SPECIAL EVENTS

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 27

Drug Take Back Day: The local Opioid Response Task Force is participating in National Drug Take Back Day, which encourages residents to dispose of their expired or unused prescription drugs. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., safe disposal receptacles will be stationed at the Finney County EMS Station, 803 W. Mary St., and the KBUF Radio Station, 1402 E. Kansas Ave. Residents can drive up and securely dispose of old medicine. Safe disposal stations are also permanently established year-round in the lobby of the Law Enforcement Center, 304 N. Ninth St., and the Emergency Room entrance of St. Catherine Hospital, 401 E. Walnut St.

Art exhibit: Artist Robin Valenzuela and writer Angie Haflich, both of Garden City, present (r)evolve, an art exhibit with a twist, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Garden City Arts, 318 N. Main St. The exhibit features Valenzuela’s acrylic abstracts, along with prose written by Haflich. The art and writings are about the emotions one feels before, during and after traumatic loss. Saturday is the last day for the exhibit.

Ride for the Future: The Garden City Community College Department of Public Safety scholarship fundraiser, starting at 10 a.m. at Bible Christian Church, 1501 E. Mary St. The event is a community-engaging motorcycle ride. Participants can register the day of the event, starting at 9 a.m. Single rider registration is $30. Combo driver/rider registrations are $50.

GCHS drama production: The Garden City High School drama department will present “The Heart of Robin Hood” at 7 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the GCHS auditorium. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and are available at the door or http://www.gchsdrama.booktix.com.

Humane Society fundraiser: Come out and support the Finney County Humane Society at this special session of Garden City Arts' Blushing Artiste, 7 to 9 p.m. at GCA, 318 N. Main St. Have a glass of wine while creating a painting. No previous art experience is needed. Participants can enjoy light hors d’oeuvres. Must be 21 or older. Cost is $35 for nonmembers and $30 for GCA members. To reserve a spot, contact GCA at (620) 290-9700.

Pioneer Awards Banquet: The 45th annual Finney County Pioneer Awards banquet will honor the Michael Sr. and Felisa Guadian and J. Harold and Esther Keller families. The event is scheduled for 7 p.m. in the fellowship hall of the Church of the Nazarene, 2720 N. Campus Drive.

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 28

Big Brothers Big Sisters fundraiser: The organization will be hosting Bowl For Kids Sake from 1 to 5 p.m. at Garden Bowl, 1501 N. Taylor Ave. The event is one of the largest fundraisers for the organization, with all funds raised going toward the local mentoring program.

 

MONDAY, APRIL 29

Feast of St. Catherine of Siena: St. Catherine invites the public to kick off its mission week to include Mass with Bishop John Brungardt at 9:30 a.m., a community town hall meeting with St. Catherine CEO Scott Taylor at 10:45 a.m. in Classroom B at the hospital, and departmental showcases including health and safety information, health screenings and more from noon to 2 p.m. in the hospital's front lobby. Cake and ice cream will be served at 2 p.m. in the cafeteria.

 

TUESDAY, APRIL 30

Lunch and Learn: St. Catherine Hospital series on different faiths of southwest Kansas and how care givers can best care for individuals' spiritual health in times of need. Tuesday's program, scheduled for noon to 1 p.m. in Classroom B at the hospital, will be on the Mennonite faith.

Music program: The Kearny County Road Runners will perform in a musical variety program at 7 p.m. at Garden Valley Retirement Village, 1505 E. Spruce St. The public is welcome at no charge.

 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 1

Lunch and Learn: St. Catherine Hospital series on different faiths of southwest Kansas and how care givers can best care for individuals' spiritual health in times of need. Wednesday's program, scheduled for noon to 1 p.m. in Classroom B at the hospital, will be on the Adventist faith.

Veterans appreciation: The Cultural Empowerment & Development Foundation is sponsoring a free veterans appreciation dinner at 6 p.m. at the American Legion, 405 S. Main St., that will serve as a kick of event for the foundation's four-day Cinco de Mayo celebreation. To RSVP for the dinner, contact Harold Orosco at (620) 260-0945

Art Social: Garden City Arts, 318 N. Main St., is hosting a social event centered around the art of felting, from 7 to 9 p.m. Cost is $20; $15 for GCA members.

 

THURSDAY, MAY 2

National Day of Prayer: The Garden City Family YMCA, 1224 Center St., is hosting a National Day of Prayer breakfast from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. Breakfast is free for everyone.

Cinco de Mayo celebration: The Cultural Empowerment & Development Foundation's celebration continues with a community seminar from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Clarion Inn, 1911 E. Kansas Ave., that will provide information on housing, financing education, starting up a business and home and cyber security. For more information, contact foundation president Liset Cruz at (620) 521-1620.

Lunch and Learn: St. Catherine Hospital series on different faiths of southwest Kansas and how care givers can best care for individuals' spiritual health in times of need. Thursday's program, scheduled for noon to 1 p.m. in Classroom B at the hospital, will be on the Buddhist faith.

 

FRIDAY, MAY 3

Friday Food Truck: From 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Food trucks will line Heroes’ Way across from Stevens Park, serving up a variety of cuisine.

Lunch and Learn: St. Catherine Hospital series on different faiths of southwest Kansas and how care givers can best care for individuals' spiritual health in times of need. Friday's program, scheduled for noon to 1 p.m. in Classroom B at the hospital, will be on the Mormon faith.

Art exhibit: The Garden City Community College student art exhibit kicks off at 4 p.m. at Mercer Gallery, 801 N. Campus Drive.

GCCC commencement: Garden City Community College will hold its 99th commencement ceremony at 7 p.m. in the Dennis Perryman Athletic Complex.

 

SATURDAY, MAY 4

Cinco de Mayo celebration: The Cultural Empowerment & Development Foundation celebration continues with the 5K Run to Overcome Diabetes, with check in at 8 a.m. and the run starting at 8:30 a.m. outside Lee Richardson Zoo in Finnup Park. A parade will be held on Main Street, starting at 10 a.m., followed by festivities and food vendors in Stevens Park from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. A Cinco de Mayo basketball tournament is scheduled for 3 p.m. at the Carlos Bribiesca Basketball Courts in Finnup Park. For more information, contact foundation president Liset Cruz at (620) 521-1620.

Living Room Concert: Garden City Community College, in partnership with High Plains Public Radio and the Tumbleweed Festival, will host the soul duo Nikki Talley and Jason Sharp in concert at 7:30 p.m. at the Beth Tedrow Student Center at GCCC, 801 N. Campus Drive.

Walk 'N' Whoa: The annual fundraiser for the Miles of Smiles therapeutic horsemanship program is scheduled for 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Clarion Inn, 1911 E. Kansas Ave. The event will include a benefit auction and dance. This year's theme is "Hats, Horses & Hope!" Tickets are $25, $10 for kids 4-10 and under 4 are free. Tickets are being sold at Garden True Value, Baker Boot and the Crazy House, as well as at the door the night of the event.

 

SUNDAY, MAY 5

Cinco de Mayo celebration: The Cultural Empowerment & Development Foundation celebration continues with the Cinco de Mayo soccer tournament at Garcia Soccer Fields, with times to be determined. For more information, contact foundation president Liset Cruz at (620) 521-1620.

Cinco de Mayo — Garden City’s Mexican-American community marks the occasion with live music, dancing, contests and authentic Mexican food at 2 p.m. at El Remedio, 1005 E. Fulton St. For more information, call (620) 275-2132.