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Ghost Tours of Kansas Public Ghost Hunt

Serendipity 820 N Kansas Ave. Topeka
Ghost Tours of Kansas and Serendipity have joined forces to offer another Public Ghost Hunt! The previous ghost hunt was so successful we are bringing you a fantastic evening of more ghost hunting of 4 proven haunted buildings ! Saturday, July 23, 2016, beginning at 8PM. KPI, Kansas Paranormal Investigators will be the host investigative team for the evening and will include an informative and intriguing presentation from 8-9PM. Following; from 9-11:30 will be the ghost hunt which includes 4 different buildings on North Kansas Avenue. 11:30-12 Midnight will be a group channelling session with Vicky Millard. Cost for the event is 25.00 per person. Tickets must be purchased in advance at www.ghosttoursofkansas.com. Bring your ghost hunting equipment. Mag lights have been very successful communicating with spirits along with k-2's and camera's of course. Come early and partake in exceptionally fresh mexican food from NOTO Burrito. Serendipity wall also have alcoholic drinks available.Purchase tickets at www.ghosttoursofkansas.com 785-851-0856 ghosttoursofkansas@gmail.com. Please print off you purchase confirmation as we do not mail out tickets. Please read our terms and conditions or FAQ page for more information.

www.ghosttoursofkansas.com

785-851-0856

ghosttoursofkansas@gmail.com

http://www.ghosttoursofkansas.com/#!ghost-hunt/si05c

Ghost Tours of Kansas


Clothing Exchange

Topeka Free Methodist Church 3450 SE Indiana Ave. Topeka, KS 66605
The Clothing Exchange will be open Saturday, July 30 from 10:00am - 2:00pm and Saturday, August 6 from 10:00am - 2:00pm. The Clothing Exchange offers free clothing and small household items. People may also bring used clothing to share. Clothing needs to be in good condition (you would still wear it) and clean.

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



Harvesters Mobile Food Pantry

Topeka Free Methodist Church 3450 SE Indiana Ave. Topeka, KS 66605
Topeka Free Methodist Church, a member of Harvester’s network, will hold a Mobile Food Pantry in Topeka on Saturday, July 23, 2016 from 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
785-266-6610
topekafmc@gmail.com



The Southwest Market

5900 Sw 61st, Topeka, Ks -South Parking Lot
Over 30 vendors though out the summer- veggies, fruits, plants, arts & crafts, food, drinks, baked goods, small business products, music and more.

Leslie @ 785-608-2496


Summer Fun Quilt Show

3430 Iowa Street, Lawrence, KS
Come see over 150 quilts, shop our vendors and boutique, check out our silent auction and listen to our featured artist Marge Banks at this years quilt show.

www.kawvalleyquiltersguild.org
Kathy Pflaum



Summer Fun Quilt Show

3430 Iowa Street, Lawrence, KS
Come see over 150 quilts, shop our vendors and boutique, check out our silent auction and listen to our featured artist Marge Banks at this years quilt show.

www.kawvalleyquiltersguild.org
Kathy Pflaum



Chili & Vegetable Soup Supper

Kansas Ave United Methodist Church, 1029 N Kansas Ave, Topeka KS 66608
ANNUAL CHILI & VEGETABLE SOUP SUPPER on Friday, February 12th from 4:00pm-6:30pm
at KS Ave United Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall, 1029 N Kansas Ave, Topeka
66608. Adults $8, Kids 10 and under $3.50. Includes chili or vegetable soup,
crackers, relishes, drink & dessert. Hot dogs $1.00, Chili Dogs $1.50. Carry
Out Available. Community Invited. Delicious! Sponsored by New Spirit Class.

Kelly White, 296-2099


Roar into the 20's with the Junior League of Topeka

The Manor Conference Center - Sunflower Ballroom, Topeka
Cocktails, dinner, auction & entertainment; $65 person, $100 per couple, $500 table of 8 (includes two free drinks and cash bar); 20's theme or cocktail attire encouraged; Honoring the Community Volunteer Award Winner and the Gold Rose Winner; The Junior League of Topeka, Inc. is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. The Roar into the 20's evening event is a fundraiser for the Junior League of Topeka to help support its community programs.

Lindsey Munson, (785) 806-5799


Faith Temple Church's Appreciation Service for Mother Evelyn Lassiter

Faith Temple Church, 1162 SW Lincoln, Topeka, KS
An appreciation service for Mother Evelyn Lassiter

Mother Wilma Richardson. 785-235-1834


Celebrating Our Bishop, Dr. R. K. Lassiter, Sr. ... Foundation, Landmark, Vision ... for 41 Years!

Faith Temple Church, 1162 SW Lincoln, Topeka, KS
A celebration of Bishop R. K. Lassiter, Sr.!

Sis. Zina / 785-235-1834



Faith Temple Church's "2nd" First Friday Explosion!

Faith Temple Church, 1162 SW Lincoln, Topeka, KS
Faith Temple Church is presenting its 2nd “First Friday Explosion!” on February 5, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. at Faith Temple Church (1162 SW Lincoln, corners of Lincoln and Munson). Come expecting a mighty "Move of God!" There will be singing, dancing, inspirational speaking, and most importantly, the "Word of God!"

Sis. Christina at 785-235-1834


An Appreciation Service for Mother Evelyn Lassiter

Faith Temple Church, 1162 SW Lincoln, Topeka, KS
Mother Lassiter is the Senior Mother at Faith Temple Church, being the oldest current mother within the church body. She is also the mother of Bishop R. K. Lassiter, Sr., our former pastor, and the grandmother of our current pastor, R. K. Lassiter, Jr.
You have our heartfelt invitation to come and help us show love to Mother Lassiter! She has touched so many - simply too many to count! Please come out on Saturday, February 20, 2016, at 2:00 p.m., and help us extend God’s Love to our Dear Senior Mother, Mother Evelyn Lassiter!


Mother Richarson at 785-235-1834


Film: Sweetgrass

Mulvane Art Museum, 17th and Jewell, Topeka, KS 66621
Theodore Waddell’s (Hallowed Absurdities) artwork is influenced by his life as a Montana rancher. Sweetgrass follows the last modern-day cowboys as they lead their flocks of sheep up into Montana’s breathtaking and often dangerous Absaroka-Beartooth Mountains for summer pasture. This astonishingly beautiful yet unsparing film reveals a world in which nature and culture, animals and humans, vulnerability and violence are all intimately meshed.

Julie Myers 785-670-1124 Julie.Myers@washburn.edu


Panel Discussion for “Hallowed Absurdities”: Work by Theodore Waddell

Mulvane Art Museum, 17th and Jewell, Topeka, KS 66621
Gun ownership is an issue today in the face of terrorism, mass shootings and the upcoming right in Kansas to carry guns on college campuses. David Carter, Washburn’s Visiting Professor of Ethics and Leadership, will moderate a discussion on 2nd amendment rights, hunting and other topics of concern. Panelists will include Dr. Mark Peterson, WU Professor of Political Science and Dr. Chris Conner, Assistant Professor and Dr. John Paul, Professor of Sociology and Anthropology.

Julie Myers, 785-670-1124, Julie.myers@washburn.edu


Art Exhibit Opening

Mulvane Art Museum, 17th and Jewell, Topeka, KS 66621
Please join us at the Mulvane Art Museum on Friday February 5, from 5:30 -7:30 pm, for the opening of two new exhibits. The Washburn University Art Department Student Exhibition and “Hallowed Absurdities,” works by Theodore Waddell.
The annual art student exhibition showcases the work of the art department’s talented students. It includes art in a variety of media, including drawing, printmaking, watercolor, ceramic, textiles, sculpture, photography, mixed media and painting.
“Hallowed Absurdities” by Theodore Waddell are works sometimes made from road kill, animal skulls, jawbones, pelts and skins, as well as body bags, bullets, tools and actual guns, the art works in Hallowed Absurdities raise the issue of the use of guns in our society. With humor, irony and wit, Theodore Waddell’s mixed media assemblages poke fun at gun collectors, question the ethics of competitive big game hunting and defend the quality of all life, be it human or animal.

Julie Myers, 785-670-1124, Julie.myers@washburn.edu


Washburn University Art Department Student Exhibition

Mulvane Art Museum, 17th and Jewell, Topeka, KS 66621
The annual art student exhibition showcases the work of the art department’s talented students. It includes art in a variety of media, including drawing, printmaking, watercolor, ceramic, textiles, sculpture, photography, mixed media and painting.

Julie Myers, 785-670-1124 Julie.myers@washburn.edu


Panel Discussion for “Hallowed Absurdities

Mulvane Art Museum, 17th and Jewell, Topeka
Gun ownership is an issue today in the face of terrorism, mass shootings and the upcoming right in Kansas to carry guns on college campuses. David Carter, Washburn’s Visiting Professor of Ethics and Leadership, will moderate a discussion on 2nd amendment rights, hunting and other topics of concern. Panelists will include Dr. Mark Peterson, WU Professor of Political Science and Dr. Chris Conner, Assistant Professor and Dr. John Paul, Professor of Sociology and Anthropology.

Julie Myers, 785-670-1124, Julie.myers@washburn.edu


Panel Discussion for “Hallowed Absurdities”: Work by Theodore Waddell

Mulvane Art Museum, 17th and jewell, Topeka, KS 66621
Gun ownership is an issue today in the face of terrorism, mass shootings and the upcoming right in Kansas to carry guns on college campuses. David Carter, Washburn’s Visiting Professor of Ethics and Leadership, will moderate a discussion on 2nd amendment rights, hunting and other topics of concern. Panelists will include Dr. Mark Peterson, WU Professor of Political Science and Dr. Chris Conner, Assistant Professor and Dr. John Paul, Professor of Sociology and Anthropology.

Julie Myers, 785-670-1124, Julie.myers@washburn.edu


Panel Discussion for “Hallowed Absurdities

Mulvane Art Museum, 17th and Jewell, Topeka
Gun ownership is an issue today in the face of terrorism, mass shootings and the upcoming right in Kansas to carry guns on college campuses. David Carter, Washburn’s Visiting Professor of Ethics and Leadership, will moderate a discussion on 2nd amendment rights, hunting and other topics of concern. Panelists will include Dr. Mark Peterson, WU Professor of Political Science and Dr. Chris Conner, Assistant Professor and Dr. John Paul, Professor of Sociology and Anthropology.

Julie Myers, 785-670-1124, Julie.myers@washburn.edu


Boy Scout Troop 175 Pancake Breakfast

First Lutheran Church, 1234 SW Fairlawn Rd, Topeka, KS 66604
Come out and enjoy all you care to eat pancakes. Troop 175 of Topeka, KS is having a pancake breakfast fundraiser to help all of our members raise money to go Colorado or Boundary Waters this summer. We are also going to Philmont in 2017. These are very expensive trips, and the boys and their parents could use all the help they can get. If you know a member of the troop, please contact them directly for tickets, otherwise you can buy them at the door. We hope to see you there.

All you care to eat pancakes
Sausage
Milk or Juice
Coffee
$5
(Children 12 and under free with paid adult)


Doug Brownlee, 785-383-6087 - info@troop175blacklions.org


Couture for Cancer

Agricultural Hall @ Kansas Expocentre, Topeka, KS
The American Cancer Society’s 12th Annual Couture For Cancer will be held at the Agriculture Hall on Saturday, April 9, 2016. Enjoy an evening out with the girls for a night of shopping and fashion all to support the American Cancer Society. The fun begins at 5:00 pm with food, beverages, silent and live auctions, followed by a runway fashion show featuring cancer survivors.

American Cancer Society; (785) 273-4462


Boy Scout Troop 10 Pancake Feed

1621 SW College Avenue, Topeka, KS 66604
Join Boy Scout Troop 10 for all-you-can-eat pancakes on Saturday, February 13, 2016 from 7:00 am to 1:00 pm at the University United Methodist Church. Tickets are just $5.00 in advance or at the door for all-you-can-eat pancakes and bottomless juice or coffee. The boys of Troop 10 will be your servers. Children under 5 eat free with an adult purchase. All proceeds are used to help Troop 10 with scouting activities such as camping and leadership development. We hope to see you there!

Katrina Ringler 785-215-0870


Panckes & Sausage Breakfast

Seaman Community Church 2036 NW Taylor, Topeka, KS 66608
Pancakes & Sausage Breakfast $5.00
Pancakes, Sausage, Milk, coffee, and juice served

Lindsay Smith 354-8777


2016 Sunflower State Games

Topeka, KS
The 2016 Sunflower State Games will take place July 8-24th in Topeka, Kansas. The 27th Annual sports festival is open to Kansans of all ages and skill levels. The event will feature over 45 different competitions, including new events like Rugby, Powerlifting, and Gymnastics. Registration for the event opens March 1. Complete event information and registration procedures can be found at www.sunflowergames.com. Make plans now to join us this summer and Shoot for the Stars in 2016!


Natalie Bader, 785-235-2295, staff1@sunflowergames.com


Educator Open House

Flint Hills Discovery Center, 315 S 3rd Street, Manhattan, KS 66502
Please join the Flint Hills Discovery Center for our Educator Open House. Come sample science and history teaching strategies to connect your curriculum with the Flint Hills, preview our updated school programs, and tour our two new traveling exhibitions, How People Make Things and A View from Space. Light refreshments will be served. Participation is FREE for all educators. Walk-ins welcome! For more information or to register, please call 785.587.2726 or visit www.flinthillsdiscovery.org –

Stephen Bridenstine, 785-587-2726, bridenstine@cityofmhk.com


Tallgrass Tales, The Book with No Pictures by B.J. Novak

Flint Hills Discovery Center, 315 S 3rd Street, Manhattan, KS 66502
Free; registration is not required.
Tallgrass Tales is a unique program that uses storytelling to connect the youngest residents of our community to the rich culture and ecology of the Flint Hills. Each session is the first Friday of the month and features a different story supported by themed programming. This is a free program and registration is not required.


Stephen Bridenstine, 785-587-2726, bridenstine@cityofmhk.com


Glassmaking Three Ways!

Flint Hills Discovery Center, 315 S 3rd Street, Manhattan, KS 66502
Come learn the science and the basics of warm glass and create three pieces to take home in this fun, interactive workshop. Students will create a pendant or keychain out of fused glass, a small stained glass piece, and learn how to use a torch to make simple beads. All materials will be provided. No previous experience necessary. Lunch will be provided. Due to firing times, some student work will not be available for pick-up until 24 hours have passed.
FHDC Members: $15 Non-Members: $18

Stephen Bridenstine, 785-587-2726, bridenstine@cityofmhk.com


Preschoolers in the Flint Hills, Dr. Seuss Day

Flint Hills Discovery Center, 315 S 3rd Street, Manhattan, KS 66502
Preschoolers will build a Dr. Seuss edible snack, make sock puppets and play a rhyming game!

Preschool age children begin discovering the wonder of the Flint Hills where they live, but look beyond the city limits in their exploration. Children further their sense of place and belonging to this region through interactions with the ecology and the history of place. Parents and younger siblings are welcome to join their preschooler for all the fun at no additional cost.
Pre-registration is required. Enrollment is limited to a maximum of 10 children so please register early!
FHDC Members: $7 | Non-members: $9
To pre-register, please visit www.flinthillsdiscovery.org or call 785.587.2726.

Stephen bridenstine, 785-587-2726, bridenstine@cityofmhk.com


Adventure Camp, All About Energy

Flint Hills Discovery Center, 315 S 3rd Street, Manhattan, KS 66502
Students will discover the different types of kinetic and potential energy, build a roller coaster and practice their engineering skills to redesign it!
Adventure Camp is limited to 24 students, grades 3-6. 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, please visit www.flinthillsdiscovery.org or call 785.587.2726.


Stephen Bridenstine, 785-587-2726, bridenstine@cityofmhk.com


Adventure Camp, Assemble it!

Flint Hills Discovery Center, 315 S 3rd Street, Manhattan, KS 66502
Students will visit a factory with an assembly line, create an efficient Wooden Airplane Factory and discover how to make processes more efficient.

Adventure Camp is limited to 24 students, grades 3-6. 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, please visit www.flinthillsdiscovery.org or call 785.587.2726.


Stephen Bridenstine, 785-587-2726, bridenstine@cityofmhk.com


Lucky in Love Luncheon

Atria Hearthstone West, 3515 SW 6th Ave., Topeka, Kansas
Couples married 50 plus years, to join us for lunch, entertainment and gifts. Please RSVP by February 4th to Franny at 234-6225

Franny Deters 785-234-6225 at Atria Hearthstone West


NATIONAL CAREER FAIR

Capitol Plaza Hotel Topeka 1717 SW Topeka Blvd, Topeka, KS 66612
Free live hiring event. Meet face to face with employers. Career seekers should come professionally dressed and bring multiple copies of their resumes. Career seekers are invited to pre-register to attend at http://www.nationalcareerfairs.com/career-fairs/topeka-career-fairs/20160216/

Donetta
877-561-5627



Adventure Camp, Making Molds

Flint Hills Discovery Center, 315 S 3rd Street, Manhattan, KS 66502
Students will make bouncy balls, plastic and gak!
Adventure Camp is limited to 24 students, grades 3-6. 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, please visit www.flinthillsdiscovery.org or call 785.587.2726.

Stephen Bridenstine, 785-587-2726, bridenstine@cityofmhk.com


Adventure Camp, To Bend and Deform

Flint Hills Discovery Center, 315 S 3rd Street, Manhattan, KS 66502
Students will experiment how natural materials bend in different weather patterns and discover which materials can return to their original shape.
Adventure Camp is limited to 24 students, grades 3-6. 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, please visit www.flinthillsdiscovery.org or call 785.587.2726.

Stephen Bridenstine, 785-587-2726, bridenstine@cityofmhk.com


Adventure Camp, Cut and Design

Flint Hills Discovery Center, 315 S 3rd Street, Manhattan, KS 66502
Students will learn a variety of machines, how they cut and test different materials and see which is best for cake cutting and other objects.
Adventure Camp is limited to 24 students, grades 3-6. 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, please visit www.flinthillsdiscovery.org or call 785.587.2726.

Stephen Bridenstine, 785-587-2726, bridenstine@cityofmhk.com


Adventure Camp, Programming is Fun!

Flint Hills Discovery Center, 315 S 3rd Street, Manhattan, KS 66502
Students will work with KSU programming and use different iPad apps to learn and practice programming.
Adventure Camp is limited to 24 students, grades 3-6. 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, please visit www.flinthillsdiscovery.org or call 785.587.2726.

Stephen Bridenstine, 785-587-2726, bridenstine@cityofmhk.com


Go See It! Turning a Wood Bowl, From Tree to Table

Flint Hills Discovery Center, 315 S 3rd Street, Manhattan, KS 66502
Learn about woodturning and all the amazing things you can make from the Flint Hills Woodturners.
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! Go See It! lectures are free and open to the public. For more information, please call 785.587.2726 or visit www.flinthillsdiscovery.org.


Stephen Bridenstine, 785-587-2726, bridenstine@cityofmhk.com


KU Biodiversity Institute & Natural History Museum, A Science on Tap Event; Serving up Coffee, Chocolate, and More: How Wildlife Protect our Favorite Foods

Free State Brewing Co. 636 Massachusetts Street, Lawrence, Kansas 66044 (785) 843-4555
Around the world, agricultural pests damage crop plants beloved by humans. But a variety of natural predators help boost harvests by keeping pest populations in check. Are there ways that humans can enhance these free ecological services? For this Science on Tap, Steve Roels, tropical biologist at Michigan State University, will explore the many ways that wild animals help feed us and consider how humans can, in return, help them.

Biodiversity Institute & Natural History Museum, 1345 Jayhawk Blvd., Lawrence, KS 66045, 785-864-4450


Preschoolers in the Flint Hills, Dr. Seuss Day

Flint Hills Discovery Center, 315 S 3rd Street, Manhattan, KS 66502
Preschoolers will construct a flower with matching pom poms and make their own flowers using celery!.

Preschool age children begin discovering the wonder of the Flint Hills where they live, but look beyond the city limits in their exploration. Children further their sense of place and belonging to this region through interactions with the ecology and the history of place. Parents and younger siblings are welcome to join their preschooler for all the fun at no additional cost.
Pre-registration is required. Enrollment is limited to a maximum of 10 children so please register early!
FHDC Members: $7 | Non-members: $9
To pre-register, please visit www.flinthillsdiscovery.org or call 785.587.2726.


Stephen Bridenstine, 785-587-2726, bridenstine@cityofmhk.com


Prairie Chicken Booming

Flint Hills Discovery Center, 315 S 3rd Street, Manhattan, KS 66502
Don’t miss this rare opportunity to visit a Greater Prairie-Chicken booming ground at the height of the booming season. Staff will accompany you on your trip and provide all the insight you need. Limited to seven participants per trip, ages 16+. Pre-registration is required. Please visit our website for full program details.

Other available dates:
Saturday, April 2
Saturday, April 9
Saturday, April 16


Pre-registration is required.
FHDC Members: $40 | Non-Members: $45
To pre-register, please visit www.flinthillsdiscovery.org or call 785.587.2726.

Daniel Schapaugh, 785-587-2726, schapaugh@cityofmhk.com


Tell Your Pain to Back Off: Ways to Manage Back Pain

Rebound Physical Therapy South Clinic | 2117 SW 37th St. Topeka, KS | 66611
–“Tell Your Back Pain to Back Off” with a local physical therapist at the next free Helping You Help Yourself workshop. These presentations offer real-world health and fitness tips to area residents. The workshop will begin at 6:30 p.m. on February 23, 2016 at Rebound Physical Therapy South Clinic.

This workshop entitled “Tell Your Pain to Back Off: Ways to Manage Back Pain” will feature Kathy Selig, Physical Therapist and Jenna Hamilton, Doctor of Physical Therapist, on the subject of back pain. This workshop will give you insight into common back problems, show how you can prevent or correct causes of back pain, and restore your level of mobility.

The seminar will be held at 2117 SW 37th St. (37th and Burlingame,) in the Rebound Physical Therapy South Clinic. Admission is free and reservations can be made by calling 785-271-5533.


Elle Hutchinson | 785.271.5533


Frankie Valens Concert

Osage City United Methodist Church 219 S 6th Osage City KS
Frankie Valens, a Pop Singing Legend of the 60's & 70's & his wife, Phyllis, who is a concert pianist will be coming to our church for the following events.

Saturday, February 6, 2016
Spaghetti Supper - 5:00-6:45 pm
Golden Oldies Concert - 7:00 pm
Sunday, February 7, 2016
Gospel Concert - 10:45 am

Free-Will Love Offerings will be taken for each event

Osage City United Methodist Church
219 S 6th
Osage City KS

Gwen Crane
785-528-4443



Rhea Lana's of Topeka

Topeka Performing Arts Center 214 SE 8th Street Topeka, KS 66603
Rhea Lana's of Topeka is an upscale children's consignment event.

Amber Bartel
785-213-7575
amberbartel@rhealana.com



Topeka Regional Catholic Women's Retreat

Christ the King Catholic Church 5973 SW 25th St. Topeka, Kansas
We are blessed to announce Lisa Cotter as the keynote speaker. Lisa Cotter debunks the myths of modern day stereotypical womanhood. Using insights from Saint Pope John Paul II and the heroic example of other modern-day saints, Lisa gets to the truth about what it means to be an authentic woman.

Tonya Campbell 785.221.8652 tanncampbell@gmail.com


Highland Park UMC Pancake Day / Country Store

2914 Southeast Michigan, Topeka, Kansas
Serving pancakes, eggs, sausage and beverage. During the pancake feed, the Highland Park United Methodist Women will have their Country Store selling crafts and baked goods..


John Horn, 785-266-6555,


Bleeding Kansas 2016

Constitution Hall, 319 Elmore, Lecompton, KS
“Founding the Soldier State: How Bleeding Kansas and the Civil War Shaped Kansas—a Kansas Day program by author, historian, public speaker Deb Goodrich, book signing to follow.

Tim Rues, 785-887-6520, consthall@kshs.org


Bleeding Kansas 2016

Constitution Hall, 319 Elmore, Lecompton, KS
“ Firebrand: The Amazing Story of Bleeding Kansas Fighter August Bondi” by Firebrand author Aaron Barnhart, book signing to follow.

Tim Rues, 785-887-6520, consthall@kshs.org


Bleeding Kansas 2016

Constitution Hall, 319 Elmore, Lecompton, KS
"Soldiers in the Army of Freedom: The First Kansas Colored and the Civil War’s First African American Combat Unit” by historian and author Ian Spurgeon, book signing to follow.

Additionally, “James Lane: Pioneering Patriot” by Avery Munns, Washburn Rural High School, a National History Day video and,
First Kansas mural display by Royal Valley Middle School


Tim Rues, 785-887-6520, consthall@kshs.org


Bleeding Kansas 2016

Constitution Hall, 319 Elmore, Lecompton, KS
“Free State Families of Kanwaka: Profile of the 1855 Ohio Immigrant Party” by Monica Davis, research volunteer, Watkins Museum of History and “Matilda Barber” portrayal by Jan Elder, Lecompton reenactor, National Park Service living history interpreter.

Tim Rues, 785-887-6520, consthall@kshs.org


Bleeding Kansas 2016

Constitution Hall, 319 Elmore, Lecompton, KS
“ Border Wars Ballads: Territorial and Civil War Songs of Kansas and Missouri” by historian and educator Dr. Carl Graves.

Tim Rues, 785-887-6520, consthall@kshs.org


Bleeding Kansas 2016

Constitution Hall, 319 Elmore, Lecompton, KS
“Colonel Henry Titus: The Osama Bin Laden of the Abolitionist Press” by Professor Antonio de la Cova, University of South Carolina at Columbia.

Tim Rues, 785-887-6520, consthall@kshs.org


Lecture Series in Economics and Free Enterprise

Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center, Washburn University, 17th and Jewell Avenue, Topeka
Jonathan Binder will present “A New World Order: Rise of the Emerging Markets” as part of the annual Lecture Series in Economics and Free Enterprise sponsored by Washburn University School of Business. Binder is co-founder of employee-owned hedge fund sponsor Consilium Investment Management.

Breakfast will be served. Admission is $10. Reservations required by 5 p.m. Wednesday, January 20. Register online at wuevent.org/greinerlecture, or contact Lisa Hecker at 785-670-1438; businessrsvp@washburn.edu.

Lisa Hecker
785-670-1438



Substance Abuse Task Force

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, local businesses, faith community, government representatives, youth organizations and many others! The meeting will be held at 11:30 a.m. at Kansas Children's Service League, 3545 SW 5th Street, Topeka. Anyone is welcome to attend. Call 266.4606 for more information.

Judy Wilson, 266.4606, jwilson@safestreets.org


Substance Abuse Task Force

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, local businesses, faith community, government representatives, youth organizations and many others! The meeting will be held at 11:30 a.m. at Kansas Children's Service League, 3545 SW 5th Street, Topeka. Anyone is welcome to attend. Call 266.4606 for more information.

Judy Wilson, 266.4606, jwilson@safestreets.org


Medicare Educational Seminar

2951 SW Woodside Drive, Topeka, KS 66614
Century Health Solutions, a subsidiary of Stormont-Vail Healthcare, will hold a Medicare educational seminar Tuesday, February 9th at 6:30 p.m. Learn the basics of Medicare and all of its options. Seminars are designed for those becoming eligible for Medicare as well as those considering making a change during open enrollment. Seminar will be held at 2951 SW Woodside Dr., Topeka, KS 66614. For information call 233-1816, email us info@century-health.com or sign up at our website http://centuryinsuranceagencyks.com on the Medicare tab . Light snacks and beverages will be provided.

info@century-health.com OR 785-233-1816 OR http://centuryinsuranceagencyks.com


KU Natural History Museum, A Science on Tap Event, Dark Life: Forget Everything You Learned in Biology

Free State Brewing Co., 636 Massachusetts St. Lawrence, KS 66044
Though unseen, microbes comprise most of life on Earth: there are more microbes in a teaspoon of seawater than all the mammals in Africa. They control the living systems of the planet, including humans. And they overturn everything you thought you knew about life on Earth. Welcome to quantum biology. Presented by Leonard Krishtalka, Director of the KU Biodiversity Institute.

Biodiversity Institute & Natural History Museum, 1345 Jayhawk Blvd., Lawrence, KS 66045, 785-864-4450


An Evening with Kelly Corrigan

Topeka Collegiate School 2200 SW Eveningside Dr. Topeka, KS 66614
New York Times bestselling author Kelly Corrigan is coming to Topeka Collegiate on Kansas Day, Friday, January 29, 2016, as part of the paperback tour for her memoir GLITTER AND GLUE. The $30 ticket price includes the book talk, an autographed paperback copy of GLITTER AND GLUE, and support for financial aid to deserving students at Topeka Collegiate School. Tickets can be purchased online at https://portal11.bidpal.net/Portal/bpe291382/main/home.html;jsessionid=8CEC18039248C2FFF57AC9EAB3E5811A

Mary Loftus
Development Director
785-228-0490



Retailer's Meeting

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

Judy Wilson, 266.4606, jwilson@safestreets.org


Retailer's Meeting

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

Judy Wilson, 266.4606, jwilson@safestreets.org


Substance Abuse Task Force

Kansas Children's Service League, 3545 SW 5th 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! The meeting will be held at 11:30 a.m. at Kansas Children's Service League, 3545 SW 5th Street, Topeka, Kansas. Anyone is welcome to attend. Call 266.4606 for more information.

Judy Wilson, 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, 266.4606, jwilson@safestreets.org


Retailer's Meeting

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

Judy Wilson, 266.4606, jwilson@safestreets.org


VFW Post #1650 Biscuits & Gravy Breakfast

Philip Billard Post # 1650, 3110 Huntoon St, Topeka KS, 66604
Join the VFW for Breakfast to help our Community Veterans!
Keep your donations local!
Proceeds will help our Topeka Community Veterans who have legitimate needs. Our Post has proven processes that ensure your donations are going to genuine needs.

785-235-9073


VFW Post #1650 Vietnam Veterans Recognition Ceremony

Philip Billard Post # 1650, 3110 Huntoon St, Topeka KS, 66604
11:00 am History of the War in Vietnam Presentation
11:30 am Vietnam Veterans Panel
12:00 pm Rendering of Honors to the Fallen
12:30 pm Complimentary Lunch


Post Commander, Michael L. Slusser 785-235-9073


Preschoolers in the Flint Hills, Groundhog’s Day

Flint Hills Discovery Center, Manhattan, KS
Preschoolers will create their very own groundhog mask, enjoy a snack and play a matching game.

Preschool age children begin discovering the wonder of the Flint Hills where they live, but look beyond the city limits in their exploration. Children further their sense of place and belonging to this region through interactions with the ecology and the history of place. Parents and younger siblings are welcome to join their preschooler for all the fun at no additional cost.
Pre-registration is required. Enrollment is limited to a maximum of 10 children so please register early!
FHDC Members: $7 | Non-members: $9
To pre-register, please visit www.flinthillsdiscovery.org or call 785.587.2726.
Registration opens Monday, January 4, 2016.



Stephen Bridenstine, 785-587-2729, bridenstine@cityofmhk.com


Adventure Camp, Pioneers Across the Prairie

Flint Hills Discovery Center, Manhattan, KS
Students will experiment with loads, test how much force is needed to pull a covered wagon and build a life size covered wagon model!
Adventure Camp is limited to 24 students, grades 3-6. 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
Registration opens Monday, January 4, 2016.


Stephen Bridenstine, 785-587-2729


Tallgrass Tales, Wind Flyers by Angela Johnson

Flint Hills Discovery Center, Manhattan, KS
Free; registration is not required.
Tallgrass Tales is a unique program that uses storytelling to connect the youngest residents of our community to the rich culture and ecology of the Flint Hills. Each session is the first Friday of the month and features a different story supported by themed programming. This is a free program and registration is not required.


Stephen Bridenstine, 785-587-2729, bridenstine@cityofmhk.com


Adventure Camp, The Pony Express

Flint Hills Discovery Center, Manhattan, KS
Students will discover how much sending letters cost and create a flyer for the Pony Express.
Adventure Camp is limited to 24 students, grades 3-6. 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
Registration opens Monday, January 4, 2016.


Stephen Bridenstine, 785-587-2729, bridenstine@cityofmhk.com


Adventure Camp, From Farm to Table

Flint Hills Discovery Center, Manhattan, KS
Students will learn about the different foods in the Flint Hills, visit an actual restaurant and create their own restaurant.
Adventure Camp is limited to 24 students, grades 3-6. 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
Registration opens Monday, January 4, 2016.


Stephen Bridenstine, 785-587-2729, bridenstine@cityofmhk.com


Adventure Camp, Orbiting the Earth

Flint Hills Discovery Center, Manhattan, KS
Students will design their own satellite and analyze the Flint Hills using a satellite map.
Adventure Camp is limited to 24 students, grades 3-6. 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
Registration opens Monday, January 4, 2016.


Stephen Bridenstine, 785-587-2729, bridenstine@cityofmhk.com


Preschoolers in the Flint Hills, Construction Day

Flint Hills Discovery Center, Manhattan, KS
Preschoolers will discover what it takes to build, using several objects including pool noodles and grapes!

Preschool age children begin discovering the wonder of the Flint Hills where they live, but look beyond the city limits in their exploration. Children further their sense of place and belonging to this region through interactions with the ecology and the history of place. Parents and younger siblings are welcome to join their preschooler for all the fun at no additional cost.
Pre-registration is required. Enrollment is limited to a maximum of 10 children so please register early!
FHDC Members: $7 | Non-members: $9
To pre-register, please visit www.flinthillsdiscovery.org or call 785.587.2726. Registration opens Monday, January 4, 2016.


Stephen Bridenstine, 785-587-2729, bridenstine@cityofmhk.com


Go See It! Today’s Reality of Solar Electricity

Flint Hills Discovery Center, Manhattan, KS
Learn all about Solar Energy in the Flint Hills from the Flint Hills Renewable Energy & Efficiency Cooperative.
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! Go See It! lectures are free and open to the public. For more information, please call 785.587.2726 or visit www.flinthillsdiscovery.org. Registration opens Monday, January 4, 2016.


Stephen Bridenstine, 785-587-2729, bridenstine@cityofmhk.com


Glassmaking for Kids!

Flint Hills Discovery Center, Manhattan, KS
Kids will learn the basics of fused glass by creating a small hanging masterpiece. The glass being used is safe for young artists and has no rough edges. All materials will be provided. No previous experience necessary. Due to firing times, student work will not be available for pickup until 48 hours have passed.
FHDC Members: $8 Non-Members: $10

Stephen Bridenstine, 785-587-2729, bridenstine@cityofmhk.com


Nemaha County Women in Agriculture Event

Seneca KS
Chef Alli will teach us to cook a meal in her pressure cooker, talk about Women being the Heart of the farm, Grazing and more! Debbie-Lyons Blythe will talk about her Grazing operation in Kansas and Paige Pratt will talk about her Transitional farming and her grazing techniques

Nemaha County Conservation District Dana Schmelzle 785-336-2186x110


Nemaha County Soil Health Workshop

Nemaha County Community Building Seneca KS
A great workshop with Chuck Rice, Microbiology of the Soil, Soil Health and Climate Change

Nemaha County Conservation District Dana Schmelzle 785-336-2186x110


Topeka Collegiate Discovery Day

Topeka Collegiate School 2200 SW Eveningside Dr. Topeka, KS 66614
Discovery Day is an event for Jr. Pre-K, Pre-K and Kindergarten students and their parents. It is a great way to visit the school, meet the teachers and have lots of fun! Everyone is welcome. Please R.S.V.P. by February 19, 2016. For more information, please visit our website: http://www.topekacollegiate.org/admissions/admissions-dates.cfm

Director of Admissions Paula Huff
785-228-0490



2016 Designers' Showhouse Bare Bones Preview

2016 Designers' Showhouse, 6400 SW Suffolk Rd., Topeka, KS 66610
The 2016 Designers’ Showhouse, a fundraiser benefiting Child Care Aware® of Eastern Kansas, is celebrating its 36th year at Topeka’s beautiful Lake Sherwood. This year’s home, “Stunning Sunsets at Lake Sherwood,” is located at 6400 SW Suffolk Rd.

Stop by the Bare Bones Preview and see the house before it is transformed by designers and craftsmen on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 29 and 30, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, Jan. 31, 12-5 p.m. Cost is $5 at the door with no reservations required. The Bare Bones Preview is sponsored by Ed Bozarth Chevrolet.

Join us at the Bare Bones Chili Supper for beverages, chili and a tour on Friday evening, Jan. 29, 5-7:30 p.m. Cost is $10 with reservations required. Reservations can be made at http://east.ks.childcareaware.org or by calling 785-357-5171, opt. 1. The Chili Supper is sponsored by Summers, Spencer & Company, P.A.

Please utilize the shuttle available, courtesy of Ed Bozarth Chevrolet, from the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church parking lot at 37th and Wanamaker. Shuttles will run constantly during the hours above.

The Designers’ Showhouse is a fundraiser benefiting children by supporting high-quality child care options for families. Visit http://east.ks.childcareaware.org for more information!

Child Care Aware of Eastern Kansas, 785-357-5171, ext. 1, http://east.ks.childcareaware.org, info@east.ks.childcareaware.org


2016 Designers' Showhouse Bare Bones Chili Supper

2016 Designers' Showhouse, 6400 SW Suffolk Rd., Topeka, KS 66610
The 2016 Designers’ Showhouse, a fundraiser benefiting Child Care Aware® of Eastern Kansas, is celebrating its 36th year at Topeka’s beautiful Lake Sherwood. This year’s home, “Stunning Sunsets at Lake Sherwood,” is located at 6400 SW Suffolk Rd.

Join us on Friday, Jan. 29, 5-7:30 p.m., at the Bare Bones Chili Supper for beverages, chili and a tour of the house before it is transformed by area designers and craftsmen. Cost is $10 with reservations required. Reservations can be made at http://east.ks.childcareaware.org or by calling 785-357-5171, opt. 1. The Chili Supper is sponsored by Summers, Spencer & Company, P.A.

Please utilize the shuttle available, courtesy of Ed Bozarth Chevrolet, from the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church parking lot at 37th and Wanamaker. Shuttles will run constantly during the hours above.

The Designers’ Showhouse is a fundraiser benefiting children by supporting high-quality child care options for families. Visit http://east.ks.childcareaware.org for more information!

Child Care Aware of Eastern Kansas, 785-357-5171, ext. 1, http://east.ks.childcareaware.org, info@east.ks.childcareaware.org


Harvesters 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, January 23, 2016 from 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
785-266-6610
topekafmc@gmail.com



Omaha Blitz Football Sneak Peek & Play

Gatekeeper Hobbies 4123 SW Gage Center Drive Topeka, KS 66604
Join us Feb 1 at 7:PM at Gatekeeper Hobbies to celebrate, play and kick-off Omaha Blitz Football

About OBF: Omaha Blitz Football, a trading card game by Triple Fork Games is coming soon. Omaha Blitz is exciting, profitable, fun and ready for the promotional campaign to begin on Kickstarter.com. We hope you will be enthusiastic and want to be part of this unique game.

Date to remember:
- February 1, 2016: Omaha Blitz Football Kickstarter begins.
- February 1, 2016 7:PM: Gatekeeper Hobbies and Games hosts the premier Omaha Blitz Football Sneak Peek & Play.


Contact Venue:

Gatekeeper Hobbies 785.996.4678

Contact Hosts:

Triple Fork Games 785.232.3429

www.tripleforkgames.com

info@tripleforkgames.com



First Wednesday

Susanna Wesley United Methodist Church, 7433 SW 29th Street, Topeka, KS
Susanna Wesley United Methodist Church, 7433 SW 29th Street, will be having their First Wednesday Wesley Café dinner at 6:15 p.m., January 6. The menu will be chicken stir fry, veggie stir fry, rice and egg roll.
The cost is $6 per person. Please call the church at 785-478-3697 if you plan to attend. A worship service will follow.

Pastor Maria Campbell, 785-478-3697.


Million Dollar Quartet

Topeka Performing Arts Center, Topeka, KS
MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET is the high voltage Tony® Award-winning Broadway musical, inspired by the phenomenal true story of the famed recording session where Sam Phillips, the “Father of Rock ‘n’ Roll” brought together icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for one unforgettable night.

This thrilling musical brings you inside the recording studio for a monumental night of rock and roll that explodes off the stage, featuring 21 timeless hits including “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Sixteen Tons,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “I Walk the Line,” “Fever,” “Hound Dog” and more.

Topeka Performing Arts Center
785-234-2787
www.tpactix.org



St. Marys City Market - Let's Get Healthy

George J. Perry Memorial Armory, 110 S. 5th, St. Marys, KS 66536
This is a craft and vendor market. This month's is geared towards healthy living.

Darlene McGranahan, 785-437-6835


St. Marys City Market - Love is in the Air!

George J. Perry Memorial Armory, 110 S. 5th, St. Marys, KS 66536
Craft and Vendor Market in historical St. Marys, Kansas. Come join us. Admission is free.

Darlene McGranahan - 785-437-6835


Berryton Kiwanis Ham & Bean Feed

Berryton United Methodist Church 7010 SE Berryton Rd Berrryton KS 66409
Ham & Bean Feed (Vegetable Beef Soup, also), Cornbread, Dessert & Drink for Free Will offering. Proceeds used for Kiwanis projects

Susie Berry, Secretary 785-220-8032


14th Annual Topeka West JROTC Chili Feed

Topeka West Cafeteria
Fundraiser to benefit programs and events for cadets.

Sharon Crouch, 785-273-0079


35th Annual Bean Feed

IBEW Local 304’s Union Hall, 3906 NW 16th Street, Topeka, KS.
35th Annual Ham & Bean Dinner served by Shawnee Democratic Legislative Delegation & candidates for office in the 2016 election.

Jeff Zamrzla Chair, Shawnee County Democrats, phone 785.228.5734 or 785.633.7381 [cell]


Tallgrass Tales, The Most Magnificent Thing, by Ashley Spires

Flint Hills Discovery Center, Manhattan, KS
Tallgrass Tales is a unique program that uses storytelling to connect the youngest residents of our community to the rich culture and ecology of the Flint Hills. Each session is the first Friday of the month and features a different story supported by themed programming. This is a free program and registration is not required.

Stephen Bridenstine
785.587.2726



Exhibition opening: A View from Space

Flint Hills Discovery Center, Manhattan, KS
A View from Space, a new, highly interactive, hands-on science exhibit, will allow visitors to see the world from a satellite's perspective.

Stephen Bridenstine
785.587.2726



Adventure Camp, Celebrate MLK!

Flint Hills Discovery Center, Manhattan, KS
Students will retrace Kings' steps during his visit to Manhattan and K-State. They'll also take a field trip to the Brown v. Board National Historic Site in Topeka.
Adventure Camp is limited to 24 students, grades 3-6. 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



Stephen Bridenstine
785.587.2726



Go See It! How Things Make People

Flint Hills Discovery Center, Manhattan, KS
Discover how everyday objects have had surprising and far-reaching effects on people from award winning professor and YouTube sensation Michael Wesch

Go See It! lectures are free and open to the public.


Stephen Bridenstine
785.587.2726



Kansas Day

Flint Hills Discovery Center, Manhattan, KS
Learn our state symbols as we celebrate the birthday of Kansas. Duplicate programming offered both days. Participants must RSVP to receive discounted price. Regular admission applies day of event.

Ages 3-6
Youth & Adult Members: $3
Youth & Adult Non-Members: $4


Stephen Bridnestine
785.587.2726



Exhibition opening: How People Make Things

Flint Hills Discovery Center, Manhattan, KS
How People Make Things tells the story of how everyday items are manufactured and brings to life the people, ideas and technology that transforms raw materials into finished products.

General Admission to the Flint Hills Discovery Center

Stephen Bridenstine
785.587.2726



First Day Hike

Tuttle Creek State Park, Manhattan
The hike is a family oriented guided hike to start people off healthy for the new year. Hike is approximately 2 miles and easy terrain. No cost except for State Park vehicle permit.

Todd Lovin, Park Manager. 785-539-7941, todd.lovin@ksoutdoors.com


Drive-through Living Nativity

First Lutheran Church, 1234 SW Fairlawn Road
Seven live scenes of the Nativity, portrayed by children and families of our Chruch, accompanied by carolers and live seasonal music. This is a FREE event, please join us, We wish you all a most blessed Christmas!

Pastor Jenny Jackson. 785-272-5302


Starlite Skate's New Years Eve Bash

Topeka
Starlite Skate New Years Eve Bash is almost here! It's our biggest party of the year! We're planning the fun, skating, games and prizes for everyone!
http://shoutout.wix.com/so/0L63JC4i#/main

785-862-2248


Hallowed Absurdities: Work by Theodore Waddell

Mulvane Art Museum, 17th and Jewell, Topeka, KS 66621
Mulvane Art Museum to present Hallowed Absurdities: Work by Theodore Waddell

Made of road kill, animal skulls, jawbones, pelts and skins, as well as body bags, bullets, tools and actual guns, the art works in Hallowed Absurdities raise the issue of the use of guns in our society. According to the artist, “I hope this show will help people expose their feelings about guns. … Whatever their opinions are, what really matters to me is the hope that we can talk about them.” With humor, irony and wit, Theodore Waddell’s mixed media assemblages poke fun at gun collectors, question the ethics of competitive big game hunting, and defend the equality of all life, be it human or animal. Hallowed Absurdities will be on view from January 12 through March 5. A reception for the exhibition will be held during Topeka’s First Friday Artwalk on February 5, 2016 from 5:30 to 7:30.

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 785-670-1124 juliemyers1@washburn.edu


Hoyt United Methodist Church Live Nativity

Hoyt United Methodist Church, 405 Highland Ave. Hoyt, Kansas
In Celebration of the Christmas Season, Hoyt United Methodist Church will be presenting a Live Nativity Scene depicting the Birth of Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on the south lawn of the Church at 405 Highland Avenue in Hoyt, Kansas from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Sunday December 13,2015. Parking, seating and picture taking opportunities will be available for your viewing pleasure.

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



Boy Scout Troop 59 Pancake Feed

Faith Lutheran Church at 17th and Gage in Topeka
We will be holding our annual BSA Troop 59 Pancake feed and this year we will be holding a camping equipment rummage sale

Scott Leonard (785)354-7171


CBC Blood Drive/ Let's Help food drive

1930 Westport Drive, Topeka. Beside Altered Image and AJ's Pizza
Join us to celebrate the Season of Giving!

CBC Blood Drive and Let's Help clothing and food drive.

Note: Men's clothing and undergarments are desperately needed.

Liberty National Insurance will include a business card good for a personalized free insurance assessment and FREE $3,000 accidental death police for husband and spouse under the age of 68 and $1,000 accidental death policies for their children under the age of 18.

First 50 donors receive gift bags including $5 off purchase of $25 in merchandise coupon from Apple Market.

Sponsored by: Liberty National Insurance and Altered Image Salon.