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.


Palette knife workshop

What: Local artist Michael Knutson will teach participants the basics of using a palette knife in oil painting. All supplies will be provided.

When: 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday

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

Cost: $40 for non-members; $35 for members


HHS play

What: Holcomb High School's production of "Alice @ Wonderland"

When: 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday

Where: HHS auditorium


GCHS play

What: Garden City High School students will perform the musical “Pippin," the school’s second play and first musical of the school year.

When: 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday

Where: GCHS auditorium, 2720 Buffalo Way Blvd.

Tickets: $10 for adults and $5 for students; available at or at the door. On Sunday, current GCHS students can enter for free by showing their student ID at the box office.

Contact: Alice Hilt at (620) 805-5558.


Veterans service

What: All veterans and the community are invited to attend a special patriotic service for all veterans. The service will include solo and group vocalists, with Sarah Dumler accompanying on the piano, and will include the songs of each branch of the military, led by Ray Heinemann and Louis Elchuck.

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Garden Valley Retirement Village.


Veterans Day speaker

What: Garden City Community College will host a Veterans Day event that will feature Lt. Col. Robert Darling of the U.S. Marine Corp. Darling wrote the book “24 Hours Inside the President’s Bunker: 9-11-01: The White House,” his account of working with the National Command Authority to respond to the 9-11 terrorist attacks as an officer in the White House Military Office, and the actions and decisions national leaders made that day in the face of crisis.

When: 10 a.m. Saturday

Where: Pauline Joyce Fine Arts Auditorium, 801 Campus Drive


Veterans Day festivities

What: The Garden City American Legion post will hold a Veterans Day Parade on Main Street. This year's parade marshalls are Gordon Allen, a 92-year-old World War II Marine veteran, and Jimmy Stewart, an 86-year-old Korean War Navy veteran. After the parade, at the Legion building, Legion members will recognize veterans and discuss the holiday and history of the U.S. military, then will serve free hamburgers and hot dogs. That night, there will be a fireworks display.

When: Parade, 10 a.m.; American Legion ceremony and lunch, 11 a.m.; fireworks display, 6:30 p.m.

Where: Parade on Main Street; Legion ceremony and lunch at American Legion, 405 S. Main St.; fireworks display, Finney County Fairgrounds.


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


Evening at the Museum

What: Kansas native Patrick Ross will share his partner Joshua Zev Nathan's experiences of walking across Kansas last year in a presentation and moderated discussion sponsored by Humanities Kansas at the Finney County Historical Museum. The program is part of the Finney County Historical Society’s Evening at the Museum lecture series.

When: 7 p.m. Saturday

Where: Finney County Historical Museum meeting room

Cost: free