SPECIAL EVENTS

 

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 basketball tournament is scheduled for 3 to 11 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 Mauricio Romero at (620) 521-3690.

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.

 

MONDAY, MAY 6

Traveling exhibit: "Send Silence Packing," a national traveling exhibit of backpacks meant to highlight the impact of suicide, connect individuals to mental health resources and inspire action for suicide prevention, will come to Garden City Community College from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. LiveWell Finney County, St. Catherine Hospital, Genesis Family Health, Compass Behavioral Health and the GCCC Student Government Association partnered to bring the exhibit to Garden City. It will be displayed in the GCCC Quad.

Art exhibit: The Garden City Community College Student Art Exhibition will be on display Monday through Friday at the campus' Mercer Gallery, showcasing young artists' novice and advanced work. The exhibit will be on display from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday.

Art show/choir concert: Bernadine Sitts Intermediate Center will hold an art show and choir concert. The come-and-go art show will begin at 5:30 p.m. and will close 15 minutes after the beginning of the choir concert at 6 p.m., which will take place in the cafeteria, 3101 Belmont Place.

GCCC concert: The Spring 2019 Guitar and Rock Ensemble concert will take place at 7 p.m. at the Pauline Joyce Fine Arts Auditorium at Garden City Community College.

 

TUESDAY, MAY 7

School concerts: Bernadine Sitts Intermediate Center will hold a band concert at 6 p.m. in the school’s cafeteria, 3101 Belmont Place. Garden City High School will hold a choir concert at 7:30 p.m. in the GCHS auditorium, 2720 Buffalo Way Blvd., and there will be a middle school orchestra concert at 6 p.m. in the Clifford Hope Auditorium at Horace Good Middle School, 1412 N. Main St.

Music program: The musical group The Half Fast Singers will be performing at 7 p.m. at Garden Valley Retirement Village, 1505 E. Spruce St. The group consists of Wen Wurst, Richard Taylor, David Miller and Dr. Mark Neuman. Everyone is welcome at no charge.

 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 8

Brown Bag Lunch: The Finney County Museum is celebrating the 100th anniversary of Garden City’s Finnup Park with a special final spring Brown Bag Lunch program at noon. The program, “A Legacy of Generosity, The Finnup Family’s Lasting Contributions to Garden City and Finney County,” marks the exact day the land for the park was donated. The free program will be in the museum’s meeting room at 403 S. Fourth St. 

 

THURSDAY, MAY 9

School concert: There will be a fifth and sixth grade orchestra concert at 6 p.m. in Clifford Hope Auditorium at Horace Good Middle School, 1412 N. Main St.

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.

 

FRIDAY, MAY 10

Job fair: Mosaic in Garden City is hosting a job fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the KansasWorks building, 107 E. Spruce St.

Make-It, Take-It: Come to the Garden City Arts gallery, 318 N. Main St., at 7 p.m. and explore new art-making techniques. This month’s program is on slime making. Cost is $15; $10 for GCA members.

 

SATURDAY, MAY 11

Drop-in art: Come in anytime 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. The program is free.

USD 457 commencement: The graduation exercises for the USD 457 Garden City Alternate Education Center and Virtual Academy will take place at 10:30 a.m. in Clifford Hope Auditorium on the Horace J. Good Middle School campus, 1412 N. Main St. Parents and guests are asked to enter Horace Good Middle School through door three on the southwest side of the building. The doors will be open at 9:30 a.m. for guests to enter the auditorium and be seated.

Car show: Bring your cool toy, vintage, new, low-rider cars and motorcycles to the Kansas Kruisers Kruise-In at the Clarion from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Clarion Inn, 1911 E. Kansas Ave.

Concert: Garden City High School will hold its Modern Show Choir showcase at 7:30 p.m. in the GCHS auditorium., 2720 Buffalo Way Blvd.