TODAY, SEPT. 14
Garden City Farmer's Market: Featuring a variety of baked goods, home-grown produce, home-crafted items, jewelry and more, 7 a.m. to noon each Saturday in the parking lot of Westlake Hardware, 1210 Fleming St.
Garden City Community Mexican Fiesta: Featuring a parade at 10 a.m. on Main Street, followed by family-friendly activities, food and live music in Stevens Park, and a beer garden from 6 to 9 p.m. in Stevens Park, along with live entertainment.
Giraffe feedings: Guests of Lee Richardson Zoo will be able to purchase "keeper approved" food and experience a close encounter with a giraffe, 11 a.m. to noon on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the summer at the zoo.
Dinner and dance: To include recognition of Art and Doris Green of the Kansas State Eagle Hall of Fame, with a dinner served at 6:30 p.m., followed by a dance from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Eagles Lodge, U.S. Highway 83 and Mary Street. "The Moonshiners" band will perform. All Eagles members and friends of the Greens are invited to attend.
Drive-through flu shot clinic: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the north parking lot at Garden City High School. Cost is $25 for age 6 months and older; for those who are 65 and older, the Finney County Health Department also will have available high-dose flu shots for $50. People are asked to bring insurance information or they may pay with cash or check. Small children are encouraged to wear shorts so their legs are accessible. For more information, call 272-3600.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 17
Musical program: Golden-Oldies music featuring Ken Degenhardt playing the 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.
"Heartland of America" Grant County Home Products Dinner: 7 p.m. at the Civic Center in Ulysses, featuring barbecued beef, whole wheat rolls, sweet corn, pinto beans, scalloped potatoes, candied squash, watermelon, cherry tomatoes, strawberry jam, butter, milo doughnuts and ice cream. The featured entertainment will be Allison Massari, a personal coach, entrepreneur and award-winning artist who was burned in a fire. Admission is a $7 button, which includes the meal, collector button and live entertainment. Buttons are available at many Ulysses businesses or by contacting the Grant County Chamber of Commerce at (620) 356-4700. Button sales also will be available at the door.
Musical program: Featuring "The Roadrunners," 7 p.m. at Homestead Assisted Living, 2414 N. Henderson St. The public is encouraged to attend at no charge.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 21
Garden City Downtown Vision FallFest 2013: Featuring vendor booths and live entertainment from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Main Street, including martial arts demonstrations, dance clubs, musicians, duck races and more.
Pizza and Movie Night: Featuring the comedy "Angels Love Donuts," 6:30 p.m. at Church of the Brethren, 505 N. Eighth St. Free event featuring the movie, pizza, popcorn, candy and beverages (donations will be accepted). For more information, call 276-7391 or visit www.gardencitycob.org.
"Fire & Ice" Wine Tasting: Featuring more than 30 fine wines, Craft Beer and Crown Royal samples, a variety of hors d'oeuvres, fire juggling and a free photo booth, 7 to 10:30 p.m. at the Clarion Inn Ballroom, 1911 E. Kansas Ave. Tickets are $50 and are available at Davis Designs, Ewe Specialties, Clarion Inn or online at www.gardencitychamber.net.
"Razing the Roof" benefit concert: Featuring "Asleep At The Wheel" and Garden City's own "The Million Dollar Band," 7 to 11 p.m. at the Stevens Park Bandshell in downtown Garden City. Tickets are $25 and are available at www.gctelegram.com. Proceeds benefit the Windsor Hotel.
Art in the Park: Featuring a variety of hand-crafted items, including paintings, jewelry, wood crafts and more, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Stevens Park in downtown Garden City.
Knights of Columbus Oktoberfest: Serving bratwursts, bierocks, beef and noodles, piggies, combo plates and kids plates from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 205 N. Eighth St., and a variety of German foods from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Grant Avenue. "Remedy" will play for a free dance from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 22
Singles dance: Featuring "Ortiz Band" from 7 to 10:30 p.m. at the Eagles Lodge, U.S. Highway 83 and Mary Street. Sponsored by Garden City Singles, the dance is open to the public. People attending must be age 21 or older.
TODAY, SEPT. 14
Miles of Smiles Therapeutic Riding Program: Volunteers are needed to help during the fall session. New volunteers must attend a training/informational meeting at 2 p.m. at 901 W. Maple St. Experience with horses and/or disabilities is not necessary to volunteer. Lessons will run Sept. 23 through Oct. 31. Lessons will take place on Monday and Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings. Volunteers, who must be age 14 or older or accompanied by an adult, can choose the time and day they want. For more information, call 271-4925 or 260-9997.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 21
Finney County Genealogical Society: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Kansas Room at the Finney County Public Library, 605 E. Walnut St. Visitors welcome.
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.
Open pool: 1 to 4 p.m. today.
Dominoes and open pool: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Lunch: Served at noon Monday through Friday.
"Lunch With The Doctor": 11:30 a.m. Monday.
Walking: 8:30 a.m. Tuesday.
Computer class: 9 a.m. Tuesday.
Gentle exercises: 11 a.m. Tuesday.
Pitch: 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Bridge: 1:15 p.m. Tuesday.
"Back To School For Seniors": 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Line dancing: 8:30 a.m. Wednesday.
TOPS 1116: 10 a.m. Wednesday.
Pinochle: 12:40 p.m. Wednesday.
Free dance: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday featuring Bob Walter.
Computer class: 9 a.m. Thursday.
TOPS: 9 a.m. Thursday.
Art class: 10 a.m. Thursday.
Gentle exercise: 11 a.m. Thursday.
"School Gaze": 11:30 a.m. Thursday.
Ambassador Singers practice: 1 p.m. Thursday.
Skip-Bo: 1 p.m. Thursday.
Senior Citizens Association Board: 1 p.m. Thursday.
Yoga: 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
Line dancing: 8:30 a.m. Friday.
Retired Educators: 11:30 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.