JOPLIN, Mo. —
JOPLIN: Beginning nature photography for kids, 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Wildcat Glades Conservation & Audubon Center, Wildcat Park. Students 7 to 13 years old will learn techniques. The session is led by Ann Butts. Cost: $12; $6 for members. Details: 417-782-6287.
JOPLIN: Tools in Motion class, 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Spiva Center for the Arts, Third and Wall. Class for students 6 to 12 years old. Cost: $15. Details: 417-623-0183.
JOPLIN: Mommy and Me Art, 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, Spiva Center for the Arts, 222 W. Third. Preschool students will work on projects with parents. Cost: $5. Details: 417-623-0183.
JOPLIN: Creation Station, 3:45 to 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, Spiva Center for the Arts, 222 W. Third St. Students will experiment with different mediums in the after-school program. Cost: $5. Details: 417-623-0183.
CARTHAGE: Maple Leaf Festival parade, 9 a.m. Saturday, downtown square. Details: 417-358-2373.
DUENWEG: Celebration Day, 1 p.m. Saturday, Cossey Sports Complex. The event includes a karaoke contest, live music, a car show, inflatables and a fireworks display. Details: 417-623-2027.
JOPLIN: Third Thursday, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. today, downtown. The event includes an art walk, live music, performances and vendors. It is organized by the Downtown Joplin Alliance. Details: 417-310-3472.
JOPLIN: Moms discussion group, 6 to 7:30 p.m. today, Royal Heights United Methodist Church, 1612 Euclid Ave. Child care is provided. Details: 417-624-3366.
CARTHAGE: Model Railroad Show and Swap Meet, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Fairview Christian Church, 2320 S. Grand. The event is sponsored by the Southwest Missouri Railroad Association. Admission: $3 for adults; free for children under 12. Details: Bruce Parcell, 417-622-9864.
NEOSHO: Chess club, 3 p.m. Friday, Neosho/Newton County Public Library, 201 W. Spring St. Details: 417-451-4231.
CARTHAGE: Heartland Concert Band rehearsal, 7 p.m. Monday, Carthage Middle School. The band is open to all area musicians. Details: 417-649-6159.
PITTSBURG, KAN.: Chestnut Brass Company, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dean Recital Hall, Pittsburg State University. The concert is part of PSUÕs Solo and Chamber Music Series. Admission: $12; $8 for seniors and students. Details: 620-235-4466.
WEBB CITY: Farmers market, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, King Jack Park. Details: 417-483-8139.
CARTHAGE: Story time, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Carthage Public Library, 612 S. Garrison. Details: 417-237-7040.
JOPLIN: Tales for 2s and 3s, 9:30 a.m. today and Wednesday, 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 and Wednesday, Joplin Public Library. The program includes stories, songs and rhymes. Details: 417-623-2184.
JOPLIN: Saturday story time, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Joplin Public Library, Third and Main. Families are invited. 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.
JOPLIN, Mo. —
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