How to Festival

2024 How-To Festival

SAT | Jun 8 | 10 AM-1 PM

Auditorium, Atrium, and Library Lawn

Find these talented and knowledgeable neighbors sharing their know-how at this year's How-To Festival:

  • How to Dance Argentine Tango with Lawrence Tango
  • How to Make a Homemade Card with Erica Keller of A Few Originals
  • How to Retire Actively with Jack Altman of RetroActive
  • How to Enjoy Fresh Seasonal Garden Produce with Nancy O'Connor of Growing Food Growing Health
  • How to Fold a Fortune Teller with Be More Like Claire
  • How to Make Pipecleaner Plants and Animals with Peter Tormala
  • How to Get Involved with Lawrence Humane Society (and make craft cat ears!)
  • How to Volunteer with Douglas County CASA
  • How to Make Mini Zines with Monty Coash-Johnson of Paper Plains Zine Fest
  • How to Crochet Stuffed Dolls and Animals (Amigurumi) with Sara Gillum of The Nimble Knot
  • How to Make a Mushroom Spore Print with the Kaw Valley Mycological Society
  • How to Decorate Cookies with Fireside Bakery
  • How to Be a Civil War Soldier with Will Haynes of the Watkins Museum of History
  • How to Give and Receive Help for Active Aging with Community Village Lawrence
  • How to Create a Picture Book (Using Poetry) with Stephanie Barrows
  • How to Use the KU Libraries with Brian Moss of the KU Libraries
  • How to Do Card Tricks with Kyle Brueggemann
  • How to Design Your Own Jewelry with Fred Ohse of Merry Thoughts
  • How to Cook with the Sun with the Kansas Permaculture Institute
  • How to Propagate Plants with Jess Qian from Jungle House
  • How to Become a Better Birder with Jennifer Delisle of the Lawrence Bird Alliance
  • How to Navigate the World Wide Radio Airwaves with the Douglas County Amateur Radio Club
  • How to Spray Paint Abstract with Deavin Fansler
  • How to Go! Cashless with the Kansas Turnpike Authority
  • How to Make a Beaded Bracelet with the National Charity League
  • How to Play an Accordian with Ammonite Andy from Cicada Open Mic
  • How to Make a Tie-Dye Heart T-Shirt with Mindy Hillemeyer of Didi's Dyes, Etc. 
  • How to Get Involved with Shy 38, Inc. with Kris Taylor of the Shy 38 Farm Santuary
  • How to Train a Dog with Positive Reinforcement with Jerri Johnson of Wagmore Canine Enrichment
  • How to Play Chess with Martin Segal
  • How to Bike Tour and Bikepack (And What’s the Difference) with Beth Cramer and John Boyd
  • How to Use Pepper Spray with Tammy Bartels of Red Brick Road Training
  • How to Help a Turtle Cross the Road with Wendy Holman of the KU Field Station
  • How to Compost with Coco Castle of Compost Collective KC


Also: catch the Friends and Foundation Summer Book Sale on the lawn during the same time as the How-To Festival. More details here!

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