Topeka Healthy Events Calendar
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MAY CYCLING EVENTS – Various cycle rides are offered by Kansas Cyclist. www.kansascyclist.com/
MAY OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES – Outdoor events and activities. www.getoutdoorskansas.org/calendar
SATURDAY NIGHT CRUISES – 1st Sat. – Spangles, 29th & Topeka Blvd.; 2nd Sat. – Fairlawn Plaza; 3rd Sat. – The Dugout, 17th & Fairlawn; 4th Sat. – The Pad; 5th Sat. – The Dugout.
TOPEKA DINO DAYS – Through June 30. SUE: The T. Rex Experience – Great Overland Station. See this fearsome fossil all the way from Chicago’s Field Museum. Ends May 1. DINO DAYS BASE CAMP – Topeka Information Center, 715 S Kansas Ave. See an Allosaurus and calf at no charge, grab some swag and find out where all of the dino hot spots are throughout town. DINOSAURS ALIVE! Created By Dino Don, Inc. – Topeka Zoo. Dinosaurs are back in a BIG way at the Topeka Zoo. Journey back to the age of dinosaurs in an immersive experience featuring life-size, animatronic prehistoric giants appearing throughout the zoo. TINY TITANS: Dinosaur Eggs And Babies –Children’s Discovery Center. Visitors will enjoy learning about dinosaur eggs, nests, and babies through colorful, hands-on, interactive experiences that include a collection of real life dinosaur eggs. For tickets and more info: topekadinodays.com/ or (785) 246-6271
SOUTH BOUND – May 13, 8pm, The Vinewood. Doors open at 6. Cash bar & snacks available! Tickets: $10 at the door or at thehistoricvinewood.com. 785.260.6772
FRIDAY FLICKS – THE LION KING – May 13, 8pm at Evergy Plaza. Bring a blanket or lawn chair & get comfy. Food trucks on hand.
LADIES SPRING TEA AND SHOW – May 14, 2pm, Grace Cathedral. Topeka Acappella Unlimited Chorus show will feature music by the Chorus and quartets, comedy by Connie Hall and scrumptious desserts at lovely table settings. Tickets may be purchased for $25 at www.acappellaunlimited.com. For more info contact Cindy Patton at 785-640-7403.
EVANS CARNIVAL – May 19-29, Stormont Vail Events Center. www.stormontvaileventscenter.com/events
THE WAFFLERS – May 20, 8pm, The Vinewood. Doors open at 6. Cash bar & snacks available! Tickets: $10 at the door or at thehistoricvinewood.com. 785.260.6772
BREAKTHROUGH HOUSE GOLF TOURNEY – May 23, Cypress Ridge. 11am Registration, Noon lunch, 12:30pm Shotgun. 4-person scramble. Sponsors & golfers needed. For info: 785-232-6807 or firstname.lastname@example.org
PLATINUM EXPRESS – May 28, 8pm, The Vinewood. Doors open at 6. Cash bar & snacks available! Tickets: $10 at the door or at thehistoricvinewood.com. 785.260.6772
TOPEKA YOUTH PROJECT GOLF CLASSIC – Jun. 3, Shawnee Country Club Golf Course. 8am shotgun. 7am registration. Lunch follows tourney. Over $3000 in cash prizes! Register at www.topekayouthproject.com.
FOOD TRUCK PARTY VBS – June 5-8, 6:15-8pm, East Side Baptist Church, 4425 SE 29th St. Kids entering K-6th grade. 379-9933, esbcks.org
CAMP INVENTION – June 13-17, Topeka Lutheran School. A nationally recognized, nonprofit summer enrichment camp program from National Inventors Hall of Fame. For additional information or to register, visit invent.org/camp.
C5Alive “POWER” LUNCHEON – June 9, 11:30-1. 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, July 14, 11:30-1.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL (SPARK STUDIO) – June 20 through June 24, 6:00 to 8:00pm. Wanamaker Road Baptist Church, 2700 SW Wanamaker Road. PreK-Kindergarten (age 4) thru completed 5th grade. This is a free event. Kids will explore their God given talents in the Bible Study Studio, Crafts Deign Center and sing songs of praise to the Lord. They will learn like King David to use their talents to the glory of God. They will have daily snacks and play fun games, ending the week with a family night that will include a bounce house and corn hole games and other activities. Any questions leave message @ 785-272-9323.
SOLE REASON GOLF TOURNAMENT – June 25, Cypress Ridge Golf Course. 8-8:30 AM registration, 9 AM shotgun. Sole_reason@yahoo.com or 785-338-2965 Benefits children that need sneakers. Lots of prizes and silent auction items.
2nd ANNUAL1TOPEKA FALL FEST – Oct. 8, 10am-3pm, at the Vinewood, 2848 SE 29th St. Live music, a craft & vendor fair, food trucks, and a health & fitness fair, plus games and activities for kids. Admission is free! Dozens of local businesses, non-profits & churches will operate games & activities such as Face Painting, Craft Stations, Inflatables, Petting Zoo, Cake Walk, Pumpkin Decorating, Trunk or Treat and more! We’ll have a Health & Fitness Fair sponsored by Topeka Emerald City Cosmo Club, featuring Health Screenings & Fitness Demonstrations, Information & Educational Booths, Health & Safety Products and more. For more information, email info@C5Alive.org.
MONDAY FARMERS MARKET – Mondays 7:30-11:30am, May 9 to Oct. 3, Topeka & Sh. Co. Library, 10th & Washburn. (closed Memorial Day & Labor Day)
SILVER LAKE FARMERS MARKET – Tuesdays 6-8pm, June 7-Sep. 13, Silver Lake Library, 203 Railroad St.
DOWNTOWN TOPEKA FARMERS MARKET – Saturday’s April 2 to Oct. 29, 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.
BREAD BASKET FARMERS MARKET – Saturday’s, 7:30am-1pm, through Nov. 19, south end of West Ridge Mall.
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 email@example.com. 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.
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.) 785-286-0601 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
HEARTLAND HEALTHY NEIGHBORHOODS – 2nd Mon., 11:45am-1pm. Promoting neighborhood well-being by mobilizing people, ideas & resources. 233-1365.
TOPEKA TWILIGHT LIONS BRANCH CLUB – 4th Mondays at 5:30pm, Norsemen Brewing Co., Visitors 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.
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.
SILVER LAKE FARMERS MARKET – Tuesdays 6-8pm, June 1-Sep. 7, Silver Lake Library
SAFE STREETS COALITION MEETING – First Wed. of the month, 11:45am-1pm. Great Overland Station. For info: 266-4606 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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; 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. firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
LAWRENCE FARMERS MARKET – Sat. 7:30-11:30, 824 New Hampshire Street. Open April 10-Nov. 20
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. email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com.
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.