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JUNE CYCLING EVENTS – Various cycle rides are offered by Kansas Cyclist. http://www.kansascyclist.com/
JUNE OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES – Outdoor events and activities. www.getoutdoorskansas.org/calendar
NOONTIME BROWN BAG CONCERT SERIES – Every Wednesday through August 27, 11am–1pm at Westar Pocket Park at 8th & Kansas Ave. June 19: Ellie Smith & J Fowler; June 26: Rachel Louise Taylor; July 3: Blake Benton
MEDICARE EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR – June 18; 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: centuryinsuranceagencyks.com or 270-4593 or email@example.com. Snacks & beverages provided.
DALE EASTON’S THE DRUNKARD – June 21, 22, 28, & 29, 7:30pm, The Breakroom, 911 S. Kansas Ave. Directed by Philip Grecian. This “over the top” satire mocks both temperance and melodrama acting. An olio performance at the conclusion of the show presents a collection of classic comedy short sketches and completes this vaudeville presentation. A perennial favorite, it is complete with villains, heroes, and spirited hissing and booing from the audience. It is the longest-running play in Topeka history. For “The Drunkard” Box Office/Tickets/Information ONLY call or text 785-251-3718.
SIZZLING SUMMER SWING – June 21, 7pm, Jayhawk Theatre. Topeka Swing Dance brings a night of dancing and live big band music from the Kings of Swing. Drinks from The Celtic Fox and sweet treats from Hazel Hill Chocolate will be available. Doors open at 6:30. Beginner swing dance lesson from 7-7:30. No partner necessary to join in the fun! Tickets at http://www.jayhawktheatre.org
GET TEED OFF FOR KIDS GOLF TOURNAMENT – Jun. 29, Cypress Ridge Golf Course. 9am shotgun. $320/team includes cart, food, drink tickets, prizes. Silent Auction. 50/50 raffle. Chance to win Devonte Graham jersey! Sponsors needed – win autographed KU basketball! Benefits at risk youth. Jerry Hudgins – 785-338-2965. www.solereason.golfgenius.com.
SUNSHINE REGGAE ROOTS FESTIVAL – June 29, 5pm, 8th St. in front of Celtic Fox. A premier live music event of summer in Downtown Topeka! Featuring International, national, regional and local acts performing live! Food Trucks, Beer Gardens, Art & Crafts, Vendors, Face Painting, Henna Art and more.
150TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION – June 29, 4:30pm, Kansas Avenue UMC, 1029 N. Kansas Ave. Historical displays, dinner (reservations required), & program. Everyone welcome. 785-234-0507
FIRE ON THE ALTER CONFERENCE – July 6, 9am, Family of God Church, 1231 NW Eugene St. Learn the secrets of a former 420-pound Christian at this free conference. Register at Topeka.AlteredAppetite.com. 785-234-1111; Topeka.AlteredAppetite.com; info@AlteredAppetite.com
SHAWNEE COUNTY FAIR – July 20-28. http://www.shawneecountyfair.org
WIZARD OF OZ – July 27, 7pm, TPAC. Kansas Ballet’s The Wizard of Oz. A Ballet Benefit for Underserved Youth in Topeka. (785) 3837918 https://www.tututix.com/client/kansasballet/ firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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.
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.
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. 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.
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.