JOPLIN, Mo. —
NEOSHO: Chess club, 3 p.m. Friday, Neosho/Newton County Public Library, 201 W. Spring St. Details: 417-451-4231.
CARTHAGE: Heartland Concert Band rehearsal, 7 p.m. Monday, Carthage Middle School. The band is open to all musicians. Details: 417-649-6159.
NEOSHO: Evening of Jazz, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, The Civic. Crowder Jazz Orchestra and jazz bands from Neosho and McDonald County high schools will perform. Details:
WEBB CITY: The Radleys, 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Minerva Candy Co., 12 S. Main St. Details: 417-717-0042.
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.
MIAMI, OKLA.: "Almost, Maine," 7:30 p.m. today through Saturday, Fine Arts Auditorium, Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College. Tickets: $8; $6 for seniors, students and children. NEO students, faculty and staff members will be admitted free with ID.
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.
JOPLIN: Supernova Encounter, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Holiday Inn, 3615 S. Range Line Road. The interdenominational event for girls and young women ages 14 to 25 will include food, music, giveaways and speakers. Admission is free; limited seating is available. Details: 918-844-9287.
NEOSHO: Cinema in The Civic, 7 p.m. Friday, The Civic. "The Lorax" will be shown. Attendees are to provide blankets for seating on the gymnasium floor. Details: 417-451-1925.
DIAMOND: Art in the Park, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Carver National Monument. Event includes displays, demonstrations and workshops. Details: 417-325-4151.
JOPLIN: Felted Friends class, 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Spiva Center for the Arts, Third and Wall. Participants 12 and older will make creatures with needle felting. Cost: $30. Details: 417-623-0183.
JOPLIN: Creation Station, 3:45 to 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, Spiva Center for the Arts, 222 W. Third St. The after-school program is for students 6 to 12 years old. Cost: $5. Details: 417-623-0183.
JOPLIN, Mo. —
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