Healthy Event Calendar

Send your Healthy Event info to, or call 785-380-8848.



FEB. CYCLING EVENTS – Various cycle rides are offered by Kansas Cyclist. For details:


FEB. OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES – Various outdoor events and activities in Kansas.


BLEEDING KANSAS 2019 – Sundays from Jan. 27-Mar. 3, 2pm, Constitution Hall Historic Site, 319 Elmore, Lecompton. A series of talks and dramatic interpretations on the violent territorial and civil war history of Kansas 1854-1865. Actors will portray Kansans from this turbulent era. Adm: $3 adults, $1 students. Children five & younger free.


HIGH SCHOOL SEASONAL JOB FAIR – Feb. 11, 18 & 20, 9am-2pm, Topeka Workforce building at 1430 SW Topeka Blvd. (Feb. 11 for Auburn-Washburn/Shawnee Heights; Feb. 18 for Seaman/Hayden/Silver Lake/Rossville; Feb. 20 for Topeka Public Schools) 300 Shawnee County Parks + Recreation seasonal staff positions ranging from lifeguards to staff for summer camps, golf course maintenance, landscape and horticulture, natural areas and forestry, campground attendants, park police, cashiers and Gage Park Mini-Train drivers. Pay ranges from $7.25-15 per hour. Apply at Call 785-251-6825 or email for more information.


ARAB SHRINE CIRCUS – Feb. 15-17, Kansas Expocentre. For info: 235-1986


RV & SPORT SHOW – Feb. 15-17, Kansas Expocentre. For info: 235-1986. $8.


SOUP & CHILI SUPPER AND BASKET AUCTION – Feb. 16, 4-6:30 pm, Big Springs United Methodist Church (96 Hwy 40 – half way between Topeka and Lawrence on Hwy 40).


14TH ANNUAL BLACK HISTORY PROGRAM, BLACK PEOPLE WHO ROCK VI, Feb. 17, 3:00pm, 2801 SE Indiana St. Deborah Circle of New Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church – recognizing individuals in the community: Darren Canady, Blanche C. Parks, Veryl Switzer, Angela Lewis, Grady Felder, Theresa Counts, Deborah Dandridge, Arnold Downing, Sr., Pamela Vinson, Kerry Gooch, and Jordan Ramirez-Jennings.


MEDICARE EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR – Feb. 19; 2pm. Learn the basics of Medicare and all its options. Seminars are designed for those becoming eligible for Medicare and those considering making a change. Seminar will be held at the Heart Center at 929 SW Mulvane. For info or to sign up: or 270-4593 or Snacks & beverages provided.


EQUIFEST 2017 – Feb. 22-24. Kansas Expocentre. All-breed horse fair and exposition. Rodeo, mounted shooting, etc. For info: 776-0662


TIM ALLEN – Feb. 22, 7:30pm, TPAC. $49.00.


CHOCOLATE AFTER DARK 2019 – Feb. 23, 6-8pm. Dillon House, 404 SW 9th St. Everyone’s a VIP – your ticket includes: Chocolate sampling and the chance to visit with nationally-renowned chocolatiers, VIP gift bag. Entertainment from Jarrod Guth. Tickets $55 at or on our facebook page.


ANNUAL THOMAS L. KING LECTURE IN RELIGIOUS STUDIES – Feb. 25, 7:30pm. Washburn University Memorial Union, near 19th and MacVicar. Specialist on the Dead Sea Scrolls. Free.


DOORSTEP OPERATION SOUP LINE FUNDRAISER – Feb. 27, 11am-2pm, Expocentre Ag Hall. Chili or soup, dessert & drink. $10 adults; $5 children 12 & under. Local celebrity servers, entertainment and a theme basket silent auction. Carry out available. 785-357-5341.


SPECIAL SERVICES WITH SUSIE SHELLENBERGER – Mar. 1 & 2 at 6:30 pm, and Mar. 3 at 10 am, Family Life Church of the Nazarene, 1211 NW 46th St. Nationally known speaker and humorist. For info: 785-608-6127 or


21ST METRO VOICE MIDWEST CHRISTIAN K-12 EDUCATION & COLLEGE EXPO. Mar. 2, 9:30 am-2:00 pm. Colonial Presbyterian Church, 9500 Wornall, Kansas City, MO. FREE SEMINARS! 50 Christian Colleges from 17 States! 25 K-12 Schools from Metro KC area. MO & KS Homeschool Organizations. Finances. 816-524-4522.


COMMUNITY HARVEY HOUSE LUNCHEON & TOUR – Mar. 7, Great Overland Station. Elegant luncheon served by costumed Harvey Girls, plus guided tour. For info: 785-232-5533 or


PANCAKES PLUS+ – Mar. 9, 7:30-10:30am. Auburn Civic Center. Pancakes, sausage and biscuits, and breakfast burritos. Free-will offering at the door.


LIVERPOOL LEGENDS – Mar. 15, 7:30pm, TPAC. The Complete Beatles Experience! Fundraiser with Hayden High School Band also performing. Celebrating 50 years of Abbey Road. Save $5 on tickets with ad in Metro Voice.


GOOD VIBRATIONS: A 60’S REVIEW – Mar. 30, 3pm. Jayhawk Theatre. Topeka Acappella Unlimited plus special guests DoubleStuf Quartet. $20 general admission, $15 each for groups of 8 or more. Part of the proceeds will benefit theatre restoration. Tickets: For info: 785-383-3649


6th ANNUAL EASTERFEST: TOPEKA EASTER PARADE & FUN FAIR – Apr. 20, 10am-3pm, North Kansas Avenue & Garfield Park. Topeka’s annual Easter Parade will begin at 10am at the tracks in NOTO and proceed north on Kansas Avenue past Garfield Park. Egg Hunt begins right after the parade at the playground in Garfield Park. Food Trucks will be on hand and the Family Fun Fair, Vendor Market with Bingo, and Health Fair will be 10-3 in Garfield Park, in the Shelter House & in the Gym, including vendor booths, children’s games, food, facepainting, pony rides, laser tag, bubble soccer, cake walk and more. Bands, gymnastics, ballet and other entertainment will be on hand. For info: or 640-6399.


STATE OF KANSAS HOLOCAUST COMMEMMORATION SERVICE – April 29, 1pm. Ramada Hotel, 420 SE 6th. Speaker will be Holocaust survivor Gitla Doppelt. Clergy, choirs, students and political leaders are scheduled to participate. Reception will follow.





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

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: 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

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 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 Open to the public. Free

HEARTLAND HEALTHY NEIGHBORHOODS – 2nd Mon., 11:45am-1pm. Promoting neighborhood well-being by mobilizing people, ideas & resources. 233-1365.

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.

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

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

SHAWNEE SWINGERS SQUARE DANCE LESSONS – Wednesday’s, 7pm, Croco Hall, 6115 SE Hwy 40, Tecumseh. Call 785-845-2357. (1st two lessons free)

SPIRITUAL PAUSE – Every Wed., 12-12:30pm, Carole Chapel at Washburn Univ. Informal worship service. 785-233-1844

LIBRARY’S LEARN & PLAY BUS – Every Tuesday 1-3pm, Auburn Community Center.

SENIORS NUTRITIONAL LUNCH – Weekdays, except holidays, at noon at Auburn Civic Center, 1020 N. Washington Street. Minimal cost per person. Res-ervations/cancellations are required 24 hours in advance by calling Meals on Wheels of Jefferson and Shawnee County at 295-3980. Each meal includes 1% milk and sugar-free items are included for diabetics. 785-215- 0064.

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. 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;

NOTO MARKET & ART WALK ON FIRST FRIDAYS – NOTO arts district. Enjoy arts, antiques, fine crafts, and flea market items.

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.

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.

SATURDAY FAIRLAWN STARTER BIKE RIDE – Every Sat., start at 8am at Classic Bean in Fairlawn Plaza, end at Pizagle’s. Great for beginners.

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

HARVESTER’S PROGRAM FOR SENIOR CITIZENS – every second Sat., takes place at Christian Lord Ministries, 2421 SE California. Call 266-4979.

SLIDERDAYS – 12-1pm, Jayhawk Theatre, 720 SW Jackson. Join us every third Saturday for Line Dancing!! Cost: Free-will donation!! 50% of your donation will be applied to the renovation of the Jayhawk Theatre.

THE BERRYTON PICKERS – First Sat. of ea. month, 7-9pm, Berryton Baptist Church. Bring snacks, have fun!

SQUARE DANCE LESSONS – Saturdays starting September 15th, 10:30am to 12:30pm, Fellowship Hall of Trinity Presbyterian Church, 4746 SW 21st Street. Beginner, Intermediate, or Advanced Dancers come join in FREE dance lessons lead by a certified caller of 20+ years. Questions: 272-2620.

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 Commu-nity Center. Foot-stomping, hand-clapping tunes to tickle your fancy. Concessions available

HEAT UP TOPEKA – Free fitness classes; learn and build healthy social & eating habits. Held at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 4746 SW 21st St. Florence Crittenton: 785-233-0516,
Sunday: 4-5pm Yoga
Monday: 12:12:45pm Kickbox Fusion
Monday: 5:30-6:15pm STRONG by Zumba
Monday: 6:15-7:00pm Pilates Fusion
Tuesday: 12-12:45pm Yoga
Tuesday: 5:30-6:15pm Zumba
Tuesday: 6:15-7:00pm Cardio Interval
Wednesday: 12-12:45pm Kickboxing
Thursday: 12-12:45pm Pilates
Thursday: 5:30-6:15pm Cardio Interval
Thursday: 6:15-7:00pm Zumba
Friday: 12-12:45pm Cardio Strength
Saturday: 9:00-9:45am Cardio Remix

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

AL-ANON FAMILY GROUPS – for friends & families of alcoholics. For info: 785-409-3072 or

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

“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.


Send your Healthy Event info to:, or call 785-380-8848.