JOPLIN, Mo. —
JOPLIN: “Green Fire,” 6:30 p.m. Friday, Corley Auditorium, Missouri Southern State University. The documentary about conservationist Aldo Leopold is presented by the Wildcat Glades Conservation & Audubon Center. Admission is free. Details: 417-782-6287.
JOPLIN: Race 4 Hope run and walk, 8 a.m. Saturday, Joplin Athletic Complex. The 5K run and one-mile walk are fundraisers for the Hope 4 You Breast Cancer Foundation. Registration begins at 6:30 a.m. Details: 417-388-1215.
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: Children’s Lego Club, 2 p.m. Sunday, Joplin Public Library. Children in kindergarten through fifth grade will build Lego creations. Details: 417-623-2184.
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: Dino O’Dell, 3:30 p.m. today, Joplin Public Library. The children’s musician will perform. Details: 417-623-2184.
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.
MIAMI, OKLA.: Glenn Miller Orchestra, 7 p.m. Monday, Coleman Theatre, 103 N. Main St. Tickets: $27; $20 for balcony; $33 for premium. Details: 918-540-2425.
CARTHAGE: Kids Fishing Day, 8 a.m. to noon, Kellogg Lake. The event includes demonstrations, prizes and refreshments. Details: 417-629-3423.
GALENA, KAN.: Farmers market, 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Seventh and Main streets. Farmers, gardeners and crafters are welcome. Details: 417-438-6396 or 417-529-3191.
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: 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. —
Strolling season: As Third Thursday returns, organizers make changes to emphasize art
Since the second year of its existence, Kristen Girard has missed only one Third Thursday. The jeweler, who creates handmade jewelry under her business Kristin's Laboratory, has seen the crowds grow since that second year.
Bentonville exhibit features African-American artists
An exhibit featuring some of the nation's pre-eminent African-America artists will be featured in Bentonville next week.
Joe Hadsall: Close-up episodes important for TV shows' growth
Judging from the howling I hear from friends who love "The Walking Dead," last week's milquetoast Oscars were slightly more exciting than a snoozer episode featuring Daryl and Beth.
Special projects help teens, tweens take advantage of spring break
Spring break is set to start next week for several schools throughout the region, including Joplin and Pittsburg, Kan. In a prelude to summer, kids will get a chance to unwind and relax a bit before entering the school year's home stretch.
Ann Leach: Stray cats teach wise lessons about faith
Take the three feral cats who have adopted me and my significant other. I almost added the comedic "Please!" after that line, but I wouldn't have meant it. These cats entertain us when we need it most; I'd hate to see them go.
Rich Brown: Joplin woman stays active at 100
Gail Boatman was 38 years old when she moved to Joplin. She had already put in 20 years of cross-country travel with her husband, Don Earl, in the ministry.
Jeremiah Tucker: New documentary gives detailed look at rural poverty
Halfway through "Rich Hill," a new documentary about three boys growing up in the titular rural town about an 80-minute drive from Joplin, Harley, an angry 15-year-old who loves knives and can barely suppress his anger when his grandmother balks at using their food stamps to buy his Monster energy drinks, is walking alone on Halloween night.
Benji Tunnell: 'Peabody' continues run of great animated movies
We haven't exactly seen that kick in yet, but we've seen something almost as good: intelligent family entertainment that doesn't pander to children, but instead offers something to be enjoyed by all ages.
Joe Hadsall: #GlobePhoneTest reviews will evaluate how well mobile devices work
The smartphones available today are the definition of diversity. From all-in-one powerhouses to specifically customized tools with a clear specialty, the devices fit into our lives in so many ways -- or sometimes not at all.
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