Weekend features fairs, concert and a movie


By The Telegram

By The Telegram

Some area county fairs are winding down this weekend for those looking for something to do, while events in Garden City include the weekly free movie and free concert in Stevens Park.

Friday, the Hamilton County Fair in Syracuse features a tractor pull at 7 p.m., while Saturday's events include a dog show at 8 a.m., a cat show at 11 a.m., and a demolition derby at 7:30 p.m.

On Saturday, the wrap-up event for the Gray County Fair in Cimarron is the demolition derby at 7:30 p.m.

At the Grant County Fair in Ulysses, Friday events include:

* 9 a.m. round robin exhibitor meeting.

* 9:30 a.m. round robin fitting and showing.

* 10 a.m. Chamber coffee.

* 11 a.m. Commercial booths open to public.

* 1 p.m. Rabbit show, followed immediately followed by the poultry show.

* 1 p.m. Doc Anderson Show. Anderson runs an early 20th century medicine show in which he tries to sell his own exclusive remedies for everything from athlete's foot to the blues, according to a previous Telegram article.

* 3 p.m. open class pet dog show.

* 3:30 p.m. Poppin' Penelope, 45-minute show.

* 5 to 7 p.m. Poppin' Penelope, two-hour walk around.

* 5:30 p.m. 4-H drawing and parade of champions.

* 6 p.m. Livestock auction followed by a livestock buyers dinner.

* 6 to 8 p.m. Toddler games and defensive driving school.

* 7 p.m. Doc Anderson Show.

* 8 p.m. Bit and Spur free rodeo.

Commercial booths and the exhibit building close at 9 p.m. Saturday's feature event is another session of the Bit and Spur free rodeo.

In Garden City on Saturday, the Garden City Recreation Commission will present "Monsters Inc." as part of the Silver Screen Saturday Nights at Stevens Park. Movies start at dusk Saturday.

"Monsters Inc.," the animated feature from the creators of "Toy Story," shows life behind the scenes of things that go bump in the night. The big, blue and fuzzy James P. Sullivan, portrayed by John Goodman, and his opinionated, one-eyed roommate Mike Wzowski, played by Billy Crystal, are two professional "scare specialists." Their job is to harness the energy created when they make little kids scream.

Attendees should bring lawn chairs, bug repellent and their favorite movie snack. Popcorn and drinks will be available for $1 each. Proceeds will benefit the Summer Youth Musical trip to the Junior Theater Festival in Atlanta.

For movie titles and future showings, visit www.gcrec.com. In the event of high winds or severe weather, movies will be rescheduled. Call the hotline at 276-1202 for cancellation details.

On Sunday, the Stevens Park Concert Series continues at 7:30 p.m. with Collective Faith, a Christian rock band that also plays traditional rock. The group has been together four years.

They have played at weddings, the Tumbleweed Festival, and several benefit concerts. Collective Faith is also the praise band at the Bible Christian Church 10:10 a.m. service.

Band members include Amy Yarnell, Tim Zauche, Charles Boor, Jim Randall, Jack Stonestreet and Jacob Brungardt.

The Stevens Park Concert Series is sponsored by the Garden City Recreation Commission and the city of Garden City. All concerts in the series are free to the public. For a complete list of summer performers, visit www.gcrec.com.

Another area event on Saturday is the Holcomb Recreation Commission triathlon. Registration is at 7 a.m. at Sonnie Baird Pool, 205 Redford, in Holcomb. The cost for individuals is $25, or $20 per person if they're part of a team, and free for participants in the Kids' TRI (triathalon). Proceeds benefit the Holcomb swim team.

Start time is at 8 a.m. and features a super sprint, double triathlon and Kids' TRI. The triathlon consists of a 225-meter swim, nine-mile bike ride and two-mile run. The double consists of 225-meter swim, nine-mile bike ride, four-mile run, nine-mile bike ride and 225-meter swim.

For more information, contact HRC at (620) 277-2152, or by email at hrctrainer@wbsnet.org.

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