C-J Extra Calendar: Topeka’s upcoming meetings and events, Nov. 15-21, 2017

WED NOV. 15

 

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Topeka West Rotary Club, 7 a.m., second-floor conference room, Hy-Vee, S.W. 29th and Wanamaker. Information: Rick Ryan, 249-9000 or president@topekawestrotary.com.

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Juvenile Corrections Advisory Board, 8 a.m., third-floor conference room, Shawnee County Community Corrections, 712 S. Kansas Ave. Parking available at Park N Shop Garage, 615 S.E. Quincy. Information: Kimberly Taylor, 251-7804 or kimberly.taylor2@snco.us, or Ed O’Rear, 251-7811 or ed.orear@snco.us.

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Managers of Volunteer Engagement, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., Harvester’s, 215 S.E. Quincy. Information: move4topeka@gmail.com.

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Toddler Time 1, 9:30 to 10 a.m., 10:30 to 11 a.m. or 6:30 to 7 p.m., Lingo Story Room, Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, 1515 S.W. 10th. Ages: 12-24 months.

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Preschool Storytime, 10 to 10:30 a.m., The Story Zone, Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, 1515 S.W. 10th. Ages: 3-5 years.

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Health and Wellness Fair, 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Topeka Performing Arts Center, 214 S.E. 8th St. Hosted by Gil Carter Initiative Inc. Information: Erma Forbes, 260-9195 or admin@gcarterinitiative.org.

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Story Time, 11 a.m., The Toy Store, 5300 S.W. 21st. At least one adult for every four children recommended. Information: 273-0561.

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Al Anon New Beginnings AFG, noon, Town and Country Christian Church, 4929 S.W. 29th St. (use double doors off church parking lot). Information: kansas-al-anon.org or 215-1045.

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Sunflower Duplicate Bridge Club, 12:30 p.m., Woman’s Club of Topeka, 5221 S.W. West Drive. Cost: $7 per session. Information: jan@topekabridgeclubs.org or http://bit.ly/1OfJsPj.

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STEM Power, 4:15 to 5:15 p.m., Lingo Story Room, Topeka and Shawnee County Library, 1515 S.W. 10th. Investigate art through the lens of science, technology, engineering and/or math. Collaborate and create in this hands-on, problem-solving program. Register at tscpl.org/register.

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Toastmasters, 5:45 p.m., second floor, Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, 1515 S.W. 10th. Information: powerspeakers@gmail.com.

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National Alliance on Mental Illness and Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (combined meeting), 6 p.m., Valeo, 330 S.W. Oakley. Information: 228-2250.

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Olive Oils and Vinegars 101, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Moburts Inc., 820 S. Kansas. Learn about extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegars, how they are grown and produced, what they taste like and how to use them. Cost $15. Information: moburts.com or 806-3025.

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Topeka Area Water Garden Society, 6:30 p.m., Old Prairie Town at Ward-Meade Historic Site, 124 N.W. Fillmore. Visitors welcome.

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Twilight Lions Branch Club, 6:30 p.m., Pam Luthi’s office, 3310 S.W. Harrison. Program: Marcia Manter, of Oral Health Kansas Inc., and Carolyn Weinhold, chairwoman of Shawnee Oral Health Coalition and the Brush+Book+Bed Project.

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Al Anon Holton Family AFG, 7 p.m., Room 104, Evangel Methodist Church, 3rd and Pennsylvania, Holton (use east glass door). Information: kansas-al-anon.org or 215-1045.

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Al Anon Hope for Today AFG, focuses on adult children of alcoholics, 7 p.m., Metropolitan Community Church, 4425 S.W. 19th St. Information: kansas-al-anon.org or 215-1045.

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“Anchoring ‘Nightline’: Juju Chang,” 7 p.m., Dole Institute, 2350 Petefish Drive, Lawrence. A discussion with Chang, an Emmy- and Peabody Award-winning journalist, the co-anchor of ABC News’ “Nightline” and a regular contributor for “Good Morning America” and “20/20.” Information: doleinstitute.org.

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Square dance lessons, 7 to 9 p.m., Croco Hall, 6115 S.E. US-40 highway, Tecumseh. Singles, couples and families welcome. Information: 286-0105.

THU NOV. 16

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Southwest Topeka Kiwanis Club, 7 a.m., The Kanza Cafe, 2701 S.W. East Circle Drive South.

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Capital City Networking Group, 7:30 a.m., Jayhawk Tower, S.W. 7th and Jackson.

Country Quilters monthly meeting, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Berryton United Methodist Church, 7010 S.E. Berryton Road. Guest speaker: Reeze Hanson, Quilt Story, Everyone Has One.

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Baby Bookworms, 9:30 to 10 a.m., 10:30 to 11 a.m. or 5:30 to 6 p.m., Lingo Story Room 121, Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, 1515 S.W. 10th. Introduction to the wonderful world of books through interactive songs, stories and more. Ages: birth-18 months.

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Preschool Storytime, 10 to 10:30 a.m., The Story Zone, Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, 1515 S.W. 10th. Stories, songs and fingerplays that encourage a love of reading and help develop early learning skills. Ages: 3-5.

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AT&T/SBC Lifetime Member Pioneer luncheon and business meeting, 11 a.m., Kansas Buffet Company, 1251 S.W. Ashworth Place. Speaker: Jo Ann Tate, SLI vice president of development, Festival of Trees. Collection: Recycled coats for Salvation Army and hats and mittens for Head Start. New members welcome. Information: Virginia, 865-6165.

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Westar Energy/Kansas Gas Service/ONEOK retirees luncheon, 11 a.m., with 11:30 a.m. lunch, Golden Corral, 1601 S.W. Wanamaker. Information: Gerri, 986-6242.

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Cub Club Crafts, 11 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., The Toy Store, 5300 S.W. 21st. At least one adult for every four children recommended. Information: 273-0561.

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Soup Days in Marysville, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., First Christian Church, 209 N. 9th St. Hot soup, sandwich and homemade pie or dessert.

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Topeka Networking Council, 11:45 a.m., meeting room in back, Lawyers Title, 5715 S.W. 21st. Visitors welcome by calling 273-0110 or 271-9500 by the day before.

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Downtown Topeka Rotary Club, noon. For location and meeting information, go to topekarotary.org. Information: Linda Ireland, topekarotary@gmail.com or 232-7216.

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Heartland Toastmasters, noon, Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, 1515 S.W. 10th. Guests welcome. Information: 232-2836.

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“Women Around the World” book discussion series, 2 p.m., 7220 S.W. Asbury Drive. Discuss “Like Water for Chocolate,” by Laura Esquivel. To check out books and for more information, contact Janet McClanahan at Aldersgate Village, 478-9440, Ext. 4812, or jmcclanahan@aldersgatevillage.org. Open to the public; free.

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Facebook for Beginners, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Computer Training Center, Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, 1515 S.W. 10th Ave. Bring email address and password. Register at tscpl.org/register.

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Al Anon Southwest AFG book study meeting, 5:45 p.m., First Christian Church, S.W. 19th and Gage. Information: kansas-al-anon.org or 215-1045.

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Meadowlark Toastmasters, 5:45 p.m., Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, 1515 S.W. 10th.

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Topeka Sunflower Lions Club, 6 p.m., Perkins Restaurant, 1729 S.W. Wanamaker. Information: Vern, 272-6102 or vlfailor@gmail.com.

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Monroe Neighborhood Improvement Association, 6 to 7 p.m., Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site, 1515 S.E. Monroe. Information: John, 232-8154, or Jenny, 235-0025.

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Al Anon St. Marys Fresh Start AFG, 6:15 p.m., fellowship hall, United Methodist Church, 107 N. 7th St., St. Marys (south building). Information: kansas-al-anon.org or 215-1045.

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Topeka Mustang Club, 6:30 p.m., Laird Noller Ford, 2245 S.W. Topeka Blvd. Prospective members welcome. Information: 640-2230 or powrcat911@aol.com.

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Al Anon Southwest AFG, 7 p.m., fellowship hall, First Christian Church, S.W. 19th and Gage (south building). Information: kansas-al-anon.org or 215-1045.

Valley Park Neighborhood Christmas, featuring doorprizes, visit from Santa and decoration-making for Christmas baskets, 7 p.m., KNI, 3107 S.W. 21st St. Bring Christmas treats to share.

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FRI NOV. 17

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Sex Addicts Anonymous Topeka Chapter men’s group, 6:45 to 8 a.m., St. David’s Episcopal Church, 3916 S.W. 17th. Open to men seeking help; closed to visitors. Information: 200-3450, saatopeka@gmail.com or saa-recovery.org.

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Topeka South Rotary Club, 7:15 a.m., Memorial Union, Washburn University, 1700 S.W. College. Public welcome. Information: Faron Barr, 266-8333.

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Taking Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS), 8:30 a.m. sign-in, 9 a.m. meeting, Countryside United Methodist Church, 3221 S.W. Burlingame (use north entrance). First visit is free. Information: (800) 932-8677 or tops.org.

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Ace of Hearts Duplicate Bridge Club, 9 a.m., Woman’s Club of Topeka, 5221 S.W. West Drive. Cost: $7 per session. Information: jan@topekabridgeclubs.org or http://bit.ly/1OfJsPj.

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Al Anon Friday Morn Serenity Seekers AFG, 9:30 a.m., Fairlawn Church of the Nazarene, 730 S.W. Fairlawn. Information: kansas-al-anon.org or 215-1045.

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Kid’s Drum Circle, 11 a.m., The Toy Store, 5300 S.W. 21st. At least one adult for every four children recommended. Information: 273-0561.

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Friendship AFG, 12:05 p.m., St. Vincent’s basement, Most Pure Heart Church, 1800 S.W. Stone (enter main west door). Information: kansas-al-anon.org or 215-1045.

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Mobile food pantry, 3 to 4 p.m., Avondale East NET Center, 455 S.E. Golf Park Blvd.

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CASA Homes for the Holidays Tour Patron Party, featuring tours of homes from 6 to 8 p.m. and party at Topeka Country Club from 8 to 10 p.m. Cost: $75; ticket also good for touring the homes that weekend. Tickets available at CASA of Shawnee County office, 215-8282.

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Celebrate Recovery, 6 p.m. meal, 6:45 to 9:30 p.m. program, First Southern Baptist Church, 1912 S.W. Gage Blvd. (enter off parking lot). For ages 18 and older. Freewill offering. Child care available for children grade 6 and younger, 6:45 to 9:45 p.m. Information: crtopekaks.org.

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Al Anon Freedom AFG, 6:30 p.m., Metropolitan Community Church, 4425 S.W. 19th. Information: kansas-al-anon.org or 215-1045.

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SAT NOV. 18

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Big Red One Turkey Run, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Fort Riley Army Base, Fort Riley. For families of the Warrior Transition Battalion. Volunteers needed. Information: Bill Ryan, Turkey Run/Operation Christmas Committee chairman, blastedesign@cox.net or (316) 727-4611, or Al Longstaff, ALR department chairman, northforty@lrmutual.com, (620) 897-6786 or (620) 242-4978.

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Burlington Christmas Craft Festival, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Burlington High School and Middle School, 830 Cross St., Burlington. Information: Burlington Recreation Center, (620) 364-8484. Free.

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Craft and Bake Sale, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Oakland United Methodist Church, 901 N.E. Chester. Food available for purchase. Information: Charlene, 969-9804, or Debbie, 231-4601.

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Kansas Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Hughes Room 205, Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, 1515 S.W. 10th. Learn about African-American family history and genealogy and Kansas African-American history..This month’s topic: slave research and genealogy databases that can help locate slave ancestors and their owners. Information: info@kaahgs.org.

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Topeka Nar-Anon Family Group Saturday Serenity Seekers, noon to 1:15 p.m., First Baptist Church, 3033 S.W. MacVicar (enter Door A, south side). For families and friends affected by someone’s narcotics addiction. Information: naranonmidwest.org.

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Tween Art Club, 1 to 3 p.m., Mulvane Art Museum, 1700 S.W. College. Cost: $10. Ages: 9-12. Information: 670-1124, washburn.edu/mulvane.

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Annual University United Methodist Church Holiday Bazaar, 2 to 7 p.m., UUMC, 1621 S.W. College Ave. Children’s workshop, 3 to 5 p.m., and homemade chicken and noodle dinner, 5 to 6:30 p.m. Cost: $9 for full portion; $5.50 for half portion. Proceeds go to more than 30 missions. Information: 235-2331.

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Winter Wonderland 5K to benefit TARC, Lake Shawnee campground. Race begins and ends at Reynolds Lodge on Tinman Circle, 3315 S.E. Tinman Circle. Check-in/registration, 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.; race time, 5:30 p.m.; and award ceremony, 6:15 p.m. Fee: $25 per person, includes race fees, awards, Winter Wonderland admittance, post-event snacks and refreshments, and commemorative item to the first 200 participants who register. Deadline: 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16. Race day registrations accepted with $5 late fee from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at Reynolds Lodge. Information: Sunflower State Games office, 235-2295 or admin@sunflowergames.com.

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Girls Night Out, 6 p.m. social, 7 p.m. quarter auction, Marysville American Legion, 310 Veterans Memorial Drive N, Marysville. Social event featuring small businesses, quarter auction, silent auction and barbecue. Proceeds benefit Families First of Marshall County.

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Al Anon Saturday Night Serenity AFG, 6:45 p.m., Christ Lutheran Church, 3509 S.W. Burlingame Road (enter north side). Information: kansas-al-anon.org or 215-1045.

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SUN NOV. 19

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Christmas Wonderland Crafts and Vendor Festival, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Nemaha County Community Center, 1500 Community Drive, Suite 1, Seneca. Information: Susie Lueger, 336-1934. Lunch available.

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BeBop Market, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Anderson Building, Lyon County Fairgrounds, Industrial Road, Emporia.

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Farkel Tournament, registration 11 a.m. and bracket play 1 p.m., Club Four Corners, 15745 S. Topeka Ave., Scranton. Fee: $20, which includes lunch, drink and prizes.

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Winter Wonderland Craft & Vendor Fair, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Marysville American Legion, 310 Veterans Memorial Drive N, Marysville. Sponsored by Families First of Marshall County.

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“Getting Hooked: The Rugs of Cecilia Evans Clement” opening reception, noon to 5 pm. The Volland Store, 24098 Volland Road, Alma. Artist remarks at 2 p.m. Refreshments. Free. Exhibit on display through Feb. 4.

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Family Board Games, 1 to 3 p.m., The Toy Store, 5300 S.W. 21st. At least one adult for every four children recommended. Information: 273-0561.

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Fiction Writing: Come Write In, 1 to 5 p.m., Menninger Room 206, Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, 1515 S.W. 10th. NaNoWriMo participants add scenes, chapters and characters to their stories, compete in word wars and further their plots. Bring laptops. Sign up at nanowrimo.org.

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Topeka Crochet Guild, 1:30 p.m., Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, 1515 S.W. 10th. Information: 267-5404.

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Interfaith of Topeka’s Community Thanksgiving Service, 7 p.m., St. David’s Episcopal Church, 3916 S.W. 17th St. Theme: “For the Children,” featuring children’s choirs, live music, poetry and prayers from representatives of some of the different faith groups in Topeka. Donations taken for Boys & Girls Club of Topeka, Let’s Help and Topeka Arab Shrine. Refreshments and displays about different faith groups available after the service. Information: 554-8068.

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S-Anon, 7 p.m., Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, 1515 S.W. 10th. For those affected by the sexual behavior of another person. Information: sanon.org.

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Topeka Treasure Hunters Club, 7 p.m., Papan’s Landing Senior Center, 618 N.W. Paramore. Public welcome.

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MON NOV. 20

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Topeka Needlework Guild Stitch-in, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Yak ‘n Yarn, Fairlawn Plaza Mall, S.W. 21st and Fairlawn Road. Bring a project to work on. Information: 806-4806.

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Story Time, 11 a.m., The Toy Store, 5300 S.W. 21st. At least one adult for every four children recommended. Information: 273-0561.

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Active Prime Timers luncheon, 11:30 a.m., Ramada West, 605 S.W. Fairlawn. For ages 50 and older. Reservations required by Thursday: Elsie, 224-5333.

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Al Anon Living the Legacies, 11:45 a.m., 1728 Randolph Ave. Information: kansas-al-anon.org or 215-1045.

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Kiwanis Club of Topeka, noon, Florentine Room, Jayhawk Tower, 700 S.W. Jackson. Guests welcome. Information: topekakiwanisclub.org.

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Topeka Lions Club board meeting, noon, Dynamic Computer Solutions of Topeka, 2214 S.W. 10th Ave.

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Blood Mobile, noon to 6 p.m., American Legion, 310 Veterans Memorial Drive N, Marysville.

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Al Anon Courage to Change AFG, 12:05 p.m., First United Methodist Church, S.W. 6th and Topeka Blvd. (enter on west side). No meetings on holidays. Information: kansas-al-anon.org or 215-1045.

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DIY Holiday Gifts and Decorations, 12:30 to 2 p.m., Marvin Auditorium 101C, Topeka and Shawnee County Library, 1515 S.W. 10th. Learn to make holiday decorations, cards and gifts using recycled materials and found objects and take home ideas and finished item. Materials provided. Registration required at tscpl.org/register.

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Google Docs, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Computer Training Center, Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, 1515 S.W. 10th. Learn to access Google Docs, use basic editing features and save to Google Drive. Register at tscpl.org/register.

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Al Anon Just for Today AFG, 1:30 p.m., Fairlawn Church of the Nazarene, 730 S.W. Fairlawn (west entrance). Information: kansas-al-anon.org or 215-1045.

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Al Anon Peace and Serenity AFG, 5:30 p.m., University United Methodist Church, 1621 S.W. College (use ramp to basement on west side). Information: kansas-al-anon.org or 215-1045.

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Oakland Neighborhood Improvement Association, 6:30 p.m., Oakland Community Center, 801 N.E. Poplar. Information: T.J. Brown, 554-1746 or tj.brown@cox.net.

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Topeka Healing Rooms, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., TrueNorth, in the American Heart Association building, 5375 S.W. 7th, Suite 100. Affiliated with International Association of Healing Rooms. Information: 221-6589.

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Acappella Unlimited, 7 p.m., Seaman Congregational Church, 2036 N.W. Taylor. New female members welcome. Information: acappellaunlimited.com.

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Al Anon Topeka AFG No. 1, 7 p.m., Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 2021 S.W. 29th. Information: kansas-al-anon.org or 215-1045.

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Capital City Barbershop Chorus, 7 p.m., West Side Baptist Church, S.W. 4th and Fillmore. New members and guests welcome. Information: 273-9514, capitalcitychorusa039@gmail.com or capitalcitychorus.com.

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Emerald City Cosmopolitan regular business meeting, 7 p.m., 630 S. Kansas Ave. Social at 6 p.m., with pulled pork sandwiches and chips. Information: Facebook.

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Topeka Chapter of Kansas Equality Coalition, 7 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 4775 S.W. 21st. Anyone interested in equality is welcome to attend.

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Al Anon Carbondale AFG, 7:30 p.m., Carbondale Community Center, 228 Main St., Carbondale. Information: kansas-al-anon.org or 215-1045.

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TUE NOV. 21

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Sunrise Optimist Club, 6:30 a.m., Optimist Club Activity Building, 720 N.W. 50th. Guests welcome. Information: Gary Slimmer, 246-1291.

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Preschool Storytime, 10 to 10:30 a.m., The Story Zone, Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, 1515 S.W. 10th. Stories, songs and finger plays that encourage a love of reading and help develop early learning skills for children. Ages: 3 to 5 years.

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Veterans’ Stroke Survivor and Caregiver Support Group, 10 to 11 a.m., Building 3, Room A-101, Colmery-O’Neil VA Medical Center, 2200 S.W. Gage Blvd. Information: 350-4386.

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Music & Movement, 11 a.m., The Toy Store, 5300 S.W. 21st. At least one adult for every four children recommended. Information: 273-0561.

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Executive Connections Referral Group luncheon, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., lower level, McFarland’s, 4133 S.W. Gage Center Drive. Bring business cards and network. Information: partner4leads.com/group/activity/925/Executive-Connections.

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Al Anon 2100 AFG, noon, 2100 Central Park. Information: kansas-al-anon.org or 215-1045.

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Northland Christian Church Golden Dinner Club, for those 55 and older, noon, 3102 N.W. Topeka Blvd. Bring covered dish, table setting and arrive at 11:50 a.m. Program: music by Fairlawn Road Swing Band. Information: Lynnette, Northland Christian Church, 286-1204.

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Emotions Anonymous Topeka Chapter, noon to 1 p.m., Grace Episcopal Cathedral, 701 S.W. 8th (enter north courtyard door). For those wanting to become emotionally well. Information: Sharon, 633-7764, newhopeea@gmail.com or EmotionsAnonymous.com.

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Sunflower Duplicate Bridge Club, 12:30 p.m., Woman’s Club of Topeka, 5221 S.W. West Drive. Cost: $7 per session. Information: jan@topekabridgeclubs.org or http://bit.ly/1OfJsPj.

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Metropolitan Topeka Airport Authority work session and board meeting, 2:30 p.m., MTAA Administrative Office, Topeka Regional Airport, 6510 S.E. Forbes Ave. Public welcome. Information: 862-2362 or mtaa-topeka.org/about/board-agendas.

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Computer & Gadget Help, 3 to 4:30 p.m., Computer Training Center, Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, 1515 S.W. 10th. Focus on technology questions. Bring laptop, tablet or other device. Practice new computer skills or learn to use the library catalog while trainers are available. Describe the help you need when you register at tscpl.org/register.

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tWiin Xgaming Station, 4 to 5 p.m., Tweens Area, Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, 1515 S.W. 10th. Hang out and play games on the Wii, Xbox or PlayStation. Ages: 8-12 years.

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Catholic Singles planning meeting and social, 6:30 p.m. meal, 7 p.m. meeting, Annie’s Place, 4014 S.W. Gage Center Drive. Cost: meal only. Information: Nancy, 249-7037.

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Healing After Loss to Suicide-Topeka Area, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Pozez Building, Stormont Vail HealthCare, 1505 S.W. 8th. For family and friends who have lost someone to suicide. Information: Sandy, 249-3792 or sreams67@gmail.com.

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Parents of Estranged Adult Children Support Group, 6:45 to 8:15 p.m., Anton Room 202, second floor, Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, 1515 S.W. 10th. Information: Jeff Landers, 224-5946.

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Flint Hills Harmony Sweet Adelines, 6:45 to 9 p.m., Central Church of Christ, 1250 S.W. College Ave. Women who love to sing are invited. Chorus directed by Josh Yoho. Information: Nancy, 608-8616.

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Al Anon Fellowship AFG, 7 p.m., Fairlawn Church of the Nazarene, 730 S.W. Fairlawn Road. Information: kansas-al-anon.org or 215-1045.

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Alateen Together We Can Make It, 7 p.m., Room 107, Fairlawn Church of the Nazarene, 730 S.W. Fairlawn Road. Information: kansas-al-anon.org or 215-1045.

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Fossil Special Interest Group, 7 p.m., Baker’s Dozen, 4310 S.W. 21st. Information: LHenderson85@gmail.com.

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Rossville Sons of American Legion Post 31 meeting, 7 p.m., 442 Main St., Rossville.

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Adoption Concerns Triangle of Topeka, 7:15 p.m., New Hope Methodist Church, 2915 S.W. 8th. Adoptees, birth family members, adoptive family members and adoption professionals welcome. Information: Marilyn, 235-6122, waugh5@cox.net or adoptionconcernstriangle.webs.com.

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Al Anon New Hope AFG, 7:30 p.m., Auburn United Methodist Church basement, 240 E. 8th St., Auburn. Information: kansas-al-anon.org or 215-1045.

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LOOKING AHEAD

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Innovative Networking Group of Topeka, 11:20 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22. Guests welcome. RSVP on Facebook. Information: INGTopeka.com.

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Queen of Spades Garden Club, 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22, Preston Hale Room, Old Prairie Town at Ward-Meade Historic Site, 124 N.W. Fillmore.

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Country Quilters Guild, 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, Nov. 23, First Congregational Church, 1701 S.W. Collins.

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Community Thanksgiving Dinner, noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 23, Agriculture Hall, Kansas Expocentre, 1 Expocentre Drive.

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Marine Corps League, 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 23, VFW Post 1650, 3110 S.W. Huntoon. Gen. Lewis W. Walt Detachment invites former, retired and active duty Marines, FMF corpsmen and FMF Navy chaplains to attend. Information: http://on.fb.me/1E7lhbp or 640-6077.

Black Friday Sale, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24, Chandler Booktique, Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, 1515 S.W. 10th. Books will be half-price, excluding collectibles.

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Community Action Mobile Food Pantry, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24 (weather permitting), across from Auburn Community Center, 121 W. 11th, Auburn. First-come, first-served basis. Recipients must provide number of people in their household.

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Christmas Parade, 5:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24, Heritage Park, 6th and Washington streets, Junction City. Parade will start at Junction City High School and travel east on 6th Street to Heritage Park. Information: 762-2632.

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May Your Days Be Merry & Bright, featuring the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus, 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24, Main Street, Seneca. Santa visits from 6 to 8 p.m. at City Hall; lights lit at 6 p.m.; shopping until 8 p.m. Hot cocoa and popcorn at United Bank & Trust.

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Topeka Gem & Mineral Society, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24, Room 138, Stoffer Science Hall, Washburn University, 1700 S.W. College. Open to the public. Children explore time at 7 p.m. Information: Millie Mowry, 267-2849 or rock2plate@aol.com, or Lesliee Hartman, hartman12345@hotmail.com, or TopekaGMS.org.

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United Daughters of the Confederacy, Ladies of the Plains 2696, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 25, Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, 1515 S.W. 10th. Information and reservations: ladiesoftheplains@ksudc.org or ksudc.org.

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Topeka Unit NAACP executive board meeting, noon to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25, Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site, 1515 S.E. Monroe. Information: 266-5688.

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Topeka Unit NAACP, 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25, Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site, 1515 S.E. Monroe. Public welcome. Information: 266-5688.

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Miracle on Kansas Avenue Parade, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25, downtown Topeka. Tree lighting ceremony, 5:30 p.m.; parade at 6 p.m.

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Capital City Lacers bobbin lace and tatting group, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 27, Yak ‘n Yarn, Fairlawn Plaza, S.W. 21st and Fairlawn. Guests welcome. Information: 272-9276 or 286-3632.

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Topeka Lions Club, noon Monday, Nov. 27, McFarland’s Restaurant, 4133 S.W. Gage Center Drive. Visitors welcome. Information: topekalions.org.

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Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 27, Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, 1515 S.W. 10th. Information: 228-2250.

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Compassionate Friends, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 27, Formation Room, Most Pure Heart of Mary Church, 3601 S.W. 17th. Support group for bereaved parents and siblings. Information: Susan, 272-4895 or tcftopeka.org.

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Sunrise Optimist Club, 6:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28, Optimist Club Activity Building, 720 N.W. 50th. Guest speaker: Steven Noble, Seaman USD 345 superintendent. Guests welcome. Information: Gary Slimmer, 246-1291.

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Kansas Department of Health and Environment retirees, 8:30 a.m. breakfast, 9 a.m. program Tuesday, Nov. 28, Kanza Cafe, 2701 S.W. East Circle Drive South (block north of S.W. 6th and MacVicar). Information: Steve, 478-0126.

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Free mobile food distribution, 9 a.m. until food runs out Tuesday, Nov. 28, west parking lot, Family of God Church, 1231 N.E. Eugene. No ID or proof of income required. First-come, first-served. Volunteers should arrive by 8:30 a.m. Sponsored by Randel Ministries, Harvesters and Family of God Church. Information: 234-1111 or randelministries.com.

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Discussion Group with Allen West, 4 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28, Dole Institute, 2350 Petefish Drive, Lawrence.

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Kiwanis Club of Topeka 3-2-1 Satellite meeting, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28, AJ’s NY Pizzeria, 1930 S.W. Westport Drive. Guests welcome. Information: http://bit.ly/1HVeneh.

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Christmas Parade, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28, from 4th to 12th streets on Commercial Street, Emporia. Information: (620) 342-1600.

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Crestview Neighborhood Organization monthly meeting, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28, basement of Crestview United Methodist Church, 2245 S.W. Eveningside Drive.

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Kansas City Committee to Protect Pensions Teamsters meeting, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28, VFW Post 1980, 932 Graphic Arts Road, Emporia. Information: Ray Loomis, (620) 794-7663.

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Kansas Capital Quilters Guild, 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28, Woman’s Club of Topeka, 5221 S.W. West Drive. Visitors welcome. Information: kscapitalquilters.com.

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National Alliance on Mental Illness social hour, 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28, Classic Bean, Fairlawn Plaza, S.W. 21st and Fairlawn.

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BINGO

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American Legion Post 1, 5:45 p.m. Sundays and Tuesdays, American Legion Post 1, 3800 S.E. Michigan. Information: 267-1923 or capitolpostone.org. Concessions available.

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American Legion Post 400, 6:30 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays, American Legion Post 400, 3029 N.W. US-24 highway. Concessions available starting at 5 p.m. Information: 296-9400 or topekanorthpost400.org.

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American Legion Bingo, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, 299 Huron Blvd., Marysville.

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Arab Shrine Temple, 6:25 p.m. Fridays, Arab Shrine Temple, 1305 S. Kansas Ave. Information: 234-5656 or http://on.fb.me/1MbkzPZ.

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Eagles Bingo, 1 p.m. Sundays, Eagles Lodge, 2941 Fremont. Doors open at 11 a.m.; snack bar at noon. Information: 266-7307.

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Hayden High bingo, 6 p.m. Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays, Hayden Catholic High School, 401 S.W. Gage Blvd. Doors open at 5 p.m. Snack bar and ample parking. Information: 272-2150.

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VFW Philip Billard Post 1650 bingo, 6 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays, VFW Philip Billard Post 1650, 3110 S.W. Huntoon. Concessions available starting at 5:30 p.m. Cost: $5-$30. Information: 235-9073 or vfw1650.org.

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BRIEFLY

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City of Marysville Fall Cleanup, Thursday and Friday, Nov. 16-17. Leave yard debris and branches at curbside in bags or boxes that can be handled by one or two people for pick-up by city employees.

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Free residential confidential paper shred, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Nov. 16-17, TARC Industries, 1800 S.W. 42nd.

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Mother Teresa Catholic Church Fall Craft and Bake Sale, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Nov. 16-17, 2014 N.W. 46th St. Homemade cinnamon rolls and soup available. Information: 286-2188.

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Festival of Crafts, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, Oakland Community Center, 801 N.E. Poplar. Free.

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CASA Homes for the Holidays Tour, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 18-19. Tickets: $15 at the door; $12 in advance at Topeka Hy-Vee, Topeka Glory Days Pizza, Porterfield’s Flowers & Gifts, Red Door Home Store, Home at Last and Portico, all in Topeka; M. Street Interiors in Lawrence; casaofshawneecounty.com; or CASA office, 215-8282. Benefits Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Shawnee County.

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Holiday Open House & Craft Show, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19, Barb’s Country Barn, 4008 S.W. Topeka Blvd. Parking on south side of car lot. Free.

The Kaw Valley Woodcarvers Show, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 18-19, Ramada Topeka Downtown Hotel and Convention Center, 420 S.E. 6th Ave. Information: kawvalleywoodcarvers.org; Carlan Honaker, Kaw Valley Woodcarvers founder, carlan@honakercpa.com or 640-8130.

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Tween Art Club, 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, and Saturday, Dec. 16, Mulvane Art Museum, 1700 S.W. College. Cost: $10 per class. Ages 9-12. Information: washburn.edu/mulvane or 670-1124.

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“Getting Hooked: The Rugs of Cecilia Evans Clement” exhibit, through Feb. 4, The Volland Store, 24098 Volland Road, Alma.

ArtLab Giving Tree, Nov. 22 through Dec. 22, Mulvane Art Museum, 1700 S.W. College. Bring an art supply to decorate the ArtLab giving tree. Information: 670-1124 or washburn.edu/mulvane.

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Bizarre Bazaar, a sale of unique and unusual art, 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24, and 9 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25, Lawrence Arts Center, 904 New Hampshire, Lawrence. Features more than 100 artists showing ceramics, glass, fiber art, jewelry, candles, soap, papier mache, mixed media, photography, UpCycled art and more. Live music and food. Free. Information: facebook.com/BizBazArt.

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Festival of Lights Celebration, Nov. 24 through Jan. 1, Blue Earth Plaza, 3rd and Colorado streets, Manhattan.

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Textile artist Margie Dyck, featuring handmade quilts and doll clothes, through Nov. 25, Pioneer Bluffs, 695 K-177 highway, Matfield Green. Information: pioneerbluffs.org or contact Lynn Smith, lynn@pioneerbluffs.org or (620) 753-3484.

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Kansas Artists Show, through Nov. 25, Topeka Art Guild and Gallery, 5331 S.W. 22nd Place, west end of Fairlawn Plaza. Gallery hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday. Information: 273-7646 or topekaartguild.org.

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“Snowmen — Past & Present” exhibit, Nov. 25-26, Lee Dam Center for Fine Art, 201 S. 9th St., Marysville.

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Emerald City Cosmos fundraiser, 4 p.m. to close Monday, Nov. 27, Planet Sub, 2130 S.W. Wanamaker. Twenty percent of sales donated to the Emerald City Cosmos.

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Seelye Mansion Christmas Tours, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 27, through Sunday, Jan. 14, 1105 N. Buckeye, Abilene. Featuring more than 100 poinsettias, nutcracker collection and stories about Seelye Christmas traditions. Tours start every hour on the hour, with the last one at 3 p.m. Cost: $10. Information: 263-1084. .

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Making holiday decorations and gifts, with the help of artists, Lee Dam Center for Fine Art, 201 S. 9th St., Marysville. Sessions: Nov. 30, Christmas wreath for the front door, led by Sandy Schmitz, register by Nov. 16; Dec. 7, Christmas centerpiece, led by Melissa Bruna, register by Nov. 24; and Dec. 14, cookie decorating and gifts in a jar, led by Tami Antoine and Stephanie McClung, register by Nov. 30. Cost: $30 per class, includes materials and supplies. Pre-registration required at marshallcountyarts.org, marshallcountyarts@gmail.com or 713-2251.

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“In and Around Marysville” exhibit, featuring 21 oil paintings by Debra Payne, 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday through November, Lee Dam Center for Fine Art, 201 S. 9th St., Marysville. Sponsored by the Marshall County Arts Cooperative.

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“Flora & Fauna,” paintings by Matthew Richter and Susan Rose, through November, Beauchamp’s Gallery, 3113 S.W. Huntoon. Information: 233-0300 or beauchampsart@cox.net.

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Holiday Homes Tour, 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, Lawrence. Cost: $20. Tickets: healthcareaccess.org/holiday-homes-tour. Holiday shop, bake sale and basket giveaway beginning at 11 a.m. Dec. 3, Smith Center at Brandon Woods, 4730 Brandon Woods Terrace, Lawrence.

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TARSP (Topeka Area Retired School Personnel), noon Monday, Dec. 4, Ramada Topeka West, 605 S.W. Fairlawn. Theme: “A Nutcracker Christmas,” with Susan Marchant as speaker. Reservations must be made by noon Tuesday, Nov. 28, 273-1267.

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GriefShare grief recovery seminar and support group, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Mondays through Dec. 4, Topeka Baptist Church, upper building, 4500 S.W. Gage Blvd. Seminar sessions include “Is This Normal?” “The Challenges of Grief,” “Grief and Your Relationships,” “Why?” and “ Guilt and Anger.” Information: church office, 862-0988, or email steve@topekabaptist.org.

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Tai Chi Beginner Classes, 10 to 11 a.m. through Dec. 7, Council Grove Senior Center, 227 W. Main St., Council Grove. Information: Lauren Steinlage, 776-9294.

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Lecompton Christmas tree and ornament display, through Jan. 1, Territorial Capital Museum, 640 E. Woodson Ave. in Lecompton. Free, but donations accepted. 887-6148.

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Topeka Competition 33 Exhibit, through Jan. 7, Alice C. Sabatini Gallery, Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, 1515 S.W. 10th Ave. Featuring national artists working in clay, metals, fibers, jewelry, sculpture and mixed media.

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Topeka Salvation Army free hot meal, 4 to 5 p.m. Monday-Thursday and sack lunch on Friday, 1320 S.E. 6th.

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Free mobile food distribution, 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays (or until food runs out), Family of God Church, 1231 N.E. Eugene. No ID or proof of income required. First-come, first-served. Sponsored by Randel Ministries, Harvesters and Family of God Church. Information: 234-1111 or randelministries.com.

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Topeka Healing Rooms, Wednesday by appointment, TrueNorth, in the American Heart Association building, 5375 S.W. 7th, Suite 100. Affiliated with the International Association of Healing Rooms. Information: 221-6589.

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TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), 10:30 a.m. to noon Thursdays, First Apartments, S.W. 18th and Gage. Information: JoAnn, 438-9834.

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Midland Care offers grief support for all ages, including children and teenagers. Information: 232-2044.

 

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