Weekend Outlook: What’s happening around northeast Kansas the last weekend of September

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KSNT News is bringing back something that was halted when the coronavirus pandemic started to hit our area: the Weekend Outlook! Here we’ll provide a list of events you can be a part of in-person (socially distant, of course) or virtually.


FRIDAY, Sept. 25

  • Voter Registration Drive
    • Shawnee Commissioner of Elections is holding a voter registration drive this weekend at the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library.
    • Friday’s times are 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    • The deadline to register to vote is Tuesday, Oct. 13.
  • Blind Tiger Oktoberfest
    • For 10 days, you can celebrate Oktoberfest with the Blind Tiger Brewery & Restaurant during its Pop-Up Celebration.
    • You can celebrate with German Beer, German Food, German Decorations and German Music.
  • Midland Care Celebration Walk
    • The annual Midland Care Celebration Walk is virtual this year. People can watch the livestream via the Celebration Walk Facebook Group.
    • The preshow starts at 7:45 p.m. The reading of the names starts at 8:45 p.m.
  • Friday Night Football
    • Topeka High at Manhattan
    • Topeka West at Seaman
    • Oskaloosa at Silver Lake
    • Junction City at Washburn Rural
    • Sabetha at Holton

SATURDAY, Sept. 26

  • Rome Sweet Rome
    • Christ The King’s annual event is going virtual, some in-person and online options to benefit the church and early education center.
    • Two in-person options include a 5K run at 8 a.m., and an outdoor drive-in mass at 4:30 p.m.
    • Some online opportunities include a virtual rosary and online auction items.
    • You can find the full details on the church’s Facebook page.
  • Blind Tiger Oktoberfest
    • For 10 days, you can celebrate Oktoberfest with the Blind Tiger Brewery & Restaurant during its Pop-Up Celebration.
    • You can celebrate with German Beer, German Food, German Decorations and German Music.
  • Voter Registration Drive
    • Shawnee Commissioner of Elections is holding a voter registration drive this weekend at the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library.
    • Saturday’s times are 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    • The deadline to register to vote is Tuesday, Oct. 13.
Shawnee Commissioner of Elections is holding a voter registration drive this weekend at the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library.
  • K-State Football at Oklahoma
    • The Wildcats will travel to Norman to take on the Sooners. Kickoff will start at 11 a.m.
    • You can catch the game on FOX 43 KTMJ.
  • KU Football at Baylor
    • The Jayhawks will travel to Waco to take on the Bears. Kickoff will start at 6:30 p.m.
    • You can catch the came on ESPNU.
  • Carbondale’s Community Night
    • In place of the annual Carbondale Fall Festival, the Carbondale Lions Club is holding a scaled-back version called Carbondale’s Community Night.
    • From 5-9 p.m., people can enjoy a car show, vendor booths, food trucks and a band/street dance.
    • More details can be found here.

SUNDAY, Sept. 27

  • T-Rell Shoe Giveaway
    • Local musician and Topeka native T-Rell is giving away 300 pairs of new shoes to kids in the community.
    • The giveaway is happening from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Evergy Plaza in downtown Topeka.
  • Blind Tiger Oktoberfest
    • For 10 days, you can celebrate Oktoberfest with the Blind Tiger Brewery & Restaurant during its Pop-Up Celebration.
    • You can celebrate with German Beer, German Food, German Decorations and German Music.
  • Voter Registration Drive
    • Shawnee Commissioner of Elections is holding a voter registration drive this weekend at the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library.
    • Sunday’s times are noon to 5 p.m.
    • The deadline to register to vote is Tuesday, Oct. 13.
  • Take Back Oakland
    • A resident of Topeka’s Oakland neighborhood organized a community meeting to come up with a plan to get their neighborhood back to the quiet and safe neighborhood he moved into.
    • Anyone in the neighborhood can attend the meeting at 3 p.m. outside of the Oakland Community Center.

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

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