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Raise Your Glass

Create craft cocktails, snack on tasty bites, explore the farm and cozy up to the fire at Urban Roots Farm’s moonlit mixology evening. This ladies’ night often sells out, so buy tickets soon.

Rock ‘n’ Roll Trivia

Love that old time rock ’n’ roll? Gather a group of music lovers and show what you know at Finnegan's Wake’s rock ’n’ roll-themed trivia night. The event benefits Youth of the Ozarks, so...

Mapping Missouri

See Missouri like never before at this traveling cartography exhibit. Check out more than 100 historic maps and illustrations from the Missouri State Archives’ special collections.

Board Game Night

Put on your game face for the library’s Board Game Night. Play classic board and card games, strategy games and more. The event is open to adults and kids kids in fourth grade or above. Games are...

Family Yoga

Stretch your bod at Zenith Climbing Center’s Family Yoga. Meditate, relax, do partner poses and play interactive games at this all-ages, all-levels class led by an Earth Child SWMO instructor.

Food Truck Fest

Enjoy a moveable feast at Joplin’s Zerkapalooza Food Truck & Music Festival. In addition to dining on food truck fare, rock out to live music throughout the day. Snag tickets here.


Bug out at Springfield Conservation Nature Center’s Insect-O-Rama. Kids learn about insects, play bug-themed games and check out all kinds of creepy-crawlies up close.

Pokémon Hunt

Head to downtown Joplin and catch ‘em all at this Pokemon scavenger hunt. Register here and head to the Runaround shop during to pick up your hunting map and other Poké goodies. Happy hunting!

Wine Wednesday

Taste why vino from California’s Lodi region is earning major plaudits at this wine-pairing dinner. The educational evening includes a multicourse meal and samples of three wines. Click here to...

Minion Mayhem

Young theatre–lovers dance, sing, play and create at Springfield Little Theatre’s Play-in-a-Day Workshop. The fun culminates with an informal performance featuring Despicable Me’s mischievous...

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    The delightful baked wonders of KatieMade combine with craft butcher Aden Watson’s quality...
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