The Garden City Telegram

What's Up

Special Events


"Tails in Tinseltown": Friends of Lee Richardson Zoo event 8 a.m. to noon in the Finnup Center, and includes breakfast in Mrs. Claus's Parlor, Christmas train rides, a children's craft and a meet-and-greet with Old Saint Nick. Guests can view decorated Christmas trees as they are showcased during the event and also during the Finnup Center's regular hours of 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday. Advance passes to the event are $5 per person and are available at the Finnup Center, and Splatterworks, 214 N. Main St. General admission passes will be available at the door for $10 per person the day of the event. For more information, contact Friends of Lee Richardson Zoo at 276-6243 or

Kansas Humanities Council's Talk About Literature in Kansas (TALK) program: Featuring the final book in the "Coming of Age in Rural America" series, 11 a.m. at the Finney County Public Library, 605 E. Walnut St., with Sister Rosemary Kolich of the University of Saint Mary leading a discussion of "Under the Feet of Jesus" by Helena Maria Viramontes, which chronicles the harsh context of migrant life as a young girl's Latino family struggles with arduous farm labor and still hopes for a liberating future. To check out books or for more information about the reading series, call the library at 272-3680 or visit

Labrador Ridge luminaries: Featuring nearly 10,000 luminaries on display from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in the entire area north of Mary Street, between Third and Fleming streets. The Edith Scheuerman Sign Choir will be singing at the corner of Belmont Place and Labrador Ridge from 7:30 to 8 p.m. In case of inclement weather, the event will be held on Sunday. For more information, visit the Facebook page "Labrador Luminaries."

Tuba Christmas Concert: 3 p.m. on Grant Avenue in downtown Garden City.


Singles dance: Featuring "Stevens" from 7 to 10:30 p.m. at the Eagles Lodge, U.S. Highway 83 and Mary Street. Sponsored by Garden City Singles, the dance is open to the public. People attending must be age 21 or older.

Carriage rides: Free rides offered from 2 to 4 p.m., beginning at Western State Bank at Main and Spruce streets.

Christmas Parade: Beginning at 6 p.m. on Main Street in downtown Garden City.


Musical variety program: Featuring the music group "Half Fast Singers"consisting of Richard Taylor, Wendel Wurst, David Miller and Dr. Mark Neuman,7 p.m. at Garden Valley Retirement Village, 1505 E. Spruce St. The public is encouraged to attend at no charge. For more information, call 275-5036.


Carriage rides: Free rides offered from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., beginning at Western State Bank at Main and Spruce streets.


Classic Gospel Sing-along: Open to all area musicians and the general public, 4 p.m. at Heaven Bound Cowboy Church, 1202 S. Second in Dodge City. For more information, call (620) 846-7046.

Health Department and WIC

Hours at the Finney County Health Department, 919 Zerr Road, are 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Friday hours are 8 a.m. to noon.

For more information, call the health department at 272-3600 or WIC (Women, Infant and Children) at 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.

Open pool: 1 to 4 p.m. today.

Duplicate bridge: 2 p.m. Sunday.

Dominoes and open pool: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Lunch: Served at noon Monday through Friday.

Double pinochle: 12:30 p.m. Monday.

Duplicate bridge: 7 p.m. Monday.

Walking: 8:30 a.m. Tuesday.

USDA commodities: 10 a.m. Tuesday.

Gentle exercises: 11 a.m. Tuesday.

Pitch: 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Bridge: 1:15 p.m. Tuesday.

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

TOPS 1116: 10 a.m. Wednesday.

Pinochle: 12:40 p.m. Wednesday.

Completely Unraveled: 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Dance: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday featuring "Last Resort."

TOPS: 9 a.m. Thursday.

Art class: 10 a.m. Thursday.

Gentle exercise: 11 a.m. Thursday.

Christmas Lunch: Noon Thursday.

Ambassador Singers practice: 1 p.m. Thursday.

Skip-Bo: 1 p.m. Thursday.

Senior Citizens Association Board: 1 p.m. Thursday.

Snooker Tournament: 1 p.m. Thursday.

Bingo: 1:30 p.m. Thursday.

Yoga: 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

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

Bridge: 12:45 p.m. Friday.

Prairie Land Food pickup: Noon Dec. 21.

Meals on Wheels is available by calling 272-3620; Mini-bus, 272-3626; Senior Center, 272-3620.

What's Up is published each Saturday. Submit calendar items for upcoming events by 5 p.m. Wednesday by calling 276-6862 Extension 242 or (800) 475-8600.