The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

Lifestyles

March 27, 2014

Parents' planner (March 27-April 2)

JOPLIN, Mo. — ARTISTIC

JOPLIN: Tie Dye Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Spiva Center for the Arts, Third and Wall. Cost: $5 per shirt. Details: 417-623-0183.

JOPLIN: Creation Station, 3:45 to 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, Spiva Center for the Arts, Third and Wall. The after-school program offers experimentation with different media. Cost: $5. Details: 417-623-0183.

JOPLIN: Preschooler and Pal art class, 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Spiva Center for the Arts, 222 W. Third. Participants will explore artistic techniques. An adult must remain with the student. Cost: $5. Details: 417-623-0183.

EVENTS

ALBA: Family movie night, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Alba Friends Church, 110 Berry. Dinner will be provided. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

DIAMOND: 24th annual art and essay awards ceremony, 2 p.m. Saturday, George Washington Carver National Monument. Fourth-grade students who submitted essays and artwork based on the life of Carver will be recognized. Details: 417-325-4151.

JOPLIN: Moms discussion group, 6 to 7:30 p.m. today, Royal Heights United Methodist Church, 1612 Euclid. Child care is provided. Details: 417-624-3366.

JOPLIN: World Music and Cuisine Festival, 5 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Billingsly Student Center, Missouri Southern State University. Featured entertainment includes the Kufara marimba band, a drum circle, an 11-piece mariachi band, a Brazilian batterie, a Chinese ensemble and the MSSU Caribbean steel drum ensemble. International cuisine will be served. Food and drink tickets are $1. Details: 417-625-9736.

JOPLIN: Juggler Nick Pike, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Webster Hall, MSSU campus. Pike is a quarterfinalist from NBC's "America's Got Talent." Details: 417-625-9669.

MIAMI, OKLA.: NEO expo and craft fair, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, student union, Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College. More than 30 vendors will showcase art, jewelry, home decor, hair and clothing accessories, and seasonal gift items. Details: 888-464-6636.

FUNDRAISERS

JOPLIN: Chili, soup luncheon fundraiser, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, 819 E. Ninth. Cost: $5. The meal is sponsored by Home Medical Equipment Services. Details: 417-782-6752.

JOPLIN: Test drive fundraiser, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Northpark Mall. For every valid test drive, Frank Fletcher Ford will donate $20 to Joplin High School's Project Graduation. Details: 417-540-0243.

LAMAR: All sports benefit auction, 7 p.m. Friday, West Elementary School. Numerous items will be available during live and silent auctions. Proceeds will benefit the Lamar High School Athletic Department. Details: 417-681-0328.

HOBBIES

JOPLIN: Train show, swap meet, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Joplin Museum Complex, Schifferdecker Park. The show will include more than 60 tables of train-related items for sale or trade. Admission: $3. Details: 417-673-4888.

NEOSHO: Chess club, 3 p.m. Friday, Neosho/Newton County Public Library, 201 W. Spring St. Details: 417-451-4231.

MUSIC

CARTHAGE: Heartland Concert Band rehearsal, 7 p.m. Monday, Carthage Middle School. The band is open to area musicians. Details: 417-649-6159.

JOPLIN: Horszowski Trio, 7 p.m. today, Corley Auditorium, Missouri Southern State University. The concert is presented by Pro Musica Joplin. Details: 417-625-1822.

JOPLIN: Joplin schools annual string day, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Memorial Hall, 212 W. Eighth. String students in grades 4-12 in Joplin schools will perform. Admission is free.

JOPLIN: Joplin Piano Teachers Association recitals, 1:30, 2:30, 3:30, 4:30 and 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Webster Hall, Missouri Southern State University. About 125 students will perform. Details: Vicky Ralston, 781-8326.

PITTSBURG, KAN.: Clarinetist Alcides Rodriguez, 7:30 p.m. Friday, McCray Hall, Pittsburg State University. The concert is part of PSU's Solo and Chamber Music Series. Tickets: $12; $8 for seniors and students. Details: 620-235-4796.

READING

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, Third and Main. Children 2 and 3 years old are invited for stories, songs, finger play, rhymes and more. Details: 417-623-2184.

JOPLIN: Fun for 4s and 5s, 10:30 a.m. today and Wednesday, Joplin Public Library, Third and Main. Children 4 and 5 years old are invited for stories, songs, finger play, rhymes and more. Details: 417-623-2184.

JOPLIN: Explore and Play, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Joplin Public Library, Third and Main. The program teaches early literacy skills to toddlers and preschoolers. Details: 417-623-2184.

JOPLIN: Movers and Shakers, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Joplin Public Library, Third and Main. Children 1 to 3 years old are invited for singing, dancing and playing. 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.

THEATER

CARTHAGE: "Greater Tuna," 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Stone's Throw Dinner Theatre, 2466 W. Old 66. Dinner is served an hour before showtime. Tickets: $24.50; $21 for seniors and students; $12 for children. Details: 417-358-9665.

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