Bod Briefs Issue 3

Fourth Annual Historic Harley Davidson

Anyone is welcome to come at 8 a.m. this Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018 to register for Hand Up Stand Up Ride 2018 being hosted at the Historic Harley Davidson of Topeka. Registry will be open from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Riding starts at 10 a.m. with a 100 mile ride through Scenic Kansas ending at Topeka VA Hospital. The cost is $35 for rider and $10 per passenger. A t-shirt (+$3 for 2x and larger) and lunch are provided for rider and only lunch is provided to a passenger. If you’re wanting to purchase a t-shirt, they are $15 each. Raffle items, lunch and entertainment at the conclusion of the ride. Ride benefits the PTSD patients at the Topeka VA Hospital and Community Veterans. Early registration can be done online at 

Parade of Pets FFAW

Downtown welcomes your furry family members with Pets on the Avenue at 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. this Friday, Sept. 7 in Downtown Topeka. Businesses will have pet themed products and/or decorations. Bark Avenue will offer $5 nail trims and Therapy Dog Demos by Prairieland Visiting Animal Association at Creations of Hope. Hill’s Pet Nutrition will also have table set out for some fun giveaways for your pet. The Parade of Pets lines up in front of Westar at 6:30 p.m. and walk to parking lot of Visit Topeka for awards. Awards for Best Trick, Owner/Pet Look a like and more! Food Establishments are required to ask that pets remain outside except service animals.

Kansas Book Festival

The Eighth Annual Kansas Book Festival will be this Saturday, September 8 at the Kansas State Capitol. Author presentations will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. inside the Capitol. Outside on the North end of the Capitol you’ll find vendors, food, entertainment stage, children’s activity tent and book signings. This is truly an event for all ages! Several children’s authors speaking, Curious George and Clifford will make an appearance, the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center will have interactive activities inside the children’s tent along with face painting and balloon animals!

Poppin Squeeze at Huff n’ Puff

An event at 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 7 to Sept. 9 at Mount Hope Cemetery will be happening. Families and friends can get together to enjoy the sport of hot air ballooning. Food, drinks, music, and activities for the kids are going on all night Friday and Saturday. It’s the best hot air balloon rally around, don’t miss it!

Meet Me At The Park

Community Wide Event: 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 9th at the Gage Park Amphitheater sponsored by First Southern Baptist Church of Topeka! Enjoy an outdoor worship service and a free BBQ lunch. Will also be giving out free carousel rides, free train rides and discount tickets for the Zoo!