Special Events


Shoot for Scholarship: 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, starting at 9 a.m. at Sand and Sage Gun Range, 15605 E. Rockpit Road. Contact GCCC criminal justice instructor Brandy Unruh, (620) 276-9503, for more information.

Peddler's Market: Come browse and shop for antiques, handmade crafts, collectibles and baked goods, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, at the Finney County Exhibition Building.

The Fall Finale: Candy will rain from the sky and children can fly through the air at Scott City’s Fall Finale, 1 to 5 p.m. at the Scott City Municipal Airport, 300 Mesquite, Scott City. Free lunch, hayrides, pumpkin decorating and face painting will coincide with free Young Eagle plane rides for teenagers and children. Call Spencer Flight and Education Center at (620) 872-3000 for more information.

German supper: The Garden Valley Retirement Village will host its 21st annual German supper and silent auction fundraiser from 5 to 8 p.m.  at Garden Valley Retirement Village, 1505 E. Spruce St. The event raises monehy 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." 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.

Wild West Zombie Paintball: 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 at HorseThief Reservoir, 19005 SW Kansas Highway 156, near Jetmore. Guests can line up at dusk, but rides don’t begin until dark. Visitors also can enjoy hot chocolate and marshmallow-roasting for free and hot dogs, soda and T-shirts for purchase. Cost is $15 per person. Call (620) 253-8464 for more information.

Halloween Family Fun Night: The Garden City Family YMCA will host the event, which will include inflatables, carnival games, swimming and Halloween-themed activities, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the YMCA, 1224 Center St. The event is free to everyone 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. For more information, contact Family Director Krystal Richardson at (620) 275-1199 or krichardson@ymcaswkansas.org.

Halloween dance: The Eagles Lodge will be hosting a Halloween dance, featuring the music of The Buckner Creek Band, from 8 p.m. to midnight. There will be a costume contest and prizes. Cost is $10 per person.

Samy’s Halloween Party: The adult party, scheduled to start at 9 p.m. at Samy’s Spirits and Steakhouse, 1911 Kansas Ave., Garden City, will offer Halloween cocktails, unveil a haunting new drink and give away a $100 cash prize for best male, female and couple costumes. There is not charge to attend, but must be 21 and older. Call Samy’s at (620) 275-7471.

Haunted Halloween Ball and Ghost Tours: Swing by the Red Rock Experience & Venue, an abandoned elementary school turned ghost hunting site at 10468 E. U.S. Highway 160 in Ulysses, from 9:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. The ball will have dancing, drinks, tarot card and palm readers, 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. 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. Call Red Rock at (620) 356-1039.



Dia de los Muertos: The festival, from 1 to 5 p.m., will have food, music, performances, local art vendors and free arts and crafts activities at Stevens Park, 502 N. Main St., Garden City. Free and open to all ages. For more information, call Garden City Arts at (620) 260-9700.



5K/1-mile Zombie Run/Walk: Runners are encouraged to dress up for the 5K and 1-mile kids’ fun run, starting at 6 p.m. at the Grant County Swimming Pool, 204 E. Wheat Ave., Ulysses. The event is open to all ages, and the cost is $10 for children 14 and younger, $20 for adults, $50 for a family of four and $10 for the 1-mile fun run. Call the Grant County Recreation Commission, (620) 356-4233, for more information.

Haunted House at the Museum: The Stanton County Museum presents a classic haunted house aimed at younger visitors, but open to everyone, starting at dark at the museum, 104 E. Highland Ave., Johnson City. Cost is $2 per person. Call the museum, (620) 492-1526, for more information.



Book signing: Garden City native Ernest Garcia, his family and the author that penned his new biography will greet the public and sign and sell books at a reception from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at the Finney County Historical Museum. The book, “Marine, Public Servant, Kansan — The Life of Ernest Garcia” draws on oral histories of Garcia and the family members that came before him that run alongside the Great Depression, Dust Bowl and both world wars, as well as Garcia’s life as a sergeant at arms in the U.S. Senate.




Cancer screenings: The Tyrian Masonic Lodge No. 246, Midwest Cancer Alliance and University of Kansas Medical Center will hold free cancer screenings from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 27 at Heartland Cancer Center, 410 E. Spruce St., that will include tests for skin, breast, oral, prostate and colon cancer. The screenings also offer body mass index assessments, PAP tests, CBC lab tests and breath tests that measure lung exposure to carbon monoxide. The screenings are open to the public. For more information, contact Sterling Montgomery at (620) 397-1721 or smontgomerycmi@gmail.com.

Creative Marketing: Artist Robin Valuenzuela will share her tips and tricks on how to market artwork, focusing on how to utilize social media, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Garden City Arts, 318 N. Main St. The cost is $35; $30 for members


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 234 or (800) 475-8600.