Bored? Need more information about an event? Want something to go and do? Forget what time an event starts? We have all of the information you need to know in our community calendar.


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• YMCA summer baseball, softball and T-ball registration is open at the Neosho Freeman Family YMCA.  For more information, call 455-9999. Registration began Feb. 3.

Saturday, Feb. 19
• The Seneca Area Fire Protection District will hold a public meeting at 9 a.m. at the Racine Fire Station. All patrons are invited to attend.
• Discover birds at the Wildcat Glades Conservation and Audubon Center. Ages 7 and up are invited to learn basic birding during a 10 a.m. to noon program preparing for the Great Backyard Bird Count (Feb. 18-21). Cost is $6 per person for the program. Reserve your place by calling 782-6287.
• Make bird treats at Wildcat Glades Conservation and Audubon Center from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The event is free and open to all ages.
• The Neosho Arts Council Sweet Arts Gala, snowed out on Feb. 5, has been rescheduled to 6:30 p.m. at the Civic. For ticket info, contact John Mills at 451-2885.

Monday, Feb. 21
• The Newton County Relay For Life kickoff, delayed from Feb. 7,  will be held at 7 p.m. at the Neosho Civic. For more information, contact Newton County Relay For Life chairperson Dana Eads at 312-1640.

Tuesday, Feb. 22
• The Neosho Shrine Club will host a fish fry at 6 p.m. at the Neosho Shrine Hall, behind Dr. Findley’s Animal Clinic, with tickets at $12 per couple or $8 single ticket and are available from any Shriner or at the door the day of the event. Bring a covered dish.

Thursday, Feb. 24
• A faculty recital at Missouri Southern State University will feature pianist Dr. Stacey Barelos. The free concert, rescheduled due to weather, begins at 7:30 p.m. in Corley Auditorium.

Saturday, Feb. 26
• Learn about GPS and geocaching at the Wildcat Glades Conservation and Audubon Center. The class will meet in two segments: 1-3 p.m. learn about GPS and from 3-5 p.m. there will be a geocaching scavenger hunt. Cost is $12 per person. All ages are welcome. Reserve your place by calling 782-6287.
• The National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) will be holding its hunting heritage banquet on Saturday, Feb. 26, at Joplin Memorial Hall, 212 W. 8th St., in Joplin. For ticket information contact Charles Forest 781-4720 or e-mail at cforest@joplinmo.org.
• The Calvary Mothers of Preschoolers will host their third annual winter crop from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Proceeds help support the MOPS group which is open to local mothers of kindergarten and younger children. The event costs $30. Register by e-mailing neoshomops@hotmail.com or call Patty 529-3284.

Tuesday, March 1
• Newton County A&M Society meeting at 7 p.m. Newton County Fairgrounds, Neosho.

Saturday, March 5
• Care Net Pregnancy Resource Center will host a come-and-go shower from 1 – 3 p.m. at their new location, 1015 S. Neosho Boulevard, a rock house across from Price Cutter. There will be refreshments and punch served at the yet-unopened center and visitors are encouraged to bring baby or office supplies for the new endeavor.
• Children 3-5 years old are invited to the Wildcat Glades Conservation and Audubon Center to learn about bunnies through games, crafts, stories and a live bunny visitor. The event is from 10-11 a.m. and costs $5 per child. Call 782-6287 to reserve a slot for your child.

Wednesday, March 9
• The Neosho Women’s Club meets at 11:30 a.m. at Shoney’s to play bridge. For more information contact Susan Genisio at 451-3774 or Connie McClusky 451-7726.

Friday, March 11
• Neosho’s 19th annual Business & Industry Review will be March 11 - 12 at the Neosho High School cafeteria.  The show’s theme is “grow Neosho” with colors of black and gold. Hours are 6 – 8:30 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturday.  If you are interested in exhibiting, please contact Shana at the Neosho Chamber of Commerce office 451-1925.

Saturday, March 12
• Learn about rain gardens, how they add beneficial habitat and reduce flooding from 10 a.m. to noon at Wildcat Glades Conservation and Audubon Center. The $34 registration cost includes starter kit and plants for 25-square-feet. Participants must pre-register by March 1 by calling the center at 782-6287. This event is for ages 12 and up.