JOPLIN: CamWow self portraits, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Spiva Center for the Arts, Third and Wall. Students will draw self-portraits developed with the CamWow app. 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.


JOPLIN: Petapalooza, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Joplin Humane Society Animal Adoption and Resource Center, 140 E. Emperor Lane. The pet adoption event is sponsored by the ASPCA. Details: 417-623-3642.

JOPLIN: Chandler Bastian Benefit, 5 p.m. Sunday, Calvary Baptist Church. Event will raise money to assist with medical expenses for an infant who has had two open heart surgeries over nine months. Includes gospel singing, silent auction and door prizes. Details: 417-529-1284.


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:

JOPLIN: Train show and swap meet, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Joplin Museum Complex, Schifferdecker Park. Attractions include several operating model trains and more than 65 tables of items for sale or trade. Admission: $3. Details: 417-673-4888.


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: 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.

PITTSBURG, KAN.: Prizm Ensemble, 7:30 p.m. Friday, McCray Recital Hall, Pittsburg State University. The performance is the final event in the annual Solo and Chamber Music Series. Admission: $12; $8 for seniors and students; free for PSU students. Details: 620-235-4796.


CARL JUNCTION: Joplin Trails Coalition, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Gambino’s Pizza. The meeting will focus on phase No. 3 of the Ruby Jack Trail. Details: 417-525-4898.


CARTHAGE: “The Foreigner,” 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Stone’s Throw Dinner Theatre. Admission: $22, $19 for seniors, youth and students, $10 for children. Details: 417-358-9665.

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