TODAY, OCT. 26
Walk Whoa Ball: Miles of Smiles Therapeutic Riding Program's 15th annual event begins with hors d'oeurves and item viewing at 6:30 p.m. at the Clarion Inn Ballroom, followed by the dance and auction at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 at the door or $15 per person in advance at the Miles of Smiles office, Baker Boot, Crazy House or Garden True Value. For more information, call 260-9997.
Hot As You Want Salsa Challenge: For professional chefs and community members, 1 to 3 p.m. at Garden City Arts, 318 N. Main St. For details, call (620) 260-9700 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nature Explore Classroom: Grand opening at 11 a.m. at the area located outdoors on the southwest side of the Finney County Public Library. The 10,000-square-foot classroom features an entry arbor, gathering circle, gardening area, nature art, water wall, a stage and music area, an open movement area, a building block area, a secret pathway, a messy materials area, a climbing area, and a water pump and sluice.
SUNDAY, OCT. 27
Classic Gospel Sing-along: Open to all area musicians and the general public, 4 p.m. at Heaven Bound Cowboy Church, 1202 S. Second in Dodge City. For more information, call (620) 846-7046.
TUESDAY, OCT. 29
Musical variety program: Featuring the music group "Old Time Country," 7 p.m. at Garden Valley Retirement Village, 1505 E. Spruce St. The public is encouraged to attend at no charge. For more information, call 275-5036.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 30
Annual Fall Festival and Trunk-or-Treat: 6 to 8 p.m. at Garden City Church of the Nazarene, 2720 N. Campus Drive.
THURSDAY, OCT. 31
Halloween treats: Residents will hand out candy for the trick-or-treaters beginning at 6 p.m. at Homestead Assisted Living, 2414 N. Henderson St.
Blood drive: Noon to 6 p.m. in the South Room at the Grant County Civic Center in Ulysses (bring your donor card or photo ID; donors must be 17 or older and weigh at least 110 pounds; walk-ins welcome).
Trunk-or-Treat: A safe place to go trick-or-treating, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Church of Christ, 1715 Pioneer Road. This is a free event for kids.
SATURDAY, NOV. 2
Banner Art Auction: Tickets are $35 each, which incudes the auction admission, the social at 7 p.m., followed by a full buffet dinner and the auction at 8 p.m. at the Clarion Inn Ballroom, 1911 E. Kansas Ave. For more information, call 276-0891 or email email@example.com.
Health Department and WIC
Hours at the Finney County Health Department, 919 Zerr Road, are 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Friday hours are 8 a.m. to noon.
For more information, call the health department at 272-3600 or WIC (Women, Infant and Children) at 272-3615.
The following events are scheduled at the Senior Center of Finney County, 907 N. 10th St., unless otherwise noted. Anyone 55 years of age or older is welcome to participate.
Prairie Land Food pick-up: Noon today.
Open pool: 1 to 4 p.m. today.
Fiddlers, Pickers and Singers: 5 p.m. today.
Duplicate bridge: 2 p.m. Sunday.
Dominoes and open pool: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Lunch: Served at noon Monday through Friday.
Double pinochle: 12:30 p.m. Monday.
Duplicate bridge: 7 p.m. Monday.
Walking: 8:30 a.m. Tuesday.
Gentle exercises: 11 a.m. Tuesday.
Pitch: 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Bridge: 1:15 p.m. Tuesday.
Line dancing: 8:30 a.m. Wednesday.
TOPS 1116: 10 a.m. Wednesday.
Library outreach: 11:30 a.m. Wednesday.
Pinochle: 12:40 p.m. Wednesday.
Dance: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday featuring "Ortiz Brothers Band."
Computer class: 9 a.m. Thursday.
TOPS: 9 a.m. Thursday.
Art class: 10 a.m. Thursday.
Gentle exercise: 11 a.m. Thursday.
Ambassador Singers practice: 1 p.m. Thursday.
Skip-Bo: 1 p.m. Thursday.
Snooker tournament: 1 p.m. Thursday.
Yoga: 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
Line dancing: 8:30 a.m. Friday.
Bridge: 12:45 p.m. Friday.
Meals on Wheels is available by calling 272-3620; Mini-bus, 272-3626; Senior Center, 272-3620.
What's Up is published each Saturday. Submit calendar items for upcoming events by 5 p.m. Wednesday by calling 276-6862 Extension 242 or (800) 475-8600.