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BEST BETS in Mar-May2009 Events Calendar

Railroaders At Work March 1-22: The Great Overland Station, 701 N. Kansas Ave. For more information visit www.greatoverlandstation.com American Cancer Society Daffodil Days March 1-11: A fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. A limited edition Boyds Bear and a bouquet are $25. American Cancer Society, 1315 SW Arrowhead Road. For more information call (785) 273-4462. Art in Abstract March 1-31: Art in Abstract featured artist Sandra Kay Hunter. Topeka Art Guild, 5331 SW 22nd Place. For more information call (785) 273-7646. Little Shop of Horrors March 5-7, 12-15, 18-22, 25-28: A downand-out skid row floral assistant becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers an exotic plant with a mysterious craving for fresh blood. Topeka Civic Theatre, 3028 SW Eighth Ave. For more information visit www.topekacivictheatre.com.

Kelli O’Hara with the Topeka Symphony March 23: Star of Broadway’s South Pacific. Topeka Performing Arts Center, 214 SE Eighth Ave. For more information visit www.tpactix.org. 2009 Topeka Heart Ball March 28: Silent auction, elegant dinner, Heart Child presentation and dance to The Groove at the Ramada Inn. Hosted by the American Heart Association. For more information call (785) 228-3435. Saturday Night at “The Down Beat” March 28: Renowned musician Kelley Hunt takes us on a musical journey through the history of women of song who have left an impression on our hearts, minds and social conscience. Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Park, 1515 SE Monroe. For more information visit www.nps.gov/brvb. Harlem Globetrotters March 30: Landon Arena, One Expocentre Drive. For more information call (785) 234-4545 or visit www.ksexpo.com.

March

Serious sports talk with casual guys. Tom Keegan Sports editor/columnist for the Lawrence Journal-World

The four most outspoken sports authorities in the area have managed to talk their way into another season of The Drive, an award-winning, nationally syndicated sports talk show.

Tim Fitzgerald Publisher of Powercat Illustrated and GoPowercat.com

D.J. Whetter Host & producer of The Drive

Tulip Time Festival April 10-26: Tulip Time Festival will feature nearly 100,000 tulips and daffodils. Old Prairie Town at Ward Mead, 124 NW Fillmore. For more information visit www.topeka.org.

ERC Designer Showhouse April 18-May 17: Tour this elegant home that has been decorated by area designers. 6648 SW Huntoon. For more information visit www.ercrefer.org.

Death of A Salesman April 17-18, 23-26, 29: Death of a Salesman is a thrilling work of deep and revealing beauty that remains one of the most profound classic dramas of American theater. Topeka Civic Theatre, 3028 SW Eighth Ave. For more information call (785) 357-5211 or visit www.topekacivictheatre.com

Combat Air Museum Celebrity Pancake Feed April 25: Come eat pancakes made by local celebrities. Forbes Field, Hanger 602. $5 per person. For more information call Gene Howerter at (785) 862-3303.

April First Fridays Artwalk May 1: Monthly self-guided tour showcasing Topeka’s visual arts community. Art galleries, museums and other venues host local, regional and nationally known artists. For more information visit www.artsconnecttopeka.org. Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site fifth Anniversary May 17: Five years ago on May 17, 2004, the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site opened its doors to the public as part of a coast-to-coast commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the United States Supreme Court decision. 1515 SE Monroe. For more information call (785) 354-4273 or visit www.nps.gov/brvb.

10:30pm Sundays 11am Mondays

Kevin Romary Sports director at 6News in Lawrence.

Larry the Cable Guy April 26: Topeka Performing Arts Center, 214 SE Eighth Ave., 4:30 p.m. For more information call (785) 234-4545 or visit www.tpactix.org.

Moonlight and Magnolias May 22-23, 28-30: 1939 Hollywood is abuzz. Legendary producer David O. Selznick has shut down production on his new epic, Gone with the Wind, a film adaptation of Margaret Mitchell’s novel, and labors over five days to fashion a screenplay that will become the blueprint for one of the most successful and beloved films of all times. Topeka Civic Theatre, 3028 SW Eighth Ave. For more information call (785) 357-5211 or visit www.topekacivictheatre.com

May

All events are subject to change. Listings Courtesy of www.topekachamber.org & www.visittopeka.travel. E-mail your upcoming events for the calendar to topekamagazine@sunflower.com

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