Newton highlights culture and arts on Oct. 13

NEWTON, NC (Sept. 25, 2013) – Join the City of Newton, Catawba County Museum of History and Green Room Community Theatre on Sunday, October 13 as we celebrate culture and arts in Newton.

From 1 to 3 p.m. visit the Catawba County Museum of History, 30 N. College Ave., and take a closer look at the history that shaped the community. Current exhibits include The Miracle of Hickory: The 1944 Emergency Polio Hospital, Swingin’ for the Fences: History of Catawba County Baseball, Catawba Soldier: Afghanistan, Agents of Deterioration and more.

Delve into the history of the 1924 Courthouse building, and learn more about recent renovations and restorations at the museum. Also, during the event, attendees may bring an artifact in and museum staff will help identify the object.

At 3 p.m., walk across the street to the Old Post Office Playhouse and enjoy Agatha Christie’s “And Then There Were None” presented by the Green Room Community Theatre and Corning Cable Systems. For tickets, call 828.464.6128 or visit

Continue enjoying the The Green Room Community Theatre’s offerings on Monday, Oct. 14 by attending “An Evening with James Dodson” at 7 p.m. Dodson is considered one of today’s most esteemed golf writers and is the editor of the award-winning “Pine-Straw Magazine” in Southern Pines. Dodson’s appearance is part of the Lenoir-Rhyne Visiting Writers series, which are free and open to the public.

Check out the flyer for this event (PDF).