JOPLIN, Mo. —
JOPLIN: Creation Station, 3:45 to 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, Spiva Center for the Arts, Third and Wall streets. An after-school program for students 6 to 12 years old. Cost: $5. Details: 417-623-0183.
JOPLIN: Black FUR-iday, 1 to 6 p.m. Friday, Joplin Humane Society, 140 E. Emperor Lane. The session includes special adoption rates and free ID tags for the first 15 adoptions. Details: 417-623-3642.
JOPLIN: Train show, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Joplin Museum Complex, Schifferdecker Park. The show features model, collectible and antique electric trains, operating layouts, train memorabilia, and more than 60 tables of items for sale. Admission: $3 for adults; free for children under 12. Proceeds go to the Joplin Museum Complex. Details: Rick Gardner, 417-673-4888.
CARTHAGE: Thanksgiving dinner, noon to 2 p.m. today, Carthage Crisis Center, 100 S. Main St. Deliveries are available. Details: 417-358-3533.
DIAMOND: Thanksgiving breakfast, 7 to 9 a.m. today, Diamond High School. The free meal is served by members of the high school’s student council and National Honor Society.
JOPLIN: Thanksgiving brunch, 8:30 to 10 a.m. today, Souls Harbor, 915 S. Main St. Details: 417-358-3533.
JOPLIN: Thanksgiving dinner, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, Salvation Army, 320 E. Eighth St. Deliveries are available. Details: 417-624-4528.
JOPLIN: 15th annual Thanksgiving dinner, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. today, First United Methodist Church, Fourth Street and Byers Avenue. Deliveries are available. Details: 417-623-2796.
LAMAR: Thanksgiving dinner, noon today, First Baptist Church, 1301 E. Sixth St. Home deliveries are available. Details: 417-682-3538.
MIAMI, OKLA.: Thanksgiving dinner, noon to 2 p.m. today, Miami Church of Christ, 124 B St. N.W.
PITTSBURG, KAN.: Thanksgiving dinner, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, St. John Lutheran Church, 304 W. Third St. The 30th annual event involves several churches and local organizations.
CARTHAGE: Heartland Concert Band rehearsal, 7 p.m. Monday, Carthage Middle School. The band is open to area musicians. Details: 417-649-6159.
NEOSHO: Story time, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Neosho-Newton County Public Library, 201 W. Spring St. Details: 417-451-4231.
JOPLIN, Mo. —
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