today, saturday, feb. 25 and 26

“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” musical • 7:30 p.m. • Northlawn Studio Theatre • Hesston College • Hesston.

today, saturday, feb. 25 and 26

“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” musical • 7:30 p.m. • Northlawn Studio Theatre • Hesston College • Hesston. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for students and seniors (65 and older). Tickets also will be available at the door 30 minutes before each show, and are subject to availability. (See related article on the cover.)


Buzz Alexander signing copies of “Is William Martinez Not Our Brother?” • 7 to 8 p.m. • Pages Books and Coffee • 605 N. Main St. Alexander also will talk about prison arts programs.


Heart to Heart’s annual Winter Dance • 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. • American Legion Post No. 2 • 400 S. Spencer Road • Newton. For members and guests of the American Legion post. Tickets are $10. Food and drinks will be available for purchase at an additional cost. Performing will be Larry Thompson’s Big Buckle Band. There also will be a silent auction of donated items with proceeds going to Heart to Heart Child Advocacy Center.


Lyric Arts Trio: American Voices • 3 p.m. • Hesston Mennonite Church • Hesston. For tickets, call (620) 327-8158 or visit This is part of the Hesston Bethel Performing Arts Series.

feb. 25

Dreier Art Farm presents An Evening Concert with Lori Dreier • 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. • King Park Shelter House • Ridge Road and Lincoln Boulevard • Hesston. Suggested donation is $12 at the door. Dreier’s newly released CD, “Waiting,” will be for sale at $15. A total of 20 percent of CD sales go toward the International Justice Mission. Dreier is a graduate of Hesston High School who now resides in the Pacific Northwest. Her music is described as an easy, soulful vocal style with American/folk Texas and Kansas roots.

feb. 26

Open microphone night • 6 to 9 p.m. • Karen’s Kitchen • 701 N. Main St. • Newton. Everyone is invited to bring their talent with them and join in the fun or just come and listen.

area attractions

Harvey County Historical Museum and Archives, 203 N. Main St. in Newton. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays or by appointment. The museum celebrates a common history and culturally diverse community by sharing stories of the past, experiences of the present and possibilities of the future through exploration of objects, documents and photos. It is housed in the 1904 Carnegie Library building. Call 283-2221 for information. Admission is $3 for adults, $2 for children ages 5 through 17 and free for children younger than 5.

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: $4 adults, $2 for youth ages 6 through 16 years.

The Warkentin House, 211 E. First. Hours: closed through the first week of April. The home is an example of the Victorian period in American architecture and furnishings. The house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the Kansas Register of Historic Places. Admission: $3 for adults or $1.50 for children ages 5 through 12 years. Children younger than 5 years old are admitted free. For information, call 283-3113 or 283-0812.

The Carriage Factory Gallery, 128 E. Sixth St. Hours: Noon to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Admission: Free. Call 284-2749 for information.

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

Mennonite Heritage & Agricultural Museum, 200 N. Poplar, Goessel. Admission: $3 for adults and $1.50 for children ages 7 through 12. Hours through February: by appointment only. There are eight buildings to explore. Call (620) 367-8200 for more information.

Kansas Sports Museum • Chisholm Trail Center • exit 28 at Interstate 135 • Newton. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays.