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KANSAS PRAIRIE PICKERS – Fourth Sun. ea. Month, 1pm, Auburn Community Center. Foot-stomping, hand-clapping tunes. Concessions available


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!


GRAND O’ OPRY – 2nd & 4th Saturday, 6:30PM-pre-show, 7PM showtime, Ottawa Memorial Auditorium, 301 S Hickory, Ottawa KS. Ph. 785-214-0013, email grandoopry@gmail.com. Aug. 10: Special guests Paul Root, Dan Smith, Bart O’Neal, and SuLin Boswell! Aug. 24: Special guests Jim Winters and Lorena Prater!


ZACH WILLIAMS – Nov. 1, 7pm, Lied Center of Kansas, 1600 Stewart Dr, Lawrence. Tickets: $20, $30, $40, $50 & $100. With guest Josh Baldwin 913-451-8850 or 785-864-2738 or www.life885.com.


NEWSBOYS UNITED – Nov. 1, 7pm, TPAC. Special guests Ryan Stevenson, Adam Agee, Kevin Max. Tickets start at $25. www.topekaperformingarts.org.


SIDEWALK PROPHETS “THESE SIMPLE TRUTHS” TOUR – Nov. 7, 7pm, Topeka Bible Church, College Ave Auditorium. Buy tickets at www.eventbrite.com/e/sidewalk-prophets


TRAMMEL QUARTET – Nov. 15, 7pm, Wanamaker Woods Church of the Nazarene, 3501 SW Wanamaker Rd.  785-273-2248, wwoodsnaz@wwnaz.org





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


SENIOR SOLO’S – Every 3rd Tuesday from 3 to 6 p.m. at First Assembly Church, 500 SW 27th St, downstairs Fellowship Hall. Games & Fellowship, lots of Laughter & Fun. 785-817-3071.

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.


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


FIRST SATURDAY BREAKFAST BUFFET – 7:30 AM – 10:00 AM, Shawnee Heights United Methodist Church, 6020 SE 44th


MENNINGER BIBLE STUDY: Year two – Sep. 4 thru April, 11am, Wanamaker Woods Church of the Nazarene, 3501 SW Wanamaker Rd. 785-273-2248. wwoodsnaz@wwnaz.org


GARAGE SALE – Sept. 5-6, 8am-4pm & Sept. 7, 8am-12. Highland Park UMC, 2914 SE Michigan.


THE TRUTH ABOUT DINOSAURS AND CREATION – Sep. 7, 6:30pm, and Sep. 8, 9am & 10am. Rolling Hills Christian Church, 4530 NW Hiawatha Pl.  Does God exist? Is evolution happening today? If God is a God of love, why do we suffer and die? Creation Ministries International is coming with answers to these and other important questions. 785-286-0601, http://www.rhcctopeka.org/


HOLY SMOKIN’ JAMBOREE  & CAR SHOW – Sep. 7, 8am-2pm, Mother Teresa Catholic Church, 2014 NW 46th St.  785-286-2188, mtcctopeka@att.net


HOLY SMOKIN’ JAMBOREE 5K RUN/WALK – Sep. 7, 7-10am, Mother Teresa Catholic Church, 2014 NW 46th St.  785-286-2188, mtcctopeka@att.net


MEET ME AT THE PARK – Sep. 8, 10 am, Gage Park Amphitheatre. A taste of worship and food in the park. A complimentary BBQ lunch will be served following the service. Free carousel and train rides. Discounted zoo tickets. Presented by First Southern Baptist Church. 272-0443, fsbctopeka.org


THRIFT SALE – Sep.13, 8:30am-2pm, & Sep. 14, 8:30am-12pm, University UMC 17th & College. Gently used items and clothing. Fudge, Jam’s, cookies and more. 785-235-2331, univumc@sbcglobal.net


BARBECUE DINNER – Sep. 28, 4-7pm, Highland Park UMC, 2914 S.E. Michigan. Antique cars will be on display


SECOND HAND TREASURES SALE – Oct. 12, 7am-3pm, Grantville UMC, 3724 South St, Grantville. Kitchen or household items, furniture, decorations, toys, clothes for all ages, books, music, movies & more. Food will be available. 785-246-3621, https://grantvilleksumc.org, grantvillechurch@grantvilleumc.com


FALL FEST – Oct. 12, 5-7pm, Grace Bible Church, 4021 SW 37th St.  Games – prizes – activities – food – FREE! Fun for the whole family. 785-267-0738, info@gbc-topeka.org


GREEK FOOD FESTIVAL – Oct. 12, 11am-3pm, St. Peter & Paul Orthodox Church, 2516 SW Huntoon. Annual food festival and open house; Dinners, desserts and baklava! Peterandpaul.net, Pre-orders: 785-221-1563


FALL BREAKFAST – Oct. 26, 7-10am, Grantville UMC, 3724 South St, Grantville. Grantville United Methodist Men are serving breakfast for a free will donation. Menu includes pancakes, biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs, sausage links, juice, milk and coffee. 785-246-3621, https://grantvilleksumc.org, grantvillechurch@grantvilleumc.com


MARRIAGE DATE NIGHT – Nov. 10, 5pm, Grace Community Church, 310 E. 8th St., Overbrook. A night of laughter and music. Comedians Amberly Neese and Leland Klassen and recording artist Jonny Diaz. 785-670-6456, gccinoverbrook.com, office@gccinoverbrook.com





MEDICARE MONDAYS – First Mon. of ea. month, 1-3pm. Topeka/Sh. Co. Public Library (Auditorium), 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 SEMINARS – 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 info@century-health.com. Snacks & beverages provided.





SENIORS NUTRITIONAL LUNCH – Weekdays, except holidays, at noon at Auburn Civic Center, 1020 N. Washington Street. Minimal cost per person. Reservations/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.


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


MONDAY FARMERS MARKET – Mondays 7:30-11:30am, Topeka & Sh. Co. Library, May 13-Oct. 7


BADMINTON – Mon. & Fri. 6-8pm, First Baptist Church, 30th and MacVicar. Topeka Badminton Club invites players of all ages and skill levels to come for informal games. The fee is $3 per night. Free instruction upon request.  Susan at 267-4906.


SILVER LAKE FARMERS MARKET – Tuesdays 6-8pm, June 6-Sep. 5, Silver Lake Library


TOPEKA SWING DANCE – Tuesdays, 7-8pm, Swing Dance Lessons, no partner required, Jayhawk Theatre, 720 SW Jackson. www.topekaswingdance.com.


EAST TOPEKA FARMERS MARKET – Tues. 3-7pm, Topeka Housing Authority, 2010 SE California.


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


CAPITOL MIDWEEK FARMERS MARKET – Wed. 7:30am-noon, May 15-Oct. 9, Jackson & 10th.


CARBONDALE FARMERS MARKET – Wednesdays 4-6:30, Carbondale City Park. Vendor-grown or vendor-produced. 836-7887.


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. 785-249-3258.


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.


FIRST FRIDAY ART MARKET – Downtown and NOTO arts district. Arts, antiques, fine crafts, flea market items, snacks & beverages, entertainment and more.


FREE WELLNESS SEMINARS on Third Fridays, 6:30-7:30pm, Tipsy Carrot, 922 N. Kansas Ave. Certified Wellness Coach Lisa C Baker, info@lisalaruemusic.com, www.topekawellnesscoach.com


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


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. 


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


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


TOPEKA ACAPELLA UNLIMITED AUDITIONS – Any Monday 7pm, at Seaman Community Church, Fellowship Hall, 2036 NW Taylor. More female singers are needed to sing four part acapella harmonies. Come be our guest any Monday night. Topeka Acapella Unlimited is a Chapter of Sweet Adelines, International. Call Cindy Patton at 785-640-7403 for more information.


SQUARE DANCING – Shawnee Swingers has monthly dances and sponsors lessons in the Fall.  For info, call or text 785-845-2357 or email shawneeswingers@gmail.com.  On Facebook: Shawnee Swingers Square Dance Club.  wesquaredance.com


SEP. CYCLING EVENTS – Various cycle rides are offered by Kansas Cyclist. www.kansascyclist.com/


SEP. OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES – Outdoor events and activities. www.getoutdoorskansas.org/calendar


KANSAS CITY RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL – Aug. 31 – Oct. 14, 10am-7pm; Weekends only plus Columbus Day and Labor Day.  628 N 126th St., Bonner Springs, KS. www.KCRenFest.com.  913-721-2110.


HUFF ‘N PUFF HOT AIR BALLOON RALLY – Sep. 6-8, Mount Hope Cemetery grounds, Huntoon & Fairlawn. Weather permitting there will be flights Fri eve, Sat morn & eve, & Sun morn. Fri & Sat eve balloon glow at dark. Food, drinks, music, and activities for the kids Fri. eve & Sat, starting at 4pm.


70, GIRLS, 70 MUSICAL – Sep. 6, 7, 13, 14 at 7:30-9:30pm, and Sep. 8 & 15 at 2-4pm, Forest Park, 3158 SE 10th St.  A musical comedy that highlights the adventures of a group of senior citizens down on their luck. $10 to $12.50


LADIES DAY OUT – Sep. 7. 70 vendors selling clothes, accessories, beauty, health, décor, henna tattoos, crafting, and food trucks. ladiesdayouttopeka@gmail.com


TOUCH – A – TRUCK – Sep. 7, 9:30am-1:30pm, Downtown Topeka, 8th – 10th Street. Free Admission.


NOTO LIVE – Sep. 7. NOTO Arts Center, 935 North Kansas Ave. Art, music, dancing, vendors and street performers. 785-408-8996


TUNNEL TO TOWERS 5K RUN/WALK – Sept. 7, 9-11am. 3400 SE Leisure Ln, Lake Shawnee. Tickets and info: topeka@tunnel2towers.org


UNDER THE BIG TOP – Sep. 7, 11am, Thornton Place, 2901 SW Armstrong. Annual Grandparent’s Day event – Circus Style! 11:00am – Magic Show & Snow Cones, Cookies and Punch; 12:00pm – Circus Photo Booth with Props; 12:30pm- Kid Friendly Lunch; 1:45pm – Shriner’s Clowns & Face Painting, Balloon Art, Kettle Corn, Animals. Free and open to the public! 785-221-2574, tabitha.petefish@holidaytouch.com


BLUES, BREWS & BITES FESTIVAL – Sep. 7, 3-11pm, Meade Park. TFI Family Services hosts a full day of live music, adult beverages, and fabulous food trucks. Guests must be 21+.  Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal; Keesha Pratt Band; BelAirs; Zac Harmon. Silent Auction. $30.00 at bluesbrewsbites.eventbrite.com. VIP tickets available.  (972) 685.1400.


THE TRUTH ABOUT DINOSAURS AND CREATION – Sep. 7, 6:30pm, and Sep. 8, 9am & 10am. Rolling Hills Christian Church, 4530 NW Hiawatha Pl.  Does God exist? Is evolution happening today? If God is a God of love, why do we suffer and die? Creation Ministries International is coming with answers to these and other important questions. 785-286-0601, http://www.rhcctopeka.org/


EMERGENCY SERVICES SHOWCASE – Sep 7, 1-4pm, Expocentre. Helicopters, fire trucks, police cars, ambulances, canine units., etc. on display. Meet 1st responders. Free event. 795-845-5021


MUTT STRUT – Sep. 8, 5-9pm, Heartland Park. Bring your furry Best Friend to a day at the race track to walk the World-Famous Road Course! ALL Participants have the choice of walking the 2.5-mile “Greyhound Dash” or the 1-mile “Chihuahua Walk”! ALL Dogs MUST be on a leash. ALL Proceeds Benefit Saving Death Row Dogs. http://tiny.cc/MuttStruttTopeka, 785-224-6672

HUMAN TRAFFICKING COALITION SPEAKER SHARON SULLIVAN – Sept. 8, 9am. Trinity Presbyterian Church, 4746 SW 21.


LIFE LONG LEARNING – Sep. 9, 10am, Thornton Place, 2901 SW Armstrong. Life Long learning day is set up to educate you on services and opportunities available in Topeka. Stop by and enjoy a yogurt parfait while visiting with different representatives. 785-221-2574, tabitha.petefish@holidaytouch.com


RECOGNITION DINNER – Sep. 10, 6-8pm, Rosewood Event Center, 3216 SW 29th. A dinner honoring the Rev. Max Manning, founder of Topeka-based Global Missions Inc. & co-founder of Topeka Rescue Mission. Speakers at the program will include various Christian leaders who have worked together with Manning in ministry. Barry Feaker, executive director of the Topeka Rescue Mission, will be the master of ceremonies. For tickets or more information, visit Dinner4Max.fogchurch.com.


C5Alive “POWER” LUNCHEON – Sep. 12, 11:30-1, Topeka Zoo. Featuring Country Parson Scott Perkins.

  • 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: C5Alive Pastor Appreciation Luncheon, Oct. 10, 11:30-1, Great Overland Station.

TOPEKA WOMEN’S CONNECTION LUNCHEON – Sep. 12, 11:30am, T&SC Public Library, 1515 SW 10th Ave. Speaker: Carol Newson, Lincoln NE, will share “Trials, Tears & Triumphs”. Christopher & Banks Style Show. Music from Kayla House. Prepaid luncheon reservations are $14 and are due by Sep. 9, by calling 785-554-3617. There is no charge to attend the program only.


KANSAS CAPITOL QUILT GUILD SHOW – Sep. 12, 10-5pm & 13, 12-5pm. 5221 SW West Drive. 150 quilts around the region. $6 each.


GRIEF/LOSS SUPPORT GROUP – Sept. 12, 5:30-6:30pm, Grace Episcopal Cathedral, 701 SW 8th.  Start of 8-week session.


FIGHT NIGHT – Sep 13, 6:30pm, Lion and Lamb Church, 2401 SW Belle Ave. Fight Night is a fun date night for couples of any age or stage that is filled with humor, fresh insight, and practical, new strategies for turning conflict into a means for deeper intimacy. 785-408-5265, www.lionandlambchurch.com/fight-night, llctopeka@gmail.com


REVIVE Topeka – Sep. 13, 7 – 8:30pm, Big Gage Shelter House. An initiative to bring all the churches in Topeka together in one accord to pray for the peace and prosperity of Topeka. Following meeting: Sep. 13. revivetopeka@gmail.com or 785-215-5664.


GUYS AND MOMS ADVENTURE RACE – Sept. 14, 9:30-12pm. Northland Christian Church. Free. Follow clues around Topeka and end at the Pad restaurant. Recommended for sons aged 7 through high school. For info: 785-286-1204 or northland.cc/events/


SATURDAY WOMEN’S CONNECTION “FASHION SHOW” LUNCHEON – Sep. 14, 11am-1pm, T&SC Public Library, 1515 SW 10th Ave. Carol Newson, Lincoln NE, will share “Trials, Tears & Triumphs”. $14 for lunch, no charge for program. Open to all women. RSVPs by Sep. 9 to 233-0701 or dlcloud@cox.net.  .


7TH ANNUAL SCSPC 5K RUN/WALK – Sep. 14, 8:30-11:30am, Crestview Shelter House. Hosted by Shawnee County Suicide Prevention Coalition. For info: rockchok1@cox.net


KANSAS BOOK FESTIVAL – Sept. 14, 9-4pm. Kansas State Capitol. Free. 20-25 authors make presentations about their recent books. Children’s activities, and local entertainment. http://www.kansasbookfestival.com/


GARY’S PUMPKIN PATCH & FALL FESTIVAL – Sept. 20-Oct 27, Fri. – Sat. – Sun., 5991 17th St. Grantville, KS. 8 Acre Corn Maize, Pig Races, Corn Pit, 2 Jumping Pillows, Giant Slides, Animals, and more. Home Made Curly Fries, Hamburgers, Brats, Turkey Legs, Apple Cider Slushy and more. garysberries.com


HILLSBORO ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR – Sep. 21, 9am-4pm. Over 300 vendors from across the nation, bake sale, German food & Kaffeehaus, Midwestern Creative Art Market. Hillsboroartsandcraftsfair.org.


MOVIE NITES IN NOTO – Sep. 21, 8pm. The movie “Aquaman” will be screened on the 800 block of North Kansas Avenue. Bring your chairs, blanket and beanbags for a free movie screening:


OUTDOOR KANSAS FOR KIDS DAY – Sep. 21, Shawnee North Family Aquatic Center, 300 NE 43rd. Youths will hike the Shawnee North Nature Trail, study aquatic life in the creek, learn about Kansas animals, do nature mural painting, archery, animal track casting and finish the hike at a camp site making S’mores. Free. 785-251-6800


JAZZ & FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL – Sept. 21, 8am, Downtown. Food trucks begin serving at 3:30 and music begins at 4pm. Bring chairs if needed.


WOMEN AND MONEY – Sept. 21, 9:30 am – 3:40 pm. Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library. Register at: hcci-ks.org


TOPCON GEEK EXPO – Sept. 21-22, 9am-5pm. Expocentre. For info: Topcon.us


BRUCE WHALEY SPIRIT RIDESep. 21, 8am-3pm, Lake Shawnee, shelter 2, 3410 SE Leisure Lane. Route is 6.5 miles around Lake Shawnee. Also 25-mile or 50-mile ride to Overbrook. Giveways for riders. Silent Auction. Kvbc.org, 785-379-0534. $25 to $30


INAUGURAL PREVENTION AND RECOVERY SERVICES BENEFIT – Sep. 25, 6–9pm, Topeka Civic Theatre, 3028 SW 8th Ave. Dinner Served at 6:30pm. $50.00/person. Featured Speaker:  Laurie Dhue, former news anchor on CNN, MSNBC & Fox News Channel, Laurie shares her personal struggle with substance use and her journey to wellness and recovery. RSVP by Sep 18 at www.workingtogetherevent.com or call 785.266.8666


SECRETS FOR LIFELONG ROMANCE – Sept. 27, 6-9pm & 28, 9-2pm. Northland Christian Church. Speakers from Focus on the Family. For all ages and marriages. $50 per couple. Dinner provided on Friday and lunch provided on Saturday. For info: 785-286-1204 or northland.cc/events/


WALK TO END ALZHEIMER’S – Sept. 28, 8am. Lake Shawnee, Shelter House 1 and 2, 3400 SE Leisure Ln. For info: 913-831-3888 or mkreichenberger@alz.org


WALK FOR APRAXIA – Sep. 28, 9am-12:30pm, Sunflower Soccer Association, 4829 NW 17th St.  Fundraising event for children with Apraxia of Speech, helping children find their voice. Adults: $20; Students 18 & up): $15; Child under 18: $10. Cindi Bramlage: twinsmom77@gmail.com. See Topeka Walk for Apraxia on facebook


AARON DOUGLAS ART FAIR – Sep. 28, 12th & Lane. Over 40 local and emerging artists, local musical performance, kidszone, food and more. Free. 785-249-9987


CIDER DAYS FALL MARKET – Sep. 28-29, 10am, Expocentre. Handmade and vintage finds! Explore over 250+ makers, creators, artisans and pickers at this year’s market. Mark your calendar for a weekend filled with amazing shopping, unique food and live music & entertainment. Craft/DIY demonstrations, Food truck and food alley, Cider slushes & apple cider and pumpkin donuts, Historic cider pressing. www.ciderdaysmarket.com  hello@zachevents.com


TECUMSEH HERITAGE DAY – Sep. 28, 10am-3pm, Tecumseh United Methodist Church.  Free admission. Live entertainment. Homemade pie and ice cream. Wagon rides, obstacle course, games, crafts and family fun. Homemade pie contest with $200 in cash prizes. See www.tecumsehkiwanis.com for details.


DOWNTOWN WITH THE GIRLS – Oct. 4, 5-8pm, Jayhawk Theatre. Celebrating Women Entrepreneurs. 40-60 unique vendors including service, retail, direct sales, crafting, and more. $10 in advance at awetopeka.com. unite@awetopeka.com


REVIVE Topeka – Oct. 4, 7 – 8:30pm, Big Gage Shelter House. An initiative to bring all the churches in Topeka together in one accord to pray for the peace and prosperity of Topeka. Following meeting: Sep. 13. revivetopeka@gmail.com or 785-215-5664.


GIRLS IN AVIATION DAY – Oct. 5, 8-11am. Combat Air Museum, 7016 SE Forbes Ave. Forbes Field.


SHOP SMALL IN TOPEKA – Oct. 5 & 19, 10am-5pm. Ag Hall, 17th and Topeka Blvd. Over 60 vendors. For info: rainboweventskc.com/fall-shop-small-topeka-app/


1-MILE WALK 5-MILE RUN – Oct. 5, 9:30am. Lake Shawnee shelter houses 1 and 2. Benefit for Doorstep. $30. Register by Sept. 9 at doorsteptopeka.org


40TH ANNUAL APPLE FESTIVAL – Oct. 5-6, Old Prairie Town at Ward-Meade Park, 124 NW Fillmore. Price: $7, children 5 & under free. Music festival and demonstrations of pioneer skills, blacksmiths, quilters, craftsmen, and culinary artists. Bierocks to BBQ, sarsaparilla to green rivers, and apples in caramel, pie, fritters, and cider. 785-251-6991


WELLNESS BOOTCAMP – Oct. 10 – Nov. 14. Six 1.5-hour classes held on Thursday evenings at The Tipsy Carrot. $110. Enrollment deadline is Sept. 30. Certified Wellness Coach Lisa C Baker, Registered Natural Health Practitioner & Certified Nutritional Counselor. info@lisalaruemusic.com, www.topekawellnesscoach.com


GRAPE ESCAPE MEETS HAZEL HILL CHOCOLATE – Oct. 18, 5:30pm. TPAC. Wine and food festival with silent and live auctions to benefit TPAC and community programs. Fine chocolates, beer garden, cigar deck, and bourbon sampling.  VIP entrance at 5:30 pm and Tasting Entrance at 6pm.




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.


HEAT UP TOPEKA – Free fitness classes; learn and build healthy social & eating habits. Held at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 4746 SW 21st St.  Florence Crittenton: 785-233-0516 www.flocritkansas.org

Sunday: 4-5pm Yoga

Monday: 12:12:45pm Kickbox Fusion

Monday: 5:30-6:15pm STRONG by Zumba

Monday: 6:15-7:00pm Pilates Fusion

Tuesday: 12-12:45pm Yoga

Tuesday: 5:30-6:15pm Zumba

Tuesday: 6:15-7:00pm Cardio Interval

Wednesday: 12-12:45pm Kickboxing

Thursday: 12-12:45pm Pilates

Thursday: 5:30-6:15pm Cardio Interval

Thursday: 6:15-7:00pm Zumba

Friday: 12-12:45pm Cardio Strength

Saturday: 9:00-9:45am Cardio Remix


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.


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.


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: brian.thomas01@gmail.com 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 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 11am -12:30pm. 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. (The Bible study is also taught on Sat. mornings on 101.5 FM radio.)


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


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; holmie2@sbcglobal.net


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, 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, Topeka Church of the Brethren, 3201 NW Rochester Rd. (1 mile north of Dillon’s North). 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: 785-224-8803.


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@sbcglobal.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


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





CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUPS – Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging provides an opportunity for caregivers to get together and share their ideas and feelings.

1st Wednesday of the month, 1pm, Baldwin Methodist Church, 708 Grove… Baldwin City.

2nd Monday of the month, 3:30pm, Topeka public library, Anton Rm.

3rd Thursday of the month, 2-3pm, Topeka Library, Perkins Room

3rd Friday of the month, 12 noon, Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging, 2910 SW Topeka Blvd.


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 – 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.


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.


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.


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


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.