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GCRC fall play coming up next week

GCRC fall play coming up next week

Garden City Recreation Commission's fifth annual Fall Murder Mystery, "Deadly Nightcap" by Francis Durbridge, is scheduled for Oct. 11 through 14.

The play focuses on a greedy husband who plots to kill his wife and make it look like suicide. His plans are thwarted and he ends up dead. Directed by Brian Seagraves, the hometown cast includes Melissa Gallegos, Michael Sanders, Mark McClure, Stacie Armstrong, Sara Traugott, Brian and Chevelle Thomas, Kent Sinclair, Ismael Esparza and Cayce Brown.

Performances will take place at the State Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12 and 13 and 2:30 p.m. Oct. 14. There will be a special "Pay-What-You-Can" Preview Performance at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11. The special preview night is specially designed for those who may not be able to afford the $10 tickets, but is open to all.

This year's production also features a "Dinner Theatre" option. For an extra $5.50, patrons receive a ticket good for a special dinner served at Fresh Bites Café, located next door to the theatre, prior to showtime. Dinner theatre tickets must be purchased by Monday to allow time for meals to be ordered.

Tickets are on sale now. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and Arts Angels. Tickets are available at the activity center, 310 N. Sixth St., from any cast and crew or at the door.

For more information about the production, to get information on becoming an Arts Angel or to support the arts in some other way, call 276-1200, email or stop by the activity center.

KHP sobriety check set for this weekend

The Kansas Highway Patrol will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint on roadways and/or highways at some point between Friday and Sunday.

The focus of the checkpoint will be to detect and remove alcohol/drug-impaired drivers from the roadways.

KU staff to offer free HIV screenings

Staff from the University of Kansas School of Medicine- Wichita will be on hand next week to offer free HIV screenings at United Methodist Mexican-American Ministries clinics. The schedule for the screenings is as follows:

* Monday: 1700 Avenue F, Dodge City

* Tuesday: 311 N. Grant St., Liberal

* Wednesday: 321 W. Grant St., Ulysses

* Oct. 11: 712 St. John St., Garden City

The screenings will be offered to walk-in clients at no cost at each location from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Zumbathon benefit event coming up

There will be a Zumbathon "Party in Pink" to benefit breast cancer research from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Garden City Recreation Commission.

Zumba instructors from Garden City, Lakin and Ulysses will be on hand to lead participants through their favorite Zumba routines. Participants are free to come and go or stay for the entire event.

Refreshments will be available, door prizes will be awarded, and Party-in-Pink T-shirts will be available for purchase. DJ "Kid Broc" will be providing the music. Admission is $10 at the door. Proceeds from the event will go to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. For more information, call Kathy White at 355-1801.

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