1. Meet the candidates
Candidates running for the Newton City Commission will be able to present their views, political stances and answer questions during a candidate forum at 7 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Meridian Center, 1420 E. Broadway Court.
This election there are six candidates vying for three seats on the commission. Incumbents Glen Davis, Leroy Koehn and Kathy Valentine are all running for reelection. Libby Albers, Ron Eggert and Craig Simons are each looking for their first term on the commission.
2. Get spooked
Walk the Haunted Forest from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 28 at Harvey County West Park. Start at the park's community building and walk the trails for a suggested donation of $2 per person. After 7 p.m., anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. The Haunted Walk admission is a $5 suggested donation per person. Donate a can of food and receive $2 off per admission (limit one can per person). All proceeds go toward future events at Harvey County parks. Food will be donated to Harvey County Food Bank. For more information, call 316-283-5420.
3. Trick or treat
The celebration of Halloween will get started Oct. 25, when the Newton Recreation Commission will host a candy scramble and costume contest starting at 7 p.m. at Fisher Field in Athletic Park.
Children will be divided into age groups for the candy scramble. Preregistration is asked for. For more information, call 316-283-7330.
The annual Lions Club Halloween Safe Walk will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Oct. 31. Main Street will be closed for the hundreds of trick-or-treaters who circle downtown while various local businesses and organizations hand out treats. The event is free.
Two churches will host a “Trunk or Treat” as well.
Grace Community Church, S. 1600 Anderson, will host a "Trunk or Treat" from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31 at the church.
Trinity Heights United Methodist Church, 1200 Boyd, will host a "Trunk or Treat" from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31 in the church parking lot.
4. Meet a photographer
Internationally recognized photographer Kira Morris will present “Images on Ice” a photographic journey through her four-year experience living and working at McMurdo Station, a U.S. research base in Antarctica. The event takes place at 7 p.m. on Oct. 24 at Newton Public Library, 720 N. Oak.
Morris will share a collection of her prize-winning images (some of which have been featured in publications such as National Geographic, CNN, The Washington Post and Digital Photo Pro Magazine among many others) and divulge what daily life was like in one of the most remote places on earth.
5. 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.