JOPLIN, Mo. —
JOPLIN: Whimsical furniture painting, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Spiva Center for the Arts, 222 W. Third St. Participants should provide their own personal objects to paint. Cost: $25. Details: 417-623-0183.
JOPLIN: Mommy and Me cabochon class, 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Spiva Center for the Arts, 222 W. Third St. Mothers and daughters will make matching jewelry. Cost: $20. Details: 417-623-0183.
JOPLIN: Creation Station, 3:45 to 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, Spiva Center for the Arts, Third and Wall. An after-school program that exposes students to a variety of different art techniques. Cost: $5. Details: 417-623-0183.
DIAMOND: Art in the Park, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, George Washington Carver National Monument. The event will feature Carver’s original creations. Details: 417-325-4151.
JOPLIN: Arbor Day tree giveaway, 11 a.m. Friday, Parr Hill Park, 18th Street and Kansas Avenue. Foresters with Empire District Electric Co. will give trees to residents. The program includes planting and a proclamation. Details: 417-624-0820, ext. 204.
JOPLIN: Mother’s Day art event, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Local Color Art Gallery, 1027 S. Main St. “A Gift from the Heart” will showcase how artists interpret Mother’s Day. Details: 417-553-0835.
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: Tales for 2s and 3s, 9:30 a.m. today and Wednesday, Joplin Public Library. The program includes stories, songs and rhymes. Details: 417-623-2184.
JOPLIN: Fun for 4s and 5s, 10:30 a.m. today, Joplin Public Library. The program includes stories, songs and rhymes. Details: 417-623-2184.
JOPLIN: Story time, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Joplin Public Library. The event is for children 5 and younger. Details: 417-623-2184.
JOPLIN: Baby Bookworms, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Joplin Public Library. Event includes stories, songs, group interaction and playtime for babies up to 23 months. 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: Southern Jazz Orchestra concert, 7:30 p.m. today, Corley Auditorium, Webster Hall, Missouri Southern State University. A variety of selections will be played. The concert will feature guest soloist Jerry Tachoir. Admission is free. Details: 417-625-9635.
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.
JOPLIN: World Tai Chi Day program, 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Wildcat Glades Conservation & Audubon Center, Wildcat Park. Becky Browne will lead a tai chi session by Shoal Creek. A standing, 30-minute meditation will begin at 9:15 a.m. Details: 417-624-2466.
WEBB CITY: Farmers market, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and Tuesday, Clubhouse, 115 N. Madison. Details: 417-439-4077.
JOPLIN, Mo. —
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The New York band's third full-length release, "Modern Vampires of the City," an instant classic and the best album of the year, feels like a sequel to that song. It is a record about being on the cusp of real, out-of-your-20s, unromantic adulthood and the terror that accompanies the narrowing of your options.
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