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City Hall - Council Chambers
Please contact the Newton Public Library for location and/or Zoom meeting information.
Newton Arboretum and Botanical Gardens
The Arboretum is offering a unique opportunity to tour the grounds with our horticulturist this season. There are 5 GETs scheduled for 2022. Learn about new plants, design plans, and future projects during a relaxed stroll through the Arboretum. Attend all 5 to see how the gardens change through the year!
Pick up 22 pieces of litter near my home, work, or place of recreation on the 22nd of each month.
Regular Board Meetings are typically scheduled at 6:30 PM on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month (with a few exceptions).
We are a meet-up that introduces creatives and entrepreneurs to one another so that they can share ways to grow their ideas. We are a space for outside-the-box thinkers to find and support each other’s ideas. We are here to help people make connections that stimulate organic economic growth.
Jasper County Courthouse
Join Newton Development Corporation, JEDCO and IowaWorks for a virtual career fair from 3 - 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25.
Newton Public Library
Pay down your fines with a food! During the week of May 16th, we'll waive overdue material fines in exchange for a food donation. Donations will not be accepted for missing or damaged library materials, and wifi hotspot fines are not eligible. Donations must be canned or otherwise non-perishable food items, and should not be expired. All donations will be given to the Salvation Army Food Bank in Newton. 1 item = $1.00 in fines!
Get a jump start on your 2022 reading goal with our new adult book club! This book club will read popular titles in a variety of genres, and is sure to have something for every reader. Copies of the monthly title can be picked up at the library information desk. New members are always welcome. The May selection is, "Wuthering Heights" by Emily Bronte.
Work on your resume, edit your cover letter, or complete an online application during our job-seeker support hours. Our Public Services Librarian will provide dedicated support for job-seekers on Wednesday afternoons. Please contact Public Services Librarian, Becca Klein at 641-792-4108 to schedule your appointment.
Join the Avey Grouws Duo for a live blues music concert at the library! This event is free to attend and will be held outdoors on the library lawn. Attendees are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be moved inside the library meeting room. Music lovers of all ages are welcome to attend. This program is sponsored by the Arts Connection, South Skunk Blues Society, and the Newton Public Library Foundation.
Storytime for newborns to 18 months with their caregiver. The storytime will run about 15 minutes and include an open playtime at the end.
In-person storytime for children ages 18 to 36 months with a caregiver. Storytime will last for 20 minutes with a simple craft following. Siblings are welcome to attend. Questions? Please contact Phyllis Peter at 641-792-4108.
Join trained Family History Specialists for a free family history course at the Newton Public Library! This course will provide an introduction to the basics of creating a personal family history. Topics will include gathering family documents, using online databases, and research tips. This introductory course will consist of four unique classes (May 11, 17, 24, & 31) and participants should plan on attending all four classes.
One-on-one tutoring with a consultant will also be available during the course. Attendees should bring a charged laptop, if they have one. This program is sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Make a cute and cozy home fit for a frog (or toad!) Join us for this in-person crafting program where we'll be painting clay flower pots and turning them into outdoor toad shelters. All materials provided. Class size will be limited and registration is required to attend. Registration opens May 16. Please call the library at 641-792-4108 to register. Ages 16+
The Newton Public Library will be closed Monday, May 30th, in observance of Memorial Day.
Check out our new evening adult book club! Copies of the monthly selection can be picked up at the library information desk. New members always welcome. The May selection is "The Book Charmer" by Karen Hawkins.
The co-ed league will consist of 6 games plus a league tournament. The league will begin on May 4. The registration deadline is April 22.
The City of Newton Community Services Department - Parks & Recreation is partnering with Kinetic Edge Physical Therapy in hosting walks for seniors 55 years and older. Bring a friend or make a friend while getting some refreshments, then we encourage you to get outside, walk, and enjoy the scenery of both Maytag Park and Agnes Patterson.
The co-ed league has been split into an early summer league and a late summer league. Each consists of eight games plus a league tournament.
Westwood Golf Course
The Westwood Golf Course Shambles Tournament on Saturday, May 21 is a four person team selected drive best ball tournament. All players will tee off, select the best drive and play their own ball into the hole from the selected tee shot. Scoring is two of four best balls per hole. Cost is $30/player with carts available for $14/player if needed. Call 641-792-3087 to register your team.
Agnes Patterson Memorial Park
Free music is invading a park near you this summer... Maytag Park to be specific! Join us for the annual Summer Concert Series at Maytag Bowl. Shows kick off at 7 p.m. and are FREE!