Special Events


Tumbleweed Festival: Featuring musical entertainment, crafts, food, children’s activities and more on the west green of Lee Richardson Zoo today and Sunday. Tickets can be purchased at www.ticketor.com/tumbleweedfestival or at any of these locations: Garden City — Lee Richardson Zoo Safari Shop; Dillons East; Dillons West; Patrick Dugan’s; Golden Plains Credit Union; Corner on Main; Garden City Arts Center; High Plains Public Radio Studios; Dodge City — Dillons; Liberal — Dillons; Golden Plains Credit Union; Ulysses — Golden Plains Credit Union; Scott City — Heartland Food. Saturday tickets are $20; Sunday tickets are $10. For more information, visit www.tumbleweedfestival.com.

“Back To School Blowout” Family Fun Night: Featuring inflatables, carnival games, drawings, swimming, crafts, prizes, and complimentary hot dogs, chips and drinks, 7 to 9 p.m. at the Garden City Family YMCA. All area families are invited to attend, free of charge, regardless of membership status. For more information, call Krystal Richardson at (620) 275-1199 or email krichardson@ymcaswkansas.org.

Fulton House tours: Tours of the historic 1884 William Fulton House, 2 to 4 p.m. today and Sunday southwest of the Finney County Museum inside Lee Richardson Zoo.

Harvest Flea Market: Featuring a farmers market and flea market experience with vendors offering food, furniture, artwork and more, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the west end of the parking lot at the Finney County Fairgrounds, 920 W. Lake Ave., in Garden City. The flea market continues each weekend through October. Entry fee is $1. For more information, visit www.HarvestFleaMarket.com.

Garden City Farmer’s Market: Featuring fresh vegetables, baked goods, eggs, honey, Colorado fruit and other items, 7 a.m. to noon each Saturday through Sept. 29 in the parking lot of Westlake Hardware, 1210 Fleming St. For vendor information, call the Finney County Extension Office at (620) 272-3670, Jan Ramirez at (620) 290-3759 or Toke Heiman at (620) 272-6841.


Fabulous Fall Kick Off: Presented by Eagles Auxiliary 3124 and Signature HomeStyles by Betty, 7 p.m. at the Eagles Lodge, 2603 N. Taylor Ave. This quartermania event's focus is on Signature HomeStyles’ new fall and Christmas decor, with 25 percent of the sales to be donated to the Eagles' Jimmy Durante fund for distribution to the Finney County Fire Department for their Fire PUPS program, which teaches our youth about fire safety. Attendees will enjoy playing quartermania with bidding paddles and quarters to bid with. A $5 entry fee includes one bidding paddle and an entry ticket into the door prize drawing. Other bidding paddles are earned during the evening. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. For more information, text (620) 272-3411.


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


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.


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.