JOPLIN, Mo. —
JOPLIN: MOAR to Moore Benefit Car Meet, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, former Dillon's parking lot, 1402 E. 20th. Entry fee: $3. Proceeds to benefit tornado recovery.
NEOSHO: Chess club, 3 p.m. Friday, Neosho/Newton County Public Library, 201 W. Spring St. Details: 417-451-4231.
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: Movie night, 7 p.m. Friday, First Christian Church, Fourth Street and Pearl Avenue. "Rango" will be shown. Hot dogs, popcorn and drinks will be available. Details: 417-623-2390.
JOPLIN: "The Lion King 11Ú2," 2 and 6 p.m. Tuesday, Phelps Theater, MSSU campus. Details: 417-625-9760.
CARTHAGE: Heartland Concert Band rehearsal, 7 p.m. Monday, Carthage Middle School. The band is open to all musicians. Details: 417-649-6159.
JOPLIN: Missouri Lions Club All-State Band concert, 5 p.m. today, Landreth Park. The band is composed of area high school students. The concert is organized by the Carl Junction and Joplin Host Lions clubs.
WEBB CITY: Green Earth Band, 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Minerva Candy Co., 12 Main St. Details: 417-717-0042.
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.
CARL JUNCTION: "The Music Man," 7:30 p.m. today through Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Carl Junction Schools Auditorium, Allen and Broadway. Tickets: $8, $5 for children. Details: 417-626-1293.
CARTHAGE: "The Star-Spangled Girl," 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Stone's Throw Dinner Theatre, 2466 W. Old 66 Blvd. Tickets: $23 for adults; $20 for seniors, students with ID and youths; $11 for children ages 6-12. Details: 417-358-9665.
JOPLIN: Hangout with Hugh, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Spiva Center for the Arts, 222 W. Third St. Details: 417-623-0183.
JOPLIN: Compose Yourself, 2 p.m. Sunday, Spiva Center for the Arts, 222 W. Third St. Participants will learn how to compose music. The session is part of the "ArtWorkers" exhibit. Details: 417-623-0183.
JOPLIN: "The Well," 4 p.m. Sunday, Spiva Center for the Arts, 222 W. Third St. The program is an improvisational contemporary dance. The session is part of the "ArtWorkers" exhibit. Details: 417-623-0183.
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. —
Sign of success: Catchphrase triggered a high climb for comedian Bill Engvall
Born on July 27, Bill Engvall's sign is Leo. But a catchphrase based on a different kind of sign turned out to be a go sign for his career. The comedian has risen from stand-up comedy to starring in and producing his own sitcom and being featured on "Dancing with the Stars."
Branson festival offers food, entertainment smorgasbord
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Heartland Opera Theatre revue to feature best of Gilbert and Sullivan
A revue of the best works of Gilbert and Sullivan will be featured next week at Missouri Southern State University.
For Earth Day, parents' excitement about recycling can spread to kids
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Sarah Coyne: Get to root of kids' sleeping problems
At some point in your parenting career, you've probably been struck by sleep disturbances, either from a baby who won't fall asleep anywhere but on your reclining torso, a toddler who refuses to stay in her own room or a preschooler who's started wetting the bed.
Rich Brown: Members of Orthodox church will celebrate overnight
Visions of Easter activities will be dancing through the heads of young and old alike as they shuffle off to bed tonight. But not so for a small congregation in the village of Saginaw.
Benji Tunnell: Sports movies are still Costner's comfort zone
No one actor has been more synonymous with sports films than Kevin Costner. Costner had a fairly productive career throughout the early '80s, the high point being his portrayal of Elliot Ness in "The Untouchables." But it wasn't until back-to-back baseball films, "Bull Durham" and "Field of Dreams," that he truly became a star.
Marta Churchwell: Planning a big part of Spiva's three-minute film contest success
The first weekend in May will be a long one for a handful of local filmmakers. Keep the coffee pot plugged in. This will be as much a test of endurance as it is filmmaking skills.
Jeremiah Tucker: Record Store Day a great event for music lovers
But of the recent proliferation in national days of recognition, the only one I'm fully on board with is Record Store Day. And -- huzzah! -- it's tomorrow.
'Orphan Black' is silver lining to Cable One's drop of Viacom channels
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