1. Catch a concert at the window

Feddy & Francine and will take the stage at 4 p.m. Feb. 11 as part of the  the Dyck Arboretum of the Plains Prairie Window Concert Series in Hesston. The concert will take place in the Prairie Pavilion at the Arboretum overlooking the lake.

Freddy & Francine is an Americana-Soul duo comprised of Bianca Caruso and Lee Ferris. With voices reminiscent of Aretha Franklin and Van Morrison, their songs blend Soul, R&B, Folk, and Americana with a modern, yet timeless appeal to all ages.

In addition to acoustic music, the concert series provides food options during intermission, with a menu provided by Crust & Crumb Company.

Tickets are by reservation at http://dyckarboretum.org/arboretum-event/freddy-francine/ or by calling (620) 327-8127. Cost of tickets is $20 for adults and $10 for children, plus tax. Proceeds benefit the Arboretum’s mission to promote environmental landscaping with native plants.


2. Check out a family classic

 “Toy Story” (G) will be the Family Movie at Newton Public Library this month, 4 p.m. Feb. 9. The library wil show the movie and offer snacks.


3. Catch a recital

Bethel College’s Organ Recital Series presents Roseann Penner Kaufman in a program she has titled “Moved by the Spirit.”

Kaufman will perform the recital at 4 p..m.  Feb. 11  in Bethel’s Administration Building chapel. The concert is free and open to the public.

She will be joined by Mitch Kaufman who recently retired from a 25-year career as a mechanical engineer in order to pursue various interests, including playing both jazz and classical trombone.

He has served as principal trombone for the Kansas City Civic Orchestra for 30 years and the Kinnor Philharmonic of Kansas City for five. Kaufman also performs frequently with local big bands in the Kansas City area.


4. Check in with lawmakers

The Newton Area Chamber of Commerce is preparing to host its Spring Legislative Update from 9 to 10:30 a.m.  Feb. 10 at McKinley Administrative Center, 308 E. First.

Come hear what your Kansas Senator Carolyn McGinn and Representatives Don Shroeder and Tim Hodge have to say about bills being proposed and passed in the Kansas Legislature.

The cost to attend this event is free.


5. Game night!

Take the family and head to Newton Rec Center for Family Game Night from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 9. Various games and activities for all ages are planned including board games, pickle ball, beach ball volleyball, life-sized board games and more. Admission is free and all ages are welcome.


— This story was edited to reflect a venue change of the legislative update.