Garden City weekend offers a flea market junkie's delight




Antiques on full display, detailed woodwork and an assortment of collectibles, the Fifth Annual Finney County Museum Flea Market Festival is the weekend event for true arts and craft connoisseurs.

"If you're the type of person who loves to peruse through all types of things, then you'll be in heaven here," said Steve Quakenbush, executive director of the Finney County Historical Society.

The annual events is from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the yard just south of the museum inside Lee Richardson Zoo at Finnup Park. The event is a fund-raising endeavor for programs and exhibits at the Finney County Museum.

Quakenbush said there will be more than 1,000 items for sale with 30 different vendors selling antiques, jewelry, home and holiday decor, bags and purses, and a wide range of other items. On-site meals will also be available at the festival.

The museum is accepting donated goods for the patio sale. Almost any good, clean used items are welcome, with the exception of clothing and shoes.

On Friday, the Emmaus House Cruise-In Committee will present the third Cruise-In of the year. The annual series is from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Church of Nazarene, 2720 N. Campus Drive. Any vehicle on wheels is welcome. Vehicle entry and fees are $5 or a case of non-perishable food items. First prize and TP Cruiser trophies are awarded. The church will display the 1981 Chevy Convertible Coupe that will be given away at the Kool Nights Hot Cars Show November 1.

The Cruise-In is free to the public and the church will grill hot dogs for attendees.

Other events include:

The Relay For Life Committee Survivor Game Night is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1010 Fleming St.

Cancer survivors and their caregivers are welcome. The Finney County Relay For Life is Aug. 1 at Memorial Stadium.

Call Susan Hahn at 640-5565 for details.

"The Blue Notes Variety Band" has two programs open to the public, one at 11:15 a.m. Sunday at High Plains Retirement Village in Lakin, and the other 7 p.m. July 20 at the Eagles Lodge in Garden City.

Homestead Assisted Living, 2414 N. Henderson St., has several upcoming musical programs, all of which are free.

"Roadrunners" is 7 p.m. Tuesday. "Classic 3 Piano Man" is 7 p.m. July 18. "Coat of Many Colors" is 6 p.m. July 20.

The High Plains Country Music Fiddlers, Pickers and Singers will have its monthly program Sunday at the Memorial Building on Main Street in Lakin.

Sign-up begins at 1 p.m., and the program is at 2 p.m. All area musicians are welcome to join in. There will be a short break for snacks. Feel free to bring one to share.

For information, call Curtis Young at (620) 355-6410, Katie Day at 276-7316 or Ruth Romesberg at 276-8498.

Jon Irsik performs at 7:30 p.m. Sunday for the Stevens Park free concert series sponsored by Garden City Recreation Commission and Garden City.

Irsik is a long-time area guitarist and founding member of the Twin Country band, which has opened for such artists as Little Texas, Martina McBride, Merle Haggard and Ricochet. Now performing as a solo guitarist and vocalist in a wide range of musical genres, he has performed at the Tumbleweed Festival a couple times with folk legend Tom Paxton.

For a list of summer performers in the concert series, visit

Garden City Recreation Commission continues its Silver Screen Saturday Nights, with this week's screening of "Smurfs" beginning at dusk Saturday at Stevens Park.

Bring your own blankets and lawn chairs, as well as your favorite movie snacks, for this free screening. Popcorn, drinks and homemade goodies are also available for $1 each, with proceeds benefitting the summer youth musical trip to the Junior Theater Festival in Atlanta.

Call 276-1202 for cancellation details. For future showings, visit

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