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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE BERRYTON PICKERS – First Sat. of ea. month, 7-9pm, Berryton Baptist Church. Bring snacks, have fun!
KANSAS PRAIRIE PICKERS – Fourth Sun. ea. Month, 1pm, Auburn Commu-nity Center. Foot-stomping, hand-clapping tunes. Concessions available
THE LESTERS IN CONCERT – Apr. 14, 7pm-9pm, Berryton United Methodist Church, 7010 Southeast Berryton Road
SKILLET IN CONCERT – Apr. 14, Kansas Expocentre. Joy Unleashed – The Tour; also featuring For King & Country. Ticketmaster.com
THE HOUSE JUMPERS – Apr. 21, 7:30-11pm, Faces by Mayfield, 802 N. Kansas Ave. (785) 380-1667
FREE DYSART FAMILY CHRISTIAN CONCERT – Apr. 28, 6pm, Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1275 SW Boswell. Westminster will be hosting The Dysart Family who write, sing and play their own original Christian music. They travel throughout the USA, particularly the Midwest, hailing from Missouri. (937) 371-9039. E-mail email@example.com www.dysartfamilymusic.com
BOBBY BOWEN FAMILY BAND CONCERT – May 27, 6pm, Family of God Church, 1231 NW Eugene. Country Gospel Bobby Bowen Family Band in Free concert! (785) 234-1111. www. BobbyBowen.com FamilyOfGodChurch@hotmail.com
SPECIAL CHURCH EVENTS
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
SPIRITUAL PAUSE – Every Wed., 12-12:30pm, Carole Chapel at Washburn Univ. Informal worship service. 785-233-1844
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.
FIRST WEDNESDAY WESLEY CAFE – First Wed., 6:15pm, Susanna Wesley UMC, 7433 SW 29th. A worship service will follow at 7:00. 785-478-3697 or www.swumc.org/wesley-cafe-sign-up1.html
INDOOR GARAGE SALE – April 7, 8am – 4:30pm, Oakland United Methodist Church, 801 NE Chester. Serving Doughnuts and coffee and for lunch hot dogs, chips, soda and bottled water.
FIRST SATURDAY BREAKFAST BUFFET – Apr 7, 7:30 AM – 10:00 AM, Shawnee Heights United Methodist Church, 6020 S.E. 44th
TASTE OF COUNTRY – Apr 7, 8 AM – 2 PM, Crestview United Methodist Church, 2245 S.W. Eveningside Drive. Lunch served 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Country Store: crafts, baked goods and snacks. Menu: pulled pork sandwich, choice of two sides (potato salad, cole slaw, or baked beans), fruit cobbler and drink. Cost: $7 adults and $5 ages 10 and under. Mission fundraiser. Information: 272-3676.
GARAGE SALE – The next semi-annual Seekers Garage Sale will be Friday and Saturday April 6 & 7, 8am-noon, at First Christian Ch., 1880 SW Gage, (enter from 19th and Stone) Something for everyone; no clothes. Proceeds are used for community and youth activities at First Christian Ch.
SPRING FLING! – Apr. 8, 11:30am-1pm, Susanna Wesley United Methodist, 7433 Southwest 29th Street. Free. Games, balloon animals, face painting, kids crafts, a model airplane demonstration, hamburgers and hotdogs, a compliments booth, and a gospel music performance.
CATFISH FRY FUNDRAISER – Apr. 13, 12-4pm, 1244 SE Republican Avenue
Donation $12; (Dinners come with 2 sides) 785 233-9545
ANNUAL SPRING DINNER – Apr. 14, 4pm, Grantville United Methodist Church, 3724 South Street. Chicken Casserole or Ham; Vegatables, Salads, Dinner rolls, pies and drinks. Free will offering for Dinner. Bazaar, Cake Walk and Bake sale 3-7 p.m. (785) 2463621 email@example.com
ANNUAL PORK LOIN DINNER – Apr. 14, 4:30-6:30pm, Elmont United Methodist Church, 6635 N.W. Church Lane, The cost is $9 per person.
“LET THERE BE LIGHT” FILM – Apr. 14, 6:30pm, Wanamaker Woods Church of the Nazarene, 3501 S.W. Wanamaker. Tickets cost $8 in advance or $10 the day of the show. Advance tickets are available at the church or by calling (800) 965-9324 or www.iTickets.com/FFN. For info, call (785) 273-2248.
SPECIAL SERVICE – Apr. 15 – 10:30am, Bethel Baptist Church, 4011 N. Kansas Ave. A special service to officially welcome their new pastor, Glenn Faris.
MOVIE NIGHT – April 21, Doors open at 5:30 and the movie begins at 6:00 PM. Highland Heights Christian Church, 29th & Tecumseh. The movie to be shown is “Gifted” Snacks will be provided.
60TH ANNUAL SMORGASBORD FOR MISSIONS – Apr. 24, 5-7 PM, St. John’s Lutheran, 901 SW Fillmore. Chicken/Ham/BBQ Meatballs, salads, pie, roll & drink for $10-Adults, $4-Children 6-12, Free-Under 6. Benefit for Topeka Rescue Mission, Doorstep, The Lutheran Hour, Topeka Lutheran School, and more. Contact Jim Simpson 379-5703.
ELEGANT CLUTTER UPSCALE SALE – May 8, 9am – 2pm. Elmont United Methodist Church, 6635 N.W. Church Lane.
DAY CAMP – June 25 – 29, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Trinity Presbyterian Church 4746 S.W. 21st for children entering 1st – 7th grades. Cost: $60 per child. Bring sack lunch daily; no refrigeration. Information and registration 785-272-2620 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com
MEDICARE EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR – Apr. 10, 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: centuryinsuranceagencyks.com or 270-4593 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Snacks & beverages provided.
EMPOWERED TO CONNECT CONFERENCE – Apr. 13 & 14, Topeka Bible Church, 135 SW College Ave. Aimed to help adoptive and foster parents understand how to connect with “children from hard places.”
PRICILLA SHIRER SIMULCAST – Apr. 28, 9am-5pm. Northland Christian Church, 3102 NW Topeka Blvd. $15 through Apr. 9, $20 beginning Apr. 10. Cost includes a lunch, snacks & drinks. For info: 286-1204
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.
SENIOR STRETCHING EXERCISES – each Mon., Wed., Fri.; 9:30-10:15am, Seaman Community Church, 2036 NW Taylor St. Enter on the east side of Fellowship Hall. No charge. 785-354-8777 or 785-213-6016
SAFE STREETS COALITION MEETING – First Wed. of the month, 11:45am-1pm. Great Overland Station. For info and to order lunch: 266-4606 or email@example.com
LIBRARY’S LEARN & PLAY BUS – Every Tuesday 1-3pm, Auburn Community Center.
SENIORS NUTRITIONAL LUNCH – Weekdays, except holidays, at noon at Auburn Civic Center, 1020 N. Washington Street. Minimal cost per person. Res-ervations/cancellations are required 24 hours in advance by calling Meals on Wheels of Jefferson and Shawnee County at 295-3980. Each meal includes 1% milk and sugar-free items are included for diabetics. 785-215- 0064.
SHAWNEE SWINGERS SQUARE DANCE LESSONS – Wednesday’s, 7pm, Croco Hall, 6115 SE Hwy 40, Tecumseh. Starting Sept. 20. Call 785-817-3071.
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 Thurs, 9:30-11 at HHHS, 21st & Belle. Entrance for walkers on WEST side. Walking is done on an inside track. To walk a shelter dog call Kelsey at 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
SLIDERDAYS – 12-1pm, Jayhawk Theatre, 720 SW Jackson. Join us every third Saturday for Line Dancing!! Cost: Free-will donation!! 50% of your donation will be applied to the renovation of the Jayhawk Theatre.
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 and more.
TOPEKA FOLK DANCERS CLASSES – Sundays, 2-4pm, 2637 SE 41st St. Dances from 20 countries. No partners or experience necessary. No fee. 215-0968.
HEALTHY STEPS MONTHLY MEETUP – Mar. 6 – Dec. 4, West Ridge Mall. Mall walking; log each time you walk – at the kiosk near the lower level, northwest mall entrance. Each visit gives you another entry into monthly prize drawings. Monthly Meetups 9-10am, First Tuesday of every month – special speakers, free blood pressure checks and prize drawings. Mall Walking hours: Mon-Sat 7am. – 9pm; Sun 11am – 6pm
CYCLING EVENTS – April. Gravelleurs Raid, Gravel Grinder, Bazaar Road Race, Fat Tire Festival, Jayhawk Cycling Classic. These and other cycling events in April are offered by Kansas Cyclist. For details: www.kansascyclist.com/
TULIP TIME 2018 – Apr. 6-23. Over 100,000 tulips & daffodils in bloom at 3 locations: Old Prairie Town at Ward Meade Park, Ted Ensley Gardens, Doran Rock Garden in Gage Park. For group tours & other info: 234-1030
2018 NATIONAL NIGHT OUT MEETING – Apr. 18, 6:30 pm, Topeka and Shawnee County Library. First meeting to organize NNO on August 11. Come register your neighborhood event and share ideas.
MR BURNS: A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY – Apr. 19, 7pm, Auditorium at Topeka West High School, 2001 SW Fairlawn. After the collapse of civilization, a group of survivors share a campfire and begin to piece together the plot of “The Simpsons” episode “Cape Feare” entirely from memory. 7 years later, this and other snippets of pop culture (sitcom plots, commercials, jingles, and pop songs) have become the live entertainment of a post-apocalyptic society, sincerely trying to hold onto its past. 75 years later, these are the myths and legends from which new forms of performance are created. Mr. Burns is an animated exploration of how the pop culture of one era might evolve into the mythology of another. Tickets are online at https://topekawest.booktix.com/ and at the door for $5. (785) 438-4102 http://topekawesttheatre.org firstname.lastname@example.org
2018 TOPEKA CORPORATE GAMES – Apr. 20-22, SportZone, 3907 SW Burlingame Rd. The Sunflower State Games presents the 2nd annual Topeka Corporate Games. This special event is designed for area businesses to encourage healthy and active lifestyles to their employees while building camaraderie. SSG is proud to partner with SportZone and Gage Bowl in hosting this multi-sport event that includes Basketball, Bowling, Cornhole, Dodgeball, Indoor Soccer, and Volleyball. Registration is now open at sunflowergames.com
6TH ANNUAL BRIDGE2BRIDGE 5K RUN/WALK – Apr. 21, 9-11am, 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
BALLET MIDWEST’S ROMEO & JULIET – April 21, 8pm & April 22 at 3pm, Topeka Performing Arts Center. Tickets through Ticketmaster or at TPAC. The classic, tragic love story told through the beauty of dance.
BALLET MIDWEST: MY FIRST BALLET: A PRINCE AND PRINCESS BALL – April 21, 2pm, Topeka Performing Arts Center. Tickets $12; incentive if purchased by April 15- 1 free with purchase of 2 tickets. Available at Barbara’s Conservatory of Dance, M-Th 4:30-8:30 & Sat. 9:30-1:30, or at TPAC the day of the show. See dances by Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Belle and more- with Princes, too; then join the dance parade and play games.
CELEBRITY PANCAKE FEED – Apr. 28, 7am-12 noon, Combat Air Museum, 7016 SE Forbes Avenue. (785) 862-3303. Price: $6. Join the local civic, political and other local Shawnee County celebrities who will be flipping and serving pancakes all morning, for all the pancakes you can eat, with sausages, orange or coffee and good music. A “fly-In” market will be run during the pancake feed and local musicians will entertain.
NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER – May 3, Capitol Event at Noon in the Capitol Rotunda in Topeka, For info: Dave DePue 785-249-7604, or email@example.com
NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER – May 3, 6:30-8pm, The Encounter Church (El Encuentro), 2054 SE California Ave., Topeka. A citywide multicultural and multilingual event highlighting diversity and unity in the Body of Christ. For info: David Epps, 785-221-2788; firstname.lastname@example.org. TransformTopeka.org
NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER – May 3, 7-8pm, House of Prayer, 328 Poyntz Ave., Manhattan, KS. House of Prayer open for informal prayer 12-6pm, followed by approximately an hour of organized prayer and worship led by local pastors and worship leaders.
NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER – May 3, 12-1:30pm, Franklin County Courthouse Lawn, 315 S Main, Ottawa, KS. The Ottawa Ministerial Alliance will be leading the community in prayer over the National Day of Prayer topics. Concert of Prayer: 7-8:30pm, Cornerstone Church, 621 N. Poplar, Ottawa, KS. Singing and praying together over the National Day of Prayer topics. For info: Bequi Hicks: 785-418-5652; email@example.com
4TH ANNUAL BREAKTHROUGH HOUSE GOLF TOURNAMENT
CYPRESS RIDGE GOLF COURSE – May 7, 12:30pm. Four-Person Scramble.
YOUTH FOR CHRIST GOLF CLASSIC – May 11, 11:30 reg.; 12:30 shotgun start, Lake Shawnee. Several sponsorship levels available. Lots of prizes! 232-8296 or topekayfc.org
RELAY FOR LIFE – Jun. 1, 6pm, Hummer Sports Complex. Celebrate cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost to cancer, & take action for lifesaving change. The opening ceremony, which includes a Survivors Lap, will begin at 7:00. Food vendors, silent auction and basket raffle, kids carnival. Start a fundraising team, join an existing team, make a donation or volunteer. firstname.lastname@example.org www.relayforlife.org/topekaks
MEETINGS & CLASSES
C5Alive “POWER” LUNCHEON – Apr. 12, 11:30-1, POWER Luncheon, May 10, 11:30-1, POWER Luncheon, Topeka Bible Church. Featured Speaker: Rev. Jim Congdon.
- 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 10, 11:30-1, POWER Luncheon. Featured Speaker: Barry Feaker.
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 email@example.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.
BOY’S TRAIL LIFE & AMERICAN HERITAGE GIRLS TROUPS – Every Mon. 6pm, Cornerstone Comm. Ch., 7620 SW 21st. Faith-based scouting programs, age 5-18. Register at cornerstonetopeka.com. 478-2929.
TOPEKA MANKIND PROJECT – Mondays, 6:30pm, 2112 SW Morningside Rd. Supports men in becoming their best selves, including physical, mental & emotional health & wellness. Open to any man. Brian Thomas: firstname.lastname@example.org or 785-727-9439
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.
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
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 email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
TOPEKA PRAYER GROUP – Every Wed., 6:30pm, 409 SW Buchanan St. Do you believe that God hears and answers prayers? Do you believe Jesus wants to lead His people by His Holy Spirit? Come join us in prayer as we seek His face for answers and direction. 785-845-1948; email@example.com
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.
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.
INTENTIONAL MOM – 1st & 3rd Thurs., 9-11:30am, Topeka Bible Church Auditorium, 1135 SW College. For all moms, helping them to be intentional! For info: 234-5545.
OPERATION BACKPACK – 1st Thurs., 6pm, Indian Creek Elementary, 4303 NE Indian Creek Rd. 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, firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com; 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
“HEALING HEARTS” support group/Bible study – Sundays 6-8pm. For women whose husbands struggle with pornography addictions or have had affairs. Video & workbook will give you hope for your marriage & emotional healing. For info: Janet Mitchel, 673-4294.
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.
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– First Monday each month, 3:30-4:30pm, 400 SW Oakley. Call Donna Park for info: 783-7527 or valeotopeka.org. Open to public. Free.
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
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.
PARENTS OF ESTRANGED ADULT CHILDREN SUPPORT GROUP – Third Tue. Ea. Month, 6:45-8:15pm, Topeka Public Library, Rm 202. Info: Jeff Landers – 224-5946
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Contact: Pastor Thornton.
WED. – 6:30pm, Northland Christian Church, 3102 NW Topeka Blvd. No Cost. 286-1204, www.northland.cc
GRIEFSHARE – Every Thur. 6:30-8:30pm at Susanna Wesley UMC, 7433 SW 29th St., Mar 1 thru May 24. A Christ-centered program for those who have lost a loved one may be struggling and have questions on how to go forward. The class includes a video, sharing of stories, and a workbook (free). Call Shari Combs at 785-478-3697 for info.
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. crtopekaks.org.
TOPEKA NAR-ANON FAMILY GROUP – For families & friends who are affected by someone else’s narcotic addiction. Every Sat., noon-1:15 pm, rm. A, 1st Baptist Church, 3033 SW MacVicar, enter on S. side, door A. 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.