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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. www.fayettevillefarmersmarket.org.

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.

Grove, OK:  8 am-noon Wednesdays, Grove Community Center, 104 W. Third Street. 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. www.webbcityfarmersmarket.com.

Bentonville, AR

September 5: First Friday Flicks: “The Little Giants,” 8 pm, Lawrence Plaza. Call 479.464.7275.

Fayetteville, AR

September 24-27: Bikes, Blues and BBQ, Dickson Street, music, food, entertainment, Call 479.527.9993.

Rogers, AR

Every Saturday: Pickin’ in the Park, 6 pm, Frisco Park, Downtown Rogers. Gospel, country and bluegrass music.

September 14: Woodcarvers of Northwest Arkansas, 10 am-4pm, Frisco Station Mall, 100 N. Dixieland Rd. Demonstrations throughout day. Call 661.816.5637.

September 27: Oktoberfest, 10 am-7 pm, First & Elm streets, Frisco Stage. Live music, food, activities and craft beers. Call 479.936.5487.

Columbus, KS

September 27:  Relay for Life, Columbus City Park, 6 pm-6 am. Call 620.429.1492.

Franklin, KS

August 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.

Galesburg, KS

September 20: 25th Annual Galesburg Days, 7:30 am, Methodist Church. Theme: “Farming: Built, Sustains, and Maintains our Great Country.” Call 620.421.6130.

Parsons, KS

September 5: Sawyer Brown Concert, 7:30 pm, Municipal Auditorium, 112 S. 17th Street. Tickets $36, $30 and $25. Call 620.421.7032.

Pittsburg, KS

August 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. For more information, go to www.facebook.com/SekArtFest?ref=br_tf or www.sekartfest.com/.

September 3-6:  Paint the Town Red. Featuring PSU athletes, 5K and Fun Run. Call 620.231.1212.

September 5-7: Cherokee Homecoming. Events for all ages. Call 620.457.8667.

September 6: 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.

September 12-13:  Arcadia’s Old Settlers Days. Events for all ages. Call 620.638.4344.

September 19: Friday Flix, “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” 8:45 pm, on outside wall of Colonial Fox theatre. Donations appreciated. Call 620.235.0622.

September 19-20: The Kansas Historical Society – A Taste of Southeast Kansas. The bounty of old-world food choices that came with the original ethnic settlers are a food lover’s dream. Call 620.231.1212.

September 20:  Festa Italiana, 5 pm, Raider Sports Complex. Celebrate the heritage that makes Southeast Kansas what it is today. The different foods include traditional Italian, Mediterranean, French, Mexican, American, Greek, Slovenian, Italian-Cajun, Bohemian, German dishes, among others. Call 620. 231.7550.

September 21: 21st Annual Greenbush Days, 11 am. St. Aloysius Historical Site hosts tribute to Greenbush history and heritage. Call 620.724.8536.

September 26-28: McCune Fall Festival. Free bean feed, parade, demo derby and street games. Call 620.632.4166.

September 27: Hickory Creek Farms: 1-6 pm. Fun activities and pumpkin pickin’. $7 per person (children under 2 years are free).

Aurora, MO

September 13: 3D-Denim, Diamonds & Divas Concert, 12 pm-12 am, Baldwin Park. All-day music festival with eight bands. Advance ticket prices start at $20, parking $5. Call 417.366.0308.

Carl Junction, MO

September 6: Carl Junction Lion’s Club Community Breakfast, 7-10 am, Carl Junction Community Center, 303 N. Main. All you can eat breakfast, $5/adults, $3/children under 12. Call 417.649.8846.

September 6: Tai Chi in the Park, 10 am. Becky Browne, tai chi master, leads attendees in meditation, instruction and group exercise. All ages, all skill levels welcome. No charge. Center Creek Park, 201 Valley. Call 417.540.5008.

September 27: 17th Annual Carl Junction Bluegrass Festival. 9 am-6 pm, Center Creek Park, 201 Valley. Free admission. Service animals only. 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.

September 26: Carthage Historic Downtown Art Walk, 6-9 pm. Visit www.carthageartwalk.org.

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.

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.

September 6: Wonders of the Night Sky, the Full Moon, 7-9 pm. Learn about the full moon and upcoming lunar eclipses visible at the park. Discover features of the various moon phases and lunar eclipses with an indoor presentation, followed by an outdoor viewing of the moon and the night sky.

September 6 & 7: Against The Odds: The Artists Of The Harlem Renaissance, 1 pm. Sixty-minute documentary features more than 130 rarely seen paintings, prints, photographs and sculptures by black artists.

September 13: Prairie Day, 10 am-3 pm. Basket weaving, candle-making, Dutch-oven cooking, spinning, weaving, storytelling, musical groups, quilting, a junior ranger station and more.

September 20 & 21: Carver Laboratory Demonstrations, 11 am-
1 pm. Learn about some of the products George Washington Carver developed in his laboratory. Discover how Carver used some often overlooked plants to change the way we think about agriculture.

September 27: National Public Lands Day, 10 am-3 pm. A nationwide, volunteer-led workday to improve public lands. Please contact the park for more details.

Joplin, MO

September 5: Joplin Women’s Meeting, noon, Twin Hills Country Club. Featured speaker is Carol Stark, editor of The Joplin Globe. Cost of the luncheon is $11. Call 417.782.0125.

September 5: Kenny Rogers Concert, 8 pm, Downstream Casino Resort. Tickets: $30 and up. Call 918.919.6000.

September 13: The Color Dash, 10:30 am, Landreth Park. World’s Brightest 5k, charity run for Joplin Humane Society. Call 417.623.3642.

September 13: The Salvage Yard Block Party, 4 pm, The Salvage Yard, 1402 S. Main St. free burgers, brats and dogs, and four live bands. Call 417.623.9273.

September 13: Grapes & Grog Fundraiser for Area Agency on Aging, 5-8 pm, Elk’s Lodge,1802 W. 26th St. Beer and wine tasting, raffle, BBQ dinner, live music. Tickets $25. Call 417.781.7562.

September 18: Third Thursday Downtown, 5:30-8:30 pm, Main Street from 1st to 15th streets. Enjoy local art, music, entertainment and food; art walk; performance stages featuring live music, dance and performance art; local restaurant fare and unique retail shopping. Call 417.310.3472.

September 20: The Team Hope Walk, 10 am, Landreth Park. Raffle, silent auction, vendors, balloon artist, bounce house. Call 417.483.1694.

September 26-27: Guilty By Association Truck Show, Chrome Shop Mafia, 1-44 exit 44. Family-friendly event showcasing the truck industry. Call 417.624.2900.

September 27: Heartland Doll Club, 9 am-3 pm, Joplin Senior Citizen Center, 2202 Jackson Ave. Antique, modern and reproduction dolls, bears, supplies, clothes, related items, collectibles. Adults $4, children $2. Call 417.845.6377.

September 27:  Four States Heart Walk, MSSU Campus, 9 am. Call 417.881.1121.

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.

September 6:  Stream Team monitoring and Shoal Creek Clean-up, 1-3 pm, age: 7+, free. Learn more and get involved in keeping our streams and rivers healthy. You’ll learn how the team checks the water quality in Silver and Shoal Creek through chemical and biological monitoring, and walk the shoreline in Wildcat Park and remove trash.

Preschool Nature Connections

September 13: Majestic Monarchs, 10-11 am, age: 3-6 years, $5 per child members/$10 non-members. Discover the amazing life of a monarch and its incredible fall journey to Mexico and back again. 

September 20: The Mystery of Honey Bees, 10-11 am, age 8+, $4 members/$8 non-members. Beekeeper Dale Foley will provide a program on honey bees and basic bee-keeping practices.  

September 20:  Birds, Bluegrass and BBQ, 6-8pm. Tickets are $30 per person, and include dinner and one beverage of your choice. Twenty-one years of age and over, please. Tickets are available at the Heron’s Nest nature store at the Audubon Center, or call 417.781.6287 to order. Pre-registration required before September 13.

Lamar, MO

September 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29: Barton County Senior Center, 306 W. 11th St., 9 am-5 pm. Cards, dominoes, exercise equipment, a reading library, pool, computer/Internet access and Wii. Call 417.682.3881.

September 12: Barton County Relay For Life, 11 am, Lamar City Park. Call 417.262.3503.

September 25: Fourth Thursday Music/Food on the Square, 6-8 pm, Lamar bandstand. Food, music, art and fun for all ages. Call 417.682.3595.

September 26-27: Fall Citywide Garage Sale, 8 am, Call 417.682.6121.

Liberal, MO

September 19-20: Prairie Days, 6 pm, North City Park. Horse pull and ice cream freeze off, concessions, entertainment, exhibits, vendors, parade 5 pm Saturday. Call 417.843.3453.

Mt. Vernon, MO

September 6: 417 Show Me Talent Contest, 11 am, The Marc, 822 W. Mt. Vernon Blvd. Call 417.461.0237. 

Neosho, MO

September 6: Ranch Raising Fund Raiser, 10 am, Neosho Square. Car show, bike show, horse demonstrations, scavenger hunt, music. Call 417.451.1925.

September 25: Annual BBQ & Golf Tournament, 11 am, Neosho Golf Course. Two-person scramble, $60 entry fee per golfer. Call 417.451.2945.

September 26: Annual Hog Roast, 6-8:30 pm, Medicalodges Neosho/Granvillas, 400 Lyon Drive. Dinner, live music, silent auction. Free to public. Call 417.451.2544.

Pierce City, MO

September 6: “Jamming at Jolly Mill Park,” 5-9 pm. Concessions, fireworks, music. $10 per vehicle. Call 417.354.1772.

Webb City, MO

September 13: Cruise Night, 5-8 pm, downtown Webb City. Classic car show, trophies and prizes awarded. Call 417.673.1154.

Grove, OK

September 5: Grand Lake O the Cherokee Quilt Guild, 10 am, Community Center. First Friday of each month. Call 918.786.9078.

September 26-27: Annual Pelican Festival, Grove Civic Center. Parade, carnival, arts and crafts, pelican tours. Call 918.786.2289.

Miami, OK

September 11: Mickey Gilley, Buffalo Run Casino Indoor Peoria Showplace, tickets $30 and up. Call Buffalo Run Casino at 918.542.7141, ext. 2200.

September 12-14: Wyandotte Pow-Wow, Wyandotte Nation Tribal Grounds, E. Hwy 60. Call 918.678.2297.

September 27: Hearts and Hammers, 8 am-5pm. Free home repair and maintenance within Miami city limits to homeowners who are unable to do this work alone. Call 918.533.1063.



Cultural Arts and Entertainment



Fayetteville, AR

September 4: First Thursday Fayetteville, 5:30 pm, downtown Fayetteville square, outdoor art walk. Free. Call 479.521.5776.

Rogers, AR

September 11: Jake Owen Days of Gold Tour, 6-11 pm, the Walmart AMP. Call 479.443.5600.

September 12-14, 18-21, 25-28: Fiddler on the Roof, 8 pm; Sunday matinee 2 pm, Victory Theater, 116 S. 2nd St. $48 dinner theater, $17 balcony adult, $10 balcony student/child. Call 479.631.8988.

Carthage, MO

Through September 28: “Drawn Together,” artCentral, 10 am-3 pm, Hyde House Gallery, 1110 E. 13th St. Artists Kristen Huke, Helen Kunze and Sarah Huntley in a show they titled “Progressive Mothers of Rural Missouri.”

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.

September 11: Canvas & Cocktails, 6-8:30 pm, Cherry’s Art Emporium, 311 S. Main St. All materials and cocktail, $40. Call 417.358.2707.

September 13-14: Carthage Bridal Fair, Cherry’s Art Emporium, 311 S. Main St., Saturday 10 am-4 pm, Sunday 12-4 pm. Call 417.358.2707.

September 16: Watercolor Class, 6 pm. Class with Tom Jones. All ages welcome, $30 covers all materials. Adults only. Call 417.358.2707.

September 19-21: 37th Annual Midwest Gathering of the Artists, Memorial Hall, 407 S. Garrison Ave. Art auction and awards program 6 pm Friday, tickets: $20. Art show and sale 8 am-6 pm Saturday, 8 am-4 pm Sunday, free admission. Call 417.358.7163 or 417.793.7315.

September 26: Fourth Friday Art Walk, 6-9 pm, Historic Carthage Square. Call 417.359.8181.

Joplin, MO

September 18: Istanbul Breeze Performs the Music of Turkey, 7:30 pm, Corley Auditorium, Missouri Southern State University. Free admission. Call 417.625.9736.

September 24-28: The Joplin Little Theatre 75th Anniversary. Paying tribute to the musicals presented at Joplin Little Theatre since 1950. Adults $15; seniors/students $13; children 12 and under $7. Call 417.623.3638.

September 25: Pro Musica presents Wind Sync, 7 pm, Ozark Christian College Chapel, 1111 N. Main St. No charge (donations appreciated). Call 417.625.1822.

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.


September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30: Creation Station, 3:45-5:15 pm, ages 6-12. Cost: $5/class. Experiment with a variety of media. Pre-register. Space is limited.

September 3, 10, 17, 24: Preschooler and Pal Art Class, 10:30-11:30 am, ages 3-5. Cost: $5/class.Share art with your very young artist as we explore painting, drawing, water resist and sculpture. Space is limited, register early.

September 4, 11, 18, 25: Memories in the Making™, 10 am-12 pm, free. An art experience centered on expression through painting for those dealing with memory loss. Call Marci 417.886.2199.

September 4, 11, 18, 25: Young Painter, 3:45-5:15 pm, ages 6-12. Cost: $10/class. Jordan Murdock teaches drawing, color mixing, brush control, broad wash and detailing in this introductory painting class.

September 13: It’s a “Wine” Session – Fused Glass Wine Stopper and Painted Wine Glass Class, 2-4 pm, adults. Cost: $35. Enjoy fused glass fun and creativity. Top off the fun by painting your own unique stemless wine glass. Wear close-toed shoes to this class.

September 15, 22, 29: Art Lounge, 5-8 pm, ages: 14-18. Cost: $99 for nine week session. For teens who need and want a little more art in their lives! Check out artjuggler.blogspot.com for a taste. Includes a light meal each week.

September 16, 23, 30: Intro to Watercolor, 6-8 pm, adults. Cost: $150; members $135 for the six-week session. From raw beginners to more seasoned painters.

September 20: Girl Scout Workshop – Clay, 1-3 pm, ages 2nd-3rd grade. Cost: $10. Explore clay works of art in the galleries and the ways in which they were created. In the studio classroom, learn clay construction techniques by creating a colorful painted clay tile. Fulfills three requirements to earn the Potter Badge.

September 27: Stamped Leather Bracelets, 1-3 pm, ages 10-adults. Cost: $15. We provide all the materials, you provide the creativity.


July 19-September 7: Paul Caponigro: Photographs by an American Master, Main Gallery.

September 20-November 8: Norman Rockwell: 323 Saturday Evening Post Covers, Main Gallery. General admission: $5; members, seniors & students: $3; children under 12: free.

September 5-October 24: 2014 Small Works Auction, Regional Gallery. Spiva artists contribute 6” x 6”, 9” x 12”, and 12” x 12” original works for this exciting annual auction.

September 2-28: The Harvest: Gathering the Art of Joplin Regional Artists Coalition, Upstairs Gallery. Artist’s reception and awards ceremony September 19 starting at 5:30 pm.

Monett, MO

August 9: Annual Kings Prairie Music Festival, 4-9 pm, east of Monett off Hwy 60 at Z. Free admission. Local country, gospel and bluegrass groups. Call 417.442.7910.


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.

September 14: 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

September 2: Breastfeeding Class. Learn breastfeeding and pumping techniques. Call 620.235.7516 to enroll.

September 8: Breast Cancer Support Group, 3:30 pm, Cancer Center conference room, meets the second Tuesday of each month. Call 620.235.7516.

September 9: Parenting Class. Call 620.235.7516 to enroll.

September 15: Childbirth Prep Class. Call 620.235.7516.

September 24: Cancer Support Group, 3 pm, Cancer Center conference room, meets the fourth Wednesday of each month. Call 620.235.7900.

September 27: Four States Heart Walk, 9-11 am, MSSU Joplin, for people to improve their health by walking and simultaneously raise funds to help fight heart disease and stroke. Call 620.235.7894.

Mercy McCune-Brooks Hospital - Carthage, MO

September 1-29: 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.

September 10: Caregivers Together, 1-2 pm. Support group for family caregivers. Call 417.358.8121.

September 14 & 28: Spradling Family Birthing Center Open House for expectant parents. 1-3 pm, free. Call 417.359.2600.

September 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.

September 5: 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.

September 10: Grief Support Group, meets every second and fourth Wednesday of each month, 11 am-12:30 pm, Hospice Compassus , 2650 East 32nd Street, Suite 100. Providing a safe, confidential and supportive environment. Call 417.623.8272.

September 16: Brain Injury Support Group, 12-1:30 pm, Independent Living Center, 2639 E. 34th. Call 417.659.8086 or visit www.ilcenter.org.

September 23: 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

September 2: Autism Support Group, 6-8 pm, Bill & Virginia Leffen Center, 3230 Wisconsin Avenue. Call 417.347.7850.

September 6: Prenatal Class, 8 am-3:30 pm, Freeman West Meeting Room 1W. Prepares mothers and their labor coaches for childbirth. $35 per couple. Registration is required. Call 417.347.6667.

September 8 & 15: 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.

September 9: Alzheimer’s Support Group, 6-7 pm, Freeman East Conference Room 4E. Call 417.347.5876.

September 10: Cancer Support Group, 2 pm, Freeman Cancer Institute Downstairs Conference Room. Call 417.347.4029.

September 15: 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.

September 16: Freeman Blood Drive, 10 am-3 pm, Freeman West Meeting Room 3-4W, 1102 West 32nd Street. 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 417.347.4603.

September 16: Breastfeeding Class, 6:30 pm, Freeman West Meeting Room 1W. Cost: $15. Call 417.347.6667.

September 16: Sleep Apnea Support Group, 6-7 pm, Freeman Health Essentials, 1130 E. 32nd St. Roundtable discussion with a sleep therapist. Call 417.347.7400.

September 18: Stroke Support Group, 3 pm, College View Manor, 3828 College View. Call 417.347.1234.

September 25: Freeman Screen Team Early Detection Screenings, 8 am-4 pm, 1130 E. 32nd St., Suite C. Appointment required; call 417.347.6555.

September 30: 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 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 Tuesday: Mercy Cycling Group, 6:30 pm, MSSU south parking lot. Follow routes and times at

National Alliance on Mental Illness

For information on NAMI, call 417.781.6264 or visit
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.

September 1: Asperger’s Support for Parents/Adolescents meets the first Monday of each month, 6:30 pm, NAMI building.

Barton County Memorial Hospital - Lamar, MO

September 2: 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.

Medicalodges - Neosho, MO

September 10: 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.

September 16: 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

September 9: Breastfeeding Support Group, 6:30 pm, Medical Arts Building 2nd floor conference room. For women in their third trimester of pregnancy. Call 417.448.3801.

September 16 & 18: Childbirth Class, 6-8 pm, 3rd floor Medical Arts Building classroom, women in their third trimester of pregnancy. Call 417.448.3622.

September 17: Blood Pressure Screening, 11 am, Vernon County Senior Center. Call 417.448.3801.

September 20: Childbirth Class, 12 pm, Medical Arts Building 3rd floor classroom. Designed for women in their third trimester of pregnancy. Call 417.448.3622.

September 25: PSA Screening, 6 pm, mezzanine conference room, blood test for men only.  Call 417.448.3622 to register.

INTEGRIS Baptist Regional Health Center - Grove, OK

September 11: 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.

September 11: 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

September 9 & 23: 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.

September 11: 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.

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.

September 2: Alzheimer’s Support Group meets the first Tuesday of each month, 11 am, Generations 4th floor visiting room. Call 918.542.3391.

September 4: 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.