This weekend is packed full of things to do in northeast Kansas

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If you don’t have any plans this weekend, there’s plenty of things you can add to your calendar.

Friday, October 18

  • Meals for Mental Health
    • Texas Roadhouse is hosting a benefit lunch for Family Service & Guidance Center. This runs from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
    • Tickets are $17 and can be bought here.
  • Mexican Food Sale
    • If you’re craving some Mexican food, Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish has you covered.
    • The food will be available from 11:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Emporia State Soccer
    • The Hornets host the University of Central Oklahoma.
    • The match is set to start at 3:00 p.m.
  • NOTO Fall Festival
    • The annual NOTO Fall Fun Fest will double as a fundraiser for the Topeka Rescue Mission.
    • You can participate in carnival games, pumpkin decorating and more.
    • This runs from 4:00-9:00 p.m. in the North Topeka Arts District.
  • Library Media Sale
    • Members of the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library can shop books, DVDs and more at the media sale.
    • Memberships are available at the door or in the Chandler Booktique.
    • This runs from 5:00-8:00 p.m. in Marvin Auditorium.
  • Grape Escape
    • The Topeka Performing Arts Center and Hazel Hill Chocolate are teaming up for the annual Grape Escape Festival.
    • You can sample wine, bourbon and beer while tasting hors d’oeuvres and chocolate.
    • The event starts at 6:00 p.m. Tickets are sold out, but you can still participate in their online auction.
  • Washburn Volleyball
    • The Ichabods host the University of Central Missouri at 6:00 p.m.
    • First serve is set for 6:00 p.m. in Lee Arena.
  • Washburn Soccer
    • The women’s soccer team hosts Newman University at 6:00 p.m at Yager Stadium.
  • Soccer Sunflower Showdown
    • K-State and KU face off on the pitch for the Sunflower Showdown.
    • The match starts at 7:00 p.m. at Rock Chalk Park.
  • Emporia State Volleyball
    • The Hornets host Northwest Missouri State University at 7:00 p.m.
  • Bram Stoker’s “Dracula” Opening Night
    • The Topeka Civic Theatre is hosting “Dracula,” an adaptation of the Bram Stoker classic.
    • This starts at 7:30 p.m. The play runs through Nov. 2.
“Dracula” runs through November 2nd at the Topeka Civic Theatre.
  • Topeka Haunted Woods
    • The Forest Park Conference and Retreat Center in Topeka is transforming into trees of terror for the Topeka Haunted Woods.
    • This starts at 8:00 p.m. at 3158 SE 10th St.
  • Fear Zone
    • The outdoor haunted trail is behind Sports Zone in southwest Topeka. Creepy characters will anxiously await for your arrival to scare you.
    • Fear Zone will be open every Friday and Saturday night from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. for the rest of the month.

Saturday, October 19

  • Pancakes with Police
    • Join the Topeka Police Department for breakfast at Old Prairie Town at Ward-Meade Park in Topeka.
    • Pancakes will be provided, but donations will also be accepted and donated to Topeka Habitat for Humanity.
    • Pancakes with Police runs from 8:00-10:00 a.m.
  • Topeka High School Vendor Fair
    • In preparation of Topeka High School’s 150th celebration in 2021, the school is offering you a chance to get your holiday shopping season started early.
    • Vendors will be on hand from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at 800 SW 10th St. in Topeka.
  • Library Media Sale
    • The Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library is holding its media sale with books DVDs and more.
    • This runs from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Marvin Auditorium.
  • Boo at the Zoo
    • Kids and families can dress up in their favorite Halloween costume and head to the Topeka Zoo for some daytime trick or treating.
    • This runs from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Regular admission applies.
Trick or treat at the Topeka Zoo from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday.
  • Fall Shop Small
    • Over 60 vendors will be at the Agriculture Hall with food, crafts, clothes and more.
    • You can shop from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at One Expocentre Dr. in Topeka.
  • 2019 Arab Shrine Car Show
    • The Arab Shrine 4th Annual Car Show will be from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at 1305 SW Kansas Ave.
    • Food and drinks will be available for sale.
    • If you would like to register your car, registration starts at 10:00 a.m. and costs $20.
  • Spookomotive
    • Enjoy a delightful (not frightful) ride on the Gage Park mini-train decorated for Halloween.
    • Treats and giveaways will be on hand. This starts at 10:30 a.m. at 601 S. Gage Blvd. in Topeka.
  • Mexican Food Sale
    • If you’re craving some Mexican food, Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish has you covered.
    • The food will be available from 11:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

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  • K-State Football
    • The TCU Horned Frogs come into town to take on the Wildcats.
    • Kickoff is set for 1:30 p.m. at Bill Snyder Family Stadium.
  • Emporia State Football
    • The Hornets host the University of Central Missouri at 2:00 p.m. at Francis G. Welch Stadium.
  • Kitty Karma
    • Take a yoga class while surrounded by adoptable cats at the Helping Hands Humane Society in Topeka.
    • The beginner-friendly class will be from 2:00-3:00 p.m. at 5720 SW 21st St.
    • The cost of the class is $10. Participants should bring their own yoga mat.
  • Soul Veg Fest
    • Enjoy Topeka’s first Soul Veg with live soul music, vegan/vegetarian food vendors, a dance off and more.
    • This will be from 3:00-9:00 p.m. at Total Fitness Body Zone at 4601 SE Adams in Topeka
  • Washburn Volleyball
    • The Ichabods host Northwest Missouri State University at 3:00 p.m. in Lee Arena.
  • Community Fall Festival
    • The 4th annual Community Fall Festival will feature free entertainment for the whole family.
    • This runs from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at the Covenant Baptist Church at 5440 SW 37th St. in Topeka.
    • Several community partners will be on site providing services and activities such as the Topeka Zoo, Grace Med and the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center.
  • Oktoberfest at the Cyrus Hotel
    • The Cyrus Hotel in Topeka is featuring beer vendors, German-style food and more for its Oktoberfest.
    • You can attend this from 5:00-11:00 p.m. Tickets are $15 for the general public and $10 for Washburn University students and faculty with their WU ID.
  • Scary Maze Night at Britt’s
    • You can take a hay ride through a corn maze and experience frights at Britt’s Garden Acres.
    • This will be from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at 1000 S. Scenic Drive in Manhattan.
  • Emporia State Volleyball
    • The Hornets host the University of Central Missouri.
    • First serve is set for 7:00 p.m. in White Auditorium.
  • Bram Stoker’s “Dracula”
    • The Topeka Civic Theatre is hosting “Dracula,” an adaptation of the Bram Stoker classic.
    • This starts at 7:30 p.m. The play runs through Nov. 2.
  • Spirits for the Spirited
    • Join the Ghost Tours of Kansas LLC for this paranormal adventure at Studio 62 in north Topeka.
    • This will be from 8:00-11:00 p.m. at 816 North Kansas Avenue.
  • Topeka Haunted Woods
    • The Forest Park Conference and Retreat Center in Topeka is transforming into trees of terror for the Topeka Haunted Woods.
    • This starts at 8:00 p.m. at 3158 SE 10th St.
  • Fear Zone
    • The outdoor haunted trail is behind Sports Zone in southwest Topeka. Creepy characters will anxiously await for your arrival to scare you.
    • Fear Zone will be open every Friday and Saturday night from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. for the rest of the month.
  • A Halloween Party Drag Show
    • Studio 62 in Topeka is presenting a Halloween drag show for people 18 years and older.
    • This costs $5 and will be from 10:00 p.m. to 1:45 a.m. at 816 N. Kansas Ave.

Sunday, October 20

  • Mexican Food Sale
    • If you’re craving some Mexican food, Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish has you covered.
    • The food will be available from 8:00 a.m. to noon.
  • Library Media Sale
    • The Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library is holding its media sale with books DVDs and more.
    • This runs from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Marvin Auditorium.
The Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library is holding its Media Sale all weekend.
  • Washburn Soccer
    • The women’s soccer team hosts No. 24 University of Central Oklahoma at 1:00 p.m at Yager Stadium.
  • Pumpkins and Puppies
    • The FarmHouse Fraternity New Member class of 2019 is hosting a fundraiser for the T. Russel Reitz Animal Shelter.
    • You can enjoy free food, pumpkins, time with shelter animals and more. Attendees are encouraged to make a free-will donation.
    • This will start at 2:00 p.m. at 1830 College Heights in Manhattan.
  • Fall Choral Concert
    • Washburn University is hosting its Fall Choral Concert from 3:00-4:00 p.m. at White Concert Hall.

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