Special Events


Musical program: Featuring "Coat of Many Colors," 6:15 p.m. at Homestead Assisted Living, 2414 N. Henderson St. Open to the public at no charge.


"Look Good…Feel Better": Free workshop for area women battling cancer, 5 to 7 p.m. at The Breast Center at St. Catherine Hospital, inside the Heartland Cancer Center, 410 E. Spruce St. Volunteer beauty experts will teach cancer patients how to cope with skin changes and hair loss by using cosmetics and skin care products, with each patient receiving a make-up kit. Four other sessions will be offered, at the same time and location, on May 21, Aug. 20, Sept. 17 and Nov. 19. Pre-registration is required by calling (620) 640-1022.

Super Spring Celebration: Presented by Eagles Auxiliary 3124 and Signature HomeStyles by Betty, 7 p.m. at the Eagles Lodge, 2603 N. Taylor Ave. This quartermania event's focus is on Signature HomeStyles’ new spring and summer decor, with 25 percent of the sales to be donated to the Eagles' Robert Hansen Diabetes Research Fund. Attendees will enjoy playing quartermania with bidding paddles and quarters to bid with. A $5 entry fee includes one bidding paddle and an entry ticket into the door prize drawing. Other bidding paddles are earned during the evening. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. For more information, text (620) 272-3411.


Evening at the Museum: Featuring a presentation by Norman Clark focusing on German Mennonite history, 7 p.m. in the meeting room of the Finney County Historical Museum, 403 S. Fourth St. Admission is free, with dessert and beverages provided. Those who attend should use the north entrance of the museum and are welcome to bring their own dinner, if desired.

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

Musical variety program: Featuring "The Plymell School Show Choir" directed by Rebecca Stevenson, 7 p.m. at Garden Valley Retirement Village, 1505 E. Spruce St. Open to the public at no charge.

Diabetes Self-Management Workshop: Free program from 6 to 8 p.m. at Genesis Family Health Center, 1712 St. John St. For more information, call Bertha Mendoza at (620) 640-8718.


"Reach Out, Give Back": Garden City High School’s event from 5 to 8 p.m. at the school, featuring an informational fair with organizations specializing in local public safety, health, recreation, district and community education, early childhood services, business, charity and politics; a dinner and a raffle; various family activities; and guest speaker Jared Estes, a car crash victim who found physical and mental rehabilitation through optimism and gratitude. Babysitting for children from birth to preschool ages will be available. Money raised from the dinner and raffle will be donated to Garden City’s Family Crisis Services and Oasis of Peace Center. For more information, contact GCHS counselor Emily Hamlin at ehamlin@gckschools.com.


Kitchen Therapy: Featuring cooking demonstrations and tips on ways to choose the healthiest ingredients, make food more appealing and spark appetites, noon at Heartland Cancer Center, 410 E. Spruce St. The free program is open to the public, but registration is requested by calling Viry Dummermuth at (620) 765-1443.

“The Boys of Syracuse": Garden City Community College Players will collaborate with community members to present the Shakespeare-inspired comedy musical about twins separated during an ocean voyage, 7:30 p.m. April 19 to 21 and at 2 p.m. April 22 at the Pauline Joyce Fine Arts Auditorium at GCCC. Tickets are free for GCCC faculty, staff and students, $10 for general admission, and $8 for seniors and children 17 and younger. Tickets can be reserved by calling Mark Scheopner at (620) 276-9540.

Coffee with Caregivers: To share support and experiences, ask questions and be with others who share concerns about caring for loved ones with cancer, 7 to 8 p.m. at Patrick Dugan's Coffee House. RVSP to Becky Alexander at (620) 290-2065.


Musical program: Featuring "Classic 3+1," 7 p.m. at Homestead Assisted Living, 2414 N. Henderson St. Open to the public at no charge.


"The Heart of Rock-n-Roll": St. Catherine Hospital's Heart Gala benefiting the Heart Center, with champagne and hors d'oeuvres served at 6 p.m., followed by the dinner and dance featuring "The Big Daddy Band" at 7 p.m. at the hospital, 401 E. Spruce St. Tickets are $100 and may be purchased at the hospital's Gift Nook, the Clarion or at www.SCHDFoundation.com.

Riverbed cleanup: Garden City Community College Student Government Association will conduct the event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Arkansas River to recognize Earth Day. The event is open to the public. Volunteers will meet at Cleaver Field in Finnup Park at 10 a.m., where they will receive a packet and their cleanup zone assignment. Food, drinks and supplies will be provided, but those wishing to participate should wear closed-toes shoes and work gloves. Interested volunteers should contact Berenice Ayala at (620) 492-5730. Those who want to help but cannot attend can drop off donated leather gloves, heavy-duty trash bags and water with Lauren Rockhold, coordinator of student activities, in the basement of the Beth Tedrow Student Center through Thursday.

Legislative Coffee: 10 a.m. in Classroom B downstairs at St. Catherine Hospital, 401 E. Spruce St.


“Music & Musings”: Featuring Will Friesen, a native of southwest Kansas, at the organ and piano, 7 p.m. at The Presbyterian Church, 1719 E. Texas St. His program includes organ classics from Bach, Boëllmann and Marcello as well as modern arrangements of well-known sacred music. He also will share stories about the music, the composers who created it and the instruments for which it was composed. Admission is free although a free-will offering will be received on behalf of the Oasis of Peace Center, for female victims of human trafficking. The concert will be followed by a reception.




Gray County Historical Society: 3 p.m. at Cimarron City Library, 120 N. Main in Cimarron. Anyone interested in the history of Gray County and Garfield Township in Finney County is welcome to attend.


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.

Enhance Fitness: 2 p.m. Monday.

Strength training: 4 p.m. Monday.

Zumba: 6 p.m. Monday.

Duplicate bridge: 7 p.m. Monday.

Walking: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Walmart.

Pitch: 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Bridge: 1:15 p.m. Tuesday.

Computer class: 2:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Yoga: 6 p.m. Tuesday.

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

Pinochle: 12:30 p.m. Wednesday.

EnhanceFitness: 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Dance: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday featuring "The Ortiz Band."

TOPS: 9 a.m. Thursday.

Lunch and Learn: 11:30 a.m. Thursday.

Ambassador Singers: 1 p.m. Thursday.

Skip-Bo: 1 p.m. Thursday.

Finney County Committee on Aging: 2:30 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.

Bridge: 12:45 p.m. Friday.

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

EnhanceFitness: 2 p.m. Friday.

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. Submit calendar items for upcoming events by 5 p.m. Wednesday by calling (620) 276-6862 Extension 242 or (800) 475-8600.