. (785) 887-6407 Gas Kansas Gas Service 24-hour service: (800) 749-4780 Call before you dig: (800) 344-7233 www.kansasgasservice.com Telephone AT&T Customer service and support center: (800) 288-2747 Spanish assistance for residential: (800) 559-0050 Hearing- or speech-impaired service: (866) 682-8706, (800) 682-8786 (TTY) www.att.com Cable services SCI Cable (800) 879-7724

Eudora Electricity, water, sewer and sanitation Eudora City Hall 4 E. Seventh St. (785) 542-2153 Gas Atmos Energy Toll free: (888) 286-6700 www.atmosenergy.com Telephone AT&T Customer service and support center: (800) 288-2747 Spanish assistance for residential: (800) 559-0050 Hearing- or speech-impaired service: (866) 682-8706, (800) 682-8786 (TTY) www.att.com

Sunflower Broadband Digital Telephone (785) 841-2100 www.sunflowerbroadband.com Cable services Television and Internet Sunflower Broadband (785) 841-2100 www.sunflowerbroadband.com

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News & Information Newspapers Baldwin City Signal www.baldwincity.com (785) 594-7080 GO!

The Lawrence Journal-World’s Monday lifestyle magazine. (785) 843-1000 Kansas City Star www.kansascity.com (877) 962-7827 Lawrence JournalWorld www.ljworld.com (785) 843-1000

KLWN (AM 1320)

WDAF-TV (Channel 4)

www.klwn.com (785) 843-1320

www.fox4kc.com (816) 753-4567

Lawrence sports/news/talk

Television Stations KCPT (Channel 7)

Kansas City PBS affiliate www.kcpt.org (816) 756-3580 KCTV (Channel 5)

Kansas City CBS affiliate www.kctv5.com (913) 677-5555 KMBC (Channel 9)

Kansas City ABC affiliate

The Pitch

www.kmbc.com (816) 221-9999

www.pitch.com (816) 561-6061

KSHB (Channel 41)

Weekly alternative newspaper

Topeka Capital-Journal www.cjonline.com (800) 777-7171 University Daily Kansan

KU student newspaper www.kansan.com (785) 864-4810

Kansas City NBC affiliate www.kshb.com (816) 753-4141 KSNT (Channel 27)

Topeka NBC affiliate www.ksnt.com (785) 582-4000

KTKA (Channel 49)

Topeka ABC affiliate Publishing Sunflower Publishing

A print publishing company www.sunflowerpub.com (888) 497-8668 Radio Stations Providing News KANU (FM 91.5)

Kansas Public Radio http://kansaspublicradio.org (785) 864-4530 KCUR (FM 89.3)

University of Missouri-Kansas City public radio www.kcur.org (816) 235-1551

www.ktka.com (785) 273-4949 KTWU (Channel 11)

Topeka PBS affiliate for Washburn University http://ktwu.washburn.edu (785) 670-1111 6 News Lawrence (Sunflower Broadband Channel 6)

Kansas City Fox affiliate

Television & City Information Home & Away

Meet homeowners and learn about interesting homes in the area with host Lori Carson. A production of Free State Studios; premieres at 6:30 p.m. Mondays. Jayni’s Kitchen

Jayni Carey whets the appetites of viewers with her weekly cooking show. A production of Free State Studios; premieres at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays. River City Weekly

Host Greg Hurd gives viewers a closer look at Lawrence and the sources that make it culturally attractive. A production of Free State Studios; premieres at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Sunflower Broadband Channel 25

City of Lawrence departments and services Sunflower Broadband Channel 26

Lawrence Public Schools information Websites Baldwincity.org

Regional news and local programming

Baldwin City’s information site.

www.6newslawrence.com (785) 832-6397

EUDORANEWS.COM

WIBW (Channel 13)

Topeka CBS affiliate www.wibw.com (785) 272-6397

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Eudora’s source for community news, weather and sports.

KansasBUYandSELL.com

Regional classified listings in print and online serving Douglas, Leavenworth, Wyandotte and Johnson counties. KUsports.com

Lawrence’s one-stop shop for Jayhawk sports. Lawrence.com

The arts and culture resource serving the Lawrence area. Events calendar, restaurant guide and more. Lawrenceks.org

The city’s information site Larryville.com

Lawrence’s alternative community forum

Lawrence Public Library 707 Vermont St. (785) 843-3833 www.lawrence.lib.ks.us Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library 1515 SW 10th Ave. (785) 580-4400 www.tscpl.org Kansas City Public Library Central Branch 14 W. 10th St., Kansas City, Missouri (816) 701-3400 www.kclibrary.org

Residents of Kansas and Missouri are eligible for a library card, which can be used to access online databases such as newspapers and business resources.

Ljworld.com

The Lawrence area’s 24-7 online news and information resource. Marketplace

Connect with every local business. Hours, phone numbers, maps, coupons and more. www.lawrencemarketplace.com WELLCOMMONS.COM

Douglas County’s forum for community health solutions. Libraries Community Public Libraries Baldwin City Public Library 800 Seventh St. (785) 594-3411 www.baldwincitylibrary.org Eudora Public Library 14 E. Ninth St. (785) 542-2496 http://eudora.mykansaslibrary. org

University of Kansas Libraries www.ku.edu/libraries Anschutz 1301 Hoch Auditoria Drive (785) 864-4928 Kenneth Spencer Research Library 1450 Poplar Lane (785) 864-4334 Watson Library 1425 Jayhawk Blvd (785) 864-3347

With valid identification, Kansas residents can obtain an annual library card for $10.

New Beginnings

Government Federal Government

U.S. government portal: www.usa.gov

U.S. Postal Service ZIP code lookup: www.usps.gov/ncsc State of Kansas

Official Kansas state website: www.kansas.gov Baldwin City City Hall 803 Eighth St. Baldwin City (785) 594-6427 www.baldwin-city.com www.baldwincity.org Eudora City Hall 4 E. Seventh St., Eudora (785) 542-2153 www.cityofeudora.com Lecompton City Hall 327 Elmore St., Lecompton (785) 887-6407 Lawrence City Hall 6 E. Sixth St. (785) 832-3000 www.lawrenceks.org Planning Office www.lawrenceks.org/pds (785) 832-3150

This office is involved with city and transportation planning, as well as historic preservation. It also administers city and land-use regulations and advises various city and county agencies about short-term and long-term planning. Horizon 2020, a master plan for city development, as well as city code documents can be downloaded from the office’s website.

Animal Control Information www.lawrencepolice.org (785) 832-7509 – File complaint (785) 832-7590 – Animal

Control Division, Police Department Lawrence has a leash law and a pet excrement law, and pets must wear a collar with a current tag indicating they have been vaccinated. Dogs and cats 4 months of age or older must be vaccinated for rabies. Crime Prevention/ Neighborhood Watch www.lawrencepolice.org (785) 830-7407

Lawrence participates in neighborhood watch programs.

Waste Reduction and Recycling Office www.lawrencerecycles.org (785) 832-3030

Visit this website for a list of citywide recycling drop-off locations as well as curbside recycling businesses. Lawrence has programs for residential and business recycling, hazardous waste recycling, solid waste recycling, environmentally friendly lawn care and composting. At certain times during the year, residents can pick up composted materials for their own use.

Douglas County

All of the offices below can be accessed online at www.douglas-county.com

State of Kansas Department of Insurance (800) 432-2484 www.ksinsurance.org

Douglas County District Court 111 E. 11th St., 1st Level and Basement (785) 832-5256

This website has information about shopping for insurance and filing a complaint. The department sponsors Senior Health Insurance Counseling for Kansas (SHICK), a free program offering older Kansans the opportunity to talk with trained volunteers about Medicare and health insurance.

County Appraiser’s Office 1100 Massachusetts St. (785) 832-5133

Department of Revenue/Division of Motor Vehicles 1035 N. Third St., Suite 122 (I-70 Business Park) (785) 843-9593 www.ksrevenue.org/dmv

This office provides appraisals and valuations of real estate and personal property. Property value notifications are mailed in February, but the actual tax bill is mailed in November, reflecting values set in January. County Clerk/Elections (785) 832-5267

Voters must be registered at least 15 days before an election. The Kansas Voter Registration Application is available at the courthouse or online. Treasurer’s Office/ Motor Vehicle Registration (785) 832-5273

New residents, except students, must register vehicles within 30 days of moving to Kansas. Registrations from out of state require proof of inspection. Residents are charged a title registration fee, a vehicle registration fee and personal property tax. Call for location and hours of satellite offices.

Here residents can apply for a driver’s license and take driving tests. Drivers in Kansas must be 16 to receive a regular license. Instruction permits are available for 14-year-olds and a special restricted license for 15-year-olds for the purpose of going to or from school or work. The office is open 7 a.m.-5:45 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. United States Internal Revenue Service

Federal Tax Information, (800) 829-1040 TDD Assistance for the Deaf, (800) 829-4059 www.irs.gov U.S. Social Security Administration 1440 Wakarusa Drive, Suite 200 (785) 843-2254 / (800) 772-1213 www.ssa.gov U.S. Postal Service Baldwin City 702 High St. (785) 594-6561 Eudora 709 Main St. (785) 542-2663 Lawrence Main Branch 645 Vermont St. (785) 843-1681 Lawrence Jayhawk Substation 1901 W. 31st St. (785) 843-2330 Lecompton 525 E. Woodson Ave. (785) 887-6494 www.usps.com

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Douglas County has a variety of neighborhoods and areas that residents call home, with home styles that range from lofts to historical bungalows and ranches to luxurious mansions. With a great deal of diversity in homes throughout Douglas County, newcomers are sure to find the perfect fit.

Old West Lawrence

Rural Lawrence The Oread Neighborhood

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Rural Lawrence

surrounds Lawrence proper and features a number of unique homes and landscapes for those with a countryside taste. Homes in Lecompton, around Clinton Lake, south of town and north near Perry Lake offer residents an alternative to the urban sprawl while being only minutes from town.

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The Oread Neighborhood was mostly built at the

turn of the century and sits east of the University of Kansas. With an active neighborhood association, Oread maintains the peace among various tenants, including university students. Thirteen properties and a district within the Oread Neighborhood are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Transportation

is a breeze in Lawrence. The Lawrence Transit System, aka “the T,” covers the main thoroughfares of the city with fixed routes, campus routes and additional paratransit services. Commuters to the University of Kansas Edwards Campus can catch the Johnson County Transit K-10 Connector bus that travels from Lawrence to Overland Park. Douglas County has a number of bike routes, and Lawrence has been designated “bicycle friendly” by the League of American Bicyclists.

Airports

Airport Transportation

Kansas City International Airport (MCI)

45 miles northeast of Lawrence via Interstate 70 East and Interstate 435 North (816) 243-5237 www.flykci.com Lawrence Municipal Airport Hettrick Air Services Inc. 1930 Airport Road (785) 842-0000 www.lawrenceks.org/airport www.hetrickairservices.com

Affordable Limousine Service (785) 841-0463 GTI Transportation (785) 842-8294

Shuttle service and Town Car rental

KCI Roadrunner

Shuttle-charter service www.kciroadrunner.com

Vinland Valley Aerodrome Airport 696 E. 1700 Road, Baldwin City (785) 594-2741

Rail Travel

Bus Travel Senior Wheels (785) 865-6925

Senior Services Inc. of Douglas County Efficient transportation services to Douglas County residents age 60 and older who require door-to-door service or are unable to access other transportation programs.

Amtrak Passenger Station (800) 872-7245 413 E. Seventh St., at the Santa Fe Railway Station www.amtrak.com

www.dgcoseniorservices.org Taxi Service

KU on Wheels (785) 864-4644

KU on Wheels serves more than 10,000 people daily on routes from campus to downtown and to most of the apartment complexes in Lawrence. www.kuonwheels.ku.edu Lawrence Transit System – The “T” (785) 312-7054

The Lawrence Transit System has fixed routes that operate Monday through Saturday throughout the city. Door-to-door paratransit service is available to eligible individuals.

GTI Transportation (785) 842-TAXI (8294) Jayhawk Taxi (785) 843-8294 Zippy Taxi and Delivery (785) 856-7433

www.lawrencetransit.org Greyhound Bus Lines (785) 843-5622 / (800) 231-2222 2447 W. Sixth St., at the Conoco station. www.greyhound.com

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(Health) The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department is committed to making health a priority for residents. With more than 175 physicians per capita and many essential public health services, the area’s standards are kept high.

HealthCareProviders Counseling&Specialized Services CommunityHealthResources LMHHealthCare

Lawrence Memorial Hospital 325 Maine St., Lawrence, (785) 505-5000, www.lmh.org

Health Care Providers Douglas County AIDS Project

United Way Center for Human Services

Lawrence Memorial Hospital (LMH) is the only major hospital between Topeka and Kansas City. As a community-owned, not-for-profit hospital, LMH serves the health care needs of all residents, regardless of their financial situation. LMH completed a $45 million expansion in the spring of 2009, including new emergency and surgery facilities. The project also included more space for the hospital’s maternity, intensive care and critical care departments. Other services include the acclaimed Regional Oncology Center, where all 16 oncology nurses have met the certification requirements of the Oncology Nursing Society. The hospital also introduced the LMH Heart Center in 2005 to provide percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) services. Also known as angioplasty or a “balloon” procedure, PCI is a lifesaving treatment for patients suffering from a heart attack or other cardiacrelated problems and provides those with heart problems immediate care. Other LMH services include 24-hour emergency care, outpatient procedures, maternity care, pediatrics, intensive care, surgery, same-day surgery, rehabilitation, physical therapy and mental health.

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2518 Ridge Court, Suite 101 (785) 843-0040 www.douglascountyaidsproject.org

DCAP provides leadership and advocacy services and resources for HIV/AIDS education and prevention, while collaborating with other agencies. DCAP serves Douglas, Jefferson and Franklin counties. Douglas County Visiting Nurses Association & Hospice 200 Maine St., Suite C (785) 843-3738 www.vna-ks.org

VNA provides comprehensive home health care by registered or licensed professional personnel and certified paraprofessionals. Hospice is dedicated to giving care and comfort to people with a terminal illness and provides support for families and loved ones. Haskell Health Center 2145 Massachusetts St. (785) 843-3750 www.ihs.gov

The Haskell Health Center provides American Indians in Lawrence and the surrounding area with integrated outpatient health and human services.

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Health Care Access Clinic 330 Maine St. (785) 841-5760

HCA provides health care for individuals with no health insurance and a limited income. Services include a primary care clinic, a volunteer doctor clinic, referrals, dental services in certain circumstances and indigent drug and pharmacy assistance. www.healthcareaccess.org Watkins Memorial Health Center

Student Health Services 1200 Schwegler Drive (785) 864-9500

Open to KU students, services at Watkins include general medicine and gynecology, health education, allergy injections, immunizations, sports medicine, pharmacy, physical therapy and HIV testing. www.studenthealth.ku.edu Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department 200 Maine St., Suite B (785) 843-0721

The Health Department offers a number of community health programs, including immunizations, family planning, child care licensing, health education, blood pressure screenings and help with the frail elderly. www.ldchealth.org Counseling and Specialized Services Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center (785) 843-9192 Lawrence: 200 Maine St., Suite A Eudora: 1428 Elm St.

For more than 50 years, Bert Nash Center has worked to provide accessible, highquality and innovative mental health services and programs for Lawrence and the surrounding area. www.bertnash.org Catholic Community Services Inc. 536 Fireside Court, Suite D (785) 841-0307

Community Developmental Disability Organization (CDDO) Cottonwood Inc. 2801 W. 31st St. (785) 842-0550

Through the CDDO, Cottonwood is the single point of entry connecting people of all ages with developmental disabilities to the network of services in this area. CDDO determines eligibility and makes referrals for services throughout Douglas and Jefferson counties. www.cwood.org DCCCA Inc. 3312 Clinton Parkway (785) 841-4138

Since 1974, DCCCA has worked to prevent and treat alcohol and drug problems and provide a variety of human services, including counseling and outpatient drug and alcohol treatment. www.dccca.org GaDuGi SafeCenter 2518 Ridge Court, Suite 202 (785) 843-8985

Formerly the Douglas County Rape Victim-Survivor Services, GaDuGi provides 24-hour confidential crisis advocacy, support groups and resource and referral services. There is no fee. GaDuGi is also active in community education, awareness and prevention. For 24-hour assistance, call (785) 8412345; in Baldwin City, call (888) 899-2345. www.gadugisafecenter.org Headquarters Counseling Center 211 E. Eighth St., Suite C (785) 841-2345 /(888) 899-2345 in Baldwin City

Trained staff and volunteers provide 24-hour counseling, crisis counseling, suicide intervention, education and referral services to other health and human services agencies in the community. Special projects include the phone-a-friend program for children who are home alone and a parent info line. www.hqcc.lawrence.ks.us

Catholic Community Services provides counseling, pregnancy and adoption services, and a support program for low-income mothers. Services are available to individuals of all faiths.

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KU Child & Family Services Clinic 2021 Dole Human Development Center, 1000 Sunnyside Ave. (785) 864-4416

This clinic provides affordable mental health care for children, adolescents and their families in the Lawrence community and surrounding areas. It is also a training clinic for graduate students in the clinical child psychology program at KU.

Community Health Resources Douglas County Senior Services 745 Vermont St. (785) 842-0543

DCSS helps Douglas County residents 60 and older remain independent and active in their homes and communities. It offers services in nutrition, education, recreation, volunteerism and adult day care.

www.ku.edu/~kuclinic

www.dgcoseniorservices.org

KU Counseling and Psychological Services Watkins Health Center, Second floor (785) 864-CAPS (2277)

Kansas Advocates for Better Care (KABC) 913 Tennessee St., Suite 2 (785) 842-3088

CAPS provides help for students with psychological, interpersonal and family problems and other issues related to succeeding at the university. Individual, couple, family and group sessions are available. www.caps.ku.edu

KU Psychological Clinic 340 Fraser Hall, 1415 Jayhawk Blvd (785) 864-4121

Since 1952, this clinic has provided low-cost outpatient mental health services to the Lawrence community. It is a training, teaching and research facility associated with KU’s clinical psychology doctoral training program. www.psych.ku.edu/psych_ clinic/clinic/overview.shtml The Willow Domestic Violence Center (Formerly Women’s Transitional Care Services) (785) 843-3333/(800) 770-3030

The Willow Domestic Violence Center has provided a safe house for battered women and their children since 1978. It also offers a 24-hour crisis line, peer counseling and support, and help with referrals. www.willowdvcenter.org

KABC is a statewide nonprofit organization that advocates for high-quality, long-term care for residents in adult care homes. www.kabc.org KVC Behavioral Healthcare 1202 E. 23rd St., Suite C (785) 331-4200

KVC is a private nonprofit welfare provider to Social and Rehabilitation Services of Kansas offering medical and behavioral health care, education and social services to children and families. www.kvc.org tiny-k Early Intervention 2619 W. Sixth St., Suite B (785) 843-3059

Tiny-k Early Intervention provides free information, referral and special services for families who have children from birth to 3 years with a disability or developmental delay. www.douglascountytinyk.org United Way of Douglas County 2518 Ridge Court, Room 200 (785) 843-6626

United Way is a comprehensive service organization that raises funds for local human service agencies. It also works with other groups to solve community problems or meet community needs. www.unitedwaydgco.org

LMH ConnectCare

Lawrence Memorial Hospital offers ConnectCare, home to a number of classes and support groups for those facing with various health issues. (785) 749-5800 The Steps to Successfully Quitting Smoking

This free one-session class covers the basic steps to successfully quitting smoking. Topics include ways to break the habit, pharmaceutical and nicotine replacement assistance, preventing weight gain after quitting and dealing with stress during the process. Offered quarterly. 10,000 Steps a Day

This program is designed to increase your daily steps to 10,000 and thus improve your health. Each participant will receive a pedometer to log daily steps. Offered quarterly. Fit for 2 - A Fitness Program for Expectant Mothers

This eight-week fitness program is designed to positively influence and promote health and wellness during the childbearing years. Class meets 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Call (785) 505-3780 to enroll. Tyke Hyke

This free program for prospective big brothers and big-sisters ages 3 to 6 helps prepare them for the arrival of a new sibling. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Bereavement Support Group

Facilitated by the LMH chaplain, the group meets on the first and third Mondays of each month in the LMH Chapel, second floor. For more information, call (785) 505-3140. Diabetes Education Group

The Diabetes Education Center provides this free monthly program for those with diabetes and their support people. Group meets at 6 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month. For more information, call (785) 505-3062.

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Where Iowa Street meets 31st Street has become one of Lawrence’s busiest intersections. This area has become a mecca for large chain retailers, making it unnecessary to travel to neighboring cities for big-ticket items or bargain shopping. Wal-Mart, J.C. Penney, Best Buy, Kohl’s, Target, Old Navy, World Market, Michaels, Payless ShoeSource, Petco, Bed Bath and Beyond, Office Depot and Sears (at 25th Street) all have set up shop. Well-known restaurants can also be found in this area, such as Old Chicago, Longhorn Steakhouse and On the Border Mexican Grill and Cantina. Just south of it all, South Wind 12 theaters screen movies for your viewing pleasure.

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A favorite among walkers, joggers, cyclists, dog walkers and rollerbladers, this paved path is 10 miles long and lined with native prairie grasses and wildlife. It connects with other hardsurface paths in west Lawrence, totaling 14 miles of trails. It begins at Iowa Street near the South Wind 12 theaters and winds west to Clinton Parkway, and then north toward Interstate 70.

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Stretching from the east edge of the city to Iowa Street, 23rd Street is lined with businesses and fast-food joints, including Ace Hardware, Hobby Lobby, Party America, Jiffy Lube, University Audio, Dunkin’ Donuts and Hastings. Known as one of the busiest streets in Lawrence, 23rd Street offers a blend of strip malls and businesses that stand to serve Lawrence customers in numerous ways.

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Massachusetts Street runs through the heart of downtown Lawrence. Known for many mom-and-pop storefronts, downtown offers an exceptional selection of charming shops. From eyewear to bicycles, trendy clothing to art dealers, bookstores to burgers— whatever you’re in the market for, downtown Lawrence has it.

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Education is a priority for the community. As the seventh largest school district

in Kansas, Lawrence Public Schools has been recognized as a top-10 metro school district and serves more than 10,700 students from pre-kindergarten to 12th grade. Nearly 30 percent of Lawrence residents have a bachelor’s degree and more than 20 percent have a graduate degree. The Lawrence school district employs approximately 1,800 educators, administrators and educational support staff, making it the third largest employer in town. The district’s focus, “Learning for All, Whatever it Takes,” exemplifies the community’s commitment to children.

Lawrence Public Schools USD 497 (785) 832-5000

Educational Support and Distribution Center 110 McDonald Drive www.usd497.org Elementary Schools Broken Arrow 2704 Louisiana St. (785) 832-5600 Cordley 1837 Vermont St. (785) 832-5640 Deerfield 101 Lawrence Ave. (785) 832-5660

Woodlawn 508 Elm St. (785) 832-5920 Junior High Schools Central 1400 Massachusetts St. (785) 832-5400 South 2734 Louisiana St. (785) 832-5450 Southwest 2511 Inverness Drive (785) 832-5550 West 2700 Harvard Road (785) 832-5500

Hillcrest 1045 Hilltop Road (785) 832-5720

High Schools Free State 4700 Overland Drive (785) 832-6050

Kennedy 1605 Davis Road (785) 832-5760

Lawrence 1901 Louisiana St. (785) 832-5050

Langston Hughes 1101 George Williams Way (785) 832-5890

Notes The district’s early childhood education program is at Kennedy School. Grade schools include kindergarten through sixth grade. Junior high schools include grades 7 through 9. High schools include grades 10 through 12.

New York 936 New York St. (785) 832-5780 Pinckney 810 W. Sixth St. (785) 832-5800

Baldwin City Public Schools USD 348

Prairie Park 2711 Kensington Road (785) 832-5740

708 Chapel St. Baldwin City (785) 594-2721 www.usd348.com

Quail Run 1130 Inverness Drive (785) 832-5820

Baldwin Elementary Primary Center

Schwegler 2201 Ousdahl Road (785) 832-5860 Sunflower 2521 Inverness Drive (785) 832-5870 Sunset Hill 901 Schwarz Road (785) 832-5880 Wakarusa Valley 1104 E. 1000 Road (785) 832-5900

Grades pre-kindergarten-2 700 Chapel St. (785) 594-2444 Intermediate Center

Marion Springs Elementary 316 E. 900 Road (785) 594-3081 Vinland Elementary School 702 E. 1747 Road (785) 594-3912 Notes Elementary school includes pre-kindergarten through fifth grade. Junior high school includes grades 6 through 8, and the high school grades 9 through 12.

Eudora Public Schools USD 491 1002 Elm St., Eudora (785) 542-4910 www.eudoraschools.org Eudora West Early Childhood Family Center 1310 Winchester Road (785) 542-4920 Eudora Elementary School 801 E. 10th St. (785) 542-4940 Eudora Middle School 2635 Church St. (785) 542-4960 Eudora High School 2203 Church St. (785) 542-4980 Eudora-De Soto Technical Education Center (785) 542-4986 Notes Eudora West Early Childhood Family Center includes prekindergarten and all-day kindergarten. Eudora Elementary includes students in grades 1-5. Eudora Middle includes grades 6-8. Eudora High School and the Eudora-De Soto Technical Education Center include grades 9-12.

Grades 3-5

100 Bullpup Drive (785) 594-2446 Baldwin Junior High 400 Eisenhower St. (785) 594-2448 Baldwin High 415 Eisenhower St. (785) 594-2725

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Perry-Lecompton Public Schools USD 343 205 West Bridge St. Perry (785) 597-5138 www.usd343.net Perry Elementary 405 Cedar St. (785) 597-5156

Lecompton Elementary 626 Whitfield (785) 887-6343 Perry-Lecompton Middle 408 Lecompton Road Perry (785) 597-5159 Perry-Lecompton High 404 Lecompton Road (785) 597-5124 Notes Perry Elementary includes pre-kindergarten to first grade. Lecompton Elementary is second through fourth grade. Perry Middle School includes grades 5 through 8. Perry-Lecompton High School includes grades 9 through 12.

Home Schooling Christian Home Educators Confederation of Kansas P.O. Box 1332 Topeka 66601 (913) 599-0311

CHECK serves as an advocacy and information source for home schooling by connecting more than 50 home school support groups across Kansas. www.kansashomeschool.org Kansas State Department of Education

Professional Learning Communities (State Board of Education) 120 S.E. 10th Ave. Topeka (785) 296-3201 www.ksde.org Private Schools

Bishop Seabury Academy 4120 Clinton Parkway (785) 832-1717

Grades 7 through 12 College preparation

www.seaburyacademy.org Century School Inc. 816 Kentucky St. (785) 832-0101

Ages 3 to 12 (preschool and elementary), secular, cultural diversity emphasized with individualized academics. www.CenturySchool.org

Corpus Christi Catholic School 6001 Bob Billings Parkway (785) 331-3374

Grades K through 6

www.corpuschristilks.org Lawrence Art Center Preschool Classes 940 New Hampshire St. (785) 843-2787

Ages 3 through 6

www.lawrenceartscenter.com/ Preschool.html Montessori Children’s House of Lawrence 1900 University Drive (785) 843-7577

Montessori education, Pre-K through K, whole day and half day available. Prairie Moon Waldorf School 1853 E. 1600 Road (785) 841-8800

Grades pre-K through 6, Waldorf curriculum. Prairie Moon Waldorf School is a developing member of the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America. www.prairiemoon.org Raintree Montessori School 4601 Clinton Parkway (785) 843-6800

Ages 1 through sixth grade, Montessori curriculum. www.raintreemontessori.org St. John Catholic School 1208 Kentucky St. (785) 843-9511

Grades K through 6; Roman Catholic National Catholic Education Association www.saint-johns.net/school Veritas Christian School 256 N. Michigan St. (785) 749-0083

Grades K through 1, classical Christian education. http://veritaschristianschool.org

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The University of Kansas Visitor Center: 1502 Iowa St., 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday Admissions Office: (785) 864-3911 Telephone Operator: (785) 864-2700 www.ku.edu

Overlooking the Kansas River valley, the University of Kansas sits atop Mount Oread in the center of Lawrence. Educating more than 30,000 students with more than 2,400 in faculty members, this institution is a fixture in Kansas. There are 14 schools in which degrees may be obtained, more than 190 fields of study and more than 135 opportunities in 72 countries to study abroad. Of the full-time faculty, 96 percent have a Ph.D. or equivalent in their fields. KU awards more than $180 million in financial aid and scholarships annually. The pulse running through campus is Jayhawk Boulevard. Named after the famous Jayhawk mascot, this popular thoroughfare is home to academic buildings, historic points of interest and the recognizable chalky limestone exteriors that inspired the “Rock Chalk Jayhawk” chant. While more than two-thirds of the student body is from Kansas, KU also enrolls students from about 110 countries who help create a culturally diverse academic environment. In addition to the popular Lawrence campus, the university has eight campuses across the state. The KU Medical Center serves the greater Kansas City area as a full-service research and teaching hospital. KU is consistently ranked as one of the best public institutions in the country. In 2009 U.S. News & World Report ranked KU 40th among U.S. public universities.

Haskell Indian Nations University

Baker University

155 Indian Ave., Lawrence, (785) 749-8404, www.haskell.edu

618 Eighth St., Baldwin City, (800) 873-4282, www.bakeru.edu

Haskell University enrolls more than 1,000 students who represent 150 federally recognized tribes from 36 states. Today the university is known nationally as an institution of higher learning for American Indians and Alaska Natives. Haskell offers bachelor’s degrees in elementary education, American Indian studies, business administration and environmental science as well as a number of associate degrees, including computer information systems and tribal management. Haskell opened in 1884 as the United States Indian Industrial Training School with 22 students in first through fifth grades. The school’s main purpose was to assimilate American Indians into mainstream American culture by providing them with training in various trades. From 1927 to 1965, Haskell was an accredited high school and became Haskell Indian Junior College in 1970. In 1992, the institution took on its current name, and today the program continues to grow. Haskell is also home to the American Indian Athletic Hall of Fame and the Haskell Cultural Center and Museum.

Baker University is a private liberal arts college in Baldwin City, just 15 minutes south of Lawrence. With traditional and nontraditional students, Baker offers small class sizes, innovative instructors and challenging coursework. The university consists of the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Professional and Graduate Studies, School of Nursing and School of Education. In addition to the Baldwin City campus, Baker offers classes in Overland Park, Topeka and Wichita in Kansas, Lee’s Summit and North Kansas City in Missouri and online courses. Accomplished alumni include four Rhodes Scholars and a Pulitzer Prize winner. Baker is the oldest university in Kansas and was founded by Methodist ministers in 1858. Valuing excellence, Baker aims to prepare confident, competent and responsible contributors to society through student learning.

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Parks & Recreation

Douglas County features a number of recreation departments that provide year-round activities. Offering team sports, arts and crafts, aquatic centers, fitness centers and classes, each community in Douglas County is committed to aiding in active lifestyles. The Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department (LPRD) works with a budget of more than $3 million and manages 52 parks. Recreation departments across the county offer various classes and activities including voice lessons in Eudora, summer camps in Baldwin and zumba in Lawrence. Catalogs and online listings provide a detailed map of what’s available each season.

Facilities

Lawrence Parks & Recreation www.lprd.org Community Building 115 W. 11th St. (785) 832-7920

Gym, meeting rooms, dance studio, kitchen. East Lawrence Recreation Center 1245 E. 15th St. (785) 832-7950

Regular size and smaller gym, weight room, game room, meeting room, kitchen. Holcom Park Recreation Center 2700 W. 27th St. (785) 832-7940

Gym, meeting room, kitchen, weight room with cardio. Indoor Aquatic Center Attached to Free State High School at 4706 Overland Drive (785) 832-7946

Open year-round, this pool has a 10-lane, 50-meter competition pool and a large, separate pool with play equipment and water slides for youngsters. South Park Recreation Center 1141 Massachusetts St. (785) 832-7930

Meeting room, kitchenette.

Lawrence Union Pacific Depot 402 N. Second St. (785) 832-7920

This turn-of-the-century building was restored in 1996 but is no longer an active train depot. It offers a meeting space with a sound system, kitchenette, desktop podium and outdoor French theme flower garden. Baldwin City Parks and Recreation 715 High St. (785) 594-3670 www.baldwinrec.org Eudora Parks and Recreation 1630 Elm St. (785) 542-1725 www.eudoraparksandrec.org

Selected Lawrence Parks Broken Arrow Park 2900 Louisiana St.

The site of an annual mud volleyball competition, large shelter and playground. Watson Park Between Sixth and Eighth streets and Tennessee and Kentucky streets

Features a basketball court, vintage train engine and ice skating area in the winter, a small shelter and playground. Centennial Park 600 Rockledge Road

Adjacent to a skate park and Frisbee golf course, large shelter and playground. Dad Perry Park Monterey Way and Harvard Road North - Harvard and Parkside Road

45 acres with two large shelters, playground, basketball, sand volleyball and tennis courts. Holcom Sports Complex 2700 W. 27th St.

Includes Holcom Recreation Center. Baseball fields, outdoor basketball court, outdoor racquetball, volleyball sand pit, large shelter and playground. South Park Between 11th and 13th streets and New Hampshire and Vermont streets

Contains the William Kelly Bandstand Gazebo, South Park Recreation Center, backstop and the South Park Wading Pool for toddlers.

Veterans Park 19th Street at Louisiana Street

Playground, tennis and basketball courts.

Outdoor Attractions Baker University Wetlands Haskell Avenue at 31st Street

This area, with a self-guided boardwalk trail, was designated a national landmark by the Department of the Interior in 1969 and covers 573 acres of wetlands. Visitors can view diverse wildlife, as it is popular for bird watching with an estimated 200 species of birds. Managed by Baker University and known as a spiritual site for Haskell Indian Nations University, the Baker Wetlands contain significant biodiversity and offer a rich research and recreational environment. Centennial Disc Golf Course 600 Rockledge Road

18-hole Frisbee golf course runs throughout Centennial Park. Scorecards are available at all recreation centers and Biemer’s BBQ, east of the park. Skate Park at Centennial 600 Rockledge Road

This 12,306-square-foot park was designed by input from area youths as a “street” course. Contains a half pipe, quarter pipe, pyramids, fun box and grind rail. It is not supervised. This facility may be reserved for special events and competitions. Clinton Lake 872 N. 1402 Road (785) 843-7665

Clinton Lake is an excellent recreation source in our area. A manmade lake offers a 7,000-acre pool level extending eight miles up the Wakarusa River Valley. The lake is part of Clinton State Park and is maintained by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. With nearly a million visitors per year, it was cited by Boating World Magazine as one of the 50 great boating lakes in the country. Clinton also includes 9,000 acres for public hunting, as well as 400 campsites, hiking trails and an opportunity to see wildlife, including nesting eagles. Shelters are available for rental with 24 hours notice.

Kansas River Levee Trails

This trail begins under the North Lawrence Bridge by the dam and follows the Kaw River east and west, ending in open farmland on both sides. One mile east of the trailhead is a mountain bike trail winding between the levee trail and the river. Lone Star Lake (785) 832-5293

This smaller, county-operated lake is 10 miles southwest of Lawrence and offers a swimming beach, campsites, playground, fishing, boating, water skiing and shelters with picnic areas and grills. “Mutt Run” Off-Leash Dog Park 1330 E. 902 Road

This 30-plus-acre area contains restrooms, a drinking fountain and water for dogs. To get to the dog run, take Clinton Parkway west to Clinton Dam Road; turn south and take the first left onto 902 Road. After that, take the first left. The park is at the bend in the road that leads to the north side of the spillway. Outdoor Aquatic Center Eighth and Kentucky streets (785) 832-7990

This public pool is made to delight both children and adults. It has a new slide in the diving well, as well as a 50-meter competition area, zero-depth entry for young children, two additional water slides and interactive play with fountains, spray mushroom, concession stand and sheltered lounge area. Swimming lessons are available each summer through Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department. Perry State Park 5441 Westlake Road, Ozawkie (785) 246-3449

Perry Lake has nearly 160 miles of shoreline and more than 11,000 acres with swimming, water sports, boating, fishing, picnicking, camping and hiking. It is considered to be one of the best sailing lakes in the state, and its mountain biking trails are said to be among the most difficult in the area. Perry Lake is also manmade and situated on the Delaware River in Jefferson County, about 30 minutes north of Lawrence. Prairie Park Nature Center 2730 SW Harper St. (785) 832-7980

This center blends 72 acres of prairie, woodlands and wetlands into a preserve, including nine acres of virgin (never plowed) prairie with 180 species of native plants. It has a prairie observatory, bird-watching area and many trails. Prairie Park offers programs to public schools and local groups beginning with kindergarten-age children on environmental topics, including butterflies, tracks and trails, and ecosystems. It recently opened a birds of prey display, which includes a bald eagle and a golden eagle. South Lawrence Multisport Path

A favorite among hikers, joggers, cyclists, dog walkers and rollerbladers, this paved path is 10 miles long and is lined with native prairie grasses and wildlife. It connects with other hard-surface paths in west Lawrence, totaling 14 miles of trails. It begins at Iowa Street near the South Wind 12 theaters and winds northwest to Clinton Parkway, and then north toward Interstate 70.

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(Day Trips) Kansas City

Hays

www.visitkc.com

Kansas City is known for much more than the KC strip. The metropolitan hot spot straddles the Kansas and Missouri border, sharing its attractions to a wide following of both states. In recent years the downtown district has undergone a major overhaul. With the completion of the Sprint Center centered in what is now known as the Power and Light District, entertainment is constant in the city. Other areas of attraction include the Country Club Plaza with exceptional shopping and dining plus beautiful architecture inspired by its Spanish sister city of Seville. Kansas City is also home to the famed Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art as well as the American Jazz Museum. The art and culture of Kansas City have easily made it a Midwest destination. As for athletics, Kansas City Chiefs fans are hoping for the best from the NFL team. The Kansas City Royals generate their fair share of fans as well. After a renovation of Kauffman Stadium, Royals fans are sure to enjoy a day at the ballpark. Kansas City is also known for vibrant casino boats where live music, entertainment and gambling play a role in the nightlife.

Wichita

www.gowichita.com

Located in the south-central part of Kansas, Wichita is often known as an industrial and agricultural mecca. Nearly 4 million visitors grace the city every year. More than 1,000 restaurants have set up shop in Wichita featuring a variety of cuisine while shopping choices abound. The artistic and historical sides of Wichita reveal Botanica, The Wichita Gardens, Kansas Sports Hall of Fame, Kansas Aviation museum and Exploration Place, a children’s museum. These unique attractions offer hands-on exhibits, historic artifacts and regional art. Nightlife abounds in Old Town where patrons emerge to enjoy dancing, food and drinks. Annual events also draw visitors, such as the well-known Wichita River Festival or the Tallgrass Film Festival.

www.haysusa.com

Hays offers a number of attractions, including historical sites pertaining to the frontier, a celebration of the area’s Volga German heritage, hunting, camping, Fort Hays State University and stops for those interested in agricultural tourism. But Hays also has a unique, and unexpected, offering for shoppers. The area has developed a reputation as a craft and antique lover’s paradise. With more than 30 storefronts of unique destination shopping, visitors will find specialty home décor, crafts, antiques, boutiques and hobby and gift items. The Chestnut Street District is known as the downtown shopping area, and nearby is the modern general store, C.S. Post & Co., offering an inventory with unique furnishings. Be sure to top off the day of shopping at Hays’ own microbrewery, Gella’s Diner & Lb. Brewing Co. Courtesy of Hays Convention and Visitors Bureau

Fort Scott

www.fortscott.com/visit.php

In the southeast part of the state, Fort Scott has a growing population of more than 15,000 and boasts a history that’s worth experiencing. At the Fort Scott National Historic Site, re-enactors celebrate the past and highlight the struggles that protected the area. The U.S. National Cemetery was one of 14 designated by President Abraham Lincoln in 1862 and honors brave Kansans who fought for their country. The quaint 1881 Fort Lincoln School can be viewed on request. The Gordon Parks Center for Culture and Diversity recognizes the lifetime achievements of this Fort Scott native. Here visitors can feel his powerful stories and learn more about the man who changed the arts forever. Those with an urge to shop can enjoy an array of unique antiques in downtown Fort Scott.

Manhattan

www.manhattancvb.org

The Little Apple has easily become a favorite destination among Kansans. With summer festivals and nature’s bounty in the Konza Prairie, this treasure in the Flint Hills draws more visitors and residents each year. The ever-popular Country Stampede, www.countrystampede.com, roars into town every June featuring some of country music’s hottest artists. Meanwhile Kansas State University, home to the Wildcats, makes its own cultural footprint with the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art, www.k-state.edu/bma, and performances at McCain Auditorium. Tour the trails of the Konza Prairie or boat the day away on Tuttle Creek Lake. If history strikes your fancy, Manhattan maintains many unique museums through the Riley County Historical Society. Even if you’re not a Wildcat, it’s easy to enjoy the fall football games and Catbacker Power anytime of the year.

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(Surrounding Areas) Baldwin City www.baldwincitychamber.com | www.baldwincity.org

Lecompton www.lecomptonkansas.com

ituated south of Lawrence and surrounded by scenic farmland, Baldwin City is a growing community with more than 3,400 residents. Established in 1870, the city claims the oldest university in Kansas, Baker University, which was founded in 1858. Baldwin City’s downtown was built at the turn of century and maintains a small-town charm, surrounded by hand-laid brick streets and Victorian-era homes. Baldwin City has more than 60 historic sites—five of which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places—including the Santa Fe Railroad Depot, where many settlers once passed through while on the Santa Fe Trail. A section of the road remains and can still be traveled. Baldwin City is home to popular events such as the Maple Leaf Festival. Slated annually for the third weekend in October, the festival draws more than 30,000 visitors who enjoy the changing fall foliage and peruse some 300 booths of crafts and art. The weekend festival also features a parade, live music, Kids’ Zone carnival, quilt show and performances by Baker University artists. www.mapleleaffestival.com The Art Walk occurs from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. the third Friday of each month from June through September and is sponsored by the Baldwin Community Arts Council. Established in 1996, this “in-the-streets” event showcases painting, sculpture and quilting by area artists in local galleries and downtown businesses. Some nights may even feature live music in the downtown streets. The Lumberyard Arts Center hosts art classes and exhibits in the art gallery throughout the year. From June to September, the Farmers Market sets up shop downtown next to the post office. Fresh, local produce is available from 8 a.m. until noon Saturdays. Other events include the annual Chocolate Auction, Christmas Home Tour, Planes, Trains & Automobiles Festival and Haunted Train Rides.

ounded in 1854 as Bald Eagle on a south bluff of the Kansas River, Lecompton was later named in honor of Samuel D. Lecompte, the chief justice of the Kansas territorial Supreme Court. With nearly 600 residents, Lecompton is situated seven miles northwest of Lawrence within vast farmland near the Kansas River. With a rich history and nearby Perry Lake, Lecompton offers a series of unique attractions for residents and visitors. Lecompton played an important role in Kansas Civil War history after the drafting of the Lecompton Constitution, which would have allowed Kansas to enter the Union as a slave state. Ultimately the constitution was rejected after becoming an issue in the Lincoln-Douglas presidential debate. Consequently, 1861 became a pivotal year for both Lecompton and the country: Anti-slavery proponents gained control of the territorial legislature, Kansas entered the Union as a free state, Topeka was named the state capital and the Civil War began. As a result, today Lecompton hosts Territorial Days. This festival includes performances by an amateur group of actors known as the Lecompton Reenactors who recount Civil Warera historical events. The Territorial Capitol Museum houses three floors of artifacts and information about preCivil War Kansas. Construction of this elegant building began before the start of the Civil War when Lecompton was slated to become the state’s capital. The building was completed in 1882, and the deed to the building was passed to Lane University, a United Brethren Church school, which closed in 1902. It’s the same university where D.J. Eisenhower and Ida Stover—parents of President Dwight D. Eisenhower—met and decided to marry. The building is on the National Register of Historic Places. The writing of the controversial “Lecompton Constitution” for admittance of Kansas into the union as a pro-slavery state occurred at Constitution Hall, a national landmark and state historic site. This document sparked a chain of events that divided the nation and eventually led to the Civil War. The building constructed in 1855 is one of the oldest wood-frame buildings still in use in Kansas. It contains two floors of territorial Kansas displays.

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ith a population of about 4,300 residents, Eudora is another growing Douglas County community. It’s five miles northeast of Lawrence in the valley between the Wakarusa and Kansas rivers. Long pegged as a farming community, Eudora has recently grown in leaps and bounds and is now established as a manufacturing and professional community. It is home to the 93-acre Intech Business Park. Eudora’s school district educates nearly 1,000 students. The new state-ofthe-art Eudora High School opened in 2003. The community offers various activities through parks and recreation with several parks, baseball diamonds, tennis courts, an asphalt running track and a public swimming pool. An area favorite is Lickteig Farm, five miles southwest of Eudora. While the farm may not be an official city attraction, the sign outside welcomes visitors. This unique farm features a herd of cattle and llamas grazing together amid working oil wells, as well as emus, swans, peacocks, donkeys, wild sheep and an exotic variety of pheasants and ducks. Founded in 1851, Eudora was named after the youngest daughter of Shawnee Indian Chief Paschal Fish Jr. after German immigrants from Chicago acquired 774 acres of land in 1857. The river valley territory to that point had been occupied by a mission school for American Indians that was created by an abolitionist Methodist minister.

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Our Town Lawrence has been praised over and over again for being a genuine, progressive and supportive community. Residents are constantly reminded of this when children are on their bikes, vibrant businesses boom and neighborhood events abound—elements that help create a strong, encouraging city.

(Arts) Lawrence Kaw Valley Quilters’ Guild 925 Vermont St.

The guild meets at 9:30 a.m. every third Tuesday of the month. Educational, nonprofit organization promoting and advancing the art of quilting in all its forms. The Kaw Valley Quilters’ Guild has more than 200 members representing several communities in northeast Kansas and the Kansas City metropolitan area. www.kawvalleyquiltersguild.org Lawrence Arts Center 940 New Hampshire St. (785) 843-ARTS

The Lawrence Arts Center offers year-round arteducation programs as well as dance and theater for both children and adults in a modern 40,000-square-foot facility. It has two exhibition galleries, a 300-seat theater, two dance studios, two artbased preschool programs for ages 3-6, seven studios and a gallery shop. The theater and lobby are also offered for rental. The gallery shop offers pieces for sale from 90 local artists including jewelry, ceramics, painting, photography, textiles, books, cards and prints.

Lawrence has continually been recognized and supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, and was even ranked 12th among U.S. cities with a large percentage of professional artists in the work force. Whether you are an artist, connoisseur or amateur observer, you will find reason to unleash your creative side in Douglas County.

Lawrence Chamber Orchestra 940 New Hampshire St. (785) 691-7824

The Lawrence Chamber Orchestra is the only independent and professional orchestra in Lawrence. It performs in various locations and is funded by the Kansas Arts Commission, National Endowment for the Arts, individual and business contributions, grants, ticket sales and projects. www.lawrencechamberorchestra. org Lawrence Community Theatre 1501 New Hampshire St. (785) 843-7469

The Lawrence Community Theatre offers a relaxed, informal atmosphere for theatergoers and produces six to eight major shows per year. Performances include well-known dramas and comedies as well as works from local playwrights. LCT offers workshops for kids in grades 1-6 during breaks from school. www.theatrelawrence.com

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Liberty Hall 644 Massachusetts St. (785) 749-1972

Built in 1912, Liberty Hall has a 1,050-seat capacity with a main floor and full balcony, featuring a 37-foot grand ceiling with original chandeliers. The structure was originally a vaudeville performance hall but now is a venue for independent films, live concerts and fundraisers, and can be rented for private events. The original Liberty Hall, which burned down, was erected in the early pioneer days of Lawrence and served as a political and social center for frontier Kansas. www.libertyhall.net Van Go Mobile Arts Inc. 715 New Jersey St. (785) 842-3797

Arts-based service agency that provides year-round after-school and summer job training programs for highneeds and underserved youth. www.van-go.org

University of Kansas Art and Design Gallery 1467 Jayhawk Blvd Art & Design Building (785) 864-4401

Maintained by the Department of Art and Design, this gallery exhibits works of regional and national artists and well as graduate student thesis shows. www.arts.ku.edu Kansas Union Gallery (785) 864-7469 13th Street at Jayhawk Blvd Kansas Union

Maintained by the Student Union Activities, this little gallery feature work by KU students, faculty and international artists. www.suaevents.com The Lied Center 1600 Stewart Drive (785) 864-ARTS

The Lied Center features a variety of professional high-class arts events from legendary blues musicians to ballet. Seating capacity is 2,024 in a state-of-the-art hall that reaches 96 feet at its highest point. www.lied.ku.edu

Murphy Hall 1530 Naismith Drive (785) 864-3982

Murphy Hall is home to the renowned University Theatre. The building consists of several smaller theaters, including the Crafton-Preyer Theatre, which features the KU Theatre for Young People, and the University Theatre Series. The William Inge Memorial Theatre Series performs in the Inge Theatre. A musical series featuring faculty, visiting artists and students is held at Swarthout Recital Hall, and includes chamber music and solo and ensemble performances. www.kutheatre.com Spencer Museum of Art 1301 Mississippi St. (785) 864-4710

This museum has seven galleries, with special exhibitions shown in four additional galleries. It houses a permanent collection of some 22,000 works, including medieval art, European and American painting, sculpture and prints, photography, Japanese Edo-period painting and 20th century Chinese painting. www.spencerart.ku.edu

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Wilcox Classical Collection (785) 864-3153 1410 Jayhawk Blvd, Lippincott Hall

Established in 1888 by Professor A.M. Wilcox, this museum’s collection has full-size replicas of well-known works of Greek and Roman sculpture and antiquities. www.ku.edu/~wilcox Haskell Indian Nations University Haskell Cultural Center and Museum 155 Indian Ave., (785) 749-8404

The museum’s vision is to study living American Indian traditions, research and provide education and cultural programs while celebrating native cultures and promoting cross-cultural understanding. It offers tours and limited research services in a 6,000-square-foot building made of cypress logs from Florida. It also archives historical pieces and the Frank A. Rinehart collection of 809 historical glass plate negatives of American Indian portraits taken from 1898 to 1900. www.haskell.edu Baldwin City Baldwin City Community Theater 816 High St., (785) 594-7440

This not-for-profit organization offers opportunities for players of all ages, and has pledged to create and support activities that nurture family unity and community fellowship. The community theater teams with the Midland Railroad to create a Halloween train. www.baldwintheater.com

Holt-Russell Gallery 701 Dearborn St., Baker University, (785) 594-6451

Faculty and students of the art department at Baker University operate this gallery. Art Affair 622 High St., (785) 594-7470

Fine-art gallery operated by students at Baker University. Lawrence Art & Retail Galleries Celestial Ironworks 641 Walnut St., (785) 749-3109

Large-scale metal works, yard art. www.celestialironworks.com J Gladman Gallery 613 N. Second St., (785) 842-1233

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A nonprofit charity created to promote art awareness in Lawrence and surrounding areas. www.lawrenceartguild.org Phoenix Gallery 919 Massachusetts St., (785) 843-0080

Functional and decorative fine crafts for sale representing more than 150 local and regional artists. www.phoenixgallery.biz Prairie Pond Studio & Bead Co. 809 Massachusetts St., (785) 830-9132

Handmade “art wear” clothing, eclectic gifts, antiques and vintage wear. Signs of Life 722 Massachusetts St., (785) 830-8030

Locally owned bookstore and art gallery featuring local and nationally acclaimed artists. www.signsoflifebooks.com

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(Attractions) In Douglas County, there is plenty to do year-round. Enjoy the outdoors, participate in community activities, catch a game inside the famous Allen Fieldhouse, hit the links, see a seasonal parade, visit the Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics— your weekends and holidays are sure to be filled to the brim.

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(Sports) KU Athletics For years, our flagship sport has been the KU’s men’s basketball team. But with an Orange Bowl win in 2008, the Jayhawk football team has put itself on the map and welcomes new head coach Turner Gill. The basketball team continues to excel under Coach Bill Self, whose team won a national championship in 2008. James Naismith, inventor of the game, was the first men’s basketball coach at KU in 1898. He was succeeded by Phog Allen, for whom Allen Fieldhouse is named and who coached at KU for 39 years. “Beware of the Phog” has been a favorite slogan among Jayhawk fans for decades. Famous players include Wilt Chamberlain and Danny Manning. The Kansas Relays, held at Memorial Stadium, stand as the region’s largest track and field event. Held since 1923, the annual event now attracts some 3,000 athletes from 250 high schools and 120 colleges who gather in the spirit of competition. Other KU sports include baseball, cross country, golf, rowing, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis and volleyball. Ticket information, (785) 864-3141 Sports information, (785) 864-3355 www.kuathletics.com

Lawrence Hobbs Park Memorial 10th and Delaware streets, (785) 832-7920

This park has play equipment and is situated next to Municipal Stadium, a baseball field. The MurphyBromelsick home, built during the reconstruction period of Lawrence in the 1860s after Quantrill’s deadly raid, was moved to this site, and is now a museum dedicated to this history. It is designated as a National Heritage Area in Kansas and is a memorial to its bloody history as an abolitionist state at the beginning of the Civil War. Lawrence Visitor Center 402 N. Second St., (785) 865-4499

Located in the newly refurbished Union Pacific Depot, this center offers a number of brochures for self-guided historical tours of Lawrence and Douglas County. When the depot was built at the turn of the century, it served as a social center of town where people would picnic and greet train passengers. The center offers public meeting rooms. Available brochures include the path of Quantrill’s Raid, the Santa Fe and Oregon Trails, a Lawrence driving tour, a Haskell Indian Nations University historic walking tour, a John Brown historic tour, a University of Kansas walking tour, and a biking and hiking trail map. www.visitlawrence.com Watkins Community Museum of History 1047 Massachusetts St., (785) 841-4109

Situated in the downtown shopping district, the Romanesque building was constructed in 1888 and served as a bank. Permanent exhibits include a 1920 Milburn electric automobile. A Zen-style garden park is adjacent to the north. www.watkinsmuseum.org

University of Kansas Natural History Museum and Biodiversity Research Center 1345 Jayhawk Blvd, Dyche Hall, (785) 864-4540

Children and adults alike visit this museum daily. Established in 1866, this museum is dedicated to studying the life of the planet for the benefit of the Earth and its inhabitants. The museum offers summer classes for children. Permanent exhibits include taxidermies wildlife from Alaska to Mexico in habitat settings, including mammals, birds, fish and reptiles. There is also a live snake collection and dinosaur fossils, and Comanche, the only survivor of the Battle at Little Big Horn, is preserved here. Temporary exhibits change every few months. Dyche Hall is on the National Register of Historic Places and includes a gift shop. www.nhm.ku.edu Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics 2350 Petefish Drive, (785) 864-4900

An enormous 22- by 12-foot stained glass of an America Flag known as the “Russell Window” greets visitors as they walk through the doors of this bipartisan institution. The institute honors the service of Senator Bob Dole and works to promote citizenship. Unlike other institutes of politics, this facility is open to the public and offers 17 exhibit cases tracing Dole’s life in a hall with 36-foot ceilings. The institute houses Dole’s papers and provides meeting rooms and a lecture hall. The institute hosts speakers through the Presidential Lecture Series and the Dole Lecture, and each September awards the Dole Leadership Prize of $25,000 to a leader who demonstrates the phrase “virtuous politician.” Dole was attending KU as an undergraduate when he joined the Army in World War II. www.doleinstitute.org

Lecompton Constitution Hall 319 Elmore St. (785) 887-6520

Registered as a National Historic Landmark, Constitution Hall was the site of the Territorial Legislature in 1855. Delegates of the 1857 Lecompton Constitutional Convention wrote the famous Lecompton Constitution that would have admitted Kansas to the Union as a slave state. A self-guided walking tour of Lecompton is available at the museum. It is open 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 1 p.m.–5 p.m. Sunday. www.kshs.org/places/constitution Baldwin City Midland Railroad 1515 W. High St. (800) 651-0388

Groups of kids from all over Douglas County enjoy this short train ride available May through October, or by appointment. Midland Railroad runs an authentic re-creation of an old-fashioned passenger train on 12 miles of track from Baldwin City to Ottawa. The route travels over creeks and through wooded areas along eastern Kansas. www.midland-ry.org Old Castle Museum Baker University campus (785) 594-8380

This museum houses a collection of local history exhibits about Baker, Baldwin City and the Santa Fe Trail. It was the original Baker University building in 1857. Baldwin City was originally the site of the community of Palmyra, and next to the museum is the Palmyra Post Office and Blood’s Grocery, both of which were open in 1857 serving Santa Fe Trail travelers. www.bakeru.edu/old-castle-museum Quayle Rare Bible Collection Eighth and Elm streets, Collins Library, Baker University campus (785) 594-8393

This extensive collection archives more than 700 volumes and manuscripts, including clay tablets dating back to 2000 B.C. Bibles range from decorative versions hand-painted by monks to those signed by U.S. presidents since Harry S. Truman.

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Golf www.kcgolf.org, www.kansasgolf.org and www.mogolf.org

Lawrence is the home of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America, and Douglas County offers various choices for golfers. Eagle Bend, on the west side of Lawrence near the dam outlet of Clinton Lake, is a city-operated facility with a championship course. Eagle Bend is working toward full certification in the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program, a distinction that indicates an environmentally friendly course. Golf Digest gives four and a half stars out of five to Alvamar. “Superb. Golf at its absolute best. Pay any price to play at least once in your life.” Additionally, there are more than 40 golf courses in the metropolitan Kansas City area. Public Courses Alvamar Golf Course 1800 Crossgate Drive (785) 842-1907

18-hole course; Par: 72; Built: 1968 Greens fees: $30-50 Baldwin Golf Association 1500 South St., Baldwin City (785) 594-3435

9-hole course (sand green); Par: 35; Built: 1950 Greens fees: $5 Eagle Bend Golf Course (Below Clinton Lake Dam) 1250 E. 902 Road, Lawrence (785) 748-0600

18-hole course; Par: 72; Built: 1997 Greens fees: $13-25, juniors $8-12

Orchards Executive Golf Course 3000 W. Bob Billings Parkway (785) 843-7456

9-hole course; Par: 31; Built: 1978 Greens fees: $12-14

(Sports) kansas city professional sports When we’re not cheering on our Jayhawks, sports fans in Douglas County turn their attention to professional sports in Kansas City. The Truman Sports Complex is where the Royals play at the newly renovated Kauffman Stadium. Meanwhile, the strongly supported Kansas City Chiefs play at Arrowhead Stadium, where improvements are under way that could bring a Super Bowl game to Kansas City. Hoping for a more current title, the Royals hold a 1985 World Series trophy and the Chiefs won the 1970 Super Bowl. The Truman Sports Complex is an hour east of Lawrence on Interstate 70. In recent years, NASCAR racing has increased in popularity since the 2001 opening of the Kansas Speedway at the junction of I-70 and Interstate 435. The speedway features additional international motor sports, and the stadium is consistently sold out to more than 80,000 spectators. Other professional Kansas City sports teams include the Wizards, a Major League Soccer team, and the Explorers, a member of the World TeamTennis league. And the Sprint Center in downtown Kansas City added another sports venue to the mix. www.kcchiefs.com http://kansascity.royals.mlb.com www.kansasspeedway.com www.kcwizards.com www.kcexplorers.com

Eudora Riverview Golf 2102 N. 1500 Road, Eudora (785) 542-3800

18-hole course; Par: 72; Built: 1995 Greens fees: $10-11 Private Courses Alvamar Country Club 1809 Crossgate Drive (785) 842-2929

18-hole course; Par: 72; Built: 1973, updated in 1995

18-hole course; Par: 72; Built: 1914, redesigned in 2006

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Volunteer Organizations Lawrence Audio-Reader 1120 W. 11th St. (785) 864-4600/(800) 772-8898 www.reader.ku.edu

Kansas Audio-Reader offers reading and information services for blind, visually impaired and print-disabled people in Kansas.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Douglas County 1525 W. Sixth St., Suite A (785) 843-7359 (800) 488-2545 www.douglas.kansasbigs.org

Assists children by offering mentoring relationships.

Center for Community Outreach 405 Kansas Union, KU (785) 864-4073 http://www2.ku.edu/cgiwrap/ cco/index.php

An umbrella organization for a number of volunteer services operated through the University of Kansas.

Douglas County CASA Inc. 1009 New Hampshire St., Suite B (785) 832-5172 www.orgsites.com/ks/douglascountycasa

A nonprofit agency using trained volunteers to advocate for abused and neglected children who are under court protection. Jubilee CafĂŠ 946 Vermont St., First United Methodist Church (785) 841-7500

Providing breakfasts for in-need community members twice a week. Lawrence Habitat for Humanity 720 Connecticut St. (785) 832-0777 www.lawrencehabitat.org

Twenty-one years of building homes for qualifying families in Douglas County; 72 families placed in homes. Meals on Wheels 1414 W. Sixth St., Suite 207 (785) 979-1440

Volunteers assist in the delivery of meals directly to homes. One Hundred Good Women P.O. Box 397, Lawrence www.100goodwomen.org

Men and women working together in the spirit of altruism to build a stronger community.

Faith With people coming together from all over the world to attend the University of Kansas, Douglas County has remained a diverse religious community, incorporating many faiths that contribute to the community through social service programs and volunteer work. Both large and small congregations can be found serving a variety of Christian denominations, Catholic, Mennonite and Friends, as well as the Jewish faith, Islam, Buddhism and Baha’i. Religious Organizations Catholic Community Services of Lawrence 320 Maine St. (785) 841-0307

Jewish Community Center 917 Highland Drive (785) 841-7636 http://sunflower.com/~ljcc

Chabad Jewish Center 1203 W. 19th St. (785) 832-8672 www.jewishku.com

Islamic Center of Lawrence 1917 Naismith Drive (785) 749-1638 www.islamiccenterlawrence.org

Ecumenical Christian Ministries 1204 Oread Ave. (785) 843-4933

Morris Baptist Center 146 Indian Ave. (785) 841-7355

Serves several faiths

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Zen Center 1423 New York St. (785) 331-2274 www.kansaszencenter.org

The Merc difference is… Fresh Food. Local Food. Organic Food. COMMUNITY MERCANTILE CO-OP MARKET & DELI 901 Iowa · Lawrence 785 843 8544 www.TheMerc.coop

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With recent growth in west Lawrence, shopping areas have been built to fill residents’ needs where several main thoroughfares intersect. These shopping areas include large grocery stores like Hy-Vee and Dillons, as well as Walmart and CVS Pharmacy. Locally owned restaurants, sports bars, hair salons and other conveniences are peppered throughout town, as well as banks and professional, medical and dental offices. Major shopping areas include 23rd and Iowa streets, Clinton Parkway and Kasold Drive, 23rd and Louisiana streets, Kasold Drive and Sixth Street, Monterey Way and Sixth Street, and Wakarusa Drive and Sixth Street, plus smaller strip malls in other locations.

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Stretching from the east edge of the city to Iowa Street, 23rd Street is lined with businesses and fast-food joints, including Ace Hardware, Hobby Lobby, Party America, Jiffy Lube and Hastings. Known as one of the busiest roads in town, 23rd Street offers a blend of strip malls and businesses that stand to serve Lawrence customers in numerous ways.

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Massachusetts Street runs through the heart of downtown Lawrence. Known for many mom-and-pop storefronts, downtown offers an exceptional selection of charming shops. From eyewear to bicycles, trendy clothing to art dealers, bookstores to ice cream—whatever you’re in the market for, downtown Lawrence has it.

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Iowa Street & 31st Street Shopping Where Iowa Street meets 31st Street has become one of Lawrence’s busiest intersections. This area has become a mecca for large chain retailers, making it unnecessary to travel to neighboring cities for big-ticket items or bargain shopping. Walmart, J.C. Penney, Best Buy, Kohl’s, Target, Old Navy, World Market, Michaels, Payless ShoeSource, Petco, Bed Bath and Beyond, Office Depot and Sears (at 25th Street) all have set up shop. Well-known restaurants can also be found in this area, such as Old Chicago, Longhorn Steakhouse and On the Border Mexican Grill and Cantina. Just south of it all, South Wind 12 theaters screen movies for your viewing pleasure. INTRUST Bank 9th & Vermont

Wakarusa The intersection of Wakarusa Drive and Sixth Street has become a convenient shopping spot for families living in west Lawrence. With a renovated Dillons, new Walmart and CVS Pharmacy, most needs can be satisfied. The addition of Johnny’s Tavern has also provided families a friendly atmosphere for pizza or the big game. A little farther south at Wakarusa Drive and Bob Billings Parkway is another center offering convenience and perks. Grab a bite at the popular Zig and Mac’s, featuring many big-screen televisions, or stop by the Pawsh Wash pet health market, Centro Cigars and many other handy stores.

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(Dining) A resurgence of specialty dining is satisfying hungry customers in Lawrence. Enjoy gourmet burgers, late-night Italian or locally brewed beer. Whatever you crave, use this list as a starting point to find your favorite Douglas County restaurants.

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Downtown Lawrence 715 715 Massachusetts St. (785) 856-7150

European-style eatery with Italian food made from scratch and a full-service bar. Aimee’s Coffee House 1025 Massachusetts St. (785) 843-5173

Serving quality coffee and tea—such as lattes, espressos, cappuccinos, Americanos, mocha or simple brewed coffee—and fresh-baked pastries. Aladdin’s Cafe 1021 Massachusetts St. (785) 832-1100

Authentic Middle Eastern cuisine satisfies diners looking for gyros, hummus and falafel. Sunday buffet. Angler’s Seafood 1004 Massachusetts St. (785) 856-9287

Providing Lawrence with high-quality seafood, including fresh finfish and shellfish. Plus a unique selection of beer. Buffalo Bob’s Smokehouse 719 Massachusetts St. (785) 841-6400

A unique atmosphere and plates full of ribs topped off with curly fries. Buffalo Wild Wings Grill and Bar 1012 Massachusetts St. (785) 838-9464

A popular venue for watching sports and eating wings served with one of 14 original sauces. Chipotle 911 Massachusetts St. (785) 843-8800

This well-known burrito joint continues to serve lines of patrons with a savory TexMex menu of burritos. Second location at 4000 W. Sixth St. Cielito Lindo 815 New Hampshire St. (785) 832-1545

A large menu features family recipes and flavorful renditions of classics. Einstein Brothers 1026 Massachusetts St. (785) 838-9494

Try a bagel or bagel sandwich as a quick morning fix. Variety of items available, some even gourmet.

Esquina 801 Massachusetts St. (785) 856-1625

Jo Shmo’s 724 Massachusetts St. (785) 856-5667

Free State Brewing Co. 636 Massachusetts St. (785) 843-4555

La Familia Café 733 New Hampshire St. (785) 749-0105

Upscale eatery featuring appetizers, tacos and signature cocktails.

Freshly brewed beers, flavorful foods and specialties, children’s menu. Genovese 941 Massachusetts St. (785) 842-0300

Authentic Italian cuisine with a taste of Northern Italy. Featuring seafood, pastas, hot and cold appetizers. Global Café 820 Massachusetts St. (785) 838-4600

Choosing to focus on the “green” aspect of the restaurant industry, Global Café serves as much local and organic food as possible. Great Harvest Bread Co. 807 Vermont St. (785) 749-2227

Baking original recipe breads and other goods fresh daily. House of Cha 21 W. Ninth St. (785) 856-6688

Supplies many varieties of the finest and freshest full-leaf handcrafted green, oolong, white and black loose-leaf teas. Also sells artisan tea wares from Japan, China and Taiwan. India Palace 129 E. 10th St. (785) 331-4300

Authentic Indian cuisine includes popular curries and flavors. Sunday buffet. Ingredient 947 Massachusetts St. (785) 832-0100

A fresh and natural approach to salads and wood-fired pizzas that pair well with a glass of wine. A few gourmet items make their way onto the menu. Catering available. Jefferson’s Restaurant 743 Massachusetts St. (785) 832-2000

Burgers, wings, oysters and an atmosphere unmatched by any other Lawrence establishment. Popular for televised KU games.

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Featuring bocce ball as a main attraction; patrons will find simple fare and beer.

Authentic Mexican food served in a nondescript locale. The featured sweet, mild and hot salsas are just a tiny representation of flavorful meals. La Parrilla 814 Massachusetts St. (785) 841-1100

Cuisine from Mexico, Central and South Americas puts a twist on the traditional flavors; catering available. La Prima Tazza 638 Massachusetts St. (785) 832-2233

This European café serves hot and fresh coffee. Various pastries are available from the Merc and local bakers, and unique coffee varieties are sold by the pound. Open until 11 p.m. daily. Local Burger 714 Vermont St. (785) 856-7827

This trendy diner serves organic meals with a passion. Offering burgers, salads, soups, smoothies and more made with locally grown organic produce and meats, including buffalo and emu. Mad Greek Restaurant 907 Massachusetts St. (785) 843-2441

Greek, Italian and American cuisine in a fun downtown setting that’s a longtime favorite. Sunday buffet. Milton’s 920 Massachusetts St. (785) 832-2330

A morning-meal favorite, this downtown restaurant offers scrumptious breakfast, lunch and dinner menu. Sunday brunch. The Mirth Café 745 New Hampshire St. (785) 841-3282

Offering a variety of breakfast, lunch and dinner items complementing an extensive coffee and tea menu. Noodles & Company 8 W. Eighth St. (785) 841-4300

Fast and fresh pastas, salads and soups.

Pachamama’s 800 New Hampshire St. (785) 841-0990

This new world cuisine spot offers a menu that changes monthly, patio dining in the heart of Lawrence and a wine cellar worth drooling over. Live music and various specials. Papa Keno’s Pizzeria 1035 Massachusetts St. (785) 841-7272

This unique pizzeria offers giant thin slices made to order; whole pizzas available for up to 26 inches. Families will love the tabletops of paper and crayons to keep everyone entertained while waiting. Pepperjax Grill 947 New Hampshire St. (785) 856-4529

Famous for its Philly steak sandwiches; giant salads and wraps are just as popular. Pita Pit 1011 Massachusetts St. (785) 856-2500

Serving a variety of stuffed pitas, traditional and nontraditional. Quinton’s Bar and Deli 615 Massachusetts St. (785) 842-6560

Quinton’s is a favorite for pub-like sandwiches and potato soup, and serves as a popular destination among students and on game days. Rudy’s Pizzeria 704 Massachusetts St. (785) 749-0055

Choose from the classic spicy red wine sauce, homemade pesto sauce or Alfredo sauce. The cheese is an original blend that is shredded fresh daily. Offering traditional white crust and wheat, with more than 40 toppings from which to choose.

TEN and the Jayhawker 701 Massachusetts St. (785) 749-1005

Housed in the historic Eldridge Hotel, the restaurant and bar areas are popular stops. WA 740 Massachusetts St. (785) 843-1990

It is possible to find good sushi in Kansas. Wa offers authentic fresh dishes from its sushi bar and sashimi menu known to satisfy. Reservations recommended. WheatFields Bakery 904 Vermont St. (785) 841-5553

Known for its bakery items and unique sandwiches. Open until 4 p.m. Sunday. Yokohama Sushi Japanese Restaurant 811 New Hampshire St. (785) 856-8862

This restaurant and bar has made its mark with an intimate and affordable sushi bar. Reservations recommended. Zen Zero 811 Massachusetts St. (785) 832-0001

Asian noodle shop and Thai restaurant offers dumplings, satays, salads, curries and popular vegetarian dishes. Midtown & Campus The Burrito King 900 Illinois St. (785) 832-2844

Locally owned drive-through known for its burritos and late-night eats. Community Mercantile Co-op 901 Iowa St. (785) 843-8544

Homemade ice cream.

Lawrence’s own natural and health-food grocer featuring products from the Kansas region. Local and organic produce section, deli, bakery, salad bar and large bulk section. Dine in, carryout, catering.

Teller’s 746 Massachusetts St. (785) 843-4111

El Mezcal 804 Iowa St. (785) 831-2710

Sylas and Maddy’s 1014 Massachusetts St. (785) 832-8323

An edgy take on fine dining, Teller’s boasts a menu of pasta, pizza, steaks and seafood in an establishment that at one time housed a bank. Full bar, private parties and catering, Sunday brunch.

Mexican restaurant known for its cheese sauce and margaritas offers a huge menu. Second location at 1819 W. 23rd St. (785) 832-8775.

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Jade Garden 1410 Kasold Drive (Orchard Corners) (785) 843-8650

Large menu of affordable Vietnamese and Chinese dishes and meals. Dine-in, carryout or delivery. Mediterranean Market & Café 3300 Bob Billings Parkway, Suite B 5/6 (785) 842-9383

Featuring dishes from Greece, Turkey, Italy, Pakistan, India and the Middle East, this establishment is a favored lunch destination and market for many. Munchers Bakery 925 Iowa St. (785) 749-4324

Doughnuts and delicious pastries are Munchers’ distinction. Open 24 hours. Wayne & Larry’s Sports Bar & Grill 933 Iowa St. (785) 856-7170

Located next to Royal Crest Bowling Lanes, this bar and grill stops at nothing to satisfy sports fans. Projection TVs and wing specials are favorites. Northside Strip Henry T’s Bar & Grill 3520 W. Sixth St. (785) 749-2999

Deeming itself the ultimate sports bar, this classic bar and grill serves up steaks, gourmet burgers, complete satellite coverage of sporting events and an outdoor covered deck. Kokoro Japanese Sushi 601 Kasold Drive (Westridge Shopping Center) (785) 838-4134

Known as a Japanese steakhouse, Kokoro offers a sushi bar and meals made before your eyes at the steel grill tables. Spangles 3420 W. Sixth St. (785) 832-3222

Spangles is a Wichita original that made its way to Lawrence in 2006. A fast-food joint featuring all the flair of the ’50s is popular for its pita sandwiches and Cyclone ice cream desserts.

Stone Creek 3801 W. Sixth St. (785) 830-8500

Stone Creek is a hometown establishment serving premium pizzas, pasta, sandwiches and entrees. Great patio and welcoming ambiance. Thai Siam 601 Kasold Drive (Westridge Shopping Center) (785) 331-2525

This Thai-Chinese restaurant has called Lawrence home for more than 13 years and continues to offer a genuine menu. New Westside 23rd Street Brewery 3512 Clinton Parkway (785) 856-2337

This brewery offers unique brews and an extensive menu. Changing its name from 75th Street Brewery to 23rd added a local touch. China House 4821 W. Sixth St., Suite D (785) 841-8884

A traditional offering of Chinese cuisine.

Johnny’s Tavern West 721 Wakarusa Drive, Suite 100 (785) 843-0704

An expansion of the classic North Lawrence joint. Burgers, pizza, hot wings and beer served in an atmosphere with enough TVs to catch every game possible. Marisco’s Pasta & Seafood 4821 W. Sixth St., Suite A (785) 312-9057

One of Lawrence’s larger seafood restaurants, Marisco’s offers pasta, crab legs and an extensive tequila and wine menu. Salty Iguana Mexican Restaurant 4931 W. Sixth St. (785) 312-8100

Playing off the iguana theme, this Mexican restaurant offers classic flavorful dishes and ice cream nachos. Zig & Mac’s 1540 Wakarusa Drive, Suite L (785) 856-0606

This sports bar offers a great atmosphere for watching a game and serves a twist on the usual bar and grill menu.

Southside Bigg’s Barbecue 2429 Iowa St. (785) 856-2550

Known as unique barbecue, Bigg’s is served without sauce to accentuate the meat’s hickory-smoked flavor and special dry rubs. Longhorn Steakhouse 3050 Iowa St. (785) 843-7000

Steaks are the name of the game at Longhorn Steakhouse. Menu also offers chicken, salmon and ribs. Call-ahead seating available. Jade Mongolian Barbeque 1511 W. 23rd St. (785) 865-JADE (5233)

A traditional Chinese buffet or build-your-own menu. Old Chicago 2329 Iowa St. (785) 841-4124

Deep-dish pizza, calzones, burgers and the World Beer Tour. On the Border Mexican Grill and Cantina 3080 Iowa St. (785) 830-8291

Traditional Tex-Mex menu with plenty of favorites, including the house margarita. Carryout and catering available. Paisano’s Ristorante 2112 W. 25th St. (Holiday Plaza) (785) 838-3500

Serving Lawrence since 1995, Paisano’s offers traditional Italian cuisine in a unique ambiance. Phoggy Dog 2228 Iowa St. (785) 856-7364

Yokohama Sushi Japanese Restaurant 1730 W. 23rd St. (785) 842-8862

This Japanese eatery and bar has made its mark with an intimate and affordable sushi bar. Reservations recommended. East DONDON 2223 Louisiana St., Suite E (785) 838-3100

Japanese-style rice and noodle bowls with a full vegetarian menu. Panera Bread 520 W. 23rd St. (785) 331-2700

Full-service bakery and café with a select menu. Scarlet Orchid 2223 Louisiana St. (785) 832-8886

Authentic Asian cuisine in an upscale setting. Set’em Up Jacks 1800 E. 23rd St. (785) 832-2030

A popular spot for East Lawrence residents, Set’em Up Jacks has all the offerings of a classic sports bar with tons of specials. Z’s Divine Espresso 1800 E. 23rd St., Suite A (785) 842-7651

A standard in coffee and espresso. Second location at 10 E. Ninth St., Suite A. North Lawrence El Matador Café 446 Locust St. (785) 841-3837

Authentic Mexican dishes and ambiance in a quaint location. The venture is worth it.

Pizza Shuttle 1601 W. 23rd St. (785) 842-1212

Johnny’s Tavern 401 N. Second St. (785) 842-0377

Yello Sub 1814 W. 23rd St. (785) 843-6000

Sub sandwiches on freshly baked bread overflow with goodness. Dine-in or delivery. Kids eat free on Sundays. Wheat State Pizza 711 W. 23rd St. (785) 865-2323

This Lawrence biker bar attracts riders and patrons from all over. A varied menu offers American and Mexican cuisine. Baldwin City

A saloon of sorts with billiards, darts and a bar menu.

For a quick pie, this Lawrence staple delivers the rounds throughout town, especially to campus.

Slow Ride Roadhouse 1350 N. Third St. (785) 749-2727

A classic Lawrence beer joint known among townies, bikers and KU alums. Unique events and specials keep longtime patrons coming back. Cajun night, pizza, Saturday breakfast and much more.

Cordoba’s Family Restaurant 516 Ames St. (785) 594-3123

Full Mexican and American menu Joy Garden 717 Eighth St. (785) 594-3308

Asian cuisine

Kiss Me Kate’s 813 Eighth St. (785) 979-5887

Visit Ireland and Scotland with a bite of lunch, hot cup of tea and homemade pie. The Melange Apron 519 Ames St.

Sandwiches, soup, salads even BYO burgers. Wooden Spoke Restaurant & Sports Saloon 203 First St. (785) 594-2222

Restaurant/bar with full menu, TVs and billiards Eudora

Annabelle’s Restaurant 202 E. 10th St. (785) 542-3461

American dining

Casey’s Carry Out Pizza 303 E. 10th St. (785) 542-2569 Cutter’s Smoke House & Pub 218 E. 20th St. (785) 542-1100

Smoked and barbecue dishes Gambino’s of Eudora 1402 Church St., Suite D (785) 542-2121 Jasmin Restaurant 719 Main St. (785) 542-1111

Chinese and Mexican

La Tropicana No.1 434 Locust St. (785) 749-3550

Family owned and operated since 1962, this Mexican restaurant has a delicious menu and great patio.

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Baldwin Art Walk Hosted by the Baldwin Community Arts Council, the first of four Art Walks is June 19. These events showcase art such as paintings, sculptures and quiltings. Following the event, a free family outdoor movie screening will begin at 9 p.m. just east of the Lumberyard Arts Center.

Civil War on the Western Frontier Various living history events focus on Lawrence and Douglas County during the early territorial days and the Civil War. August 7-21.

Peter Goodchild’s The Real Dr. Strangelove: Edward Teller and the Battle for the H-Bomb This captivating story examines the lives and convictions of famous scientists Edward Teller and Robert Oppenheimer as they face impossible disagreements over further development of nuclear weaponry in post World War II America. Presented by L.A. Theatre Works as live radio theater. Lied Center, 7:30 p.m., November 12.

St. John’s Mexican Fiesta St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 1204 Kentucky St., brings the community together with its 28th annual fiesta. Authentic Mexican food sells quickly, live entertainment keeps people moving and children’s carnival games attract a crowd. 6 p.m.11:30 p.m., June 25-26. www.stjohnsfiesta.com

JULY 2010 Annual Downtown Lawrence Film Festival Screenings of classic film noir offered in the enjoyable outdoor setting of historic downtown Lawrence. Begins at 9:15 p.m. at Ninth and New Hampshire streets. July 1 and 8. Salute! Festival of Wine & Food A popular three-day event for wine and foodies of all types, this fundraiser for Cottonwood Inc. attracts more than 600 people. July 8-10.

Downtown Lawrence Busker Festival Street performers of all sorts will come out of the woodwork to dazzle downtown Lawrence with two days of entertainment. Acts include fire dancing, juggling and even swordswallowing. August 20-22. www.lawrencebuskerfest.com

SEPTEMBER 2010

Festival of Trees Decorated trees are set up at Liberty Hall for public display and later auctioned to support The Shelter Inc. November 30-December 3.

Haskell Indian Art Market For two days, artists gather at Haskell Indian Nations University to show their creations at this outdoor market that features demonstrations and entertainment. September 11-12. 30th Annual Fall Arts and Crafts Festival More than 100 artisans show their works at this festival in South Park. Family activities include musical groups, train rides, and moonwalk. Hosted by the Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department. September 12.

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www.lprd.org

www.salutewinefest.com

OCTOBER 2010

Douglas County Fair This fair includes 4-H exhibits, music, carnival activities, a horse show and a demolition derby. Events begin in late July and continue through August 8 at the county fairgrounds near 21st and Harper streets.

Punch Brothers featuring Chris Thile The Lied Center turns to countryclassical chamber music for an extraordinary collaboration of fiercely talented musicians, the Punch Brothers. The acoustic quintet will captivate audiences with atypical and inventive interpretations of classical works and progressive bluegrass (newgrass) performances. 7:30 p.m., October 2.

www.dgcountyfair.com

Downtown Lawrence Sidewalk Sale From dawn till dusk, Massachusetts Street in downtown Lawrence will fill with inventory and shoppers looking for great deals. Enjoy street performances and local fare to top off the day. July 15. Van Go’s Benchmark July 23 will mark another unveiling of the benches. Members of the community will join the 2010 bench recipients and young artists as they colorful creations are shown off. 5 p.m.-7 p.m. at Van Go Mobile Arts, 715 New Jersey St. www.van-go.org

November Pilgrim’s Progression Dance Weekend The Lawrence Barn Dance Association hosts this annual dance weekend. November 19-21. www.lawrencebarndance.org

DECEMBER 2010 Lawrence Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade For this popular tradition, downtown Lawrence plays host to horsedrawn carriages, wagons and coaches that share seasonal cheer. December 4.

Festival of Nativities More than 150 nativities representing many countries and cultures are displayed at Centenary United Methodist Church, Fourth and Elm streets in North Lawrence. Weekend showings begin in December. Gingerbread Festival To benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Douglas County, this charity auction and festival wows onlookers. Area crafters donate Gingerbread creations to be auctioned off at the event. Date, TBA. Downtown Lawrence Farmers’ Market Holiday Market With more than 80 vendor members, the farmers’ market schedules a special holiday event. December 11.

Annual Kaw Valley Farm Tour Explore the area’s farms and rural offerings. The Kaw Valley region offers an abundance of sights, tastes and traditions. October 2-3.

JANUARY 2011

Maple Leaf Festival Each year since 1958, Baldwin City celebrates the fall foliage and attracts more than 20,000 visitors. Events include the 53rd annual parade; country, bluegrass and gospel music; arts and crafts; food; quilt show and an art walk. October 16-17.

FEBRUARY 2011

http://mapleleaffestival.com

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day January 17

First Friday Gallery Walk Participating art galleries provide the public with exhibitions, presentations and receptions. Gallery walks are scheduled on the first Friday of February, May, July, October and December in downtown Lawrence.

All dates are subject to change.

William Inge’s Bus Stop In this warm and affecting hit comedic drama, iconic playwright William Inge examines some of the many faces of love. Written in 1955 by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author and University of Kansas graduate, Bus Stop is about a group of strangers traveling by bus and their unique journey. Lied Center, 7:30 p.m., February 19.

MARCH 2011 Carnival of the Animals & Peter and the Wolf Pianist Frederic Chiu and storyteller David Gonzalez, join forces in this sensational, lyrical performance at the Lied Center. 2:30 p.m., March 13. St. Patrick’s Day Parade The annual parade runs down Massachusetts Street in downtown Lawrence, featuring floats and the honored St. Patrick’s Day queen. March 17.

APRIL 2011 Lawrence Art Auction The Lawrence Arts Center brings together the works of area artists, giving people in the community a chance to claim them for themselves. Proceeds benefit the Lawrence Arts Gallery Program. April 9.

MAY 2011 Art in the Park The Lawrence Art Guild hosts this annual community favorite on the first Sunday of May at South Park, south of 11th and Massachusetts streets. Live music and food are also part of the event. May 1. www.lawrenceartguild.org

Haskell Indian Nations University Commencement PowWow The public is welcome to this cultural experience of intertribal dance, music, crafts and refreshments, all in honor of graduating students. Date, TBA.

To start your Journey through Parenthood, choose a doctor who chooses LMH. We want to help keep you and your family healthy for life. To view or request a list of doctors who deliver at LMH, visit our new, interactive Web site at lmh.org/birthingcenter.


Douglas County Newcomers Guide 2010-2011