1. Customer Appreciation Day

When: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17

Where: Hazel Hill Chocolate, 724 S. Kansas Ave.

Price: Free (with purchase)

Once a year, as a way to say thank you to its customers, Hazel Hill Chocolates gives away a slice of fudge with each purchase that day. Only one per person. For information:


2. Last Bash Dinner and a Movie: "Coco"

When: 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18

Where: Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St.

Price: Free

Bring a chair or blanket, family and friends and join the library on the lawn for dinner and a movie. Free popcorn will be provided. The movie begins at 9 p.m. For information:


3. WTCT Radio Players

When: 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18

Where: Topeka Civic Theatre, 3028 S.W. 8th Ave.

Cost: $6

Celebrating the radio plays of the 1930s, ’40s, and ’50s, take a trip back to a simpler time with Fibber McGee and Molly, The Shadow, The Life of Riley, The Lone Ranger and a host of other favorites recreated. For information:


4. Tall Corn Festival

When: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12

Where: Downtown Main Street, Rossville

Price: Free

The last day of the festival includes a horseshoe contest, softball tournament, miniature horses, free swimming in the city pool and more. For information:


5. Brown v. Board Mural Dedication

When: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15

Where:Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site, 1515 S.E. Monroe St.

Price: Free

Join ARTSConnect in celebrating the completion of the Brown v. Board Mural Project. There will be a brief ceremony, then guests can visit the Monroe School auditorium for refreshments and a video about creation of the mural. For information:


6. Third Thursdays

When: 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16

Where: 3rd to 5th Street along Poyntz Avenue

Cost: Free

See new art exhibits, live performers and outdoor music along Poyntz Avenue from the mall to the courthouse. The city offers the event each Thursday from May through September.


7. Movie Nite in NOTO

When: 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18

Where: 800 block of N. Kansas Avenue, NOTO Arts District

Price: Free

Bring blankets, chairs and some popcorn for a free showing of "The Lego Ninjago Movie." For information:


8. Brew at the Zoo 2018

When: 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18

Where: Sunset Zoo, 2333 Oak St.

Price: $40-$70

Join the Friends of Sunset Zoo's Conservation Team for the 8th annual Brew at the Zoo and enjoy cold beer and awesome food while exploring Sunset Zoo's 26-acre park. For information:


9. Capital City Classic Dog Show

When: Thursday, Aug. 16-Sunday, Aug. 26; times vary

Where: Kansas Expocentre, 1 Expocentre Drive

Price: Free

See all types of dog breeds strut their stuff at the annual dog show. For information:


10. Summertime Blues Concert

When: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15

Where: Gage Park Amphitheater, 4128 S.W. Westlake Court

Price: Free

The Topeka Blues Society presents The Symbols with opening act Karli Swedlund. For information,