REPEATING CLUBS, MEETINGS, EVENTS
Notices of upcoming events for the CJ Extra Calendar should be sent to The Topeka Capital-Journal at least two weeks in advance of the intended publication date (not the event date).
They may be submitted by email to email@example.com; by mail or in person to The Topeka Capital-Journal, attention CJ Extra Calendar, 616 S.E. Jefferson, Topeka, KS 66607 (there is an after-hours drop box at the main entrance); or by fax to (785) 295-1230.
Events that require advance notification or reservations will be listed separately as space allows. Events also will be added to our online calendar at cjonline.com.
Fundraisers featuring athletic activities, such as baseball, softball, basketball, golf, running and/or walking, will appear in the weekly Recreation Calendar published in the Sports section on Tuesday (see Rec Calendar for details).
All area codes are (785) unless otherwise noted.
WED MARCH 22
Topeka West Rotary Club, 7 a.m., Hy-Vee (second-floor conference room), S.W. 29th and Wanamaker. Information: Rick Ryan, 249-9000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adventure Camp: Cooking 101, from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Flint Hills Discovery Center, 315 S. 3rd St., Manhattan. Learn about the power of sight, smell and taste in cooking. Children will make up their own recipe to make in the classroom and create their own recipe book. Information: 587-2726.
Story Time, 11 a.m., The Toy Store, 5300 S.W. 21st. Please have at least one adult for every four children. Information: 273-0561.
Al Anon New Beginnings AFG, noon, Town and Country Christian Church, 4929 S.W. 29th St. (use double doors off church parking lot). Information: www.kansas-al-anon.org or 215-1045.
Sunflower Duplicate Bridge Club, 12:30 p.m., Woman’s Club of Topeka, 5221 S.W. West Drive. Cost: $7 per session. Information: email@example.com or http://bit.ly/1OfJsPj.
Queen of Spades Garden Club, 1 p.m., Ward-Meade Historic Site (Preston Hale Room), 124 N.W. Fillmore.
Third annual Women’s Forum and Panel Discussion, “Women in Leadership,” 3 to 5:30 p.m., Capitol Plaza Hotel, Emerald Room, 1717 S.W. Topeka Blvd. Moderator: Tara Dimick, vice president Envista Credit Union. Special presentation by Wendy Doyle, The Topeka Appointments Project. RSVP by Friday, March 17, GoTopeka.com/events or call Mary Ann, 231-6000. Free admission.
Al Anon Holton Family AFG, 7 p.m., Evangel Methodist Church, 3rd and Pennsylvania, Holton (east glass door, first floor, church library room 104). Information: www.kansas-al-anon.org or 215-1045.
Al Anon Hope For Today AFG, 7 p.m., Metropolitan Community Church, 4425 S.W. 19th St. (adult children of alcoholics/focus). Information: www.kansas-al-anon.org or 215-1045.
Randy Stonehill concert, 7 to 9 p.m., doors open 6:30 p.m. Topeka Bible Church, 1135 S.W. College Ave. Auditorium. Free, but donations will be accepted. Information: http://www.discovertbc.com/.
Square Dance Lessons, 7 to 9 p.m., Croco Hall, 6115 S.E. US Highway 40, Tecumseh. Singles, couples and families welcome. Information: 286-0105.
THU MARCH 23
Southwest Topeka Kiwanis Club, 7 a.m., The Kanza Cafe, 2701 S.W. East Circle Drive South.
Capital City Networking Group, 7:30 a.m., Jayhawk Tower, S.W. 7th and Jackson.
Adventure Camp: Animal Adventures, from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Flint Hills Discovery Center, 315 S. 3rd St., Manhattan. Learn about what different animals eat, differences of teeth size and shape, and blubber – how arctic animals store energy to keep warm. Information: 587-2726.
Country Quilters Guild, from 9 a.m. to noon, First Congregational Church, 1701 S.W. Collins. Program: Liz Granberg, Gypsy Dreamers Quilts.
Al Anon Young at Heart AFG, 10 a.m., Fairlawn Church of the Nazarene, 730 S.W. Fairlawn (west entrance). Information: www.kansas-al-anon.org or 215-1045.
Cub Club Crafts, 11 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., The Toy Store, 5300 S.W. 21st. Please have at least one adult for every four children. Information: 273-0561.
Downtown Topeka Rotary Club, noon, Ramada Hotel and Convention Center, S.E. 6th and Madison. Information: Linda Ireland, firstname.lastname@example.org, topekarotary.org or 232-7216.
Heartland Toastmasters, noon, Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, 1515 S.W. 10th. Guests welcome. Information: 232-2836.
The Christian Widow and Widowers Organization potluck dinner, 5 p.m., Most Pure Heart in the Formation Room, 17th and Stone. Bring a covered dish or dessert. Dime Bingo played after dinner. Information: 233-7350, leave a message.
Al Anon Southwest AFG, book study meeting, 5:45 p.m., First Christian Church, 19th and Gage. Information: www.kansas-al-anon.org or 215-1045.
Meadowlark Toastmasters, 5:45 p.m., Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, 1515 S.W. 10th.
Al Anon St. Marys Fresh Start AFG, 6:15 p.m., United Methodist Church, 107 N. 7th St., St. Marys (fellowship hall south building). Information: www.kansas-al-anon.org or 215-1045.
Fire Photography Lecture, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Flint Hills Discovery Center, 315 S. 3rd St., Manhattan. A free one-hour lecture by local photographer Scott Bean. It is nearly burning season, he will review tips and tricks for photographing rangeland fires in the Flint Hills. Information: 587-2726.
Al Anon Southwest AFG, regular meeting, 7 p.m., First Christian Church, 19th and Gage (fellowship hall south building). Information: www.kansas-al-anon.org or 215-1045.
Marine Corps League meeting, 7 p.m., VFW Post 1650, 3110 S.W. Huntoon. The Gen. Lewis W. Walt Detachment invites all former, retired and active duty Marines, FMF corpsmen and FMF Navy chaplains to attend. Information: http://on.fb.me/1E7lhbp or 640-6077.
Northeast Kansas Amateur Astronomers’ League general meeting, 7 p.m., Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, 1515 S.W. 10th. Public welcome. Information: www.nekaal.org.
The Impact of the Osage Indians and the Catholic Osage Mission on the History of Southern Kansas, presented by Felix Diskin, historian from the Osage Mission-Neosho County Museum, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, Marvin Auditorium, 1515 S.W. 10th. Free and open to the public.
FRI MARCH 24
Sex Addicts Anonymous Topeka Chapter men’s group, 7 to 8 a.m., St. David’s Episcopal Church, 3916 S.W. 17th. Open to all men seeking help, but closed to visitors. Information: 200-3450, email@example.com or https://saa-recovery.org/.
Topeka South Rotary Club, 7:15 a.m., Washburn University Memorial Union, 1700 S.W. College. Public welcome. Information: Faron Barr, 266-8333.
Adventure Camp: Off to Abilene, from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Flint Hills Discovery Center, 315 S. 3rd St., Manhattan. Visiting Abilene’s American Heritage Museum. Children will learn about the history of food culture, the tradition of inviting guests over for dinner, have a tea party and learn about traditional tea time, and take a train ride. Information: 587-2726.
Taking Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS), sign-in 8:30 a.m., meeting 9 a.m., Countryside United Methodist Church (use north entrance), 3221 S.W. Burlingame. First visit is free. Information: (800) 932-8677 or www.tops.org.
Ace of Hearts Duplicate Bridge Club, 9 a.m., Woman’s Club of Topeka, 5221 S.W. West Drive. Cost: $7 per session. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org or http://bit.ly/1OfJsPj.
Al Anon Friday Morn Serenity Seekers AFG, 9:30 a.m., Fairlawn Church of the Nazarene, 730 S.W. Fairlawn. Information: www.kansas-al-anon.org or 215-1045.
Creating Art Celebrating Age Exhibit, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Topeka Presbyterian Manor, The Kanza Room and Second Floor Rotunda, 4712 SW 6th Ave. Reception: winners announced 2 p.m. Entry deadline: Monday, March 20. Open to age 65 or older. Information: Danica Loftin, 272-6510 or visit ArtisAgeless.org to enter online.
Kid’s Drum Circle, 11 a.m., The Toy Store, 5300 S.W. 21st. Please have at least one adult for every four children. Information: 273-0561.
The Topeka Chapter of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees, Westley Hall, Aldersgate Village, 7220 S.W. Asbury Drive. Program: Bill Persinger, Jr., CEO, Valeo Behavioral Health Care on Mental/Emotional Health. Registration 11:45 a.m., lunch at noon. Reservations required $9, 266-5492. Free seating available.
Al Anon Friendship AFG, 12:05 p.m., Most Pure Heart Church, 17th and Stone (northwest entrance to parish Center-Quinlan room). Information: www.kansas-al-anon.org or 215-1045.
Community Action Mobile Food Pantry, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. (weather permitting), across from the Auburn Community Center, 121 W. 11th, Auburn. First-come, first-served basis. Recipients will be asked to provide the number of people in their household.
Knights of Columbus Fish Fry, 5 to 7 p.m., St. Gregory Church Hall, 1310 Carolina St., Marysville.
Celebrate Recovery (for adults 18 and older), meal 6 p.m., program 6:45 to 9:30 p.m., First Southern Baptist Church (enter off parking lot), 1912 S.W. Gage Blvd. Meal cost: Freewill offering. Child care available for 6th grade and younger 6:45 to 9:45 p.m. Information: www.crtopekaks.org.
Al Anon Freedom AFG, 6:30 p.m., Metropolitan Community Church, 4425 S.W. 19th. Information: www.kansas-al-anon.org or 215-1045.
Topeka Gem & Mineral Society general meeting, 7:30 p.m., Stoffer Science Hall, Washburn University (Room 138), 1700 S.W. College. Meeting open to the public. Children explore time, 7 p.m. Information: Millie Mowry, 267-2849 or email@example.com, or Lesliee Hartman, firstname.lastname@example.org, or www.TopekaGMS.org.
SAT MARCH 25
Greater Prairie-Chicken Booming, from 5 to 9:30 a.m., Flint Hills Discovery Center, 315 S. 3rd St., Manhattan. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to visit a Greater Prairie-Chicken booming ground at the height of the booming season. Witness the majestic ballet of the Greater Prairie-Chicken as they dance for dominance. FHDC staff will accompany on the trip and provide all the insight needed. Information: 587-2726.
The 4th annual Wicked Marathon presented by Body First, 7:30 a.m., Military Trail Road, Wamego. Information: wickedmarathon.org. Questions can be sent to Race Director at Body First Wellness and Recreation Center, email@example.com, or 3615 Claflin Road, Manhattan, KS, 66503.
Perry Lake Trail Workday, with Dirty Girl Adventures, from 9:15 a.m. to 5 p.m., meet at Ferguson Road Bootcamp (Slough Creek Boat Ramp), 5425 Ferguson Road, Ozawkie, on the west side of the road. Ages 16 and older, no pets. Bring water, lunches, gloves, tools (marked with name) and clothes for the weather.
United Daughters of the Confederacy, Ladies of the Plains 2696, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, 1515 S.W. 10th. Information and reservations: firstname.lastname@example.org or www.ksudc.org.
Taste of Country, homemade items and baked goods, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Crestview United Methodist Church, 2245 S.W. Eveningside Dive. Cost: $7 adults, and $5 children age 10 and younger.
Topeka Unit NAACP executive board meeting, 11:30 a.m., Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site, 1515 S.E. Monroe. Information: 266-5688.
Topeka Nar-Anon Family Group, for families and friends who are affected by someone else’s narcotic addiction, noon to 1:15 p.m., 1005 S.W. 10th (next to Oxford House). Information: www.naranonmidwest.org.
Sunset Zoo Community Appreciation Free Day, noon to 5 p.m., 2333 Oak St., Manhattan.
Topeka Unit NAACP general meeting, 1 p.m., Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site, 1515 S.E. Monroe. Public welcome. Information: 266-5688.
Free Movie Night, “Ben-Hur” (2016), 6 p.m., doors open 5:30 p.m., Highland Heights Christian Church, 2930 S.E. Tecumseh Road. Free movie snacks. Information: 379-5642.
Al Anon Saturday Night Serenity AFG, 6:45 p.m., Christ Lutheran Church, 3509 S.W. Burlingame Road (enter north side). Information: www.kansas-al-anon.org or 215-1045.
Benefit Dance for LULAC Senior Center, 7 to 11 p.m., Marlo Cuevas-Balandran Activity Center, 224 N.E. Branner St. Music, 8 p.m., provided by Rhythm of Oakland. Cost: $10 at the door.
SUN MARCH 26
Arts and Crafts Festival, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Nemaha County Community Building, 1500 Community Drive, Seneca. For more information, Facebook event https://www.facebook.com/events/152935461876714/.
Artist Reception, 1 to 3 p.m., Lee Dam Center for Fine Art, 201 S. 9th St., Marysville.
Family Board Games, 1 to 3 p.m., The Toy Store, 5300 S.W. 21st. Please have at least one adult for every four children. Information: 273-0561.
The Kansas Prairie Pickers Association monthly acoustic blue grass and country jam session, 1 to 5 p.m., Auburn Community Center, 121 W. 11th St., Auburn. Information: Don Anderson, 379-0532, or Dave Russo, 633-6382.
The Marshall County Community Choir will once again share their beautiful voices in “A Tribute to Joseph Martin,” 2 p.m., Memorial Presbyterian Church, Marysville.
North Topeka Historical Society, 4 p.m., The Cottages, 620 N.W. Lyman Road.
The Broken Spoke Band, 7 p.m., Great Plains Theatre, 401 Cottage St., Abilene. General admission: $15; table for four, $80. Information: 263-4574.
S-Anon, 7 p.m., Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, 1515 S.W. 10th. A 12-step fellowship dedicated to helping those affected by the sexual behavior of another person. Information: www.sanon.org.
MON MARCH 27
Topeka Needlework Guild Stitchery Group, 9:30 a.m., Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, 1515 S.W. 10th. Continue working on embroidery projects. Information: 783-2629.
Capital City Lacers bobbin lace and tatting group, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Fairlawn Plaza Mall (Yak ’n Yarn), S.W. 21st and Fairlawn. Guests welcome. Information: 272-9276 or 286-3632.
Story Time, 11 a.m., The Toy Store, 5300 S.W. 21st. Please have at least one adult for every four children. Information: 273-0561.
Al Anon Living the Legacies, 11:45 a.m., 1728 Randolph Ave. Information: www.kansas-al-anon.org or 215-1045.
Kiwanis Club of Topeka, noon, Jayhawk Tower (Florentine Room), 700 S.W. Jackson. Guests welcome. Information: www.topekakiwanisclub.org.
Topeka Lions Club, noon, McFarland’s Restaurant, 4133 S.W. Gage Center Drive. Visitors welcome. Information on program: www.topekalions.org.
Al Anon Courage to Change AFG, 12:05 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 6th and Topeka (enter on west side, no meetings on holidays). Information: www.kansas-al-anon.org or 215-1045.
Al Anon Just For Today AFG, 1:30 p.m., Fairlawn Church of the Nazarene, 730 S.W. Fairlan (west entrance). Information: www.kansas-al-anon.org or 215-1045.
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, 1515 S.W. 10th. Information: 228-2250.
KanCare Expansion Public Hearings, 2 to 3:30 p.m., Kansas Advisory Council meeting Curtis State Office Building, Room 530, 1000 S.W. Jackson.
Al Anon Peace and Serenity AFG, 5:30 p.m., University United Methodist Church,1621 S.W. College (down ramp on west side to basement, room at end of hall). Information: www.kansas-al-anon.org or 215-1045.
Topeka Healing Rooms, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library (second floor), 1515 S.W. 10th. Affiliated with the International Association of Healing Rooms. Information: 221-6589.
Acappella Unlimited, 7 p.m., Seaman Congregational Church, 2036 N.W. Taylor. New female members welcome. Information: www.acappellaunlimited.com.
Al Anon Topeka AFG No.1, 7 p.m., Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 2021 W. 29th St. Information: www.kansas-al-anon.org or 215-1045.
Capital City Barbershop Chorus, 7 p.m., West Side Baptist Church, S.W. 4th and Fillmore. New members and guests welcome. Information: 273-9514, email@example.com or http://capitalcitychorus.com/.
The Compassionate Friends support group for bereaved parents and siblings, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Most Pure Heart of Mary Church (Formation Room), 3601 S.W. 17th. Information: Susan, 272-4895 or www.tcftopeka.org.
Al Anon Carbondale AFG, 7:30 p.m., Carbondale Community Center, 228 Main St., Carbondale. Information: www.kansas-al-anon.org or 215-1045.
TUE MARCH 28
Sunrise Optimist Club, 6:30 a.m., Optimist Club Activity Building, 720 N.W. 50th. Guest Speakers: Seaman High School Coaches Jay Monhollon, softball, and Steve Bushnell, baseball. Guests welcome. Information: Gary Slimmer, 246-1291.
Kansas Department of Health and Environment retirees, 8:30 a.m. breakfast, 9 a.m. program, Kanza Cafe, 2701 S.W. East Circle Drive South (one block north of S.W. 6th and MacVicar). Information: Steve, 478-0126.
Free Mobile Health Clinic, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Our Lady of Guadalupe Church parking lot, 201 N.E. Chandler St. Information: 232-8207.
Veterans’ Stroke Survivor and Caregiver Support Group, 10 to 11 a.m., Colmery-O’Neil VA Medical Center (Building 3, first floor, Room A-101), 2200 S.W. Gage Blvd. Information: 350-4386.
Music & Movement, 11 a.m., The Toy Store, 5300 S.W. 21st. Please have at least one adult for every four children. Information: 273-0561.
Executive Connections Referral Group luncheon, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., McFarland’s (lower level), 4133 S.W. Gage Center Drive. Bring business cards and network. Information: www.partner4leads.com/group/activity/925/Executive-Connections.
Al Anon 2100 AFG, noon, 2100 Central Park. Information: www.kansas-al-anon.org or 215-1045.
Miller Nichos Charitable Foundation Brownbag Series: David Nichols “Ike & McCarthy,” noon, Eisenhower Visitors Center Auditorium, 200 S.E. 4th St. Information: 263-6700, free, light lunch.
Emotions Anonymous Topeka Chapter, noon to 1 p.m., Grace Episcopal Cathedral (enter north courtyard door), 701 S.W. 8th. Twelve-step spiritual recovery program open to anyone who wants to become emotionally well. Information: Sharon, 633-7764, firstname.lastname@example.org or EmotionsAnonymous.com.
Sunflower Duplicate Bridge Club, 12:30 p.m., Woman’s Club of Topeka, 5221 S.W. West Drive. Cost: $7 per session. Information: email@example.com or http://bit.ly/1OfJsPj.
Marshall County Community Choir “Tribute to Joseph Martin” artist reception, 1 to 3 p.m., Lee Dam Center for Fine Art, 201 S. 9th St., Marysville.
Kiwanis Club of Topeka 3-2-1 Satellite meeting, 5:30 p.m., AJ’s NY Pizzeria, 1930 S.W. Westport Drive. Guests welcome. Information: http://bit.ly/1HVeneh.
Medicare educational seminar, 6:30 p.m., Cotton O’Neil North, 4505 N.W. Fielding. Learn the basics of Medicare and all its options. Designed for those becoming eligible for Medicare, as well as those considering making a change. Information: 233-1816, sign up at http://centuryinsuranceagencyks.com (on the Medicare tab) or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Light snacks and beverages provided.
Flint Hills Harmony Sweet Adelines, 6:45 to 9:30 p.m., Westside Baptist Church, 1008 S.W. 4th. Women who love to sing are invited to attend. Information: Nancy, 608-8616.
Al Anon Fellowship AFG, 7 p.m., Fairlawn Church of the Nazarene, 730 S.W. Fairlawn Road. Information: www.kansas-al-anon.org or 215-1045.
Alateen Together We Can Make It, 7 p.m., Fairlawn Church of the Nazarene, 730 S.W. Fairlawn Road, room 107. Information: www.kansas-al-anon.org or 215-1045.
Cornerstone Family Schools’ Spring Concert, 7 p.m., First United Methodist Church Sanctuary, 600 S.W. Topeka Blvd. Concert theme is “Home” and song selections center around Heaven. Free.
Presidio Brass, “Sounds of the Cinema,” a five-member brass ensemble from San Diego, Calif., 7 p.m., Marysville High School auditorium, 1111 Walnut. The MHS band and the Valley Heights High School band will perform with the ensemble. Admmision free. Information: Brad Ekiss, president of the arts cooperative, 562-7728.
Kansas Capital Quilters Guild, 7 to 9 p.m., Woman’s Club of Topeka, 5221 S.W. West Drive. Visitors welcome. Information: www.kscapitalquilters.com.
National Alliance on Mental Illness social hour, 7 to 9 p.m., Classic Bean, Fairlawn Plaza, S.W. 21st and Fairlawn.
Al Anon New Hope AFG, 7:30 p.m., Auburn United Methodist Church, 240 E. 8th St., Auburn (basement). Information: www.kansas-al-anon.org or 215-1045.
Jennifer Hamer, a professor of American Studies and African and African-American Studies, will give a lecture, “Pursuing Elusive Equity in Higher Education,” 7:30 p.m., The Commons in Spooner Hall on the University of Kansas campus, 1340 Jayhawk Blvd., Lawrence. Free.
Innovative Networking Group of Topeka, from 11:20 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 29. Guests welcome. RSVP on Facebook. Information: www.INGTopeka.com.
Alzheimer’s support group for caregivers, family and friends of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, Alzheimer’s Association Office, 3625 S.W. 29th, Suite 102. Information: 271-1844.
Toastmasters, 5:45 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library (second floor), 1515 S.W. 10th. Information: email@example.com.
Marshall County Partnership 4 Growrth annual meeting, 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, Lee Dam Center for Fine Art, 201 S. 9th St., Marysville. Speaker: Luke Mahin, the Republic County Economic director on “How Rural Areas Can Grow with Partnership.” RSVP to Ellen: 207-7598.
Exploring Alternative Death Care: Home Funerals, Green Burial, 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, The Lawrence Laboratory, 745 New Hampshire St., Lawrence. Cost: $10.
Potwin Fiber Artisans’ Open Stitch, Learn and Market, 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, Potwin Presbyterian Church, 400 S.W. Washburn. Information: Meg, firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Kansas goes to War. A 100 year look back at how Kansans prepared for and fought in the World War One,” by Master Sgt. Jeremy Byers, adjutant general’s public affairs staff, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 30, Trinity Lutheran Church, 401 Cheyenne, Holton. Tickets: $25 at Denison State Bank, 421 New York, Holton, or mail a check to: Jackson County Historical Society, 216 New York Ave., Holton, KS 66436. Checks will be acknowledged via email and tickets will be held at the door. Deadline for ticket purchase: Friday, March 24. Meal before program. Event will include presentation of colors, a drum line and display of WWI memorabilia.
France!, interactive conversation all about France, taught by Lauren Taylor with the Lawrence Library, 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 30, The Lawrence Laboratory, 745 New Hampshire St., Lawrence. Cost $13.
The Other Side: A Liberal Democrat Explores Conservative America, 7 p.m. Thursday, March 30, the Dole Institute, 2350 Petefish Drive, Lawrence. Documentary filmmaker Joe McGovern started with a question: “Is the source of our political anger with others caused, in part, by a lack of understanding?” The result is his film “The Other Side,” documenting his travels across the U.S. and candid interviews with conservative Americans. Free and open to the public. Information: www.doleinstitute.org.
Valley Park Neighborhood Meeting, 7 p.m. March 30, KNI, 3107 S.W. 21st St. Speaker: LaToya Martinez from Neighborhood Dept. will explain SeeFlixTopeka (used to be known as e311).
Coffee with a Cop, hosted by Topeka Police Department, 9:30 to 11 a.m. Friday, March 31, Chick-fil-A, 1625 S.W. Wananaker.
Wildcat Safety Stand Down aviation seminar, 4 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, March 31, College Center Conference Room at Kansas State Polytechnic, 2310 Centennial Road, Salina. Cost: $50 per person. Proceeds from the event will assist the Kansas State Polytechnic Flight Team with its trip to nationals in May. Information: 826-2633 or email@example.com.
St. Theresa’s annual Fish Fry, 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 31, St. Theresa Catholic Church, 310 Oak St., Perry. Cost: $9 adults, $4 for children 10 and younger. Carry-out dinners available. Silent auction. Information: 597-5558.
SOS 5th annual Hope-A-Palooza, 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday, March 31, Emporia State University Memorial Union Black and Gold Ballroom, 1200 Commercial St., Emporia. Tickets: $50 each. Fast Times, entertainment band, 8:30 p.m. Concert only tickets: $25 each and can be purchased at Gravel City Roasters or Granada Coffee Company in Emporia. Information: Taumi Boyce, community relations coordinator, (620) 343-8799 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
First Saturday Breakfast Buffet, 7:30 to 10 a.m. Saturday, April 1, Shawnee Heights United Methodist Church, 6020 S.E. 44th, Tecumseh. Freewill offering for breakfast. Handmade crafts available for purchase.
SCORE Small Business Roundtable Workshop, 8 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday, April 1, Washburn Tech (Building A-East, Room AE153), 5724 S.W. Huntoon. SCORE counselors will meet with anyone interested in starting a business or the challenges facing a business. Free. Information: 234-3049.
Great Plains Theatre “Art on Stage,” 9 a.m. Saturday, April 1, Great Plains Theatre, 401 Cottage Ave., Abilene. Cost: $40. Information: 263-4574.
Brick Road Tumblers Car Show, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 1, Broadway St., Cottonwood Falls.
Topeka Acoustic Music Jam, 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 1, Live Music Institute, 5224 S.W. 17th. Information: 286-0227 or email@example.com.
Topeka Crochet Guild, 1:30 p.m. Sunday, April 2, Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, 1515 S.W. 10th. Information: 267-5404.
“Not the Last Butterfly” documentary screening and discussion, 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 2, Eisenhower Visitors Center Auditorium, 200 S.E. 4th St., Abilene. Information: 263-6700. Free.Topeka Garden Council, 9 a.m. Monday, April 3, Ward-Meade Historic Site (Preston Hale Room), 124 N.W. Fillmore.
Brass septet Mnozil Brass will present a show blending original compositions with classical favorites, jazz standards and popular hits, 4 p.m. Sunday, April 2, McCain Auditorium at Kansas State University, 1501 Goldstein Cir., Manhattan. Tickets $14.50-$59; available at k-state.edu/mccain, at the box office or 532-6428.
Medicare Mondays, 1 to 3 p.m. Monday, April 3, Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library (Menninger Room 206), 1515 S.W. 10th. Senior Health Insurance Counseling for Kansas (SHICK) program will teach, answer questions and give unbiased counseling for Kansas Medicare beneficiaries and their friends and family. Information: 580-4545 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Foundation for Aeronautical Education Radio Controlled Aircraft, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 3, Philip Billard Municipal Airport Terminal Building (Room 4), 3600 N.E. Sardou. Public welcome. Information: Greg, email@example.com.
Sunrise Optimist Club, 6:30 a.m., Optimist Club Activity Building, 720 N.W. 50th. Guest Speaker: Topeka Police Officer Robbie Sachs, on Kaw River Adventures. Guests welcome. Information: Gary Slimmer, 246-1291.
Association of Retired Kansas Highway Employees (KDOT retirees), 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 4, Coyote Canyon, 1251 Ashworth Place.
Ronald Reagan’s 1968 Dress Rehearsal, 3 p.m Tuesday, April 4, the Dole Institute, 2350 Petefish Drive, Lawrence. Author Gene Kopelson shares the story of Ronald Reagan’s first quest for the presidency in the late 1960s. Mentored by Dwight D. Eisenhower and opposed politically by Robert Kennedy, Reagan’s first major foray into presidential politics set the tone for his future candidacies — and eventual victory. This program will include a book sale and signing.
Northeast Kansas Business Networking Group, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill, 5928 S.W. 17th. Information: Patrick Anderson, 608-6561.
Ostomy Support Group, 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, St. Francis Health, 1700 S.W. 7th. Information: Teresa 295-5555 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Healing After Loss to Suicide (HEALS), Topeka Area, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, Stormont-Vail HealthCare (Pozez Building), 1505 S.W. 8th. Support group for family and friends who have lost someone to suicide. Information: Sandy, 249-3792 or email@example.com.
Topeka Camera Club, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, 1515 S.W. 10th. Guests interested in learning more about photography welcome. Information:www.topekacameraclub.org.
Fossil Special Interest Group, 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, Baker’s Dozen, 4310 S.W. 21st. Information: LHenderson85@gmail.com.
American Legion Post 1, 5:45 p.m. Sundays and Tuesdays, American Legion Post 1, 3800 S.E. Michigan. Information: 267-1923 or http://capitolpostone.org.
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 www.topekanorthpost400.org.
AmericanLegionBingo, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, 299 Huron Blvd., Marysville.
Arab Shrine Temple, 6:25 p.m. Fridays, Arab Shrine Temple, 1305 S. Kansas Ave. Information: 234-5656 or http://on.fb.me/1MbkzPZ.
Eagles Bingo, 1 p.m. Sundays, Eagles Lodge 2941 Fremont. Doors open 11 a.m. snack bar, noon. Information 266-7307.
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.
VFW Philip Billard Post 1650, 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 to $30. Information: 235-9073 or www.vfw1650.com.
Washburn Rural High School class of 1967 50th reunion, Friday and Saturday, May 5-6. Friday, Meet and Greet at Capital Plaza Hotel lobby, 1717 S.W. Topeka Blvd.; Saturday, WRHS Annual Dinner at WRHS High School, 5900 S.W. 61st St. Facebook page Washburn Rural High Class of 1967. Information: Lynda (Freeman) Wales, (803) 609-8706 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Overbrook Rural High School Alumni Banquet, Saturday, May 27, Overbrook United Methodist Church, 1005 Maple St., Overbrook, 11 a.m., Social Gathering, and 12:30 p.m., Banquet and Program. Information: email@example.com or 350-2213.
Highland Park High School class of 1967 50th reunion, Sept. 1-3. Information: Cheryl Herman, Sylvester2009cat@gmail.com.
Topeka High School class of 1967 50th reunion, Sept. 22-23. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ida Stover Eisenhower Memorial Quilt Show, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 22-26, Dickinson County Heritage Center, 412 S. Campbell, Abilene. Cost: $4. Information: 263-2681.
President Trump: The First 100 Days (Spring Discussion Group series), 4 p.m. March 29; April 5, 19, 26; and May 3, Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas, 2350 Petefish Drive, Lawrence. Fresh off a dramatic election season, KU alumni Henry “C.J.” Jackson (POLITICO) and Johanna Maska (former White House director of press advance) will examine and interpret the first 100 days of the Trump administration as they happen. Jackson and Maska will welcome a who’s-who of Washington insiders and reporters to explore a complex season in U.S. politics. Free and open to the public. Information: www.doleinstitute.org.
Young Aviators Education Classes, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 22-23, Combat Air Museum, Topeka Regional Airport at Forbes Field, 7016 S.E. Forbes Ave. The four day sessions for ages 8 to 12 years will cover different subjects of aviation. Register by March 15. Cost: $50. Information: Nelson Hinman Jr., office manager, 862-3303, email email@example.com, or visit www.combatairmuseum.org/education.html.
Meet the Makers, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 22-24, Flint Hills Discovery Center, 315 S. 3rd St., Manhattan. Interact with local crafters and artisans who will be demonstrating their work in the atrium on the first floor. Come see crafts like woodturning, watercolor painting, Henna body art, live pottery making and more. This event is free and open to the public. Those wishing to explore the exhibits beyond the atrium must pay a general admission fee. Information: 587-2726.
Jam Session, 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, March 23, Marysville Legion.
Topeka Antique Dealers Association Spring Antique & Collectible Show, March 24-25, Capitol Plaza Hotel, Sunflower Ballroom in Maner Conference Center, 1717 S.W. Topeka Blvd., 5 to 8 p.m. Friday Night Sneak Peek, admission $3 per person; from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, admission free. Information: Junior, 633-3743 or Michele, 862-8850.
Topeka Literacy Council Volunteer Tutor Training, from 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Saturday, March 25, and Saturday, April 1, Doorstep Building, 1119 S.W. 10th Ave. Tutors work with individuals who want to improve their reading and writing skills. Cost: $25 (workshop materials). The workshop is a two-day workshop, and attendance is required on both days. Information and registration by Friday, March 17: 234-2806 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
MARFA Texas: Collections, curated by Suzie Aron and Kenny Johnson, through March 26, The Volland Store, 24098 Volland Road, eight miles southwest of Alma, on Old K-10 Highway, then ¼ mile south on Volland Road. Information: thevollandstore.com.
Mike Fluent, an artist from Wayne, Neb., will display some of his creations at the Lee Dam Center for Fine Art, Marysville, through Sunday, March 26. A reception to meet Fluent will also be held, 1 to 3 p.m. Refreshments served. The art center is open 4 to 6 p.m. Thursdays; from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays; and 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays.
The 51st Year of Touring Book Show, University Press of Kansas Hosts: Association of American University Presses Book, Jacket, and Journal Show, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 27 through April 7, 2502 Westbrooke Cir., Lawrence. Information: http://www.kansaspress.ku.edu.
The Cold Weather Rule, designed to help Kansans, who are behind on their utility payments avoid disconnection during the winter months, through March 31. Any residential customer with a past due balance will qualify for payment arrangements under the rule. It is the customer’s responsibility to contact the gas or electric company to make those arrangements. Information: http://kcc.ks.gov/pi/cwr_english.htm.
Spring Thrift Sale, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, March 31, and from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 1, University United Methodist Church, 17th and College Ave. Information: 235-2331.
Trash and Treasure Sale, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 31 and April 1, Brewster Place, 1205 S.W. 29th St., Lower Lever.
Faces of Change — Inmate Portraits by Nick Vedros, Washburn University Mulvane Art Museum, 1700 S.W. College Ave., through April 1.
Washburn University Student Exhibition Reception and Announcement of Awards, showings through April 1, Washburn University Mulvane Art Museum, 1700 S.W. College Ave.
“Chisholm Trail and the Cowtown that Raised a President” Exhibit, April 1, through May 31, 2018, Eisenhower Presidential Library & Museum, 200 S.E. 4th St., Abilene. Information: 263-6700.
Aldersgate Village will offer a three-part book discussion series, 3 p.m. Sunday, April 2, on “That’s Funny: Books That Make Us Laugh,” Aldersgate Village, 7220 S.W. Asbury Drive. “I’m a Stranger Here Myself,” by Bill Bryson. To check out books and information: Janet McClanahan, 478-9440, Ext. 4812, or send e-mail to email@example.com.
Friday Fish Fry, 4 to 7 p.m. through April 7, Sacred Heart Catholic Church Hall, 312 N.E. Freeman Ave. Adults, $8.50; 12 and younger, $4. Fish or shrimp. Take-out available, 234-6727. Information: SacredHeartStJosephCatholic.org.
Out of the Flint Hills, Works in Ceramic and Oil by Dale Hartley, showing through mid-April, Beauchamp’s, 3113 S.W. Huntoon. Information: 233-0300 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
GriefShare grief recovery seminar and support group, each Monday for 13 weeks, 6:30 to 8 p.m. through May 1, Topeka Baptist Church, upper building, 4500 S.W. Gage Blvd. GriefShare features nationally recognized experts on grief recovery topics. 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 email@example.com.
“John Steuart Curry: Mapping the Early Career,” through May 13, Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art, 701 Beach Ln., Manhattan.
Walk Kansas, celebrate healthy living, through May 13. Team captain can register a team of six online: www.walkkansas.org, or contact a local office for a team packet.
Captured: The Extraordinary Adventures of Colonel Hughes exhibit, through May 28, Kansas Museum of History, 6425 S.W. 6th. Special exhibit highlights one man’s experience — James Clark Hughes, who was born in Topeka in 1888 — in WWI and WWII. Information: http://bit.ly/27F7fQA or 272-8681.
A new exhibit at Emporia State University honors student, staff and faculty veterans, “WWI and the Memorial Union: Honoring Veterans, Serving Students,” curated by ESU Special Collection and Archives and showcases students, staff and faculty who served from the Spanish-American War through current conflicts in the Middle East. On display on the first floor of White Library, 1 Kellogg Cir., Emporia, through July.
“Eisenhower and the Great War” Exhibit, through March 1, 2018, Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum, 200 S.E. 4th St., Abilene. Information: 263-6700.
Topeka Salvation Army free hot meal, 4 to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and sack lunch Friday, 1320 S.E. 6th St.
Topeka Healing Rooms, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays, and 3 to 5 p.m. Thursdays, Tree of Life, 335 S.W. Jackson. Affiliated with the International Association of Healing Rooms. Information: 221-6589.
Midland Care offers grief support for all ages, including children and teenagers. Information: 232-2044.