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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


Prairie Print Makers from the Mulvane Art Museum Collection Exhibition

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

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


Cosentry Bytes

Freedom Bank: 6640 W. 143rd Street, Overland Park, KS 66223
Cosentry Bytes — a Food & Lecture Series, hosted regularly in all of our markets — blends small bites and hot-topic discussions from leading professionals in Technology.

The events help IT professionals get informed and feel prepared when faced with strategic IT decisions. We focus on industry trends, share key insights and real-life examples and then allow our guests the opportunity to ask questions and network with their peers.

Chris Scaglione, St. Louis RVP at Cosentry, adds, “We know IT has its challenges and our team is dedicated to helping businesses stay ahead of this ever-changing industry landscape.”

On March 25th, retired FBI Special Agent and Security Expert, Jeff Lanza will be presenting, “Innovation in Fraud: How to Keep your Business Safe – Discussions on Cyber-Crime and Security.”

Register here: http://web.cosentry.com/kc_security_bytes

Jennifer Hallblade
(913) 951-4281
jhallblade@cosentry.com



Cow Creek Opry

Havensville ks
Country Music Show

Terry Jordan Phone- 785-364-6366


Country: Prints by Charles Capps and Tom Huck Exhibition Reception

Mulvane Art Museum, 1700 SW College Ave. Topeka KS
The Mulvane Art Museum is pleased to announce its forthcoming exhibition Country: Prints by Charles Capps and Tom Huck. The exhibitions 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.

“Country Music,” “Country Living,” “Country Breakfast,” “My country, right or wrong:” The word country has many connotations in our culture today. Country: Prints by Charles Capps and Tom Huck presents two very different interpretations of country life, forcing viewers to ask, “What does it mean to live in the country at a time when rural populations are decreasing all over the nation?”

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.


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


12th Annual Concealed Revealed Art Auction to benefit YWCA Center for Safety and Empowerment

Governor's Row House, 811 Buchanan, Topeka, KS
Guests will have the opportunity to bid on over 75 pieces of artwork donated by local artists and several survivor art pieces. Enjoy appetizers, deserts, beer and wine while participating in this fun event for good cause. Tickets are $30 in advance, $40 at the door and include food and drinks. Get yours today at www.ywcatopeka.org.

Audra Fullerton, 785-354-7927


Country: Prints by Charles Capps and Tom Huck Exhibition

Mulvane Art Museum, 1700 SW College Ave. Topeka KS
The Mulvane Art Museum is pleased to announce its forthcoming exhibition Country: Prints by Charles Capps and Tom Huck. The exhibitions 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.

“Country Music,” “Country Living,” “Country Breakfast,” “My country, right or wrong:” The word country has many connotations in our culture today. Country: Prints by Charles Capps and Tom Huck presents two very different interpretations of country life, forcing viewers to ask, “What does it mean to live in the country at a time when rural populations are decreasing all over the nation?”

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.



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


Open House: Heating Ventilation & Air Conditioning Training

5907 SW 21st St. (next to Lumber Liquidators)
Open House - Informational Event for Bryan University's HVAC Program. Free & Open to the public.

Join us for a tour of facilities, energy saving tips for homeowners and information on how to become a HVAC professional.

Courtney (785) 272-0889


ReptiDay Kansas City Reptile & Exotic Animal Expo

Abdallah Shrine Center 5300 Metcalf Ave. Overland Park, KS 66202
ReptiDay Kansas City is a one-day reptile event featuring vendors offering reptile pets, supplies, feeders, cages, and merchandise as well as live animal seminars and frequent free raffles for coveted prizes. Exciting, educational, family-oriented fun for everyone!

Hours:
Saturday: 10:00am-5:00pm (VIP Early Entry at 9:30am)

Admission:
Adults - $10, Children (5-12) - $5, Under 5 - Free
Visit our website for special offers on Early Entry VIP tickets

(863) 268-4273


Spring Vendor Event

Elipse Urban Lounge 4117 SW Huntoon, Topeka, KS
Spring Vendor Party at your local Urban Eclipse Lounge! Purchase gifts for Easter Baskets, Mother's Day, Graduation, or just for yourself!!

Vendors from Jamberry Nails, 31 Gifts, Origami Owl, Damsel in Defense, Pampered Chef, Goddess Dresses, It Works, Silpada, Lulu's Pillows, Stella & Dot, Norwex, Pink Zebra, Beuti Control, Younique, Mary Kay, Scentsy, and More!!!

Amanda Petrik, 785-564-3965
https://www.facebook.com/events/850058141702028



SW Kiwanis/TARC pancake fundraiser

Lowman UMC @ 15th & Gage
Fundraiser for Southwest Topeka Kiwanis Club in partnership with TARC.

Sausage, biscuits and gravy, coffee or juice and all the pancakes you can eat.

Suggested donation is $5

Greg McLaren 785-231-4875


He is Risen

Topeka Performing Arts Center, 214 SE 8th St, Topeka, KS 66603
Come celebrate the true reason for the Easter season with a beautiful night of music and dance sure to delight all ages.

Presented by Barbara's Conservatory of Dance's Liturgical Dancers and Cleargold Worship Dance.

No charge, but free will donations will be accepted.

Barbara's Conservatory of Dance
785-272-5991
4300 SW Huntoon Topeka, Ks 66604
info@barbarasconservatoryofdance.com
http://barbarasconservatoryofdance.com



Hoyt United Methodist Church St. Patrick's Day Potato Bar

Hoyt United Methodist Church, 405 Highland Ave., Hoyt, Kansas
St. Patrick's Day Potato Bar Free Will Offering Fundraiser to Support Church Ministries. Serving Baked Potatoes with all the trimmings, salads, desserts and beverages from 5:00Pm-7:00Pm Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Delbert Boling, Cell Ph 785-364-7370, E-mail: delblb@embarqmail.com
George Stewart, Cell Ph 785-845-3125, E-mail: geostewart@embarqmail.com



Eye Screening

Silver Lake United Methodist Church, Silver Lake
Silver Lake Lions will be doing eye screening for children 6 months to 6 years.

Di Anna Little, 785-213-1233 or e-mail silverlakelions@yahoo.com


Relay for Life Survivor Ice Cream Social

Hayden High School Cafeteria
The Relay for Life Survivor Committee is hosting an ice cream social for cancer survivors and their family. It's a celebration to honor survivors and an opportunity mingle with other survivors. There is no charge for the event, but attendees are encouraged to bring a canned food item(s), which will be used at Relay for Life and then paid forward by donating them to Project Topeka. Ice cream/custard is being donated by Freddy's Frozen Custard and Dairy Queen at 29th and Gage. Relay for Life teams will be having fundraisers at the event, as well. Please RSVP to the American Cancer Society at 785-273-4462 or matt.everett@cancer.org.

Tina Wirtz at 785-231-2652


Pancake Feed Fundraiser to support TWHS Marching Band

Inside Fairlawn Plaza Mall, 21st and Fairlawn, Topeka, KS
Pancake Feed Fundraiser to support the Topeka West Marching Band trip to the Alamo Bowl in 2016

Karen Taylor
785-272-9276 - Yak 'n Yarn store
785-608-5805 - cell phone



HUGE YARD SALE

5747 SW Huntoon St. Topeka, KS
All Proceeds for The Christian Neighborhood Mission. Accepting donations thru April 24th, 2015

Becky D. (785) 408-4234


Family & Friends Juneteenth All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser

St. John AME Church Lower Level, 701 SW Topeka Blvd, Topeka, KS
The Family & Friends Juneteenth Celebration Committee will be hosting an all you can eat pancake breakfast to raise funds for the Juneteenth Celebration, Saturday, June 13, 2015 in Hillcrest Park, Topeka, KS.

Breakfast will include pancakes, 2 sausage links (extra links $.50ea), orange juice, water, coffee and milk.
Donations: Adult tickets $7; Children 5 & under $3


Norma Avery, Juneteenth Committee Coordinator, 785-231-3097


Ballet Midwest's Cinderella

Topeka Performing Arts Center, 214 SE 8th St, Topeka, KS 66603
Ballet Midwest presents this delightful, comedic ballet following the grace of the beautiful Cinderella and the antics of the silly stepsisters! An enchanting event for the whole family to see this charming fairytale come to life as Cinderella's dreams come true! Relive the magic and happily ever after! If the shoe fits...wear it!

Two performances featuring talented, local dancers:
Saturday, April 18th at 8:00pm
Sunday, April 19th at 3:00pm

Tickets available through Barbara's Conservatory of Dance, TPAC Box Office, and Ticketmaster. Contact us at 785-272-5991 or info@balletmidwest.net

Ballet Midwest
785-272-5991
4300 SW Huntoon, Topeka, Kansas 66604
info@balletmidwest.net
balletmidwest.net



10 Ways to A Healthier 2015

Topeka, KS
Rebound Physical Therapy’s Smart Exercise Program presents “10 Ways to A Healthier 2015” at the next free Helping You Help Yourself workshop. At 6:30 p.m. on March 24, 2015, Brett Johnson, Alicia Whitmore and Matt Neely will present the next free workshop in the “Helping You Help Yourself” series at Rebound Physical Therapy.

This workshop entitled “10 Ways to A Healthier 2015” will feature strategies that you can use at home whether you are you struggling to meet or stay on track with your New Year’s Resolution of becoming healthier, ready for a healthier lifestyle but don’t know where to start, or confused about healthier food choices.

The seminar will be held at 5220 SW 17th St. (17th and Fairlawn,) in the Rebound Physical
Therapy clinic. Admission is free and reservations can be made by calling 785-271-5533.

Elle Hutchinson
785-271-5533
elle@reboundphysicaltherapy.com



Share the Story

Flint Hills Discovery Center 315 S 3rd St. Manhattan, KS 66502
Sunflower House by Eve Bunting
Story time guests will explore how to care for sunflowers from seed to harvest. The art project available to the children will be a sunflower bracelet to remind them of what they learned during story time.
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
Ages 1-6
Storytime is Free and registration is not required.
Visit www.flinthillsdiscovery.org for more information.


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



Home School Mondays: Defensive Dudes

Flint Hills Discovery Center 315 S 3rd St. Manhattan, KS 66502
Home School Mondays include short activities which are designed to take place as families arrive between 1-3pm on the second and fourth Monday of the month. The second Mondays focus on history and the fourth Mondays focus on science. Activities will provide educational value to home school families visiting the Flint Hills Discovery Center. Registration is not required.
Visit www.flinthillsdiscovery.org for more information.
Runs in sessions, come and go as you please!
Fees: Free for members and regular admission for non-members. Pre-registration is not required.


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



Preschoolers in the Flint Hills: S is for Sunflower

Flint Hills Discovery Center 315 S 3rd St. Manhattan, KS 66502
Curious about the sunflower, the state flower of Kansas? We’ll take a look into the life of a Sunflower, as well as read Katie and the Sunflowers, an exciting book by James Mayhew that connects the beauty of sunflowers to the world of art. Preschoolers will take a newfound appreciation of art to the next level by learning all about the sunflower. We will create our own masterpiece, a paper plate sunflower and even plant a sunflower seed to care for and 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 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!
Ages 3-5 | FHDC Members: $7 | Non-Members: $9
Visit www.flinthillsdiscovery.org to pre-register.


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


Adventure Camp: Rockin’ Kansas

Flint Hills Discovery Center 315 S 3rd St. Manhattan, KS 66502
Students will learn about rock formations and the geology within Kansas through the use of maps and the traveling exhibit “K” is for Kansas. Students will take a 50 minute drive to visit the Echo Cliffs in Wabaunsee County and learn about Mushroom Rock State Park and Castle Rock through photographs and maps from the exhibit.
Adventure Camp is a unique program offered at both the Flint Hills Discovery Center and Sunset Zoo throughout the school year. Adventure Camp is limited to 24 students. The age of the child attending determines the camp location when offered at both sites. 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
Visit www.flinthillsdiscovery.org to pre-register.


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


Meet the Author

Flint Hills Discovery Center 315 S 3rd St. Manhattan, KS 66502
Sherrill Sparks, Marshall County, Images of America
This event is free and open to the public.
Visit www.flinthillsdiscovery.org for more information.


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


Adventure Camp: Global Grasslands

Flint Hills Discovery Center 315 S 3rd St. Manhattan, KS 66502
Students will learn about grasslands around the globe by using technology, such as Google Earth. Students will compare weather conditions from grasslands near and far and look at the geography of where grasslands are found.
Adventure Camp is a unique program offered at both the Flint Hills Discovery Center and Sunset Zoo throughout the school year. Adventure Camp is limited to 24 students. The age of the child attending determines the camp location when offered at both sites. 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
Visit www.flinthillsdiscovery.org to pre-register.


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



Adventure Camp: Bad Hair Day

Flint Hills Discovery Center 315 S 3rd St. Manhattan, KS 66502
Explore how weather patterns bring the winds to the Flint Hills. Make sure to pack your hair brush for this wind-blown experience!
Adventure Camp is a unique program offered at both the Flint Hills Discovery Center and Sunset Zoo throughout the school year. Adventure Camp is limited to 24 students. The age of the child attending determines the camp location when offered at both sites. 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
Visit www.flinthillsdiscovery.org to pre-register.


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



Adventure Camp: Pours & Droughts

Flint Hills Discovery Center 315 S 3rd St. Manhattan, KS 66502
Students will learn the different types of clouds and conduct a cloud science experiment to further their learning and understanding. They'll also learn about the rain shadow of western Kansas and how to map out average rainfalls across the state.
Adventure Camp is a unique program offered at both the Flint Hills Discovery Center and Sunset Zoo throughout the school year. Adventure Camp is limited to 24 students. The age of the child attending determines the camp location when offered at both sites. 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
Visit www.flinthillsdiscovery.org to pre-register.


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


Adventure Camp: Engineering the Storms

Flint Hills Discovery Center 315 S 3rd St. Manhattan, KS 66502
Students will get a better understanding of the 1951 flood by walking Poyntz Avenue in Downtown Manhattan to see the high water mark from the flooding. Students will visit Tuttle Creek Dam, meet with an engineer to learn why the ditch was re-engineered near Wal-Mart on Tuttle Creek Boulevard and see how people and engineers can plan and build to protect communities from floods. Students will broaden their knowledge by learning how engineers can help protect the public from other weather dangers like tornadoes and blizzards as well.
Adventure Camp is a unique program offered at both the Flint Hills Discovery Center and Sunset Zoo throughout the school year. Adventure Camp is limited to 24 students. The age of the child attending determines the camp location when offered at both sites. 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
Visit www.flinthillsdiscovery.org to pre-register.


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


Adventure Camp: Weather in Motion

Flint Hills Discovery Center 315 S 3rd St. Manhattan, KS 66502
Students will research, create and film a weather forecast to help understand the process and background of presenting weather information. To further their curiosity and exploration, students will visit WIBW to explore the weather set and watch the noon news broadcast.
Adventure Camp is a unique program offered at both the Flint Hills Discovery Center and Sunset Zoo throughout the school year. Adventure Camp is limited to 24 students. The age of the child attending determines the camp location when offered at both sites. 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
Visit www.flinthillsdiscovery.org to pre-register.


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


Capturing the Last Dance: An Evening with Noppadol Paothong

Flint Hills Discovery Center 315 S 3rd St. Manhattan, KS 66502
Spend an evening with photographer Noppadol Paothong as he shares his inspirational stories on saving grassland grouse. Mingle at the cocktail reception, check out the exhibit and enjoy a catered dinner with Noppadol.
FHDC Members: $35 | Non-Members: $40
Call 785.587.2726 to sign up!


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


Witnessing the Last Dance: An Exclusive Booming Experience with Noppadol Paothong

Flint Hills Discovery Center 315 S 3rd St. Manhattan, KS 66502
Meet at FHDC, transportation to the Konza Prairie will be provided.
Don’t miss this once in a lifetime experience to witness greater prairie-chicken booming in action at the Konza Prairie with Noppadol Paothong as your personal guide. Only seven slots are available so sign up today!
Note:
• Must be age 16 or up
• Guests will spend at least 2.5 hours inside a blind so use restroom beforehand
• Dress warmly for the weather, the blind is not heated
• The blind does have a bench but guests must understand it is a smaller space
• Photography is allowed but flash is not permitted
• Please consider the noise made by your camera equipment and clothing
• Konza may cancel the morning of the viewing due to adverse weather, they will contact us
• Due to the unpredictable nature of these wildlife displays, your particular experience may vary

FHDC Members: $115 | Non-Members: $125
Call 785.587.2726 to sign up!


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


Home School Mondays: Season of Fire

Flint Hills Discovery Center 315 S 3rd St. Manhattan, KS 66502
Home School Mondays include short activities which are designed to take place as families arrive between 1-3pm on the second and fourth Monday of the month. The second Mondays focus on history and the fourth Mondays focus on science. Activities will provide educational value to home school families visiting the Flint Hills Discovery Center. Registration is not required.
Visit www.flinthillsdiscovery.org for more information.
Runs in sessions, come and go as you please! Fees: Free for members and regular admission for non-members. Pre-registration is not required.


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



Discovering the Last Dance: A Private Guided Booming Experience

Flint Hills Discovery Center 315 S 3rd St. Manhattan, KS 66502
Meet at FHDC, transportation to a booming ground will be provided.
Don’t miss this additional opportunity to visit a greater prairie-chicken booming ground. FHDC staff will accompany you on your trip and provide all of the insight you need. This unique experience is limited to five participants per trip. There are two additional opportunities available on Saturday, April 11 and Sunday, April 12.
Note:
• Must be age 16 or up
• Guests will spend at least 2.5 hours inside a blind so use restroom beforehand
• Dress warmly for the weather, the blind is not heated
• The blind does have a bench but guests must understand it is a smaller space
• Photography is allowed but flash is not permitted
• Please consider the noise made by your camera equipment and clothing
• Konza may cancel the morning of the viewing due to adverse weather, they will contact us
• Due to the unpredictable nature of these wildlife displays, your particular experience may vary

FHDC Members: $40 | Non-Members: $45
Call 785.587.2726 to sign up!


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


Midwest Wild Weather Exhibition

Flint Hills Discovery Center 315 S 3rd St. Manhattan, KS 66502
Explore science concepts such as evaporation, condensation, heart, tornadoes, and so much more in an unforgettable way! This exhibit is the perfect supplement for students’ grades 4-8 studying the science of weather. Exhibit runs March 28th – May 17th 2015.
Visit www.flinthillsdiscovery.org for more information.
Hours of operation: Monday-Wednesday, Friday & Saturday: 10am-5pm Thursday: 10am-8pm
Sunday: 12pm-5pm
Cost:
Adults: 18-64: $9
Youth: 2-17: $4
Military (with ID), College Students (with ID), Educators (with ID) and Seniors (65+): $7
Under 2: Free


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


Bryan University Alzheimer's - Dementia Seminar and Information Fair

Topeka
Bryan University Alzheimer’s – Dementia Seminar and Information Fair

Date: Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Time: 6-7:30-seminar -panel discussion & 7:30-8:30 —attendees visit information booths

A recent study reports that baby boomers, currently between 50 and 68 years of age, are more likely than previous generations to still be working as well as helping adult children while also caring for aging parents many of which suffer from some form of dementia.

As a community service, Bryan University will host an Alzheimer’s and Dementia Seminar and Information Fair on Wednesday, February 25th, from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. at the main campus located at 1527 SW Fairlawn Rd., Topeka. From 6:00 – 7:30 p.m., a panel composed of representatives of local agencies and service providers will provide information on ways you can recognize signs of Alzheimer’s and dementia in a family member, what resources are available in our area, and how you can access those services. From 7:30 - 8:30 p.m., attendees may visit informational booths from various community services related to Alzheimer’s and Dementia.

The event is free and open to the public. For Information Call 785.272.0889

Participating Panelists:

• Cindy Miller, L.P. N., Dementia Care Specialist, Heart of America Chapter, Alzheimer’s Association.
• Debbie Holroyd, Dementia Care Specialist, Heart of America Chapter, Alzheimer’s Association.
• Yvonne Trautman, Service Coordinator, Home Instead Senior Care
• Sharon Mulqueen, R.N., B.S., M.S.N, Adjunct Instructor Bryan University, Certified Alzheimer’s Educator/Trainer


Marilyn Morehouse 785-272-0889


Topeka MS Walk

Topeka, Lake Shawnee Shelter House 1&2
The route will include a shorter route and a 5K route for anyone that would like to walk a longer route or run it, along the West side of the lake, including the Ensley Garden area.

www.msmidamerica.org OR 1-800-344-4867



Kansas Connections Academy to Host Free Family Information Session

Ramada Topeka West 605 Fairlawn Rd. Topeka, KS 66606
More information:
1-800-382-6010
http://www.connectionsacademy.com/kansas-online-school/home.aspx
http://www.connectionsacademy.com/kansas-online-school/events.aspx

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

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

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


Connections Academy
1-800-382-6010



Visitation of the Missionary Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Topeka, KS & Marysville, KS
Visitation The schedule has been updated as follows:

Visitations of the Missionary Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe-2015 Schedule
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Friday, April 17- Hayden High School
Topeka, KS
7:30 am to 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 18- St. Gregory’s Catholic Church
1310 Carolina St
Marysville, KS 66508
Mass- 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 19- St. Gregory’s Catholic Church
1310 Carolina St
Marysville, KS 66508
Mass- 7:30 a.m & 10:30 a.m.
Monday, April 20- Private
Topeka, KS
Tuesday, April 21-Christ the King Catholic Church
5973 S.W. 25th St
Topeka, KS 66614
Mass- 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Eucharistic Adoration
Rosary every hour on the hour
Wednesday, April 22- Assumption-Mater Dei Catholic Parish
204 S.W. 8th Ave
Topeka, KS 66604
Mass- 12 p.m. – 5:00 p.m

Thursday, April 23- Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church
3601 S.W. 17th St
Topeka, KS 66604
Mass- 7:55 a.m.
Eucharistic Adoration- 5 p.m-6 p.m.
Rosary every hour on the hour
Rectory- 6:30 p.m.
Friday, April 24- Convent
8:30 a.m.
Saturday, April 25- St. Joseph Catholic Church
227 S.W. Van Buren
Topeka, KS 66603
Mass- 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 26- Catholic Campus Center at Washburn University
1633 S.W. Jewell Ave
Topeka, KS 66604
Mass- 6:00 p.m.
Monday, April 27-Our Lady Leaves Topeka

Note: Talks will be given by Sr. Beverly Brown after each mass and every couple of hours April 21-23. If you know someone who is a fallen away or is interested in learning more, please come and join us. Bring your family and friends! For more information, please contact Beverly Brown at (785) 272-2187.

Beverly Brown
(785) 272-2187



Consignment Sale

305 Front Street, Summerfield, KS 66541
All consignments welcome. Lunch by Lutheran Women's Club

Sponsored by Lutheran Men's Club
First Lutheran Church, Summerfield, KS



Substance Abuse Task Force

2209 SW 29th Street, 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.

Judy Wilson - 785.266.4606


2ND SATURDAYS in JACKSON COUNTY

Holton, KS 66436
Second Saturdays on the Square is an eclectic shopping experience where you will find Specialty Shops, Artists, Musicians, Wine-tastings, Local Flavor and Special Events. For more information, visit www.exploreholton.com.

Holton Jackson County Chamber of Commerce


2ND SATURDAYS IN JACKSON COUNTY

Holton, KS 66436
Second Saturdays on the Square is an eclectic shopping experience where you will find Specialty Shops, Artists, Musicians, Wine-tastings, Local Flavor and Special Events. For more information, visit www.exploreholton.com.

Holton Jackson County Chamber of Commerce 785.364.3963


Auburn Fire Dept. Chili Feed and CPR demonstrations

110 E 10th St, Auburn, KS 66402
The Auburn Fire Department is having a chili feed and CPR demonstrations at the fire station Saturday from 11-2.





Clean Energy Day at the Capitol

1st floor Rotunda, Kansas State Capitol, 300 SW 10th Ave, Topeka, KS 66612
Clean Energy Day at the Capitol
Kansans gather to discuss with legislators the benefits of a clean energy economy.
Topeka, KS—Kansans for Clean Energy will host Clean Energy Day including an advocate briefing, press conference, clean energy community booths, lunch, and meetings with legislators. Clean energy businesses and organizations with gather in the 1st floor rotunda with informational booths. Constituents will discuss the importance of clean energy with their legislators.
WHEN: February 25th
9:00am: Kansans will convene to receive an update on clean energy policies in Kansas.
10:30am: Legislators and other clean energy businesses and organizations will host a press conference 11:00am–4:00pm: Kansans will meet with legislators to discuss how clean energy is a priority for them.
WHERE: 1st floor Rotunda, Kansas State Capitol, 300 SW 10th Ave, Topeka, KS 66612
WHO: Dorothy Barnett, Climate + Energy Project; Donn Teske and Nick Levendofsky, Kansas Farmers Union; Moti Rieber, Kansas Interfaith Power & Light;, Mary Fund and Paul Johnson, Kansas Rural Center; Sharon Ashworth, Kansas Natural Resource Council; Zack Pistora, Kansas Sierra Club and Jennifer Byer, True Blue Women.
Please RSVP online at http://tinyurl.com/RSVPCleanEnergyDay, by email at reimer@climateandenergy.org, or by phone 785-424-0055.


Cassi Reimer 785-424-0055 reimer@climateandenergy.org


Fundraiser for Dee Dee Lang

Seaman High School, 4850 NW Rochester Rd. Topeka, KS 66608
SHS is hosting a fundraiser for long-time paraprofessional Dee Dee Lang on Tuesday, February 24th at the SHS Senior Night basketball games vs Emporia.
Dee Dee, a 1997 SHS graduate, is facing serious struggles as she awaits a donor for a kidney transplant. She was diagnosed with kidney disease 10 years ago when she became pregnant. At the time, her kidney function was at 64%. She's now at 15%, which is the point that people usually start dialysis, although she has been able to avoid it so far. She is facing high medical costs as she tries to get onto the kidney transplant list. While she deals with kidney disease, Dee Dee continues to come to Seaman High and work each day.
To show support and help defer some of her medical costs, teachers and staff will be selling pizza before and during the games. They will also have baked goods for sale, and a silent auction.



286-8300



Irish Fest and 5k run

8th and Jackson, Downtown Topeka
The 4th annual Mater Dei Irish Fest and 5k Fun Run/Walk will be held at 8th and Jackson in Downtown Topeka. New this year are Chris Cakes pancake breakfast, Kid's Fest area, Irish music by the Kelihan's and dancing by the Driscoll School of Dance and a whiskey tasting sponsored by Jamesen Whiskey. Lots of food, fun, music, dancing. All are invited to attend. More information and a schedule of events can be found at www.materdeiirishfest.com.

Mary Tritsch, 785-640-4154


Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) 25th Anniversary/TILRC’s 35th Anniversary

501 SW Jackson, Topeka/ Topeka State Capitol
10:00 Topeka Independent Living Resource Center’s (501 SW Jackson) 35th Anniversary open house. The open house will be followed by a Rally and March to the State Capitol.
12:00-4:00 ADA Legacy Tour. Gather in the Statehouse rotunda for a presentation by local advocates and view the history of the ADA provided by the ADA Legacy Tour. (Box lunch included – please RSVP)
For more information and to RSVP contact Evan Korynta at 785-233-4572 or ekorynta@tilrc.org



For more information and to RSVP contact Evan Korynta at 785-233-4572 or ekorynta@tilrc.org


"Words From My Soul" Spoken Word

Topeka
Black History event sponsored by Women's Network, Inc., featuring local poets, authors and performers. Free admission. Brown v. Board of Education Historic Site

Barbara Smith 785-273-6242


Science Saturday: Animal Survival Skills

University of Kansas Natural History Museum, 1345 Jayhawk Blvd. Lawrence Kansas
What characteristics help animals and plants survive? From gliding and flying to blending in, to sharp jaws or running fast, to bitter leaves and sticky flowers, learn about adaptations and how they are key to many species' survival.
This event is made possible by the museum's student group, The KU Natural Science Community Organization, or NSCO-KU.


Kitty Steffens, 785-864-4450


Guano and the Opening of the Pacific World: A Global Ecological History

Free State Brewing Co. Lawrence KS
It may be annoying to see on the hood of your car, but humble bird excrement has had a surprising influence on human history around the world, particularly during the past two centuries. The abrupt opening of remote oceanic bird colonies to external exploitation utterly transformed modern civilizations basic relationship with nitrogen and phosphorus. Meanwhile, experts who studied and manipulated this malodorous commodity arrived at new perspectives on the challenges posed by the El Nio phenomenon and dangers posed by rapidly expanding human populations. For this Science on Tap, Associate Professor of History and Enviromental Studies Gregory Cushman will demonstrate that modern environmental consciousness has surprising roots in a biological substance we usually treat with disdain.guano turned this once little-known commodity into an engine of Western industrialization. Science on Tap takes place at Free State Brewing Co. 636 Massachusetts St.


Kitty Steffens, 785-864-4450


Ogden VFW Gun Show

220 Willow Ogden, KS 66517
Gun and Knife Show
$20 per table for vendors

Jutta Carroll
785-537-0351



2nd Saturdays in Jackson County

Historic Downtown Holton Square
Second Saturdays on the Square is an eclectic shopping experience where you will find Specialty Shops, Artists, Musicians, Wine-tastings, Local Flavor and Special Events. For more information, please go to our website: www.exploreholton.com

Holton Jackson County Chamber of Commerce


Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) 25th Anniversary/TILRC’s 35th Anniversary

501 SW Jackson, Topeka/ Topeka State Capitol
10:00 Topeka Independent Living Resource Center’s (501 SW Jackson) 35th Anniversary open house. The open house will be followed by a Rally and March to the State Capitol.
12:00-4:00 ADA Legacy Tour. Gather in the Statehouse rotunda for a presentation by local advocates and view the history of the ADA provided by the ADA Legacy Tour. (Box lunch included – please RSVP)

For more information and to RSVP contact Evan Korynta at 785-233-4572 or ekorynta@tilrc.org


Reiman/Petit Memorial Golf Tournament

Shawnee Lake Golf Gourse, Topeka, KS 66609

The funds raised from the tournament come entirely from private gifts, corporate donations, hole-sponsorships, team registrations, and a raffle. Our goal for the 2015 Doug Reiman and Mike Petit Memorial Golf Tournament is to raise $10,000. In order to accomplish that goal we are looking to expand the number of sponsors and teams. If you are unable to provide a monetary donation we would be grateful if you could provide an item to be given away in our raffle or as a hole-prize.

https://www.facebook.com/reimanpetitmemorial/photos/a.1493318084250172.1073741829.1493313310917316/1493318100916837/?type=1&theater

Kelly Kimble


School's Out Sit In

Kansas Capitol, Governor's Office, Topeka
An opportunity for parents, students, and teachers to gather at the statehouse and communicate with their legislators while TPS is out of session for the day.

Mary Akerstrom
785-234-5465
mary.akerstrom@gmail.com



March of Dimes Golf Tournament

Alvamar Golf Course in Lawrence Kansas
100% of the procedes raised will be donated to the March of Dimes Foundation. There will be a raffle, hole prizes, club cash payout and much more

Jo Maples. My phone number is 785-550-2272


Rage Youth Organization's All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast

Salvation Army 1320 SE 6th Topeka,Ks
This event will help Topeka's youth that are apart of the Rage Organization cover the cost of uniforms for baseball and softball.
Cost $5
Breakfast includes all you can eat pancakes. Sausage and drink included for first time through. Additional sausage and drinks can be purchased.

Rage Sports Organization
Chris Lynch
785-383-9144



Boy Scout Troop 13 presents our 47th Annual Chili & Stew Supper

at Highland Park United Methodist Church, 2914 SE Michigan Ave, Topeka
Boy Scout Troop 13 proudly presents our 47th Annual Chili & Stew Supper, Saturday, February 28, 2015 from 4PM until 7PM, in Dawson Hall at Highland Park United Methodist Church, 2914 Michigan, Topeka.
We will be serving your choice of Chili, Chili dogs or Beef Stew, along with assorted relishes, Homemade Cakes and Pies, and beverage.
Tickets are $7 for adults and $3 for children under 10.
Dine-In or carry-out is available.
Proceeds go to support Troop 13's summer camping program.


Contact Person: Anna Muldrow Phone: 266-9750 E-mail: aMuldrow@cox.net


Hoyt Fire Dept. Pancake Feed

202 E 4th Street, Hoyt, Kansas 66440
Hoyt Fire Dept. Pancake Feed

Ed Kester (785) 986-6437


Share the Story: Sunflower House by Eve Bunting

Flint Hills Discovery Center 315 S 3rd St. Manhattan, KS 66502
Story time guests will explore how to care for sunflowers from seed to harvest. The art project available to the children will be a sunflower bracelet to remind them of what they learned during story time.
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
Ages 1-6
Storytime is Free and registration is not required.
Visit www.flinthillsdiscovery.org for more information.


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



Home School Mondays: Defensive Dudes

Flint Hills Discovery Center 315 S 3rd St. Manhattan, KS 66502
Home School Mondays: Defensive Dudes
Home School Mondays include short activities which are designed to take place as families arrive between 1-3pm on the second and fourth Monday of the month. The second Mondays focus on history and the fourth Mondays focus on science. Activities will provide educational value to home school families visiting the Flint Hills Discovery Center. Registration is not required.
Visit www.flinthillsdiscovery.org for more information.
Runs in sessions, come and go as you please!
Fees: Free for members and regular admission for non-members. Pre-registration is not required.


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



Preschoolers in the Flint Hills: S is for Sunflower

Flint Hills Discovery Center 315 S 3rd St. Manhattan, KS 66502
Preschoolers in the Flint Hills: S is for Sunflower
Curious about the sunflower, the state flower of Kansas? We’ll take a look into the life of a Sunflower, as well as read Katie and the Sunflowers, an exciting book by James Mayhew that connects the beauty of sunflowers to the world of art. Preschoolers will take a newfound appreciation of art to the next level by learning all about the sunflower. We will create our own masterpiece, a paper plate sunflower and even plant a sunflower seed to care for and 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 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!
Ages 3-5 | FHDC Members: $7 | Non-Members: $9
Visit www.flinthillsdiscovery.org to pre-register.


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



Adventure Camp: Rockin’ Kansas

Flint Hills Discovery Center 315 S 3rd St. Manhattan, KS 66502
Students will learn about rock formations and the geology within Kansas through the use of maps and the traveling exhibit “K” is for Kansas. Students will take a 50 minute drive to visit the Echo Cliffs in Wabaunsee County and learn about Mushroom Rock State Park and Castle Rock through photographs and maps from the exhibit.
Adventure Camp is a unique program offered at both the Flint Hills Discovery Center and Sunset Zoo throughout the school year. Adventure Camp is limited to 24 students. The age of the child attending determines the camp location when offered at both sites. 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
Visit www.flinthillsdiscovery.org to pre-register.


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