JOPLIN, Mo. —
From staff reports
JOPLIN: Bow Tie Bash workshop, 5:30 to 7 p.m. today, Spiva Center for the Arts, 222 W. Third St. The event is a kickoff for a tie-design contest to benefit tornado recovery efforts. Details: 417-623-0183.
JOPLIN: Fused glass plates, 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Spiva Center for the Arts, 222 W. Third St. Students 18 and older will make fused plates. Cost: $25. Details: 417-623-0183.
JOPLIN: Webelo, Cub Scout clay workshop, 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Spiva Center for the Arts, 222 W. Third St. Students will learn the basics of clay construction. The class fulfills a badge requirement for Scouts. Cost: $10. Details: 417-623-0183.
JOPLIN: Creation Station, 3:45 to 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, Spiva Center for the Arts, 222 W. Third St. The after-school program is for students 6 to 12 years old. Cost: $5. Details: 417-623-0183.
FAIRVIEW: Benefit dinner, 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Fairview Community Center. The meal includes chili, chicken and dumplings, or ham and beans. Cost: $5; $2 for children. Proceeds will support BTW Tri-Rollers Trikers activities and other charities. Details: 417-451-7957 or 417-632-4848.
ORONOGO: Benefit spaghetti feed, 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oronogo First United Methodist Church, 176 S. Fourth St. Spaghetti, salad, garlic bread, dessert and drink will be served for $5. Proceeds will go to a mission trip.
RIVERTON, KAN.: Chili feed, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Spring River Assembly of God, on Highway 69A. Proceeds will benefit Howard and Linda Lawson, who were both diagnosed with cancer last year. Sponsored by the church and Southern Care Hospice. Details: 918-320-1224.
CARTHAGE: Heartland Concert Band rehearsal, 7 p.m. Monday, Carthage Middle School. The band is open to area musicians. Details: 417-649-6159.
JOPLIN: Tales for 2s and 3s, 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Joplin Public Library. The program includes stories, songs and rhymes. Details: 417-623-2184.
JOPLIN: Fun for 4s and 5s, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Joplin Public Library. The program includes stories, songs and rhymes. Details: 417-623-2184.
JOPLIN: Story time, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Joplin Public Library. The event is for children 5 and younger. Details: 417-623-2184.
JOPLIN: Baby Bookworms, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Joplin Public Library. Event includes stories, songs, group interaction and playtime for babies up to 3 months old. Details: 417-623-2184.
NEOSHO: Story time, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Neosho-Newton County Public Library, 201 W. Spring St. Details: 417-451-4231.
SENECA: Story time, 10:30 a.m. today, Seneca Branch Library, 1216 Cherokee St. Details: 417-776-2705.
WEBB CITY: Winter farmers market, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, The Clubhouse, 115 N. Madison St. Details: 417-483-8139.
JOPLIN, Mo. —
From staff reports
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