1. See the show
'Tis the season for ghosts, and The Newton High School Theatre Department is getting in the spirit with its fall show, Edgar Allen Poe's "The Fall of the House of Usher."
The psychological thriller revolves around Roderick Usher, who asks his friend Ed Allen to visit him at his house.
Roderick's dead ancestors are not pleased with him bringing a stranger into the house, and they come out of their portraits to haunt and taunt him.
The drama plays out on a sprawling set build by students, which features the trappings of a mansion, including a grand piano.
"The Fall of the House of Usher" will start at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20 and 21 and at 2 p.m. Oct. 22 in the NHS auditorium. Tickets for adults are $9 and student tickets are $6. Tickets can be reserved online at www.showtix4u.com.
2. Catch some music downtown
Doug and Jude Krehbiel, with daughter Stefanie Giffin, will perform at Carriage Factory Art Gallery Thursday, October 19, 6 to 8 p.m. during Third Thursday activities at the gallery, 128 E. Sixth St., Newton. Lamar Roth's photographic art will be featured in the new exhibit "Frames from the Trail" in the mezzanine gallery. Roth will be available to answer questions about his work. The event is free and open to all ages.
3. An art auction
CASA will host its annual fundraiser "CHAIRishing CASA Kids” from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 21 at Carriage Factory Art Gallery in downtown Newton. The event features local artists who transform ordinary chairs into beautiful works of art. The chairs will be auctioned to support the CASA program.
4. A fashion show
October is a time when cancer, breast cancer specifically, is thrust into the national spotlight. People across the country wear pink to make a statement and bring attention to the numerous patients and survivors.
Making a similar statement, organizers of Fun and Fashion for the Cure in Newton are hoping to raise awareness locally through their annual event Oct. 24 at the Meridian Center (1420 E. Broadway Ct.).
Holding a fashion show and silent auction, the event aims to bring attention to cancer in general and the funds raised benefit the Harvey County chapter of Victory in the Valley — an organization that provides support for cancer patients. Fun and Fashion for the Cure will begin at 6 p.m. on Oct. 24. Tickets are $25 and available through the clothing retailers participating in the event.
Fun and Fashion for the Cure will begin at 6 p.m. on Oct. 24. Tickets are $25 and available through the clothing retailers participating in the event.
5. Night of hope
The annual Night of Hope will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 21 at Valley Hope, 200 S. Ave. B in Moundridge.
Valley Hope wants to show patients and the public that recovery from addictions can happen. The Night of Hope event has several components, including the bestowing of the Golden Heart Award and a speaker. One of the biggest parts of the Night of Hope is a ceremony in which former patients come back after a year of being clean and sober.
The event is free and open to the public, who are welcome to tour Valley Hope's facility and ask questions.
"The Fall of the House of Usher" will start at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20 and 21 and at 2 p.m. Oct. 22 in the NHS auditorium. Tickets for adults are $9 and student tickets are $6. Tickets can be reserved online at www.showtix4u.com. For more information, call 316-284-6280 ext. 2412.