Things to do the first weekend of March in northeast Kansas

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FRIDAY, March 6

  • Emporia State Softball
    • The Emporia State softball team will host a doubleheader Friday against Pittsburg State University at Trusler Sports Complex.
    • The first game will start at 2 p.m., with the second game starting at approximately 4 p.m.
  • KU Baseball
    • The KU baseball team will host Indiana State at 3 p.m. at Hoglund Ballpark in Lawrence.
  • Emporia State Baseball
    • The Emporia State baseball team will host Northwest Missouri State University at 4 p.m. at Trusler Sports Complex.
  • KU Softball
    • The KU softball team will host a doubleheader on Friday at Arrocha Ballpark in Lawrence.
    • The first game will start at 4 p.m. against Wichita State. The second game will immediately follow at approximately 6:30 p.m. against Drake.
  • Friday Night Gaming
    • Get your game on at the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library.
    • The library will provide the consoles, controllers and games starting at 4:30 p.m.
Get your game on at the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library with Friday Night Gaming.
  • NOTO Arts District Ribbon Cuttings
    • The NOTO Arts and Entertainment District will welcome two new businesses at the First Friday Art Walk.
    • A ribbon-cutting for Couture 785 Arts will be at 5:45 p.m. at 907 N Kansas Ave. in Topeka. Then just next door, the second ribbon cutting will welcome Arts Connect at 6 p.m.
  • MIAA Tournament
    • The Washburn men’s basketball team will face Missouri Western at 6 p.m. at Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City.
  • Capital City Carnage
    • Drivers from all across North America will be back in Topeka for the 5th annual Capital City Carnage Demolition Derby.
    • The two-day event starts at 7 p.m. Friday at the Stormont Vail Events Center.
    • Adult general admission tickets start at $23.
Photo by Keith Horinek

SATURDAY, March 7

  • Hoyt Church Breakfast Fundraiser
    • The Hoyt United Methodist Church is holding its annual community breakfast fundraiser to support the Community Ministries of Hoyt United Methodist Men’s Group.
    • This will be from 7-10 a.m. at 405 Highland Ave. in Hoyt.
  • Riley County Fire Volunteer Breakfast
    • The Riley County Fire District is looking to recruit volunteers with a biscuit and gravy breakfast at 8 a.m. at the Randolph VFW.
    • Volunteers will be on hand to talk about their roles. The interested public is welcome to attend this breakfast.
  • Tree Care Academy
    • Wellnitz Tree Care is holding a one-day class in Topeka for those interested in becoming a professional arborist or a homeowner interested in developing their tree care skills.
    • This will be from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Crestview Park Shelter House at 4901 SW Shunga Dr. in Topeka.
    • A $15 registration fee will cover your lunch. For more information or to register call (785) 379-1302, email: wellnitztreecare.com or go to their website.
  • City of Topeka Budget Engagement
    • The City of Topeka’s Finance Department invites you to learn more about the 2021 Budget with a workshop.
    • A meeting will be held from 10-11 a.m. in Marvin Auditorium at the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library.
  • Gage Park Mini Train
    • The Gage Park Mini-Train and Carousel will open for Spring Break on Saturday, March 7.
    • After Spring Break, the rides will open weekends only until Memorial Day weekend when they reopen seven days a week.
    • Tickets are $2 per person. The rides are available from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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The Gage Park Mini-Train and Carousel will open for Spring Break on Saturday, March 7.
  • Emporia State Tennis
    • The Emporia State men’s and women’s tennis teams will host Ottawa University at 11 a.m. at the Emporia High School Courts.
  • Emporia State Softball
    • The Emporia State softball team will host a doubleheader against Missouri Southern State University at Trusler Sports Complex.
    • The first game will start at noon, with the second game starting at approximately 2 p.m.
  • Washburn Softball
    • The Washburn Softball team will host a doubleheader against Pittsburg State University at the Washburn Softball Complex.
    • The first game will start at 1 p.m., with the second game starting at approximately 3 p.m.
  • KU Softball
    • The KU softball team will host a doubleheader Saturday.
    • The first game will be against UMKC at 1:30 p.m at Arrocha Ballpark. The Jayhawks will then play Drake at 4 p.m.
  • KU Baseball
    • The KU baseball team will host Indiana State at 2 p.m. at Hoglund Ballpark.
  • Emporia State Baseball
    • The Emporia State baseball team will host Northwest Missouri State University at 2 p.m. at Trusler Sports Complex.
  • MIAA Tournament
    • The Emporia State women’s basketball team will face the winner of Nebraska-Kearney/Missouri Western at 2:15 p.m. at Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City.
    • If the Washburn men’s basketball team wins Friday’s game, they will face the winner of Northwest Missouri/Lincoln at 6 p.m. at Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City.
  • K-State Men’s Basketball
    • The K-State men’s basketball team will celebrate its seniors at the last home game of the season. The Wildcats host Iowa State at 3 p.m. at Bramlage Coliseum.
  • Capital City Carnage
    • Drivers from all across North America will be back in Topeka for the 5th annual Capital City Carnage Demolition Derby.
    • The two-day event wraps up at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Stormont Vail Events Center.
    • Adult general admission tickets start at $23.

SUNDAY, March 8

DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME BEGINS

  • Emporia State Baseball
    • The Emporia State baseball team will host Northwest Missouri State University at noon at Trusler Sports Complex.
  • MIAA Tournament
    • If they win Saturday’s game, the Emporia State women’s basketball team will play in the Championship at 1 p.m. at Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City.
    • If the Washburn men’s basketball team wins Friday and Saturday’s games, they’ll play in the Championship at 3:15 p.m. at Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City.
  • KU Baseball
    • The KU baseball team will host Indiana State at 1 p.m. at Hoglund Ballpark.
  • KU Softball
    • The KU softball team will host Wichita State at 1:30 p.m. at Arrocha Ballpark.
  • Women’s Basketball Sunflower Showdown
    • The KU women’s basketball team will travel to Manhattan to take on K-State for the second edition of the Sunflower Showdown.
    • Tipoff is set for 2 p.m. in Bramlage Coliseum.
The KU women’s basketball team will travel to Manhattan to take on K-State for the Sunflower Showdown.

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

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