2014 WYCO Ethic Festival
KCKCC Field House, 7250 State Ave., KCK
WYCO Ethnic Festival, a community event to promote relationships and contact between people, and educate each other about our common humanity. There will be more than 25 performance groups and more than 60 booths representing different cultures and community organizations. Admission and parking are free; ethnic food available for purchase; children's corner.
April 12, 11a.m.-5p.m.
KCKCC Field House
7250 State Ave
Kansas City, KS
45th & Shawnee Heights Road, Tecumseh, KS
Pancake Breakfast (AYCE), Biscuits and Gravy, Drinks. Adults $6.00, Children $2.50.
Bob Runion, 785-862-2595
2014 Designers' Showhouse
Monday - Friday, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m., & Saturday - Sunday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
2014 Designers' Showhouse, 3320 SW Spring Creek Place, Topeka, KS
Stop by and tour the 2014 Designers’ Showhouse this April and May, a fundraiser for ERC Resource & Referral, doing business as Child Care Aware® of Eastern Kansas, benefiting children by supporting high-quality child care options for families! This year’s home, dubbed “Wooded Serenity: Showhouse on Spring Creek Place,” is the family home of Duane and Beth Fager. It is located at 3320 SW Spring Creek Place in Topeka, just east of 33rd and Wanamaker Road. The Designers’ Showhouse and Boutique is open daily April 12 through May 11. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Showhouse is closed on Easter Sunday. Advanced tickets are $9, or $10 at the door. The last tour starts 30 minutes before closing. Children under the age of 8 will not be admitted.
Groups of 10 or more attending together may enjoy self-guided tours during normal Showhouse hours at a reduced rate. Special guided group tours are also available by appointment. Call 785-440-4519 for more information or to place your reservation.
A catered lunch is available Mondays through Fridays, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Reservations to 785-440-4519 are encouraged.
Visit http://east.ks.childcareaware.org/ for lunch menus, updates, ticket outlet locations and more!
ERC Resource & Referral, Inc, dba Child Care Aware of Eastern Kansas, 785-440-4519, email@example.com
Spring Fling Bazaar
3:00 pm to 6:00 PM Dinner to start at 4:00 pm
Elmont United Methodist Church, 6635 NW Church Lane, Topeka Kansas 66618 (1 mile East of North Hiway 75 on NW 62 or NW 66 Street)
Turkey or Pork Loin Dinner to include mashed potatoes, homemade gravy, green bean, cole slaw, cinnamon applesauce, roll, drink, and dessert. $8.00 adult, $4.00 children under 12. Bake sale and silent auction will begin at 3:00 pm. Dinner will begin at 4:00 pm and will last until 6:00 pm.
Please do not include in the activity notice. Verna Jackson, 785-969-6975
Topeka Passion Play
Begins at 7:00 and doors open at 6:00.
Fairlawn Church of the Nazarene 730 Sw Fairlawn, Topeka
TOPEKA – Fairlawn Church of the Nazarene invites the community to attend the 20th presentation of the Topeka Passion Play. This annual Easter tradition celebrates the life of Jesus Christ, from birth through death, and ultimately His resurrection. We would encourage you to attend this life changing event that has been shared by over 100,000 people from all around the world.
For more information you can contact the church office at 273-6322 or visit the Fairlawn Church website www.thelawn.org.
Indian Artifact Show
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Ramada Inn West 605 SW Fairlawn Rd. Topeka, KS
This show is for the exhibition of prehistoric Indian artifacts.
Identification of artifacts for type and time period available.
David Schock (785) 364-3238
Amtrak Exhibit Train
10am - 4pm daily
Topeka Amtrak Station, 500 SE Holliday Place
Can you hear the sound of a whistle? That’s the Amtrak Exhibit Train coming to the Topeka Amtrak Station at 500 S.E. Holliday Place on April 12-13 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.
Climb aboard and tour a free exhibit to learn about Amtrak’s history and catch
a glimpse into the company’s future. Displays include vintage advertising, past menus and dinnerware, period uniforms, photographs, and other items of memorabilia from Amtrak’s creation in 1971 to a model of today’s modern-sleeping accommodations and high-speed rail service displays. Interactive displays include railroad horns, trivia questions, workable signals and an engineer’s stand.
Whether you’ve been riding since the company’s beginning, or just part of it, there is something on the Exhibit Train that’s guaranteed to strike a chord.
Join us and discover more about America’s love of trains
Family & Friends Fiesta Taco Feed
Saturday, April 12, 2014
1020 N Washington, Auburn, KS 66402
Fundraiser for the Auburn Lions Club, offers free children's vision screening and book to encourage reading in addition to Mexican cuisine
Michele Reese, 785-608-4288
Men's Day All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast
8:00am until 1:00pm
St. Mark's AME Chirch. 801 NW Hatrison St, Topeka KS
Men's Day All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast
Foster Chisholm. 785 232 5242
Saturday Women's Connection of Topeka
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library 1515 S W 10th Ave Topeka, KS 66604
Spring into Style Brunch Presented by Findables resale Boutique presented by Nancy Buckingham Harms manager. Sales Benefit Midland Care. Speaker: That Night in New York. Ginny Ellison tells how a near tragedy was a turning point in her life.
Brunch Cost: $13. incl. no charge for program and open to all women.
Call Arlene: 785-233-0701 or email: Leidacloud@cox.net
Walk MS Topeka
Big Gage Shelter in Gage Park
Walk MS connects people living with MS and those who care about them. It is an experience unlike any other - a day to come together, to celebrate the progress we've made and to show the power of our connections.
When you participate in Walk MS, the funds you raise give hope to the more than 11,000 people living with MS in our community. The dollars raised support life-changing programs and cutting-edge research. Every connection counts.
National MS Society
Guerilla Street Arts Raid
4 pm - Midnight
NOTO Arts District
Where: North Topeka Arts District, N. Kansas Ave. (800 - 900 block)
When: 4 pm - Midnight.
What: Street fest - Live Music, Art Preformances (Hoopers, Dancers, Flow Art, public mural, Arts and crafts vendors, food and drinks, Open Studios, Live art and bounce house and kids art activities.
What is a Guerilla Street Arts Raid?
“Street Arts Raid” is a guerilla marketing event that floods the streets with arts and craft to promote the talented artists in the North Topeka Arts District and to celebrate the arts with our community. This arts event has no budget for advertising, we use guerilla marketing techniques to get the word out about our event by using social media, flyers, free event calendars (CJOnline, WIBW and others) and we depend on you to spread the word about this event. We have other fun and creative ways to get the word out like sidewalk chalk on a busy sidewalk or dust murals wherever you find dust, we can get pretty creative with it but lets keep it clean and legal. We’re building this event as we go and its going to be big when we get there. This event started last year in the NOTO Arts District in the late summer with a plans to make it a monthly event. This event with music, live art, public mural, kids art activities, games and artistic performances, was created by the NOTO Artist Committee to generate funding for our future arts and community focused events. The first event of this year’s series of monthly events will kick off April 12th at 4 pm- 12.
We’re inviting artists, performers and vendors to take a space on Kansas avenue to be part of this family event. All Vendors, performers and artists should contact Alexander Lancaster for reserved locations at the event. We welcome artist and performers of all levels to apply. Applicants that are students with student ID will not be charged a vendor's fee.
Vendors pay a $15 fee and will be appointed an appropriate location for the product that the vendor is selling. If you were a vendors last year during this event you will get first choice of the available locations.First timers will be assigned a location in the planned event area. All Food and drink vendors must comply with city and state laws.
We are in the process of booking bands for this event. The bands and location of the stage will be announced soon. We will have a few NOTO Businesses serving alcohol on their premises but NO alcohol beverages will be allowed on the sidewalks.
Lawn chairs and coolers are welcomed while enjoying live art and music
More details will be revealed very soon! We are very excited to start to hear from artists and musicians that want to be a part of this “Guerilla Street Arts Raid” April 12, 2014 at 4pm until midnight. It’s gonna be awesome!!
837 1/2 N. Kansas Ave
6th Annual Tulip Time
Daily; April 4-20, Old Prairie Town location 9:00am-6:00pm (gates close at 5:30)
Old Prairie Town 124 NW Fillmore; Doran Rock Garden at Gage Park 601 SW Gage Blvd; Ted Ensley Gardens SE 37th & West Edge Road at Lake Shawnee- Topeka, KS
Topeka’s 6th Annual Tulip Time, continuing a longtime tradition started by Jerold Binkley, is scheduled April
4-20. Visitors can enjoy the splendor of over 100,000
tulips and daffodils in the beautifully, landscaped parks
in the Ted Ensley Gardens at Lake Shawnee, SE 37th
and West Edge Road; Doran Rock Garden at Gage
Park, 601 SW Gage Blvd; Botanical Garden at Old
Prairie Town, 124 NW Fillmore.
At Old Prairie Town visitors can enjoy a self-guided tulip
tour for a suggested donation of $5 per person. Historic
building tours are available daily beginning at 10am, 12pm, 2pm and 4pm for $4 per person. Please contact John.Bell@snco.us or call 368-2439 to schedule a building tour for groups of 15 or more.
Group tours are available weekdays at the Ted Ensley
Gardens. Cost is $5 per person. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 291-2617.
Liz Toyne, Old Prairie Town at Ward Meade Historic Site; 785-368-2438; Elizabeth.Toyne@snco.us