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Special Events


German supper and auction: Featuring homemade German foods and great entertainment from 5 to 8 p.m. at Garden Valley Retirement Village, 1505 E. Spruce St., with all proceeds used for buying Christmas presents for GVRV residents. For meal tickets, call 275-9651.

"Walk To End Alzheimer's": Registration begins at 3:30 p.m. and the walk begins at 4 p.m. at Lee Richardson Zoo in Garden City. Funds raised will go directly toward supporting the efforts of the Alzheimer's Association. Information about the walk or to form a team is available at http://act.alz.org/2012gardencity.

Dog Jog and Pet Expo: Featuring a silent auction, dog and cat photo contest, numerous vendors, pets available for adoption, face painting, cake walk, pet costume contest and more, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Livestock Building at the Finney County Fairgrounds in Garden City. Sponsored by the Finney County Humane Society.

"Deadly Nightcap": Garden City Recreation Commission's fifth annual Fall Murder Mystery at the State Theatre, 7:30 p.m. today and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and Arts Angels. Tickets are available at the activity center, 310 N. Sixth St., from any cast and crew or at the door. For more information about the production, to get information on becoming an Arts Angel or to support the arts in some other way, call 276-1200, email bseagraves@garden-city.org or stop by the activity center.

ZumbaThon "Party in Pink": Zumba instructors from Garden City, Lakin and Ulysses will be on hand to lead participants through their favorite Zumba routines, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Garden City Recreation Commission, 310 N. Sixth St. Refreshments will be available, door prizes will be awarded and Party-in-Pink T-shirts will be available for purchase. DJ "Kid Broc" will provide the music. Admission is $10 at the door. Proceeds from the event will go to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. For more information, call Kathy White at (620) 355-1801.

Public Square Rosary Crusade: 1 p.m. at Stevens Park in downtown Garden City. Sponsored by Daughters of Isabella, Our Lady of Perpetual Hope Circle No. 781, all are invited to participate while prayers are offered for the United States and those who reside in the United States. For more information, visit www.anf.org or call Cathy Brungardt at 276-3106.


Musical variety program: Featuring "The Garden City Senior Center Ambassador Singers," 7 p.m. at Garden Valley Retirement Village, 1505 E. Spruce St. The public is encouraged to attend at no charge.

Musical program: Featuring "The Roadrunners," 7 p.m. at Homestead Assisted Living, 2414 N. Henderson St. The public is encouraged to attend at no charge.

Musical program: Featuring "TAP — The Show," 7:30 p.m. in Clifford Hope Auditorium at Horace J. Good Middle School, 1412 N. Main St. This is a performance in the Southwest Kansas Live On Stage concert season. Season tickets are $55 for adults, $35 for students and $135 for a family package. Single tickets for this performance are $25 for adults and $6 for students. For more information, call 275-1667 or visit www.swks-liveonstage.org.


"The King Stag": A comic fairy tale presented by the Garden City Community College Drama Department, 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Pauline Joyce Fine Arts Building on campus, 801 Campus Drive. Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for seniors age 65 and older and children age 17 and younger. Ticket sales available 7 to 11 a.m. and noon to 3:30 p.m. weekdays in the fine arts office, plus one hour before each show at the box office. Subsequent performances scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19, 20, 26 and 27, plus 2:30 p.m. Oct. 21.


Boo! At The Zoo: Featuring a trick-or-treat trail with more than 25 treat stops, creepy creature encounters with zoo docents and a journey through a ghoulish graveyard at Lee Richardson Zoo. The advanced gate will open at 4 p.m.; the general admission gate will be open from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Gate passes are $5 per person. Members-only skeleton key passes also are available (family/grandparent membership and above) and includes the Sleepy Hollow Wagon Tour. Skeleton key passes are sold exclusively through the Friends of Lee Richardson Zoo office. Advance tickets are available for $4 per person at El Remedio, the FOLRZ office, Safari Shoppe and Ward's Garden Center through noon Oct. 20. Tickets also may be purchased online at www.folrz.com until Tuesday. Frankenweenies (hot dogs), monster barbecue beef sandwiches, pumpkin pie and apple cider will be available for purchase. Attendees can bring an old cell phone to recycle and receive a special treat. The rain date is Oct. 27.

Pumpkin carving contest: Carve or create a festive pumpkin and drop it off between 10 a.m. and noon at Lee Richardson Zoo's Finnup Center for Conservation Education, 312 E. Finnup Drive. For more information, call (620) 247-6243 or email director@folrz.com.

Musical program: Featuring artist and songwriter Brandon Heath, with special guest Matt Maher, singer, songwriter and worship leader, 6 p.m. in Clifford Hope Auditorium at Horace J. Good Middle School, 1412 N. Main St. Tickets are $25 for VIP and $20 for general admission. For information, call (620) 873-2991 or visit www.kjil.com.


Singles dance: Featuring "Moonshiners" from 7 to 10:30 p.m. at the Eagles Lodge, U.S. Highway 83 and Mary Street. Sponsored by Garden City Singles, the dance is open to the public. People attending must be age 21 or older.

Health Department

Hours at the Finney County Health Department, 919 Zerr Road, are 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Friday hours are 8 a.m. to noon.

For more information, call the health department at 272-3600.

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.

Open pool: 1 to 4 p.m. today.

Duplicate bridge: 2 p.m. Sunday.

Dominoes and open pool: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Lunch: Served at noon Monday through Friday.

Walking Club: 8:30 a.m. Monday.

Humdinger Band practice: 12:30 p.m. Monday.

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

Duplicate bridge: 7 p.m. Monday.

Gentle exercise: 11 a.m. Tuesday.

Pitch: 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Elder abuse program: 11:45 a.m. Tuesday.

Pitch: 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Bridge: 1:15 p.m. Tuesday.

Finney County Committee on Aging: 2 p.m. Tuesday.

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

Dance: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday featuring Butch and Malinda Frazier.

TOPS: 9 a.m. Thursday.

Art class: 10 a.m. Thursday.

Gentle exercise: 11 a.m. Thursday.

Ambassador Singers practice: 1 p.m. Thursday.

Association Board: 3:15 p.m. Thursday.

Yoga: 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

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

Bridge: 12:45 p.m. Friday.

Bazaar set-up: 1 p.m. Friday.

46th Annual Senior Citizen Association Bazaar: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 20.

Prairie Land Food: Noon Oct. 20.

Meals on Wheels is available by calling 272-3620; Mini-bus, 272-3626; Senior Center, 272-3620.

What's Up is published each Saturday. Submit calendar items for upcoming events by 5 p.m. Wednesday by calling 276-6862 Extension 242 or (800) 475-8600.

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