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Board, Commission and City Events

  1. City Buildings & Offices Closed

    November 25, 2021 - November 26, 2021

    All City of Newton municipal buildings and offices will be closed on Thursday, November 25 & Friday, November 26

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Community Calendar

  1. United Way of Jasper County’s The Big Christmas Raffle

    November 1, 2021 - December 21, 2021

    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.

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  2. Plaid Friday - Celebrating the Diversity and Creativity of Independent Businesses

    November 26, 2021, All Day

    Destination Downtown Newton Alliance will be celebrating independent businesses with a special PLAID FRIDAY. When shopping in Newton, wear plaid into businesses to earn discounts, a gift with purchase and more.

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  3. Downtown Reindeer Display & Sweet Treats

    November 26, 2021, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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    200 block of West 2nd Street South, across from US Bank

    The Downtown Destination Newton Alliance members have asked Santa for a special favor to allow some of his reindeer team to pay an early visit to Newton. That’s right, LIVE reindeer will be available for photo opportunities. Sweet treats also will be available for purchase along with FREE hot chocolate!

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  4. Jasper County Courthouse Lighting Festival

    November 26, 2021, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

    Take part in one of Newton’s best and biggest Christmas traditions – the lighting of the Jasper County Courthouse. Enjoy a variety of activities including horse and carriage rides, the 4-H Festival of Trees, performances by bell ringers, a visit from Santa and more. Scout Troop #354 will be on hand selling wreaths and greenery. Emmy’s Christmas Tree stand will be open selling live Christmas trees.

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  5. Newton Chamber & Newton Main Street Retro Christmas Business Light Fight

    November 26, 2021, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Check out the lighted Christmas displays at area Newton businesses taking part in the Newton Chamber and Newton Main Street Retro Christmas Business Light Fight.

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Library Calendar

  1. November/December Monthly Mystery Bag

    November 8, 2021, 10:00 AM - December 20, 2021, 8:00 PM
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    Newton Public Library

    Wondering what to read next? Check out our monthly mystery bags for adults! Mystery bags have a new theme every month and contain a surprise selection of 4-5 library books and an adult craft. Return the books to the library when you're done with them - keep the other goodies! The November/December theme is "Holiday Spirit". The mystery bags will include a selection of festive and feel-good holiday themed books. The craft is an Altoid tin diorama ornament. Registration for the November/December mystery bags opens November 1st, at 10:00 a.m. Call the library at 641-792-4108 or direct message us on Facebook to reserve your mystery bag.

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  2. Library Closed for Thanksgiving

    November 24, 2021, 8:00 AM - November 27, 2021, 8:00 PM
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    Newton Public Library

    The Newton Public Library will be closed November 24 - 27, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Regular hours will resume on Monday, November 29th.

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  3. Shiny & Bright Holiday Light Scavenger Hunt

    November 26, 2021, 8:00 AM - December 26, 2021, 10:00 PM
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    Newton Public Library - Virtual Event

    Join our special holiday lights scavenger hunt for all ages! Just download the GooseChase app to your phone or mobile device and search for game name Newton Public Library Shiny & Bright Holiday Light Hunt or enter game code PB587J. Find as many of the items on our list as you can while enjoying holiday light displays all over Newton! One lucky team will win a holiday themed goodie bag. All ages are welcome to play along. *Please respect private property while participating and remember not to use your mobile device while driving!

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