Legislative meeting place changes; Red Hatters to meet; Carriage Factory plans 'Third Thursday'

Legislative meeting place changes

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.

The venue is a change from what was originally planned — a breakfast at a local restaurant.

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

The cost to attend this event is free.


Red Hatters to meet

The Red Hatter of Oz will meet at noon Feb. 13 at the Breadbasket, 219 N. Main St.

New members are welcome.


Carriage Factory plans 'Third Thursday'

Third Thursday on Feb. 15 at Carriage Factory Art Gallery will feature entertainment by the NUTS (Newton Ukulele Tunes Society) and a craft, Color Like Picasso.

The event will be from 6 to 8 p.m. at the gallery, 128 East Sixth Street. Refreshments will be available.

The NUTS are a popular local group which has been featured at previous Carriage Factory Art Gallery events.

The “Color Like Picasso” craft fits into the current adult coloring trend and looks forward to the “Love Your Gallery” annual fundraiser on Feb. 24. This year’s theme is “Party With Picasso” and the evening will include a catered meal, musical entertainment and a live art auction.

Current exhibits include “Kansas through the Eyes of an Artist”, featuring 37 artists who entered the Carriage Factory’s first juried art competition; “Dirty Laundry”, a portfolio of linoleum block prints on paper made from recycled dryer lint; and local and regional artists upstairs.

For more information, call 316-284-2749.