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Adventure Camp: Art of Gardening

Flint Hills Discovery Center, 315 S. 3rd Street, Manhattan
It’s time to get fancy with your flowers! To prepare for the fall exhibition, Flint Hills Masters, day campers will explore the art of gardening. Children will paint masterpieces using flowers, experience how to arrange a bouquet of flowers and explore landscape design.
* Adventure Camp is a unique program offered at both the Flint Hills Discovery Center and Sunset Zoo throughout the school year. The age of the child attending determines the camp location when offered at both sites. Children may be dropped off as early as 7:30 a.m. each session in which they are enrolled. Pick up for half-day registration is between 12:00 p.m. and 12:15 p.m., and pick up for full-day registration is between 5:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Day registrants must bring their own sack lunch.

Adventure Camp is limited to 24 students, grades K-2.
Full-day session: FHDC members: $23, non-members: $26
Half-day session: FHDC members: $14, non-members: $16

Adventure Camp is limited to 24 students, grades K-2.



Megan Berry
785.587.2726
berrym@cityofmhk.com



The Australian Bee Gees Show

McCain Auditorium - Kansas State University, 1501 Goldstein Cr, Manhattan KS 66506
Get ready for the new "Australian Bee Gees Show, A Tribute to the Bee Gees" a multimedia theatrical concert experience that takes a nostalgic trip through the legacy the Bee Gees left behind, while celebrating over four decades of the infectious music, written by the Gibb brothers. Together for more than 18 years, The "Australian Bee Gees Show" has mastered the look, sound and personalities of the adored trio, while cementing their award winning reputation as the World's Leading Bee Gees Tribute Show. The "Australian Bee Gees Show, A Tribute to the Bee Gees" captures unsurpassed and state of the art sound and vivid graphics that will get you dancin' on your feet. From their early hits ("Massachusetts," "1941 New York Mining Disaster", "To Love Somebody") to later classics ("Stayin' Alive" and "You Should Be Dancin'") this show will have you reliving your favorite Bee Gees moments throughout this MULTIMEDIA THEATRICAL EVENT.

Shannon Madden
207 McCain Auditorium
1501 Goldstein Cr
Manhattan KS 66506
785-532-6425
mccain@ksu.edu



Jessica Lang Dance

McCain Auditorium - Kansas State University, 1501 Goldstein Cr, Manhattan KS 66506
Founded in 2011, Jessica Lang Dance (JLD) is a New York City-based dance company dedicated to creating and performing the work of Jessica Lang. JLD enriches and inspires global audiences by immersing them in the beauty of movement and music. Hailed as "a master of visual composition" by Dance Magazine, Lang, the recipient of a 2014 Bessie Award, seamlessly incorporates striking design elements and transforms classical ballet language into artfully crafted, emotionally engaging contemporary works.

Jessica Lang Dance makes their Kansas debut at McCain Auditorium. The program will include a sneak preview excerpt of Lang's newest work set to Shakespeare Sonnets.

"...bold and entertaining... organic and interesting..." — BroadwayWorld.com

Shannon Madden
207 McCain Auditorium
1501 Goldstein Cr
Manhattan KS 66506
785-532-6425
mccain@ksu.edu



A Midsummer Night's Dream — Actors from the London Stage

McCain Auditorium - Kansas State University, 1501 Goldstein Cr, Manhattan KS 66506
The five actors in the troupe, Caroline Devlin, Christopher Staines, Nicholas Tigg, Jan Shepherd and Guy Burgess, play multiple roles in the production utilizing an uncut script, simple costumes and minimal scenery with an emphasis on language.

Actors from the London Stage, housed at the University of Notre Dame, is an educational and theatrical program that brings a troupe of five classically trained actors from major English theaters to college campuses for week-long residencies. Begun in 1975 by Professor Homer Swander of the University of California, Santa Barbara and British actor Patrick Stewart, AFTLS’s unique program of performance and education has visited 150 campuses.

Shannon Madden
207 McCain Auditorium
1501 Goldstein Cr
Manhattan KS 66506
785-532-6425
mccain@ksu.edu



An Evening with Ana Gasteyer

Wareham Opera House - Kansas State University, 410 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, KS 66502
When Ana Gasteyer steps up to the mic, she evokes the swagger of an era when a lady ruled a nightclub and an audience knew they were in for a good time. The patter is real, the themes adult; the lyrics are timeless, and the music swings like crazy! Her vibe recalls that of a time when entertainers truly entertained, an era when a broad could bring home the bacon, swing a set of sultry standards and still be a gracious hostess. Think brass and sass, vim and verve, gin and tonic, moxie and nerve! Ana Gasteyer is best known for her incomparable work on "Saturday Night Live" during her six-year stint where she created some of the most famous SNL characters of all.

Shannon Madden
207 McCain Auditorium
1501 Goldstein Cr
Manhattan KS 66506
785-532-6425
mccain@ksu.edu



Annual Iris Sale

Kansas State University Gardens 1500 Denison, Manhattn, KS 66506
Hundreds of locally grown varieties (many award winners) of beautiful iris to choose from. Proceeds benefit the KSU Gardens and the sale is sponsored by the Flint Hills Iris Society.

Flint Hills Iris Society
1500 Denison
Manhattan, Ks 66506
(785) 532-3271



Grape Escape

Topeka Performing Arts Center, 214 SE 8th Avenue, Topeka, KS
Grape Escape is the annual food and wine festival fundraiser to benefit Topeka Performing Arts Center. There will be over 120 wines available from Glazer's for tasting along with other drink and food vendors. Live and silent auctions and live entertainment by Pat Hazell will round out the evening. General admission tickets available for $65 through all Ticketmaster outlets and premium tickets available through Topeka Performing Arts Center box office only. Premium tickets will include dinner and access to premium wines. Purchase general admission tickets online at http://www.ticketmaster.com/Topeka-Performing-Arts-Center-tickets-Topeka/venue/49644.

Megan Yaussi - Director of Marketing
785-234-2787 ext.104
myaussi@tpactix.org



Adventure Camp: Astronomical Adventure

Flint Hills Discovery Center, 315 S. 3rd Street, Manhattan
Race to the stars! Children will embark on an adventure to explore the space above the Flint Hills, discover life without gravity and create a constellation key chain.

* Adventure Camp is a unique program offered at both the Flint Hills Discovery Center and Sunset Zoo throughout the school year. The age of the child attending determines the camp location when offered at both sites. Children may be dropped off as early as 7:30 a.m. each session in which they are enrolled. Pick up for half-day registration is between 12:00 p.m. and 12:15 p.m., and pick up for full-day registration is between 5:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Day registrants must bring their own sack lunch.

Adventure Camp is limited to 24 students, grades K-2.
Full-day session: FHDC members: $23, non-members: $26
Half-day session: FHDC members: $14, non-members: $16

Adventure Camp is limited to 24 students, grades K-2.


Megan Berry
785.587.2726
berrym@cityofmhk.com



Adventure Camp: Off to Oregon!

Flint Hills Discovery Center, 315 S. 3rd Street, Manhattan
Come ride along and visit two historic sites in the Flint Hills. We will explore an Oregon Trail campsite at Alcove Spring and a historic Pony Express Station in Marysville. Children will test their trail knowledge and play an interactive quartermaster game and virtually experience ‘trail life’. Every day camper will also create an Oregon Trail board game to take home with them at the end of our tour.

* Adventure Camp is a unique program offered at both the Flint Hills Discovery Center and Sunset Zoo throughout the school year. The age of the child attending determines the camp location when offered at both sites. Children may be dropped off as early as 7:30 a.m. each session in which they are enrolled. Pick up for half-day registration is between 12:00 p.m. and 12:15 p.m., and pick up for full-day registration is between 5:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Day registrants must bring their own sack lunch.

Adventure Camp is limited to 24 students, grades K-2.
Full-day session: FHDC members: $23, non-members: $26
Half-day session: FHDC members: $14, non-members: $16

Adventure Camp is limited to 24 students, grades K-2.


Megan Berry
785.587.2726
berrym@cityofmhk.com



Adventure Camp: Hide & Go Camo

Flint Hills Discovery Center, 315 S. 3rd Street, Manhattan
Join the Flint Hills Discovery Center in searching for people and animals lurking about the Flint Hills in the “Hide and Go Camo” day camp. Children will learn different ways the military uses camouflage to hide their tools and make camouflage colored tie-dye t-shirts!

* Adventure Camp is a unique program offered at both the Flint Hills Discovery Center and Sunset Zoo throughout the school year. The age of the child attending determines the camp location when offered at both sites. Children may be dropped off as early as 7:30 a.m. each session in which they are enrolled. Pick up for half-day registration is between 12:00 p.m. and 12:15 p.m., and pick up for full-day registration is between 5:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Day registrants must bring their own sack lunch.
Adventure Camp is limited to 24 students, grades K-2.
Full-day session: FHDC members: $23, non-members: $26
Half-day session: FHDC members: $14, non-members: $16

Adventure Camp is limited to 24 students, grades K-2.



Megan Berry
785.587.2726
berrym@cityofmhk.com



Adventure Camp: Fire on the Prarie

Flint Hills Discovery Center, 315 S. 3rd Street, Manhattan
Come join the FHDC to explore the role of fire in our lives! We will learn how fire was made by ancestral peoples and visit the Konza Prairie to see the effects of fire on the prairie ecosystem. Day campers will get to check out prescribed burning tools and compare and contrast the effects of fire on the Tallgrass Prairie. The class will use fire and heat for several projects including an afternoon snack and a special hot air balloon craft.

* Adventure Camp is a unique program offered at both the Flint Hills Discovery Center and Sunset Zoo throughout the school year. The age of the child attending determines the camp location when offered at both sites. Children may be dropped off as early as 7:30 a.m. each session in which they are enrolled. Pick up for half-day registration is between 12:00 p.m. and 12:15 p.m., and pick up for full-day registration is between 5:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Day registrants must bring their own sack lunch.

Adventure Camp is limited to 24 students, grades K-2.
Full-day session: FHDC members: $23, non-members: $26
Half-day session: FHDC members: $14, non-members: $16

Adventure Camp is limited to 24 students, grades K-2.


Megan Berry
785.587.2726
berrym@cityofmhk.com



Vacation Bible School

Jul 6, 2015 - Jul 10, 2015 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Oakland United Methodist Church 801 NE Chester, Topeka, KS 66616
Vacation Bible School
Oakland United Methodist Church
July 6-10, 2015 from 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
K through 6th grade
Snacks and games daily

Oakland United Methodist Church
801 NE Chester, Topeka, KS 66616

For information, call (785) 235-1010

Call (785) 235-1010


39th Annual Meriden Threshing Show

MAETA threshing grounds located 1/4 mile east of Meriden, KS on Highway K-4
The most complete working blacksmith shop in the midwest (circa 1925). The Thick and Thin sawmill sawing lumber each day. Rare one-cylinder gasoline engines, all sizes and makes. Grain threshing; and don’t miss the stationary hay baling. Fully operational flour mill.
Admire classic and antique tractors, automobiles and trucks. Watch tractor pulls and parades | Enjoy live country music each night.
Visit the Benedict Meyer log cabin built in 1854 (On KS Register of Historical Places).
Tour the buildings and displays in the living history town of Cottonwood Station.

Jess Noll, President – 785-633-9706 Kerril Bauerly, Treasurer – 816-898-2328 More information at our website www.meridenthreshers.org like us on facebook!


The Charlie Daniels Band

McCain Auditorium - Kansas State University, 1501 Goldstein Cr, Manhattan KS 66506
From his Dove Award-winning gospel albums to his genre-defining Southern rock anthems and his CMA Award-winning country hits, few artists have left a more indelible mark on America’s musical landscape than Charlie Daniels. An outspoken patriot, beloved mentor to young artists and still a road warrior at age 78, Charlie has parlayed his passion for music into a multi-platinum career and a platform to support the military, underprivileged children and others in need.

Shannon Madden
207 McCain Auditorium
1501 Goldstein Cr
Manhattan KS 66506
785-532-6425



Jay Leno

McCain Auditorium - Kansas State University, 1501 Goldstein Cr, Manhattan KS 66506
Acclaimed TV late-night show host, admired stand-up comedian, best-selling children's book author, much-in-demand corporate speaker, lovable TV and movie voice-over artist, pioneering car builder and mechanic, and philanthropist... it's no wonder that Jay Leno has always been widely characterized as "the hardest working man in show business." Jay Leno's late-night television ratings domination included more than two decades of "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," winning every consecutive quarter of his hosting over 19 years. Under his helm, the show was honored by the Television Academy with an Emmy for Outstanding Comedy, Variety or Music Series. "The Tonight Show" also has taken home the trophy for Favorite Late Night Show in the annual TV Guide Awards determined by voting viewers, and Jay was recently installed in the Television Academy's Broadcast Hall of Fame.

Parent advisory: Some material may not be suitable for children.

Shannon Madden
207 McCain Auditorium
1501 Goldstein Cr
Manhattan KS 66506
785-532-6425
mccain@ksu.edu



The Robert Cray Band

McCain Auditorium - Kansas State University, 1501 Goldstein Cr, Manhattan KS 66506
Fusing rock, soul, jazz, gospel, funk and R&B, five-time Grammy Award- winner (and 15-time nominee) Robert Cray has racked up millions in album sales over a four-decade career and is widely recognized as one of the greatest guitarists of our time. Get in the groove with Cray's soothing, soulful voice and crisp, clean guitar work. Rolling Stone magazine credits Cray with reinventing the blues with his "distinct razor-sharp guitar playing" that "introduced a new generation of mainstream rock fans to the language and form of the blues." He has written or performed with such artists as Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Bonnie Raitt and Tina Turner. In honor of his incredible talent, he was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame.

Blues fans won't want to miss this concert that features special guest Shemekia Copeland, the new "Queen of Blues," who recently opened for the Rolling Stones and has scored critics' choice awards on both sides of the Atlantic and shared the stage with music luminaries such as Buddy Guy, B.B. King and John Mayer.

Shannon Madden
207 McCain Auditorium
1501 Goldstein Cr
Manhattan KS 66506
785-532-6425
mccain@ksu.edu



Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

McCain Auditorium - Kansas State University, 1501 Goldstein Cr, Manhattan KS 66506
One of the most enduring shows of all time, Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's "JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT" is the irresistible family musical about the trials and triumphs of Joseph, Israel's favorite son. Directed and choreographed by Tony® Award-winner Andy Blankenbuehler, this new production is a reimagining of the Biblical story of Joseph, his eleven brothers and the coat of many colors. The magical musical is full of unforgettable songs, including "Go Go Go Joseph," "Any Dream Will Do" and "Close Every Door." Book your tickets and be part of the magic!

Shannon Madden
207 McCain Auditorium
1501 Goldstein Cr
Manhattan KS 66506
785-532-6425
mccain@ksu.edu



An Evening with Kristin Chenoweth

McCain Auditorium - Kansas State University, 1501 Goldstein Cr, Manhattan KS 66506
Emmy- and Tony Award-winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth takes the lead in a career that effortlessly spans film, television, voiceover and stage. She received an Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her work on the ABC series "Pushing Daisies." More recently, Chenoweth lit up the stage of McKinley High as a former student who returned to town with more than the baggage from her flight on Fox's hit comedy, "Glee." In her role as "Glee's" quirky ex-songstress, April Rhodes, she was nominated for two Emmy Awards and a People's Choice Award in the category of Favorite TV Guest Star. Though Kristin has often come into our living rooms on hit shows such as "The West Wing" and as a guest judge on "American Idol" and "Project Runway," she may be most remembered by Broadway lovers everywhere for her origination of the role of Glinda the Good Witch in "Wicked," which earned her a Tony Award nomination, and her Tony-winning performance in "You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown."

Shannon Madden
207 McCain Auditorium
1501 Goldstein Cr
Manhattan KS 66506
785-532-6425
mccain@ksu.edu



An Evening with Shirley MacLaine

McCain Auditorium - Kansas State University, 1501 Goldstein Cr, Manhattan KS 66506
This unforgettable evening with the legendary Shirley MacLaine will include behind-the-scenes stories, an exclusive film screening taking audiences on a thrilling journey through her career, and a question-and-answer session in which you'll get to ask this remarkable actress, dancer and author anything you've ever wanted to know about her life on screen, stage and page.

Don't miss this a once-in-a-lifetime chance to get up close and personal with the Academy Award-winning Kennedy Center honoree and star of such classic films as "Terms of Endearment," "The Apartment," "Being There" and the hit PBS series "Downton Abbey."

Shannon Madden
207 McCain Auditorium
1501 Goldstein Cr
Manhattan KS 66506
785-532-6425
mccain@ksu.edu



Bram Stoker's Dracula

McCain Auditorium - Kansas State University, 1501 Goldstein Cr, Manhattan KS 66506
Bram Stoker's novel of 1897, "Dracula," was published with little popular fanfare. Critics, however, praised the author and put Stoker in the category of Mary Shelley and Edgar Allan Poe. But audiences didn't flock to the tale of this otherworldly being that feeds off others to preserve eternal life, until the early-mid 1900s when film versions generated enormous press for the title. Invasion stories, during the height of British colonialism, were made popular by Rudyard Kipling, Arthur Conan Doyle and others, but Stoker's Dracula was like nothing the world had seen. This gothic horror is a classic for all time and has spawned hundreds of spin-offs in popular culture from "Twilight" to "True Blood."

Adapted by Charles Morey. L.A. Theatre Works.

"L. A. Theatre Works is a national theatrical treasure..." — The Philadelphia Inquirer

Shannon Madden
207 McCain Auditorium
1501 Goldstein Cr
Manhattan KS 66506
785-532-6425
mccain@ksu.edu



The Hot Sardines — Speakeasy Nights

Wareham Opera House - Kansas State University, 410 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, KS 66502
Take a blustery brass lineup, layer it over a rhythm section led by a stride-piano virtuoso in the Fats Waller vein, and tie the whole thing together with a one-of-the-boys frontwoman with a voice from another era, and you have the Hot Sardines (We haven’t even told you about the tap dancer yet).

Bandleader Evan “Bibs” Palazzo and lead singer Miz Elizabeth combine with the Sardine ensemble of powerhouse musicians — and their very own tap dancer — to play “hot jazz” as it was in the era when live music was king... with a little glamour, a little grit and a lot of passion. Even while giving voice to the history-defining jazz of the ’20s, ’30s and ’40s, the Hot Sardines’ vibrant performances bridge generations and captivate 21st century audiences.

“One of the best jazz bands in NYC today.” — Forbes

Shannon Madden
207 McCain Auditorium
1501 Goldstein Cr
Manhattan KS 66506
785-532-6425
mccain@ksu.edu



Vienna Boys Choir

McCain Auditorium - Kansas State University, 1501 Goldstein Cr, Manhattan KS 66506
No group of child musicians has won more renown than the incomparable Vienna Boys Choir, delighting music-lovers across the globe with their purity of tone, distinctive charm and a diverse, crowd-pleasing repertoire that encompasses Austrian folk songs and waltzes, classical masterpieces, beloved pop songs, holiday favorites and medieval chant. Gifted musicians with voices of unforgettable beauty, they carry on an illustrious tradition as the world's preeminent boy choir who present timeless music with a universal popular appeal. With its broad repertoire, a Vienna Boys Choir performance is never just a concert for classical aficionados, it's a musical experience for the entire family.

Come hear 25 of the most beloved and angelic voices in the world, backed by more than 500 years of Viennese tradition.

"There's no more gratifying sound than that of children singing. And there's no more polished ensemble of children's voices than the Vienna Boys Choir." — Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Shannon Madden
207 McCain Auditorium
1501 Goldstein Cr
Manhattan KS 66506
785-532-6425
mccain@ksu.edu



Canadian Brass: A Holiday Concert

McCain Auditorium - Kansas State University, 1501 Goldstein Cr, Manhattan KS 66506
Since its founding in 1970, the award- winning Canadian Brass has elevated the art of the brass quintet through their international touring and extensive recording catalog. Beyond their unparalleled musicality, each extraordinary musician possesses the creativity, good humor and love of performing that is the ensemble's hallmark. With an international reputation as one of the most popular brass ensembles today, "the world's most famous brass group," Canadian Brass will perform an eclectic holiday set featuring holiday music to please the whole family. Enjoy your favorite carols, holiday hits and more, all with The Canadian Brass as they return to the McCain stage.

"These are the men who put brass music on the map with their unbeatable blend of virtuosity, spontaneity and humor." — The Washington Post

Shannon Madden
207 McCain Auditorium
1501 Goldstein Cr
Manhattan KS 66506
785-532-6425
mccain@ksu.edu



Aaron Neville

McCain Auditorium - Kansas State University, 1501 Goldstein Cr, Manhattan KS 66506
“My True Story,” Aaron Neville’s latest commercial recording, represents a culmination of his incredible career, which has seen him move seamlessly back and forth between solo work and his role in the first family of New Orleans music, the Neville Brothers.

His first hit single was the landmark “Tell It Like It Is,” which held the No. 1 spot on the R&B charts for five weeks in 1967. He went on to win Grammy Awards for his triple-platinum 1989 collaboration with Linda Ronstadt on “Cry Like a Rainstorm, Howl Like the Wind,” and reached the country charts with the title track of 1993’s “The Grand Tour.”

A member of the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame, his most recent project was the gospel album “I Know I’ve Been Changed” in 2010.

Shannon Madden
207 McCain Auditorium
1501 Goldstein Cr
Manhattan KS 66506
785-532-6425
mccain@ksu.edu



2015 Monster Energy Cup

Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas, NV
The Monster Energy Cup showcases the world’s top Supercross riders, including Justin Barcia, Ryan Villopoto, Ryan Dungy, Chad Reed, and Davi Millsaps at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas.

Riders will race head to-head in a battle for the coveted Monster Energy Cup and the chance to win a million dollars.

With a $1,000,000 up for the taking – and with the world’s best riders all expected to attend – the Monster Energy Cup will be a race no one will want to miss!

UNLV Tickets


Kansas Connections Academy to Host Free Family Information Session

Holiday Inn Manhattan at the Campus 1641 Anderson Ave. Manhattan, KS 66502
Kansas Connections Academy, a tuition-free K-12 virtual public school, will host a free information session in Manhattan for families interested in learning about its online program and individualized approach to education.

The non-traditional learning environment can be a great fit for many types of students, including those who are significantly ahead or behind in the classroom, those who need a flexible schedule, those who learn at a different pace from their peers or need more individualized attention, and those who live in rural settings. Homebound and previously home-schooled students can also thrive in Connections Academy’s program.

The information session will provide families with an opportunity to meet with a Connections Academy teacher, thoroughly explore the school’s program and curriculum, and learn about the enrollment process. Other topics covered include: how teachers interact with students in the virtual environment, personalized learning opportunities including options for accelerated learning and gifted programs, college preparation, socialization, the role of the parent or other Learning Coach, and the use of technology.


1-800-382-6010


Kansas Connections Academy to Host Free Family Information Session

1515 S.W. Arrowhead Rd.
Kansas Connections Academy, a tuition-free K-12 virtual public school, will host a free information session in Topeka for families interested in learning about its online program and individualized approach to education.

The non-traditional learning environment can be a great fit for many types of students, including those who are significantly ahead or behind in the classroom, those who need a flexible schedule, those who learn at a different pace from their peers or need more individualized attention, and those who live in rural settings. Homebound and previously home-schooled students can also thrive in Connections Academy’s program.

The information session will provide families with an opportunity to meet with a Connections Academy teacher, thoroughly explore the school’s program and curriculum, and learn about the enrollment process. Other topics covered include: how teachers interact with students in the virtual environment, personalized learning opportunities including options for accelerated learning and gifted programs, college preparation, socialization, the role of the parent or other Learning Coach, and the use of technology.


More information:
1-800-382-6010
http://www.connectionsacademy.com/kansas-online-school/home.aspx
http://www.connectionsacademy.com/kansas-online-school/events.aspx



St. Marys City Market - Cider Days

George J. Perry Memorial Armory, 110 S. 5th, St. Marys, KS
Join us in historic St. Marys, KS for our craft and vendor market. Great food and fellowship.

Darlene McGranahan 785-437-6835
stmaryscitymarket@yahoo.com



50th Year Anniversary Celebration of PARS

Great Overland Station, 701 N Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas
50th Year Anniversary Celebration of PARS, 25th Year Celebration of Regional Prevention Center and 20th Year Celebration of Safe Streets.

You are invited to celebrate the 50th Anniversary on June 25, 2015 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Great Overland Station, 701 North Kansas Avenue, Topeka.

Serving the community since 1965, through programs such as the Regional Prevention Center (celebrating 25 years) and Safe Streets (celebrating 20 years).

Judy Wilson, 785.266.4606, jwilson@safestreets.org


Retirement Reception for John Calbeck, M. D. as Executive Director of Prevention and Recovery Services

PARS, 2209 SW 29th Street, Topeka, Kansas
A Retirement Reception for John Calbeck, M.D. will be held at Prevention and Recovery Services (PARS) , 2209 SW 29th Street, Topeka, on Monday, June 29 from 4 to 6 p.m.

Dr. Calbeck is retiring as Executive Director on June 30, 2015. The public is invited.

Judy Wilson, 785.266.4606, jwilson@safestreets.org


Safe Streets Coalition

Great Overland Station, 701 N Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas
The Safe Streets Coalition works to make Topeka/Shawnee County the safest Capital community. Our meeting is open to the public and begins at 11:45 a.m. at the Great Overland Station, 701 N Kansas Avenue. Please call 266.4606 or email jwilson@safestreets.org if you have questions or are interested in ordering lunch.

Judy Wilson, 785.266.4606, jwilson@safestreets.org


Safe Streets Coalition

Great Overland Station, 701 N Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas
The Safe Streets Coalition works to make Topeka/Shawnee County the safest Capital community. Our meeting is open to the public and begins at 11:45 a.m. at the Great Overland Station, 701 N Kansas Avenue, Topeka. Please call 266.4606 or email jwilson@safestreets.org if you have questions or are interested in ordering lunch.

Judy Wilson, 785.266.4606, jwilson@safestreets.org


Safe Streets Coalition

Great Overland Station, 701 N Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas
The Safe Streets Coalition works to make Topeka/Shawnee County the safest Capital community. Our meeting is open to the public and begins at 11:45 a.m. at the Great Overland Station, 701 N Kansas Avenue, Topeka. Please call 266.4606 or email jwilson@safestreets.org if you have questions or are interested in ordering lunch.

Judy Wilson, 785.266.4606, jwilson@safestreets.org


Retailer's Meeting

Topeka, Kansas
Retailer's Meeting is open to loss prevention officers and business managers. The objective is to "link" business leaders with current and local crime trends as well as the information resources and tools needed to deter criminal activity and help protect customers and employees. Please call 266.4606 for meeting locations or more information.

Judy Wilson, 785.266.4606, jwilson@safestreets.org


Retailer's Meeting

Topeka, Kansas
Retailer's Meeting is open to loss prevention officers and business managers.

The objective is to "link" business leaders with current and local trends as well as the information resources and tools needed to deter criminal activity and help protect customers and employees.

Please call 266.4606 for meeting locations or more information.

Judy Wilson, 785.266.4606, jwilson@safestreets.org


Retailer's Meeting

Topeka, Kansas
Retailer's Meeting is open to loss prevention officers and business managers.

The objective is to "link" business leaders with current and local crime trends as well as the information resources and tools needed to deter criminal activity and help protect customers and employees.

Please call 266.4606 for meeting locations or more information.

Judy Wilson, 785.266.4606, jwilson@safestreets.org


Substance Abuse Task Force

Kansas Children's Service League, 3545 SW 5th, Topeka, Kansas
The Substance Abuse Task Force will meet at 11:30 a.m. at Kansas Children's Service League, 3545 SW 5th, Topeka.

The Substance Abuse Task Force is comprised of the Underage Drinking Task Force and Marijuana Coalition.

It is comprised of representatives from school districts, law enforcement, youth organizations and many others! Anyone is welcome to attend. For more information call 266.4606.

Judy Wilson, 785.266.4606, jwilson@safestreets.org


Rhythm and Brews Music Festival

City Park, Manhattan, KS.
Free Event! The music festival is from 5-10:30pm and the family friendly area will be available from 5-8pm. There will be face painting, a photo booth, bouncy house, and a balloon artist.

Last year's festival attracted more than 2,000 people. The festival also aims to attract out-of-towners to show off Manhattan, Kansas, the Little Apple®! We strive to showcase four or five bands, including this year's headliner, Red Molly, which is brought to us by the Manhattan Convention & Visitor's Bureau. The headlining bands for the 2005-2014 festivals were: were Kevin Mahogany, Kathy Kosins, Ron Gutierrez, Lisa Henry, Les Lankhorst, Roxi Copland, and CJ Manning & Company, Panorama, County Road 5, and The Steel Wheels, respectively. There will be two stages at the festival and a family-friendly area featuring a photo booth, balloon artist, bouncy house, and face painters. There will be food vendors too. It's an event that appeals to the whole family.

Shannon Wilson
301 K-State Student Union
Manhattan, KS 66506
785-532-6571



Clothing Exchange

Topeka Free Methodist Church 3450 SE Indiana Ave. Topeka, KS 66605
The Clothing Exchange will be open Saturday, August 8 from 10:00am - 2:00pm. The Clothing Exchange offers free clothing and small household items. People may also bring used clothing to share. Clothing needs to be in good condition (you would still wear it) and clean.

Mark Waterhouse
topekafmc@gmail.com
785-266-6610



Clothing Exchange

Topeka Free Methodist Church 3450 SE Indiana Ave. Topeka, KS 66605
The Clothing Exchange will be open Saturday, August 1, from 10:00am - 2:00pm and Saturday, August 8 from 10:00am - 2:00pm. The Clothing Exchange offers free clothing and small household items. People may also bring used clothing to share. Clothing needs to be in good condition (you would still wear it) and clean.

Mark Waterhouse
topekafmc@gmail.com
785-266-6610



Harvester's Mobile Food Pantry

Topeka Free Methodist Church 3450 SE Indiana Ave. Topeka, Kansas 66605
Topeka Free Methodist Church, a member of Harvester’s network, will hold a Mobile Food Pantry in Topeka on Saturday, July 25, at 9:00-11:00am. The food pantry will be held in the church’s parking lot: 3450 SE Indiana Ave. Topeka, Kansas 66605.

The Mobile Food Pantry will distribute food intended for families in need of emergency food assistance. The distribution of primarily fresh produce will take place on a first-come, first-serve basis. Recipients will be asked to provide the number in the household, and volunteers will distribute food from pallets directly into vehicles.

Mark Waterhouse
topekafmc@gmail.com
785-266-6610



SonShine Carnival

CrossRoads Wesleyan Church, 2131 SW Harrison, Topeka, KS 66611
11th Annual SonShine Carnival - lots of fun, food and games for kids from 1 to 101. There is a Silent Auction with terrific items at great prices. We even have a FREE water slide - so bring a towel. You will not want to miss it, and neither will your friends, coworkers and family, be sure to invite them.

Admission is free and several games and events are free. If you register, you will receive $1.00 in tickets good for games or food. Some games cost $.25 to $.75 everyone gets prizes (larger prize if a winner).

Pastor David Deck 785-230-4362



Harvester's Mobile Food Pantry

Topeka Free Methodist Church 3450 SE Indiana Ave. Topeka, Kansas 66605
Topeka Free Methodist Church, a member of Harvester’s network, will hold a Mobile Food Pantry in Topeka on Saturday, July 25, at 9:00-11:00am. The food pantry will be held in the church’s parking lot: 3450 SE Indiana Ave. Topeka, Kansas 66605.
The Mobile Food Pantry will distribute food intended for families in need of emergency food assistance. The distribution of primarily fresh produce will take place on a first-come, first-serve basis. Recipients will be asked to provide the number in the household, and volunteers will distribute food from pallets directly into vehicles.

Mark Waterhouse
topekafmc@gmail.com
785-266-6610



Clothing Exchange

Topeka Free Methodist Church 3450 SE Indiana Ave. Topeka, KS 66605
The Clothing Exchange will be open Saturday, August 1, from 10:00am - 2:00pm and Saturday, August 8 from 10:00am - 2:00pm. The Clothing Exchange offers free clothing and small household items. People may also bring used clothing to share. Clothing needs to be in good condition (you would still wear it) and clean.

Mark Waterhouse
topekafmc@gmail.com
785-266-6610



Clothing Exchange

Topeka Free Methodist Church 3450 SE Indiana Ave. Topeka, KS 66605
The Clothing Exchange will be open Saturday, August 8 from 10:00am - 2:00pm. The Clothing Exchange offers free clothing and small household items. People may also bring used clothing to share. Clothing needs to be in good condition (you would still wear it) and clean.

Mark Waterhouse
topekafmc@gmail.com
785-266-6610



Rhythm and Brews Music Festival

City Park, Manhattan, KS.
Free Event! The music festival is from 5-10:30pm and the family friendly area will be available from 5-8pm. There will be face painting, a photo booth, bouncy house, and a balloon artist.

Last year's festival attracted more than 2,000 people. The festival also aims to attract out-of-towners to show off Manhattan, Kansas, the Little Apple®! We strive to showcase four or five bands, including this year's headliner, Red Molly, which is brought to us by the Manhattan Convention & Visitor's Bureau.

The headlining bands for the 2005-2014 festivals were: were Kevin Mahogany, Kathy Kosins, Ron Gutierrez, Lisa Henry, Les Lankhorst, Roxi Copland, and CJ Manning & Company, Panorama, County Road 5, and The Steel Wheels, respectively. There will be two stages at the festival and a family-friendly area featuring a photo booth, balloon artist, bouncy house, and face painters. There will be food vendors too. It's an event that appeals to the whole family.

Shannon Wilson
301 K-State Student Union
Manhattan, KS 66506
785-532-6571



SonShine Carnival

CrossRoads Wesleyan Church, 2131 SW Harrison, Topeka, KS 66611
11th Annual SonShine Carnival - lots of fun, food and games for kids from 1 to 101. There is a Silent Auction with terrific items at great prices. We even have a FREE water slide - so bring a towel. You will not want to miss it, and neither will your friends, coworkers and family, be sure to invite them.

Admission is free and several games and events are free. If you register, you will receive $1.00 in tickets good for games or food. Some games cost $.25 to $.75 everyone gets prizes (larger prize if a winner).

Pastor David Deck 785-230-4362



Career Info Session

1527 SW Fairlawn Road (Bryan University) 66604
Are you applying for jobs but employers are not returning your call? Do you have a resume? Are you looking to do something completely different?

Do you want to prepare yourself for a better situation in life? Stop by Bryan University's Career Info Session on Wednesday, June 24th from 4:00pm-7:00pm to get the assistance that you know you need.

You won't know the answers until you ask the questions! Give a call or drop by the campus at 1527 SW Fairlawn Road.

COURTNEY 785-272-0889


Tough Enough to Wear Pink Spaghetti Dinner

First Presbyterian Church, 801 Leavenworth St., Manhattan, Kansas
This all-you-can-eat dinner offering spaghetti, salad, bread, cookies and beverages is sponsored by Kaw Valley Rodeo Association and Cox Bros. Bbq, the event caterer. It benefits Kansas State University's Johnson Cancer Research Center and complements the KVRA's Tough Enough to Wear Pink Rodeo on July 24, 2015. Info is at http://cancer.k-state.edu/newsevents/rodeo.html

Marcia Locke, 785-532-6705, marcia@ksu.edu


Tough Enough to Wear Pink Rodeo

Wells Arena in CiCo Park, Kimball & Avery Avenues, Manhattan, Kansas
Tough Enough to Wear Pink night at the 3-day Kaw Valley PRCA Rodeo honors cancer survivors and raises awareness and funds for Kansas State University's Johnson Cancer Research Center. It kicks off with a pink balloon release during the grand entry. Attendees and participants alike wear pink...even the horses!

Marcia Locke, 785-532-6705, marcia@ksu.edu
K-State's Johnson Cancer Research Center



Tough Enough to Wear Pink Spaghetti Dinner

First Presbyterian Church, 801 Leavenworth St., Manhattan, Kansas
This all-you-can-eat dinner offering spaghetti, salad, bread, cookies and beverages is sponsored by Kaw Valley Rodeo Association and Cox Bros. Bbq, the event caterer. It benefits Kansas State University's Johnson Cancer Research Center and complements the KVRA's Tough Enough to Wear Pink Rodeo on July 24, 2015. Info is at http://cancer.k-state.edu/newsevents/rodeo.html

Marcia Locke, 785-532-6705, marcia@ksu.edu


St. Marys Freedom 5k Run/Walk

Riverside Park--St Marys, KS
5k Run/Walk, $15 Registration includes T-Shirt and post-race snack. Lil Firecracker Kids Mile--$8 registration starts at 9:00 am

Kerri Yocum, 785-213-8176, kyocum1025@yahoo.com


AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Days

Lake Shawnee Shelter House #6
Topeka Kennel Club is hosting a fun filled Day celebrating our Canine friends. There will be demonstrations of various activities, A Photo opportunity, Micro Chip Clinic, A Variety of Meet The Breed Booths. Plus Hot Dog lunch served with Free will donation.

Eva Birch


MJ's Memories 2 Mile Walk

Topeka Zoo- Big Gage Shelter House
MJ's Memories 5th Annual 2 Mile Walk will be held at the Topeka Zoo in Topeka, KS on July 18, 2015! You can Walk With Us in Topeka, KS or Walk In Spirit from anywhere!

All registrations include a t-shirt and entry to the zoo. We will walk a 2 mile path in the Zoo and all participants will have a special zoo animal experience! Registration starts at 9am, with the walk starting at 10am. We have tons of awesome door prizes, so make sure you stick around till the end! Please register by June 15, 2015 to ensure yourself a t-shirt. You can register the day of, and if t-shirts are still available you will receive one.

Register today! http://www.projectsweetpeas.com/mjs-memories-2-mile-walk.html

MJ's Memories would like to thank the following businesses and individuals for sponsoring our 5th Annual 2 Mile Walk:

- John McEvilly, T-Shirt Sponsor
- American Tax Service, Inc. www.atstopeka.com
- Jamie Hornbaker - State Farm Agent www.jamiehornbaker.com
- Drew's Buddies, www.facebook.com/drewsbuddies
- Katy Grimes, In Loving Memory of Jaydyn
- Camo Cross Dog Training, www.camocrossdogtraining.com
- Ruth 'Spiva' Saenger, Plexus Ambassador, www.plexusslim.com/saenger
- Kurt and Liz Hadermann, In Loving Memory of Landon Alaric Hadermann Fund
- Beckley Chiropractic Clinic, www.beckleychiropractic.com
- Kim Scott, Julie Spangler, Diane Gahret, and Jean Scott, In Loving Memory of Tilly

Megan Skaggs, megan@projectsweetpeas.com 913-406-0993


40th Annual Huff n' Puff Balloon Rally

Tinmen Circle, Lake Shawnee, Topeka
40th annual hot air balloon rally.

www.huff-n-puff.org


Topeka Safe Bike Riding Classes

Topeka Community Cycle Project, 423 S. Kansas Ave. Topeka, KS 66621
Introductory bicycle commuting/riding course aimed at those that want to ride around town for errands, groceries, commuting to work, fun family adventures with the skills necessary to navigate the road by bike! Just bring yourselves on June 15th and 18th, and then bring a bike and helmet on the 20th. If you don't have a bike or helmet, let us know on the first 2 days of class and we can find one!

Andy Fry


SPLASH BASH

Blaisdell Pool at Gage Park
Free Swimming, games for the kids and free food

Journey Church 271-5483


Explosion Tour 2015

Vaqueros ANTRO BAR - 1201 SE 6th Ave, Topeka, Kansas 66607
The Ultimate Concert Headlining WuTang & Freeway Rick Ross Affiliated Wu Killer Bee's "Born Divine" of Protect Ya Neck Records Featuring "Chi King" of the Brooklyn Zu. Special guest features from Not Only Street Recording Artist "Blocka", Mass Asteria, Tru Tecknique and MORE.

Born Divine is currently working with some heavy hitters from the Wu-Tang Clan such as Shyheim (The Man Child), Raekwon, Ratchet Rush, and a host of others. Born Divine is the most featured artist on Cappadonna newly released album The Capitalize Projects. Born Divine also hails as the most featured artist on Cappadonna album The Transition Vol. 1, having performed in 2007 in front of 70,000 people with GZA, Killah Priest, Dreddy Krueger and Cappadonna at Chicago pitch fork festival then in front of hundreds at the after party at the Funky Buddha Lounge.



dB Heard 310-359-9659 x 3


Cricket Store Grand Opening

Topeka
It is our Grand Opening for the New Cricket Store @ 21st and Wanamaker, also we will be celebrating america since it is also flag day weekend. There is a Coloring Contest for the kiddos and then a raflle fro all new and existing Customers. make sure you stop on by for more details adn the several ways you can be entered to win some of the amazing prizes that we have

Jason Mellies, Store Manager,
2121 SW Wanamaker Ave, Ste111, Topeka, Ks 66614
(785)215-8450, (785)221-0420,



Cherry Creek Neigborhood Garage Sales

Topeka KS
The Cherry Creek Neighborhood will be hold garage sales at 30+ residents from Thursday June 11th - Saturday June 13th.

There will be a wide variety of items! Cherry Creek is located in Topeka at NW 43rd St between NW Fielding Rd and NW Dondee Ln.

Bethany Akin


Neighborhood Rummage Sale

West Side Baptist Church; 1008 SW 4th Street, Topeka 66606
Church provided tables and space for neighborhood residents to sell personal merchandise.

West Side Office to reserve a table 785-233-4241


RABC 5K Walk/Run

Topeka West High School, 2001 SW Fairlawn Rd, Topeka, KS 66604
This event raises funds for the local non-profit Race Against Breast Cancer and our no-cost mammography program. 100% of the funds raised remain in northeast Kansas. Competitive and non-competitive walkers and runners of all ages are encouraged to register to participate in our 5K run/walk event. Start time is 9:00 am. Register at rabctopeka.org. Registration fee includes 5K t-shirt.

Dawn Robertson, 785-271-1500


Neighborhood Rummage Sale

West Side Baptist Church; 1008 SW 4th Street, Topeka 66606
Church provided tables and space for neighborhood residents to sell personal merchandise.

West Side Office to reserve a table 785-233-4241


Lawrence Ghost Tour

Lawrence, kansas
Lawrence Ghost Tour - Friday, June 19 - 8PM
$20.00
Lawrence Ghost Tour has been a top seller for many years now! History of Quantrails Raid adds to the historical element of this tour along with the full apparitions captured on camera in Pioneer Cemetery during get-out stops by guests. Eldridge Hotel haunted stories continue to pile-up.
Be sure to check out the picture of the ghost in the elevator at the registation desk and of course I am sure you have all seen "My Ghost Story" presenting The Eldridge Hotel. Getting out at the Haskell Cemetery has an even eerier feel after hearing the stories. Teller's continues to be haunted by that of a ghostly man who was captured on laser grid during an investigation . Sigma Nu is an extra special highlight, and usually one we can go in if no special events are taking place and this location has been listed on Ghost Tours of Kansas most haunted top five locations, three years in a row. We do not guarantee ghosts, but cool stuff has happened during the Lawrence Tour. Many other locations not mentioned.
All tours depart the lobby of The Eldridge by the fireplace inside. Tour lasts approximately two hours and you will get out in 2-3 spots for a few minutes to take pictures.
Eldridge Hotel is located at 7th and Mass St.
Lawrence, KS

http://ghosttoursofkansas.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=16_11&products_id=101&zenid=b6439a823b26475713900cd58f4cef27

Ghost Tours of Kansas
785-851-0856
info@ghosttoursofkansas.com



Free Food Distribution

625 Polk St. Topeka, Ks
Free Food Distribution

Peggy Hamner 785-633-7886


RABC Pink Out Color Event & Silent Auction

Topeka West High School, 2001 SW Fairlawn Rd, Topeka, KS 66604
These events raise funds to support the local non-profit Race Against Breast Cancer and 100% of funds received remain in northeast Kansas. Join us to bid on lots of great items at our silent auction. Our Pink Out Color Event will have walkers, joggers and runners doused with pink and purple colored powder paint in our 1/4 mile course at TWHS's soccer field. Go around up to four times for one mile! Purchase one of our white Pink Out Color Event shirts for $10 to make your colors really stand out! Go to rabctopeka.org to register.

Dawn Robertson, 785-271-1500,


Rides for Romania

Topeka First Assembly, 500 SW 27th St. Topeka, KS 66611
Car show, car smash, cookout, knife/tomahawk/tire throwing, inflatables, baked goods, face painting and more.

Darlene Wright (785)969-6557. 601 SE 23rd St. Topeka, KS 66605


2oth annual bruce whaley spirit ride

lake shawnee, shelter 2, Topeka ks
Hi, would you please post the following ride to your calendar.
.20th annual bruce whaley spirit ride 9/12/ 2015, 8am, Lake Shawnee, Shelter house #2.Topeka, Ks. Fundraiser for Leukemia & Lymphomia Society Bike Ride is 6.5, 25 or 50 miles. Helmets required. Sags, lunch provided & many giveaways. Silent auction. Visit www.kvbc.org (Kaw Valley Bike Club website) or Call 785-379-0534 for more information.


www.kvbc.org, 785-379-0534


Dover Heritage Day

Dover Community Center
Day of fun with kids activities, vendors a parade and fireworks.

www.facebook.com/pages/Dover-Heritage-Day


Trailblaze Challenge Info Session

The Pathfinder, Manhattan KS
We invite you to join us at Backwoods Wichita to learn about the Trailblaze Challenge, an exciting new event that will take place on September 26, 2015. In just one day, participants will trek 25 miles at Clinton State Park outside Lawrence, KS while making a significant impact on the lives of children battling life-threatening illnesses in our community.
This information session will cover the details of the challenge and will include a clinic on the importance of proper foot care for long hikes. A special Backwoods discount will be available to those who sign up for the challenge.


Bethany Shirk, 316-838-9474


Run for a Reason Half Marathon and 5K.

YWCA 225 SW 12th Topeka, KS 66612
Run for a Reason is a benefit for the Girls on the Run program of Northeast Kansas.

Proceeds from the event will benefit scholarships for those who would not otherwise be able to participate.

Half marathon: $50 until September 30th, $60 after October 1st. 5K: $25 until September 30th, $35 after October 1st.

Jan Michel.
785-233-1750
janm@ywcaneks.org



2015 24th Annual Topeka Pond Tour

Topeka
Tour of nine ponds in the Topeka area, sponsored by the Topeka Area Water Garden Society. Enjoy and view creative, unique and beautiful water features built and maintained by "Ponders" who enjoy the tranquility that a water feature brings to your backyard and lifestyle. Tickets go on sale June 7th at these participating sponsors: HyVee, Jackson's Greenhouse, Porterfield's Flowers, WaterScape Concepts, Wild Bird House, Topeka Landscape, Skinners Nursery or at each Pond Host location on the days of the tour. Tickets are $6.00 for adults, children under 12 are free.

Sue Mowder, 785-267-0672, smowder@cox.net


Delia Community PRIDE Farmers Market & Thrift Store

334 Nora Ave, Delia, KS 66418
Fresh produce, crafts, homemade pies, baked goods, cookies in a jar, and more at the Farmers Market. The Delia Thrift Store will be open & breakfast will be served at the same location.

Linda Dohrman, 785-256-3829, lindakd51@hotmail.com


Autism Awareness Multi-Family SALE

Christ Lutheran Church, 3509 SW Burlingame Road Topeka KS
Gently used items - too many to mention. All proceeds benefit a 5 year old autistic Topeka boy.

Janet Smith, 785-580-9216


Adventure Camp: Night - Time Creatures

Flint Hills Discovery Center, Manhattan, KS
It might be day camp, but it is time to explore the night! Children will investigate the In the Dark exhibition at the Flint Hills Discovery Center and discover which animals come out at night. They’ll learn how animals use different senses to travel around during the night, play nocturnal animal bingo and create an owl puppet to take home!
* Adventure Camp is a unique program offered at both the Flint Hills Discovery Center and Sunset Zoo throughout the school year. The age of the child attending determines the camp location when offered at both sites. Children may be dropped off as early as 7:30 a.m. each session in which they are enrolled. Pick up for half-day registration is between 12:00 p.m. and 12:15 p.m., and pick up for full-day registration is between 5:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Day registrants must bring their own sack lunch.


Megan Berry


Adventure Camp: Chugga Choo Science

Flint Hills Discovery Center, Manhattan, KS
All aboard! It’s time to explore the history and science behind trains. Children will get to experience what it is like to pull a load just like a train by experimenting with weights and inclines. Day campers will learn the parts of a train using food and create their very own engineer hat to take home. You will not want to miss this exciting adventure!

* Adventure Camp is a unique program offered at both the Flint Hills Discovery Center and Sunset Zoo throughout the school year. The age of the child attending determines the camp location when offered at both sites. Children may be dropped off as early as 7:30 a.m. each session in which they are enrolled. Pick up for half-day registration is between 12:00 p.m. and 12:15 p.m., and pick up for full-day registration is between 5:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Day registrants must bring their own sack lunch.

Megan Berry
785.587.2726



Adventure Camp: Flint Hills Flair

Flint Hills Discovery Center, Manhattan, KS
We all know that one of the best traditions of the Fourth of July is the fireworks, but you don't have to wait until dark for the fun to begin! Come join the Flint Hills Discovery Center and make several exciting projects that pop, fizz or fly. We will launch vinegar and baking soda rockets and listen to soda volcanoes fizz! Day campers will learn about the science and history of July 4th.


* Adventure Camp is a unique program offered at both the Flint Hills Discovery Center and Sunset Zoo throughout the school year. The age of the child attending determines the camp location when offered at both sites. Children may be dropped off as early as 7:30 a.m. each session in which they are enrolled. Pick up for half-day registration is between 12:00 p.m. and 12:15 p.m., and pick up for full-day registration is between 5:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Day registrants must bring their own sack lunch.


Megan Berry
785.587.2726



Share the Story

Flint Hills Discovery Center, Mahattan, KS
Big Red Barn by Margaret Wise Brown
Throughout the story, children will encounter animals they typically see in and around barns on a farm. After the story is read, children will be invited to make the art project of the month, Foam Farm Scene.
Share the Story connects the youngest residents of the Flint Hills region to their homes and towns through storytelling that will develop a foundational appreciation for the rich culture. Pre-registration is not required.


Megan Berry
785.587.2726



Adventure Camp: Pioneer Engineers

Flint Hills Discovery Center, Manhattan, KS
Ever wonder how pioneers did many of their tasks without electricity? Come join the FHDC and gain hands on practice with pioneer skills! We’ll make ropes, containers and a loom. Day campers will also assist with the construction of a rope bridge. Students will finish the day with several of their own handmade products to take home.

* Adventure Camp is a unique program offered at both the Flint Hills Discovery Center and Sunset Zoo throughout the school year. The age of the child attending determines the camp location when offered at both sites. Children may be dropped off as early as 7:30 a.m. each session in which they are enrolled. Pick up for half-day registration is between 12:00 p.m. and 12:15 p.m., and pick up for full-day registration is between 5:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Day registrants must bring their own sack lunch.

Megan Berry
785.587.2726
www.flinthillsdiscovery.org



Adventure Camp: Draft & Build

Flint Hills Discovery Center, Manhattan, KS
Have you ever wanted to design your own building? In this day camp children will get to witness what real architects do and discover the tools and programs needed to complete a project. Students will test their construction knowledge using balloons and create popsicle stick skyscrapers to take home.
* Adventure Camp is a unique program offered at both the Flint Hills Discovery Center and Sunset Zoo throughout the school year. The age of the child attending determines the camp location when offered at both sites. Children may be dropped off as early as 7:30 a.m. each session in which they are enrolled. Pick up for half-day registration is between 12:00 p.m. and 12:15 p.m., and pick up for full-day registration is between 5:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Day registrants must bring their own sack lunch.


Megan Berry
785.587.2726
www.flinthillsdiscovery.org



Adventure Camp: Steam Trains

Flint Hills Discovery Center, Manhattan, KS
Have you ever thought about how a steam engine works? Students will explore the history and science behind trains. Day campers will build a levitated train using magnets, plan and create their own railroad route through the U.S. using a map and make their own soda can steam engine to take home.

* Adventure Camp is a unique program offered at both the Flint Hills Discovery Center and Sunset Zoo throughout the school year. The age of the child attending determines the camp location when offered at both sites. Children may be dropped off as early as 7:30 a.m. each session in which they are enrolled. Pick up for half-day registration is between 12:00 p.m. and 12:15 p.m., and pick up for full-day registration is between 5:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Day registrants must bring their own sack lunch.

Megan Berry
785.587.2726
www.flinthillsdiscovery.org



Adventure Camp: A STEM Investigation

Flint Hills Discovery Center, Manhattan, KS
Come join us at the Flint Hills Discovery Center for a day of unsolved mystery! Students will research and decipher a case concerning a contaminated waterway. We will explore different ways to examine evidence, using chemical, photographic and biological means to study our evidence and draw conclusions. We will also learn about our local court process, participate in a mock trial and tour our county courthouse.

* Adventure Camp is a unique program offered at both the Flint Hills Discovery Center and Sunset Zoo throughout the school year. The age of the child attending determines the camp location when offered at both sites. Children may be dropped off as early as 7:30 a.m. each session in which they are enrolled. Pick up for half-day registration is between 12:00 p.m. and 12:15 p.m., and pick up for full-day registration is between 5:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Day registrants must bring their own sack lunch.

Megan Berry
785.587.2726
www.flinthillsdiscovery.org



Adventure Camp: Flint Hills Travelers

Flint Hills Discovery Center, Manhattan, KS
Come plan an exciting 1890s trip through the Tallgrass Prairie at the Flint Hills Discovery Center! We will explore a variety of historic hotels, travel routes and forms of conveyance. Children will have the opportunity to design a virtual hotel of their own after visiting a modern, working hotel. They will also practice their map reading skills to plan a trip through the Flint Hills.

* Adventure Camp is a unique program offered at both the Flint Hills Discovery Center and Sunset Zoo throughout the school year. The age of the child attending determines the camp location when offered at both sites. Children may be dropped off as early as 7:30 a.m. each session in which they are enrolled. Pick up for half-day registration is between 12:00 p.m. and 12:15 p.m., and pick up for full-day registration is between 5:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Day registrants must bring their own sack lunch.

Megan Berry
785.587.2726
www.flinthillsdiscovery.org



Preschoolers in the Flint Hills

Flint Hills Discovery Center, Manhattan, KS
Let's Get Building!
Children will be inspired by Rosie Revere Engineer to create their very own invention out of recycled goods, as well as build houses using spaghetti and marshmallows to assemble an airplane to take home and fly!
Preschool age children begin discovering the wonder of the Flint Hills where they live and look beyond the city limits in their exploration. Children further their sense of place and belonging to this region through interactions with the ecology and the history of place. Parents and younger siblings are welcome to join their preschooler for all the fun at no additional cost.
Pre-registration is required. Enrollment is limited to a maximum of 10 children so please register early!
FHDC Members: $7 | Non-members: $9


Megan Berry
785.587.2726
www.flinthillsdiscovery.org



Go See It! Homebrewing in the Flint Hills

Flint Hills Discovery Center, Manhattan, KS
Ever wanted to brew your own beer? Learn the science and techniques behind the homebrewing process from Manhattan's largest homebrewing club.
Go See It! lectures are held at FHDC. Featured speakers highlight places to visit in the Flint Hills and provide tips on how to pursue an adventure on your own! For more information, please call 785.587.2726. Go See It lectures are free and open to the public.


Megan Berry
785.587.2726
www.flinthillsdiscovery.org



Primitive Skills Workshop II

This field course is located off-site in the Flint Hills so come prepared to spend a day in the field. It will be located in Manhattan, KS.
Ages 16 and up. Youth ages 12-15 may be accompanied by an adult. Limited to 12 participants.
FHDC Members: $55
Non-Members: $65
Participants will gain hands on experience with primitive living skills associated with long term situations. This workshop explores ancestral nature-based living, food procurement, materials construction and shelters. Participants will have ample opportunity to apply techniques during the course that are unique to the prairie environment. Completion of Primitive Skills Workshop I is recommended but not required. Additional workshops are available on Saturday, June 20 and Saturday, August 15.
Instructor Daniel Schapaugh is an Education Specialist at the Flint Hills Discovery Center. In the last 20 years, he has taught a variety of outdoor skills workshops and credit courses through K-State Global Campus, KDWPT, BSA and UFM.


Daniel Bridenstine
785.587.2726
www.flinthillsdiscovery.org




Preschoolers in the Flint Hills

Flint Hills Discovery Center, Manhattan, KS
Floatin' Fun
Children will explore the different characteristics of water - what it's used for and experiment with different objects to determine which will float or sink.
Preschool age children begin discovering the wonder of the Flint Hills where they live and look beyond the city limits in their exploration. Children further their sense of place and belonging to this region through interactions with the ecology and the history of place. Parents and younger siblings are welcome to join their preschooler for all the fun at no additional cost.
Pre-registration is required. Enrollment is limited to a maximum of 10 children so please register early!
FHDC Members: $7 | Non-members: $9


Megan Berry
785.587.2726
www.flinthillsdiscovery.org



National Day of the Cowboy

Flint Hills Discovery Center, Manhattan, KS
Celebrate cowboy history and culture in the Flint Hills! Activities will include buckboard rides, barrel races, roping, branding and so much more for the entire family.

General admission to the FHDC.

Megan Berry
785.587.2726
www.flinthillsdiscovery.org



Adventure Camp: Food Science

Flint Hills Discovery Center, Manhattan, KS
Have you ever wanted to play with your food, but weren't allowed to? Join the Flint Hills Discovery Center as we play with and explore the science behind food. Day campers will make marshmallow catapults, walk on eggs to test their strength and end the day by making ice cream. You will not want to miss this fun filled day of food and science!

* Adventure Camp is a unique program offered at both the Flint Hills Discovery Center and Sunset Zoo throughout the school year. The age of the child attending determines the camp location when offered at both sites. Children may be dropped off as early as 7:30 a.m. each session in which they are enrolled. Pick up for half-day registration is between 12:00 p.m. and 12:15 p.m., and pick up for full-day registration is between 5:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Day registrants must bring their own sack lunch.

Adventure Camp is limited to 24 students, grades K-2.
Full-day session: FHDC members: $23, non-members: $26
Half-day session: FHDC members: $14, non-members: $16


Megan Berry
785.587.2726
www.flinthillsdiscovery.org



Adventure Camp: Archi-venture!

Flint Hills Discovery Center, Manhattan, KS
Calling all Architects! Children will learn different aspects of architecture through exploration of local structures, a highly interactive balloon experiment and will create and test different bridge designs using spaghetti noodles and marshmallows. Once they have seen what an architect needs to create, children will create their very own structures to take home using their imagination and clay.
* Adventure Camp is a unique program offered at both the Flint Hills Discovery Center and Sunset Zoo throughout the school year. The age of the child attending determines the camp location when offered at both sites. Children may be dropped off as early as 7:30 a.m. each session in which they are enrolled. Pick up for half-day registration is between 12:00 p.m. and 12:15 p.m., and pick up for full-day registration is between 5:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Day registrants must bring their own sack lunch.

Adventure Camp is limited to 24 students, grades K-2.
Full-day session: FHDC members: $23, non-members: $26
Half-day session: FHDC members: $14, non-members: $16



Megan Berry
785.587.2726
www.flinthillsdiscovery.org



Adventure Camp: Lost in the Stars

Flint Hills Discovery Center, Manhattan, KS
Did you know the sun is considered a star? Join the Flint Hills Discovery Center in this day camp as we reach for the stars! Day campers will explore the sky above us and learn all about stars. Children will create sun catchers, make a paper star constellation game and discover how to find the North Star.

* Adventure Camp is a unique program offered at both the Flint Hills Discovery Center and Sunset Zoo throughout the school year. The age of the child attending determines the camp location when offered at both sites. Children may be dropped off as early as 7:30 a.m. each session in which they are enrolled. Pick up for half-day registration is between 12:00 p.m. and 12:15 p.m., and pick up for full-day registration is between 5:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Day registrants must bring their own sack lunch.

Adventure Camp is limited to 24 students, grades K-2.
Full-day session: FHDC members: $23, non-members: $26
Half-day session: FHDC members: $14, non-members: $16



Megan Berry
785.587.2726
www.flinthillsdiscovery.org



Hoyt Community Independence Day Celebration

Hoyt City Park, Park Drive, Hoyt, Kansas 66440
5:30 PM: Hot Dogs, Hamburgers and Beverage by Hoyt Rural Fire Department for Free Will Offering
7:00 PM: Home Made Ice Cream, Cake, Pie and Beverages by Hoyt United Methodist Church for Free Will Offering to Support Church Ministries
Dark: Fireworks Display sponsored by Hoyt Rural Fire Department

Delbert Boling
1-785-364-7370
E-mail: delblb@embarqmail.com



Adventure Camp: Can You See Me?

Flint Hills Discovery Center, Manhattan, KS
Sneak on over to the Flint Hills Discovery Center to learn what people and animals use to hide. Children will explore the outdoors to look for animals who are hiding, discover what soldiers use to camouflage themselves while out in the field and use paint, leaves, grass and dirt to create a camouflage artistic painting to hide in their house!
* Adventure Camp is a unique program offered at both the Flint Hills Discovery Center and Sunset Zoo throughout the school year. The age of the child attending determines the camp location when offered at both sites. Children may be dropped off as early as 7:30 a.m. each session in which they are enrolled. Pick up for half-day registration is between 12:00 p.m. and 12:15 p.m., and pick up for full-day registration is between 5:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Day registrants must bring their own sack lunch.

Adventure Camp is limited to 24 students, grades K-2.
Full-day session: FHDC members: $23, non-members: $26
Half-day session: FHDC members: $14, non-members: $16



Megan Berry
785.587.2726
www.flinthillsdiscovery.org



Adventure Camp: Our State Symbols

Flint Hills Discovery Center, Manhattan, KS
Come explore our official state symbols of Kansas with hands on activities you get to take home. Children will get to create and pot their very own live sunflower, as well as a Little Bluestem craft that changes with the seasons!

* Adventure Camp is a unique program offered at both the Flint Hills Discovery Center and Sunset Zoo throughout the school year. The age of the child attending determines the camp location when offered at both sites. Children may be dropped off as early as 7:30 a.m. each session in which they are enrolled. Pick up for half-day registration is between 12:00 p.m. and 12:15 p.m., and pick up for full-day registration is between 5:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Day registrants must bring their own sack lunch.

Adventure Camp is limited to 24 students, grades K-2.
Full-day session: FHDC members: $23, non-members: $26
Half-day session: FHDC members: $14, non-members: $16

Adventure Camp is limited to 24 students, grades K-2.


Megan Berry
785.587.2726
www.flinthillsdiscovery.org



Vacation Bible School: G-Force: God's Love in Action

Grantville United Methodist Church, 3724 South Street, Grantville, KS on HWY 24 just outside of Topeka
Fun bible stories, crafts, songs and games
For ages 3 yrs through 5th Grade
(a meal will be provided)

Marijo Wendling, 785-246-3621


Shawnee Heights High School - 4th Annual All School reunion

The Shack Bar & Grill, 2842 SE 29th, Topeka, KS 66605
Come join classmates from some 50 years in catching up on the latest news, or just meeting a few old friends from school.

Terri Pease - 785 379-9698 or go to the Alumni website for more info - http://shhsalumni.classquest.com/


Machine Gun Preacher

2622 SE 6th St~Topeka, Ks 66607
The Machine Gun Preacher (Sam Childers) will be appearing for one night only sharing the story of his life and the work he is doing in East Africa. He will be bringing the MGP Truck with a chance to win one of two bikes one made by Orange County Choppers and one rode by Gerard Butler in the "Machine Gun Preacher" movie.

Robbie Walker
816-507-0848
rwalke4@yahoo.com



Freedom Fest

Oakland Church of the Nazarene 939 NE Oakland Ave; Topeka, KS 66616
Free, family event. Featuring live music, food, bounce house, snow cones, games, prizes, etc.

785-232-0142


St. Marys City Market - Christmas in July

George J. Perry Memorial Armory, 110 S. 5th, St. Marys, KS
This is a craft and vendor market. Come out to historical St. Marys and enjoy some shopping and great food.

Darlene McGranahan
785-437-6835



CHAMOMILE AND WHISKEY

Jackpot Music Hall, 943 Massachusetts St., Lawrence, KS 66044
Infectious – one simple word to describe Chamomile and Whiskey’s sound. In just a few short years, Chamomile and Whiskey has become one of Virginia’s hottest bands bringing their unique blend of Americana, Folk Rock with irish/gypsy infused beat to audiences of all ages.

Jackpot Music Hall, 785-832-1085, www.jackpotmusichall.com