Things to do in northeast Kansas the last weekend of February

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FRIDAY, Feb. 28

  • Washburn Softball
    • The Washburn softball team will host Rockhurst University at 10:30 a.m. at the Washburn Softball Complex.
  • K-State Women’s Tennis
    • The K-State Women’s Tennis team hosts Southern Methodist University at 11 a.m. at the Mike Goss Tennis Stadium.
  • Emporia State Softball
    • The Emporia State softball team will have a doubleheader Friday.
    • The first game will be against the University of Sioux Falls at 12:30 at Washburn University in Topeka.
    • The second game will be against the University of Missouri-St. Louis at 3 p.m. at the Hummer Sports Park in Topeka.
  • K-State Baseball
    • The K-State baseball team will have a double-header featuring Fairleigh Dickinson.
    • The first game starts at 2 p.m. at Tointon Family Stadium. The second game will start 30 minutes after the first game ends.
  • Emporia State Baseball
    • The Emporia State Baseball team will host Missouri Southern State University at 2 p.m. at Trusler Sports Complex.
  • Washburn Baseball
    • The Washburn Baseball team hosts Missouri Western State University at 3 p.m. at Falley Field in Topeka.
  • Manhattan Public Library Annual Book Sale
    • The Manhattan Public Library is hosting its annual book sale this weekend.
    • Manhattan Library Association members will get a special preview night from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
    • New memberships will be sold at the door, starting at $10 per person, $15 for families and $25 for organizations.
  • Arab Shrine Circus
    • One of the longest-running circuses in the United States is back in Topeka for the 81st year.
    • The first show will be at 7 p.m. at the Stormont Vail Events Center.
    • If you stop by, you’ll see some familiar faces from KSNT News as the Ring Master.
  • Kansas Silent Film Festival
    • Washburn University and the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library are hosting the Kansas Silent Film Festival.
    • This will be from 7-10 p.m. Friday, and all day Saturday at White Concert Halla at Southwest 17th & Jewell.
    • Admission is free. You can find more information about the festival HERE.
  • Washburn Wind Ensemble
    • Enjoy an evening of music from the Washburn University Wind Ensemble.
    • This will be from 7:30-8:30 p.m. at White Concert Hall.

SATURDAY, Feb. 29 – Leap Day

  • Clothing Closet
    • The Topeka Free Methodist Church is holding its Clothing Closet from 9 a.m. to noon at 3450 SE Indiana Ave.
    • The Clothing Closet offers free clothing and small household items.
  • Manhattan Public Library Annual Book Sale
    • The Manhattan Public Library is hosting its annual book sale this weekend.
    • It’s open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and from 1-3:30 p.m. Sunday.
    • All of the money raised will go to help fund library programs.
  • Leap, Launch, Learn
    • The Kansas Children’s Discovery Center invites you to celebrate Leap Day with “leap” and “launch” themed activities.
    • This will be from 10:30-11 a.m., 1:30-2 p.m. and 3:30-4 p.m. at 4400 SW 10th Ave. in Topeka.
  • Washburn Softball
    • The Washburn softball team will host a doubleheader Saturday, starting with the University of Minnesota Crookston at 10:30 a.m. at Washburn Softball Complex.
    • The Ichabods will then go on to play the University of Missouri-St. Louis at approximately 12:30 p.m.
  • Emporia State Tennis
    • Both the Emporia State men’s and women’s tennis teams will host William Jewell College at noon at EHS Courts.
  • Men’s Basketball Sunflower Showdown
    • KU and K-State will face each other in the second round of the Sunflower Showdown.
    • Tipoff starts at 12:30 p.m. in Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan.
    • The last time these two teams faced each other, the game ended in a brawl.
KU and K-State will face each other Saturday for the first time since the Jan. 21st brawl.
  • Emporia State Softball
    • The Emporia State softball team will have a doubleheader Saturday in Topeka.
    • The first game will be at 12:30 p.m. against St. Cloud State University at Hummer Sports Park.
    • The second game will start at 2:30 p.m. against Rockhurst University.
  • Washburn Baseball
    • The Washburn baseball team will host Missouri Western State University at 1 p.m. at Falley Field.
  • Emporia State Basketball
    • The Emporia State women’s basketball team will host Rogers State University at 1:30 p.m. in White Auditorium.
    • The men’s game will start at approximately 3:30 p.m.
  • Emporia State Baseball
    • The Emporia State baseball team will host Missouri Southern State University at 2 p.m. at Trusler Sports Complex.
  • Arab Shrine Circus
    • One of the longest-running circuses in the United States is back in Topeka for the 81st year.
    • The two Saturday shows are at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m.
    • If you stop by, you’ll see some familiar faces from KSNT News as the Ring Master.
  • K-State Baseball
    • The K-State baseball team will host Fairleigh Dickinson at 4 p.m. at Tointon Family Stadium.
  • KU Women’s Basketball
    • The KU women’s basketball team will host Oklahoma State at 5 p.m. in Allen Fieldhouse.
  • KU Women’s Soccer
    • The KU women’s soccer team will host Omaha at 6 p.m. at Rock Chalk Park.
  • Brownstone Leap Year Party
    • The Brownstone is throwing a 90’s themed party to celebrate Leap Year.
    • Tickets are $10.
    • This will be from 8 p.m. to midnight at 4020 NW 25th St. in Topeka.

SUNDAY, March 1

  • Emporia State Softball
    • The Emporia State softball team will play a doubleheader in Topeka on Sunday.
    • The first game will be against the University of Minnesota Crookston at 9 a.m. at Hummer Sports Park.
    • The second game will start at 1 p.m. against Southwest Minnesota State University at Washburn Softball Complex.
  • Manhattan Public Library Annual Book Sale
    • The Manhattan Public Library is hosting its annual book sale this weekend.
    • It’s open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and from 1-3:30 p.m. Sunday.
    • All of the money raised will go to help fund library programs.
  • Washburn Softball
    • The Washburn Softball team will host Southwest Minnesota State University at 11 a.m. at Washburn Softball Complex.
  • Emporia State Baseball
    • The Emporia State baseball team will host Missouri Southern State University at noon at Trusler Sports Complex.
  • Arab Shrine Circus
    • One of the longest-running circuses in the United States is back in Topeka for the 81st year.
    • The two Sunday shows are at 12:30 and 5:30 p.m.
    • If you stop by, you’ll see some familiar faces from KSNT News as the Ring Master.
  • Washburn Baseball
    • The Washburn baseball team will host Missouri Western State University at 1 p.m. at Falley Field.
  • Bark For Life
    • The American Cancer Society’s annual Bark for Life fundraiser will be held from 1-4 p.m. at Camo Cross Dog Training in Topeka.
    • The event includes dog demonstrations, pet vendors, a silent auction and other pet-friendly activities.
    • You can register HERE or at the event.
  • Topeka Symphony Youth Ensemble
    • The Topeka Symphony Youth Ensembles will present their spring semester concert at 3 p.m. at Washburn University’s White Concert Hall.
    • Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for students.

To see a full calendar of events, check out our KSNT Local Calendar.

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