JOPLIN, Mo. —
JOPLIN: Artist Tales, 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Spiva Center for the Arts, 222 W. Third St. Children 3 and older will listen to ÒThe DotÓ by Peter H. Reynolds, then make their own dot art. Parents must remain with children. Cost: $10. 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: Chili, soup luncheon, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, 819 E. Ninth St. Proceeds will benefit the Southwest Missouri Arthritis Association. Homemade chili, soup and dessert will be served for $5. Details: 782-6752.
NEOSHO: Chess club, 3 p.m. Friday, Neosho/Newton County Public Library, 201 W. Spring St. Details: 417-451-4231.
PITTSBURG, KAN.: Dizzy Gillespie All-Star Big Band, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Memorial Auditorium. The band is the featured performer for PSUÕs 39th annual Jazz Festival. Admission: $15, $10 for seniors and PSU students, faculty and staff. Details: 620-235-4796.
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: 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.
NEOSHO: Monday movie, 4 p.m. Monday, Neosho/Newton County Public Library, 201 W. Spring St. ÒCloudy with a Chance of MeatballsÓ will be shown. Details: 417-451-4231.
JOPLIN, Mo. —
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