Kenneth Henderson 40th anniversary

What: Kenneth Henderson Middle School is celebrating its 40th anniversary as it opened at the beginning of the 1977-78 school year. There will be bounce houses, food trucks and photos with Freddy Falcon during the event.  The school has also put together picture collages of past yearbooks, and there will be tours of the building provided during the celebration.

When: 5 to 7 p.m. Friday

Where: KHMS, 2406 Fleming St.


GCHS Hall of Fame

What: A pair of Garden City High School alumni, Melinda Hitz and Alan Stoecklein, will be inducted into the school's Hall of Fame. Hitz, a 1975 graduate, and Stoecklein, a 1973 graduate, were chosen by the GCHS Hall of Fame Committee. The event will include tours of the school and a buffet dinner.

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday; tours start at 5:30 p.m., with the dinner at 6:30 p.m.

Where: Commons area at GCHS

Cost: Reservations for dinner are required and cost $12 a plate, payable in advance.

Contact: For dinner reservations or more information, call Roy Cessna, Garden City Public Schools, at (620) 805-7014.


Harvest Flea Market

What: Harvest Flea Market combines a farmers market and flea market experience, with 300 spaces for vendors offering food, furniture, artwork and more.

When: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The flea market dates run May through October.

Where: The west end of the Finney County Fairgrounds parking lot.

Cost: $1.


Alternate Education Center graduation

What: More than 50 students will receive their diplomas during commencement exercises for the USD 457 Garden City Alternate Education Center and Virtual Academy. The school’s administration is requesting that guests not bring balloons, air horns or other noise making devices to distract from the graduation ceremony. The audience is asked not to move from their places during the ceremony, unless they are leaving.

When: 10:30 a.m. Saturday; guests are asked to enter the auditorium and be seated starting at 10 a.m.  

Where: Clifford Hope Auditorium on the Horace J. Good Middle School campus, 1412 N. Main St.


Drop-in Art Saturday

What: Drop-in Art Saturday is hosted by Garden City Arts and is held every second Saturday of the month. Enjoy multiple art-making stations suitable for the whole family. All ages are welcome, however, children younger than 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Play clothes are a must.

When: 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday

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


Holcomb High School graduation

What: Commencement exercises for the 98th Holcomb High School Senior class.

When: 2 p.m. Saturday

Where: Holcomb High School gymnasium, 600 N. Jones Ave.


Carson & Barnes Circus

What: The Carson & Barnes Circus is coming to Garden City with its world debut of “Circus Saurus,” a show featuring the giants of today’s world and enormous creatures from the past. The show will include daredevil stunts, aerial artist demonstrations and a comedic show.

When: 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday; free elephant spa day, where the animals enjoy a luxury bath, 3 p.m. Saturday.

Where: Garden City Travel Plaza, 1265 Solar Ave.

Contact: or call (580) 743-7292


GCHS graduation

What: Garden City High School will be holding its 131st annual commencement exercises in the main GCHS gymnasium. The school administration is requesting that guests not bring balloons, air horns or other noise making devices to distract from the graduation ceremony. The audience is asked not to move from their places during the ceremony unless they are leaving. The ceremony also will be broadcast on the large screens in the GCHS auditorium for those who do not have tickets for the event. It also will be broadcast on Buffalo Broadcasting System cable channel 21 and online at the Garden City High School Buffaloes YouTube channel. The Baccalaureate ceremony will be held earlier in the day in the GCHS auditorium. Project Graduation will take place later in the evening at the Garden City Family YMCA, 1224 Center Street. Project Graduation is a safe, positive night-long event designed to keep graduates from participating in risky and dangerous behaviors.

When: Baccalaureate ceremony, 10 a.m. Saturday; commencement ceremony, 7 p.m. Saturday, with doors opening at 5:30 p.m.; Project Graduation, 10 p.m. Saturday to 3 a.m. Sunday.

Where: GCHS, 2720 Buffalo Way Blvd.


Latte Art Throwdown

What: Patrick Dugan’s Coffee House is celebrating its 10-year anniversary by inviting surrounding baristas to go head-to-head in a bracket-style competition to showcase their latte art skills. This event is free and open to the public. Participants are asked to bring their own vessel to pour into.

When: 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, with registration beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Where: Patrick Dugan’s Coffee House, 301 N Main St.

Contact: Patrick Dugan's at (620) 271-9131.