Special Events


Main Street Zombie Walk, Victorian-style: Zombies will gather outside the Garden City Train Depot at 3 p.m. and lurk down the sidewalks of Main Street to Stevens Park. Pre-registration is $5 per participant or $10 on-site the day of the walk. On-site registration opens at noon today in front of the train depot. Victorian dress is requested, but not required. A costume contest will take place near the band shell. The Garden City High School Art Club will be provide makeup sessions from noon to 3 p.m. Pre-registration forms are available at the Finney County Preservation Alliance office on the ground floor of the Windsor Hotel, 413 N. Main St. Additional fees apply to T-shirt orders, makeup sessions and costume contest entries. There is no entry fee for children age 2 and younger. Minors must have parental permission signature on the entry form. For more information, contact the Finney County Preservation Alliance at gardencitywindsorhotel@gmail.com or follow the Alliance on Facebook. The office is open 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. Funds raised will benefit the Windsor Hotel restoration.

Trick or Treating: For children and their families at Homestead Assisted Living, 2414 N. Henderson St.

Musical program: Garden City Fiddlers, Pickers and Singers perform at 5 p.m. at the Senior Center of Finney County, 907 N. 10th St., with a carry-in supper served from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., followed by music until 9 p.m. (bring a favorite covered dish for the meal and sign in to take a turn in the rotation of musicians and singers). Admission is free to the public.

Halloween dance and costume contest: Featuring "Buckner Creek Band," 8 p.m. to midnight at the Eagles Lodge, 2603 N. Taylor Ave. Cost is $10 per person. Open to the public.


Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) festival and art exhibition: Hispanic holiday celebration featuring food, local artwork, face painting, family art-making activities, and vendors selling Dia de los Muertos-themed crafts and art, 2 to 5 p.m. at Garden City Arts, 318 N Main St. Free admission. GCA also will host a community altar that will be on display until Nov. 14, with community members invited to bring offerings of special mementos, flowers or candies for their deceased loved ones. An art exhibition featuring the artwork of local artists, students at Garden City High School and Garden City Community College will be open Nov. 1 to 14. For more information, contact Katy Guthrie at 620-260-9700 or gardencityarts@gmailcom.


Musical program: "Cowboy Serenade" featuring Rick and Margie Jordan from South Dakota, noon at Homestead Assisted Living, 2414 N. Henderson St. The public is encouraged to attend at no charge.


Musical program: Featuring "The Mennonite Singers," 7 p.m. at Homestead Assisted Living, 2414 N. Henderson St. The public is encouraged to attend at no charge.

Musical variety program: Featuring "Deann Crase & Friends," 7 p.m. at Garden Valley Retirement Village, 1505 E. Spruce St. Open to the public at no charge. For more information, call 620-275-5036.


Fall Harvest Auction and Soup/Pie Supper: The supper, offered for a free-will donation, and silent auction will begin at 5:30 p.m., with the live auction starting at 7 p.m. at Garden City Church of the Brethren, 505 N. Eighth St. Items up for bid include homemade relish, candy, spiced tea, art work, wood carvings, a quilt and more. For more information, call 620-276-7391 or visit www.gardencitycob.org.

Soup Supper: Featuring chicken noodle soup, chili, relishes, desserts, water, coffee and tea prepared by the Daughters of Isabella, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Circle 781, 5 to 8 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 205 N. Eighth St. Cost is $8 for age 12 and older, $5 for age 4 to 11 and free for age 3 and younger. Also will include a silent auction and raffle.

Veteran's Day Parade: 10 a.m. on Main Street in downtown Garden City, followed by a program and community lunch at the American Legion, 405 S. Main St.

Catholic Social Service Agency's 50th Anniversary Banquet: 6 p.m. at the United Wireless Conference Center, 4100 Comanche in Dodge City. There is no charge for the event, and attendees will receive a free copy of the new book "A Legacy of Hope: 50th Anniversary of Catholic Social Service in the Catholic Diocese of Dodge City, Kansas" by Timothy F. Wenzl. Reservations can be made at www.catholicsocialservice.org/banquet-rsvp or by calling Rebecca Ford at 620-792-1393.

Health Department? and WIC

Hours at the Finney County Health Department, 919 Zerr Road, and WIC are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday; closed on Friday.

For more information, call the health department at 620-272-3600 or WIC (Women, Infant and Children) at 620-272-3615.

Senior Center

The following events are scheduled at the Senior Center of Finney County, 907 N. 10th St., unless otherwise noted. Anyone 55 years of age or older is welcome to participate.

Quilts of Valor: 9 a.m. today.

Open pool: 1 to 4 p.m. today.

Fiddlers, Pickers and Singers: 5 to 9 p.m. today.

Duplicate bridge: 2 p.m. Sunday.

Dominoes and open pool: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Lunch: Served at noon Monday through Friday.

"Walk With Ease": 10 a.m. Monday.

Double pinochle: 12:40 p.m. Monday.

"Strength Training for Seniors": 4 p.m. Monday.

Duplicate bridge: 7 p.m. Monday.

Walking: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Walmart.

Gentle exercises: 11 a.m. Tuesday.

Pitch: 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Bridge: 1:15 p.m. Tuesday.

Yoga: 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Line dancing: 8:30 a.m. Wednesday.

"Walk With Ease": 10 a.m. Wednesday.

Pinochle: 12:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Dance: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday featuring "Ortiz Band."

TOPS: 9 a.m. Thursday.

Art class: 10 a.m. Thursday.

Ambassador Singers: 1 p.m. Thursday.

Skip-Bo: 1 p.m. Thursday.

"Strength Training For Seniors": 4 p.m. Thursday.

Yoga: 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Line dancing: 8:30 a.m. Friday.

Gentle exercises: 11 a.m. Friday.

Bridge: 12:45 p.m. Friday.

Open pool: 1 to 4 p.m. Nov. 7.

Meals on Wheels is available by calling 620-272-3620; Mini-bus, 620-272-3626; senior center, 620-272-3620.

What’s Up is published each Saturday. Submit calendar items for upcoming events by 5 p.m. Wednesday by calling 620-276-6862 Extension 242 or 800-475-8600.