Special Events


Labor of Love Christmas Craft Fair: Featuring several vendors, a silent auction, a kid's craft room and a soup lunch, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with the lunch from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 1106 N. Main St.


Visits with Santa: 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the VFW, 1101 W. Mary St.

Garden City Community College’s Vespers concert: Featuring performances from the GCCC Concert Choir, College Singers, Garden City First United Methodist Church and Community Chorus, plus combined choirs and instrumentalists will present “Fantasia Noel” arranged and orchestrated by Joshua Spacht, 3 p.m. at the Pauline Joyce Fine Arts auditorium on campus, 801 N. Campus Drive. Free admission.


Musical variety program: Featuring "The Copeland, Ks. Salem Mennonite Singers," 7 p.m. at Garden Valley Retirement Village, 1505 E. Spruce St. Open to the public at no charge.


Reception and meet-and-greet: Featuring guest artist Marianne Sullivan Hamer, a photographer who resides in the Kansas City area, but also is one of the area’s hometown girls, 5 to 7 p.m. at the Main ARTery, 103 S. Main St., Ulysses. Her photography will remain on display there through Jan. 5, 2018. For more information, call Tracy Teeter at (620) 424-3828, or visit www.MainARTeryKansas.com or www.facebook.com/mainarterykansas.


TubaChristmas: Area tuba or euphonium players will gather at 3 p.m. on Grant Avenue in downtown Garden City to perform holiday music.


Downtown Christmas Parade: Make plans to attend the 2017 Downtown Christmas Parade, presented by The Burtis Motor Co., beginning at 6 p.m. Marching bands, school groups, church groups, and many more help to spread seasonal cheer with their brightly decorated holiday floats. This year’s parade theme is “Let it Snow!”


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.

Christmas Family Fun Day: Featuring a hot chocolate bar, holiday raffle, games and visits with Santa, 2 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. Thursday.

Gentle exercises: 11 a.m. Friday.

Bridge: 1 p.m. Friday.

EnhanceFitness: 2 p.m. Friday.

Billiards: 1 to 4 p.m. Dec. 9.

Bridge: 1:15 p.m. Dec. 9.