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. —
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