Special Events


Come-and-go reception: To celebrate Pamela Sue Tuller’s graduation from Drexel University. Tuller is the director of Finney County Public Library. She recently earned her master’s degree in library and information science. The reception will be from 2 to 4 p.m. at the library, 605 E. Walnut St. No gifts, please.

"Ride for the Future”: Riders will register at Bible Christian Church, 1501 E. Mary St., at 9 a.m. Bikers will ride from Garden City, to Dodge City, to Sublette, to Holcomb and then back to Garden City to raise funds for scholarships for students studying criminal justice, fire science, emergency medical and service technology at Garden City Community College. To register, visit the Department of Public Safety office at GCCC, call (620) 276-9503 or email bradley.sisk@gcccks.edu.

Movie night: Featuring "The Cross and the Switchblade," 7 p.m. in Fellowship Hall of Church of the Brethren, 505 N. Eighth St. Popcorn and pop will be available.  This is a free event open to the public, but donations will be accepted.

Garden City Community College’s TP&L Concert for Scholarships: Featuring Chancey Williams and the Younger Brothers Band, 9 p.m. at The Golf Club at Southwind, 77 Grandview Drive. Tickets may be purchased at The Golf Club at Southwind for $15 prior to the show and for $20 on the day of the show. Advance tickets are $10 for those with a student ID and $15 for those without.

Riverbed cleanup: Volunteers will meet at Cleaver Field at 10 a.m. to receive a packet and cleanup zone assignment, then will pick up and sort trash along the Arkansas River until 3 p.m. Those wishing to attend should contact Berenice Ayala at (620) 492-5730 and wear closed-toe shoes and work gloves. Food, drinks and supplies will be provided.


Musical variety program: Featuring the music group "Too Many Strings" directed by Debra Bolton, 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.


National Day of Prayer service: 3 p.m. at Garden Valley Retirement Village, 1505 E. Spruce St., featuring Pastor Bob Bates of Church of the Brethren giving the message. Music will be provided by Fielding Hands, soloist; Gwyneth Frack, organist; and Francine McAdams, pianist, plus congregational singing.

National Day of Prayer Breakfast: 7 to 8 a.m. at the Garden City Family YMCA, 1224 Center St., featuring a free breakfast provided by Golden Corral, plus worship, prayer and a guest speaker. Open to the public.

Musical program: Featuring “The Nelons,” 7 p.m. in Clifford Hope Auditorium at Horace J. Good Middle School, 1412 N. Main St. The group is a three-time Grammy Award-nominated family gospel quartet. This is a performance in the Southwest Kansas Live On Stage concert season. Tickets are $25 for adults, $6 for students. For more information, call (620) 275-1667 or visit www.liveonstagegardencity.org.


Food Truck Fridays: 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Heroes Way south of Stevens Park. Taking place the first Friday of every month April through October, come enjoy delicious food truck fare while enjoying beautiful downtown Garden City. Food trucks will be parked on Heroes Way.

Garden City Community College commencement: 7 p.m., Conestoga Arena at the Dennis Perryman Athletic Complex. This will be the 98th class to graduate from GCCC. Seating is on a first come/first served basis. Overflow seating will be available in the Pauline Joyce Fine Arts Auditorium, where commencement activities may be observed via video. Guest speaker for the ceremony will be Dr. Blake Flanders, president and CEO for the Kansas Board of Regents. Distinguished guest will be Mr. Cecil O’Brate.


Cinco Que Mayo 5K Race: Beginning at 5:05 p.m., with the start/finish line near Las Margaritas Restaurant at 301 N. Main St. Las Margaritas will serve chips, salsa and appetizers at the finish line as well as hosting the after-party. Register at www.CincoQueMayo5K.com in advance or on race day in person starting 90 minutes before the race. Cost is $35. Each participant will receive a tri-blend T-shirt, all finishers receive a custom finisher's medal, and all race registrants will receive a voucher for a free margarita, beer or appetizer item to be redeemed May 5 to 7 at Las Margaritas Restaurant. For more information or for volunteer or sponsorship opportunities, email race director Adam Monaghan at adam@timerguys.com.


Cinco de Mayo celebration: 1 to 8 p.m., at El Remedio Market, 1005 E. Fulton St. The annual local celebration in observance of the Mexican militia's victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, includes live music, folkloric dancers, games, contests and plenty of Mexican food and treats in the El Remedio parking lot.


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.

Yoga: 6 p.m. Tuesday.

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

Library Outreach: 11 a.m. Wednesday.

Pinochle: 12:30 p.m. Wednesday.

EnhanceFitness: 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Dance: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday featuring DJ Larry Vogel.

TOPS: 9 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. Friday.

Bridge: 12:45 p.m. Friday.

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.