TODAY, FEB. 8
"Sweet Indulgence": Spirit of the Plains, CASA benefit auction featuring a silent auction at 6 p.m., live auction at 7:15 p.m., hors d'oeuvres and desserts served throughout the evening and live entertainment by "Ask Vinnie" at the Clarion Inn, 1911 E. Kansas Ave. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door and can be purchased at Crazy House, Clarion Inn, Riddles Jewelry, Commerce Bank and Patrick Dugans or by contacting CASA at 271-6197 or 310 E. Walnut St., Suite 208.
Valentine's Dance: Featuring "Born In A Barn," 8 p.m. to midnight at the Eagles Lodge, U.S. Highway 83 and Mary Street. Open to the public.
N.E.W. (Never Ending Workshop): Open to children age 3 to 6, with this session's project being "Paper Bag Paintings," 2 to 3 p.m. at Garden City Arts, 318 N. Main St. (bring a smock). Fee is $3 for non-members; $2 for members. A parent will need to stay with their child. Space is limited to six children, and is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Antiques Appraisal Fair: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Finney County 4-H Building, with attendees invited to bring their heirlooms to be appraised (walk-ins are welcome although pre-registration is suggested). Admission is $5 for spectators and $10 per appraisal. For tickets and registration, visit the Finney County Museum, 403 S. Fourth St., 1 to 5 p.m. daily. For more information, call 272-3664.
TUESDAY, FEB. 11
Musical program: Featuring Don Eves, 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.
Brown Bag Series: "Footsteps to Finney County," noon to 1 p.m. in the meeting room of the Finney County Historical Museum, 403 S. Fourth St. For more information, call 272-3664.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 12
Garden City Community College Blood Drive: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the back gym of the Dennis Perryman Athletic Complex. All donors will receive a free T-shirt while supplies last.
ARTful Afternoons: Drop in and create art from 4 to 5 p.m. at Garden City Arts, 318 N. Main St. There is no fee for the class. Space is limited to 20 people and is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
THURSDAY, FEB. 13
Walls & Halls art program: Available to students in fourth through 12th grade, 4 to 5 p.m. at Garden City Arts, 318 N. Main St. Fee is $10 for non-members; $5 for members. Registration is required, with 11 seats available. Scholarships are available.
FRIDAY, FEB. 14
Second Friday Film: "Strictly Ballroom," a 1992 comedy/romance, 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 at 272-3680 or Garden City Arts at 260-9700.
SATURDAY, FEB. 15
Valentine party: Featuring the band "Moonshiners," 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Fireside Lounge of Garden Valley Retirement Village, 1505 E. Spruce St. The public is encouraged to attend at no charge. For more information, call 275-5036.
Legislative Coffee: 10 a.m. in the cafeteria at St. Catherine Hospital, 401 E. Spruce St. Complimentary breakfast served courtesy of the hospital.
N.E.W. (Never Ending Workshop): Open to children age 3 to 6, with this session's project being "Dream Clouds," 11 a.m. to noon at Garden City Arts, 318 N. Main St. (bring a smock). Fee is $3 for non-members; $2 for members. A parent will need to stay with their child. Space is limited to six children, and is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Comedy show: A fundraiser for the State Theatre featuring Don Friesen, a two-time winner in the San Francisco International Comedy Competition, 7:30 p.m. at Garden City High School, 2720 Buffalo Way. Tickets are $15 and may be purchased at Garden City Family YMCA, Patrick Dugan's and Garden City Arts Center.
THURSDAY, FEB. 13
Sons of Thunder: Featuring a free meal, fellowship and worship, 7 p.m. at the Grant County Civic Center, 1000 W. Patterson Ave., Ulysses. The speaker will be Bobby Massey of Wichita. This is the "Bring Your Sweetheart" meeting. For more information, call Monty at (620) 353-9507 or Cary at (620) 353-9601 or visit www.sonsofthunderswks.com.
SATURDAY, FEB. 15
Finney County Genealogical Society: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Kansas Room at the Finney County Public Library, 605 E. Walnut St. Visitors welcome.
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.
"Strength Training for Seniors": 5:15 p.m. Monday and Thursday.
Duplicate bridge: 7 p.m. Monday.
Walking: 8:30 a.m. Tuesday.
"Intro to Computers" class: 9 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday.
Craft Shop Committee: 10 a.m. Tuesday.
Gentle exercises: 11 a.m. Tuesday.
Pitch: 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Bridge: 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Line dancing: 8:30 a.m. Wednesday.
TOPS 1116: 10 a.m. Wednesday.
Pinochle: 12:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Completely Unraveled: 1 p.m. Wednesday.
Dance: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday featuring "Moonshiners."
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.
Bridge: 12:45 p.m. Friday.
Valentines for Singles Party: 2 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.