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Topeka Area Community Events Calendar

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CONCERTS

 

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.

 

GRAND OTTAWA OPRY – 2nd & 4th Saturday, 5:30PM-pre-show, 6PM showtime, Ottawa Memorial Auditorium, 301 S Hickory, Ottawa. Tickets are $15 and only at the door. Ph. 785-241-6762, email grandoopry@gmail.com. GrandOttawaOpry.com

PICKIN’ ON THE PRAIRIE BLUEGRASS JAM, every Sunday 1-3:00, Potwin Drug Store, Old Prairie Town, 785-215-6997 for info.  Milkshake for the month of August is GIMME’S’MORE

 

LEFEVRE QUARTET – Mar. 1, 7pm, Wanamaker Woods Nazarene Church, 3501 SW Wanamaker. Freewill offering. Doors open at 6pm. (785) 273-2248. wwoodsnaz@wwnaz.org

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SPECIAL CHURCH EVENTS

 

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

INSIDE OUT FELLOWSHIP CHURCH – Every Sunday 12pm service; Every Tuesday 7:30pm service. Location: 2409 NE Division St.. For info: 785-380-7031 or io@insideoutinc.net or www.insideoutinc.net

 

TOPEKA PUBLIC LIBRARY PLAY BUS – Tuesdays 9:30am-noon, Lakeview Nazarene Church, 2835 Croco. Every Tuesday, enjoy story time, play opportunities, books for check-out & take & make art. 785-266-3247.

AWANA – Every Wed., 6:30-8pm, Lakeview Church of the Nazarene, 2835 SE Croco Road. A VBS-style program that strives to reach children with the gospel of Jesus Christ, help them understand who Jesus is, what He did for us, & how we can serve Him.  Through activities & Bible verse memory, children will earn “Shekels” to spend at the AWANA Store! Something for all ages Toddlers – 12th Grade.  The fee to attend is $60/child towards items for the child. (financial help available) Activities Include:  Worship, Games, Bible Memory, Bible Stories, & More! 785.266.3247

 

MID-WEEK PRAYER & BIBLE STUDY – Wednesday’s, 7-8pm, Lakeview Nazarene, 2835 SE Croco Rd. You are invited! Contact info: (785)266-3247, FB: Topeka Lakeview Nazarene

KIDS for JESUS! – Wednesday’s 6:30 – 8pm, Lakeview Church of the Nazarene, 2835 SE Croco Rd.  Bring your friends, family, neighbors, enemies! For info: 785-266-3247, FB: Topeka Lakeview Nazarene, Lakenaz@aol.com

 

LOL “LADIES OF LAKEVIEW” – Lakeview Church of the Nazarene, 2835 SE Croco Rd. Monthly Women’s Ministry Events! (Cooking, Crafts, Outreach, Bible Study, Fellowship!)  Call the church office for info: (785) 266-3247, Facebook:  Topeka Lakeview Nazarene  Email:  LakeNaz@aol.com

 

ROOTED CHRISTIAN HOMESCHOOL CO-OP; Colossians 2:6-7. Monday’s 12-4pm. Cooking class for 4th graders & older at noon. Call the Church Office for more information. Lakeview Church of the Nazarene, 2835 SE Croco Rd. Church:  (785) 266-3247. Facebook:  Topeka Lakeview Nazarene. Email:  LakeNaz@aol.com

 

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ANNUAL SOUPER BOWL PARTY – Feb. 11, 5pm, Lakeview Church of the Nazarene, 2835 SE Croco Rd. Join us for an evening of games, food, laughter, fellowship, and of course, the big game! Bring your favorite football food or dessert and everyone you know! (785)266-3247. Facebook:  Topeka Lakeview Nazarene

 

COMMUNITY ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICE – Feb. 14, 7pm, Lakeview Church of the Nazarene, 2835 SE Croco Rd. (785)266-3247. Facebook:  Topeka Lakeview Nazarene

 

CHILI AND VEGETABLE BEEF SOUP SUPPER – Feb. 16, 4:30-6:30pm, Kansas Ave United Methodist Church, 1029 N Kansas Ave. Includes cornbread, crackers, relishes, dessert & drink.  Chili dogs also available.  Dine in or carry out.  Fundraiser by New Spirit Sunday School class.

 

 

FAMILY-FRIENDLY EVENTS

 

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.

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.

 

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

 

FREE MOBILE FOOD DISTRIBUTION – 4th Tue. through Nov., 9am, 1231 NW Eugene St. Randel Ministries, Inc., in partnership with Harvesters and Family of God Church will have its monthly food distribution. No ID or proof of income required, first come first served. Distributing fresh produce and other items to families in need. 785-234-1111 www.RandelMinistries.com

TOPEKA PUBLIC LIBRARY PLAY BUS – Every Tuesday, 9:30am-noon, Lakeview Nazarene Church, 2835 Croco. Enjoy story time, play opportunities, books for check-out & take & make art. 785-266-3247.

COUNTRY AND BALLROOM DANCING –  Thursdays 6-9pm. Croco Hall. Info: Edwina 379-9538 or 478-4760.

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

HARVESTERS MOBILE FOOD PANTRY, 1st & 3rd Saturdays, 2-3pm, Shawnee Heights UMC parking lot.

 

OPEN INDOOR COURT PICKLEBALL – Sundays at 4pm, Berryton United Methodist Church (7010 SE Berryton Rd. All ages and abilities welcome.

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 – Topeka Acappella Unlimited is looking for female singers who would like to sing four part acappella harmonies. Come be our guest July 5 at 7:00 p.m. at Topeka Bible Church, 1135 College Avenue, Topeka, KS at our guest night to meet the Director and learn more about our chorus. Topeka Acappella Unlimited is a Chapter of Sweet Adelines, International. Call Cindy Patton at 785-640-7403 for info

TERRITORIAL CAPITAL MUSEUM – Now Open, 640 E Woodson, Lecompton. (785) 887-6148  www.lecomptonkansas.com  historiclecompton@gmail.com

 

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

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

LEARNERS SESSION – every Saturday morning 11-1, Sk8away, 815 SW Fairlawn. Free skate lessons by certified instructors. $8 per person but an adult skates for free with paid child!  sk8away.net, 785-272-0303, manager@sk8away.net

 

BREAD BASKET FARMERS MARKET – Saturday Feb. 10, 10:00am-3:00pm, now inside West Ridge Mall. The Market will return sporadically in Feb. and March, before returning to the parking lot again April 6 and every Sat. thereafter.

 

BLEEDING KANSAS – Sundays from Jan. 28-Mar. 3, 2pm, Constitution Hall Historic Site, 319 Elmore, Lecompton. A series of talks and dramatic interpretations on the violent territorial and civil war history of Kansas 1854-1865. Actors will portray Kansans from this turbulent era. Adm: $5 adults.

 

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VALENTINES SIP & SHOP – Feb. 10, 10-3, Woodshed, 1901 N. Kansas Ave. Over 40 local vendors. Full bar & specialty drinks, food trucks.

 

SUNNY DAYS VALENTINES MARKET – Feb. 10, 10-4, Stout Elementary School, 2303 SW College Ave.  Loads of small businesses joining together to bring you an amazing experience along with a live performance by Colin Nichols.

 

SPEED DATING EVENT – Feb. 10, 7-12pm, Woodshed, 1901 N. Kansas Ave. Fantastic speeding dating event with food, refreshments, full bar open and soda drinks! Purchase $5 Tickets at https://www.eventbrite.com/…/the-woodshed-speed-dating…  7-8pm: Meet people face to face without having to do it on an individual date format. This is a fun way to meet people even just as friends. 8 pm – 11:59 pm – Null & Void Band – $5 more for band time. Option for time w/ a professional to help you with your online profile.

 

DINOSAUR WORLD LIVE – Feb. 15, 6pm, TPAC. Dare to experience Dinosaur World Live in this roarsome interactive show for all the family!

 

KANSAS LAWN & GARDEN SHOW – Feb. 16-18. Stormont Vail Event Center

 

WOODSHED INDOOR FLEA MARKET – Feb. 18, 10-3, Woodshed, 1901 N. Kansas Ave. Indoor & outdoor vendors.

 

KANSAS RV & BOAT SHOW – Feb. 23-25. Stormont Vail Event Center

 

26th ANNUAL MIDWEST CHRISTIAN COLLEGE EXPO – Feb..24, 10am – 12pm, Colonial Presbyterian Church, 9500 Wornall, Kansas City, MO. 60 colleges from 17 states; free seminars. Special mini-seminar at 9am: “Navigating Through Faith and Science in College.” Organized and sponsored by Metro Voice. 816-524-4522. MetroVoiceNews.com

 

COMIC CONVENTION – Feb. 24-25, Great Overland Station. Special guests, cosplay, geek boutiques, video games, board games, comics, books, tv & film.

 

LAST SUNDAY FREE BREAKFAST BUFFET – Feb. 25, 8am – 12pm, Philip Billard Post 1650, 3110 SW Huntoon. Free pancakes & sausage, eggs, coffee, juice, and sometimes biscuits & gravy. Donations accepted and will go to helping vets in the Topeka area.

 

CAPITAL CITY CARNAGE DEMOLITION DERBY – Mar. 1-2, Stormont Vail Events Ctr. stormontvaileventscenter.com or 785-251-5552

 

SPRINGTIME POP-UP CRAFT SHOW – Mar. 2, 8:30-3, Philip Billard Airport. Check out many displays of homemade crafts and baked goods along with specialty products… something for everyone.

 

SAY IT LOUD! EXHIBITION OPENING – Mar. 2, 5:30-8:30, ArtsConnect Topeka, 909 N. Kansas Ave. An art exhibit that unapologetically magnifies the magnificence of Black People, Black Culture, Black Stories and Black Expression. A showcase of local black artists from the Topeka, Lawrence and Kansas City Metro area and is curated by artist Aisha Imani Sanaa.

 

C5Alive “CHRISTMAS” LUNCHEON – Mar. 14, 11:30-1.

Cost: $15 for C5 members & first-time guests who RSVP, $17 at the door

  • $20 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: C5 POWER Luncheon, Apr. 11, 11:30-1.

 

9th ANNUAL EASTERFEST: TOPEKA EASTER PARADE & FUN FAIR – Mar. 30, 10am-3pm, at Great Overland Station and on North Kansas Avenue. Topeka’s annual Easter Parade will begin at 10am at Garfield Park and proceed south on Kansas Avenue to the tracks in NOTO. Egg Hunt begins right after the parade at the Great Overland Station. Food Trucks will be on hand and the Family Fun Fair, Vendor Market, and Cosmo’s Health Fair will be 10-3, inside and outside Great Overland Station, including vendor booths, children’s games, food, facepainting, inflatables, cake walk and more. Live music, gymnastics, ballet and other entertainment will be on hand. For info: Topeka Easter Parade on facebook, info@C5Alive.org or 640-6399.

 

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MEETINGS & CLASSES

 

TOPEKA COSMOPOLITAN CLUB:  The Club that fights Diabetes — Meetings: first three Thursdays of every month, 12 noon, at the Topeka Country Club.

 

HOPE AND HEALING ACADEMY harnesses the power of horses to transform the human spirit. They are expanding services to address the needs and experiences of first responders and members of the armed forces. For info, call 785-224-4232 or go to www.hopeandhealingacademy.com

 

BINDING UP THE BROKEN HEARTED – Sessions offered for women who suffer from the after-effects of abortion.  All the women who lead these sessions have had an abortion and have received healing from God’s Word.  For more information, contact local Healing Hearts representative Shelly Brush, Topeka First Southern Baptist Church, Topeka, KS, at shelly.b@healinghearts.org  All communication is confidential and secure.

 

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 for the community.  Located at Florence Crittenton Services Center for Integrative Health, 5423 SW 7th St. www.flocritkansas.org

Sunday 4-5 pm Yoga

Monday 12-12:45pm Cardio Remix

Monday 5:30-6:15pm STRONG™

Tuesday 12:15-1:15pm Restorative Yoga

Tuesday 5:30-6:15pm Zumba®

Wednesday 5:30-6:15pm Cardio Sculpt

Thursday 12:15-1:00pm Pilates + CIRCL Mobility™

Thursday 5:30-6:15pm Zumba®

Friday 12-12:45pm POUND

 

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 the 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.

TAI CHI FOR HEALTH – Monday 10:00 – 11:00 at Lowman United Methodist Church and Thursday 9:30—10:30 at Topeka Zoo. No training is needed, just watch and follow. Please contact Madon Daily at 505-424-8989 or madondailey@gmail.com. To Join from Home via Zoom, contact Madon for the Zoom link and password.

 

PICKLEBALL – Monday and Wednesday, 1:00 – 3:00 pm, First Baptist Church, 3033 SW MacVicar Ave, Topeka. Park on the West Side, where the gym is located.  Requires a signed liability waiver.  SCT Membership is strongly encouraged. If you would like to play, contact coordinator Dave Mathias, davemathias@sbcglobal.net, or Betsy Thompson, betsyjthompson@gmail.com.

SHEPHERD’S CENTER BOOK CLUB – 1st and 3rd Monday of the month from 2:00 – 4:00 pm at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1275 SW Boswell Ave., Topeka. Contact Pat Kirkman at pattyk696@yahoo.com.

SMS – STRENGTH, MOBILITY, STABILITY EXERCISE GROUP (SMS) Monday 9:00- 9:30 am, Arbor Court, 4200 SW Drury Lane, Topeka.  Tuesday and Thursday, 9:00 – 9:30 am, Rosehill Place, 3600 SW Gage Blvd # 97, Topeka. Tuesday and Thursday, 10:00 – 10:45, Grace UMC, 2627 SW Western Ave, Topeka.  If you would like to attend, call Anne Crawford at 785-273- 4527 or email anne.crawford@cox.net.

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TOPEKA LIONS CLUB, 1st Mondays at Noon – 1 pm at The Capper Foundation, 3500 SW 10th Ave. Park on the North side. RSVP by Fri. for lunch/pay at the meeting. Visitors welcome. TopekaLions.org/contact-us to make reservations. WE SERVE!

 

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 NEEDLEWORK GUILD – Every Mon. (except holidays) 9a-11a in the Menninger Room of the Topeka Public Library. Bring a project to work on as we share our needleworking skills and ideas. All are welcome to drop in.

 

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

HEARTLAND HEALTHY NEIGHBORHOODS – 2nd Mon., 11:45am-1pm. Promoting neighborhood well-being by mobilizing people, ideas & resources. 233-1365.

 

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

 

CHRISTIAN HOMESCHOOL CO-OP – Monday’s, 1-4pm, Lakeview Nazarene, 2835 SE Croco Rd. Contact info: (785)266-3247, FB: Topeka Lakeview Nazarene

 

SENIOR ADULT EXERCISE CLASS – Tuesday’s 10am, Lakeview Nazarene, 2835 SE Croco Rd. All exercises will be done from a chair, will help you get up out of a chair, & climb stairs safely! Contact info: (785)266-3247, FB: Topeka Lakeview Nazarene

 

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: “OurladyoftheFaithful.”

 

SENIORS PITCH CLUB – Every Tuesday 1 pm at Garfield Community Center. First visit free then a dollar per visit for coffee and replacement cards

 

DUPLICATE BRIDGE…Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12:30PM at The Woman’s Club of Topeka, 5221 SW West Dr Topeka, KS. Bill Gates and Warren Buffett play duplicate bridge!  It is great for your brain health. For additional information email janescola@hotmail.com.

 

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

 

HAND AND FOOT CANASTA – 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month from 2:00 – 4:00 pm, St. David’s Episcopal Church, 3916 SW 17th St, Topeka.  You must arrive before 2:00 pm and stay for the entire game.  If you would like to play, please email Caroline Huff at lilbopper1@gmail.com or call 228-2447.

MEXICAN TRAIN DOMINOES – 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month from 2:00 – 4:00 pm, St. David’s Episcopal Church, 3916 SW 17th St, Topeka. Do not enter the building before 1:45 pm. If you are interested in playing, please email the co-coordinators, Ottie Reed, reed7111@gmail.com, or Mary Adkins, marycatkeeper@gmail.com

 

MAP GROUP (MEMOIRS, ANCESTRY, PHOTOS) – VIA ZOOM – 4th Wednesday of the month 10:00 – 11:30 am. Contact Rich McReynolds at rlm4017@gmail.com if you would like to join this group. A Zoom link will be sent to you before the meeting.

 

FAMILY HISTORY WRITING GROUP – 2nd Wednesday of the month, 10:00 – 11:30 am, Lowman United Methodist Church, room 12.  Do you have great family stories to tell and want to pass them down to the next generation but don’t know where to start?  Sally Kahle, the coordinator for this group, will help you get started.  Contact our office for more information.

 

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

 

VIP LUNCHEON FOR SENIORS – Every Wed., 10:45 Bible Study and meal at 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 will donations accepted. For info: 785-224-8803 or vip@topekanorthoutreach.org

 

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.

 

LINE DANCING – 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month from 1:30 – 3:30 at First Baptist Church, 3033 SW MacVicar Ave, Topeka. Please contact Karen Botkin at 785-945-6785 or Jim Baer at 785-256-2432 at jimbaer73@gmail.com to register for this activity.

 

BRIDGE GROUP – 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month from 1:00 – 3:30 pm, at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 2021 SW 29th St, Topeka.  To play, arrangements must be made by Monday at 5:00 by calling Joan Arterburn at 408-5174.

 

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 TWILIGHT LIONS BRANCH CLUB – 3rd Thursdays at 7pm at Lakeview Church of the Nazarene, 2835 SE Croco. Social gathering, guests welcome. Topekalions.org

 

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

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  GREAT LIGHT AGLOW – For meeting info contact Vickie Lynch at greatlighttopeka@gmail.com

SUPPORT GROUPS

 

OVERCOMER’S OUTREACH ANONYMOUS RECOVERY SUPPORT GROUP – Mondays 6:30-7:30pm, at Be Filled Of South Topeka, 200 Airport Rd, Bldg. 818 Suite 1. Led by Pastor Bill Ritchey. 785-817-2802

 

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 husbads 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

 

CAREGIVERS GROUP- Caring Hearts of Hope meet every other Tuesday from 6-7pm at Highland Heights Christian Church. This group will root its encouragement in God’s word and prayer as well as conversation and sharing and is open to all those who care for others with illnesses such as Alzheimers, dementia, cancer or other debilitating illnesses or injuries. For dates and info, go to “Weekly Class List” at www.highlandheightscc.com or call 785-379-5642.

 

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 LOSS TO SUICIDE (HeALS) Topeka support group meets the 1st Tuesday of each month via Zoom. The 3rd Tuesday meeting is in-person at 1st Congregational Church, 17th and Collins. Both meetings are 6:30-8. Topeka.heals@gmail.com. 785-380-9309

 

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 – First Thursday, 3pm, St Francis Hospital, Room 300 on 2nd floor. For info: Jim 785 806 3266

 

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., 6:45pm, 1912 Gage Blvd. A Christ-centered program, based on 12 steps and 8 principles found in the Bible. Applying these Biblical principles, become free from hurts, habits, and hang-ups.  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.

 

FAMILY-FRIENDLY DESTINATIONS

 

BROWN V. BOARD NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE – Daily, 9am–5pm, 1515 SE Monroe. Located in the former all-black Monroe School. Free admission. For info: 354-4273 or www.nps.gov/brvb/.

 

CEDAR CREST, official residence of the KS Governor ­– Mon., 1pm-3pm, with tours on the half hour, 1 SW Cedar Crest Rd. Free adm. For info: 296-3636.

 

COMBAT AIR MUSEUM – Mon.-Sat., 9:30am-4:30pm; Sun. noon–4:30pm, Hanger 602, Forbes Field. For info: 862-3303 or combatairmusem.org.

 

CURTIS HOUSE MUSEUM – Every Sat., 11am-3pm; by appointment other times , 1101 SW Topeka Blvd. Former mansion of Charles Curtis, 31st Vice President of the US, and the only one of American Indian heritage.  Cost $5. For info: 357-1371 or 597-5380.

 

CONSTITUTION HALL – Wed.-Sat., 9am-5pm; Sun., 1-5pm, National Landmark, Kansas State Historic Site, Civil War History: Famous Lecompton Constitution, 319 Elmore, Lecompton. For info: 887-6520 or consthall@kshs.org; lecomptonkansas.com or kshs.org/constitution_hall

 

GREAT OVERLAND STATION – Railroad museum, education center, veterans memorial and more. 701 N. Kansas Avenue. Tue-Sat 10am-4pm; Sun 1-4pm. Closed on Sundays in Jan. & Feb. Adm: $4 adults, $3 seniors, $2 children age 3-12. For info: 232-5533 or greatoverlandstation.com.

HISTORIC RITCHIE HOUSE – Tour the oldest remaining home in Topeka (built 1856-57). 1116 Madison. Admission free. 10am-2pm; weaving demonstrations, games, food & more.

 

HOLLEY MILITARY MUSEUM – Downtown Ramada Inn. Featuring 5 galleries, named after world leaders. Featuring World War II artifacts, Air Force One exhibit, Kansas War Heroes, Space, Vietnam & more. Cost: Free. 10am-8pm daily.

 

KANSAS NATIONAL GUARD MUSEUM – Forbes Field. For hours & info: 862-1020.

 

KANSAS MUSEUM OF HISTORY – 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday – Saturday, 1 – 5 p.m. Sunday. 6425 SW 6th Avenue. 785-272-8681, kshs.org/museum.

 

KANSAS STATE CAPITOL – Mon.-Fri., 8am–5pm, SW 10th & Jackson St. Tours provided. For info: 296-3966 or www.kshs.org/capitol. Dome Tours M-F 10:30am-4:15pm.

 

OLD PRAIRIE TOWN – 1st & Clay. Open Mon.-Sat., 10am-4pm; Sun. 12-4pm. Daily guided tours: M-F 10am, 12 & 2pm; Sat. & Sun. 12 & 2pm. 368-2441.

 

ROEBKE HOUSE MUSEUM – 216 New York, Holton. For info: 364-4991.

 

TERRITORIAL CAPITAL MUSEUM – Wed.-Sat., 11am-4pm; Sun., 1-5pm, National Register Site, 3 floors of Civil War and Victorian Artifacts, President Eisenhower’s parents’ marriage site: 640 E. Woodson Ave., Lecompton. For info: 887-6148 or lanemuseum@aol.com or lecomptonkansas.com.

 

TOPEKA/SHAWNEE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY – 1515 SW 10th St. Mon.-Fri., 9am-9pm, Sat., 9am-6pm, Sun., 12-9pm. For info: 580-4400.

 

TOPEKA ZOO – Gage Blvd. between 6th & 10th St. Zoo hours 9am-5pm. Birthday Parties available — choose from two separate party packages; parties last two hours. For info: 368-9180 or topekazoo.com.

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