Event Calendar

Topeka Healthy Events Calendar

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

 

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

GARY’S PUMPKIN PATCH & FALL FESTIVAL – Sept. 18-Oct 30, Fri. – Sat. – Sun., 5991 17th St. Grantville, KS. 8 Acre Corn Maize, Pig Races, Corn Pit, 2 Jumping Pillows, Giant Slides, Animals, and more. Home Made Curly Fries, Hamburgers, Brats, Turkey Legs, Apple Cider Slushy and new attractions this year!. garysberries.com, garysfarmfest.com

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HAUNTED WOODS – Oct. 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29 & 30, 8-11pm. Forest Park, 3158 SE 10th St. Annual guided Half-Mile Trail of Terror populated with Monsters; Zombie Laser Tag!! 234-8024 TopekaHauntedWoods.com

 

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MUSIC OF BILLY JOEL & ELTON JOHN – Oct. 23, 7:30pm, TPAC

 

TOPEKA JAZZ CONCERT SERIES – Oct. 24, 3pm, TPAC

 

FALL IN LOVE WITH OVERBROOK – FALL FESTIVAL – Oct. 23, 10-4, Overbrook. A pumpkin patch, food and craft, vendors, a petting zoo, food trucks, fun activities

 

BOO AT THE ZOO – Oct. 23, 9-3pm, Topeka Zoo. Adults: $7.75 Seniors 65+: $6.75 Children 3 to 12: $6.25 Children 2 & under: Free

TRUNK OR TREAT – Oct. 27, 5-7pm, 419 SW 29th.  KVC Community event with candy, kids activities. 785-207-3403

 

TRUNK OR TREAT – Oct. 29, 6-9pm, Stormont Vail Event Ctr.

 

FREE BREAKFAST LAST SUNDAY EACH MONTH – Oct. 31, 8am-12pm, VFW Philip Billard Post 1650, 3110 SW Huntoon. Free breakfast to all that come through the door. Pancakes, sausage, eggs, coffee, juice and some times biscuits & gravy. Donations are accepted and will go to helping vets in the Topeka area. vfw1650seniorvice@gmail.com; 785-383-2997

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DRIVE-THRU TRUNK OR TREAT – Oct. 30, 1-3pm, Christ Lutheran Church.

 

TRUNK OR TREAT – Oct. 31, 3-5pm, Topeka Baptist Church.

 

MERCY ME IN CONCERT – Oct. 30, 7pm, Cable Dahmer Arena, Independence, Mo. Get Your tickets with 10% Discount! Use promo T4C10 during checkout:  https://zhetix.fun/cities/Independence

 

FREE BREAKFAST LAST SUNDAY EACH MONTH – Oct. 31, 8am-12pm, VFW Philip Billard Post 1650, 3110 SW Huntoon. Free breakfast to all that come through the door. Pancakes, sausage, eggs, coffee, juice and some times biscuits & gravy. Donations are accepted and will go to helping vets in the Topeka area. vfw1650seniorvice@gmail.com; 785-383-2997

 

BOOTH BROTHERS CONCERT – Nov, 5, 7pm, Wanamaker Woods Nazarene Church, 3501 SW Wanamaker. Freewill offering. Doors open at 6pm. (785) 273-2248. wwnaz.org E-mail wwoodsnaz@wwnaz.org

 

C5Alive “POWER” LUNCHEON – Nov. 11, 11:30-1. at the National Guard Museum at Forbes Field. SGM Jeremy Byers, who served as historian for the Adjutant General Office will be the featured speaker.

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, Dec. 119, 11:30-1, C5Alive CHRISTMAS Luncheon at Fairlawn Plaza Mall.

 

BALLET MIDWEST PRESENTS The Nutcracker – Dec. 10-12, at TPAC. Tickets through Ticketmaster or at TPAC

ONGOING:

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

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 nhonl@tscpl.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: brian.thomas01@gmail.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 office@rhcctopeka.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.

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 pamperedchefsheri@live.com

LIBRARY’S LEARN & PLAY BUS – Every Tuesday 1-3pm, Auburn Community Center.

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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

LAWRENCE TUESDAY MARKET – Tuesdays, May 4-Oct. 26, 4-6pm, South Park, 1141 Massachusetts

CARBONDALE FARMERS MARKET – every Wed. 4-6pm in Carbondale City Park. Vendor-grown or vendor-produced. For vendor information, contact Mary at 836-7887.

SAFE STREETS COALITION MEETING – First Wed. of the month, 11:45am-1pm. Great Overland Station. For info: 266-4606 or jwilson@safestreets.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 vip@topekanorthoutreach.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.

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.

MOVIES AT EVERGY PLAZA – Second Fridays til fall

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. director@cottonwood200.org

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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!

MOTHER TERESA’S FARMERS MARKET – Saturdays, July 3 – Sep. 11, 8:30-11:30am, 2014 NW 46th St.

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. 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.

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

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 cindy.miller@alz.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.

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