This Week: May 9-14

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Monday night is the City of Topeka's Budget Open House at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, 1515 SW 10th, from 6-7:30 p.m. In the parking lot that evening, there will be two trucks for a Touch-A-Truck event. Inside, celebrity readers in the Children’s Library include: Mayor Larry Wolgast, Deputy Mayor Michelle De La Isla, City Manager Jim Colson, Fire Marshal Michael Martin, and more. Also, learn about the budget and vote in an in-person poll on what your budget priorities are. This is all in advance of the Council’s budget priority discussion May 10.

Tuesday, the Supreme Court of Kansas will begin oral arguments on the equity portion of the school finance lawsuit. They'll then talk about ramifications of continuing the dispute, like possibly shutting down schools.

On Wednesday, the Kansas Department of Transportation, law enforcement officials, and medical professionals will announce seat belt enforcement taking place later this month and reinforce the importance of wearing seat belts. Lauren Newell, who survived an automobile crash last year, and Stormont Vail Health trauma director Bill Sachs will be the featured speakers.

Get a sneak peak at the 2016-2017 Silver Anniversary Season at the Topeka Performing Arts Center from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday. That is a free event.

Friday is Midland Care's 20th annual Celebration Walk. It's a chance for anyone who wants to enjoy the walk, children's activities, live music, and release butterflies, all in honor of loved ones lost.

The National Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive will be held across America Saturday. Letter carriers should provide residents with a bag and information about Stamp Out Hunger Week the week of the food drive. Bags will be picked up when they deliver mail Saturday, May 14th.