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SummerFest

Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church 3601 SW 17th St., Topeka, KS
Family friendly event includes games, rides, food and entertainment. Benefits MPHM Parish Ministries and School.

Marie Apel 785-272-5590


SummerFest 5K & Tot Trot

Hayden Catholic High School 401 SW Gage Blvd, Topeka
Event will take place on the Hayden High cross country track & trail. Begins at 8:00 am.

Please see our website for more info. mphm.com

Marie Apel 785-272-5590 parish@mphm.com


3rd Annual St. Matthew Catholic School Golf Tournament

GreatLife Golf & Fitness @ Shawnee CC, 913 SE 29th St.
3rd Annual St. Matthew Catholic School Golf Tournament$60/player or $240/team

4-person scramble - 18 holes

Two 4-person teams per hole

Includes Cart Rental & Green Fee for 18 holes

Buffet Dinner & Proximity Prizes

Jamie Rodriguez; 785.235.2188; rodriguezj@saintmatthews.org



Clothing Exchange

Topeka Free Methodist Church 3450 SE Indiana Ave Topeka, KS 66605
The Clothing Exchange will be open Saturday, May 2, from 10:00am - 2:00pm and Saturday, May 9 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
785-266-6610
topekafmc@gmail.com



Clothing Exchange

Topeka Free Methodist Church 3450 SE Indiana Ave Topeka, KS 66605
The Clothing Exchange will be open Saturday, May 2, from 10:00am - 2:00pm and Saturday, May 9 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
785-266-6610
topekafmc@gmail.com



10th Anniversary of Red Rocks State Historic Site

927 Exchange Street, Emporia, KS 66801
Celebrate Red Rocks' 10th anniversary as a state historic site with an open house, ice cream social, and live music.

Kathie Buckman


Auburn Fire Department Open House & Volunteer Recruitment Event

Auburn Fire Station, Auburn, KS
This is a great chance to come see your local fire department! You will get the chance to meet the firefighters and see the fire trucks.

There will be activities and games for the kids, a Police Car, Ambulance and Helicopter demonstration and FREE FOOD!!!

This will also be a great chance to learn about the opportunity to serve your community as a volunteer firefighter! Department officers will be on hand to answer questions and take you through the application process.

Captain Erik Wood 785 260 4455


2nd Saturday - "Family Photo Night"

Holton, KS 66436
Holton, Kansas is quickly becoming known for its love of art in all forms from textiles to painting to antiquing.

Enjoy the spirit and culture of downtown Holton with wine tastings and specials, on second Saturdays each month, from 4-7, as you shop local boutiques and market venues. Join us Saturday, May 9 as we celebrate family with “Family Photo Night” on Holton’s courthouse square.

Penny’s - Join The Wild Child Photography for a hands-on learning experience with your camera. We will have a short camera lesson at Penny’s (westside of the square) followed by a Photo Safari scavenger hunt around the square. This class is geared towards children 6-13, but any age may join in on the fun! (All kids must be accompanied by an adult) From 5:00-6:00 PM.

Homestead Affordable Housing -Bring the kids out for a fun family picture in the” Say Cheez” Photo Booth located on the south side of the square.

J& M Sewing Center-Come grab a prop & Strike a pose in Hollywood or Heirloom Style! Captured Creations, photographer Sahra Meddock will be taking photos on the west side of the square.

Loft Studio above H & R Block - Right Now is Forever, Photographer Jessica Kent will be taking family photo’s at the on the north side of the square.

Visit www.exploreholton.com for more information.


785-364-3963 for more inormation


Spring Dinner and Bazaar

Grantville United Methodist Church
Spring Dinner and Bazaar with a silent auction/bake sale/crafts/cake walk/quilt

Roberta Kellogg 785-246-3670


Garage Sale

McEachron Elementary in Topeka Ks.
We are accepting donations on Friday night after school. All proceeds go to the Student Council to rebuild the playground after our schools expansion project.

David Jay


St. Marys City Market - Mother's Day

George J. Perry Memorial Armory, 110 S. 5th St., St. Marys, Kansas
This is a craft and vendor market. Free admission.

Come out and join us for some great food and shopping.

DARLENE MCGRANAHAN
785-437-6835



St. Marys City Market - Celebrate America

George J. Perry Memorial Armory, 110 S. 5th, St. Marys, Kansas
This is a craft and vendor market. Free admission.

We would like to invite everyone out to the historical St. Marys for some great food and shopping.

DARLENE MCGRANAHAN
785-437-6835



Breakthrough House Golf Tournament

Cyprus Ridge Golf Course
Four Person Scramble, $65/player, Several levels of tournament sponsorship available.

Get a group of friends together and out and have a great day golfing helping to support individuals with mental illness.

Lynn Davis 785-232-6807


Whitson Elementary School PTO Warrior Run & Carnival

Whitson Elementary, 1725 SW Arnold, Topeka, Kansas
Join us for the Whitson Elementary One-Mile Warrior Run & Carnival. We will have games, inflatables, photo booth, face painting, food, silent auction, a DJ and much more! Join us Saturday, April 25 for this fun event!

Amy Raymond
785-220-1628
whitsonpto@gmail.com



Flint Hills Storm Spotter Training

The Flint Hills Discovery Center
The Flint Hills Discovery Center is partnering with the National Weather Service to provide a storm spotter training to the public.

On Thursday, April 23, from 7-9 p.m., attend the session and learn about weather safety, what different cloud formations mean and what a dangerous sky looks like in the Flint Hills.

Members of the 13 NEWS Weather Team will be on hand. This session is free and open to the public.




"Kansas" [band] documentary showing

Topeka Bible Church, College Avenue Bldg, 1135 SW College Ave. Topeka, KS
ORIGINAL "KANSAS" MEMBER KERRY LIVGREN TO HOST SHOWING OF NEW BAND DOCUMENTARY

The recently released, highly acclaimed documentary "Miracles Out of Nowhere" about the band Kansas will be shown on the big screen this Sunday night at 6:30 pm at Topeka Bible Church's College Avenue Building Auditorium. Admission is FREE. Original Kansas member Kerry Livgren, a member of TBC, will be there for a Q and A. Fans will hear his personal story and ask what they've always wanted to know about one of their favorite bands.

www.discovertbc.com


Share the Story

Flint Hills Discovery Center, Manhattan, KS
Stellaluna by Janell Cannon
Participants will learn about fruit bats and making friendships.

Share the Story is free and registration is not required.

About this program:
Share the Story connects the youngest residents of the Flint Hills region to their homes and towns through storytelling that will develop an appreciation for the rich culture.


Caitlin Luttjohann, 785.587.2726.


Preschoolers in the Flint Hills

Flint Hills Discovery Center
D is for Dark

Students will learn about night time camouflage and which animals come out at night. Students will pretend it is night time and imitate nocturnal creatures to understand the important risks and benefits of being an active animal at night.

FHDC Members: $7 | Non-members: $9

About this program:
Preschool age children begin discovering the wonder of the Flint Hills where they live, but 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!


Caitlin Luttjohann, 785.587.2726


Discount Day at FHDC

Flint Hills Discovery Center, Manhattan, KS
$2.00 off regular admission of $9, Military free Day

Visit the Flint Hills Discovery Center for a last chance to view "Save the Last Dance." Receive $2 off regular admission and military get in free.


Megan Berry, 785.587.2726


Go See it!

Flint Hills Discovery Center, Manhattan, KS
Come learn exactly what Chase County, KS has to offer. A historian from the Chase County Historical Museum will discuss the sites, attractions, and events in and around Cottonwood Falls. There will be plenty of time for questions to help you plan your next visit!

About this program:
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! All ages are welcome and lectures are free.


Megan Berry, 785.587.2726


In the Dark

Flint Hills Discovery Center, Manhattan, KS
Be immersed in worlds of darkness and learn about the natural evolutionary selective pressure that has caused plants and animals to adapt to ecosystems found in caves, deep sea the forest at night and underneath the ground.
Exhibition opens 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 23.

Starting Memorial Day, the hours are as follows:
Monday-Wednesday & Friday-Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sunday: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.


Megan Berry, 785.587.2726


Blintze Brunch

Temple Beth Sholom 4200 SW Munon Ave
Delicious Jewish Foods - Bake Sale - Israeli Dancing - Jewish Music

Temple Beth Sholom
785 272 6040



State of Kansas Holocaust Commemoration Service

Kansas State Historical Museum, 6425 SW 6th Street, Topeka KS
Keynote Speaker: Matthew Thompson, Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum
Recognize Holocaust survivors, WWII veterans and children of survivors

Temple Beth Sholom
785 272 6040



Kansas History Day State Contest

Memorial Student Union, Washburn University
6-12 grade students around the state compete with projects on various topics fitting the theme "Leadership and Legacy in History", projects include documentaries, performances, papers, exhibits and websites.

Tracie Lamb
Kansas History Day
kansashistoryday@gmail.com
kansashistoryday.org



Heritage Christian School 5k & Pancake Feed

Cresrview Community Center Topeka KS
5k run/walk for $30 and pancake feed $5

Katie Blaufuss 785-640-6862


Hair Experts Salon & Spa Cut-A-Thon

manhattan kansas
haircuts, waxes, mini manis & a courageous cupcake stand all proceeds go to the Jessie Rees Foundation. NEGU never ever give up against childhood cancer

Holli Easterberg 785-632-7624 easterberg8@aol.com


SPRING SHOP-A-THON

Masonic Conference Center 30th & MacVicar, Topeka
Spring Shopping event in time for Graduations, Mother's and Father's Day, Summer weddings...30+ VENDORS! Open to the public * FREE admission

Ronni Sales 785-221-5582


Whitson Elementary Annual Science Fair

Whitson Elementary Gymnasium
Science Fair

Angie Bolejack- 4384570


Topeka Genealogical Society's 43rd Annual Conference

Kansas Historical Society, 6425 SW 6th St., Topeka, KS
Featured speaker is Jana Broglin, Genealogical Society Fellow, on "Mining the Gold in Genealogy Sources".

Cost: $25-$55 Non-members: $30-$65

Advance registration required by April 15

Nancy Appelhanz, 785-925-0651
membership@tgstopeka.org
website: tgstopeka.org



St. John's Lutheran Church Annual Smorgasbord

St. John's Lutheran Church, 901 SW Fillmore, Topeka
Buffet meal fundraiser for missions-Doorstep, Topeka Rescue Mission, Lutheran Hour Ministries and more, $10 Adult, $4 children 6-12, Under 6-Free

Jim Simpson
379-5703



Visitations of the Missionary Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Topeka, Marysville, Atchison
Replica of the original Miraculous Image of Our Lady which she left of Saint Juan Diego's tilma.

The images were blessed at the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico by the Rector of the Basilica to bring conversions, reverence for life, sanctity of the family and solidarity of the Church in America.

Beverly Brown (785) 272-2187


Delia Community Pride Indian Taco Feed

Delia Grade School, Delia, Kansas
Meal includes an Indian Taco, Homemade Pie, Cake, Brownie or Cookies and a drink

Linda Dohrman, 785-771-3715, lindakd51@hotmail.com


Wildcat Warrior 5k

General Richard B. Myers Hall Manhattan KS 66506 on the KSU campus
The Wildcat Warrior 5K will benefit the Wounded Warrior Foundation, the TACP Association and the William Grimm Memorial. All proceeds will be donated. http://wildcatwarrior5k.webs.com/

Renee Douglas: 785-214-9351
Tanner Lott: 785-906-0651



Retailer's Meeting

Call 266.4606 for location
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, phone 266.4606


Overbrook City-Wide Garage Sales

Overbrook, Kansas
We average over 70 garage sales each year. Food vendors/fundraisers for local youth.

From Topeka, head south on Hwy 75 to Hwy 56, turn left (east) and you'll drive right into Overbrook! Worth the trip out!

Jennifer Anshutz



Retailer's Meeting

Call 266.4606 for location
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, phone 266.4606


Retailer's Meeting

Call 266.4606 for location
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, phone 266.4606


Retailer's Meeting

Call 266.4606 for location
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, phone 266.4606


National Night Out Planning Meeting

Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, 1515 SW 10th Avenue, Topeka, Kansas
National Night Out planning meeting is open to the public at 6:30 p.m., April 21 at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, Room 101B, 1515 SW 10th. All neighborhoods are invited to come together with Safe Streets and its partners to help plan your event on Saturday, August 8. Events are held throughout Topeka and Shawnee County. Won't you join the excitement and plan an event in your neighborhood. Information: Safe Streets, 266.4606.

Judy Wilson, phone 266.4606, jwilson@safestreets.org


National Night Out Planning Meeting

Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, 1515 SW 10th, Topeka, Kansas
National Night Out planning meeting is open to the public at 6:30 p.m., May 13, Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, Room 101C, 1515 SW 10th. All neighborhoods are invited to come together with Safe Streets and its partners to help plan your event on Saturday, August 8. Events are held throughout Topeka and Shawnee County. Won't you join the excitement and plan an event in your neighborhood. Information: Safe Streets, 266.4606.

Judy Wilson, phone 266.4606, jwilson@safestreets.org


National Night Out Planning Meeting

Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, 1515 SW 10th, Topeka, Kansas
National Night Out planning meeting is open to the public at 6:30 p.m., June 16, Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, Room 101C, 1515 SW 10th. All neighborhoods are invited to come together with Safe Streets and its partners to help plan your event on Saturday, August 8. Events are held throughout Topeka and Shawnee County. Won't you join the excitement and plan an event in your neighborhood. Information: Safe Streets, 266.4606.

Judy Wilson, phone 266.4606, jwilson@safestreets.org


National Night Out Last Planning Meeting

Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, 1515 SW 10th, Topeka, Kansas
National Night Out last planning meeting is open to the public at 6:30 p.m., July 14, Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, Room 101C, 1515 SW 10th. All neighborhoods are invited to come together with Safe Streets and its partners to help plan your event on Saturday, August 8. Events are held throughout Topeka and Shawnee County. Won't you join the excitement and plan an event in your neighborhood. Information: Safe Streets, 266.4606.

Judy Wilson, phone 266.4606, jwilson@safestreets.org


National Night Out Events

Throughout Topeka and Shawnee County
National Night Out events throughout Topeka and Shawnee County on Saturday, August 8. Join in on the excitement! Please check the Safe Streets website www.safestreets.org or www.facebook.com/NNOTopeka for events in your area.

Judy Wilson, phone 266.4606, jwilson@safestreets.org


Safe Property Management Training

Topeka Police Department, 320 S Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas
Safe Streets, in collaboration with the Topeka Police Department, offers an eight hour training for landlords and property managers. The training includes valuable information on making rental properties safer. Registration fee is $25 and should be mailed to Safe Streets, 2209 SW 29th Street, Topeka, Kansas 66611 by April 15, 2015.

Judy Wilson, phone 266.4606, jwilson@safestreets.org


Substance Abuse Task Force

Kansas Children's Service League, 3545 SW 5th, Topeka, KS
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, local businesses, faith community, government representatives, youth organizations and many others! Anyone is welcome to attend. For more information call 266.4606.

Judy Wilson, phone 266.4606, jwilson@safestreets.org


Substance Abuse Task Force

Kansas Children's Service League, 3545 SW 5th, Topeka, Kansas
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, local businesses, faith community, government representatives, youth organizations and many others! Anyone is welcome to attend. For more information call 266.4606.

Judy Wilson, phone 266.4606, jwilson@safestreets.org


Substance Abuse Task Force

Kansas Children's Service League, 3545 SW 5th, Topeka, Kansas
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, local businesses, faith community, government representatives, youth organizations and many others! Anyone is welcome to attend. For more information call 266.4606.

Judy Wilson, phone 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 any questions or are interested in ordering lunch.

Judy Wilson, phone 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 any questions or are interested in ordering lunch.

Judy Wilson, phone 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 any questions or are interested in ordering lunch.

Judy Wilson, phone 266.4606, jwilson@safestreets.org


Mass Food Distribution

625 Polk St. Topeka, KS
Mass Food Distribution, no I.D. required first come basi

Inward Faith Outreach Ministries 785-234-2332


Kids' Science Theater with Doc Gizmo

Flint Hills Discovery Center, Manhattan, KS
Parents, take the night off and let your kids join the Flint Hills Discovery Center for dinner and science theater! Doc Gizmo will be at the Center to perform weather related experiments before their very eyes. Children will learn about many different topics related to weather including safety, thunder and lightning and radar tracking. Children will also make their own lip balm, weathervane and gauge to take home. You won't want to miss this!

Limited space. Program geared towards kindergarten-8th grade.

Dinner included with pre-registration. Please pre-register before 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 2.

For more information, please call 785.587.2726.

Megan Berry 785.587.2726 berrym@cityofmhk.com


SigEp vs. Washburn Volleyball

Topeka, KS. Lee Arena.
The Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity at Washburn University is hosting a volleyball match up against former Washburn volleyball players. Members of the fraternity will be competing against former Washburn volleyball players. The event is to raise money for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Topeka. There will be a suggested $2 donation at the door and t-shirts for $15. All proceeds will go to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Topeka.

Skyler Urban, (785)639-1030.


Capitol Midweek Farmers Market

Corner of Jackson and 10th Avenue Topeka, KS 66612
The Capitol Midweek Farmers Market provides fresh, locally grown Kansas foods. The market features in-season produce, homemade baked goods, fresh herbs, cut flowers, local eggs and meats, honey and much more! Special guests are featured every week.

Katie Uhde, 785-296-8060, kuhde@kdheks.gov


Indulge: Fun and Fashion for Mothers

West Ridge Mall
Topeka-area mothers are invited to enjoy a well deserved evening off when West Ridge Mall hosts "Indulge: Fun + Fashion for Mothers" on Friday, May 8 from 5 to 8 p.m. in Center Court.

The evening will include fashion shows featuring the newest looks from mall retailers, plus treats, giveaways, and much more.

Beth George


Mother's Day Gospel Fest benefiting The Willow

South Park Gazebo, 1198 Massachusetts St., Lawrence, KS
Mother’s Day Gospel Fest benefiting The Willow Domestic Violence Center. On Saturday, May 9, 2015, 10:00am-4:00pm, at the South Park Gazebo, 1198 Massachusetts Street, Lawrence, Kansas.

We’re collecting items for the wonderful organization, The Willow Domestic Violence Center.The goals of this event are to:

Collect items for The Willow, (large diapers, personal hygiene and feminine products) Donation boxes will be on site.

Raise awareness about domestic violence.

The Concert will feature artists from Lawrence, Topeka, and Kansas City. There will be soloists, instrumentalists, choral groups and dance teams of all ages. The South Park Gazebo is located in downtown Lawrence, a diverse, vibrant happening place every weekend. There is constant pedestrian traffic and cars cruising the artsy area. (Note: It will be Mother’s Day Weekend.)

The Lawrence Fire Department will have a truck and crew on site for kids to meet and tour from 11:45am-12:45pm.

There will be vendors at the park selling their merchandise and products.

Cherisa Jones, 785-760-6173


Tag Day

5720 SW 21st Street, Topeka, KS 66604
Discounted Services for Pets:
Rabies vaccinations - $10

Microchips - $25

City licenses (copies of rabies certificate required) - $8 for

Spayed/neutered animals $20 for unsterilized animals

Nail trims - $5

Helping Hands Humane Society
785 233 7325



Washburn Tech Car Show

Washburn Tech, 5724 SW Huntoon St., Topeka, Kan. 66604
Washburn Tech is adding a few bells and whistles to its annual Car Show from 9 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. on Friday, May 8, on the Washburn Tech campus at 5724 S.W. Huntoon St. The public is invited.

Auto enthusiasts will enjoy the five show entry classes: custom/low riders, antique cars and trucks, muscle cars, motorcycles and special interest. New attractions, for everyone to enjoy, include numerous food trucks and a live band. The event will continue its tradition of a carnival atmosphere including a climbing wall, a car bash, a heavy equipment rodeo and even 3 vs. 3 basketball.

The Car Show is an annual fundraiser benefitting the Care Closet, a Washburn Tech organization providing short-term financial assistance to Washburn Tech students who need help to complete their education. Aid can take the form of gas money, bus fare or a bag of groceries.


Washburn Tech instructor Mike Evenson, 785.228.6313


KJ's "I Believe" Buddy Bass tournament.

Lakeview boat ramp, Perry State Park
KJ's "I Believe" Buddy Bass tournament. Fight to end suicide and suicide awareness.

Patrick Sheldon 785.288.000


Berryton Kiwanis Pancake Feed and Plant Sale

Berryton United Methodist Church 7010 SE Berryton Rd Berryton KS 66409
Blueberry Pancakes, Pancakes, Sausage, Eggs, and Drink
Will also have Plant Sale.

Susan Berry


Berryton Kiwanis Pancake Feed and Plant Sale

Berryton United Methodist Church 7010 SE Berryton Rd Berryton KS 66409
Blueberry Pancakes, Pancakes, Sausage, Eggs, and Drink
Will also have Plant Sale.

Susan Berry


Iris Day

1500 Denison, Manhattan, Ks. 66506
The Flint Hills Iris Society invites visitors to view the colorful array of blooming iris at the Kansas State University Gardens and to vote on their favorite, Sunday May 10th from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. (weather permitting). The top 5 irises will be announced at a later date. Members of the Iris Society will be on hand to answer questions about care and planting of iris. The KSU Gardens is located at 1500 Denison Road, just north of Claflin in Manhattan, Ks.


Scott McElwain
785-532-3271



National Night Out first planning meeting

The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library
The first meeting for neighborhoods to get together and plan their National Night Out party.

Jamie Slack
785.431.6224



Ad Astra Kansas Day Space Celebration

Apr 25, 2015 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Stoffer Science Hall on the Washburn University Campus 17th and Washburn Topeka, KS Use the NORTH entrance / parking lot
This is an educational and free family fun event. From 5:30 until 8 p.m. see astronomy, telescope, space suit and other displays, also robotics and flight demos.

Do hands-on engineering activities or the Sky-Q quiz.

Taste "space ice cream" and see it made. Add planetarium shows and Crane Observatory viewing.

A special presentation at 8:00 will be "Target Pluto: A Preview of the New Horizons Spacecraft Encounter," will be given by Dr. Barbara Anthony-Twarog, professor of astronomy at the University of Kansas.

This is sponsored by the Ad Astra Kansas Foundation and the Washburn University Department of Physics and Astronomy. The Ad Astra Kansas Foundation is a 501c3 organization dedicated to promoting space science and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) in Kansas.

Jeanette Steinert
email: jeanettesteinert@att.net



Ad Astra Kansas Day Space Celebration

Stoffer Science Hall on the Washburn University Campus / 17th and Washburn / Use the North entrance--parking lot
An educational evening of free family fun. There will be astronomy and telescope displays. Kids can do hands-on science activities, eat "space ice cream" and watch it being made or launch a paper rocket. See flight demos or a planetarium show. And at 9:00 the Crane Observatory will open for stargazing. A special presentation will be "Target Pluto: A Preview of the New Horizons Spacecraft Encounter" by Dr. Barbara Anthony-Twarog of the University of Kansas at 8:00 p.m.

Jeanette Steinert
316-722-3503 jeanettesteinert@att.net



2015 Designers' Showhouse

3130 SW Shadow Lane, Topeka, KS
The 2015 Designers’ Showhouse, a fundraiser benefiting Child Care Aware® of Eastern Kansas, has returned to the historic Westboro area of Topeka! In honor of Washburn University’s 150th anniversary celebration, Washburn is partnering with the agency to update the beautiful home that serves as the residence of Dr. Jerry Farley, Washburn University’s President, and Mrs. Susan Farley.

Stop by and tour the completed Showhouse, “Stately Elegance: Washburn University President’s Home,” April 25 through May 17, 2015. The home is located at 3130 SW Shadow Lane. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The house will be closed on Mondays for private group tours. Tickets are $12 at the door, or $10 if purchased in advance at a ticket outlet. 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 private, guided group tours are also available on Mondays by appointment only. Call 785-357-5171, ext. 1, for more information or to place your reservation.

A catered lunch will be available Tuesdays through Fridays, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Lunch is $9 per person. Reservations to 785-357-5171, ext. 1, are encouraged.

Shop the Showhouse Boutique during normal Showhouse hours for jewelry, unique gifts and baked goods!

Visit http://east.ks.childcareaware.org/ for the lunch menu, updates, ticket outlet locations and more!

The Designers’ Showhouse is a project supporting ERC Resource & Referral, Inc., doing business as Child Care Aware® of Eastern Kansas. The agency’s mission is to support the development and learning of young children by offering programs and services that improve the quality and accessibility of child care for working families.

Eryn Allen, 785-357-5171, info@east.ks.childcareaware.org


Easter Breakfast

Faith Lutheran Church 17th & Gage
BSA Troop 59 Fundraiser

Scott Leonard


Flint Hills Masterworks Chorale Spring Concert

All Faiths Chapel, Kansas State University, Manhattan
The Spring Concert for the Flint Hills Masterworks Chorale will be at 7:30 p.m. on May 12 at All Faiths Chapel on the Kansas State University campus. The featured works on this concert will be The Testament of Freedom by Randall Thompson, Song of Democracy by Howard Hanson, and three songs by John Rutter: "Seeds Grow to Plants," "The Terrible Tale of Tom Gilligan," and "The Battle Hymn of the Republic." There is no admission charge, but donations to help defray expenses of the performance are welcome.

Mary Ann Buhler, 785-539-3571


3rd Annual Million March Against Child Abuse

Kansas State Capitol Building (south side grounds) 300 SW 10th Ave. Topeka, KS 66612
Raise Awareness during Child Abuse Prevention Month

Vicki Vaughn (785) 554-9895


Capper Foundation Pancake Feed Fundraiser

Washburn Rural High School in Topeka, Kansas
This event is hosted by the Washburn Rural High School National Honors Society to raise money for the Capper Foundation. The event costs $5. There will be baskets auctioned off from 9:00am to 11:00am.

Mandy Edwards, 785-478-9322, edwarama@usd437.net


Getting Up From The Fall

Carbondale, Ks 600 Hug Dr Jones Park
5K fundraiser for raising money for Kieranna Fiedler who has HLHS

Emily Roberts 836-7871 14811 S Topeka Ave Carbondale, Ks 66414


Craft and Vendor Fair

Seaman Community Church 2036 NW Taylor, Topeka,KS 66608
Craft and Vendor Fair Benefit
Seaman Community Church
Saturday, April 25th
8a.m. - 2p.m.

Fellowship Hall
(located Eastside of building)
2036 NW Taylor
785-354-8777

Serving a light Breakfast from 8a-10a
(including coffee or juice)

The church will also be having a bake sale and selling raffle tickets for some great prizes from our vendors.




Craft and Vendor Fair including these vendors so far.
Terry’s Toys and More
Gold Canyon Candles
Younique Gotta Have It Hair Bows and Vinyl Creations
Plexus Slim Quinn’s Closet (Children’s Clothing)
Tastefully Simple Thirty One
Just Jewelry Goddess Dresses
Jamberry Nails



Lindsay 785-354-8777


Huge Yard Sale

Southwest Christian Church 5747 SW Huntoon St. Topeka, Ks 66604
All Proceeds for Christian Neighborhood Mission Topeka, Ks

Becky D. (785) 408-4234


Lemonade Stand For Veterans

1322 SW High AVE Topeka, 66604
8 year old hosting a Lemonade Stand Fundraiser for The Quincy House, a Homeless Veteran's Shelter in Topeka.

Victoria McPherson 785-380-1560


Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival

Overland Park Convention Center 6000 College Blvd., Overland Park, KS 66209
15 quilt guilds in the Kansas City area have combined their talents to present the biggest quilt event in the Kansas City area. Featured will be quilts by local guild members, classes by well-known local and national instructors, over 80 vendors, and special exhibits including the Kansas City Star quilts, the BEETLES Fiber Artist Collection, and the Best of QuiltCon 2015. In additional, over 100 quilts from around the country will be judged and displayed. EVERYONE - QUILTER AND NON-QUILTER - IS WELCOME TO ATTEND.

Janette Sheldon 913-486-5694 or granola1000@gmail.com Information can be found at www.kcrqf.com


Saturday Women's Connection of Topeka

Topeka & Shawnee Co. Public Library 1515 S W 10th St Topeka, KS 66604
Dare to Hope Brunch.
Business Feature: Alicia Whitmore/Rebound Physical Therapy. Learn ways to keep active, balanced, & strong!
Music: local vocalist: Margie Medlen
Speaker: Sherry Sims, Tulsa, OK, tells an unforgettable story of Hope & Healing! A wife & mother, she is a breast cancer survivor, overcomer of domestic abuse, & author of More Than a Survivor. She has been featured on TV shows, women's events, and conferences.

Call Arlene: 785-233-0701 or email: leidacloud@cox.net
for reservations



Easter Sunrise Service

Garfield Park Gazebo Topeka, Ks
Celebrate the Resurrection of Christ with Seaman Baptist Church

Phil Witzke 2015 NW Buchanan 785-234-4770


Emerald City Cosmo Club March Membership Meeting

5720 SW 21 Street; Topeka, Ks
Emerald City Cosmo Club March membership meeting will be held on March 30th in the Helping Hands Humane Society's meeting room located at 5720 SW 21st St, Topeka, KS 66604.

Dinner will be buffet style supplied by Cosmo members, starting at 6 pm. Our program will begin at 7 pm and will include a speaker with demonstration from a Diabetes Dog and tour of the Helping Hands facility.

RSVP to edna10@att.net if you would like to attend.

Edna Beatty, Emerald City Cosmo Club
630 S Kansas Ave
Topeka, ks 66603




Festival of the Arts

Bonner Springs
The Festival of Arts, scheduled for June 27 in Bonner Springs. The festival will be an all day extravaganza including fine art displays, fine crafts, demonstrations, food vendors, live music, performance arts and art instruction in the kids' creative corner. Many artists have donated their time and effort to make this event a success.

Laura Burch, laura2burch@gmail.com, (913) 558-9669


19th Annual Celebration Walk

Topeka
This family friendly event will take place on our Topeka Campus, located at 200 SW Frazier Circle. Participants are encouraged to bring a lawn chair for the event. This evening stroll-a-thon will have activities for the whole family as we gather to remember those who have left a special mark on our hearts. We remember them.

Be an active part of the Celebration Walk by becoming a Walk Champion and raising funds on behalf of Midland Care. These funds are used to provide services for those who cannot afford them. We promise to never turn anyone away who cannot afford services, your participation makes this possible.

Midland Care extends a challenge to all to think about what our community would be like without the services Midland Care offers and then to get involved in raising funds that touch so many. Midland Care never turns anyone away because they can’t pay for services. The funds raised through the Celebration Walk between now and May 8th ensures this promise is kept. Those interested in becoming a Walk Champion and fundraising on behalf of Midland Care can find more information at their website www.midlandcareconnection.org/15Walk.

The Celebration Walk also will include the purchase of luminaries for $10.00 to be placed on the grounds in memory of anyone you would like to remember. Veterans remembered by a luminary can be identified with their branch of service indicated on the luminary card. These names will be read at the closing ceremony that evening. This is a family friendly stroll-a-thon event, featuring food, activities and a children’s area. Entertainers donate their time for the evening, and participants can hear a variety of music.

For additional information on the Midland Care programs, please call (800) 491-3691 or (785) 232-2044. You also can visit the website at www.midlandcareconnection.org.


Kristin Jones - 785-232-2044


St. Marys City Market - Spring Fling

George J. Perry Memorial Armory, 110 S. 5th, St. Marys, KS 66536
This is a craft and vendor market. Vendors are more than willing to help you find what you are looking for. Don't forget all those upcoming birthdays, anniversaries, weddings and graduations. We will have Big Boyz BBQ serving our lunch so come on out and enjoy some great food and shopping.
Free Admission.

Darlene McGranahan
785-437-6835
www.facebook.com/groups/stmaryscitymarket/



St. Columbkille Lenten Fish Fry

Blaine, KS
Fish Fry, Onion Rings, Cheesy Potatoes, Green Beans, Buns, Coffee, Tea, Water. Free Will Offering.

Harry Moser
785-456-3101



Shawnee County Extension Community Forum

Four locations in Shawnee County
Shawnee County residents are invited to share their ideas about what educational programs K-State Research and Extension should offer locally.

Mon., March 30, Rossville Community Center, 6:30pm
Tues, March 31, Highland Park United Meth. Church, 1:30pm
Tues, March 31 Seaman Community Church, 6:30pm
Mon, April 13, Shawnee County Extension Office, 6:30pm

Laurie Chandler, County Extension Director
785 232-0062, ext 110



Children's Easter Celebration

7433 SW 29th Street, Topeka, KS, 66614
Free fun games with prizes followed by a GIANT Easter egg hunt. Be sure to bring your Easter baskets!

Heather, 785-478-3697, swumc@swumc.org


Spring Fling Celebration

7433 SW 29th Street, Topeka, KS, 66614
Come celebrate Spring while you enjoy live music, free food, games, and fellowship.

Heather, 785-478-3697


Sunflower Soccer Association Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Sunflower Soccer Complex 4829 NW 17th St Topeka, KS 66618
Join us in celebrating the official grand opening of our new facility with indoor restrooms with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

Other activities for this event are from 10am-2pm and include appearances by Sporting KC & FC Kansas City players, the Harvesters canned food drive, bounce houses, and fun raffles.

Alyson Mitchell mitchell2582@hotmail.com or
Sarah Schneider 785-233-9700 marketing@sunflowersoccer.kscoxmail.com



Walk to Cure Arthritis

City Park Wefald Pavilion 1101 Fremont Manhattan, KS
The Walk to Cure Arthritis is the Arthritis Foundation’s nationwide signature event that unites communities across the country to put an end to arthritis.

With your donation, we change lives by helping people gain access to the critical medications necessary to live full, healthy lives and funding research that provides better treatments today and promises a cure for tomorrow.

Whitney Guin (913) 262-2233 x104

http://www.arthritis.org/get-involved/walk-to-cure-arthritis/



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, March 28, at 9:00am. 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
785-266-6610
topekafmc@gmail.com



Share the Story

Flint Hills Discovery Center 315 S. 3rd St. Manhattan, KS 66502
Storm is Coming by Heather Tekavec
Children will design a flower with a real working thermometer. They will also learn about what to do in a storm, what to expect and that not all storms are scary.
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


Caitlin Luttjohann, 785-587-2729 ext.203



Preschoolers in the Flint Hills

Flint Hills Discovery Center 315 S. 3rd St. Manhattan, KS 66502
W is for Wild Weather:
Students will learn what to wear to prepare for inclement weather and what to do in spring storms through play, which provides exciting exploration without fear.

Preschool age children begin discovering the wonder of the Flint Hills where they live, but 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 preschool 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
To pre-register, click here! This website would be linked: https://rt.manhattan.ks.us/wbwsc/webtrac.wsc/wbsplash.html?wbsi=si&wbp=1


Caitlin Luttjohann, 785-587-2729 ext.203


Go See It! lecture: Morris County, Council Grove

Flint Hills Discovery Center 315 S. 3rd St. Manhattan, KS 66502
The Flint Hills Discovery Center is your starting point for an unforgettable exploration of the region. Featured speakers will highlight unique themes in the Flint Hills and provide tips on how to best pursue an adventure in your own backyard. Go See It! lectures are free and open to the public.

Stephen Bridenstine 785-587-2729 ext. 202


Adventure Camp: Nature Meets Technology

Flint Hills Discovery Center 315 S. 3rd St. Manhattan, KS 66502
Adventure Camp is limited to 24 students. Please call 785.587.2726 for more information.
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.
Full-day session: FHDC members: $22, non-members: $25
Half-day session: FHDC members: $13, non-members: $15
To pre-register, click here! This website would be linked: https://rt.manhattan.ks.us/wbwsc/webtrac.wsc/wbsplash.html?wbsi=si&wbp=1


Caitlin Luttjohann, 785-587-2729 ext.203, luttjohann@cityofmhk.com



Preschoolers in the Flint Hills: C is for Cottonwood

Flint Hills Discovery Center 315 S. 3rd St. Manhattan, KS 66502
Children will learn about the state tree, the Cottonwood, how to use a magnifying glass to explore things up-close as well as what a Cottonwood leaf looks and feels like as well.
Preschool age children begin discovering the wonder of the Flint Hills where they live, but 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 preschool 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
To pre-register, click here! This website would be linked: https://rt.manhattan.ks.us/wbwsc/webtrac.wsc/wbsplash.html?wbsi=si&wbp=1


Caitlin Luttjohann, 785-587-2729 ext.203, luttjohann@cityofmhk.com



Storm Spotter Training

Flint Hills Discovery Center 315 S. 3rd St. Manhattan, KS 66502
The Midwest Wild Weather traveling exhibition is on display at the Flint Hills Discovery Center and it is tornado season across the Flint Hills. Join the Flint Hills Discovery Center and National Weather Service to learn about weather safety in this storm spotter class. See what different cloud formations mean and what a dangerous sky can look like in the Flint Hills. Program is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact 785.587.2726.

Stephen Bridenstine 785-587-2729 ext. 202 bridenstine@cityofmhk.com


Flint Hills Festival

Flint Hills Discovery Center 315 S. 3rd St. Manhattan, KS 66502
Celebrate the Flint Hills with an array of music including Kelley Hunt, activities, and more for visitors of all ages! Call 785.587.2726 for more information.


Megan Berry, 785-587-2729 ext.213, berrym@cityofmhk.com


5th Annual Secretary of State Ad Astra Archery Tournament

MacLennan Park, Topeka, KS
Tournament open to all archers who are in grades K-12, have received archery training, and have registered and paid the $10 fee by April 2, 2015.
Plaques are awarded to winners by grade category. Medallions and T-shirts are given to each participant.

The public is welcome to observe and enjoy the festivities for free including the Learn-to Shoot area and the fishing clinic sponsored by the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism.

Get the registration form, tournament rules and all the details at www.sos.ks.gov/archery/main.html.

Help archery champions represent Kansas at the national competition! For details visit www.sos.ks.gov/archery/main.html#donate.

Kay Curtis, W (785) 296-4580, M (785) 249-4661


Pancake Feed

Grace United Methodist Church, 2627 SW Western Ave, Topeka
All the pancakes you can eat.
Adults: $5, Children (under 10) $2.00
Scrambled eggs & extra sausage .50 each.

Irma Boyer
785-232-3333
grace@topekagraceumc.org



TAP Gala

Topeka Downtown Ramada Inn
In order to continue to provide much needed services, Positive Connections hosts one major fundraising event each year; the TAP Gala. Each year, 300-400 guests fill the Ramada Inn for the Annual TAP Gala. For the cost of a ticket, attendees enjoy dinner and cocktails, bid on exciting live and silent auction items and support a great cause. The theme for this year's TAP Gala is "Back to the Gala", a 1980's theme to commemorate 30 years of providing services. The event this year will take place on Saturday, June 27th. Doors will open at 6:00 p.m.


Positive Connections (785) 232-3100


Prairie Print Makers from the Mulvane Art Museum Collection Exhibition Reception

Mulvane Art Museum, 1700 SW College Ave. Topeka KS
The Mulvane Art Museum is pleased to announce its forthcoming exhibition Prairie Print Makers from the Mulvane Art Museum Collection. The exhibition will run from March 27 through May 30, 2015, with an opening reception during Topeka’s First Friday Artwalk on April 3, from 5:00-7:30 p.m.

In conjunction with Country, the museum will show a selection of prints by other members of the Prairie Print Makers. Founded in 1930 in Wichita by ten Kansans, including Birger Sandzén, the Prairie Print Makers eventually had nearly one hundred members from all over the country.
Artists in this group tended to create visually realistic works that portray small town and rural America.

The Mulvane Art Museum is located at 17th and Jewell Streets on the campus of Washburn University. The hours of the Museum, ArtLab, and Gift Shop are Tuesday 10-7, Wednesday-Friday 10-5, Saturday 1-4. Admission to the Museum and ArtLab is free and open to the public. Free parking is conveniently located to the west of the Mulvane.

For more information or images, contact Julie Myers, Curator, at julie.myers1@washburn.edu or at 785-670-2425.

Julie Myers, (785) 670-2425, julie.myers1@washburn.edu


Chicanitas: Small Paintings from the Cheech Marin Collection Exhibition Reception

Mulvane Art Museum, 1700 SW College Ave. Topeka KS
The Mulvane Art Museum is pleased to announce its forthcoming exhibition Chicanitas: Small Paintings from the Cheech Marin Collection. The exhibition will run from March 27 through May 17, 2015, with an opening reception during Topeka’s First Friday Artwalk on April 3, from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Chicanitas: Small Paintings from the Cheech Marin Collection showcases seventy paintings by twenty-nine Chicano artists comes from the collection of Cheech Marin of the well-known comedy duo “Cheech and Chong.” In contrast to other works in his collection, which represent and promote the Chicano art movement of the 1960s and 1970s, the content of these small paintings leans more toward the artist’s internal or personal statement rather than a response to political, social or cultural situations.

The Mulvane Art Museum is located at 17th and Jewell Streets on the campus of Washburn University. The hours of the Museum, ArtLab, and Gift Shot are Tuesday 10-7, Wednesday 10-5, Saturday 1-4. Admission to the Museum is free and open to the public. Free parking is conveniently located to the west of the Mulvane.

For more information or images, contact Connie Gibbons, Director, at connie.gibbons@washburn.edu or 785-670-2423


Julie Myers, (785) 670 - 2425, julie.myers1@washburn.edu