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TOPEKA ACOUSTIC MUSIC JAM – First Sat. of ea. month, 3-5pm, Potwin Presbyterian Church (enter south door), 400 S.W. Washburn. Information: 286-0227 or hagen1525@gmail.com.


THE BERRYTON PICKERS – First Sat. of ea. month, 7-9pm, Berryton Baptist Church. Bring snacks, have fun!


MUSIC…JUST WHAT THE DOCTOR ORDERED – Apr. 2, 3pm, First United Methodist Church, 600 SW Topeka Blvd.. No admission charge. A free will offering will benefit low-income uninsured residents of Shawnee County.


MICHAEL W. SMITH: THE REVOLUTION TOUR – Apr. 2, 7pm, Lied Center of Kansas. http://lied.ku.edu/?event=michael-w-smith


PETER WHITEBIRD – Apr. 7, 7pm, Covenant Baptist Church, 5440 SW 37th St. Dessert after program. 273-2811


CHRIS TOMLIN’S WORSHIP NIGHT IN AMERICA – Apr. 8, 7:30pm. Sprint Center, 1407 Grand Blvd., KCMO. 888-929-7849.


THE NEW DOVE BROTHERS IN CONCERT  – Apr. 22, 7pm – 8:30pm, Lakeview Nazarene, 2835 SE Croco Rd. Southern Gospel Concert open to all. Free will offering. 785-266-3247.


AN EVENING OF WORSHIP WITH JIMMY NEEDHAM – Apr. 30, 6:30pm, Grace Community Church, 310 E. 8th St, Overbrook. 785-665-7117. www.jimmyneedham.com.


CELTIC WOMAN– May 2, 7pm, TPAC. Multi-platinum international music sensation Celtic Woman presents VOICES OF ANGELS. Tickets at TPAC Box Office, & Ticketmaster


MITCH MCVICKER IN CONCERT – May 6, 7pm, Topeka Free Methodist, 3450 SE Indiana. Free will offering. Please bring a suggested donation of 1 package of new socks or underwear for clothing exchange ministry if possible. 785-266-6610, topekafmc.org


CAPITAL CITY CHORUS ANNUAL SHOW –  May 6, Topeka West High School.  This will be the Capital City Men’s Barbershop Chorus’ 71st annual show.  Special guest quartet is Boomtown. For tickets call 273-9514 or 286-0618


THE WRIGHTS – May 12, 8-11pm, Classic Bean, acoustic classics. 289-8905. thewrightsministries.com


JERROD NIEMANN CONCERT AT HEARTLAND NATIONALS  – May 20, 8pm, Heartland Park Topeka. 785-861-7899 http://www.heartlandpark.com/  info@heartlandpark.com






HARVESTER’S PROGRAM FOR SENIOR CITIZENS – every second Sat., takes place at Christian Lord Ministries, 2421 SE California. Call 266-4979.


FIRST SATURDAY BREAKFAST BUFFET – First Saturday of every month, 7:30-10am. Shawnee Heights United Methodist Church. Free will offering.


FREE WEEKLY COMMUNITY PANCAKE BREAKFAST – Sundays at 10am sharp, at Oakland Church of the Nazarene: 900 block of NE Oakland, followed by church services at 10:45am with Pastor John Menkveld – which is in turn followed at noon by The Hope House FREE Community Food & Clothing Banks.


BINGO AT FAIRLAWN HEIGHTS ASSISTED LIVING – 3pm, 1st Sat. of ea. month. Facilitator: Pastor Carole


SPIRITUAL PAUSE – Every Wed., 12-12:30pm, Carole Chapel at Washburn Univ. Informal worship service. 785-233-1844


LIFEFEST – First Thu. of the month, 10am-12:30pm, Covenant Baptist Church, 5440 SW 37th St. Seniors ministering to seniors – celebrating with fellowship, fun, food, learning & entertainment. Potluck lunch at noon. If transportation is needed, call 354-4994 or 478-1729


SENIOR FIT & FUN PROGRAM – every Mon., Wed., & Fri., 1:30pm, Rolling Hills Christian Church, 4530 NW Hiawatha Place (US Hwy 75 & NW 46th St.) 785-286-0601 or office@rhcctopeka.org
COMMUNITY MEAL & SILENT AUCTION – Mar. 30, 5-7pm. Berryton UMC, 7010 S.E. Berryton Road. chicken-and-noodle dinner, mashed potatoes, green beans, gelatin salad, tossed salad, rolls, desserts and beverages for a free will offering. Also a sweet shop and silent auction.


Topeka Churches Singing Convention – Apr. 1, 7pm, Mount Olive Primitive Baptist Church, 701 N.W. Gordon; and Apr. 2, 3:30pm, St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church, 2222 S.E. Madison. The Rev. McCoy Caraway Sr. will preach and the convention choirs will sing.


LADY LASSITER DAY – Apr. 2, 4 pm, 1162 SW Lincoln. Annual event honoring Co-Pastor, Lady Sandra K. Lassiter, Sr.  For info: 235-1834


COMMUNITY DINNER – Apr. 5, 5-6:30pm. Tecumseh UMC. Ham, cheesy potatoes, veggie, dessert and more for free-will donation. Meals-to-go available.


OUTPOUR – 2017 HOLY GHOST REVIVAL – Apr. 5-8, Faith Temple Church. 1162 SW Lincoln. For info: 969-4090 or 213-7111


POTATO DROP – Apr. 8, 9am-noon, Susanna Wesley United Methodist Church, 7433 SW 29th St. 40,000 pounds of potatoes will be available to hunger relief organizations in the area. 785-478-3697 swumc@swumc.org


REVIVAL WITH JOSH RADFORD – Apr. 9-10, Sun. at 6pm & Mon. at 7pm, Family of God Church, 1231 NW Eugene. For info: 234-1111.


TRM BOUTIQUE OPEN HOUSE – Apr. 21, 4-7pm, 3400 SW Topeka Blvd.

The Boutique is an upscale resale shop with something for everyone! ribbon cutting at 4pm, with an open house to follow until 7pm. Grand Opening on Saturday 10am-5pm.


Pancake Feed – Apr. – 22, 8am -12. Covenant Baptist Church of Topeka, 273-2811


PRICILLA SHIRER SIMULCAST – Apr. 22, 9am-4:30pm. Northland Christian Church, 3102 NW Topeka Blvd. $15 through Apr. 3, $20 beginning Apr. 4. Cost includes a lunch. Cash coffee bar also available. For info: 286-1204


SPRING DINNER – Apr. 22, 4pm, Grantville United Methodist Church, 3724 South Street, Grantville. Chicken Casserole or Pork Loin, Vegetables, Salads, Dinner Rolls, Pies and Drinks. Meal served 4-7pm (Free will offering); Bazaar 3-7pm: Quilt/Crafts/Bake Sale/Cake Walk. 785-246-3621 http://grantvilleksumc.org/  grantvillechurch@grantvilleumc.com


SPECIAL SPEAKER – Apr. 23, 10:30am, Cultivate Community Church, Eskridge. Pastor Dwight Vozier will speak at the 10:30am service.


COMMUNITY MEAL – Apr. 26, 5-7pm. Berryton United Methodist Church. Baked potato bar with fixings, dessert and drink. Free will offering.






MEDICARE MONDAYS – First Mon. of ea. month, 1-3pm. Topeka/Sh. Co. Public Library (Menninger Rm 206), 1515 SW 10th. Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging and Senior Health Insurance Counseling for Kansas offers Senior health insurance counseling. For info: 580-4545 or nhonl@tscpl.org
MEDICARE EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR – Apr. 11, 2pm. Learn the basics of Medicare and all its options. Seminars are designed for those becoming eligible for Medicare and those considering making a change. Seminar will be held at the Heart Center at 929 SW Mulvane. For info or to sign up: 233-1816 or info@century-health.com. Snacks & beverages provided.


MEDICARE EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR – Apr. 25, 6:30pm. Learn the basics of Medicare and all its options. Seminars are designed for those becoming eligible for Medicare and those considering making a change. Seminar will be held at Cotton O’Neil North at 4505 NW Fielding. For info or to sign up: 233-1816 or info@century-health.com. Snacks & beverages provided.





SHEPHERDS CENTER PICKLEBALL GROUP –  plays Mondays & Wednesdays. Mondays at Countryside UMC, 32nd & Burlingame, from 3-5. Park on the NORTH side & use the furthest WEST door. Follow the hallway to gym. On Wednesdays at First Baptist, 30th & MacVicar, from 1-3. Park on the WEST side. Gym is right inside the doors. Group Coordinator is Judy Hartegan.


SAFE STREETS COALITION MEETING – First Wed. of the month, 11:45am-1pm. Great Overland Station. For info: 266-4606 or jwilson@safestreets.org


SHAWNEE SWINGERS SQUARE DANCE LESSONS – Wednesday’s, 7pm, Croco Hall, 6115 SE Highway 40, Tecumseh. Call Don at 785-966-2765


COUNTRY AND BALLROOM DANCING – Thursdays 6-9pm. Croco Hall. Info: Edwina 379-9538 or 478-4760.


SHEPHERDS CENTER LINE DANCING GROUP – meets 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 2-4 at First UMC, 6th & Topeka. Park on the WEST side & use the WEST door. Immediately inside, turn left & walk the ramp to the library, then left to the elevator. Push [B] for the fellowship hall.


SHEPHERDS CENTER HHHS WALKING GROUP – meets 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 9:30-11 at HHHS, 21st & Belle. Parking & entrance for walkers is on the WEST side. Walking is done on an inside track. People who would like to walk a shelter dog must have completed an animal handling class that is given periodically at HHHS—for arrangements call Kelsey Scrinopskie, 233-7325.


NOTO MARKET ON FIRST FRIDAYS – NOTO arts district. Arts, antiques, fine crafts, flea market items.
SAVING DEATH ROW DOGS ADOPTION BOOTH – Every Sat., 11am – 2pm, Petco, 1930 SW Wanamaker. Some Sat. adoption booths are held at PetSmart, 2020 SW Westport Dr.  Updates at savingdeathrowdogs.com


TOPEKA FOLK DANCERS CLASSES – Sundays, 2-4pm, 2637 SE 41st St. Dances from 20 countries. No partners or experience necessary. No fee. 215-0968.


YOUNG CHRISTIAN’S WEEKEND – Mar. 31-Apr. 2. Silver Dollar City, Branson, MO. Groups include: Lauren Daigle, The Museum, Building 429 and 7eventh Time Down. The Ultimate 3-day youth event including live bands, powerful workshops, national speakers and some of the world’s greatest thrill rides. silverdollarcity.com.


Midwest MX Championship Series Practice/ Race – Apr. 1, Heartland Park Topeka. Motorcross Practice Saturday. Gates open at 8 am. Practice 10 am to 3 pm. Fan Appreciation Event – Spectators are free on Saturday. Rider Practice Card $25. Sunday Race Day – Gates open at at 7 am. Practice at 9 am – Race at 10:30. Rider Race Fee $40 per class. Gate fee $10.00 – 6 & under free.


TLS Pancake Feed – Apr. 1, 8-10am, Topeka Lutheran School, 701 SW Roosevelt St. $5 will get you all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, coffee & juice!


ANNUAL PANCAKE FEED – Apr. 1, 6-11am. North Topeka Sunrise Optimists. $5.


ANNUAL TULIP TIME FESTIVAL – Apr. 1-16. Over 100,000 tulips & daffodils in bloom at four locations: Old Prairie Town at Historic Ward-Meade Site, 124 NW Fillmore; Ted Ensley Gardens at Lake Shawnee, SE 37th and West Edge Rd; Doran Rock Garden at Gage Park, 601 SW Gage Blvd; and Downtown Topeka. For group tours & other info: 234-1030


JOURNEY FOR SIGHT 5K WALK/RUN & 10K RUN – Apr. 1, 8am start, Combat Air Museum, Forbes Field. Funds raised support Lion’s Club Eyeglass Procurement Programs. Register online at active.com or topekalions.org, or in person at Gary Gribbles Running Sports.


TOPEKA NEIGHBORHOOD RESOURCE EXPO – Apr. 1, 9-1, Big Gage Shelter. Learn more about Topeka community services. Visit 10 of 50 booths and gain free entry to the Topeka Zoo!


TOPEKA FUN FEST – Apr. 1, 4-6. Light of the World Christian Center. Carnival game and food, as well as prizes. Free.


Spring Bridal ELITE – Apr. 4, 6-8pm, Rose Wood Event Venue, 3216 SW 29th St. Topeka Wedding Guild invites the public. Free. First 50 Brides will receive a FREE swag bag FULL of cool gifts!!! Meet and mingle with dozens of Wedding Professionals.


SESAME STREET LIVE: Elmo Makes Music – Apr. 5, Kansas Expocentre.
ADVENTURE’S IN LEARNING- SPRING SESSION – Apr. 7, 14, 21 & 28, 9am-11:30, Lowman United Methodist Church, 4101 SW 15th St. Shepherd’s Center of Topeka’s program for those over 55. Participants choose from four different classes on health, religion, news & current events, people & places, community, the arts, and library wisdom, offered at 9am. At 9:50 brunch is served. At 10:40, second class begins. For info: 249-3258 or shepherdscentertopeka.org


GRAND OPENING – Apr. 7, 11:30am-1pm, 1320 SE 6th Ave. Salvation Army of Topeka celebrates opening of its new community center


SMOKE IN THE SPRING -Taste of Osage City – Apr. 7 & 8.BBQ 4/7; BBQ competition 4/8. Car show downtown 4/8.


TULIPS AT TWILIGHT – Apr. 7, 8, 14, 15, 6-10pm. Old Prairie Town at Ward-Meade Historic Site, 124 NW Fillmore. See the Botanical Garden as never before with more than 40,000 multi-colored tulips illuminated by candle light. Stroll along candlelit pathways; enjoy a warm drink by the fire side; tour the historic buildings by the light of a lantern. Live music will enhance the evening’s experience. Doors open at 6pm with music, light food and sweets served until 10pm.$5. Children under 6 are free. For info: 251-2989


FATHER-DAUGHTER DATE NIGHT – Apr. 8, 6-8:30. Topeka Bible Church. The perfect opportunity to show young women ages five and up how they should be honored, respected and valued. $40 covers dinner, dancing, and photos. Register by April 3. For info: dougstanley1@gmail.com


PAWS IN THE PARK – Apr. 8, 10am-2pm at 21st & Belle, Topeka West Soccer Field. Helping Hands Humane Society is celebrating 20 years of Paws in the Park. Register at the HHHS gift shop or call Justin Brokar at (785) 233-7325.




NEED 4 SPEED – Apr. 9, 11-2. Topeka Quarter Midget Association, 112 SW University Blvd. Experience the thrill of driving a Quarter Midget. We will provide the cars and safety equipment. For kids 5-16. $15 for 10 laps.


TULIP TIME FESTIVAL DAY – Apr. 9, 10-3, Ted Ensley Gardens, SE 37th and West Edge Rd. Over 50,000 blooms, car show, food trucks, entertainment, and more. $5 suggested donation per person over age 5, vendors will charge.

9-11 a.m.: All-you-can-eat Chris Cakes Pancake Breakfast.


4th ANNUAL EASTERFEST: TOPEKA EASTER PARADE & FUN FAIR – Apr. 15, 10am-3pm, North Kansas Avenue & Garfield Park. Topeka’s fourth annual Easter parade will begin at 10am at the tracks in NOTO and proceed north on Kansas Avenue to Garfield Park. Egg Hunt begins right after the parade at the playground in Garfield Park. Food Trucks will be on hand and the Family Fun Fair will be 10-3 at Garfield Park, in the Shelter House & in the Gym will include vendor booths, children’s games, food, facepainting, and more. Bands and other entertainment will perform nearby. For info: info@C5Alive.org or 640-6399.


PANCAKE BREAKFAST AND SILENT AUCTION – Apr. 15, 7-11am, First Christian Ch., 1880 SW Gage. Proceeds used for Vision Screening small children, and purchasing eye examinations and eye glasses in the Topeka community.


HY-VEE SIMPLE FIX – Apr. 20, 5-7pm. Register by Apr. 16. For only $115 and one hour of your time, you can have SEVEN meals ready to serve your family any night of the week. Save time & money because there’s no shopping & no cleaning! Each meal serves 4. Choose 5 meals for $85, 6 meals for $100, or 7 meals for $115.
THE HEIR APPARENT – Apr. 20-22, 7pm, Topeka West high school, 2001 SW Fairlawn Rd. Sring comedy: The Heir Apparent by David Ives! Tickets $5 and may be purchased at the door or from any cast member. 785-438-4102. facebook.com/topekawesttheartre/   rmccoy@tps501.org


A FULL REPLICA OF THE TABERNACLE OF MOSES – Apr. 21-30. Mon-Fri,11am-8pm. Sat 9am-8pm. Sun 1-8:00 pm. Oakwood Baptist Church, 7600 Lee’s Summit Rd, KCMO. $6. 816-373-4733.




5TH ANNUAL BRIDGE2BRIDGE 5K RUN/WALK – Apr. 22, 9am, Downtown Topeka. Traverse sidewalks, streets, bridges in this urban experience.  Course is USATF certified. 8 age categories. All ages welcome. See Bridge 2 Bridge 5K Run & Walk facebook event page


WALK MS TOPEKA – Apr. 22, 9 am, Lake Shawnee Shelterhouse #1& 2. Look for facebook event page for details.


GARAGE SALE – Apr. 22, 7am-12noon., First Christian Ch., 1880 SW Gage, (enter from 19th and Stone Lot). Something for everyone; no clothes.  Proceeds used for community and youth activities.


BALLET MIDWEST’S SWAN LAKE– April 22, 8pm & 23, 3pm at TPAC. Two performances featuring talented, local dancers. Tickets available through Barbara’s Conservatory of Dance, TPAC Box Office, & Ticketmaster.


SENIOR RESOURCE FAIR – Apr. 22, 10-2., Fairlawn Plaza Mall. Meet with professionals to learn about senior living options and care choices. Register to win gift cards. Free. Sponsored by Topeka Area Continuity of Care.


NIA FAMILY FUN & HEALTH DAY – Apr. 29, 2-4pm, 123 NW Gordon.


DESIGNERS’ SHOWHOUSE – Apr. 29-May 21, 3143 SW Shadow Ln. Open for public tours Tue – Fri 11am-5pm, Sat-Sun 10-5. $10/person. Benefits Child Care Aware.  east.ks.childcareaware.org or 357-5171


TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM BLINTZE BRUNCH – Apr. 30, 9am-1:30. 4200 Munson. $12 in advance at the temple and at Einstein’s Outdoor Outfitters, $15 at the door. Traditional Jewish food & music, silent auction, bake sale, and prize drawings. For info: 272-6040 or office@tbstopeka.org


YOUTH FOR CHRIST GOLF CLASSIC – May 1, 11:30 reg.; 12:30 shotgun start, Lake Shawnee. Several sponsorship levels available. Lots of prizes! 232-8296 or topekayfc.org


NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER – May 4, Local Observances at Noon in the Capitol Rotunda, (For info: Dave DePue 785-249-7604, or dave.depue@capitolcom.org); and at 6:30 pm at Avondale East NET Center (For info: David Epps at 785-221-2788 or depps@billygraham.org)


SHAREFEST –  May 6. Churches working together, reaching out to the community. Register at sharefesttopeka.com


KANSAS KIDSFEST + FOOD TRUCKS – May 6th Event Time 10am – 6pm, West Ridge Mall. Variety of activity stations, live performances, interactive exhibitors, laser tag, bubble soccer, special appearances, inflatables, contests/door prizes, face-painting, balloon art, food trucks, & more. General adm. is free. Buy $10 unlimited play wristbands at www.kansaskidsfest.com and the Street Corner store in West Ridge Mall. Info: 785-560-4386, kidsfest@carnivalguy.com


RMHC Charity Golf Classic – May 22, 8:30am shotgun, Lake Shawnee Golf Course. 4-person scramble; $440 per team and includes cart, green fees, mulligans, long-drive hole, food (after golf), goody bags, prizes & silent auction.

Deadline is May 1. 785-235-6852 http://www.rmhcneks.org/event/rmhc-golf-tournament/  mindee@rmhcneks.org


DAY OUT WITH THOMAS THE TRAIN – Jun. 2-4, 9-11, Baldwin City. Midland Railway will be welcoming Thomas the Tank Engine back with his best friend Percy joining in on the fun. 913-721-1211, www.midlandrailway.org


Community Harvey House Luncheon – June 8, Great Overland Station. 785-232-5533


WALK TO END ALZHEIMER’S – June 10, Hummer Park, 2751 SW East Circle Dr. Registration at 8am; Ceremony at 9am; Walk at 9:15am.  Register at act.alz.org or Scott Bradley at 913-831-3888 or sbradley@alz.org


RMHC PULL A PLANE CHALLENGE – Jun. 10, 10:30am, American Flight Museum, Hangar 612, Forbes. Second annual ultimate tug-of-war competition for grown-ups benefits Ronald McDonald House Charities. Teams of 10 pullers compete to see who can pull an 80,000 pound vintage airplane 50 feet in the fastest time. Gates open at 10:30am, first team’s pull at 11:15am. Also car show, laser tag, bouncy house for kids, food vendors, live music, more, 785-235-6852




13th Annual Gala – June 16, Great Overland Station. 785-232-5533






C5Alive “POWER” LUNCHEON – Apr. 13, 11:30-1, Northland Christian Church, 3102 NW Topeka Blvd. Featured: Bob Hanson and others with a leadership talk & challenge.

  • Cost: $10 for C5 members & first-time guests who RSVP, $12 at the door
  • $15 for non-members & repeat guests.
  • Please RSVP to info@C5Alive.org, so we know how much food is needed!
    Open to the public – Put POWER in your life with great food, great speakers and great company! Invite a friend to join you!

SAVE THE DATE: May 11, 11:30-1, C5Alive “POWER” Luncheon. Details to be announced.


TOPEKA WOMEN’S CONNECTION “SPRING STYLE SHOW” LUNCHEON – Apr. 13, 11am, T&SC Public Library, 1515 SW 10th Ave. Prepaid luncheon reservations are $14 and are due by Apr. 10, by calling (785) 554-3617. No charge to attend the program only. Tina Price, Abilene, will share “Happily Ever After, a story of Forgiveness and Freedom.” Music: Jessica Matheis. Spring Style Show by Christopher & Banks and CJ Banks displaying the latest spring fashions.


WOMEN’S DINNER CONNECTION “SPRING FASHION SHOW” – Apr. 13, 6:30-8pm, T&SC Public Library, 1515 SW 10th Ave. $14 for lunch, no charge for program. Open to all women. RSVPs by Apr. 8 to Arlene, 233-0701 or Leidacloud@cox.net.  Spring Fashions by “Findables,” an upscale resale store benefiting Midland Care Hospice. Music: Stephanie Teagarden, vocalist, & Joel Davidson, guitarist. Speaker: Tina Price, Abilene, shares “Happily Ever After.”…A story of Forgiveness & Freedom!


DADDY’S GIRLS EMPOWERMENT MEETINGS – Do you want MORE… Come Join us for our More Luncheons where Real Women get together: share, learn and grow to return to our homes, families workplace, churches & other places of influence restored and rejuvenated to pursue God’s MORE…at Topeka Public Library, 12 noon, every 3rd Wednesday. Sponsored by Daddy’s Girls Inc. Please to RSVP make lunch reservations: daddys_girls_inc@ymail.com or 785-969-0491


FRATERNAL ORDER OF EAGLES Aerie 4319: First & Third Tue. 7pm; Auxiliary: Third & Fourth Tue. month 6pm, 2941 SE Fremont Street. The Fraternal Order of Eagles is an international non-profit organization uniting fraternally in the spirit of liberty, truth, justice, and equality, to make human life more desirable by lessening its ills and promoting peace, prosperity, gladness and hope. www.foe.com 785-266-7307


WELLS FARGO FINANCIAL EDUCATION EVENTS – Blue Moose Bar & Grill, 11:30 AM on the third Thu & Fri each month. Free, but RSVP required. On Thu Brian discusses family wealth strategies. On Fri. Amy discusses wealth strategies that apply to women. 785-271-2536  Jennifer.Ward@wellsfargoadvisors.com


CONCERNED WOMEN FOR AMERICA MEETING – Join other concerned individuals to pray and unite in action for Shawnee County and our Nation. For info about monthly meetings: 785-260-5659 or go to ks.cwfa.org.


THE HEAT – Free fitness classes; learn and build healthy social & eating habits. Held at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 4746 SW 21st St.  Sun. – 4-5pm Yoga; Mon. – 12-12:45pm Zumba; 5:30-6:15pm Kickboxing; 6:15-7pm Pilates Fusion; Tue. – 12-12:45pm Yoga; 5:30-6:15pm Zumba; 6:15-7pm Cardio Interval; Wed. – 12-12:45pm Kickboxing; Thu. – 12-12:45pm Pilates; 5:30-6:15pm  Cardio Interval – Low intensity; 6:15-7:00pm Cardio Interval – Moderate intensity; Fri. – 12-12:45pm Kickboxing; Sat. – 8-8:45am Kickboxing


TOPEKA TREASURE HUNTERS CLUB – 3rd Sun. of each month,  7pm, Papan’s Landing Senior Center, 618 NW Paramore St. Family Memberships include children & grandchildren up to 18 yrs. A place to meet friends to discuss all aspects of Metal Detecting, club business, plus socializing & entertainment.


STEP UP – BUILDING THE SMART STEP-FAMILY – Every Sun. 11am, Northland Christian Church, Room 4, 3102 NW Topeka Blvd. Focusing on the challenges facing step-families and blended families. Contact Thomas Munker at 249-3054 for info.


BOY’S TRAIL LIFE & AMERICAN HERITAGE GIRLS TROUPS – Every Mon. 6pm, Cornerstone Comm. Ch., 7620 SW 21st. Faith-based scouting programs kids age 5-18. Register at cornerstonetopeka.com. 478-2929.


INNOVATIVE NETWORKING GROUP OF TOPEKA – every other Wed. 11:20am – 12:30pm. www.INGTopeka.com – go to Event page to see meetings, locations & register

TIBA NETWORKING GROUP – 2nd Tues, 11:30a.m.-1 p.m. MUST RSVP: taradimick@gmail.com. Lunch is $10. www.topekatiba.org


DEAF WORSHIP SERVICE – 3rd Sun., 3pm, Faith Lutheran Church, 17th & Gage. Also, every Sun. 9:30am service is interpreted.


FAMILY EXPERIENCE (FX) – Every Sun., 6:01pm, Fairlawn Church of Nazarene, 730 Fairlawn Rd. A time of high intensity, action packed, skit mania, worship music all centered around the word of God for 45 minutes. A free family worship event. For info: Emily Moore, 272-6322 or fxthelawn@gmail.com.


LADIES’ SMALL GROUP – Every Sun., 6pm, Bethel Baptist Church, 4011 N. Kansas Ave. Studying the book of Esther, using the DVD series “It’s Tough Being a Woman” by Beth Moore. All welcome. Info: 286-0467.


THE FIRST PLACE 4 HEALTH PROGRAM – Mon., 6:30pm or Sat., 8am, Topeka First Assembly, 500 SW 27th St. This program points members to God’s strength & creates a compassionate support group that helps members stay accountable in a positive environment & delivers faith-based health & weight management instruction. To join or start a new group, contact Jan Norris, 972-0582 or norris.jan@sbcglobal.net or visit firstplace4health.com.


THE FORCE (Students Taking Action) – 1st Mon. & 3rd Tue., 6:30-8pm, Safe Streets, 2209 SW 29th St. Committed to being alcohol & drug free. Associate with like-minded peers, plan activities & get involved in the community. All youth ages 12-18 invited. 266-4606.


HEARTLAND HEALTHY NEIGHBORHOODS – 2nd Mon., 11:45am-1pm. Promoting neighborhood well-being by mobilizing people, ideas & resources. 233-1365.


TOPEKA LINCOLN CLUB – 1st Tue. of month, 7pm, Topeka Public Library. Discussing our greatest President, Abraham Lincoln, and his times. The public is welcome. For info, contact Kirk Nystrom 235-6977.


KC TRAUMA AND PTSD SUPPORT GROUP – Every Tue. 10am and Thu. 6:30pm. Call Denise at 816-885-9530.


OUR LADY OF THE FAITHFUL – Every 1st Tues., 6:30pm Mass followed by Dinner, Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church. A Catholic group for those in their 20-30s. For info: Michelle Ann 580-3071 or ourladyofthefaithful@gmail.com. Facebook: “Ourladyof theFaithful.”


SUNRISE OPTIMIST CLUB – Every Tue., 6:30am, Sunrise Optimist Complex, 720 NW 50th St. 246-1291.


MENNINGER BIBLE CLASSES – Tuesdays Noon -1pm. Amerus Room, YWCA, 225 West 12th. A new study group for Year One of Flo Menninger’s course on Four Years through the Bible. Read and discuss Genesis through First Kings. Nominal charge for materials.  For info call the YWCA at 233-1750 or Clara Gamache at 785-408-5433.


O.W.L.S. (Older Wise Loving Saints) – meets the second Tuesday of the month. Location varies and can be found at www.faithfamilylife.com


S.W.A.G. (Spiritual Warriors Anointed by God) youth group – Wed at 7:00 p.m. 3710 NW Topeka Blvd.


AWANA – Every Wed., 6-8pm, First Southern Baptist Church, 1912 SW Gage Blvd. Bible based program for children & youth ages 3-HS. For info: 272-0443.


AWANA – Every Wed., 6:30pm, Bethel Baptist Church, 4011 N. Kansas Ave. Bible based program for children & youth ages 3-HS. For info: 286-0467.


AWANA – Every Wed., 6:30-8pm, Auburn Christian Church. Bible based program for children & youth ages 3-HS. For info: 256-2515.


MACHINE EMBROIDERY CLUB – 1st Wed., 9am–3pm, Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 2021 SW 29th Street (east door). Anyone with an Embroidery machine is invited to attend, there are no dues or formal meeting agenda. Lunch is on your own. Teach each other, enjoy fellowship & complete projects. Call 379-5159.


SAFE STREETS MEETING – 1st Wed., 11:45am, Golf Park Blvd, 2 blocks west of Adams. For info: 266-4606.


STUDENT IMPACT – Every Wed., 6–8pm, First Southern Baptist, 1912 SW Gage Blvd. Youth games, teaching, worship, small groups. For info: 272-0443.


CHRISTIAN CHALLENGE – Every Thurs. 7–9pm, First Southern Baptist, 1912 SW Gage Blvd. Worship for college students.


FULL GOSPEL BUSINESSMEN’S FELLOWSHIP – 3rd Thurs., 6pm meal, 7pm meeting, Coyote Canyon, Huntoon & Wanamaker. Kirk Nystrom, 235-6977.


iMOM – 1st & 3rd Thurs., 9-11:30am, Topeka Bible Church Fellowship Hall, 1135 SW College. For all moms, helping them to be intentional! For info: 234-5545.


LIFE FEST – 1st Thurs., 10am-12:30pm, Covenant Baptist Church, 5440 SW 37th St. Celebrate Senior Life. For info: 273-2811.


OPERATION BACKPACK – 1st Thurs., 6pm, Lyman Learning Center, Lyman and N. Kansas Ave. Volunteers gather to assemble Weekend Snack Sacks for low-income students. Sponsored by Topeka North Outreach. For info: 286-1370.


SINGLES BIBLE STUDY – 2nd & 4th Thurs., 7pm, Heartland Worship Center Church of God, 1401 NW Harrison. For info: 232-5503.


TOPEKA GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY – 4th Thurs., 7pm, Topeka Shawnee County Public Library, 1515 SW 10th St. No program in Nov. or Dec. Promotes & stimulates the education, knowledge & interest of the membership & the public in family history, genealogical records & research. For info: 233-5762 or tgstopeka.org.


KINGDOM ADVISORS TOPEKA AREA STUDY GROUP – 3rd Thu., 11:30am, Northland Christian Church, 3102 NW Topeka Blvd. Christian financial professionals: financial planners, accountants, attorney’s & insurance agents invited. For info: kingdomadvisors.org or Jim Hanna, james.c.hanna@ampf.com or 357-6278 x19.


TOPEKA (Downtown) OPTIMIST CLUB – Every Fri., noon, Top of the Tower. Serving the youth of Topeka. Anyone welcome. For info: 272-1099 or fostern60@yahoo.com.


TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) — Every Fri. 8:30 to 10:00 am at 3221 SW Burlingame Road. 800-932-8677. Support for your weight loss journey. tops.org


VIP LUNCHEON FOR SENIORS – Every Fri., Noon, North Topeka Baptist Church, 123 NW Gordon. FREE lunch with Christian fellowship, devotions & entertainment provided by Topeka North Outreach. Free blood pressure checks the last Friday of every month, and birthday celebrations the 4th Friday. For Info: 286-1370.


A GOOD YARN CLUB – 2nd & 4th Sat., 9-11am, Wanamaker Rd Baptist Church, 2700 SW Wanamaker.  Doing Good for Others: Knitting & Crocheting for Local Charities, free yarn, needles, hooks & patterns. All are welcome. Info: Anne, 272-9249 or kittens812@att.net


BIBLE QUIZZING – 1st Sat. Learn God’s Word & have fun with area Christian youth age 9-19. YFC/YEA style quizzing & rules. 913-593-6427 or biblequizzer.org.


MONTHLY SCORE MEETING – 1st Sat., 8-9:30am, Washburn Tech, 5724 SW Huntoon (enter east doors facing Huntoon). No RSVP or fee is required. Small business owners are invited to a Breakfast Roundtable discussion with members of SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives). For info: 234-3049.


TOPEKA  LOVE AGLOW – Once a month on Sat. morning. A time of worship, prayer and encountering God. Call Tawny Barton at 785-409-0232 or Linda Williams at 785-267-0600 for details.


FREE ENGLISH CLASSES – Every Sat. 9-10:30am, Central Congregational Church, 1248 SW Buchannan. For info: 235-2376.


RUSSIAN HOUSE OF PRAYER – Every Sat., 4pm, Williamstown Assembly of God, 1225 Oak St., Perry/Williamstown. For info: 597-5228.


SINGLES PLAY CARDS SR. – 1st Sat., 6-9pm, St. Peter’s UMC, NW 35th & Hwy 75


SAVING DEATH ROW DOGS ADOPTION & EDUCATION – every Sat. 11am-2pm, Petco, 1930 SW Wanamaker.


UPPER ROOM COMMUNITY – second Sat., 10 am, Capitol Building







BROWN V. BOARD NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE – Daily, 9am–5pm, 1515 SE Monroe. Located in the former all-black Monroe School. Free admission. For info: 354-4273 or www.nps.gov/brvb/.


CEDAR CREST, official residence of the KS Governor ­– Mon., 1pm-3pm, with tours on the half hour, 1 SW Cedar Crest Rd. Free adm. For info: 296-3636.


COMBAT AIR MUSEUM – Mon.-Sat., 9:30am-4:30pm; Sun. noon–4:30pm, Hanger 602, Forbes Field. For info: 862-3303 or combatairmusem.org.


CURTIS HOUSE MUSEUM – Every Sat., 11am-3pm; by appointment other times, 1101 SW Topeka Blvd. Former mansion of Charles Curtis, 31st Vice President of the US, and the only one of American Indian heritage.  Cost $5. For info: 357-1371 or 597-5380.


CONSTITUTION HALL – Wed.-Sat., 9am-5pm; Sun., 1-5pm, National Landmark, Kansas State Historic Site, Civil War History: Famous Lecompton Constitution, 319 Elmore, Lecompton. For info: 887-6520 or consthall@kshs.org; lecomptonkansas.com or kshs.org/constitution_hall


GREAT OVERLAND STATION – Railroad museum, education center, veterans memorial and more. 701 N. Kansas Avenue. Tue-Sat 10am-4pm; Sun 1-4pm. Closed on Sundays in Jan. & Feb. Adm: $4 adults, $3 seniors,$2 children age 3-12. For info: 232-5533 or greatoverlandstation.com.


HISTORIC RITCHIE HOUSE – Tour the oldest remaining home in Topeka (built 1856-57). 1116 Madison. Admission free. 10am-2pm; weaving demonstrations, games, food & more.


HOLLEY MILITARY MUSEUM – Downtown Ramada Inn. Featuring 5 galleries, named after world leaders. Featuring World War II artifacts, Air Force One exhibit, Kansas War Heroes, Space, Vietnam & more. Cost: Free. 10am-8pm daily.


KANSAS NATIONAL GUARD MUSEUM – Forbes Field. For hours & info: 862-1020.


KANSAS MUSEUM OF HISTORY – 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday – Saturday, 1 – 5 p.m. Sunday. 6425 SW 6th Avenue. 785-272-8681, kshs.org/museum.


KANSAS STATE CAPITOL – Mon.-Fri., 8am–5pm, SW 10th & Jackson St. Tours provided. For info: 296-3966 or www.kshs.org/capitol. Dome Tours M-F 10:30am-4:15pm.


OLD PRAIRIE TOWN – 1st & Clay. Open Mon.-Sat., 10am-4pm; Sun. 12-4pm. Daily guided tours: M-F 10am, 12 & 2pm; Sat. & Sun. 12 & 2pm. 368-2441.


ROEBKE HOUSE MUSEUM – 216 New York, Holton. For info: 364-4991.


TERRITORIAL CAPITAL MUSEUM – Wed.-Sat., 11am-4pm; Sun., 1-5pm, National Register Site, 3 floors of Civil War and Victorian Artifacts, President Eisenhower’s parents’ marriage site: 640 E. Woodson Ave., Lecompton. For info: 887-6148 or lanemuseum@aol.com or lecomptonkansas.com.


TOPEKA/SHAWNEE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY – 1515 SW 10th St. Mon.-Fri., 9am-9pm, Sat., 9am-6pm, Sun., 12-9pm. For info: 580-4400.


TOPEKA ZOO – Gage Blvd. between 6th & 10th St. Zoo hours 9am-5pm. Birthday Parties available — choose from two separate party packages; parties last two hours. For info: 368-9180 or topekazoo.com.





FIRST FRIDAY ART WALK – 1st Friday of every month at various Topeka galleries. artsconnecttopeka.org.


BEAUCHAMP’S ART GALLERY – 3113 SW Huntoon. For info: Bob Swain, 233-0300 or beauchampsart@cox.net


THE ECLECTIVE ART SHOWROOM & STUDIOS – 900 N. Kansas in the NOTO Arts District.


MULVANE ART MUSEUM – at Washburn University. Free admission, open to the public. For info: 670-1124.


SIGNS OF LIFE GALLERY – 722 Massachusetts St., Lawrence. 830-8030 or SignsofLifeGallery.com


SOUTHWIND GALLERY – 3074 SW 29th Street, Topeka. 273-5994


TOPEKA ART GUILD & GALLERY – Wed.-Sat., 11am-5pm, Fairlawn Plaza. 273-7646 or topekaartguild.org







MIDLAND CARE GRIEF SUPPORT Groups: Building A, 200 SW Frazier Circle

Every Mon., 4-5pm: 12 Week Adult Group for Recent Loss

1st and 3rd Thu., 10:30am & 5:30pm—Ongoing Adult Group

1st and 3rd Thu., 5:30pm: Ongoing Young Adult Group (4-18 years of age)

For All Groups: Call for start dates and info packet. Group and individual grief support available upon request. For info: 785-232-2044 ext.341


ABORTION RECOVERY SUPPORT – Providing services for women & men who suffer from Post-Abortion Syndrome…we can help mend a broken heart! For info: Kay Lyn at KLCarlson20@cox.net.


AL-ANON FAMILY GROUPS – for friends & families of alcoholics. For info: 785-409-3072 or topekaalanon.org


PURSUIT FOR SEXUAL PURITY – Men struggling with pornography & sexual addiction.  This bible study/ accountability group uses the Pure Desire book by Ted Roberts. For info: 249-9509. All inquiries confidential.


ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT GROUPS – Monthly support group meetings for caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. For info: Alzheimer’s Association, Heart of America Chapter, 271-1844 or email cindy.miller@alz.org.


“HEALING HEARTS” support group/Bible study – For women whose husbands struggle with pornography addictions or have had affairs. Videos & workbook will give you hope for your marriage & emotional healing. For info: Jane Goble, 249-0983.


BIKERS AGAINST CHILD ABUSE – NE Kansas Chapter (B.A.C.A.) 3rd Sun., 4 pm American Legion, 3800 SE Michigan. Open to the public. For info: 817-5801.


FRIENDS WITH M.S. – 3rd Mon., 6:30pm, Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 2021 SW 29th St. (Enter East door). A Multiple Sclerosis support group. Donna, 266-7383.


BOUNCE BACK SELF-HELP – 3rd Mon., 6:30pm, Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 2021 SW 29th St. For those living with multiple sclerosis. For info: 273-0799.


INCARCERATED PERSONS & FAMILIES – 1st Mon., 6:30–7:30pm, YMCA, 421 Van Buren. 286-2329.


COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS/BEREAVED PARENTS GROUP – Meets 4th Mon. in Formation classroom at Most Pure Heart of Mary, 17th & Stone. Discussion starts 7pm; fellowship & refreshments 8:30. 272-4895


GRIEF SUPPORT – Sponsored by Heartland Hospice for those dealing with death or major loss:

1st Mon., 5:30-7:30pm, Individual appointments; other times are available. Call Terry Frizzell at (785)230-6730.

3rd Thurs., 11am, Lunch After Loss, Paisano’s Ristorante, Fleming Place, SW 10th & Gage Blvd,. Dutch treat luncheon to meet new friends who have sat where you are sitting. For reservations or info: 785-271-6500.



MON., 7pm – Westminister Presbyterian, south door, upstairs in Library; 233-6724.

WED., 7pm – St. Francis Hospital meeting room 6, 2nd floor; 234-8020.

SAT. – 9am – St. Francis Hospital meeting room 8, 2nd floor; 862-2326.

For info: 357-8774; sunflowerintergroup.oa.org.


NAMI TOPEKA – Every 2nd Tue., 6:45pm, lower level of Valeo, 330 SW Oakley. If door is locked, call 608-1317 to get in. The 1st hour is often a discussion of an important topic or video. The 2nd hour is usually a support talk time, w/ separate consumer & family groups. 608-1317.


EMOTIONS ANONYMOUS: a 12 step program for those suffering with emotional instability such as depression, anxiety, grief, etc.   Meets at Grace Episcopal Cathedral, weekly, Tuesdays, Noon-1:00.  N/C. For more information contact Sharon at 785-633-7764


OSTOMY SUPPORT GROUP – First Tue. each month at St. Francis Health, 1700 SW 7th St, Meeting Room, 2nd floor, 6–7:30pm. Anyone with an ostomy may attend. The goal is to provide education and ongoing support for individuals with an ostomy. Contact Teresa Kellerman at 785-295-5555 for info.


GRANDPARENT/RELATIVE CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP – 3rd Tue., 6:30-8pm, 2nd floor meeting room, St. Francis Hosp, 1700 SW 7th. For info: Sharla, 286-2329; Jennie (English/Spanish) 231-0763.


THE GREATER TOPEKA MULTIPLE MYELOMA – 3rd Tue., 7-8:30pm, Faith Lutheran Church, 17th St. & Gage Blvd. Open to Multiple Myeloma patients, their family members & friends. Share support, information,& friendship. For info: Donna, 903-918-9553.


“HEALING AFTER THE SUICIDE OF A LOVED ONE” (“HEAL”) – or Survivors of Suicide” (SOS). 1st & 3rd Tue., 7-8:30pm, Pozez Education Center of Stormont Vail Hospital, 1505 SW 8th St. Serving anyone who has lost a loved one by suicide.


PRISON OUTREACH MINISTRY – Every Tue., 7-9pm, Topeka Women’s Prison, 815 Rice Rd. Reaching out to those who can’t come in, finding freedom behind bars, inspiring inmates to seek salvation during a difficult time. Providing support & guidance through the Holy Spirit to offer strength. Director: Don Garner, 286-0489 or faithfamilylifeministries@gmail.com.


GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS – Every Wed, 7pm, St. Francis Hospital, meeting room #8.


JAYHAWK AREA AGENCY ON AGING – 4th Wed., 1pm, Rosehill Place Clubhouse. Monthly support group for caregivers of seniors. For info: 235-1367 ext.30.


MOMS-IN-TOUCH PRAYER GROUP – Every Wed., 2:30-3:30pm, Library at Cair Paravel-Latin School. Experience God’s power through prayer as we lift our students, teachers, staff, administrators & board up to the Lord. For info: 357-0369.


DIVORCECARE PROGRAMS – (For updates check www.divorcecare.org) locations and times:

WED. – 6:30pm, Topeka Bible Church, 1101 SW Mulvane. Cost: $15. Child care provided. For info: 379-0505 or www.divorcecare.org.

WED. – 6:45 – 8:45pm, Walnut View Christian Church, 3634 SE 37th St.  (just East of 37th & Croco). Cost:  $10 registration (scholarships available). The video seminar series featuring some of the nation’s foremost experts on divorce and recovery topics, combined with support group discussion of the materials. Complimentary child care children up to the fifth grade. Info: 266-7550 or walnutviewcc@att.net. Contact:  Pastor Thornton.

WED. – 6:30pm, Northland Christian Church, 3102 NW Topeka Blvd. No Cost . 286-1204, www.northland.cc


NAMI WASHBURN – 4th Thurs., 6-8pm, Spirit Building Room, University United Methodist Church, 1621 SW College Ave. NAMI is a student-run, student-led organization that provides mental health support, education, & advocacy in the Washburn Univ. setting. A support group is also available during this time.


PROSTATE CANCER SUPPORT GROUP – 1st Thurs., 7pm, Saint Francis Hospital 2nd floor conf. room of the cancer unit. For info: 266-9533.


NICOTINE ANONYMOUS – Every Fri., 6:30pm, Town & Country Christian Church Renaissance Room, 4925 SW 29th St., use west door cross red foot bridge. A fellowship of men & women helping each other to live free of nicotine. No fees. 402-321-486; Laboomaha@att.net.


CELEBRATE RECOVERY – Every Fri., 6pm, 1912 Gage Blvd. A Christ-centered program, based on 8 principles found in Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount. Applying these Biblical principles, become free from addictive & dysfunctional behaviors. 220-0017 or crtopeka.org.


TOPEKA NAR-ANON FAMILY GROUP – For families & friends who are affected by someone else’s narcotic addiction. Every Sat. – 1005 SW 10th, next to Oxford House, noon-1:15 pm.   www.naranonmidwest.org


COVENANT KEEPERS – 3rd Sat. Group for people who want to see their marriage saved when their spouse wants out.  For info: 816-453-0884 or 816-966-0927.