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Topeka Pride

NOTO Arts District, North Kansas Avenue from Norris Street to Gordon Street in historic North Topeka, KS
A celebration of love and life.
There will be street performances such as Topeka High's Drum Line, fire twirlers, hoopers. Equal rights and diversity speakers, DJ and stage performances as well as musicians of all genre sprinkled throughout the two block area. This is a family event with activities for children as well as adults. Bouncy house, henna tattoos, face painting, balloon artists, sidewalk chalk creations, the US Army's climbing wall, etc.

The after party is for adults only and will be held inside Serendipity from 8 pm until midnight! There will be a minimal cover charge to pay for the entertainment inside Serendipity.

Dan Brennan 785-249-3651 Topekapride.org


India Fest Topeka

Big Gage Shelter House, Topeka, Kan.
Since 2003, IndiaFest has achieved its goal of introducing Indian culture in its myriad forms to the people of Topeka. The event offers diverse cuisine from different regions of India, photo opportunities for Topekans to picture themselves in traditional Indian garb, and mehendi or henna application. All of this food is home made and donated by volunteers. There is also a sale of a variety of Indian handicrafts and costume jewelry. All of the net proceeds from this event are donated every year to a local charity. This year the event will benefit TARC!

Briana Holmes, bholmes@tarcinc.org, 785.506.8720 or Dr. Sunil Gotru, drsunilg@gmail.com or 316.993.4612


35th Apple Festival

Old Prairie Town at Ward-Meade Historic Site





ADMISSION:$5 in advance or $6 at the gate. Children 12 and under are free. Take the FREE bus from the Judicial Building (301 SW 10th Ave) parking lot.
Advanced tickets can be purchased at all Topeka Dillons locations, the Parks and Recreation Administration office (3137 SE 29th St), or at Old Prairie Town.
You are invited to see all of the wonderful changes Old Prairie Town at Ward-Meade Historic Site has made when you spend the day at this Topeka tradition. There will be new entertainment and activities. This festival is our main fundraiser each year and your support keeps this pioneer tradition alive for the whole community to enjoy.
FOOD:Enjoy everything from Bierocks to Barbecue, Turkey Legs, Sarsaparilla to Green Rivers. And, of course, apples and more apples in caramel, in pies, in fritters, and in the cider!
DEMONSTRATIONS: Our dedicated and talented volunteers will demonstrate traditional pioneer skills and crafts: quilting, weaving and spinning, blacksmithing, and other almost-lost arts. Visit the annual Quilt Show in the Lingo Livery Stable.
ENTERTAINMENT: Music, laughter, fun and enlightenment provided by our roving musicians and entertainers. There’s even more excitement on the main stage: find a list of musicians and performers on our website.
FOLK ARTS & CRAFTS IN THE GARDENS: Explore the “Peddler’s Village” in the botanical gardens filled with artisans selling their wares. We have new crafters plus many popular favorites.
OUR VINTAGE STORES
The Potwin Drug Store and Mulvane General Store will be open for your shopping pleasure. Choose form Victorian items, antique reproduction toys, unique gift items and cards. When you’re done there, indulge yourself to old-fashioned candy and a soda fountain or ice cream treat.
HISTORIC BUILDINGS
Let our costumed volunteers guide you through our historic buildings with stories of years gone by. Visit the cabin, the Everest Church, the mansion, the
one-room school house, the Pauline Depot and more!




Cost:


$5 advance purchase - Topeka Dillons locations, Old Prairie Town office; $6 at the gate, Children 12 & under Free




Age Suitability :
All Ages




Website:


http://parksandrec.snco.us




Type:
Parks & Recreational


John Bell


Pony Express Festival

Hollenberg Pony Express Station State Historic Site, 2889 23rd Rd., Hanover, Kans.
Day long festival with over 40 demonstrators, circuit rider preacher, entertainment, Pony Express re-enactment with mochila exchange, food.

Katherine McCartney at hollenberg@kshs.org
or Jim Scheetz at merkury@bluevalley.net



"Disney's FROZEN", Mini Production!

The Topeka Masonic Theater
Musical Theater Session

"Disney's FROZEN", Mini Production!

Saturday August 2nd 2014 at
Tickets only $5.00 in advance, purchase online at www.breesdanceattic.com

$7.00 at the door

Children 5 and under free!!



We will see you there!


Jenny Brees/ Holly Marx


Antiques: What's It Worth?

Coffey County Museum; 1101 Neosho St; Burlington, KS 66839
Ever wonder if that family heirloom is the real deal? Think that yard sale bargain might be worth a lot more than you paid? Find out what it is worth at the Coffey County Museum (1101 Neosho Street; Burlington, Kansas 66839) on Saturday, August 2 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Only an informal verbal approximation of value will be given. Money raised will go towards the restoration of the Rural Dale School (one-room school house) and the Beth Church that is located on the museum's property. Note: Please sheath or wrap any sword, knife or sharp object to prevent injury. Only unloaded firearms allowed; ammunition will not be allowed into the event. Security will be checking these items at the door. Cost is $7 per item or $15 for three items. There is a three item limit per person.

Erin
888-877-2653
visit.us@coffeymuseum.org



West Ridge Mall Back to School Event

West Ridge Mall
West Ridge Mall will hosts its annual back to school event on Saturday, August 2, which will feature activities for students of all ages throughout the day. From 10 a.m. to noon, young scholars can enjoy carnival games, face painting, balloon animals, and fun prizes at the annual Back at It event. And from 2 to 4 p.m., the mall will welcome older students to take part in a school spirit contest, enjoy local performances, and win prizes.

Kate Shambrook, 3176847711


Winter Wonderland a Benefit for TARC

Lake Shawnee Campground Topeka, Ks
The 17th Annual Winter Wonderland is a memorable two-mile drive through sparkling holiday lights and beautiful displays with magical animation and illumination!

Briana Holmes | 785.232.0597 | bholmes@tarcinc.org


2014 Highland Park High School Homecoming Parade

2424 SE California Ave.
We are inviting you to join us Friday, October 3rd, 2014, at 2pm for our Highland Park High School Homecoming Parade. Please come and join our students, Booster Club, Alumni Chapter, and parents as we march from Highland Park High School to 29th and California.

Our goal is to not only generate spirit and support for our athletic teams, but also to showcase our community pride. If interested in participating, contact 785-274-6007 no later than 09/29/2014.

Thanks in advance for your support of Highland Park High School. REMEMBER.....ITS GREAT TO BE A SCOT!


Elena Johnson HPHS 2424 SE California Ave. 785-274-6007


21st Annual MLK Grande Parade

Midtown Houston-1300 Holman Street-Houston, Tx 77004
The MLK Grande Parade is The Largest Single Day Multicultural Activity In The U.S. That Commemorate The MLK National Holiday Observance. The Parade Originate On january 19, 2015 In Houston's Midtown On San Jacinto Street & Elgin Street Beginning @ 10A Featuring More Than 200 Culturally Diverse Performing Groups From Across The Nation Including 20 Award Winning Marching Bands. Learn More @ http://www.mlkgrandeparade.org Or Call 713-953-1633.

Charles Stamps
713-953-1633



Backpack Bash

3033 SW MacVicar Ave., parking lot of First Baptist Church
Giving away backpacks with school supplies.

Verlee Sanneman, 785-267-0380


12th Annual Justin Corbet Memorial Fundraiser Shoot

Ravenwood - 10147 SW 61st St. Topeka
Sporting Clays Fundraiser to Benefit Justin Corbet Foundation. $40 Entry includes biscuit & gravy breakfast & lunch. Bucket prizes.

Ken Corbet 785-256-6444
ravenwoodhpsc@aol.com



Topeka and Saturday Women's Connection " All That Jazz" Luncheon

Topeka and SN CO Public Library 1515 SW 10th Topeka Ks
Tempe Brown, S.C. former Jazz singer will preform and speak

Jeanie 785 233-1387 or Arlene 785-233-0701


timeshare liquidation seminar

Topeka, Kansas
Educating timeshare owners on all their exit options; Ozark Liquidation Inc. does NOT sell or resell timeshare weeks or any other travel type services; limited seating, reservations by phone required.

417-251-9025

Ozark Liquidation 417-251-9025


35th Apple Festival

Old Prairie Town at Ward-Meade Historic Site





ADMISSION:$5 in advance or $6 at the gate. Children 12 and under are free. Take the FREE bus from the Judicial Building (301 SW 10th Ave) parking lot.
Advanced tickets can be purchased at all Topeka Dillons locations, the Parks and Recreation Administration office (3137 SE 29th St), or at Old Prairie Town.
You are invited to see all of the wonderful changes Old Prairie Town at Ward-Meade Historic Site has made when you spend the day at this Topeka tradition. There will be new entertainment and activities. This festival is our main fundraiser each year and your support keeps this pioneer tradition alive for the whole community to enjoy.
FOOD:Enjoy everything from Bierocks to Barbecue, Turkey Legs, Sarsaparilla to Green Rivers. And, of course, apples and more apples in caramel, in pies, in fritters, and in the cider!
DEMONSTRATIONS: Our dedicated and talented volunteers will demonstrate traditional pioneer skills and crafts: quilting, weaving and spinning, blacksmithing, and other almost-lost arts. Visit the annual Quilt Show in the Lingo Livery Stable.
ENTERTAINMENT: Music, laughter, fun and enlightenment provided by our roving musicians and entertainers. There’s even more excitement on the main stage: find a list of musicians and performers on our website.
FOLK ARTS & CRAFTS IN THE GARDENS: Explore the “Peddler’s Village” in the botanical gardens filled with artisans selling their wares. We have new crafters plus many popular favorites.
OUR VINTAGE STORES
The Potwin Drug Store and Mulvane General Store will be open for your shopping pleasure. Choose form Victorian items, antique reproduction toys, unique gift items and cards. When you’re done there, indulge yourself to old-fashioned candy and a soda fountain or ice cream treat.
HISTORIC BUILDINGS
Let our costumed volunteers guide you through our historic buildings with stories of years gone by. Visit the cabin, the Everest Church, the mansion, the
one-room school house, the Pauline Depot and more!




Cost:


$5 advance purchase - Topeka Dillons locations, Old Prairie Town office; $6 at the gate, Children 12 & under Free




Age Suitability :
All Ages




Website:


http://parksandrec.snco.us




Type:
Parks & Recreational


John Bell


SUMMER SAT/COLLEGE ADMISSION PREP II

6 East 16th Street, New York, NY
SUMMER SAT/COLLEGE ADMISSION PREP II
Looking for an exciting opportunity this summer? Learn about Esoteric Academic Solutions’ upcoming College Admissions Workshops. This program includes one-on-one counseling sessions, SAT prep, essay writing, college admissions workshops, and college campus visits. For more information, and to sign up please visit http://bit.ly/1ki9tit.
Program Fee:
$845.00 (payment plans are available in two installments)
Open to:
Students ages 15-18
Level:
Open to students entering grades 10th, 11th or 12th by fall 2014.
Dates:
Session II, August 11-August 22, 2014
Days & Time:
Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Any questions? Email the Educational Director at info@e-academicsolutions.com or call 646.481.8216
Please view our brochure for more details about our exciting program below.
2014 Enrollment Update:
It's been another exciting week here at EAS with all of the programs nearing capacity. We're thinking about opening up a few more sessions this summer fulfilled demand. So far we have 10 seats available. So if you're still on the fence about a program I recommend "getting your registration completed" float to the top of to-do list because College Admission Summer Intensive Prep (CASIP) will sell out.


Nathaniel Haynesworth, (646)481-8216


Gary Allen in Concert

Prairie Band Casino & Resort, Great Lakes Ballroom, Mayetta, KS
Gary Allen in Concert

Annette Wheeler
Prairie Band Casino & Resort



VBS

Wanamaker Woods Nazarene Church
children 4 yrs. (by Jan. 1, 2014) & K - 6th grade

785-273-2248, Pre-register online at wwnaz.org


Mel Tillis with Pam Tillis in Concert

Prairie Band Casino & Resort, Great Lakes Ballroom, Mayetta, KS
Will Call: 3pm | Doors Open: 6pm | Showtime: 7pm
Tickets on sale in the Prairie Band Gift Shop for $30 or online at www.http://pbpgaming.tix.com

Annette Wheeler
Prairie Band Casino and Resort



The Osmond Brothers in Concert

Prairie Band Casino & Resort, Great Lakes Ballroom, Mayetta, KS
The Osmond Brothers in Concert
Tickets on sale in the Prairie Band Gift Shop for $30 or online at www.http://pbpgaming.tix.com

Annette Wheeler, Marketing Coordinator
Prairie Band Casino & Resort



Michael Feinstein "The Sinatra Project"

McCain Auditorium - Kansas State University, Manhattan KS
MICHAEL FEINSTEIN, the multiplatinum selling, two-time Emmy-nominated and five-time Grammy nominated singer, pianist and musical anthropologist, celebrates the centennial of Frank Sinatra in this 2015 North American tour. With special guests, Michael Feinstein, "The Ambassador of the Great American Songbook," will create a multimedia musical celebration worthy of "Ol' Blue Eyes" himself.

Season tickets on sale June 9. Single tickets on sale July 27.

Michael Feinstein is sponsored by Steel and Pipe Supply

McCain Auditorium
785-532-6428
mccain@k-state.edu



Don Quixote - Russian National Ballet Theatre

McCain Auditorium - Kansas State University, Manhattan KS
"DON QUIXOTE" is a spectacular, full-length ballet set in imperial Spain and packed with stories of heroic bullfighters, mysterious gypsies, and other intriguing and often silly tales of romance, betrayal, fantasy and chivalry.

Based on an episode taken from the famous novel "Don Quixote de la Mancha" by Miguel de Cervantes, the ballet was choreographed by Marius Petipa to the music of Ludwig Minkus, and was first presented by the Ballet of the Imperial Bolshoi Theatre of Moscow in 1869.

McCain Auditorium
785-532-6428
mccain@k-state.edu



Spencers: Theater of Illusion

McCain Auditorium - Kansas State University, Manhattan KS
SPENCERS: THEATER OF ILLUSION is a unique fusion of magic and illusion, humor and mystery, and persona and personality. Standing in stark contrast to the traditional magic show, the production is not just a stage full of tricks used to fool people; it inspires viewers with a sense of wonder. By blending the theatrical elements of a Broadway-style production with the high energy of a rock concert, the Spencers take their audience on a journey to the brink of impossibility... and back again. Audience members don't simply watch the show, but are also invited to participate. Using magic like a storyteller uses words, the Spencers infuse this family-friendly production with a world of emotions, creating a world where nothing is impossible and anything can happen.

The Spencers have been described as "modern-day Houdinis" by the critics. The duo presents a large high-tech stage show that combines drama, comedy, romance and suspense with elaborate stage illusions. You won't believe your eyes!

The Spencers are the only artists in history to be named Performing Arts Entertainers of the Year for a record-breaking six consecutive years and have twice been named America's Best Entertainers.

"Magicians Kevin and Cindy Spencer reach beyond the realm of a magic show and into the world of theatrical spectacle." — Star-Telegram, Fort Worth, Texas

McCain Auditorium
785-532-6428
mccain@k-state.edu



Million Dollar Quartet

McCain Auditorium - Kansas State University, Manhattan KS
MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET is the Tony® Award-winning Broadway musical, inspired by the electrifying true story of the famed recording session that brought together rock 'n' roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time.

On December 4, 1956, these four young musicians were gathered together by Sam Phillips, the "Father of Rock 'n' Roll," at Sun Records in Touring Company. Photo by Jeremy Daniel Memphis for what would be one of the greatest jam sessions of all time. MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET brings that legendary night to life with an irresistible tale of broken promises, secrets, friendships and celebrations featuring timeless hits including "Blue Suede Shoes," "That's All Right," "Sixteen Tons," "Great Balls of Fire," "I Walk the Line," "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On," "See Ya Later, Alligator," "Fever," "Folsom Prison Blues," "Hound Dog" and more.

This thrilling musical brings you inside the recording studio with four major talents who came together as a red-hot rock 'n' roll band for one unforgettable night. Rock and Roll's best kept secret... revealed, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET!

Million Dollar Quartet is sponsored by Hibachi Hut.

Season tickets on sale June 9. Single tickets on sale July 27

McCain Auditorium
785-532-6428
mccain@k-state.edu



The Second City Hits Home

The Wareham - 410 Poyntz Ave, Manhattan KS
2 shows! 7 and 10 pm!

Chicago's legendary sketch and improv comedy theatre returns to Manhattan with "THE SECOND CITY HITS HOME," a new show featuring hilarious sketches, songs and improvisation about Manhattan as well as material from the famed Second City archives. This is a must-see night of comedy featuring some of Chicago's brightest comedy stars in a special one-night engagement at Manhattan's historic Wareham Opera House.*
Doing what they do best, THE SECOND CITY finds laughs in everything from Manhattan's history, events and hot-button issues to headlines from The Manhattan Mercury and mixes these with a generous portion of classic Chicago-style sketch and improv created by some of Second City's most lauded alumni, including Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, Gilda Radner, Bill Murray and more.

This show contains adult language.

Full service cash bar available. Seating on floor will be at tables. Seating in balcony will be standard theatre style. Groups of four or more may request seating together provided the request is made prior to purchase and all parties must send orders in together. Please call the box office for more information. Seating is at the discretion of McCain Auditorium. Seating will occur 30 minutes prior to show time. Patrons must exit venue immediately after show.

The Second City Hits Home is sponsored by Commerce Bank.

Season tickets on sale June 9. Single tickets on sale July 27.

McCain Auditorium
785-532-6428
mccain@k-state.edu



Peter an the Starcatcher

McCain Auditorium - Kansas State University, Manhattan KS
PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, the most magical evening of madcap fun, is now on tour! Hailed by The New York Times as "THE MOST EXHILARATING STORYTELLING ON BROADWAY IN DECADES," this comedy takes a hilarious romp through the Neverland you never knew. The winner of 5 Tony Awards®, this swashbuckling prequel to Peter Pan will have you hooked from the moment you let your imagination take flight.

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER is the innovative comedy based on the best-selling novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. A company of a dozen actors play more than a hundred unforgettable characters, all on a journey to answer the century-old question: How did Peter Pan become The Boy Who Never Grew Up? This epic origin story of popular culture's most enduring and beloved character proves that your imagination is the most captivating place in the world.

Peter and the Starcatcher is sponsored by Hayden Orthodontics.

Season tickets on sale June 9. Single tickets on sale July 27.

McCain Auditorium
785-532-6428
mccain@k-state.edu



Diavolo

McCain Auditorium - Kansas State University, Manhattan KS
Members of DIAVOLO are dancers, gymnasts, actors, athletes and above all: teammates. Under the guidance of Artistic Director Jacques Heim, they collaboratively develop work on oversized surrealistic sets and everyday structures. Heim's childhood struggles and his journeys as a French-Jewish man have shaped his thematic choices within the urban landscapes. Themes of isolation, fear, destiny, survival, faith, modernization, destination and danger help to illustrate the effect of our surroundings on our daily lives.

The structural elements and surrealistic set pieces of DIAVOLO create a sense of daring through dramatic movement that juxtaposes human fragility and survival. By working together with the elements of danger created by architectural environments, DIAVOLO expresses the challenges of relationships, the absurdities of life and the struggle to maintain our humanity in the shadow of an increasingly technological world.

Repertoire:

Trajectoire:
Set on an abstract 21stcentury Galleon, the group is set adrift — sink or swim — upon the ever-shifting landscape of human relations in modern society. A visceral and emotional journey, "Trajectoire" examines tremendous loss and abandonment. At journey's end, the piece shows the transcendence of the human soul against all odds.

Transit Space:
"Transit Space" explores feeling lost, finding a sense of purpose and coming together with others. Influenced by the documentary film, "Dogtown and Z-Boys," the piece uses skateboard ramps as set pieces to create an urban environment with constantly shifting emotional and physical spaces.

McCain Auditorium
785-532-6428
mccain@k-state.edu



The Intergalactic Nemesis: Twin Infinity

McCain Auditorium - Kansas State University, Manhattan KS
Straight from Austin, Texas, THE INTERGALACTIC NEMESIS is a series of shows like no other. Its format is called a Live-Action Graphic Novel. "TWIN INFINITY" is its final chapter. Three actors voice dozens of characters, a Foley artist creates all the sound effects, and a pianist plays a cinematic score, while more than 1,250 individual full-color high-resolution comic book panels tell a hilarious sci-fi adventure story visually from an enormous movie screen. And it's all done live in front of your eyes.

Join Pulitzer Prize-Winning reporter Molly Sloan and the man of her dreams, Ben Wilcott, as they race to rescue her fiancé, also Ben Wilcott, from a secret society of spies that spans the globe — and beyond! Say what? Never mind. Trust us. This show's funny. The year is 1942. Are you ready for the adventure?

Haven't seen the first two installments? No worries! Twin Infinity is designed to stand alone. No previous Intergalactic experience necessary!

Season tickets on sale June 9. Single tickets on sale July 27.

McCain Auditorium
785-532-6428
mccain@k-state.edu



The Chieftains

McCain Auditorium - Kansas State University, Manhattan KS
Six-time Grammy winners, THE CHIEFTAINS are recognized for bringing traditional Irish music to the world's attention. They have uncovered the wealth of traditional Irish music that has accumulated over the centuries, making the music their own with a style that is as exhilarating as it is definitive.

THE CHIEFTAINS were formed in 1962 by Paddy Moloney from the ranks of the top folk musicians in Ireland. Although their early following was purely a folk audience, the range and variation of their music quickly captured a much broader public, making them the best-known Irish band in the world today.

They have performed with many symphony and folk orchestras worldwide, and have broken many musical boundaries by collaborating and performing with some of the biggest names in rock, pop and traditional music, including The Rolling Stones, Roger Waters, Alison Krauss, Bon Iver, The Decemberists and many others.
"There's no doubt... that "the Chiefs," as fellow musicians call them, have a firm grip on the same "world's greatest" status in Celtic music that the Stones have in rock n' roll." — The Irish Letter

The Chieftains is sponsored by Holiday Inn Manhattan at the Campus.

Season tickets on sale June 9. Single tickets on sale July 27.

McCain Auditorium
785-532-6428
mccain@k-state.edu



Circus Oz: But Wait....There's More

McCain Auditorium - Kansas State University, Manhattan KS
With an astonishing mix of stunt-jumping acrobatics, cutting-edge juggling, virtuosic unicycling, elegant trapeze flying, the exciting Rou Cyr rim, cheeky impersonations, ridiculous knockabout and multi-skilled human physical exuberance, the new CIRCUS OZ show "BUT WAIT...THERE'S MORE" uses circus to satirize the rising tide of information, speed, consumerism, visual pollution, television, the 'net and today's manic fast-paced lifestyles. All of this is entwined within original music performed by CIRCUS OZ's live and physically acrobatic band.

Performed within a spectacular large-scale set inspired by an abandoned theatre in tatters, "But Wait...There's More" accelerates to become a roller-coaster of "infobesity," speed and choice-mania — it will be a punchy, exciting and funny vaudeville-inspired show for audiences of all ages.

Season tickets on sale June 9. Single tickets on sale July 27.

McCain Auditorium
785-532-6428
mccain@k-state.edu



McCain Student Showcase

McCain Auditorium - Kansas State University, Manhattan KS
McCain Auditorium has helped shape the lives of countless Kansas State University students for more than four decades. To honor this legacy, McCain Auditorium is hosting the fifth annual MCCAIN STUDENT SHOWCASE, a fast-paced collage of several juried performances by students from the Kansas State University School of Music, Theatre, and Dance. Celebrate and share in the joy, inspiration and achievement of K-State students in their continued pursuit of excellence.

Season tickets on sale June 9. Single tickets on sale July 27.

McCain Auditorium
785-532-6428
mccain@k-state.edu



Sister Act

McCain Auditorium - Kansas State University, Manhattan KS
SISTER ACT is Broadway's feel-amazing musical comedy smash! The New York Post calls it "RIDICULOUSLY FUN," and audiences are jumping to their feet in total agreement! Featuring original music by 8-time Oscar® winner ALAN MENKEN (Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Little Shop of Horrors), SISTER ACT tells the story of Deloris Van Cartier, a wannabe diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a crime and the cops hide her in the last place anyone would think to look-a convent! Under the suspicious watch of Mother Superior, Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own. A sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship, SISTER ACT is reason to REJOICE!

Sister Act is sponsored by Mercy Regional Health Center.

Season tickets on sale June 9. Single tickets on sale July 27.

McCain Auditorium
785-532-6428
mccain@k-state.edu



Dancing Pros Live

McCain Auditorium - Kansas State University, Manhattan KS
The world's finest dancers battle it out and you pick the winner! For the first time, pros from "Dancing with the Stars," "So You Think You Can Dance," and international dance champions, all compete against each other. Hosted by Alan Thicke ("Growing Pains"), this is an unforgettable audience-participation show with a glamorous set, fantastic costumes, group numbers, and amazing dancers. Singers from "The Voice" and "American Idol" accompany performances, while celebrity judges like Edyta Sliwinska of "Dancing with the Stars" help the audience select the winners.
"Top notch dancing from the best in the world and a live fan vote for the winner. If you like "Dancing with the Stars" you'll love the drama, excitement and unpredictability of DANCING PROS." — People magazine
Dancing Pros Live is sponsored by Hy-Vee.

Season tickets on sale June 9. Single tickets on sale July 27.

McCain Auditorium
785-532-6428
mccain@k-state.edu



Shatner's World

McCain Auditorium - Kansas State University, Manhattan KS
In SHATNER'S WORLD, a one-man force of nature delivers a larger than-life performance complete with his laugh-out-loud humor, signature storytelling and select musical selections in his inimitable style. Through anecdotes, songs, jokes and even some poignant moments, you will experience William Shatner's phenomenal path from classically trained Shakespearean actor to cultural icon, brilliantly creating the larger-than-life and most important character he has ever played, William Shatner.

"This show is more entertaining than it has any right to be." — New York Post

Interested in meeting William Shatner? Meet and greet tickets are available for $75. If you would like to add this experience to your evening, please call the box office at 785-532-6428. You must have purchased tickets to the performance to add meet and greet tickets. Space is limited.

This show contains adult language.

Shatner’s World is sponsored by CivicPlus.

Season tickets on sale June 9. Single tickets on sale July 27.

McCain Auditorium
785-532-6428
mccain@k-state.edu



Christmas with the King's Singers

McCain Auditorium - Kansas State University, Manhattan KS
One of the world's most celebrated vocal ensembles, double Grammy-winning THE KING'S SINGERS are instantly recognizable for their spot-on intonation, impeccable vocal blend, flawless articulation of the text and incisive timing. They are also consummate entertainers: a class act with a delightfully British wit, exploring songs from the most ancient to modern pop with breathtaking tone and panache.

With a discography of over 150 recordings, they were recently selected to join the Gramophone Hall of Fame. There are over 2 million pieces of sheet music published by THE KING'S SINGERS in circulation and sung the world over by high school and college choirs and by ensembles both amateur and professional.

Season tickets on sale June 9. Single tickets on sale July 27.

McCain Auditorium
785-532-6428
mccain@k-state.edu



Yo-Yo Ma

McCain Auditorium - Kansas State University, Manhattan KS
YO-YO MA's multifaceted career is testament to his continual search for new ways to communicate with audiences and to his personal desire for artistic growth and renewal. Whether performing new or familiar works from the cello repertoire, coming together with colleagues for chamber music, or exploring cultures and musical forms outside the Western classical tradition, Mr. Ma strives to find connections that stimulate the imagination.

YO-YO MA has received numerous awards, among them the Avery Fisher Prize (1978), the Glenn Gould Prize (1999), the National Medal of the Arts (2001), and the Presidential Medal of Freedom (2010). In 2011, Mr. Ma was recognized as a Kennedy Center Honoree. He has performed for eight American presidents, most recently at the invitation of President Obama on the occasion of the 56th Inaugural Ceremony.

Yo-Yo Ma is sponsored by Realty Executives Weis Real Estate Company.

Season tickets on sale June 9. Single tickets on sale July 27.

McCain Auditorium
785-532-6428
mccain@k-state.edu



SYBARITE5

McCain Auditorium - Kansas State University, Manhattan KS
"Their rock star status... is well deserved. Their classically honed technique mixed with grit and all-out passionate attack transfixes the audience..." That is how The Sarasota Herald Tribune described SYBARITE5, the first string quintet ever selected as winners of Concert Artists Guild International Competition in its 60-year history. Comprised of Sami Merdinian and Sarah Whitney, violins; Angela Pickett, viola; Laura Metcalf, cello; and Louis Levitt, bass, SYBARITE5 has taken audiences by storm all across the U.S., forever changing the perception of chamber music performance.

From the moment their bows hit the strings, this quintet of talented, diverse musicians takes the audience on an exciting ride that engages the senses and redefines the rules. From Mozart to Radiohead, SYBARITE5's eclectic repertoire and dynamic performance style turns heads throughout the music world.

Season tickets on sale June 9. Single tickets on sale July 27.

McCain Auditorium
785-532-6428
mccain@k-state.edu



ELF: The Broadway Musical

McCain Auditorium - Kansas State University, Manhattan KS
ELF is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy's enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa's permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity, and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. This modern day Christmas classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner ELF.

Elf: The Broadway Musical is sponsored by Capitol Federal.

Season tickets on sale June 9. Single tickets on sale July 27.

McCain Auditorium
785-532-6428
mccain@k-state.edu



Lakota Sioux Dance Theater

McCain Auditorium - Kansas State University, Manhattan KS
The LAKOTA SIOUX DANCE THEATER was founded at the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota with the support of traditional Lakota Indian educators, healers, community leaders, championship pow-wow dancers, Cokata Upo! (Come to the Center) singers and storytellers. The company performs "COKATA UPO! (COME TO THE CENTER)," a three-part, evening-length work that celebrates the culture of the Lakota people. Set against a backdrop of spectacular video imagery and accompanied by live traditional, sacred and courting songs, narratives and creation stories are woven into the fabric of the visually stunning performance.

"A dazzling performance… Conveyed a profound sense of ritual." — The Washington Post

Season tickets on sale June 9. Single tickets on sale July 27.

McCain Auditorium
785-532-6428
mccain@k-state.edu



Moscow State Symphony Orchestra - Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Violin

McCain Auditorium - Kansas State University, Manhattan KS
The MOSCOW STATE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA was founded in 1943 by the Kremlin and is one of the five oldest concert orchestras in Russia. Since its inception, the MSSO has been led by a series of distinguished Soviet musical giants, propelling the MSSO into one of the world's most prominent symphonic ensembles. Under the current leadership of Maestro Pavel Kogan, the Moscow State Symphony Orchestra is renowned around the globe.

Electrifying performances, fearless interpretations and musical depth have established violinist NADJA SALERNO-SONNENBERG as one of the leading violinists of our time. She is also currently the music director of the New Century Chamber Orchestra.

Program:

• Tchaikovsky, “Romeo and Juliet” Fantasy Overture
• Tchaikovsky, Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35
• Tchaikovsky, Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36

"The MSSO might well be the world's least-heralded great orchestra… The intensity was a shock… With these revelatory Russians, a free seismic test is part of the bargain." — Los Angeles Times

Season tickets on sale June 9. Single tickets on sale July 27.

McCain Auditorium
785-532-6428
mccain@k-state.edu



Anything Goes

McCain Auditorium - Kansas State University, Manhattan KS
ALL ABOARD for this saucy and splendid production of ANYTHING GOES, winner of three 2011 Tony Awards® including Best Musical Revival and Choreography! One of the greatest musicals in theatre history, Cole Porter's first-class musical comedy is sailing to Manhattan, The New York Times hails it a "MUSICALCOMEDY JOY" and USA TODAY calls it "GLORIOUS and EXUBERANT!"
When the S.S. American heads out to sea, etiquette and convention get tossed out the portholes as two unlikely pairs set off on the course to true love... proving that sometimes destiny needs a little help from a crew of singing sailors, an exotic disguise and some good old-fashioned blackmail. Peppering this timeless classic are some of musical theatre's most memorable standards, including "I Get A Kick Out Of You," "You're the Top," and of course, "Anything Goes." Don't miss what the AP exclaims as, "So DELIGHTFUL, So DELICIOUS, So DE-LOVELY!" For more information, visitAnythingGoesTheMusical.com.

Anything Goes is sponsored by Meadowlark Hills.

Season tickets on sale June 9. Single tickets on sale July 27.

McCain Auditorium
785-532-6428
mccain@k-state.edu



An Evening with Garrison Keillor

McCain Auditorium - Kansas State University, Manhattan KS
In a charming, witty and thoroughly entertaining solo performance, America's greatest storyteller and host of "A Prairie Home Companion" shares hilarious anecdotes about growing up in the American Midwest, the people of Lake Wobegon and "late-life fatherhood." With a wise but folksy style and wonderful, dry sense of humor, GARRISON KEILLOR takes his audience on a journey to gain new insights on love, modernity, nostalgia, politics, religion and other facets of daily life.

An evening with Garrison Keillor is sponsored by Via Christi Village.

Season tickets on sale June 9. Single tickets on sale July 27.

McCain Auditorium
785-532-6428
mccain@k-state.edu



Basetrack

McCain Auditorium - Kansas State University, Manhattan KS
On its world premiere tour, BASETRACK draws on the power of individual stories to examine the collective experience of those who have served in America’s longest war. BASETRACK is adapted from the wildly popular Facebook page and website created by photojournalist Teru Kuwayama that enabled soldiers and their families to communicate during the Afghanistan conflict. The site received over 5 million hits and evolved into an unprecedented online community. It enabled civilians and military personnel on opposite sides of the world to track news from the front line, exchange information, and develop relationships with people in similar situations. By creating a platform where participants could freely communicate, the social media site democratized how this war was recorded and will be incorporated into history.

The theatrical production BASETRACK takes actual text from the site and pairs it with interviews with Marines filmed while in the theater of war to create an educational, moving and inspirational work for all ages. Using theatre, music, new media, journalism and technology as a bridge between the military community and the broader public, this work looks unflinchingly and honestly at the legacy of war upon our veterans.

BASETRACK is made possible with funding by the New England Foundation for the Arts' National Theater Project, with lead funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Season tickets on sale June 9. Single tickets on sale July 27.

Basetrack is sponsored by Dick Edwards Manhattan, KS.

McCain Auditorium
785-532-6428
mccain@k-state.edu



Music of the Sun with ETHEL and Robert Mirabal

McCain Auditorium - Kansas State University, Manhattan KS
For thousands of years, humankind has turned toward the sun for inspiration, be it spiritual, philosophical or poetic. Ancient sun myths from around the world continue to fascinate scholars and laypeople alike. In many Native American cultures, each day begins with "running to the sun" — a fusion of spiritual and physical discipline — a daily search for the sacred.

ETHEL — the pioneering string quartet — and Grammy-winning Native American flutist ROBERT MIRABAL present a program inspired by the sun mythology of Native America. Using the instruments of the string quartet, Native American flutes (Tdoop-Pootse) and drums (Mooloo), as well as the spirited voices of students and community members, ETHEL and MIRABAL unite to create an inspirational cross-cultural contemporary music event.

Season tickets on sale June 9. Single tickets on sale July 27.

McCain Auditorium
785-532-6428
mccain@k-state.edu



Jazz at Lincoln Center Orhestra with Wynton Marsalis

McCain Auditorium - Kansas State University, Manhattan KS
Hailed as “an extraordinarily versatile orchestra” by The Los Angeles Times, the JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ORCHESTRA is composed of 15 of jazz music’s leading soloists under the leadership of musical director Wynton Marsalis.

Drawing from an extensive repertoire
that includes original compositions by Mr. Marsalis, Ted Nash and other members of the orchestra, as well as the masterworks of Ellington, Mingus, Coltrane and other great jazz composers, the JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ORCHESTRA with WYNTON MARSALIS live concerts and recordings are critically acclaimed around the world.

The finest big band in the world today. - Daily Telegraph, UK

Generous funding provided by the Ivester family.

Season tickets on sale June 9. Single tickets on sale July 27.

McCain Auditorium
785-532-6428
mccain@k-state.edu



Buddy Guy

McCain Auditorium - Kansas State University, Manhattan KS
Proclaimed by Eric Clapton as “by far without a doubt the best guitar player alive ... He really changed the course of rock ‘n‘ roll blues,” the incomparable BUDDY GUY recently added the prestigious Kennedy Center Honors, America’s highest cultural honor, to his long list of achievements.

BUDDY GUY is credited for bridging the gap between 1960s Chicago electric blues and modern-day rock and roll. A member of Muddy Waters’ band in the golden age of Chess Records, Buddy Guy’s solo career was a key influence for Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page and Stevie Ray Vaughan. Buddy Guy is listed as one the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” by Rolling Stone.

He brings with him 14-year-old QUINN SULLIVAN, whose blistering guitar skills have already landed him appearances on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” “Ellen,” “Oprah” and “The Today Show.”

Season tickets on sale June 9. Single tickets on sale July 27.

McCain Auditorium
785-532-6428
mccain@k-state.edu



The Brenda Allen Morgan Cancer Benefit Concert

The Wareham Opera House
Come help Brendas Brigade rock cancer Out! 8 local bands will be playing to raise money for Brenda who is fighting stage 4 ovarian cancer. Tickets are 10$ Waffle Stomp, Field Day Jitters, Starving in Style, Gradivus, and Ashes In Vain to name a few bands. It will be a concert like no other!

Mari Graham. 785 456 5188 or 785 477 9146
Po box 90 Leonardville ks 66449



Repticon Kansas City Reptile & Exotic Animal Expo

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


Hours:
Saturday: 10:00am-5:00pm (VIP Entry at 9:00am)
Sunday: 10:00am-4:00pm (No VIP Early Entry)

Admission:
Adults - $10, Children (5-12) - $5, Under 5 - Free
Visit our website for special offers on 2-day and VIP tickets

(863) 268-4273
Repticon Staff
RepticonEvents@repticon.com



National Night Out

Huntington Park CA 90255
The Huntington Park Police Department is having their annual National night out from 5pm - 8pm. We will have venders with there products on display. We would like to extend our invitation to your company. Please let me know if you would like to send out your group to our event. Or a donation of helmets for the kids this event is free to the community.

Martha Toro 323 826-2172


Scan and Share: Recording Topeka's Mexican American Heritage

Marlo Cuevas-Balanddran Activity Center, 216 NE Branner St., Topeka
The Historical Society will be available to scan photographs from the Mexican American community in Topeka. Scrapbooks, postcards, posters, letters, diaries, and programs are also welcome. Event will be held in the Marlo Cuevas-Balandran Activity Center, 216 NE Branner Street, Topeka. Items will be scanned and returned to their owners.

Lois Herr; 785-272-8681, ext. 425; lherr@kshs.org


Kansas Cooking: Making Molé

Kansas Museum of History, Topeka
Chef Gonzalo Sánchez from Pepe and Chela's Mexican Restaurant will show how to make molé and explain its significance in Mexican American heritage. Participants will prepare the sauce and take home leftovers. Advance registration is required. Fee is $40 for a team of two people.

Lois Herr, 785-272-8681; ext. 425; Lherr@kshs.org


Ancestor Fair

Kansas Museum of History, Topeka
Learn about genealogy at the Ancestor Fair. Programs will be presented for beginners as well as the experienced, including a session on how to involve school age children in genealogical research. Aspects of Latino/Hispanic heritage will also be explored.

Sara Keckeisen
785-272-8681, ext. 274
skeckeisen@kshs.org



Kauffman Chiropractic Center Open House (Free consultations, packpack checks, food, prizes)

Lawrence, Kansas
Kauffman Chiropractic Center, voted among one of the best chiropractors in Lawrence by Journal World readers this year, will offer free initial exams/consultations at a family-friendly open house.

The open house will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, August, 2.

The clinic will offer a free initial exam and consultation to new patients during the event. Appointments are not required, but are encouraged to decrease potential wait times. Call the office at 785-843-7373 to make an appointment.

To help prepare students for the upcoming school year, the clinic also will be offering free backpack checks and measuring students for the correct backpack fit. The proper size, weight and form of a backpack can prevent unnecessary back pain or injury in students of all ages.

Clinic staff will be available throughout the event to answer questions and give tours. Current patients also have been invited to provide information to attendees. Food and refreshments will be served and attendees will be eligible to win prizes.

April Kauffman 785-409-7433
22theapril22@gmail.com



Special Meeting with Mylon Le Fevre

Light of the World Christian Church, 3301 SW Gage Blvd, Topeka, KS
Church Meeting

Pam Roberts, 785-271-1010 Ext. 306


Monster Energy Cup

Sam Boyd Stadium
The world’s top motocross/supercross riders face-off for a shot at winning the lucrative $1,000,000 purse on a hybrid motocross/supercross-inspired track.

UNLV Tickets


MLK Grande Parade

Midtown Houston-(San Jacinto Street & Elgin Street)-Houston, Texas 77004
The MLK Grande Parade Is The Largest Single Day Multicultural Activity In The U.S. That Commemorate The MLK National Holiday Observance. The Parade originate On January 19, 2015 In Houston's Midtown On San Jacinto Street & Elgin Street Beginning @ 10A featuring More Than 200 Culturally Diverse Performing Groups From Across The Nation Including 20 Award Winning Marching Bands. Learn More @ http://www.mlkgrandeparade.org Or Call 713-953-1633

Charles Stamps
713-953-1633



Kansas Connections Academy Free Family Information Session

Candlewood Suites Emporia: 2602 Candlewood Dr., Emporia, KS 66801
Kansas Connections Academy, a tuition-free K-12 virtual public school, will host a free information session in Emporia for families interested in learning about its online program and individualized approach to education. Kansas Connections Academy serves students throughout the state, and is operated in partnership with the Elkhart Unified School District 218.

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. Families unable to attend this session are encouraged to attend one of our online information sessions. For a full list of online information sessions, please visit https://www.connectionsacademy.com/kansas-online-school/events.aspx

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



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 26, at 9:00am. The food pantry will be held in the church’s parking lot: 3450 SE Indiana Ave. Topeka, Kansas 66605.

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

Mark Waterhouse
266-6610
topekafmc@gmail.com
www.topekafmc.org



Mixed Breed Mixer

Lawrence Humane Society 1805 E. 19th St., Lawrence, KS 66046
This is a free community event that celebrates dogs and the people who love them. It will be a casual evening of relaxation, music, food, shelter tours, and dogs playing in our fenced yards. Everyone is welcomed!

For more information visit our website LawrenceHumane.org and Like us at Facebook.com/LawrenceHumane

785-843-6835
Volunteer@LawrenceHumane.org



Kansas Showdown

Pomona State Park, Vassar, Ks
Lighthouse Bay Marina & Pomona Lake will be having an event filled weekend on Sat. July 19th & Sun. July 20th as part of the year-long 50th Anniversary celebration of the opening of the Pomona Lake Reservoir & Lighthouse Bay Marina. The weekends activities will include a Miss & Lil’ Miss Pomona Lake Beauty Pageant, Lighthouse Bay Marina 50th Anniversary Open House, Ks Sunflower Showdown with Nauti Water Jet Ski Racing Team, & Free Concert featuring Jeremy McComb Live.
July 19th & 20th
• Lighthouse Bay Marina, Boat Repair, & Storage 50th Anniversary Open House
• Nauti Water Ks Sunflower Shoot-Out Jet Ski Race 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
• Crowning of the New Miss & Lil’ Miss Pomona Lake, Noon Lighthouse Bay Marina
• Jeremy McComb performing live, 8:00 pm, Lighthouse Bay Marina

July 19th & 20th Lighthouse Bay Marina will be having a 50th Anniversary Open House including seasonal Boat Slips & Dry Storage 50% off sale remainder of the season, drawings for free water sports give-a-ways, and the Jeremy McComb concert on Sat. evening.
“On July 19th we will be crowning a new Miss & Lil’ Miss Pomona Lake. At the 1964 dedication of Pomona Lake, Miss Judy Mason, Osage City, was crown the 1st Miss Pomona Lake.” Shelley Hodgson, co-owner of Lighthouse Bay Marina said. Pageant will begin at Noon at Lighthouse Bay Marina.
The pageant contestant requirements for the Miss Pomona Lake are to be, between 18-25 years of age, single, & one piece bathing suits only, no cutouts allowed. 1960”s themed swim suits encouraged worn but not required.
The Lil’ Miss Pomona Lake contestant requirements will be, between the ages of 18 months – 3 years of age, 1 piece bathing suit as well.
Pageant will be judged and contestant crowned by Ms. Tobi Roberts, Miss Teen Kansas United States 2013.
For pre-registration, go to Facebook page: Pomona Lake 50th Anniversary to download a form or contact Lighthouse Bay Marina, Pomona State Park, Vassar, Ks, 785-828-4777.
The Nauti Water Jet Ski Racing Teams will bring the exciting and face-paced jet ski racing circuit to Pomona Lake starting at 10:00 am on Sat & Sun. running until 5:00 pm. Nauti Water racing will take jet ski racing to the limit and will be sure to entertain the entire family.
Jeremy McComb will be preforming Sat. July 19th sponsored by Lighthouse Bay Marina & KOFO 1220, at 8:00 pm at Lighthouse Bay, Pomona State Park. This is a free concert to the public with Jeremy performing his new hit single “Love Song”. After tour managing the biggest comedy tour in the country (Larry the Cable guy/Blue Collar Comedy Tour) writing movie soundtracks (one of which was nominated for a grammy) and songs that have appeared on projects selling over 6 million units including 3 Nationally Charting Hits “Wagon Wheel“, “This Town Needs a bar” & “Cold” which all appeared on Billboard. McComb is a performer who has seen it all.
Spending years with major & major independent record deals and touring with: Sugarland, Trace Adkins, Montgomery Gentry & many others… His first album “My Side of Town” was picked by People Magazine as “Nine stars to Watch”, received countless 4+ star reviews including from “Country Weekly” who called it one of the years most encouraging albums of the year. His last release “LEAP & The net will appear” was self produced / independently released and spawned a 2012 summertime Hit single “Easy as Breathin” Co-written by Jeremy and one time Jason Mraz producer/Grammy Nominee Kevin Kadish. Currently McComb is gearing up for a Jam-packed Tour schedule along with Tour sponsors from Turner Motorsports, Epiphone Guitars.
2014 has already brought big successes with an Exclusive WALMART release alongside Tim McGraw, Lee Brice & Rodney Atkins for the FLW Tour Release “Hooked on Country” that hit shelves March 4th & a new album roll out beginning in the “NEW & NOTEWORTHY” Page on ITUNES beginning April 1st, 2014.


Shelley Hodgson


MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR

Kansas Expocentre, One Expocentre Dr., Topeka, KS 66612
The MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR is a family-friendly sustainable living event that features 150 hands-on workshops and demonstrations from experts on cooking and food preservation, organic gardening, homesteading, renewable energy, green building and remodeling, DIY projects, small-scale livestock, green transportation, natural health, and related topics. Keynotes include actor Ed Begley Jr., beyond-organic farmer and author Joel Salatin, heirloom and native crop researcher Gary Paul Nabhan, and aquaponics expert Sylvia Bernstein.

Also on the grounds: hands-on children’s projects; heritage-breed livestock; vendor, livestock and craft demonstrations; local and organic food offerings; and more.

Tickets cost $15 for 1-day passes and $20 for the weekend until Aug. 25, when tickets will increase to $20 and $25, respectively, until Oct. 20. Prices at the gate will be $25 and $30, respectively. Children 17 and under get in free.

http://www.MotherEarthNewsFair.com
800-234-3368
customerservice@motherearthnews.com



The Tree Who Walked Through Time A book signing and tree exploration event

1345 Jayhawk Blvd., Lawrence, KS 66045
What kind of tree would you like to be? Join us hands-on activities and readings from The Tree Who Walked Through Time - A Tree Identifications Story, by Maureen Carroll. Meet the author and some of the artists who illustrated this children's book. Books and artwork will be available for purchase.

The Tree Who Walked Through Time includes tree illustrations both realistic and fantastic by artists Judy Graversen-Algaier, Loretta Hendricks Backus, Kris Barlow, Shelley Barnhill, Maureen Carroll, Jack Cleveland, Lisa Grossman, Stan Herd, Rachel McLaughlin, Paul Hotvedt, Steve Howard, Erok Johanssen, Cathy Martin, Samantha Nowak, Bobbie Powell, Ardys Ramberg, Sara L. Taliaferro and Libby Tempero.

Kitty Steffens, 785-864-4450, biodiversity@ku.edu


Vacation Bible School: Agency D3

First Southern Baptist Church, 1912 SW Gage Blvd, Topeka
Trace it back to just the facts! The evidence is clear. The proof is all right here! Come discover, decide, and defend the truth about who Jesus really is at FSBC's Agency D3 Vacation Bible School.

THEME VERSE:
1 PETER 3:15: But honor the Messiah as Lord in your hearts. Always be ready to give a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you.

MOTTO: Discover. Decide. Defend.

Ages: Fall 2014 Kindergarten through Completed 6th Grade.

Cost: FREE

Donna Doel, donna@fsbctopeka.org, 785-272-0443, 1912 SW Gage Blvd., Topeka KS 66604


Human Trafficking Awareness Seminar

Bryan University main campus at 1527 S.W. Fairlawn Rd., Topeka, KS 66604
As a community service, the Criminal Justice Department at Bryan University will host a Human Trafficking Awareness Seminar on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. at the main campus located at 1527. SW Fairlawn Rd., Topeka. A panel composed of representatives of local law enforcement and victim services organizations will provide information on ways you can recognize, report, and prevent human trafficking. The event is free and open to the public.

Marilyn J. Morehouse
Criminal Justice Program Chair
Bryan University
1527 SW Fairlawn Rd.
Topeka, KS 66604
PH: 785-272-0889
FAX: 785-272-4538
mmorehouse@bryanu.edu



Topeka Lutheran School Informational and Tour Tuesdays

701 SW Roosevelt St Topeka Kansas
Every Tuesday in July and August TLS is open for families who wish to tour and find out more about how to become a TLS Kid! Drop by for a few minutes or stay and tour the school.

TLS Office 785-357-0382


2nd Annual Youth Triathlon-Seneca

Seneca, Kansas
50 yard swim, 1 Mile Bike, 3/4 Mile Run
Register at www.active.com
Registration due July 21st. (No Registrations the day of the event)

Seneca Janes
senecatri@yahoo.com



6th Annual Seneca Triathlon

Seneca, Kansas
300 yard swim, 10K Bike, 5K Run
Ages 9th grade & Older
Registration due July 21st www.active.com

Seneca Janes
senecatri@yahoo.com



Annual Iris Sale

Kansas State University Gardens, 1500 Denison Ave., Manhattan, Ks
Hundreds of locally grown varieties (many award winners) of beautiful iris for sale. Proceeds benefit the KSU Gardens and the sale is sponsored by the Flint Hills Iris Society.


Scott McElwain
KSU Gardens
785-532-1397



1st Annual Benefit Bass Tournament and Chili Cook-off in Honor of Tom Thurston

Coeur d'Alene Shelter, Melvern Lake
Bass Tournament and Chili Cook-off to raise funds for Tom Thurston's Kidney Transplant fund. Bass fishing teams are 2 person and registration is $50 at 6am at the shelter. Chili teams registration is $20 and must provide all ingredients and equipment to participate. Contact Rachelle 785.248.3534 or lady.talisha@gmail.com to reserve your entry or information.

Rachelle 785) 248.3534


BBQ - Ice Cream Social

6635 NW Church Lane, Topeka KS 66618 1 mile east of North Hwy 75 on NW 62 or NW 66 Street
Come join the gathering over a meal of a hamburger, salad, chips, and a drink. Then top the event with some home made ice cream.

Elmont United Methodist Church 785-286-4521


harvester Food Distribution

Inward faith Outreach Ministries 625 Polk St. Topeka
Mass Food Distribution

Peggy 633-7886


Larry DeLawder Concert

Burlingame Federated Church, 322 S. Topeka Ave., Burlingame, KS
Larry DeLawder of Branson will be in concert at the Federated Church in Burlingame on Sunday, July 20, at 10:00 am. Larry is an amazing Christian harmonica player, singer, comedian, and well-known Barney Fife impersonator. Everyone is welcome. A love offering will be taken.

Kathy, Burlingame Federated Church
785-654-3851



Power of Parents

Family Service & Guidance Center, 325 SW Frazier, Topeka, Kansas
Power of Parents is a short program for parents and/or guardians to learn how to communicate with their child about alcohol.

Jamie Slack, Community Mobilizer, Safe Streets, 785.266.4606


Kansas Connections Academy Free Family Information Session

Hyatt Place Topeka 6021 S.W. Sixth Ave., Topeka, KS 66615
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. Kansas Connections Academy serves students throughout the state, and is operated in partnership with the Elkhart Unified School District 218.

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. Families unable to attend this session are encouraged to attend one of our online information sessions. For a full list of online information sessions, please visit https://www.connectionsacademy.com/kansas-online-school/events.aspx

1-800-382-6010


North Topeka Ghost Tour

Topeka ,Kansas, North Star Supper club
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. The North Tour departs from the North Star Supper Club, 1100 NW 25th St., Topeka, Kansas.

Ghost Tours of Kansas 785-851-0856
info@ghosttoursofkansas.com



4th of July Pomona Lake

Lighthouse Bay Marina, Pomona State Park, Pomona Lake, Vassar, Ks
Friday, 4th of July Celebration @ Pomona Lake.
Boat parade starts @ 4:00 pm @ Lighthouse Bay Marina. Jeremy Butcher & the Bail Jumpers playing live at Lighthouse Bay Marina parking lot, 7:00 pm
Fireworks display -@ dusk
.


Shelley Hodgson


4th of July Pomona Lake

Lighthouse Bay Marina, Pomona State Park, Pomona Lake, Vassar, Ks
Friday, 4th of July Celebration @ Pomona Lake.
Boat parade starts @ 4:00 pm @ Lighthouse Bay Marina. Jeremy Butcher & the Bail Jumpers playing live at Lighthouse Bay Marina parking lot, 7:00 pm
Fireworks display -@ dusk
.


Shelley Hodgson


2nd Annual Burlingame Federated Church 2014 Youth Rally

Burlingame Kansas- Federated Church 322 S Topeka Ave, Burlingame, KS 66413
Rock the Trail Youth Rally 2014-
Camp starts at noon cost is $10 for the full day of
Lunch, worship, after glow, ice bogging, color race and much more. Free Concert in the park from 7p-9p.

785-654-3851
federated66413@gmail.com



Show & Shine 2nd Annual Car Show

Rossville City Park, Rossville KS
Benefit for Rossville After Prom

Shari Gentry 785-554-8071


Red, White & Bully

Lawrence Humane Society 1805 E. 19th St., Lawrence, KS 66046
The whole month of July is Red, White, & Bully! All available bully breed dogs 6 months and older will have an adoption fee of just $4! Adoption requirements apply. Adopters must bring or purchase a collar and leash.

For more information visit our website and Like Us on Facebook!

785-843-6835
htttp://www.LawrenceHumane.org
http://www.Facebook.com/LawrenceHumane
http://www.Twitter.com/LawrenceHumane



Kansas Connections Academy 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. Kansas Connections Academy serves students throughout the state, and is operated in partnership with the Elkhart Unified School District 218.

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. Families unable to attend this session are encouraged to attend one of our online information sessions. For a full list of online information sessions, please visit https://www.connectionsacademy.com/kansas-online-school/events.aspx


Connections Academy, 1-800-382-6010
http://www.connectionsacademy.com
https://www.connectionsacademy.com/kansas-online-school/events.aspx



Jam Victory Basketball and Cheer Camp

Light of the World Christian Center, Topeka KS
Cheerleading and Basketball Camp

Lance Wilson, 785-271-1010 ext. 310


Lawrence Metaphysical Fair

Douglas County Fairgrounds 2120 Harper Street, Building 21 Lawrence KS 66046
Featuring 50+ vendors showcasing their wares and talents. Free Presentations every half hour.
$1 off admission for each friend that you bring. Also get a $3 off coupon & check out the list of vendors at http://www.thebodytherapeutics.com 4 GOLDEN TICKETS each worth $130 will be given out during the Fair.


Carol Brown 785-317-0448



Furniture Amnesty Day

Manhattan City Park, Wilson Baseball Field Parking Lot
Manhattan Good Neighbors along with the City of Manhattan are hosting the sixth annual Furniture Amnesty Day on Friday, July 25th. Furniture Amnesty Day is a chance for the public to donate their unwanted furniture to those who many need it.
The public is invited to drop-off furniture beginning at 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. If you would like to donate your furniture but are unable to drop it off, contact the City to schedule a pick up on the day of the event. Email kays@cityofmhk.com or call 785-587-2454 for arrangements. For those wanting furniture, selection begins at Noon until 5 p.m. Time slot assignment for selection begins at 8 a.m. on a first come first serve basis.
If you would like more information about Furniture Amnesty Day, please call School of Leadership Studies at 785-532-6085 or email handson@ksu.edu.


Reagan Kays
785-587-2454
kays@cityofmhk.com



SilverBikes

Topeka, KS

Silverbackks presents our first motorcycle run fundraiser!

Be a part of our first ever major fundraising event that is sure to be talked about and grow for years to come. Ride your bike, follow in the Party Bus or gather with us at any of the four locations.

Hear how loud hope can roar as we throttle though Topeka, June 28th

Registration starts at noon Saturday - kickstands up at 1:00!

A party bus will accompany on the ride for those other poor lost souls who don't have a motorcycle and will obviously be wildly drinking their sorrows away.

We will start at Kick Start Saloon
1st stop-The Dugout
2nd stop-Victoria's
3rd stop-Whiplash
And then back to Kick Start Saloon for the raffle drawings and a silent auction!

Entry fees: $15/Bike $10/Rider $20/$30/Bus

Every entry fee includes 1 raffle ticket

Must be 21 - Silverbackks t-shirts and additional raffle tickets will be available for purchase. Donation bins will be on site to collect items for all Silverbackks programs. Needed items can be found below.

All proceeds help Silverbackks build our community and stand with fellow Topekans who may need a little help standing on their own.

Carrie Sixkiller
224-6257



Walk like MADD 5k (run/walk)

Washburn University
Walk Like MADD is a 5K, non-competitive walk/run to allow corporations and individuals to team up with MADD. Every step taken will help raise funds and awareness for KS MADD’s programs and services that will serve to keep our children and communities safe. All funds raised in Kansas stay in Kansas!

Alice Walker; phone: (913) 683-2525


"The Tree Who Walked Through Time" book signing & reading as well as gallery of all original artwork from the book

Mulvane Art Museum 1700 SW Jewell St Topeka, Kansas
Booking Signing and Reception, July 26, 2-4 p.m.
An exhibition of the original artwork for the children’s book The Tree Who Walked Through Time by Lawrence author Maureen Carroll. The book features realistic and fantastic depictions of different species of Kansas trees by such well-known Kansas artists as Lisa Grossman, Stan Herd and Paul Hotvedt. Proceeds from the sales of books will go to the Mulvane’s ArtLab and other art educational programs.


Mulvane Art Museum 785-670-1124


"The Tree Who Walked Through Time" Gallery of original Art from the book

Mulvane Art Museum 1700 SW Jewell St. Topeka, Kansas
An exhibition of the original artwork for the children’s book The Tree Who Walked Through Time by Lawrence author Maureen Carroll. The book features realistic and fantastic depictions of different species of Kansas trees by such well-known Kansas artists as Lisa Grossman, Stan Herd and Paul Hotvedt. Proceeds from the sales of books will go to the Mulvane’s ArtLab and other art educational programs.


www.washburn.edu/mulvane


"Waste Land" Art Film Series by Vik Muniz

Mulvane Art Museum 1700 SW Jewell St Topeka, Kansas
WASTE LAND follows renowned artist Vik Muniz as he journeys to the world's largest garbage dump, Jardim Gramacho, located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. There he collaborates with some “catadores,” self-designated pickers of recyclable materials, to create their portraits out of garbage, revealing both their dignity and despair as they begin to re-imagine their lives.

www.washburn.edu/mulvane


Banksy's "Exit Through The Gift Shop" Viewing

Mulvane Art Museum 1700 Sw jewell St Topeka, Kansas
Banksy’s EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP tells the inside story of Street Art. A brutal and revealing account of what happens when fame, money, and vandalism collide, the film follows an eccentric shopkeeper turned amateur filmmaker as he videos many of the world’s most infamous graffiti artists. Then Banksy turns the camera back on the filmmaker with wildly unexpected results.

www.washburn.edu/mulvane


CREDIT STRENGTHENING SEMINAR

Bryan University 1527 SW Fairlawn Rd., Topeka, Kansas.
As a community service, the Business Department at Bryan University will host a Credit Strengthening Seminar on Wednesday, June 25, 2014, from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the main campus located at 1527 SW Fairlawn Rd., Topeka, Kansas. A panel composed of industry leaders from local banks and consumer credit organizations will discuss ways to guard your credit and improve your financial situation. The event is free and open to the public.
Seating is limited


Vernon White
Business Department - Chair
Bryan University
1527 SW Fairlawn Rd.
Topeka, KS 66604
PH: 785-272-0889
Fax: 785-272-4538
vwhite@bryanu.edu
www.bryanu.edu



Thursday Purrsday

Lawrence Humane Society 1805 E. 19th St., Lawrence, KS
Every Thursday is Purrsday at the Lawrence Humane Society until July 31st! Adoption fees are just $10 on all available cats 6 months and older! Adoption includes: spay/neuter, microchip, Feline Leukemia/FIV Test, vaccines, 30-day pet health insurance, and post-adoption health exam donated by a local veterinarian. All cats must go home with a collar and carrier which may be purchased here!

For more information visit our website LawrenceHumane.org and Like Us at Facebook.com/LawrenceHumane

Adoptions Office, 785-843-6835, http://www.lawrencehumane.org


West Fest

The Kansas Museum of History is located at 6425 SW 6th Avenue in Topeka.
http://www.kshs.org/west_fest
Calling all cowboys at heart! National Day of the Cowboy is fun for the whole family.


Museum exhibits
One free stagecoach ride
One free donkey cart ride
Cowboy songs with Kyler at 1 p.m.
Cowboy quiz with a prize
Photo opportunity with cowboy props
Make a bucking bronco or cowboy bracelet
Rope making


Miniature ponies
Mustang
Cowboy obstacle course
Campfire sing-a-long
Roping and horse care demonstrations
Panning for gold
Stagecoach rides - $
Donkey cart rides - $
Old-fashioned ice cream - $
Kettle corn - $

Admission is $8 adults, $7 seniors (65 and older), and $6 students. Children five and younger admitted free.

chochstetler@kshs.org


Museum After Hours

The Kansas Museum of History is located at 6425 SW 6th Avenue in Topeka.
http://www.kshs.org/museum_after_hours

Two step over to the museum for an evening of western swing music, dancing, fun and games. Must be 21. Fee. Two step over to the Museum After Hours: A Night of Country with fun, games, country music, and swing dancing. Learn the two step, line and swing dances to the tunes of a live western swing band. Join us during the day for West Fest: National Day of the Cowboy. Admission is $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Includes one drink ticket, cowboy caviar (snacks), dessert, and admission to the Museum. Purchase tickets through our online store, in the Museum Store, the Capitol Store, or call 785-272-8681, ext. 415. A Wild West bar will be onsite; must be age 21 or older. The Kansas . Kansas is a member state of the National Day of the Cowboy, held on the fourth Saturday in July.

chochstetler@kshs.org


Tough Enough to Wear Pink Rodeo

CiCo Park, Manhattan, Kan.
The Kaw Valley PRCA Rodeo hosts Tough Enough to Wear Pink night to raise awareness of breast cancer and other cancers and support for Kansas State University's Johnson Cancer Research Center. Rodeo attendees, participants and even horses wear pink and a spectacular pink balloon launch starts the evening's festivities! Info: http://cancer.k-state.edu/newsevents/rodeo.html

Marcia Locke, Johnson Cancer Research Center
785-532-6705



Tough Enough to Wear Pink Spaghetti Dinner

1st Presbyterian Church, 801 Leavenworth St., Manhattan, Kan.
The Kaw Valley Rodeo Association "Pink Committee" throws this delicious dinner to benefit K-State cancer research. It features all-you-can-eat spaghetti, bread, salad, cookies and drinks made by former Gilio’s owner Chef Drew Zink, Cox Bros. BBQ, and volunteers. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 5-12, free for kids 4 and under, and available from K-State's Johnson Cancer Research Center, 785-532-6705.

Marcia Locke, Johnson Cancer Research Center
785-532-6705
cancerresearch@ksu.edu



MUSEUM DAY: Metamorphosis: The Art & Science of Change

KU Natural History Museum, 1345 Jayhawk BLVD., Lawrence, KS, 66045
Change up your weekend routine and discover the art and science of metamorphosis. Learn about the science of the life cycles of humans, plants, and animals. How do the visual arts and artists respond to change over time? It’s Family Day at the Spencer Museum of Art and the KU Natural History Museum. Families are invited to move back and forth between the museums and explore this topic their leisure. Free & fun for all ages.

KU Natural History Museum, 785.864.4450
naturalhistory@ku.edu



Kansas Youth Chorale Auditions EXTENDED!

First Lutheran Church, Topeka, 1234 SW Fairlawn
Auditions for the 2014-15 season extended on this date for treble voices, grades 4-8

Connie Baer


Family Fun Summer Event

Topeka, Kansas
This indoor-outdoor event will take place in the lower level of Center Court, as well as the parking lot outside the mall’s main entrance, and will feature a Community Activities Fair, full of great options to keep kids engaged all summer long.

Beth George, 317.684.7711


Topeka Antique Dealers Association Summer Antique Collectible Flea Market

Manor Conference Centre - Sunflower Ballroom 17th & Western Topeka, Ks
Shop with 40 + vendors selling Antique & Collectible furniture, jewelry, glassware, primitives, toys, coins &more in a 11,000 sq ft air condition room.

Michelle 785-862-8850 or Junior 785-633-3743