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

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

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



Eye Screening

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

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


Relay for Life Survivor Ice Cream Social

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

Tina Wirtz at 785-231-2652


Pancake Feed Fundraiser to support TWHS Marching Band

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

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



HUGE YARD SALE

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

Becky D. (785) 408-4234


Family & Friends Juneteenth All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser

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

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


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


Ballet Midwest's Cinderella

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

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

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

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



10 Ways to A Healthier 2015

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

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

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

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



Share the Story

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


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



Home School Mondays: Defensive Dudes

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


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



Preschoolers in the Flint Hills: S is for Sunflower

Flint Hills Discovery Center 315 S 3rd St. Manhattan, KS 66502
Curious about the sunflower, the state flower of Kansas? We’ll take a look into the life of a Sunflower, as well as read Katie and the Sunflowers, an exciting book by James Mayhew that connects the beauty of sunflowers to the world of art. Preschoolers will take a newfound appreciation of art to the next level by learning all about the sunflower. We will create our own masterpiece, a paper plate sunflower and even plant a sunflower seed to care for and take home!
Preschool age children begin discovering the wonder of the Flint Hills where they live, but look beyond the city limits in their exploration. Children further their sense of place and belonging to this region through interactions with the ecology and the history of place. Parents and younger siblings are welcome to join their preschool for all the fun at no additional cost.

Pre-registration is required. Enrollment is limited to a maximum of 10 children so please register early!
Ages 3-5 | FHDC Members: $7 | Non-Members: $9
Visit www.flinthillsdiscovery.org to pre-register.


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


Adventure Camp: Rockin’ Kansas

Flint Hills Discovery Center 315 S 3rd St. Manhattan, KS 66502
Students will learn about rock formations and the geology within Kansas through the use of maps and the traveling exhibit “K” is for Kansas. Students will take a 50 minute drive to visit the Echo Cliffs in Wabaunsee County and learn about Mushroom Rock State Park and Castle Rock through photographs and maps from the exhibit.
Adventure Camp is a unique program offered at both the Flint Hills Discovery Center and Sunset Zoo throughout the school year. Adventure Camp is limited to 24 students. The age of the child attending determines the camp location when offered at both sites. Pick up for half-day registration is between 12:00 p.m. and 12:15 p.m., and pick up for full-day registration is between 5:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Day registrants must bring their own sack lunch.
Full-day session: FHDC members: $22, non-members: $25
Half-day session: FHDC members: $13, non-members: $15
Visit www.flinthillsdiscovery.org to pre-register.


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


Meet the Author

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


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


Adventure Camp: Global Grasslands

Flint Hills Discovery Center 315 S 3rd St. Manhattan, KS 66502
Students will learn about grasslands around the globe by using technology, such as Google Earth. Students will compare weather conditions from grasslands near and far and look at the geography of where grasslands are found.
Adventure Camp is a unique program offered at both the Flint Hills Discovery Center and Sunset Zoo throughout the school year. Adventure Camp is limited to 24 students. The age of the child attending determines the camp location when offered at both sites. Pick up for half-day registration is between 12:00 p.m. and 12:15 p.m., and pick up for full-day registration is between 5:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Day registrants must bring their own sack lunch.
Full-day session: FHDC members: $22, non-members: $25
Half-day session: FHDC members: $13, non-members: $15
Visit www.flinthillsdiscovery.org to pre-register.


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



Adventure Camp: Bad Hair Day

Flint Hills Discovery Center 315 S 3rd St. Manhattan, KS 66502
Explore how weather patterns bring the winds to the Flint Hills. Make sure to pack your hair brush for this wind-blown experience!
Adventure Camp is a unique program offered at both the Flint Hills Discovery Center and Sunset Zoo throughout the school year. Adventure Camp is limited to 24 students. The age of the child attending determines the camp location when offered at both sites. Pick up for half-day registration is between 12:00 p.m. and 12:15 p.m., and pick up for full-day registration is between 5:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Day registrants must bring their own sack lunch.
Full-day session: FHDC members: $22, non-members: $25
Half-day session: FHDC members: $13, non-members: $15
Visit www.flinthillsdiscovery.org to pre-register.


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



Adventure Camp: Pours & Droughts

Flint Hills Discovery Center 315 S 3rd St. Manhattan, KS 66502
Students will learn the different types of clouds and conduct a cloud science experiment to further their learning and understanding. They'll also learn about the rain shadow of western Kansas and how to map out average rainfalls across the state.
Adventure Camp is a unique program offered at both the Flint Hills Discovery Center and Sunset Zoo throughout the school year. Adventure Camp is limited to 24 students. The age of the child attending determines the camp location when offered at both sites. Pick up for half-day registration is between 12:00 p.m. and 12:15 p.m., and pick up for full-day registration is between 5:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Day registrants must bring their own sack lunch.
Full-day session: FHDC members: $22, non-members: $25
Half-day session: FHDC members: $13, non-members: $15
Visit www.flinthillsdiscovery.org to pre-register.


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


Adventure Camp: Engineering the Storms

Flint Hills Discovery Center 315 S 3rd St. Manhattan, KS 66502
Students will get a better understanding of the 1951 flood by walking Poyntz Avenue in Downtown Manhattan to see the high water mark from the flooding. Students will visit Tuttle Creek Dam, meet with an engineer to learn why the ditch was re-engineered near Wal-Mart on Tuttle Creek Boulevard and see how people and engineers can plan and build to protect communities from floods. Students will broaden their knowledge by learning how engineers can help protect the public from other weather dangers like tornadoes and blizzards as well.
Adventure Camp is a unique program offered at both the Flint Hills Discovery Center and Sunset Zoo throughout the school year. Adventure Camp is limited to 24 students. The age of the child attending determines the camp location when offered at both sites. Pick up for half-day registration is between 12:00 p.m. and 12:15 p.m., and pick up for full-day registration is between 5:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Day registrants must bring their own sack lunch.
Full-day session: FHDC members: $22, non-members: $25
Half-day session: FHDC members: $13, non-members: $15
Visit www.flinthillsdiscovery.org to pre-register.


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


Adventure Camp: Weather in Motion

Flint Hills Discovery Center 315 S 3rd St. Manhattan, KS 66502
Students will research, create and film a weather forecast to help understand the process and background of presenting weather information. To further their curiosity and exploration, students will visit WIBW to explore the weather set and watch the noon news broadcast.
Adventure Camp is a unique program offered at both the Flint Hills Discovery Center and Sunset Zoo throughout the school year. Adventure Camp is limited to 24 students. The age of the child attending determines the camp location when offered at both sites. Pick up for half-day registration is between 12:00 p.m. and 12:15 p.m., and pick up for full-day registration is between 5:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Day registrants must bring their own sack lunch.
Full-day session: FHDC members: $22, non-members: $25
Half-day session: FHDC members: $13, non-members: $15
Visit www.flinthillsdiscovery.org to pre-register.


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


Capturing the Last Dance: An Evening with Noppadol Paothong

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


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


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

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

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


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


Home School Mondays: Season of Fire

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


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



Discovering the Last Dance: A Private Guided Booming Experience

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

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


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


Midwest Wild Weather Exhibition

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


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


Bryan University Alzheimer's - Dementia Seminar and Information Fair

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

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

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

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

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

Participating Panelists:

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


Marilyn Morehouse 785-272-0889


Topeka MS Walk

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

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



Kansas Connections Academy to Host Free Family Information Session

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

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

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

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


Connections Academy
1-800-382-6010



Visitation of the Missionary Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe

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

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

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

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

Beverly Brown
(785) 272-2187



Consignment Sale

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

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



Substance Abuse Task Force

2209 SW 29th Street, Topeka, Kansas
The Substance Abuse Task Force is comprised of the Underage Drinking Task Force and Marijuana Coalition. It is comprised of representatives from school districts, law enforcement, local businesses, faith community, government representatives, youth organizations and many others! Anyone is welcome to attend.

Judy Wilson - 785.266.4606


2ND SATURDAYS in JACKSON COUNTY

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

Holton Jackson County Chamber of Commerce


2ND SATURDAYS IN JACKSON COUNTY

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

Holton Jackson County Chamber of Commerce 785.364.3963


Auburn Fire Dept. Chili Feed and CPR demonstrations

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





Clean Energy Day at the Capitol

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


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


Fundraiser for Dee Dee Lang

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



286-8300



Irish Fest and 5k run

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

Mary Tritsch, 785-640-4154


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

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



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


"Words From My Soul" Spoken Word

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

Barbara Smith 785-273-6242


Science Saturday: Animal Survival Skills

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


Kitty Steffens, 785-864-4450


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

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


Kitty Steffens, 785-864-4450


Ogden VFW Gun Show

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

Jutta Carroll
785-537-0351



2nd Saturdays in Jackson County

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

Holton Jackson County Chamber of Commerce


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

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

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


Reiman/Petit Memorial Golf Tournament

Shawnee Lake Golf Gourse, Topeka, KS 66609

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

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

Kelly Kimble


School's Out Sit In

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

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



March of Dimes Golf Tournament

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

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


Rage Youth Organization's All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast

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

Rage Sports Organization
Chris Lynch
785-383-9144



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

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


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


Hoyt Fire Dept. Pancake Feed

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

Ed Kester (785) 986-6437


Share the Story: Sunflower House by Eve Bunting

Flint Hills Discovery Center 315 S 3rd St. Manhattan, KS 66502
Story time guests will explore how to care for sunflowers from seed to harvest. The art project available to the children will be a sunflower bracelet to remind them of what they learned during story time.
Share the Story connects the youngest residents of the Flint Hills region to their homes and towns through storytelling that will develop a foundational appreciation for the rich culture
Ages 1-6
Storytime is Free and registration is not required.
Visit www.flinthillsdiscovery.org for more information.


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



Home School Mondays: Defensive Dudes

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


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



Preschoolers in the Flint Hills: S is for Sunflower

Flint Hills Discovery Center 315 S 3rd St. Manhattan, KS 66502
Preschoolers in the Flint Hills: S is for Sunflower
Curious about the sunflower, the state flower of Kansas? We’ll take a look into the life of a Sunflower, as well as read Katie and the Sunflowers, an exciting book by James Mayhew that connects the beauty of sunflowers to the world of art. Preschoolers will take a newfound appreciation of art to the next level by learning all about the sunflower. We will create our own masterpiece, a paper plate sunflower and even plant a sunflower seed to care for and take home!
Preschool age children begin discovering the wonder of the Flint Hills where they live, but look beyond the city limits in their exploration. Children further their sense of place and belonging to this region through interactions with the ecology and the history of place. Parents and younger siblings are welcome to join their preschool for all the fun at no additional cost.

Pre-registration is required. Enrollment is limited to a maximum of 10 children so please register early!
Ages 3-5 | FHDC Members: $7 | Non-Members: $9
Visit www.flinthillsdiscovery.org to pre-register.


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



Adventure Camp: Rockin’ Kansas

Flint Hills Discovery Center 315 S 3rd St. Manhattan, KS 66502
Students will learn about rock formations and the geology within Kansas through the use of maps and the traveling exhibit “K” is for Kansas. Students will take a 50 minute drive to visit the Echo Cliffs in Wabaunsee County and learn about Mushroom Rock State Park and Castle Rock through photographs and maps from the exhibit.
Adventure Camp is a unique program offered at both the Flint Hills Discovery Center and Sunset Zoo throughout the school year. Adventure Camp is limited to 24 students. The age of the child attending determines the camp location when offered at both sites. Pick up for half-day registration is between 12:00 p.m. and 12:15 p.m., and pick up for full-day registration is between 5:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Day registrants must bring their own sack lunch.
Full-day session: FHDC members: $22, non-members: $25
Half-day session: FHDC members: $13, non-members: $15
Visit www.flinthillsdiscovery.org to pre-register.


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



Meet the Author: Sherrill Sparks

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


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


Adventure Camp: Global Grasslands

Flint Hills Discovery Center 315 S 3rd St. Manhattan, KS 66502
Students will learn about grasslands around the globe by using technology, such as Google Earth. Students will compare weather conditions from grasslands near and far and look at the geography of where grasslands are found.
Adventure Camp is a unique program offered at both the Flint Hills Discovery Center and Sunset Zoo throughout the school year. Adventure Camp is limited to 24 students. The age of the child attending determines the camp location when offered at both sites. Pick up for half-day registration is between 12:00 p.m. and 12:15 p.m., and pick up for full-day registration is between 5:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Day registrants must bring their own sack lunch.
Full-day session: FHDC members: $22, non-members: $25
Half-day session: FHDC members: $13, non-members: $15
Visit www.flinthillsdiscovery.org to pre-register.


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



Adventure Camp: Bad Hair Day

Flint Hills Discovery Center 315 S 3rd St. Manhattan, KS 66502
Explore how weather patterns bring the winds to the Flint Hills. Make sure to pack your hair brush for this wind-blown experience!
Adventure Camp is a unique program offered at both the Flint Hills Discovery Center and Sunset Zoo throughout the school year. Adventure Camp is limited to 24 students. The age of the child attending determines the camp location when offered at both sites. Pick up for half-day registration is between 12:00 p.m. and 12:15 p.m., and pick up for full-day registration is between 5:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Day registrants must bring their own sack lunch.
Full-day session: FHDC members: $22, non-members: $25
Half-day session: FHDC members: $13, non-members: $15
Visit www.flinthillsdiscovery.org to pre-register.


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



Adventure Camp: Pours & Droughts

Flint Hills Discovery Center 315 S 3rd St. Manhattan, KS 66502
Students will learn the different types of clouds and conduct a cloud science experiment to further their learning and understanding. They'll also learn about the rain shadow of western Kansas and how to map out average rainfalls across the state.
Adventure Camp is a unique program offered at both the Flint Hills Discovery Center and Sunset Zoo throughout the school year. Adventure Camp is limited to 24 students. The age of the child attending determines the camp location when offered at both sites. Pick up for half-day registration is between 12:00 p.m. and 12:15 p.m., and pick up for full-day registration is between 5:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Day registrants must bring their own sack lunch.
Full-day session: FHDC members: $22, non-members: $25
Half-day session: FHDC members: $13, non-members: $15
Visit www.flinthillsdiscovery.org to pre-register.


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



Adventure Camp: Engineering the Storms

Flint Hills Discovery Center 315 S 3rd St. Manhattan, KS 66502
Students will get a better understanding of the 1951 flood by walking Poyntz Avenue in Downtown Manhattan to see the high water mark from the flooding. Students will visit Tuttle Creek Dam, meet with an engineer to learn why the ditch was re-engineered near Wal-Mart on Tuttle Creek Boulevard and see how people and engineers can plan and build to protect communities from floods. Students will broaden their knowledge by learning how engineers can help protect the public from other weather dangers like tornadoes and blizzards as well.
Adventure Camp is a unique program offered at both the Flint Hills Discovery Center and Sunset Zoo throughout the school year. Adventure Camp is limited to 24 students. The age of the child attending determines the camp location when offered at both sites. Pick up for half-day registration is between 12:00 p.m. and 12:15 p.m., and pick up for full-day registration is between 5:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Day registrants must bring their own sack lunch.
Full-day session: FHDC members: $22, non-members: $25
Half-day session: FHDC members: $13, non-members: $15
Visit www.flinthillsdiscovery.org to pre-register.


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



Adventure Camp: Weather in Motion

Flint Hills Discovery Center 315 S 3rd St. Manhattan, KS 66502
Students will research, create and film a weather forecast to help understand the process and background of presenting weather information. To further their curiosity and exploration, students will visit WIBW to explore the weather set and watch the noon news broadcast.
Adventure Camp is a unique program offered at both the Flint Hills Discovery Center and Sunset Zoo throughout the school year. Adventure Camp is limited to 24 students. The age of the child attending determines the camp location when offered at both sites. Pick up for half-day registration is between 12:00 p.m. and 12:15 p.m., and pick up for full-day registration is between 5:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Day registrants must bring their own sack lunch.
Full-day session: FHDC members: $22, non-members: $25
Half-day session: FHDC members: $13, non-members: $15
Visit www.flinthillsdiscovery.org to pre-register.


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



Capturing the Last Dance: An Evening with Noppadol Paothong

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


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



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

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

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


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



Home School Mondays: Season of Fire

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


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



Discovering the Last Dance: A Private Guided Booming Experience

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

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


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



Midwest Wild Weather Exhibition Opens!

Flint Hills Discovery Center 315 S 3rd St. Manhattan, KS 66502
Explore science concepts such as evaporation, condensation, heart, tornadoes, and so much more in an unforgettable way! This exhibit is the perfect supplement for students grades 4-8 studying the science of weather. Exhibit runs March 28th – May 17th 2015.

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



K-State's 19th Annual Travel and Dining Auction

Hilton Garden Inn
For more information please visit http://k-statetda.com/

Kansas State University
Hospitality Management & Dietetics
152 Justin Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506

785-532-5023



Pancake Feed & Silent Auction

Topeka
It will be held in the gym of McEachron Elementary at 4433 SW Terr. in Topeka

David Jay 785-338-0729


Medicare 101 Educational Seminar

Century Health Solutions, 2951 SW Woodside Dr, Topeka KS 66614
Century Health Solutions, an affiliate of Stormont-Vail, will hold a Medicare 101 educational seminar. Learn the basics of Medicare and all of its options. Seminars are designed for those becoming eligible for Medicare as well as those considering making a change during open enrollment.

Please contact Crystal for reservations. 785-286-6402


Medicare 101 Educational Seminar

Century Health Solutions, 2951 SW Woodside Dr, Topeka KS 66614
Century Health Solutions, an affiliate of Stormont-Vail, will hold a Medicare 101 educational seminar. Learn the basics of Medicare and all of its options. Seminars are designed for those becoming eligible for Medicare as well as those considering making a change during open enrollment.

Please contact Crystal for reservations.785-286-6402.


Boulevardia

West Bottoms, Kansas City MO
Boulevardia is a unique beer, food and music festival. A very happy happening. A whole lotta hubbub. A delightful departure from the everyday. And it’s all going down in KC’s 12th Street Bridge Historic District in the West Bottoms from June 19-21.
FRIDAY 5–11 P.M. | SATURDAY 11 A.M.–11 P.M. | SUNDAY 11 A.M.–6 P.M.

Tickets starting at $15 www.boulevardia.com


Julie Weeks, jweeks@boulevard.com, 8165617555


Medicare 101 Educational Seminar

Century Health Solutions, 2951 SW Woodside Dr, Topeka KS 66614
Century Health Solutions, an affiliate of Stormont-Vail, will hold a Medicare 101 educational seminar. Learn the basics of Medicare and all of its options. Seminars are designed for those becoming eligible for Medicare as well as those considering making a change during open enrollment.

Please contact Crystal for reservations.785-286-6402.


National Weather Service Storm Spotter Class

Overbrook Public Library, 317 Maple, Overbrook, KS 66524
The National Weather Service established SKYWARN(R) to train citizens to identify and report severe weather. In an average year in the US, 10,000 severe storms and +1,000 tornados occur. This training provides the precious gift of time that will help save lives in our local community.

Sidney Noble - 785-318-1242


Take Care of Your Heart (Nat'l Heart Month)

Bryan University 1527 SW Fairlawn Road Topeka, KS 66604
Get blood pressure and blood sugar checked. Learn preventative measures with our Registered Nurses and LPN on site!

Courtney-Admissions Manager 785-272-0889


Quail Forever K-16 Chapter Annual Banquet

Hoyt Community Building. Hoyt, KS
1st annual banquet. Auction, raffles, and games. Over 10 guns will be given away.

For information or to preregister, contact Greg Tanking at 785-305-1417 or Brandon Shaw at 785-851-0002


2015 Sunflower State Games

Topeka, KS

Name: 2015 Sunflower State Games
Date: July 10-26
Location: Topeka, KS
Time: Varies
Website: www.sunflowergames.com
Contact: 785-235-2295 or admin@sunflowergames.com

Registration is now open for the 2015 Sunflower State Games. The 26th Annual Olympic style sports festival will take place in Topeka, July 10-26. Over 45 sports will be offered for participants of all ages and skill levels. Complete event information and registration procedures can be found at www.sunflowergames.com. Athletes Assemble in 2015!


Alyssa Vitztum, 785-235-1308, sunflowergames.com


Northeast Kansans for Nebraska Founder's Day

Crestview Shelter, 4901 SW Shunga Drive, Topeka, KS
University of Nebraska Alumni Chapters across the nation celebrate the date of the founding of the University (February 15, 1869) with an event near the anniversary of that date. Adrian Fiala will share his insights on the past, present and future of Husker football, basketball, baseball and other sports to the local Nebraska Alumni Association Chapter.

Ken Softley
2051 SW Lincoln Street
Topeka, KS 66604
http://www.neks4nebraska.com



Ozawkie United Methodist Church--Fish Fry

106 Goldenrod, Ozawkie United Methodist Church, Ozawkie, KS
Featuring: Fried catfish, hushpuppies, coleslaw, candied apples, homemade biscuits, and desserts

Melanie Bostwick, ksumelanie@msn.com or leave a message at 785-633-9951


Baked Potato Bar & Silent Auction

407 New York Ave., Holton, KS 66436
Lunch includes baked potato with toppings, drink, dessert for free-will donation. Silent auction items include: K-State football signed by Bill Snyder and KU basketball signed by Bill Self; items of interest to all!

Betty Flemming, 785-364-5156
heartofjackson@gmail.com



Brian Arnold Concert

Burlingame Federated Church, 322 S. Topeka Ave., Burlingame, KS
Brian Arnold, America's favorite one-handed piano player and singer, will bring his music and testimony to the Burlingame Federated Church on Sunday, March 8, at 6:00 p.m. Brian was a founding member of the gospel group "The Chosen Few" that was the headline group at Silver Dollar City for 11 years. He is now doing solo ministry. Come hear his incredible music and life story. Free with a love offering.

Burlingame Federated Church
(785) 654-3851



Topeka Women's Connection Picture Perfect Luncheon

Topeka and Shawnee County Library 1515 SW 10th Ave, Topeka, Kansas
Music: Amanda and Jeremiah Devine, Feature: Paige Ross, Speaker: Sandy Moore. Reservation due March 9. Cost $14.00.

Jeanie 785-233-1387


House of Ruth Open House

1025 SW Western, Topeka, Ks. 66604
House of Ruth is a discipleship home for women that are releasing from prison and have been walking in a new life with Jesus Christ. House of Ruth will also be working closely with Kansas Dept of Corrections and the Mentor 4 Success program. There will be community members, churches, and officials from KDOC in attendance.

Robin Longstreet/House director/785-230-9763


Washburn University Art Department Student Exhibition Reception

Mulvane Art Museum 1700 SW Jewell Ave. Topeka, KS 66621
This annual, juried exhibit features works in many media by Washburn University Art Department undergraduate students. This year’s jurors are Topeka artists Larry Peters and Barbara Waterman-Peters.

Julie Myers
(785) 670-2425



Washburn University Art Department Student Exhibition

Mulvane Art Museum 1700 SW Jewell Ave. Topeka, KS 66621
This annual, juried exhibit features works in many media by Washburn University Art Department undergraduate students. This year’s jurors are Topeka artists Larry Peters and Barbara Waterman-Peters.

Julie Myers
(785) 670-2425



Boy Scout Troop 10 Pancake Feed

17th & College at University United Methodist Church - Topeka, KS
Join Boy Scout Troop 10 for all-you-can-eat pancakes and a sausage patty along with bottomless juice or coffee on Saturday February 15, 2015 from 7am to 1pm at the University United Methodist Church. Pancakes are just $5.00 and will be served by the boys of Troop 10. Children under 5 eat free. All proceeds are used to help Troop 10 with scouting activities such as camping and leadership development. We hope to see you there!

Katrina Ringler 785-215-0870


"Remembering our Fallen"

Museum of the Kansas National Guard, 125 SE Airport E. Drive, Topeka
This is an photo exhibit of all Kansans killed in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Ed Gerhardt, 785-862-1020


Heartland Military Day

Museum of the Kansas National Guard, 125 SE Airport E. Drive, Topeka
World War II equipment exhibits and re-enactments, Civil War exhibits and demonstrations, and the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 604 booth, Pancake Feed, Cookout Meal

Ed Gerhardt, 785-862-1020


2nd Saturdays - Romance the Square & Romantic Comedy "Check Please"

Historic Holton Square
Second Saturdays on the Square is an eclectic shopping experience where you will find Specialty Shops, Artists, Musicians, Wine-tastings, Local Flavor and Special Events. Come join us at Penny's Events Center for a special theatrical performance, "Check Please", a romantic comedy while enjoying a dessert and cash bar. Tickets on sale now, for more information, visit www.exploreholton.com

Holton Jackson County Chamber of Commerce, 785-364-3963




Sunrise Optimist Pancake Feed

Logan Elementary School, 1124 NW Lyman Rd
All the pancakes you can eat for $5.00 ea. to benefit the Boys Basketball Program

Karen Ireland


Heidi - Chili Feed Fundraiser

Sunrise Optimist Building - North of Seaman High School on 50th St.
Heidi is 8 months old and was born with a rare birth defect and needs surgery in Seattle to correct it

Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church 785-246-1737


Jardine Pizza Bingo Night

Jardine Middle School
Win an awesome prize playing BINGO or bid on a wonderful Silent Auction basket. All proceeds go to help Jardine students.

Doug Shima; shimad@kscourts.org; (785)845-5468


YWCA's Leadership Luncheon

Capitol Plaza Hotel - Sunflower Ballroom
For 26 years, the YWCA's Leadership Luncheon has been a special event that has honored and recognized over 1200 women who make significant contributions to the Topeka area community. In addition to honoring all nominees, the committee designates an Employer of Excellence and awards scholarships to High School senior women through its Future Leaders Awards.

Jan Michel, 785-233-1750


Community Appreciation Dinner, Health Fair & Open House

F.W. Huston Medical Center, 408 Delaware, Winchester KS 66097
F.W. Huston Medical Center Community Appreciation Dinner, Health Fair and Rehabilitation Services Open House

Denise Spainhower, (913) 774-4340


Talking Circle-Healthy Grieving Workshops

Saint Jude Hospice Office, 1100 SW Wanamaker Rd., Suite 7, Topeka, KS 66604.
Come learn about grief and what to expect when dealing with a loss. Coping techniques will be provided to help you in times of grief and loss. Participants will take part in a Talking Circle exercise. Refreshments will be served. The Community is welcome to attend.

Carol A. Shopteese, LMSW, MBA - Social Worker/Bereavement Coordinator, 1-800-983-3881.


A Superhero Salute to Real American Heroes

Historic Downtown North Topeka
Fundraiser for Quincy Street Veterans House featuring comic book superheores in a street carnival setting, free for the community and honoring Law Enforcement, Firefighters, Active Duty armed Forces, and Veterans

Patricia Williams
785-633-7238



Saturday Women's Connection of Topeka

Topeka & Shawnee Co. Public Library 1515 S W 10th Ave Topeka, KS 66604
Cost of Lunch: $14. incl. Program no charge and open to all women.
New Spring Fashion Show by Christopher & Banks; West Ridge Mall Topeka Speaker: Sandy Moore: Dramatic changes in her life gave her an amazing outlook on her future. Her passion is mentoring younger women!

Arlene: 785-233-0701
leidacloud@cox.net



Jackson Heights Elementary School - PTO Magic Show and Fundraiser

Jackson Heights High School Gym
You won’t want to miss the family entertainment show ~ Glenda & Mike’s Magic Show! All students, family and friends …of all ages…are invited to come and enjoy this program of illusions, ventriloquism and comedy. A free will donation will be collected to help JHES purchase technology for the 2nd grade classrooms.

Phyllis Slipke


LifeHouse Child Advocacy Center's 3rd Annual Dueling Pianos

Arab Shrine, 1305 S. Kansas Avenue, Topeka, KS 66612
Join us for a high-energy, unique piano concert. We’ll have comedy, audience interaction and incredible fun!
Hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, silent auction, and raffle prizes!


Kelly Stephens, 785-232-5433, cac@lifehousecac.com


Kids Exhibit: 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!
Hours of operation: Monday-Wednesday, Friday & Saturday: 10am-5pm Thursday: 10am-8pm
Sunday: 12pm-5pm
COST: Adults (18-64) $9, Seniors/Military/College Students & Educators $7, Youth (2-17) $4, Kids (0-2) Free




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

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.

Pre-registration is required
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) "Free"

Flint Hills Discovery Center 315 S 3rd St. Manhattan, KS 66502
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 (come and go as you please, runs in sessions) 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.

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