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Special Events


Giraffe feedings: Guests of Lee Richardson Zoo will be able to purchase "keeper approved" food and experience a close encounter with a giraffe, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the summer at the zoo.

Vaccination clinic: The Finney County Humane Society's event offering free parvo/distemper vaccinations for dogs, 10 a.m. to noon at the Garden City/Finney County Animal Shelter, 124 N. Fleming St.

Musical program: Garden City Fiddlers, Pickers and Singers performance at 5 p.m. at the Senior Center of Finney County, 907 N. 10th St., with a carry-in supper served from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., followed by music until 9 p.m. (bring a favorite covered dish for the meal and sign in to take a turn in the rotation of musicians and singers). Admission is free to the public.


Memorial Day program: 11 a.m. at Valley View Cemetery in Garden City. The ceremony will take place at the Veterans Monument, located northwest of the cemetery office. In case of inclement weather, the program will take place at the VFW, 1101 W. Mary St.


Musical program: Golden-Oldies featuring "The Blue Notes Variety Band"with Ken Degenhardt playing accordion,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.

"Schools Out Bash!!!": Garden City Family YMCA's ninth annual free event from 7 to 9 p.m. will feature swimming, games, tattoos, inflatables, crafts and more. Hot dogs, chips and drinks will be provided while they last. For more information, call Krystal Richardson at 275-1199.


Beef Empire Days: Featuring numerous events and competitions throughout Garden City through June 9, including a children's story hour at 10:30 a.m. at the Finney County Public Library, "The Rock Cow BS Fest" concert at 6:30 p.m. at the Finney County Fairgrounds and the Garden City Municipal Band concert at 7:30 p.m. at Sevens Park, all on May 31. For information, visit www.beefempiredays.com.

Book Sale: The Friends of the Library's annual sale will feature books and assorted items, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday through June 9 at the Finney County Public Library, 605 E. Walnut St.


Hoof It To Health Road Run: 7 a.m. at the Garden City Family YMCA, 1224 Center St. For details, call 275-1199.

Horseshoe tournament: Qualifying begins at 9 a.m. at the horseshoe pits south of the swimming pool in Finnup Park, with all men and women welcome. A $10 entry fee will be collected and prizes will be awarded.

Youth benefit softball tournament: Beginning at noon June 1 and 2 at Peebles and Wiley ball complexes. For entry information, call 276-1200.

Ranch Rodeo: Featuring traditional cowboys demonstrating calf branding, team doctoring and more, 6 p.m. at the Finney County Fairgrounds Arena.

Christian music concert: "Praise in the Park" featuring local praise bands, 7 p.m. at Stevens Park. Free admission.

Concert: Featuring "Born in a Barn" at 9:30 p.m. and "Jared Daniels Band" at 10 p.m. at the Finney County Fairgrounds. A $5 entry fee includes the concert and a meal.

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.

Senior Center

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.

Open pool: 1 to 4 p.m. today.

Fiddlers, Pickers & Singers: 5 to 9 p.m. today.

Duplicate bridge: 2 p.m. Sunday.

Dominoes and open pool: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.

Lunch: Served at noon Tuesday through Friday.

Gentle exercise: 11 a.m. Tuesday.

Pitch: 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Bridge: 1:15 p.m. Tuesday.

Bingo: 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Line dancing: 8:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Library outreach: 11:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Pinochle: 12:40 p.m. Wednesday.

Dance: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday featuring "The Moonshiners."

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.

Yoga: 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Line dancing: 8:30 a.m. Friday.

Bridge: 12:45 p.m. Friday.

J.D. Brewer Memorial Rideless Run: 9 to 11 a.m. June 1.

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.

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