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  1. Calendar Overlay Board, Commissions and City Events (4)
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  3. Calendar Overlay Library Calendar (14)

Board, Commissions and City Events

  1. Regular City Council Meeting

    November 18, 2019, 6:00 PM @ Council Chambers

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  2. Park Board Meeting

    November 20, 2019, 6:15 PM - 7:15 PM @ Council Chambers

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  3. City Offices Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

    November 28, 2019 - November 29, 2019

    City of Newton offices will be closed on Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29 in observance of Thanksgiving. Regular hours will resume on Monday, December 2.

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  4. Library Board of Trustees Meeting

    November 28, 2019, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Newton Public Library

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Community Calendar

  1. Jasper County Historical Museum Brown Bag Lunch and Learn

    November 13, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Jasper County Historical Museum

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  2. Idea Spin: Gym-N-Eat Crickets

    November 14, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Legacy Plaza

    Gym-n-Eat Crickets is not your traditional livestock operation. Located in Ames, Gym-n-Eat Crickets is a start-up that raises crickets for protein for use in things like protein bars. Come learn about their operation and start-up journey!

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  3. Coffee with the Mayor

    November 16, 2019, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Newton Public Library

    Mayor Michael L. Hansen will host a Coffee with the Mayor the third Saturday of each month from 9 – 11 a.m. at the Newton Public Library located at 100 N 3rd Ave W. This is an opportunity for the Mayor to meet with residents, hear their concerns, and connect with the citizens of Newton.

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  4. Newton Village Annual Soup Supper and Open House

    November 19, 2019, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM @ Newton Village

    Join us for our Open House featuring the Assisted Living Apartments and Independent Living areas. Enjoy Oyster Stew, Chili, Slider Deli Sandwiches, Warm Apple Cider, Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies a Charcuterie Tray and Assorted Quick Breads (Carmel Apple, Orange Cranberry and Pumpkin). We will also have door prizes and giveaways! We look forward to seeing you then!

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  5. Jasper County Crime Stoppers Quarterly Meeting

    November 20, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    The Jasper County Crime Stoppers will hold it's quarterly meeting on Wednesday, November 20th, 2019. Why is this important? The Board is seeking new members, especially from communities out in the county, to join Jasper County Crime Stoppers. Interested members are invited to join our Quarterly Meeting and see what Crime Stoppers is about, how to help, and ask any questions they may have. Advertising materials for Crime Stoppers will be available at the meeting.

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  6. Sip, Shop & Socialize Pop Up Store

    November 21, 2019, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    A group of Newton gals are putting together a Pop Up Store for one night only at the Newton Arboretum. You can come and stroll through a variety of vendors, sip on drinks and enjoy appetizers to kick off your holiday shopping. This is a fun and laid back event hosted by local consultants of national brand names you love and trust. Come support small business and enjoy a night with your friends at the first Sip, Shop & Socialize Pop Up Store! Featured brands and vendors include: Sweet Minerals - Jillian Fink Pampered Chef - Jessica Lowe Vokes Color Street - Ashlyn Millang Wine Shop At Home - Kayleen Deckerations - Becca Decker

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  7. Newton YMCA Turkey Trot

    November 23, 2019, 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

    Start training for one of our favorite traditions - our 8th annual 5k Turkey Trot! A supervised obstacle course and bounce house for kids 2 & over and child watch for children over 6 weeks will be provided while you run! Prizes, snacks, and a T-shirt are all included! Please bring non-perishable foods of our food drive. Packet pick up will be Friday, November 22 from 4 p.m. - 9 p.m. or Saturday, November 23 at 7:30 a.m. with the race starting at 8:30 a.m. This run is open to anyone and everyone! Runners under the age of 14 must run with an adult over the age of 18. The race will start outside of your Newton YMCA.

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  8. Newton Chamber of Commerce Lighted Holiday Parade & Courthouse Lighting

    November 29, 2019, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    The Newton Chamber of Commerce is preparing for our annual Holiday Lighted Festival, and lighted parade, to coincide with the lighting of the Jasper County Courthouse, which will be on November 29th, 2019. The theme this year for the lighted parade is “Christmas Characters” and we are proud to continue the fun tradition of the lighted parade. The parade will start immediately following the courthouse lighting at 6 pm. Following the parade, Santa and Mrs. Claus will be inside the county courthouse to greet visitors! You will also find the annual 4-H Festival of Trees inside the courthouse. We will have FREE horse and carriage rides for the community from 5-8 pm.

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  9. Newton Village's Holiday Shopping at the Village Market

    November 30, 2019, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Newton Village

    You are invited to bring your friends and family to join us at Newton Village for Holiday Shopping at the Village Market! We will have approx. 20 local vendors offering items that include, but are not limited to; baked goods, crafts, canned items, gift baskets, jewelry, Mary Kay, Norwex, Color Street Nail Color, Tupperware, Pampered Chef, Discovery Toys and more!

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  10. A Homemade Holiday hosted by Gezellig Brewing Company & Legacy Plaza

    November 30, 2019, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Legacy Plaza

    Vendors selling handmade/homemade items for the holidays.

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Library Calendar

  1. Preschool Storytime

    November 14, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Newton Public Library

    Storytime for children ages 3 to 5 and their caregiver. Siblings welcome! Storytime includes stories, music, and a simple craft. No registration required.

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  2. Baby Storytime

    November 18, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Newton Public Library

    Join our Youth Services Librarian, Phyllis Peter, on Monday mornings for a special storytime designed for the youngest members of the family! Baby storytime provides a gentle and fun introduction to literacy through songs, stories, and finger plays. For newborns to 18 months with a parent or caregiver (siblings are welcome). Storytime begins at 10:30 am, then stay for play and social time after the program!

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  3. Teen Board Game Club

    November 18, 2019, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Newton Public Library

    Join us for our new Teen Board Game Club!  Learn how to play games like Catan, Ticket to Ride, Carcassonne, King of Tokyo, Dixit, Zooloretto and Forbidden Island! Library staff member Bill Bennett is an avid game player and will be introducing new games each meeting. New players and expert players are welcome! No registration necessary, snack will be served, please contact Youth Services Librarian Phyllis Peter at 792-4108 if you have any food allergies we need to be aware of. 

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  4. Classics & Conversation Book Club

    November 19, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Newton Public Library

    The Classics & Conversation Book Club is a library sponsored discussion group that reads a different selection of classic novels every winter. The group meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 10:00 am, October - March. Meetings are held in the library meeting room, and new members are always welcome! If you would like to request the current month's book, please contact the Library Information Desk at 641-792-4108. October - "Little Women" by Louisa May Alcott November - "Little Men" by Louisa May Alcott December - "Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Bronte January - "Wuthering Heights" by Emily Bronte February - "A Tale of Two Cities" (first half) by Charles Dickens March - "A Tale of Two Cities" (second half) by Charles Dickens

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  5. Toddler Storytime

    November 19, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Newton Public Library

    Storytime for ages 18 to 36 months, with a caregiver. Siblings are welcome! Join us for stories, music, and a simple craft. No registration necessary.

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  6. Bibliophile Book Club

    November 20, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Newton Public Library

    Join our adult library book club for a discussion of a different book every month. The club meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 1:00 pm, unless otherwise noted. The upcoming book will be selected by the group at the monthly meeting. Request your copy of the current month's book at the library information desk, or by calling 641-792-4108. New members always welcome! November - "Blood, Bones, and Butter" by Gabrielle Hamilton December - "Little Heathens: hard times and high spirits on an Iowa farm during the Great Depression" by Mildred Armstrong Kalish

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  7. Parent Cafe

    November 21, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Newton Public Library

    Join us for a Parent Cafe co-hosted by the Jasper County Health Department & the Newton Public Library! Parents are invited to stay in the conference room and hear information about resources for parents in Jasper County, while children attend library storytime. Each family will receive a copy of the book, "A Disney Christmas Card". No registration required.

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  8. Preschool Storytime

    November 21, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Newton Public Library

    Storytime for children ages 3 to 5 and their caregiver. Siblings welcome! Storytime includes stories, music, and a simple craft. No registration required.

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  9. In Their Own Words: Stories from Iowa's Veterans

    November 21, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Newton Public Library

    Surviving a Prisoner of War Camp, describing the sounds and smells of Vietnam, feeling the bitter cold of a Korean winter. Journalist and National Guard member, Sara Maniscalco Robinson collected these stories and will share these amazing first hand accounts. You will hear about the day Pearl Harbor was bombed and the morning the Twin Towers were attacked, what it was like to be a woman in the military in WWII and what it feels like to be in and IED explosion driving across Iraq.  Sara is the founder of The Iowa Veteran's Perspective, a non-profit dedicated to interviewing Iowa veterans and documenting their stories for future generations. This event is free to attend and open to the public. Sponsored by Humanities Iowa.

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  10. Local Veteran Interviews

    November 22, 2019, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM @ Newton Public Library

    The Iowa Veterans' Perspective Foundation will be interviewing local veterans at the Newton Public Library on November 22nd. Veterans of any age and rank are invited to sign up for a time slot to be interviewed and included in this important project. Interviewees will be given a DVD recording of their interview to keep. Please contact Public Services Librarian, Becca Klein at 641-792-4108 if you or someone you know would like to be interviewed.

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  11. Baby Storytime

    November 25, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Newton Public Library

    Join our Youth Services Librarian, Phyllis Peter, on Monday mornings for a special storytime designed for the youngest members of the family! Baby storytime provides a gentle and fun introduction to literacy through songs, stories, and finger plays. For newborns to 18 months with a parent or caregiver (siblings are welcome). Storytime begins at 10:30 am, then stay for play and social time after the program!

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  12. Toddler Storytime

    November 26, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Newton Public Library

    Storytime for ages 18 to 36 months, with a caregiver. Siblings are welcome! Join us for stories, music, and a simple craft. No registration necessary.

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  13. Library Early Closure

    November 27, 2019, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Newton Public Library

    The Newton Public Library will close early at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, November 27th, for the Thanksgiving Holiday. The library will remain closed on November 28th and 29th. Regular hours will resume on Saturday, November 30th.

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  14. Library Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

    November 28, 2019, 8:00 AM - November 29, 2019, 8:00 PM @ Newton Public Library

    The Newton Public Library will be closed November 28th and 29th for the Thanksgiving holiday. Regular hours will resume on Saturday, November 30th.

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