Special Events


Saturday, Jan. 5

Legislative Coffee: The Garden City Area Chamber of Commerce's first monthly Legislative Coffee with southwest Kansas state lawmakers and their elected representatives will be at 10 a.m. in Classroom B at St. Catherine Hospital in Garden City. Admission is free. Contact the Chamber at (620) 276-3264 or visit www.gardencitychamber.net for more information.


Wednesday, Jan. 9

Brown Bag Lunch: The Finney County Historical Museum will launch its 2019 Brown Bag Lunch series at noon Wednesday at the museum, 403 S. Fourth St., with the program “What’s in Your Cabinet." The program, which is free and open to the public, will focus on Pyrex, Glasbake, FireKing and other vintage bakeware, presented by museum Education Coordinator Johnetta Hebrlee. Attendees are welcome to bring their own lunch, and the museum will provide beverages and dessert. 


Friday, Jan. 11

State Debate Tournament: There will be no school for Garden City High School as the school will be hosting the state debate tournament. The school is seeking volunteers to help judge the events. For more information, email Russ Tidwell, GCHS debate coach, at rtidwell@gckschools.com. School will be in session for the rest of the schools in the USD 457, and the district offices and facilities will be open with regular business hours.




Monday, Jan. 7

Open studio: Get out of your craft room or studio and join your peers for open studio night, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Garden City Arts, 318 N. Main St. Artists of all skill levels are invited to work on their own projects.


Thursday, Jan. 10

Blushing Artiste: Come 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, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Garden City Arts, 318 N. Main St. Participants must be 21 or older. The cost is $35 for non-members; $30 for GCA members. To reserve a spot, contact the gallery at (620) 290-9700.


Saturday, Jan. 12

Drop-in Art Saturday: Drop in between 1 and 3 p.m. at Garden City Arts, 318 N. Main St., and enjoy multiple art-making stations suitable for the whole family. All ages are welcome, and the program is free.