FCSCA dinner Friday

The Finney County Senior Citizens Association's covered dish dinner will begin at 6 p.m. Friday at the Senior Center of Finney County, 907 N. 10th St.

All persons 55 and older are invited to attend. Bring a covered dish and enjoy an evening of good food, fellowship and entertainment by "Deanne Crase and Friends."

For more information, call Barbara Jensen at 272-3620.

Bake sale begins Friday at St. Dominic

St. Dominic Altar Society is having its annual bake sale from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday and 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in room one of St. Dominic Parish Center, 615 JC St.

Baked goods donations can be dropped off from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at the parish center.

All proceeds will go to support youth group activities in the parish.

For more information, call 276-2024.

Zoo begins winter hours on Friday

Lee Richardson Zoo will begin new winter hours on Friday.

The vehicle entrance gate will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visitors may stay until 5 p.m. Pedestrian gate hours remain 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

These hours will be in effect until April 1, 2014.

Admission fee is $10 per vehicle for non-member vehicles entering the zoo, which allows a vehicle to re-enter any time that day. Member vehicles are admitted free with a current membership card and photo identification. Pedestrians are always admitted free.

AFP hosts meeting

Americans for Prosperity-Kansas is hosting an informational meeting on at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Garden City Community College to discuss College and Career Ready Standards.

Kansas has adopted a new set of K-12 academic standards known as College and Career Ready Standards. The public is invited to hear from a panel of education experts as they discuss the impact of the new standards on students and teachers in Kansas.

Other informational meetings are scheduled to take place in other communities next week.

Johnson County: 7:15 p.m. Monday at the Johnson County Public Library's Antioch Branch.

Topeka: 7 a.m. Tuesday at the Topeka Country Club.

Manhattan: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Holiday Inn.

Garden City: 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Endowment Room at the Garden City Community College.

Wichita: 7:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Petroleum Club.

Pittsburg: 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Lamplighter Inn.

To register for one of the meetings, visit the website, www.eventbrite.com and search for whichever city's meeting you want to attend.

Soup supper set for St. Catherine Hospital

St. Catherine Hospital will have its 15th Annual Soup Contest from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday in Classroom B at the hospital, 410 E. Spruce St.

Departments from the Cancer Center, Women's Clinic, Siena Medical and the hospital will compete for the "Golden Ladle" for best soup and best decorations. A variety of soups will be available for a $5 donation. All proceeds go to benefit the St. Catherine Hospital Associate Assistance Fund.