Topeka Healthy Events Calendar
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FEB. CYCLING EVENTS – Various cycle rides are offered by Kansas Cyclist. www.kansascyclist.com/
FEB. OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES – Outdoor events and activities. www.getoutdoorskansas.org/calendar
ICE SKATING – Daily through Jan. 29, 11am-9pm, Evergy Plaza downtown. 5 skate sessions each day: 11am–12:30pm, 1–2:30pm, 3pm–4:30pm, 5pm–6:30pm, 7pm–8:30pm. For info: email@example.com. Tickets: https://www.simpletix.com/e/the-corefirst-ice-rink-tickets-118216
MONSTER BUCK CLASSIC – Jan. 27-29, Stormont Vail Events Center.
ON YOUR FEET – Jan 29, 6pm, TPAC. The smash hit Broadway Musical!
BLEEDING KANSAS – Sundays from Jan. 29-Mar. 5, 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.
LAST SUNDAY FREE BREAKFAST BUFFET – Jan. 29, 8am – 12pm, Philip Billard Post 1650, 3110 SW Huntoon. Free pancakes & sausage, eggs, coffee, juice, and sometimes biscuits & gravy. Donations accepted and will go to helping vets in the Topeka area.
BLOOD DRIVE – Feb. 1, 1-6pm, Fairlawn Plaza Mall. A combined project by Topeka service clubs: Lions, Rotary, Optimists, Kiwanis, Civitan & Sertoma. To schedule, contact Guy at 816-210-6801 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Mention “Celebrate Community” blood drive when you call or email.
FOCUS ON FENTANYL – Feb. 2, 9:30-10:30am, Sunflower Foundation on the former Menninger Campus, 5820 SW 6th. Prevention and Resiliency Services (PARS) and Safe Streets present a community education event, designed to spark engagement, increase awareness and understanding, and empower the community to be informed and vocal on challenges faced in Topeka. Cheryl Wah and Kimberly Piña-Brugman from the Drug Enforcement Administration will discuss the fentanyl crisis in Shawnee County. RSVP – https://tinyurl.com/2p4yse37
FIRST FRIDAY FLICKS: “COURAGEOUS” -Feb. 3, 7pm, Kansas Avenue United Methodist Church, 1029 N. Kansas Ave. Refreshments served.
CLOTHING CLOSET – Feb. 4 & 11, 9am-12pm, First Free Methodist Church, 3460 SE Indiana. Free clothing & small household items.
NO BOUNDARIES DANCE CO. SHOWCASE – Feb. 4, 6pm, Jayhawk Theatre. Explore the creativity of movement, music, and emotion that connects each of us with the real possibility of transformation. email@example.com
“THE CHOSEN” – Feb. 5 and following, 9:30am, Kansas Avenue United Methodist Church, 1029 N. Kansas Ave. Episodes from Season 3 will be shown beginning Feb. 5.
C5Alive “POWER” LUNCHEON – Feb. 9, 11:30-1 at The Peak. Featured Speaker: Joe Patton on Marketing – What Would Jesus Do?
Cost: $10 for C5 members & first-time guests who RSVP, $12 at the door
$15 for non-members & repeat guests.
Please RSVP to info@C5Alive.org, 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: C5 POWER Luncheon, Mar. 9, 11:30-1 at NOTO Arts Center.
TOPEKA HOME SHOW – Feb. 10-12, Stormont Vail Events Ctr. stormontvaileventscenter.com or 785-251-5552
SHOW ME REPTILES/SHOW ME SNAKES – Feb. 11, Stormont Vail Events Ctr. stormontvaileventscenter.com or 785-251-5552
FREE MOVIE: “LIFEMARK” – Feb. 11, 6:30pm, Highland Heights Christian Church, 2930 SE Tecumseh Rd. David’s comfortable world is turned upside down when his birthmother unexpectedly reaches out to him, longing to meet the 18-year-old son she’s only held once. Free movie snacks provided. Childcare available.
HUGS & KICKOFFS VENDOR FAIR – Feb. 12, 11am-3pm, YWCA, 3635 SW Chelsea. 20+ small business vendors. Valentines photos & gifts, chair massage & more.
ANNUAL SUPER BOWL PARTY! – Feb. 12, 5pm, Lakeview Church of the Nazarene, 2835 SE Croco Rd. Bring your friends & family to watch the Super Bowl with us! There will also be interactive football themed games! Bring chili, sliders, appetizers, taco bar items (meat provided), or dessert. Contact info: 785-266-3247, FB: Topeka Lakeview Nazarene, Email: Lakenaz@aol.com
THE MOVIE “MAYBERRY MAN” – Feb. 17, 7pm, Kansas Avenue United Methodist Church, 1029 N. Kansas Ave. Free admission. (Come early for the Chili & Soup Supper 4:30pm-6:30pm and then stay for the movie!)
CHILI & SOUP SUPPER – Feb. 17, 4:30 – 6:30pm, Kansas Avenue United Methodist Church, 1029 N. Kansas Ave. $9 Adults, $4 Kids 10 & under. Chili or Vegetable Beef Soup (all you can eat), plus Cornbread, Crackers, Relishes, Dessert & Drink. Dine in or Carry Out. Hot Dogs & Chili Dogs also available for $1.50/$2.00. Community Invited!
CHILI, SOUP AND HOT DOGS! – Feb. 18, 3-6pm, Seaman Community Church, 2036 NW Taylor. Fundraiser for Topeka North Outreach Operation Backpack. For info or to donate, call 785-213-1061
BLACK HISTORY TALK SHOW: WHAT DOES GOD HAVE TO SAY? – Feb. 19, 4pm, New Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 2801 SE Indiana. Four Sr. Black Pastors Discussing The Black Family, The Black Church, The Racial Divide and Politics, Party’s, Policies, and Politicians. For info: 316-737-1813
LECRAE – Feb. 22, 8pm, The Granada, 1020 Massachusetts, Lawrence
ARAB SHRINE CIRCUS – Feb. 24-26, Stormont Vail Events Center.
COMIC CONVENTION – Feb. 25-26, Great Overland Station. Special guests, cosplay, geek boutiques, video games, board games, comics, books, tv & film.
CAPITAL CITY CARNAGE DEMOLITION DERBY – Mar. 3-4, Stormont Vail Events Ctr. stormontvaileventscenter.com or 785-251-5552
MENTAL HEALTH SEMINAR – Mar. 4, 8:30 am–4 pm, SENT Topeka, 455 SE Golf Park Blvd. Understanding and Helping Youth with Problematic Sexual Behaviors. REGISTER: https://senttopeka.com/…/mental-health-seminar…/ (785) 783-2535
25 ANNUAL MIDWEST CHRISTIAN COLLEGE EXPO – Mar. 4. 10am – 12pm, Colonial Presbyterian Church, 9500 Wornall, Kansas City, MO. 60 colleges from 17 states; free seminars. Special mini-seminar at 9am: “Navigating Through Faith and Science in College.” Organized and sponsored by Metro Voice, Precision Print KC, area radio stations and more. 816-524-4522. MetroVoiceNews.com
61ST ANNUAL KANSAS PRAYER BREAKFAST – Mar. 7, 6:30-8am, Fellowship Bible Church, 6800 SW 10th. Doors open at 6:30 for breakfast, program at 7. Featured Speaker: Herbie Newell, Ex. Dir. of Lifeline Childrens Services. $20/ticket. Sponsorships available. www.kansasprayerbreakfast.org
BIG DADDY WEAVE – Mar 15, 7pm, Fellowship Bible Church. transparentproductions.com
BLARNEY BREAKFAST – Mar. 18, 7 – 10am, Blind Tiger. All-you-can-eat breakfast buffet, entertainment, raffles, and more. Celebrity servers! All proceeds help your friends with disabilities served at Capper Foundation build their abilities. Info: Lacey Kinder, Communication Specialist, 795-272-4060 x 1165
8th ANNUAL EASTERFEST: TOPEKA EASTER PARADE & FUN FAIR – Apr. 8, 10am-3pm, at Great Overland Station and on North Kansas Avenue. Topeka’s annual Easter Parade will begin at 10am at Garfield Park and proceed south on Kansas Avenue to the tracks in NOTO. Egg Hunt begins right after the parade at the Great Overland Station. Food Trucks will be on hand and the Family Fun Fair, Vendor Market, and Health Fair will be 10-3, inside and outside Great Overland Station, including vendor booths, children’s games, food, facepainting, pony rides, cake walk and more. Live music, gymnastics, ballet and other entertainment will be on hand. For info: Topeka Easter Parade on facebook, info@C5Alive.org or 640-6399
NOTO IN BLOOM – Apr. 22, 6-9:30pm. This unique event celebrates the best of NOTO – the art, the food, the experience – and its impact on the community.
HOPE AND HEALING ACADEMY harnesses the power of horses to transform the human spirit. They are expanding services to address the needs and experiences of first responders and members of the armed forces. For info, call 785-224-4232 or go to www.hopeandhealingacademy.com.
OPEN INDOOR COURT PICKLEBALL – Sundays at 4pm, Berryton United Methodist Church (7010 SE Berryton Rd. All ages and abilities welcome.
OVERCOMER’S OUTREACH ANONYMOUS RECOVERY SUPPORT GROUP – Mondays 6:30-7:30pm, at Be Filled Of South Topeka, 200 Airport Rd, Bldg. 818 Suite 1. Led by Pastor Bill Ritchey. 785-817-2802
FREE MOBILE FOOD DISTRIBUTION – Fourth Tuesday through November, 9am, 1231 NW Eugene St. Randel Ministries, Inc., in partnership with Harvesters and Family of God Church will be conducting its monthly food distribution. No ID or proof of income required, first come first served. Distributing several tons of fresh produce and other items to families in need. (785) 234-1111 www.RandelMinistries.com
BINDING UP THE BROKEN HEARTED – Sessions offered for women who suffer from the after-effects of abortion. All the women who lead these sessions have had an abortion and have received healing from God’s Word. For more information, contact local Healing Hearts representative Shelly Brush, Topeka First Southern Baptist Church, Topeka, KS, at firstname.lastname@example.org. All communication is confidential and secure.
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.
MARKET MONDAYS – Monday 3-7pm through October, Evergy Plaza. A farmers market and artisan market helping to increase access to fresh, locally produced foods and other products.
TOPEKA LINCOLN CLUB – 1st Tue. of month, 7pm, Topeka Public Library. Discussing our greatest President, Abraham Lincoln, and his times. The public is welcome. For info, contact Kirk Nystrom 235-6977.
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.) 785-286-0601 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
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.
CAREGIVERS GROUP- Caring Hearts of Hope meet every other Tuesday from 6-7pm at Highland Heights Christian Church. This group will root its encouragement in God’s word and prayer as well as conversation and sharing and is open to all those who care for others with illnesses such as Alzheimers, dementia, cancer or other debilitating illnesses or injuries. For dates and info, go to “Weekly Class List” at www.highlandheightscc.com or call 785-379-5642.
FIBROMYALGIA & CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME SUPPORT GROUP – 2nd Tue., 7-9pm. First Congregational Church, 17th and Collins. For info: Randy at 785-969-4038 or TopekaCFS@outlook.com.
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
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.
VIP LUNCHEON FOR SENIORS – Every Wed., 10:45 bible study and meal at 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. For info: 785-224-8803 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
TOPEKA TWILIGHT LIONS BRANCH CLUB – 3rd Thursdays at 7pm at Lakeview Church of the Nazarene, 2835 SE Croco. Social gathering, guests welcome. Topekalions.org
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; 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
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
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.
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 hhhstopek.org.