Send your Healthy Event info to info@TopekaHealthandWellness.com, or call 785-380-8848.
APR. CYCLING EVENTS – Various cycle rides are offered by Kansas Cyclist. http://www.kansascyclist.com/
APR. OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES – Outdoor events and activities. www.getoutdoorskansas.org/calendar
DIABETES HEALTH FAIR – Apr. 13, 12-4, Central Park Community Center, 1534 SW Clay. Hosted by the Emerald City Cosmopolitans. Free. Demonstrations, vendors and speakers. For vendor or questions: Lindsay Ransom-Engelken at 785-438-0552 or email@example.com. https://portal.clubrunner.ca/101323.
7TH ANNUAL BRIDGE2BRIDGE 5K RUN/WALK – Apr. 13, 8-10am, Downtown Topeka. Traverse sidewalks, streets, bridges in this urban experience. Course is USATF certified. 8 age categories. All ages welcome. See Bridge 2 Bridge 5K Run & Walk facebook event page
BALLET MIDWEST PRESENTS COPPELIA – Apr. 13, 7:30pm & Apr. 14, 1:30pm. TPAC. $20. Tickets through Ticketmaster or at TPAC
BALLET MIDWEST: MY FIRST BALLET: FAIRYTALES AT THE TOY SHOP BALLET – Apr. 13, 1:30pm. TPAC. $20. For info: balletmidwest.net
SHOP SMALL TOPEKA – Apr. 13, 10-5pm. Ag Hall at Kansas Expocentre. 70 vendors, make & takes, yummy food, crafts, clothes, giveaways, and more
ANDY MCKEE IN CONCERT – Apr. 13, 7:30 pm. Acoustic guitarist Andy McKee returns to White Concert Hall, Washburn University. Tickets $28 available at www.OnStageLive.org.
EGG HUNT – Apr. 13, 10-11am. Calvary Lutheran Church, 4211 NW Topeka Blvd. 1 year old through 4th grade. Make cookies, and other fun activities.
MUSIC… JUST WHAT THE DOCTOR ORDERED – Apr. 14, 3pm. First United Methodist Church, 600 SW Topeka Blvd. Freewill offering.
EGG HUNT – Apr. 14, 3-5pm, Fellowship Bible Church, 6800 SW Urish.. Easter Story, games, etc.
SCREENING OF “BEING MORTAL” – Apr. 16, 5:30-7:30, Jayhawk Theatre. A screening of the documentary “Being Mortal.” The investigative journalism program FRONTLINE follows renowned writer and surgeon Atul Gawande as he explores the relationships doctors have with patients who are nearing the end of life. The film investigates the practice of caring for the dying, and shows how doctors are often remarkably untrained, ill-suited and uncomfortable talking about chronic illness and death with their patients.
2019 NATIONAL NIGHT OUT PLANNING MEETING – Apr. 17, 6:30 pm, Topeka & Shawnee Co. Library. First meeting to organize NNO on August 11. Come register your neighborhood event and share ideas.
MOONLIGHT EGG HUNT – Apr. 18, 8pm. Shawnee North Community Center. Bring your flashlight! $10. For info: firstname.lastname@example.org or 785-286-0676
WALK WITH JESUS – Apr. 19, 6-7pm & 7:20-8:20pm, 1100 Kasold Drive, Lawrence. An Easter event for families guides you through Jesus’ last days on earth. Experience: Jerusalem for Palm Sunday, Sit down for the Last Supper Discover the sacrifice of Good Friday, And…celebrating freedom at the empty tomb. Free event, pre-registration suggested to reserve a time slot. Sponsored By Christ Community Church. Ticket/Registration at EventBrite
PASSION PLAY – Apr. 19, 6:30pm, Kansas Ave United Methodist Church, 1029 N Kansas. Several churches are participating. Everyone welcome. Refreshments.
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: info@C5Alive.org or 640-6399.
EGG HUNT – Apr. 20, 5:10pm, Topeka Bible Church, 1135 SW College Ave. Egg Hunt is between two Easter Services at 4 and 5:30pm.
PANCAKE BREAKFAST AND SILENT AUCTION – Apr. 20, 7-11am, First Christian Ch., 1880 SW Gage. $6. Proceeds used for Sunflower Lions Club Vision Screening for small children, and purchasing eye examinations and eye glasses in the Topeka community. For more info contact Lion Vern Failor at email@example.com
KIWANIS COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE – Apr. 24, 2-6pm, Shawnee Heights First Station at 53rd and California. For info: firstname.lastname@example.org
ROCKIN’ THE JAYHAWK – Apr. 26, 2019, 7-8pm, Jayhawk Theatre, 720 SW Jackson St. “Rockin’ the Jayhawk – a Queen Tribute,” Presented by the Topeka Cello Collective, a community of student cello players under the direction of Washburn University Professor of Cello, Erinn Renyer. Performing Queen favorites such as Bicycle Race, Don’t stop Me Now, We are the Champions, Bohemian Rhapsody and more. Suggested donation of $5 for singles, $10 for families. All proceeds go to the Jayhawk Theatre. Water and snacks will be available for sale. Doors open at 6:30.
SHOOTING FOR SUCCESS – Apr. 27, 9am. Ravenwood Lodge. Competitive shooting event. For info: topekatiba.org
CAM PANCAKE FEED – Apr. 27, 7am-12pm. Combat Air Museum. All you can eat pancakes, celebrity pancake flippers, entertainment, a fly-in market, and admission to the museum.
4TH ANNUAL TRAIN FESTIVAL – Apr. 27, 10-3pm. Atchison Railroad Museum, 200 South 10th.
54TH ANNUAL BLINTZE BRUNCH AND JEWISH FOOD AND CULTURAL FAIR – Apr. 28, 9am – 1:30pm, Temple Beth Sholom, 4200 S.W. Munson. Advance tickets $12 at Briman’s Jewelers, 734 S. Kansas Ave.; Einstein’s Outdoor Outfitters, 1820 S.W. 10th Ave.; and the temple office. Tickets at the door: $15. Children 5-12 $6.
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.
6TH ANNUAL SAFE KIDS DAY AT THE ZOO – May 4, 9am-3pm. Topeka Zoo.
23RD ANNUAL CELEBRATION WALK – May 10, 6pm. Free children’s activities, live music and release butterflies in memory of loved ones. Luminaries will be placed on the grounds and can be purchased for $10.00 in memory of anyone you would like to remember. For info: midlandcareconnection.org/19walk or 785-232-2044
YOUTH FOR CHRIST GOLF CLASSIC – May 10, 11:30 reg.; 12:30 shotgun start, Lake Shawnee. Several sponsorship levels available. Lots of prizes! 232-8296 or email@example.com or topekayfc.org
MOTHERS DAY WEEKEND FLOWER/PLANT SALE – May 11, 8am-12pm. Auburn Civic Center, 1020 N Washington.
17TH ANNUAL ROD ROGERS MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNEY – May 31. Dub’s Dread Golf Course, KC, KS. 1pm shotgun. $500 per team includes lunch, range balls, refreshments on almost every hole, and dinner. Lots of fun and prizes! Benefitting KU Cancer Center. For info: 913-461-8527 or firstname.lastname@example.org
TOPEKA YOUTH PROJECT GOLF CLASSIC – Jun. 14, Village Greens. 8am shotgun. 7:30 registration. Lunch follows tourney. Cash prizes! Two $500 closest to pin prizes! Call 273-4141 to register.
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 email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com
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.
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. Start date to be announced.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
CAPITOL MIDWEEK FARMERS MARKET – Wed. 7:30am-noon, May 15-Oct. 9, Jackson & 10th.
SPIRITUAL PAUSE – Every Wed., 12-12:30pm, Carole Chapel at Washburn Univ. Informal worship service. 785-233-1844
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.
GRIEFSHARE – Every Thur. 6:30-8:30pm at Susanna Wesley UMC, 7433 SW 29th St., Mar 1 thru May 24. A Christ-centered program for those who have lost a loved one may be struggling and have questions on how to go forward. The class includes a video, sharing of stories, and a workbook (free). Call Shari Combs at 785-478-3697 for info.
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 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.
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 April 13 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. 2019 Start date to be announced.
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.
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, http://www.flocritkansas.org.
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 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.
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
Send your Healthy Event info to:
info@TopekaHealthandWellness.com, or call 785-380-8848.