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There are plenty of opportunities for fun, education and entertainment in the days ahead as authors, musicians, artists and others take part in events in Lawrence. The Haskell Art Market returns after a three-year hiatus, The Raven begins its 35th anniversary events, and the Paper Plains Zine Fest will be held in Van Go. Here are the details:

THURSDAY

• The Raven Book Store kicks off its 35th anniversary with “An Evening with Mia Mercado”. Kansas City essayist Mercado will read and sign her latest book, “She’s Nice Thought: Essays on Being Bad at Being Good.” Playback begins at 7 p.m. at The Raven, 809 Massachusetts St. Masks and proof of vaccination required.

FRIDAY

• Fans of the Kansas Museum of History have flocked to Topeka all week to visit the museum once again before it closes for an 18-month comprehensive renovation. The museum, 6425 SW 6th Ave, Topeka, is open for its final two days today and tomorrow, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free during this pre-closure phase.

• Attention military aircraft enthusiasts: An A-10c aircraft will fly over KU Memorial Stadium approximately 10 minutes before the 7:00 p.m. kickoff of tonight’s KU-Tennessee Tech football game. The flyby will be conducted by the US Air Force A-10c Demonstration Team.

SATURDAY

• Summer isn’t over yet and the Saturday morning Farmer’s Market continues at 824 New Hampshire St. from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Come enjoy fresh produce, a hot breakfast, crafts local and live music.

• Creators and publishers of independent zines, pamphlets, comixes and other print formats will exhibit, sell and trade their works at Paper Plains Zine Fest today, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Van Go, 715 New Jersey St. More than 80 local and regional artists are expected at today’s event. The Fest is free; participants are encouraged to bring money to buy zines from the authors. The full schedule of workshops and other programs is available at https://www.facebook.com/events/769973770921840/.

• The Haskell Indian Art Market returns for the first time since 2019, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, at the Haskell Pow Wow Grounds, 2535 West Perimeter. Handmade jewelry, beads, paintings, pottery, clothing, limited prints and food will be available for purchase. Traditional dance performances will take place throughout the day. Admission and parking are free and face masks are optional. No pets; service animals only.

• Monarch Watch turns 30 today at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St. All ages can come and see live Monarch caterpillars, pupae and butterflies. Monarch Watch staff members will be available to teach and demonstrate proper butterfly handling. Registration or waiting list available at https://lawrence.bibliocommons.com/events/62ee7cd88ca4b42b008163fc.

• Lawrence Beer Company is commemorating its fifth anniversary in East Lawrence with a free street party outside the brewery, 800 Pennsylvania St. All ages are welcome to this one-day event. At 10 a.m., Vibe will host a free outdoor yoga class. A disc golf challenge, sponsored by Sunflower Outdoor and Bike, will take place from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Local vendors will be offering food, shaved ice and merchandise.

SUNDAY

• The Lawrence Public Library will be closed Sunday and Monday for the Labor Day holiday.

WEDNESDAY

• The Midwest Genealogy Center will be the featured guest at the Genealogy + Local History Spotlight, 4-5 p.m., Meeting Room A, Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St. Midwest Genealogy Center staff will join via Zoom to help attendees get started on researching Kansas families, homes and history. The event fills up; register or join the waiting list on https://lawrence.bibliocommons.com/events/62e4292f96317542000b0dd7.

SEVEN. 8

• The Lawrence Public Library Tech Club will be available on Zoom this afternoon, 4-5 p.m., to answer questions about iPhones, iPads and other Apple devices. Mandatory registration at https://lawrence.bibliocommons.com/events/62ec13064a1d3a320084ca26.

• At tonight’s Book Talk, author Michael Travis will present his new book, “Celebrating Kansas Breweries: People, Places, and Stories,” based on his year-long trip to every brewery in Kansas. Signed copies of the book will be available for sale and free local beer will be made available by the Free State Brewery. This 21+ event takes place from 7-8pm at the Watkins Museum of History, 1047 Massachusetts St.





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