Join the Topeka Woodwind Quintet in one of the first celebrations of the holiday season, Sun. Nov. 30, 2014 at 3 p.m. in Marvin Auditorium. Selections will range from traditional Classical pieces to popular standards. You’ll hear a windy rendition of old favorites such as the Wassail Song, Angels we have heard on High, […]
The holiday season is a perfect time to experiment with making recycled and upcycled gifts and decorations. When you give a gift made from recycled materials, you are not only giving a thoughtful handmade gift – you are also giving a gift with a teensy-weensy carbon footprint! And who doesn’t love that?
Earlier this month I had at least 5 brand new cookbooks arrive within a few days and I intended to try at least one recipe from each throughout one or two weeks. Instead, I ended up cooking from only one over a two week period. I have been following The Kitchn, a website dedicated to recipes, […]
Fall is the time when most gardeners are cleaning up their garden beds, working on their compost piles, and planting some last minute spring-blooming bulbs. I’d like to suggest that Fall is also a perfect time to start a garden journal.
A little over a year ago, at the Major League Soccer (MLS) All-Star game, Sporting Kansas City dubbed Kansas City the “Soccer Capital of America”. At the time it seemed like a very audacious statement, but if this past year is any indication they might not have been far off. It all began on a […]
Feltmaking – or Felting – has become quite popular lately, but did you know that it is a very old art? In fact, felt was the earliest known textile – predating any kind of weaving or spinning. There are several different techniques, and the Arts & Crafts Neighborhood has books to help with all of them.