1. Catch a free show


Richard Holmgren of The Flying Debris Show is coming to Family Time Fun at 1:30 p.m. on July 12 at Newton Public Library, 720 N. Oak.

The Flying Debris Show is packed with comedy, zany stunts and lots of audience participation. A show that is appreciated by literally all ages!

Holmgren was born a jokester and learned to juggle in fourth grade gym class. Holmgren never stopped challenging himself to be the best, inventing new techniques to every trick he learned.

Later Holmgren learned that using his comedy wit in conjunction with his arsenal of creative human skills would make for great entertainment.

The program is free and open to all.





2. See the duel

The Meridian Center is celebrating its sixth anniversary by throwing a dueling pianos party.

Two piano players, playing under the moniker of 176 Keys Dueling Pianos, will take center stage on July 14. Members of the audience can make requests and attempt to stump the players on stage.

“It is an interactive event,” said Michael Lunsford, manger of the Meridian Center. “To see people up out of their seats, laughing and singing, this is one my favorite events of the year.”

It is what he calls the center's signature event of the year.

A meal including cocktail shrimp with creamy lemon, cucumber dill, ginger soy, and mustard lime sauce; a “Dip Station” with tortilla chips, wonton chips, fresh cut veggies, cucumber dill sauce, mango cucumber salsa and roasted red pepper chipotle hummus; and Vietnamese chicken meatballs with sweet chili and Asian barbecue sauce will be served.

Tickets are $20 each and can reserved by calling 316-284-3100.





3. Experience some history


The Harvey County Historical Museum will host “New Stories of Old Murders” at 2 p.m. July 16, at the museum, 203 N. Main.


Local historian Darren McMannis will share stories from the history of Harvey County. Although Harvey County is the smallest of all Kansas counties in square miles, it is no less affected by murder than any other. Newly rediscovered stories of murder and attempted murder that have touched the lives of Harvey county residents through the years provide a fascinating look at this shocking part of our local history.

Admission is $5, with museum members admitted for free.




4. Grab a brat

The American Legion Riders will host a “Brat Burn” from 5 to 8 p.m. July 15 at American Legion Post 2, 400 S. Spencer. Get a brat, macaroni and potato salad and baked beans for $7. Proceeds to benefit veterans in Kansas.





5. Hear some music


The Clearview Band will perform at 9:30 p.m. July 15 at Jay's Place, 220 N. Main, Newton. The group plays a mix of classic rock, blues and country. No cover charge.