Snacks and Apps

What: Garden City High School counselors will host Snacks and Apps, a scholarship application workshop for seniors.  Snacks will be provided.

When: 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday

Where: Garden City High School library


Kansas gubernatorial debate

What: The Southwest Kansas Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a Kansas gubernatorial candidate debate in Garden City, featuring all five candidates for governor — Libertarian Jeff Caldwell, Democrat Laura Kelly, Independent Rick Kloos, Republican Kris Kobach, and Independent Greg Orman. The debate will be open to the public. A reception, where candidates will have the opportunity to mingle with guests and answer additional questions, is planned following the debate.

When: 6:30 p.m. Thursday

Where: Horace Good Middle School’s Clifford Hope Auditorium

Contact: (620) 276-3264


Wild West Zombie Paintball

What: 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.


Creative Marketing

What: Artist Robin Valuenzuela will share her tips and tricks on how to market artwork, focusing on how to utilize social media.

When: 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday

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

Cost: $35; $30 for members


Shoot for Scholarships

What: The Garden City Community College department of public safety and the GCCC Endowment Association will host the 2018 Shoot for Scholarships fundraiser, a pistol, rifle and shotgun competition where community members shoot alongside DPS students to raise money for DPS student scholarships. Participants can register and check ammunition requirements at, and must register by Wednesday for lunch to be included. Participants ages 16 and 17 must have a parent present at the event, and all must provide their own guns and ammunition.

When: 9 a.m. Saturday; check-in 8 to 8:45 a.m.

Where: Sand and Sage Gun Range, 15605 E. Rockpit Road

Contact: GCCC criminal justice instructor Brandy Unruh, (620) 276-9503


Cancer screenings

What: The Tyrian Masonic Lodge No. 246, Midwest Cancer Alliance and University of Kansas Medical Center will hold free cancer screenings that will include tests for skin, breast, oral, prostate and colon cancer. The screenings are open to the public.

When: 9 a.m. to noon Saturday

Where: Heartland Cancer Center, 410 E. Spruce St., Garden City

Contact: Sterling Montgomery, (620) 397-1721 or


Genealogy workshop

What: The Byrd Prewitt Chapter, William Wilson Chapter and Kansas Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution will present a genealogy workshop.

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday

Where: First American Title, 417 N. Eighth St., in Garden City

Cost: Free and open to the public; seating will be limited

Contact: (620) 640-5614 to reserve a spot.


Fall Finale

What: Candy will rain from the sky and children can fly through the air at Scott City’s Fall Finale. Free lunch, hayrides, pumpkin decorating and face painting will coincide with free Young Eagle plane rides for teenagers and children.

When: 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday

Where: Scott City Municipal Airport, 300 Mesquite, Scott City

Contact: Call Spencer Flight and Education Center at (620) 872-3000


German supper

What: Garden Valley Retirement Village will host its 21st annual German supper and silent auction fundraiser to raise money for a local charitable organization and gifts for the village’s residents. Dinner will consist of a traditional, low style German meal of chicken borscht, bierocks, verinike served with sausage gravy or caramel sauce, homemade sauerkraut, zwiebach and a variety of homemade pies. The evening will include live entertainment by musician Steve Johnson, the band “Last Resort” and the “Generation Gap Mennonite Men’s Quartet."

When: 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday

Where: Garden Valley Retirement Village, 1505 E. Spruce St.,

Cost: Tickets are $15 and can be purchased by visiting or calling Garden Valley at (620) 275-9651. Children 5 and younger can eat for free.


Halloween Family Fun Night

What: The Garden City Family YMCA will host the annual holiday event, which will include inflatables, carnival games, swimming and Halloween-themed activities. The event is free to regardless of membership status. The event will offer drawings, prizes, free snacks and drinks, and T-shirts for the first 50 children in attendance. Costumes are encouraged, and guests are asked to bring a canned good or nonperishable item for the YMCA’s Emmaus House Donation Drive.

When: 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday

Where: YMCA, 1224 Center St.

Contact: YMCA Family Director Krystal Richardson, at (620) 275-1199 or


Samy’s Halloween Party

What: This adult party will offer Halloween cocktails, unveil a haunting new drink and give away a $100 cash prize for best male, female and couple costumes.

When: 9 p.m.Saturday

Where: Samy’s Spirits and Steakhouse, 1911 Kansas Ave., Garden City

Cost: Free, but must be 21 and older

Contact: Samy’s at (620) 275-7471


Haunted Halloween Ball and Ghost Tours

What: Swing by the Red Rock Experience & Venue, an abandoned elementary school turned ghost hunting site, for dancing, drinks, tarot card and palm readers. The event also will include a DJ and a cash prize costume contest. Those who purchase tickets in advance will be entered into a drawing for a free paranormal investigation ticket. Must be 18 and older

When: 9:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday/Sunday

Where: 10468 E. U.S. Highway 160 in Ulysses

Cost: Advance tickets are $7 for ages 21 and older and $12 for ages 18 to 20. At the door: $12 for 21 and older and $15 for 18 to 20

Contact: Red Rock at (620) 356-1039


Dia de los Muertos

What: The festival will have food, music, performances, local art vendors and free arts and crafts activities

When: 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday

Where: Stevens Park, 502 N. Main St., Garden City.

Cost: Free and open to all ages.

Contact: Garden City Arts at (620) 260-9700.


Immigrant stories

What: Humanities Kansas and the Finney County Historical Society will hold “From There to Here: Immigrant Stories of Kansas,” a free writing workshop, available in Spanish and English, for locals eager to record their families’ immigration stories, such as how relatives came to Kansas and memories from their home country. The workshop will be hosted by Jose Faus of the Latino Writer’s Collective. The event is open to the public.

When: 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday

Where: Meeting room of the Finney County Historical Museum