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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.

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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. Tickets are $10 and only at the door. Ph. 785-214-0013, email grandoopry@gmail.com.

 

LIVE @ LUNCH – Wednesdays; 11am-1pm, Evergy Plaza downtown. Live music, food trucks, yard games & more.

 

 

EATS & BEATS – Every Thursday through Sep. 15, 6:30pm-8:30pm, Evergy Plaza. Bring lawn chairs. Food trucks, beer gardens. July 7: The Bash; July 14: Delta Haze

 

ROCKIN’ THE JAYHAWK – July 6, 7pm, Jayhawk Theatre. 38 cellists live on stage. Tickets: jayhawktheatre.org

 

WILDER HORSES – Jul. 8, 8pm, The Vinewood. Doors open at 7. Cash bar & snacks available! Tickets: $10 at the door or at thehistoricvinewood.com. 785.260.6772

 

SECOND SATURDAY CONCERT – July 9, 6-11:30pm, Celtic Fox. Soul 2 Soul and Departure.

 

2ND ANNUAL COUNTRY KICKOFF – July 13, 6:30pm, Evergy Plaza. Nebraska Showdown will be making their return! This 90’s country cover band was a fan favorite. There will also be vendors & food trucks on site.

 

STEVE KILE BAND – Jul. 15, 8pm, The Vinewood. Doors open at 7. Cash bar & snacks available! Tickets: $10 at the door or at thehistoricvinewood.com. 785.260.6772

 

MARIA THE MEXICAN – NOTO SUMMER CONCERT – July 15, Redbud Park.

 

BOP DADDIES – Jul. 23, 8pm, The Vinewood. Doors open at 7. Cash bar & snacks available! Tickets: $10 at the door or at thehistoricvinewood.com. 785.260.6772

 

TYPICAL STEREO – Jul. 29, 8pm, The Vinewood. Doors open at 7. Cash bar & snacks available! Tickets: $10 at the door or at thehistoricvinewood.com. 785.260.6772

 

JESUS FEST TOPEKA – FREE CHRISTIAN CONCERT – July 30, 5-8pm, Family of God Church, 1231 NW Eugene. Everyone is welcome to attend, free food while supplies last. Performer’s coming from Texas, Missouri and lots of Local talent will perform, this event is for all ages, bring a friend, chairs are limited so bring a lawn chair.

 

DUKE MASON WITH COWDOY – Aug. 5, 8pm, The Vinewood. Doors open at 7. Cash bar & snacks available! Tickets: $10 at the door or at thehistoricvinewood.com. 785.260.6772

 

GOOD OL BOYS & A GAL – Aug. 12, 8pm, The Vinewood. Doors open at 7. Cash bar & snacks available! Tickets: $10 at the door or at thehistoricvinewood.com. 785.260.6772

 

JIM & MELISSA BRADY IN CONCERT – Aug. 12, 7pm, Wanamaker Woods Nazarene, 3501 SW Wanamaker. Free will offering, doors open at 6pm. 785-273-2248, wwoodsnaz@wwnaz.org

 

ALEX MILLER BAND – Aug. 13, 8pm, The Vinewood. Doors open at 7. Cash bar & snacks available! Tickets: $10 at the door or at thehistoricvinewood.com. 785.260.6772

 

 

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 office@rhcctopeka.org

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.

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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 – Every Saturday, 6:30pm. Faith Temple Church, 1162 SW Lincoln. For info: 785-380-7031 or rhaggertyjr@hotmail.com

 

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.

W.I.G.L. “WATER IN GOD’S LAWN” YOUTH & KIDS ACTIVITIES – Wednesday’s June 1 – Aug. 10, 7-8pm. Lakeview Church of the Nazarene, 2835 SE Croco. Weekly games & fun possibilities:  water balloons, water slide, kiddie pools, bubbles, side walk chalk, snacks, friends, fun, Jesus! (please bring appropriate water-wear, towel & sun screen.  If necessary, please wear a t-shirt over swimsuit.) There will be Bible Study upstairs for the Adults.

785-266-3247, Facebook at Topeka Lakeview Nazarene,  www.Lakeviewtopeka.org, lakenaz@aol.com

 

PEACE CAMP 2022 — July 11-15, 8:15 a.m. – noon, West Side Christian Church, 432 SW Lindenwood Ave., Topeka, KS 66606; Half-day camp for children who have finished K-5th grades; Full information and registration at www.westsidedisciples.org

 

REVIVAL SERVICES – July 13 – 17, Wednesday through Sunday, 7:00 p.m. each evening, at Grace Missionary Baptist Church, 5821 NW Topeka Blvd, Topeka, Kansas. We will feature a different evangelistic speaker each evening.  Enjoy inspirational music, dynamic Bible preaching, and friendly Christian fellowship with us. Call 903-733-0099 for more information. Everyone is welcome.

 

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

 

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

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TOPEKA TWILIGHT LIONS BRANCH CLUB – 4th Mondays at 6:30pm, Norsemen Brewing Co. Social gathering, guests welcome. TopekaLions.com

 

TOPEKA LIONS CLUB – 2nd Mondays at Noon at Wings, Etc.   Come at 11:30 to order from the menu.  Guests welcome.

 

MONDAY FARMERS MARKET – Mondays 7:30-11:30am, May 9 to Oct. 3, Topeka & Sh. Co. Library, 10th & Washburn. (closed Memorial Day & Labor Day)

 

SILVER LAKE FARMERS MARKET – Tuesdays 6-8pm, June 7-Sep. 13, Silver Lake Library, 203 Railroad St.

 

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

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.

 

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.

 

FRIDAY FLICKS – Second Fridays, 8pm at Evergy Plaza. Bring a blanket or lawn chair & get comfy. Food trucks on hand.

 

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

 

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

 

DOWNTOWN TOPEKA FARMERS MARKET – Saturday’s April 2 to Oct. 29, 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.

 

BREAD BASKET FARMERS MARKET – Saturday’s, 7:30am-1pm, through Nov. 19, south end of West Ridge Mall.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

SATURDAY NIGHT CRUISES – 1st Sat. – Spangles, 29th & Topeka Blvd.; 2nd Sat. – Fairlawn Plaza; 3rd Sat. – The Dugout, 17th & Fairlawn; 4th Sat. – The Pad; 5th Sat. – The Dugout.

OVERBROOK FARMER’S MARKET – every Monday now to October, from 4-6 pm at the Overbrook Fair Grounds.

 

SINGLE DAY SUMMER CAMPS – Aspire Gymnastics is offering Wednesday and Friday themed Summer Camps this summer on Wed. 1-3pm for ages 3-8, and Fri. 9-12 for ages 4-11. Visit aspiregymnasticsclub.com for details. 785-380-6046

 

SUMMER FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA – July 2, 7pm, Fellowship Hi-Crest, Fremont Hill. Shuttle available at 455 Golf Park Blvd. Food trucks, bounce houses, and a live DJ, fireworks at 10pm.

 

COLLINS PARK NEIGHBORHOOD JULY 4TH PARADE – July 4, 11am, SW Collins Ave.

 

SPIRIT OF KANSAS FIREWORKS & BLUES FESTIVAL – July 4, at Lake Shawnee. Live music, kids activities, vendors, food trucks, car show, fireworks.

 

JULY 4TH CELEBRATION – July 4, 6-10pm, Rolling Hills Christian Church. free food, games, bounce houses, music, homemade ice cream, and FIREWORKS! Food will be served at 6:00 pm and the fireworks will start around 9:30.

 

FRIDAY FLICKS – July 8, Evergy Plaza. “Aladdin” will show at 8pm. Food trucks. Bring a lawn chair

 

DALE EASTON’S THE DRUNKARD – July 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30 at 8pm, VFW Phillip Billard VFW Post, 3110 SW Huntoon  kate_hastings@outlook.com. Tickets available on Eventbrite.com

 

TOPEKA MUSIC WEEK – July 8-16. The week leading up to Country Stampede, area businesses, attractions, and restaurants will be celebrating music and fun with Topeka Music Week. Keep an eye on social media for announcements of who is performing and what locations are participating.

 

FIESTA MEXICANA’S DOWNTOWN TOPEKA KICK-OFF EVENT – July 9, 4:30-9pm, Evergy Plaza.

 

SPLASH PAD SOCIAL – July 13, 4-6pm, Evergy Plaza. Soak up the sun with Mrs. Grey and Mrs. Bremer

 

PICNIC ON THE PRAIRIE – July 14, 5:30-8pm, Old Prairie Town. Bring a picnic basket and enjoy a warm summer evening surrounded by the Ward-Meade Botanical Garden and the historic buildings of Old Prairie Town. Volunteers will be on site to give free tours of the gardens and buildings. The Mulvane General Store and Potwin Drug Store will be open late for your shopping convenience and old-fashioned treats

 

C5Alive “POWER” LUNCHEON – July 14, 11:30-1 at Aldersgate Village, 7220 SW Asbury Dr. Featured speaker is Lucrecia Nold, Public Policy Specialist for the Kansas Catholic Conference, who will speak about the Value Them Both Amendment.

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: C5 POWER Luncheon, Aug. 11, 11:30-1.

 

KICKER COUNTRY STAMPEDE – July 14-16, Heartland Park

 

FIRST TEE ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT – Sep. 16, Shawnee Country Club. Reg. 11am, noon shotgun start. For info email marcus@firstteetopeka.org or visit firstteetopeka.org

 

SHAWNEE COUNTY FAIRJuly 21 – 24, Stormont Vail Event Center. Thursday thru Saturday at 8:00am – 10:00pm; Sunday at 10:00am – 3:00pm. Animals large and small, competition exhibits, vendors, and food trucks are available all days. Find all the information on the fair at www.shawneecountyfair.org

 

FAIRLAWN PLAZA SIDEWALK SALE – July 22, 10am-8pm. Great Deals, Dining, Featured Products and Services and Information about some of our wonderful businesses and more

 

1ST ANNUAL DISABLED AND PROUD PARADE OF KANSAS – July 23, 11AM, Capitol Building, Downtown Topeka. The parade will circle the Capitol Building, starting at 8th & Jackson, and then the public is invited to gather on the south Capitol lawn for a resource & activity fair, speeches, food trucks and more. For info: 785-430-1088 or NMATeen2020@gmail.com

 

SATURDAY SUMMER MARKET – July 23, 9am-1pm, Milk & Honey Coffee Co. Vendor Market time! Stop by and grab your favorite drink and sandwich and grab something locally made! Beauty from Ashes, Crochet by ECE, Ember and Spruce laser engraving, Everbloom Flower Farm, Made Maker Pottery, Sew Useful Studios and more!

 

YOUTH FOR CHRIST GOLF CLASSIC – Sep. 26, Lake Shawnee. Several sponsorship levels available. Lots of prizes! 232-8296 or topekayfc.org

 

2nd ANNUAL1TOPEKA FALL FEST – Oct. 8, 10am-3pm, at the Vinewood, 2848 SE 29th St.  Live music, a craft & vendor fair, food trucks, and a health & fitness fair, plus games and activities for kids. Admission is free!  Dozens of local businesses, non-profits & churches will operate games & activities such as Face Painting, Craft Stations, Inflatables, Petting Zoo, Cake Walk, Pumpkin Decorating, Trunk or Treat and more!  We’ll have a Health & Fitness Fair sponsored by Topeka Emerald City Cosmo Club, featuring Health Screenings & Fitness Demonstrations, Information & Educational Booths, Health & Safety Products and more.  For more information, email info@C5Alive.org.

 

 

MEETINGS & CLASSES

 

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.

 

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 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.

 

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: “OurladyoftheFaithful.”

 

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

 

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.

 

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

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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

 

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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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 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., 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.

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