Event Calendar

Topeka Healthy Events Calendar

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CYCLING EVENTS – Various cycle rides are offered by Kansas Cyclist. www.kansascyclist.com/


OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES – Outdoor events and activities. www.getoutdoorskansas.org/calendar



LAWRENCE FARMERS MARKET – Sat. 7:30-11:30, 824 New Hampshire Street. Opens April 13


LIVE AT LUNCH – Apr. 3, 11-1, Evergy Plaza.


BREAD BASKET FARMERS MARKET – Every Saturday April 6 in the West Ridge Mall parking lot, south end.


JEROLD BINKLEY TULIP TIME – Apr. 10-26, 6am-11pm, Ted Ensley Gardens, 3650 SE West Edge Rd; also at Old Prairie Town/Ward-Meade Botanical Garden and Doran Rock Garden/Gage Park. Stroll the gardens to see 60,000 multi-colored tulips & other spring flowering bulbs. Certain days will include vendors, live music, food trucks. 785-251-6800

TULIPS AT TWILIGHT – Every evening April 11-28, Thur.- Sat., 7–10pm. Family fun!  A luminary walk & electric light show. Experience the Ward-Meade botanical garden and Old Prairie Town’s historic buildings at night with hand-crafted electric light displays. Admission for adults is $5.00 with children 5 and under free.  No pets allowed.  Located at Old Prairie Town & Ward-Meade Park, 1st & Clay St., Topeka, KS. 


DOWNTOWN TOPEKA FARMERS MARKET – Saturday’s April 13 to Oct. 26, 7:30am-noon, 6th & Harrison. The open-air market is full of fresh fruits and vegetables, herbs, arts & crafts, flower, home-baked goods and more.


CRYIN’ OUT LOUD CONCERT – Apr 19, 7:30pm, Compass Point Courtyard, 800 N. Kansas Ave.


KANSAS AUTISM CONFERENCE – April 17, 8:30 AM – 3 PM, Kansas Association of School Boards, 1420 SW Arrowhead Rd. Questions about the conference? Please contact Casey Melancon at casey.melancon@esmw.org or 816-891-2930. EVENT LINK: https://www.easterseals.com/midwest/get-involved/events/kansas-autism-conference-1.html


NOTO IN BLOOM “ROARING 20s”– Apr. 20, 6-9:30pm. This unique event celebrates the best of NOTO – the art, the food, the experience – and its impact on the community. Your ticket experience includes: food at both food trucks, 2 drink tickets at our specialty bars, spectacular silent auction, Avant Garde Underground Speak Easy, live art demonstrations, figure drawing experience, and more. Register: https://noto.betterworld.org/events/noto-bloom


PAWS IN THE PARK – Apr. 20, 10am-2pm, Topeka West High School. Attendee tickets can be purchased here: https://2024paws.givesmart.com The $30 fee includes your event t-shirt!

FREE MOVIE NIGHT – April 20, 6pm, Highland Heights Christian Church, 2930 SE Tecumseh Rd.  MOVIE: “THE PERFECT GAME”  Heartwarming sports drama based on the true story of a ragtag baseball team from Monterrey, Mexico, that became the first non-U.S. squad to win the Little League World Series in 1957.  Clifton Collins Jr., Cheech Marin, Louis Gossett Jr. Directed by William Dear. Screenwriter W. William Winokur adapted his book of the same name. Doors open at 5:30 pm – Movie begins at 6:00 pm. Free Movie Snacks Provided. Childcare available.


BISCUITS & GRAVY – April 20, 8-10:00am, Kansas Ave United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 1029 N Kansas Ave.  Dine In or Carry-Out.  Free Will Donation. Send-A-Kid-to-Camp fundraiser.  Camp Chippewa is a 660-acre United Methodist Camp and Retreat Center outside of Ottawa, KS.




MONTHLY FARMERS /FLEA MARKET – Apr. 27, 8-2, Meriden Antique Threshers, 8275 K4 Hiway.


FREE MONTHLY HYGIENE GIVEAWAY- HANDS FULL OF PURPOSE on April 27, 3-4pm, Faith Temple , 1162 SW Lincoln, inside north door


TOPEKA ACAPPELLA UNLIMITED REHEARSALS – April 30, May 7 and May 14 at Topeka Bible Church at 7:00 p.m.  All singers invited as our guests, you will rehearse with us, learn about us and can sing with us at our performances this summer. For more information, contact info@acappellaunlimited.com or see our website at www.acappellaunlimited.com


WHITE CLOUD FLEA MARKET – May 2-5, 8-2, White Cloud, KS


MORNING’S LIGHT NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER MEETING – May 2, 7-8am, Topeka Reformed Presbyterian Church, 8345 SW 33rd St.  Gather with others desperate to seek the Lord’s face and blessing upon our nation. Pastor Brad Johnston, 785-207-7007 or brjusa@gmail.com

NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER RALLY AT THE CAPITOL – May 2, 11:45am, 1st Floor Rotunda of the Capitol.  Gather with others for prayer, Honor Guard, Homeschool Children’s Choir and more.  (316) 516-0777 www.nationaldayofprayer.org; donna@cultureshield.com


MARIA THE MEXICAN – May 3, Compass Point, 800 N. Kansas Ave.


WOOD VALLEY PICKERS – May 3, 7pm, Classic Bean, Fairlawn Plaza. Bluegrass, folk & country. Free admission.


SHAWNEE CHORAL SOCIETY PRESENTS… AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL; May, 5; 7:00 PM; White Concert Hall, Free admission, donations gratefully appreciated, Special thanks to CoreFirst Bank & Trust and Washburn University; www.shawneechoralcom


C5Alive “POWER” LUNCHEON – May 9, 11:30-1.

Cost: $15 for C5 members & first-time guests who RSVP, $17 at the door

  • $20 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, June 13, 11:30-1.


SOLE REASON GOLF TOURNAMENT – June 28, 2pm shotgun, Cypress Ridge Golf Course. Sole_reason@yahoo.com or 785-338-2965 or register at solereason.net. Benefits children that need sneakers. Lots of prizes and silent auction items. $380 per team includes green fees, carts, drinks, meal.





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.


THE HEAT – FREE fitness classes for the community.  Located at Florence Crittenton Services Center for Integrative Health, 5423 SW 7th St. www.flocritkansas.org Sun. 4-5 pm Yoga; Mon. 12-12:45pm Cardio Remix; Mon. 5:30-6:15pm STRONG™; Tue. 12:15-1:15pm Restorative Yoga; Tue. 5:30-6:15pm Zumba®; Wed. 5:30-6:15pm Cardio Sculpt; Thu. 12:15-1:00pm Pilates + CIRCL Mobility™; Thu. 5:30-6:15pm Zumba®; Fri. 12-12:45pm POUND


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 nhonl@tscpl.org


TOPEKA NEEDLEWORK GUILD – Every Mon. (except holidays) 9a-11a in the Menninger Room of the Topeka Public Library. Bring a project to work on as we share our needleworking skills and ideas. All are welcome to drop in.


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 office@rhcctopeka.org


TAI CHI FOR HEALTH – Monday 10:00 – 11:00 at Lowman United Methodist Church and Thursday 9:30—10:30 at Topeka Zoo. No training is needed, just watch and follow. Please contact Madon Daily at 505-424-8989 or madondailey@gmail.com. To Join from Home via Zoom, contact Madon for the Zoom link and password.


PICKLEBALL – Monday and Wednesday, 1:00 – 3:00 pm, First Baptist Church, 3033 SW MacVicar Ave, Topeka. Park on the West Side, where the gym is located.  Requires a signed liability waiver.  SCT Membership is strongly encouraged. If you would like to play, contact coordinator Dave Mathias, davemathias@sbcglobal.net, or Betsy Thompson, betsyjthompson@gmail.com.

SHEPHERD’S CENTER BOOK CLUB – 1st and 3rd Monday of the month from 2:00 – 4:00 pm at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1275 SW Boswell Ave., Topeka. Please contact the office at 785-249-3258 or shepherdstopeka@yahoo.com for the book of study.

SMS – STRENGTH, MOBILITY, STABILITY EXERCISE GROUP (SMS) Monday 9:00- 9:30 am, Arbor Court, 4200 SW Drury Lane, Topeka.  Tuesday and Thursday, 9:00 – 9:30 am, Rosehill Place, 3600 SW Gage Blvd # 97, Topeka. Tuesday and Thursday, 10:00 – 10:45, Grace UMC, 2627 SW Western Ave, Topeka.  If you would like to attend, call Anne Crawford at 785-273- 4527 or email anne.crawford@cox.net.

TOPEKA LIONS CLUB – 2nd Mondays at Noon at Wings, Etc. Come at 11:30 to order from the menu.  Guests welcome.


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.


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

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.

DUPLICATE BRIDGE – Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12:30PM at The Woman’s Club of Topeka, 5221 SW West Dr. Bill Gates and Warren Buffett play duplicate bridge!  It is great for your brain health. For info email janescola@hotmail.com.


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 pamperedchefsheri@live.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.

“HEALING AFTER THE SUICIDE OF A LOVED ONE” (“HEAL”) – or Survivors of Suicide” (SOS). 1st & 3rd Tue., 6:30-8pm, Zoom meeting 1st Tue, and in-person meetings 3rd Tue. at First Congregational Church, 1701 SW Collins. No cost to attend.  Informal meetings. Contact: Topeka.heals@gmail.com or Sandy at 785-249-3792


NARVE Meeting (Nat’l Assn of Railroad Veteran Employee) – Second Tuesday of each month at Grace Episcopal Church, 701 SW 8th Ave – 9:30AM. Enter on NW corner.

CAREGIVERS GROUP- Caring Hearts of Hope meet 2nd and 4th Tuesdays from 5:30-6:30pm 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.

SENIORS PITCH CLUB – Every Tuesday 1 pm at Garfield Community Center.
First visit free then a dollar per visit for coffee and replacement cards

FREE MOBILE FOOD DISTRIBUTION – 4th Tue. through Nov., 9am, 1231 NW Eugene St. Randel Ministries, Inc., in partnership with Harvesters and Family of God Church will have its monthly food distribution. No ID or proof of income required, first come first served. Distributing fresh produce and other items to families in need. 785-234-1111 www.RandelMinistries.com

HAND AND FOOT CANASTA – 2nd & 4th Tue., 2-4pm, St. David’s Episcopal Church, 3916 SW 17th St. Must arrive before 2pm and stay for the entire game.  Email Caroline Huff at lilbopper1@gmail.com or call 228-2447.


MEXICAN TRAIN DOMINOES – 1st & 3rd Tue., 2-4pm, St. David’s Episcopal Church, 3916 SW 17th St. Do not come before 1:45pm. Email Ottie Reed, reed7111@gmail.com, or Mary Adkins, marycatkeeper@gmail.com


MAP GROUP (MEMOIRS, ANCESTRY, PHOTOS) – VIA ZOOM – 4th Wed. 10-11:30am. Contact Rich McReynolds at rlm4017@gmail.com. A Zoom link will be sent to you.

FAMILY HISTORY WRITING GROUP – 2nd Wed. 10-11:30am, Lowman United Methodist Church, room 12.  Do you have great family stories to tell and want to pass them down to the next generation but don’t know where to start?  shepherdstopeka@yahoo.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 vip@topekanorthoutreach.org


OPERATION BACKPACK – 1st Thur., 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.


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


TOPEKA TWILIGHT LIONS BRANCH CLUB – 3rd Thursdays at 7pm at Lakeview Church of the Nazarene, 2835 SE Croco. Social gathering, guests welcome. Topekalions.org


LINE DANCING – 2nd & 4th Thu. 1:30-3:30 at First Baptist Church, 3033 SW MacVicar Ave. Contact Karen Botkin at 785-945-6785 or Jim Baer at 785-256-2432 or jimbaer73@gmail.com to register.

BRIDGE GROUP – 1st & 3rd Thu. 1- 3:30pm, at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 2021 SW 29th St.  To play, arrangements must be made by Mon. 5pm with Joan Arterburn at 408-5174.


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.


PERRY LECOMPTON FARMERS MARKET – Fridays 4-6:30pm, Bernie’s/Cenex parking lot, Ferguson & Hwy 24


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.


MOVIES AT EVERGY PLAZA – Second Fridays til fall

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. 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. director@cottonwood200.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!


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. talkherbswithus@gmail.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.


OPEN INDOOR COURT PICKLEBALL – Sundays at 4pm, Berryton United Methodist Church (7010 SE Berryton Rd. All ages and abilities welcome.


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 shawneeswingers@gmail.com.  On Facebook: Shawnee Swingers Square Dance Club.  wesquaredance.com




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 cindy.miller@alz.org.


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.

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.


HEALING AFTER LOSS TO SUICIDE (HeALS) Topeka support group meets the 1st Tuesday of each month via Zoom. The 3rd Tuesday meeting is in-person at 1st Congregational Church, 17th and Collins. Both meetings are 6:30-8. Topeka.heals@gmail.com. 785-380-9309


AL-ANON is a support group for families and friends of alcoholics. For information on meetings in the Topeka area, call 785-215-1045 or email ais-topeka@kansas-al-anon.org. All correspondence is confidential


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





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