Local Events

7/4/15 Fourth of July Parade - Newton

Newton's Fourth of July parade will take place on July 4th, starting at 9:30 am.  The parade begins and ends at the DMACC Campus.  The Greater Newton Area Chamber of Commerce is looking for participants for the parade.  If you are interested in taking part, please fill out the pre-registration form by June 30th.  A $10 entry donation is encouraged.

5/23/15 - 7/31/15 Summer Enrollment GAAC

Grinnell Area Arts Council is now accepting registrations for its Arts Academy classes being

5/14/15 - 10/24/15 Grinnell Farmes Market

Grinnell Farmers Market


5/22/15 - 9/4/15 Live Music

Live Musis at Rock Creek State Park, next to the boat dock and concession stand 7:00

5/28/15 - 8/20/15 Music in the Park

Grinnell Area Arts Council unveils the 2015 Music in the Park schedule, which will be held

6/2/15 to 10/6/15 Dysart Farmers Market

Dysart Farmers Markets


6/3/15 to 9/30/15 Gladbrook Farmers Market

Gladbrook Farmers Market


6/10/15 - 7/8/15 Korean War Exhibit

Kellogg Historical Society Museum - opens New Exhibit, June 10th, 2015 to July 8, 2015 at the Museum, 218 Front Street in Kellogg.


7/16/15 & 7/28/15 Summer Paddling Events

Jasper County Conservation is inviting the public to rent canoes and kayaks for 2

6/12/15 - 8/7/15 MoviesUnder The Stars

Grinnell College Central Campus (Commencement Stage), invites you to join them for summer outdoor movies.  Free popcorn, bring your own chairs and other refreshments.


6/25/15 to 7/18/15 Newton Wellness Collation

Join the Newton Wellness Collation for inspirational talks on personal wellness. 

7/7/15 - 7/15/15 Junior Naturalist Programs Area Youth

The Jasper County Conservation Board is offering the Junior Naturalist program for area boys

7/29/15 Hunter Education Course

The Jasper County Conservation Board and the Emerson Hough Chapter of the Izaak Walton

7/3/15 Toledo Farmers Market

Toledo Farmers Market, Friday, July 3rd, Courthouse square, 100 W. High Street, Toledo


7/3/15 - 7/5/15 Garwin Freedom Day Celebration

Garwin Freedom Day Celebration


7/3/15 - 7/4/15 Dysart 4th of July Celebration

Dysart 4th of July Celebration


7/4/15 Sully Freedom Fun Run

20th Annual Sully Freedom Fun Run,  July 4th, 2015


7/4/15 Masons Breakfast

The Newton Masons will be holding their July pancake breakfast on Saturday, July 4th, from

7/4/15 Live Entertainment at JEV

Live entertainment at John Ernest Vineyard & Winery


7/5/15 Garwin Revitalization Community Breakfast

Garwin Revitalization Community Breakfast


7/7/15 Newton Rotary Club Meeting

The Newton Rotary club will meet at noon, Tuesday, July 7th, at the DMACC Newton Campus upstairs banquet room.


7/7/15 One Voice Community Prayer Gathering

The July community prayer gathering will be at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 7th, at the United

7/8/15 O.W.L.S. "Backyard Beekeeping" Program

Jasper County Conservation Board will host an Older, Wiser, Livelier Seniors (OWLS) program

7/25/15 Prairie City Fun Run 5k/10k

Prairie City Fun Run 5k/10k, Saturday, July 25th at 8:00 am.  Register to run or walk at

8/8/15 Running For A Reason

Running for a reason with United Way.


8/29/15 The Most Amazing Race

The Most Amazing Race, Saturday, August 29th


9/12/15 to 12/19/15 Kids Open Studio (M'town)

Open Studio sponsored by the Central Iowa Art Assn in the Fisher Center art studio. 

Robert (Bob) E. Buyert

Robert Buyert, 76, of Pella, IA, formerly of Prairie City, IA, passed away Thursday, July 2,