Blushing Artiste

What: Bring your friends to Garden City Arts and have a glass of wine and light hors d’oeuvres while creating a painting that you can take home at the end of the night. No previous art experience is needed as the instructor will provide easy to follow, step-by-step instructions. Participants will paint on 14-by-18 stretched canvases. Participants must be 21 or older.

When: 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday

Where: Garden City Arts, 318 N. Main St.

Cost: $35 for non-members or $30 for Garden City Arts members; the organization requires payment upon enrollment.

Contact: To reserve a spot, contact the gallery at (620) 290-9700.


Garden City Farmer’s Market

What: The farmer’s market features a variety of home-grown produce, hand-crafted items, homemade foods and Colorado fruits for sale.

When: 7 a.m. to noon Saturday

Where: Parking lot of Westlake Ace Hardware, 1210 Fleming St.


Harvest Flea Market

What: Harvest Flea Market combines a farmers market and flea market experience, with 300 spaces for vendors offering food, furniture, artwork and more.

When: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; the flea market dates run May through October.

Where: The west end of the Finney County Fairgrounds parking lot

Cost: $1


Beef Empire Days meats contest

What: Garden City Community College’s meats team and students from nine other colleges and universities will compete at the 31st annual Beef Empire Days Contest, which will include participants answering questions and judging classes of beef cuts, pork carcasses, pork cuts and lamb carcasses.

When: 2:30 p.m. Saturday at GCCC; senior college teams practice contest and workout at 5 a.m. Sunday at GCCC, and practice session at 11 a.m. Sunday at Tyson Fresh Meats.

Where: GCCC and Tyson 


Garden City Arts fundraiser

What: The organization's annual fundraiser will have a Monster Mash theme. Guests can come dressed in costume and enjoy an evening of art, live music and food and drinks.

When: 7 p.m. Saturday

Where: Clarion Inn Ballroom, 1911 E. Kansas Ave.

Tickets: $25 in advance and can be purchased at Garden City Arts.

Contact: (620) 260-9700.


GCHS homecoming parade

What: The 2018 Garden City High School Buffalo Homecoming Parade will take place in downtown Garden City. The parade will start at the train depot and move north past Stevens Park, ending with a community pep rally at the bandshell in the park.

When: 6 p.m. Sunday

Where: Downtown Garden City