Here’s what’s happening in Northeast Kansas this weekend

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If staying in and watching football all weekend isn’t your thing, there’s plenty of events for you to choose from this weekend.

Friday:

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Johnny Kaw statue in Manhattan City Park
  • Washburn Volleyball
    • Washburn is taking on Fort Hays State University at 6:00 p.m. in Lee Arena.
  • Emporia State Volleyball
    • The Hornets take on Nebraska Kearney at 7:00 p.m. in White Auditorium.
  • High School Football
    • KSNT Game of the Week: Perry-Lecompton vs. Sabetha
  • The Ladies Foursome
    • The Topeka Civic Theatre & Academy is showing “The Ladies Foursome” throughout September.
    • Showtime is from 6:00-9:00 p.m.
“The Ladies Foursome” at the Topeka Civic Theatre
Photo From: Keith “The Spotted Guy” Horinek
  • Little Apple Car Show/BBQ
    • The event benefits the Manhattan-based No Stone Unturned Foundation.
    • The festival opens to the public at 6:00 p.m. beginning with a BBQ buffet dinner.
    • The beer tent opens at 6:30 p.m. and Casi Joy, a former contestant of “The Voice”, will take the stage at 8:00 p.m.
  • Washburn sing & dance-a-long
    • The Washburn University theatre department will host a sing-and dance-a-long event featuring a screening of “The Greatest Showman.”
    • This will start at 7:30 p.m. in the University Theatre at Garvey Fine Arts Center. Concessions will be available.
    • You’re encouraged to wear your circus attire.

Saturday:

  • Threshing Bee
    • The McClouth festival continues with Breakfast by Methodist Church from 7:30-9:30 a.m.
    • Live entertainment starts at 1:00 p.m.
  • TopCon Pop Expo
    • The annual TopCon Pop Expo was moved to Exhibition Hall of the Stormont Vail Events Center.
    • It will be from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
The TopCon Pop Expo will be from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Fort Riley Fall Apple Day
    • The free Fall Apple Day Festival returns to Fort Riley from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    • There will be helicopter & tank displays, kid-friendly activities and more.
  • Flint Hills Praisefest
    • Free Christian Music Festival in Manhattan
    • Tenth Avenue North will perform at 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • NE KS Blue Sky Squadron RC Air Show
    • The free RC Airshow runs from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at 4535 SE 69th Rd. in Berryton.
    • Concessions will be available on site.
  • Quilting With the Stars
    • More than 170 quilts will be displayed at the Kansas Capital Quilters Guild annual quilt show.
    • This will be from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Women’s Club, 5221 SW West Dr. in Topeka.
    • Admission is $6.
  • Fall Swap Meet
    • Heartland Motorsports Park is holding its Fall Swap Meet & Car Corral.
    • General Admission is $5 per person.
  • Kansas Children’s Discovery Center Kenya author
    • In collaboration with the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center’s new exhibit, “Kenya’s Kids,” the center will host an author who wrote a nonfiction children’s book about a Kenyan woman.
    • Jen Cullerton Johnson will share her book and sign books at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at the center.
  • Blind Tiger pop-up
    • From now until Oct. 6th, the Blind Tiger Brewery & Restaurant is having a Pop-Up Oktoberfest Celebration.
    • Six German Beer Styles will be on tap and German food specials will be featured.
  • Paws for Adoption Day
    • Helping Hands Humane Society in Topeka is hoping to give their animals a loving home with their Paws for Adoption Day event.
    • The first $700 worth of adoption fees will be sponsored. Dog adoptions will be $75 and $25 for cat adoptions.
    • HHHS opens at 11:30 a.m.
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The Paws for Adoption event will start at 11:00 a.m.
  • Washburn Football
    • The 1-1 Ichabods kickoff against Fort Hays State (0-2) is at 1:00 p.m.
  • Emporia State Football – Family Day
    • The Hornets (1-1) host Nebraska Kearney (1-1) at 2:00 p.m. at Welch Stadium.
  • KU Football – Family Day
    • The Jayhawks (2-1) take on the West Virginia Mountaineers at 3:30 p.m. at Memorial Stadium.
  • Jazz & Food Truck Festival
    • The festival will now be held at the Topeka Performing Arts Center due to rain chances.
    • This will be from 3:30-9:30 p.m.
  • Washburn Volleyball
    • After watching Washburn football, head on over to Lee Arena to watch the volleyball team take on Nebraska Kearney at 6:00 p.m.
  • The Ladies Foursome
    • The Topeka Civic Theatre & Academy is showing “The Ladies Foursome” throughout September.
    • Showtime is from 6:00-9:00 p.m.
  • Movie Nites in NOTO
    • The North Topeka Arts District is holding its “Movie Nites in NOTO” between the 800 and 900 blocks of North Kansas Ave.
    • “Aquaman” will be screened at 8:00 p.m.
    • Bring your chairs, blankets or beanbags. Popcorn and some concessions will be available by NOTOMA.

Sunday:

  • Threshing Bee
  • TopCon Pop Expo
    • The annual TopCon Pop Expo was moved to Exhibition Hall of the Stormont Vail Events Center.
    • It will be from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Junction City church’s 160th Anniversary
    • Junction City’s oldest and first church, The Episcopal Church of the Covenant, will turn 160.
    • It will celebrate with a worship service at 10:00 a.m. followed by a celebration lunch.
  • Quilting with the Stars
    • More than 170 quilts will be displayed at the Kansas Capital Quilters Guild annual quilt show.
    • This will be from noon to 5:00 p.m. at the Women’s Club, 5221 SW West Dr. in Topeka.
    • Admission is $6.
  • Combat Air Museum free admission
    • The Combat Air Museum is hosting an event featuring Marine Vietnam Veteran, John Musgrave.
    • Free admission will be from noon to 4:00 p.m. The presentation starts at 2:00 p.m.
  • Topeka Sizzlers tryouts
  • Washburn MOSAIC Concert
    • The Washburn University Music Department is having its free annual MOSAIC Concert at 3:00 p.m.
    • This will be in White Concert Hall on Washburn’s campus.
  • Topeka Zoo Explorer Post
    • The Jayhawk Area Council is working with the Topeka Zoo to form a way for teenagers to learn about the zoological field.
    • An informational open house will be from 2:00-3:30 p.m. at the Topeka Zoo and Conservation Center.
  • The Ladies Foursome
    • The Topeka Civic Theatre & Academy is showing “The Ladies Foursome” throughout September.
    • Showtime is from 6:00-9:00 p.m.
  • Washburn Soccer vs. Emporia State
    • The Ichabods host the Hornets at 2:00 p.m. for the first Turnpike Tussle of the year.
  • 2019 Kansas Senior Games
    • The Kansas Senior Games are the state’s own multi-sport competition for ages 50+ and includes events such as pickleball and track & field.
    • This will be from 7:00-10:00 p.m. at 420 SE 6th Ave. in Topeka.
  • Reading with Prairie Land Dogs
    • Grab your favorite book and read to these special dogs.
    • You can do so at the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library from 2:00-3:00 p.m.

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