1. Catch a concert

The Molly Tuttle Band will peform at 4 p.m. Feb. 12 in Hesston as part of the Dyck Arboretum of the Plains Prairie Window Concert Series.   The concert will take place in the Prairie Pavilion at the Arboretum overlooking the lake. 

A virtuoso multi-instrumentalist and award winning songwriter with a distinctive voice, Tuttle has turned the heads of even the most seasoned industry professionals. She began performing on stage when she was 11, and recorded her first album, The Old Apple Tree, at age 13. Since then, she’s appeared on A Prairie Home Companion and at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, was featured on the cover of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine, won first place in the prestigious Chris Austin Songwriting Competition at Merlefest, and, last May, graduated from the Berklee College of Music, which she attended on a Hazel Dickens Memorial Scholarship. 

Tickets are by reservation at http://dyckarboretum.org/event/molly-tuttle/ or by calling (620) 327-8127. Cost of tickets is $20 for adults and $10 for children, plus tax. Proceeds benefit the Arboretum’s mission that promotes environmental landscaping with native plants.

In addition to high quality acoustic music, the PWCS provides food options during intermission, with a menu provided by Crust & Crumb Company. This concert will be followed a week later by the rescheduled concert with Liz Longley on at 4 p.m. Feb. 19, also at 4 p.m. Tickets are still available for both concerts.



2. Learn about stress relief

"Coping, Emotions, and Stress with Alternative Medicine" will be presented by Vicki dukes, DC and Constance Gehring, DOM L.Ac., at 7 p.m. on Feb. 8 at Newton Public Library, 720 N. Oak. 

The stress of life contributes as much as 50% to the course of a disease. Our busy lives don't always leave room to explore how we feel or give us the space to unwind, leaving many short-tempered, feeling pressured, fatigued, or anxious. Or, because of emotional stress, we have many symptoms including neck/shoulder tightness, cramping, loose stools or constipation, headaches, poor sleep, lack of immunity, difficult menses, and addictions.

Learn how Oriental medicine and acupuncture can diagnose and treat emotional difficulties, and its perspective on coping for a better life. Expect to learn your "type" and what you can do personally for a better outcome.

The program is free and open to all.


3. Here comes the judge

The Honorable Richard Walker, a retired district court judge who spent more than 30 years in the courtroom and also served as an adjunct professor for Bethel College, will be among the speakers for Bethel College Life Enrichment this week. He will deliver “Full Court Press: Thoughts on 32 years as a judge” at 10:35 a.m. Feb. 8 in Krehbiel Auditorium. Cost of the Life Enrichment Series is $2 per day or $20 per semester. The first session is free.


4. Dance the night away

Eagles Aerie No. 2516 will host a Valentine's Party featuring music by Code Blue beginning at 6 p.m. Feb. 11 at 120 W. Fifth St., Newton. A spaghetti dinner starts at 6 p.m., and the rock 'n' roll blues sounds of Code Blue begin at 9. Cost is $6 and includes dinner. For more information, call 316-283-4550.



5. Give the kids a night out

Newton Recreation Commission will be hosting a Kid's Night on Feb. 10 that is full of supervised fun. Activities will include swimming, art and crafts, a movie, games and snacks. The cost is $10 per night with an addition of $5 per additional child. Children should eat dinner before attending and should feel comfortable swimming without an adult in the water. This event will begin at 6 p.m and will last until 9:30 p.m.

For more information contact Newton Recreation Commision at 316-283-7330 or locate them at 415 N Poplar St.