JOPLIN, Mo. —
From staff reports
JOPLIN: Costume making, 10 a.m. Saturday, Joplin Public Library. Art Feeds will help children make Halloween costumes. Registration is required. Details: 417-623-2184.
JOPLIN: Creation Station, 3:45 to 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, Spiva Center for the Arts, Third and Wall streets. An after-school program for students 6 to 12 years old. Cost: $5. Details: 417-623-0183.
ALBA: Chili supper, bazaar, 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Alba City Hall. Meal: $6, $3 for children 10 and younger. Proceeds benefit Harvey and Mary Cook Fellowship Hall building fund. Details: 417-525-6106.
CARTHAGE: Precious Moments lighting ceremony, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Precious Moments Chapel. Event includes music, devotional and speaker. Details: 417-359-2840.
CARL JUNCTION: All-you-can-eat breakfast, 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Carl Junction Community Center, 303 N. Main. Meal: $6, $3 for children 6 and younger. Includes pancakes, sausage, biscuits and gravy and more. Organized by Carl Junction Lions Club.
CARL JUNCTION: Fundraising soup, sale, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, First Assembly of God, Gum and Highway 171. Proceeds will fund gift basket program for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Details: 417-629-8615.
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: email@example.com.
CARTHAGE: Heartland Concert Band rehearsal, 7 p.m. Monday, Carthage Middle School. The band is open to area musicians. Details: 417-649-6159.
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.
JOPLIN: Farmers market, 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Seventh Street and Joplin Avenue. Details: 417-625-4750.
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 3 months old. Details: 417-623-2184.
NEOSHO: Book discussion, 1 p.m. today, Neosho/Newton County Public Library, 201 W. Spring St. Details: 417-451-4231.
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: “Phra Abhai Mani,” 7:30 p.m. today through Saturday, Bud Walton Theatre, Missouri Southern State University. The play is performed with Thai shadow puppets. Tickets: $3; $1 for seniors and students; free for MSSU students and staff. Details: 417-625-3190.
JOPLIN, Mo. —
From staff reports
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Ryan Richardson: Benefit important to Humane Society's mission
The one thing that surprises me more and more about living here is the amount that people in this area like to give.
Jeana Gockley: Coming-of-age story deserves every award it earned
In "Inside Out & Back Again" by Thanhha Lai, 10-year-old Ha does not want to leave Vietnam. But in 1975, when the war reaches Saigon, she and her family have little choice but to board a ship and flee their homeland.
Frankie Meyer: Universities have great resources for researchers
When researching your family history, plan to visit local colleges and universities. Those institutions often have archives that will be helpful in your search.
Craig Tally: Palm Sunday offers look at kingdoms
Consider with me Palm Sunday. Might it be possible to sing Hosanna and miss the game? What was on the mind of Jesus? Is there a clue to his thoughts? I believe so, and therein lies the meaning of Palm Sunday.
Rich Brown: Members of Orthodox church will celebrate overnight
Visions of Easter activities will be dancing through the heads of young and old alike as they shuffle off to bed tonight. But not so for a small congregation in the village of Saginaw.
Benji Tunnell: Sports movies are still Costner's comfort zone
No one actor has been more synonymous with sports films than Kevin Costner. Costner had a fairly productive career throughout the early '80s, the high point being his portrayal of Elliot Ness in "The Untouchables." But it wasn't until back-to-back baseball films, "Bull Durham" and "Field of Dreams," that he truly became a star.
Marta Churchwell: Planning a big part of Spiva's three-minute film contest success
The first weekend in May will be a long one for a handful of local filmmakers. Keep the coffee pot plugged in. This will be as much a test of endurance as it is filmmaking skills.
Jeremiah Tucker: Record Store Day a great event for music lovers
But of the recent proliferation in national days of recognition, the only one I'm fully on board with is Record Store Day. And -- huzzah! -- it's tomorrow.
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