October 2012 Teen Events

Double Dueling:  Yugioh [11–18 years] and Magic the Gathering [14+ years] Bring your cards and pit your wits against other players as we host tournaments for both games.
■ The Edge
Mon    Oct 15    4:00–6:00 pm

Speak Up, Speak Out [12–18 years] Teens use their voices and other talents to take part in the YWCA Week Without Violence by speaking up about preventing domestic and sexual violence. Event is open to all teens who want to share their performance or visual art pieces.
■ The Edge
Tue    Oct 16    4:00–5:30 pm

Books and Bites [12–18 years] Satisfy your appetite for good books by browsing the nominations and winners of the Teens’ Top Ten, a list nominated by teens around the U.S. Talk about your favorites and cast your vote while making a delicious mini pizza.
■ David J’s Place
Thu    Oct 18    3:30–4:30 pm

Teen Film Festival [12–18 years] Make a short film or music video and have it screened before a live audience! You and a team of your friends could win fabulous prizes in this contest. All experience levels welcome. Go to
tscpl.org/teens for details.
■ The Edge
Fri     Oct 19    7:00–8:00 pm

Teen Writing Group [12–18 years] Find inspiration to create. Join others who share your passion as we explore poetry and prose as a way to express ourselves and explore our world.
■ The Edge
Mon    Oct 22    7:00–8:00 pm

Dissect an Owl Pellet [all ages] Learn about the diet and digestion of owls by dissecting an owl pellet. Find out what owls really eat. Presented by Janeen Walters, Topeka Audubon Society. Not just for kids; adults welcome too.
■ Marvin Auditorium 101BC
Mon     Oct 22    7:00–8:30 pm

Anime Cosplay [12–adult] Dress up as an anime character for the costume contest – whether you’re into creepy or cute. We’ll have anime-inspired trivia, crafts and games for you at this Halloween Cosplay.
■ The Edge
Tue     Oct 23    6:00–8:00 pm

Silents in the Cathedral
Alfred Hitchcock’s silent film Blackmail (1929) set to live music by Marvin Faulwell, organ, and Bob Keckeisen, percussion. The event begins with short subject films. Funding by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
■ Grace Cathedral, 701 SW 8th Ave.
Fri     Oct 26    7:00–9:30 pm

Open Mic Night [12-18 years] Move your band out of the garage and onto a stage. Tell jokes or dance. Whatever your talent, we have a place for you! Come to our casual Open Mic Night and perform if you wish.
■ The Edge
Wed      Oct 31  4:00–5:30 pm



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