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Support Your Local Farmers Market!

Centerton, AR: 9 am-1 pm Saturdays, Highway 102 & Sienna Drive. www.centertonfarmersmarket.com.

Bentonville, AR: 7 am-1 pm Saturdays, downtown Bentonville square.

Fayetteville, AR: 8 am-12 pm Saturdays on the square.


Rogers, AR: 7 am-1 pm Wednesdays and Saturdays, corner of Walnut & 1st streets. 479.246.8383.

Franklin, KS: 4-6 pm Thursdays, Franklin Community Park, 502 S. Broadway. 620.249.9333.

Parsons, KS: 7-10 am Tuesdays and Saturdays, downtown Parsons. 620.421.7030.

Pittsburg, KS: 7:30 am-12 pm Saturdays, 12th & Broadway streets. www.pittsburgfarmersmarket.org.

Grove, OK:  8 am-noon, Grove Community Center, 104 W Third Street. Call 918.791.5472.

Carthage, MO: 7:30 am-12 pm every Wednesday and Saturday, historic Carthage square. 417.358.3579.

Joplin, MO: 4:30-6:30 pm Thursdays, Ewert Park, 5th Street and School Avenue. 417.625.4750.

Lamar, MO: 3-6 pm Wednesdays, 8 am-1 pm Saturdays, Moore Pavilion, 10th & Poplar. 417.682.3579.

Nevada, MO: Wednesdays 5 am, Saturdays 8 am, on the square. Call 417.321.0591.

Webb City, MO: Tuesdays 4-6 pm, Fridays 11 am-2 pm and Saturdays 9 am-12 pm under pavilions in King Jack Park.

Bentonville, AR

July 11: First Friday Flicks: “The Little Rascals,” 8 pm, Lawrence Plaza. Call 479.464.7275 or visit www.bentonvillear.com.

Fayetteville, AR 

July 19: The Color Vibe 5K, 9 am, Washington County Fairgrounds. Get blasted with color while you run the Color Vibe 5K. Email support@thecolorvibe.com.  

Columbus, KS

July 11-13:  IPRA-ICRA Rodeo, 8 pm, Saddle Club Arena off Country Road. Bull Riding, calf roping, dogging, barrel racing, all rodeo events. Call 620.674.8820.

Franklin, KS

July 1-September 27: Miners Hall Museum Special Exhibit: The Thrill of the Game: Sporting Traditions in Southeast Kansas,” 10 am-4 pm Monday-Saturday, 701 S. Broadway. Free admission. Call 620.347.4220 or visit www.minershallmuseum.com.

Pittsburg, KS

July 1- Oct 12: SEK Art Fest: Celebrate our area’s football heritage with 24 larger than life footballs decorated by local artists and on display in downtown Pittsburg. The footballs will be auctioned off to raise funds for next year’s festival and for future regional art projects and festivals. For more information go to www.facebook.com/SekArtFest?ref=br_tf or www.sekartfest.com/.

July 5: Rollin’ Nostalgia Car Club Cruise Night: First Saturday of each month,  6pm. Located in the parking lot between Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill and Bar, Payless Shoe Store and Big Lots, 2810 N. Broadway. Call 620.231.1212.

July 18: Friday Flix, Some Like it Hot,” 9:15 pm, on outside wall of Colonial Fox Theatre. Outdoor movie series. Jerry and Joe try to stay one step ahead of Chicago mobsters by dressing as women and escaping town with an all-girl band. Things get more complicated when they meet the captivating Sugar Kane. Donations appreciated. Visit
www.colonialfox.org or call 620.235.0622.

July 18-20: Four State Farm Show. Agricultural product displays and equipment demonstrations with approximately 700 exhibits, all major lines of farm machinery and equipment, and innovative products from agribusiness firms across the country. 7:30 am to 3 pm Friday and Saturday; Sunday 8 am to 3 pm. Call 620.231.1212 or visit

July 19: Downtown Pittsburg Sidewalk Sale, 11 am-4 pm, Broadway Street. Call 620.231.1212.

July 26: 41st Kansas Shrine Bowl: Kickoff 7:05 pm at Carnie Smith Stadium. Other game day activities include 2-mile charity road race at 6:15 am, parade at 10 am and more! All proceeds from the game benefit Shriner hospitals. Call 620.231.1212.

July 30-Aug 2: 98th Annual Crawford County Fair, Galena Fairgrounds. Livestock exhibitions, arts and crafts, competition between county FFA and 4-H clubs, livestock auction, rodeo, live music and demolition derby. Call 620.724.4092. 

July 30-Aug 3: American Legion AAA Baseball Tournament, Jaycee Ballpark. Call 620.231.1212. 

Aurora, MO

July 17-19: Rocking A Saddle Club Annual Rodeo, 7 pm, Rocking A Saddle Club Arena, Church St. Admission $10. Call 417.678.4150.

July 19: Annual Chamber Golf Tournament, 8 am, Honey Creek Golf Club. Shotgun 4-person scramble. Call 417.678.3353.

Carl Junction, MO

July 11: Gospel Bluegrass Concert by “For Heaven’s Sake,” 7 pm, Center Creek Park, 201 Valley. Bring your lawn chairs or picnic blanket. No alcohol allowed. Call 417.649.8846. 

July 26: Tai Chi in the Park, 10 am. Free meditation and demonstration by Tai Chi instructor Becky Browne. All age levels and skill levels. Beginners welcome. Call 417.649.8846. 

Carthage, MO

Every Friday: The Woodshed inside Cherry’s Emporium on the Square, 7:30 pm. Live music. $7 admission. Call 417.358.2707.

Every Saturday: Wine Maker’s Dinner, 6-8 pm, White Rose Winery, by reservation only. Call 417.359.9253.

Every Saturday & Sunday: Kiwanis Kiddieland, 2-5 pm, Municipal Park, 2000 Oak Street. Kid-size rides. Call 417.359.8181.

July 5: Battle of Carthage Vespers Service, 6 pm, Battle of Carthage State Historic Site, East Chestnut St. next to Carter Park. Wear cool, comfortable clothing and bring your own lawn chair. Enjoy old-time music and honor our brave ancestors in song and prayer. Commemoration service held at Battle of Carthage State Park, the historic site of the final confrontation of a 12-hour battle which began nine miles north of Carthage on July 5, 1861. Free. Call 417.359.8181.

July 5-12: Jasper County Youth Fair, 6 pm, Municipal Park & Fairgrounds. Call 417.358.2158.

July 25: Carthage Historic Downtown Art Walk, 6-9 pm. Visit

July 25-27: Citywide Sidewalk Sale, 11:30 am-3 pm. Call 417.358.2373 or visit www.carthagechamber.com.

Route 66 Drive-in Theatre, 17321 Old Route 66 Blvd. Movies begin at dusk Friday-Sunday evenings. Adults $6, children $3, kids in car seats free. Call 417.359.5959 or visit www.66drivein.com.

Diamond, MO

George Washington Carver National Monument Visitor Center Free Programs, two miles west of Diamond on Highway V, then 1/4 mile south on Carver Road. Visitor center and park grounds open daily 9 am-5 pm. Call 417.325.4151 or visit www.nps.gov/gwca.

July 5 & 6: George Washington Carver, An Uncommon Way, 1 pm. 50-minute documentary chronicles Carver’s amazing life story. The film includes the perspectives of noted historians and features historical film footage.

July 12: Carver Day Celebration, 10 am-3 pm. Celebrating the 1943 establishment of George Washington Carver National Monument, this event features programs interpreting the life of George Washington Carver. Guest speakers, musical groups, a junior ranger station and exhibitors.

July 19 & 20: African American Trailblazers, 1 pm. Who successfully created the first light bulb filament? Ragtime music? The world’s first blood bank? Join us for this program exploring some of the many contributions and accomplishments of African Americans.

July 26 & 27: Carver Laboratory Demonstrations, 11am-1 pm. Learn about some of the products George Washington Carver developed in his laboratory. Discover how Carver used often-overlooked plants to change the way we think about agriculture.

Joplin, MO

July 3: Picnic and Bingo Party, noon, Joplin Family Y South. Proceeds benefit the Y Scholarship Fund. Food and prizes awarded. Hostesses are the Woman’s Club Board of Directors. Call 417.291.0920 or 417.781.1189.

July 10-12: Mustang Mother Road Weekend. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Ford Mustang! Find all the details of this inaugural event in the article on page 13.

July 16-19: Joplin Jazz Camp, 9 am-3 pm, Thomas Jefferson Independent Day School, 3401 Newman Rd. Classes/rehearsals that emphasize improvisation, theory, jazz history, ear training and transcription of solos, melodic patterns, and jazz style and interpretation. $150 for students 6th-12th grade. Call 417.434.5779.

July 17: Third Thursday Downtown, 5:30-8:30 pm, Main Street from 1st-15th. Enjoy local art, music, food, unique retail shopping and special events each month. Call 417.310.3472 or visit www.downtownjoplin.com.

July 19: Route 66 Cruise Night, 4 pm, Route 66 Carousel Park, 3834 W. 7th Street. Free entry; 50/50 pot; DJ; and more. Call 417.437.4586.

Wildcat Glades Conservation & Audubon Center

Open Wednesday-Saturday, 9 am-5 pm, Sunday 12-4 pm, closed Monday and Tuesday. Wildcat Park and nature trails open 7 days a week, dawn to dusk. All programs are held at Wildcat Glades Conservation & Audubon Center, 201 W. Riviera Dr., Suite A, Joplin. Programs require preregistration. Call 417.782.6287 or visit www.wildcatglades.audubon.org.

July 2: Intro to Sit-On-Top Kayaking 101, 6- 8 pm, age: 10+, cost: $5 per person members, accompanied by adult/$10 per person non-members. Introduces the fun adventures of kayaking on a sit-on-top kayak rather than sitting inside one. Learn the basic points of how to kayak safely, then try the kayaks in the water. Use your own kayak or one provided (limited to 8 provided kayaks).

July 5: Family Day Camp Experience, 9 am-12 pm, age: 7-12 years, cost: $10 per person members, accompanied by adult/$20 per person non-members. Enjoy some of the fun activities the kids do at Camp Wildcat and make some great memories with the kids. Wade in the creek catching crawdads, hike in the woods and explore a rotten log, and carefully spy on nesting birds! A great activity for grandparents, aunts or uncles to do with their loved ones.

July 12: Preschool Nature Connections, 10-11 am, age: 3-6 years, cost: $5 per child members/$10 per child non-members. Many animals call the water home, some for a few months, others for their whole lives. Armed with buckets and dip nets, we will head down to the water to explore life within our creeks.

July 16: Women’s Intro to Sit-On-Top Kayaking 101, 6-8 pm, age: 10+, cost: $5 per person members, accompanied by adult/$10 per person non-members. Introduces the fun adventures of kayaking on a sit-on-top kayak rather than sitting inside one. We will go over the basic points of how to kayak safely, then try the kayaks in the water. Use your own kayak or one provided (limited to 8 provided kayaks). The date for the Discover Nature Women 102 Kayaking Basics class will be decided after this first class meets.

July 19: Yoga in Nature, 9-10 am. All ages welcome. $3 per person members/$6 per person nonmembers. Enjoy exercising at your own level beside beautiful Shoal Creek.

July 26: Shoal Creek Clean-up, 8 am-1 pm, free. Registration required. Sponsored by Missouri American Water and Aveda, in partnership with Missouri Department of Conservation and Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks & Tourism. Bring your canoe or kayak or borrow one of ours and join us for a fun morning floating along Shoal Creek from Grand Falls in Joplin to Schermerhorn Park in Galena. We’ll pick up trash along the way and end with lunch and prizes at the SEK Nature Center. Limited shuttle service available.

July 26: Kayaking Basics 102, 8 am- 12 pm, age: 10+, cost: $10 per person members, accompanied by adult/$20 per person non-members. Second class in the Learning to Kayak Program. A 101 kayak class is required before entry into 102 kayak. This class teaches the basics of kayaking with more hands-on experience. We will make a short float from Redings Mill Bridge to Wildcat Park. Use your own kayak or one provided (limited to 8 provided kayaks).

July 29-August 1: Camp Wildcat Summer Day Camp, 8 am-12 pm, age: 7-12 years, cost: $100 per child members/$125 per child non-members (partial scholarships from Wild Birds Unlimited available based on need). Led by professional naturalists with 13 years of day camp experience. Each day we’ll learn about different groups of animals: birds, mammals, amphibians and reptiles, fish, and insects and other invertebrates. Children should be in good physical condition and able to hike in summer weather.

July 29-August 1: Nature’s Artwork Summer Day Camp, 12:30-3:30 pm, age: 7-12 years, cost: $125. Led by certified art teacher Anne-Marie Gailey. Use nature as the inspiration to create original pieces of art including origami, mobiles, papier-mâché, painting and color pencil drawing, etc. Fee includes all art materials, a snack and instructor’s fee.

Lamar, MO

July 8-12: Golden Harvest Days, East Park, 1042 East Hwy, Golden City. Enjoy great food, vendors and entertainment. Call 417.537.8781.

July 11: Annual Chamber Golf Scramble, 9 am-3 pm, Lamar Country Club. Goody bag and prizes. Call 417.682.3595.

July 24: Fourth Thursday Music/Food on the Square, 6-8 pm, Lamar bandstand. Food, music, art and fun for all ages. Call 417.682.3595.

Mt. Vernon, MO

July 19: Movie in the Park: “Despicable Me 2,” dusk, Spirit of 76 Park, music one hour before. Sponsored by Mt. Vernon Regional Arts. Call 417.461.0295.

Neosho, MO

Every Tuesday: Child-Parent Relationship Training, 5:30-7:30 pm, Neosho R-5 central office, 418 Fairground Road. Fun program for parents and caregivers of children ages 0-13. Call 417.312.2622.

July 9-12: Newton County Fair, Newton County Fairgrounds, located in the Camp Crowder area south of Neosho. Carnival, livestock exhibits, craft booths, food and entertainment. Call 417.624.0415 or visit www.extension.missouri.edu/newton/youth/4-h.shtml.

July 19-20: Missouri Renaissance Festival, Morse Park. Enjoy a summer market festival, musical, comedic and inspiring shows, shopping. Adults $5, children $3. Call 918.244.1886.

Purdy, MO

July 19: Purdy Festival, 7:30 am, Purdy City Park. Amusement rides, arts and crafts booths, BBQ cook-off, car show, livestock show, sand volleyball tournament, slow-pitch softball tournament and live entertainment. Call 417.442.3216.

Webb City, MO

July 12: Cruise Night, 5-8 pm, downtown Webb City. Hosted by the Webb City Chamber of Commerce and X-treme Power Sports Auto Center. Classic car show, trophies and prizes awarded. Call 417.673.1154.

July 13: Webb City Music Show, 7 pm, Route 66 Event Center, 21 S. Webb Street. Featuring the Route 66 Western Swing Band. Tickets available in advance at the Route 66 Welcome Center or $5 at the door. This event takes place on the second Saturday of every month. Call 417.673.1154.

Grove, OK

July 4: Cajun Festival, Grove Civic Center. Special Cajun entertainment featuring Jana Jae and Louisiana Cajun Band. Food, music, dancing and fun - Cajun style. Call 918.786.8896 or visit www.grandlakefestivals.com.

July 4: Grand Lake O the Cherokee Quilt Guild, 10 am, Community Center. First Friday of each month. Call 918.786.9078.

July 26: “Cars for Critters” Indoor Car Show, 11 am-3 pm, Grove Civic Center. American Classics and European Exotic cars to view. Free. To show off your classic car, pre-register online at www.doitforthepets.com or call Ivan Devitt at 918.791.8328. Registration available at the Grove Civic Center July 25 after 4 pm and July 26 from 7-11 am. Car entry fee is $10. Trophies awarded for Best of Show.

Disney, OK

July 18-19 & 25-26: 27th Season Picture in Scripture Amphitheater: “The Man Who Ran.” Award-winning biblical drama portrays the story of Jonah, Jesus and the great fish, with a live cast of 60, exotic animals, stunning special effects and exciting pyrotechnics. Call 918.435.8207 or visit www.pictureinscripture.com.



Cultural Arts and Entertainment



Bentonville, AR 

July 15: DCI Music on the Move, 7 pm & 10 pm. Bentonville Tiger Athletic Complex, 1801 SE J St. Support your 6th-12th grade band students at this family event. Tickets $15 and up. Visit www.bentonvillepride.com.

Fayetteville, AR

July 3: First Thursday Fayetteville, 5:30 pm, downtown Fayetteville square. Free. Call 479.521.5776.

July 19: Firefly Fling, 6 pm, Botanical Garden of the Ozarks, 4703 N. Crossover Rd. Community event features activity stations manned by community partners, music, dance and nighttime drama. Admission $6-$8, ages 3 and under free. Call 479.750.2620 or visit www.bgozarks.org.

Rogers, AR

July 12: Miranda Lambert in concert, 6-11 pm, Wal-Mart AMP, 5079 W. Northgate Rd. Country Music Association’s reigning female vocalist of the year for the second year in a row. Call 479.443.5600.

Carthage, MO

Every Saturday: Art Classes, 12-2 pm, Cherry’s Art Emporium, 311 S. Main St. All ages. All materials furnished, $30. Call 417.358.2707.

July 1 & 22: Canvas & Cocktails, Cherry’s Art Emporium, 311 S. Main St., 2nd Thursday and 4th Tuesday of every month, 6-8:30 pm. All materials and cocktail, $40. Call 417.358.2707.

July 21-August 1: artCentral Weekday Art Classes, 10 am-3 pm, Hyde House Gallery, 1110 E. 13th St. Weekday art classes for kids ages 8-14. Choose among 2-3 classes daily, $35 per day includes all materials and an afternoon snack. Sack lunches brought and eaten in the beautiful outdoor setting of historic Hyde House. Call 417.358.4404.  

July 24: Fourth Friday Art Walk, 6-9 pm, Historic Carthage Square. Call 417.359.8181 or visit www.carthageartwalk.com.

Joplin, MO

June 1-August 29: JRAC Rotating Exhibit at Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce, 320 E. 4th St., 10 am-5 pm. Call 417.438.5931.

Spiva Center for the Arts, Third and Wall. Galleries and gift shop hours: 10 am-5 pm Tuesday-Saturday, 1-5 pm Sunday, closed Mondays and major holidays. Suggested voluntary donation for admission to AT&T Main Gallery is $2 adults; $1 children. Call 417.623.0183. Complete listing of classes at www.spivaarts.org. Early registration recommended.


July 10, 17, 24 & 31: Memories in the Making®, 10 am-12 pm. Free. Art experience centered on the expression of creativity through painting for those dealing with memory loss. No prior art experience necessary. Call 800.272.3900.

July 8, 9, 10: Creating Rainbows, 10-11:30 am, ages 3-5, cost: $50. From feeling the colors mixing to seeing color collages, smelling colors and even tasting the colors, each child will learn how to make a rainbow (in a special way).

July 8, 9, 10: Fiber Arts Camp, 12:30-5:30 pm, ages 6-12, cost: $90. Wouldn’t it be great to make your own book or basket? How would you like to take your art and weave it into something completely new, or use string to make a picture?

July 12: Creature Claymation, 1-4 pm, ages 12-18, cost: $25. Sculpt a creature of your own design using high-quality modeling clay and bring it to life using stop motion animation! Learn how to build a model, animate a video and integrate sound effects. For beginners or pros.

July 15, 16, 17: Disney Days, 10-11:30 am, ages 3-5, cost: $50. Do you want to build a snowman? Or learn how to train your dragon? Each day is a new adventure filled with painting, clay and Disney fun!

July 15, 16, 17: Printmaking Camp, 12:30-5:30 pm, ages 6-12, cost: $90. Students will be exposed to the basics of relief printing, monoprints and seriography using a variety of techniques and papers. Everyone will create unique works of art, design and print their own T-shirts, plus note cards they can use throughout the year.

July 22, 23, 24: Under the Sea, 10-11:30 am, ages 3-5, cost: $50. What do you see when you are under the sea? Students will make their own special underwater friends that you are sure to love as they dive into this camp!

July 22, 23, 24: 3-D Sculpture Camp, 12:30-5:30 pm, ages 6-12, cost: $90. Students will make conceptual forms, create something functional and enjoy a group collaborative sculpture.

July 26: Stamped Jewelry, 1-2 pm, ages 14-adult, cost: $25. Learn the art of stamped jewelry. All the tools of the trade are provided as you stamp your own personalized metal charms that will impress all your friends.

July 29, 30, 31: Animal Planet, 10-11:30 am, ages 3-5, cost: $50. We’ll find out just what a fox says, create a prickly hedgehog, explore the savanna where we’ll meet lions and elephants, and maybe make friends with some real-life animals.

July 29, 30, 31: Clay Camp, 12:30-5:30 pm, ages 6-12, cost: $100. We will explore lots of hand and slab building techniques to make coffee mugs, jewelry, whistles and more!


Through July 6: Natalie Wiseman: Un-still Life, Regional Gallery. Household items illustrate themes of potential, luck and control – or lack thereof.

May 17-July 6: Kathy Ruth Neal: Wood at Play, Main Gallery. A self-taught wood carver whose work depicts whimsical characters in vignettes of American life.

May 25-July 6: Michael Gory: Luminary Animals, Regional Gallery. Glowing, intense color and fluorescent expressionism create a sense of heightened consciousness in a shimmering, magical world.

July 19-September 7: Paul Caponigro: Photographs by an American Master, Main Gallery. Among the foremost landscape photographers of our time, Caponigro combines technical perfection with an intense, mystical sensibility in his exquisite photos.

July 19-August 24: Andrew Au & Jennifer Purdum: Agency of Objects, Regional Gallery. Au’s work feeds off childhood fascination with science fiction. Purdum’s drawings capture memories stored in imaginative time capsules. Together, their works appear to be plucked from a surreal world.

July 1-31: Quilts for Kids: Selections from the 2013 Third Grade Visit, Upstairs Gallery. Quilts depicting the meaning of hope from the view of children will grace the walls of the Upstairs Gallery. The quilts are the fruition of Spiva’s 2013 Third Grade Field Trips program, which brought 1,145 school children to Spiva for gallery and art experiences. 



Health Events



Parsons, KS

Every Thursday: Menu Planning 101, 12 pm or 5:15 pm, Upscale Country Furnishings. Learn to eat better, feel better and save money. Call 620.423.0450.

July 10: Grief Companions Support Group meets the second Thursday of each month, 6 pm, Elm Haven West. Enter through north door. Call 620.704.1110.

Via Christi Hospital - Pittsburg, KS

July 11 & 12: Via Christi Get Fit TRYathlon and 5K/10K, July 11: 4:15 pm late registration, 5 pm TRYathlon Clinic, 7:30 pm 5K/10K. July 12: no race day registration, 7 am mixed team relay (ages 10+, 4 per team), 10:30 am Youth TRYathlon (ages 5-14, USAT certified). All event proceeds benefit the Big Brothers Big Sisters program for at-risk youth. Event held at the Aquatic Center. Register at getfittryathlon.weebly.com or 620.704.1396.

July 18, 19, 20: Four States Farm Show: 9 am-2 pm. Half mile east of Highways 69, K-171 and 400 junction south of Pittsburg. Health information available, water, blood pressure screenings with Pittsburg State University Nursing Department students, recreational information and area information from Crawford County Visitors Bureau, free sunscreen available and free skin examinations provided by KU dermatologists. Call 620.235.7894.

July 22: Breastfeeding Class. Learn breastfeeding and pumping techniques. Call 620.235.7516 to enroll.

July 29: Parenting Class. Call 620.235.7516 to enroll.

Mercy McCune-Brooks Hospital - Carthage, MO

July 7-29: Monday and Tuesday Grief Support Group, Monday 1:30-2:30 pm; Tuesday 6:30-7:30 pm. Open to the public at no cost; registration is appreciated. Materials provided. Call Chaplain Galen Snodgrass, 417.359.2636.

July 13 & 27: Spradling Family Birthing Center Open House for expectant parents. 1-3 pm, free. Call 417.359.2600.

July 22: Diabetes Support Group, 4-5 pm, Carthage Public Library Community Room, 612 S. Garrison. Call 417.359.1359 or 417.359.1351.

Joplin, MO

Every Monday: Tips for Living a Healthy Life, 10 am-12 pm, South YMCA, 3404 W. McIntosh Circle. Free; registration required. Learn about managing fatigue, working with health professionals, relaxation techniques and practicing healthy eating habits. Call 417.625.2492.

Every day: 12-Step Recovery Meetings, Alano Club, 1800 E. 30th. Call 417.623.9645.

Every Friday: Grief Counseling, 11 am-3 pm, St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, 706 South Byers. Free. No appointment necessary.

July 4: Free Monthly Memory Screening, first Friday of each month, 10 am-12 pm or by appointment. Compassionate Care Senior Services, 624 S. Main. Call 417.623.2447.

July 15: Brain Injury Support Group, 12-1:30 pm, Independent Living Center, 2639 E. 34th. Call 417.659.8086 or visit www.ilcenter.org.

July 24: Joplin Ostomy Support Group meets the fourth Tuesday of each month, 7 pm, Freeman Business Center, 3200 McClelland, back entrance. Speaker, refreshments. Call Jackie Strobl at 417.849.7814.

Freeman Health System

July 1: Autism Support Group, 6-8 pm, Bill & Virginia Leffen Center, 3230 Wisconsin Avenue. Call 417.347.7850.

July 7: Parenting Class for Parents of Teens, 5:30-7 pm, Will’s Place, 1800 W. 30th Street. Tips for parents with teens, presented by Kimberly Fielding. Call 417.347.7580.

July 7 & 12: Prenatal Class, 6:30-9:30 pm, Freeman West Meeting Room 1W. Class prepares mothers and their labor coaches for childbirth. $35 per couple. Registration required; call 417.347.6687.

July 8: Safe Sitter Babysitting Class, 8:30 am-3:30 pm, Screen Team Resource Center, 1130 E. 32nd St., Suite C. Shows adolescent babysitters how to provide safe, nurturing care for children, and respond appropriately to medical emergencies. Cost: $40; registration is required. Call Fran Cloyd at 417.347.4430.

July 8: Alzheimer’s Support Group, 6-7 pm, Freeman East Conference Room 4E. Call 417.347.5876.

July 9: Cancer Support Group, 2 pm, Freeman Cancer Institute downstairs conference room. Call 417.347.4029.

July 15: Sleep Apnea Support Group, 6-7 pm, Freeman Health Essentials, 1130 E. 32nd St. Roundtable discussion with a sleep therapist. Call 417.347.7400.

July 15: Breastfeeding Class, 6:30 pm. Freeman West Meeting Room 1W. Cost: $15. Call 417.347.6667.

July 17: Stroke Support Group, 3 pm, College View Manor, 3828 College View. Call 417.347.1234.

July 21: Diabetes Support Group meets the third Monday of each month, 4:30-5:30 pm, Freeman Women’s Center Conference Room, 1532 W. 32nd St. Call 417.347.5831.

July 24: Freeman Screen Team Early Detection Screenings, 8 am-4 pm, 1130 E. 32nd St., Suite C. Appointment required; call 417.347.6555.

July 29: Freeman Advantage Tea, 9-11:30 am, Business Center Conference Room, 3220 McClelland Blvd. Annual health screening; open to the public.  Call 417.347.5837 or visit freemanhealth.com/advantage.

Mercy Hospital

Every Monday: Parkinson’s Support Group, 2 pm, SWMO Community Alliance Conference Room, 2914 E. 32nd St. Call Nancy, 417.623.5560.

Every Wednesday: Free Blood Pressure Screening, 9 am-12 pm, St. John’s Medical Equipment Store, 3120 S. Main, Suite 10. Call 417.627.8424.

Every Thursday: Free Blood Pressure Screenings, 10-11 am, Mercy Hospital Lobby. Call 417.627.8424.

Mercy Healthification Team:

Every Wednesday: Mercy Running Group and Walking Group, 5:30 pm, hospital lobby; water to be provided. Visit Mercy Running Group Facebook page for information and route updates.

Every Thursday: Free Blood Pressure Checks, 10-11 am, hospital lobby. Call 417.627.8424.

Every Saturday & Tuesday: Mercy Cycling Group, Saturday at 8 am, Tuesday at 6:30 pm, MSSU parking lot. Follow routes and times at www.facebook.com/groups/636833056328423.

Auxiliary Events

July 22: Tupperware Sale, 8:30 am-3 pm, Mercy Hospital, sponsored by Mercy Auxiliary Joplin,

July 29: Community Blood Drive of the Ozarks, 8-10 am, Silver Creek Galleria, 2702 Richard Joseph Boulevard.

July 29: Community Blood Drive of the Ozarks, 12:30-4:30 pm, Mercy Hospital, 2817 St. John’s Boulevard parking lot.

July 29: Community Blood Drive of the Ozarks, 1-4 pm, Planning, Design & Construction Building (across from the new hospital) Conference Rooms 1 and 2.

National Alliance on Mental Illness

For information on NAMI, call 417.781.6264 or visit
www.namijoplin.org. The NAMI building is located at 219 W. 2nd St. in Joplin.

Every Tuesday: NAMI Connection Support Group, 6:30-8 pm, NAMI building.

Every Tuesday: Self Injury Support Group, 5-6 pm, NAMI building.

Every Tuesday: Family Support Group, 6:30-8 pm, NAMI building.

Every Wednesday: Dual Diagnosis Support Group, 2:30-3:30 pm, NAMI building.

Every Wednesday: Post 5/22 Stress Counseling Sessions, 10 am, NAMI building.

Every Thursday: NAMI Basics, 6-8:30 pm, a new signature education program for parents and caregivers of children and adolescents living with mental illnesses. NAMI building.

July 7: Asperger’s Support for Parents/Adolescents meets the first Monday of each month, 6:30 pm, NAMI building.

Barton County Memorial Hospital - Lamar, MO

July 1: Caregiver Support Group for Memory Loss, 6-7 pm, meets first Tuesday of each month, snacks provided. Call Mary Jo Mincks at 417.681.5109 or Shanna Johnson at 417.682.3809.

July 21: Diabetes Support Group, 5:30 pm, Barton County Ambulance District office meeting room, 1100 Cherry St. Call 417.681.5259.

Medicalodges - Neosho, MO

July 9: Alzheimer’s Support Group meets the second Wednesday of each month, 4-5 pm, 400 Lyon Drive. Friends and family of persons with any type of dementia are welcome. Call 417.451.2544.

July 15: Remember Me Group meets the third Tuesday of each month, 4-5 pm, 400 Lyon Drive. Create a scrapbook with education about dementia. Must RSVP. Call 417.451.2544.

Nevada Regional Medical Center – Nevada, MO

July 13: Lunch and Learn: Poison Safety and Prevention, 12–1 pm, Mezzanine Conference Room. Program free to attend; lunch is available for $3 or you may bring your own. Call 417.448.3622.

July 15 & 17: Childbirth Class, 6-8 pm, Medical Arts Building Conference Room. For women in their third trimester of pregnancy. Call 417.448.3801.

July 16: Varicose Vein Screening, 8-10 am, Mezzanine. Call 417.448.3801.

July 19: Childbirth Class, 8 am-12 pm, Medical Arts Building 3rd floor classroom. For women in their third trimester of pregnancy. Call 417.448.3801.

INTEGRIS Baptist Regional Health Center - Grove, OK

July 10: Diabetes Support Group meets the second Thursday of each month, 12:30 pm, INTEGRIS Grand Lake Diabetes Center, 1310 S. Main. Call 918.786.1801.

July 10: Low Vision Support Group meets the second Thursday of each month, 9:30 am, Honey Creek Retirement Village, 200 Har-Ber Road. Call 918.786.2223.

Miami, OK

July 10: Caregivers Support Group meets the second Thursday of each month, 11 am, Parish Hall, All Saints Episcopal Church. Call 918.542.3662. Open to the public.

July 10 & 24: Depression Support Group meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month, 2 pm, Northeastern Tribal Health System Conference Room, 2301 Eight Tribes Trail. Call 918.675.2093.

INTEGRIS Baptist Regional Health Center – Miami, OK

Every Tuesday: Free blood pressure and glucose screenings provided by INTEGRIS Regency Home Care and Hospice. First Tuesday: Commerce Nutrition Center, 10:30-11:30 am. Second Tuesday: Nine Tribes Tower, 10-11 am. Third Tuesday: Miami Senior Center, 10-11 am. Fourth Tuesday: INTEGRIS Baptist Village, 9-10 am.

July 1: Alzheimer’s Support Group meets the first Tuesday of each month, 11 am, Generations 4th floor visiting room. Call 918.542.3391.

July 3: Autism Support Group meets the first Thursday of each month, 5:30 pm, Miami First Baptist Church Fellowship Center, 24 S. Street SW with Dr. Alan Carnahan. Call 918.919.0148.