1. Go back in time

Sound of the Heartland will present "The Fabulous Forties Radio Show" in a capella four-part harmony at 3 p.m. Oct. 28 in Krehbiel Auditorium on campus at Bethel College in North Newton. Tickets are $15 and available online at www.soundoftheheartland.com.

Sound of the Heartland is a women's a cappella ensemble from Newton and a member chrouse of Sweet Adelines International.

In the 1940s, the Great Depression was drawing to a close, bringing with it a hope for a brighter economic future. Yet there was also uncertainty on the world stage as a war loomed. To cope, people turned to their radios to stay informed as well as to escape for an hour or two each evening. Radio personalities and musicians helped Americans through the war and the years following. Sound of the Heartland’s 1940s Radio Show will take you back to this golden age of radio to experience it for yourself. 

 

2. Check out 'A Night of Fright'

Spring Lake RV and Camping Resort near Halstead will host "A Night of Fright" Oct. 27 at 1308 S. Spring Lake Road, Halstead.

Activities start at 10 a.m. with Hay Rack Rides, pumpkin carving and games. At 3:30 p..m. there will be a costume contest and pumpkin carving awards. A Trunk or Treat will start at 4 p.m. Aerial and fire entertaiment will begin at 7:30 p.m. A dinner of stew and chili will be served at 5:30 p.m. for $6.

Admission to the event is $5.

 

3. Some family entertainment

The Newton Public Library will host a Fall Puppet Show at 10 a.m. Oct. 24. There is no admission fee.

 

4. Talk about justice

The Newton Community for Racial Justice (NCRJ) seeks community input on the issues related to racial justice locally.

NCRJ is a group of Harvey County residents, representing a wide range of interests, organizations and experience, that meets monthly to raise consciousness about how racism functions in Newton/North Newton and brainstorm and plan ways to take action to promote racial justice.

A Community Forum will take place Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. (scheduled to last until 8:30) at the Newton Rec Center, 415 N. Poplar St. in Newton. NCRJ co-chairs, Sara Dick and Larry Lee, will preside.

 

5. Learn about WCF

The Women's Community Foundation Advisory Board will host an annual meeting at 6 pm. Oct. 25 at the Carriage Factory Gallery on the second floor. Light refreshments will be served.

Guests attending the annual meeting will hear from the 2018 Grants Committee as well as hear from the Advisory Board. The board will give highlights of the 2018 campaign year. Members will be finalizing the allocation of funds to grant recipients at this meeting as well as electing the officers and Grants committee membership for 2019.