Special Events


Finney County Democrats water balloon fight and potluck dinner: 3 to 8 p.m. at Stevens Park in downtown Garden City. Guest speakers will be James Thompson, candidate for the 4th District Congressional seat; John Gibson, Kansas Democratic Chair; and Sage TeBeest, 1st Congressional District Democratic Chair. MC for the event is Luiz Orosco Jr. The free event is open to the public. Bring a potluck dish to share; hot dogs, beverages and tableware will be provided. If you don't bring a side dish for your family to share, a donation of $5 per person will be asked for the meal. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets for relaxing in the park and stay for the free movie screening of "Lilo and Stitch” at dusk.

Silver Screen Saturday Night: Free screening of the movie “Lilo & Stitch” beginning at dusk (9 to 9:30 p.m.) at Stevens Park, 502 N. Main St. Movie-goers are encouraged to bring blankets, lawn chairs and a snack.

Musical program: Garden City Fiddlers, Pickers and Singers perform at 5 p.m. at the Senior Center of Finney County, 907 N. 10th St., with a carry-in supper served from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., followed by music until 9 p.m. (bring a favorite covered dish for the meal and sign in to take a turn in the rotation of musicians and singers). Admission is free to the public.

Garden City Farmer’s Market: Featuring a variety of home-grown produce, home-crafted items and homemade foods, 7 a.m. to noon each Saturday through Sept. 30 in the parking lot of Westlake Hardware, 1210 Fleming St.

Finney County Fair: Featuring various events and activities at the Finney County Fairgrounds in Garden City. For more information, visit www.finneycountyfair.org.


Summer Concert Series: Country music featuring Melissa Dawn, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Stevens Park, 502 N. Main St. Free admission.


Musical variety program: Featuring the music group "Too Many Strings," 7 p.m. at Garden Valley Retirement Village, 1505 E. Spruce St. Open to the public at no charge.

Health Department and WIC

Hours at the Finney County Health Department, 919 Zerr Road, and WIC are 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday; closed on Friday.

For more information, call the health department at (620) 272-3600 or WIC (Women, Infant and Children) at (620) 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.

Billiards: 1 to 4 p.m. today.

Duplicate bridge: 2 p.m. Sunday.

Dominoes and open billiards: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Lunch: Served at noon Monday through Friday.

Double pinochle: 12:30 p.m. Monday.

EnhanceFitness: 2 p.m. Monday.

Strength training: 4 p.m. Monday.

Duplicate bridge: 7 p.m. Monday.

Walking: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Walmart.

Gentle exercises: 11 a.m. Tuesday.

Pitch: 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Bridge: 1:15 p.m. Tuesday.

Yoga: 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Line dancing: 8:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Pinochle: 12:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Bridge: 1:15 p.m. Wednesday.

EnhanceFitness: 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Dance: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday featuring Craig Stevens.

TOPS: 9 a.m. Thursday.

Art class: 10 a.m. Thursday.

Ambassador Singers: 1 p.m. Thursday.

Skip-Bo: 1 p.m. Thursday.

Strength training: 4 p.m. Thursday.

Yoga: 6 p.m. Thursday.

Line dancing: 8:30 a.m. Friday.

Craft Shop check-in/out: 10 a.m. Friday.

Gentle exercises: 11 a.m. Friday.

Bridge: 1 p.m. Friday.

EnhanceFitness: 2 p.m. Friday.

Covered dish dinner: 6 p.m. Friday.

Billiards: 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 5.

Bridge: 1:15 p.m. Aug. 5.

Meals on Wheels is available by calling (620) 272-3620; Mini-bus, (620) 272-3626; senior center, (620) 272-3620.

What’s Up is published each Saturday and Sunday. Submit calendar items for upcoming events by 5 p.m. Wednesday by calling (620) 276-6862 Extension 242 or (800) 475-8600.