The Garden City Community College Department of Public Safety has scheduled a new series of classes for local and area residents who want to qualify for a Kansas Concealed Carry Handgun permit, as well as a basic firearms course that's coming up soon for women.
The National Rifle Association's Women on Target basic firearms class will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 2. Also offered a second time June 8, the class covers the use of handguns, rifles and shotguns, including live fire instruction and practice on the Sand and Sage range, weather permitting.
Upon completion, a participant should be able to select, clean and store a firearm, understand ammunition, and know how to safely load, unload and fire a gun. Certificates will be awarded to participants who successfully complete the course, which costs $70.
The course will take place only with sufficient enrollment.
The Kansas Concealed Carry course, which prepares individuals to make application to the state, will be offered 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Jan. 26 in the John Collins Vocational Building. The same class will be offered again March 2, April 6, May 11 and June 15.
The concealed carry course is conducted periodically, also in partnership with the Sand and Sage Rifle and Pistol Club. Sanctioned by the Office of the Kansas Attorney General, it uses instructors certified by the NRA.
Successful completion meets training requirements to qualify for the permit. Permit application is open at the website of the Kansas Attorney General, www.ksag.org, or any Kansas sheriff's office.
Instruction includes a review of firearm basics and safe handling of firearms, and also covers criminal and civil legal issues, citizen responsibility and interaction with law enforcement. The cost is $125 per person.
Pre-registration for the basic firearms or concealed carry course is available by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or 276-9629, and information is available at www.team-t.org.
GCRC opening auditions for winter production
Garden City Recreation Commission is opening auditions next week for its winter production, "Steel Magnolias" by Robert Harling, with six strong roles for women from their early 20s to considerably older.
Auditions will begin at 7 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday. Check-in starts 15 minutes prior to auditions, and you need only attend one date. Audition packets are available at 310 N. Sixth St., or on the Community Theatre page at www.gcrec.com.
Those wishing to audition should prepare a 30-second comedic monologue and a 30-second dramatic monologue (samples are included in the audition packet). They should also bring a list of dates they are not available to rehearse during the months of January and February.
Performances will be March 1 through 3.
Rehearsals will start with a read-through on Jan. 14 and will continue with generally four rehearsals each week.
For more information, call Brian Seagraves at 276-1200 or email email@example.com.