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Saturday’s Fall Festival to offer entertainment for all ages

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NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - The public is invited to Bethel College Fall Festival Oct. 2-5. The following programs are planned for Saturday, Oct. 4 on the campus in North Newton. 9 a.m. Schweitzer Dialect Program. Admission $5. Krehbiel Auditorium, Fine Arts Center.

10 a.m. Newton High School Azteca Dancers. Centennial Plaza near Memorial Hall.

10 a.m. Bethel College Thresher Jazz. Tent near Administration Building.

10:30 a.m. Athletic Hall of Fame Recognition. Krehbiel Auditorium, Fine Arts Center.

11 a.m. Newton Community Children’s Choir, Suzuki Strings from Bethel College Academy of Music. Admission $5 adults, $3 children. Jolliffe Auditorium, Memorial Hall.

11 a.m. Mathematical Sciences Lecture, "Taming the Forked Tongue," by Dan Flickinger, San Francisco. Room 203, Science Hall.

11 a.m. Sciences Lecture, "The Anatomy of Loneliness," by Louise Hawkley, Homewood, Ill. Room 16, Krehbiel Science Center.

11 a.m. City of McPherson Pipe Band. Centennial Plaza.

11 a.m. Bethel College women’s soccer vs. Manhattan Christian College. Thresher Soccer Field.

Noon. Bethel College Men’s Ensemble, Bethel College Women’s Chorus. Near Fine Arts Center.

Noon. Schniggle Fritz German Band from Hillsboro. Centennial Plaza near Memorial Hall.

1 p.m. Butterflies of the Prairie: Slide Program and Guided Prairie Walk, led by Dwight Platt. Kauffman Museum.

1 p.m. Hesston High School Jazz Band. Tent near Administration Building.

1 p.m. Newton Dance Center. Centennial Plaza near Memorial Hall.

1 p.m. Low German Program. "Enn daut Café Elite - onn twee Mumpkjis." Admission $5. Krehbiel Auditorium, Fine Arts Center.

2 p.m. Newton High School Railaires. Tent near Administration Building.

2 p.m. Circle 8 Square Dance Club. Centennial Plaza near Memorial Hall.

2:30 p.m. Newton High School Jazz Ensemble I. Tent near Administration Building.

3:30 p.m. Fall Festival Musical: "Quilters" by Barbara Damashek and Molly Newman. Admission adults $10, children $6.50. Call (316) 284-5281 for tickets. Krehbiel Auditorium, Fine Arts Center. (also at other times during the weekend)

7 p.m. Bethel College football vs. Bethany College. Athletic Hall of Fame Induction during halftime. Admission adults $5, children $3. Fischer Field, Athletic Park, Newton.

8-11 p.m. Mabee Observatory open for night sky viewing. Krehbiel Science Center.

Children’s activities, food booths, arts and crafts, alumni gatherings and additional athletic events fill the schedule, with most events taking place on Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. An open house at Kaufman House, the new location for Kansas Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution, runs from 9 a.m. to noon. Bethel College Bookstore, Kauffman Museum, Fine Arts Center Gallery, Mennonite Library and Archives will be open special hours on Saturday.

Food choices on Saturday begin with breakfast at Kidron Bethel in North Newton. On campus during the day are a variety of eating options, including New Year’s cookies, cinnamon rolls, lemonade, sno-cones, funnel cakes, German kettle popcorn, hamburgers, nachos, Russian pancakes, sloppy joes, hot dogs, verenike, bratwurst, barbecue, international foods as well as a German-Swiss luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Thresher Gym. A tailgate barbecue runs from 6 to 7:30 p.m. near Fischer Field in Athletic Park, Newton.

Those attending Fall Festival are encouraged to purchase buttons ($2 adults, $1 children) for discounted admission to certain programs. Admission is free unless indicated. For tickets to events requiring admission, call (316) 284-5281. For information, call (316) 284-5251 or see the fall fest information page.

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