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Brown Bag Series under way

Brown Bag Series under way

The annual noon-hour Brown Bag Series is under way at the Finney County Historical Museum, with two free presentations still coming up for the public, as well as for members of the Finney County Historical Society.

Everyone is welcome to bring their own lunch, with beverages and dessert provided. Each Tuesday program runs about one hour, beginning at noon in the meeting room of the museum at 403 S. Fourth St.

Presentations still ahead include “The State Theater in the Round,” scheduled for next week and featuring developer Mark Pamplin; and “Meet the Director,” taking place Feb. 26, introducing Steve Quakenbush, who took charge Feb. 1 as executive director of the historical society.

Pamplin will focus on plans to gut and remodel Garden City’s historic State Theater as a commercial theater in the round. Quakenbush will outline his background in the Garden City area and his perspectives on the museum and historical society. He also hopes to hear ideas and suggestions from those who attend.

The Brown Bag Series began Feb. 5 with a presentation by Johnetta Hebrlee, museum education coordinator, on the popular Kindle reader devices. It continued Feb. 12 with a presentation on the fracking process for natural gas extraction, given by Mark Rude, Southwest Kansas Groundwater Management District director.  Information about the series is available at 272-3664.

Alzheimer’s Support Group to gather

The Alzheimer’s Support Group will have its monthly meeting Monday at Garden Valley Retirement Village, 1505 E. Spruce St. The meeting will begin at 2:30 p.m. in the South Conference Room.

The featured speaker will be Jan Evans, outreach coordinator for the Alzheimer’s Association of Central and Western Kansas.

The public is welcome to attend.

Bierocks for sale today at St. Dominic

The mission group from St. Dominic Church will be selling freshly made bierocks from noon to 5 p.m today at the Parish Center, 614 J.C. St. They also will be sold after the weekend Masses.

The cost is $2 each whether you buy one or a dozen. The funds will be used to work with the poor in Cairo, Ill., in the summer.

GCCC closed for Presidents Day

All Garden City Community College classes, offices and facilities will be closed Monday, Feb. 18 in observance of President’s Day.

Classes resume as scheduled on Tuesday, Feb. 19.

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