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July 2016

Jul 24

Summer Reading Program

  • Please note, this is an all day event.
  • Free and open to the public.  For info, call 417-237-7040.

    Wed., June 1st, 10-11:30 am: Summer Reading Kick-Off!  Louie-the Springfield Cardinals' mascot will be at the Carthage Public Library!
    Thurs., June 2nd, 10 am and again at 2 pm: Children's Storytime (same program each time)
    Mon., June 6, 10 am: Hora de cuentos--bilingual storytime
    Wed., June 8, 10 am: Children's Storytime--same program again--Thurs., June 9, 10 am
    Wed., June 8, 2 pm: EXTREME POWER at Memorial Hall
    Thurs., June 9, 2 pm: Movie Day!  'The Game Plan' with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson
    Sat., June 11, 1 pm: Adult Movie: 'When the Game Stands Tall'
    Mon., June 13, 10 am: Hora de cuentos--bilingual storytime
    Tues., June 14, 4:30 - 5:30 pm: Teens and Tweens Anime Night
    Wed., June 15, 10 am, 2 pm, or Thurs., Jun 16, 10 am: Children's Storytime (same program each time)
    Thurs., June 16, 2-3 pm: Game Day (Video games, board games and puzzles)
    Mon., June 20, 10 am: Hora de cuentos--bilingual storytime
    Mon., June 20, 2-4 pm: Field Day! Weather permitting, we will have outside activities for kids and teens, grades 3 - 12
    Wed., June 22, 10 am: Children's Storytime--same program again--2 pm
    Wed., June 22, 1 pm: Adult Program: Tai Chi with Becky Browne
    Thurs., June 23, 10 am: Smile Olympics Presentation for Kids
    Thurs., June 23,  2 pm: Game Show Presentation for Teens
    Mon., June 27, 10 am: Hora de cuentos--bilingual storytime
    Wed., June 29, 10 am, 2 pm, or Thurs., June 30, 10 am: Children's Storytime (same program each time)
    Thurs., June 30, 2 pm: Mehndi Art for Teens
    Mon., July 4: LIBRARY CLOSED FOR INDEPENDENCE DAY
    Wed., July 6, 10 am, 2 pm, or Thurs., July 7, 10 am: Children's Storytime (same program each time)
    Thurs., July 7, 2 pm: Scavenger Hunt
    Sat., July 9, 1 pm: Adult Movie: 'The Gabby Douglas Story'
    Mon., July 11, 10 am: Hora de cuentos--bilingual storytime
    Tues., July 12, 4:30 - 5:30 pm: Teens and Tweens Anime Night
    Wed., July 13, 10 am, 2 pm, or Thurs., July 14, 10 am: Children's Storytime (same program each time)
    Thurs., July 14, 2 pm: Movie Day! 'Thunderstruck' with Kevin Durant
    Sat., July 16, 2-3 pm: Game Day (Video games, board games and puzzles)
    Mon., July 18, 10 am: Hora de cuentos--bilingual storytime
    Wed., July 20, 10 am: Children's Storytime--same program again--Thurs., July 21, 10 am
    Wed., July 20, 2 pm: ANIMAL TALES Nature's Olympians at Memorial Hall
    Mon., July 25, 10 am: Hora de cuentos--bilingual storytime
    Sat., July 30: last day to turn in reading logs and tickets

  • Event is sponsored by Carthage Public Library

This event is open to the public.


Jul 24

Kiddieland Open

  • Begins at 2pm and ends at 5pm
  • Memorial Day through Labor Day. For info call 358-4900.

  • Event is sponsored by Carthage Kiwanis Club

This event is open to the public.


Jul 25

Summer Reading Program

  • Please note, this is an all day event.
  • Free and open to the public.  For info, call 417-237-7040.

    Wed., June 1st, 10-11:30 am: Summer Reading Kick-Off!  Louie-the Springfield Cardinals' mascot will be at the Carthage Public Library!
    Thurs., June 2nd, 10 am and again at 2 pm: Children's Storytime (same program each time)
    Mon., June 6, 10 am: Hora de cuentos--bilingual storytime
    Wed., June 8, 10 am: Children's Storytime--same program again--Thurs., June 9, 10 am
    Wed., June 8, 2 pm: EXTREME POWER at Memorial Hall
    Thurs., June 9, 2 pm: Movie Day!  'The Game Plan' with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson
    Sat., June 11, 1 pm: Adult Movie: 'When the Game Stands Tall'
    Mon., June 13, 10 am: Hora de cuentos--bilingual storytime
    Tues., June 14, 4:30 - 5:30 pm: Teens and Tweens Anime Night
    Wed., June 15, 10 am, 2 pm, or Thurs., Jun 16, 10 am: Children's Storytime (same program each time)
    Thurs., June 16, 2-3 pm: Game Day (Video games, board games and puzzles)
    Mon., June 20, 10 am: Hora de cuentos--bilingual storytime
    Mon., June 20, 2-4 pm: Field Day! Weather permitting, we will have outside activities for kids and teens, grades 3 - 12
    Wed., June 22, 10 am: Children's Storytime--same program again--2 pm
    Wed., June 22, 1 pm: Adult Program: Tai Chi with Becky Browne
    Thurs., June 23, 10 am: Smile Olympics Presentation for Kids
    Thurs., June 23,  2 pm: Game Show Presentation for Teens
    Mon., June 27, 10 am: Hora de cuentos--bilingual storytime
    Wed., June 29, 10 am, 2 pm, or Thurs., June 30, 10 am: Children's Storytime (same program each time)
    Thurs., June 30, 2 pm: Mehndi Art for Teens
    Mon., July 4: LIBRARY CLOSED FOR INDEPENDENCE DAY
    Wed., July 6, 10 am, 2 pm, or Thurs., July 7, 10 am: Children's Storytime (same program each time)
    Thurs., July 7, 2 pm: Scavenger Hunt
    Sat., July 9, 1 pm: Adult Movie: 'The Gabby Douglas Story'
    Mon., July 11, 10 am: Hora de cuentos--bilingual storytime
    Tues., July 12, 4:30 - 5:30 pm: Teens and Tweens Anime Night
    Wed., July 13, 10 am, 2 pm, or Thurs., July 14, 10 am: Children's Storytime (same program each time)
    Thurs., July 14, 2 pm: Movie Day! 'Thunderstruck' with Kevin Durant
    Sat., July 16, 2-3 pm: Game Day (Video games, board games and puzzles)
    Mon., July 18, 10 am: Hora de cuentos--bilingual storytime
    Wed., July 20, 10 am: Children's Storytime--same program again--Thurs., July 21, 10 am
    Wed., July 20, 2 pm: ANIMAL TALES Nature's Olympians at Memorial Hall
    Mon., July 25, 10 am: Hora de cuentos--bilingual storytime
    Sat., July 30: last day to turn in reading logs and tickets

  • Event is sponsored by Carthage Public Library

This event is open to the public.


Jul 25

Annual Kids’ artCamp

  • Begins at 10am and ends at 3pm
  • Ages 8-14 yrs.   Cost $35/class, includes classes, snacks, and all materials and supplies.  Campers bring sack lunches.  Scholarships available with teacher recommendation.  For info, call 417-358-4404.

  • Event is sponsored by artCentral

This event is open to the public.


Jul 25

Grief Support Group

  • Begins at 1:30pm and ends at 2:30pm
  • Free and open to the public.  Registration is appreciated.  Materials provided.  For info, call 359-AMEN (2636).

  • Event is sponsored by Mercy Hospital Carthage

This event is open to the public.


Jul 25

Parkinson’s Support Group

  • Begins at 3pm and ends at 4pm
  • Free and open to the public.  For info, call 417-556-8760.

  • Event is sponsored by Mercy Joplin

This event is open to the public.


Jul 25

Child-Parent Relationship Training

  • Begins at 5:30pm and ends at 7pm
  • Free and open to the public.  10-week program offered at no charge, but advance registration is required.  For info, call 417-358-3270.

  • Event is sponsored by Alliance of Southwest MO

This event is open to the public.


Jul 26

Summer Reading Program

  • Please note, this is an all day event.
  • Free and open to the public.  For info, call 417-237-7040.

    Wed., June 1st, 10-11:30 am: Summer Reading Kick-Off!  Louie-the Springfield Cardinals' mascot will be at the Carthage Public Library!
    Thurs., June 2nd, 10 am and again at 2 pm: Children's Storytime (same program each time)
    Mon., June 6, 10 am: Hora de cuentos--bilingual storytime
    Wed., June 8, 10 am: Children's Storytime--same program again--Thurs., June 9, 10 am
    Wed., June 8, 2 pm: EXTREME POWER at Memorial Hall
    Thurs., June 9, 2 pm: Movie Day!  'The Game Plan' with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson
    Sat., June 11, 1 pm: Adult Movie: 'When the Game Stands Tall'
    Mon., June 13, 10 am: Hora de cuentos--bilingual storytime
    Tues., June 14, 4:30 - 5:30 pm: Teens and Tweens Anime Night
    Wed., June 15, 10 am, 2 pm, or Thurs., Jun 16, 10 am: Children's Storytime (same program each time)
    Thurs., June 16, 2-3 pm: Game Day (Video games, board games and puzzles)
    Mon., June 20, 10 am: Hora de cuentos--bilingual storytime
    Mon., June 20, 2-4 pm: Field Day! Weather permitting, we will have outside activities for kids and teens, grades 3 - 12
    Wed., June 22, 10 am: Children's Storytime--same program again--2 pm
    Wed., June 22, 1 pm: Adult Program: Tai Chi with Becky Browne
    Thurs., June 23, 10 am: Smile Olympics Presentation for Kids
    Thurs., June 23,  2 pm: Game Show Presentation for Teens
    Mon., June 27, 10 am: Hora de cuentos--bilingual storytime
    Wed., June 29, 10 am, 2 pm, or Thurs., June 30, 10 am: Children's Storytime (same program each time)
    Thurs., June 30, 2 pm: Mehndi Art for Teens
    Mon., July 4: LIBRARY CLOSED FOR INDEPENDENCE DAY
    Wed., July 6, 10 am, 2 pm, or Thurs., July 7, 10 am: Children's Storytime (same program each time)
    Thurs., July 7, 2 pm: Scavenger Hunt
    Sat., July 9, 1 pm: Adult Movie: 'The Gabby Douglas Story'
    Mon., July 11, 10 am: Hora de cuentos--bilingual storytime
    Tues., July 12, 4:30 - 5:30 pm: Teens and Tweens Anime Night
    Wed., July 13, 10 am, 2 pm, or Thurs., July 14, 10 am: Children's Storytime (same program each time)
    Thurs., July 14, 2 pm: Movie Day! 'Thunderstruck' with Kevin Durant
    Sat., July 16, 2-3 pm: Game Day (Video games, board games and puzzles)
    Mon., July 18, 10 am: Hora de cuentos--bilingual storytime
    Wed., July 20, 10 am: Children's Storytime--same program again--Thurs., July 21, 10 am
    Wed., July 20, 2 pm: ANIMAL TALES Nature's Olympians at Memorial Hall
    Mon., July 25, 10 am: Hora de cuentos--bilingual storytime
    Sat., July 30: last day to turn in reading logs and tickets

  • Event is sponsored by Carthage Public Library

This event is open to the public.


Jul 26

Leads Group Two

  • Begins at 9am and ends at 10am
  • For info, call 417-358-2373.

This event is for Chamber Members Only.
Interested in going? Join the Chamber today!


Jul 26

HealthWISE

  • Begins at 10am and ends at 11am
  • Social time 9:30 a.m.  For info, call 417-347-5837.

  • Event is sponsored by Freeman Health System

This event is open to the public.


Jul 26

Annual Kids’ artCamp

  • Begins at 10am and ends at 3pm
  • Ages 8-14 yrs.   Cost $35/class, includes classes, snacks, and all materials and supplies.  Campers bring sack lunches.  Scholarships available with teacher recommendation.  For info, call 417-358-4404.

  • Event is sponsored by artCentral

This event is open to the public.


Jul 26

Blood Drive

  • Begins at 10am and ends at 3pm
  • Open to the public.  For info, call 417-347-4603.

  • Event is sponsored by Freeman Health System

This event is open to the public.


Jul 26

Regular Exhibit Season

  • Begins at 11am and ends at 4pm
  • Free and open to the public, donations appreciated.  

    Selected 2016 events announced:
    April 1 Opening of "Fashionable Ladies of Carthage," Main Exhibit Gallery

    April 24  Sunday Opening from 1 to 4 pm with program at 2 pm by retired museum director Michele Hansford. Topic: "Early Auto Roads and Trails of Jasper County and Southwest Missouri" & gallery talk on maps to be displayed with special exhibit.

    April 28 Opening of "Early Tourism in Jasper County: Jefferson Highway and Ozark Playgrounds Association," Special Exhibit in meeting room through summer.

    April 28 - Special evening opening for convention. General public is welcome to stop by, too, 6 pm to 8 pm.

    April 29-30  Powers Museum hosts the annual convention of the Jefferson Highway Association taking place in Carthage.  

    For info, call 417-237-0456.

  • Event is sponsored by Powers Museum

This event is open to the public.


Jul 26

Tai Chi (12-week session)

  • Begins at 11:15am and ends at 12pm
  • Free to Y members, $160 for non-members.  For info, call 417-358-1070.

  • Event is sponsored by Fair Acres Family YMCA

This event is open to the public.


Jul 26

Diabetes Support Group

  • Begins at 4pm and ends at 5pm
  • Free and open to the public.  For info, call 417-359-1350.

  • Event is sponsored by Mercy Hospital Carthage

This event is open to the public.


Jul 26

Bariatric Weight-loss Seminar

  • Begins at 5:30pm and ends at 7pm
  • Free and open to the public.  For info, call 417-347-1266.

  • Event is sponsored by Freeman Health System

This event is open to the public.


Jul 26

Carthage City Council

  • Begins at 7:30pm and ends at 8pm
  • Open to the public.  For info, call 417-237-7000.

  • Event is sponsored by City of Carthage

This event is open to the public.


Jul 27

Summer Reading Program

  • Please note, this is an all day event.
  • Free and open to the public.  For info, call 417-237-7040.

    Wed., June 1st, 10-11:30 am: Summer Reading Kick-Off!  Louie-the Springfield Cardinals' mascot will be at the Carthage Public Library!
    Thurs., June 2nd, 10 am and again at 2 pm: Children's Storytime (same program each time)
    Mon., June 6, 10 am: Hora de cuentos--bilingual storytime
    Wed., June 8, 10 am: Children's Storytime--same program again--Thurs., June 9, 10 am
    Wed., June 8, 2 pm: EXTREME POWER at Memorial Hall
    Thurs., June 9, 2 pm: Movie Day!  'The Game Plan' with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson
    Sat., June 11, 1 pm: Adult Movie: 'When the Game Stands Tall'
    Mon., June 13, 10 am: Hora de cuentos--bilingual storytime
    Tues., June 14, 4:30 - 5:30 pm: Teens and Tweens Anime Night
    Wed., June 15, 10 am, 2 pm, or Thurs., Jun 16, 10 am: Children's Storytime (same program each time)
    Thurs., June 16, 2-3 pm: Game Day (Video games, board games and puzzles)
    Mon., June 20, 10 am: Hora de cuentos--bilingual storytime
    Mon., June 20, 2-4 pm: Field Day! Weather permitting, we will have outside activities for kids and teens, grades 3 - 12
    Wed., June 22, 10 am: Children's Storytime--same program again--2 pm
    Wed., June 22, 1 pm: Adult Program: Tai Chi with Becky Browne
    Thurs., June 23, 10 am: Smile Olympics Presentation for Kids
    Thurs., June 23,  2 pm: Game Show Presentation for Teens
    Mon., June 27, 10 am: Hora de cuentos--bilingual storytime
    Wed., June 29, 10 am, 2 pm, or Thurs., June 30, 10 am: Children's Storytime (same program each time)
    Thurs., June 30, 2 pm: Mehndi Art for Teens
    Mon., July 4: LIBRARY CLOSED FOR INDEPENDENCE DAY
    Wed., July 6, 10 am, 2 pm, or Thurs., July 7, 10 am: Children's Storytime (same program each time)
    Thurs., July 7, 2 pm: Scavenger Hunt
    Sat., July 9, 1 pm: Adult Movie: 'The Gabby Douglas Story'
    Mon., July 11, 10 am: Hora de cuentos--bilingual storytime
    Tues., July 12, 4:30 - 5:30 pm: Teens and Tweens Anime Night
    Wed., July 13, 10 am, 2 pm, or Thurs., July 14, 10 am: Children's Storytime (same program each time)
    Thurs., July 14, 2 pm: Movie Day! 'Thunderstruck' with Kevin Durant
    Sat., July 16, 2-3 pm: Game Day (Video games, board games and puzzles)
    Mon., July 18, 10 am: Hora de cuentos--bilingual storytime
    Wed., July 20, 10 am: Children's Storytime--same program again--Thurs., July 21, 10 am
    Wed., July 20, 2 pm: ANIMAL TALES Nature's Olympians at Memorial Hall
    Mon., July 25, 10 am: Hora de cuentos--bilingual storytime
    Sat., July 30: last day to turn in reading logs and tickets

  • Event is sponsored by Carthage Public Library

This event is open to the public.


Jul 27

Pancake Feed to benefit Combat Veterans Association

  • Begins at 6:30am and ends at 12pm
  • Cost $5, dine-in or take-out.  For info, call 417-358-7201.

  • Event is sponsored by Maple Tree Terrace Assisted Living

This event is open to the public.


Jul 27

Carthage Farmers’ Market

  • Begins at 7:30am and ends at 4:30am
  • Wednesdays and Saturdays April through October.  For info, call 358-3579.

  • Event is sponsored by Carthage True Value Hardware

This event is open to the public.


Jul 27

Cancer Survivor Support Group - Women’s Group

  • Begins at 10am and ends at 11am
  • Free and open to the public.  For info, call 417-556-2706.

  • Event is sponsored by Mercy Joplin

This event is open to the public.


Jul 27

Annual Kids’ artCamp

  • Begins at 10am and ends at 3pm
  • Ages 8-14 yrs.   Cost $35/class, includes classes, snacks, and all materials and supplies.  Campers bring sack lunches.  Scholarships available with teacher recommendation.  For info, call 417-358-4404.

  • Event is sponsored by artCentral

This event is open to the public.


Jul 27

Regular Exhibit Season

  • Begins at 11am and ends at 4pm
  • Free and open to the public, donations appreciated.  

    Selected 2016 events announced:
    April 1 Opening of "Fashionable Ladies of Carthage," Main Exhibit Gallery

    April 24  Sunday Opening from 1 to 4 pm with program at 2 pm by retired museum director Michele Hansford. Topic: "Early Auto Roads and Trails of Jasper County and Southwest Missouri" & gallery talk on maps to be displayed with special exhibit.

    April 28 Opening of "Early Tourism in Jasper County: Jefferson Highway and Ozark Playgrounds Association," Special Exhibit in meeting room through summer.

    April 28 - Special evening opening for convention. General public is welcome to stop by, too, 6 pm to 8 pm.

    April 29-30  Powers Museum hosts the annual convention of the Jefferson Highway Association taking place in Carthage.  

    For info, call 417-237-0456.

  • Event is sponsored by Powers Museum

This event is open to the public.


Jul 27

Power of Hope Classes

  • Begins at 2pm and ends at 3pm
  • Weekly discussion group. Free and open to the public.  For info, call 417-359-8800.

  • Event is sponsored by Feeding Inc.

This event is open to the public.


Jul 27

Farmers Market

  • Begins at 4pm and ends at 7:30pm
  • Fresh, locally grown produce.  For info, call 417-347-6555.

  • Event is sponsored by Freeman Health System

This event is open to the public.


Jul 28

Summer Reading Program

  • Please note, this is an all day event.
  • Free and open to the public.  For info, call 417-237-7040.

    Wed., June 1st, 10-11:30 am: Summer Reading Kick-Off!  Louie-the Springfield Cardinals' mascot will be at the Carthage Public Library!
    Thurs., June 2nd, 10 am and again at 2 pm: Children's Storytime (same program each time)
    Mon., June 6, 10 am: Hora de cuentos--bilingual storytime
    Wed., June 8, 10 am: Children's Storytime--same program again--Thurs., June 9, 10 am
    Wed., June 8, 2 pm: EXTREME POWER at Memorial Hall
    Thurs., June 9, 2 pm: Movie Day!  'The Game Plan' with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson
    Sat., June 11, 1 pm: Adult Movie: 'When the Game Stands Tall'
    Mon., June 13, 10 am: Hora de cuentos--bilingual storytime
    Tues., June 14, 4:30 - 5:30 pm: Teens and Tweens Anime Night
    Wed., June 15, 10 am, 2 pm, or Thurs., Jun 16, 10 am: Children's Storytime (same program each time)
    Thurs., June 16, 2-3 pm: Game Day (Video games, board games and puzzles)
    Mon., June 20, 10 am: Hora de cuentos--bilingual storytime
    Mon., June 20, 2-4 pm: Field Day! Weather permitting, we will have outside activities for kids and teens, grades 3 - 12
    Wed., June 22, 10 am: Children's Storytime--same program again--2 pm
    Wed., June 22, 1 pm: Adult Program: Tai Chi with Becky Browne
    Thurs., June 23, 10 am: Smile Olympics Presentation for Kids
    Thurs., June 23,  2 pm: Game Show Presentation for Teens
    Mon., June 27, 10 am: Hora de cuentos--bilingual storytime
    Wed., June 29, 10 am, 2 pm, or Thurs., June 30, 10 am: Children's Storytime (same program each time)
    Thurs., June 30, 2 pm: Mehndi Art for Teens
    Mon., July 4: LIBRARY CLOSED FOR INDEPENDENCE DAY
    Wed., July 6, 10 am, 2 pm, or Thurs., July 7, 10 am: Children's Storytime (same program each time)
    Thurs., July 7, 2 pm: Scavenger Hunt
    Sat., July 9, 1 pm: Adult Movie: 'The Gabby Douglas Story'
    Mon., July 11, 10 am: Hora de cuentos--bilingual storytime
    Tues., July 12, 4:30 - 5:30 pm: Teens and Tweens Anime Night
    Wed., July 13, 10 am, 2 pm, or Thurs., July 14, 10 am: Children's Storytime (same program each time)
    Thurs., July 14, 2 pm: Movie Day! 'Thunderstruck' with Kevin Durant
    Sat., July 16, 2-3 pm: Game Day (Video games, board games and puzzles)
    Mon., July 18, 10 am: Hora de cuentos--bilingual storytime
    Wed., July 20, 10 am: Children's Storytime--same program again--Thurs., July 21, 10 am
    Wed., July 20, 2 pm: ANIMAL TALES Nature's Olympians at Memorial Hall
    Mon., July 25, 10 am: Hora de cuentos--bilingual storytime
    Sat., July 30: last day to turn in reading logs and tickets

  • Event is sponsored by Carthage Public Library

This event is open to the public.


Jul 28

Annual Kids’ artCamp

  • Begins at 10am and ends at 3pm
  • Ages 8-14 yrs.   Cost $35/class, includes classes, snacks, and all materials and supplies.  Campers bring sack lunches.  Scholarships available with teacher recommendation.  For info, call 417-358-4404.

  • Event is sponsored by artCentral

This event is open to the public.


Jul 28

Regular Exhibit Season

  • Begins at 11am and ends at 4pm
  • Free and open to the public, donations appreciated.  

    Selected 2016 events announced:
    April 1 Opening of "Fashionable Ladies of Carthage," Main Exhibit Gallery

    April 24  Sunday Opening from 1 to 4 pm with program at 2 pm by retired museum director Michele Hansford. Topic: "Early Auto Roads and Trails of Jasper County and Southwest Missouri" & gallery talk on maps to be displayed with special exhibit.

    April 28 Opening of "Early Tourism in Jasper County: Jefferson Highway and Ozark Playgrounds Association," Special Exhibit in meeting room through summer.

    April 28 - Special evening opening for convention. General public is welcome to stop by, too, 6 pm to 8 pm.

    April 29-30  Powers Museum hosts the annual convention of the Jefferson Highway Association taking place in Carthage.  

    For info, call 417-237-0456.

  • Event is sponsored by Powers Museum

This event is open to the public.


Jul 28

Tai Chi (12-week session)

  • Begins at 11:15am and ends at 12pm
  • Free to Y members, $160 for non-members.  For info, call 417-358-1070.

  • Event is sponsored by Fair Acres Family YMCA

This event is open to the public.


Jul 28

Power of Hope Classes (in Spanish)

  • Begins at 2pm and ends at 3pm
  • Weekly discussion group.  Free and open to the public.  For info, call 417-359-8800.

  • Event is sponsored by Feeding Inc.

This event is open to the public.


Jul 28

Fiber Nights

  • Begins at 6pm and ends at 8pm
  • Free and open to the public.  For info, call 417-388-1436.

  • Event is sponsored by Carthage Antiquarium

This event is open to the public.


Jul 29

Summer Reading Program

  • Please note, this is an all day event.
  • Free and open to the public.  For info, call 417-237-7040.

    Wed., June 1st, 10-11:30 am: Summer Reading Kick-Off!  Louie-the Springfield Cardinals' mascot will be at the Carthage Public Library!
    Thurs., June 2nd, 10 am and again at 2 pm: Children's Storytime (same program each time)
    Mon., June 6, 10 am: Hora de cuentos--bilingual storytime
    Wed., June 8, 10 am: Children's Storytime--same program again--Thurs., June 9, 10 am
    Wed., June 8, 2 pm: EXTREME POWER at Memorial Hall
    Thurs., June 9, 2 pm: Movie Day!  'The Game Plan' with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson
    Sat., June 11, 1 pm: Adult Movie: 'When the Game Stands Tall'
    Mon., June 13, 10 am: Hora de cuentos--bilingual storytime
    Tues., June 14, 4:30 - 5:30 pm: Teens and Tweens Anime Night
    Wed., June 15, 10 am, 2 pm, or Thurs., Jun 16, 10 am: Children's Storytime (same program each time)
    Thurs., June 16, 2-3 pm: Game Day (Video games, board games and puzzles)
    Mon., June 20, 10 am: Hora de cuentos--bilingual storytime
    Mon., June 20, 2-4 pm: Field Day! Weather permitting, we will have outside activities for kids and teens, grades 3 - 12
    Wed., June 22, 10 am: Children's Storytime--same program again--2 pm
    Wed., June 22, 1 pm: Adult Program: Tai Chi with Becky Browne
    Thurs., June 23, 10 am: Smile Olympics Presentation for Kids
    Thurs., June 23,  2 pm: Game Show Presentation for Teens
    Mon., June 27, 10 am: Hora de cuentos--bilingual storytime
    Wed., June 29, 10 am, 2 pm, or Thurs., June 30, 10 am: Children's Storytime (same program each time)
    Thurs., June 30, 2 pm: Mehndi Art for Teens
    Mon., July 4: LIBRARY CLOSED FOR INDEPENDENCE DAY
    Wed., July 6, 10 am, 2 pm, or Thurs., July 7, 10 am: Children's Storytime (same program each time)
    Thurs., July 7, 2 pm: Scavenger Hunt
    Sat., July 9, 1 pm: Adult Movie: 'The Gabby Douglas Story'
    Mon., July 11, 10 am: Hora de cuentos--bilingual storytime
    Tues., July 12, 4:30 - 5:30 pm: Teens and Tweens Anime Night
    Wed., July 13, 10 am, 2 pm, or Thurs., July 14, 10 am: Children's Storytime (same program each time)
    Thurs., July 14, 2 pm: Movie Day! 'Thunderstruck' with Kevin Durant
    Sat., July 16, 2-3 pm: Game Day (Video games, board games and puzzles)
    Mon., July 18, 10 am: Hora de cuentos--bilingual storytime
    Wed., July 20, 10 am: Children's Storytime--same program again--Thurs., July 21, 10 am
    Wed., July 20, 2 pm: ANIMAL TALES Nature's Olympians at Memorial Hall
    Mon., July 25, 10 am: Hora de cuentos--bilingual storytime
    Sat., July 30: last day to turn in reading logs and tickets

  • Event is sponsored by Carthage Public Library

This event is open to the public.


Jul 29

Golf Classic to benefit University Police Department

  • Begins at 8am and ends at 12pm
  • 4-person teams $260.  For info, call 417-626-2222.

  • Event is sponsored by Missouri Southern State University

This event is open to the public.


Jul 29

Stuff the Bus

  • Begins at 9am and ends at 4pm
  • To benefit Carthage Bright Futures. Volunteers and donations welcome.  For info, call 417-758-0899.

  • Event is sponsored by Carthage R-9 School District

This event is open to the public.


Jul 29

Annual Kids’ artCamp

  • Begins at 10am and ends at 3pm
  • Ages 8-14 yrs.   Cost $35/class, includes classes, snacks, and all materials and supplies.  Campers bring sack lunches.  Scholarships available with teacher recommendation.  For info, call 417-358-4404.

  • Event is sponsored by artCentral

This event is open to the public.


Jul 29

Regular Exhibit Season

  • Begins at 11am and ends at 4pm
  • Free and open to the public, donations appreciated.  

    Selected 2016 events announced:
    April 1 Opening of "Fashionable Ladies of Carthage," Main Exhibit Gallery

    April 24  Sunday Opening from 1 to 4 pm with program at 2 pm by retired museum director Michele Hansford. Topic: "Early Auto Roads and Trails of Jasper County and Southwest Missouri" & gallery talk on maps to be displayed with special exhibit.

    April 28 Opening of "Early Tourism in Jasper County: Jefferson Highway and Ozark Playgrounds Association," Special Exhibit in meeting room through summer.

    April 28 - Special evening opening for convention. General public is welcome to stop by, too, 6 pm to 8 pm.

    April 29-30  Powers Museum hosts the annual convention of the Jefferson Highway Association taking place in Carthage.  

    For info, call 417-237-0456.

  • Event is sponsored by Powers Museum

This event is open to the public.


Jul 29

artCamp Reception & Exhibition

  • Begins at 6pm and ends at 8pm
  • Free and open to the public, donations welcome.  Featuring 2D & 3D Mixed Media Artwork by artCampers.  Will serve cookies & lemonade, cookie donations appreciated.

  • Event is sponsored by artCentral

This event is open to the public.


Jul 30

Summer Reading Program

  • Please note, this is an all day event.
  • Free and open to the public.  For info, call 417-237-7040.

    Wed., June 1st, 10-11:30 am: Summer Reading Kick-Off!  Louie-the Springfield Cardinals' mascot will be at the Carthage Public Library!
    Thurs., June 2nd, 10 am and again at 2 pm: Children's Storytime (same program each time)
    Mon., June 6, 10 am: Hora de cuentos--bilingual storytime
    Wed., June 8, 10 am: Children's Storytime--same program again--Thurs., June 9, 10 am
    Wed., June 8, 2 pm: EXTREME POWER at Memorial Hall
    Thurs., June 9, 2 pm: Movie Day!  'The Game Plan' with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson
    Sat., June 11, 1 pm: Adult Movie: 'When the Game Stands Tall'
    Mon., June 13, 10 am: Hora de cuentos--bilingual storytime
    Tues., June 14, 4:30 - 5:30 pm: Teens and Tweens Anime Night
    Wed., June 15, 10 am, 2 pm, or Thurs., Jun 16, 10 am: Children's Storytime (same program each time)
    Thurs., June 16, 2-3 pm: Game Day (Video games, board games and puzzles)
    Mon., June 20, 10 am: Hora de cuentos--bilingual storytime
    Mon., June 20, 2-4 pm: Field Day! Weather permitting, we will have outside activities for kids and teens, grades 3 - 12
    Wed., June 22, 10 am: Children's Storytime--same program again--2 pm
    Wed., June 22, 1 pm: Adult Program: Tai Chi with Becky Browne
    Thurs., June 23, 10 am: Smile Olympics Presentation for Kids
    Thurs., June 23,  2 pm: Game Show Presentation for Teens
    Mon., June 27, 10 am: Hora de cuentos--bilingual storytime
    Wed., June 29, 10 am, 2 pm, or Thurs., June 30, 10 am: Children's Storytime (same program each time)
    Thurs., June 30, 2 pm: Mehndi Art for Teens
    Mon., July 4: LIBRARY CLOSED FOR INDEPENDENCE DAY
    Wed., July 6, 10 am, 2 pm, or Thurs., July 7, 10 am: Children's Storytime (same program each time)
    Thurs., July 7, 2 pm: Scavenger Hunt
    Sat., July 9, 1 pm: Adult Movie: 'The Gabby Douglas Story'
    Mon., July 11, 10 am: Hora de cuentos--bilingual storytime
    Tues., July 12, 4:30 - 5:30 pm: Teens and Tweens Anime Night
    Wed., July 13, 10 am, 2 pm, or Thurs., July 14, 10 am: Children's Storytime (same program each time)
    Thurs., July 14, 2 pm: Movie Day! 'Thunderstruck' with Kevin Durant
    Sat., July 16, 2-3 pm: Game Day (Video games, board games and puzzles)
    Mon., July 18, 10 am: Hora de cuentos--bilingual storytime
    Wed., July 20, 10 am: Children's Storytime--same program again--Thurs., July 21, 10 am
    Wed., July 20, 2 pm: ANIMAL TALES Nature's Olympians at Memorial Hall
    Mon., July 25, 10 am: Hora de cuentos--bilingual storytime
    Sat., July 30: last day to turn in reading logs and tickets

  • Event is sponsored by Carthage Public Library

This event is open to the public.


Jul 30

Carthage Farmers’ Market

  • Begins at 7:30am and ends at 4:30am
  • Wednesdays and Saturdays April through October.  For info, call 358-3579.

  • Event is sponsored by Carthage True Value Hardware

This event is open to the public.


Jul 30

Stuff the Bus

  • Begins at 9am and ends at 4pm
  • To benefit Carthage Bright Futures. Volunteers and donations welcome.  For info, call 417-758-0899.

  • Event is sponsored by Carthage R-9 School District

This event is open to the public.


Jul 30

Regular Exhibit Season

  • Begins at 11am and ends at 4pm
  • Free and open to the public, donations appreciated.  

    Selected 2016 events announced:
    April 1 Opening of "Fashionable Ladies of Carthage," Main Exhibit Gallery

    April 24  Sunday Opening from 1 to 4 pm with program at 2 pm by retired museum director Michele Hansford. Topic: "Early Auto Roads and Trails of Jasper County and Southwest Missouri" & gallery talk on maps to be displayed with special exhibit.

    April 28 Opening of "Early Tourism in Jasper County: Jefferson Highway and Ozark Playgrounds Association," Special Exhibit in meeting room through summer.

    April 28 - Special evening opening for convention. General public is welcome to stop by, too, 6 pm to 8 pm.

    April 29-30  Powers Museum hosts the annual convention of the Jefferson Highway Association taking place in Carthage.  

    For info, call 417-237-0456.

  • Event is sponsored by Powers Museum

This event is open to the public.


Jul 30

Painting Classes for All Ages

  • Begins at 12pm and ends at 3pm
  • Cost $30, includes materials.  For info, call 358-2707.

  • Event is sponsored by Cherry’s Custom Framing & Art Gallery

This event is open to the public.


Jul 30

Kiddieland Open

  • Begins at 2pm and ends at 5pm
  • Memorial Day through Labor Day. For info call 358-4900.

  • Event is sponsored by Carthage Kiwanis Club

This event is open to the public.


Jul 30

Outdoor Concert with Front Page News Band

  • Begins at 8pm and ends at 10pm
  • Free and open to the public.  Bring a chair.  For info, call 417-237-0212.

  • Event is sponsored by Iggy’s Diner

This event is open to the public.


Jul 31

Kiddieland Open

  • Begins at 2pm and ends at 5pm
  • Memorial Day through Labor Day. For info call 358-4900.

  • Event is sponsored by Carthage Kiwanis Club

This event is open to the public.


Aug 1

Grief Support Group

  • Begins at 1:30pm and ends at 2:30pm
  • Free and open to the public.  Registration is appreciated.  Materials provided.  For info, call 359-AMEN (2636).

  • Event is sponsored by Mercy Hospital Carthage

This event is open to the public.


Aug 1

Parkinson’s Support Group

  • Begins at 3pm and ends at 4pm
  • Free and open to the public.  For info, call 417-556-8760.

  • Event is sponsored by Mercy Joplin

This event is open to the public.


Aug 1

Child-Parent Relationship Training

  • Begins at 5:30pm and ends at 7pm
  • Free and open to the public.  10-week program offered at no charge, but advance registration is required.  For info, call 417-358-3270.

  • Event is sponsored by Alliance of Southwest MO

This event is open to the public.


Aug 2

Regular Exhibit Season

  • Begins at 11am and ends at 4pm
  • Free and open to the public, donations appreciated.  

    Selected 2016 events announced:
    April 1 Opening of "Fashionable Ladies of Carthage," Main Exhibit Gallery

    April 24  Sunday Opening from 1 to 4 pm with program at 2 pm by retired museum director Michele Hansford. Topic: "Early Auto Roads and Trails of Jasper County and Southwest Missouri" & gallery talk on maps to be displayed with special exhibit.

    April 28 Opening of "Early Tourism in Jasper County: Jefferson Highway and Ozark Playgrounds Association," Special Exhibit in meeting room through summer.

    April 28 - Special evening opening for convention. General public is welcome to stop by, too, 6 pm to 8 pm.

    April 29-30  Powers Museum hosts the annual convention of the Jefferson Highway Association taking place in Carthage.  

    For info, call 417-237-0456.

  • Event is sponsored by Powers Museum

This event is open to the public.


Aug 2

Tai Chi (12-week session)

  • Begins at 11:15am and ends at 12pm
  • Free to Y members, $160 for non-members.  For info, call 417-358-1070.

  • Event is sponsored by Fair Acres Family YMCA

This event is open to the public.


Aug 2

Autism Support Group

  • Begins at 6pm and ends at 8pm
  • Free and open to the public.  For info, 417-347-7850.

  • Event is sponsored by Freeman Health System

This event is open to the public.


Aug 3

Carthage Farmers’ Market

  • Begins at 7:30am and ends at 4:30am
  • Wednesdays and Saturdays April through October.  For info, call 358-3579.

  • Event is sponsored by Carthage True Value Hardware

This event is open to the public.


Aug 3

Regular Exhibit Season

  • Begins at 11am and ends at 4pm
  • Free and open to the public, donations appreciated.  

    Selected 2016 events announced:
    April 1 Opening of "Fashionable Ladies of Carthage," Main Exhibit Gallery

    April 24  Sunday Opening from 1 to 4 pm with program at 2 pm by retired museum director Michele Hansford. Topic: "Early Auto Roads and Trails of Jasper County and Southwest Missouri" & gallery talk on maps to be displayed with special exhibit.

    April 28 Opening of "Early Tourism in Jasper County: Jefferson Highway and Ozark Playgrounds Association," Special Exhibit in meeting room through summer.

    April 28 - Special evening opening for convention. General public is welcome to stop by, too, 6 pm to 8 pm.

    April 29-30  Powers Museum hosts the annual convention of the Jefferson Highway Association taking place in Carthage.  

    For info, call 417-237-0456.

  • Event is sponsored by Powers Museum

This event is open to the public.


Aug 3

Power of Hope Classes

  • Begins at 2pm and ends at 3pm
  • Weekly discussion group. Free and open to the public.  For info, call 417-359-8800.

  • Event is sponsored by Feeding Inc.

This event is open to the public.


Aug 4

Marian Days

  • Please note, this is an all day event.
  • Public is welcome.  For info, call 417-359-8181.

This event is open to the public.


Aug 4

Regular Exhibit Season

  • Begins at 11am and ends at 4pm
  • Free and open to the public, donations appreciated.  

    Selected 2016 events announced:
    April 1 Opening of "Fashionable Ladies of Carthage," Main Exhibit Gallery

    April 24  Sunday Opening from 1 to 4 pm with program at 2 pm by retired museum director Michele Hansford. Topic: "Early Auto Roads and Trails of Jasper County and Southwest Missouri" & gallery talk on maps to be displayed with special exhibit.

    April 28 Opening of "Early Tourism in Jasper County: Jefferson Highway and Ozark Playgrounds Association," Special Exhibit in meeting room through summer.

    April 28 - Special evening opening for convention. General public is welcome to stop by, too, 6 pm to 8 pm.

    April 29-30  Powers Museum hosts the annual convention of the Jefferson Highway Association taking place in Carthage.  

    For info, call 417-237-0456.

  • Event is sponsored by Powers Museum

This event is open to the public.


Aug 4

Tai Chi (12-week session)

  • Begins at 11:15am and ends at 12pm
  • Free to Y members, $160 for non-members.  For info, call 417-358-1070.

  • Event is sponsored by Fair Acres Family YMCA

This event is open to the public.


Aug 4

Carthage Emerging Leaders (CEL) Marian Days tour & lunch

  • Begins at 11:30am and ends at 1pm
  • All 21-40 year old Chamber members are invited.  Meet at the Chamber at 11:15 a.m. for carpool or meet at the CMC at 11:30 “between the lions”. Tour is free.  Attendees will be responsible for purchasing their own lunch.

    RSVP to Mary Jo at 417-3582373 or mjlittle@carthagechamber.com.

This event is for Chamber Members Only.
Interested in going? Join the Chamber today!


Aug 4

Starting a Small Business: The First Steps

  • Begins at 1:30pm and ends at 4:30pm
  • Cost $29.  For info, call 417-625-3128.

  • Event is sponsored by Missouri Southern State University

This event is open to the public.


Aug 4

Maple Leaf 2016 Committee Meeting

  • Begins at 4pm and ends at 5pm
  • Planning the 50th Annual Maple Leaf Festival for October 2016.  For info, call 417-358-2373.

This Event is open to the public.


Aug 4

Fiber Nights

  • Begins at 6pm and ends at 8pm
  • Free and open to the public.  For info, call 417-388-1436.

  • Event is sponsored by Carthage Antiquarium

This event is open to the public.


Aug 4

Marian Days

  • Please note, this is an all day event.
  • Public is welcome.  For info, call 417-359-8181.

This event is open to the public.


Aug 5

Regular Exhibit Season

  • Begins at 11am and ends at 4pm
  • Free and open to the public, donations appreciated.  

    Selected 2016 events announced:
    April 1 Opening of "Fashionable Ladies of Carthage," Main Exhibit Gallery

    April 24  Sunday Opening from 1 to 4 pm with program at 2 pm by retired museum director Michele Hansford. Topic: "Early Auto Roads and Trails of Jasper County and Southwest Missouri" & gallery talk on maps to be displayed with special exhibit.

    April 28 Opening of "Early Tourism in Jasper County: Jefferson Highway and Ozark Playgrounds Association," Special Exhibit in meeting room through summer.

    April 28 - Special evening opening for convention. General public is welcome to stop by, too, 6 pm to 8 pm.

    April 29-30  Powers Museum hosts the annual convention of the Jefferson Highway Association taking place in Carthage.  

    For info, call 417-237-0456.

  • Event is sponsored by Powers Museum

This event is open to the public.


Aug 4

Marian Days

  • Please note, this is an all day event.
  • Public is welcome.  For info, call 417-359-8181.

This event is open to the public.


Aug 6

Carthage Farmers’ Market

  • Begins at 7:30am and ends at 4:30am
  • Wednesdays and Saturdays April through October.  For info, call 358-3579.

  • Event is sponsored by Carthage True Value Hardware

This event is open to the public.


Aug 6

Regular Exhibit Season

  • Begins at 11am and ends at 4pm
  • Free and open to the public, donations appreciated.  

    Selected 2016 events announced:
    April 1 Opening of "Fashionable Ladies of Carthage," Main Exhibit Gallery

    April 24  Sunday Opening from 1 to 4 pm with program at 2 pm by retired museum director Michele Hansford. Topic: "Early Auto Roads and Trails of Jasper County and Southwest Missouri" & gallery talk on maps to be displayed with special exhibit.

    April 28 Opening of "Early Tourism in Jasper County: Jefferson Highway and Ozark Playgrounds Association," Special Exhibit in meeting room through summer.

    April 28 - Special evening opening for convention. General public is welcome to stop by, too, 6 pm to 8 pm.

    April 29-30  Powers Museum hosts the annual convention of the Jefferson Highway Association taking place in Carthage.  

    For info, call 417-237-0456.

  • Event is sponsored by Powers Museum

This event is open to the public.


Aug 6

Painting Classes for All Ages

  • Begins at 12pm and ends at 3pm
  • Cost $30, includes materials.  For info, call 358-2707.

  • Event is sponsored by Cherry’s Custom Framing & Art Gallery

This event is open to the public.


Aug 6

Kiddieland Open

  • Begins at 2pm and ends at 5pm
  • Memorial Day through Labor Day. For info call 358-4900.

  • Event is sponsored by Carthage Kiwanis Club

This event is open to the public.


Aug 6

Show-De-O

  • Begins at 5pm and ends at 9pm
  • Sign up begin at 5.  Starts at 6.  Free admission.  To participate: children 0-13 $1 per event, ages 14-super senior $2 per event.  For info, call 417-388-2395.

  • Event is sponsored by Carthage Saddle Club

This event is open to the public.