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Free film screening set for Friday evening

Free film screening set for Friday evening

The Garden City Arts Film Committee is offering Second Friday films, shown at the Finney County Public Library, 605 E. Walnut St., at 7 p.m. on the second Friday of every month.

No admission is charged and refreshments are available and snacks may be brought in.

Participants are advised to check the ratings as some films may not be appropriate for young children.

This Friday's film is about British retirees who travel to India to take up residence in what they believe is a newly restored hotel. Less luxurious than its advertisements, the Marigold and India nevertheless slowly begin to charm them in unexpected ways. Judi Dench, Bill Nighy and Maggie Smith star in this film that has been praised by both critics and moviegoers.

This is offered from the 2012-13 slate of films in the Garden City Arts — Finney County Public Library Second Friday Films series. Most of the films being screened at the library are films that did not play here. There are sometimes discussions about the movies, as well.

For more information, call the library at 272-3680 or Garden City Arts at 260-9700.

Rosary Crusade set for Saturday afternoon

The Daughters of Isabella, Our Lady of Perpetual Hope Circle No. 781 is sponsoring a Public Square Rosary Crusade on from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday at Stevens Park.

All are invited to participate while prayers are offered for the United States and those who reside in the United States.

The event is coordinated nationally by Tradition, Family and Property and its America Needs Fatima campaign. For more information, visit or call Cathy Brungardt at 276-3106.

Ribbon cutting for KSU facility Oct. 15

To inaugurate a new $3 million world-class clean room facility in Ward Hall, Kansas State University will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. Monday.

The new clean room is located in the Semiconductor Materials and Radiological Technologies, or S.M.A.R.T., Laboratory, which is dedicated to the research and development of new and innovative radiation detector technologies. The S.M.A.R.T. laboratory spans more than 6,000 square feet of lab space divided into specialized research labs.

The new class-100 clean room, largely funded and supported by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, spans 1,000 square feet and is dedicated to the fabrication of innovative radiation detectors and the development of mass production processes needed to provide these detectors at affordable prices.

The S.M.A.R.T. laboratory is directed by Douglas McGregor, professor of mechanical and nuclear engineering, and has been supported by more than $16 million in numerous government and corporate sponsors, including the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, National Science Foundation, the U.S. Dept. of Energy Nuclear Engineering Education Research Program and the U.S. Dept. of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration.

For more information about the dedication, contact Philip Ugorowski, research assistant professor of mechanical and nuclear engineering, at (785) 532-2382 or

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