The Garden City Telegram

What's Up


Garden City Farmer's Market: Featuring a variety of baked goods, home-grown produce, home-crafted items, jewelry and more, 7 a.m. to noon each Saturday in the parking lot of Westlake Hardware, 1210 Fleming St.

Giraffe feedings: Guests of Lee Richardson Zoo will be able to purchase "keeper approved" food and experience a close encounter with a giraffe, 11 a.m. to noon on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the summer at the zoo.

Tumbleweed Festival: Featuring magicians, storytellers, face painting, crafts and other children's activities, plus musical acts and food vendors through Sunday on the west green of Lee Richardson Zoo. Wristbands will allow entry to all the festivities for a one-time fee of $5 per child and $15 per adult. Advance tickets may be purchased at participating locations in Garden City, Scott City, Ulysses, Dodge City and Liberal at a cost of $5 for children and $10 for adults. For more information and a schedule of events, visit or call Kathy Friesen at 290-1011.

Back to School Blowout: Garden City Family YMCA's 10th annual event will feature crafts, prizes, games, inflatables, swimming and more for the entire family, free of charge, from 7 to 9 p.m. at 1224 Center St. Chips, hotdogs and drinks will be provided while they last and there also will be a school supplies giveaway. For more information, call Krystal Richardson at 275-1199.

Senior Night: Free admittance to the dance featuring "The Blue Notes" from 8 to 11 p.m. at the Eagles Lodge, U.S. Highway 83 and Mary Street, for all seniors age 65 and older (membership not necessary). Cost for others is $5.

Silver Screen Saturday Night: Free screening of "Kangaroo Jack." The movie begins at dusk in Stevens Park. In the event of high winds or severe weather, movies will be rescheduled. Call the Hotline at 276-1202 for cancellation details. For movie titles and future showings, visit


Jam and Square Dance: 7 to 10 p.m. at Community Congregational Church, 710 N. Third St., and featuring the Telluride Festival contest winning bluegrass string band Run Boy Run. Suggested donation is $10 at the door and $5 for students. At the same location and time on Monday will be a workshop for bands, fiddlers, singers and pickers. Bands can pre-register as a group to save money by visiting For more information, call 275-4379.


Musical variety program: Featuring "Old Time Country Band," 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.

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.

Prairie Land Food: Noon today.

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.

Gentle exercises: 11 a.m. Tuesday.

Pitch: 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Bridge: 1:15 p.m. Tuesday.

Bingo: 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.

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

TOPS 1116: 10 a.m. Wednesday.

Pinochle: 12:40 p.m. Wednesday.

Dance: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday featuring "Oklahoma Cowboy."

TOPS: 9 a.m. Thursday.

Art class: 10 a.m. Thursday.

Gentle exercise: 11 a.m. Thursday.

Ambassador Singers practice: 1 p.m. Thursday.

Skip-Bo: 1 p.m. Thursday.

Snooker Tournament: 1 p.m. Thursday.

Yoga: 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

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

Bridge: 12:45 p.m. Friday.

Fiddlers, Pickers and Singers: 5 to 9 p.m. Aug. 31.

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.