What's Happening in the Ozarks!
Calendar of Events
Every Saturday through October 31: Bartlesville Farmer’s Market, 8-11 am, corner of Keeler Avenue and Frank Phillips Blvd. Call 918.914.3791 or visit www.bartlesvillefarmersmarket.com.
May 3: Everett Music Studio Booster Club Spaghetti Dinner, 5-8 pm, Wesleyan Christian School Cafeteria, 1780 Silver Lake Road. Fundraiser featuring spaghetti dinner and performance. Food served continuously from 5pm-7:30 pm. $8 adults: $5 for ages 12 & under. Call 918.810.7464 or visit www.everettemusicstudio.org.
May 3: Kiddie Park Opens for the Season, 7-10 pm, Fridays and Saturdays in May; expanded hours begin in June. Ride tickets 25 cents (some rides require more than one ticket). Call 918.336.5337 or visit www.kiddiepark.net.
May 3-5: Stray Kat 500 Kustom and Hot Rod Show, Downtown Dewey. First 100 entries receive a kool event shirt. All entries receive dash plaque and goody bag. Activities include Free Feed on Friday; live bands; artists; sightseeing; contests; trophy presentation and more. Visit www.straykatkustoms.com.
May 4: Woolaroc Spring Trail Ride, 8 am-5 pm, 1925 Woolaroc Ranch Road. Call 918.336.0307 or visit www.woolaroc.org.
May 11: The Good, The Bad & The Barbeque, 6-10 pm, Mullendore Cross Bell Ranch. Barbeque dinner, dancing, live and silent auctions. Tickets: $65 per person; reserved tables of 8 are $700. Proceeds support Elder Care’s programs. Contact Deirdre McArdle, Director of Development, 918.336.8500.
May 11: Oldies and Goodies Car Show, 8 am, 4th and Downtown Bartlesville, Dewey Avenue between 4th and 6th Street, Top 20 cash awards and Best in Show trophies. Over $2,500 in prizes and $500 grand prize drawing. Concessions, live music, door prizes. Call 918.440.2677 or visit www.oldiesngoodiescarclub.com.
May 27: Memorial Day – Woolaroc, 12-1 pm, 1925 Woolaroc Ranch Road. Summer schedule begins Tuesday through Sunday. Call 918.336.0307.
May 31-June 2: Sunfest 2013, Friday 3-11 pm, Saturday 10 am-11 pm, Sunday 10 am-5 pm, Sooner Park, Madison Blvd. Oklahoma’s biggest outdoor picnic featuring arts and crafts, activities for children, car show, food. Call 918.331.0456 or visit www.bartlesvillesfest.org.
May 4: Art In The Garden,
9 am-3 pm,
Lendonwood Gardens, 1308
May 16: Beginning Genealogy, 6:30 pm, Grove Public Library. Learn the basics of genealogy and discover the key to unlocking your family history. Call 918.786.2945.
May 2-4: Rodeo Miami, Miami Fairgrounds. Thursday is slack night and tickets are available at the gate for $5. Friday and Saturday gates open at 5 pm; kids’ activities 6:30 pm; rodeo performances 7:30 pm. Tickets: Kids $5; Adults - One day: Advance $10, at gate $12; Two days: Adults $15. Concessions available. Call CVB, 918.542.4435.
May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30: 6th Annual Genealogy Workshops, 5:45 pm. Classes for beginners or anyone wanting to update their skills. Space is limited; call Barbara to reserve, 918.541.2292.
May 2-5: “Life with Father” presented by Miami Little Theatre, 7:30 pm Thursday – Saturday; 2:30 pm Sunday, Coleman Theatre. Tickets: Adults: $13; Seniors/students $10. Call 918.540.2425.
May 2: NEO presents Broadway Cabaret, 7:30 pm, Recital Hall in Commons Hall. Call Mary Susan Whaley or John Wall, 918.540.6987.
May 3: Cory Smith at Buffalo Run, 10:30 pm, Indoor Peoria Showplace, 1000 Buffalo Run Blvd. Tickets: $25. Get $5 off day-of-event price by showing your rodeo ticket. Call 918.542.7140.
May 4: NEO Football Blue vs. Gold Scrimmage, 2 pm, NEO Campus. Golden Norsemen spring game.
May 4: Miami City-wide Garage Sale. The City of Miami is waiving the permit fee for this day. Call 918.542.5533.
May 4: Scholarship BMX Race. The Bob Warnicke Memorial Race is held at the Miami BMX track, 411 H Street SE. Call 918.533.6671 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 4-5: Annual Miami Friends of the Miami Public Library Sale,
May 4 & 5, 18 & 19: 44th Annual Green Country Women’s Classic, Playland Lanes, 105 5th Ave. N.E. Estimated $20,000.00 prize money. Teams sign up by calling 918.541.7105 or emailing email@example.com.
May 9: NEO A&M College Commencement, 8 pm, Robertson Stadium. Free admission.
May 10: ShoBox Boxing at Buffalo Run Casino. “ShoBox: The New Generation” telecast will originate from Miami. Call 918.542.7140 for times and ticket pricing.
May 18-19: “Musica Curioso,” silent movie with Dennis James at the Coleman, 7:30 pm; Sunday 2:30 pm. Guest artist playing odd and unusual instruments will be with Mr. James for this performance. Tickets: Adults: $18, Seniors: $15, Students: $12, Children: $8. Call 918.540.2425.
May 27: G.A.R. Cemetery Memorial Day Ceremony and Lunch,
May 27: Miami Pool opens for the season, hours 1-7 pm daily. Call 918.542.6685.
May 31-June 2: Miami Nation Tribal Pow-Wow, NEO College Arena. One of nine Native American celebrations taking place in or around Miami/Ottawa County area featuring cultural dancing, contests, vendor space and family fun. Call 918.542.1445.
May 17: PACC 9th Annual Golf Challenge, Pryor Golf Course, 724 East 530. 11 am registration, 11:30 lunch, 12:30 shotgun start four-person scramble, blind flight. Benefiting the Mayes County Free Clinic, Pryor Ministries Center and Pryor Area Chamber of Commerce program of work. Call 918.825.0157.
May 24-26: Rocklahoma 2013 Music Festival, 12 pm, 1421 W. 450 Road, World’s largest Rock Festival of its type featuring bands from the eighties. Call 866.310.2288 or visit www.rocklahoma.com.
May 31-June 1: First Saturday Trader’s Day, 8 am, Whitaker Park, South Coo-Y-Yah & Park Street. Gun traders, produce, arts & crafts, wood carvers, garage sale items, etc. Call 918.825.0157.
May 3: First Friday Flicks: “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory,”
May 4: Bentonville’s Farmer’s Market, 7 am-1 pm, Downtown Bentonville Square.
Every Saturday & Wednesday: Farmer’s Market, 7 am-1 pm, Frisco Park. WIC and food stamps accepted from qualifying vendors.
Every Saturday: Pickin’ in the Park, 6 pm, Frisco Park, Downtown Rogers. Bring acoustic instrument and lawn chair; enjoy gospel, country and bluegrass music.
May 17: 3rd Friday Art Walk, 5-9 pm, Historic Downtown Rogers. See what the artists of Poor Richard’s Art Gallery have dreamed up! Music, food, and businesses open late. Visit www.poorrichardsart.com.
May 31: Annual Golf Tournament, 1 pm, Lost Springs Golf and Athletic Club. Call Dana Mather, 479.936.5487.
May 24: American Gelbvich Association Western Regional Livestock Show. American Legion show barns, E. Country Road. Contact Connie Tabor, 620.762.0275.
Every Tuesday & Saturday: Parsons Farmer’s Market,
May 4: Parsons Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament, 9 am, Katy Golf Course. 3-person scramble, cash flights, company Olympic points. Proceeds support local community events. Call 620.421.6500.
May 24-26: Katy Days, Forest Park. Craft demonstrations; iron horse duathlon and 5k run; homemade pies; petting zoo; horse parade; live entertainment; Miss Katy Queen competition and more. Call 620.421.6500 or visit www.katydays.com.
May 4: OK Kids Day presented by Pittsburg Parks & Recreation, Kansas Wildlife Foundation and Bass Pro. Fishing derby; canoeing; moon walk; bike rodeo; archery and outdoor games. Free. Call Parks & Recreation, 620. 230.5652.
May 17: Colonial Fox Friday Flix: “Cars,” 9 pm, on outside wall of historic Colonial Fox Theatre, BMO Harris parking lot, 409 N Broadway. Call 620.235.0622.
May 18-19: Quilt Show hosted by Bunker Hill Community Club,
Carl Junction, MO
May 4: 05.04.03: A Ceremony Marking the 10th Anniversary of the Carl Junction Area Tornado, Carl Junction Community Center, 303 N. Main. Speakers, prayer, and moment of silence followed by All Community Open House featuring photo exhibit and refreshments. Call 417.649.7237 or 417.649.8846.
Every Wednesday & Saturday: Carthage Farmer’s Market,
Every Saturday: Wine Maker’s Dinner, White Rose Winery, by reservation only. Call 417.359.9253.
May 3 & 17: Music in the Woodshed, 7:30 pm, Emporium on the Square. $5 cover. Call 417.358.5620.
May 4: Believe Benefit, 11 am-4 pm, Evangel Assembly of God, 1335 E. Fairview. Proceeds to help with medical costs in Susan Lovette’s fight against cancer. Chili feed - $5; silent auction; bake and craft sale. Call 417.388.6000.
May 6: Monthly Monday Musicals, 12:15 pm, the first Monday of each month, Grace Episcopal Church, 820 Howard. Bring a bag lunch, some friends, escape the office and enjoy! Free; no offering request. Call 417.359.8181 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 10: Carthage Business Expo Public Day, 10 am–6 pm, CMC Auditorium, 1900 S. Grand. $2 entry. Grand prizes, businesses showcasing their products and services, food samples. Call 417.358.2373.
May 18: Cancer Benefit for Jackie Dawson, Susan Lovette and Wanda Hodson,
11 am, Jim’s Place, 309 E. 4th
Street. Live music; food; raffles; live auction. Rummage sale May 17 and
18 on patio,
Route 66 Drive-in Theatre. Movies begin at dusk Friday-Sunday evenings, 1731 Old 66 Boulevard. Adults $6, children $3, kids in car seats free. Call 417.359.5959 or visit www.66drivein.com.
May 18: 8th Annual Clever Car and Truck Show, 8 am-3 pm, 6800 State Hwy 14 W. Benefits Clever School Bands. Last year featured entries from 43 cities and three states. Bingo, games and prizes. Call 417.766.1095 or visit www.clevercarshow.com.
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/gwac.
May 4: Healthy Parks, Healthy People, 10 am-3 pm. First Healthy Parks, Healthy People event held at George Washington Carver National Monument featuring a variety of fun, educational health and wellness related activities.
May 10: Wonders of the Night Sky, 9 pm. Learn about celestial navigation and the Underground Railroad, star stories, and the effects of light pollution. 30-minute slide show followed by an outside constellation tour.
May 11-12: George Washington Carver, an Uncommon Way, 1 pm. Documentary chronicles Carver’s amazing life story.
May 18-19: Old-fashioned Toys & Games, 10 am-4 pm. Playtime was a simple affair in the 19th century, as children invented their own games or played with homemade toys. Experience the joy of playing with some old-fashioned toys and games.
May 25-26: Carver Science Experiments, 11 am-1 pm. A park ranger will lead young students in a variety of experiments in the science classroom.
May 1: 5th Annual “Senior” Prom, 11:30 am-2:30 pm, Butcher’s Block, 499 W. Fountain Road. Lunch served; entertainment by DJ Doug Musick. Any attire is welcome, but semi-formal wear is encouraged. $8. Call 417.781.7562, ext. 22.
May 2: “The Hobbit.” Movies through the Decades celebrates MSSU’s 75th Anniversary. Showing at 2 pm in Phelps Theater and 8 pm on the Oval, weather permitting. Free.
May 5: Cinco Festival, 12 pm, Carousel Park. Free walking taco and lime smoothie with purchase of ride bracelet. Call 417.626.7710.
May 8: Newcomer’s Get Acquainted Coffee,
9 am, held each month at various venues. Joplin Area Welcome Club is
open to anyone new to the area within the last five years. Call
417.673.2025 or visit
May 9: TILC Paddle Party & Silent Auction, 6 pm, Independent Living Center, 2639 E. 34th. Supported by 40 Home Party Vendors. Advance tickets $15, which includes paddle, 20 poker chips, finger foods and drinks. Help support Home Modification and Adaptive Equipment programs. Call 417.659.8086.
May 16: Third Thursday Downtown, Main Street Joplin. Art Walk; performance stages featuring live music; dance and performance art; local restaurant fare and unique retail shopping. Call Trisha Patton, 417.310.3472, or visit www.downtownjoplin.com.
May 18: Route 66 Cruise Night, 5 pm, Carousel Park. Live DJ, dash plaques and trophies awarded, 50/50 pot. Call 417.626.7710.
May 18: Joplin Memorial Run to honor the 161 lives lost in the Joplin tornado. 6:30 am, 212 W. 8th Street, corner of 8th and Joplin, 5K, half marathon, kids run. Visit www.joplinmemorialrun.com.
Wildcat Glades Conservation & Audubon Center
Open Wednesday - Saturday, 9 am-5 pm. Wildcat Park and Nature trails are open 7 days a week, dawn to dusk. Programs require preregistration. Call 417.782.6287 or visit www.wildcatglades.audubon.org.
May 4: Feathers in Flight Birdathon, 8 am-1 pm. Ages: 10+. Cost: $10 per child, members only. Venture out to count as many bird species as possible at various locations including Silver Creek and Wildcat chert glades, Shoal Creek Trail, Kellogg Lake, and Diamond Grove Prairie.
May 11: Wild about Wildflowers, 10 - 11 am. Ages: 3-6. Cost: $5 per child members/$10 per child non-members. Discover the magic of flowers in this interactive program.
May 18: Yoga in Nature, 9-10 am, all ages welcome. Enjoy exercising at your own level beside beautiful Shoal Creek. Held indoors in inclement weather. $3 per person members/$6 per person nonmembers.
May 25: Glade Day and Native Plant Sale, 10 am-3 pm, sponsored by Empire District Electric Company.
All ages welcome. Free. Explore the unique chert glade ecosystem found
in Wildcat Park. Register online at www.mostreamteam.org. Contact Susan
Lamar , MO
May 11: Truman Day, 9 am-3 pm, Lamar Square. Celebrating one of Lamar’s most well-known citizens: President Harry Truman. Children’s activities, arts and crafts. Call 417.682.3595.
May 23: Fourth Thursday Music/Food on the Square, 6-7:30 pm. Enjoy food and live music at the bandstand on Lamar’s City Square. Funds from food sold at these events help area civic groups. Call 417.682.3595 or email email@example.com.
May 2: Prayer Breakfast, 7 am. Monett Area YMCA Event Center. Call Monett Chamber of Commerce, 417.235.7919.
May 2: Family Fun Fest, 5–7 pm, YMCA. Free community event to encourage kids and families to be active. Power Puff Women’s Only 5K race begins at 6 pm. Call 417.455.9999.
May 3: Annual Safe Kids Day, 3-6 pm, Health Department parking lot, 812 W. Harmony. Hosted by Newton County Health Department & the Alliance of Southwest Missouri. Parents may get their children’s fingerprints and a photo ID. Safety demonstrations, kid’s games, activities, prizes and freebies. Call Newton County Health Department, 417.451.3743.
May 4: Car & Bike Cruise Night, 4-8 pm, Downtown Square. DJ, door prizes, car spotlights, 50/50 drawing. No entry fee; all registered entries receive dash plaques. Concessions available from Neosho Rotary Club. Call 417.451.1925.
May 10: May Day Mom Promotion Media Day, 3 pm, Chamber of Commerce, 216 Spring Street. Winning Mom of 2nd and 3rd graders essay contest will be escorted in limousine to area businesses for her prizes. Call 417.451.1925.
May 12: Blessing of the Bikes, 10 am-4 pm. Sunday morning services on the north side of the Neosho Square. Runs leaving at 10:00; 10:45; 11:30; 12:15 and 1:00. Blessing of the Bikes at 3 pm. Vendors; food; demonstrations; live music and bike show. Call 417.455.1200.
May 21: Neosho Rotary Club Dogwood Tour, 9-11 am, starting at Neosho High School, free maps available. Call 417.451.1925.
May 21: Neosho National Fish Hatchery Open House, 9 am-2 pm, 520 East Park Street. Cookies, coffee, and hot dogs served at noon. Missouri Conservation Department will be giving away free trees. Live music, conservation and naturalist exhibitors such as bee charmers and herbalists. Call 417.451.1925.
Neosho Arts Council:
Through May 5: Herman Yeager, Master of the Vineyard, 10 am-6 pm, The Civic. Celebrating Herman Jaeger’s contribution to the wine industry. Activities for all ages. Call 417.592.0427.
May 3-4: ArtSquared Spring Art Show and Sale, Friday 4-7 pm; Saturday 10 am-4 pm, The Civic. Art display and sale items. Call 417.592.0427.
May 3: Wine Tasting, 4-7 pm, The Civic. Wine tasting hosted by Ozark Mountain Wine Trail. Call John Mills, 417.592.0427.
May 4: Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest
hosted by Boulevard Bank, 8 am-
May 4: Eric’s Run for Life, 8 am, Morse Park. 5K Run/Walk to benefit American Cancer Society’s Neosho Relay for Life. Call John Mills, 417.592.0427.
May 4: Jaegerfest Music Celebration, 5:30-10 pm, The Civic, starring Walrus. Enjoy German brats, beer and wine. Call John Mills, 417.592.0427.
May 5: Wine in the Garden, 5-8 pm, 608 Oakridge Drive. Showcasing the beautiful Oakridge Garden; enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres. $25 per person. Call Tammy, 417.451.1040.
May 18-19: 2nd Annual Float & Fling Disc Golf Tournament. All day event, registration 9 am-12 pm, Harps Grocery Store. Disc golf, canoe rental, food, disc and shirt. Entry fee $45/one day; $65 for both days. Contact Raymond Kirk, 417.592.3240.
Pierce City, MO
May 18: Pierce City Arts Festival, 9 am-5 pm, Pierce City Park (South Park), Elm Street. Fine arts and author’s booths; live graffiti art demonstration; free art workshops, chalk drawing, root beer floats and more. Wine tasting available with a $7 fee for the souvenir glass. Free admission. Call 417.489.3041 or visit www.piercecityartsfestival.webs.com.
Southwest City, MO
May 4: Old Timer’s Day, 8 am, Main Street. 5k/Fun Run; pancake breakfast; parade, entertainment; outhouse race; kiddie tractor pull; $500 cash drawing; crafters; vendors and rodeo. Call 417.762.3772, 417.762.2605, or 417.436.2368.
Webb City, MO
Every Tuesday and Friday: Farmer’s Market, 11 am-2 pm, entrance to King Jack Park. Saturdays 9 am-12 pm.
May 11: Route 66 Cruise Night & Downtown Car Show, 5-8 pm, Main & Broadway. Dash plaques to first 50 to register. Call 417.673.1154.
Bella Vista, AR
Through November: Bella Vista Historical Museum, Wednesday through Sunday. 12-4 pm. Located at 71 and Kingsland. 100-year history of Bella Vista featuring special display of photographs entitled “Then and Now.” Free. Visit www.bellavistamuseum.org.
Through May 27: American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Traveling exhibition features 50 original paintings and 323 Saturday Evening Post covers that document Rockwell’s engagement in American life over five decades. Reserved tickets required. Call 479.418.5700 or visit www.crystalbridges.org.
May 4: Trail Mix Concert Tour, 3-5 pm,Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson Street. Enjoy music from several bands including the Asphalt Orchestra, Brick Fields, Jayme Stone, Lizzy Lehman and local groups Still on the Hill and Three Penny Acre. Call 479.443.5600 or visit www.artospherefestival.org.
Live on Stage in NWA presents The Prima Trio,
May 18: Symphony of Northwest Arkansas (SoNa): A John Williams Tribute, all day. Tribute to the genius who brought to life so many unforgettable movies: Star Wars, E.T., Harry Potter, Jaws, Superman, Indiana Jones and Schindler’s List. Tickets: $28-$48. Call 479.443.5600.
First Thursday Fayetteville, 5:30 pm, Downtown Fayetteville
Square. Artists and downtown merchants connect and transform the entire
downtown area into a cultural arts experience. Free. Call 479.521.5776
May 3-5: “Gifts from the Sea” Heather Grills Painting/Ceramics Exhibit, 12-5 pm, artCentral, 1110 E. 13th. Open to the public. Call 417.359.4404.
May 10-12 & 17-19, “Plaza Suite”,
6 pm, Stone’s Throw Dinner Theatre. Dinner and a show at its best!
Sunday Matinee 1 pm. Reservations required; call 417.358.9665 or visit
May 1-31: Joplin Regional Artist’s Coalition, 8 am-5 pm weekdays, Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce. Exhibit featuring work by local artists Sherry Pettey, Daria Claiborne, and Kristin Huke. Call Linda Teeter, 417.438.5931.
May 15-19: “Murder’s Bad, but Monday Can Kill You,”
7 pm; Sunday Matinee 2 pm, Joplin Little Theatre. Harry Monday, that Sam
Spade wannabe, is hot on his latest case. Adults $13, Seniors $11,
Children $5. Call 417.623.3638 or visit
Spiva Center for the Arts, Third and Wall streets. 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. For information, call 417.623.0183. Complete listing of classes at www.spivaarts.org.
May 7 & 14: Creation Station, 3:45-5:15 pm. Ages: 6-12. Cost: $5 per class. Experiment with a variety of media and explore the galleries. Please preregister.
May 2 &16: Memories in the Making™, 10 am-12 pm, Cost: free. Art experience centered on the expression of creativity through painting for those dealing with memory loss. Hosted by the Alzheimer’s Association Southwest Missouri Chapter, in conjunction with George A. Spiva Center for the Arts. Call 800.272.3900.
May 4: Tie Dye Saturday, 11 am-2 pm. All ages. Cost: $5 per T-shirt.You supply the T-shirt and we supply the rest. Don’t miss the fun!
May 11: Second Saturday (a.k.a. Pinterest® Anonymous) Alcohol Ink Tiles, 7 pm. Ages 18+. Cost: $20 per person. Create beautiful tiles that you can use as coasters or part of a mosaic.
May 18: Mommy and Me Cabochon Class, 10 am. Ages: 10+. Cost: $25 per pair. It’s a girls’ day out. Make some beautiful fused glass jewelry.
May 18: Girl Scout Workshop - Girltopia, 1 pm. Grades 6-12. Cost $10. Construct a mixed media collage book and explore art created by female artists. This workshop fulfills the “Create It” step toward earning the Senior Visionary Award.
Through May 5: PhotoSpiva – Main Gallery. PhotoSpiva is in its 37th year and is known as the nation’s longest running photographic competition. It is the Center’s signature annual event and serves as a “snapshot” of current issues and practices in contemporary photography.
Through May 5: Masterpieces from the J. Armin Rust Collection – Regional Gallery. J. Armin Rust exhibits a portion of his life’s collection of great American photographers/artists in connection with PhotoSpiva.
May 18 through July 7: ArtWorkers: Creativity and America – Main and Regional Gallery. Kansas City artist Hugh Merrill presents his America-themed work with works by invited local artists. Visitors add to the exhibit through hands-on gallery projects! Presented in collaboration with Chameleon Arts & Youth Development and America: Now and Here.
Neosho Arts Council:
Through May 5: Herman Yeager, Master of the Vineyard,
May 3-4: ArtSquared Spring Art Show and Sale, Friday 4-7 pm; Saturday 10 am-4 pm, The Civic. Art display and sale items. Call 417.592.0427.
May 3: Wine Tasting, 4-7 pm, The Civic, hosted by Ozark Mountain Wine Trail. Call John Mills, 417.592.0427.
May 4: Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest
hosted by Boulevard Bank, 8 am-
May 2-5: “Life with Father,” 7:30 pm, Miami Little Theatre. Sunday performance 2:30 pm. Tickets: Adults $13; Senior/students $10. Call 918.540.2425.
May 18-19: “Musica Curioso,” silent movie with Dennis James at the Coleman, 7:30 pm; Sunday at 2:30 pm. Guest artist playing odd and unusual instruments will be with Mr. James for this performance. Tickets: Adults: $18, Seniors: $15, Students: $12, Children: $8. Call 918.540.2425.
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.
May 9: Grief Companions Support Group meets the second Thursday of each month, 6 pm, Elm Haven West. Enter through north door. Call 620.704.1110.
Mercy McCune-Brooks Hospital - Carthage, MO
Every Tuesday: Grief Support Group, 1:30 pm, hospital chapel. Open to the public; led by Hospital Chaplain Galen Snodgrass. Call 417.359.2636.
May 9: Friends & Family CPR Class, 6 pm, hospital conference room. Free class includes infant CPR. Class size limited; registration required. Call 417.359.1350 or 417.359.1351.
May 11: Spradling Family Birthing Center Prenatal Class, 9 am-4 pm, hospital training room. Participants may bring a sack lunch or purchase lunch in the cafeteria. Tour of the birthing center included. Call 417.359.2600.
May 23: Diabetes Support Group, 4 pm, Carthage Public Library community room. Topic: New Treatments for Diabetes. Speaker: Leisa Blanchard, RN, CDE, Diabetes Educator for Barton County Memorial Hospital, Lamar. Call 417.359.2652.
Every day: 12-step Recovery Meetings, Alano Club, 1800 E. 30th. Call 417.623.9645.
Every Friday: Free Grief Counseling, 11 am-3 pm, St. Philip’s Episcopal Church. No appointment necessary.
May 3: Free Monthly Memory Screening, first Friday of each month, 10 am-12 pm or by appointment. Compassionate Care Senior Services, 624 S. Main. Call Kerri, 417.623.2447.
May 13: Brain Injury Support Group, 12-1:30 pm, Independent Living Center, 2639 E. 34th. Call 417.659.8086 or visit www.ilcenter.org.
Freeman Health System
May 1: Senior Prom: Sponsored by Freeman Advantage,
May 2: Sibling Class, 6:30 pm, Freeman West Meeting Room, $5 per child. Help your child or children adapt to changes that occur when a new brother or sister arrives. Call 417.347.6687.
May 6 & 13: Prenatal Evening Class, 6:30 pm, Freeman West Meeting Room. Class prepares mothers and their labor coaches for childbirth. Cost: $35 per couple. Registration required; call 417.347.6687.
May 7: Autism Support Group, 6 pm, Freeman Business Center conference room (back entrance). Call 417.347.7850.
May 8: Cancer Support Group, 2 pm, downstairs conference room. An opportunity for cancer patients, survivors, and family members to talk and learn about support and resources. Contact Ginger Brown, LCSW, 417.347.4029.
May 9: Will’s Block Party, 5-7 pm, Will’s Place, 1800 W. 30th Street. In observance of National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day, please join us for an evening of games, arts & crafts, and food. Call 417.347.7580
May 11: Prenatal Day Class, 8 am-3:30 pm, Freeman West Meeting Room. Class prepares mothers and their labor coaches for childbirth. Cost: $35.00 per couple. Registration required; call 417.347.6687.
May 14: Alzheimer’s Support Group, 6 pm, Freeman Hospital East lower level lobby. Friends and family of persons with any type of dementia are welcome. Call 417.347.4478.
May 20: Freeman Blood Drive, 10 am-4 pm, Freeman West Meeting Room 3-4W. People 17 or older who weigh at least 110 pounds and have not given blood in the past 8 weeks may participate in the blood drive. Call 417.347.4623.
May 20: Prenatal Review Class: 6:30-9:30, Freeman West Meeting Room 1W. For mothers who have had a baby but just need a review. Registration required. Call Karleen Martin, 417.347.6667.
May 20: Diabetes Support Group meets the third Monday of each month, 5:30 pm, Freeman East conference rooms 1-3. Call 417.347.5831.
May 21: Sleep Apnea Support Group, 6 pm. When you don’t snooze, you lose. Roundtable discussion with a sleep therapist. Bring CPAP or BIPAP machine. Call 417.347.7916.
May 21: Breastfeeding Class, 6:30 pm. Freeman West Meeting Room 1W. Learn basic breastfeeding techniques as well as pumping and going back to work. Cost $15. Call 417.347.6667.
May 16: Stroke Support Group, 3 pm, College View Manor, 3828 College View. Help for those dealing with stroke. Call 417.347.1234.
May 28: Freeman Advantage Terrific Tea, 10 am. Freeman Business Center Conference Room. Guest speakers provide information for older adults. Entertainment, refreshments, and door prizes. Social time and blood pressure screenings 9:30 am; program 10 am. Call 417.347.5837.
Mercy Hospital Joplin
Every Monday: Parkinson’s Support Group, 2 pm, SWMO Community Alliance conference room, 2914 E. 32nd. Call Nancy, 417.623.5560.
Every Thursday: Free Blood Pressure Screenings, 10-11 am, Mercy Hospital lobby. Free to the public. Call 417.627.8424.
May 20: Mercy Hospital presents Stroke Awareness, 11 am-1 pm, Mercy Hospital Lobby. Information on stroke prevention, risk factors, and care. Informational booths available as well as physicians and blood pressure checks. Call 417.627.8424.
Mercy Prestige Events
For information, contact Volunteer Service Coordinator Patti Lett, 417.625.2262.
May 1: Weekend Comedy trip – New Theatre Restaurant, Overland Park, Kansas. $66 per person. Call 417.208.3456.
May 6: Driver’s Safety Class, Byers Avenue United Methodist Church, 1730 S. Byers Avenue. $12 for AARP members, $14 for non-members. Call 417.208.3456.
May 17: Norman Rockwell Exhibition trip, Crystal Bridges, Bentonville, Arkansas. $35 per person. Call 417.208.3456.
May 20: Hobbies Luncheon, Byers Avenue United Methodist Church, 1731 Byers Avenue. $6. Call 417.208.3456.
May 28-29: Royals vs. Cardinals Game, Kansas City, Missouri. $184 Single/$134 Double/$118 Triple/$109 Quad. Call 417.208.3456.
April 29-30: Shoe Roads Production Shoe Sale, Monday 12-6 pm; Tuesday 6 am-2 pm, Mercy Hospital, 2817 St. John’s Boulevard.
May 10: Blood Drive, 8-11 am at Mercy Hospital Joplin and 1:30-4:30 pm at Silver Creek Galleria. Co-sponsored by Mercy Auxiliary and Community Blood Center of the Ozarks.
May 16-17: Masquerade $5 Jewelry Sale, 7 am-4 pm, Mercy Hospital, 2817 St. John’s Boulevard.
Interested in volunteering? Call 417.208.3456 to get an application.
Mercy Maude Norton Mobile
Mammography Unit Schedule for May:
May 1: 9 am-4 pm, Dr. Bortme’s office, Oswego, KS
May 2: 10 am-3 pm, Walgreens, 20th and Rangeline Road, Joplin, MO
May 3: 8 am-4 pm, Mercy Maude Norton Hospital, Columbus, KS
May 9: 8 am-12 pm, Ortho Four States, Galena, KS
May 10: 8 am-4 pm, Mercy Maude Norton Hospital, Columbus, KS
May 15: 9 am-2 pm, Dr. Hill Clinic, Franklin Community Center, 701 S. Broadway, Franklin, KS
May 17: 8 am-4 pm, Mercy Maude Norton Hospital, Columbus, KS
May 24: 8 am-4 pm, Mercy Maude Norton Hospital, Columbus, KS
Schedule an appointment by calling 620.429.2545 or walk on.
National Alliance on Mental Illness
For information on NAMI, call 417.781.6264 or visit www.namijoplin.org. The NAMI building is located at 2701 S. Davis Blvd., 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.
May 6: Asperger’s Support for Parents/Adolescents, meets the first Monday of each month, 6:30 pm, NAMI building.
Every Wednesday: Dual Diagnosis (MI and Addiction) Support Group, 2:30-3:30 pm, NAMI building.
Every Wednesday: Post 5/22 Stress Counseling Sessions, 10 am, NAMI building.
INTEGRIS Baptist Regional Health Center - Grove, OK
May 9: Diabetes Support Group meets the second Thursday of each month, 12:30 pm, INTEGRIS Grand Lake Diabetes Center, 1310 S. Main. Call Karen Zini, 918.786.1801.
May 9: 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.
May 7 & 21: Depression Support Group meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, 2 pm, Northeastern Tribal Health System conference room, 2301 Eight Tribes Trail. Call 918.675.2093.
May 9: Caregivers Support Group meets the second Thursday of each month, 11 am. Hosted by All Saints Episcopal Church in the Parish Hall. Call 918.542.3662. Open to the public.
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.
May 7: Alzheimer’s Support Group meets the first Tuesday of each month, 11 am, Generations 4th floor visiting room. Call 918.542.3391.
May 9: Autism Support Group meets the first Thursday of each month, 5:30 pm, Miami First Baptist Church Fellowship Center, 24 S Street S.W., with Dr. Alan Carnahan. Call Tami Carnahan, 918.919.0148.
Via Christi Hospital Pittsburg, KS
Wellness on Wheels Schedule for May
May 2: Elk Valley High School, 9 am-2 pm, mammography/pap tests.
May 21: Erie American Legion, mam/pap. Call Barb Kinne for appointment, 620.244.5340.
May 23: Chanute Health Care, mam/pap. Call Polly Barker for appointment, 620.431.4940.
May 28: Anderson County Health, mam/pap, 9 am-1 pm.
May 30: Fall River, Main Street, mam/pap, 9 am-1 pm
Schedule an appointment by calling 620.232.0447 or walk-ons welcome.