'Toys 'N Joys' set for Friday afternoon
Garden City Arts invites the public to an opening reception for its holiday show, "Toys 'N Joys," from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at 318 N. Main St. Refreshments will be served.
The exhibit is a mix of two-dimensional and three-dimensional work by local and area artists. Included will be pieces by Wanda Stallings, Vivian Fankhauser, Jeani Gustafson, Archie Oliver, Shane Chapman, Lisa Neely, Leah King, Synthia Preston, Thela Rich, Karen Holliday, Jeanie Tomson and many more. Among the works are holiday decorations and Christian art.
The show runs through Dec. 29.
American Legion Riders to host breakfast
The American Legion Riders Community Breakfast is scheduled for Dec. 9 at 405 S. Main St.
The menu will feature biscuits, gravy, bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs, potatoes, French toast, coffee and orange juice being served from 8 to 11 a.m.
Cost for the all-you-can-eat meal is $8 for adults, $5 for age 8 to 13 and free to children younger than 7. Immediate family members of deployed service men and women eat for free.
Thrivent Financial to hold fundraiser
Members from the Kansas West Central Chapter of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans are hosting a fundraiser to help youth who plan to attend the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod National Youth Gathering in San Antonio, Texas, in July 2013.
The activity, a cookie sale, will begin at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 12 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1010 Fleming St. A variety of homemade Christmas cookies will be available. You buy a container and fill it with the cookies you want.
Through its chapter programs, Thrivent Financial members come together in service to help their communities and congregations. Members are able to use Thrivent Financial dollars to add to the funds raised at an activity or to purchase materials for service projects, while energizing other members and volunteers to provide help that otherwise would not be available.
Anyone can join in volunteer and educational activities hosted by Thrivent Financial. To connect with the Kansas West Center Chapter of Thrivent Financial, call Tammy Lampe at 276-3110. To find other area Thrivent chapters, visit the chapter locator at www.thrivent.com/chapters or call (800) 236-3736.
Registration open for YMCA spinning classes
Garden City Family YMCA is gearing up for Session 8 of the Spinning Class, with three classes available: Winter Conditioning, Lean & Mean and Sweating Buckets.
Lean & Mean is a high-level intensity class meeting from 6:15 to 7 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays.
The Sweating Buckets class is designed to improve spinning techniques at a controlled and comfortable pace. This class meets from 6 to 6:45 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Winter Conditioning, another high-level intensity class, will meet from 5:30 to 6:15 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Sessions begin Jan. 7 and run through Jan. 31. All sessions are $10 for members and $20 for program participants. Each class is open to only 10 participants.
For more information, call Stacy Crase at 275-1199.