Special Events

TODAY, MAY 12

Garden City High School graduation: 7 p.m. in the main gymnasium at the school, 2720 Buffalo Way Blvd., with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. A Baccalaureate ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. in the auditorium. Project Graduation will take place at 10 p.m. at the Garden City Family YMCA, 1224 Center St.

Latte Art Throwdown: Patrick Dugan’s Coffee House is celebrating its 10-year anniversary by inviting surrounding baristas to go head-to-head in a bracket-style competition to showcase their latte art skills. The event is free and open to the public. Participants are asked to bring their own vessel to pour into. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m., with the competition from 7 to 9 p.m. at the coffee house, 301 N. Main St.

"CircusSaurus": Carson & Barnes circus featuring elephant rides, "Dinosaurs Alive" (ride a dinosaur), Big Top acts and more, 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. today and 1:30 and 4:30 p.m. Sunday at Garden City Travel Plaza, 1265 Solar Ave. Discounted tickets available at www.bigtopshow.com.

USD 457 Alternate Education Center and Virtual Academy graduation: 10:30 a.m. in Clifford Hope Auditorium at Horace J. Good Middle School, 1412 N. Main St. Guests are asked to enter the auditorium and be seated starting at 10 a.m.

Dance: Featuring “The Blue Notes,” 7 to 10 p.m. at the Senior Center in Hugoton. The dance is open to the public.

Harvest Flea Market: Featuring a farmers market and flea market experience with vendors offering food, furniture, artwork and more, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. today and Sunday at the west end of the parking lot at the Finney County Fairgrounds, 920 W. Lake Ave., in Garden City. The flea market continues each weekend through October. Entry fee is $1. For more information, visit www.HarvestFleaMarket.com.

Holcomb High School graduation: 2 p.m. in the gymnasium at the school, 600 N. Jones Ave., Holcomb.

Lee Richardson Zoo informational open house: 2 p.m. at the Finnup Center for Conservation Education, 312 E. Finnup Drive, for people interested in becoming zoo volunteers, who provide multiple tasks, such as talking to school groups about the importance of conservation, providing enrichment for the zoo animals or setting up for special events. For more information about the zoo’s volunteer program, call (620) 276-1250 or email zoo.education@gardencityks.us.

SUNDAY, MAY 13

Musical program: High Plains Country Music Fiddlers, Pickers and Singers monthly program at the Memorial Building on Main Street in Lakin. Sign-up will begin at 1 p.m., with the program starting at 2 p.m. All area musicians are welcome to join in. There will be a short break for snacks. Feel free to bring a snack to share. For more information, call Curtis Young at (620) 355-6410 or Ruth Romesburg at (620) 276-8498.

TUESDAY, MAY 15

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

Musical variety program: Featuring "The Donnie Bohl Band," 7 p.m. at Garden Valley Retirement Village, 1505 E. Spruce St. Open to the public at no charge.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 16

"Celebrate Your Faith" worship service: Featuring Billy Whitfield of Syracuse, a musician, cowboy and former airplane pilot, speaking of his many experiences in life, 7 p.m. at Garden Valley Retirement Village, 1505 E. Spruce St. An airplane pilot, Billy flew to Colorado once with Col. Jim Irwin, one of the first astronauts to outer space, as a passenger. Billy and his wife, Loretta, also will share some of their music.

Garden City Area Chamber of Commerce Membership Breakfast: 7:10 a.m. at the Clarion Inn, 1911 E. Kansas Ave. (use the entrance on the northeast side of the building). Programs by Midwest Digital Forensics & Analytics and Nex-Tech. The cost is $12 for pre-pay or at the door; $14 if you choose to be invoiced. Online registration deadline is 4 p.m. Tuesday. Registration information can be found at www.gardencitychamber.net or call the chamber at (620) 276-3264.

THURSDAY, MAY 17

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.

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.

FRIDAY, MAY 18

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

SATURDAY, MAY 19

Endangered Species Day activities: 2 to 5 p.m. at Lee Richardson Zoo. The event will feature a scavenger hunt to identify the 12 endangered species that call the zoo home, and Discovery Carts will be available to explore. For more information on Endangered Species Day, visit www.endangeredspeciesday.org.

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

Book-signing event: For The Garden City Telegram's "Called To Serve" veterans book, 2 to 4 p.m. at Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Shoppe, 312 N. Eighth St. Bring your copy of the book so it can be signed by special guests, including Burl Loving and Perry Garten of Garden City and Steve Morris of Hugoton. Books also will be available for purchase. Refreshments will be served.

SUNDAY, MAY 20

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

 

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.

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: Featuring Drs. Gretchen Dunford and Rachel Svaty, 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.