May 29, 2022

Shows, fitness opportunities and history lessons among this weekend’s events in Lawrence | News, Sports, Jobs

photo by: Submitted Grover Barn is at 2819 Stone Barn Terrace…

photo by: Submitted

Grover Barn is at 2819 Stone Barn Terrace in Lawrence

Several entertainment and educational opportunities are on tap this weekend, as well as a few chances for some physical and mental exercise.


• Are you eager to keep up those New Year’s exercise resolutions? Don “Red Dog” Gardner is still conducting Dog Days, the free fitness program open to all members of the Lawrence community. Winter Dog Days workouts are held at Liberty Memorial Central Middle School, 1400 Massachusetts St., at 6 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Enter via the doors from the 14th Street parking lot. Current masking and social-distancing protocols are in effect at this indoor event.

• For another early-morning activity, try the Kaw Valley Bridge Club’s Thursday Morning Mentor Lesson and Game. Participate in a group lesson at 8:30 a.m. and play duplicate bridge at 9:15. The fee is $8 and you may come with or without a partner. 1025 N. Third St., No. 120. Vaccination required and current mask protocol followed.

• Interested members of the community are invited to join a group of concerned teachers, staff and families of USD 597 at a “Save Lawrence Neighborhood Schools” meeting at the ECM building, 1204 Oread Ave., at 5 p.m.

• ONE DREAM Martin Luther King Jr. celebration, hosted by the Lawrence school district and the Lied Center, will honor the vision of King while recognizing current student and adult leaders. The program begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive.


• It’s the final day of the Lawrence Art Guild All-Members Show. Come see the works of a wide range of talented guild members, 1-5 p.m., Cider Gallery, 810 Pennsylvania St.

• “Collected Stories” opens at Theatre Lawrence. Catch a performance of the Donald Margulies drama that was a Pulitzer Prize finalist. The play is about the relationship between a writing student and her successful mentor and examines issues of honor and betrayal. Friday’s show is at 7:30 p.m., but multiple performances are scheduled through Jan. 30. Vaccination proof and masks are required. Call 785-843-7469 for ticket information or go online at


• Don “Red Dog” Gardner and his Dog Days fitness crew will conduct the weekly Fun Run at 7:30 a.m. Meet at Ninth and Vermont streets, behind Kizer Cummings Jewelers.

• The Watkins Museum of History invites the public to the dedication ceremony of Grover Barn, a historic Underground Railroad site in Lawrence. The two-story stone structure, now located in a neighborhood at 2819 Stone Barn Terrace, dates back to Territorial days and was once used as a refuge for abolitionist John Brown and as a hiding place for a group of people escaping slavery in Missouri. The program starts at 1 p.m. Parking is limited; a shuttle will run between the Holcom Park Rec Center and the barn between 12:45 and 2 p.m. The event will also be livestreamed on the Watkins Museum of History Facebook, Twitter and YouTube pages. The public will not be able to enter the barn, but Kerry Altenbernd of the Guardians of Grover Barn will give a tour of the grounds and the exterior stonework.

Shows, fitness opportunities and history lessons among this weekend’s events in Lawrence