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Community Calendar

  1. American Cancer Society Relay for Life Planning Meeting

    October 28, 2019, 5:30 PM - 6:15 PM @ Pence Reese Tribute Center

    The Jasper County Relay for Life Planning Committee will be meeting next Monday, October 28, 2019 at 5:30 pm at the Pence Reese Tribute Center. Chair, Debby Pence is inviting anyone that wants to help organize this year’s event to come to the meeting to learn how you can be involved. We need community support!

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Library Calendar

  1. Baby Storytime

    October 28, 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. Death Comes for Us All

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

    Victorians had a different attitude about death than we do in the 21st Century. People died at home surrounded by loved ones, families picnicked in cemeteries on Sundays, took photos with the deceased, and made jewelry from their hair. They also worried about being buried alive or someone stealing their bodies. Historian, Kathy Wilson explores the Victorians' fascination with death and the culture they developed to memorialize the dead. This program is free to attend and open to the public.

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