JOPLIN, Mo. —
DIAMOND: Founder’s Day program, 3 p.m. Saturday, George Washington Carver National Monument. Details: 417-325-4151.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
GALENA, KAN.: Farmers market, 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Seventh and Main streets. Farmers, gardeners and crafters are welcome. Details: 417-438-6396 or 417-529-3191.
JOPLIN: Farmers market, 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Seventh Street and Joplin Avenue. Details: 417-625-4750.
WEBB CITY: Farmers market, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and Tuesday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, King Jack Park. Details: 417-483-8139.
CARTHAGE: “Saving Grace,” 7:30 p.m. today through Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Stone’s Throw Dinner Theatre. Tickets: $22, $19 for seniors, students and youth, $10 for children. Details: 417-358-9665.
MIAMI, OKLA.: Dueling guitars, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Coleman Theatre. The concert features guitarists Billy McGuigan and Jimmy Weber. Tickets: $12; $10 for seniors. Details: 918-540-2425.
MIAMI, OKLA.: Yesterday and Today Beatles tribute, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Coleman Theatre. Audience members will choose songs to be played. Tickets: $22; $25 for premium seats; $19 for seniors; $16 for students; $12 for children. Details: 918-540-2425.
JOPLIN, Mo. —
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