From staff reports
JOPLIN, Mo. —
CARTHAGE: Puzzle, game day, 9 a.m. to noon Friday, Carthage Public Library, 612 S. Garrison. Children and teens can participate. Details: 417-237-7040.
JOPLIN: Volunteer orientation, 1 p.m. today, Joplin Humane Society. Details: 417-623-3642.
JOPLIN: Third Thursday, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. today, downtown Main Street. The event includes an art walk, live music, entertainment, vendors and extended hours for downtown businesses. Details: 417-310-3472.
JOPLIN: Volunteer orientation, 10 a.m. Saturday, Joplin Humane Society. Details: 417-623-3642.
JOPLIN: Pet adoption day, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, PetSmart, 520 S. Range Line Road. The session is organized by Faithful Friends Animal Advocates. Details: 417-592-2512.
NEOSHO: Chess club, 3 p.m. Friday, Neosho/Newton County Public Library, 201 W. Spring St. Details: 417-451-4231.
WEBB CITY: Rebecca Hawkins Project, 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Minerva Candy Company, 12 S. Main. Details: 417-717-0042.
CARTHAGE: Carthage Stampede rodeo, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Carthage Saddle Club Arena, Municipal Park. The event includes calf roping, team roping, saddle bronc riding and bull riding. Admission: $10; $5 for children. Details: 417-388-2395.
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.
CARTHAGE: Story time, 10 a.m. today, 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.