Special Events


“Route 66” Wine Tasting: Garden City Area Chamber of Commerce’s 12th annual event, 7 to 10:30 p.m. at the Clarion Inn, 1911 E. Kansas Ave. Featuring 50 fine wines, hors d’oeuvres, desserts, “moonshine” samples, and scotch and cigars on the patio. Tickets are $55 and are available at Ewe Specialties & Perfect Occasions, 1008 W. Mary St.; Clarion Inn’s front desk; Chamber of Commerce, 1509 E. Fulton Terrace; and at www.gardencitychamber.net.

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.

Summer Soiree: Fundraiser event for the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Finney and Kearny counties, featuring live comedy by professional comedian James Johann, an acoustic duet from Aaron and Bree Thompson, food and entertaining auctioneers, 6 p.m. at the Clarion Inn, 1911 E. Kansas Ave. Tickets are $25 each.

Legacy Scholarship Run: Nearly 400 American Legion Riders participating in the American Legion Legacy Scholarship Run will be passing through Garden City at about 9 a.m. on their motorcycles en route to the American Legion’s national convention in Reno, Nev. Area residents are encouraged to thank the riders for their service by lining Campus Drive near Garden City Community College and the First Assembly of God Church with American Flags.

Fulton House tours : The Finney County Historical Society has opened the historic 1884 William Fulton House, located just southwest of the museum inside Lee Richardson Zoo, for tours from 2 to 4 p.m.

Bible Christian Church 50th Anniversary: The church will celebrate it’s 50th year with food, fun, games, a helicopter dropping beach balls, starting at 6 p.m. at the church, 1501 E. Mary St.

Syracuse River Run: The event, from 1 a.m. to 4 p.m. MDT about two miles west of Syracuse on U.S. Highway 50, serves as a fundraiser for the Syracuse eighth grade trip to Washington, D.C., and includes judging at the fairgrounds for the best decorated vessel, entry into the river, and presentation of winners. Tanks, paddle boats, rafts and kayaks are welcome. No motorized vessels are allowed. Tubing also is allowed but will not be judged for the contest. Personal flotation is required but not provided. Cost is $5 per person who enters the river.


Musical program: High Plains Country Music Fiddlers, Pickers and Singers monthly program at the Memorial Building on Main Street in Lakin. Sign-up will begin at 1 p.m., with the program starting at 2 p.m. All area musicians are welcome to join in. There will be a short break for snacks. Feel free to bring a snack to share. For more information, call Curtis Young at (620) 355-6410 or Ruth Romesburg at (620) 276-8498.

Fulton House tours : The Finney County Historical Society has opened the historic 1884 William Fulton House, located just southwest of the museum inside Lee Richardson Zoo, for tours from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Bible Christian Church 50th Anniversary: Special church service, 10 a.m. Sunday at the church.


Musical variety program: Featuring "The Donnie Bohl Band," 7 p.m. at Garden Valley Retirement Village, 1505 E. Spruce St. Open to the public at no charge.



Friends of the Library: 10 a.m. in the Finnup Room at the Finney County Public Library, 605 E. Walnut St. Refreshments available; the agenda will be posted at the door.

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.

Finney County Committee on Aging: 9 a.m. Tuesday.

Gentle exercises: 11 a.m. Tuesday.

Pitch: 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.

"Stepping On" class: 1 p.m. Tuesday.

"Outsmart The Scammers" program: 1 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 "The Ortiz Band."

TOPS: 9 a.m. Thursday.

Art class: 10 a.m. Thursday.

Lunch and Learn: 11:30 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.

Gentle exercises: 11 a.m. Friday.

Bridge: 1 p.m. Friday.

Legal aid: 1 p.m. Friday (by appointment).

EnhanceFitness: 2 p.m. Friday.

Billiards: 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 19.

Bridge: 1:15 p.m. Aug. 19.

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.