What’s Up

SATURDAY, MARCH 14


Drop-In Art Saturday: Let creativity show with these family-friendly art-making stations at Garden City Arts from 2-5 p.m. Register for the class at GCA.


Anime Afternoons: All ages can discover the art of anime with this movie session beginning at 1:30 p.m. at the Finney County Public Library. This week, the 97-minutes movie “Pokemon: The Power of Us” is the featured presentation.


Robotics Competition: Head to Garden City High School’s main gym from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to watch elementary and middle school students compete in the state robotics competition for a chance to advance to the world competition.


Appraisal Fair: The Finney County Historical Society will host its annual Southwest Kansas Antiques Appraisal Fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Finney County Fairgrounds 4-H building. To have an appraisal done, the cost is $15 per item. Admission to view the evaluations is free.


Boards and Bricks: The whole family can come together to play board games and build with Legos at the Finney County Public Library beginning at 5:30 p.m.


Model Trains: Check out the operating model train layouts and the train vendors from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. during the annual Garden City Model Train Show in the Finney County Fairgrounds exhibition building. Admission is $6, with children seven and under admitted free with a paid adult. For more information, see the group’s Facebook page at facebook.com/BootHillModelRailroadClub.


SUNDAY, MARCH 15


Model Trains: Check out the operating model train layouts and the train vendors from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the annual Garden City Model Train Show in the Finney County Fairgrounds exhibition building. Admission is $6, with children seven and under admitted free with a paid adult. For more information, see the group’s Facebook page at facebook.com/BootHillModelRailroadClub.


MONDAY, MARCH 16


Story Time at the Zoo: Preschool children and their caregivers can gather for a story, craft, activity and a meet-up with zoo animal ambassadors at this weekly story time at the Finnup Center for Conservation education, located next to Lee Richardson Zoo. The session runs from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.


Zoo Camp: First through fifth graders can learn about animals, do crafts and activities in the annual Spring Break Zoo Camp at Lee Richardson Zoo. The camp runs Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to noon each day at the Finnup Center. The cost of the camp is $85 ($75 for Friends of Lee Richardson Zoo members). For more information or to register, go to www.leerichardsonzoo.org .


Tween Time: Youth ages 10-17 can gather together from 4-5 p.m. to study, write, play games, color or read at the Finney Count Public Library.


Lego City: Come to the Finney County Library to help build the annual Lego City at 1 p.m. over spring break. Make creations to add to the city with Legos.


TUESDAY, MARCH 17


Mommy Meltdown: Moms, dads, grandparents and childcare providers are welcome to exhale together at this group session, beginning at 10:30 a.m. at the Finney County Public Library. Kids welcome too.


Make-It Take-It Tuesday: Young people ages 10 to 17 are invited to make creations together at this weekly craft day at the Finny County Public Library, beginning at 4:30 p.m.


Story Time: Children ages four to seven years old can come for a story and craft at 4:15 p.m. in this story time session at the Finney County Public Library. This week’s theme is “Spring”. The session is limited to 30 participants.


Lego City: Come to the Finney County Library to help build the annual Lego City at 1 p.m. over spring break. Make creations to add to the city with Legos.


Evening at the Museum: Learn about the efforts being made to make sure the community is accurately counted in the 2020 Census at 7 p.m. during the Finney County Historical Museum’s monthly Evening at the Museum series. Melissa Dougherty-O’Hara, planner with the City of Garden City, will give the presentation.


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18


Club Read: Meet at the Finney County Public Library at 9:45 a.m. for this adult library book club aimed at adults with intellectual disabilities. Participants will listen to a book read aloud by staff and then watch a movie based on the book.


Wee Readers: Join the Wee Readers story time at the Finney County Public Library, beginning at 10:30 a.m. The weekly session is for parents and caregivers with children, babies and toddlers to age five.


Lego City: Come to the Finney County Library to help build the annual Lego City at 1 p.m. over spring break. Make creations to add to the city with Legos.


Wreck This Stuff: Youth 13-17 years old can get together for a “Day of Destruction” in this craft event at the Finney County Public Library from 5:30-7 p.m. Participants will take apart and repurpose old books, making creations ranging from journals to sketchbooks to hidden boxes.


THURSDAY, MARCH 19


Wee Readers: Join the Wee Readers story time at the Finney County Public Library, beginning at 10:30 a.m. The weekly session is for parents and caregivers with children, babies and toddlers to age five.


Movie Mania: Youth can take a break from the week during the Finney County Library’s Movie Mania session. The animated movie “Whinnie the Pooh” will be shown, running for 63 minutes, begins at 4 p.m.


Lego City: Come to the Finney County Library to help build the annual Lego City at 1 p.m. over spring break. Make creations to add to the city with Legos.


Weather Training: The National Weather Service will hold its annual severe weather/storm spotter training from 7-9 p.m. at the Finney County Fairgrounds.


Family Night: Explore a new art making technique each month as a family at Garden City Arts. This month’s technique is creating bracelets. Tickets for the session are $15 ($10 for members) and are sold individually and all family members over five years old are welcome. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. To register for the class, contact GCA.


FRIDAY, MARCH 20


Lego City: Come to the Finney County Library to help build the annual Lego City at 1 p.m. over spring break. Make creations to add to the city with Legos.


SATURDAY, MARCH 21


Lego City: Come to the Finney County Library to help build the annual Lego City at 1 p.m. over spring break. Make creations to add to the city with Legos.


Mini & Me: Adults and children can paint canvas together as these Garden City Arts classes, running from 10-11:30 a.m. and 1-2:30 p.m.. Tickets are $30 per pair ($25 for members) and children must be ages five or older. Contact Garden City Arts to register ahead of time.


Blushing Artiste: Enjoy some wine at this step-by-step group painting class from 7-9 p.m. at Garden City Arts. Register ahead of time for $35 ($30 for members) at Garden City Arts.