TODAY, DEC. 7
Sandhills Art Association's Deck the Halls and Walls art sale: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Downtown Vision office, 413 N. Main St.
Christmas Parade: 6 p.m. on Main Street in downtown Garden City with vendors offering hot apple cider, hot chocolate, roasted nuts, popcorn and other goodies.
Carriage rides: Free rides offered from 2 to 4 p.m., beginning at Western State Bank at Main and Spruce streets.
Old Tyme Christmas Caroling: Community Sing-along with the Salem Mennonite Choir and guests, 6:15 to 7 p.m. at Stevens Park in downtown Garden City.
"Labor of Love" craft festival: Featuring a variety of craft items, baked goods, Christmas wreaths, jewelry and more from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 1106 N. Main St., along with a silent auction. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Yum-Yum Shoppe: The 45th annual event featuring frozen casseroles, crafts and more will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Thomas' Episcopal Church, 710 N. Main St., with a soup luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Gingerbread House Art Silent Auction & Sale: Featuring gingerbread houses donated by more than 100 local high school art students in Finney and Kearny counties, plus drawings for prizes, refreshments and pictures with Santa available for $5, 1 to 5 p.m. at Horace Good Middle School, 1412 N. Main St. (in the inside courtyard, through the front door). Free admission. All proceeds go to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Finney and Kearny counties. For more information, call (620) 640-8614.
Red Stocking Breakfast: Kansas Children's Service League's annual fundraiser, 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Clarion Inn and Conference Center, 1911 E. Kansas Ave. The event features a buffet breakfast served by local "celebrities," a silent auction and a prize drawing. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door (children 10 and younger eat free). Tickets are available at the Clarion Inn and KCSL's office at 705 Ballinger; advance tickets are available at www.kcsl.org.
SUNDAY, DEC. 8
"Slugs & Bugs Christmas Concert": Featuring Randall Goodgame, who has written several songs for "Veggie Tales," 6:30 p.m. at Lakin Middle School Gym. Free admission.
"Sights & Sounds of Christmas" Open House: 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Garden Valley Retirement Village, 1505 E. Spruce St. Performers will include Cindy (Smith) Dial from 1:30 to 2 p.m.; "The Half Fast Singers" directed by Dr. Mark Neuman from 2 to 2:50 p.m.; and "The Generation Gap Mennonite Men's Quartet" from 3 to 3:30 p.m. Tours of the village will be given by Resident Services Director Shirley Luck, and there will be refreshments for all in the dining room. The public is encouraged to attend. For more information, call 275-5036.
American Legion Riders Community Breakfast: 8 to 11 a.m. at 405 S. Main St., featuring biscuits, gravy, bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs, potatoes, French toast, coffee and orange juice at a cost of $8 for the all-you-can-eat meal (family members of deployed service men and women eat for free). The cost for children age 8 to 13 is $5; children age 7 and younger eat for free.
Musical program: Featuring Trish Jackson and Faye Pohl, 6 p.m. at Church of the Nazarene, 2720 N. Campus Drive, in a program of vocal and keyboard music, comedy, recitation and personal reflections.
TUESDAY, DEC. 10
Musical variety program: Featuring the music group "The Classic Three,"7 p.m. at Garden Valley Retirement Village, 1505 E. Spruce St. The public is encouraged to attend at no charge. For more information, call 275-5036.
FRIDAY, DEC. 13
Second Friday Film: "The Intouchables," a 2001 film about an aristocrat who becomes a quadriplegic from a paragliding accident and then hires a young man from the projects to be his caretaker, 7 p.m. at the Finney County Public Library, 605 E. Walnut St. No admission; refreshments available; bring snacks to share. For more information, call the library, 272-3680, or Garden City Arts, 260-9700.
SATURDAY, DEC. 14
"Tails in Tinseltown": Friends of Lee Richardson Zoo event 8 a.m. to noon in the Finnup Center, and includes breakfast in Mrs. Claus's Parlor, Christmas train rides, a children's craft and a meet-and-greet with Old Saint Nick. Guests can view decorated Christmas trees as they are showcased during the event and also during the Finnup Center's regular hours of 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday. Advance passes to the event are $5 per person and are available at the Finnup Center, www.folrz.org and Splatterworks, 214 N. Main St. General admission passes will be available at the door for $10 per person the day of the event. Breakfast reservations for Mrs. Claus' Parlor are sold exclusively through the Friends' office at a cost of $12 per child and $15 per adult for members or $22 per child and $25 per adult for non-members. Reservations can be made for 8 a.m. or 10 a.m. Admission to all Tinseltown activities is included with breakfast reservations. All breakfast reservations must be made by Wednesday. For more information, contact Friends of Lee Richardson Zoo at 276-6243 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Labrador Ridge luminaries: Featuring nearly 10,000 luminaries on display from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in the entire area north of Mary Street, between Third and Fleming streets. In case of inclement weather, the event will be held on Dec. 15. For more information, visit the Facebook page "Labrador Luminaries."
Tuba Christmas Concert: 3 p.m. on Grant Avenue in downtown Garden City.
SUNDAY, DEC. 15
Singles dance: Featuring "Stevens" 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 and WIC
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 or WIC (Women, Infant and Children) at 272-3615.
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.
Double pinochle: 12:30 p.m. Monday.
Duplicate bridge: 7 p.m. Monday.
Walking: 8:30 a.m. Tuesday.
Craft Shop Committee: 10 a.m. Tuesday.
Legal aid: 10 a.m. Tuesday.
Gentle exercises: 11 a.m. Tuesday.
Pitch: 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Bridge: 1:15 p.m. Tuesday.
Line dancing: 8:30 a.m. Wednesday.
TOPS 1116: 10 a.m. Wednesday.
Pinochle: 12:40 p.m. Wednesday.
Completely Unraveled: 1 p.m. Wednesday.
Dance: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday featuring "The Blue Notes."
TOPS: 9 a.m. Thursday.
Art class: 10 a.m. Thursday.
Gentle exercise: 11 a.m. Thursday.
Ambassador Singers practice: 1 p.m. Thursday.
Skip-Bo: 1 p.m. Thursday.
Game night and supper: 4:30 p.m. Thursday.
Yoga: 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
Line dancing: 8:30 a.m. Friday.
Craft Shop check-in/out: 10 a.m. to noon Friday.
Bridge: 12:45 p.m. Friday.
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.