JOPLIN, Mo. —
JOPLIN: Pysanky eggs for beginners, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Spiva Center for the Arts, 222 W. Third St. Carolyn Trout will teach the class. Cost: $35. Details: 417-623-0183.
JOPLIN: Advanced Pysanky eggs, 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Spiva Center for the Arts, 222 W. Third St. Carolyn Trout will teach the class. Cost: $35. Details: 417-623-0183.
JOPLIN: Creation Station, 3:45 to 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, Spiva Center for the Arts, 222 W. Third St. The after-school program is for students 6 to 12 years old. Cost: $5. 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.
PITTSBURG, KAN.: Mini Warrior Dash, 6 p.m. Friday, Schlanger Park, 725 E. Fourth St. The race includes a muddy course with crawling, jumping and running. The event is a fundraiser for the Everybody Plays playground at the park. Entry fee: $5. Details: 620-231-8310.
DUENWEG: Annual chili supper, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Duenweg Volunteer Fire Department station, 303 Wolfe Drive. Menu includes all-you-can-eat chili, spaghetti and vegetable soup with a dessert. Cost: $5 adults, $2 children under 12. Deliveries available on six or more adult orders. Details: 623-7408.
JOPLIN: Annual pancake and biscuit and gravy feed, 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Martin Luther School, 2616 S. Connecticut Ave. Event is a fundraiser for Joplin Host Lions Club. All-you-can-eat meal offers pancakes, sausage, biscuits and gravy, with coffee, milk or juice. Price: $5 adults, $3 children 12 and under. Details: 417-529-0065, 417-438-0878.
JOPLIN: Bowling Roundup, noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Bowl East, 3131 Ten Pin Lane. The event is a fundraiser for Magic Moments Riding Therapy and includes a silent auction. Details: 417-325-4490.
NEOSHO: Chess club, 3 p.m. Friday, Neosho/Newton County Public Library, 201 W. Spring St. Details: 417-451-4231.
JOPLIN: Tales for 2s and 3s, 9:30 a.m. today, 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: Baby Bookworms, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Joplin Public Library. The program includes stories, songs, group interaction and playtime for babies up to 3 months old. 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.
CARTHAGE: "Twice Is Better," 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Stone's Throw Dinner Theatre, 2466 W. Old Route 66 Blvd. Tickets: $22; $19 for seniors, students and youths; $10 for children. Details: 417-358-9665.
JOPLIN: "Godspell," 7:30 p.m. today through Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Joplin Little Theatre, 3008 W. First St. Tickets: $15; $13 for seniors and students; $6 for children. Details: 417-623-3638.
JOPLIN, Mo. —
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