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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Wayne Simien Free Throw Challenge
Allen Fieldhouse 1651 Naismith Dr, Lawrence, KS 66044
Have you ever dreamed of shooting baskets in Allen Fieldhouse? Here’s your chance. Come join us on April 13th at Allen Fieldhouse for the 4th annual Wayne Simien Free Throw Challenge. All proceeds benefit Family Promise of Lawrence and Called To Greatness. Go to www.calledtogreatness.com for more information and to register. Cost is $10 per individual or $50 for a five person team.
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 email@example.com or call 291-2617.
Liz Toyne, Old Prairie Town at Ward Meade Historic Site; 785-368-2438; Elizabeth.Toyne@snco.us