Special Events


Turkey Trot: Bernadine Sitts Intermediate Center is hosting a Turkey Trot 5K and one-mile Fun Run, with registration beginning at 8 a.m. at the school and the race starting at 9 a.m. There is no fee to participate. There will be four turkeys given away during the event. For more information, contact the school at (620) 805-8200.

Mish Mash Christmas Market: A unique shopping experience for gifts or decorating, featuring vintage, repurposed and handcrafted items, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Sleep Inn Conference Room, 1931 E. Kansas Plaza.

Musical program: Featuring singing presented by members from Seventh Day Adventist Church, 4 p.m. at Homestead Assisted Living, 2414 N. Henderson St. Open to the public at no charge.

Holiday Home Tours: 1 to 5 p.m. in Garden City, featuring the homes of Aaron Kucharik, Joe and Debbie Moss, and Ron and Dawn Oberheim, plus tablescapes at Sunnyland and a preview of the Fantasy Tree Festival at the Clarion Inn & Conference Center. Tickets are $15, which includes the home tours, the tree festival preview and refreshments at Ward’s Garden Cafe from 2 to 5 p.m. Tickets are available at Russell Child Development Center, Clarion Inn, Dillon’s, The Corner on Main, Ward’s Garden Cafe, plus First National Bank in Ulysses, and Gifts, Etc. in Scott City.

Fantasy Tree Festival: Auction preview from 1 to 5 p.m., hors d’oeuvres from 6 to 7:30 p.m., silent auction from 6 to 9 p.m., a welcome and program at 6:45 p.m. and the live auction at 7 p.m. at the Clarion Inn & Conference Center, 1911 E. Kansas Ave. Tickets are $40 each or two for $75 and are available at the same locations as listed for the Holiday Home Tours. For more information, call RCDC at (620) 275-0291 or visit www.rcdc4kids.org.

Dance: The Barnyard Boogie Dance Club and the Eagles are hosting a dance from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Eagles, 2603 N. Taylor Ave. The Clay Davenport Band will be performing. Everyone is welcome and it is $10 per person.


Piano recital: The Piano Teacher’s League of Garden City will present a student recital at 2 p.m. Sunday at Horace Good Middle School. Students of Tamara Bunney, Garden City, and Connie Loewen, Montezuma, will be performing. The public is welcome to attend.


Evening at the Museum: The November Evening at the Museum presentation is scheduled for 7 p.m. in the meeting room of the Finney County Historical Museum, with a joint pre-holiday program by Conny Bogaard, Ph.D., and Debra Bolton, Ph.D. The program, titled “Las Cantigas de Santa Maria,” focuses in part on King Alfonso X of Spain. The Christian ruler led a tolerant society and royal court where Muslim, Jewish and Christian people coexisted in harmony. Known as “El Sabio,” the medieval leader ruled by drawing on his faith and the teachings of the Virgin Mary. The presenters believe present-day Finney County, known for its own cultural diversity, reflects many of the same concepts.


Elks Thanksgiving Feast: The Garden City Elks are hosting a Thanksgiving Day feast to thank veterans for their service to the country. The feast will begin at 1 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 905 E. Kansas Ave. All veterans and one guest eat free of charge, and all others will be asked for an $8 donation. RSVP by Monday at lindakvelez@gmail.com, or call (620) 277-3315 and leave your name and the number attending.


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.

Billiards: 1 to 4 p.m. today.

Duplicate bridge: 2 p.m. Sunday.

Double pinochle: 12:30 p.m. Monday.

EnhanceFitness: 2 p.m. Monday.

Strength training: 4 p.m. Monday.

Duplicate bridge: 7 p.m. Monday.

Walking: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Walmart.

Monthly FCCA meeting: 9 a.m. Tuesday.

Gentle exercise: 11 a.m., Tuesday.

Pitch: 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Bridge: 1:15 p.m. Tuesday.

Yoga: 6 p.m. Tuesday.

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

The senior center and transit offices will close at 1 p.m. Wednesday and remain closed for the Thanksgiving holiday. Services resume at their regular time on Nov. 27. There will be no dance.