JOPLIN, Mo. —
JOPLIN: Hangout with Hugh, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Spiva Center for the Arts, 222 W. Third St. Program includes collages and drawings of Abraham Lincoln. Details: 417-623-0183.
JOPLIN: Webelos & Cub Scout art workshop, 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Spiva Center for the Arts, Third and Wall. Activities will meet badge requirements. Cost: $10. Details: 417-623-0183.
JOPLIN: Magician Eric Vaughn, 11:15 a.m. and 6 p.m. today, Joplin Public Library. Children of all ages may attend. Details: 417-623-2184.
JOPLIN: Third Thursday, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. today, downtown Main Street. The event includes live music, an art walk, special presentations and extended hours for some downtown businesses. Details: 417-310-3472.
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.
NEOSHO: Cinema in the Park, dusk Friday, Big Spring Park. "Mirror Mirror" will be shown at dark. Admission is free. Concessions will be available. Details: 417-451-1925.
JOPLIN: Rummage sale, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Wildcat Glades Conservation and Audubon Center. Proceeds benefit the center. Details: 417-437-5380.
DIAMOND: Walk with a Doc, 9 a.m. Saturday, George Washington Carver National Monument. Doctors from Freeman Health System will answer health-related questions. Details: 417-325-4151.
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.
NEOSHO: Chess club, 3 p.m. Friday, Neosho/Newton County Public Library, 201 W. Spring St. Details: 417-451-4231.
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.
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.
NEOSHO: "Red, White and Tuna," 7:30 p.m. today through Saturday, Elsie Plaster Community Center, Crowder College. Tickets: $8 for general admission; $4 for students and staff; $5 for senior citizens. Details: 417-455-5470.
CARTHAGE: Heartland Concert Band rehearsal, 7 p.m. Monday, Carthage Middle School. The band is open to all musicians. Details: 417-649-6159.
MIAMI, OKLA.: Steve Ham's Jambalaya Jass Band, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Coleman Theatre. the concert includes music by Louis Armstrong and other New Orleans favorites. Tickets: $14; $12 for seniors; $9 for students; $6 for children. Details: 918-540-2425.
JOPLIN, Mo. —
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