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Adventure Camp: Art of Gardening

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

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

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



Megan Berry
785.587.2726
berrym@cityofmhk.com



Kansas Cooking: Making Molé

Kansas Museum of History
Learn to make the perfect molé sauce in this class taught by Chef Gonzalo Sánchez of Pepe and Chela's Mexican Restaurant. Participants will prepare and cook their own molé sauce. Space is limited so register early. Bring a friend at no extra charge.

The class will be held at the Kansas Museum of History. For more information visit http://www.kshs.org/event/kansas-historical-society-kansas-cooking-making-mole-1/19225

Lois Herr, 785-272-8681 ext 425


Rebound Physical Therapy's Back to School Health Fair

5220 SW 17th Street | Topeka, KS | 66604
As the school year quickly approaches many parents are searching for different activities and programs that will help keep their children safe and healthy during the school year. From 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday August 6, 2015, Rebound Physical Therapy will be hosting their Annual Back to School Health Fair. This FREE event will have a variety of local community vendors and activities for kids including inflatables, sno-cones, door prizes, and bike giveaways. The first 100 kids will also receive FREE School Supplies. Rebound will also be collecting school supplies to donate to area students and schools in need. These items can be dropped off at either our locations, 5220 SW 17th St or 2117 SW 37th St | Topeka, KS.

Elle Hutchinson
5220 SW 17th Street | Topeka, KS | 66604
785.271.5533
elle@reboundphysicaltherapy.com



JUNK IN THE YTUNK

BARBS COUNTRY BARN 4008s Topeka Blvd. Topeka,
Anything anyone wants to sell

Whatever you have to sell bring it out and sell out of your trunk set tables up canopy if you have one. Good vendors produce vendors welcome. $10.00 a spot


Professional hiring event!

Holiday Inn & Suites Overland Park West 8787 Reeder Road, Overland Park, KS 66214
Are you looking for a job? Are you tired of sending resumes left and right and never getting an answer? If you are, dress in your best professional clothes, bring resumes and visit our Overland Park Career Fairs. You will have the opportunity to meet top employers and to interview for several positions during the course of the day, meeting the people who make the hiring decisions. You will save a lot of time since there will be no need to craft a customized personal statement for each company you visit: You’ll be able to tell them why you wish to work for them, and you’ll have the chance to sell yourself.

Our employers send their managers to carry out onsite interviews. Don’t wait for someone to call you for an interview. Sign up for our next career fair and give off a first impression that makes a lasting career.


877-561-5621 or http://www.nationalcareerfairs.com/career-fairs/overland-park-career-fairs/20150721/


Professional hiring event!

Holiday Inn & Suites Overland Park West 8787 Reeder Road, Overland Park, KS 66214
Are you looking for a job? Are you tired of sending resumes left and right and never getting an answer? If you are, dress in your best professional clothes, bring resumes and visit our Overland Park Career Fairs. You will have the opportunity to meet top employers and to interview for several positions during the course of the day, meeting the people who make the hiring decisions. You will save a lot of time since there will be no need to craft a customized personal statement for each company you visit: You’ll be able to tell them why you wish to work for them, and you’ll have the chance to sell yourself.

Our employers send their managers to carry out onsite interviews. Don’t wait for someone to call you for an interview. Sign up for our next career fair and give off a first impression that makes a lasting career.


877-561-5627


TDC Trot 4 Tots 5k Run/Walk

Topeka
TDC Learning Centers, Inc. was incorporated in 1963 and began providing child care services to the community. We are a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. Community support allows a sliding fee schedule for families of low to moderate income, so that our programs can be affordable for all families. All proceeds from our Trot 4 Tots 5k Run/Walk will benefit the TDC Learning Centers, Inc. Scholarship Fund to make early education accessible to as many families as possible.

Susan Quinn, 785-608-5137, susan.quinn@westarenergy.com


Awana Family Fun Fair

Eastside Baptist Church, 4425 SE 29th St, Topeka, KS 66605
Cool off with water games, carnival games, bouncy house and dunk tank. Enjoy popcorn & drinks. Free to the public.

Pastor Dean Hughes, (785) 379-9933, staff@esbcks.org


Downtown Topeka Walking Ghost Tour

733 S. kansas Avenue, Topeka
Downtown Topeka Walking Tour Friday July 24th 9PM Cost 12.00pp tax included Departing 3-Flower's Metaphysical Treasures 733. S. Kansas Avenue
Ghost Tours of Kansas
785-851-0856
info@ghosttoursofkansas.com
www.ghosttoursofkansas.com

Step back in time as we tour the historic and very haunted Downtown Topeka area. Ghost Tours of Kansas has investigated most locations on the South Kansas Avenue block and confirmed hauntings. Highlights include Shadow Man in Jayhawk Tower Alley, the ornery gentleman at Quiznos, the highly spirited psychic's shop 3-Flower's Metaphysical Treasures and many more. Of course the Capitol Building has a number of deaths and freak accidents attached to its existence. Walking tours are approximately 1 hour 15 minutes and 1 mile long. Businesses are accessible to go inside during their regular business hours. Many interesting photos have been captured during this tour so bring your camera's and recorders. The tour meets in front of 3-Flower's Metaphysical Treasures 733 S. kansas Avenue, Topeka.
http://ghosttoursofkansas.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=33&products_id=98

Ghost Tours of Kansas



Upcoming Hearings on Westar’s Proposed Mandatory Fee Hike

Farley Elementary School 6701 SW 33rd St. Topeka
Media Backgrounder: Westar Energy’s Proposed Mandatory Fee Hike
July 20, 2015

The U.S. energy sector is in the midst of major transition and innovation, from advances in renewable energy and energy efficiency to new technologies and growing consumer demand for renewable energy. Instead of evolving and innovating alongside the modern energy marketplace, however, some utilities are trying to force customers to pay higher mandatory fees regardless of how much electricity they use. This includes Westar Energy, which has petitioned the Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) to more than double the mandatory fees charged to residential customers, from $12/month to $27/month by 2019 (DOCKET NO. 15-WSEE-115-RTS).
What is a Mandatory “Fixed” Fee?
Most electric utilities charge customers a fixed mandatory fee to cover costs associated with providing services, such as reading a meter or sending out bills. Added to mandatory fixed fees is a charge for electricity used over the billing period (known as the volumetric rate), which is expressed in cents-per-kilowatt-hour (kWh). Mandatory fees are fixed and are the same for every customer. Volumetric fees vary depending on how much energy the customer uses. Mandatory fees average between $5 and $10 per month across the country. Westar’s current mandatory fee is already $12/month, or $144/year. Westar is proposing to increase the fee to $27/month—or $324 per year—by 2019. If approved, customer bills will go up substantially regardless of how much energy they use.
Other businesses with fixed costs – the oil industry, hotels and grocery stores for example – do not impose mandatory fees to cover their fixed costs. Instead, these costs are reflected in the product price, and consumers can control how much they spend by how much they purchase.
Mandatory Fee Hikes Draw Broad Opposition
Mandatory fixed rate hikes are opposed by a range of consumer, energy efficiency, and solar organizations because they erode widely-shared American values of self-determination, fairness and efficiency. Opponents of Westar’s proposed fee hike include:

-AARP Kansas
-Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging
-Lawrence Ecology Teams United in Sustainability
-Kansas Natural Resource Council
-Flint Hills Renewable Energy & Efficiency Cooperative, Inc.
-Kansas Interfaith Power and Light
-Climate and Energy Project
-The Alliance for Solar Choice
-Kansans for Clean Energy
-National Consumer Law Center
-National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates (NASUCA

Relevant Quotes
“AARP Kansas is urging Westar customers to attend a public hearing or contact the KCC and tell commissioners why you think yet another Westar rate increase is unreasonable and unjustified.” - See more at: http://states.aarp.org/westar-wants-to-raise-rates-again/#sthash.WlgDln0v.dpuf
“The Climate + Energy Project, a Kansas-based non-profit, is concerned that Westar’s high customer charge will diminish Kansans ability to save electricity with their energy efficiency investments. We hope the Commission will consider a rate structure that doesn’t penalize low energy users.”
The National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates ". . . urges state public service commissions to reject gas and electric utility rate design proposals that seek to substantially increase the percentage of revenues recovered through the flat, monthly customer charges on residential customer utility bills – proposals that disproportionately and inequitably increase the rates of low usage customers, a group that often includes low-income, elderly and minority customers, throughout the United States.” (Resolution 2015-1 and press release)
"Residential customers should have as much control over the amount of their bills as possible so that they can reduce their monthly expenses by using less power, either for economic reasons or because of a general desire to conserve energy. Leaving the monthly charge where it is gives the customer more control." Missouri PSC order rejecting Ameren's proposal to increase residential fixed charge from $8 to $8.77/mo. 4/29/15
Upcoming Hearings on Westar’s Proposed Mandatory Fee Hike
The KCC is holding two public hearings on the proposed mandatory fee hike:
Tuesday, July 21
4:30 PM Open House
6:00 PM Public Hearing

Topeka: Farley Elementary School
6701 SW 33rd St

Open House and Video Conferencing:
• Emporia: Flint Hills Technical College, Conference Rooms A, B & C, 3301 W. 18th St.
• Salina: Kansas State University, College Center, Conference Room #103,2310 Centennial Road Thursday, July 23
4:30 PM Open House
6:00 PM Public Hearing

Wichita: Wichita State University, Lowe Auditorium, 5015 E. 29th St. N.

Open House and Video Conferencing:
• Hutchinson: Kansas Cosmosphere & Space Center, Banquet Room, 1100 N. Plum St.
• Pittsburg: Pittsburg High School, Auditorium, 1978 E. 4th St.

KCC is accepting public comments on Westar’s proposed mandatory fee hike through August 11, 2015. Comments can be submitted via the following:
• Email: public.affairs@kcc.ks.gov
• Phone: 1.800.662.0027 or 785.271.3140
• Mail: Kansas Corporation Commission Office of Public Affairs and Consumer Protection
1500 SW Arrowhead Road
Topeka, KS 66604-4027
More Information
Dorothy Barnett, Executive Director
Climate + Energy Project
785-424-0444 or Barnett@climateandenergy.org


Dorothy Barnett, Executive Director
Climate + Energy Project
785-424-0444



Grand Opening of Don & Tom's Bait & Tackle

2108 NE Meriden Road, Topeka Kansas 66608
Grand Opening of Local Bait Shop. Free Fish Fry & Hotdogs. Free Drawing for a Rod & Reel. Other free giveaways.

Purchase any item get a free dozen of worms. The worlds largest bluecat will be on display. Professional Guides from all around the state of Kansas will be there to answer your fishing questions.

Don Hutley or Tom DeWitt @ 785-861-7275


ONCE the Musical

McCain Auditorium - Kansas State University, 1501 Goldstein Cr, Manhattan KS 66506
Winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards including best musical, "ONCE the Musical" is a truly original Broadway experience. Featuring an impressive ensemble of actor/musicians who play their own instruments onstage, "ONCE the Musical" tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who's about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. As the chemistry between them grows, his music soars to powerful new heights... but their unlikely connection turns out to be deeper and more complex than your everyday romance. Emotionally captivating and theatrically breathtaking, "ONCE the Musical" draws you in from the very first note and never lets go. It's an unforgettable story about going for your dreams... not living in fear... and the power of music to connect all of us.



Language advisory: "ONCE the Musical" is a beautiful story about love and music that resonates with fans of all ages. There is some adult language, so it is generally recommended for those ages 12 and up.

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



Under the Streetlamp

McCain Auditorium - Kansas State University, 1501 Goldstein Cr, Manhattan KS 66506
Under the Streetlamp, America's hottest new vocal group with two PBS top specials, performs an electrifying evening of classic hits from the American radio songbook. Exuding the irresistible rapport of a modern day Rat Pack, the quartet — recent leading cast members of the Tony Award-winning musical "Jersey Boys" — delivers an evening of unforgettable entertainment. You'll hear Doo-Wop, Motown, old time Rock 'n' Roll and all of your favorite songs from The Drifters, The Beach Boys, The Beatles, and in a "show-stopping" salute to their mentors Frankie Valli and Bob Gaudio, the guys perform a medley from the Four Seasons' catalog of outstanding hits.

Critics have called Under the Streetlamp "a sure-fire sellout!" All the songs are delivered in the inimitable Under the Streetlamp style, with tight harmonies and slick dance moves that will take you back to an era of sharkskin suits, flashy cars and martini shakers.

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



Blackwood Brothers in Concert at Forest Park Retreat Center

Forest Park Retreat Center, 3158 SE 10th, Topeka, KS 66607
The Blackwood Brothers, a Gospel Quartet from Nashville, will be performing at Forest Park Retreat Center and Everyone is welcome. There will be a freewill offering collected for the Blackwood Brothers and concessions will be available.

Forest Park Retreat Center 785-234-8024


Garage Sale

4925 SW 29th St. Topeka, KS 66610
We will have a large variety of items,clothes, books, and household items included! All proceeds go to support a long-term mission trip to Kenya! Donations are welcome from Thursday to Friday. We will be located at the south entrance of the Church in the gym!

Raquel (785) 438-9384


YMCA North Topeka Fundraiser Ghost Tour July 18th Saturday, 9PM

YMCA Topeka

North Topeka Ghost Tour Sat July 18th 9PM 15.00pp tax included discount ticket rate.

Help the YMCA provide the pre-schoolers with air conditioning on their bus! Money raised will go for just that.

Rough and Rowdy best describes this ghost tour! North Kansas Avenue, once considered the party block for well over a hundred years, provides a colorful look at the shenanigan's that played out over the years by some not so savory characters. Moose Lodge, considered one of the most haunted locations in Topeka is a favorite go inside stop on the North Tour. Will you be Charlie's next target? How about the little old lady in the children's daycare? Everyone will want to hear about Topeka's most famous ghost, The Albino Lady! Ghost Tours of Kansas stays current with the most recent sighting's of this iconic ghost in Kansas. Turning into what could be the most captured ghost on film of all the haunted locations thus far, Tuxedo Man of Curtis Family Cemetery seems to enjoy having his picture taken. Reports of a huge, ghostly, black dog or hellhound, seems to be gaining steam as an active participant in Curtis Cemetery also. Overland Station, North Star Supper Club and several other locations included.

Tour departs from the North Topeka YMCA 1936 NW Tyler St, Topeka, KS 66608

(785) 233-9815.

All tickets must be purchased from Ghost Tours of Kansas website www.ghosttoursofkansas.com 785-851-0856

info@ghosttoursofkansas.com, however you can call the YMCA for additional information

If you are printing your own event confirmation page, choose the walk in option when checking out. This option is free. GTK does not have a store location. In order to attend the event, print out your confirmation receipt or show receipt off your phone to attend the tour. If you would like GTK to mail you your confirmation receipt, please choose the best buy option. There is a $3 fee for GTK to mail your receipt. Thanks and enjoy your event! Tax is included in ticket price.


http://ghosttoursofkansas.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=16_5

Ghost Tours of Kansas 785-851-0856


Topeka Rescue Mission Warehouse Sale

206 NW Norris, Topeka
The Warehouse sale has a wide assortment of items at very affordable prices and Proceeds go to support the Topeka Rescue Mission Ministries. Usually the 1st Thursday and Friday of the month but postponed for July due to the holiday.

Kay Ireland, 785-354-1744 X 365, kireland@trmonline.org


Thailand: Trek VBS

Wanamaker Road Baptist Church 2700 SW Wanamaker Rd
Trekkers learn the love of Christ through Bible stories, Crafts, games and hear stories of children living in Thailand. Children will also have a chance to help purchase bibles for children in Thailand in their own language!

Anita Stamps


Thailand Trek Vacation Bible School

Wanamaker Road Baptist Church 2700 SW Wanamaker Rd Topeka, KS
Trekkers will learn the love of Jesus through bible stories, crafts, snacks and stories of children living in Thailand.

Anita Stamps 785-272-9323 www.wrbctopeka.com


Free Movie Night

Highland Heights Christian Church, 2930 SE Teumseh Rd., (SE 29th & Tecumseh Rd.)
Free Movie Night!!
Saturday, July 11, 2015
Highland Heights Christian Church
2930 SE Tecumseh Rd.
Movie: “The Investigator” – Finding the truth is all that matters. Inspired by true events.
Doors open at 5:30 pm and Movie begins at 6 pm.
Snacks will be provided.
Questions? Call 379-5642



Nancy Christian, 785-379-5642
nancy@highlandheightscc.com



Adventure Camp: Art of Gardening

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

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


Megan Berry
785.587.2726
berrym@cityofmhk.com



Adventure Camp: Hide & Go Camo

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

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

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



Megan Berry
785.587.2726
berrym@cityofmhk.com



Adventure Camp: Art of Gardening

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

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

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



Megan Berry
785.587.2726
berrym@cityofmhk.com



Adventure Camp: Astronomical Adventure

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

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

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

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


Megan Berry
785.587.2726
berrym@cityofmhk.com



LAWRENCE UTILITY ROUNDTABLES

Douglas County Senior Services, 745 Vermont St. Lawrence
Public Invited to Weigh in on Proposed Monthly Residential Utility Rate Hike

WHAT: Kansas residents can get the facts and weigh in on a proposed monthly utility bill rate hike at roundtable discussions in Lawrence and Manhattan, Kansas. Westar Corporation has formally petitioned the Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) to approve a 100+ percent increase in fixed residential customer charges by 2019, increasing fixed charges from $12/month to $27/month. Fixed charges appear on every monthly bill and are in addition to the monthly charges incurred by customers for actual energy use. The KCC will accept comments through August 11th and then issue a determination on October 28th. A range of consumer, community and conservation organizations are urging Westar to explore innovative rate structure strategies that encourage energy efficiency and utilize smart technologies to make consumers part of the solution.

WHY: Increased fixed utility fees limit consumers’ control over their household energy budget, force lower-energy users to subsidize higher-energy users, and place a disproportionate burden on low-income families and the elderly. They remove incentives for energy conservation and renewable energy by mandating that all customers pay more each month regardless of the energy they use. According to the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE), the monthly customer service fees charged by utilities nationwide averages between $5 and $10—a fraction of the proposed $27/month fee requested by Westar. The fixed charge increase will be especially burdensome to low-income families who conserve their energy to lower utility costs.

WHO: The Utility Roundtables are sponsored by the Climate and Energy Project to engage Kansans in the ratemaking process. Westar’s proposed fixed fee increase is opposed by the following organizations: Kansas Natural Resources Council, Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging, Lawrence Ecology Teams United in Sustainability, The Alliance for Solar Choice, Tell Utilities Solar won't be Killed, Kansans for Clean Energy, Flint Hills Renewable Energy & Efficiency Cooperative, Inc. and the Kansas Interfaith Power and Light.

WHERE AND WHEN

LAWRENCE UTILITY ROUNDTABLES – Monday, July 13
· 12:00 – 1:30 PM Douglas County Senior Services, 745 Vermont St.

· 5:00 – 6:30 PM Lawrence Public Library, Auditorium, 707 Vermont St

RSVP: http://tinyurl.com/FC-LKS

MANHATTAN UTILITY ROUNDTABLES – Thursday, July 16
· 1:00 – 3:00 PM Riley County Seniors' Service Center, 301 N. 4th Street

· 6:30 – 8:30 PM Manhattan Public Library, 629 Poyntz Ave

RSVP: http://tinyurl.com/FC-MKS15

MORE INFORMATION
Reference Docket No 15-WSEE-115-RTS
Frequently Asked Questions about Fixed Charge Rate Cases

About Climate and Energy Project http://www.climateandenergy.org/



Dorothy Barnett, Climate and Energy Project
(785) 424-0444



LAWRENCE UTILITY ROUNDTABLES

Lawrence Public Library, Auditorium, 707 Vermont St. Lawrence
Public Invited to Weigh in on Proposed Monthly Residential Utility Rate Hike

WHAT: Kansas residents can get the facts and weigh in on a proposed monthly utility bill rate hike at roundtable discussions in Lawrence and Manhattan, Kansas. Westar Corporation has formally petitioned the Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) to approve a 100+ percent increase in fixed residential customer charges by 2019, increasing fixed charges from $12/month to $27/month. Fixed charges appear on every monthly bill and are in addition to the monthly charges incurred by customers for actual energy use. The KCC will accept comments through August 11th and then issue a determination on October 28th. A range of consumer, community and conservation organizations are urging Westar to explore innovative rate structure strategies that encourage energy efficiency and utilize smart technologies to make consumers part of the solution.

WHY: Increased fixed utility fees limit consumers’ control over their household energy budget, force lower-energy users to subsidize higher-energy users, and place a disproportionate burden on low-income families and the elderly. They remove incentives for energy conservation and renewable energy by mandating that all customers pay more each month regardless of the energy they use. According to the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE), the monthly customer service fees charged by utilities nationwide averages between $5 and $10—a fraction of the proposed $27/month fee requested by Westar. The fixed charge increase will be especially burdensome to low-income families who conserve their energy to lower utility costs.

WHO: The Utility Roundtables are sponsored by the Climate and Energy Project to engage Kansans in the ratemaking process. Westar’s proposed fixed fee increase is opposed by the following organizations: Kansas Natural Resources Council, Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging, Lawrence Ecology Teams United in Sustainability, The Alliance for Solar Choice, Tell Utilities Solar won't be Killed, Kansans for Clean Energy, Flint Hills Renewable Energy & Efficiency Cooperative, Inc. and the Kansas Interfaith Power and Light.

WHERE AND WHEN

LAWRENCE UTILITY ROUNDTABLES – Monday, July 13
· 12:00 – 1:30 PM Douglas County Senior Services, 745 Vermont St.

· 5:00 – 6:30 PM Lawrence Public Library, Auditorium, 707 Vermont St

RSVP: http://tinyurl.com/FC-LKS

MANHATTAN UTILITY ROUNDTABLES – Thursday, July 16
· 1:00 – 3:00 PM Riley County Seniors' Service Center, 301 N. 4th Street

· 6:30 – 8:30 PM Manhattan Public Library, 629 Poyntz Ave

RSVP: http://tinyurl.com/FC-MKS15

MORE INFORMATION
Reference Docket No 15-WSEE-115-RTS
Frequently Asked Questions about Fixed Charge Rate Cases

About Climate and Energy Project http://www.climateandenergy.org/


Dorothy Barnett, Climate and Energy Project
(785) 424-0444



MANHATTAN UTILITY ROUNDTABLES

Riley County Seniors' Service Center, 301 N. 4th Street Manhattan
Public Invited to Weigh in on Proposed Monthly Residential Utility Rate Hike

WHAT: Kansas residents can get the facts and weigh in on a proposed monthly utility bill rate hike at roundtable discussions in Lawrence and Manhattan, Kansas. Westar Corporation has formally petitioned the Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) to approve a 100+ percent increase in fixed residential customer charges by 2019, increasing fixed charges from $12/month to $27/month. Fixed charges appear on every monthly bill and are in addition to the monthly charges incurred by customers for actual energy use. The KCC will accept comments through August 11th and then issue a determination on October 28th. A range of consumer, community and conservation organizations are urging Westar to explore innovative rate structure strategies that encourage energy efficiency and utilize smart technologies to make consumers part of the solution.

WHY: Increased fixed utility fees limit consumers’ control over their household energy budget, force lower-energy users to subsidize higher-energy users, and place a disproportionate burden on low-income families and the elderly. They remove incentives for energy conservation and renewable energy by mandating that all customers pay more each month regardless of the energy they use. According to the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE), the monthly customer service fees charged by utilities nationwide averages between $5 and $10—a fraction of the proposed $27/month fee requested by Westar. The fixed charge increase will be especially burdensome to low-income families who conserve their energy to lower utility costs.

WHO: The Utility Roundtables are sponsored by the Climate and Energy Project to engage Kansans in the ratemaking process. Westar’s proposed fixed fee increase is opposed by the following organizations: Kansas Natural Resources Council, Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging, Lawrence Ecology Teams United in Sustainability, The Alliance for Solar Choice, Tell Utilities Solar won't be Killed, Kansans for Clean Energy, Flint Hills Renewable Energy & Efficiency Cooperative, Inc. and the Kansas Interfaith Power and Light.

WHERE AND WHEN

LAWRENCE UTILITY ROUNDTABLES – Monday, July 13
· 12:00 – 1:30 PM Douglas County Senior Services, 745 Vermont St.

· 5:00 – 6:30 PM Lawrence Public Library, Auditorium, 707 Vermont St

RSVP: http://tinyurl.com/FC-LKS

MANHATTAN UTILITY ROUNDTABLES – Thursday, July 16
· 1:00 – 3:00 PM Riley County Seniors' Service Center, 301 N. 4th Street

· 6:30 – 8:30 PM Manhattan Public Library, 629 Poyntz Ave

RSVP: http://tinyurl.com/FC-MKS15

MORE INFORMATION
Reference Docket No 15-WSEE-115-RTS
Frequently Asked Questions about Fixed Charge Rate Cases

About Climate and Energy Project http://www.climateandenergy.org/


Dorothy Barnett, Climate and Energy Project
(785) 424-0444



MANHATTAN UTILITY ROUNDTABLES

Manhattan Public Library, 629 Poyntz Ave. Manhattan
Public Invited to Weigh in on Proposed Monthly Residential Utility Rate Hike

WHAT: Kansas residents can get the facts and weigh in on a proposed monthly utility bill rate hike at roundtable discussions in Lawrence and Manhattan, Kansas. Westar Corporation has formally petitioned the Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) to approve a 100+ percent increase in fixed residential customer charges by 2019, increasing fixed charges from $12/month to $27/month. Fixed charges appear on every monthly bill and are in addition to the monthly charges incurred by customers for actual energy use. The KCC will accept comments through August 11th and then issue a determination on October 28th. A range of consumer, community and conservation organizations are urging Westar to explore innovative rate structure strategies that encourage energy efficiency and utilize smart technologies to make consumers part of the solution.

WHY: Increased fixed utility fees limit consumers’ control over their household energy budget, force lower-energy users to subsidize higher-energy users, and place a disproportionate burden on low-income families and the elderly. They remove incentives for energy conservation and renewable energy by mandating that all customers pay more each month regardless of the energy they use. According to the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE), the monthly customer service fees charged by utilities nationwide averages between $5 and $10—a fraction of the proposed $27/month fee requested by Westar. The fixed charge increase will be especially burdensome to low-income families who conserve their energy to lower utility costs.

WHO: The Utility Roundtables are sponsored by the Climate and Energy Project to engage Kansans in the ratemaking process. Westar’s proposed fixed fee increase is opposed by the following organizations: Kansas Natural Resources Council, Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging, Lawrence Ecology Teams United in Sustainability, The Alliance for Solar Choice, Tell Utilities Solar won't be Killed, Kansans for Clean Energy, Flint Hills Renewable Energy & Efficiency Cooperative, Inc. and the Kansas Interfaith Power and Light.

WHERE AND WHEN

LAWRENCE UTILITY ROUNDTABLES – Monday, July 13
· 12:00 – 1:30 PM Douglas County Senior Services, 745 Vermont St.

· 5:00 – 6:30 PM Lawrence Public Library, Auditorium, 707 Vermont St

RSVP: http://tinyurl.com/FC-LKS

MANHATTAN UTILITY ROUNDTABLES – Thursday, July 16
· 1:00 – 3:00 PM Riley County Seniors' Service Center, 301 N. 4th Street

· 6:30 – 8:30 PM Manhattan Public Library, 629 Poyntz Ave

RSVP: http://tinyurl.com/FC-MKS15

MORE INFORMATION
Reference Docket No 15-WSEE-115-RTS
Frequently Asked Questions about Fixed Charge Rate Cases

About Climate and Energy Project http://www.climateandenergy.org/

Dorothy Barnett, Climate and Energy Project
(785) 424-0444



Callaghan to appear at Bunker Coffee Company

Bunker Coffee Company, 822 N Kansas Ave., Topeka, KS 66608
London born, Nashville based Callaghan plays piano and guitar and delivers a vocal which earns frequent comparisons with artists like Sarah McLachlan and Emmy Lou Harris.

Her songs chronicle stories and moments from her own life and from others with thoughtful lyrics, haunting vocals, and catchy melodies. A History Of Now, Callaghan’s new album, is a 12 song gem.

Bunker Coffee Company 785-304-9600


Adventure Camp: Off to Oregon!

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

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

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

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


Megan Berry
785.587.2726
berrym@cityofmhk.com



Adventure Camp: Fire on the Prarie

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

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

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

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


Megan Berry
785.587.2726
berrym@cityofmhk.com



Share the Story

Flint Hills Discovery Center, 315 S. 3rd Street, Manhattan
The Ant and the Grasshopper by Rebecca & Ed Emberley
This story follows an ant on his adventure to bring food back to his colony. Along the way, the ant encounters struggles and discovers friends who help him finish his adventure. After the story is read, children are invited to participate in the art project of the month, Color your own Ant Farm!
Share the Story connects the youngest residents of the Flint Hills region to their homes and towns through storytelling that will develop a foundational appreciation for the rich culture. Pre-registration is not required.


Megan Berry
785.587.2726
berrym@cityofmhk.com



Primitive Skills Workshop I

This field course is located off-site in the Flint Hills so come prepared to spend a day in the field. Manhattan, KS
Participants will receive veteran instruction and obtain hands on experience with a variety of primitive technologies including fire, cordage, containers, tools and thermoregulation. Participants will develop an awareness of nature-based decision making and will be given ample opportunity to apply techniques during the course.

This field course is located off-site in the Flint Hills so come prepared to spend a day in the field. Ages 16 and up; youth ages 12-15 may be accompanied by an adult. Class is limited to 12 participants. Instructor Daniel Schapaugh is an Education Specialist at the Flint Hills Discovery Center. In the last 20 years, he has taught a variety of outdoor skills workshops and credit courses through K-State Global Campus, KDWPT, BSA and UFM.

FHDC Members: $55
Non-Members: $65


Stephen Bridentsine
785.587.2726
bridenstine@cityofmhk.com



Go See It! Local and Sustainable Food in the Flint Hills

Flint Hills Discovery Center, 315 S. 3rd Street, Manhattan
Do you like fresh, local food as well as supporting regional farmers and ranchers? Come learn about your local and sustainable food options in the Flint Hills from the People's Grocery Co-op.
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.


Megan Berry
785.587.2726
berrym@cityofmhk.com



Kids' Mystery Theater

Flint Hills Discovery Center, 315 S. 3rd Street, Manhattan
The Case of the Missing Marsupial
FHDC's exhibits come to life as children discover suspects who may have kidnapped animals from the In the Dark exhibition. Dinner is provided.
FHDC Members: Youth: $20 | Adults: $5
Non-Members: Youth: $25 | Adults: $10


Stephen Bridenstine
785.587.2726
bridenstine@cityofmhk.com



After Sunset: Animal Encounters in the Dark

Sunset Zoo, 2333 Oak Street, Manhattan
The whole family is invited to enjoy a night guided tour at Sunset Zoo and discover the animals after dark! Please register at www.flinthillsdiscovery.org or call 785.587.2726.
Youth & Adult FHDC Members: $6
Youth & Adult Non-Members: $8


Stephen Bridenstine
785.587.2726
bridenstine@cityofmhk.com



Wildcat Week

Flint Hills Discovery Center, 315 S. 3rd Street, Manhattan
Kick off the start of another Wildcat football season with a visit to the Flint Hills Discovery Center and the Sunset Zoo!
KSU students, faculty and staff will receive special $6 admission rate at the Flint Hills Discovery Center and half-price admission at Sunset Zoo all week when they show their KSU ID.


Megan Berry
785.587.2726
berrym@cityofmhk.com



Poverty-What Can We Do? Hear Scott Miller Present

First Christian Church 1880 SW Gage Blvd Topeka, KS
Hear Scott Miller present on Circles USA, a program of mentoring and training to help people move out of poverty and stay out of poverty.

First Christian Church, 272-4920 www.fcctopeka.org


2015 Iron Man Ride

Shark's Cove, 15306 Briar Road, Basehor, KS 66007
A poker run to benefit the Justin Johnston Memorial Scholarship Fund. Come ride beautiful Northeast Kansas and enjoy music, food, raffle prizes and more. All vehicles wecome! Registration starts at 9:30am at Shark's Cove, 15306 Briar Road in Basehor, KS.

All bikes out at 11:00am. A registration fee of $25 per person includes T-shirt, lunch at Mama Mia's in Leavenworth, KS and one hand. All proceeds go toward renewable scholarships for 2 lucky high school seniors chosen annually.

Learn more at www.rememberingjustin.com and download a printable flyer on the "Events" page.

Steve or Julie Rice
913-796-6594



We Love The 70's Dance

Ramada Hotel and Convention Center 420 SE 6th Ave, Topeka, Kansas 66603
Heavenly Visions Foundation Youth Photography Program
Annual Scholarship Fundraiser
“We Love the 70's Dance”
Come and get down with the soul of the 70's and let your funk shine through with:
Best funky dressed contest, top of the pop charts "Karaoke", Soul Train line and good ol' fashion
burning up the dance floor.
Price: $10 or more donation will get you in the door
Age limit: 30 years old and Older
Refreshment will be served and a cash bard will be available for those who enjoy a more adult beverage


Yolanda Haley-Taylor 785-608-3291


Scott Miller, Circles USA founder to Speak

First Christian Church, 1880 SW Gage, Topeka, KS
Scott Miller will present Circles USA program and how to help others to get out and stay out of poverty

Dale Matherly, First Christian, 272-4920


Midas Franchisees Drive Out Hunger in Topeka

West Ridge Mall, 1801 Southwest Wanamaker Road in Topeka, Kansas
Across the U.S. and Canada, Midas franchisees are working with local food banks to bring food, funds and hands-on assistance to hunger-relief efforts in the communities where their customers and associates live and work. Franchisees in the Midas network invite businesses, organizations and communities nationwide to join the Drive Out Hunger campaign by donating dollars for meals.

In the U.S., one in six people is “food insecure”—Midas’ local franchisees launched Drive Out Hunger in the fall of 2014 to address that sad fact. Since inception, store owners of independently owned and operated locations and their employees have been running food drives, raising funds and coordinating box drops at food banks, ultimately resulting in more than 750,000 meals donated to food-insecure individuals across North America.

Help spread the word and feed the hungry Monday, July 13th from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. located at West Ridge Mall, 1801 Southwest Wanamaker Road in Topeka, Kansas. Participate in giveaways, win prizes and enjoy a day of fun all while giving back. Proceeds that day will go to benefit the Harvesters - The Community Food Network.

This summer, Midas franchisees are launching the Drive Out Hunger #1Mile1Meal Food Truck in their local communities. Over 40 days, the truck will travel more than 10,000 miles, collecting food and funds and providing hands-on assistance for hunger relief in 25 cities throughout the nation.

At every event, community members can enjoy giveaways and help support the cause in three easy ways:
• Attend the food truck event and receive FREE lemonade, with donations suggested. All funds are collected and donated by the local franchisee to their local food bank. For every $5 donated, 25 meals will be made available to the hunger relief efforts.
• Bring a box or can of nonperishable food to the event; food donations will be gifted by the local franchisee to local food banks.
• Fuel the hunger-fighting road trip on social media by using #1Mile1Meal on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. For every use of the #1Mile1Meal hashtag, the Drive Out Hunger Food Truck will drive one additional mile and one additional meal will be donated until we reach 50,000 meals donated.

Click here for more information http://www.midas.com/driveouthunger


Ice Cream Social

Elmont United Methodist Church, 6635 NW Church Lane, Topeka, Kansas
Social event to include meal of chicken salad sandwich, chips, and a drink - for $5.

Add to the meal some Homemade Ice Cream - $0.50 per scoop.

Donate a school supply item or canned good and get a scoop of ice cream FREE!

Elmont United Methodist Church, 785-286-4521


The Australian Bee Gees Show

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

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



Jessica Lang Dance

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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



An Evening with Ana Gasteyer

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

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



Annual Iris Sale

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

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



Grape Escape

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

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



Adventure Camp: Astronomical Adventure

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

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

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

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


Megan Berry
785.587.2726
berrym@cityofmhk.com



Adventure Camp: Off to Oregon!

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

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

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

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


Megan Berry
785.587.2726
berrym@cityofmhk.com



Adventure Camp: Hide & Go Camo

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

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

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



Megan Berry
785.587.2726
berrym@cityofmhk.com



Adventure Camp: Fire on the Prarie

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

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

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

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


Megan Berry
785.587.2726
berrym@cityofmhk.com



Vacation Bible School

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

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

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

For information, call (785) 235-1010

Call (785) 235-1010


39th Annual Meriden Threshing Show

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

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


The Charlie Daniels Band

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

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



Jay Leno

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

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

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



The Robert Cray Band

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

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

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



Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

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

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



An Evening with Kristin Chenoweth

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

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



An Evening with Shirley MacLaine

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

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

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



Bram Stoker's Dracula

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

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

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

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



The Hot Sardines — Speakeasy Nights

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

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

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

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



Vienna Boys Choir

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

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

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

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



Canadian Brass: A Holiday Concert

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

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

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



Aaron Neville

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

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

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

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



2015 Monster Energy Cup

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

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

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

UNLV Tickets


Kansas Connections Academy to Host Free Family Information Session

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

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

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


1-800-382-6010


Kansas Connections Academy to Host Free Family Information Session

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

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

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


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



St. Marys City Market - Cider Days

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

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



50th Year Anniversary Celebration of PARS

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

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

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

Judy Wilson, 785.266.4606, jwilson@safestreets.org


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

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

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

Judy Wilson, 785.266.4606, jwilson@safestreets.org


Safe Streets Coalition

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

Judy Wilson, 785.266.4606, jwilson@safestreets.org


Safe Streets Coalition

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

Judy Wilson, 785.266.4606, jwilson@safestreets.org


Safe Streets Coalition

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

Judy Wilson, 785.266.4606, jwilson@safestreets.org


Retailer's Meeting

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

Judy Wilson, 785.266.4606, jwilson@safestreets.org


Retailer's Meeting

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

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

Please call 266.4606 for meeting locations or more information.

Judy Wilson, 785.266.4606, jwilson@safestreets.org


Retailer's Meeting

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

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

Please call 266.4606 for meeting locations or more information.

Judy Wilson, 785.266.4606, jwilson@safestreets.org


Substance Abuse Task Force

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

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

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

Judy Wilson, 785.266.4606, jwilson@safestreets.org


Rhythm and Brews Music Festival

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

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

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



Clothing Exchange

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

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



Clothing Exchange

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

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



Harvester's Mobile Food Pantry

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

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

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



SonShine Carnival

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

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

Pastor David Deck 785-230-4362



Harvester's Mobile Food Pantry

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

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



Clothing Exchange

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

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



Clothing Exchange

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

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



Rhythm and Brews Music Festival

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

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

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

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



SonShine Carnival

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

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

Pastor David Deck 785-230-4362



Career Info Session

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

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

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

COURTNEY 785-272-0889


Tough Enough to Wear Pink Spaghetti Dinner

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

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


Tough Enough to Wear Pink Rodeo

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

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



Tough Enough to Wear Pink Spaghetti Dinner

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

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


St. Marys Freedom 5k Run/Walk

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

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


AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Days

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

Eva Birch


MJ's Memories 2 Mile Walk

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

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

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

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

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

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


40th Annual Huff n' Puff Balloon Rally

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

www.huff-n-puff.org


Topeka Safe Bike Riding Classes

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

Andy Fry


SPLASH BASH

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

Journey Church 271-5483


Explosion Tour 2015

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

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



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