JOPLIN, Mo. —
CARTHAGE: Midwest Gathering of the Artists, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Memorial Hall, 407 S. Garrison. Show and sale features the work of more than 30 artists. Details: 417-358-7163.
JOPLIN: Melted Masterpieces, 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Spiva Center for the Arts, Third and Wall. Participants 9 and older will melt crayons for art projects. Cost: $15. Details: 417-623-0183.
JOPLIN: Creation Station, 3:45 to 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, Spiva Center for the Arts, Third and Wall. An after-school program for students 6 to 12 years old. Cost: $5. Details: 417-623-0183.
JOPLIN: Thailand reading event, 1 p.m. today, Phelps Theatre, MSSU campus. Faculty members will offer readings from “National Epic of the Ramakien.” Details: 417-625-9777.
NEOSHO: Patriot Parade, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, downtown Neosho. The parade is held in honor of military, veterans and emergency services personnel. Sponsored by Neosho Area Chamber of Commerce and Neosho Exchange Club. Details: 417-451-1925.
CARTHAGE: Benefit auction for Scotty Posey, 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Victory Baptist Church, 9871 County Lane 117. Event includes children’s activities, auction and music by Sarah and the Frosty Mountain Boys. Proceeds go to the family of Posey, who has muscular dystrophy. Details: 417-359-6355.
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: joplinchessclub@ yahoo.com.
CARTHAGE: Heartland Concert Band rehearsal, 7 p.m. Monday, Carthage Middle School. The band is open to area musicians. Details: 417-649-6159.
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: Dogwood Trailblazers Walking Club, 5:30 p.m. today, St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 2423 W. 26th St. Details: 417-781-4474 or 417-624-0133.
JOPLIN: Farmers market, 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Seventh Street and Joplin Avenue. Details: 417-625-4750.
JOPLIN: Rollin’ Down the River, 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Wildcat Glades Conservation & Audubon Center. A float trip for ages 8 and older will be offered. $15 for members. Details: 417-782-6287.
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.
JOPLIN: Tales for 2s and 3s, 9:30 a.m. today and 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. today, 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. 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.
NEOSHO: Silver Follies presents “Our Little Town,” 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Elsie Plaster Community Center Auditorium, Crowder campus. General admission, $6; Crowder students and senior citizens, $4; children younger than 12, free.
JOPLIN, Mo. —
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Sarah Coyne: Patience allows kids to solve own problems
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- Parents' planner (Feb. 13-19)
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