SaturdayNew Years Eve party 6:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Meridian Center 1420 E. Broadway Court Newton.
SaturdayNew Years Eve party 6:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Meridian Center 1420 E. Broadway Court Newton. Tickets are $60 per person, which includes cash bar, five-course progressive meal with dessert, D.J., dance, party favors, photo booth, games and prizes, a champagne toast at midnight and other surprises along the way. Dress is semi-formal attire.SundayGingerbread house featured in the Dec. 23 Kansan on display following the special New Years Day service at 10 a.m. Trinity Heights United Methodist Church 1200 Boyd Ave. Newton. The gingerbread church was made and designed by the Swisher family of Newton. All are welcome to see the gingerbread church.Jan. 21Robin Roberts and Billie Preston performing 5 to 7 p.m. Karens Kitchen 701 N. Main St. Newton. There is no cost. They play acoustic and contemporary folk/bluegrass music.Jan. 31Igudesman and Joo: A Little Nightmare Music 7:30 p.m. Hesston Mennonite Church Hesston. This performance is part of the Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts Series. Tickets are $15 to $18. Aleksey Igudesman, violin, and Hyung-ki Joo, piano, are two classical musicians who have taken the world by storm with their theatrical shows, which combine comedy with classical music and popular culture in the tradition of Victor Borge. Their clips on YouTube have received more than 15 million hits.AreaattractionsThe Carriage Factory Gallery, 128 E. Sixth. 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, Newton. Free admission. Open on request. Call 284-2222. It is an example of Protestant wood frame Gothic construction. Compiled by Wendy Nugent/Newton Kansan