Special events


Art exhibit: Artist Robin Valenzuela and writer Angie Haflich, both of Garden City, are currently presenting (r)evolve, an art exhibit with a twist, at Garden City Arts, 318 N. Main St. The exhibit features Valenzuela’s acrylic abstracts, along with prose written by Haflich. The art and the writings are about the emotions one feels before, during and after traumatic loss. The exhibit will remain on display through April 27. Gallery hours are noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.


Saturday, April 13

Women on Target: The Garden City Community College Department of Public Safety will an NRA Women on Target shooting course from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the GCCC John Collins Vocational Technical Building and shooting range. Mandatory pre-registration is $70 and participants are encouraged to bring their own eye and ear protection. Contact Brandy Unruh at brandy.unruh@gcccks.edu or call (620) 276-9684 to register.

Health symposium: Heartland Cancer Center is hosting its spring health symposium from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the cancer center, 410 E. Spruce St. The symposium will provide participants with relevant, applicable and up-to-date topics in health care.

Trash the Dress: Family Crisis Services, Inc., is hosting at Trash the Dress event starting at 1 p.m. at Stevens Park, 502 N. Main St.

Drop-in Art: Visit Garden City Arts, 318 N. Main St., anytime between 1 and 3 p.m. and enjoy art-making stations suitable for any age.

LULAC scholarship reception: The League of United Latin American Citizens Council No. 11073 will host its 24th annual scholarship reception at 6 p.m. at Garden City High School. The keynote speaker will be Jessie M. Otero. National, state, local, Garden City Community College and memorial scholarships will be awarded. Students, families and the community are invited.

Car show: The Kruise-In at the Clarion car show, presented by the Kansas Kruisers, is scheduled for 6 to 9 p.m. at the Clarion Inn, 1911 E. Kansas Ave. Bring your vintage, new, low-rider cars, as well as motorcycles. 

WKCAC fundraiser: The Western Kansas Child Advocacy Center is hosting its ninth annual Diamonds & Champagne fundraising event from 6 to 10 p.m. at The Majestic in Scott City. The event will feature a prime rib dinner, drinks, a live auction and entertainment. Tickets are $50 and include dinner, one glass of champagne and a raffle ticket for the diamond drawing. For tickets or information, call (620) 872-3706 or text (620) 214-1884. Proceeds will support the WKCAC.

Glow run: The Ladies of Junior Civic in Ulysses are hosting a glow run at the Civic Center, 1000 W. Patterson Ave., in Ulysses. Registration begins at 7 p.m., and the event will include a kid’s glow run at 7:30 p.m. and a 5K fun run/walk at 8 p.m., as well as a raffle after the races.


Tuesday, April 16

Health care forum: The Alliance for a Healthy Kansas is hosting an Expand KanCare community forum from 6 to 7 p.m. at St. Catherine Hospital, 401 E. Spruce St., in Garden City. Kansas Lt. Gov. Lynn Rogers will be a special guest at the forum.

Music program: The Plymell Elementary School Show Choir, with director Rebecca Stevenson, will be performing at 7 p.m. at Garden Valley Retirement Village, 1505 E. Spruce St. Everyone is welcome at no charge.

Museum program: The next Finney County Historical Society Evening at the Museum program, scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Finney County Museum, 403 S. Fourth St., will feature Kevin Salter of the Kansas Department of Agriculture speaking about irrigation networks that channeled success to early and present-day agricultural endeavors in Finney County and southwest Kansas. Beverages and desserts will be included, and those who attend are welcome to bring their dinner. Admission is free.

Art class: Garden City Arts, 318 N. Main St., is hosting its monthly Canvas+Paint class at 7 p.m. This is a beginner’s painting class for ages 14 and older.


Wednesday, April 17

Business After Hours: Accelacare Physical Therapy, 1800 E. Palace Drive, Suite C, is hosting the Garden City Area Chamber of Commerce’s monthly Business After Hours event from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Blushing Artiste: Have a glass of wine and light hors d’oeuvres while creating a painting you can take home, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Garden City Arts, 318 N. Main St. Must be 21 or older. Cost is $35 for nonmembers and $30 for GCA members. To reserve a spot, contact the gallery at (620) 290-9700.


Thursday, April 18

GCCC ribbon cutting: The Garden City Community College Adult Learning Center will have a ribbon cutting and renaming ceremony from 11 a.m. to noon, hosted by the Garden City Area Chamber of Commerce.

Severe weather training: Finney County Emergency Management and Public Safety and Finney County CERT is hosting a severe weather training session from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Finney County 4-H Building, 409 Lake Ave., Garden City. The National Weather Service in Dodge City, in coordination with county officials, will provide storm identification/spotter training sessions.


Friday, April 19

Easter egg hunt: The Deerfield Recreation Commission is hosting an Easter egg hunt at 10 a.m. at Deerfield City Park. Hundreds of eggs will be hidden, with special eggs having vouchers to redeem prizes.


Saturday, April 20

Legislative coffee: The Garden City Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting the monthly Legislative Coffee public forum with southwest Kansas state lawmakers from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in Classroom B at St. Catherine Hospital, 401 E. Spruce St. A complimentary breakfast will be served.

Easter egg hunt: The Garden City Recreation Commission is hosting an Easter egg hunt for children ages 1 to 10 at A. Harold Long Park, 1001 E. Spruce St. Thousands of eggs will be hidden, filled with either candy or special prizes. There will be various items up for raffle, as well as drawings for other prizes. The cost is $2 per child; raffle tickets cost $1.

Mini & Me art class: Bond with your child while painting a canvas together from 10 to 11:30 a.m. or 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Garden City Arts, 318 N. Main St. For ages 5 and older. Cost is $30 per pair for non-members; $25 for GCA members. Call the gallery at (620) 290-9700 for more information.

Easter egg hunt: The Cimarron Chamber of Commerce is hosting an Easter egg hunt at 2 p.m. at Cimarron Crossing Park.