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October 8, 7 p.m.

Newton Public Library, 720 N Oak

Hear the author talk about creativity and “The Shape of Ideas”

Grant Snider began drawing and writing before he knew what he was doing. Soon it was too late to stop.

His work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times Book Review, The Kansas City Star, The Best American Comics 2013, and all across the internet.

A collection of his comics, The Shape of Ideas, was published by Abrams in May 2017. Grant lives in Wichita with his wife, daughter, and two sons, where he also practices orthodontics. You can often find him carrying a sketchbook, lost in his own thoughts. A book signing follows the presentation.


Grant Snider Author Visit

Posted 9/21/18

October newsletter

Posted 9/21/18

Youth Sports Fall 2 Deadline quickly approaching! Sign your child up today for only $15 if you are a member of the YMCA for either clinics or a traditional recreational league option! Deadline is October 1st for both Volleyball and Basketball!

For Ages Pre-K through 7th Grade.

Basketball YMCA

Posted 9/20/18

Mondays 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM

Newton Public Library

720 N Oak St


Game Zone Crafts

Posted 9/17/18

Youth Basketball Registration

Posted 9/17/18

Calling all 4th graders! Join us at the Rec Center for an awesome evening of swimming & playing games inspired by game shows! This event will feature several 1-minute challenges, some individual and some group, but all challenges will be fun and hilarious! Grab your Friends and Come laugh and swim the night away!


Friday, Oct. 5 6pm - 8:30pm


Fee: $10 **You MUST Pre-Register!**
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, October 2nd


Game Show Party

Posted 9/17/18

Since 1947, the Voice of Democracy has been the Veterans of Foreign Wars’ (VFW’s) premier scholarship program. Each year, nearly 40,000 high school students compete for more than $2 million in scholarships and incentives. Students compete by writing and recording an audio essay on an annual patriotic theme. This year’s theme is, Why My Vote Matters.

For 9th-12th grades

For additional information, please contact Kim Butcher at 316-284-3822 or Tessa Butcher at 316-871-9637.

Posted 9/14/18

For 6th-8th grades-

Conducted nationwide, this VFW-sponsored youth essay competition gives students an opportunity to write essays expressing their views on an annual patriotic theme. We invite you to join the more than 120,000 students who participated last year in this contest. The national winners will receive at least $500. The first-place national award is currently $5,000 plus an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C., for the winner and a parent or guardian.
The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) has again approved this contest for its National Advisory List of Contests and Activities.

For additional information, please contact Kim Butcher at 316-284-3822 or Tessa Butcher at 316-871-9637.

Posted 9/14/18

The VFW annually recognizes the nation’s top classroom elementary, junior high and high school teachers who teach citizenship education topics regularly and promote America’s history and traditions effectively. Teachers who promote civic responsibility, flag etiquette and patriotism are prime candidates for this award. For example, do you know a teacher who plans field trips to city hall or organizes community volunteer projects? Maybe you know an instructor who invites veterans into the classroom to discuss their military experiences. Perhaps you are familiar with a teacher who fosters the development of democratic values and beliefs through special projects. If you know of such a teacher, honor him or her today with the Smart/Maher VFW National 
Citizenship Education Teacher Award.

For All Ages

For additional information, please contact Kim Butcher at 316-284-3822 or Tessa Butcher at 316-871-9637.

Posted 9/14/18

Salem UMC would like to invite children, youth and families to join us for our Wednesday evening programming.

Family Fusion - Salem UMC

Posted 9/14/18

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