TODAY, SEPT. 28
Southwest Kansas Riverless Festival and Balloon Classic: Activities through Sunday at the Finney County Fairgrounds, with today's events including a 7 a.m. balloon launch, a sand volleyball tournament at 9 a.m., the second annual Garden City Gauntlet at 1 p.m. and an evening balloon launch/glow at 8:30 p.m. For a full list of events, visit www.finneycountycvb.com.
Whimmydiddle Arts and Crafts Festival: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Patton Park in Scott City. For more information, visit www.whimmydiddle.org.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 29
Christian music concert: Featuring Steve Desmond, 10:45 a.m. at Garden City Church of the Nazarene, 2720 N Campus Drive.
International Red Panda Day celebration: Featuring a variety of activities for children, the biofact cart and the panda keeper sharing information from 1 to 4 p.m. at the red panda exhibits in Wild Asia at Lee Richardson Zoo.
TUESDAY, OCT. 1
Musical variety program: Featuring "The Classic Three"directed by Gary Fuller,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.
THURSDAY, OCT. 3
Knowledge At Noon program: "Taste of Venezuela" highlighting some general aspects of the culture, cuisine and traditions of the South American country, 12:05 to 12:55 p.m. at the Finney County Public Library, 605 E. Walnut St.
FRIDAY, OCT. 4
Memorial dedication: Dedicating the memorial wall and the Holcomb Driving Range in the memory of Tanner D. Born, 6:45 p.m. at the driving range south of Holcomb Middle School or watch from the football stands (wear a red shirt or a shirt from a past Tanner event).
SATURDAY, OCT. 5
Garden City High School Band Boosters Golf Tournament: 9 a.m. at Buffalo Dunes Golf Course, featuring a four-person scramble; $65 entry fee. To register or sponsor the event, email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
SUNDAY, OCT. 6
Finney County Historical Society Fall Picnic: 1 p.m. in the Grandstanding Meeting Room at the Finney County Fairgrounds. FCHS members and others are welcome to attend and bring one or more side dishes of their choice; fried chicken, drinks and table service will be provided. Make reservations by Wednesday by calling 272-3664.
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.
Prairie Land Food pick-up: Noon today.
Open pool: 1 to 4 p.m. today.
Dominoes and open pool: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Lunch: Served at noon Monday through Friday.
"Lunch With The Doctor": 11:30 a.m. Monday.
Walking: 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at Valley View Cemetery.
Computer class: 9 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.
Dance: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday featuring "Ortiz Band."
Computer class: 9 a.m. Thursday.
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.
Domino tournament: 1 p.m. Thursday.
Yoga: 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
Line dancing: 8:30 a.m. Friday.
Bridge: 12:45 p.m. Friday.
Covered dish dinner: 6 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.