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AUG. CYCLING EVENTS – Various cycle rides are offered by Kansas Cyclist. http://www.kansascyclist.com/
AUG. OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES – Outdoor events and activities. www.getoutdoorskansas.org/calendar
FAMILY-TO-FAMILY EDUCATION CLASS – Aug. 12, 6-8pm, Countryside UMC, 3221 SW Burlingame Rd. Free NAMI Topeka 12-session course begins for family, partners, friends, etc. of adults living with mental illness. Special guest speakers Rebecca Phillips from the short film “Living with Schizophrenia: A Call for Hope and Recovery” and her mother, nationally recognized marathon runner, Claire Phillips. For info: Susan Wallace at 785-231-7253 or firstname.lastname@example.org
SLASH AND BASH 15TH ANNIVERSARY HORROR/SCI FI FILM FESTIVAL – Aug. 15-17, Doubletree Hilton, 200 McDonald Dr., Lawrence. A weekend of Horror and Sci Fi movies from 6pm Friday until 7am Saturday. Saturday will be filled with movies and guest talks from Horror & Scifi movie stars.
BUSINESS GROWTH WORKSHOP – Aug. 16, 9:30am, 712 Innovations, 712 SW Kansas Ave. Learn how to use social to promote your business or event, without wasting tons of time and money. 785-221-7982 https://kansasbusinesssolutions.com/grow, pam@kansasBusinessSolutions.com
5 COURSE DINNER, TRAIN RIDE – Aug. 17, 7-10;15pm, Kansas Belle Dinner Train, Midland Railway, Baldwin City. 3 hour plus train ride, and optional live entertainment, a murder mystery titled “Lights Camera Assassination!” Reservations: 785-594-8505.
MOVIE NITES IN NOTO – Aug. 17, 8pm. “The Big Lebowski” will be screened on the 800 or 900 block of North Kansas Avenue in NOTO. Bring chairs & blankets. Free.
SPENCER FAMILY MUSIC FREE CONCERT – Aug. 18, 6pm, Grace Community Church, 310 E. 8th St, Overbrook. Potluck dinner beginning at 5pm. Open to the public! 785-665-7117, gccinoverbrook.com, email@example.com
2019-2020 AWANA KICK OFF – Aug. 18, 5pm, East Side Baptist Church, 4425 SE 29th St. Water Night! Kids 2 yrs through 6th grade will enjoy cool refreshing water games & fun. Bring the whole family for a time of fun and fellowship. Beginning Aug. 25, AWANA will take place from 5:45-7:15 PM each week. Register online at https://esbcks.org. 785-379-9933, https://esbcks.org, firstname.lastname@example.org
MARAIS DES CYGNES RIVER VALLEY FESTIVAL – Aug. 24, 10am-9pm, Quenemo, Ks. Mountain Man Rendezvouz, Marais des Cygnes River Plainsmen, reenactments, Old Fashion Rope Making, Acoustic Music Jams, Indian Blanket Trade Circles, National Guard Equipment, Fire Trucks, Food Vendors, Craft and Art Booths, Quenemo Historic Displays, Face Painting, Games. 785-806-0846
ANNUAL DENIM TO DIAMONDS – Aug. 24, 5:30pm-12. Downtown Ramada. Dinner & auction. Benefits Ronald McDonald House. For tickets and info: 235-6852 or http://www.rmhctopeka.org
FAITH IN FITNESS – Aug. 24, 9-11am, Resilience Training, 301 SE 53rd. Holly Torrez presents motivational speaking with Chad Parks, HIT workout, Food, Fun. $10 entry benefiting Cancer Society.
RUN FOR ONE 5K AND FUN RUN – Aug. 24, 9am, Lake Shawnee Shelter House 2, 3137 SE 29th St. Supports (un)adopted®, Lifeline Children’s Services’ international orphan care ministry. email@example.com
INDIA FEST – Aug. 25, 10-2, Big Gage Shelter House. Indian cuisine, jewelry, art, music & entertainment. For info: firstname.lastname@example.org
TOUCH – A – TRUCK – Aug. 31, 9:30am-1:30pm, Downtown Topeka, 8th – 10th Street. Free Admission.
LABOR YOUR LEGS FUN RUN – Aug. 31, 8am, Auburn Fire Department. Sunflower Striders Running Club is sponsoring a free 5K (3.1 miles) fun run/walk. After the run enjoy a free pancake feed. Find more details and RSVP at Facebook.com/ Sunflower Striders.
KANSAS CITY RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL – Aug. 31 – Oct. 14, 10am-7pm; Weekends only plus Columbus Day and Labor Day. 628 N 126th St., Bonner Springs, KS. http://www.KCRenFest.com. 913-721-2110.
HARVEY HOUSE LUNCHEON – Sep. 5, 11-2pm. Uniquely elegant luncheons served by costumed Harvey Girls who enjoy sharing their knowledge of Fred Harvey and the historical Harvey Houses. Tour of Great Overland Station to follow. RSVP by Aug. 29: 785-232-5533
HUFF ‘N PUFF HOT AIR BALLOON RALLY – Sep. 6-8, Mount Hope Cemetery grounds, north side. Weather permitting there will be flights Fri eve, Sat morn & eve, & Sun morn. Fri & Sat eve balloon glow at dark. Food, drinks, music, and activities for the kids Fri. eve & Sat.
BLUES, BREWS & BITES FESTIVAL – Sep. 7, 3-11pm, Meade Park. TFI Family Services hosts a full day of live music, adult beverages, and fabulous food trucks. Guests must be 21+. Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal; Keesha Pratt Band; BelAirs; Zac Harmon. Silent Auction. $30.00 at bluesbrewsbites.eventbrite.com. VIP tickets available. (972) 685.1400.
THE TRUTH ABOUT DINOSAURS AND CREATION – Sep. 7, 6:30pm, and Sep. 8 9am, Rolling Hills Christian Church, 4530 NW Hiawatha Pl. Does God exist? Is evolution happening today? If God is a God of love, why do we suffer and die? Creation Ministries International is coming with answers to these and other important questions.
MUTT STRUT – Sep. 8, 5-9pm, Heartland Park. Bring your furry Best Friend to a day at the race track to walk the World Famous Road Course! ALL Participants have the choice of walking the 2.5-mile “Greyhound Dash” or the 1-mile “Chihuahua Walk”! ALL Dogs MUST be on a leash. ALL Proceeds Benefit Saving Death Row Dogs. http://tiny.cc/MuttStruttTopeka, 785-224-6672
RECOGNITION DINNER – Sep. 10, 6-8pm, Rosewood Event Center, 3216 SW 29th. A dinner honoring the Rev. Max Manning, founder of Topeka-based Global Missions Inc. & co-founder of Topeka Rescue Mission. Speakers at the program will include various Christian leaders who have worked together with Manning in ministry. Barry Feaker, executive director of the Topeka Rescue Mission, will be the master of ceremonies. For tickets or more information, visit Dinner4Max.fogchurch.com.
7TH ANNUAL SCSPC 5K RUN/WALK – Sep. 14,8:30-11:30am, Crestview Shelter House. Hosted by Shawnee County Suicide Prevention Coalition. For info: email@example.com
WALK TO END ALZHEIMER’S – Sept. 28, 8am. Lake Shawnee, Shelter House 1 and 2, 3400 SE Leisure Ln. For info: 913-831-3888 or firstname.lastname@example.org
WALK FOR APRAXIA – Sep. 28, 9am-12:30pm, Sunflower Soccer Association, 4829 NW 17th St. Fundraising event for children with Apraxia of Speech, helping children find their voice. Adults: $20; Students 18 & up): $15; Child under 18: $10. Cindi Bramlage: email@example.com. See Topeka Walk for Apraxia on facebook
TECUMSEH HERITAGE DAY – Sep. 28, 10am-3pm, Tecumseh United Methodist Church. Free admission. Live entertainment. Homemade pie and ice cream. Wagon rides, obstacle course, games,crafts and family fun. Homemade pie contest with $200 in cash prizes. See www.tecumsehkiwanis.com for details.
SENIORS NUTRITIONAL LUNCH – Weekdays, except holidays, at noon at Auburn Civic Center, 1020 N. Washington St. Minimal cost per person. Reservations/cancellations are required 24 hours in advance by calling 295-3980. Each meal includes 1% milk and sugar-free items are included for diabetics. 785-215- 0064.
MEDICARE MONDAYS – First Mon. of ea. month, 1-3pm. Topeka/Sh. Co. Public Library (Menninger Room 206), 1515 SW 10th. Senior health insurance counseling. For info: 580-4545 or firstname.lastname@example.org
TOPEKA MANKIND PROJECT – Mondays, 6:30pm, 2112 SW Morningside Rd. Supports men in becoming their best selves, including physical, mental & emotional health & wellness. Open to any man. Brian Thomas: email@example.com or 785-727-9439
SENIOR STRETCHING EXERCISES – each Mon. – Wed. – Fri., 9:30-10:15am, Seaman Community Church, 2036 NW Taylor St. Enter on the east side of the Fellowship Hall. No Charge. 785-354-8777 or 785-213-6016
SENIOR FIT & FUN PROGRAM – every Mon., Wed., & Fri., 1:30pm, Rolling Hills Christian Church, 4530 NW Hiawatha Place (US Hwy 75 & NW 46th St.) 785-286-060 or firstname.lastname@example.org
TRAIL LIFE & AMERICAN HERITAGE GIRLS TROUPS – Every Mon. 6pm, Cornerstone Comm. Church, 7620 SW 21st. Faith-based scouting programs are kids age 5-18. Register online at cornerstonetopeka.com. For info: 478-2929.
GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP – First Monday each month, 3:30-4:30pm, 400 SW Oakley. Call Donna Park for info: 783-7527 or visit www.valeotopeka.org. Open to the public. Free
MONDAY FARMERS MARKET – Mondays 7:30-11:30am, Topeka & Sh. Co. Library, May 13-Oct. 7
HEARTLAND HEALTHY NEIGHBORHOODS – 2nd Mon., 11:45am-1pm. Promoting neighborhood well-being by mobilizing people, ideas & resources. 233-1365.
BADMINTON – Mon. & Fri. 6-8pm, First Baptist Church, 30th and MacVicar. Topeka Badminton Club invites players of all ages and skill levels to come for informal games. The fee is $3 per night. Free instruction upon request. Susan at 267-4906.
OSTOMY SUPPORT GROUP – First Tuesday of each month at St. Francis Health, 1700 SW 7th St, Meeting Room, 2nd floor, 6:00 – 7:30 PM. Anyone with an ostomy may attend. The goal is to provide education and ongoing support for individuals with an ostomy. Contact Teresa Kellerman at 785-295-5555 for information.
EAST TOPEKA FARMERS MARKET – Tues. 3-7pm, Topeka Housing Authority, 2010 SE California
SILVER LAKE FARMERS MARKET – Tuesdays 6-8pm, June 6-Sep. 5, Silver Lake Library
EMOTIONS ANONYMOUS: 12-step program for those suffering with emotional instability such as depression, anxiety, grief, etc. Meets every Tues. at Grace Episcopal Cathedral, Noon-1pm. N/C. Sharon: 785-633-7764
LADIES’ EXERCISE – Tue. evenings 7-8 pm & Fri. mornings 8-9 am, First Baptist, 129 w 15th St., Lyndon. free active support: fat burning, strength, fitness. Contact Sheri 207-0380 or email@example.com
LIBRARY’S LEARN & PLAY BUS – Every Tuesday 1-3pm, Auburn Community Center.
GRANDPARENT/RELATIVE CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP – 3rd Tue., 6:30-8pm, 2nd floor meeting room, St. Francis Hosp, 1700 SW 7th. For info: Sharla, 286-2329; Jennie (English/Spanish) 231-0763.
SAFE STREETS COALITION MEETING – First Wed. of the month, 11:45am-1pm. Great Overland Station. For info: 266-4606 or firstname.lastname@example.org
CAPITOL MIDWEEK FARMERS MARKET – Wed. 7:30am-noon, May 15-Oct. 9, Jackson & 10th.
GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS – Every Wed, 7pm, St. Francis Hospital, meeting room #8.
JAYHAWK AREA AGENCY ON AGING – 4th Wed., 1pm, Rosehill Place Clubhouse. Monthly support group for caregivers of seniors. For info: 235-1367 ext.30.
OPERATION BACKPACK – 1st Thurs., 6pm, Indian Creek Elementary, 4303 NE Indian Creek Rd. Volunteers gather to assemble Weekend Snack Sacks for low-income students. No meeting in July and August. Sponsored by Topeka North Outreach. For info: 286-1370.
TOPEKA AREA BRAIN INJURY SUPPORT GROUP – Third Thur. every month, 6-7:30pm, Kansas Rehabilitation Hospital, 1504 SW 8th Ave. , employee cafeteria on 1st floor. All survivors, family, & friends welcome. Call Faye Miller: 207-2606 or Randy Williams: 232-8553
COUNTRY AND BALLROOM DANCING – Thursday’s 6-9pm. Croco Hall. For info: Edwina 379-9538 or 478-4760.
SHEPHERDS CENTER LINE DANCING GROUP – meets 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 2-4pm at First United Methodist, 6th & Topeka. Park on west side & use west door, turn left & walk the ramp to the library, then left to the elevator. Push [B] to go to the fellowship hall. 785-249-3258.
SHEPHERDS CENTER HHHS WALKING GROUP – meets 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 9:30-11 at HHHS, 21st & Belle. Parking & entrance for walkers is on the WEST side of the building. Walking is done on an inside track. People who would like to walk a shelter dog must have completed an animal handling class that is given periodically at HHHS—arrangements are made through Kelsey Scrinopskie, 233-7325.
STROKE SUPPORT GROUP – The 1st Friday of every month from 4pm-5pm in the cafeteria of the first floor of Kansas Rehabilitation Hospital, 1504 SW 8th Ave. Meet other stroke survivors, their families, and hear guest speakers discuss topics related to recovery. Contact Randy Williams at (785)232-8553 with any questions.
NICOTINE ANONYMOUS – Every Fri., 6:30pm, Town & Country Christian Church Renaissance Room, 4925 SW 29th St., use west door cross red foot bridge. A fellowship of men & women helping each other to live free of nicotine. No fees. 402-321-486; Laboomaha@att.net.
NOTO MARKET & ART WALK ON FIRST FRIDAYS – NOTO arts district. Enjoy arts, antiques, fine crafts, and flea market items.
VIP LUNCHEON FOR SENIORS – Every Fri., Noon, Topeka Church of the Brethren, 3201 NW Rochester Rd. (1 mile north of Dillon’s North). FREE lunch with Christian fellowship, devotions & entertainment provided by Topeka North Outreach. Free blood pressure checks the last Friday of every month, and birthday celebrations the 4th Friday. For Info: 785-224-8803.
CELEBRATE RECOVERY – Every Fri., 6pm, 1912 Gage Blvd. A Christ-centered program, based on 8 principles found in Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount. Applying these Biblical principles, become free from addictive & dysfunctional behaviors. crtopekaks.org.
TOPEKA NAR-ANON FAMILY GROUP – For families & friends who are affected by someone else’s narcotic addiction. Every Sat., noon-1:15 pm, rm. A, 1st Baptist Church, 3033 SW MacVicar, enter on S. side, door A. http://www.naranonmidwest.org
DOWNTOWN TOPEKA FARMERS MARKET – Saturday’s through Nov., 7:30am-noon, 12th & Harrison. The open-air market is full of fresh fruits and vegetables, herbs, arts & crafts, flower, home-baked goods and more.
MOTHER TERESA’S FARMERS MARKET – Saturdays 8:30-11:30am, Mother Teresa of Calcutta Catholic Church 2014 NW 46th St.
SATURDAY FAIRLAWN STARTER BIKE RIDE – Every Sat., start at 8am at Classic Bean in Fairlawn Plaza, end at Pizagle’s. Great for beginners. email@example.com
SAVING DEATH ROW DOGS ADOPTION BOOTH – Every Sat., 11am – 2pm, Petco, 1930 SW Wanamaker. Also, some Sat. adoption booths are held at PetSmart, 2020 SW Westport Dr. Check for updates at www.savingdeathrowdogs.com
HARVESTER’S PROGRAM FOR SENIOR CITIZENS – every second Sat., takes place at Christian Lord Ministries, 2421 SE California. Call 266-4979.
THE BERRYTON PICKERS – First Sat. of ea. month, 7-9pm, Berryton Baptist Church. Bring snacks, have fun!
HERBTalk – Topeka herbs study group meets Third Saturdays for fun and interactive group learning and sharing about herbs/medicine plants. 7321 SE 45th, Prairie Meadow Greenhouse. RSVP Amy 785-379-8848. $5.00 cash only charge; Free beverages and herb snack samples. Lunch option $6.00. firstname.lastname@example.org
TOPEKA FOLK DANCERS CLASSES – Sundays, 2-4pm, 2637 SE 41st St. Dances from 20 countries. No partners or experience necessary. No fee. 215-0968.
KANSAS PRAIRIE PICKERS – Fourth Sun. ea. Month, 1pm, Auburn Community Center. Foot-stomping, hand-clapping tunes to tickle your fancy. Concessions available
SQUARE DANCING – Shawnee Swingers has monthly dances and sponsors lessons in the Fall. For info, call or text 785-845-2357 or email email@example.com. On Facebook: Shawnee Swingers Square Dance Club. wesquaredance.com
SEX TRAFFICKING INFORMATION – 785-230-8237
ABORTION RECOVERY SUPPORT – Providing services for women & men who suffer from Post-Abortion Syndrome…we can help mend a broken heart! For info: Kay Lyn at KLCarlson20@cox.net.
AL-ANON FAMILY GROUPS – for friends & families of alcoholics. For info: 785-409-3072 or topekaalanon.org
ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT GROUPS – Monthly support group meetings for caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. For info: Alzheimer’s Association, Heart of America Chapter, 271-1844 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
“HEALING HEARTS” support group/Bible study – For women whose husbands struggle with pornography addictions or have had affairs. Videos & workbook will give you hope for your marriage & emotional healing. For info: Jane Goble, 249-0983.
CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUPS – Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging provides opportunities for caregivers to get together and share their ideas & feelings. 235-1367
Send your Healthy Event info to:
info@TopekaHealthandWellness.com, or call 785-380-8848.