1. Learn about politics

"The Impact of Gerrymandering on the Election Process" will be the topic presented by Dr. Russell Arben Fox when the Informed Women of Harvey County meet at 7 p.m. Nov. 16 at Trinity Heights United Methodist Church.

Gerrymandering, in U.S. politics, refers to drawing the boundaries of electoral districts in a way that gives one party an advantage over its rivals.

The presentation is not limited to Informed Women. The general public is encouraged to attend. Trinity Heights United Methodist Church is located at 1200 Boyd, across 12th Street from Newton High School.

Dr. Fox is Professor of Political Science and Director of the History and Political Science Center at Friends University.


2. Visit the gallery

A "Christmas Showcase" of music, dance and drama presented by the Bethel College Academy of Performing Arts will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Carriage Factory Gallery, 128 E. Sixth. 

Art will be on display throughout the three levels of the gallery and refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to all ages.


3. Go to the show

Hesston College invites alumni, friends, parents and the Hesston community to the college’s annual Talent Show at 8 p.m. Nov. 18 at Hesston Mennonite Church. The show is free and open to the public.

The show will feature an eclectic mix of skits and songs performed by students, faculty and staff and is appropriate for families. “The Talent Show is a long-running Hesston College tradition,” said Brent Brockmueller, resident director and staff sponsor for the mostly student-run event. The Bills and Normas, a group of eight sophomores, help plan and run the show and perform several skits during the hour-long show. “Auditions are happening this week. We will see if Ken Rodgers will again offer a Julia Child cooking lesson as he has the last several years. That’s always a highlight,” Brockmueller added. Arrive early for cookies and refreshments in the Hesston Mennonite Church Community Center from 7:15 to 7:45 p.m.



4. Check out a sale

New Life Assembly of God will host a bake/rummage sale at 8 a.m. Nov. 18.

This event helps raise funds for "Ladies Investing for Eternity," or LIFE organization. The group has adopted a child from India and are fundraising to support the monthly financial obligation. 




5. Take a tour

ComfortCare Homes of Harvey County will host tours of their new Newton facility from 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 17 at the home located at 1508 Terrace Dr., Newton.

The home is licensed to care for six residents. The community is invited to tour the new home from 10 a.m. to noon Nov.  17. The home is located next door to the current home of ComfortCare Homes of Harvey County.

The Home has been redesigned from a three-bedroom into a six-bedroom, complete with a spacious living area, dining room and a large backyard and patio space.

ComfortCare Homes of Harvey County provides care for residents who require 24-hour supervision and assistance for most activities of daily living, but do not require skilled nursing care. It’s comparable to the types of services provided in a traditional assisted living, memory care community or nursing home. The Home is staffed 24 hours a day with licensed and/or certified staff. ComfortCare Homes of Harvey County is licensed as a “HomePlus” through the State of Kansas.