Bod Briefs Issue 12

Gingerbread Homes

Starting 9 a.m. Nov. 16 to 9 a.m. Nov. 17 and 11 a.m. Nov. 18. at the Topeka Performing Arts Center, be part of a holiday tradition. Celebrating 22 years, this festival captures the excitement of the holiday season by featuring gingerbread pieces created by local organizations and individuals, benefiting the TPAC youth education programs. 

5th Annual Wheeling Wonderland

8 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 16 at Lake Shawnee Campground, join them for a two-wheeled tour through Winter Wonderland. Topeka Metro Bikes will be back again this year with bikes on hand. Suggested donation of $2 per person or $1 per person with canned food items to benefit Project Topeka. Helmets are required. Suggest having lights and encourage festive decorating.

Topeka Brewfest

Noon to 5 p.m., Nov. 17. at Downtown Topeka, here is a chance to enjoy Topeka’s brews and fantastic beer all in one spot. The beer is from Happy Basset Brewing Co, Norsemen Brewing Company, The Blind Tiger Brewery and Restaurant and get a sneak peek and taste of Iron Rail Brewing. There will be food trucks, local vendors and music from 1990s coverband, the Mixtapes. Entry is free, but will collect canned goods and coats for Let’s Help. 

4th Annual Lighting Ceremony

7 p.m. to 7:40 p.m. Nov. 17. at Cortez Holiday Light Show, it’s time again for the Grand Lighting Ceremony to kick off the 2018 holiday light show. They will also be choosing one lucky winner to push the button to turn the lights on and begin the light show for the season. Bring family and friends along as they put on a show full of music, lights and fireworks. Hot chocolate and cookies will be provided. 

Cause and Effect 

4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 19. at 2040 SW Wanamaker Road #103. Make dinner a selfless act by joining Chipotle for a fundraiser to support Sigma Lambda Gamma. Bring in the flyer, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause to make sure that 33 percent of the proceeds will be donated to Sigma Lambda Gamma. Come and support the girls.