Special Events


Peddler's Market: Featuring antiques, handmade crafts, collectibles and baked goods, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Finney County Exhibition Building, 209 W. Lake Ave. Free admission.

German Supper & Live Auction: Food will be served from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Garden Valley Retirement Village, 1505 E. Spruce St., with a live auction from 6:30 to 7 p.m. Tickets may be purchased ahead of time at GVRV or on the night of the dinner.

Halloween Dance: Featuring “Buckner Creek Band,” 8 p.m. Saturday at the Eagles, 2603 N. Taylor Ave. The dance is open to the public. There will be a costume contest for those who wish to participate. Admission is $10 per person. 

Barktober Fest: Finney County Humane Society’s annual fundraiser, formerly the Pet Expo, will include a dog jog, pet costume contest, vendor booths, dog races and a silent auction, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Stevens Park in downtown Garden City. There also will be a kid zone with a beanbag toss, pumpkin painting, pluck a duck, face painting and animal painting. The event also includes guest presentations by Fit Body Boot Camp, Kennel Club Obedience Class, Finney County Public Library and more. Pets are welcome.

Halloween Family Fun Night: Featuring inflatables, carnival games, drawings, swimming, Halloween-themed activities, T-shirts for the first 50 children in attendance, and complimentary snacks and refreshments, 7 to 9 p.m. at the Garden City Family YMCA, 1224 Center St. Costumes are welcome, but are not required. The event is free, but attendees are asked to bring a canned good or nonperishable food item for Emmaus House. For more information, call Krystal Richardson at (620) 275-1199 or email krichardson@ymcaswkansas.org.

“Aztlan: A Memory of the Mexica Nation”: Presented by the GCCC College Players, 7:30 p.m. today and 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Pauline Joyce Fine Arts Auditorium at Garden City Community College. Admission is $10 for general admission; $8 for seniors (65 and older) and students (18 and younger).

Zombie Run: Garden City Recreation Commission's 5th Annual Fright 5k and Wicked Walk, 6:45 p.m. at Finnup Park. Participants will run on a course of gravel road, uneven trail terrain, as well as paved road, trying to avoid zombies. Each participant will be given a “life belt” with three flags that zombies will try to grab during the run. Runners who make it to the finish line without losing any lives will receive an award. Those looking for something a little slower paced and family friendly can participate in the Wicked Walk, where parents can trick-or-treat with their kids. Those registered will receive a goodie bag. Cost is $45 for the Zombie Run; $10 for the Wicked Walk. Register at https://endurancecui.active.com/event-reg/select-race?e=47358952 or in person at GCRC, 310 N. Sixth St., or at Core Fitness, 941 Lareu Road.


Dia De Los Muertos Festival: 6th Annual Dio De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Festival, hosted by Garden City Arts, 1 to 5 p.m. at Stevens Park in downtown Garden City, featuring music, performances, food, local art vendors, free arts and crafts activities, and prizes for the best costumes. There also will be a community altar set up in Stevens Park where people are welcome to bring their own altars or offerendas for their loved ones who have died. Free admission.

Garden City High School Art Department pop-up show: Featuring "Day of the Dead" sculptures, paintings, drawings and graphic designs by students, 1 to 5 p.m. at Garden City Arts, 318 N. Main St.


Flow and Glow: Featuring yoga set up to Halloween-themed music and black lights, plus glow paint (wear costumes) at Roots Juice Co. and Wellness Studio, 216 N. Main St. Painting will start at 7 p.m., with yoga beginning at 7:30 p.m. Registration is $25 and supplies for paint will be provided. For more information, call (620) 260-2864.

Musical variety program: Featuring the music group "The Classic Three" directed by Gary Fuller, 7 p.m. at Garden Valley Retirement Village, 1505 E. Spruce St. Open to the public at no charge.

Trick or Treaters: Children are invited to stop by for trick-or-treating beginning at 6 p.m. at Homestead Assisted Living, 2414 N. Henderson St.

Blood drive: 10:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Wichita County High School, 800 W. Broadway, Leoti.

Kansas Honor Flight send-off: For three Korean War veterans, 16 Vietnam War veterans, six guardians and one leader, 1 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1010 N. Fleming St. The welcome-home celebration for the group will begin at around 5:30 p.m. Nov. 3 at the church.


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.

Quilts of Valor: 9 a.m. today.

Billiards: 1 to 4 p.m. today.

Fiddlers, Pickers & Singers: 5 to 9 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.

Bingo: 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 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. Thursday.

Gentle exercises: 11 a.m. Friday.

Bridge: 1 p.m. Friday.

EnhanceFitness: 2 p.m. Friday.

Billiards: 1 to 4 p.m. Nov. 4.

Bridge: 1:15 p.m. Nov. 4.