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Moms Everyday Family Event

Sep 12, 2015 11:00am - 3:00pm

West Ridge Mall 1801 SW Wanamaker Rd, Topeka, Kansas 66604
I don't know about you, but the last four months of the year are by far my favorite! Fall leaves, a crispness in the air, pumpkin spice EVERYTHING, and getting into the holiday season.

It's also one of the busiest times of year. So, to help make this season a little easier for the families of northeast Kansas, MomsEveryday and WIBW want to invite you to our Fall event, Season with a Reason: A Moms Everyday Family Event. It will include how to pull off - and enjoy - all the best parts of the season! From preparing your home & garden for Fall and Winter, to preparing your child (or you!) for college courses, to putting together the perfect crafts, we'll have it all.

We're lucky to be able to take over the main level of West Ridge Mall on September 12th for Season with a Reason. I hope you'll join us!

Amanda Lanum
amanda.lanum@wibw.com
785-272-6397



Highland Park High School Homecoming Parade

Topeka
2015-2016 Highland Park High School Homecoming Parade
2424 SE California Ave.
2:00 pm

Mrs. Johnson 785-274-6007


BUCK O'NEIL 2.2 MILE WALK & 5K RUN

Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, 1616 East 18th Street, Kansas City, MO 64108
BECOME AN URBAN LEGEND! Race through historic Kansas City, MO at the Buck O'Neil Walk/Run, presented by the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum (NLBM) in partnership with Patriot's Run Club. Support a great cause while traveling the same streets in the heart of the city where legendary musicians, social pioneers and star athletes walked.

Choose to participate in a 5K Run or a 2.2 mile (or 3K) walk, through the 18th & Vine historic district. The "2.2" mile distance honors the uniform number and memory of John "Buck" O'Neil (1911-2006), Negro League baseball legend and former chairman of the museum. The event is part of the annual Buck O'Neil birthday celebration. Proceeds benefit the NLBM.

The course route will pass historic and scenic landmarks such as Parade Park, 12th Street & Vine marker, Blues Stadium site, and the Paseo YMCA. The rolling urban terrain makes this race among the most challenging workouts in Kansas City.

All participants receive a commemorative long sleeve race shirt. 5K runners compete for best time medals in different age categories. The very best times for 5K runners (male & female) receive a special award as 2015 race champions.

Ray Doswell, 816-221-1290


Harveyville Fair Barnyard Bash at the Harveyville Mini Library

128 West Oak Harveyville, KS
Book Sale and Bake Sale - We will be featuring down home country goodies, just like on the farm

Pottawatomie Wabaunsee Regional Library
306 N 5th St
St Marys, KS 66536
(785)437-2778



Ghost Tours of Kansas Psychic Fun and Feast, Blind Tiger

Blind Tiger Restaurant
Psychic Fun and Feast with Ghost Tours of Kansas and Psychic Jo Flowers. Thursday, September 17, 2015, 6pm, Blind Tiger Restaurant 417 SW 37th St., Topeka, Kansas. Guests will sit down to a scrumptious meal and enjoy interesting conversation with Ghost Tours of Kansas Staff and well known psychic Jo Flowers. The after dinner schedule includes a bio from Jo, history and ghost Stories. The highlight for the evening is a personalized psychic reading from Jo Flowers. Time frame of this event varies depending on number of people who sign up. No more than 30 people will be accepted so get your tickets early. Tickets for this event range from 50.00 per person. Price includes, meal, tip, beverages, presentations and psychic reading. Purchase tickets at Ghost Tours of Kansas
785-851-0856
www.ghosttoursofkansas.com
ghosttoursofkansas@gmail.com

Ghost Tours of Kansas


Missy Jenkins Smith

Michigan Valley Community Church
West Paducah, Kentucky School Shooting Victim: On December 1, 1997 a 14-year-old freshman boy who had been bullied for years walked into the Heath High School lobby in West Paducah, Kentucky, and randomly fired a .22-caliber semi-automatic pistol. Three students were killed. Five were injured.

One of the critically injured girls was 15-year-old sophomore Missy Jenkins, who was left paralyzed from the chest down. But just hours after the shooting, Missy did the unthinkable: she forgave the shooter, accepted her disability and reclaimed her life. This is one woman’s story of love, forgiveness, courage and determination that will leave readers of all ages inspired to make the most of each day. Diane Sawyer – ABC News…


“Missy breaks your heart, puts it back together again, and makes you a believer in forgiveness, faith, and how the strength of one girl can change the world”



Pastor Bob Parisot


Jerry kent @ the Moose Lodgeq

1901 N Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas 66608
Dancing and entertainament

Greg Hughes
1901 N Kansas Avenue, Topeka, KS 66608
785-235-5050



Paul root @ the Moose Lodge

1901 N. Kansas Avenue, Topeka, KS 66608
Dancing and listening pleasure

Greg Hughes
785-235-5050



Karaoke @ the Moose Lodge

1901 N Kansas Avenue, Topeka, KS 66608
Come sing your favorite songs or just dance or listen to others

Greg Hughes
785-235-5050



Tina & Michel @ the Moose Lodge

1901 N Kansas Avenue, Topeka, KS 66608
Dancing & Entertainment

Greg Hughes
785-235-5050



Earl Baker @ the Moose Lodge

1901 N Kansas Avenue, Topeka, KS 66608
Country Dancing and entertainment form Kansas City

Greg Hughes 785-235-5050


Rural Route Band @ the Moose Lodge

1901 N Kansas Avenue, Topeka, KS 66608
Dancing & Entertainment

Greg Hughes
785-235-5050



Paul Root @ The Moose Lodge

1901 N Kansas Avenue, Topeka, KS 66608
Dancing & Entertainment -Lead singer from Sierra

Greg Hughes 785-235-5050


Geri Van Band @ The Moose Lodge

1901 N Kansas Avenue, Topeka, KS 66608
Dancing Entertainment to way it should be


Greg Hughes
785-235-5050



Larry & Mona @ The Moose Lodge

1901 N Kansas Avenue, Topeka, KS 66608
Dancing & Entertainment
Hurry before they go South for the Winter

Greg Hughes
785-235-5050



Karaoke @ the Moose Lodge

1901 N Kansas Avenue, Topeka, KS 66608
Come sing or just enjoy the variety of songs and talent

Greg Hughes
785-235-5050



Jerry Kent @ The Moose Lodge

1901 N Kansas Avenue, Topeka, KS 66608
Dancing & Entertaionment
Just ask he can sing it really well!

Greg Hughes
785-235-5050



Earl Baker Band @ The Moose Lodge

1901 N Kansas Avenue, Topeka, KS 66608
Dancing and Entertainment from Kansas City

Greg Hughes
785-235-5050



Larry & Mona @ The Moose Lodge

1901 N Kansas Avenue, Topeka, KS 66608
Dancing & Entertainment And Hayden Wood's 96th Birthday party

Greg Hughes
785-235-5050



Jerry Kent @ The Moose Lodge

1901 N Kansas Avenue, Topeka, KS 66608
Dancing & Entertainment

Greg Hughes
785-235-5050



Larry & Mona @ The Moose Lodge

1901 N Kansas Avenue, Topeka, KS 66608
Dancing & Entertainment

Greg Hughes
785-235-5050



Ghost Hunt @ The Moose Lodge

1901 N Kansas Avenue, Topeka, KS 66608
Search for ghosts with trained "Ghost Busters" at the Moose Lodge

Greg Hughes
785-235-5050



Novy@ The Moose Lodge

1901 N Kansas Avenue, Topeka, KS 66608
Dancing & entertainment

Greg Hughes
785-235-5050



Karaoke @ The Moose Lodge

1901 N Kansas Avenue, Topeka, KS 66608
Come sing or dance or just enjoy a variety of songs and singers

Greg Hughes
785-235-5050



Paul Root @ The Moose Lodge

1901 N Kansas Avenue, Topeka, KS 66608
Dancing & entertainment

Greg Hughes
785-235-5050



Geri Van Band @ The Moose Lodge

1901 N Kansas Avenue
Dancing & entertainment
A Topeka "treasure" do not miss this group!

Greg Hughes
785-235-5050



Rural Route Band @ The Moose Lodge

1901 N Kansas Avenue,Topeka, KS 66608
Dancing & Entertainment

Greg Hughes
785-235-5050



Ghost Tour Tour starting @ The Moose Lodge

1901 N Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas 66608
Tour Topeka with Kathy Ramirez to view local sightings
Space is limited call now

Kathy Ramirez 785-851-0856


Emerald City Cosmo Club Fundraiser Garage Sale

37th & Michigan, American Legion Post #1; Topeka, Ks
Emerald City Cosmo Club, The Club That Fights Diabetes, annual fundraiser garage sale. Friday and Saturday, Aug 21-22, 8am - 4pm, at the American Legion Post #1 at 37th and Michigan; Topeka.

Edna Beatty 785-232-7707


Share the Story: Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert

Flint Hills Discovery Center, 315 S. 3rd Street, Manhattan, KS 66502
After the story, children will be able to make and take a wooden leaf ornament home.
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.
Free and open to the public.

Megan Berry
785.587.2726



Flint Hills Masters: From Click to Canvas: Photography Workshop with Louis Copt

Flint Hills Discovery Center, 315 S. 3rd Street, Manhattan, KS 66502
FHDC Members: $35 | Non-Members: $45
Deepen your understanding of the painting process with a hands-on workshop led by award winning Kansas artist Louis Copt. Enjoy his expert direction and insight concerning photography as a reference tool for painting. Our course will include an indoor session followed by a Flint Hills bus tour with several stops among the local landscape. Participants will have opportunities to build inspiration, as well as practice the techniques and composition guidelines of a lifelong professional artist.
Louis Copt is a former Kansas “Governor’s Artist” with over thirty years of experience and a featured artist in the Flint Hills Masters Exhibition. Pre-registration is required and space is limited so sign up today at www.flinthillsdiscovery.org/masters or call 785.587.2726.


Stephen Bridenstine
785.587.2726



Preschoolers in the Flint Hills: Beautiful Insects

Flint Hills Discovery Center, 315 S. 3rd Street, Manhattan, KS 66502
Preschoolers will create amazing works of art inspired by Roberto The Insect Architect. They'll practice their motor skills in making colorful fireflies and butterflies to take home.
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 at www.flinthillsdiscovery.org or call 785.587.2726.
FHDC Members: $7 | Non-members: $9


Megan Berry
785.587.2726



Of Earth and Sky: Plein Air Painting in the Flint Hills (watercolor) with John Hulsey

Meet at the Konza Prairie Biological Station Nature Trail kiosk. Manhattan, KS
FHDC Members: $115 | Non-Members: $125
If you have always wanted to try painting outdoors, but didn’t know where to start, this workshop will give you all the information and encouragement you need. If you have already tried plein air painting and want to take it to the next level, then you will want to participate in this special two-day watercolor workshop taught by nationally recognized artist and Flint Hills Master, John Hulsey. John has been painting and teaching watercolor for over 30 years and has written numerous articles for national art magazines like American Artist and Watercolor, among others, discussing his techniques and approach to outdoor painting. Learn the secrets of the pros through his on-location demonstrations and individual attention.
Participants are responsible for bringing their own supplies. A list of required materials and equipment will be provided. Participants should be appropriately dressed for the current weather conditions. Meet at the Konza Prairie Biological Station Nature Trail kiosk. Pre-registration is required and space is limited so sign up today at www.flinthillsdiscovery.org/masters or call 785.587.2726.


Stephen Bridenstine
785.587.2726



Of Earth and Sky: Plein Air Painting in the Flint Hills (watercolor) with John Hulsey

Meet at the Konza Prairie Biological Station Nature Trail kiosk. Manhattan, KS
FHDC Members: $115 | Non-Members: $125
If you have always wanted to try painting outdoors, but didn’t know where to start, this workshop will give you all the information and encouragement you need. If you have already tried plein air painting and want to take it to the next level, then you will want to participate in this special two-day watercolor workshop taught by nationally recognized artist and Flint Hills Master, John Hulsey. John has been painting and teaching watercolor for over 30 years and has written numerous articles for national art magazines like American Artist and Watercolor, among others, discussing his techniques and approach to outdoor painting. Learn the secrets of the pros through his on-location demonstrations and individual attention.
Participants are responsible for bringing their own supplies. A list of required materials and equipment will be provided. Participants should be appropriately dressed for the current weather conditions. Meet at the Konza Prairie Biological Station Nature Trail kiosk. Pre-registration is required and space is limited so sign up today at www.flinthillsdiscovery.org/masters or call 785.587.2726.


Stephen Bridenstine
785.587.2726



Adventure Camp: Art from the Landscape

Flint Hills Discovery Center, 315 S. 3rd Street, Manhattan, KS
Students will paint with plants, create a solar print of their favorite flower and decorate a driftwood masterpiece found in the Flint Hills. They'll also have the opportunity to take home an acorn necklace and collage of seeds.
Adventure Camp is limited to 24 students, grades K-2. This is a unique program offered at both the Flint Hills Discovery Center and Sunset Zoo throughout the school year. 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
Pre-registration is required and space is limited so sign up today at www.flinthillsdiscovery.org or call 785.587.2726.


Stephen Bridenstine
785.587.2726



Educator Open House

Flint Hills Discovery Center, 315 S. 3rd Street, Manhattan, KS
• Sample science & history teaching strategies that will connect your curriculum
with the Flint Hills
• Attend two on-site example education programs
• Tour our permanent exhibits and view the Flint Hills Masters art exhibition
• View our film Tallgrass Prairie: Tides of Time in the Horizon Ranch Flint Hills
Immersive Experience Theater
• Meet & mingle with staff educators and other regional educators
• Enjoy light refreshments
• Enter a raffle for a chance to win some fabulous door prizes!
Pre-register before October 15 to be entered into a special early bird raffle. Participation is FREE for all educators with valid ID. Walk-ins are welcome!
Please call 785-587-2729 or email FHDCeducation@cityofmhk.com to register today!


Stephen Bridenstine
785.587.2726



Go See It! Preserving Memories: The Story of Volland, Kansas

Flint Hills Discovery Center, 315 S. 3rd Street, Manhattan. KS
Come learn the fascinating story of Volland, Kansas through the eyes of one of its earliest photographers. Author and historian Greg Hoots will present a series of historic photographs from Otto Kratzer that showcase life in Wabaunsee County nearly a century ago. Learn all about the Kratzer Bros. Mercantile store and the heroic efforts to preserve both the store and the Krazter photograph and film collection.
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

Stephen Bridenstine
785.587.2726



Adventure Camp: Floating Fun!

Flint Hills Discovery Center, 315 S. 3rd Street, Manhattan, KS
Students will learn about buoyancy by testing different materials in water, compete in miniature boat races to explore how boats move in water, how humans use boats and create a duct tape boat to take home!
Adventure Camp is limited to 24 students, grades K-2. This is a unique program offered at both the Flint Hills Discovery Center and Sunset Zoo throughout the school year. 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
Pre-registration is required and space is limited so sign up today at www.flinthillsdiscovery.org or call 785.587.2726.


Stephen Bridenstine
785.587.2726



Of Earth and Sky: Plein Air Painting in the Flint Hills (oils) with John Hulsey

Meet at the Konza Prairie Biological Station Nature Trail kiosk. Manhattan, KS
FHDC Members: $115 | Non-Members: $125
Painting outdoors, or plein air painting, has become extremely popular again and many of the top galleries are once again exhibiting this exciting representational painting style. Although challenging, it can also be the best way to learn unless you have the coaching of an expert guide. Join award-winning painter John Hulsey for this special two-day plein air oil workshop in the Flint Hills and you will learn the outdoor painting secrets of the pros. Through on-location demonstrations and discussion, John will teach you the basics that go into creating a successful plein air painting. There is no better way to learn and have fun at the same time!
Participants are responsible for bringing their own supplies. A list of required materials and equipment will be provided. Participants should be appropriately dressed for the current weather conditions. Meet at the Konza Prairie Biological Station Nature Trail kiosk.
Pre-registration is required and space is limited so sign up today at www.flinthillsdiscovery.org/masters or call 785.587.2726.


Stephen Bridenstine
785.587.2726



Of Earth and Sky: Plein Air Painting in the Flint Hills (oils) with John Hulsey

Meet at the Konza Prairie Biological Station Nature Trail kiosk. Manhattan, KS
FHDC Members: $115 | Non-Members: $125
Painting outdoors, or plein air painting, has become extremely popular again and many of the top galleries are once again exhibiting this exciting representational painting style. Although challenging, it can also be the best way to learn unless you have the coaching of an expert guide. Join award-winning painter John Hulsey for this special two-day plein air oil workshop in the Flint Hills and you will learn the outdoor painting secrets of the pros. Through on-location demonstrations and discussion, John will teach you the basics that go into creating a successful plein air painting. There is no better way to learn and have fun at the same time!

Participants are responsible for bringing their own supplies. A list of required materials and equipment will be provided. Participants should be appropriately dressed for the current weather conditions. Meet at the Konza Prairie Biological Station Nature Trail kiosk.

Pre-registration is required and space is limited so sign up today at www.flinthillsdiscovery.org/masters or call 785.587.2726


Stephen Bridenstine
785.587.2726



Preschoolers in the Flint Hills: Spooky Art

Flint Hills Discovery Center, 315 S. 3rd Street, Manhattan, KS
Preschoolers will celebrate Halloween by making an explorer costume out of paper bags and bat slime to take home.
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!
FHDC Members: $7 | Non-members: $9
Pre-registration is required and space is limited so sign up today at www.flinthillsdiscovery.org or call 785.587.2726.


Megan Berry
785.587.2726



Adventure Camp: Recycled Art

Flint Hills Discovery Center, 315 S. 3rd Street, Manhattan, KS
Students will create several art project utilizing recycled materials, including collages out of magazines, 3D art and insects made from egg cartons.
Adventure Camp is limited to 24 students, grades K-2. This is a unique program offered at both the Flint Hills Discovery Center and Sunset Zoo throughout the school year. 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
Pre-registration is required and space is limited so sign up today at www.flinthillsdiscovery.org or call 785.587.2726.


Stephen Bridenstine
785.587.2726



Adventure Camp: Animated Art

Flint Hills Discovery Center, 315. S. 3rd Street, Manhattan, KS
Students will learn how dance can tell an artistic story. Students will experience different types of dances, paint a masterpiece with their feet and use their imagination to create a dance to share!
Adventure Camp is limited to 24 students, grades K-2. This is a unique program offered at both the Flint Hills Discovery Center and Sunset Zoo throughout the school year. 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
Pre-registration is required and space is limited so sign up today at www.flinthillsdiscovery.org or call 785.587.2726.


Stephen Bridenstine
785.587.2726



Flint Hills Masters: Prairie Surprise Paintings: Student Workshop with Diana Werts

Flint Hills Discovery Center, 315. S. 3rd Street, Manhattan, KS
In this workshop, we will discover not only what lies above ground, but also consider and imagine what is below ground. Scientific methods of inquiry and observation will be used to learn about the ecosystem of the prairie. This important and “hidden” world will serve as the basis for paintings that address both the seen and the unseen aspects of life in the Flint Hills. Students will complete a painting that contains both observed imagery of plants and grasses as well as imagined life underground.
Open to students in grades 4-6. No prior experience required. All course materials included with program fee. Pre-registration is required and space is limited so sign up today at www.flinthillsdiscovery.org/masters or call 785.587.2726.


Stephen Bridenstine
785.587.2726



Flint Hills Masters: Eyes on Nature: Student Workshop with Diana Werts

Flint Hills Discovery Center, 315 S. 3rd Street, Manhattan, KS 66502
Student Workshop, Sat., Oct. 24, 1 – 3 p.m.
FHDC Members: $25 | Non-Members: $30
Scientists and artists rely on observation to learn and discover. By combining the artist's eye with the scientist's curiosity, we can develop our understanding and even unlock the mysteries of our natural world. This workshop offers students a chance to study, observe, record and embellish their impressions of native plants. Using acute observation skills, we will sketch native plants to learn about their structure and character. Using multiple art materials, we will compose paintings that capture our emotional response to the complex and diverse nature of the fascinating plants that thrive in the Flint Hills region.
Open to students in grades 7-12. No prior experience required. All course materials included with program fee. Pre-registration is required and space is limited so sign up today at www.flinthillsdiscovery.org/masters or call 785.587.2726.


Stephen Bridenstine
785.587.2726



Pride of Hoyt

Hoyt City Park
Food, games, silent auction, mud volleyball, fun run, car show, tractor pull, crafts, parade, antique tractors, horseshoe tournament, and a street dance featuring Marc Houser Band

Nancy Bailey
785-986-6758



Burtynsky: The Industrial Sublime

The Mulvane Art Museum, Topeka
Burtynsky: The Industrial Sublime

Who:
Photographer, Edward Burtynsky

What:
Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky is fascinated by the subject of the topographical landscape as it has been irrevocably altered by industries that feed the world's appetite for material goods. Burtynsky finds both beauty and repulsiveness in his depictions of mining, manufacturing, consumption, waste disposal, and recycling. Rather than simply decry the human scarring of the land, he acknowledges the conflict between the human need for economic growth and the value of protecting our fragile ecosystem.

When:
August 14 - October 15, 2015
Reception: August 21, 5:30-7:30pm

Elisabeth Warsinske
785-670-1425



Perspectives on Aging: Edward Navone and Elizabeth Layton

The Mulvane Art Museum, Topeka
Perspectives on Aging: Edward Navone and Elizabeth Layton

Who:
Artists: Edward Navone and Elizabeth Layton

What:Being elderly can be a different experience for different people, depending on their health and living circumstances. Two perspectives on aging are presented in this exhibition of works by Elizabeth (Grandma) Layton, 1909-1993, and Edward Navone, now Art Professor Emeritus from Washburn University. From 1980-1982, Navone created a series of heartbreaking drawings of his father Julio Navone, who was suffering from Alzheimer's disease. Layton, on the other hand, flourished in old age. After suffering a debilitating illness for many years, in 1977 Layton took up drawing with a vengeance, and her depression gradually dissipated. Her work treats tropical themes, such as euthanasia, crack babies, and depression but also depicts the loving relationship she had with her husband.

When:
August 18 - October 24, 2015
Reception: August 21, 5:30-7:30pm

Elisabeth Warsinske
785-670-1425



Tom Parker: Calamities and the History of Science

The Mulvane Art Museum, Topeka
Tom Parker: Calamities and the History of Science

Who:
Artist, architect, and teacher: Tom Parker

What:
A 1995 graduate of Washburn University's art department, Tom Parker has had a long and varied career in the arts, as a visual artist, architect, and teacher. Since 1983, he has taught at Drury University Springfield, MO. Parker's works have been shown throughout the country and are in numerous public and private collections. In the words of the artist, "My subjects range from the artifacts of pre-history to the current plight of the 'undocumented,'... [to] the raucous cruelty found in our sacred texts."

When:
August 21 - October 24, 2015
Reception: August 21, 5:30-7:30

Elisabeth Warsinske
785-670-1425



Brown Bag Lunch & Gallery Talk

The Mulvane Art Museum, Topeka
Brown Bag Lunch & Gallery Talk

October 13, 12:00 Noon

A discussion of the exhibition, Tom Parker: Calamities and the History of Science.

Elisabeth Warsinske
785-670-1425



Industrial Impact: a Panel Discussion with Bill Bider, Rex Buchanan & Dr. Hui Xiao

The Mulvane Art Museum, Topeka
Industrial Impact: a Panel Discussion with Bill Bider, Rex Buchanan & Dr. Hui Xiao
September 22, 6-7pm
Bill Bider, Director of the Bureau of Waste Management at the Kansas Department of Health & Environment, will discuss waste management in Kansas; Rex Buchanan, Interim Director of the Kansas Geological Survey, will discuss fracking; and Dr. Hui Xiao, Professor of East Asian Languages & Culture at the University of Kansas, will speak on China's rapid industrialization & urbanization. Held in conjunction with the exhibition, The Industrial Sublime.

Elisabeth Warsinske
785-670-1425



Memories in the Making: a Conversation with Karen Clond

The Mulvane Art Museum, Topeka
Memories in the Making: a Conversation with Karen Clond

September 15, 6 - 7pm

Dementia Care Specialist, Heart of America Alzheimer's Association, Karen Clond, will speak of the use of art in caring for those afflicted with dementia. Held in conjunction with the exhibition, Perspectives on Aging.

Elisabeth Warsinske
785-670-1425



Movies at the Mulvane: Manufactured Landscapes

The Mulvane Art Museum, Topeka
Movies at the Mulvane: Manufactured Landscapes

September 16, 4 - 5:30pm

This movie follows photographer Edward Burtynsky to China as he travels the country photographing the effects of the country's massive industrial revolution. Held in conjunction with the exhibition, The Industrial Sublime.

Elisabeth Warsinske
785-670-1425



Movies at the Mulvane: Iris

The Mulvane Art Museum, Topeka
Movies at the Mulvane: Iris

October 6, 6 - 7:30pm

The Oscar award-winning film tells the story of the novelist Iris Murdoch's slide into Alzheimer's disease. Discussion after the film with Cindy Miller, Dementia Care Specialist, Topeka Alzheimer's Association. Held in conjunction with the exhibition, Perspectives on Aging.

Elisabeth Warsinske
785-670-1425



Topeka Lutheran School Open House/Recruitment Event

Nov 8, 2015 2:00-4:00 p.m.

701 SW Roosevelt Street
The Open House/Recruitment Event- The teachers and staff at Topeka Lutheran School would like to welcome you to join us on Sunday, November 8 from 2-4 at 701 SW Roosevelt Street for an open house.

Please come to hear our choir and band, meet our teachers and students, and learn about our affordable, quality Christian education.




Topeka Lutheran's School Carnival

Sep 26, 2015 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

701 Southwest Roosevelt Street, Topeka, KS 66606
Come join the fun at Topeka Lutheran's School Carnival Sept 26th from 4-7 p.m. We will have carnival games, unlimited inflatable usage bracelets, a dunk tank, face painting, food, and prizes.

Mention seeing this on WIBW and get a free face painting from Creative Faces by Heather (valid for all non-TLS families).




3rd Annual National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children

1216 SE Republican Topeka, Kansas Heart of America Memorial Wall for the Unborn
National day of Remembrance for aborted children at actual grave sites and memorials through the country www.abortionmemorials.com

Barbara Saldivar, Founder and Director, 785-267-5777


Heartstrings Band at the the Moose Lodge

1901 N Kansas Avenue, Topeka, KS 66608
Dance music

1901 N Kansas Avenue
Topeka, KS 66608



Marta & Rick Barron & Randy Wills Reunion Band @ The Moose

1901 N Kansas Avenue, Topeka, KS 66608
Enjoy the singing and dancing

Greg Hughes 785-845-6455
1901 N Kansas Avenue, Topeka, KS 66608



Wichita Grand Opera Presents: Puccini's Turandot

Century II Concert Hall, 225 W. Douglas Ave., Wichita, KS, 67202
Puccini's masterpiece, "Turandot," features an all-star cast of Metropolitan Opera Trio Samuel Ramey, Ricardo Tamura, and Zvetelina Vassileva. Mr. Ramey returns to Kansas to debut the role that started his career, Timur.

Puccini’s final opera, "Turandot," is also his most daring. Leaving behind the verismo (or “realistic”) subjects of his earlier successes "La boheme" and "Tosca," Puccini turned to Eastern mythology and larger-than-life characters. In the process, Puccini opened up an incredible new world of musical colors. Puccini died before he could complete the ending of "Turandot", but he left behind enough sketches for other composers to finish his work.

Set in China’s Imperial City, "Turandot" tells the legendary tale of an icy Princess who declares her suitors must answer three riddles to win her hand, but the penalty for failure is death. Ricardo Tamura, who is making his Wichita Grand Opera debut, leads a stellar cast as Prince Calaf, who vows to win Turandot’s heart. The tenor’s heart-stopping aria, “Nessun dorma,” was made famous by Luciano Pavarotti, and became one of the most successful pop crossover hits ever. The production is conducted by WGO Principal Guest Conductor Martin Mazik, of the Slovak National Opera. Stunning pageantry, spine-tingling confrontations, and some of opera’s most passionate music makes Turandot a must-see.

To purchase tickets, call the WGO box office at 316-262-8054 or order online at http://www.selectaseat.com/events/Opera/turandot-puccini.php

Dylan Moore, 316-262-8054; Tony Applegate, 316-262-8054; boxoffice@wichitagrandopera.org


Topeka Wonen's Connection Let Us Entertain you Luncheon

Topeka and Shawnee County Library, 1515 SW 10th Ave, Topeka 66604
Tiffany Miller from Kansas City, is a former Las Vegas Entertainer who will speak and sing for us.

Ann 785/266/1522 for pre paid reservation information.


Huff 'n Puff Hot Air Balloon Rally

Lake Shawnee, Topeka, KS
40th Annual Hot Air Balloon Rally. Join as 28 hot air balloons gather at Tinmen Circle, Lake Shawnee. Totally free event put on by The Great Plains Balloon Club of Topeka.

The Great Plains Balloon Club, PO Box 1093, Topeka KS 66601-1093 or email: info@huff-n-puff.org


Fall Fest Vintage Market

Historic Holton Courthouse Lawn
Fall Fest is a fun filled day for all ages. Shopping our unique vintage market booths, grab some chili samplings while the kids enjoy the petting zoo are just some of the activities of the day!

Holton/Jackson County Chamber of Commerce, 785-364-3963 or go to exploreholton.com


Night at the Museum: GATSBY EDITION

Coffey County Historical Museum, 1101 Neosho St, Burlington, KS 66839
Come in your glad rags and enjoy the swankest party in town! Don’t forget to tell the doorman the password to the speakeasy (found on front of ticket) so you don’t get the boot!

Be sent on a Scavenger Hunt while learning the Charleston and much more! But beware of opposing teams who can give the fuzz some dough to send you to the Big House...unless you can bribe your way out of it! Don’t forget to bring extra dough to purchase a little giggle juice.

Costume contest is at 10 p.m. with the announcement of the winning decade for next year’s fundraising event. MUST BE 21 OR OLDER. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 the day of the event. Tickets can be purchased during normal viewing hours at the museum. Drink tickets are extra and are purchased the day of the event (there is a four drink limit). Be sure to bring extra cash to throw people in "jail" or extra money to "bribe the judge" to let you out of jail.

Erin
(620)364-2653
erin@coffeymuseum.org



Shawnee County's Largest Workout

Washburn Univeristy, Yager Stadium - Topeka KS
Free community workout open to all ages and all physical abilities. Donations of non-perishable food items accepted for Project Topeka.

Shawnee County Health Agency
785-251-2737



Fiesta Benefit for Richard and Renee Ramirez

Capital City Bingo Topeka KS
This benefit is to help The Ramirez family pay for medical treatment due to Richard's cancer treatment. He was unable to return to work within the 6 month time limit given by his employer so he lost his job.

Chasity Carswell


Blues and Jazz on the Square

Holton's Historic Downtown Square
An evening of food, wine/beer and Jazz featuring New York Jazz artist Jim Seeley and R&B artist Kelley Hunt

Holton/Jackson County Chamber of Commerce @exploreholton.com or email chamber@exploreholton.com
for more details call 785-364-3963



Emergency Services Showcase Fundraiser

HuHot, Topeka, KS
Dine at HuHot and help raise funds for the Emergency Services Showcase, a free family event that showcases and educates the community about our emergency workers, vehicles, and tools.

Kasey Sturgeon, 785-845-2216


Emergency Services Showcase

Kansas Expocentre Parking Lot, Topeka, KS
We are a volunteer group who believes strongly that our EMS personnel are the community's biggest assets. We strive to educate the families of our community about the importance of their involvement in the safety of our community.

Kasey Sturgeon, 785-845-2216


Veteran's of Foreign Wars Post #1650 Membership Meeting

Philip Billard Post # 1650, 3110 Huntoon St, Topeka KS, 66604
Join the elite! Be part of something bigger than one's self! Do your part in helping our Veterans, our Community, and our Youth!

Post Commander, Michael Slusser
785-235-9073



American Heart Association Heart Walk

Lake Shawnee, Shelter House #1; 3027 SE Beach Terrace, Topeka, KS 66605
Join us for the 2015 Topeka Heart Walk at Lake Shawnee, Shelter House #1.

Life is why we'll walk! Everyone has a reason to live a healthier, longer life. This is a free, family-fun event for the entire community to participate in. We encourage teams to raise funds for our lifesaving education and research, all ages are encouraged to come out and participate!

Lance Wilson, lance.wilson@heart.org; 785-228-3435


Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University

Light of the World Christian Center, 3301 SW Gage Blvd.,Topeka, KS
9 Week Financial Peace Class

Francis Newell


Leonardville Hullabaloo Antique Tractor Show

Leonardville, KS
Antique and classic tractor show 2 parades of tractors - 10 am and 3 pm Honoring Loren Larson KIA in Vietnam Check it out on Facebook under Leonardville Hullabaloo Antique Tractor and Machinery show! Exhibitors welcome - ALL FREE

Charles Dugan - 785-532-8963


Special Consensus: Grammy Nominated Bluegrass Band in Concert!!!

501 Broadway St. Valley Falls, KS 66088
Grammy nominated world touring bluegrass band Special Consensus from Chicago will be giving a concert in beautiful Valley Falls, KS. The band features local boy Rick Faris as lead singer and mandolin player. The doors open at 6pm and the concert starts at 7pm. Tickets are $12 at the door and $10 for our veterans. Children 15 and under are free with the purchase of adult ticket. Concessions will be available at venue.

Event Promoter: Nicole 785-550-0437


Special Consensus - Grammy Nominated Bluegrass Band Concert

501 Broadway Valley Falls, KS 66088
Live music concert by Special Comsensus - Grammy Nominated and International Bluegrass Music Award winners featuring local musician Rick Faris (Topeka). The concert will be held in Valley Falls, KS at the Delaware Township Hall and will open doors at 6pm with the concert to start at 7pm. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for veterans and kids 15 and under are free with purchase of adult ticket. Come see the band perform ones from their award winning album County Boy: A Bluegrass Tribute to John Denver.

Event promoter: Nicole Faris 785-550-0437 nicole.m.faris@gmail.com


Special Consensus Bluegrass Music Event

Delaware Township Hall 501 Broadway St Valley Falls KS
Internationally touring bluegrass band, featuring local musician Rick Faris on mandolin, will be stopping in Northeast Kansas on their tour heading eastward from Colorado.
Special Consensus is a veteran bluegrass band getting ready to celebrate their 40th year of touring the world. Nominated for a Grammy for one of their latest albums and multiple International Bluegrass Music Association Awards this is a performance not to be missed.
Doors open at 6 and show begins at 7. Admission $12 at the door. $10 Discount tickets for veterans. 15 and under free with adult admission. Snack concessions will be available.
Please join us for this indoor family friendly event!

Nicole Faris 785-550-0437


THS Class of 1975 reunion

Topeka
40-year reunion for Topeka High School Class of 1975

http://www.topths75.com/ or see the Facebook page


Free Movie Night

Highland Heights Christian Church, 2930 SE Teumseh Rd., (SE 29th & Tecumseh Rd.)
Movie - "23 Blast" - based on the amazing true story of Travis Freeman.

Gayle Addington - 785-379-5526
gayleptl@cox.net



Junk in the Trunk

4008 s Topeka Blvd
Bring out whatever you have to sell. Set up tables, canopy and sell away. Food vendors welcome to!! $10.00 a spot

Barbara at 785-266-8472
Debbie at 785-230-2725



Topeka Big Band Will Perform at Susanna Wesley UMC

Susanna Wesley United Methodist Church (7433 SW 29th St), Topeka, KS
Topeka Big Band will Perform at SWUMC August 11

SAIL is hosting the Topeka Big Band on August 11 from 5:30 – 6:15 for the Susanna Wesley church community. The Big Band will perform in Fellowship Hall at Susanna Wesley United Methodist Church (7433 SW 29th St.). The event is open to all. Come listen to the sound of Topeka’s own “Big Band”. Immediately following their performance, hot dogs, chips, dessert and drink will be provided. A free will donation will be taken. Come and join us for an evening of great classic band music from the 20’s to the 70’s.


Darrel Kellerman
5820 SW 33rd St.
Topeka
785-817-4570



Share The Story

Ramada Inn Downtown, Topeka KS
In a time when people are socially connected but missing relationship, we are hosting an evening that points to times when friends and family sit around the table and tell their stories of life, adventures, sorrows, and hope.

This evening isn’t about a program for entertainment, but a night of relating and hearing how the Lord is changing lives in the midst of incredible loss by offering unimaginable redemption. Come, hear stories of real people whose lives have been altered by safe families for children, adoption, and orphan care.

Angela Beemer, 785-783-4577


Back to School Ice Cream Social for School Supplies

Auburn
The Auburn Lions Club will hold a Back to School Ice Cream Social for the purpose of collecting school supplies for children of families in need attending Auburn Elementary School. The event will be held Sunday, August 9, 6:30-8 p.m. on the grounds of the Auburn Civic Center, 1020 N. Washington. Ice cream will be served and there will be games of challenge as well as a sing-a-long. Donations of school supplies will be appreciated. For more information contact Mary Adkins, 785-256-7274, or email Marycatkeeper@gmail.com.

Mary Adkins, 785-845-8566


Wildcat Week

Flint Hills Discovery Center, Manhattan, KS
Sunset Zoo and the Flint Hills Discovery Center have teamed together to welcome back our wildcat friends to the Little Apple in style. From Sunday, August 30 through Saturday, September 5, all current KSU students, faculty and staff with a valid ID receive discounted admission at both facilities. Simply show your ID at either ticket counter to receive your wildcat discount. Go Cats!

Megan Berry
785.587.2726



Share the Story, Owls, by Gail Gibbons

Flint Hills Discovery Center, Manhattan
Celebrate our exhibition, In the Dark, one last time with this story. Children will be invited to participate in the art project of the month, creating their very own owl mask!
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.


Megan Berry
785.587.2726



Meet the Author: Marci Penner

Flint Hills Discovery Center, Manhattan
Visit with Marci Penner and learn all about her book, "8 Wonders of Kansas"

Free and open to the public.

Megan Berry
785.587.2726



Family Day

Flint Hills Discovery Center, Manhattan
Free admission to all exhibitions, Horizon Ranch Flint Hills Immersive Experience Theater, Stepping into the Prairie (Children’s area) and more for the entire family!

Megan Berry
785.587.2726



Go See It! lecture: Photographing Dark Kansas Skies

Flint Hills Discovery Center, Manhattan
Photographer Scott Bean will help you get started photographing the night sky! This lecture will provide tips on how to edit your night sky photos as well as provide resources to finding the Milky Way, how to set your camera to record the most stars and go over the basic equipment needed to achieve the best photo! Free and open to the public.

Stephen Bridenstine
785.587.2726



Flint Hills Masters Lunch & Lecture with Matthew Richter and Jay Nelson

Flint Hills Discovery Center, Manhattan
Join Flint Hills Master Artist Matthew Richter and Strecker-Nelson Gallery owner and exhibition curator Jay Nelson for this inaugural event. Enjoy a catered lunch as Matthew Richter demonstrates his mastery of landscapes during a live painting demo on the terrace of the Flint Hills Discovery Center. Following lunch, exhibition curator Jay Nelson will preview the upcoming Flint Hills Masters exhibition through a guided lecture. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to witness an artist practicing their craft in person and learn about the Flint Hills school of art from a veteran of the art world. Pre-registration is required and space is limited.

Megan Berry
785.587.2726



A Walk through the Native Prairie with Matthew Richter

Flint Hills Discovery Center, Manhattan
Experience the beauty of the native tallgrass prairie with Flint Hills Master Artist Matthew Richter as your guide. Hike through the rolling hills of the Konza Prairie as your guide provides artistic insight into the flora and fauna set out before you. Learn about the prairie ecosystem from an expert guide who translates these stunning landscapes onto canvas.

FHDC Members: $8 | Non-Members: $10

Matthew Richter is a featured artist in the Flint Hills Masters exhibition and a member of the Kansas Native Plants Society. Meet at the Konza Prairie Biological Station Nature Trail kiosk. Pre-registration is required and space is limited so sign up today!


Megan Berry
785.587.2726



Preschoolers in the Flint Hills, Art without Pictures

Flint Hills Discovery Center, Manhattan
Preschoolers will explore how to create pictures using different letters and play a game with race cars to identify the different letters.
Pre-registration is required. Enrollment is limited to a maximum of 10 children so please register early!
FHDC Members: $7 | Non-members: $9


Stephen Bridenstine
785.587.2726



Flint Hills Masters

Flint Hills Discovery Center, Manhattan
Latest exhibition at the Flint Hills Discovery Center opens to the public. Flint Hills Masters is a collection of paintings and sculptures interpreting a sense of place and a love for the regional landscape of the Flint Hills by more than 50 premier artists from around the world.
On exhibition through Sunday, January 17


Megan Berry
785.587.2726



Capital City Classic

Kansas Expo Center Topeka Kansas
AKC Conformation Dog Show and Obedience Event.

Brandi Lewis


Saturday Women's Connection of Topeka is sponsoring a Women's Dinner Connection. "Let Us Entertain You."

Topeka & Shawnee Co. Public Library 1515 SW 10th Ave Topeka, KS 66604
Program: Tiffany Miller from Kansas City. Tiffany is a former Las Vegas professional entertainer. With her dynamic personality she presents music & comedy. Her past life offered little compared to the value of the meaningful life she now lives.

For reservations call: Arlene: 785-233-0701
Email: leidacloud@cox.net



Law Enforcement National Night Out 8 Aug 2015

Philip Billard VFW Post 1650
National Night Out NNO (law enforcement provide static law enforcment equipment and officers at site) There will be a live band, limited amount of food and opportunity to learn about community crime prevention techniques, and Veterans of Foreign Wars history and programs for Veterans.

Dan Skoda, Fred Vance
235 9073



2nd Hand Sale

Elmont United Methodist Church, 6635 NW Church Lane, Topeka, Kansas
Selling gently used items - treasures of all kinds! Clothing - adult and children, furniture, bedding, kitchen ware, lots of goodies for everyone! Come join us! The Sale is indoors - in the Fellowship Hall.

Elmont UMC 785-286-4521


Boy Scout Troop 10 Garage Sale

1620 SW College, Topeka, KS
Boy Scout Troop 10 is cleaning house! Surplus camping and hiking gear will be available for purchase along with miscellaneous clothes and household goods at the Troop 10 Garage Sale on August 8th, 2015. Sale will run 7 am to 1 pm at the University United Methodist Church, 17th and College. All proceeds go to support scout activities including camping and community service projects.

Katrina Ringler 785-215-0870


Happy Birthday to You!

Adams Mark Hotel & Conference Center, Kansas City, MO
Breast Cancer Thrivers/Survivors Birthday Celebration
hosted by Breast Cancer Wellness Magazine (publisher Beverly Vote)
Br.east cancer survivors, caregivers, family and/or friends invited. Free General Seating.
RSVP Required at www.breastcancerwellness,org/birthdaypartty

Ramona Evans, 816-836-8572


Veteran of Foreign Wars Post #1650 8th Annual POW / MIA Memorial Golf Tournament

Cypress Ridge Golf Course 2533 SW. Urish road, Topeka Ks. 66611
Check in starts at 0800, 4 person Scramble, 70.00 USD per person, (65.00 USD for Veterans), Prize to Top 2 teams, each flight, Prizes for longest drive, closest to pin, longest putt, closest to center of fairway,

Please register your team by September 12th

Brian Tritsch, 785 817 4609, btritsch1@cox.net


Back to School Ice Cream Social

Auburn Civic Center
The Auburn Lions Club will collect school supplies for children of families in need that will be attending Auburn Elementary School. Games of challenge will be offered such as horseshow-throwing, croquet, sponge toss and a sing-a-long of familiar songs. Ice cream and toppings will be served. There is no charge to attend but donations of school supplies will be appreciated

Mary Adkins
Coordinator
785-845-8566



Chicken & Waffles Breakfast Fundraiser

Auburn Civic Center, Auburn, KS
Chicken & Waffles will be served for $5 per adult (12 and up), $3 for children (ages 3-12 yrs). Proceeds benefit service projects of the Auburn Lions Club.

Mary Adkins
Coordinator
785-845-8566