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April 2014
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
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  National Walking Day
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  Park Centre Entertainment
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  Knights of Columbus Fish Fry
  Spring Luncheon & Style Show
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  Newton Village Entertainment
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  Literary Arts Celebration at DMACC Newton
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  Park Centre Entertainment
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  Knights of Columbus Fish Fry
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  Bake Sale!
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  Hy-Vee Wine & Dine April Event
  Lunch and Learn at Jasper County Historical Museum
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  Hy-Vee Wine & Dine April Event
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  FREE Movie Showing from YPJC
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  Earth Day Service Project
  Easter Egg Hunt
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  Easter Luncheon at The Hunter Mansion
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  Park Centre Entertainment
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  Jasper County I-Club Spring Banquet
  Park Centre Entertainment
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  Newton Kart Klub
  23rd Annual Walk for Life
  Healthy Kids Day
  Prom Dinner: Passport to the Past
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  SCORE Free Small Business Workshops
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  Park Centre Entertainment
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  SCORE Free Business Workshops
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Wed - Apr 02
12:15 PM
  National Walking Day
Newton Parks and Grounds will join the American Heart Association in celebrating National Walking Day. It is a day to challenge ourselves and our nation to get heart healthy and fit. The event will take place over the noon hour starting at 12:15 pm at the Maytag Pool Pavilion in Maytag Park. People are encouraged to wear comfortable walking shoes for the event. In the event of inclement weather, the walk will be moved to the Newton YMCA. For more information about the event, contact the Newton Parks Office at (641) 792-1470.
Thu - Apr 03
2:00 PM
  Park Centre Entertainment
Join the Park Centre staff and tenants as they welcome Mike Davidson as he sings, plays guitar, banjo and the mandolin while performing in the Garden Room at Park Centre. Park Centre entertainment is free and open to the public; and they are located at 500 First St. North in Newton. For more information, or potential cancellations, contact Lisa Blommers at 641-791-5000.
Fri - Apr 04
  Knights of Columbus Fish Fry
The Knights of Columbus are offering their fried fish dinner again this year each Friday through the Lenten Season. The dinner takes place at the McCann Center of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Newton. People from Newton and surrounding area are invited to enjoy the meals, served from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Proceeds from the events are donated to charity.
Fri - Apr 04
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  Spring Luncheon & Style Show
Take an extended lunch and join the fun at First Presbyterian Church. There will be fashions and models from Mode Huis while you enjoy your lunch. Proceeds will go to the church's work week in July. They are going to Winnegago, NE where there are 100 homes that need renovation.
Seating in limited so make your reservation today. The cost is $20 per ticket. Tickets are available at the First Presbyterian Church on Monday, Wednesday, or Thursday located at 220 N 2nd Ave E. For further information please call 641-792-2790.
Sun - Apr 06
1:00 PM
  Newton Village Entertainment
Join the Newton Village staff and tenants as they welcome the Jasper County Choir entertaining in the 1st Floor Activity Room at Newton Village. Entertainment at Newton Village is free and open to the public; and they are located at 110 N. 5th Ave. W. in Newton. For more information on entertainment and activities at Newton Village, contact Annette West at 641-792-0115.
Mon - Apr 07
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
  Literary Arts Celebration at DMACC Newton
Donít miss the Celebration of the Literary Arts at the DMACC Newton Campus! The campus is located at 600 N 2nd Ave W. in Newton and the celebration will take place on the landing of the conference center from 11:15-12:15. Writer Jim OíLoughlin and Poet Hannah Loeb will read from their work and answer your questions about creative writing.
And, of course, there will be refreshments! Check out Jimís work at: http://www.latenightbook.com and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8Bi-u-r-As
Thu - Apr 10
2:00 PM
  Park Centre Entertainment
Join the Park Centre staff and tenants as they welcome reknowned blues artist, Curry Chris Harter, playing harmonica, guitar and sings Fabuloso while performing in the Garden Room at Park Centre. Park Centre entertainment is free and open to the public; and they are located at 500 First St. North in Newton. For more information, or potential cancellations, contact Lisa Blommers at 641-791-5000.
Fri - Apr 11
  Knights of Columbus Fish Fry
The Knights of Columbus are offering their fried fish dinner again this year each Friday through the Lenten Season. The dinner takes place at the McCann Center of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Newton. People from Newton and surrounding area are invited to enjoy the meals, served from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Proceeds from the events are donated to charity.
Tue - Apr 15
7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
  Bake Sale!
THe DMACC Culinary Arts class will have a bake sale along with some other culinary delights. The sale takes place in the lobby of the DMACC Newton Campus located at 600 N. 2nd Ave. W. from 7:30 A.M. to 9:30 A.M. Some of the items for sale will be breads, cookies, bars, ham balls, Oso Bucco, goulash and chicken and rice casserole. The sale is early in the morning and only lasts for two hours, so don't miss out!
Wed - Apr 16 -- Thu - Apr 17
6:00 AM
  Hy-Vee Wine & Dine April Event
Join Chef Dale as he prepares a Wine and Dine Dinner in the Hy-Vee Club Room. Due to popular demand, Hy-Vee is now offering the dinners on two evenings this month on April 16th or 17th at 6:00PM. April's dinner includes a trio of gourmet deviled eggs, shrimp and smoked oyster chowder, roasted eggplant lasagna, grilled asparagus, and North African pork kabobs with cous-cous and apricot sauce; and to top off the meal - strawberry shortcake with white chocolate mousse for dessert. This delectable meal is only $15/person; so
make your reservation today by calling the Hy-Vee Customer service at 641-792-7030.
Wed - Apr 16
12:00 PM
  Lunch and Learn at Jasper County Historical Museum
The Jasper County Historical Museum will be holding a Lunch and Learn program with Jim Kessler, a native planting consultant. The public is invited to bring their brown-bag lunch while attending the program. Jasper County Historical Museum is located at I-80 Exit 164 at the east frontage road.
Fri - Apr 18
  FREE Movie Showing from YPJC
Don't miss the FREE showing of 'Despicable Me' at the Capitol II Theatre in Newton, located on the downtown square. The FREE showing is complements of the Young Professionals of Jasper County, with concessions an additional charge. You can pick up tickets at: Captiol II Theatre, Advantage Credit Union, and Bridgehouse Coffee Company all in Newton. For more information, contact Youngprofessionalsjc@gmail.com or call Philip Peden at 515-608-2218.
Sat - Apr 19
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Earth Day Service Project
Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge is planning a service project to celebrate Earth Day. Volunteers of all ages and experience are needed to help collect, remove and pile up brush and logs from an oak savanna restoration site. Volunteers will receive a free lunch provided by the Friends of NSNWR - Please begin the day by meeting at the Prairie Learning and Visitor Center at 9:00 A.M. to check in. Pre-registration is required, so please contact Megan Wandag at 515-994-3400.
Sat - Apr 19
10:00 AM
  Easter Egg Hunt
Attention all kids (or parents)- it's the annual Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the YMCA and Hy-Vee of Newton. The Easter Egg Hunt begins at 10:00 a.m. at the Newton YMCA and there will be eggs, prizes and the Easter Bunny! The event is free and open to children toddlers to 6th grade.
Sun - Apr 20
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  Easter Luncheon at The Hunter Mansion
Easter Luncheon is being offered at newly-opened "The Hunter Mansion Tea Room and Event Center". They are located at 223 West 4th Street South in Newton in the former Shay's Tea Room. Take your family to celebrate this special holiday with them and they'll do all the cooking! All you have to do is enjoy the great food and atmosphere. The menu includes: Bone-in-Ham, Mashed Potatoes or Sweet Potatoes, Green Bean Casserole, Stuffing, Salad and Dinner Rolls; and for dessert they're serving Carrot Cake. The meal also includes a beverage of your choice of Lemonade, Iced Tea, Coffee or Hot Tea. The cost is only $22.95/guest and kids are $15.95/child. Make your reservation today by calling The Hunter Mansion at 641-792-2970.
Wed - Apr 23
  Park Centre Entertainment
Join both the Newton Village and Park Centre staffs and tenants as they welcome the Pellsa Tulip Time Queen and her Court as they perform at both locations. The Queen and her Court will be at Newton Village at 1:30 and Park Centre at 2:00. Entertainment is free and open to the public at both locations.
Thu - Apr 24
  Jasper County I-Club Spring Banquet
Thursday, April 24, 2014 at Iowa Speedway Newton Club, Newton Iowa
(Park in lot west of main grandstand)

Social:5:30 pm Dinner:6:30 pm Program:7:30 pm
Tickets: $40.00
Reserved table of 8: $290.00
(ticket includes buffet dinner, program, door prizes)

Seating is limited, so please purchase your tickets in advance.
For more information about the Jasper County I-Club Banquet, contact: Dan Ellis (641) 792-2999.

Featured Speakers: Fran McCaffery (Men's Basketball), Tom Brands (Wrestling), Jan Jensen (Women's Basketball), Gary Dolphin (Emcee-Voice of the Hawkeyes), Other UI Coaches and Staff.

The evening also features: Door prizes
Thu - Apr 24
2:00 PM
  Park Centre Entertainment
Join the Park Centre staff and tenants as they welcome the "Parkettes", lady dancers from Grinnell as they perform in the Garden Room at Park Centre. Park Centre entertainment is free and open to the public; and they are located at 500 First St. North in Newton. For more information, or potential cancellations, contact Lisa Blommers at 641-791-5000.
Sat - Apr 26
  Newton Kart Klub
Head out to the Newton Kart Klub, home of the Pro Kart Tour, 3rd Annual King of the Corn and home of the 2014 IKF 2-Cycle and 4-Cycle Grandnationals, for the IKF Punch Races. Gates open at 8:00AM and Hotlaps begin at 10:00AM and the NKK Points Race in the evening. Please check their website for changes or updates at www.newtonkartklub.com. Contacts are Josh Peterson at 641-831-3950 and Jeff Jones at 515-418-0378.
Sat - Apr 26
9:00 AM
  23rd Annual Walk for Life
The Pregnancy Center of Central Iowa, will be holding its 23rd Annual Walk for Life fundraising event. The walk will begin at 9:00 AM at the Newton Christian Reformed Church located at 511 S. 5th Ave. E. and will also end at the church after approximately two miles. Registration and all activities will take place in the church parking lot. For more information or for a Walk for Life packet, please contact the Pregnancy Center at 641-792-3050 or e-mail them at pcci@iowatelecom.net
Sat - Apr 26
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Healthy Kids Day
The Newton YMCA invites you to 'Healthy Kids Day' at the Newton YMCA. The event is sponsored by Edward Jones-Mark Allen and the YMCA, and kids can come play games, win prizes and have fun. It is FREE for all children kindergarten through 5th grades.
Sat - Apr 26
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  Prom Dinner: Passport to the Past
Grab your passport and take a step back in time as you dine by candlelight in a beautiful 1900 Victorian Mansion at The Hunter Mansion Tea Room and Event Center for the 'Passport to the Past' Prom Dinner. You'll have Entree Choices of Chicken Alfredo Lasagna, Garlic Bread, and a Caesar Salad OR Ham Steak with Pineapple Ring, Chefís Choice Vegetables, Dinner Roll, and a Side Salad. (Drink & Dessert separate) all for just $18.95/guest. The Hunter Mansion Tea Room and Event Center is located at 223 West 4th Street South in Newton in the former Shay's Tea Room. Make your reservation today by calling The Hunter Mansion at 641-792-2970.
Mon - Apr 28
  SCORE Free Small Business Workshops
Do you have questions about starting or improving your business? Then join SCORE for two FREE small business workshops taking place the evenings of Monday, April 28th and Wednesday, April 30th in the Newton Development Conference Room at DMACC. The workshops are sponsored by SCORE and Newton Development Corp.; and will cover the subjects of business plans, marketing, banking, taxes, insurance, legal matters, accounting and personnel factors. Please reserve your spot by calling 641-787-8210 by 4:00 PM on Friday April 25th.
Tue - Apr 29
2:00 PM
  Park Centre Entertainment
Join the Park Centre staff and tenants as they welcome speaker, Rosa Snyder with Humanities of Iowa. Rosa is the author of "Glimpses of Iowa's Capitol"; and is also a noted 'history detective' and researcher and creator of design. Rosa will be speaking in the Garden Room at Park Centre. Park Centre entertainment is free and open to the public; and they are located at 500 First St. North in Newton. For more information, or potential cancellations, contact Lisa Blommers at 641-791-5000.
Wed - Apr 30
  SCORE Free Business Workshops
Do you have questions about starting or improving your business? Then join SCORE for two FREE small business workshops taking place the evenings of Monday, April 28th and Wednesday, April 30th in the Newton Development Conference Room at DMACC. The workshops are sponsored by SCORE and Newton Development Corp.; and will cover the subjects of business plans, marketing, banking, taxes, insurance, legal matters, accounting and personnel factors. Please reserve your spot by calling 641-787-8210 by 4:00 PM on Friday April 25th.


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