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November 8, 2021 - December 20, 2021
November 26, 2021 - December 26, 2021
December 6, 2021 - December 11, 2021
December 8, 2021
December 8, 2021
1900 N 5th Ave E
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The raffle is back and ready for the holidays. Buy a ticket to support United Way and be entered for a chance to win 31 prizes. Tickets are $20 each for entry into the prize drawing to take place Dec. 21.
Jasper County Historical Museum
The Jasper County Historical Museum interior will be decked out for the holidays. Throughout the museum visitors will find wreaths, seasonal decorations and more than 100 Christmas trees. Each tree is uniquely decorated by volunteers who spent hundreds of hours putting together the Tree-mendous display. Also enjoy the holiday lights on the exterior of the museum donated by Van Maanen Electric.
Enjoy thousands of twinkle lights and dozens of lighted displays at the Maytag Park Holiday Lights sponsored by Clemon-Maki Insurance. The display is a collaborative effort between the City of Newton’s Parks Division and Friends of Newton Parks to spread some holiday cheer. The park has historic features including the Maytag Bowl and Maytag Pool & Pool House all decorated in lights and displays.
Newton Public Library
Muse Wine Bar
Idea Spin's Morning Networking is a weekly meetup to connect around entrepreneurial, investor, and small business experiences. Our goal is to amplify Newton's entrepreneurial spirit, accelerate and invest in each other's ideas, and provide a place to learn from each other.
Newton Public Library
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.
Berg Middle School
The City is in the process of setting a vision for the next 10 to 15 years and establish key goals to work toward – and we need residents to get involved! Join us for a Community Input Meeting on Wednesday, December 8 from 5:30 – 7 p.m. at Berg Middle School (1900 N 5th Ave E). The meeting will have a short presentation followed by an open house where you can ask questions, learn more and share your thoughts!
DMACC Newton Campus
No registration required.
Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers are invited to join us for Preschool Storytime on Thursday mornings. Storytime includes books, music, and a simple craft. Siblings are welcome to attend. No registration required. There will be no storytime on November 11th or 25th, due to Veteran's Day and Thanksgiving.
DMACC Newton Campus Parking Lot
The DMACC Newton Campus will be holding it’s 5th Annual Holiday Celebration! Enjoy sitting in your warm car and driving through a celebration journey. We will be handing out special gifts, baked treats, and candy. Rumors are spreading that Santa is going to be making a special trip to see you here at DMACC!
The Proud to Know Newton radio show, hosted by Craig Armstrong and produced by KCOB, is aired every Thursday at 6 p.m. on KCOB 95.9 FM & AM 1280. The 30 minute show features an interview with a special guest about their organization, work or event. Guests range from City employees, non-profits, event organizers and business owners. Details for each show are posted online each week and the show is available to stream on KCOB's website.
Newton Community Theatre
The Newton Community Theatre Orchestra featuring 23 musicians will be performing a selection of Christmas music along with our talented vocalists. Please join us for a celebration of Christmas. Directors: Pauline Hesson, Suzanne Von Seggern
Hotel Maytag Ballroom
Newton Main Street is hosting a holiday shopping event that will appeal to everyone. The Winter Wonderland Vendor Market will feature a variety of vendors from homemade items to nationally known products. Shop for everyone on your list and enjoy gift wrapping services too!
Capitol II Theatre
Get into the spirit of the holidays with a special free showing of the children’s holiday classic “The Polar Express.” Sponsored by Newton YMCA, Lauterbach Buick GMC & Capitol II. Families can enjoy a free movie along with a visit from Santa Claus. Advanced tickets are recommended but not required. Tickets are available beginning Dec. 6, at Capitol II and Newton YMCA.
Newton Christian School
Join in the fun at Newton Christian School’s first Creative Christmas event. Families can come and make a Christmas ornament, decorate sugar cookies, and hear a Christmas story. The cost is $5 per participant, cash only. The event is open to the public.
This month’s spotlight stores are Book Trader Tan America and Crazy Redhead Quilting.
Newton High School Auditorium
The Newton High School Choir is ready to serenade you into the holiday season. Students will share their vocal talents during this performance featuring holiday favorites, winter classics and seasonal standards. Public is invited to attend.
Enjoy one of the holiday season’s timeless treasures on the big screen with a special free showing of “White Christmas.” Step back in time to 1954 and enjoy one of the most beloved holiday films of all times featuring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Vera Ellen and Rosemary Clooney. The movie is sponsored by United Way of Jasper County and Edward Jones. Advanced tickets are recommended but not required. Tickets are available beginning Dec. 10 at Capitol II.
Choices Christian Living
Santa is coming to town and will be strolling Newton on Dec. 4 & 18, visiting shoppers and diners in the downtown district. Santa will host storytimes for children of all ages to enjoy at downtown Newton businesses.
Join Santa at the Newton Public Library for a very special holiday storytime! Children of all ages and their families are welcome to attend. This event is sponsored by the Destination Downtown Newton Alliance.
Take in the sounds of the season during the Newton High School Choir Winter Concert. Student musicians will be sharing their musical talents during their annual Winter Concert. Public is welcome to attend.