TOPEKA EASTER PARADE & FUN FAIR
Gage Park, Topeka
TOPEKA EASTER PARADE & FUN FAIR – Apr. 19, 9am-3:30pm, Gage Park. Topeka’s first parade of its kind will move around inside Gage Park at 10:30am. Fun Fair vendor booths, children’s games, egg hunt, food, facepainting, and more will take place between 9am & 3:30pm, in and around Westlake Shelter, the Carousel Room, and the Childrens Party House. Christian bands will perform throughout the day at the Amphitheatre. For info: info@C5Alive.org, or go to www.C5Alive.org.
Lee Hartman - 640-6399. www.C5Alive.org
Loving Your Stuff: Gems in the Attic
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Kansas Museum of History, 6425 SW 6th Ave., Topeka, KS 66615
Join us 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Saturday, April 19 for Loving Your Stuff: Gems in the Attic in the Museum lobby and classrooms, Kansas Historical Society.
Appraisal Fair - Rachel Cozad and Soodie Beasley from Madison Group Fine Art Appraisals will be available to appraise heirlooms and collectibles. Cozad specializes in 19th - 20th century European and American paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, sculpture, ceramics, and glass. Beasley specializes in decorative arts, antiques, furniture, silver, and crystal.
Tickets are $20 for the first item, $15 for the second. Maximum two items per person. Kansas Historical Foundation members and Friends of the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library receive a 20 percent discount.
Six tickets are offered each hour. Please be available at the appraisal booth during your allotted hour.
Tickets must be purchased in advance. Purchase tickets online or call 785-272-8681, ext. 415.
Preservation Workshops - Experts from the Historical Society and Public Library will present workshops about collecting and collections care. Free admission to workshops.
10:30 a.m. - Researching and Documenting Your Collectibles
11:30 a.m. - Textile Preservation - clothing, quilts, and other fiber objects
12:30 p.m. - Donating to a Museum - learn the process
1:30 p.m. - Paper Preservation - documents, photographs, and other paper objects
Coffee and baked goods from PT's Coffee will be available for purchase.
In 2014, Topeka is commemorating the 160th anniversary of its founding. To honor this milestone, the Kansas Historical Society, Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, and Topeka Landmarks Commission are collaborating to present the Preserve Topeka workshop series. Workshops about objects and family heirlooms offer how-to instructions for handling, cleaning, preservation, storage, and display. Workshops about historic properties will focus on maintenance, repairs, preservation, and historic research.
Additional workshops will be offered through October 2014. Workshops will be presented at either the Kansas Historical Society (KSHS), 6425 SW 6th Avenue, Topeka, or the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library (TSCPL), 1515 SW 10th Avenue, Topeka.
785-272-8681, ext. 407
Inward Faith Outreach Ministries Mass Food Distribution
625 Polk St. Topeka KS
Harvesters and Inward Faith Mass drive up food distribution
Peggy Hamner 633-7886
Sunset Zoo's Earth Day Event
Manhattan's Sunset Zoo
It’s a Party for the Planet! Family-friendly entertainment all afternoon with magic shows, rock climbing wall, facepainting, live animal encounters & more!
SunsetZoo.com or 785.587.APES (2737)
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
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.
Egg Hunt at Washburn
9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Memorial Union Lawn, Washburn University
TOPEKA – Youngsters can celebrate the season at a festive egg hunt from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Saturday, April 19, on the east lawn of Memorial Union at Washburn University. The public is welcome.
The egg hunts will be staged in age groups as a cycled event, allowing two scheduled hunt times per age group.
1 to 2 year olds: 9 - 9:15 a.m. and 10:40 – 10:55 a.m.
3 to 4 year olds: 9:20 - 9:35 a.m. and 11 – 11:15 a.m.
5 to 6 years old: 9:40 – 9:55 a.m. and 11:20 – 11:35 a.m.
7 to 8 years old: 10 – 10:15 a.m. and 11:40 – 11:55 a.m.
9 to 10 years old: 10:20 – 10:35 a.m. and noon to 12:15 p.m.
The free event is sponsored by the Washburn Campus Activities Board. For info, call 670-1122.
Washburn Campus Activities Board, 670-1122.
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