1.Saturday night's alright for fighting

How about a little pro wrestling? Prairie Championship Wrestling Live will take place Aug. 25 at the National Guard Armory in Newton. Doors open at 5 p.m.

Prairie Champioship Wrestling is a league based out of Hutchinson and part of the Kansas Wrestling Alliance. The league has hosted events in Hutchinson and Newton, including events at the state fair.

Colton Alexander will defend his Grand Prairie Championship. Blade will tangle with the Honkey Tonk Kid while Kid Reever will take on Johnny Rocko  for a chance at a title match later in the year.

Tickets are $10 general admission, $5 for kids age 12 and under. Family packs (2 adult tickets and 2 kid tickets) are available for $30. Go to www.brownpapertickets.com and search PCW Live for tickets. The event is presented by Signature Sound Entertainment and Big City Sound.


2. Learn something new

Mary Lee McDonald will offer a mosaic workshop from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 25, and 2 to 3 p.m.  Aug. 26 at Carriage Factory Art Gallery, 128 E. Sixth St.

Participants in the class will learn the basics of mosaics and spend time cutting and placing mosaic tiles the first day. The hour spent on the second day will be spent grouting the finished piece. All supplies are included in the $40 class fee.

Class size is limited.

More information and class reservations are available by calling the gallery at 316-284-2749 or visiting www.carriagefactoryartgallery.com


3. Roll out the red carpet

Area college students are invited downtown for special activities, snacks and late night shopping from 10-11:30 p.m. Aug. 23 in downtown Newton and the Etc. Shop. A limited number of gift bags are available to those who show a college ID. Sponsored by the Newton Area Chamber of Commerce. For more information, call 283-2560.


4. Learn about genetic genealogy

Barbara Mulvihill will present “Genetic Genealogy” at 7 p.m. on August 21 at Newton Public Library, 720 N. Oak.

Mulvihill is an information services librarian with the Salina Public Library. She has more than 30 years of genealogy experience and has traveled to four states to research the story of her great-great-grandparents’ lives in Civil War-era east Texas and beyond.

Her presentation will cover DNA testing for genealogy. Tests done by the three largest companies will be compared and contrasted. The basics of understanding and interpreting results will also be covered.

All are welcome to attend this free presentation.



5. Take a ride

Harvey Interurban will host a trip to the Great Plains Nature Center for an event with Dave Kendall from Prairie Hollow Productions. Hollow will discuss the makingof the feature film "Prairie Women, Engaging Women of the Flint Hills." Interurban will make the trip at 9:30 a.m. Aug. 29, stopping for lunch at a Moroccan restaurant. Transporation is $8. Reservations are requested this week. Call 284-6802.