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  1. Sixth Annual Carnival in the Park

    August 24, 2019, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Aurora Heights Park

    Sixth Annual Carnival in the Park will be held on Aug 24 from 10AM-3PM at Aurora Heights Park in Newton. There will be food, fun, and games!

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  2. Newton Kart Klub Saturday Night Racing (Race #12)

    August 24, 2019, 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Newton Kart Klub

    Newton Kart Klub is a family owned business owned by Wes Stierwalt and ran by Josh Ryther. Ed & Dixie Peterson started The Klub in 1974. Ed Peterson is no longer with us but his dreams and visions of providing a fast, fun, competitive, family oriented sport still remain our focus today. It is our mission to provide kart racing available to as many participants as possible and to accommodate racers from different sanctioning bodies and still provide equal opportunity to all who participate. Our staff is courteous & professional and will always be working hard to improve in all aspects of our race program to create a SAFE, FAIR and FAMILY ORIENTED racing environment.

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  3. Cosmic Bowling at Cardinal Lanes

    August 24, 2019, 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Cardinal Lanes

    Cosmic light bowling every Saturday starts at 6 p.m.! Grab your friends OR bring the family & have a great time! Choose your own music on the juke box!

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  4. Coloring at Gezellig Brewing Company

    August 25, 2019, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Gezellig Brewing Company

    Bring your coloring books, crayons and pencils! We'll have some.

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  5. Newton Farmers' Market

    August 27, 2019, 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM @ Downtown Newton

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  6. Open Skate at Baqara Skate

    August 27, 2019, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Baqara Skate

    $6 skater admission & $3 skates or roller blades Hover boards rent for $10 for 30 minutes

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  7. Adult Skate Night at Baqara Skate

    August 28, 2019, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Baqara Skate

    Join us! $6 admission for all $3 for skates or blades--or bring your own! Bar and concessions available.

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  8. Cosmic Bowling at Cardinal Lanes

    August 31, 2019, 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Cardinal Lanes

    Cosmic light bowling every Saturday starts at 6 p.m.! Grab your friends OR bring the family & have a great time! Choose your own music on the juke box!

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Library Calendar

  1. Baby Storytime

    August 26, 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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  2. Toddler Storytime

    August 27, 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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  3. Bibliophile Book Club

    August 28, 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! The August title is "The Shoemaker's Wife" by Adriana Trigiani

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  4. Ghost Towns of Jasper County

    August 28, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Newton Public Library

    You might not know it, but Jasper County is full of ghost towns! Ghost towns in Iowa are not necessarily deserted buildings on a dusty Main Street. They are marked by the graveyard on the gravel road. The old church sitting alone. A bend in the road by the old farmhouse. Why are we curious about the people and places that came before us? We will explore several examples of these lost places. How did Monroe City nearly become the capitol? Why did the railroad bring Turner to life but kill Greencastle? What is the story behind Wittenburg? How can we keep places like Ira and Valeria from becoming tomorrow's ghost towns? All of these questions and more will be discussed. Dave Baker, writer and photographer for "Iowa The 29th State" has photographed over 10,000 communities, landmarks, historic sites, and places of interest in Iowa. Dave will show dozens of original photographs and will have a variety of artifacts pertaining to Jasper County history on display.

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  5. Preschool Storytime

    August 29, 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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