The Great Bend Recreation Commission, Commission on Aging and Barton County Farm Bureau will be hosting a “Defensive Driving Course” on Monday, October 20th, and Tuesday, October 21st, from 6-9 p.m. at the Great Bend Activity Center (2715 18th Street). This class will be taught by Steve Billinger, Kansas Highway Patrolman. After students attend this course, most insurance companies will lower premiums for participants that receive certificates at the end of the class. To register or for more information, call the Recreation Commission office at 793-3755 ext. 2. Participants must register by noon on Wednesday, October 15th.
The Friends of the Great Bend Public Library will be holding their annual Used Book Sale on Sunday, October 19th, through Wednesday, October 22nd, in the basement meeting room of the Public Library located at 1409 Williams. HOURS FOR THE SALE: Sunday - 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.Monday - 12 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.Tuesday & Wednesday - 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.Prices are set at $1.00 for hardback books and 50 cents for paperbacks. On October 18th, the Saturday preceding the public sale, members of the Friends group can take advantage of an "early bird" sale from 1-3:30 p.m. in the afternoon. New Friends of the Library memberships and renewals of yearly dues will be available at that time. Dues are $10.00 per person or $25.00 per family.The sale will include, in addition to a room full of both fiction and non-fiction adult and children's books, a large number of large print books, and media in a variety of electronic formats.
SUNNY'S SWEET 16It's Sunny the Tiger's 16th Birthday! Please join the Great Bend Zoo on Tuesday October 21st at 2:00 pm. The zoo staff will be giving him some treats and presents. Meet us at the tiger enclosure if you would like to join us.
The public is invited to attend 10th Street EyeCare Center's Spooktacular Savings Trunk Show on Tuesday, October 21st from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 2601 10th Street (10th & Washington). There will be lots of frames and styles to choose from. Special deals all day long! Visit our Facebook page for more details!https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-10th-Street-Eyecare-Center/168130393201174
Every Tuesday and Thursday, the American Legion Post 180 at 1011 Kansas Avenue will host Bingo at 7 p.m. Proceeds from the dessert sales benefit Quilts of Valor. No advance reservation required to play.