JOPLIN, Mo. —
JOPLIN: Hangout with Hugh, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Spiva Center for the Arts, 222 W. Third St. The session, part of the Artworkers exhibit, features a workshop on visual art, poetry and storytelling. Details: 417-623-0183.
JOPLIN: Girl Scout workshop, 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Spiva Center for the Arts, 222 W. Third St. The workshop covers sketching and fulfills badge requirements. Cost: $10. Details: 417-623-0183.
JOPLIN: Single moms group, 6 p.m. today, Royal Heights United Methodist Church, 1612 Euclid Ave. Dinner at 6 p.m., fellowship 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Children welcome, food and games provided. Details: 624-3366.
JOPLIN: First Friday movie, 7 p.m. Friday, First Christian Church, Fourth Street and Pearl Avenue. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. "Star Wars Episode 5: The Empire Strikes Back" will be shown. Concessions will be provided. Details: 417-623-2390.
NEOSHO: Chess club, 3 p.m. Friday, Neosho/Newton County Public Library, 201 W. Spring St. Details: 417-451-4231.
CARTHAGE: Kids' Fishing Day, 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Kellogg Lake. The event for area children 15 and younger is sponsored by the Missouri Department of Conservation and the Kellogg Lake Nature Center group. Details: 417-629-3423.
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.
CARTHAGE: Heartland Concert Band rehearsal, 7 p.m. Monday, Carthage Middle School. The band is open to all musicians. Details: 417-649-6159.
WEBB CITY: The Radleys, 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Minerva Candy Co., 12 S. Main St. Details: 417-717-0042.
JOPLIN, Mo. —
Special projects help teens, tweens take advantage of spring break
Spring break is set to start next week for several schools throughout the region, including Joplin and Pittsburg, Kan. In a prelude to summer, kids will get a chance to unwind and relax a bit before entering the school year's home stretch.
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