Lamar’s Christmas Parade will be held Thursday, December 11th at 6pm on the Lamar Square. For more information call the Barton County Chamber of Commerce at 1-417-682-3595 or visit bartoncounty.com.
Pittsburg’s 35th-annual Christmas Parade will be held Monday, December 1st at 6:30pm in downtown Pittsburg. The entry deadline is Monday, November 24th. Forms are available at pittks.org. For more information call 1-620-231-8310.
The Pittsburg Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its Holiday Shopping Ladies’ Night Boots & Bling Thursday, November 6th from 6pm-8pm in Memorial Auditorium, 503 North Pine Street. The deadline to purchase tickets is Monday, November 3rd. For more information call 1-620-231-1000 or visit PittsburgAreaChamber.com.
Joplin’s 44th-annual Christmas Parade will be held Tuesday, December 2nd at 6pm in downtown Joplin. This year’s theme is “A Storybook Christmas”. All entry fees must be received by 5pm on Monday, November 3rd. All proceeds benefit the Joplin Humane Society. Entry forms are available at freemanhealth.com/christmasparade. For more information call 1-417-347-1019.
The Barton County Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Halloween Hullabaloo Friday, October 31st from 3pm-5pm on the Lamar Square. Enjoy Halloween fun for all ages with trick-of-treating and a costume contest. For more information call Eleanor Jeffries at 1-417-682-3595 or visit bartoncounty.com.
The 2014 Pittsburg Economic Outlook Conference will be held Tuesday, October 21st from 11:30am-2pm at Memorial Hall, 503 North Pine Street. The goal of the conference is to provide insights into the current local and state economies by addressing topics of interest to the community, region and state. For more information call Rosemary Hedrick at 1-316-978-3225 or visit pittsburgareachamber.com/Events
The Children's Advocacy Center will host a Rigatoni Dinner Sunday, October 5th from 11am-2pm in Pittsburg's Memorial Auditorium at 503 North Pine Street. It's $6 for adults, $3 for children under-12 & free for children under-5. Take-out will be available. There will be door prizes & raffle prizes. For more information call 1-620-235-0067.
The 5th-annual Big Bang Rockfest will be held Saturday, April 26th in Pittsburg. A $10 wrist band gets you into 4 downtown venues to enjoy music by 23 musical acts beginning at 5pm. The venues are 505, Bourbon Street, Whiskey Bend and Bobby G’s/TJ Leland’s. Procceds benefit Pittsburg’s 4th-of-July Fireworks.
A First Saturday Legislative Breakfast will be held Saturday, March 1st at 8am in dePaul Hall at Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg. For more information call 1-620-231-1000 or visit pittsburgareachamber.com.
The Southeast Kansas Humane Society will hold its 38th-annual chili dinner on Super Bowl Sunday from 11am-2pm on Sunday, February 2nd in Pittsburg’s Memorial Auditorium, 503 North Pine Street. $7 tickets to dine-in or carry-out will be available at the door or at The Doggie Bag, 510 North Broadway in Pittsburg. Quarts of chili may be purchased for $8 with cash or check, no tickets. All proceeds are used for the care and maintenance of the homeless animals at the SEK Humane Society’s shelter west of Pittsburg. For more information call 1-620-920-0308 or contact Erica at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Toys for Tots Program is a Marine Corps Reserve program that was established in 1948 and has been going on since then. We need your help…make a donation by buying a train at a participating location or drop off your toys where you see the red collection boxes. The need this year is the greatest we have seen so far. Distributing days for Salvation Army & Wesley House are 17th and 18th of December. We collect new unwrapped toys in local stores and locations. If a business wants to participate call 620-687-4269.
Stage Fright Haunted Tours at Memorial Auditorium will be held October 30th-31st from 7-11pm and November 1st from 10-midnight. Over 13,000 sq feet and 13 rooms of terror. Memorial Auditorium 503 N Pine in Pittsburg. Admission is $10 per person. Children under the age of 11 must be accompanied by an adult.
An auction raising money for a community art project will be held Saturday, November 2nd from 7pm-9pm at the Spiva Center for the Arts at 222 West 3rd-Street in Joplin. The auction features 100 hammers used at the Rebuild Joplin site. Proceeds will benefit the arts center and Rebuild Joplin. For more information call 1-417-623-0183.
The American Red Cross is offering a free disaster training class as part of national Make a Difference Day. The class will be held Saturday, October 26th from 8am-Noon at the Girard Fire Station. The free class is open to the public. To pre-register call the Red Cross at 1-620-235-1436.