Special Events


Saturday, Feb. 23

Sand & Sage Collectors Show: This annual Garden City gun show, hosted by the Sand & Sage Rifle & Pistol Club, will go from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Finney County Exhibition Building, 209 Lake Ave.

Love Your Heart: Genesis Family Health and the Garden City Family YMCA will give out free blood pressure checks Saturday at a public presentation on heart health from 1 to 2 p.m. at the YMCA, 1224 Center St. Call the YMCA at (620) 225-6821 ext. 211 to RSVP.


Sunday, Feb. 24

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: Join Dorothy and her dog, Toto, on a quest through the magical land of Oz in this public theatrical showing sponsored by the Deerfield Recreation Commission. Showtime is 2:30 p.m. at Deerfield High School, 803 Beech St., Deerfield. Admission is $5 for single, $10 for a family and $3 for those 60 and older. 


Tuesday, Feb. 26

Music program: The Generation Cap Mennonite Men's Quartet will be performing at 7 p.m. at Garden Valley Retirement Village, 1505 E. Spruce St. Everyone is welcome.


Thursday, Feb. 28

GCCC Dinner Theatre: Garden City Community College’s “College Players” will present the dinner theater show “Deathtrap," giving guests an on-stage dinner alongside an interactive two-act thriller-comedy performance. Show times are 7 p.m. Thursday through March 2 at the Pauline Joyce Fine Arts Auditorium at GCCC. The dinner includes a chocolate cake dessert. Tickets for the dinner and show are $25 and must be bought in advance either at the GCCC Fine Arts Office from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. or by contacting Mark Scheopner at (620) 276-9540 or mark.scheopner@gcccks.edu.


Friday, March 1

Sunflower school: The Kansas Sunflower Commission, High Plains Sunflower Committee and K-State Research and Extension will host a sunflower production school in Garden City from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the Southwest Research-Extension Center, 4500 E. Mary St. The school will inform locals about new innovations in sunflower production, planting, fertility, weed control and insect control. Those interested should reserve their spot by Tuesday by calling the K-State Finney County Extension Office at (620) 272-3670 or online at www.finney.ksu.edu.

Career fair: The Garden City Community College Nursing and Allied Health departments are hosting a health care career fair from 10 a.m. to noon in the easty gym of the Dennis Perryman Athletic Complex at GCCC.

Dog show: The Garden City Kennel Club is hosting its annual dog show at the Finney County Fairgrounds, 209 W. Lake Ave., Friday through Sunday. Friday's show times are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

First Friday Art Walk: Participants can come and go at each art stop, and admission is free. Art stops and times include: 4 to 6 p.m., High Plains Public Radio, 210 N. Seventh St., with featured artist Irene Unruh; 4 to 6 p.m., Mercer Gallery at Garden City Community College, 801 Campus Drive, with featured artist Ron Michael; 5 to 7 p.m., Patrick Dugan's Coffee Shop, 301 N. Main St., with featured artist Michael Knutson; 5 to 7 p.m., Finney County Courthouse, 425 N. Eighth St., with featured artist Mary Gere; 6 to 8 p.m., Garden City Arts, 318 N. Main St., with featured artist Shannon Trevethan.


Saturday, March 2

Navajo Taco Dinner: The First Christian, 306 N. Seventh St. in Garden City, will host the 20th annual dinner from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. The dinner will include Navajo tacos, homemade pie, coffee and iced tea. The event also will include a live auction. Tickets are $8 in advance and $9 at the door.

Brewhouse grand opening: Flat Mountain Brewhouse, 207 N. Main St., will be celebrating its grand opening and ribbon cutting from 2 to 4 p.m.

St. Mary School fundraiser: The fourth Annual “A Magical Night in New Orleans” is planned for 5:30 p.m. to midnight at the Clarion Inn Grand Ballroom. The event will feature a social hour (cash bar), dinner, silent and live auction and a dance featuring the Ortiz Night Shift Band. Tickets are $25 for a single, $50 for a couple and $250 to a reserve a table for eight. All proceeds benefit St. Mary Catholic School.

Sandsage Bison Range annual dinner: The Friends of the Sandsage Bison Range is hosting its annual dinner and silent auction from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Lee Richardson Zoo's Finnup Center for Conservation building, 312 E. Finnup Drive. Cost is $10 per person for Friends members and $15 for non-members.


Sunday, March 3

Bridal show: The eighth annual Garden City Telegram Bridal Show will be 1 to 4 p.m. at the Clarion Inn, 1911 E. Kansas Ave. The event will feature a variety of vendors, door prizes and free samples.




Saturday, Feb. 23

Make-It, Take-It: Come to the Garden City Arts, 318 N. Main St., from 1 to 2:30 p.m. and explore new art making techniques with your child. Ages 5 and older.


Thursday, Feb. 28

Blushing Artiste: Come and have a glass of wine and light hors d’oeuvres from 7 to 9 p.m. at Garden City Arts, 318 N. Main St., while creating a painting that you can take home. Must be 21 or older. Cost is $35 for non-members; $30 for GCA members. To reserve a spot, contact the gallery at (620) 290-9700.