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2016 - May

ttn logoMay 2016: Welcome to my latest adventure!

Kim Schultz

I have only just begun adding information to my new website!  Please make sure to check back and share my website with friends and family! Help me spread the word about how awesome Topeka is!  Not only do I have a new website, but I have many new and exciting additions! I have some great ideas for my new site.  Please check out the new community calendar!  The public has been wanting ONE calendar that lets us see everything going on.  I believe, I have accomplished that request.  (It will only get better with time.)  I am currently seeking financial support to help build this site to include EVERYTHING about Topeka!!

Kim's Excellent Adventures

Building A Business: There are many step that have to be taken when building a new business.  I have my name and logo.  Everything Topeka is a web based business so this means I need a functional and interactive website.  With the help of Gary Piland at Umbrella, EveryTopeka.Com is taking shape. Our first step was to come up with what functions the website should take.  After meeting with many people, we came up with a basic structure.  Next we set a deadline of May 1st to launch The Topeka Newsletter on the new site. 

 

Kolton 1Time with Kolton: I look forward to my time with this young man.  He is growing up so fast! We have quite a list of to dos in our future.  Including eating at Golden Corral, Flinthills Discovery Center, Walking to the top of the Capitol, Eating Breakfast, Swimming and of course Orange Leaf!  BTW Orange Leaf no longer weighs your FROYO so you know what you are getting into before you get up to pay. Be sure to visit either or both locations in Topeka. 

 

BID (Business Improvement District): I have been honored to serve on this board for the past 6 or so years. We have to have our budget submitted to the City in May.  The BID provides a variety of services to the downtown areas.  These services are paid for by business owners in the BID district.  We are an advisory board to the city on how to spend the money! 

 

Easter: This year Chelsea, Max and I met mom at Cracker Barrel for lunch! Good times!

Easter 1     Easter 2

Creatively BOLD Enterprises, LLC: We are moving forward with the new website as you can see. I have just started getting my data entered into the site.  It will take a few months to even make a dent in my ultimate goal!  I am very excited!

 

Zombie Beauty Pageant: This was a double bonus night.  First I watched my friend Gary's locally made movie and secondly it was at the Jayhawk Theatre.  No, the theatre is not renovated but when it is, Topeka will be home to an awesome theatre in downtown!!  It is always exciting watching your friends do something they love.  I happen to know most of the actors and the behind the scene crew!  It was an awesome movie!!  Good job, Gary Piland!

Zombie Movie 1  Zombie Movie 2

 

James comes to town: I normally go to Atlanta to hang out with James but this time he came to Topeka. It was a short visit but he packed the weekend with fun!  Now James lives in Dallas so I will be going to visit him and Robert in May!  He went on the bus trip to KC to see Kinky Boots, Karaoke at Pigskins and Bowling at Westridge Lanes!

Bowling 4  Bowling 1 

 

Theatre Bus Trip: This was my 3rd bus trip.  It was also SOLD OUT!  We went to see Kinky Boots at Music Hall then some of us went to The Legends while others went to Hollywood Casino for dinner!  It was a great day!  Our next trip will be in February of 2017 to see the new production of Phantom of the Opera!  If you are interested please preregister so you are notified first when tickets go on sale.  This trip might actually take 2 buses!  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/reserve-a-seat-for-phantom-tickets-21689772694  This is only a way to show me who is interested.  You are not purchasing or committing to going on the trip!

 

Bus Trip 1  Bus Trip 2  Bus Trip 3

Bus Trip 4  Bus Trip 5  Bus Trip 6

Meetings: Due to tax season, I didn't have any meetings that didn't deal with taxes.

 

Tax Season: This year I joined Curtis Henderson's team to help him with tax season! This will sound weird but I had a great time!  Tax season is a very stressful time of year for me since it is non stop work but it is so rewarding to help people with something they fear and usually loath!  Now to figure out what what else Curtis has for me!

 

Pamper Time for Kim: I normally immediately leave and go out of town after tax season.  This year I don't go until May so I felt the need to pamper Toesmyself.  I started with an hour massage with Suzi and then new pretty toes at Nail World!

 

More time with Kolton: I got to hang with Kolton for a few hours.  We went to Walmart and got him some more Hot Wheels and a water gun! Then back to my house so he could play Mine-craft on one of my older Droids. (His phone at Kimmy's house.)  We joined Chelsea and Max for dinner at Carlos O Kellys before I took him home!  I love my time with this little man!!

 

Frankie's Birthday week: We started early this year with dinner at the Final cut steakhouse at Hollywood Casino.  Next we went to our first Royals game.  JJ, Angela, Frankie and myself all went to the game!  They won so that made the night even better!  I am not happy that they moved dollar night to Thursday though! 

Royals 1                   Royals 2  Royals 3

Royals 4                         Royals 5  Birthday Dinner 1

Birthday Dinner 2  Birthday Dinner 3

Let's Help:  I have been working at Let's Help for 5 years.  I was brought on to rebuild their accounting system and make sure it worked well.  I had planned on being there for a year or so.  I ended up doing many different things but now my time is drawing to an end.  As most of you know, I work many jobs and enjoy helping people.  I plan on taking on more accounting clients and working on this site! Change can be good and I feel it is about time for another change!!

 

Walking: I am so excited that they added a sidewalk along side of 37th street!  I can now walk the entire perimeter of my neighborhood and it is about 5 miles! 

 

Random Weekend:  The weather is getting nice so Ryan and I had our first deck night with fire!  The weather was perfect! We added some Runchata and the night was even better! Yum!

Weekend Ryan 1  Weekend Ryan 2

 

Topeka Youth Project Recognition dinner - This has to be one of the best dinners I get to go to every year!  This is where we honor youth and employers.  The turnout was great!  Congratulations to all the winners!!  I helped George check the guests in and then helped deliver the meals! The next day I was suprised by flowers and a thank you note from George! It was so sweet!  She is one of the best friends I know!!

            Dinner 1   Dinner 2    Dinner 3              Dinner 4   Dinner 5  Dinner 6   Dinner 7

 

Royals World Series Championship Ring - I was so excited when my friend Mike came by my house after he received his Ring!  He works for the team.  I still love the freaking box, with the spotlights!  It is a pretty cool ring though!!

                Royals Ring 1         Royals Ring 2 

 

Chelsea 20s party

20's party at Washburn: Chelsea went to the media banquet and the theme was 20's!  Needless to say, she is a Schultz.  She spent a few weeks putting your outfit together. She also worked on different hair styles and her makeup had to be perfect!  I think she killed it!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Museums, Attractions & Tours

 

Brown v. Board of Education

Brown v Board

National Historic Site
1515 SE Monroe St.
Topeka, KS 66612
(785) 354-4273
 
This is a FREE museum that the entire family will enjoy!

 

May 6              Vintage 80’s College Hill Bash

Kansas State Capitol Tour Center

Capitol

300 W. 10th
10th & Jackson
Topeka, KS 66612
(785) 296-3966


You really need to stop by and see all the work that they have finally completed!  The Dome View is AMAZING.

Kansas State Capitol - Visitor Center Exhibits
Explore moments in Kansas history while visiting the newly restored State Capitol. The visitor center is open for tours 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday – Friday. Find information about historic tours. All images and photographs are the property of the Kansas Historical Society unless otherwise noted. Check out more Kansas images on Kansas Memory.

The Kansas State Capitol dome tours are scheduled at 9:15, 10:15, and 11:15 a.m., 12:15, 1:15, 2:15, and 3:15 p.m. Monday through Friday. This spectacular tour is breathtaking—literally—with 296 steps and no elevator. The elaborate architecture is highlighted with close up views of the inner and outer domes. The summit offers a unique perspective of the city of Topeka. Participants who reach the cupola earn bragging rights. Souvenir merchandise is available in the Capitol Store on ground level.
 
785-296-3966
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Tours last approximately 40 minutes
Cost is free during scheduled times
Maximum group size is 30 Reservations are accepted Walk-up visitors will be accommodated as space is available.

 

 

Charles Curtis House

Charles Curtis

1101 SW Topeka Blvd.
Topeka, KS
 
Tour InformationThe Musuem is open by appointment.  Admission is $5 per person. Children welcome with adult supervision.  Call to make arrangements:   785-357-1371Topeka native, Charles Curtis, was a great-grandson of a Kanza Indian Chief.  Curtis was born January 25, 1860 to Captain and Mrs. Oren Curtis. His mother was of Native American ancestry and when she  died, when Charles was three years of age, Charles was raised by his mother's people on the Kaw Indian Reservation.

 

Combat Air Museum

Combat Air

602-604 J Street
Topeka, KS 66619-1401
(785) 862-3303

Summer Visiting Hours:   Monday - Saturday   9:00 am - 4:30 pm    No visitors admitted   after 3:30 pm
Sundays & Winter Hrs:  (Dec. 1 - Feb. 28)   Noon - 4:30 pm   No visitors admitted  after 3:30 pm
Admissions Under age 5: Free    Children 5-17 yrs: $4.00   Adults 18 yrs & older $6.00  Active Military in Uniform (or with ID card): $4.00
Combat Air Museum Hangars 602-604   "J" Street   Forbes Field   Topeka, Kansas (785) 862-3303 Fax: (785) 862 - 3304  www.combatairmuseum.org

 

Constitution Hall

Constitution Hall

Capitol of Kansas, 1863-1869

Constitution Hall was the first Kansas Capitol during construction of the East Wing of the Statehouse five blocks to the south.

 

 

Museum of the Kansas National Guard

KS National Guard Museum

6700 Southwest Topeka Boulevard
Topeka, KS 66619-1401
(785) 862-1020

The Museum is open to the public from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tues through Sat. Sunday appointments can be scheduled for special groups at (785) 862-1020. The museum is located at 6700 S.W. Topeka Blvd., (the main entrance of Forbes Field)''

 

Kansas Expo Center

 Expo

6-May                   4-H Spring Livestock Show

13-May                 American Quarter Horse Association Youth Show

14-May                 American Quarter Horse Association Youth Show

14-May                 Topeka West HS Commencement

14-May                 Highland Park HS Commencement

14-May                 Topeka High Commencement

15-May                 American Quarter Horse Association Youth Show

15-May                 Shawnee Heights HS Commencement

15-May                 Seaman HS Commencement

15-May                 Washburn Rural HS Commencement

18-May                 Barrel Racing Jackpot

19-May                 Evans United Shows Carnival

20-May                 Evans United Shows Carnival

20-May                 Kansas Buckskin Show

21-May                 Evans United Shows Carnival

21-May                 Kansas Buckskin Show

21-May                 Victory Fighting Championship 50

22-May                 Evans United Shows Carnival

22-May                 Kansas Buckskin Show

23-May                 Evans United Shows Carnival

24-May                 Evans United Shows Carnival

25-May                 Evans United Shows Carnival

26-May                 Evans United Shows Carnival

27-May                 Evans United Shows Carnival

28-May                 4-H Horse Show

28-May                 Evans United Shows Carnival

29-May                 4-H Horse Show

29-May                 Evans United Shows Carnival

Great Overland Station

 

Great Overland Station

Great Overland Station
701 N. Kansas Avenue
Topeka, Kansas 66608
(785) 232-5533

Permanent Exhibits


Santa Fe Artifacts and Photographs
Union Pacific Artifacts and Photographs
Display of Kansas trains dating back to 1932
History of Topeka from 1800 to present
Display of Harvey Houses and Harvey Girls
Photographs of Topeka Churches
Photographs of Education Buildings
Model G Gauge Train Layout
Photographs Flood of 1951 and 1966 Tornado
Simulator and Baggage Cart

"Friends of the Station"  (I am a member)
Click here for the friends of the station form

Call for Artifacts and Photographs

The Great Overland Station is developing an exhibit focused on significant fires that have occurred in our community. (Some examples may include: downtown fires, fire at UP Station, Grace Cathedral fire, Jayhawk Hotel fire, Topeka High School fire)

If you have artifacts or photographs illustrating this topic that you would be willing to loan for the exhibit, please contact Sarah House at the Great Overland Station. Items for the exhibit will be accepted through April 4, 2015. Artifacts chosen for the exhibit will be on display June-September 2015.

All inquiries and information regarding potential artifacts should be directed to:

Sarah House

Program Manager

Great Overland Station Museum and Education Center

701 North Kansas Avenue

Topeka, KS 66608

Office: (785) 232-5533, ext. 13

Cell: (785) 213-1904

Fax: (785) 232-6259

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9th Annual Railroad Festival

Saturday, July 9th

 

Holley Museum

Holley Museum

 Holley Museum Military Museum
Downtown Ramada Inn

At the present time the museum features 5 galleries, named after world leaders. The first gallery is the Winston Spencer Churchill Gallery and features artifacts from World War II in England.

Kansas Children's Discovery Center

KS Discovery Ctr

 

Hours

Tuesday – Friday 9AM - 3 PM

Saturdays 10 AM - 5 PM

Sundays 1 PM – 5 PM

Mondays CLOSED

New Evening Hours!

6 PM – 9 PM the 4th Friday Every Month

Admission

Kids & Adults: $7.75 (tax included)

Seniors (65+): $6.75 (tax included)

Infants (until 1 year) & Members: FREE

Every Tuesday is Toddler Tuesdays - 10:30 - 11 am

Every Wednesday is Wee Wednesday - 9:30 - 10:30 am (Banner attached)

Serious Fun Friday - 11 am & 2 pm

STEAM Saturday - 11 am & 2 pm

 

3-May                   Toddler Tuesday

4-May                   WEE Wednesday

6-May                   Serious Fun Friday

7-May                   STEAM

10-May                 Toddler Tuesday

11-May                 WEE Wednesday

13-May                 Serious Fun Friday

14-May                 STEAM

17-May                 Toddler Tuesday

18-May                 WEE Wednesday

20-May                 Serious Fun Friday

21-May                 STEAM

24-May                 Toddler Tuesday

25-May                 WEE Wednesday

27-May                 Serious Fun Friday

28-May                 STEAM

31-May                 Toddler Tuesday

 

Kansas Museum of History

KS Museum History

Kansas Museum of History
6425 SW Sixth Avenue
Topeka, KS 66615
(785) 272-8681

Hours:

9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday, 1 - 5 p.m. Sunday

whats cooking uncle sam

Kansas Museum of History - Special exhibit - What's Cooking, Uncle Sam?

Food. We love it, fear it, and obsess about it.

We demand that our Government ensure that it is safe, cheap, and abundant. In response, Government has been a factor in the production, regulation, research, innovation, and economics of our food supply. It has also attempted, with varying success, to change the eating habits of Americans.

From the farm to the dinner table, explore the records of the National Archives that trace the Government’s effect on what Americans eat.

 

Old Prairie Town

Old Prairie Town

 

Tours: Monday-Friday: 10am, 12pm, & 2pm,

Saturday: 12pm, & 2pm, Sunday: 2pm,

Adults $5; Seniors $4; Children (6-12) $3; 5 and under Free

Featuring an 1854 replica Log Cabin with Blacksmith Shop, 1870’s Victorian Prairie Mansion on the National Register of Historic Places, and 2½ acres of Botanical Garden, including Anna’s Place, a Victorian Reading Garden and a 240 foot cascading rock rivulet.

To learn more about the history of Old Prairie Town, please click on the following link: http://www.agaminkansas.com/index_09042013.php

 

Shawnee County Parks & Recreation

 Parks Rec

 

Thursday, May 5

Touch A Truck

This is a special event for preschoolers where they can climb on, play in and honk the horns of various vehicles. Age: 3-5 yrs. Time: Thur. 10-11:30 a.m.

Family Fitness Great Race

 

Saturday, May 21

Families spend quality time and get fit in this race around the city.

1pm to 3pm

Hillcrest Community Center

1800 SE 21st St

Topeka, KS 66607

$50/Family

 

May 18            Topeka Blues Society leads off 2016 Gage Park Evening in the Park Concerts

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Concert begins at 7 p.m.

Amphitheater

Gage Park

600 SW 6th St.

Topeka, KS 66606

Cost: Free

 

May 21                        Family Fitness Great Race – Hillcrest Community Center

Families spend quality time and get fit in this race around the city.

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Hillcrest Community Center 251-2956 Age: 10+

Hillcrest Community Center

1800 SE 21st Street

Topeka, KS 66607

Cost: Fee: $50 per family

 

John and Mary Ritchie House

Ritchie House

 

Hours

Walk-in Tours are Monday and Wednesday at 10:00 am and 2:00pm. Tours at other times may be scheduled by calling (785)-234-6097.

The Historic Ritchie House and the Cox Communications Heritage Education Center is located at 1116 and 1118 SE Madison Street, Topeka, Kansas. This Underground Railroad historic site originally was owned by early Kansas Territory settlers, John and Mary Jane Ritchie.

The Toy Store

Toy Store

 

Weekly Events:

Monday: Story Time with Mrs. Marj - 11:00AM

Tuesday: Music & Movement with Singing Sarah - 11:00AM

Wednesday: Story Time with Mrs. marj - 11:00AM

Thursday: Cub Club Crafts - 11:00AM & 4:30PM

Friday: Kids Drum Circle - 11:00AM

Sunday: Family Board Games - 1:00PM-3:00PM

1-May              Family Game Night

2-May              Story Time w/ Marj

3-May              Music Fun with Singing Sarah

4-May              Story Time

5-May              Cub Club Crafts

6-May              Kid's Drum Circle

8-May              Family Game Night

9-May              Story Time w/ Marj

10-May            Music Fun with Singing Sarah

11-May            Story Time

12-May            Cub Club Crafts

13-May            Kid's Drum Circle

15-May            Family Game Night

16-May            Story Time w/ Marj

17-May            Music Fun with Singing Sarah

18-May            Story Time

19-May            Cub Club Crafts

20-May            Kid's Drum Circle

22-May            Family Game Night

23-May            Story Time w/ Marj

24-May            Music Fun with Singing Sarah

25-May            Story Time

26-May            Cub Club Crafts

27-May            Kid's Drum Circle

29-May            Family Game Night

30-May            Story Time w/ Marj

31-May            Music Fun with Singing Sarah

Topeka Public Library

Topeka Public Library

 

May 1                    Music for a Sunday Afternoon presents Peter Fletcher

3-4 p.m. | Marvin Auditorium Music

Peter Fletcher is a gifted Classical guitarist who will enchant you with his lush and intricately detailed interpretations. Peter's playing is full of nuance and poetic phrasing. He performs often to sold out audiences at the Carnegie Recital Hall in New York. all ages

May 2                    Double Dueling

4-6 p.m. | Lingo Story Room, 121 Teens

Bring your cards and prepare for fierce battle with other Yu-Gi-Oh! and Magic the Gathering players. [12+]

May 3                    Preschool Storytime

10-10:30 a.m. | The Story Zone Kids

Stories, songs and fingerplays that encourage a love of reading and help develop early learning skills for children. [3-5 years]

May 3                    tWiin Xgaming Station

4-5 p.m. | Tweens Area Kids

Come hang out and play awesome games on the Wii, Xbox or PlayStation. Impress your friends with your stellar hand-eye coordination. Beat your enemies using your limitless courage. Now's the time to show your stuff! (Games will be rated E for everyone). [8-12 years]

May 3                    International Film Series: Amour

6:30-8:45 p.m. | Marvin Auditorium 101BC Movies

An honest, but heart wrenching depiction of deep love and responsibility. 2012 Oscar winner © Sony Picture Classics | France | 2012 | PG-13| 127 minutes

May 4                    Toddler Time 1

9:30-10 a.m. or 10:30 p.m.-11 a.m. or 6:30-7 p.m. | Lingo Story Room Kids

Bubbles and books, wiggles and songs! Early literacy fun for young toddlers & adults to enjoy together. [12 -24 months]

May 4                    Preschool Storytime

10-10:30 a.m. | The Story Zone Kids

Stories, songs and fingerplays that encourage a love of reading and help develop early learning skills for children. [3-5 years]

May 4                    4-H in the Library

4-5 p.m. | The Story Zone Kids

Have fun creating a variety of crafts and projects with Shawnee County 4-H as they bring youths and adults together to learn everyday skills. [5-12 years]

May 4                    Sing, Move and Learn

6:30-7:30 p.m. | The Story Zone Kids

Connect with your child through music, movement and books. A fun, shaking, wiggling, dancing way to learn. Co-sponsored by Child Care Aware® of Kansas. Registration required. Call 785-440-4524. [3-5 years]

May 5                    Baby Bookworms

9:30-10 a.m. or 10:30-11 a.m. or 5:30-6 p.m. | Lingo Story Room 121 Kids

Introduce your baby to the wonderful world of books through interactive songs, stories, bounces and more! [Birth -18 months]

May 5                    Preschool Storytime

10-10:30 a.m. | The Story Zone Kids

Stories, songs and fingerplays that encourage a love of reading and help develop early learning skills for children. [3-5 years]

May 5                    Zoo Animals Live

4-4:45 p.m. | Marvin Auditorium 101B Kids

Meet some of the Topeka Zoo animal residents up close as Rachael Rost, education specialist, helps you separate animal fact from fiction.

May 5                    Book, Book, Goose!

6:30-8 p.m. | The Dutch Goose - 3203 SW 10th Ave Books

Book, Book, Goose! is a public book club providing a unique atmosphere for a lively discussion. Explore interesting literature, authors, fun people, good food and book-themed drink specials. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for upcoming titles. [21+]

May 6                    Sports Trivia

8:30-10:30 p.m. | Pizza Pub Adults

Bring some friends, enjoy some food and beverages and show us how much you know about sports at our sports trivia competition at Pizza Pub at West Ridge Mall. No registration is necessary and prizes will be awarded to the top teams.

May 7                    Free Comic Book Day

2-5 p.m. | Marvin Auditorium 101B Teens

Are you DC, Marvel or neither? It won't matter on Free Comic Book Day because we will have a huge selection of free comic books, including titles for all ages, tastes and genders. The fun continues with comic book themed crafts. In partnership with Gatekeeper Hobbies. [All ages]

May 7                    Gaming for Adults

2-5 p.m. | Marvin Auditorium 101C Adults

If you love to play, need a challenge or just want to socialize with fellow gamers, come enjoy some video games and tabletop games. Bring your own, or play ours!

May 9                    Classics Made Modern Book Discussion

Monday, May 9, 2016 | 1:30-3 p.m. | Marvin Auditorium 101C Books

Neuromancer by William Gibson is the novel that started it all, launching the cyberpunk generation, and the first novel to win all three major science fiction awards. In 1984, Gibson introduced the world to cyberspace with one of the century's most potent visions of the future.

May 9                    Amazing Animals

4:30-5:30 p.m. | Lingo Story Room Kids

Take a walk on the wild side with our naturalist librarians. Marvel at our featured creatures, get up close and personal with our amazing animal guests and make a memento of your encounter to take home. [5-12 years]

May 10                 Preschool Storytime

10-10:30 a.m. | The Story Zone Kids

Stories, songs and fingerplays that encourage a love of reading and help develop early learning skills for children. [3-5 years]

May 10                 tWiin Xgaming Station

4-5 p.m. | Tweens Area Kids

Come hang out and play awesome games on the Wii, Xbox or PlayStation. Impress your friends with your stellar hand-eye coordination. Beat your enemies using your limitless courage. Now's the time to show your stuff! (Games will be rated E for everyone). [8-12 years]

May 11                 Toddler Time 1

9:30-10 a.m. or 10:30-11 a.m. or 6:30-7 p.m. | Lingo Story Room Kids

Bubbles and books, wiggles and songs! Early literacy fun for young toddlers & adults to enjoy together. [12 -24 months]

May 11                 Preschool Storytime

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 | 10-10:30 a.m. | The Story Zone Kids

Stories, songs and fingerplays that encourage a love of reading and help develop early learning skills for children. [3-5 years]

May 11                 Minecraft® @ Your Library

4-5 p.m. | Computer Training Center Kids

Enter the library's Minecraft® world on our own server and build, build, build. Each time we meet, we'll have a new mission to construct and complete new parts of the library's landscape. Then, we'll unleash creepers. [8-12 years]

May 12                 Baby Bookworms

Thursday, May 12, 2016 | 9:30-10 a.m. or 10:30-11 a.m. or 5:30-6 p.m. | Lingo Story Room 121 Kids

Introduce your baby to the wonderful world of books through interactive songs, stories, bounces and more! [Birth -18 months]

May 12                 Preschool Storytime

Thursday, May 12, 2016 | 10-10:30 a.m. | The Story Zone Kids

Stories, songs and fingerplays that encourage a love of reading and help develop early learning skills for children. [3-5 years]

May 12                 Community Storytime

10:30-11 a.m. | Crestview Community Center Kids

Stories, songs and fingerplays that encourage a love of reading and help develop early learning skills.

May 13                 Classic Film: The Killers

2-5 p.m. | Marvin Auditorium 101C Movies

Two hit men kill an unresisting victim whose past involvement with a beautiful, deadly woman is uncovered by an insurance investigator. 1946 | b&w | 97 minutes

May 14                 Musical Storytime

10-10:30 a.m. | The Story Zone Kids

Shake off your sleepiness with some fun songs and crazy dancin' with Kyler. Occasional surprises and guests! [Birth - 5 years]

May 14                 Guys Read

2-3 p.m. | Lingo Story Room Kids

Read awesome books dudes will dig – explosive action and farts! Then talk ’em over with the guys, play games, wolf down some food and meet new friends. Receive books on a first-come, first-served basis. For more info, call Jason at 785-580-4565. [8-12 years]

May 15                 Gathering STEAM

2-3:30 p.m. | Lingo Story Room Art

Investigate art through the lens of science, technology, engineering, and/or math as you collaborate and create in this hands-on, problem solving program. Register online at https://tscpl.eventbrite.com. [8-12 years]

May 16                 Double Dueling

4-6 p.m. | Marvin Auditorium 101A Teens

Bring your cards and prepare for fierce battle with other Yu-Gi-Oh! and Magic the Gathering players. [12+]

May 17                 Preschool Storytime

10-10:30 a.m. | The Story Zone Kids

Stories, songs and fingerplays that encourage a love of reading and help develop early learning skills for children. [3-5 years]

May 17                 tWiin Xgaming Station

4-5 p.m. | Tweens Area Kids

Come hang out and play awesome games on the Wii, Xbox or PlayStation. Impress your friends with your stellar hand-eye coordination. Beat your enemies using your limitless courage. Now's the time to show your stuff! (Games will be rated E for everyone). [8-12 years]

May 17                 Anime Kurabu

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 | 7-8 p.m. | The Edge - Teen Room Teens

Kon'nichiwa! Do you love all things anime and manga? If you answered "Hai," then plan on coming to this fun kurabu where we will play, watch, read, write, draw and imagine all things anime. [12-18 years]

May 18                 Toddler Time 1

9:30-10 a.m. or 10:30-11 a.m. or 6:30-7 p.m. | Kids

Bubbles and books, wiggles and songs! Early literacy fun for young toddlers & adults to enjoy together. [12 -24 months]

May 18                 Preschool Storytime

10-10:30 a.m. | The Story Zone Kids

Stories, songs and fingerplays that encourage a love of reading and help develop early learning skills for children. [3-5 years]

May 19                 Baby Bookworms

9:30-10 a.m. or 10:30-11 a.m. or 5:30-6 p.m. | Lingo Story Room 121 Kids

Introduce your baby to the wonderful world of books through interactive songs, stories, bounces and more! [Birth -18 months]

May 19                 Preschool Storytime

10-10:30 a.m. | The Story Zone Kids

Stories, songs and fingerplays that encourage a love of reading and help develop early learning skills for children. [3-5 years]

May 20                 Musical Storytime for Everybody

10-10:30 a.m. | The Story Zone Kids

Bring the whole family, daycare or preschool for some guitar picking music, dancing, whimsical books and great big smiles with Kyler. [All ages]

May 24                 Preschool Storytime

10-10:30 a.m. | The Story Zone Kids

Stories, songs and fingerplays that encourage a love of reading and help develop early learning skills for children. [3-5 years]

May 24                 tWiin Xgaming Station

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 | 4-5 p.m. | Tweens Area Kids

Come hang out and play awesome games on the Wii, Xbox or PlayStation. Impress your friends with your stellar hand-eye coordination. Beat your enemies using your limitless courage. Now's the time to show your stuff! (Games will be rated E for everyone). [8-12 years]

May 25                 Toddler Time 1

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 | 9:30-10 a.m. or 10:30-11 a.m. or 6:30-7 p.m. | Lingo Story Room Kids

Bubbles and books, wiggles and songs! Early literacy fun for young toddlers & adults to enjoy together. [12 -24 months]

May 25                 Preschool Storytime

10-10:30 a.m. | The Story Zone Kids

May 25                 Teen Performers' Place

4-5:30 p.m. | The Edge - Teen Room Teens

If you sing, dance, read poetry, tell jokes, act or play an instrument, we have place where you can practice onstage with a mic in front of a real audience. Non-performers, stay to cheer on friends. Must be 18 or younger. Registration required. Go to https://tscpl.eventbrite.com. [12-18 Years] Registration begins Sunday, May 1.

May 25                 Minecraft® @ Your Library

4-5 p.m. | Computer Training Center Kids

Enter the library's Minecraft® world on our own server and build, build, build. Each time we meet, we'll have a new mission to construct and complete new parts of the library's landscape. Then, we'll unleash creepers. [8-12 years]

May 26                 Baby Bookworms

9:30-10 a.m. or 10:30-11 a.m. or 5:30-6 p.m. | Lingo Story Room 121 Kids

Introduce your baby to the wonderful world of books through interactive songs, stories, bounces and more! [Birth -18 months]

May 26                 Preschool Storytime

10-10:30 a.m. | The Story Zone Kids

Stories, songs and fingerplays that encourage a love of reading and help develop early learning skills for children. [3-5 years]

May 27                 Teen Game Night

Friday, May 27, 2016 | 5-7 p.m. | The Edge - Teen Room Teens

Come play some of your favorite tabletop games like Battleship, Chess, Checkers, Monopoly and Scrabble. Try some of the new ones like Ticket to Ride, Pit, Wits & Wagers and Crossways. A great way to meet new people and improve your gaming skills. [12-18 years]

May 28                 Musical Storytime

Saturday, May 28, 2016 | 10-10:30 a.m. | The Story Zone Kids

Shake off your sleepiness with some fun songs and crazy dancin' with Kyler. Occasional surprises and guests! [Birth - 5 years]

 

Topeka Zoo

Zoo

 

 

1-May              1:30pm- giraffe feeding

1-May              2pm- bone day- tigers

1-May              9:30am- bone day- lions

2-May              11am- Caiman Chompin

2-May              2:15pm- Meet the Zoo Chef

3-May              1pm- orangutan feeding

5-May              12pm- otter feeding

5-May              2pm- tropics tour

6-May              10:30am- Tots and Tales preschool Time

6-May              2pm- elephant training

7-May              1:30pm- giraffe feeding

7-May              Adventure Trail opens

8-May              1:30pm- giraffe feeding

8-May              1:30pm- What's up Doc tour

8-May              11:30am-tamarin training

8-May              2pm- bone day- tigers

8-May              9:30am- bone day- lions

8-May              Adventure Trail opens

9-May              11am- caiman chompin

10-May            1pm- orangutan feeding

12-May            12:00pm- otter feeding

12-May            2:30pm- Bug Zoo tour

13-May            2pm- elephant training

13-May            6:30pm FREE- Conservation Connection with guest speaker Dr. Julian Fennessy- Giraffe

14-May            1:30pm- giraffe feeding

15-May            1:30pm- giraffe feeding

15-May            2pm- bone day- tigers

15-May            9:30am- bone day- lions

16-May            11am- Caiman Chompin

16-May            2:15pm- Meet the Zoo Chef

17-May            1pm- orangutan feeding

18-May            1pm Discovery Home School Program

19-May            11am- Elephant painting

19-May            12pm- otter feeding

19-May            2pm- tropics tour

20-May            2pm- elephant training

20-May            6:30pm- twilight tour

21-May            1:30pm- giraffe feeding

21-May            3pm- Buzz about Bears

22-May            1:30pm- giraffe feeding

22-May            11:30am-tamarin training

22-May            2pm- bone day- tigers

22-May            9:30am- bone day- lions

23-May            11am- Caiman Chompin

26-May            12:00pm- otter feeding

26-May            2:30pm- Bug Zoo tour

27-May            2pm- elephant training

28-May            1:30pm- giraffe feeding

29-May            1:30pm- giraffe feeding

29-May            2pm- bone day- tigers

29-May            9:30am- bone day- lions

29-May            Edward Jones 529 day at the zoo

30-May            11am - Caiman chompin

30-May            zoo open for the holiday

31-May            1pm- orangutan feeding

 

Carousel Enjoy a ride on our unique vintage carousel, located west of the Blaisdell Family Aquatic Center.  This grand old carousel was built in 1908 and houses a Wurlitzer style band organ. Bring your lunch and enjoy listening to the music from the band organ, or enjoy the VonRohr Victorian Garden adjacent to the carousel.  Visit the concession stand located at the mini-train depot.

 

 Now open 7 days a week  Noon to 7pm   April 20-Aug 21

 

Relive old Gage Mini Trainmemories and create new memories.  The mini-train has been an integral part of the sights and sounds of Gage Park for more than 45 years.  Follow a mile-long scenic course through the heart of the park, as the engineer enlightens you on the history of Gage Park, and the many attractions that are available for you and your family to enjoy. 

 

An Arts Town

 

 
 

The Ad Astra Theatre Ensemble

Ad Astra

 

The Ad Astra Theatre Ensemble would like to encourage education, enlightenment, and entertainment within our audiences by providing thought provoking plays and musicals that ask questions and beg reflection. We would also like to aid our community in providing more exposure to the arts and to financially give back any profits from production to local theatres or charities in order to better the community in which we live.

 

Amused 

Amused

 

aMUSEd Gallery, Gifts & Event Space,

SandBlox Indoor Sand Sculpture Park,

The Green House Art Studios & Gallery

115 NW Laurent Street

Topeka, Kansas 66608

785-845-5227

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www.imsoamused.com

www.facebook.com/imsoamused

 

 

Ever So Knotty: A Shibari Experience

Very special opening night!!

A truly unique experience featuring Allison Koerner-Smith's photography inspired by the Japanees art of Shibari (rope bondage).
The evening includes live performances by aerial dancers from The Last Carnival, from Lawrence KS, food and cash bar. Two free drinks included with ticket purchase. May 27th, 2016 & to 10pm aMUSEd  Gallery 115 NW Laurent Street. 785-845-5227 

Adults only!

Tickets are $20 in advance $25 at the door and can be purchased at aMUSEd during regular business hours or contact the gallery for online or phone orders. $2 charge for credit card purchases.

 

 Art Print Express.com

Art Print Express

 Fed up with the current political season? Escape with a little satire of Michelle Leivan’s new work “My Selfie, Political Tricksters & People I Know”  inspired by her equal opportunity loathing of politics contrasted with comforting images of friends and family. Guaranteed to be off the wall fun!

 Art Print Express May

“Quiet Beauty” by Barbara Waterman-Peters is the featured artist for May and June at Art Print Express. A rare solo exhibition of Barbara’s flowers with their exquisite colors, complex forms and endless variation identifying their silent power expertly captured by the artist.   There will be an artist reception during the First Friday Art Walk May 6th. But if you can’t make it, don’t hesitate to stop in to see the show during business hours, Tuesday – Friday 10-6 and Saturday 10-1 or watch the video of Barbara talking about her work on their website http://ArtPrintExpress.com  or Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/artprintexpress

Art Print Express is located the south end of Fleming Place at 10th and Gage in Topeka. They feature an awesome local artist every month which is available for viewing during business hours.

 

 Auburn Community Theatre

Auburn Community Theatre

 

Two for the Show

by Mary Fournier, Bill and Patricia Clapp

Two delightful one act plays are presented back to back. They examine relationships from a woman’s perspective. Act 1 is the play AN INFINITE DEAL OF NOTHING. Three eccentric sisters living alone and spending time on various useless projects are confronted by a young friend with fresh ideas about life. Act 2 is the play A CANDLE ON THE TABLE. Three aging women share lunch together on their first day in a senior retirement home. A candle set on the table between them reminds each one of a different aspect of her life, drawing some deep personal convictions between them.

May 6, 7, 13, 14 & 15

Tickets:  $12.50. 

Dinner is available on Saturday, May 7 & 14 for an additional $12.50.  

Reservations for dinner MUST be made at least 48 hours in advance to be guaranteed a meal.

Doors open at 7:00 on Thursday & Friday

Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Saturday for dinner

Dinner is served from 6:00 to 7:00

Non-dinner patrons will be seated after 7:00

Sunday matinée doors open at 1:30

Curtain time 7:30 p.m.

Sunday matinée curtain time: 2:00 p.m.

Tickets are on sale now.  Make your reservations by calling 785-256-2848, or you may fill out our order form on the box office page and e-mail it to us.  Tickets are also available online through Brown Paper Tickets.


 Beauchamp's

Beauchamps

 

3113 SW Huntoon

Tue - Fri: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

Sat: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

 

 First Friday Art Walk - Arts Connect

First Friday Art Walk

 

The ARTSConnect First Friday Artwalk includes nearly 60 galleries that open their doors across the city from 5:30-8:30p on the first Friday of every month of the year. That’s right – all 12 months and all across this fine city, businesses have special art on their walls ready for to come look, visit and BUY!!

Thousands of patrons enjoy going from gallery to gallery seeing the sights, seeing friends, and interacting with a growing and vibrant arts community.

ARTSConnect publishes a printed map 4 times a year to guide artwalkers, which you can find at your favorite gallery. The map is also available in Topeka Magazine and in seveneightfive Magazine.


 

Helen Hocker Theatre

Helen Hocker

 

Bonnie and Clyde the Musical

April 22 - May 7, 2016

At the height of the Great Depression, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow went from two small-town nobodies to America’s most renowned folk heroes and the law’s worst nightmares. Fearless, shameless, and alluring, the Tony-nominated musical is the electrifying story of love, adventure and crime that captured the attention of an entire country.

A Fresh New Musical with a Bang of a Score! Music by Frank Wildhorn. Lyrics by Don Black Book by Ivan Menchell.

Produced through special arrangement with Music Theatre International.

 

High School Productions and Concerts

High School Productions

 
 

J&J Gallery Bar

J  J Gallery

 

 Kansas Youth Chorale

Kansas Youth Chorale

 


 

Topeka/Shawnee County Public Library

Library

 

 North Topeka Arts District (NOTO)

 

NOTO


 

Paint Therapy Uncorked

 

Paint Therapy

 

1-May              Family Day

4-May              National Star Wars Day!

5-May              Thirsty Thursday

6-May              Friday Night Out! U Pick

7-May              Mother's Day

7-May              Saturday Night Out

8-May              Mother's Day

11-May            Nurses Appreciation Night

12-May            Thirsty Thursday

13-May            Friday the 13th

14-May            Saturday Painting Fun

15-May            Family Day

15-May            Sunday Paint! Adult

18-May            Teacher's Apprecation Night

19-May            Go Red for Woman

19-May            Thirsty Thursday

20-May            Friday Night Out! U Pick

21-May            Afternoon Paint U Pick

21-May            Saturday Night Out

22-May            Family Day

25-May            Last Day of School

26-May            Thirsty Thursday

27-May            Friday Night Out! U Pick

28-May            Saturday afternoon Paint

28-May            Saturday Night Out

29-May            Family Day

 

Quincy Street Conference & Event Center

 

Quincy

 

Studio 831

Studio 831

 

 

Topeka Art Guild and Gallery

 

Topeka Art Guild

 

Topeka Civic Theatre

 

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TCTA Freshman Class

 

TCTA Laugh Lines

May 6              Laugh Lines – TCTA

May 7              Laugh Lines – TCTA

Aug 19             Laugh Lines – TCTA

Aug 20             Laugh Lines – TCTA

 

Topeka Jazz Workshop

 

Topeka Jazz

  

 Topeka Symphony Orchestra

 

Topeka Symphony

 

 

 Topeka Performing Arts Center

 

TPAC

 

May 2              Home Free

May 12            Silver Anniversary Series Preview Event

May 15            Hayden High School Graduation

Aug 7               Chicago

Aug 26             Grape Escape

 

Washburn University

 

Washburn University

Theatre Productions

THE TURN OF THE SCREW

by Jeffery Hatcher

adapted from the novella by Henry James    

directed by Paul Prece     

June 10, 11, 17 & 18 @ 7:30PM and June 19 @ 2:00 PM

with a Fall re-play - September 8, 9 & 10 @ 7:30PM and September 11 @ 2:00PM, 2016

 

Music Programs

May 1  Cabaret Concert

7:30 p.m. in the Washburn Room of the Student Union $$

May 3  WU Jazz Concert

White Concert Hall 7:30 p.m.

May 6  President’s Concert

White Concert Hall 7:30 p.m.

Around Town

Designer Showhouse

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The 2016 Designers' Showhouse opens April 23rd, but you can purchase your Gift Package today! Designers' Showhouse Gift Packages contain a tour ticket to be used at the 2016 Designers' Showhouse during normal operating hours and a lunch ticket that can be used Tue. - Fri. from 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Click here and scroll down for more information about Designers' Showhouse Gift Packages.

Are you RSVPing for the Designers' Showhouse Patron Party via online? Click here to complete the online form and payment. Thank you!

Volunteer at the 2016 Designers' Showhouse... The 2016 Designers' Showhouse is open to the public April 23 through May 15! We are currently seeking volunteer docents that will help share information about design spaces. Choose the days and times that work best with your schedule! Most shifts are only two to three hours long. We ask each volunteer to please sign up for at least two shifts over the three-week period, and to plan to attend one of the training sessions. If you would like to volunteer at the 2016 Designers' Showhouse, please click here to sign up online!

Attention parents... Child Care Aware® of Eastern Kansas is now offering a Parenting Tip of the Month. Click here to view this month's tip! If you would like to receive the "Parenting Tip of the Month" by email, click here to submit your email address and information.

 

Candlelight Vigil

21st Annual Kansas Law Enforcement Memorial Candlelight Vigil

May 5 at 8pm

Kansas State Capitol

Please join us for the 21st Annual Kansas Law Enforcement Memorial Candlelight Vigil on Thursday, May 5th at 8pm. The event will take place inside the State House on the first floor rotunda and a candle lighting ceremony will take place immediately following at the Law Enforcement Memorial site located on the northeast corner of the statehouse grounds.

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Janie Dean - Book signing

When: Thursday, May 5, 2016, 5pm

Where: Barnes & Noble, 17th & Wanamaker Rd., Topeka, KS 66615

Re:     “Freddy the Frogcaster and the Terrible Tornado” by Janice Dean. Get ready for a whirlwind of adventure with Freddy the Frogcaster when a famous storm visits Lily Pad! Freddy the Frogcaster is the fourth installment in Fox News meteorologist Janice Dean’s delightful Freddy the Frogcaster series . Known as “Janice Dean the Weather Machine,” Janice has been predicting the weather on Fox News and Fox Business Network since 2004.

     

Contact:     Dick Nelson, Barnes & Noble

 

Topeka Women's Connection Spectacular Style Show Luncheon.

SPEAKER: Carol Sharp, Chanute, Kansas who enjoys teaching, creative writing and traveling. She and husband, Rick have four children and own their own accounting business.    MUSIC: Debbie Carins and Judy Lampy will sing and play beautiful guitar music.  FEATURE: Style show by Christopher & Banks and CJ Banks   

WHEN: May 12, 2016, 11:30 AM

WHERE:   Topeka Shawnee County Public Library, 1515 SW 10th Ave. Topeka, Kansas.
Reservations:  Prepaid reservations due by May 7, 2016. Contact  Ann at 785-554-3617 for information.  Cost is $14.00, no charge for program only.

 

Saturday Women's Connection of Topeka invites you to a "Taste of May" Luncheon

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library   1515 SW 10th Ave

11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Cost of Lunch:  $14. incl.  

Program no charge & open to all women.

Reservations:  Call Arlene:  233-0701 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Program:

Business Feature:  Jeanne Makay, owner of The Tasteful Olive in Topeka & Overland Park, KS, will share about the exciting flavors of Ultra premium fresh olive oils, gourmet oils, flavored balsamic vinegars & how their many products can be used.   Their business tag line is:  "for the love of good health!"

Music:  Talented Kelly Engelke & her high school daughter, Hailey, will entertain us with vocal music.

Speaker:  Carol Sharp, Chanute, KS, says, "There is nothing like the present!"  She shares how her relationship with her mother impacted her future & how a childhood gift seeded her beliefs for living strong!  Carol is a wife & mother of four who enjoys teaching, creative writing, & traveling with her husband.

 

White Lakes Market

White Lakes Mall Parking Lot

May 7 & 8

3500 SW Topeka Blvd

Topeka, KS 66611

White lakes Market is now 1st Saturday and Sunday of each month, same time 9 am - 3 pm!!!

There will be all types of vendors there from resale, produce, wholesale, food vendors and more!!! Mark your calendars for this same weekend each month!!!

 

Fiber Artisan

NEW Sock Making Class-Knitting-May 12, 18, 25. Details can be found on the PFA Facebook page:

 https://www.facebook.com/NEKSPFA/

To RSVP your space, go to the website, click on the PayPal button and pay for your class:

http://potwinfiber.org/Site/Home.html

Sports & Recreation

Archery

598 SE 97th St, Wakarusa, KS 66546

2016 Shoot Schedule

Registration 8-10 am..All shoots…$12 SCORECARDS in by 2pm!!!!

                                 

May 7th               2 Man Scramble

June 3,4,5            Wakarusa / Traditional Rendezvous….

June 25 &26         40 target 3D

July 9 & 10           SSG Field Archery (NO 3D)

July 23 & 24         SSG 3D Tournament and Regular 3D

Aug 27 & 28         Williamsport Classic

Sept 24 & 25        Whitetail Warm-up

Questions? Call Jody Storman (Club President) at 785-224-6255

 

Capital City Crushers

 

 

May 14th –  Crushers v.s. Como –  Home (Topeka, KS)

May 21st – Crushers v.s. Northwest Arkansas –  (Fayetteville, AR)

June 11th – Crushers v.s. 580 Roller Girls – (Lawton, OK)

July 9th – Crushers v.s. Southside Derby Dames – (Topeka, KS)

July 16th – Crushers v.s. CKRG – (Hutchinson)

Golden Giants

 

 

May 31            Golden Giants – Lake Shawnee

June 1              Golden Giants – Lake Shawnee

June 2              Golden Giants – Lake Shawnee

June 3              Golden Giants – Lake Shawnee

June 4              Golden Giants – Lake Shawnee

June 6              Golden Giants – Lake Shawnee

June 9              Golden Giants – Lake Shawnee

June 10            Golden Giants – Lake Shawnee         

June 11            Golden Giants – Lake Shawnee

June 13            Golden Giants – Lake Shawnee

June 20            Golden Giants – Lake Shawnee

June 27            Golden Giants – Lake Shawnee

July 7               Golden Giants – Lake Shawnee

July 8               Golden Giants – Lake Shawnee

July 9               Golden Giants – Lake Shawnee

July 10             Golden Giants – Lake Shawnee

 

Heartland Park

 

We will be hosting a meet and greet for anybody planning on racing at the dirt track in 2016 on Saturday March 5th from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m at the tech building. Drivers, crew members & car owners can come out and meet the staff, register for 2016, purchase pit stalls and even buy an IMCA license if you don't have one yet!

2016 HEARTLAND PARK TOPEKA DRAG RACING SCHEDULE

SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

 

MAY

Friday 6 Prairie Band Grudge Racing

Friday 13 NHRA NATIONAL OPEN

Saturday 14 NHRA NATIONAL OPEN-BRACKETS

Sunday 15 NHRA NATIONAL OPEN-BRACKETS

Friday 20 KANSAS NATIONALS

Saturday 21 KANSAS NATIONALS

Sunday 22 KANSAS NATIONALS

Friday 27 Prairie Band Grudge Racing

 

Ravenwood Lodge

 

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May 8              Mid American Tower & Sporting 100

May 1              Ladies Clinic – Ravenwood Lodge

May 1              Kids and Clays – Ravenwood Lodge

May 4              Men’s Night – Ravenwood Lodge

May 14            2 Person 50 Target Pump Gun Scramble – Ravenwood Lodge

May 9              Women’s Night – Ravenwood Lodge

May 28            Memorial Day 100 – Ravenwood Lodge

May 29            Memorial Day 100 – Ravenwood Lodge

 

Sunflower State Games

The Sunflower State Games is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 27th Annual Sports Festival. The 2016 Sunflower State Games are set take place July 8-24 in Topeka. The 2016 Games will feature over 45 different sports for all ages and skill levels. Make plans now and "Shoot for the Stars"  with us this summer!

 

Topeka Roadrunners

 

 

Washburn University

1-May              Men's Baseball

6-May              Men's Baseball

7-May              Men's Baseball

8-May              Men's Baseball

Golf Tournaments

SLI Golf Classic

Thursday, May 12, 2016
Cypress Ridge Golf Course

Schedule of Events:

Check-In - 11:30 am
Lunch - 11:30 am
Shotgun Start - 1:00 pm
Awards Ceremony following the tournament!

Helping Hands Humane Society Golf Tournament

May 2, 2016

The Topeka Country Club

 

Sheltered Living Golf

 

 

TARC Benefit Golf Tournament

May 16th, 2016

Topeka Country Club

Reserve your spot today at our 25th Annual TARC Benefit Golf Tournament!
Topeka Country Club
1 PM Shot Gun Start | 4 person scramble format

Click here for mail-in registration

Can’t play but want to sponsor?
Click here for mail-in sponsorship forms

TARC Benefit Golf Tournament Online Registration and Sponsorship

 

Tarc Golf

 

LifeHouse Golf Tournament

May 20, 2016

Lake Shawnee Golf Course

Dust off your golf clubs and golf with LifeHouse at our 22nd Annual Golf Tournament on Friday, May 20th at Lake Shawnee! The LifeHouse Golf Tournament is our biggest fundraiser and your money directly impacts the lives of child victims of sexual and physical abuse right here in our community.

$340 per foursome, $85 per golfer
11:00 lunch and registration, 12:30 shotgun start
Registration fee includes carts, green fee, prizes, player gifts, lunch and refreshments!
There will be a silent auction, raffle prizes and giveaways!

Team spots are limited and they will fill up fast! Email us to be included on the golf packet mailing list: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

See you there!

 

 

Life House Golf

 

 

Frank Walton Golf Classic

June 17, 2016

Shawnee County Club

 

Frank Walton Golf

 

 

Topeka Youth Project Golf Tourney

June 24, 2016

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Hobbys and Crafts

Sewing

Bernina Sewing Center of Topeka
5331 SW 22nd Place, Suite 54
Topeka, KS 66614
Phone 785-271-7667
FAX 785-271-7668
http://www.topekabernina.com/calendar.htm

Scrap booking

Scrapbooks Etc.
5324 SW 17th St.
Topeka, KS 66614
785-272-2012

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Yoga

Topeka Yoga

website

Half Moon Yoga Studio
Bobbie O'Neill, instructor
110 NE Lyman Road, Topeka (the intersection of N. Kansas Ave. and Lyman Road)
401-300-9520

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The classes are taught in a heated studio and are one and a half hours long. Make sure you eat a light meal at least 4 hours before class. You will need to bring water and a towel, mats are available if you are ready to buy your own.

Class schedule

Monday and Wednesday @ 5:30 pm

Saturday at 9 am.

The classes are pay as you go and the price is $12 per class.Hope to see you in class!!If you need more information, feel free to call me at 401-300-9520. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Namaste,

Bobbie

Cooking

Candy Making Classes

Sweet! Baking Supplies - Fairlawn Plaza

Singing/Music Lessons

Live Music Institute
5224 SW 17th, Topeka, KS 66604 · Get Directions
785-408-5111
Website
Hours
Mon - Fri: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

Midwest Musical Arts
5330 SW 17th
(17th & Fairlawn)
Topeka, KS. 66604
785-272-6868

Website


Josh Vowell
I give guitar lessons during the week at LMI off of 17th & Fairlawn in Topeka and I'm trying to get some more students. They are 15$ a lesson, half hour long, once a week. Please call or text me if you're interested in taking some. Thanks :) 785-409-7348

Dance Lessons

Dorothy Thomas School of Dance and Theatre Arts

2603A SW 21st St.

785-233-5678

Website

The Dance Factory

Fairlawn Plaza

785-272-4548

Website

AREA DANCE CLASSES - COUPLES DANCING & LINE DANCING

Topeka's Very Own!! Instructor: Mike Salerno

Clubs/Guilds

Quilters

Kansas Capital Quilters Guild
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Crochet

Topeka Crochet Guild

topekacrochet.org

contact 267-5404

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Square Dance Clubs

Cap-Teen Squares

Kuntry Kuzzins

Shawnee Swingers

Swinging Squares

Top-Kan Twirlers

Wheatheart Squares

Fiber Artisan

POTWIN FIBER ARTISANS A Studio, Educational and Gallery Collective devoted to promoting the fiber arts in Kansas and the surrounding areas.

PFA will have a weekly booth at the Farmer's Market for the entire season for 2014, and we look forward to beginning to set up every Saturday morning beginning April 12th. Be sure to stop by, ask our fiber experts questions, and shop the wonderful fiber supplies and finished creations, as well as observe live demonstrations of spinning, felting, weaving, crocheting, knitting and more!Fiber Art 2Fiber Art 3

As always, all are welcome to our monthly Open Stitch night, the last Wednesday of each month-locations vary and are posted in our newsletter and on the website the week before Open Stitch. Bring your project, ask questions, and enjoy lively discussion with other fiber enthusiasts! April Open Stitch will be Wednesday, April 30th from 7-9pm. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or check out www.potwinfiber.org for more information.

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Farmer's Markets

Downtown Market

 

Day: Open Every Saturday April - Nov
Time: 7:30AM Until noon.
Location:12th and Harrison, South of the Judicial Building.

Market Manager:
Betty Lane - 785-249-4704

http://downtowntopekafarmersmarket.com/main/

7-May              Downtown Farmer's Market

14-May            Downtown Farmer's Market

21-May            Downtown Farmer's Market

28-May            Downtown Farmer's Market

 

Capital City Market

 Held in Topeka every Wednesday May 11 - October 12, 2016 from 7:30 a.m. - noon on the south side of the Capitol along 10th Avenue

 http://www.kdheks.gov/bhp/farmers_market/

 

11-May            Capitol Midweek Farmers’ Market

18-May            Capitol Midweek Farmers’ Market

25-May            Capitol Midweek Farmers’ Market

 Monday Farmer's Market

Farmers Market

Library

8-11:30 am

 

16-May            Library’s Monday Farmer’s Market

23-May            Library’s Monday Farmer’s Market

30-May            Library’s Monday Farmer’s Market

Work From Home

Work From Home

 

Avon

Beuticontrol

 

Boresha

World's Only Thermogenic  Fat Burning Coffee & Tea !!
785.633.9665
Website: https://www.HeyCoffeeMan.com
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Herbalife

 

Jamberry Nails

 

Jewelry in Candles

 

Bob Hauer

http://jewelryincandles.com/store/bobhauer

Mary Kay

 

Pampered Chef

 

Partylite

 

Premier Jewelry

 

Pure Radiance

 

Chantel Lassiter
www.pureradianceskin.nerium.com
call 785-845-0236 for free 5 day trial!
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Pure Romance

 

Rodan  Fields

 

Scentsy

Sierra Vazauez-Martinez

web site: Sierramartinez.scentsy.us

phone number: 785-633-3492

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Name on web site: B. Sierra Vazauez-Martinez

Silpada

 

Stella  Dot

 

Tastefully Simple

 

Thirty One

 

Tupperware

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