Monday, April 17, 2006

Upcoming events

Stolen shamelessly from RSR's Events Calendar:

Tuesday, April 18 – Dodge City – Take Back Kansas Rally
The Kansas Alliance for Education will host a rally on Tuesday, April18 at 7:00 p.m. at Dodge City Middle School, 2000 6th Avenue.… Details can be found here.

Wednesday, April 19 – Hays – Take Back Kansas Rally
The Kansas Alliance for Education will host a rally on Wednesday, April 19 at 7:00 p.m. at the Hays High School Lecture Hall. … Details can be found here.

Wednesday, April 19 – Overland Park – Barbara Forrest Public Lecture: "Slam Dunk for Science and the Constitution: The Dover Intelligent Design Trial" 12:00 Noon to 1:00 p.m. at the KU Edwards Campus,Regnier Hall room 153. More information here.

Wednesday, April 19 – Lawrence – Barbara Forrest Public Lecture: "The Naturalism of Science: The Only Way that Works" 7:30 p.m. at the Dole Institute for Politics, KU Lawrence Campus. Prof. Forrest will be available after the talk to sign her book, "Creationism's Trojan Horse: The Wedge of Intelligent Design" will be copies available forpurchase at the book signing. More information here.

Thursday, April 27 – Overland Park – Kansas School Board: 3rd District Candidate Forum Nick Haines, the host of KCPT's "Kansas City Week in Review," will moderate a 3rd District State Board of Education Candidate Forum on Thursday, April 27. The forum will be held at Shawnee Mission West High School at 85th and Antioch in Overland Park, Kansas starting at 7:00 p.m. Forum participants include: moderate Republican Harry E. McDonald, Democrat Don Weiss, and Republican David Oliphant.

Saturday, April 29 – Topeka – Kansas Bishops Conference on "Public Education and the Common Good" The Episcopal, United Methodist and Evangelical Lutheran bishops will hold a one-day conference designed to examine vital issues facing public education in Kansas. The conference will take place on Saturday, April 29, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at Grace Episcopal Cathedral, 8th and Polk in Topeka. The program will include the bishops in a roundtable discussion with former Kansas Commissioner of Education Dr. Andy Tompkins and a series of workshops led by recognized leaders in the field. The conference is open to all interested persons. There is a $15.00 registration fee and a deadline of April 19 to register.
And don't forget that April 20th will also bring "Creationism vs. Evolution: Sorting out Religion from Science" by Dick Wilson, formerly a professor at Rockhurst University. It's at 7 pm in the Shawnee Mission Unitarian Universalist Church, 7725 W. 87th St., Overland Park.

Then on the 22nd at 11am, come to a tour of the “Exploring Evolution” exhibit at Kansas University’s Natural History Museum & Biodiversity Center with director Leonard Krishtalka.

And tomorrow night, the Republican candidates for Governor will be at a KU College Republicans forum. The event will be at 7 in the Dole Center. Candidates will take pre-selected questions.