Roundup Briefs

1/30/2013

Racquetball session coming up tonight

Racquetball session coming up tonight

Garden City Family YMCA is offering a "Spirit, Mind and Body" session of racquetball from 7 to 8 p.m. today.

Instructor Chad Knight will show how to play the game of racquetball and explain the benefits of playing. He will cover court strategy, serving and positioning. For the advanced players, he will improve their swing and show them a better technique or help fine-tune their own technique.

The session will take place at the Hinder Racquetball Court. It's free for members and $5 for program participants.

For more information, contact Stacy Crase at 275-1199 or gckymca.fitness@gmail.com.

Cultural Relations Board meets Friday

The Cultural Relations Board will meet at 2:30 p.m. Friday in the meeting room at the City Administrative Building, 301 N. Eighth St., for a special work session with community partners to explore sponsorship of a multicultural conference.

Strings and Friends to present concert

Strings and Friends presents Las Tres Gitanas in, "España, The Music and Dance of Spain and Brazil" at 7 p.m. Friday at the Community Congregational Church, 710 N. Third St.

Las Tres Gitanas (The Three Gypsies), which includes Priscilla Hallberg, violinist; Cynthia Egger, guitarist; and Tamara Carson, Spanish dancer; create an evening of passion, beauty and motion inspired by the music and dance of Spain and Brazil. The concert is a benefit for the String Academy of the Plains. Admission is free, but a tax-deductible donation of $10 is suggested.

Montezuma museum features new exhibit

A new exhibit, "Rare: Portraits Of America's Endangered Species," will open Sunday at Stauth Memorial Museum, 111 N. Aztec in Montezuma.

National Geographic contributing photographer and Nebraska native Joel Sartore has spent two decades on a mission to document North American species facing extinction. Sixty-nine of these animals and plants are profiled in the exhibition. Organized by number of living populations for each species, the exhibition also examines the history, purpose and effectiveness of the Endangered Species Act of 1973.

The exhibit will be on display through April 14.

To schedule groups of five or more, call in advance at (620) 846-2527 for information or to set up a tour. Museum hours are 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free, but donations are accepted.

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