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Topeka Area Community Events Calendar

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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 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


NORTH TOPEKA COMMUNITY BAND CONCERT – June 5, 7:30pm, Garfield Park Gazebo, 1600 NE Quincy. (Also on June 19 and July 10) North Topeka Community Band concerts have been a summer treat since 1996. No admission cost. Bring your lawn chairs. Contact Info: Ginger Patterson, (785) 633-2438

LIVE AT LUNCH – June 7, 11-1, Evergy Plaza. R & J Productions


EATS AND BEATS – June 8, 11-1, Evergy Plaza. Undercover


LIVE AT LUNCH – June 14, 11-1, Evergy Plaza. Delta Haze


EATS AND BEATS – June 15, 11-1, Evergy Plaza. Stranded in the City


LIVE AT LUNCH – June 21, 11-1, Evergy Plaza. Hoodoo Brothers


EATS AND BEATS – June 22, 11-1, Evergy Plaza. Switch in Time


ELMONT OPRY PRESENTS HELEN RUSSELL & COMPANY – Jun. 23, 7pm; and Jun. 24, 1pm, Elmont UMC, 6635 NW Church Ln. Doors open 90 minutes early for lunch or dinner. Tickets $15 – call 785-249-0908.


THE MIX IN CONCERT – June 23, 7pm, TPAC.


LIVE AT LUNCH – June 28, 11-1, Evergy Plaza. Pastense


EATS AND BEATS – June 29, 11-1, Evergy Plaza. Steve Kile Band


KAREN PECK AND NEW RIVER IN CONCERT – July 7, 7pm, Wanamaker Woods Church, 3501 SW Wanamaker Rd.  Doors open at 6pm. No tickets necessary. Free-will offering



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 – 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.

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

KIDS SUMMER FUN & JESUS – Every Wednesday, beginning June 7, 7-8pm, Lakeview Church of the Nazarene, 2835 SE Croco Rd. Water Play, Yard Games, Fun, Snacks, Jesus, Fellowship, Friends, Sidewalk Chalk. Contact info: (785) 266-3247, Facebook:  Topeka Lakeview Nazarene  Email:  LakeNaz@aol.com


‘KEEPER OF THE KINGDOM’ VBS – June 12 to Family Fun Night, June 16, 6 – 8pm, Lakeview Church of the Nazarene, 2835 SE Croco Rd. Bring your friends, family, neighbors, & enemies! Contact info: (785)266-3247, FB: Topeka Lakeview Nazarene, Email: Lakenaz@aol.com


DAY CAMP – July 24-28, 8am-5pm, Trinity Presbyterian Church. For children entering 1st thru 7th grades.  Cost: $25 per child.  Bring sack lunch daily – no refrigeration; + other items. Info & registration 785-272-2620 or office@trinitypresbyterian.net




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


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.

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


BREAD BASKET FARMERS MARKET – Saturday’s, 7:30am-1pm, Apr. 1 through Nov. 18, south end of West Ridge Mall parking lot.


LAWRENCE FARMERS MARKET – Sat. 7:30-11:30, 824 New Hampshire Street. Opens April 8


LAWRENCE TUESDAY MARKET – Tuesdays, 4-6pm, South Park, 1141 Massachusetts. Opens May 9


MONDAY FARMERS MARKET – Mondays 7:30-11:30am, May 8 to Oct. 2, Topeka & Sh. Co. Library, 10th & Washburn. (closed Memorial Day & Labor Day)


DOWNTOWN TOPEKA FARMERS MARKET – Saturday’s April 8 to Oct. 28, 7:30am-noon, 6th & Harrison. The open-air market is full of fresh fruits and vegetables, herbs, arts & crafts, flower, home-baked goods and more. 

PERRY LECOMPTON FARMERS MARKET – Fridays 4-6:30pm, Bernie’s/Cenex parking lot, Ferguson & Hwy 24


C5Alive “POWER” LUNCHEON – June 8, 11:30-1 at The Peak, 1930 SW Gage! Featured speaker is Clint Decker, a writer, speaker, pastor & evangelist who has shared his message with over two million people around the world.

  • 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, July 13, 11:30-1 at Aldersgate Village featuring Max Manning.


OPEN HOUSE TOURS – June 8, 6pm, Jayhawk Theatre. RSVP at jayhawktheatre.org


FRIDAY FLICKS: BACK TO THE FUTURE – June 9, 8pm, Evergy Plaza


FAIRLAWN PLAZA SIDEWALK SALES – June 9 & 10, 10am-5pm. Bargains, dining, refreshments, activities.




LADY SHAKES’ ROMEO & JULIET – June 9-10, 7pm, and June 11 at 2pm, Jayhawk Theatre. Come early at 6pm for dinner with DJ’s Catering and drinks from Norseman Brewing. A benefit for Jayhawk Theatre and Lady Shakes Theater Co.  Tickets $12 ($8 students) at: jayhawktheatre.org


VENDORS MARKET – June 10, 9-3, Barb’s Country Barn.


TACO TOPIA STREET FEST – June 10, 4pm, Topeka Vendors Market, 528 SE Adams St. Live music, taco eating contest, play area, fresh fruit stand, margarita tent, more.


JUNETEENTH PARADE – June 10, 11am, Williams Magnet School, 1301 SE Monroe St. Community gathering at noon at Cushinberry Park.


HEARTLAND MILITARY DAY – Jun. 10, 7am – 4pm, Museum of the Kansas National Guard, 125 SE Airport E. Dr.  Free day of Military Equipment Exhibits, WW II Battle Reenactments, Civil War Artillery Drills, Topeka Big Band, Sante Fe Band, Vietnam War Exhibits, Pancake Feed 7 to 10 (Donations), Cookout Meal 11 to 2 (Donations), and free admission to all Museum exhibits, inside and out. office@kngmuseum.org. 785-862-1020


OUTDOOR FLEA MARKET – June 10, 10-3, 10th & MacVicar


CRPS STRONG LET’S RIDE – June 10, 9am registration, Kickstart Saloon. 78.1 mile ride, $20/bike, ending at Victoria’s, $10/plate pulled pork & sides. Raffle. 785-249-9702.


FLAG DAY – June 14. Great Overland Station will have an outdoor concert, kids activities and a ceremony to retire all of last year’s flags and present new ones.


NATIONAL NIGHT OUT PLANNING MEETING – June 15, 6:30pm, Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library. Get info, register your neighborhood, order t-shirts, etc.  785-266-8666 or info@parstopeka.org


RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK – June 15, 7pm, Jayhawk Theatre. Tickets $10 ($7 students & seniors & military) at: jayhawktheatre.org


JUNETEENTH COMMUNITY CELEBRATION – June 17, Noon, Hillcrest Community Center.


TOPEKA KIDS FEST – June 17, 10-3, The Woodshed. Food, kids events, crafts, bounce house, photo booth, vendor market, men’s items, kids items.


SUNSHINE REGGAE ROOTS FESTIVAL – June 17, 4pm, 8th & Jackson downtown. Reggae & Ska bands, food trucks, beer garden, vendors. Adm $15


SUMMERTIME BLUES – June 21, 7pm, Gage Park Amphitheatre. Orphan John & the Abandonded


FREE MOVIE: “FAMILY CAMP” – Jun. 24, 6:30pm, Highland Heights Christian Church, 2930 SE Tecumseh Rd. Two polar-opposite families find themselves sharing a cabin for a week away at Camp Katokwah, a church camp located in the Quachita National Forest.  With the highly coveted camp trophy at stake, dads Tommy and Eddie end up lost in the woods after a comedy of errors and mishaps. A laugh out loud comedy that will touch the hearts and tickle the funny bones of every family member. Free movie snacks provided. Childcare available


SOLE REASON GOLF TOURNAMENT – June 24, Cypress Ridge Golf Course. 8-8:30 AM registration, 9 AM shotgun. Sole_reason@yahoo.com or 785-338-2965 or register at solereason.net. Benefits children that need sneakers. Lots of prizes and silent auction items.


COMMUNITY WALK/PASSPORT TO HEALTH – June 24, 8am, Gage Park Corral #2. Free event with information provided by local health organizations, plus chances to win prizes when you complete the walk and have your passport stamped! Hosted by the Topeka Lions Club/Twilight Branch and 24 for Life by Midland Care. Register to get your free event passport at the event or earn extra chances for the prize drawings when you register online and complete the Risk Test for pre-diabetes from 24 for life. Both links are at topekalions.org/community-walk


THE PENNANT 5TH ANNIVERSARY BLOCK PARTY – June 24, 4pm, 900 Block Downtown. Aaron Kamm and the One Drops, The Mix Band & Mike Babb, vendors, fun activities.


LAST SUNDAY FREE BREAKFAST BUFFET – June 25, 9am – 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.


AZURA FIREWORKS – July 1, 7pm, Avondale East Field. Food trucks, DJ, inflatables. Fireworks at 10pm.


TEE-PAC GOLF TOURNAMENT – July 21, Shawnee Country Club. A fundraiser for mainstage programming and capital improvements at the Topeka Performing Arts Center. The early bird registration price for a team of 4 is $375, available until April 30th. Online registration deadline is July 7th. Registration will include lunch, 18-hole course and golf cart. Individual person registration is $100. Lunch sponsor Iron Rail Brewing. Also silent auction and 50/50 raffle.  https://www.topekaperformingarts.org/events/2023/teepac-golf-tournament

3RD ANNUAL TOPEKA FALL FEST – Sep. 16, 10am-3pm, at the Great Overland Station. 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 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 info, email info@C5Alive.org.


BREAKTHROUGH HOUSE GOLF TOURNEY – Sep. 7, Cypress Ridge. 11am Registration, Noon lunch, 12:30pm Shotgun. 4-person scramble. Sponsors & golfers needed. For info: 785-840-8733 or bblevins@breakthroughhouse.org


YOUTH FOR CHRIST GOLF CLASSIC – Sep. 25, 11:30 reg.; 10:30 shotgun start, Lake Shawnee. Several sponsorship levels available. Lots of prizes! 785-232-8296 or topekayfc.org




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.

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.

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


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


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 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



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 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 – 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.




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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