Guitar lessons

start next week

Master guitarist Al Miller will offer group guitar lessons for beginners at Garden City Recreation Commission.

The class is open to seventh-graders through adults and will meet from 6:30 to 7:25 p.m. each Tuesday, starting next week. The cost is $40 per student for the six-week class. Guitars are available to borrow.

To sign up, call 276-1200 or stop by 310 N. Sixth St.

Cheer, dance

showcase today

Garden City High School will host a Cheer and Dance Showcase competition at 11 a.m. today in the GCHS gymnasium, 2720 Buffalo Way Blvd.

Ten teams from Garden City, Deerfield, Dodge City, Holcomb, Lakin and Liberal will be competing. The Garden City Junior Cheerleaders will present a special performance before the awards are announced at noon.

Free parent/child workshop Tuesday

The Finney County Public Library, located at 605 E. Walnut St., will be hosting its free Parent/Child Workshop beginning Tuesday, and taking place every Tuesday through Feb. 11.

There are two purposes to the workshop. The first is to provide a setting in which parents and their children can work and play together. To facilitate this, the FCPL's meeting rooms will be organized into three different activity areas: The Resource Material Area contains library materials and free handouts. Different aspects of parenting will be featured each week; the Activity Area provides materials and instructions for a simple craft or project for you and your child to do together; the Toy and Game Area contains toys, books, puzzles, blocks, dolls and puppets.

The second purpose of the workshop is to introduce parents and children to specialists and people from the community who will provide you with information on different aspects of parenting and early childhood. The resource specialists will rotate around the room and answer questions while parents and children play.

Community resource specialists will be:

* Tuesday: Overview presented by Judy Cole and Madella Williams

* Jan. 21: Carol Trout --Childhood Behavior Specialist

* Jan. 28: Tara York - Language/Speech Pathologist

* Feb. 4: Bertha Mendoza Nutritionist

* Feb. 11: Christine Schmidt and May Craig Movement Specialist

The signup folder for the workshop is located at the circulation desk at the FCPL.

For more information about the workshop, call 272-3680 ext. 281.

Judicial District

Board meeting

The next 25th Judicial District Community Corrections Advisory Board Meeting is 5:30 p.m. Jan. 23. The meeting will be held in the Community Corrections Conference Room, 601 N. Main St., Suite H. Items that will be addressed at the meeting are the Fiscal Year 2014 Additional Allocation of KDOC grant funds, and 2nd Quarterly Outcomes.