Head to the theater


Newton Community Theatre will present Disney's "The Little Mermaid" at 7:30 p.m. June 29 and 30 and July 1. On July 1, a sing-along matinee show will begin at 2:30 p.m. Saturday. All performances will be in the auditorium at Newton High School, 900 W. 12th St.


Admission is $10 for adults and $8 for children age 12 and younger and senior citizens. Tickets are available in advance at the Newton Rec Center, Designs by John and Walton State Bank. Tickets will also be available at the door.



Watch some softball

The oldest Mexican-American fast pitch softball tournament in the nation is back for its 69th year, with the Newton Mexican American Athletic Club hosting.


The tournament will open at 6 p.m June 30. The finals are scheduled for 7 p.m. July 2.



Head to Burrton

Burrton will host an Independence Day celebration, starting June 30 and ending July 1.

Events include a dinner for the fire department auxiliary at 6 p.m. June 30, followed by a family night swim at the pool and a home run derby in the park. Saturday events include sports tournaments, bouncy houses for kids, kids races in the park, and a fireworks show at dusk. Buttons are available, and give the bearer eligibility for prize drawings before the fireworks show.



Catch some fireworks

The community is invited to celebrate July 4 at the Fireworks Extravaganza at 8 p.m. July 4, at Kidron Bethel Village, 3001 Ivy Drive in North Newton. The fireworks show begins at dusk. Hot dogs, beverages and snacks will be available. The evening includes kids’ games, opportunity quilt drawing, bake sale and home made ice cream. Lawn chairs are recommended.

Flashlights may be helpful for navigating to and from parking areas. No admission charge.



Catch a movie

First Church of God is offering a free outdoor movie 8 p.m. June 30 at the church, 620 Fairview Ave.


The movie planned is “Trolls.”


Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Popcorn, drinks and popsicles will be provided. Hot dogs and chips will be available for purchase.