TODAY
    Monday Sep 25 - Oct 6 @ 9:15 AM
Fall Fundraiser
Williams Science and Fine Arts Magnet School – This year we going through the same company as last year. But we are not just selling cookie dough! We will have jewlery, gifts, wrapping paper, cooking dough, ect... Booklets and a letter will be sent home with your student(s) on Sept. 25th. ALL orders are pre-paid. All orders are due by Oct. 9th at 4pm.
 
TOMORROW
    Tuesday Sep 26 @ 5:30 PM
Monarch Program & Tagging
Kansas Museum of History – The monarch butterfly migration is soon upon us and your Topeka Zoo and Conservation Center, in partnership with the Kansas Museum of History, will be waiting for them! In efforts to help this declining species, we will be offering free monarch butterfly education programs and tagging events. These two-hour classes will be held at the Kansas Museum of History, where the first portion will be an indoor, interactive education program where audiences learn about monarch butterflies, their importance, and how to safely catch them. Guests will then go outdoors to the museum’s prairie and will be given nets to catch, tag, and release the monarchs. Data collected from these classes will be sent to the citizen science organization Monarch Watch, who will use this information to help preserve and protect this beautiful species. These classes will be given four separate times during the migration. The dates are as follows: Monday, September 18th, from 5:30-7:30 at the Kansas Museum of History Wednesday, September 20th, from 5:30-7:30 at the Kansas Museum of History Tuesday, September 26th, from 5:30-7:30 at the Kansas Museum of History Thursday, September 28th, from 5:30-7:30 at the Kansas Museum of History Please note: You must attend the education program in order to receive a net to catch the butterflies. Pre-registration is required and the classes can sell out, so please register as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact the Education Department at 785-368-9137 or RRost@Topeka.org.
 
UPCOMING
    Wednesday Sep 27 - Dec 27 @ 1:00 PM
Rossville Food Pantry
Community Action, Inc.
 
UPCOMING
    Wednesday Sep 27 @ 7:00 PM
Life Drawing Session
Two Wolves Studio – Join us for an evening of drawing with a live model in a relaxed atmosphere of the gallery. All artists of all levels are welcomed. SESSIONS This is a 3 hour session, starting with short poses of 3 minutes and working up to 30 - 45 minute poses. We take a break every 15 min break every hour. Our sessions are coordinated to help both model and artists warm up for the longer poses. COST $10 per Artists. Drawing Session starts at 7pm. Please arrive in time to get comfy and ready draw by 7. LATE PASS You're welcome to arrive after the session has started. Please quietly enter the room and get started. Your payment will be collected after the drawing session. WHAT TO BRING We provide the model and a chair. You will need to bring your pencils, paper or Drawing pad. Also a drawing board if needed. Any medium is welcomed but you have to bring it. REFRESHMENTS We'll provide some cold beverages and snacks. You're welcome to bring whatever you like to drink or snack on. Thank you for your interest in this art session. We're look forward to drawing with you! Any questions contact Alexander Lancaster TwoWolvesStudio@gmail.com
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Sep 28 @ 7:30 AM
Wake Up With Washburn - Jon Skelton
Washburn University Alumni Association and Foundation – Jon Skelton, bba '93, took a risk 19 years ago when he left a career in public accounting to help form Innovative Livestock Services, Inc. The result has been the successful merger of independent companies, and he has found it very rewarding to see the collaboration efforts come together. His lecture, Washburn, Accounting, and… Cattle??, will talk about his career transformation from Washburn student to CFO of an organization that fuses every aspect of the cattle industry. Among his Washburn memories is the wakeup call he got when he took his first accounting test with Professor Walt James. After getting through school as a member of Beta Alpha Psi, he passed the CPA exam on his first try – a milestone he credits to Washburn faculty like James. Skelton and his wife Karren live in Larned, Kansas, and have three children. He has been a Larned City Council member and served on the boards of the Larned Chamber of Commerce and Central Kansas Medical Center. MORE INFORMATION In conjunction with the Washburn University School of Business, the Alumni Association has sponsored the Wake Up With Washburn breakfast lecture series since 1993, providing a forum to highlight alumni accomplishments and connect with the Washburn family and Topeka community. Each program begins with a breakfast at 7:30 a.m. in the Convocation Hall of Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center. Each breakfast lecture costs $10 for members of the Alumni Association and $13 for non-members.
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Sep 28 @ 9:30 AM
Science is a Blast, Session 1
Forest Park Conference and Retreat Center – An Interactive opportunity, geared for towards elementary students (3rd Grade and Above) to see explosions, experiments, and how to think like a scientist. Steve "Jake" Jacobs, former chief scientist for the Discovery Channel, Writer for "Mr. Wizard's World", Mythbusters, and consultant to the origanal "MacGuyver" series will present interactive science demonstrations for Topeka Area elementary students. Admission Price is $5. Parents and Teachers are invited to stay with their children. No child care will be provided for preschool children. Space is limited to 250 children. First Come, First Serve Basis.
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Sep 28 @ 12:30 PM
Science is a Blast, Session 2
Forest Park Conference and Retreat Center – An Interactive opportunity, geared for towards elementary students (3rd Grade and Above) to see explosions, experiments, and how to think like a scientist. Steve "Jake" Jacobs, former chief scientist for the Discovery Channel, Writer for "Mr. Wizard's World", Mythbusters, and consultant to the origanal "MacGuyver" series will present interactive science demonstrations for Topeka Area elementary students. Admission Price is $5. Parents and Teachers are invited to stay with their children. No child care will be provided for preschool children. Space is limited to 250 children. First Come, First Serve Basis.
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Sep 28 @ 5:30 PM
Monarch Program & Tagging
Kansas Museum of History – The monarch butterfly migration is soon upon us and your Topeka Zoo and Conservation Center, in partnership with the Kansas Museum of History, will be waiting for them! In efforts to help this declining species, we will be offering free monarch butterfly education programs and tagging events. These two-hour classes will be held at the Kansas Museum of History, where the first portion will be an indoor, interactive education program where audiences learn about monarch butterflies, their importance, and how to safely catch them. Guests will then go outdoors to the museum’s prairie and will be given nets to catch, tag, and release the monarchs. Data collected from these classes will be sent to the citizen science organization Monarch Watch, who will use this information to help preserve and protect this beautiful species. These classes will be given four separate times during the migration. The dates are as follows: Monday, September 18th, from 5:30-7:30 at the Kansas Museum of History Wednesday, September 20th, from 5:30-7:30 at the Kansas Museum of History Tuesday, September 26th, from 5:30-7:30 at the Kansas Museum of History Thursday, September 28th, from 5:30-7:30 at the Kansas Museum of History Please note: You must attend the education program in order to receive a net to catch the butterflies. Pre-registration is required and the classes can sell out, so please register as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact the Education Department at 785-368-9137 or RRost@Topeka.org.
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Sep 28 @ 6:30 PM
Igor and the Red Elvises
Ramada Topeka Downtown Hotel and Convention Center – This is a Thursday early show!!! Igor Yuzov was born in Germany, raised in Ukraine and studied in Russia. He grew up in the former Soviet Union, where folk music was the norm and rock'n'roll was illegal. A rebellious streak, however, led him to seek out the forbidden music. As soon as it became possible, Igor left Russia for America with his “Folk'n'Roll" band Limpopo and was personally greeted by Ronald Reagan. In 1993, Limpopo won Ed McMahon's Star Search and their popularity began to blossom. In 1995, Igor dreamed that Elvis Presley came to him and told him to start playing rock'n'roll. Igor and his Russian friends became Red Elvises and gave street performances on Santa Monica's 3rd Street Promenade. As their crowds grew larger, the City of Santa Monica ordered them to discontinue their street performances. Evolving over the years, Igor’s music has been labeled "Siberian Surf Rock” which contains humorous lyrics and grooves that forces his audience to dance. Over the past 20 years, Red Elvises have constantly toured all over the world with occasional breaks to record new music and to participate in film and television projects. As an independent band, Red Elvises have produced 12 studio albums, two live albums, a live concert DVD, and a Greatest Hits compilation. Some of their most notable film contributions include music and or performances in “Six String Samurai”, “Mail Order Bride”, “Armageddon”, “Skippy”, “Melrose Place”, “Fastlane", “Penn and Teller's Sin City Extravaganza”, “VH-1 Behind the Music”, and “MTV”. Red Elvises have performed for large festivals, private parties, and played on massive stages such as 2005's Live 8 Benefit Concert. No matter where they perform, Igor & Red Elvises always bring the party with them. http://www.redelvises.com/
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Sep 28 @ 7:00 PM
Big Church Night Out - Topeka, KS
Kansas Expocentre – The Big Church Night Out Tour featuring Newsboys is coming to the Kansas Expocentre! This tour is going to be epic with Sidewalk Prophets, 7eventh Time Down, Blanca, Derek Minor, Brock Gill, Adam Agee, Jamison Strain, hosted by Jeremy Willet. ------------------------------------------------------------------ Pre-Sale: July 13 @ 10AM | Code: CHURCH On Sale: July 14
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Sep 28 @ 7:00 PM
Regular monthly meeting
Topeka Genealogical Society – Researching Your Elusive Irish Ancestors Whether you are interested in history or your family's role in it, this program, hosted by the Topeka Genealogical Society, is for you. The public is invited. Barbara Scanlon is the Genealogy Specialist at the Kansas City Irish Center and will provide valuable clues and strategies to help you find your connections to Ireland using her Irish family as examples.
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Sep 29 @ 9:00 AM
Babysitter Training Course
Girls on the Run - YWCA Northeast Kansas – This YWCA will be offering a babysitting certification. Classes will be limited to 4-10 participants. The one day of training will include basic first aid and cpr. The primary purpose of the Babysitter’s Training course is to provide youth who are planning to babysit with the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and responsibly give care for children and infants. This training will help participants to develop leadership skills; learn how to develop a babysitting business, keep themselves and others safe and help children behave; and learn about basic childcare and basic first aid. This training is designed for youths ages 11 to 15. Cost is $60 for one day course. Includes supplies, two snacks, and America Red Cross Certification upon completion of course. Participants are asked to bring a sack lunch. The one day course provides Babysitter Certification with Basic or Citizens CPR and First Aid.
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Sep 29 @ 11:30 AM
Chamber Golf Tournament
Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce – Come out for a great lunch at The Topeka Country Club followed by a round of golf! 11:30 a.m. - Registration and Warm up 12:00 a.m. - Buffet Lunch 12:45 p.m. - Shotgun Start 5:30 p.m. - Awards
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Sep 29 @ 6:00 PM
Final Friday Fall Open House
Blessed Nest – The Blessed Nest will be hosting Final Friday Fall Open House! Come enjoy music, food, door prizes, and 20% off the entire store! (Excludes Essential Oils, Miss Lillian's, and General Finishes). In addition we will have a LuLaRoe pop up store, and a variety of other guest product lines!
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Sep 29 - Oct 1 @ 6:00 PM
Midland Care Grief Camp
Midland Care Connection, Inc. – Grief Camp for kids is for children ages 6-12 who have experienced the death of someone they love. Camp offers: + Games, songs, skits and other opportunities for grieving kids to have fun and connect with their peers. + A strong and supportive atmosphere with volunteers and staff that understand their loss experience. + Age-appropriate groups the help kids learn coping skills for their grief. + Typical camp fun – like campfire, fishing, bunks, s’mores and hikes. + Confidence and Self-Esteem activities that build confidence. Cost for Grief Camp is $75 per child with scholarships available. To sign up, learn more or sponsor a child, contact Suz McIver at 785-430-2152 or smciver@midlandcc.org. Children and teens who have experienced the death of a family member often take on extra responsibilities, or become miniature adults before their time. As a parent or guardian to a child who has suffered a significant loss, you have seen the many different ways grief challenges kids in their day-to-day lives. You also may have noticed that for kids, grief never really goes away, it simply evolves right along with them. Midland Care’s Grief Camp for kids gives them permission to be a kid again. This specialized grief camp provides a safe environment where kids can have fun and be around people who "get it." This event is a part of our work at the Midland Care Center for Hope and Healing. Learn more about us at www.midlandcare.org/hope.
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Sep 29 @ 7:05 PM
Topeka Roadrunners
Kansas Expocentre – Sale Dates and Times: Public Onsale : Thu, 14 Sep 2017 at 10:00 AM
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Sep 29 @ 8:30 PM
Joyann Parker Band / Sabrina & The Howlers
Ramada Topeka Downtown Hotel and Convention Center – Joyann Parker is a must-see addition to the Indie Blues music scene and brings a full range of talent to her performances as an accomplished singer, pianist and songwriter. Joyann is also a must-hear lead guitarist and is currently endorsed by Heritage Guitars. She has performed for thousands at major venues and festivals across the county and represented Minnesota at the 2015 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee. She has opened for Grammy winner Robert Cray at Kalamazoo State Theatre in Kalamazoo, MI and is a staple on the most prestigious stages in the Twin Cities. https://www.joyannparker.com
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Sep 30 - Oct 1 @ 8:00 AM
Bowling Tournament
American Legion Auxiliary, Department of Kansas – More details will be provided closer to this event. Thank you!
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Sep 30 @ 2:00 PM
Team Roping Entries Open Starts at 2pm
R Bar B – Future Wolves Roping -#7 Handicapped Drawpot Capped at a #4 Roper - Draw 6 for $150 - 3 head pro on one - Add ons $25 per man - Handicap 1.5 second per number max deduct 3 seconds. 1st place - Buckles and Cash All other places will pay $$$ Call 785-286-3006 Taking 20 ropers per side.
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Sep 30 @ 7:05 PM
Topeka Roadrunners
Kansas Expocentre – Sale Dates and Times: Public Onsale : Thu, 14 Sep 2017 at 10:00 AM