Frightening fun awaits at Boo! at the Zoo


By The Telegram

By The Telegram

A variety of events dot the calendar this weekend, including the annual Boo! at the Zoo event at Lee Richardson Zoo.

The staple event of the Halloween season features a variety of activities for families to enjoy.

The evening features trick-or-treating, creature encounters and an array of Halloween inspired cuisine.

New this year, guests will have the opportunity to visit the wizarding world of Harry Potter and purchase passage onto the Hogwarts Express. Train passes are $5 each in addition to admission.

The advanced gate opens at 4 p.m., with advance passes available for $4 per person at El Remedio, the Finnup Center, Safari Shoppe and Ward's Garden Center through noon Saturday. The general admission gate is open 5 to 8:30 p.m. Gate passes are $5 per person. Contact Friends of Lee Richardson Zoo for more information at 276-6243. The rain date for Boo! at the Zoo is Oct. 26.

In preparation for the event, the zoo will be closed on Saturday, but will open at the regular time, 8 a.m. Sunday.

Other events this weekend include:

* The Garden City High School JROTC program will have a grand opening and viewing tour of the new Confidence Course at the school from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The new course is located at the north end of the high school campus at 2720 Buffalo Way Blvd.

The course is approximately 2,800 feet in length with 12 different challenges. The course is made up of a series of physical and logical tasks. The tasks must be completed in a specific order and time limit, utilizing best technique. The course is designed to test not only strength but also endurance and performance under stress.

For more information about the course, contact Lt. Col. Randall Phillips, senior JROTC instructor at GCHS, at 805-5577.

* Rainbow Eagle, a Choctaw American Indian, international author and lecturer, and Seventh Fire Peace Shield Teacher, will be in Garden City today through Sunday to present a series of lectures addressing Native American spirituality and understanding the teachings of the Peace Shield.

On Saturday, Rainbow Eagle is scheduled to be at the Garden City Community College Academic Building, Lecture Hall 1106, from 1 to 3 p.m. He will discuss the Ancient Peace Shield and Natural Spirituality Teachings. From 4 to 6:30 p.m., he will talk about Native American Prophecy: A Positive Look at the Future. A recommended donation of $25 is being requested.

On Sunday, Rainbow Eagle is scheduled to present a workshop on the Native American Spirituality and Understanding the Teachings of the Peace Shield from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Shift Center, 633 Briar Hill Drive. This workshop requires registration, which may be done by phoning Judith at 290-3859 or Kriz at 290-0507. Registration fee is $25.

* A Sloppy Joe and Movie Night will begin at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Church of the Brethren, 505 N. Eighth St.

The featured film will be "Unconditional," about a woman's idyllic life being shattered when her husband is killed in a senseless act of violence.

The movie, sloppy joes, popcorn, candy and beverages are free, although donations will be taken.

For more information, call 276-7391 or visit

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