Special Events


Family Fun Dog Show: Registration begins at 10 a.m. at the Elks Lodge, 905 E. Kansas Plaza, for dogs of all shapes and sizes. There is a $5 fee per three categories entered. Categories include: Waggiest Tail, Musical Sit, Mini Me (dog and owner look alike), Dog the Judge Would Most Like to Take Home, Most Appealing Eyes, Best Veteran (seven years and older), Most Handsome Dog, So Scruffy You Have to Love it, and Best Young Handler. The event will include refreshments, information booths and drug awareness handouts. Proceeds will go to the Finney County Humane Society. Those who attend are encouraged to bring donation items from the Humane Society’s wish list such as paper towels, bleach, spray bleach, canned puppy food, cat toys/balls, flea/tick treatment for 25 to 50 pound dogs and for cats, cat litter (the clumping kind), dry cat food and Sun brand powder laundry detergent. For more information, call Linda Velez at (620) 277-3315 or email lindakvelez@gmail.com.

Inaugural Siege (formerly Gauntlet) Obstacle 5K: 8 a.m. to noon, featuring a test of courage and strength to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. Obstacles include wall climbs, rope swing, monkey bars, mud pits and other challenging Army-based obstacles. Old sneakers and clothes are recommended. This is a timed race and there will be awards. If you are unable to complete an obstacle or choose to skip an obstacle, there are penalties in place. Also, sign up your kids for the Mini Siege. Register at http://www.active.com/garden-city-ks/running/races/the-siege-and-mini-siege-2017. Only those pre-registered will be guaranteed a T-shirt. Participants will park at Garden City High School, 2720 Buffalo Way Blvd., and be shuttled to the Crazy House parking lot where the course begins. Spectators can also park at that location and be shuttled. All participants (age 21 and older) will be given a complimentary beer upon completion of the course. Bring your IDs and wallet. The beer garden is open to participants and spectators, and a food truck will be set up all morning. Cash only accepted at the beer garden and the food truck.

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.

Oktoberfest: Featuring German food, including beef and noodles, bierocks, brats, kraut and weiners, piggies, combo plates and kids plates, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Grant Avenue booth in downtown Garden City and also from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 205 N. Eighth St., with live music featuring "Ortiz Night Shift" from 8 p.m. to midnight.

Fall Fest: Featuring more than 90 vendors offering jewelry, bath/body products, children’s accessories, baked goods and more lined up and down the center of Main Street and in Stevens Park in downtown Garden City. Plus, free children’s games in the park, an entertainment area at Main and Laurel streets, and duck races, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call (620) 276-0891 or email vision@gcdowntown.com.


International Red Panda Day: Featuring a variety of activities and crafts for the kids to learn about red pandas, face-painting and Keeper Chats, 1 to 3 p.m. in front of the Wild Asia main entrance at Lee Richardson Zoo.


Musical program: Featuring "Roadrunners," 7 p.m. at Homestead Assisted Living, 2414 N. Henderson St. Open to the public at no charge.

Musical variety program: Featuring entertainers from Syracuse, Billy Whitfield on vocal and guitar, and Loretta Whitfield at the piano, 7 p.m. at Garden Valley Retirement Village, 1505 E. Spruce St. Open to the public at no charge.

Candidate Forums: Garden City Commission forum at 6 p.m. in the Garden City Commission chambers on the second floor at 301 N. Eighth St.


Candidate Forums: Garden City School Board forum at 6 p.m. Thursday; and Garden City Community College Board of Trustees forum at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, all in the Garden City Commission chambers on the second floor at 301 N. Eighth St.


"Twist and Shout": Annual fundraiser for Garden City Arts, featuring drinks and appetizers, a 50/50 raffle, silent and live auctions, art demonstrations and live music by "The Tones," 7 p.m. at the Clarion Inn Ballroom. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door. For tickets and more information, call (620) 260-9700.

World Rhino Day: Information about how to help rhinos around the world, 2 to 4 p.m. at Lee Richardson Zoo.

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.

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.

Free dance: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday featuring "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.

Medicare presentation: 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

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

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

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. Sept. 23.

Bridge: 1:15 p.m. Sept. 23.

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