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Special Events


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.

"Sky's The Limit BBQ Classic": Today and Sunday at the Clarion Inn, 1911 E. Kansas Ave., with 27 teams participating. The BBQ Crawl 2 TV production crew from Canada will be filming the competition. The public is welcome to come and watch between noon and 4 p.m. both days. A public barbecue feed will be offered from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, featuring a pulled pork sandwich, a barbecue chicken wing, cole slaw and a bottle of water for $5.

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.


Musical program: High Plains Country Music Fiddlers, Pickers and Singers monthly program at the Memorial Building on Main Street in Lakin. Sign-up will begin at 1 p.m., with the program starting at 2 p.m. All area musicians are welcome to come and join in and help provide the program for the afternoon. There will be a short break for snacks. Feel free to bring a snack to share. For more information, call Curtis Young at (620) 355-6410, Katie Day at 276-7361 or Fred Hendrickson at (620) 640-0482.

American Legion Riders Community Breakfast: 8 to 11 a.m. at 405 S. Main St., featuring biscuits, gravy, bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs, potatoes, French toast, coffee and orange juice at a cost of $8 for the all-you-can-eat meal (family members of deployed service men and women eat for free). The cost for children age 8 to 13 is $5; children age 7 and younger eat for free.


Musical program: Old-time fiddle music featuring Joe and Jon Irsik, 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.


9/11 Dinner: Free dinner for all first responders and veterans (free-will donation for all others), 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the VFW, 1105 W. Mary St. Proceeds will go to area veterans.


Second Friday Film: "Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown," a 1988 comedy directed by Pedro Almodovar, 7 p.m. at the Finney County Public Library, 605 E. Walnut St. No admission; refreshments available; bring snacks to share. For more information, call the library, 272-3680, or Garden City Arts, 260-9700.



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.

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.

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.

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.

Dance: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

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.

"Fashions Through The Years": 2 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.

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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