The Pittsburg Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual banquet “Circus Under the Stars” Thursday, May 21st at 6pm in Memorial Auditorium, 503 North Pine Street. For more information, or to make a reservation, call 1-620-231-1000 or visit pittsburgareachamber.com.
The Lamar Community Theatre’s production of a “Night of Comedy Dinner Theater” will be presented Thursday, May 14th…Friday, May 15th & Saturday, May 16th at 6:30pm in Lamar’s Memorial Hall. It’s $12 for the dinner theater and $8 for show tickets only. For more information call 1-417-682-3595 or visit bartoncounty.com.
The Pittsburg Chapter of AARP is co-hosting a presentation on preventing financial harm of older adults Wednesday, May 13th from 9:30am-11am at the Homer Cole Center, 3003 North Joplin Street in Pittsburg. The abuse & financial exploitation of older adults will be discussed by a panel that includes Crawford County Sheriff Dan Peak. The presentation is free. For more information call 1-800-525-1782 or visit kabc.org.
The 3rd-annual “Mutt Run” for the Southeast Kansas Humane Society will be held Saturday, May 16th. The run will be a 90-mile motorcycle ride starting at Blue Ribbon Farm & Home at 1103 East 4th-Street in Pittsburg and ending at the SEK Humane Society 2 1/4-miles west of 20th-Street & the U-S Highway-69 Bypass west of Pittsburg. Participants will meet at Blue Ribbon with the last bike out at 11am. All proceeds benefit the SEK Humane Society. For more information call 1-620-920-0308 or email email@example.com.
The 4th-Thursday on the Square will be held Thursday, May 28th from 6pm-8pm at the bandstand on the northwest corner of the Lamar Square at 1004 Gulf Street. Family fun will include live music, activities for children & food! For more information call the Barton County Chamber of Commerce at 1-417-682-3595 or visit bartoncounty.com.
The SEK Humane Society’s 12th-annual Adopt-A-Thon will be held Friday, May 1st through Sunday, May 3rd. The shelter will be offering discounted adoption fees with dog adoptions reduced to $40 and cat adoptions reduced to $20. Some 150 animals are awaiting adoption. The shelter is located 2 1/4-miles west of 20th-Street & the U.S. Highway-69 Bypass in Pittsburg. Hours are Monday-Saturday 11am-4pm & Sunday 1pm-4pm. For more information call 1-620-231-1840.
The Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon-cutting for the grand opening of Mercy Hospital-Joplin Tuesday, May 12th at 6pm at the Mercy Clinic, 100 Mercy Way in Joplin. For more information call 1-417-624-4150 or visit firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Barton County Master Gardeners’ annual plant sale will be held Saturday, May 2nd at 8am at Lamar’s Moore Pavilion, located 1-block east of the Lamar square. It’ first come-first serve. Come early, they sell fast! The public is invited.
Pittsburg’s USD-250 will host “Coffee With The Superintendent” Friday, April 24th at 7:30am at Six-o-One Donut Shop, 601 South Broadway in Pittsburg. Join Pittsburg Superintendent of Schools Destry Brown to discuss the school district’s facilities planning or any other topic. The public is invited & urged to attend.
The National Association of Letter Carriers in cooperation with the United States Postal Service will be collecting non-perishable food items on Saturday, May 9th for distribution to various local food banks. Place non-perishable food items by your mailbox on that day. These items will be picked-up by the city & rural letter carries serving the Pittsburg & Frontenac area. For more information visit nalc.org.
The 12th-annual Bill Coleman Memorial Golf Tournament will be held Saturday, April 25th at Four Oaks Golf Course in Pittsburg. It’s a benefit for the Children’s Advocacy Center, Inc.. Registration for the 4-person scramble begins at 7:30am with a shotgun start at 8:30am. For more information call 1-620-235-0067.
The 2nd-annual Paula Deen/Jimmy Houston Charity Auction & Fishing Tournament will be held Saturday, May 2nd at Tong Farms near Jasper. The fishing tournament will be held from 8am-2pm. For more information call 1-417-394-3099 or email email@example.com. The dinner & auction begins at 6:30pm at 17389 Redbud Road. For more information call 1-417-394-3099 or visit pauladeen.com/live-events. Proceeds go to Deen’s Georgia-based Bag Lady Foundation and Lafayette House at 1809 South Connor Avenue in Joplin.