Sidewalk sale among weekend events in the area
Concert, play, fairs also on tap.
BY BECKY MALEWITZ
Downtown events and southwest Kansas county fairs highlight this weekend's slate of activities.
On Saturday, local retailers will open their doors in hopes that shoppers will open their wallets during downtown Garden City's sidewalk sale.
"It's a chance to stock up and fill up on things you need. It's a good time to look for wedding and anniversary gifts," Beverly Schmitz Glass, executive director of Garden City Downtown Vision said, adding that the event hopefully will help stores clear their shelves to make room for new fall merchandise.
The annual sale, which has been held for more than 30 years, will feature most of Garden City's downtown businesses.
According to Glass, the sale is a good chance for people who visit Garden City on weekends to shop at its local retailers.
The annual sidewalk sale will take place from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
* Garden City Arts will have a reception for its new show from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Gallery, 318 N. Main St.
The exhibit, titled "Imagine," showcases the artwork of area art educators. It features seven artists from southwest Kansas, including: Shane Chapman, Garden City High School, pencil drawings; Leah King, Lakin High School, acrylic paintings and sculpture; Marla Fisher, Sublette High School, ceramics; Steve Giebler, Cimarron High School, acrylics; Doug Waters, Hugoton High School, mixed media; Gary Marsh, Liberal High School, glass; and Norma Clare, Dodge City High School, pastels.
Additionally, Garden City Arts exhibits now will be hung in a manner more accommodating to people with disabilities. Art will show slightly lower on the walls for guests visiting in wheelchairs. A guided audio tour will be made available to anyone with low or no vision. To schedule, call Executive Director Laurie Chapman at 260-9700.
* The Stevens Park Concert Series continues at 7:30 p.m. Sunday featuring Not Worthy.
Not Worthy is made up of members of the worship team at Bible Christian Church of Garden City. Led by Gina Parr, Not Worthy performs a variety of contemporary Christian music by artists such as Lincoln Brewster, Chris Tomlin, Gateway Worship, and Kari Jobe.
The Stevens Park Concert Series is sponsored by the Garden City Recreation Commission and the city of Garden City. All concerts in the series are free to the public. For a complete list of summer performers, visit www.gcrec.com.
* The GCRC also will be presenting "Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr." at 7:30 p.m. Friday and 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Garden City High School auditorium.
Taking place in New York City in 1922, "Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr." tells the story of Millie Dillmount, who has just moved to the city in search of a new life for herself.
Based on the popular movie, the stage version includes a full score of new songs and bright dance numbers.
Directed by Brian Seagraves, with music direction and choreography by Misty Baldwin and Sean Boller, the cast features nearly 30 area youth from ages 11 to 19.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and Arts Angels. Tickets are available now at the Garden City Recreation Commission, 310 N. Sixth St., and at the door.
* The 2013 Greeley County Fair continues through Saturday in Tribune with a variety of events, including Friday's free community barbecue and watermelon feed from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., and Saturday's parade at 10 a.m.
For more information and a full list of Greeley County fair events, visit http://www.greeleycounty.org/.
* Wichita County also will be hosting its fair through Saturday in Leoti.
Friday's 4-H events include the open-class beef show, round-robin showmanship events and livestock food sale.
Friday and Saturday night will feature the rodeo at 7:30 p.m., followed by the teen dance on Friday and the fair dance Saturday on the west side of the grandstand.
For a full list of Wichita County Fair events, visit http://wichitacountyfair.com/.