Garden City Arts sets annual meeting

Garden City Arts will have its annual meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the gallery, 318 N. Main St. The meeting is open to the public.

The organization will present a report of its finances for 2013, as well as progress in its strategic planning. The board will elect new officers and present its vision and goals for 2014, including plans for a larger facility. Garden City Arts also is seeking new board members to fill open seats. For more information, call 260-9700.

GCHS sponsors

Kids' Clinic

The Garden City High School Dance Team will sponsor a Kids' Clinic from 5:45 to 7 p.m. each evening Thursday through Jan. 27 in the GCHS Dance Studio at the high school, 2720 Buffalo Way Blvd. The clinic is for children in kindergarten through sixth grade. All participants receive a T-shirt.

Participants will present a routine during halftime of the GCHS boys' basketball game on Jan. 28.

The fee for the clinic is $30 per child, with proceeds going to the GCHS Dance Team. For more information or to register, call Whitney Kinney at (785) 969-3823 or

GCCC offers conceal carry class Jan. 25

The Garden City Community College Department of Public Safety is offering a concealed carry course from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on several Saturdays throughout the spring semester: Jan. 25, Feb. 8, March 8, April 5, May 10 and Jun 14. Classes will take place in the John Collins Vocational Building at GCCC.

The concealed carry course is conducted periodically in partnership with the Sand and Sage Rifle and Pistol Club. Sanctioned by the Office of the Kansas Attorney General, it uses instructors certified by the National Rifle Association.

Successful completion meets training requirements for the permit. Permit application is open at the website of the Kansas attorney general,, or any Kansas sheriff's office.

GCCC offers personal protection class

The Garden City Community College Department of Public Safety is offering Refuse to be a Victim, a one-day personal protection class for those who want to ensure their personal safety and improve crime prevention. The course is 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 1 and March 29 in the John Collins Vocational Building. Instructio includes psychology of the cirminal mind, home and phone security, automobile and travel security, personal and technological security, self-dfense devices and basic self-defense techniques. Cost is $40 per person.