Newton, NC – The Newton Parks and Recreation Department will host a variety of events in conjunction with the Newton Merchant Association’s and American Legion Post 16’s ≠≠ Celebration.

Senior Citizens Dance
On Thursday, August 9, the Senior Citizens Dance for those 55 years old and older will run from 7pm-10pm on the lower level of the Newton Recreation Center. Entertainment will be provided by Shake Down Band, a variety band. Admission at the door will be $8 per person. No advance tickets will be sold.

Badminton and Pickleball Exhibition
On Monday August 13, a Badminton and Pickleball Friendly Mixer and Exhibition will be held at the Newton Recreation Center. Badminton play will go from 3-5pm. Pickleball exhibition and play will be at 5pm, 6pm, and 7pm. Adult players are asked to make a $3 donation. Children between ages 6 and 12 will be admitted free if accompanied by an adult. Drinks and snacks will be provided, and players will be given one free admission to the Newton Swimming Pool.

Soldiers Reunion Cornhole Tournament
On Tuesday, August 14, a Cornhole Tournament is scheduled to begin at 6:30pm at the Newton Recreation Center. The entry fee for each two-person team is $10. Teams must register by 5pm Friday, August 10. Entry forms are available at the Newton Recreation Center.

Pet Mania
On Wednesday, August 15, pet owners and animal lovers are encouraged to attend and participate in the Pet Mania event at 7pm on the 1924 Courthouse Square. There will be a variety categories in which to compete. The winners from each category will be eligible for Best of Show. The deadline to enter is 6:15pm August 15, but early registration is encouraged. Entry forms are available at the Newton Recreation Center. All pets must have proper vaccinations (with tags) to enter.

The Newton Recreation Center is located at 23 South Brady Ave. For more info. on these events, call 828-695-4317.