1. Visit the gallery

Duane Graham will display his artwork during Third Thursday, held from 6 to 8 p.m. July 18 at Carriage Factory Art Gallery, 128 E. Sixth St. in Newton.

Graham’s works include paintings and photography. A booklet with images of each piece will also be offered for sale during the event.

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of Graham’s art will benefit CASA, a nonprofit that represents children in the court system.

Third Thursday is free and open to the public. The event will also feature live music by Vada Snider and Karen Loucks.

Carriage Factory Art Gallery is a nonprofit that sells art by over 50 area artists. It also provides workshops in various art media throughout the year and offers space for rent for special events and meetings. Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

 

2. See some magic

Family Time Fun will feature Robert Morris the Coloring Magician from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. July 17 at Newton Public Library. The event is free.

 

3. Catch a game

This week the Newton American Legion Baseball team will host a zone tournament, with games scheduled July 14, 15, 17 and 18. If that's not enough baseball for you, the Newton Rebels summer college baseball team will host their final two homes games of the season on July 16 and 18. All games will be at Centennial Park. 

 

4. Paint a picture

Celina Gillespie will lead a paint night at 4 p.m. July 21 at First Church of God, 620 Fairview Ave. Cost is $20 and includes supplies. Light refreshments will be provided. No painting experience is necessary. Reservations needed by July 20. Call 316-283-1944 or click "going" at www.facebook.com/events/376685953203713/.

 

5. Learn some history

Sandy Randel, director of Cherokee Strip Land Rush Museum, will present "Conquistadors on the Plains: The 'Lost City' of Etzanoa" at 7 p.m. July 16 at Newton Public Library. Admission is free.