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First Saturday Bird Walk

Kauffman Museum

Kauffman Museum

Saturday September 3, 2016, 7:00am to 8:15am

Saturday September 3, 2016

Join local birders Gregg Friesen and Rod Wedel at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday September 3 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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Landscape Watercolor Techniques Workshop, Instructor Susan Bartel

Carriage Factory Gallery

Carriage Factory Gallery

Wednesday September 7, 2016, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Wednesday September 7, 2016

Complete a painitng similar to the one pictured. All supplies included, $35.00. Space is limited, call 316-284-2749 to reserve a spot.

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96th Annual Banquet 2016

Newton Area Chamber of Commerce

Meridian Center

Thursday September 8, 2016, 6:00pm to 8:30pm

Thursday September 8, 2016

The Newton Area Chamber of Commerce Presents their 96th Annual Banquet onThursday, September 8th starting at 6:00 p.m. for Social Hour and Dinner to follow at 7:00 p.m. Individual Reservation: $45 or $650 Corporate Table Reservation: Inlcudes front table seating for ten, preferred service order and special recognition in the event program and Chamber ISSUE. The Deadline to register for the Annual Banquet will be Friday, August 26th at 5:00 p.m. To register, click on the "REGISTER NOW" link below or e-mail Courtney Critchfield to make your reservation at: courtney@thenewtonchamber.org About the speaker: Author, Educator, and Entrepreneur Gary Schoeniger is an internationally recognized thought leader in the field of entrepreneurial mindset education. His message has influenced a broad audience from academic institutions and economic development organizations to government, and non-profit clients worldwide including the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the Cisco Entrepreneur Institute, the Colombian Ministry of Education, and the US State Department. Schoeniger led the development of the Ice House Entrepreneurship Program, which has been recognized by the Kauffman Foundation as “redefining entrepreneurship education in classrooms and communities around the world”. The Ice House Program has been featured at the United Nations General Assembly, the Papal Council for Peace and Justice at the Vatican, as well as the European Commission in Brussels. Schoeniger, along with Pulitzer nominee Clifton Taulbert, is also the co-author of Who Owns The Ice House: Eight Life Lessons From An Unlikely Entrepreneur, an international bestseller described as “required reading for humanity”. With his focus on the entrepreneurial mindset, Schoeniger has presented numerous keynotes, workshops and training programs throughout the US and abroad. Recent engagements include the Global Entrepreneurship Congress in Rio de Janeiro and Moscow, as well as speaking and training programs in Athens, London, Bogota, Buenos Aires, Mexico City, Sofia, Santiago, Aberdeen, Nicosia, Zagreb, Tbilisi and Baku.

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Party Arty

Carriage Factory Gallery

Carriage Factory Gallery

Thursday September 15, 2016, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Thursday September 15, 2016

Hae Fun with Acrylics! $20 per person, all spplies included. For ages 10 and up. 316-284-2749 to register. Limited class size.

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Stamp Carving with Kayann Ausherman

Carriage Factory Gallery

Carriage Factory Gallery

Saturday September 17, 2016, 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Saturday September 17, 2016

Hands on workshop, completing 6 projects, all supplies included. Fee $50.00, call today and reserve a spot in the workshop. 316-284-2749 Carriage Factory Art Gallery

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Happily Ever After - Whatever!

Sound of the Heartland

McPherson Opera House

Saturday September 17, 2016, 7:00pm

Saturday September 17, 2016

A spoof on the 'ever after' lives of those princesses we have known and loved from the Disney films. Comedy, laughter, audience participation and great barbershop singing all included. Special guests: Detour Quartet, and young singers debuting their barbershop sound!

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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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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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CHAIRishg 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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