JOPLIN, Mo. —
JOPLIN: Third Thursday, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. today, Main Street downtown. The event includes an art walk, live music and extended hours for businesses. Details: 417-310-3472.
JOPLIN : Joplin Electric Theater, 8 p.m. today, 6 p.m. Friday, 2 and 6 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, 120 S. Main St. “Headhunters” and “Elena” will be shown. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Admission: $10. Details: 417-434-2944.
NEOSHO : Night Owls, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Neosho-Newton County Public Library, 201 W. Spring St. The program is for babies to 6-year-olds. Details: 417-451-4231.
NEOSHO : Altered Books, 1 p.m. Thursday, Neosho-Newton County Public Library, 201 W. Spring St. The program is for kids ages 12 to 17. Details: 417-451-4231.
NEOSHO : Monday movie, 4 p.m. Monday, Neosho-Newton County Public Library, 201 W. Spring St. Details: 417-451-4231.
WEBB CITY: Ice cream social and membership drive, 7 p.m. Sunday, Middlewest Building, 1 Main St. The Webb City Historical Society is the host. Guitarist Rob Pommert will perform, and there will be a tour of the historic Minerva Candy Co. Memberships are $10 per person or $15 per family. Details: 417-673-0220 or www.webbcityhistorical society.webs.com
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 band room. The band is open to area musicians, with no audition required. Details: 417-649-6159.
JOPLIN: Show-Me Harmony Chorus rehearsal, 7 p.m. today, Joplin Family Worship Center, 5290 E. Seventh St. Area women may join the singing. Details: 417-782-4631 or 417-624-8951.
JOPLIN: Joplin Pops concert, 8 p.m. Saturday, oval, MSSU campus. The American Legion Band of Greater Kansas City will perform a program of patriotic, popular selections. Participants can bring their own seating and picnics. Tickets: $10. Details: 417-623-1822.
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. -- DAY? --, 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.
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, Mo. —
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Ryan Richardson: Groups give tips for preventing dog bites
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