JOPLIN, Mo. —
CARTHAGE: Annual plant sale, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Powers Museum, 1617 W. Oak St. The sale, organized by the Ozark Gateway Master Gardeners, includes plants, gardening items and books. Details: 417-483-5249.
JOPLIN: Coffee talk, 6 p.m. today, Joplin Public Library. Leslie Simpson will discuss her newest book featuring historic postcards. Details: 417-623-7953.
NEOSHO: Car and bike cruise night, 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, downtown square. The event includes a disc jockey, door prizes and concessions. It is organized by the Neosho Area Chamber of Commerce. Details: 417-451-1925.
WEBB CITY: Midwest Clay Artists spring show and sale, Friday through Sunday, City Pointe Shopping Center, 501 S. Madison St. The event includes demonstrations and sale items from more than a dozen artists.
JOPLIN: Rummage sale, 7 a.m. to noon Saturday, Food 4 Less, 2800 E. 32nd St. All proceeds will benefit Joplin’s 2012 Relay for Life. Details: 417-438-2273 or email@example.com.
JOPLIN: Pancake breakfast fundraiser, 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Applebee’s Restaurant, 2825 E. 32nd St. Organized by Temple Chapter No. 95, Order of the Eastern Star, Cost: $5 a person.
WEBB CITY: Sunday dinner, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Webb City Senior Center, 210 N. Pennsylvania Ave. Cost: $6; $3 for children. Taco salad, beans and dessert will be served. Proceeds benefit the center. Details: 417-673-1876.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
JOPLIN: Artist tales, 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Spiva Center for the Arts, 222 W. Third St. The program includes a session in which parents and children create art. Cost: $10. 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.
CARTHAGE: Carthage Musical Devotees concert, 3 p.m. Sunday, Grace Episcopal Church, 820 Howard St. The program features pianist Ryan Moore of Golden City High School. Details: 760-880-8714.
CARTHAGE: Heartland Concert Band rehearsal, 7 p.m. Monday, Carthage Middle School band room. The band is open to area musicians, with no audition required. Details: 417-649-6159.
JOPLIN: Spring concert, 7:30 p.m. today, Taylor Performing Arts Center, Missouri Southern State University. The concert band and wind ensemble will perform. Details: 417-625-9634.
JOPLIN: Show-Me Harmony Chorus rehearsal, 7 p.m. today, Joplin Family Worship Center, 5290 E. Seventh St. Area women may join the singing. Details: 417-782-4631 or 417-624-8951.
NEOSHO: Faculty voice recital, 7 p.m. Saturday, Elsie Plaster Community Center, Crowder College. Kierstin Bible will perform music by Brahms, Beethoven and more. Details: 417-455-5620.
GALENA, KAN.: Native plant walk, 1 p.m. Saturday, Schermerhorn Park. The guided hike will include study of native plants. Details: 417-439-3234.
JOPLIN: Naturescaping, rain garden workshop, 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Wildcat Glades Conservation & Audubon Center, Wildcat Park. Participants will learn about native plants and rain garden installation. Details: 417-782-6287.
WEBB CITY: Farmers winter market, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Clubhouse, 115 N. Madison. Details: 417-439-4077.
JOPLIN, Mo. —
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