The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

Lifestyles

November 29, 2012

Parents' planner (Nov. 29-Dec.5)

JOPLIN, Mo. — ARTISTIC

JOPLIN: Creation Station, 3:45 to 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, Spiva Center for the Arts, Third and Wall streets. An after-school program for students 6 to 12 years old. Cost: $5. Details: 417-623-0183.

EVENTS

CARTHAGE: Christmas bazaar and craft fair, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, First Presbyterian Church, 115 W. Chestnut Ave. The fair features a variety of holiday gifts and crafts. Admission is free. Breakfast will be served from 8 to 11 a.m., lunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; proceeds will go to youth projects. Details: 417-358-2341.

HOBBIES

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: joplinchessclub@yahoo.com.

HOLIDAY

CARL JUNCTION: Christmas parade, 2 p.m. Sunday, along Well and Main streets. Details: 417-208-9082.

CARTHAGE: Christmas parade, 7 p.m. Monday, downtown square. Details: 417-359-7026.

GALENA, KAN.: Christmas parade, 6 p.m. Saturday, along Main Street. Details: 620-783-5554.

GRANBY: Christmas parade, 2 p.m. Saturday, along Main Street. Details: 417-472-6556.

JOPLIN: Southern Lights holiday festival, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. today, oval at Missouri Southern State University. Events will include a tree lighting, crafts and carriage rides. Details: 417-625-9324.

JOPLIN: Swingin' Holiday Show, 7:30 p.m. today, Corley Auditorium, Missouri Southern State University. The Southern Jazz Orchestra will perform. Details: 417-625-9365.

JOPLIN: Living Christmas Tree, today through Monday, Ozark Christian College, 1111 N. Main St. Cost: $7; $5 for children and overflow seating. Details: 417-626-1221.

JOPLIN: Breakfast with Santa, 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Joplin Museum Complex. Pancakes and sausage will be served. Registration is required. Cost: $5; $1 for a picture with Santa. Details: 417-625-4750.

JOPLIN: Alternative Christmas fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, South Joplin Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 1901 S. Pearl Ave. Fair-trade gift items will be available, including items from Ten Thousand Villages. Details: 417-624-2522.

NEOSHO: Dickens Christmas Faire, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, The Civic, 109 W. Main St. Breakfast with Santa will be available until 11 a.m. The event includes crafts and horse-drawn carriage rides. Details: 417-451-1925.

NEOSHO: Christmas parade, 5 p.m. Saturday, along College, Brook, Spring, Wood and Hickory streets. Details: 417-451-1925.

RIVERTON, KAN.: Christmas parade, noon Saturday, Riverton High School. Details: 620-848-3200.

MUSIC

CARTHAGE: Heartland Concert Band rehearsal, 7 p.m. Monday, Carthage Middle School. The band is open to area musicians. Details: 417-649-6159.

READING

NEOSHO: Story time, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Neosho-Newton County Public Library, 201 W. Spring St. Details: 417-451-4231.

OUTSIDE

JOPLIN: Winter bird feeding, 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Wildcat Glades Conservation & Audubon Center, Wildcat Park. Participants will learn what birds are common throughout winter. Cost: $12; $6 for members. Details: 417-782-6287.

THEATER

JOPLIN: "A Seussified Christmas Carol," 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Taylor Performing Arts Center, Missouri Southern State University. The play is a Seuss-like retelling of Dickens' "A Christmas Carol." Details: 417-625-3190.

MIAMI, OKLA.: "The Fisherman and His Wife," 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Fine Arts Auditorium, Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College. Theatre NEO's annual children's show features main characters who, through thoughtlessness or greed, waste three wishes that have been granted them. Admission: $4 for adults and seniors; $2 for children; free for NEO students, faculty and staff.

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