JOPLIN, Mo. —
JOPLIN: Graham cracker gingerbread houses, 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Spiva Center for the Arts, Third and Wall. Students will construct creations with candy, frosting and more. Cost: $15. Details: 417-623-0183.
JOPLIN: Third Thursday Winter Edition, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. today, downtown Joplin. Details: 417-310-3472.
JOPLIN: Moms discussion group, 6 to 7:30 p.m. today, Royal Heights United Methodist Church, 1612 Euclid. Child care is provided. Details: 417-624-3366.
NEOSHO: Chess club, 3 p.m. Friday, Neosho/Newton County Public Library, 201 W. Spring St. Details: 417-451-4231.
JOPLIN: Christmas bird count, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Wildcat Glades Conservation and Audubon Center. Organized by Ozark Gateway Audubon Chapter. Details: 417-782-6287.
JOPLIN: Yoga in Nature, 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Wildcat Glades Conservation and Audubon Center. Class taught by Connelaine Gustad. Cost: $6, $3 for members. Details: 417-782-6287.
WEBB CITY: Farmers market, 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, King Jack Park. Details: 417-483-8139.
CARTHAGE: Story time, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Carthage Public Library, 612 S. Garrison. Details: 417-237-7040.
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.
CARTHAGE: Guy Wilcox Band (piano) Christmas music, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, doors open at 6:30 p.m., The Woodshed, 311 S. Main St., on the Carthage square. Cost: $5. Details: 417-358-2707.
JOPLIN: Heartland Concert Band concert, 3 p.m. Sunday, MacyÕs WomenÕs Court, Northpark Mall. Details: 417-649-6159.
MIAMI, OKLA.: Tulsa Praise Orchestra presents its Big Band Christmas Show, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Coleman Theatre, 103 N. Main. Tickets: $15, $13 for seniors, $11 for students and children. Details: 918-540-2425.
WEBB CITY: JomoJazz, 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Minerva Candy Co., 12 S. Main St. No cover charge. Details: 417-717-0042.
JOPLIN, Mo. —
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Ryan Richardson: Pet urine becomes indoor problem during winter
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Frankie Meyer: Best starting point for family research is your life, not web
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Rich Brown: Christian authors connect generation gap with book-signing
Lindsey Bell, a new kid on the block of Christian writing, will be joined by her mentor and fellow author, LeAnn Campbell, for a book-signing event next week in Joplin.
Craig Tally: Discussion important when differences exist
To this day, I am powerless to walk with my wife down a sidewalk with her walking on the traffic side. Many years ago, I learned men just don't do that -- men stand between a lady and the danger of traffic.
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Veteran, new artist share Legends stage with tributes to Tina Turner, Adele
J.C. Brando knew she liked the music of Adele, but never thought impersonating the English pop songstress would turn into a career.
Annual PhotoSpiva exhibit to open this weekend
When curators at Spiva Center for the Arts put together an exhibit, they have complete control over it, said Director Jo Mueller. They review the work, choose selections and make display decisions.
Artist to demonstrate polymer clay's ease of use during Wildcat Glades sessions
Cyndi Cogbill learned about polymer clay years ago when she used to work at Prairie State Park. The material let her make replicas of Indian trade beads for presentations about history at the park.
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