Blushing Artiste

What: Come to Garden City for the Blushing Artiste class 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. 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.

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


Diversity Breakfast/Multicultural Summit

What: The City of Garden City events celebrate and delve into the many varied cultures that make up the city. This year's breakfast, organized by the city’s Cultural Relations Board and Multicultural Planning Committee, will celebrate Somalian culture. The breakfast will be followed by the annual Multicultural Summit, which includes a cultural comparisons panel with representatives from various cultures. Elene Cloete, Ph.D., socio-cultural anthropology, will be the keynote speaker for the summit. Her presentation will be “Culture, Deconstructed: Reconsidering how we think, talk, and act culturally.” During lunch, there will be a showcase of various cultural dress.

When: The breakfast will begin at 8 a.m. Thursday, with registration beginning at 7:30 a.m. Dr. Cloete will give her keynote presentation at 9:30 a.m., with the cultural comparisons panel session beginning at 1:45 p.m. 

Where: The Clarion Inn

Contact: For more information, or to register, visit or call (620) 276-1175.


Cemetery tours

What: The Finney County Historical Society’s 2018 Walking Tours of Valley View Cemetery will run approximately 90 minutes and will include stops at a dozen or more gravesites and memorials. Volunteer re-enactors will emerge at certain points to portray figures from the 19th and 20th Centuries.

When: 6 and 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday

Where: Valley View Cemetery in Garden City

Tickets: Sold out


Wild West Zombie Paintball

What:  The event is organized by the Friends of HorseThief Reservoir. Guests can ride a “zombie trailer” equipped with loaded paintball guns and embark on an after-dark scary shootout of targets and live, lurking zombies. Don’t worry — the zombies don’t shoot back. Visitors also can enjoy hot chocolate and marshmallow-roasting for free and hot dogs, soda and T-shirts for purchase.

When: Fridays and Saturdays in October. Guests can line up at dusk, but rides don’t begin until dark.

Where: HorseThief Reservoir, 19005 SW Kansas Highway 156, near Jetmore

Cost: $15 per person

Contact: Call (620) 253-8464.


Friday Film

What: The Finney County Public Library's Second Friday Film this month is a 2017 biography/dama that is rated PG. Queen Victoria strikes up an unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim. The movie stars Judi Dench and Ali Fazal and was directed by Stephen Frears. The library is not contractually allowed to release the titles of the movies. Refreshments are provided by by the movie-goers to share. Everyone is welcome.

When: 7 p.m. Friday 

Where: Finney County Public Library

Cost: Free


Rocky Horror Picture Show

What: Madness will take its toll at the Finney County Public Library’s wild, interactive screening of the cult film. Costumes are encouraged, and props will be provided. Must be 18 and older to attend.

When: 10 p.m. Friday

Where: Finney County Public Library, 605 E. Walnut St., Garden City

Cost: Free

Contact: Call the library at (620) 272-3680.


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


GCA creatives

What: Do you like to craft or create art? Come join your peers during GCA creatives! This group is intended to gather together local creators to discuss, learn, and grow together. For ages 16 and older.

When: 10:30 a.m. Saturday 

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

Cost: Free


Drop-in Art Saturday

What: Drop-in and enjoy multiple art-making stations suitable for the whole family. Play clothes are a must! All ages are welcome.

When: 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday

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

Cost: Free


Pumpkin Paradise

What: The expansive pumpkin patch offers a wealth of activities, including a large and kiddie corn maze, pumpkin catapult demonstration, play area, human foosball game, wagon rides, duck races and a patch with 200 varieties of pumpkins, gourds and squash from all over the world.

When: 2 to 7 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays in October

Where: 1855 Road 100, Sublette

Cost: $5 admission; $2 extra for wagon rides and duck races. Children ages 0-2 are free. Cash and check only.

Contact: (620) 668-5680.


Fiddlers, Pickers and Singers

What: The High Plains Country Music Fiddlers, Pickers and Singers monthly program. All area musicians are welcome. Feel free to bring a snack to share.

When: 2 p.m. Sunday; signup starts at 1 p.m.

Where: Memorial building in Lakin

Contact: Curtis Young at (620) 355-6410 or Ruth Romesburg at (620) 276-8498


Floating Pumpkin Patch

What: Guests have to dive before they decorate at Lakin’s floating pumpkin patch, where visitors fish pumpkins out of the city of Lakin's indoor pool and then deck them out on nearby tables.

When: 2 p.m. Sunday

Where: Lakin Swimming Pool, 111 W. Russell Road, Lakin

Cost: $10 per pumpkin

Contact: Call the City of Lakin at (620) 355-6252.


Historic cattle trail program

What: The Cimarron City Library and Gray County Historical Society will present the program, “The Great Western Cattle Trail: The Longhorn Drives.” Award-winning authors Gary and Margaret Kraisinger, who have published three books and various articles on Texas cattle trails, will present the program.

When: 3 p.m. Sunday

Where: Cimarron City Library