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30th Annual Taste of Newton

Newton Area Chamber of Commerce

500-700 Blocks of Main Street in Downtown Newton

Thursday September 29, 2016, 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Thursday September 29, 2016

Sponsored by The Newton Area Chamber of Commerce, Bethel College and the City of Newton, the Chamber is excited for this year's 30th annual Taste of Newton. Bring your family and friends to downtown Newton for an evening of entertainment and lots and lots of food! Thank you to our block sponsors: Heartland Credit Union, Kranz Family Inc., Westar Energy and the Newton YMCA.

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Kauffman October Bird Walk

Kauffman Museum

Kauffman Museum

Saturday October 1, 2016, 7:30am to 8:30am

Saturday October 1, 2016

Join local birder Lorna Harder at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday October 1st at the Kauffman Museum parking lot in North Newton. KS, for a one-mile, 1.25 hour walk looking and listening for birds along the Bethel College Sand Creek Trail. Free and open to the public. Binoculars not required but helpful. The terrain is uneven and occasionally steep. The bird walk will be held regardless of the weather.

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Basic Stone Carving

Carriage Factory Gallery

Carriage Factory Gallery

Saturday October 1, 2016, 10:00am to 2:30pm

Saturday October 1, 2016

Basic Stone Carving with Beth Vannatta. $30.00, all supplies included. Bring a lunch and a simple carving idea.

Newton Area Arts Spring into the Arts
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Book Reading and Signing

Kauffman Museum

Kauffman Museum

Saturday October 1, 2016, 3:00pm to 3:30pm

Saturday October 1, 2016

Kimberly D. Schmidt will read from and sign copies of her recently published young adult book Magpie's Blanket . Through the eyes of Magpie, a young Cheyenne woman who survives two massacres, this historical novel brings to life the history of Plains Indian women and the white invasion—an account not only of violence and bloodshed but also of healing and forgiveness.

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Woody Russell, Prairie Window Concert Series

Dyck Arboretum of the Plains

Dyck Arboretum of the Plains

Sunday October 9, 2016, 4:00pm to 6:30pm

Sunday October 9, 2016

Critically acclaimed, genre-blurring, award winning vocalist, guitarist and composer, Woody Russell, has released a body of recorded work that spans from folk-rock infused songwriter fare to highly praised blues/soul. The Prairie Window Concert Series provides participants a unique experience of great music and locally-sourced gourmet food in a prairie garden setting. Season tickets are now available, with a special early bird discount through September. Those who purchase season tickets by September 30 will not only receive seating preference throughout the series, but also receive one free show. New season ticket holders are given best available seating on a first-come, first-served basis. Single-concert tickets will go on sale in October. Dyck Arboretum members receive a 10 percent discount on all tickets.

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35th Anniversary Kick Off!

Dyck Arboretum of the Plains

Dyck Arboretum of the Plains

Monday October 10, 2016, 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Monday October 10, 2016

We will kick off our year of 35th anniversary activities by commemorating the first oak tree planting with a planting of another oak 35 years later. Refreshments, a short presentation by staff, and a symbolic tree planting from 5:00-6:00 will be followed by a showing of the award-winning Aldo Leopold 60-minute documentary Green Fire to kick off our year of activities.

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NMKSO Fall Classics "Alumni" Concert

Newton Mid-Kansas Symphony Orchestra

Memorial Hall - Bethel College

Sunday October 16, 2016, 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Sunday October 16, 2016

NMKSO celebrates its 60th Anniversary with a special Fall Alumni Concert, inviting former players to join the orchestra, attend the concert, and special reception. Use the ticket url below to register as an alumnus of NMKSO!

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Pastel Workshop

Carriage Factory Gallery

Carriage Factory Gallery

Saturday October 22, 2016, 9:00am to 12:00pm

Saturday October 22, 2016

Learn how to paint with colorful pastels with Constance Gehring. $50.00 all supplies included.

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CHAIRishing CASA Kids Event

Newton Area Arts Council

Carriage Factory Gallery

Saturday October 22, 2016, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Saturday October 22, 2016

The CHAIRishing CASA Kids event features local artists who have transformed ordinary chairs into beautiful works of art. These chairs have been donated to the CASA A Voice for Children, Inc. and will be auctioned off to raise funds for the CASA program. The 2nd Annual CHAIRishing CASA Kids Event will be held on October 22, 2016 at Carriage Factory Gallery! More details to follow.

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Big Muddy Dance Company

Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts

Krehbiel Auditorium, 300 27th St, North Newton, KS 67117

Friday November 11, 2016, 7:30pm

Friday November 11, 2016

Founded in 2010, St. Lous' first professional contemporary jazz dance company seeks to build a love of dance by providing fun, experimental, and highly entertaining performaces. Featuring a reprotory company of 11 full-time dancers, the Big Muddy Dance Company was named "Best Local Dance Company" as Reader's Choice in 2013 and Critic's Choice in 2014 by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

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Cantus

Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts

Hesston Mennonite Church

Saturday December 3, 2016, 7:30pm

Saturday December 3, 2016

Acclaimed a "the premier men's vocal ensemble in the United States" (Fanfare), Cantus returns to HBPA for the first time since 2003 with a celebration of the Christmas season. One of only two professional male choruses in the country (the other being Chanticleer), Cantus continues to develop into one of the world's premiere vocal ensembles.

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Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts

Bethel College, North Newton, KS

Tuesday February 7, 2017, 7:30pm

Tuesday February 7, 2017

Bursting onto the international scene with Paul Simon's Graceland recording in 1986, South Africa's favorite male a capella chorus has sold more than 6 million records. Last delighting the HBPA patrons in 2010, Mambazo won it's fourth Grammy for best World Music Album in 2013 and earned it's sixteenth nomination in 2015.

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Montreal Guitare Trio

Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts

Bethel College, North Newton, KS

Saturday March 4, 2017, 7:30pm

Saturday March 4, 2017

Described by the CBC as "the hottest guitar trio in Canada," MG3 has quickly established itself as a force of rejuvenation and cross-pollenization across various musical forms. Marrying passionate virtuosity with a stealthy sense of humor, guitarists Glenn Levesque, Marc Morin, and Sebastien Dufour charm the ears of seasoned critics and capture the hearts of their fans.

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SYBARITE5

Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts

Hesston Mennonite Church

Thursday April 20, 2017, 7:30pm

Thursday April 20, 2017

"Their rock star status...is well deserved. Their classically honed technique mixed with grit and all out passionate attack transfixes the audience..." That is how The Sarasota Herald Tribune described SYBARITES5, classical music's most dynamic new chanmber music group. The first string quintet to win the Concert Artists Guild International Competition, SYBARITES5 is a champion of new music, with a repertoire ranging from Mozart to Radiohead.

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