Pumpkin painting contest

What: Pumpkin Painting Contest hosted by Garden City Downtown Vision, the Western Motor Co., Garden City Arts and Wheatland Broadband. Children ages 1 to 12 can purchase a pumpkin for $1 to paint and enter into the Downtown Pumpkin Painting Contest. Paintbrushes and paint will be provided, and wearing appropriate paint clothing is recommended.

Participants are allowed to bring additional decorating items to help create their pumpkin creations and no knives, blades, sharp utensils or pumpkin carving will be allowed for safety. Pumpkins will begin being passed out at 5 p.m. until all 200 are gone.

When: 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday

Where: Stevens Park

Contact: Garden City Downtown Vision at (620) 276-0891.


Drop-in Art Saturday

What: Drop-in Art Saturday. hosted by the Garden City Arts, is held every second Saturday of the month. There will be art projects for all ages that will take between 15 to 30 minutes to complete. All ages are welcome; however, children younger than 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Play clothes are a must. This month will be focused on artist Jose Guadalupa Posada.

When: 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday

Where: Garden City Arts, 318 N. Main St.


Suicide prevention class

What: A free education lesson on suicide prevention hosted by the Southwest Kansas Support Group of NAMI Kansas, presented by Richard Falcon. Following the lesson, there will be a support group offered for individuals with mental illness and their family members.

Anyone is free to attend the educational section; those 18 and older are welcome to attend the support group. Snacks and drinks will be provided.

When: 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, with a support group that will begin at 2 p.m. 

Where: St. Catherine Hospital, 401 E. Spruce St. in Classroom 1. Enter through ER entrance, take the elevator in the main hallway to the basement. Follow signs to classroom 1.

Contact: Southwest Kansas Support Group of NAMI Kansas or Stephanie James at (785) 251-8172.


Deerfield Fun Night

What: Deerfield High School’s Junior Fun Night, which will include a homemade enchilada dinner, carnival games, as well as a silent and live auction.

When: Enchilada dinner, 5 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday; carnival, 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Where: Deerfield High School, 803 Beech St.

Cost: Tickets for the enchilada dinner can be purchased from any DHS junior or at the door, and are $7.50 for adults and $5.50 for children 10 and younger. Carnival tickets are available at the door and are 25 cents each, or five for $1. Children who wear costumes get two free tickets.