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Special Events


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.

Kansas Humanities Council's Talk About Literature in Kansas (TALK) program: Featuring the first book in the four-part "Coming Of Age In Rural America" series, 11 a.m. at the Finney County Public Library, 605 E. Walnut St., with Valerie Brown-Kuchera of Northwest Kansas Education Service Center in Quinter leading a discussion of "Farmer Boy" by Laura Ingalls Wilder. To check out books for future discussions or for more information about the reading series, call the library at 272-3680 or visit www.finneylibrary.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. Kenneth and Cheryl Degenhardt will play polkas, waltzes and other old-time music beginning at 11:30 a.m. and "Remedy" will play for a free dance from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall.

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.

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.

Seminar:Focusing on dog behavioral problems and led by Michael Gauna, a dog trainer from Wichita who is certified with the Council for Professional Dog Trainers, 9 a.m. to noon at St. James Lutheran Church, 1608 Belmont Place. Open to the public. Due to safety and health issues, dogs cannot be brought to the seminar.


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.


Musical program: Featuring the music group "Too Many Strings,"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.


"Surviving The Plains": Santa Fe Trail Association symposium Sept. 25 to 28 in Ulysses featuring numerous speakers discussing surviving disease on the plains, the first military escort to the Santa Fe Trail and more, plus tours of the Santa Fe Trail. To register for multiple sessions, call the Grant County Chamber of Commerce & Tourism at (620) 356-4700.



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.

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.

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.

"Lunch With The Doctor": 11:30 a.m. Monday.

Double pinochle: 12:30 p.m. Monday.

Duplicate bridge: 7 p.m. Monday.

Walking: 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at Valley View Cemetery.

Computer class: 9 a.m. Tuesday.

USDA commodity distribution: 10 a.m. Tuesday.

Gentle exercises: 11 a.m. Tuesday.

Pitch: 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Bridge: 1:15 p.m. Tuesday.

Bingo: 1:30 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.

Library check-in/out: 11:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Pinochle: 12:40 p.m. Wednesday.

Completely Unraveled: 1 p.m. Wednesday.

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

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.

Senior center 35th birthday party: 2 p.m. Thursday.

"From Fatherland To Farmland: German POWs In The Great Plains" program: 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

Yoga: 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

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

Craft Shop check-in/out: 10 a.m. to noon Friday.

Bridge: 12:45 p.m. Friday.

Prairie Land Food pick-up: 11:45 a.m. Sept. 28.

Fiddlers, Pickers and Singers: 5 p.m. Sept. 28.

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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