The Newton Noon Kiwanis and the Newton Public Library will offer a meet-and-eat program in the library meeting room at noon Wednesday.
Attendees are invited to bring a sack lunch and learn about Iowa Country School Milestones from Humanities Iowa Speakers Bureau expert William Sherman.
William Sherman worked as a publications/public relations specialist for the Iowa State Education Association for more than 35 years. Now retired, he continues to research, write, and speak nationally and internationally on topics related to country schools. Sherman has organized annual conferences on country school preservation for the Iowa Historic Preservation Alliance since 2000.
For more information about the program, call (641) 792-4108.