Special Events


Collectors Show: Featuring guns, coins, jewelry, antiques, crafts, collectibles and more, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday at the Finney County Exhibition Building on the Finney County Fairgrounds in Garden City. Admission is $5 for adults (free to children younger than 12 if with parents).

Chili Supper and Cake Auction: Lakin Cub Scout Pack 35's annual event begins with the 5:30 p.m. supper featuring chicken noodles, white chicken chili, and hot and mild chili, with the cake auction at 6 p.m. at the Kearny County Fairgrounds in Lakin. Tickets are available from the Scouts or at the door for $5 each (children younger than 4 eat free). For more information, call Danny Woellhof at (620) 640-5542.

Special Olympics Polar Plunge: Annual fundraiser to benefit the programs of Special Olympics Kansas, with a 5K run/walk through Lee Richardson Zoo starting at 10 a.m. and costume judging at 11:45 a.m., followed by the plunge at noon at The Big Pool, 504 E. Maple St. Register at www.plungeks.org. For more information, call (620) 408-4450.

“The American Bullet Train”: Garden City Community College Players annual dinner theatre, 7 p.m. today and Sunday at the college, 801 Campus Drive. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with appetizers served, followed by the show. The menu will include a Carne Guisada enchilada covered in queso, refried beans, guacamole salad and Tres Leches Cake. Tickets are $25 and may be purchased at the door or reserved by calling (620) 276-9540.


Mexican Dinner: Annual event of St. Bernadette Catholic Church in Johnson City, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Stanton County High School in Johnson City. Dine in or carry out.

"When Amber Waves Were Blue": A program about the cretaceous sea monsters that inhabited Kansas when it was covered by a vast ocean, presented by Mike Everhart at 2 p.m. at Stanton County Museum in Johnson City. The event will include a hands-on fossil-making station and other activities.


Musical variety program: Featuring Ken Degenhardt playing Golden Oldies on his accordion, 7 p.m. at Garden Valley Retirement Village, 1505 E. Spruce St. Open to the public at no charge.

Brown Bag Lunch: Featuring "Boom Town ... Ghost Town, Part III," noon in the meeting room of the Finney County Museum, 403 S. Fourth St. (enter via the north entrance). Beverages and homemade desserts provided; bring your own lunch. Free admission. For more information, call (620) 272-3664.


Musical program: Featuring "Duo Baldo," a musical comedy duet consisting of violinist Brad Repp and pianist/actor Aldo Gentileschi, 7 p.m. in Clifford Hope Auditorium at Horace J. Good Middle School, 1412 N. Main St. This is a performance in the Southwest Kansas Live On Stage concert season. Tickets are $25 for adults, $6 for students. For more information, call (620) 275-1667 or visit www.liveonstagegardencity.org.

Kansas Cattlemen's Association regional cattle producer's meeting: 5:30 p.m. at the Clarion Inn Convention Center, to include a free meal, policy presentations and an animal health seminar. The meeting is free and open to the public. To RSVP, call (785) 238-1483 or email cowsrus@kansascattlemen.com.


Navajo Taco Dinner: Featuring Navajo tacos, homemade pie, coffee and iced tea, 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at First Christian Church, 306 N. Seventh St. A live auction will start at 6 p.m. Tickets are available in the church office at a cost of $7 in advance; at the door the cost is $8.

Daughters of Isabella Soup Supper: Featuring a menu of chili, chicken noodle soup, relishes, desserts and drinks, plus a raffle and silent auction, 4:30 to 8 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 205 N. Eighth St. The cost is $8 for adults, $5 for children age 5 to 12, and free for children age 4 and younger. All proceeds go to support the works of the Daughters of Isabella.


“Royal Affair” Bridal Show: The Garden City Telegram's annual event featuring numerous vendors and prizes, 1 to 4 p.m. at the Clarion Inn & Conference Center. Free admission. For more information, email bridalshow@gctelegram.com or visit www.facebook.com/GCTelegramBridalShow.


Health Department and WIC

Hours at the Finney County Health Department, 919 Zerr Road, and WIC are 7 a.m. to 5:30 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.

Billiards: 1 to 4 p.m. today.

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

Duplicate bridge: 2 p.m. Sunday.

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

Lunch: Served at noon Monday through Friday.

Double pinochle: 12:30 p.m. Monday.

Enhance Fitness: 2 p.m. Monday.

Strength training: 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.

Bingo: 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Bridge: 1:15 p.m. Tuesday.

Yoga: 6 p.m. Tuesday.

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

Completely Unraveled: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Pinochle: 12:30 p.m. Wednesday.

EnhanceFitness: 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Dance: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday featuring "Moonshiners."

TOPS: 9 a.m. Thursday.

Ambassador Singers: 1 p.m. Thursday.

Skip-Bo: 1 p.m. Thursday.

Strength training: 4 p.m. Thursday.

Yoga: 6 p.m. Thursday.

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

Craft Shop check-in/out: 10 a.m. Friday.

Bridge: 12:45 p.m. Friday.

EnhanceFitness: 2 p.m. Friday.

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.