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: 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: Lego Club, 2 p.m. Sunday, Joplin Public Library. Participants can build with the library's Lego bricks. Details: 417-623-2184.
JOPLIN: Trivia tournament, 7 p.m. Saturday, Memorial Hall. Chili and hot dogs served at 6 p.m. Event a fundraiser for Joplin High School's winter drumline. Details: firstname.lastname@example.org.
JOPLIN: Munch Madness, 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, McAuley High School, 930 Pearl. Event is a fundraiser for St. Peter's Middle School. Cost: $8, $35 for families. Price includes 20 food servings. Details: 417-624-5605.
NEOSHO: Chess club, 3 p.m. Friday, Neosho/Newton County Public Library, 201 W. Spring St. Details: 417-451-4231.
JOPLIN: Manasse/Nakamatsu Duo, 7 p.m. today, Ozark Christian College, 1111 N. Main. The piano-clarinet duo performs as part of Pro Musica Joplin's annual season. Details: 417-625-1822.
PITTSBURG, KAN.: Pianist Soyeon Lee, 7:30 p.m. Friday, McCray Hall, Pittsburg State University campus. Part of PSU's Solo and Chamber Music Series. Tickets: $12; $8 for seniors and students; free for PSU students. Details: 620-235-4796.
PITTSBURG, KAN.: Spring concert, 3 p.m. Sunday, McCray Hall, PSU campus. University Choir, PSU Chorale and Jazz Choir will perform. Details: 620-235-4466.
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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