JOPLIN, Mo. —
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: "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," 2 and 6 p.m. today, Phelps Theater, Missouri Southern State University. The film is part of the "Movies Through the Decades" series. Admission is free. Details: 625-9760.
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: Bird eggs, 6 to 7:30 p.m. today, Walter Woods Conservation Area, south of Joplin. The program includes a look at various eggs and a hunt for turkey eggs. Registration is required. Details: 417-629-3423.
JOPLIN: Model railroad show and swap meet, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Joplin Museum Complex, Schifferdecker Park. The event includes operating model railroad layouts, collectible train memorabilia and vendors. Admission: $3; free for children under 12. Proceeds will benefit the Joplin Museum Complex. Details: 417-673-4888.
PITTSBURG, KAN.: Headliner 5K race, 8 a.m. Saturday, MAC Fitness, 306 W. 11th St. The event benefits Pittsburg High School student publications. The race is certified. Details: 620-687-1548.
NEOSHO: Chess club, 3 p.m. Friday, Neosho/Newton County Public Library, 201 W. Spring St. Details: 417-451-4231.
JOPLIN: Flutist Elizabeth Marshall, 7:30 p.m. today, Corley Auditorium, Missouri Southern State University. The concert includes selections from Scott Gendel, Benjamin Irwin and Alex Nohai-Seaman. Details: 417-625-9543.
JOPLIN: Tales for 2s and 3s, 9:30 a.m. today, 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: Baby Bookworms, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Joplin Public Library. The program includes stories, songs, group interaction and playtime for babies up to 3 months old. 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.
JOPLIN, Mo. —
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Ann Leach: Stray cats teach wise lessons about faith
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Rich Brown: Joplin woman stays active at 100
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Jeremiah Tucker: New documentary gives detailed look at rural poverty
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