Healthy Event Calendar

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MAR. CYCLING EVENTS – Various cycle rides are offered by Kansas Cyclist.


MAR. OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES – Outdoor events and activities.


BLEEDING KANSAS 2019 – Sundays from Jan. 26-Mar. 1, 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.


GRIEFSHARE – Feb. 19-May 20, 6:30-8pm, East Side Baptist Church, 4425 SE 29th. 13-week video seminar, group discussion, and personal study. For info: 785-379-9933 or


CLOTHING EXCHANGE – Feb. 29, 9-12pm. Topeka Free Methodist Church, 3450 SE Indiana Ave. Clothing donations need to be in good wearable condition and clean. For info:


N-TRAK MODEL TRAIN DISPLAY – Feb. 28 – Mar. 1, 9am, TPAC. Bring the whole family and see elaborate model train displays! $3


ARAB SHRINE CIRCUS – Feb. 28-29 and Mar. 1, 7pm, Stormont Vail Events Center. or 785-221-4523


REEL GRIEF – Helps individuals process grief through watching a film and guided discussion. DEATH BECOMES HER: Part 1 – Mar. 3; Part 2 – Mar. 10.


OUR SOULS AT NIGHT: Part 1 – Mar. 30; Part 2 – Apr. 6. Registration is required. For info or to register: Sara Wood at 785-232-2044 or
24 FOR LIFE – DIABETES PREVENTION – New class starting in March. For info: Donna Doel at 785-232-2044 or


TOPEKA SKI CLUB – Mar. 2, 5:30pm, Celtic Fox, 118 SW 8th. Your connection for skiing and snowboarding in the Topeka area. Info: Stan at 785-478-3765 or


COMMUNITY DINNER – Mar. 4, 4:30-6pm, Tecumseh United Methodist Church, 334 SE Tecumseh Rd. Meatloaf, potatoes, vegetables, salad, dessert, and drink. Free will donations accepted. Carry out available for $6.


TOPEKA WOMEN’S CONNECTION LUNCHEON – Mar. 5 11:30am, T&SC Public Library, 1515 SW 10th Ave. The speaker will be Karen Blankenship, author. Music by Sandy Hestand. Prepaid luncheon reservations are $14 and are due by Feb. 28, by calling (785) 554-3617. There is no charge to attend the program only.




CHICKEN-AND-NOODLE DINNER – Mar. 7, 4-7pm, Berryton UMC, 7010 SE Berryton Rd. Carryout available. Includes mashed potatoes; green beans; Jell-O salad; tossed salad; rolls and butter; desserts; & beverage. Freewill donation. A bake sale featuring homemade goodies also featured.


“GLAM & GLITZ” PROM BOUTIQUE – Mar. 7, 9am-pm, New Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 2801 S.E. Indiana Ave.


SATURDAY WOMEN’S CONNECTION Spring Brunch – Mar. 7, 10am-12pm, T&SC Public Library, 1515 SW 10th Ave. $14 for lunch, no charge for program. Open to all women. RSVPs by Mar. 4 to Arlene, 233-0701 or Speaker: Karen Blankenship


TECUMSEH KIWANIS PANCAKE FEED AND SILENT AUCTION – Mar. 7, 7am to noon, Tecumseh UMC, 334 SE Tecumseh Rd. Sausage, eggs cooked to order, OJ, coffee, and all the pancakes you can eat only $5.


DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME – DST in Kansas will begin at 2:00 AM on Sunday, March 8


SONS OF SERENDIP – Mar. 9, 7:30pm, White Concert Hall, Washburn University. Vocal/instrumental quartet and America’s Got Talent Season 9 finalist. Tickets $18 adults; $10 students at For info: Roger Moore 785-408-1877;


THE ILLUSIONISTS – Mar. 12, TPAC. Magic tricks, death-defying stunts. Tickets $39-$69


C5Alive “POWER” LUNCHEON – Mar. 12, 11:30-1, at Thornton Place. Catered by Thornton Chef. • Cost: $10 for C5 members & first-time guests who RSVP, $12 at the door • $15 for non-members & repeat guests. • Please RSVP to, so we know how much food is needed!
Open to the public – Put POWER in your life with great food, great speakers and great company! Invite a friend to join you! SAVE THE DATE: Apr. 9, 11:30-1, C5Alive POWER Luncheon at NOTO Arts Center. Tom Underwood, Ex. Dir. will speak on NOTO updates and forecast.


ELMONT COUNTRY OPRY – Mar. 13, 7pm; and 14, 1pm, Elmont UMC, 6635 NW Church Ln.  Featuring Stan Tichenor. Doors open 90 minutes early for lunch or dinner. Tickets $10 – call 246-0156


REVIVE Topeka – Mar. 13, 7- 9pm, Big Gage Shelter House. An initiative to bring all the churches in Topeka together in one accord to pray for the peace and prosperity of Topeka. or 785-215-5664.


JOHN CLEESE DOUBLE FEATURE – Mar. 13, 7pm, Norsemen Brewing Co., 830 N Kansas Ave. doors open 6pm. “A Fish Called Wanda” & “Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life.” Tickets $10 at Vintage Stock.


IRISH FEST, PARADE AND 5K RUN – Mar. 14, Assumption Church 204 SW 8th. 7:30am 5K Run Reg., 8am breakfast, followed by Leprechaun Leap; 5K fun run & walk (; bed race at S.W. 6th and Jackson; kids carnival; Irish Fest lunch; traditional Irish music and more. Parade starts at noon on Kansas Ave. For info: or 234-9336


BLARNEY BREAKFAST FUNDRAISER – Mar 14, 7 am – 10 am, Blind Tiger.  A buffet of breakfast delicacies and beverages, activities for wee lads and lasses, entertainment as well as enter to win raffle prizes. Celebrity servers from the community will be competing for the most tips to benefit children, teens and adults with disabilities and their families served by Capper Foundation.


LADIES DAY OUTMar. 14, 10-3, Ag Hall. 70 vendors ranging from clothing and accessories, beauty and health, home decor, candles and fragrance, henna tattoos, crafting, and food trucks. Admission: $2 or a back-pack to donate to Casa


BAKED CHICKEN DINNER -Mar. 15, 12:30 – 2:30pm, St. John African Methodist Episcopal Church, 701 S.W. Topeka Blvd. The dinner will include green beans, potato salad, coleslaw, mixed vegetables, roll with butter, cake and a beverage. $11.


PATRICK’S DAY CONCERT – Mar. 15, 4pm, Morganville School, 307 Main. Community Chamber Orchestra. Tickets: $8/person or $18/family at For info: Dr. Anne Clark, 785-926-4725;


59TH ANNUAL KANSAS PRAYER BREAKFAST – Mar. 18, 6am, Ramada Inn downtown. Guest speaker: Jerry Schemmel, a radio announcer with the Colorado Rockies Major League Baseball team, will be the featured speaker, along with leaders in government, business, education and industry. $20 each or tables of 10 for $200. Sponsored by Topeka Fellowship, Inc. For info and RSVP: or 380-2901


NOTO ARTS AND ANTIQUES FESTIVAL – Mar. 20-21, Fri. 11:30am – 7pm; Sat. 9am – 4pm, Great Overland Station. A two-day show and sale event featuring high quality art and antiques from the region and beyond. Also an array of workshops.


KMC STROLLIN’ FOR THE COLON 5K – Mar. 28, 6th Ave & Governors Lake Rd, MacLennan Park Trail. Kansas Medical Clinic Strollin’ for the Colon 5K run/walk aims to raise awareness about colorectal cancer and the importance of colon cancer screenings. Runners will begin and finish the race through a giant, inflatable colon tunnel! All ages $20. Colon cancer survivors FREE registration. 785-295-0917 or


MITCH MCVICKER – Mar. 28, 7pm, Grace Community Church, 4300 S.W. Burlingame Rd. Suggested donation of $10.


TOPEKA LIONS JOURNEY FOR SIGHT 10K/5K RUN/WALK – Apr. 4. Info and registration:


EASTER EGG HUNT – Apr. 4, 10am, Lakeview Church of the Nazarene, 2835 SE Croco Rd. Ages 0-6th grade. 785-266-3247.,


7th ANNUAL EASTERFEST: TOPEKA EASTER PARADE & FUN FAIR – Apr. 11, 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.


NATIONAL NIGHT OUT PLANNING MEETING – Apr. 15, 6:30pm, Public Library, Room 101BC. Open to the public   785-266-4606.


STATE OF KANSAS HOLOCAUST COMMEMMORATION SERVICE – April 20, 1pm. Ramada Hotel, 420 SE 6th. The speaker will be Megan Felt, program director of Life in a Jar: The Irena Sendler Project, which is based in Kansas. Participants will include Kansas clergy, political leaders, choirs and students. A reception will follow the program. Admission is free.


DRUG TRENDS TRAINING – Apr. 20, 9am, PARS, 2209 SW 29th. April 23, Current drug trends, risk factors, social norms and availability, prevention of substance abuse and associated behaviors. Call 266.8666 to register.


TRAUMA AND ADDICTION TRAINING – Apr. 23, 9am, PARS, 2209 SW 29th. April 23, Trauma defined, how trauma connects with addiction. $50, includes lunch.  Call 266.8666 to register.



YOUTH FOR CHRIST GOLF CLASSIC – May 8, 11:30 reg.; 12:30 shotgun start, Lake Shawnee. Several sponsorship levels available. Lots of prizes! 232-8296 or




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


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


CELEBRATE RECOVERY – Every Mon. 7-9pm at Topeka First Church, 500 SW 27th, Bldg ‘B’. Healing our hurts, habits, and hangups. Learning to grow in a Christ-like maturity.


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.) 785-286-0601 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.


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.


DOWNTOWN TOPEKA LIONS CLUB – 2nd & 4th Mondays at Noon, Madison Street Diner inside the Ramada Downtown, Guests are welcome.


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.


FIBROMYALGIA & CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME SUPPORT GROUP – 2nd Tue., 7-9pm. First Congregational Church, 17th and Collins. For info: Randy at 785-969-4038 or


TOPEKA SWING DANCE – Tuesdays, 7-8pm, Swing Dance Lessons, no partner required, Jayhawk Theatre, 720 SW Jackson. Not on Dec. 24 or 31.


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


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


TOPEKA TWILIGHT LIONS BRANCH CLUB – 2nd Wednesdays, 6:30 pm, Madison Street Diner, inside Ramada Downtown. Guests are welcome


GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS – Every Wed, 7pm, St. Francis Hospital, meeting room #8.


CARBONDALE FARMERS MARKET – every Wed. 4-6pm in Carbondale City Park. Vendor-grown or vendor-produced. For vendor information, contact Mary at 836-7887.


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.


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.


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 will donations accepted. 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.


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.


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.


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  On Facebook: Shawnee Swingers Square Dance Club.




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.


CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUPS – Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging provides opportunities for caregivers to get together and share their ideas & feelings. 235-1367


HHHS Volunteer Program – Volunteers help keep animal’s environments clean and enriching, socialize with and read to cats, walk dogs, and more. Please complete a volunteer application at


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