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.


GCCC play

What: Garden City Community College will present "Alone; In the Mind of Edgar Allen Poe," an original play written by GCCC student Steven “Wade” Freeman. The play walks the audience through Poe's last night on Earth and revisits his successes and failures through the women in his life.

When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday

Where: The Pauline Joyce Fine Arts auditorium on the GCCC campus, 801 Campus Drive.

Cost: Tickets are available for purchase by calling Mark Scheopner at (620) 276-9540. They are $10 for general admission, $7 for seniors and those 17 and younger and free for GCCC students, faculty and staff and Gold Card holders.


First Friday Art Walk

What: Featured artists will be Maddie Christner and Terry Anderson.

When/Where: Anderson from 5 to 7 p.m. at Patrick Dugan's, and Christner from 6 to 8 p.m. at Garden City Arts.


Mercer Gallery exhibit

What: Fractured Gatherings exhibition, which showcases clay works by faculty members and graduate students studying sculptural and functional ceramics in the Wichita State University ceramics department.

When: Exhibit is on display Friday through Dec. 2, with a First Friday opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, featuring live music from the GCCC Faculty Jazz Ensemble. Earlier that day, WSU Masters of Fine Arts candidates Allison Burch and Chuck Purviance will hold a ceramics demonstration from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the GCCC Clay Studio.

Where: Mercer Gallery at GCCC; GCCC Clay Studio

Cost: Both events are free and open to the public.


Wine Walk

What: Kansas Children’s Service League will host the first Uncorked Wine Walk on the Green event, benefiting early childhood programs in western Kansas. The event will offer local wine and other beverages at nine stations.

When: 2 p.m. Saturday

Where: The Golf Club at Southwind, 77 Grandview Drive

Tickets: $25 each and can be purchased at

Contact: For more information, call (620) 640-4918.


Book signing

What: 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. 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.

When: 2 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday

Where: Finney County Historical Museum.

Cost: Free


Banner Art Auction

What: The 11th annual Garden City Downtown Vision Banner Art auction will feature over 40 hand-painted banners that have been fracing the downtown light poles during the fall months. During the auction, the banners will be auctioned off.

When: 6 p.m. Saturday

Where: Clarion Inn

Tickets: $40

Contact: Downtown Vision at 620-276-0891.


Eagles dance

What: The Eagles Lodge will host a dance, featuring the music of Clay Davenport. The dance is open to the public.

When: 8 p.m. to midnight.

Where: Eagle Lodge, 2603 N. Taylor Ave., Garden City

Cost: $10 per person