Today



The Upbeats • 7 to 10 p.m. • Pages Books and Coffee • 605 N. Main St. • Newton. The group is comprised of Doug Everingham, Yoshunda Chand, Charles Nida, Regina Johnson and Kiaya. They play an eclectic mix of original music, Motown, blues and selections from the 1930s and 1940s. No cover charge.


Today

The Upbeats • 7 to 10 p.m. • Pages Books and Coffee • 605 N. Main St. • Newton. The group is comprised of Doug Everingham, Yoshunda Chand, Charles Nida, Regina Johnson and Kiaya. They play an eclectic mix of original music, Motown, blues and selections from the 1930s and 1940s. No cover charge.

Saturday

The Big Buckle Band performing • 7 to 11:30 p.m. • Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church • 415 S. Ash St. • Newton. This is an evening of dance and music. Admission is $5. The event is in conjunction with the Family Festival.

Newton High School class of 1991 reunion • 7 p.m. • Acapulco restaurant • Newton. This is the group’s 20-year reunion.

Sunday
Fall historic home tour • 1 to 4 p.m. • four historic homes in Newton including the Warkentin House, 211 E. First St., homestead house at 119 S. Pine, Reese House at 305 E. First St. and Neal House at 301 E. Fourth St. Tickets are $10 per adult and can be purchased during the tour at the Warkentin House.

Thursday
Cooking with Tea: Have Your Tea and Eat it Too class • 6 to 8 p.m. • The Leaf Tea Lounge • 605 N. Main St. • Newton. Marlys and Alan Arnold will share tea-infused recipes from their Cooking with Tea Basics collection. Desserts will include pumpkin pudding and a chai cake with homemade tea-infused whipping cream. The cost is $10, which includes samples and recipes to take home.

Sept. 30
Youth Aloud Poetry Slam • 5 to 9 p.m. • Pages Books and Coffee • 605 N. Main St. • Newton. The event features work of Youthville students.

Oct. 1
Fifth Annual Chili Cook-Off • 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. • Sixth and Main streets • Newton. Taste more than 25 chilis. Taste kits can be purchased for $5. Proceeds benefit United Way.

Oct. 2
“Farming with Horses” discussion • 3 p.m. • Mennonite Heritage and Agricultural Museum • 200 N. Poplar • Goessel. Faspa will be served at 4 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Oct. 22
Zombie Fest • 7 to 11 p.m. • 500 block of North Main Street • Newton. The cost is $5 per person. There will be games, activities, makeup booths, costume contests and a zombie walk to the Fox Theatre to watch “Shawn of the Dead.” Proceeds benefit the Fox Theatre. Those attending can learn the Thriller dance. Attend dressed as your favorite zombie.
— Compiled by Wendy
Nugent/Newton Kansan