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There’s plenty of events you can add to your calendar for the last full week of October.

Monday, October 21:

  • Advance voting begins
    • Starting Monday, you can head to the Shawnee County Election Office near S. Kansas Avenue & Croix Street to place your vote for the general election.
    • Voting hours run from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • 33rd Annual Coat Giveaway
    • Scotch Dry Cleaners and the Salvation Army of Topeka are teaming up to “Share the Warmth” this winter.
    • Starting Monday, you can drop off gently used winter coats at Scotch Dry Cleaners locations across Topeka.
Scotch Dry Cleaners and the Salvation Army of Topeka are teaming up to “Share the Warmth” this winter.
  • Washburn Homecoming
    • Washburn University students can dance the night away at the Homecoming Ball. The 2019 Homecoming Top Bods candidates will also be announced.
    • This starts at 7:00 p.m. in Washburn Rooms A & B in the Memorial Union.

Tuesday, October 22:

  • Mobile Food Pantry
    • If you’re in need of some fresh produce and other food items, Harvesters, Family of God Church and Randel Ministries, Inc. are holding a free mobile food distribution.
    • This starts at 9:00 a.m. at the Family of God Church at 1231 NW Eugene St. in Topeka.
    • No ID or proof of income is required, but this is first come first served.
  • Washburn Homecoming
    • Homecoming festivities continue Tuesday with an Open Mic Night.
    • This will start at 7:00 p.m. at Mabee Library at Washburn University.

Wednesday, October 23:

  • Washburn Homecoming
    • Washburn University students, faculty and staff can enjoy Homecoming-themed meals, decor, Ichabod Shop deals and more for the Scorch on the Porch event.
    • This starts at 11:00 a.m. at Memorial Union.
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Washburn University’s Homecoming week runs from Monday, Oct. 21 to Saturday, Oct. 26.
  • Volleyball Sunflower Showdown
    • K-State and KU will face off on the volleyball court at 6:00 p.m. at Ahearn Field House.

Thursday, October 24:

  • Topeka Police Department Mural
    • The Topeka Police Department and ArtsConnect is celebrating the completion of the TPD Mural Project: The Common Ground.
    • A dedication ceremony will start at 5:00 p.m. in front of the mural wall on the southeast corner of 3rd Street and South Kansas Avenue.
The TPD Mural Project: The Common Ground will be unveiled at 5:00 p.m. Thursday.
  • Washburn Homecoming
    • Student teams will perform dances and skits at the Yell Like Hell Pep Rally.
    • This will be at 7:00 p.m. in Lee Arena.
  • KU Men’s Basketball
    • The KU men’s basketball team kicks off exhibition play against Fort Hays State.
    • Tipoff is set for 7:00 p.m. in Allen Fieldhouse.
  • KU Soccer
    • The KU soccer team hosts West Virginia at 7:00 p.m. at Rock Chalk Park.

Friday, October 25:

  • Washburn Homecoming
    • Enjoy After Hours with live music, appetizers, alcholic beverages and more.
    • The event is free for alumni, friends, faculty and staff. This will be from 5:00-8:00 p.m. in Washburn Rooms A & B in the Memorial Union.
  • K-State Homecoming
    • The K-State Homecoming Parade starts at 5:00 p.m. through downtown Manhattan and Aggieville with Jordy Nelson as the grand marshal.
    • A pep rally will immediately follow at the Larry Norvell Band Shell in City Park.
  • Topeka Zoo Pumpkin Bash
    • Enjoy hayrides, a costume contest and more at the Topeka Zoo’s last fundraiser of the year.
    • This starts at 6:00 p.m.
  • Trunk or Treat
    • This year’s theme for the Susanna Wesley United Methodist Church is Glow Party.
    • Children can wear costumes and enjoy hot dogs, chips and snow cones.
    • This free event runs from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at 7433 SW 29th St. in Topeka.
  • K-State Men’s Basketball
    • The K-State men’s basketball team kicks off exhibition play versus Emporia State.
    • Tipoff is set for 8:00 p.m. at Bramlage Coliseum.

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