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St. Joseph's Fish & Shrimp Supper

St Joseph's Church Nortonville, Kansas
St. Joseph's Fish & Shrimp Supper

Meal includes: Fried and Baked Fish, Fried Shrimp, Potato, Salad, Roll, Tea/Coffee, and a choice of dessert.

Every Friday from February 20th through March 27th. Proceeds benefit St. Joseph's Church.

Handicap accessible

Ages 11 and up - $10.00, Ages 4-10 - $5.00, Ages 0-3 - Free
Gift Certificates Available




Ham & Bean / Vegetable Soup All You Can Eat!

Oakland United Methodist Church 801 NE Chester Ave., Topeka KS 66616
Oakland United Methodist Church's Ham & Bean / Vegetable Soup All You Can Eat!

Dinner includes: cole slaw, corn bread, and choice of cake or pie for dessert.

Adults: $7:00, Children $3.00

For more information, call: 357-5290 or 235-1010


Mom's Everyday Expo

Mar 28, 2015 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

West Ridge Mall, 1801 Sw Wanamaker Rd, Topeka, KS 66604
"In January 2014, we started a new show at WIBW focused on helping the families of northeast Kansas get answers to common parenting questions, tips for streamlining the way households function, and really just helping "make Mom's life easier." As our show, MomsEveryday, continues to grow, we're excited to bring those same principles to the community in other ways - one of those being the launch of our Moms Everyday Expo!

I have been so blessed to work with a number of community partners on the show and look forward to continuing those relationships and building even more to let parents know what resources are out there for them and their families. I would love to have you join us for this inaugural event and let the families of northeast Kansas know you're here and how you can help make their lives easier! I can't wait to see you there!"
Amanda Lanum Host of Moms Everyday

For more information on Exhibitors and Sponsorships availability, please contact Meg Heston at Meg.Heston@wibw.com. Space is limited.


Let's Make Beer!!

Topeka and Shawnee County Library
The Greater Topeka Hall of Foamers, Topeka’s oldest brewing club will be presenting “Let’s Make More Beer” at the Topeka and Shawnee County Library February 4th at 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM in Marvin Auditorium 101C.
This will cover the basic techniques, equipment and process of how to make fine beer in your own home.
The Greater Topeka Hall of Foamers is Topeka’s homebrew club founded in 1987 and dedicated to teaching the brewing process to anyone who is interested. We enjoy brewing and tasting a wide variety of beer, wine, cider and mead.
Our focus is on improving the brewing process of any interested brewer. In keeping with our mission, monthly meetings feature an educational session on making beer, wine, cider or mead.


Jay Norris
treasurer@topekabrewers.com
(785) 845-4878



Adventure Camp: Who needs tools? (ages 8-12)

Flint Hills Discovery Center 315 S 3rd St. Manhattan, KS 66502
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. Day registrants must bring their own sack lunch. All participants will need to complete emergency release and permission form on our website at www.flinthillsdiscovery.org. 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. Full-day session: FHDC members: $22, non-members: $25
Half-day session: FHDC members: $13, non-members: $15


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



Save the Last Dance Exhibit

Flint Hills Discovery Center 315 S 3rd St. Manhattan, KS 66502
Images by award winning photographer, Noppadol Paothong, from his dazzling book, “Save the Last Dance-A Story of North American Grassland Grouse.” Hours of operation:
Monday-Wednesday, Friday & Saturday: 10am-5pm
Thursday: 10am-8pm
Sunday: 10am-5pm
Adults (18-64) $9, Seniors/Military/College Students & Educators $7, Youth (2-17yrs) $4, Children (0-2) Free

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


Adventure Camp: Going Once, Twice, Sold! (ages 8-12)

Flint Hills Discovery Center 315 S 3rd St. Manhattan, KS 66502
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. Day registrants must bring their own sack lunch. All participants will need to complete emergency release and permission form on our website at www.flinthillsdiscovery.org. 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. Full-day session: FHDC members: $22, non-members: $25
Half-day session: FHDC members: $13, non-members: $15


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



Preschoolers: P is for Prairie Chicken

Flint Hills Discovery Center 315 S 3rd St. Manhattan, KS 66502
Save the Last Dance at the Flint Hills Discovery Center as we explore the rare greater prairie chicken. Through activities and art projects, we’ll learn about their life from an egg to adult. We’ll act like prairie chickens as we build nests and test our skills at catching food. This interactive program will kick off with a story and conclude with chocolate covered insects. You won’t want to miss the fun! Pre-registration is required
FHDC Members: $7 | Non-members: $9


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



Meet the Author (Free)

Flint Hills Discovery Center 315 S 3rd St. Manhattan, KS 66502
Roy Bird, Hark! I Hear a Meadlowlark!

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


Home School Mondays: Hibernate or Migrate

Flint Hills Discovery Center 315 S 3rd St. Manhattan, KS 66502
Home School Mondays include short activities which are designed to take place as families arrive between 1-3pm on the second and fourth Monday of the month. The second Mondays focus on history and the fourth Mondays focus on science. Activities will provide educational value to home school families visiting the Flint Hills Discovery Center. Registration is not required. Fees: Free for members and regular admission for non-members. Pre-registration is not required. For more information, call 785-587-2726

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


Troop 175 Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser

First Lutheran Church, 1234 SW Fairlawn Rd, Topeka, KS 66604
Pancakes, Sausage, Milk or Juice, and Coffee.
$5/adult
Children under 12 eat free w/ paid Adult

Boy Scout Troop 175
info@troop175blacklions.org



Planet Comicon

Kansas City Convention Center, Kansas City, MO
Kansas City’s Largest Pop Culture & Comic Book Convention March 13 – 15, 2015 at Bartle Hall
KC’s most anticipated pop culture adventure returns for its biggest year yet!

Chris Jackson started collecting Spider-Man comic books in the mid-1960s. Today, he oversees an entire world of comics, cosplay, television, movies, and pop culture fanatics at Planet Comicon, Kansas City’s largest comic book and pop culture convention. Experiencing tremendous growth since the first Planet Comicon in 1999, the 2015 show runs March 13, 14 and 15, featuring more than 300,000 square feet of exhibit space and more than 100,000 square feet devoted to panel programming events. In addition to using more of Bartle Hall, the show is expanding to the convention center’s Grand Ballroom for the first time as well.
2015 Planet Comicon Guests include:
• Carey Elwes, Princess Bride, Robin Hood: Men in Tights
• Karen Gillan, Doctor Who, Guardians of the Galaxy
• Stephen Amell, Arrow
• Jerry “The King” Lawler, Wrestling Legend and Hall of Famer and Comics Artist
• Raphael Sbarge, Once Upon a Time, Mass Effect, Star Trek Voyager
• Michael Rooker, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Walking Dead
• John Barrowman, Dr. Who, Torchwood
• Scott Wilson, The Walking Dead, In Cold Blood
• J August Richards, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Angel
• Mitch Pileggi, X-Files, Sons of Anarchy
• And many, many more…
Over the years, Planet Comicon has welcomed William Shatner (Capt. Kirk “Star Trek”), Lou Ferrigno (“Incredible Hulk”), Adam West (“Batman” TV Series), Darryl McDaniels (Hip-Hop Legend of Run DMC and comic book creator) and Kenny Baker (R2-D2 in “Star Wars”) amongst its star-studded lineup.

Dates: March 13, 14 & 15, 2015
Times: Fri. 12:00 p.m. Noon – 7:00 p.m., Sat. 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Sun. 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Bartle Hall, Kansas City Convention Center
Tickets: Starting at $20
www.planetcomicon.com



(913) 345-1069



Operation Soup Line

Topeka, Ks
Fundraiser to benefit Doorstep, Inc.
Lunch or Dinner choice of chili/soup, dessert and drink. Adults $9.00 Children 12 and under $5.
Local Celebrity Servers, Entertainment and Theme Basket Auction.
Ag Hall, 17th & Kansas
Lunch delivery is available on orders of 10+, must be ordered by 2/23/15. Visit our website for order form or call the office.


Doorstep, Inc. 357-5341
www.DoorstepTopeka.org



Run for the Hills! Fun Run and Walk

Manhattan, KS 66502
Run for the Hills! Fun Run/Walk
5K run and 2 mile walk
May 2, 2015 – Race starts at 9 am

Race options include a 5K run timed by Manhattan Running Company and an untimed 2-mile walk – both open to anyone! Featuring a flat race course. Medals for the male and female overall winners as well as first, second, and third place medals for five age groups of males and females. The race course will start and finish at the Flint Hills Center, 401 Houston St, Manhattan, KS. Register by April 10, 2015 to be guaranteed a race t-shirt!
Register by April 10, entry fee is $25 per individual for chip timed 5K and $20 for untimed 2-mile walk.
Register after April 10, $30 for chip timed 5K, $25 for untimed 2-mile walk.

This race is sponsored by North-Central Flint Hills Area Agency on Aging (NC-FH AAA), a private, non-profit organization, which plans, coordinates, and sponsors services across 18 counties in northeast Kansas. This race benefits “Solutions for Seniors” provided by NC-FH AAA including Meals on Wheels, In-Home Care Services, Medicare Counseling, Options Counseling of aging and disability resources, and other essential services needed by many seniors and their caregivers.

Those under the age of 18 must have a guardian sign the waiver of liability. Dogs, skateboards, roller skates, and motorized vehicles are not allowed on the race course.

Register at: manhattanrunningco.com or call Amanda Martin at 785-776-9294


Amanda Martin, 785-776-9294, amandam@ncfhaaa.com


Preschoolers in the Flint Hills: B is for Box Turtle

Flint Hills Discovery Center 315 S 3rd St. Manhattan, KS 66502
To kick off the spring series of Preschoolers in the Flint Hills, the Flint Hills Discovery Center will showcase the traveling exhibition, K is for Kansas, and explore state symbols of Kansas. Beginning with the Box Turtle, you will discover the struggles and excitements of a box turtle through story time, see a real ornate box turtle, and complete a box turtle art project to take home to share with the family!
Pre-registration is required
FHDC Members: $7 | Non-members: $9


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


Adventure Camp: Statehood (ages 8-12)

Flint Hills Discovery Center 315 S 3rd St. Manhattan, KS 66502
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. Day registrants must bring their own sack lunch. Students will get to research what it takes to become a state, observe old state maps and explore what Kansas was like when it was admitted as a state! All participants will need to complete emergency release and permission form on our website at www.flinthillsdiscovery.org. 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. Full-day session: FHDC members: $22, non-members: $25
Half-day session: FHDC members: $13, non-members: $15


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



Share the Story: Box Turtle at Long Pond by William T. George (ages 1-6)

Flint Hills Discovery Center 315 S 3rd St. Manhattan, KS 66502
Free Event!
Share the Story connects the youngest residents of the Flint Hills region to their homes and towns through storytelling that will develop a foundational appreciation for the rich culture and ecology of the Flint Hills.

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



Home School Mondays: Cowboy Cuisine

Flint Hills Discovery Center 315 S 3rd St. Manhattan, KS 66502
Home School Mondays include short activities which are designed to take place as families arrive between 1-3pm on the second and fourth Monday of the month. The second Mondays focus on history and the fourth Mondays focus on science. Activities will provide educational value to home school families visiting the Flint Hills Discovery Center. Registration is not required. Fees: Free for members and regular admission for non-members. Pre-registration is not required.
For more information, call 785-587-2726.


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



Adventure Camp: Head ’em Up, Move ’em Out (ages 8-12)

Flint Hills Discovery Center 315 S 3rd St. Manhattan, KS 66502
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. Discover the ranching history of the Flint Hills through cattle drives and cowboys. Students will learn the lingo and visit a Kansas ranch! Day registrants must bring their own sack lunch. All participants will need to complete emergency release and permission form on our website at www.flinthillsdiscovery.org. 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. Full-day session: FHDC members: $22, non-members: $25
Half-day session: FHDC members: $13, non-members: $15


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



Reality Tour

Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library
Reality Tour is a nationally known program that teaches youth and their parents about the dangers of drugs and alcohol. It's a perfect opportunity for families to have the important conversation with their youth.

Jamie Slack, jslack@safestreets.org, 785.266.4606


Sweetheart Sock Hop featuring Sha Na Na

Great Lakes Ballroom at Prairie Band Casino & Resort
FREE Valentine's Day Show
Doors open at 7pm
Show at 8pm

www.pbpgaming.com
1-888-PBP-4WIN



Lucky Stiff, the Musical

Topeka West Highschool, Topeka
7pm on the 19, 20, and 21, 2pm on the 22. $8 for adults, $5 for students.

Ryan McCoy, (785)-438-4102


SEND NORTH AMERICA EXPERIENCE TOUR COMING TO KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY

KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY 211 MCCAIN AUDITORIUM MANHATTAN, KS 66506
The Send North America Experience Tour is a series of events in cities across North America challenging everyone—baristas, electricians, lawyers, teachers and church leaders alike—to leverage their lives in a way that counts for the glory of God and the spread of His fame. The tour carries the God-sized vision for reaching North America by awakening and empowering each individual to know that because every life matters, their life on mission matters greatly in their community.

The Send North America Experience is a 29-city tour leading up to the Send Conference, taking place Aug. 3-4, 2015, in Nashville, Tenn. Send North America gathers local church leaders and everyday missionaries from around the continent to influence and better serve their communities.

Learn more at sendconference.com.

Robbie Nutter
785-317-4655



Healthy Foot Facts Free Presentation

Rebound Physical Therapy, 5220 SW 17th St Topeka, KS 66604
Take “A Step in the Right Direction” with a local physical therapist at the next free Helping You Help Yourself workshop. At 6:30 p.m. on February 4, 2015, Allison Lehmann , PT and Burt DeWeese, PT will present the next free workshop in the “Helping You Help Yourself” series at Rebound Physical Therapy.

This workshop entitled “Healthy Foot Facts: Preventing and Alleviating Foot Pain” will feature Allison Lehmann, Physical Therapist and Burt DeWeese, Physical Therapist, on the subject of foot pain and shoe knowledge. These presentations offer real-world health and fitness tips to area residents.


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



Reality Tour

Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, 1515 SW 10th, Topeka, Kansas 66604
Reality Tour is a nationally known program from Candle, Inc. that teaches youth and their parents about the dangers of drugs and alcohol. Groups and organizations from our area come together to walk families through scenes that highlight what can happen with this dangerous lifestyle. It's a perfect opportunity for families to have the important conversation with their youth. Sessions are at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Please call 266.8666 to reserve your spot today!

785.266.8666, Prevention & Recovery Services


Benefit for Gloria Ruddy

Croco Hall, 6115 SE Hwy 40, Tecumseh
Gloria Ruddy has been diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer (non curable). The Friendship Square Dance Club will host a fund raising event to help Gloria. This will include Square dancing, auctions, and other entertainment. Everyone is invited to attend. Donations for auction or door prizes are needed.

Donna Schirmer (Gloria's Daughter)


Dance, Dance, Dance --Square Dance

Croco Hall, 6115 SE Hwy 40, Tecumseh
Square Dance Fun. Mainstream dance with Dana Schirmer calling and prompting line dances.

Dana Schirmer


Square Dance Lessons

Kaw Valley Activities Center: 200 SW 30th St. , Ste 105, Topeka, KS
Learn to square dance while having the time of your life.

Dana Schirmer


Lenten Fish Fry

Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 1750 SW Stone Ave, Topeka, KS 66604
Suggested donations of $8 for 11 and older, $5 ages 4-10, Free for ages 3 and younger. Household maximum of $30.

Meal Choices include: Fried & Baked Fish, Fried Popcorn Shrimp, Hush Puppies, Waffle Fries, Baked Potato, Coleslaw, Cheese Pizza, Dessert.

Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Marie Apel, 1800 SW Stone Ave., Topeka, KS 66604; 785-272-5590


Topeka Collegiate School Discovery Day

Topeka Collegiate School, 2200 SW Eveningside Drive, Topeka, KS 66614
All aboard the TCS Discovery Day Express! We are inviting children entering Jr. Pre-K, Pre-K and K and their parents to join us for Discovery Day at Topeka Collegiate School. Come play games, meet the teachers, explore the school and experience the difference at TCS on Saturday, February 28th. Boarding will begin at 10:00 a.m. Disembark will be at 11:30 a.m. Please reserve your seat on the train by February 20 by contacting our director of admissions, Paula Huff, at 785-228-0490 or phuff@topekacollegiate.org.

Paula Huff, 785-228-0490, phuff@topekacollegiate.org


Healthy Foot Facts Free Presentation

Rebound Physical Therapy- 5220 SW 17th St, Topeka, KS 66604
Take “A Step in the Right Direction” with a local physical therapist at the next free Helping You Help Yourself workshop. At 6:30 p.m. on February 4, 2015, Allison Lehmann , PT and Burt DeWeese, PT will present the next free workshop in the “Helping You Help Yourself” series at Rebound Physical Therapy
This workshop entitled “Healthy Foot Facts: Preventing and Alleviating Foot Pain” will feature Allison Lehmann, Physical Therapist and Burt DeWeese, Physical Therapist, on the subject of foot pain and shoe knowledge. These presentations offer real-world health and fitness tips to area residents.

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


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



Harvest's Mobile Food Pantry

Topeka Free Methodist Church 3450 SE Indiana Ave. Topeka, Kansas 66605-2644
Topeka Free Methodist Church, a member of Harvester’s network, will hold a Mobile Food Pantry in Topeka on Saturday, January 24, at 9:00am. The food pantry will be held in the church’s parking lot: 3450 SE Indiana Ave. Topeka, Kansas 66605.

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

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



Clothing Exchange

Topeka Free Methodist Church 3450 SE Indiana Ave. Topeka, Kansas 66605-2644
The Clothing Exchange will be open Saturday, January 31, from 10:00am - 2:00pm and Saturday, February 7 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



Clothing Exchange

Topeka Free Methodist Church 3450 SE Indiana Ave. Topeka, Kansas 66605-2644
The Clothing Exchange will be open Saturday, February 7 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



Substance Abuse Task Force

3545 SW 5th, Topeka, Kansas
The Substance Abuse Task Force will meet on Thursday, February 19 at 11:45 a.m. at Kansas Children's Service League, 3545 SW 5th.
The Substance Abuse Task Force is comprised of the Underage Drinking Task Force and Marijuana Coalition. It is comprised of representatives from school districts, law enforcement, local businesses, faith community, government representatives, youth organizations and many others! Anyone is welcome to attend.

Judy Wilson, 785.266.4606


Substance Abuse Task Force

To Be Determined
The Substance Abuse Task Force will meet on Thursday, March 19 at 11:45 a.m.
The Substance Abuse Task Force is comprised of the Underage Drinking Task Force and Marijuana Coalition. It is comprised of representatives from school districts, law enforcement, local businesses, faith community, government representatives, youth organizations and many others! Anyone is welcome to attend.

Judy Wilson, 785.266.4606


Home school Mondays; Rope in the Past, Cowboy Culture

Flint Hills Discovery Center 315 S. 3rd St. Manhattan, KS 66502
Home School Mondays include short activities which are designed to take place as families arrive between 1-3pm on the second and fourth Monday of the month. The second Mondays focus on history and the fourth Mondays focus on science. Activities will provide educational value to home school families visiting the Flint Hills Discovery Center. Registration is not required.

Caitlin Luttjohann, 785-587-2729 ext: 203


Adventure Camp: Forces Explored (ages 8-12)

Flint Hills Discovery Center 315 S. 3rd St. Manhattan, KS 66502
Have you heard about the Forces II exhibition at the Flint Hills Discovery Center? It highlights the three forces that helped shape Manhattan, Kansas. In this Adventure Camp, we will explore those forces first hand by traveling to the Riley County Historical Museum, Fort Riley and Kansas State. Students will get to discover the fascinating history by searching the various sites for clues as to how Manhattan came to be and what each force did to support Manhattan’s growth. Everyone will create a journal to record their findings throughout the day so we are able to share our experiences of the past. 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. All participants will need to complete emergency release and permission forms here
file:///C:/Users/berrym/Downloads/AdventureCampReleaseForms2014_2015SchoolYear%20(1).pdf
and return them to the Flint Hills Discovery Center Education Department on or before the date of your first program of the season. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.


Caitlin Luttjohann, 785-587-2729 ext:203


Exhibition: K is for Kansas

Flint Hills Discovery Center 315 S. 3rd St. Manhattan, KS 66502
Explore the magnificent state of Kansas from A to Z! Our alphabet includes the state symbols that all Kansas children study as well as fun, curious facts about our state!
COST: Adults (18-64) $9, Seniors/Military/College Students & Educators $7, Youth (2-17) $4, Kids (0-2) Free



Megan Berry, 785-587-2726


Kansas Day Celebration

Flint Hills Discovery Center 315 S. 3rd St. Manhattan, KS 66502
Hey Preschool Teachers! Don’t have any plans for Kansas Day? Flint Hills Discovery Center is hosting a Kansas Day Celebration on January 29 & 30. Both days will provide your preschooler the same activities and have the same schedule. Kansas Day Special admission rate is $3 per person; please RSVP to Education Specialist by January 19, 2015. Space is LIMITED so register early!

Caitlin Luttjohann, 785-587-2729 ext:203


Kansas Day Celebration

Flint Hills Discovery Center 315 S. 3rd St. Manhattan, KS 66502
Hey Preschool Teachers! Don’t have any plans for Kansas Day? Flint Hills Discovery Center is hosting a Kansas Day Celebration on January 29 & 30. Both days will provide your preschooler the same activities and have the same schedule. Kansas Day Special admission rate is $3 per person; please RSVP to Education Specialist by January 19, 2015. Space is LIMITED so register early!

Caitlin Luttjohann, 785-587-2729 ext:203


Discount Day for Forces Exhibition

Flint Hills Discovery Center 315 S. 3rd St. Manhattan, KS 66502
Don’t miss out on the Flint Hills FORCES: The Shaping of Manhattan, Fort Riley and Kansas State University exhibition. On January 31, Flint Hills Discovery Center will offer $2 off the regular $9 adult admission. The exhibit will remain available to visitors through February 1, 2015.
Flint Hills FORCES explores the period between 1917 and 1963 when the three areas intertwined to become one community encountering numerous opportunities for change in the 20th century. This is the second exhibition of the Forces series, a partnership between the Discovery Center, Fort Riley, Kansas State University and the Riley County Historical Society.


Megan Berry, 785-587-2726


An Evening with Kelly Corrigan

Topeka Country Club 2700 SW Buchanan Topeka, KS 66611
Meet the NY Times Bestselling Author of Glitter and Glue. The $30 admission includes autographed paperback copy of Glitter and Glue. Your ticket helps support financial aid to deserving students at Topeka Collegiate School. Tickets can be purchased online at http://bidpal.net/kellycorrigan.

Topeka Collegiate School, 785-228-0490, http://www.topekacollegiate.org/


Irish Fest 5k Fun Run

Downtown Topeka. Start in front of Assumption Church at 8th & Jackson.
5k run or walk through downtown Topeka before the start of the St Patrick's Day Parade and activities

Tressie Hurley, 785-608-0931 www.irishfestfunrun.com


Parents as Teachers 2015 Preschool Information Fair

Washburn University, Memorial Student Union Topeka, Kansas
Free event for familes to talk with multiple preschools in Shawnee County.

Regina Ingle, Certified Parent Educator, Topeka Public Schools, 785-274-6480


Pam Rodriguez Soup Supper & Raffle Benefit

Community Center, 217 W. Ohio, Kanopolis, KS
Benefit to assist Pam Morris-Rodriguez with medical expenses incurred with her on-going battle with cancer. Event hosted by friends and colleagues of Pam.

Call 785-488-8255 for more details.


Boston Brass and Troy High School Concert Band

Troy High School in Troy Kansas
The world renown Boston Brass will be coming to the Troy High school to perform a great concert of both classical and jazz/blues numbers. The Troy High Band will also perform a piece on their own and with the Boston Brass.

Please contact the High School office for ticket information at 785-985-3533 or by visiting ticketor.com/troymarchingtrojans


"The Hereditary Estatate" by Daniel Coburn, Exhibition

The Mulvane Art Museum, Topeka, Kansas
Daniel W. Coburn's work investigates the family photo album employed as a visual infrastructure for the American Dream. His photographs explore the dark undercurrents of his own family history. However, these lyrical, poetic and sometimes mysterious images present a set of characters that become icons of universal human experience. He uses portraiture, landscape, and still life images as metaphors to describe people that exist at the intersection of domestic duress and spirituality.

Elisabeth Warsinske (785) 670-1425


Brown Bag Lunch with artist, Daniel Coburn

The Mulvane Art Museum, Topeka
Coburn will discuss his photographic series, "The Hereditary Estate." A ten year retrospective of his work, the series is a conceptual work of art with photographs carefully sequenced to create a powerful psychological dialogue. A 2009 graduate of Washburn University, Colburn received his MFA from the University of New Mexico in 2013. He has exhibited widely both in the U.S. and abroad and his works are in many private and public collections.

Elisabeth Warsinske (785) 670-1425


Cultural Conversations

The Mulvane Art Museum in Topeka
Join the artist, the museum staff, and others in a conversation that explores the photographs power to capture extraordinary moments in the lives of ordinary people.

Elisabeth Warsinske (785) 670-1425


Workshop: Re-considering the Family Photo Album: Amateur Photography and Mixed Media

The Mulvane Art Museum in Topeka, Kansas
Work with artist Daniel Coburn to rethink the family photo album. Daniel will give a brief presentation and introduce artists who combine photographic imagery with mixed media. Participants will create their own photographic collages using collage board, mixed media materials, and paint. Materials provided by the Museum. Workshop attendees should bring multiple photocopies of 2 or 3 family pictures on matte card stock paper (not photo or glossy paper)

Elisabeth Warsinske (785) 670-1425


Highland Park UMC - Pancake Day / Country Store

2914 SE Michigan, Topeka, Kansas
We will be serving pancakes, eggs, sausage and beverage. A regular adult meal will cost $5.50. A child's breakfast costs $3.00 (must be 12 years old or under).Precooked sausage is available for $4.50 a pound.

During the pancake feed, the Highland Park United Methodist Women will have their Country Store.

Funds raised from these events are used for church mission projects, vacation bible school, youth mission camps and other local charities and needs.

John Horn - 785-266-6555


Troop 175 Chicken Noodle Dinner

First Lutheran Church, 1234 SW Fairlawn Rd, Topeka, KS
$5 for a Homemade Chicken Noodle Dinner. All proceeds go to support Boy Scout Troop 175.

Doug Brownlee
info@troop175blacklions.org



Venture Crew 513 Breakfast

First United Methodist Church 600 Topeka Blvd
Fundraising breakfast for Venture Crew 513. $5 advance ticket gets you biscuits and gravy with choice of coffee or juice. Eggs for for an extra charge.

David Peacocke, adviser
785-640-2079 david.peacocke@gmail.com



Tulip Time

Topeka, KS: Locations are Ted Ensley Gardens at Lake Shawnee, SE 37th and West Edge Road 66605; Doran Rock Garden at Gage Park, 601 SW Gage Blvd 66606; Botanical Garden at Old Prairie Town, 124 NW Fillmore 66606
Topeka’s 7th Annual Tulip Time is a continuation of a longtime tradition started by Jerold Binkley. Visitors can enjoy the splendor of over 100,000 tulips and daffodils in the beautifully, landscaped parks in the Ted Ensley Gardens at Lake Shawnee, SE 37th and West Edge Road; Doran Rock Garden at Gage Park, 601 SW Gage Blvd; Botanical Garden at Old Prairie Town, 124 NW Fillmore. Group tours are available. Cost is $5 suggested donation.

John Bell 124 NW Fillmore Topeka, KS 66606; Phone: 785-251-2991


Wheatstock XI

Old Prairie Town 124 NW Fillmore; Topeka, KS 66606
Old Prairie Town is proud to host the 11th Annual
Wheatstock Concert featuring acoustic and bluegrass music.
Bring your family out for this fun-filled day to listen to
some wonderful artists performing at their best. Bring your
own lawn-chair and enjoy the beautiful Old Prairie Town
setting, while listening to some great music! There will be
food available for purchase. Bring the children as this is a
family friendly event. Event is free but donations are
welcome.

Liz Toyne
124 NW Fillmore; Topeka, KS 66606
Phone: 785-251-2992



Summer Sunset Concert

Old Prairie Town 124 NW Fillmore; Topeka, KS 66606
Bring your family out for this fun-filled evening to listen to
some wonderful local artists performing at their best. Bring
your own lawn-chair and enjoy the beautiful Old Prairie
Town setting, while listening to some great music! This is a
family friendly event and children are welcome! Price: $3 at the gate; 10 and under free

Liz Toyne
124 NW Fillmore; Topeka, KS 66606
785-251-2992



36th Annual Apple Festival

Old Prairie Town; 124 NW Fillmore; Topeka, KS 66606
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 festivity 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 from 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, clowns & entertainers. New this year: The Shyster Mountain Gang & Greg Fox.
FOLK ARTS AND 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 from Victorian items, antique reproduction toys, unique gift items and old-fashioned candy and when you’re done there treat yourself to a soda fountain 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!
ADMISSION
$5 in advance or $6 at the gate. Children 12 and under free. Take the FREE bus from Judicial Building parking lot.

Vendors contact Gena Brooks: 785-251-2993
Volunteers, Demonstrators, and General Questions, contact Liz Toyne 785-251-2992



St. Marys City Market

George J. Perry Memorial Armory, 110 S. 5th, St. Marys, KS 66536
This is a craft and vendor show. Free Admission. Come out and do some shopping for your loved one for Valentine's Day! Have some great BBQ and enjoy spending time with friends.

Darlene McGranahan, 785-437-6835


Old Time Holiday Happenings

Old Prairie Town 124 NW Fillmore; Topeka, KS 66606
Take pleasure in the charm of the beautifully decorated Mansion at holiday time. Simply pass through the east doors and be whisked away to an enchanting evening you’ll long remember.

Enjoy an elegant and delicious candlelight dinner. A buffet dinner will be served from the lovely dining room of the Mansion and you will be seated in the reception room. You’ll listen to live music throughout the evening. Enjoy hot cider and cookies by the fire in the cabin and hot fudge sundaes in the Potwin Drug Store.

Enjoy a variety of entertainment and activities in each of the vintage buildings.

Seating is limited to 72 guests per evening. Reservations will be accepted beginning August 1. Call 251-2993 for your reservation.

Dinner will be served at 6:30pm. Doors open at 6pm.

Cost: $30 includes Victorian dinner, tour and entertainment.
The Mulvane General Store will be open throughout the evening.

Reservations contact Gena Brooks: 785-251-2993
Volunteers and Entertainment contact Liz Toyne: 785-251-2992



St. Marys City Market

George J. Perry Memorial Armory, 110 S. 5th, St. Marys, KS 66536
This is a craft and vendor show. Free Admission. Check out our market, we have a variety of vendors who are more than willing to help you find that perfect wedding, birthday, anniversary gift. There will be great food served.

Darlene McGranahan 785-437-6835


Free Health Screenings at Sam's Clubs

Sam’s Club at 1401 SW Wanamaker Rd. Topeka
Sam’s Club locations across the country, including those in Kansas, will host FREE health screenings this Saturday. The screenings are open to the public (no Sam’s Club membership required) and include the following tests:
• Blood pressure
• Total cholesterol
• HDL (good cholesterol)
• Risk ratio
• Glucose
• Body mass index (BMI)
• Vision (not available at all locations)




Sam's Club, 785-273-5181


Depression Recovery Program To Break The Winter Blues

Genstler Eye Center-3630 SW Fairlawn, Topeka, KS 66614
A program that will help those combating depression and those that are not depressed to have optimal mental health

Greg Bullion,785-996-4676


Berryton Kiwanis Ham and Bean Feed

Berryton United Methodist Church 7010 SE Berryton Rd Berryton KS
3rd Annual Ham and Bean Feed with Vegetable Beef Soup, Cornbread, Drink an Dessert to benefit The Eliminate Project - Kiwanis World Wide Project to eliminate Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus

Susie Berry
785-220-8032



Auburn Elementary Pancake Feed

Auburn Elementary Cafeteria - 810 Commercial St. Auburn, KS
PTO fundraiser to assist with school needs

Candi Temple - 785-806-3498


Atchison Ghost Tour

PALOUCCI'S ATCHISON, KANSAS
Ghost Tours of Kansas
785-851-0856
info@ghosttoursofkansas.com
www.ghosttoursofkansas.com
https://squareup.com/market/ghosttoursofkansas/atchison-ghost-tour

Tickets are 19.50pp tax included for a 1 hour 40 minute tour

Is Atchison the most haunted city in Kansas? Ghost Tours of Kansas, LLC is leaning that way! Picture after picture of apparitions have been collected over the years by tour patrons and GTK paranormal investigators.

Paloucci's Restaurant leads the way as the full apparition of a man has been collected several times. Does he stay for the yummy food? I bet so.

FormerRiverhouse Restaurant has a colorful past. Imagine Miss Ella parading her brothel girls up and down the riverbank. One tour guest captured Miss Ella and two other spirits in the same picture!
Mr. Peg Leg guy wants to hang out in the unused portion of the building.

Atchison Theater sets the stage for drama and intrigue. Bet you didn'ts know the building was formerly the First Church of Christ of Scientology? Spiritual Warfare leads Benedictine Campus to an overload of cleanings and exorcisms.

Willowbrook, Elks Club, and Memorial Hall Building also included and of course Sally House will be mentioned. Get out stops include Paloucci's, outside of Atchison Theater and down by River's Edge of former Riverhouse Atchison Ghost Tour last approximately an hour and forty minutes.
Departs from Paloucci's Restaurant.
115 S. 3rd St.
Atchison, Kansas

785-851-0856


Boy Scout Troop 59 Pancake Feed

Faith Lutheran Church, 1716 SW Gage Blvd.Topeka KS
Come support Boy Scout Troop 59. Proceeds raised wil be used for our equipment fund.

Scott Leonard


Eagle Day in the Little Apple

starts at the Manhattan Fire Staion on 2000 Denison Rd Manhattan, KS
Exceptional Eagle Experience in the Little Apple... for young and old alike. Hear and see numerous birds of prey up close before loading buses to Tuttle Creek State Park to see them in the wild.

Marcia Rozell 785-776-8829


Milford Lake Eagle Days

Milford Nature Center
Eagle Day at Milford Lake will begin at 9 a.m. at the Milford Nature Center, 3415 Hatchery Drive, Junction City. Programs featuring live raptors begin at 9:30 a.m. and will be repeated throughout the day. Bus tours will depart from the nature center parking lot beginning at 10 a.m., with the last tour departing at 3:30 p.m. Popcorn and hot chocolate will be available, as well as a kids’ tent with activities and crafts. There is no cost to attend. For more information call (785) 238-5323.

Milford Nature Center
785-238-5323



Thank You to all Law Enforcement Officers

All over Kansas
A day to stop and thank our Law Enforcement Officers for the sacrifices they make each and every day.

K. C. Blodgett, 633-6994


Kid’s Closet Connection – Topeka’s Spring Sale!

Sunrise Optimist Club
Topeka Kids Closet is hosting the area’s LARGEST and CLEANEST baby to teen consignment sale event! Mark your calendar NOW!

Coming March 5-7, 2015
Sunrise Optimist Club in NW Topeka (across from Seaman High School)

With more than 200 families anticipated to participate, you will find everything from nearly-new children’s clothing, shoes, boots, baby equipment, cribs, swings, strollers, high chairs, exer-saucers, large toys, small toys, books, maternity wear and equipment, sporting wear and equipment and SO MUCH MORE!

Whether YOU have been looking for a venue to SELL your children’s gently used, current styles, fashions, toys, electronics and more, or are looking to give back to your community by VOLUNTEERING your time in your area of giftedness, or just want to come SHOP the extravaganza March 5-7th… RSVP TODAY!

Topeka Kids Closet primarily functions as a “families helping families” fundraising event. This children’s consignment sale is a community-focused, “green” organization that provides a venue for local families to Buy, Sell, and Trade their child-rearing resources. We encourage recycling between families to help all families maximize their potential!

JOIN US IN OUR EFFORTS!
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Sale Schedule
Monday, March 2 – Consignor Drop-Offs
Tuesday, March 3 – Consignor Drop-Offs
Wednesday, March 4 – Consignor Drop-Offs and PRE-SALE EVENTS!
• 5pm Volunteer Pre-Sale (by invitation only)
• 6pm Consignor Pre-Sale (by invitation only)
• 7pm Business Partners/Military/Teachers/First Time Moms Pre-Sales! (by invitation only, please request an RSVP on our Facebook event and have your invitation or ID handy at the door!)
• 8pm PUBLIC CHARITY PRE-SALE!! (Check our website for more details to come!)
Thursday, March 5 – Open to the Public! 8am-8pm
Friday, March 6 – Open to the Public! 8am-8pm
• 5pm Volunteer ½ Price Pre-Sale (by invitation only)
• 6pm Consignor ½ Price Pre-Sale (by invitation only)
Saturday, March 7 – Half Price Sale! 1/2 price on most items 8am-4pm

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CONSIGN - If your kids’ closets are jammed with outgrown clothing they never wear or and toys not played with, clean out their closets and sign up to SELL at our Spring sale! We offer the highest payout in the industry, as consignors receive up to 75% of selling price on all items sold! Refer some friends to consign, and receive even more! Consignors are not required to work the sale. You can just drop off your items and then pick up unsold items on Saturday evening (if you wish, otherwise a local charity picks them up). It’s THAT easy!

PERKS - Volunteers and Consignors get to shop a fantastic selection of top quality merchandise for all of their children’s needs BEFORE the sale opens to the public at the “Volunteer Pre-sale” and “Consignor Pre-sale” events on Wednesday and Friday!

SEEKING VOLUNTEERS – We offer a variety of volunteer opportunities and all our volunteers receive incentives such as shopping BEFORE we open to the public. Some earn sale credit!!
To learn more, go to

Consignors, shoppers and potential volunteers can learn more about the sale, sign up to consign or volunteer at www.kidscloset.biz/topeka. We are volunteer-based and offer incentives, rewards, and an EASY to use online tagging system for consignors.

Find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/KidsClosetTopeka to RSVP and SEE YOU AT THE SALE!


Jessica Henry 785-271-8680


Topeka West JROTC 13th Annual Chili Feed

Jan 17, 2015 4:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.

2001 SW Fairlawn Rd, Topeka, KS 66604


Topeka West JROTC’s 13th annual Chili Feed being held from 4:30-7:45PM on January 17th in the Topeka West school cafeteria.


Holiday Bazar Open House

5954 NW TOPEKA BLVD
Last minute holiday gifts, crafts and baked goods. Cinnamon rolls, cookies, candy, preserves, zesty sweet dills and more

Kellene Stough 785-250-7464


Holton Community Christmas Dinner

EUM Church, Holton, KS
Free community Christmas dinner. Open to everyone.

Tammy Elliott, 785-364-9688


Topeka Bible Church Christmas Light Show

Topeka, Kansas


Topeka Bible Church’s Drive-In Christmas Light Show will be friday, Dec 19, 20 and 21 with 4 20 minute performances each night.

The unique show features live Christmas music synchronized with a light show displayed on the south side of the church’s three-story building at 1101 S.W. Mulvane. From the church’s parking lot, visitors can tune their car radios to 89.9 FM and hear the concert while viewing the light show.

Live musicians have scheduled nightly performances at 6, 7, 8 and 9 p.m. beginning Dec. 19 and continuing through Sunday. Automated shows without the live musicians will be presented from dusk to midnight from December 22 through January 1.

There is no admission charge and no donations will be accepted.

Topeka Bible Church began its holiday show in 2007 as a way of offering an unique gift to the community. More than 100 volunteers participate in the hanging of lights and music synchronizing.

TBC office 234-5545


Retailers Meeting

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

Judy at 266.4606 or jwilson@safestreets.org


Safe Streets Coalition Meeting

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 at 266.4606


Retailers Meeting

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

Judy at 266.4606 or jwilson@safestreets.org


Retailers Meeting

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

Judy at 266.4606 or jwilson@safestreets.org


Meriden Community Christmas Dinner

Meriden VFW Post 10815, 612 E Palmer St, Meriden, KS 66512
Free Will Donation Dinner
Santa will greet children from 5-6
50/50 Raffle and also can purchase tickets for an assortment of gifts to be raffled. Promoting Veterans and Veterans Programs

Home Bound Dinner Delivery, contact Rita McConnaughey at 785-249-6948 no later than Dec. 13th


Bleeding Kansas Characters Play

Constitution Hall Historic Lecompton Kansas
Come one! Come all! To an 1850s Kansas Territorial Town Hall political meeting. Members of the Lecompton Reenactors acting troupe will present the play Bleeding Kansas Characters by J. Howard Duncan. Actors will portray Kansans from the turbulent Bleeding Kansas era. Listen to Charles Robinson, Sara Robinson, James Lane, John Brown, Clarina Nichols, Samuel Jones, David Atchison, Andrew Reeder, John Stringfellow, Molly Duncan, Mary Topham, Mahala Doyle, and Louisa Jane Wilkinson as they passionately discuss the issue of slavery in Kansas.

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


Bleeding Kansas 2015 Program Series: A series of talks and dramatic interpretations on the violent conflict over the slavery issue in Kansas Territory 1854 - 1861.

Constitution Hall in Historic Lecompton Kansas
“The Kansas Statehouse Restoration” - Barry Greis, statehouse architect. Remarks by Matt Veatch, state archivist, Kansas Historical Society. This program is a Kansas Day commemoration.

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


Constitution Hall - Bleeding Kansas 2015 Program Series A series of talks and dramatic interpretations on the violent conflict over the slavery issue in Kansas Territory 1854 - 1861.

Constitution Hall in Historic Lecompton Kansas
"Railroad Empire Across the Heartland: Rephotographing Alexander Gardner's 1867 Westward Journey Through Kansas" by John Charlton, photogrpaher, Kansas Geological Survey, University of Kansas. Remarks by Nancy Sherbert, curator of photographs, Kansas Historical Society. Charlton will sign copies of his book after the presentation.

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


Constitution Hall - Bleeding Kansas 2015 Program Series A series of talks and dramatic interpretations on the violent conflict over the slavery issue in Kansas Territory 1854 - 1861.

Constitution Hall in Historic Lecompton Kansas
"John Brown vs. W.B. "Ft. Scott" Brockett" The history of Bleeding Kansas and the Battle of Black Jack are debated in first-person portrayals Kerry Altenbernd as abolitionist John Brown, and Jeff Quigley, as proslavery advocate W.B. Brockett

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


Constitution Hall - Bleeding Kansas 2015 Program Series A series of talks and dramatic interpretations on the violent conflict over the slavery issue in Kansas Territory 1854 - 1861.

Constitution Hall in Historic Lecompton Kansas
"James Montgomery, The Original Jayhawker" by Max Nehrbass, Labette Community College history instructor. Historian Rich Ankerholz will portray James Montgomery

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


Constitution Hall - Bleeding Kansas 2015 Program Series A series of talks and dramatic interpretations on the violent conflict over the slavery issue in Kansas Territory 1854 - 1861.

Constitution Hall in Historic Lecompton Kansas
"If It Looks Like a man: Female Soldiers and Lady Bushwhackers in the Civil War in Kansas and Missouri" by Diane Eickhoff and Aaron Barnhart, authors and historians

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


Constitution Hall - Bleeding Kansas 2015 Program Series A series of talks and dramatic interpretations on the violent conflict over the slavery issue in Kansas Territory 1854 - 1861.

Constitution Hall in Historic Lecompton Kansas
"John Brown's Money Man: George Luther Stearns, Abolitionist" by Dr. Charles Heller, author and historian. Heller will sign copies of his book after the presentation

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


Two Block Chalk Walk

NOTO Atrs District, Topeka Kansas
You know you love sidewalk chalk, I do too! We all do, don't we? We're getting out the sidewalk chalk and we're going to attempt to cover each square of concrete sidewalk within two blocks with art and try to beat some kind of crazy chalk walk side record. Our longest record we covered one side of the two blocks, this time we aim to cover both sides of the street. Plus it will be buckets of fun for all the kids, big and small, young and young at heart.
What do ya'll think? Can we do a Two Block Chalk Walk, Again?? I believe we can. Between you and me and everyone we know, I say YES! Two Block Chalk Walk X2 Lets rock this chalk!!

We are providing a box of chalk in front of each building for community use. You're welcome to bring your own chalks as well. We are also taking chalk donations for this event.

We're inviting special guest artists to be featured on designated areas. If you would like to be a featured artist please contact us and let us know, we'll reserve a featured space.

Remember, the goal is to cover the most distance possible in one day with chalk art from the community.

***Sunday May 10th is our back up day in case of rain.***

Free and fun - for the entire family. Please feel free bring your favorite chalks and your cameras.

We'll see you in the NOTO Arts District!


Alexander Lancaster


"Drift and Drag: Reflections on Water" Exhibition

The Mulvane Art Museum in Topeka, Kansas
Water scarcity is an important issue today in Kansas, the Great Plains and beyond, and it is being investigated by state governments and many scientists. Because their discussion is largely in the language of science and speaks of quantifiable evidence and data, the significance of the problem is often unclear to the lay public. This is where art comes in. Drift and Drag: Reflections on Water will present fourteen artists' work illuminating these water issues from a humanities perspective, addressing the practical, spiritual, historical, philosophical and political import of this essential resource. The exhibition will include an installation, a dance, an interactive game, photographs, videos and a community engagement project. These presentations will increase awareness and understanding of the many meanings of water. According to Curator, Julie Myers, "The Mulvane is delighted to present this exhibition and its related events at a time when water is so much on the minds of Kansans."

Elisabeth Warsinske (785) 670-1425,


"Tambien La Lluvia" (Even the Rain) Film Screening

The Mulvane Art Museum in Topeka
Screening of the film, "Tambien La Lluvia" (Even the Rain). The movie is a fictional account of an American film crew in Bolivia that is making a film about the Spanish conquest. By hiring Cochabamba Indians as extras, the Americans become involved in the Cochabambas' battle against the multinational water company, which is charging exorbitant prices for a resource that the indigenous peoples feel should belong to all.

Elisabeth Warsinske (785) 670-1425


Julene Blair Lecture, "Our Fateful Journey Down the Ogallala Road"

The Muvlane Art Museum
Kansas Day Speaker, Julene Blair, author of The Ogallala Road, will give a talk titled, “Our Fateful Journey Down the Ogallala Road.” The lecture will be followed by a reception and book signing. Books will be available at the Mulvane Art Museum gift shop. This event is sponsored by the Center for Kansas Studies.

Elisabeth Warsinske, (785) 670-1425


Artist's Talk by Marguerite Perret

The Mulvane Art Museum in Topeka
Artist's Talk by Marguerite Perret, Associate Professor of Art, Washburn University. Perret is the curator of Drift and Drag. The exhibition also includes two works by Perret in collaboration with other artists.

Elisabeth Warsinske (785) 670-1425


Reception During Topeka First Friday ArtWalk

The Mulvane Art Museum
Reception during Topeka's First Friday ArtWalk. During the reception Ellie Goudie-Averill will present her dance performance Ladies of the Lake.

Elisabeth Warsinske (785) 670-1425


Symposium about Kansas Water Issues

The Mulvane Art Museum, Topeka
A symposium on Kansas water issues will bring together scientists and artists in a series of lectures and panel discussions to explore the significance of water in human life. Keynote speaker will be Rex Buchanan, Interim Director of the Kansas Geological Survey. Other participants will be announced later.

Elisabeth Warsinske (785) 670-1425


"The Cherokee Word for Water" Film Screening

The Mulvane Art Museum
Screening of the film "The Cherokee Word for Water," which tells the true story of the struggle of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma to bring clean running water to their community. While building a twenty mile waterline, they reawakened the traditional concept of "gadugi," that is working together to solve a problem. This proved to be inspirational to others in Indian country, starting a new self-help movement.

Elisabeth Warsinske (785) 670-1425


HONK! - The Musical Adapatation of the "Ugly Duckling"

5256 N. Woodlawn, Bel Aire KS 67220
In this musical adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson's 'The Ugly Duckling'. journey with Ugly as he encounters colorful characters including a flock of wayward geese, a larger-than-life bullfrog, and a domesticated hen. He escapes the claws of the evil cat and discovers the joy of being different. This Poultry Tale comes alive with color, upbeat songs and shows what it means to be part of a family.

Call the CYT Box Office for Ticket information at 316-682-1688 or visit cytwichita.org


Ghost Tours of Kansas Public Paranormal Investigation

Serendipity
x included gets you an intriguing evening of ghost hunting at 4 different locations in the 800 block of North Kansas Avenue. Investigation will take place from 9-12 pm. Children 12 and older are welcome with a parent or guardian also attending. These locations have histories of party hearty, rough and rowdy and some unsavory events that have occurred over the years. You will be led by a team of seasoned paranormal investigators, Kansas Paranormal Investigators from Topeka. Leader Vicky Millard and her team will guide you through an evening of paranormal fun! Locations included in the investigation will be Serendipity, Gravity. Pinkadilly and NOTO burrito. Guests will be assigned paranormal team leaders and let you share and learn about equipment and investigative tactics and protocols. Teams will rotate and be able to investigate all buildings. Once again tickets are 22:00pp tax included and the investigation is on Friday, February 13th from 9-12. Children 12 and older are welcome with a paid adult. Space is limited for this one time event. Get your tickets ASAP! Serendipity at 820 North Kansas Avenue will be the meeting place to start the event. If you are printing your own event confirmation page, choose the store pickup option when checking out. This option is free. GTK does not have a store location. In order to attend the event, print out your confirmation receipt or show receipt off your phone to attend the tour. If you would like GTK to mail you your confirmation receipt, please choose the shipping option. There is a $2 fee for GTK to mail your receipt. Thanks and enjoy your event! Tax is included in ticket price.

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



Annual Seaman Fellowship Pancake & Sausage Breakfast

Seaman Community Church 2036 NW Taylor, Topeka,KS 66608
Pancake and Sausage Breakfast
Milk*Juice*Coffee
$5.00

Lindsay Fritch Seaman Community Church (785)354-8777


Newsboys Concert

Light of the World Christian Center, 3301 SW Gage Blvd, Topeka, KS
Newsboys Concert with Guests Audio Adrenaline

Light of the World Christian Center, 785-271-1010


"Drift and Drag: Reflections on Water" Exhibition

The Mulvane Art Museum in Topeka, Kansas
Water scarcity is an important issue today in Kansas, the Great Plains and beyond, and it is being investigated by state governments and many scientists. Because their discussion is largely in the language of science and speaks of quantifiable evidence and data, the significance of the problem is often unclear to the lay public. This is where art comes in. Drift and Drag: Reflections on Water will present fourteen artists' work illuminating these water issues from a humanities perspective, addressing the practical, spiritual, historical, philosophical and political import of this essential resource. The exhibition will include an installation, a dance, an interactive game, photographs, videos and a community engagement project. These presentations will increase awareness and understanding of the many meanings of water. According to Curator, Julie Myers, "The Mulvane is delighted to present this exhibition and its related events at a time when water is so much on the minds of Kansans."

Elisabeth Warsinske, (785) 670-1425