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Newton Recreation Commission
October 2022 Newsletter.pdf

Posted 9/29/22

Teens and tweens are invited to decorate pumpkins, either to take home or to participate in a competition.
Teen Pumpkin Decorating 2022.pdf
 5th Annual Mini-Monster Pumpkin Decorating Contest
Decorate a pumpkin with felt, markers, stickers, paper, glue, etc. (no punctures)
October 15, 3-4:30 p.m.
Pumpkins on display October 18-31
Vote for your favorite in person or on facebook.
Winner announced Tuesday, Nov. 1!
Newton Public Library
720 N. Oak

Posted 9/29/22

Early Reader Book Club meets the third Thursday of every month, from 4-5 PM, at the Newton Public Library.  Students in grades K-2 are welcome.  Registration required to ensure sufficient supplies, including a new book to take home.
Early Reader Book Club Oct 2022.pdf
Early Reader Book Club meets the 3rd Thursday of every month at 4 PM.  The Early Reader Book Club is designed to help foster a love of reading! The club is built around a favorite picture book, which children will be able to take home. We'll investigate the book,
read it together, discuss it, and follow up with fun, book-themed activities and snacks.
To ensure we have enough materials, registration is required. Call 316-283-2890, email or ask a librarian.  For kids in grades K-2

Posted 9/29/22

Free dance classes on Saturday, October 8th for ages 3 and up!  This event is for all children including those who have and have not had dance experience. Please sign up at the link provided to save your spot!
Free Dance Day.pdf
Free Dance Day.  Bethel College Academy of Performing Arts Saturday, October 8th.

11:00-11:30- Ballet Ages 3-4 and Tap Ages 5-7.
11:30-12:00 Tap Ages 3-4 and Ballet Ages 5-7
12:00-12:30 Acro Ages 3-4 and Acro ages 6-10
12:30-1:00 Jazz Ages 6-10 and Jazz Ages 11 and up
1:00-1:30 Ballet Ages 8-12 and Tap Ages 8-12

Free dance classes, cookies, and hot chocolate at BCAPA!  Located in the lower level of Mem Hall at Bethel College.  Email to sign up or save your spot at


Posted 9/15/22

The Harvey County Health Department will be offering flu vaccines at schools this fall. If you would like your student to receive a flu vaccine please complete this flu vaccine registration.pdf (also attached) and return to your student's school before the date of the clinic. 


Location Date Time
NHS 09/29/2022 2:30-3:30p
Sunset Elementary 10/06/2022 1:30-3:00p
WRLC Elementary 10/11/2022 8:30-10:00a
Opportunity Academy 10/13/2022 10:00-11:30a
Santa Fe 5/6 Center 10/13/2022 1:30-3:00p
Northridge Elementary 10/17/2022 8:30-10:00a
South Breeze Elementary 10/19/2022 8:30-10:00a
Chisholm Middle School 10/20/2022 1:00-2:30p
Slate Creek Elementary 10/21/2022 8:30-10:00a
Cooper Early Ed  10/26/2022 10-11:30a and 1:00-3:00p



Posted 9/8/22

Students of all ages, K-12 are invited to participate in the first-ever youth art silent auction benefiting Caring Hands Humane Society.


On October 14th, CHHS will be hosting a Family Fun Night at our facility with a touch-a-truck event, a family photo area, and much more. One of the events of the evening will be a silent auction with art created by our local youth!

Here's how students can participate:

- Students or parents can email to say that they intend to participate.
- Students of any age can create a piece of art out of any medium that represents/resembles an animal at CHHS. This could be a pencil drawing, painting, macramé sculpture, clay sculpture or anything else they could dream up.
- Photos of animals can be found on Students can also come in to meet the pets they've chosen with the help of staff, accompanied by a parent or guardian.
- Art will need to be delivered to CHHS by 5 pm on Thursday, October 13th.
- On the 14th, all of the donated art will be on display for families and community members to view and bid on. The student's name and age will be posted, along with the photo they used for reference.

We hear all the time that the youth of our community wants to help us and lend a hand. This is a great opportunity for kids of all ages to help us in our mission!

Posted 9/8/22

StoryTime will start its fall schedule on Wednesday, September 7.  Three StoryTime programs will be offered, including Toddler (18-36 months), Preschool (3-5 years) and Family (all ages).  No registration required.
StoryTime Fall 2022 NPL.pdf
Weekly StoryTime programs are designed to meet the early literacy needs of children
through stories, rhymes songs and play - all while strengthening the bond between child and caregiver and cultivating a love for the library! 

Toddler StoryTime (18-36 months)
Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.

Preschool StoryTime (3-5 years)
Thursdays and Fridays at 10:30 a.m.

Family StoryTime (all ages)
Mondays at 7 p.m.

Registration not required.

Posted 9/1/22

Please join the Newton All Sports Booster Club to support Newton athletes grades 7-12! This is a fun way to show your school and community support. Members will be recognized in the sports programs and receive a Railer megaphone. Activity passes for home athletic events are included in two of the membership levels - see details in the flyer. Thank you for your support of Newton Athletics!

NABC membership form.22.23.pdf


Text of Flyer here

Posted 8/25/22

HMC has changed the day from August 20th to October 29th.

HMC Family Fun Day is a FREE community event, open to the public.
It is intended to bring families together with games, music, performances, and fun. Opportunity to win prizes and drawings!
Food will be available to purchase from a variety of food trucks!
Family Fun Day_revised (1).pdf
 Free Community Family Fun Day hosted by Health Ministries Clinic!
Saturday, October 29th from 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Athletic Park- Bandshell Area
700 W 1st Street Newton, KS 67114
Games-Music-Prizes-Food trucks
For more information contact Sara Kelly 316-284-5176

Posted 8/19/22

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