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Please join us Saturday at South Park to celebrate The Lawrence Times.

Kerry Altenbernd, as John Brown

The Times’ party at South Park will start off with speaker Kerry Altenbernd, known for his portrayal of abolitionist John Brown, who is depicted in our logo.

Altenbernd will address how Brown was vilified by white supremacists during his lifetime and still is to this day by those who refuse to address racial injustice in this country. This weekend also marks the 165th anniversary of a critical period in “Bleeding Kansas.”

His talk will kick off the day’s events, speaking at the gazebo at 11:15 a.m. Other performances will follow.

Lawrence Times columnist Cody Keith Charles — Ask Cody — will emcee.

Cody Keith Charles

The rest of our lineup, plus vendors and others who will be there, include:

• Performances by magician Alex Gilbreath

• Balloon artist Bill Wachspress

• Storyteller Priscilla Howe

• Giant Bubbles with Lisa Marie

• League of Women Voters of Lawrence-Douglas County

• Lawrence Mutual Aid Network, with free COVID-19 tests and signup for resources


• Oracle readings and energy balancings with Vanessa LaPlante

• Lawrence Public Library’s Book Bike

… and more!

Lawrence Times Party at South Park
11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday, May 22
South Park gazebo
See our Facebook event page for updates.

We will also have a limited number of T-shirts, printed in Lawrence by Ryte T’s, available for $25 apiece, plus some stickers and buttons for sale. Those who preordered T-shirts will be able to pick up their orders, also.

Although we will be socially distancing and this is an outdoor event, please wear a mask. We will have some seating available, but please feel free to bring your own lawn chair or blanket.

We’ll be at the South Park gazebo from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Saturday, May 22. Please see our Facebook event page for updates as needed. Bring family and friends!

The Lawrence Times’ community advisory board has made this event possible.

We can’t wait to see you there!

Article updated at 12:17 p.m. Friday, May 21: Our band canceled, so please bring your own musical talents and we’ll have a wonderful time.

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