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North Topeka activities include Chalk Walk

NOTO Arts District is getting out the sidewalk chalk and attempting to cover each square of concrete sidewalk within two blocks with art. The 6th Annual Two Block Chalk Walk will be held May 11 from 10:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the 800-900 blocks of N. Kansas Ave.

The aim is to cover both sides of the street with chalk art by the community, all the kids, big and small, young and young at heart. There will be a box of chalk in front of each building for community use. Special guest artists will be featured on designated areas.

The event is free and fun for the entire family. Families are encouraged to bring their favorite chalks and cameras.

The Chalk Art Competition is open to teams of 2 to 4 people. You can pre-register at Amused, 907 N. Kansas Ave.


Don’t forget about First Friday, which has been bringing people to the area in record numbers, especially during the warmer months. Besides the Art Walk in NOTO, other North Topeka businesses have begun joining in and coordinating complementary events.

Entertainment can also be found on First Fridays, at various venues during the Art Walk up and down N. Kansas Avenue, as well as streetside vendors. The restaurants, locally owned shops, art galleries and studios have also become favorite art walk destinations.


Other upcoming North Topeka events include:

FREE MOBILE FOOD DISTRIBUTION – May 28, 9am. Family of God Church, 1231 NW Eugene St. No ID or proof of income required. Volunteers arrive at 8:30am. Fresh produce and other items to families in need.

CARING FOR LOVED ONES WITH ALZHEIMER’S & DEMENTIA – June 2, 4pm. Family Life Church, 1211 NW 46th ST. Free. For info: myfamilylifechurch.org or 785-286-1889

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

MOTHER TERESA’S FARMERS MARKET – Saturdays, 8:30-11:30am, 2014 NW 46th St.

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


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