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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!


THE ARMOURAIRES QUARTET AND FRANKIE VALENS – June 3, 6pm, Kansas Ave United Methodist Church, 1029 N Kansas Ave. Gospel Music Show with The Armouraires Quartet and Frankie Valens, Legendary 60’s and 70’s pop icon (“This Magic Moment”) and his wife, Phyllis Valens, a concert pianist, making a special stop in Topeka for a 2-hour show. Love Offering will be received. Come hear some great music in the NOTO Arts District. (785) 6330273 www.armourairesquartet.com  white61@cox.net


GAGE PARK SUMMER CONCERT SERIES – June 4, 7-9pm. Marshall’s Band performs a free concert at Gage Park Amphitheatre


CONCERT IN THE PARK SERIES – June 5, 7:30-9pm. The North Topeka Community Band will perform a free concert at Garfield Park


NOONTIME BROWN BAG CONCERT – Wednesdays 11-1: June 7 (Ric Barron Band on TPAC lawn)  June 14 (Kirk Drager at Westar Pocket Park, 818 S Kansas), June 21 (Kyler Carpenter & Kid Jam on TPAC lawn) & June 28 (Josh Vowell Band at Westar Pocket Park, 818 S Kansas).


BRIAN REGAN IN CONCERT – June 8, 7:30pm, TPAC. Price: $44.50. (785) 234-2787


SECOND SATURDAY CONCERT SERIES – Jun. 10, 5:30pm, Downtown Topeka, 8th & Jackson. Mantra Tonic (7:30 pm – 9:30 pm): Folk Fusion; and
JC The New King of Funk (10:00 pm – 12:30 am): Funk/Soul/R&B


GAGE PARK SUMMER CONCERT SERIES – June 11, 7-9pm. Topeka Jazz Workshop performs a free concert at Gage Park Amphitheatre


THE WRIGHTS – Revival at Family Life Nazarene, 1211 NW 46th St. June 17, 6pm; June 18, 10am & 6pm; June 19, 7pm. 289-8905. thewrightsministries.com


GAGE PARK SUMMER CONCERT SERIES – June 18, 7-9pm. Marshall’s Band performs a free concert at Gage Park Amphitheatre


CONCERT IN THE PARK SERIES – June 19, 7:30-9pm. Sante Fe Band will perform a free concert at Garfield Park


SUMMERTIME BLUES – June 21, 7-9pm, Gage Park Amphitheater. Featuring Rod Peterson and the Assembly. Sponsored by Topeka Blues Society. Admission is free. Seating available, or bring your own chairs/blankets.


GAGE PARK SUMMER CONCERT SERIES – June 25, 7-9pm. Free. Sante Fe Band in Concert at Gage Park Amphitheatre


GAGE PARK SUMMER CONCERT SERIES – July 2, 7-9pm. Sante Fe Band performs a free concert at Gage Park Amphitheatre


LIVERPOOL LEGENDS, FEATURING HAYDEN HIGH SCHOOL BAND – Sep. 23, TPAC. Liverpool Legends “The Complete Beatles Experience!” Hayden High School band will be performing alongside Liverpool Legends playing famous Beatles songs such as “Hey Jude”, “Penny Lane” and more. Led by Director of Bands, Josh Benteman, Tickets available at www.ticketmaster.com, by phone at 1-800-745-3000 or at the TPAC box office





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
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


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


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


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.


RUMMAGE SALE – Jun. 1-3, 8am-3pm, Faith Lutheran, 17th & Gage. Fundraiser for Youth Ministry.


68th CHURCH ANNIVERSARY – June 2, 7pm; and June 4, 11am, Faith Temple Church, 1162 SW Lincoln St.


  1. MATTHEW PARISH CRAFT FAIR – June 3, 9-3:30. St. Matthew Catholic Church & School, 2700 SE Virginia. For info: saintmatthews.org or 2325012


FLEA MARKET AND BAKE SALE – June 3, 8-4, Grace United Methodist, 2627 SW Western


SUMMER SPORTS CAMP – June 3, 9:30am – 3pm, East Side Baptist Church, 4425 SE 29th St. Free camp for kids entering K-6th grades. Lunch is provided. (half-day options available also). 785-379-9933; esbcks.org


EVANGELIST JOSH RADFORD – June 7, 7pm, Family of God Church, 1231 NW Eugene. (785) 234-1111. FOGchurch.com  FamilyOfGodChurch@hotmail.com


FIRST WEDNESDAY WESLEY CAFE – June 7, 6:10pm, Susanna Wesley UMC, 7433 SW 29th. Pork explosion, soba salad with grilled tofu, baked beans, potato salad and cookies. $6 adults; $3 children. A worship service will follow at 7:00. 785-478-3697 or www.swumc.org/wesley-cafe-sign-up1.html


COMMUNITY DINNER – June 7, Tecumseh UMC. Meat loaf, mashed potatoes, salad, dessert and drink for free will donation.


WOMEN’S CONFERENCE SPIRIT, SOUL, AND BODY – June 10, 10am, Antioch Family Life Center, 1921 SE Indiana Ave.  Covering topics that are important to women: Weight Loss and Self-Worth.  Rev. Sarah Griggs will be sharing insights from the Word of God on why we fail in our weight loss endeavors and about an overlooked spiritual weapon to help us gain the victory. Special speaker Sue Paul will share insights God showed her in her own weight loss journey of more than 100 pounds. Rev. Griggs will also encourage women about self-worth issues and how to view ourselves the way God views us. Includes a catered lunch. $10 charge for the meal. Register by June 5 by calling 785-232-3417. www.exodusministriestopeka.org  exodusministries@aol.com


37TH PASTORAL ANNIVERSARY SERVICES – June 10-14, House of the Lord Church 2531 Wittenberg Rd., J. Michael Berjon, Pastor. Guest Speakers: June 10, 6pm: Pastor Ronald Lassiter; June 11, 11am, and June 13 &14, 7pm: Evangelist Joe Serda. For info: 266-LOVE


CLOTHING EXCHANGE – June 10 & 17, 9am – 12pm, Topeka Free Methodist Church, 3450 SE Indiana Ave. Free clothing & small household items. People may also bring gently used clothing to share.


FREE MOVIE NIGHT – Jun 10, 6pm, Highland Heights Christian Church, 2930 SE Tecumseh Rd. Watch the movie “Home Run” a True Story of baseball all-star Cory Brand. Off the field, with memories of his past haunting him, his life is spiraling out of control. But with God, it’s never too late…freedom is possible.

Doors open at 5:30 pm. Free movie snacks.  785-379-5642.


SUMMER BOOST BBQ – June 11, 11:30-2. Susanna Wesley United Methodist Church. Food, pool activities, music, etc. Adults $7, children $3.


SAIL (Supportive Adults Inspiring Lives) – June 13, 11:30am, Washburn University. Visitors are welcome to attend. The group will meet on the Washburn University campus. Lunch will be at 11:30 at Lincoln Center cafeteria on the east side of the campus. The cost will be $6.85 plus tax. After lunch the group will walk across the parking lot to the KBI Building, where they will learn about the new building and the work done there. To sign up: www.swumc.org/sail-sign-up.html or call Susanna Wesley at 785-478-3697.


“UNDERSTANDING AND ANSWERING ATHEISM” – June 23, 6-9pm and June 24, 9am-4:30pm, Northland Christian Church, 3102 N.W. Topeka Blvd. A Ravi Zacharias simulcast event. The cost is $20, which includes a box lunch, snacks and a participant guide. To register, visit www.northland.cc


COMMUNITY INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION – July 4, 10-11am, Grace Cathedral, 701 SW 8th Ave.  It is a “red, white and blue” extravaganza with brass, drums, piano, organ, winds, choirs, and soloists.  (785) 235-3457


CROSSROADS RODEO BIBLE CAMP – Jul. 7-10 (Grades 5-8) & Jul. 11-15 (Grades 9-12), Leavenworth Co. Fairgrounds, Tonganoxie, Ks. Camp activities: meals & snacks, skill building, music, Bible study, rodeo participation. Register at CrossroadsCowboyChurch.net. Facebook: Crossroads Rodeo Bible Camp. For info: C3RBC@yahoo.com.


SUMMER ART CAMP – July 15, 9:30am – 3pm, East Side Baptist Church, 4425 SE 29th St. Free camp for kids entering K-6th grades. Lunch is provided. (half-day options available also). 785-379-9933; esbcks.org





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 – June 13, 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 – June 27, 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 Mon. & Wed. Mon. at Countryside UMC, 32nd & Burlingame, from 3-5. Park on the NORTH side & use the furthest WEST door. Follow the hallway to gym. On Wed. at First Baptist, 30th & MacVicar, from 1-3. Park on the WEST side. Gym is right inside the doors.


MONDAY MARKET AT THE LIBRARY – Mondays, thru Oct. 9, 8-11:30am, 1515 SW 10th.


SILVER LAKE FARMERS MARKET – Tuesdays 6–8pm, Jun. 6 – Sep. 5 , Silver Lake Public Library, 203 Railroad St, Silver Lake


EAST TOPEKA FARMERS MARKET – Tuesdays 3-7pm, 2010 SE California – Topeka Housing Authority. tgeorge@tha.gov


CAPITOL MIDWEEK FARMERS MARKET – Every Wed., thru Oct. 18, 7:30am – 12pm, Corner of 10th & Jackson on the South side of the Capitol Lawn
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.
FARMERS MARKET @ KNI – Fridays thru Aug. 11, 7:30am-12noon, Kansas Neurological Institute, SW 21st & Oakley


DOWNTOWN TOPEKA FARMERS MARKET – Saturday’s through Nov., 7:30am-noon, 12th & Harrison. The open-air market is full of fresh fruits and vegetables, herbs, arts & crafts, flower, home-baked goods, more.


MOTHER TERESA’S FARMERS MARKET – Saturdays 8:30-11:30am, Mother Teresa of Calcutta Catholic Church 2014 NW 46th St.


SWAP MEET AT PREMIERE FARM & HOME – last Sat. of every month thru Oct., 900 SW University Blvd, 7 am to noon. Laying hens, pullets, baby chicks, guineas, ducks, geese, and more. No fee to set up. No goats.


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.


MOVIE ON THE LAWN: JUMANJI – June 2, 10:45pm. Kansas State Capitol. Bring your own blankets & lawn chairs.


RELAY FOR LIFE OF SHAWNEE COUNTY – June 2, 5pm. Hummer Sports Park. Food and kids activities available ($5).


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


A MENAGERIE OF THERAPEUTIC ANIMALS ART EXHIBIT – June 2, 5pm, Creations of Hope Gallery, 909 N. Kansas Ave. The exhibit features three artists, Jamie Ruff, Stacy Lyddon, and Connie English who illustrate the healing power of animals in their artwork. (785) 783-7558. cweeks@valeotopeka.org



YOUTH IN THE OUTDOORS DAY – June 3, 9-2. Ravenwood Lodge, 10147 SW 61st. Free activities for kids 6-16. Parent or guardian must be present. Activities include: Laser shoot, archery clinics, BB gun clinic, turkey calling, fishing and fly fishing demonstration, black powder, hunter safety education, clay target shooting clinic, water fowl calling, wildlife habitat education. 785-438-2065


CAPITAL CITY FAMILY & FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL – June 3, 11-5pm. Kansas State Capitol, 300 W 10th. More than 40 Food Trucks & vendors, bounce houses, live music & entertainment. No admission


MULVANE ART FAIR –  June 3, 10-5 & June 4, 10-4. Mulvane Art Museum, 1700 College. Adm. $10. A juried art fair that features more than 90 artists using a variety of media from across the state, region and country. Also features live music, beer garden, and food options


GERMANFEST – June 3, 5-11pm & June 4, 10-5, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 312 NE Freeman. German food, carnival, entertainment, auction, vendor booths & more. SacredHeartStJosephCatholic.org


SACRED HEART-ST. JOSEPH 5TH ANNUAL BRAT TROT –  June 3, 8am, Sacred Heart parking lot, 312 NE Freeman. Brat Trot 5K Run/Walk loops through 3.1 miles of Oakland and returns to Sacred Heart. $25 registration at tinyurl.com/BratTrot2017; includes t-shirt & snacks.


3RD ANNUAL SERIOUS FUN MUD RUN – Jun. 4, 9am – 5pm, Kansas Children’s Discovery Center, 4400 SW 10th Ave. This Kid’s Fun Run is for children ages 4 through 12 and features running through obstacles just their size, maneuvering through a field of squirt guns, crawling through tunnels, making their way through mud pits and more. Family Fun Mud Run starts at 2pm. 785-783-8300.  camps@kansasdiscovery.org


TOPEKA GIVES – June 6, 7-6pm. Fairlawn Plaza. A day of charitable giving featuring 169 nonprofit organizations All donations will be matched by the Topeka Community Foundation.


HEALTHY STEPS KICKOFF PARTY – June 6, 9-10, West Ridge Mall. Mall walking. Meet in food court for special speakers, blood pressure checks and prize drawings the first Tuesday of every month.


REACH FOR THE STARS! – June 7, 6-7:30pm, TPAC. Kansas Ballet Academy’s annual Class Concert is a wonderful opportunity for students to display their yearly progress to friends and family members. (317) 658-2151. Price: $12 Adult, $10 Senior, $8 Child


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


MUSEUM AFTER HOURS “Doughboys and Doughnut Girls” – June 9, 6:30 -8pm, Kansas Museum of History, 6425 SW 6th Ave. “Doughboys and Doughnut Girls: The Salvation Army and WWI.” Free admission 5 – 9 p.m. with the special exhibits gallery featuring Captured: The Extraordinary Adventures of Colonel Hughes.


SUNFLOWER MUSIC FESTIVAL – June 9-17, 7:30-9pm, White Concert Hall, SW 17th and Jewell Streets. The 9-day event presents an annual series of orchestra concerts, chamber music evenings, educational projects and other artistic events. Donations only. 785-670-1396. sunflowermusicfestival.org


BROOKSFEST POETRY 5K WALK – June 10. 5K is 8:30-10:30am. Brown v Board of Education National Historic Site, 1515 SE Monroe St. $15 for adults, $10 for kids. For info: facebook.com/events/1452533488101264/  Celebration with poetry walk, food, cake, frozen custard and kid’s activities takes place 1-5pm.


A HITCHCOCK DOUBLE FEATURE – June 10, 7-11pm, Jayhawk Theatre, 720 SW Jackson St.  A Hitchcock double feature: Psycho and Rear Window. A Slash and Bash event. Proceeds go to The United Stroke Alliance with the help of the Kansas Rehabilitation Hospital.


HEARTLAND MILITARY DAY 2017 – June 10, 7am-4pm. Museum of the Kansas National Guard, 125 SE Airport Dr. Pancake feed followed by activities. Free. For info: 862-1021


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




CYCLOVIA OAKLAND – June 11, 1-4pm. Santa Fe Park. Free.


MURDER MYSTERY DINNER – June 11, 5-9pm. North Star Steakhouse presents a family-friendly, interactive murder mystery comedy. The show includes a delicious three course dinner from North Star Steakhouse: $40 – Reservations: 785-354-8880


THE BROWNSTONE GRAND OPENING OPEN HOUSE – June 11, 12-4pm, 4020 NW 25th. Grand Opening of Topeka’s newest wedding and event venue. thebrownstonetopeka.com.


HY-VEE FREE FAMILY FUN NIGHT – June 12, 4-7pm, The Kansas Children’s Discovery Center. (785) 783-8300: FREE!


KTWU 6th ANNUAL GOLF CLASSIC – June 12, 11:30 registration, 1pm shotgun start. Topeka Country Club. $100 per person.


NATIONAL NIGHT OUT PLANNING MEETING – June 13, 6:30pm, Topeka Public Library. Room 101B. All neighborhoods are invited to come together with Safe Streets and its partners to help plan your event on Saturday, August 5. 266.4606.


PEANUT BUTTER HAMSTER BAND – June 14, 9am, 10:30am & 6:30pm, Topeka Public Library. Free concert for kids.


BLANCHE BRYDEN COLLEGIATE STRING QUARTET – June 14, 12-1pm. Grace Cathedral. Free. For info: sunflowermusicfestival.org


AGLOW INTERNATIONAL KS STATE RALLY – June 15, 6pm-10pm; & 16, 9am-10pm; & 17, 9am-4pm. Ramada Topeka Downtown Hotel and Convention Center, 420 SE 6th. For info: 620-249-5878


THIRD THURSDAY – June 15, 5-7:30pm. Kansas Expocentre, Heritage Hall. Food, live music, etc. Free.


14th Annual Gala “Havana Nights” – June 16, Great Overland Station. The evening will include drinks (martinis, mojitos, wine, beer & specialty drinks), and tantalizing Cuban-inspired foods, tapas & coffee bar along with music, dancing, a cigar patio & live auction. Tickets: $150 or 2 for $250.  Greatoverlandstation.com; 785-232-5533


NAWIC GOLF TOURNAMENT – June 16, 11:30-5. Lake Shawnee Golf Course. Foursome scramble. For info: 817-3417


MUSIC AND MINISTRY NIGHT WITH MARK SCHULTZ AND DR. RANDY CARLSON – June 16, 7 – 9 pm, Fellowship Bible Church, 10th & Urish. Platinum selling artist and multi-nominated Dove winner (and Kansas native) Mark Schultz. Also, hear a special message from Dr. Randy Carlson, host of The Intentional Living Program. $12-$15. VIP $25. Sponsored by Family Life Radio. www.myflr.org/events/#/?i=3


ART OF MURDER – June 17, 5:30-9pm, Downtown Topeka. Take part in an interactive murder mystery event that is performed in six scenes on a variety of stages. Stop in-between each stage and enjoy food from local vendors, libations and more. 357-5211


TOPEKA TINMAN TRIATHLON – June 17, Lake Shawnee. The 2017 event features both short and long course triathlons. legendtriathlon@gmail.com



SAFE FAMILIES INFORMATION MEETING – June 17, 5-6:30. Grace Point Church.


CAMPOUT WITH DAD – June 17 & 18, Topeka Zoo.

For info: wguffey@topeka.org


JUNETEENTH – Midwestspl Event – June 17, 10am. Hillcrest Community Center, 1800 SE 21st St. Food, games, and activities for everyone.


BWW GOLF TOURNAMENT – June 19, 11-6. Topeka Country Club. Tournament benefits Boys & Girls Clubs of Topeka. Four person scramble. Lunch provided. For info: bgctopeka.org/golf-tournament


STUFF THE BUS – June 22, 12-5:30. Boys & Girls Clubs of Topeka collecting supplies
12:00pm – 1:30pm Dillons North Topeka (Rochester Rd)
1:30pm – 3:30pm Southwest Wal-Mart (Wanamaker Rd)
4:00pm – 5:30pm Westar Energy Pocket Park (8th & Kansas Ave)


TOPEKA YOUTH PROJECT GOLF CLASSIC – Jun. 23, Village Greens. 8am shotgun. 7:30 registration. Lunch follows tourney. Cash prizes! Two $500 closest to pin prizes! Call 273-4141 to register.


POCKET MANTRAS ART WORKSHOP – June 23, 2pm, Creations of Hope Gallery, 909 N. Kansas Ave. Learn techniques to create a set of pocket sized collaged cards full of inspiring images. &; It is fun and addictive to build your set of “pocket mantras” cards to carry with you, trade, or give as miniature gifts of art. All supplies included. (785) 783-7558 www.facebook.com/creationsofhopeart  cweeks@valeotopeka.org


25th ANNIVERSARY TOPEKA SOUTH ROTARY GOLF TOURNAMENT – June 23, 11:30-5. Cypress Ridge Golf Club. $85 per person.


40TH ANNUAL FIESTA MEXICANA 5K RUN/WALK, June 24, 8am at the Oakland Community Center, Sardou & Poplar.  $30.00 registration before June 16th, $35.00 after.  Age division awards and tee shirts.  Certified course.  Go to www.olgfiestamexicana.org 232-4114.


FRANK WALTON CLASSIC GOLF TOURNAMENT – June 24, 7:30am.  Shawnee Country Club, 913 SE 29th St, $100 per player. Benefits Topeka West Football.


TOPEKA ART AND ANTIQUE FAIR – June 24, 10-6. 800-900 Block of North Kansas Ave.


26TH ANNUAL TOPEKA AREA WATER GARDEN TOUR – Jun. 24,9am-4pm, Various Topeka locations. Sponsored by the Topeka Area Water Garden Society. (785) 221-6828, www.tawgs.org,


CLEARGOLD WORSHIP DANCE CAMP – June 26-30, 2:30-5pm, Barbara’s Conservatory of Dance, 4300 Huntoon. Worship With Your Whole Body! Ages 5-12. Expressive & Celebratory Dances, Try Streamers/Fabrics/Tambourines, Open Worship, Pray, Snack/Fellowship, Create a Craft, Share with Friends & Family. Activities led by Cleargold dancers. Enrollment forms on our Facebook page or email: belinquist@yahoo.com. Cost: $30


RUN FOR FREEDOM 5K – July 1, 9-1. Kansas State Capitol. Kicking off Topeka Rotary’s Freedom Festival. Proceeds benefit Girls on the Run.


FREEDOM FESTIVAL – July 1, 9am. Art, activities, entertainment, food trucks, kids corner, and 5k run. Reenactments at Constitution Hall. Downtown Topeka. Free. For info: 249-3464


SPIRIT OF KANSAS INDEPENDENCE DAY & BLUES FESTIVAL – Jul. 4, 10:45am-11pm. Lake Shawnee, 3315 SE Tinman Cir. Pony Rides, vendors, music & Fireworks. Attendees may bring shade tents (there will be a designated area), coolers/food, blankets and chairs. Free event.


KINGDOM INITIATIVE – July 4 10-10:30am, Kansas State Capital Building. Kingdom Initiative is about reclaiming our Nation as one Nation under God. The concept is simple: To pray. Call: 816-804-4652


SUNFLOWER STATE GAMES – July 14-30, 8am. Sunflower State Games will take place July 14-30th in Topeka. The 28th Annual sports festival is open to Kansans of all ages and skill levels. The event will feature over 45 different competitions. (785) 235-2295 www.sunflowergames.com  admin@sunflowergames.com






C5Alive “POWER” LUNCHEON – June 8, 11:30-1. Featured Speaker: Gabriel O’Shea, Executive Director of FORGE, an organization dedicated to economic development and geared to recruit, retain and train young talent for Topeka, will speak about leadership development and opportunities in Topeka.

  • 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: Jul. 13, 11:30-1, C5Alive “POWER” Luncheon


PARENTS OF ESTRANGED ADULT CHILDREN SUPPORT GROUP – Third Tue. Ea. Month, 6:45-8:45pm, Topeka Public Library, Rm 202. For info: Jeff Landers – 224-5946


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 except May, Sep. & Dec., 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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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



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


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


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.


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.


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


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


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


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.