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December 2016

Dec 4

Christmas Open House

  • Begins at 12pm and ends at 3pm
  • Savings and giveaways.  For info, call 417-359-8872.

  • Event is sponsored by Dr. Fly’s Salon

This event is open to the public.


Dec 4

“The Christmas Express” Comedy

  • Begins at 12:30pm and ends at 3:30pm
  • Admission: adults $26, seniors $23, students $22, youth $21, ages 6-12 $12, under age 5 free.  For info, call 417-358-9665.

  • Event is sponsored by Stone’s Throw Dinner Theatre, Community Theater of Southwest Missouri

This event is open to the public.


Dec 4

“Another Mother Goose Christmas Mystery”

  • Begins at 2:30pm and ends at 3:30pm
  • Adults $3, children $1.  For info, call 417-625-9393.

  • Event is sponsored by Missouri Southern State University

This event is open to the public.


Dec 4

Pool Tournament

  • Begins at 3pm and ends at 9pm
  • Open to the public.  For info, call 417-358-1657.

  • Event is sponsored by V.F.W. Post 2590

This event is open to the public.


Dec 5

Hora de Cuentos/Bilingual Storytime

  • Begins at 10am and ends at 11am
  • Spanish/English storytime for ages 0-6 years.  For info, call 417-237-7040.

  • Event is sponsored by Carthage Public Library

This event is open to the public.


Dec 5

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.


Dec 5

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.


Dec 5

Open Gym & Concessions

  • Begins at 5:30pm and ends at 9pm
  • Free and open to the public.  For info, call 417-388-4236.

  • Event is sponsored by Game On

This event is open to the public.


Dec 5

Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting

  • Begins at 6pm and ends at 7pm
  • Be there when the Christmas season officially begins.  For info, call 417-358-2373.

This event is open to the public.


Dec 5

Carthage Christmas Parade

  • Begins at 7pm and ends at 8pm
  • The annual Christmas Parade begins at Chestnut and Main, goes around the Square, and ends at Chestnut and Grant.  For info, call 417-359-8181.

This event is open to the public.


Dec 6

Affordable Care Act Assistance

  • Please note, this is an all day event.
  • By appointment.  For info, call 417-820-0486.

  • Event is sponsored by Mercy Joplin

This event is open to the public.


Dec 6

Carthage Emerging Leaders (CEL) “People You Should Know” lunch & learn

  • Begins at 11:30am and ends at 1pm
  • Featuring Karl Glassman, President & CEO of Leggett & Platt.  Chamber members ages 21-40 are invited to learn from this local and global industrial leader how to personally develop leadership skills and the leaders within your organization.  Cost $12* includes lunch.  Space is limited so RSVP today to reserve your spot.

    RSVP by 11/30 to Mary Jo at 358-2373 or mjlittle@carthagechamber.com.  

    * Cancellations will be refunded ONLY IF cancellation is received more than 24 hours before start of event.  Substitutions are allowed.

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


Dec 6

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.


Dec 6

Southern Jazz Orchestra’s Swingin’ Jazz Holiday Show

  • Begins at 7:30pm and ends at 8:30pm
  • Free and open to the public.  For info, call 417-625-9634.

  • Event is sponsored by Missouri Southern State University

This event is open to the public.


Dec 7

Pediatric Disaster Response & Emergency Preparedness Workshop

  • Please note, this is an all day event.
  • 16 hours total.  Presented by SEMA.  For info, call 417-347-4878.

  • Event is sponsored by Freeman Health System

This event is open to the public.


Dec 7

Children’s Storytime

  • Begins at 10am and ends at 11am
  • Free and open to the public.  Ages 0-6 years.  For info, call 417-237-7040.

  • Event is sponsored by Carthage Public Library

This event is open to the public.


Dec 7

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.


Dec 7

Chamber Banquet Committee Meeting

  • Begins at 4pm and ends at 5pm
  • Planning event for Friday, January 20, 2017.  For info, contact Mary Jo at 417-358-2373.

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


Dec 7

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.


Dec 7

Texas Hold ‘Em

  • Begins at 7pm and ends at 9pm
  • Open to the public.  For info, call 417-358-1657.

  • Event is sponsored by V.F.W. Post 2590

This event is open to the public.


Dec 7

Pediatric Disaster Response & Emergency Preparedness Workshop

  • Please note, this is an all day event.
  • 16 hours total.  Presented by SEMA.  For info, call 417-347-4878.

  • Event is sponsored by Freeman Health System

This event is open to the public.


Dec 8

Gingerbread House Decorating Party

  • Begins at 4pm and ends at 5:30pm
  • Cost $10.  For children through 4th grade.  For info, call 417-359-7095.

  • Event is sponsored by Carthage Technical Center

This event is open to the public.


Dec 8

“The Christmas Express” Comedy

  • Begins at 6pm and ends at 9pm
  • Admission: adults $26, seniors $23, students $22, youth $21, ages 6-12 $12, under age 5 free.  For info, call 417-358-9665.

  • Event is sponsored by Stone’s Throw Dinner Theatre, Community Theater of Southwest Missouri

This event is open to the public.


Dec 8

Queen of Hearts

  • Begins at 7pm and ends at 9pm
  • Open to the public.  For info, call 417-358-1657.

  • Event is sponsored by V.F.W. Post 2590

This event is open to the public.


Dec 8

“A Doll’s House” Drama

  • Begins at 7:30pm and ends at 9:30pm
  • Tickets $8 adults, $5 senior citizens.  For info, call 417-455-5458.

  • Event is sponsored by Crowder College

This event is open to the public.


Dec 9

Chamber Banquet Sponsor DEADLINE

  • Begins at 5pm pm
  • The 2017 Chamber Annual Banquet (Friday, January 20) will celebrate the past and present of our military and U.S.O.  Deadline for sponsors is December 9.  Sponsorships will be invoiced in December and payable in January, but your pledged commitment MUST be sent to Mary Jo by December 9th to be included in the event program.  Table and individual reservations will be accepted until 1/12.

This event is open to the public.


Dec 9

“The Christmas Express” Comedy

  • Begins at 6pm and ends at 9pm
  • Admission: adults $26, seniors $23, students $22, youth $21, ages 6-12 $12, under age 5 free.  For info, call 417-358-9665.

  • Event is sponsored by Stone’s Throw Dinner Theatre, Community Theater of Southwest Missouri

This event is open to the public.


Dec 9

7th Annual Seasonal Choral Flourish

  • Begins at 7:30pm and ends at 8:30pm
  • Free and open to the public.  For info, call 417-625-9562.

  • Event is sponsored by Missouri Southern State University

This event is open to the public.


Dec 9

“A Doll’s House” Drama

  • Begins at 7:30pm and ends at 9:30pm
  • Tickets $8 adults, $5 senior citizens.  For info, call 417-455-5458.

  • Event is sponsored by Crowder College

This event is open to the public.


Dec 10

“A Doll’s House” Drama

  • Begins at 2pm and ends at 4pm
  • Tickets $8 adults, $5 senior citizens.  For info, call 417-455-5458.

  • Event is sponsored by Crowder College

This event is open to the public.


Dec 10

“The Christmas Express” Comedy

  • Begins at 6pm and ends at 9pm
  • Admission: adults $26, seniors $23, students $22, youth $21, ages 6-12 $12, under age 5 free.  For info, call 417-358-9665.

  • Event is sponsored by Stone’s Throw Dinner Theatre, Community Theater of Southwest Missouri

This event is open to the public.


Dec 10

Night of Pool

  • Begins at 7pm and ends at 11pm
  • Open to the public.  For info, call 417-358-1657.

  • Event is sponsored by V.F.W. Post 2590

This event is open to the public.


Dec 10

7th Annual Seasonal Choral Flourish

  • Begins at 7:30pm and ends at 8:30pm
  • Free and open to the public.  For info, call 417-625-9562.

  • Event is sponsored by Missouri Southern State University

This event is open to the public.


Dec 11

“The Christmas Express” Comedy

  • Begins at 12:30pm and ends at 3:30pm
  • Admission: adults $26, seniors $23, students $22, youth $21, ages 6-12 $12, under age 5 free.  For info, call 417-358-9665.

  • Event is sponsored by Stone’s Throw Dinner Theatre, Community Theater of Southwest Missouri

This event is open to the public.


Dec 11

Choral Society Annual Christmas Concert

  • Begins at 3pm and ends at 4pm
  • Free and open to the public.  For info, call 417-625-9318.

  • Event is sponsored by Missouri Southern State University

This event is open to the public.


Dec 11

Pool Tournament

  • Begins at 3pm and ends at 9pm
  • Open to the public.  For info, call 417-358-1657.

  • Event is sponsored by V.F.W. Post 2590

This event is open to the public.


Dec 12

Hora de Cuentos/Bilingual Storytime

  • Begins at 10am and ends at 11am
  • Spanish/English storytime for ages 0-6 years.  For info, call 417-237-7040.

  • Event is sponsored by Carthage Public Library

This event is open to the public.


Dec 12

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.


Dec 12

Monday Member Meet-up

  • Begins at 2pm and ends at 3pm
  • Please join the Chamber to welcome new members and new employees with existing members.  Don’t forget to drop your business card in the fishbowl for a chance to win our quarterly prize worth $100!

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


Dec 12

Leads Group One

  • Begins at 3pm and ends at 4pm
  • For info, call 417-358-2373

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


Dec 12

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.


Dec 13

Affordable Care Act Assistance

  • Please note, this is an all day event.
  • By appointment.  For info, call 417-820-0486.

  • Event is sponsored by Mercy Joplin

This event is open to the public.


Dec 13

Carthage Emerging Leaders (CEL) Bell-ringing for The Salvation Army

  • Begins at 1pm and ends at 5pm
  • Volunteers are needed and all CELs are invited.  Sign-up by contacting Mary Jo at 417-358-2373 or mjlittle@carthagechamber.com.

  • Event is sponsored by The Salvation Army

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


Dec 13

Chamber 101

  • Begins at 3pm and ends at 4pm
  • Open to all Chamber members, as an orientation or a refresher.  For info, contact Neely at 417-358-2373 or nmyers@carthagechamber.com.

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


Dec 13

Anime Night for Teens and Tweens

  • Begins at 4:30pm and ends at 5:30pm
  • Free and open to the public.  Ages 12-18.  For info, call 417-237-7040.

  • Event is sponsored by Carthage Public Library

This event is open to the public.


Dec 13

Alzheimer’s Support Group

  • Begins at 6pm and ends at 7pm
  • Free and open to the public.  For info, call 347-5876.

  • Event is sponsored by Freeman Health System

This event is open to the public.


Dec 13

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.


Dec 13

Southern Wind & Percussion Ensembles

  • Begins at 7:30pm and ends at 8:30pm
  • Free and open to the public.  For info, call 417-625-9633.

  • Event is sponsored by Missouri Southern State University

This event is open to the public.


Dec 14

Non-profit Network Meeting

  • Begins at 9am and ends at 11am
  • For information, contact Neely at 358-2373 or nmyers@carthagechamber.com.

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


Dec 14

Children’s Storytime

  • Begins at 10am and ends at 11am
  • Free and open to the public.  Ages 0-6 years.  For info, call 417-237-7040.

  • Event is sponsored by Carthage Public Library

This event is open to the public.


Dec 14

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.


Dec 14

Caregiver Support Group

  • Begins at 4pm and ends at 5pm
  • Free and open to the public.  For info, call 417-358-7201.

  • Event is sponsored by Maple Tree Terrace Assisted Living

This event is open to the public.


Dec 14

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.


Dec 14

Texas Hold ‘Em

  • Begins at 7pm and ends at 9pm
  • Open to the public.  For info, call 417-358-1657.

  • Event is sponsored by V.F.W. Post 2590

This event is open to the public.


Dec 15

Chamber Board of Directors meeting

  • Begins at 7:30am and ends at 8:30am
  • For info, contact the Chamber at 358-2373.

This event is open to the public.


Dec 15

Stroke Support Group

  • Begins at 3pm and ends at 4pm
  • Free and open to the public.  For info, call 417-347-4546.

  • Event is sponsored by Freeman Health System

This event is open to the public.


Dec 15

Bariatric Weight-loss Support Group

  • Begins at 5:30pm and ends at 6:30pm
  • 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.


Dec 15

Queen of Hearts

  • Begins at 7pm and ends at 9pm
  • Open to the public.  For info, call 417-358-1657.

  • Event is sponsored by V.F.W. Post 2590

This event is open to the public.


Dec 17

PAWS for Reading

  • Begins at 10am and ends at 12pm
  • Free and open to the public.  For info, call 417-237-7040.

  • Event is sponsored by Carthage Public Library

This event is open to the public.


Dec 17

Night of Pool

  • Begins at 7pm and ends at 11pm
  • Open to the public.  For info, call 417-358-1657.

  • Event is sponsored by V.F.W. Post 2590

This event is open to the public.


Dec 18

Pool Tournament

  • Begins at 3pm and ends at 9pm
  • Open to the public.  For info, call 417-358-1657.

  • Event is sponsored by V.F.W. Post 2590

This event is open to the public.


Dec 19

Hora de Cuentos/Bilingual Storytime

  • Begins at 10am and ends at 11am
  • Spanish/English storytime for ages 0-6 years.  For info, call 417-237-7040.

  • Event is sponsored by Carthage Public Library

This event is open to the public.


Dec 19

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.


Dec 19

Four States Stroke Support Group

  • Begins at 1:30pm and ends at 2:30pm
  • Free and open to the public. For info, contact KevinWoods@mercy.net.

  • Event is sponsored by Mercy Joplin

This event is open to the public.


Dec 19

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.


Dec 19

Diabetes Support Group

  • Begins at 4:30pm and ends at 5:30pm
  • Free and open to the public.  For info, call 417-347-5700.

  • Event is sponsored by Freeman Health System

This event is open to the public.


Dec 20

Affordable Care Act Assistance

  • Please note, this is an all day event.
  • By appointment.  For info, call 417-820-0486.

  • Event is sponsored by Mercy Joplin

This event is open to the public.


Dec 20

Marketing Committee Meeting

  • Begins at 4pm and ends at 5pm
  • This committee plans the annual Trivia Night, Citywide Sidewalk Sale, Christmas Open House, and various seminars and retail events throughout the year. For info, call 358-2373.

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


Dec 20

Sleep Apnea Support Group

  • Begins at 6pm and ends at 7pm
  • Free and open to the public.  For info, call 417-347-7400.

  • Event is sponsored by Freeman Health System

This event is open to the public.


Dec 21

Vision Carthage Committee Meeting

  • Begins at 7:30am and ends at 8:30am
  • For more info. contact Mark Elliff at 358-2373 or melliff@carthagechamber.com.

This event is open to the public.


Dec 21

Children’s Storytime

  • Begins at 10am and ends at 11am
  • Free and open to the public.  Ages 0-6 years.  For info, call 417-237-7040.

  • Event is sponsored by Carthage Public Library

This event is open to the public.


Dec 21

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.


Dec 21

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.


Dec 21

Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group

  • Begins at 4:30pm and ends at 5:30pm
  • Free and open to the public.  For info, call 417-358-1937

  • Event is sponsored by Carthage Health and Rehabilitation Center

This event is open to the public.


Dec 21

Texas Hold ‘Em

  • Begins at 7pm and ends at 9pm
  • Open to the public.  For info, call 417-358-1657.

  • Event is sponsored by V.F.W. Post 2590

This event is open to the public.


Dec 22

Queen of Hearts

  • Begins at 7pm and ends at 9pm
  • Open to the public.  For info, call 417-358-1657.

  • Event is sponsored by V.F.W. Post 2590

This event is open to the public.


Dec 23

Christmas Observed - Chamber Office Closed

  • Please note, this is an all day event.

This event is open to the public.


Dec 23

Christmas Observed - Chamber Office Closed

  • Please note, this is an all day event.

This event is open to the public.


Dec 23

Christmas Observed - Chamber Office Closed

  • Please note, this is an all day event.

This event is open to the public.


Dec 25

Pool Tournament

  • Begins at 3pm and ends at 9pm
  • Open to the public.  For info, call 417-358-1657.

  • Event is sponsored by V.F.W. Post 2590

This event is open to the public.


Dec 23

Christmas Observed - Chamber Office Closed

  • Please note, this is an all day event.

This event is open to the public.


Dec 26

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.


Dec 26

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.


Dec 27

Affordable Care Act Assistance

  • Please note, this is an all day event.
  • By appointment.  For info, call 417-820-0486.

  • Event is sponsored by Mercy Joplin

This event is open to the public.


Dec 27

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!


Dec 27

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.


Dec 27

Teens and Tweens Craft Night

  • Begins at 4:30pm and ends at 5:30pm
  • Free and open to the public.  For ages 12-18.  For info, call 417-237-7040.

  • Event is sponsored by Carthage Public Library

This event is open to the public.


Dec 27

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.


Dec 28

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.


Dec 28

Children’s Storytime

  • Begins at 10am and ends at 11am
  • Free and open to the public.  Ages 0-6 years.  For info, call 417-237-7040.

  • Event is sponsored by Carthage Public Library

This event is open to the public.


Dec 28

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.


Dec 28

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.


Dec 28

Texas Hold ‘Em

  • Begins at 7pm and ends at 9pm
  • Open to the public.  For info, call 417-358-1657.

  • Event is sponsored by V.F.W. Post 2590

This event is open to the public.


Dec 29

Queen of Hearts

  • Begins at 7pm and ends at 9pm
  • Open to the public.  For info, call 417-358-1657.

  • Event is sponsored by V.F.W. Post 2590

This event is open to the public.


Dec 30

New Years Observed - Chamber Office Closed

  • Please note, this is an all day event.

This event is open to the public.


Dec 30

New Years Observed - Chamber Office Closed

  • Please note, this is an all day event.

This event is open to the public.


Dec 31

Night of Pool

  • Begins at 7pm and ends at 11pm
  • Open to the public.  For info, call 417-358-1657.

  • Event is sponsored by V.F.W. Post 2590

This event is open to the public.