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
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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 email@example.com. For more information, call 316-942-4291, ext. 2798, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.