Special Events

TUESDAY, SEPT. 5

Entertainment programs: To kick-off National Assisted Living Week, a Grandparent's Day cook-out will start at noon, followed by the "Magic's H.O.P.E. Therapeutic Horsemanship Program" at 1 p.m. featuring a mini-horse, pony and two large-breed dogs and then a musical program by "The Mennonite Singers" at 7 p.m. at Homestead Assisted Living, 2414 N. Henderson St. Open to the public at no charge.

Musical variety program: Featuring "The Copeland, Ks. Salem Mennonite Singers," 7:30 p.m. (note time change for this week only) at Garden Valley Retirement Village, 1505 E. Spruce St. Open to the public at no charge.

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 6

Blood drive: 2 to 6 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Building, 209 N. Main, Lakin.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 7

Blood drive: 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the 4-H Building, 905 Ingalls Ave., Tribune.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 9

“A Wild Affair”: Lee Richardson Zoo’s fundraiser with the theme “Evening in Rio” featuring live music by Mike Bennish and Buckner Creek Band and special appearances by zoo animal ambassadors. The event will include adult beverages, food samples from some of the region’s best restaurants and caterers, and unique items up for bid in the live and silent auctions, all to benefit improvements at the zoo. Tickets are all inclusive and cost $40 per person or $50 each after Labor Day. All tickets must be purchased in advance; guests must be 21 or older to enter. Tickets are available at the zoo, Blue Fox Boutique, Patrick Dugan’s Coffee House, Ward’s Garden Center and at www.folrz.org. The zoo will be closed during regular zoo hours Sept. 9 to prepare for the festivities. Doors will open at 6 p.m. at the Finnup Center for Conservation Education, 312 Finnup Drive, with food being served until 8 p.m. For more information, call (620) 276-6243 or email director@folrz.com.

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.

Duplicate bridge: 2 p.m. today.

Dominoes and open billiards: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.

Lunch: Served at noon Tuesday through Friday.

Walking: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Walmart.

Gentle exercises: 11 a.m. Tuesday.

Pitch: 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.

"Stepping On" class: 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Bridge: 1:15 p.m. Tuesday.

Yoga: 6 p.m. Tuesday.

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

Senior Zoo Program: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Lee Richardson Zoo.

Pinochle: 12:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Bridge: 1:15 p.m. Wednesday.

EnhanceFitness: 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Dance: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday featuring Craig Stevens.

TOPS: 9 a.m. Thursday.

Art class: 10 a.m. Thursday.

"Focus On Fixed Income" program: 1 p.m. Thursday.

Ambassador Singers: 1 p.m. Thursday.

Skip-Bo: 1 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. Thursday.

Gentle exercises: 11 a.m. Friday.

Bridge: 1 p.m. Friday.

EnhanceFitness: 2 p.m. Friday.

Billiards: 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 9.

Bridge: 1:15 p.m. Sept. 9.

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 and Sunday. Submit calendar items for upcoming events by 5 p.m. Wednesday by calling (620) 276-6862 Extension 242 or (800) 475-8600.