today through tuesday

Harvey County Fair • Most events at the Harvey County Fairgrounds • First and Grandview • Newton.

today through tuesday

Harvey County Fair • Most events at the Harvey County Fairgrounds • First and Grandview • Newton. Highlights include rodeo at 8 p.m. today and Saturday, pedal pull at 9:15 a.m. Saturday, Kid’s Ag Fest from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, parade at 6 p.m. Saturday in downtown Newton, Demolition Derby at 6:30 p.m. Sunday and 4-H Livestock and Champion 4-H Food Auction at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. There is no cost to attend the fair, but some events charge an admission price.


Annual Community Fish Fry • 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. • Hesston Area Senior Center • Hesston. Served will be fish, fried potatoes, cole slaw, baked beans, bread, tea and orange drink. A free-will offering will be taken. Proceeds help update the kitchen wiring.

Sound of the Heartland concert • 8 p.m. • Trinity Heights United Methodist Church • 12th and Boyd • Newton. They perform four-part acappella harmony. For more information, e-mail or call Sue Moore at (316) 772-9348.

aug. 14

Brenda Lee performing • 8 p.m. • The Orpheum • 200 N. Broadway Suite 102 • Wichita.

aug. 21

Earth, Wind and Fire, and Chicago in concert • 7:30 p.m. • Hartman Arena • 77th Street and Interstate 135 • Park City. Tickets are available at, at the box office and Park City Leeker’s.

area attractions

Harvey County Historical Museum, 203 E. Main St., Newton. Regular hours: 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays or by appointment. Admission: $3 adults, $2 for youth ages 5 through 17, $10 family.

The Carriage Factory Gallery, 128 E. Sixth St. • Newton. Hours: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and by appointment only Sundays. Admission: free. Call 284-2749 for information.

Kauffman Museum, 27th and North Main streets in North Newton. Regular hours: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Admission: $3 adults, $1.50 for youth ages 6 through 16 years.

1877 Meeting House, East 12th and Logan streets, Newton. Free admission. Open on request. Call 284-2222. It is an example of Protestant wood frame Gothic construction.

The Warkentin House, 211 E. First St. Hours through Aug. 30: 1 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays; closed Mondays. The home, built between 1886 and 1887, is an example of the Victorian period in American architecture and furnishings.

This Victorian house offers the visitor a glimpse into the way the Warkentins lived, since 80 percent of the original furnishings remain.

Mennonite Heritage and Agricultural Museum, 200 N. Poplar, Goessel. Admission: $3 for adults and $1.50 for children ages 7 through 12. Hours through September: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays, closed Mondays and major holidays. There are eight buildings to explore. Call (620) 367-8200 for more information.