AVID meeting planned for Monday

Garden City High School will hold an AVID parent and family meeting from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday in the GCHS Commons Area, 2720 Buffalo Way Blvd. A meal will be provided at the beginning of the meeting. Students will then present informational sessions from 7 to 7:45 p.m. in the Commons Area about how the AVID system is preparing them for a career or helping them advance to college. The students will focus on ACT preparation, tutorial preparation and college visits.

Public invited to Read-In

Garden City Community College's Student Government Association and English Department are sponsoring the sixth annual African American Read-In from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday in the Beth Tedrow Student Center portico.

Volunteers from across campus and within the community will take turns reading aloud prose and poetry selections by African American writers. Books are provided, but those attending are encouraged to bring selections of their own to read.

The local observance of national Black History Month is annually dedicated to the memory of Kevin Wilson, a GCCC student from Valdosta, Ga., who died unexpectedly from a seizure in his residence hall room in 2008.

No reservations or registrations are required for this free event. Call 276-0355 for more information.

Mennonite Singers perform Tuesday

A musical program featuring the "Mennonite Singers" will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Homestead Assisted Living, 2414 N. Henderson St. The public is invited free of charge. Another event for next week is a visit from Lee Richardson Zoo's Zoomobile, scheduled for 3 p.m. Thursday.