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.
WEBB CITY: Midwest Clay Artists annual sale, noon to 5 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, City Pointe Shopping Center, 501 S. Madison St. Details: 620-308-6505.
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.
JOPLIN: PC Chess Club, 6 to 10 p.m. today, Hardee’s, 1641 W. Seventh St. The club offers classes, lectures, training and workshops for children and adults. Details: email@example.com.
CARTHAGE: Heartland Concert Band rehearsal, 7 p.m. Monday, Carthage Middle School. The band is open to area musicians. Details: 417-649-6159.
JOPLIN: Onstage, 7:30 p.m. today, Corley Auditorium, Missouri Southern State University. The show is the annual talent showcase of the MSSU music department. Details: 417-625-9300.
JOPLIN: Yoga in Nature, 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Wildcat Glades Conservation & Audubon Center, Wildcat Park. Connelaine Gustad will lead the class. Cost: $6; $3 for members. Details: 417-782-6287.
JOPLIN: Tai chi, 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Wildcat Glades Conservation & Audubon Center, Wildcat Park. Becky Browne will lead the class. Cost: $6; $3 for members. Details: 417-782-6287.
WEBB CITY: Farmers market, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, the Clubhouse, 115 N. Madison. Details: 417-483-8139.
CARL JUNCTION: “Bye, Bye Birdie,” 7 p.m. today through Saturday, Jerry Stark Performing Arts Center. The 1960 Broadway musical comedy will be performed by Carl Junction High School students. Tickets: $5; $2 for students. Details: 649-7026.
JOPLIN: “Faith County,” 7 p.m. today through Saturday, Joplin High School 9-10 Campus auditorium, 310 W. Eighth St. Tickets: $6; $5 for students and seniors.
JOPLIN: “Becoming Juliet,” 7:30 p.m. today through Saturday, Theater Studio, College Heights Christian School, 4311 E. Newman Road. Tickets: $8; $5 for children, students and senior citizens. Seating is limited; reservations are recommended. Details: 782-4114.
MIAMI, OKLA.: “1940s Radio Hour,” 7:30 p.m. today through Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Coleman Theatre, 103 N. Main St. The play is presented by Miami Little Theatre. Details: 918-540-2425.
PITTSBURG, KAN.: “Dearly Beloved,” 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Pittsburg High School, 1978 E. Fourth St. Tickets: $7 and $5.
PITTSBURG, KAN.: “The Nutcracker,” 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Pittsburg Memorial Auditorium, 503 N. Pine St. Tickets: $12; $10 for children and seniors; $8 for balcony. Advance ticket purchases are encouraged. Details: 620-231-7827.
JOPLIN, Mo. —
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