Topeka Healthy Events Calendar
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NOTICE: Because of many cancellations due to COVID19, please check with event hosts to make sure there are no changes or postponements.
APR. CYCLING EVENTS – Various cycle rides are offered by Kansas Cyclist. www.kansascyclist.com/
APR. OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES – Outdoor events and activities. www.getoutdoorskansas.org/calendar
MOVIES AT EVERGY PLAZA – Second Fridays til fall.
MARKET MONDAYS – Monday 3-7pm through October, Evergy Plaza. A farmers market and artisan market helping to increas access to fresh, locally produced foods and other products.
CROSSROADS: CHANGE IN RURAL AMERICA – Mar 13 – Apr. 25, tours at 1, 2 & 3pm. Saturdays 7 Sundays, The Volland Store, 24098 Volland Road, Alma, KS. Reservations for the traveling Smithsonian exhibition taken starting Mar. 1 www.vollandfoundation.org. This experience engages visitors in conversation about the unique identity of rural communities as they adapt to meet the changing needs of their citizens. Visitors can connect their experiences through the concurrent local exhibit, Deep Roots and New Growth in Wabaunsee County, a reflection on how our own rural communities have responded to change. 785.499.3616. email@example.com
LIVE @ LUNCH – Apr. 7, 14, 21, 28; 11am-1pm, Evergy Plaza downtown. Live music, food trucks, yard games & more. 7th:Top City Groove Band; 14th: Kyle Austin; 21st: Josh Vowell Blues Band; 28th: Delta Haze
TULIPS AT TWILIGHT – Apr. 9-25, 7pm, Old Prairie Town at Ward-Meade Historic Site, 124 NW Fillmore St. See 30,000 tulips illuminated and more than 35 lighted displays as you stroll along the garden pathways. $5; Children 5 and under free. (785) 251-6991
JEROLD BINKLEY TULIP TIME – Apr. 9-25, 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. $5 suggested donation. Stroll the gardens to see 60,000 multi-colored tulips & other spring flowering bulbs. Vendors, live music, food trucks. 785-251-6800
THE CHOSEN WATCH PARTY LAUNCH! – Starting Apr. 11, Rolling Hills Christian Church. The Chosen is a TV show about the life of Jesus which allows us to see Him through the eyes of those who knew Him. We will watch one episode each week, followed by a time of discussion. This 8-week series will start at 6:30pm on Sunday, April 11th and continue to meet on Sundays, except on Mother’s Day weekend. We will provide snacks and drinks. Childcare will also be available,
BALLET MIDWEST PRESENTS “CINDERELLA” – Apr. 16-18, TPAC. Ballet Midwest
TULIP FESTIVAL AT THE LAKE – Apr 17, 10am-3pm, Ted Ensley Gardens at Lake Shawnee. Enjoy live music, visit craft vendors, enjoy fun for the kids and stroll the gardens to view more than 50,000 multi-colored tulips. $5 admission.
HOTCAKES FOR HOPECARE – Apr. 22, 5pm-7pm, Countryside United Methodist Church, 3221 SW Burlingame Rd. Pancakes, eggs and sausage with fruit and choice of hot coffee, orange juice and ice tea. The proceeds from this event and silent auction will provide additional support to fund our voucher program for patients in need of financial support for medical, dental, optometry care and many more services that Gracemed provides for our community. Doing good has never tasted better. 100% of proceeds support GraceMed’s mission to promote compassionate, accessible, high-quality health care for residents in the communities we serve. Ticket Sales: https://gracemed.org/hotcakes-topeka or at GraceMed Health Clinic: 1400 SW Huntoon, 8am to 5pm Monday thru Friday. Early Sales April 1 until April 21 – adult $12 / kids $5. At the Door – adult $15 / kids $5
RETIREMENT ON YOUR TERMS WEBINAR – Apr. 22, 12:30pm & 6:30pm. Presented by Jim Hanna, CFP, MBA, CKA; Private Wealth Advisor at Heart Financial Partners – A private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, LLC. RSVP by noon April 22: Call Steve Maltby at 785.357.6278 ext. 23 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
TOPEKA SHAREFEST – Apr. 24, 8am-12pm. Fellowship Bible Church annual event to help Topeka 501 School District and Seaman School District, by landscaping, painting, constructing, and cleaning up the grounds of area schools and buildings. You can register at sharefesttopeka.com
TK5K – May 1, 8am, Hummer Sports Park. The Topeka High Interact Club will be hosting a 5k run/walk fundraiser to raise money for Fellowship & Faith Ministry Inc. and the YWCA Day Center. https://kylelear.wixsite.com/tk5k
CAPITOL NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER – May 6, 12pm, South Steps of the Capitol. Join with Chaplain Dave DePue for the Topeka National Day of Prayer Event. You will be praying with Legislators, singing Praises to our Lord and pleading for Mercy for every area of our culture. (316) 516-0777 www.nationaldayofprayer.org; email@example.com
ROD ROGERS MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT – June 4, 10:30am, Dub’s Dread Golf Course. Call 913-461-8527 or search for Rog Rogers on Eventbrite. Benefits Pancreatic Cancer research. Lunch & dinner served. Silent Auction. “Funnest Tournament of the Year”
TOPEKA YOUTH PROJECT GOLF CLASSIC – Jun. 11, Shawnee Country Club Golf Course. 8am shotgun. 7:30 registration. Lunch follows tourney. Cash prizes! Two $500 closest to pin prizes! Call 273-4141 to register.
SHAWNEE COUNTY FAIR – July 22 – 25, Stormont Vail Event Center. Thursday thru Saturday at 8:00am – 10:00pm; Sunday at 10:00am – 3:00pm. Animals large and small, competition exhibits, vendors, and food trucks are available all days. Find all the information on the fair at www.shawneecountyfair.org
TOPEKA FALL FEST – Oct. 9, 10am-3pm, at the Vinewood, 2848 SE 29th St. Come out and enjoy the live music, a craft & vendor fair, food trucks, and a health & fitness fair, plus games and activities for kids. Fun for the whole family, and admission is free! Dozens of local businesses, non-profits & churches will operate games & activities such as Face Painting, Craft Stations, Photo Booth, Inflatables, Petting Zoo, Pony Rides, Ball Toss, Cake Walk, Trunk or Treat and more! We’ll have a Health & Fitness Fair sponsored by Topeka Health & Wellness Magazine, featuring Health Screenings & Fitness Demonstrations, Information & Educational Booths, Health & Safety Products and more. For more information, email info@C5Alive.org.
CASTING CROWNS – Oct. 3, 7pm, Stormont Vail Event Center. Special guest will be Matthew West. For info: castingcrowns.com
NOTICE: Because of many cancellations due to COVID19, please check with event hosts to make sure there are no changes or postponements.
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.
MONDAY FARMERS MARKET – Mondays 7:30-11:30am, Topeka & Sh. Co. Library, Through Oct. 5
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.
DOWNTOWN TOPEKA LIONS CLUB – 2nd & 4th Mondays at Noon, Madison Street Diner inside the Ramada Downtown, Guests are 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.
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.
TOPEKA SWING DANCE – Tuesdays, 7-8pm, Swing Dance Lessons, no partner required, Jayhawk Theatre, 720 SW Jackson. www.topekaswingdance.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 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
TOPEKA TWILIGHT LIONS BRANCH CLUB – 2nd Wednesdays, 6:30 pm, Madison Street Diner, inside Ramada Downtown. Guests are welcome
GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS – Every Wed, 7pm, St. Francis Hospital, meeting room #8.
CARBONDALE FARMERS MARKET – every Wed. 4-6pm in Carbondale City Park. Vendor-grown or vendor-produced. For vendor information, contact Mary at 836-7887.
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.
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.
VIP LUNCHEON FOR SENIORS – Every Fri., 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. Free blood pressure checks the last Friday of every month, and birthday celebrations the 4th Friday. For Info: 785-224-8803.
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
DOWNTOWN TOPEKA FARMERS MARKET – Saturday’s April 10 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.
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
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.