Fine Arts Day

today at GCCC

High school seniors can explore the possibilities for a career in the arts at the third annual Fine Arts Day set for today at Garden City Community College from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Students who attend will learn about opportunities for scholarships in vocal music, piano, instrumental music, drama, media, creative writing, and art and design. They will be able to apply grants, aid, and tuition and book scholarships for the 2014 fall semester.

Check-in is at 9 a.m. in the Pauline Joyce Fine Arts lobby, followed by an opening session at 9:30 a.m. in the auditorium and a student showcase presentation at 10 a.m. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. in the college cafeteria. The afternoon schedule includes breakout sessions at 12:30 and 1:30 p.m.

Registration is available at the college website, or by contacting Joyce Bernbeck in the college fine arts building at 276-9540.

Mercer Gallery exhibit features print making

The new exhibit set to open Friday at the Garden City Community College's Mercer Gallery features the work of Brian Hutchinson, a Fort Hays State University art and design instructor specializing in print making. The exhibit runs through April 2.

Hutchinson will be in attendance Friday to give a hands-on workshop from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and for the artist's reception from noon to 1 p.m. in the gallery.

The show consists of 22 pieces centered on the violent and self-destructive nature of humanity.

Hutchinson earned both bachelor's and master's degrees in fine art from FHSU. Prior to teaching at the college, he was an art instructor at USD 269 in Palco, USD 226 in Meade, and USD 327 in Ellsworth.

The Mercer Gallery is open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays.

Covered dish dinner scheduled for Friday

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

Everyone age 55 and older is invited to attend. Bring a covered dish and enjoy an evening of good food, fellowship and entertainment.

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

English runner wins annual Pancake Race

LIBERAL (AP) An English runner won the 65th annual Shrove Tuesday pancake race, again beating the winner of the southwest Kansas leg of the race.

The Leader and Times reports 20-year-old Devon Byrne, of Olney, England, covered the 415-yard course in a record time of 55.61 seconds. Byrne beat 25-year-old Summer Parsons, an elementary school teacher from Liberal who won the leg of the race in Liberal, six hours later with a time of 63.5 seconds. It was Byrnes' third win in a row.

Byrne's mother, Leslie Byrne, also was a three-time winner of the competition in which Olney and Liberal women in aprons and head scarves run the course with a pancake in a pan.

Olney has won the race 28 times, and Liberal has 36 wins.