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CONCERTS

 

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!

 

SCOTT FRAKER CONCERT – Feb. 25, 4-6pm. First Presbyterian Church. Punch and cookies to follow. Free will offering accepted.

 

ELMONT OPRY – Mar. 10, 7pm; and 11, 1pm, Elmont UMC, 6635 NW Church Ln.  With Special Guests. Doors open 90 minutes early for lunch or dinner. Tickets $10 – call John at 246-0156.

 

THE WRIGHTS – Mar. 11. 5pm, Berryton UMC benefit, 50s & 60s music. 289-8905. thewrightsministries.com

 

LEGENDS IN CONCERT – Mar. 16, 7:30-10:30. TPAC. #1 tribute show from Vegas.

 

RANDY STONEHILL IN CONCERT – Mar. 22, Topeka Bible Church College Avenue Building, 1135 S.W. College Ave. Contemporary Christian music pioneer Randy Stonehill will be in concert at 7 p.m. There is no charge for admission and a freewill offering will be received.

 

COUNTRY GOLD TOUR – Mar. 26, 3pm. TPAC.

 

 

SPECIAL CHURCH EVENTS

 

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
ALL YOU CAN EAT BREAKFAST – Feb. 25, 8-12. True Vine Missionary Baptist Church, 307 SE Tefft. $10.

 

WOMENS RETREAT: SWEET LIFE CAFE – Feb. 25, 9-4:30, Northland Christian Church. Get away from the busyness of life, relax, share laughter and spend time with God. Lunch served. Cost $20. Register at northland.cc or 286-1204.

 

BOY SCOUT TROOP 10 PANCAKE FEED – Feb. 25, 7am-1pm, University United Methodist Church, 1621 SW College Ave.  All-you-can-eat pancakes just $5.00 with bottomless juice or coffee. Children under 5 eat free with adult purchase.

 

THE SPIRE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA – Feb. 26, 4pm. Grace Episcopal Cathedral, 701 SW 8th. $20 general admission, $5 students. For info: greatspaces.org

 

SHROVE TUESDAY PANCAKE DINNER – Feb. 28, 5:30-7. First Presbyterian Church. Free.

 

FIRST WEDNESDAY WESLEY CAFE – Mar.1, 5:30-7pm. Susanna Wesley United Methodist Church, 7433 SW 29th St. For info: 478-3697 or swumc@swumc.org

 

LENTEN SERVICES – Wednesday’s through Mar. 1 – Apr. 5, 5 & 7pm. Faith Lutheran Church, 17th & Gage. A meal will be served from 5:45-6:45pm.

 

SLIME FEST 2017 – Mar. 3, 6-8pm, Good News Church KIDZONE (Elementary school Kid’s)

 

FIRST FRIDAY EXPLOSION – Mar. 3, 7pm. Faith Temple Church, 1162 SW Lincoln.  Testimonies; music; praise and worship; and preaching

 

WOMEN’S PRAYER BREAKFAST – Mar. 4, 9am. First Baptist Church, 3033 SW MacVicar Ave. $5. For info: 228-2126

 

3RD ANNUAL PASSION TO PURPOSE BRUNCH – Mar. 4, 1pm. New Mount Zion, 2801 SE Indiana Ave. Women Empowerment brunch is designed to provide each of us with information and a networking opportunity that will help us move together From Passion to Purpose. Featuring author Louis Collins and Caleb Stephens. This event is ideal for Women, Men, and Mature Teens. Tickets $35. Don’t forget to bring a little cash for our Tie-Ality (Men Ties, Shoes, and Shirts) Raffle by suggested donation. For info: 256-0784 or we.topeka@gmail.com

 

TOPEKA CHURCHES SINGING CONVENTION ANNUAL BANQUET – Mar. 5, 2pm. McFarland’s Restaurant 4133 SW Gage Center Drive. $25 adults, $15 children 12 and under. For info: 817-2718

 

CONQUER SERIES – Beginning Mar. 5, 6-7pm, Topeka Bible Church, 1101 SW Mulvane. A cinematic teaching series on pornography.  The Conquer Series, unrivaled in its scope and authority, is not about behavior modification but heart transformation.  This 5-week non-denominational discipleship curriculum provide insights from top Christian leaders who lay out biblical strategies and scientific facts about the use of pornography. For info: 234-5545

 

CONCERT – Mar. 5, 3pm, First Lutheran Church, 1234 S.W. Fairlawn. Organist Melody Steed and trumpet player Keith Benjamin

 

ALL YOU CAN EAT HAM & BEANS SUPPER – Mar. 10, 4-6:30pm. Kansas Ave United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 1029 N Kansas Ave. Adults $8. Price includes cornbread, drink & dessert. Community Invited!

 

MARCH MADNESS TO GLADNESS – Mar. 26, 3pm, New Beginning Missionary Baptist Church, 1329 SW 37th. Celebrating our 19th Annual Church Anniversary. All are invited. We will be taking our Ministry to the streets of Topeka. (785) 8621141; tnbtop.com; newbeginning3@gmail.com

 

COMMUNITY MEAL & SILENT AUCTION – Mar. 30, 5-7pm. Berryton United Methodist Church, 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.

 

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

 

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

 

 

SEMINARS & CONFERENCES

 

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
19th ANNUAL CHRISTIAN EDUCATION & COLLEGE EXPO – Mar. 4, 10am-2pm. Colonial Presbyterian Church, 9500 Wornall, Kansas City, MO. Sponsored by Metro Voice. 25 K-12 Schools, Homeschool 50 Colleges from 15 States, plus, Free Seminars! 816-524-4522.

 

MEDICARE EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR – Mar. 14 at 2pm. Learn the basics of Medicare and all of its options. Seminars are designed for those becoming eligible for Medicare as well as those considering making a change during open enrollment. Seminars are free & open to the public, and will be held at the Heart Center at 929 SW Mulvane. For info: 233-1816 or info@century-health.com. Light snacks & beverages provided.

 

TOPEKA LITERACY COUNCIL VOLUNTEER TUTOR TRAINING WORKSHOP – Mar. 25 & Apr. 1, 9am-4:45pm. Doorstep Building, 1119 SW 10th. $25 for class and materials. For info: 234-2806 or topekaliteray@juno.com

 

MEDICARE EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR – Mar. 28 at 6:30pm. Learn the basics of Medicare and all of its options. Seminars are designed for those becoming eligible for Medicare as well as those considering making a change during open enrollment. Seminars are free & open to the public, and will be held at Cotton O’Neil North at 4505 NW Fielding. For info: 233-1816 or info@century-health.com. Light snacks & beverages provided.

 

 

 

FAMILY-FRIENDLY EVENTS

 

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.

 

WOW – WORKIN’ OUT ON WEDNESDAYS – 5:30 pm every Wed., south steps of the Capitol building. Free, fun and family-friendly. A combination of aerobic & strength training exercises, coupled with a fun line dance to end each experience. www.makinmoves.com

 

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

 

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.

 

KANSAS SILENT FILM FESTIVAL SPECIAL EVENT– Feb. 24-25, White Concert Hall, Washburn University. Free. Cinema dinner available on Sat. For details: Kssilentfilmfest.org.

 

EQUIFEST 2017 – Feb. 24-26. Kansas Expocentre. All-breed horse fair and exposition. Rodeo, mounted shooting, etc. Friday Night, followed by a dance featuring Dustin Evans and Good Times. Kansas State Swingin Spurs will entertain and teach dance lessons throughout the weekend. For info: 776-0662

 

TOPEKA LUTHERAN SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE – Feb. 26, 2-4pm, Topeka Lutheran School. Come learn about TLS and the benefits of a Christ centered education. You will have a chance to speak with the teachers and staff of TLS, members of the school board, and current TLS families. Students will also be displaying their musical abilities throughout the afternoon. For info: 785-357-0382.

 

FROM LLAMAS TO LODGING – Feb. 28, 9am-4:30pm, Ravenwood Lodge. Explore the possibilities of an agriculture-based business.  Registrations are available at Shawnee.k-state.edu.

 

TOPEKA RESTAURANT WEEK – Feb. 28 to Mar. 7. A portion of all meals support Harvesters BackSnack Program. For info: (785) 234-1030

 

KINDERGARTEN ROUNDUP – Mar. 1, 9:30-11am, Topeka Lutheran School. An exciting preview of Kindergarten. Meet teachers & staff and see the benefits of a Christ-centered education. Your child will enjoy a morning of activities lead by “real cowboys” while parents hear about the exciting future at TLS and learn about the enrollment process

 

FLIPPIN’ FRIDAY OPEN WORKOUTMar. 3, 10, 17, 24, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Evolution Gymnastics, Tumbling, and Cheer, 3335 SE 21st St. Open workout is a great time for athletes to work on tumbling, gymnastics, or any other exercises that they need specific equipment or assistance! Open workout is not structured like a class, however, trained specialists are available for anyone that needs assistance. $8 per Athlete. (785) 438-2055

 

THUNDER RIDGE 3 MILE HIKE – Mar. 4, 8:30am to 12:00pm. Join the Dirty Girls for a beautiful hike through the woods near Lake Perry. We will hike about 3 miles, with some steep and rocky terrain. Check in at 8:30. Hike from 9-11 approximately, with time around the campfire afterwards for lunch. Check the Dirty Girl website to sign up and find out more information, approximately 1 month prior to event date. After you sign up, the Dirty Girls will send you a confirmation email with additional information. Cost$40.00. www.dirtygirladventures; jenniferwoerner@yahoo.com; 785-224-0351

 

HEALTHY SOLES – Mar. 4,18, 25, West Ridge Mall, lower level center court near Tradehome Shoes. Makin’ Moves & Chris “The Health-Hippie” Omni hosts a FREE planned and progressive walking experience designed to help you move more, live better, laugh a lot and enjoy life. Text “TheHealthHippie” to 25328

 

SCHOOL CARNIVAL – Mar. 4, 4-7 pm, Auburn Elementary School.

 

COUPLES DATE NIGHT – Mar. 4, 7-8:30pm. Topeka Bible Church. Dessert and swing dance lessons. Free.

 

BLEEDING KANSAS 2017 – Sundays through Mar. 5, 2pm, Constitution Hall Historic Site, 319 Elmore, Lecompton. A series of talks and dramatic interpretations on the violent territorial and civil war history of Kansas 1854-1865. Actors will portray Kansans from this turbulent era. Adm: $3 adults, $1 students. Children five & younger free. On tap for Jan. 29: “Kansas on Appeal: Highlights from 156 years of Sunflower State Advocacy in the Supreme Court of the United States” by Kansas Attorney General, Derek Schmidt, with remarks by Kansas State Archivist, Matt Veatch. For info: 785-887-6520, www.lecomptonkansas.com

 

TOPEKA KIDS CLOSET SPRING INTO SAVINGS EVENT – Mar. 9, 10, Mar. 11, 6. Topeka Sunrise Optimists. Free.  www.kidscloset.biz/topeka

 

KANSASWORKS STATEWIDE JOB FAIR – Mar. 9, 2:30-6:30. Topeka Workforce Center.

 

COMMUNITY HARVEY HOUSE LUNCHEON – Mar. 9, 11:30-1:30pm. Great Overland Station. These uniquely elegant luncheons are served by our very own costumed Harvey Girls who enjoy sharing their knowledge of Fred Harvey and the historical Harvey Houses. Following lunch, a docent in authentic Santa Fe ticket agent uniform gives a guided tour of the Great Overland Station. $23.50 per person. For info and reservations by Mar. 3: 232-5533 ext. 14 or asigars@greatoverlandsation.com

 

TOPEKA HOME SHOW – Mar 10-12, Expocentre. $5 in Advance, $10 at the Door (785) 235-1986

 

8 MILES OF MARCH MADNESS – Mar. 11, 8:30am to 1:00pm, Hike 8 Miles on the PLT (Perry Lake Trail). We will choose a section of this 29 mile trail to enjoy with you. This trail includes difficult, technical trail with steep inclines/declines. Check the Dirty Shop at dirtygirladventures.net to sign up for events in advance, approximately 1 month prior to event. Once registered, you will receive an email with additional details. $40 regular $30 member; jenniferwoerner@yahoo.com; 785-224-0351

 

IRISH FEST, PARADE AND 5K RUN – Mar. 11, Assumption Church 204 SW 8th. 8am breakfast, followed by Leprechaun Leap; 5K fun run and 1 mile walk; and bed race at S.W. 6th and Jackson; kids carnival; Irish Fest lunch; traditional Irish music with Fraoch; the Donkey Show, and more. Parade starts at noon. For info: materdeiirishfest.com or 234-9336

 

REGIONAL ORPHAN CARE SEMINAR – Mar. 11, 8:30am, Topeka Bible Church, 1101 SW Mulvane. An informational seminar on engaging in orphan care, adoption &foster/respite care. (785) 7834577; lifelinechild.org/events; jessa.swearingen@lifelinechild.org

 

56TH ANNUAL KANSAS PRAYER BREAKFAST – Mar. 15, 6am, Ramada Inn downtown. Guest speaker: Major General Julie A. Bentz, Vice Director of the Joint Improvised Threat Defeat Organization, with leaders in government, business, education and industry. $18 each or tables of 10 for $180. For info and RSVP: info@kansasprayerbreakfast.net or 380-2901

 

HY-VEE SIMPLE FIX – Mar. 16, 5-7pm. Register by Mar. 12th. 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.
CPLS KINDERGARTEN ROUNDUP – Mar 17, Cair Paravel Latin School, 635 SW Clay. Info & registration: 232-3878 or www.cpls.org

 

TUTTLE TREK – Mar. 18, 12:15pm to 3:00pm. AmeriCorps members will lead a guided hike through the park. At the conclusion, a craft item will be built. What to Bring: Bring water, binoculars, comfortable hiking shoes, snacks and camera. Free. www.facebook.com/TuttleCreekStatePark/; tuttlecreeksp@ksoutdoors.com; 785-539-7941

 

MENARDS NHRA HEARTLAND NATIONALS – Mar 19-21. Heartland Park Topeka. For info and tickets: 800-884-6472 or nhra.com/tickets

 

SEE ME SAVE CONSIGNMENT SPRING SALE – Mar. 22-25, Topeka Ramada West. For info: seemesave.biz

 

ABATE DISTRICT 4 BOWLING TOURNAMENT – Mar. 26, 12-6pm, West Ridge Lanes

 

2017 GREAT FUTURES GALA – Mar. 28, 5:30-8:30pm, Boys & Girls Clubs of Topeka. Dinner, live musical entertainment, as well as a live and silent auction. For info: www.bgctopeka.org to purchase tickets

 

SHARE THE STORY – Mar.30, 5:30pm, Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center at Washburn Univ., 1700 SW College Ave. An evening of stories from our various ministries. See how God is moving in families and with vulnerable children through adoption! Silent auction, a wonderful dinner. (785) 7834577, lifelinechild.org/events;  jessa.swearingen@lifelinechild.org

 

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

 

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.

 

PAWS IN THE PARK – Apr. 8, 10am-2pm at 21st & Belle. 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.

 

4th ANNUAL TOPEKA EASTER PARADE & FUN FAIR – Apr. 15, 10am-3pm, North Kansas Avenue & Garfield Park. Topeka’s fourth annual Easter parade will begin at the tracks in NOTO and proceed north on Kansas Avenue to Garfield Park at 10am. 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.

 

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.

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

MEETINGS & CLASSES

 

C5Alive “POWER” LUNCHEON – Mar. 9, 11:30-1, Governor’s Rowhouse, 811 SW Buchanan. Featured Speaker: Gov. Sam Brownback.

  • 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: Apr. 13, 11:30-1, C5Alive “POWER” Luncheon. Details to be announced.

 

TOPEKA WOMEN’S CONNECTION “It’s a Party” LUNCHEON – Mar. 2 11am, T&SC Public Library, 1515 SW 10th Ave. The speaker will be Pat Rohling, of Valley Center. Music will be provided by Trina Goss. Also, Brenda Ruhnke will make a presentation about the Dandelions Party Room. Prepaid luncheon reservations are $14 and are due by Feb. 27, by calling (785) 554-3617. There is no charge to attend the program only.

 

SATURDAY WOMEN’S CONNECTION “GARDEN PARTY” LUNCHEON – Mar.. 4, 10-11:30am, T&SC Public Library, 1515 SW 10th Ave. $14 for lunch, no charge for program. Open to all women. RSVPs by Sep. 5 to Arlene, 233-0701 or Leidacloud@cox.net.  Business Feature; Master Gardener Layne Hunley; tips for beautifying your yard or patio. Music:  Love N Harmony:  Barbershop quartet. Speaker:  A Girl Named “Peaches!”  Pat Rohling, Valley Center, KS, speaks with humor & sincerity of how her journey in life was clearly changed.

 

DADDY’S GIRLS EMPOWERMENT MEETINGS – Weekly at various times & locations. Daddy’s Girls*Inc. is a faith based non-profit organization that encourages young ladies to make wise choices by providing biblically based education & mentoring. Enjoy hanging out with other young ladies striving to reach their highest potential through the power of Jesus Christ! Remember: Modest is still the hottest and Virgin is still His standard! Call to find a meeting location near you:785-969-0491, daddysgirlsinc.com; daddys_girls_inc@ymail.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

 

 

 

 

FAMILY-FRIENDLY DESTINATIONS

 

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.

 

 

FINE ART

 

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

 

 

 

 

SUPPORT GROUPS

 

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.

 

OVEREATERS / UNDEREATERS ANONYMOUS:

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.