Benghazi speaker at GCCC
What: Mark “Oz” Geist, Marine Corps veteran and Benghazi hero, will be the guest speaker at Garden City City Community College as part of its Veterans Day celebration. His presentation, “Get Up or Die: Critical Leadership Decisions,” will focus on powerful life and leadership lessons utilizing the facts portrayed in the book he co-authored “13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi.”
When: 10 a.m. Friday
Where: Dennis Perryman Athletic Complex at Garden City Community College, 801 Campus Drive.
Cost: Admission is free, but free-will donations will be accepted.
'In the Heights'
What: Garden City High School will present the musical “In the Heights”, which tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood. It’s a community on the brink of change, full of hopes, dreams and pressures, where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you, and which ones you leave behind. The performance will be judged by the Music Theatre of Wichita’s Jester Awards and Kansas Thespians this year.
When: 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Where: GCHS auditorium, 2720 Buffalo Way Blvd.
Contact: Barbara Hilt at (620) 805-5517, or Alice Hilt at (620) 805-5558.
'The Wizard of Oz — A Modern Retelling'
What: Steps Dance School will present "The Wizard of Oz — A Modern Retelling”
When: 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday
Where: Clifford Hope Auditorium, 1412 N. Main St.
Tickets: $10 for adults (11 and older) and $6 for children (10 and younger). For tickets, visit https://goo.gl/Gsd1tW.
Million Dollar Bird kickoff
What: Samy's Million Dollar Bird Kick Off Party as part of the Rooster Roundup pheasant hunting event. Samy's will be partnering with Sleep Inn and the Finney County Convention and Tourism Bureau to bring the opportunity to win $1 million to hunters during the 2017 pheasant hunting season, which lasts Saturday through Jan. 1. Those interested in registering to qualify for the million dollar bird hunt can do so during the kick-off party.
When: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Where: Samy’s Spirits and Steakhouse, 1911 E. Kansas Ave.
What: Pheasant and quail hunting seasons open statewide this weekend. The daily pheasant bag limit is four cocks in regular season and two cocks in youth season. Pheasants in possession for transportation must retain intact a foot, plumage or some part that will determine sex. Quail bag limit is eight in regular season and four in youth season.
When: Opening day is Saturday. The season continues through Jan. 31.
Veterans Day celebration
What: The American Legion-staged Veterans Day Parade will start on South Main Street, near American Legion Post 9 at 405 S. Main St., and move north on Main to Walnut Street. Jesus “Jesse” Aguilera, a World War II U.S. Marine Corps veteran, will serve as parade marshall. Cpl. Aguilera served in the Pacific Theater with the 2nd Marine Division, taking part in several campaigns that attacked Japanese forces in their strongholds on islands across the Pacific during World War II. Following the parade, there will be a ceremony and community hamburger feed, as well as a fireworks display in the evening.
When: Parade begins at 10 a.m., with the ceremony and hamburger feed at 11:15 a.m. The fireworks display will begin at about 6:30 p.m.
Where: Parade will be on Main Street, with the ceremony and hamburger feed at the American Legion, 405 S. Main St., and the fireworks display at the Finney County Fairgrounds.
Honor Flight fundraiser
What: Cruise in for the Cause Kansas Honor Flight fundraiser, which will include a car and bike show, a taco/chili bar and breakfast. Garden City VFW Post 2279 is hosting the fundraiser, which will also honor the memory of Robert Becker, who died in a motorcycle accident in October. Becker was scheduled to be on the last honor flight of the year that left on Nov. 1. All proceeds from the event will go toward the Kansas Honor Flight program.
When: The car and bike show will run from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, with the taco/chili bar starting at 5 p.m. The breakfast will run from 8 to 11 a.m. Sunday.
Where: the VFW building, 1101 W. Mary St.
Miles of Smiles fundraiser
What: Miles of Smiles Therapeutic Horsemanship is celebrating 20 years with its annual Walk N Whoa fundraiser. The event includes a dinner, dance and live and silent auctions. Clay Davenport with the Ortiz Band Night Shift will be providing live music.
When: Food, drinks and silent auction will start at 6:30 p.m., and dancing will follow that, all on Saturday.
Where: The Clarion Inn Ballroom, 1911 E. Kansas Ave.
Tickets: $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Kids 4 to 12 are $10, and those younger than 4 are free.