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October 17, 2018
October 18, 2018 - October 22, 2018
100 N. 3rd Ave W
October 22, 2018
October 23, 2018
October 24, 2018
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October 17, 2018, 6:15 PM - 7:15 PM @ Council Chambers
October 18, 2018, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Council Chambers
October 25, 2018, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Newton Public Library
October 16, 2018, 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM @ Newton Public Library
The Newton Public Library is collecting NEW cold weather clothing for kids ages 6-18! Donated clothing will be given to Newton schools, to be distributed to local children in need.
Items being collected include:
Sweaters & sweatshirts
Gloves, hats & coats
Socks & scarves
October 17, 2018, 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM @ Newton Public Library
October 17, 2018, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Newton YMCA
We are holding an official pool dedication for Marv Zimmerman to honor him for all of the work that he has done for this Y. This will be an open house style with light refreshments for people to come by and congratulate Marv, with the official dedication being at noon.
October 18, 2018, 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM @ Newton Public Library
October 18, 2018, 10:00 AM - October 22, 2018, 8:00 PM @ Newton Public Library
Decorate a pumpkin as your favorite book character! Pumpkins may be painted, dressed, and accessorized, but not carved. Entries will be accepted October 18-22. The public will vote for their favorite entries to select winners. Voting takes place October 23-30. Entry forms may be picked up at the Children's Desk. Winners will be announced on October 31 and will win a gift basket of children's books, DVDs, and other Halloween treats!
Entries will be accepted for two categories; Individual Child and Family/Group. The family category is for pumpkins done by an entire family, daycare center, or class with an adult helping children.
October 18, 2018, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Newton Community High School
Classic early rock 'n' roll and rockabilly of Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, Johnny Cash and many more! All JCCA concerts are held at the Newton Community High School, Center for Performance.
To order tickets you can stop by Mattingly Music and Book on the square in Newton or visit the ticket table at any of our concerts.
October 18, 2018, 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM @ Newton Community Theatre
Takes place in the living room of the Brent's country home in the play Nothing's On, and the backstage area. Wednesday afternoon. (Three different theaters between January and April.) ’Noises Off’ is “the funniest farce ever written,” The production presents a manic menagerie of itinerant actors rehearsing a flop called Nothing’s On. Doors slamming, on and offstage intrigue, and an errant herring all figure in the plot of this hilarious and classically comic play.
Tickets will go on sale Oct 1, and are $12.00 for adults and $10.00 for youth. For reservations, call our Box Office at 641-792-1230. The box office is staffed weekdays, starting Oct 1, from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm and 6:30-8:00 pm, and one hour before each performance.
October 19, 2018, 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM @ Newton Public Library
October 19, 2018, 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM @ Newton Community Theatre
October 20, 2018, All Day @ Iowa Speedway
Free will Donation Supper, Silent Auction, Live Auction, Bar and Dance.
October 20, 2018, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Jasper County Animal Rescue League
Looking for a great way to give back to your community? Look no further! The Jasper County Animal Rescue League is looking for more volunteers! What will this entail you may ask? First, we ask that you attend our 1hr volunteer orientation, where you can learn about the ways you can give your time. We have a number of ways for you to stay involved with us! Some of those opportunities include:
- Dog walking
- Canine Enrichment
- Feline socialization and enrichment
- Marketing adoptable animals
- Event planning
- Basic cleaning
- Shelter renovation
- And more!
We are dedicated to helping you find an area where you are comfortable spending your time. If you have a specific area you’re interested in learning more about, we encourage you to talk to staff about opportunities available in that area.
October 20, 2018, 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM @ Newton Public Library
October 20, 2018, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ Hy-Vee
HEY KIDS…want to make some Spooktacular Treats? Join our Kids Halloween Cooking Class as we prepare and eat fun treats!
This class is for kids ages 5 to 12. Parents need not attend! Costumes welcome!
Cost to attend is just $7 per child. Call Customer Service at 792-7030 to register.
October 20, 2018, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Senior Center
For those who want to play & those who want to come & listen. Coffee provided and treats welcome. Will be acoustic with some exceptions.
October 20, 2018, 5:00 PM - 11:30 PM @ Jasper County Fairgrounds
Central Iowa's Best Darn Rodeo and the Ty Carlson Memorial Bull Riding! One night of some of the best roughstock the state has to offer, Whistle Nut and Ole, live music and after party, and so much more!
October 20, 2018, 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM @ Newton Community Theatre
October 21, 2018, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ First United Methodist Church
Join us to enjoy the music of solo pianist John Nilsen. John hails from Oregon and has traveled extensively throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. He is much in demand as an artist to perform for churches and schools alike. To date, John has recorded 19 CDs and is currently working on his 20th. He performs a wide variety of music, much of it his original compositions. This is a free performance open to the public. A freewill offering will be taken and John's CDs will be available for purchase.
October 23, 2018, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Open house from 4-6 p.m. with refreshments at the new Newton Expree Care Clinic at Hy-Vee. At 4:30 p.m. Greater Newton Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a ribbon cutting. For patients who are dealing with very uncomfortable but non-life-threatening problems and illnesses, a Quick Care Clinic could address or ease their discomforts in a timely manner. The clinic fills the gap between a traditional care provider and the emergency department.
October 23, 2018, 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Newton Public Library
Grab your friends and put your your problem-solving skills to the test in our spooky Halloween escape room! Work together to steal Dr. Frankenstein's secret formula for creating life and escape the laboratory before time runs out. This escape room is part scavenger hunt, part puzzle game, and a howling good time! Recommended group size is 4 to 6 players. Ages 16+
Call 641-792-4108 to reserve your time slot. Reservations accepted beginning October 1st.
October 24, 2018, 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Newton Public Library
October 25, 2018, 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ DMACC Conference Center
Please join us for this FREE event at the DMACC conference center, combining health education sessions with a fabulous vendor show filled with shopping and sampling. There is no cost to attend, so you’ll be free to come and go as your schedule allows. Make sure to follow us at www.facebook.com/skiffmed for more information on the vendors and businesses who will be taking part in this great event!
October 25, 2018, 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Newton Public Library
October 26, 2018, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ American Legion Newton Post 111
Pork & Beef BBQ with sides. Tickets ate $10.00 available at American Legion Post 111.
October 26, 2018, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Izzak Walton League
Join us for a non-scary, fun family event featuring: Jasper your friendly host and "Natures Glow Show"! Come on out to the Izaak Walton League and enjoy long hikes with educational and musical skits! Marshmallow roasting, glow face paint, black light animal tracking, stargazing campfire music, wagon rides and pumpkin decorating! The fee is $3.00 a person; ages 3 and under are free.
October 26, 2018, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Newton YMCA
Come out to your Newton Y for this fun and FREE event! There will be trunk or treating, train rides with Frank, balloon artist, free hot dogs and apple cider, face painting, carnival games, spook house, bounce house, superheroes from Iowa League of Heroes, and more! In the pool, we will have a floating pumpkin patch where you can pay $6 per child or $20 per family to come and swim with the pumpkins and pick one out to take it home! Dress up in costumes for this Halloween event!
October 27, 2018, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ Newton YMCA
Join us for a women’s self-defense course with Sgt. Lavely of the Newton Police Department and learn self-defense strategies to protect yourself. This class is for girls and women ages 13+. This class will teach you how to be aware of your surroundings, as well as teach you self-defense moves in case of an attack. This class is free to the community and will be Oct. 27, from 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. in the Newton Y’s Small Gym. Please make sure to register before at the Y’s Welcome Center.
October 27, 2018, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Park Centre
This will be a Spooktacular time featuring a pet costume contest. Other classes include pet-owner look alike, spookiest costume, most creative and best of show. Our bake sale will benefit Charleston Animal Society for Hurricane Relief. Free registration day of the show!
October 30, 2018, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Skiff Medical Center
October 30, 2018, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Newton Public Library
All little ghosts and goblins are invited to stop by the library meeting room to trick or treat! The room will be decorated with a Candyland theme, and children will receive candy and a book (new or gently used) to keep! Trick or treating will be open from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. All ages welcome.
October 30, 2018, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
This year Beggars' Night falls on Tuesday, October 30. Be safe and have fun as you trick-or-treat through Newton's neighborhoods from 6 - 8 p.m.! Be sure to post your best photos on the Get to Know Newton Facebook Page or tag Get to Know Newton (username: @gettoknownewton or hashtag #knownewton) on Instagram!