Annette Sym, an Australian low-fat cookbook author, will talk about her books and sign them at 6 p.m. Thursday at Barnes & Noble, 1920 N. Rock Road.
The author will talk about her own weight-loss journey and answer questions from the audience. She will sign copies of her books, including "Symply Too Good to Be True."
The book includes a 28-day weight-loss plan and also offers tips for helping children grow into healthy, slim adults. Sym is the author of five low-fat cookbooks that have sold more than 2.5 million copies. Her website is www.symplytoogood.com.
Dionne to speak on health care reform
Nationally known author and commentator E.J. Dionne Jr. will visit Newman University on Oct. 26 to speak on health care reform.
His lecture will be at 7:30 p.m. in the Performance Hall, with overflow seating and a video feed in Jabara Flexible Theatre, inside the De Mattias Fine Arts Center.
The appearance is hosted by the Gerber Institute for Catholic Studies at Newman University. Dionne is a Washington Post columnist on national policy and politics, whose twice-weekly column is syndicated to more than 100 newspapers.
Tickets are $10 and reservations are required by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, call 316-942-4291, ext. 2798, or e-mail email@example.com.
George Ablah guest at Diabetes Assn. roast
Wichita developer George Ablah will be the featured guest at a celebrity roast to be held by the American Diabetes Association on Friday at the Wichita Marriott.
Proceeds from the event, which includes a dinner and silent auction, will benefit the American Diabetes Association.
Among those who will be roasting Ablah are Charles Koch, Tom Devlin and Lindy Andeel. Tickets are $250 a person and must be purchased by the end of today.
To buy tickets or for more information, call 316-684-6091.