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October 2019

Oct 13

Sunday in the Park: Chili Cook-off

  • Begins at 12–5pm
  • $5 tasting/$10 per entry. To benefit Carthage Humane Society. Registration forms can be found at https://carthagechamber.com/media/downloads/Chili-CookOff-Form.pdf.  For more information call 417-358-2373.

  • Event is sponsored by Carthage Water & Electric Plant

This Event is open to the public.


Oct 13

“To Kill a Mockingbird” Drama

  • Begins at 12:30–2:30pm
  • Adults $27, seniors $24. Stage play based on the classic Harper Lee novel, rated PG-13. For info, call 417-358-9665.

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

This Event is open to the public.


Oct 13

Sunday in the Park: Dog Show

  • Begins at 1–2pm
  • FREE to the public/$10 per entry.  To benefit Carthage Humane Society. Register onsite 12 noon.  Registration forms available at: https://carthagechamber.com/media/downloads/Dog_show_registration_form.pdf or Carthage Chamber office, 402 S. Garrison. For more information call 417-674-1727 or 417-793-2519.

  • Event is sponsored by Carthage Humane Society

This Event is open to the public.


Oct 13

“Autumn Landscapes” Encaustic Paintings by Jodie Sutton

  • Begins at 1–5pm
  • Free and open to public, donations welcome.  Opening reception Friday, October 4th 6-8 p.m.  Unique autumn landscapes painted with colored wax.  For info, call 417-358-4404.

  • Event is sponsored by artCentral

This Event is open to the public.


Oct 13

Quilt Show

  • Begins at 1–5pm
  • Free to the public.  Enjoy beautiful local quilts. Drop-off 10/11, pick-up 10/14. For info, call 417-456-4003.

  • Event is sponsored by Oak Pointe Assisted Living & Memory Care

This Event is open to the public.


Oct 13

Sunday in the Park: Dachshund Races

  • Begins at 2–4pm
  • Free to the public/$10 per entry. To benefit Carthage Humane Society. Registration forms available at: https://carthagechamber.com/media/downloads/doxy_race_form.pdf or Carthage Chamber office, 402 S. Garrison. For more information call 417-674-1727 or 417-793-2519.

This Event is open to the public.


Oct 13

Pool Tournament

  • Begins at 3–9pm
  • 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.


Oct 13

Little Miss & Little Mister Pageants (Kindergarten - 3rd grade)

  • Begins at 3:30–5:30pm
  • FREE to the public.  $15 Registration Fee (due by Monday, September 30).  Participants must attend school in Carthage.  Registration forms available at: www.CarthageMapleLeaf.com or Carthage Chamber office, 402 S. Garrison.  For more information call 417-358-2373.

  • Event is sponsored by Mercy Hospital Carthage

This Event is open to the public.


Oct 13

Prince & Princess Pageants (grades 4-8)

  • Begins at 3:30–5:30pm
  • FREE to the public.  $15 Registration Fee (due by Monday September 30).  Participants must attend school in Carthage.  Registration forms available at: www.CarthageMapleLeaf.com or Carthage Chamber office, 402 S. Garrison.  For more information call 417-358-2373.

This Event is open to the public.


Oct 13

Sunday in the Park: Chicken Pageant

  • Begins at 4–5pm
  • FREE to the public/$10 per entry.  To benefit Moving Mountains, helping area children in need.  Registration forms available at: www.CarthageMapleLeaf.com or Carthage Chamber office, 402 S. Garrison.  For more information call 417-358-2373.

  • Event is sponsored by Race Brothers Farm & Home Supply

This Event is open to the public.


Oct 13

Queen Pageant (grades 9-12)

  • Begins at 7–9pm
  • FREE to the public.  $50 Sponsorship Fee (due by Monday September 30).  Participants must attend school in Carthage.  Cash prizes awarded.  Registration forms available at: www.CarthageMapleLeaf.com or Carthage Chamber office, 402 S. Garrison. For more information call 417-358-2373.

This Event is open to the public.


Oct 14

Monday Member Meet-up

  • Begins at 2–3pm
  • 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!


Oct 14

Leads Group One

  • Begins at 2:30–3pm
  • For info, call 417-358-2373

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


Oct 15

“Over Here & Over There: Carthage & Jasper County in World War I” Exhibit

  • Begins at 12–4pm
  • Admission by donation.  Exhibit commemorating the centennial of WWI, showcasing the experiences of those who served afar and on the homefront.  For more information, call 417-237-0456.

  • Event is sponsored by Powers Museum

This Event is open to the public.


Oct 15

Marketing/Expo Committee Meeting

  • Begins at 4–5pm
  • This committee plans the annual Business Expo & Home Show, Bowling Night, Trivia Night, Citywide Sidewalk Sale, Small Business Saturday, and various seminars and retail events throughout the year.  For info, call Neely at 417-358-2373.

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


Oct 15

Sleep Apnea Support Group

  • Begins at 6–7pm
  • 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.


Oct 15

Night of Magic & Comedy

  • Begins at 7–8:30pm
  • Advance tickets available at the Carthage Chamber office, 402 S. Garrison.  Adults $5, ages 5-12 $3, free for kids under 5 (limit 2 free admittance per paid adult).  All attendees must have a ticket to enter, limit of 10 tickets.  Only the first 800 will be admitted.  For info, call 417-358-2373.

This Event is open to the public.


Oct 16

Carnival

  • Begins at 5–10pm
  • Armbands $20 at the gate Wed & Thurs, and $25 at the gate Fri & Sat.  OR $1/ride ticket at the gate.   Enjoy more than 20 rides and attractions on a traditional carnival midway!  For more information call 417-358-2373.

This Event is open to the public.


Oct 16

Carthage Farmers’ Market

  • Begins at 7–12pm
  • Wednesdays and Saturdays, April through November.  For info, call 417-358-3579.

  • Event is sponsored by Carthage True Value Hardware

This event is open to the public.


Oct 16

Vision Carthage Committee Meeting

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

This event is open to the public.


Oct 16

Plein Air Paintout

  • Begins at 9–4pm
  • FREE to the public.  Artists take to the streets to depict our beautiful town on canvas.  This 2-day painting event will finish with a reception, art show, and sale 6-8 p.m. on Thursday.  For more information call 417-358-2707.

  • Event is sponsored by Cherry’s Custom Framing & Art Gallery

This Event is open to the public.


Oct 16

“Over Here & Over There: Carthage & Jasper County in World War I” Exhibit

  • Begins at 12–4pm
  • Admission by donation.  Exhibit commemorating the centennial of WWI, showcasing the experiences of those who served afar and on the homefront.  For more information, call 417-237-0456.

  • Event is sponsored by Powers Museum

This Event is open to the public.


Oct 16

Power of Hope Classes

  • Begins at 2–3pm
  • 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.


Oct 16

Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group

  • Begins at 4:30–5:30pm
  • 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.


Oct 16

Night of Praise

  • Begins at 7–8pm
  • FREE to the public, freewill offering taken.  To benefit Carthage Ministerial Alliance. Join us for a community celebration of God's goodness.  For more information call 417-358-3912.

This Event is open to the public.


Oct 16

Texas Hold ‘Em

  • Begins at 7–9pm
  • 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.


Oct 17

Carnival

  • Begins at 5–10pm
  • Armbands $20 at the gate Wed & Thurs, and $25 at the gate Fri & Sat.  OR $1/ride ticket at the gate.   Enjoy more than 20 rides and attractions on a traditional carnival midway!  For more information call 417-358-2373.

This Event is open to the public.


Oct 17

Carnival

  • Begins at 5–10pm
  • Armbands $20 at the gate Wed & Thurs, and $25 at the gate Fri & Sat.  OR $1/ride ticket at the gate.   Enjoy more than 20 rides and attractions on a traditional carnival midway!  For more information call 417-358-2373.

This Event is open to the public.


Oct 17

Chamber Board of Directors meeting

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

This event is open to the public.


Oct 17

Plein Air Paintout

  • Begins at 9–4pm
  • FREE to the public.  Artists take to the streets to depict our beautiful town on canvas.  This 2-day painting event will finish with a reception, art show, and sale 6-8 p.m. on Thursday.  For more information call 417-358-2707.

  • Event is sponsored by Cherry’s Custom Framing & Art Gallery

This Event is open to the public.


Oct 17

“Over Here & Over There: Carthage & Jasper County in World War I” Exhibit

  • Begins at 12–4pm
  • Admission by donation.  Exhibit commemorating the centennial of WWI, showcasing the experiences of those who served afar and on the homefront.  For more information, call 417-237-0456.

  • Event is sponsored by Powers Museum

This Event is open to the public.


Oct 17

Stroke Support Group

  • Begins at 3–4pm
  • 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.


Oct 17

$4 Enchiladas

  • Begins at 4–8pm
  • Join Carthage VFW Post 2590 for $4 Enchiladas.

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

This event is open to the public.


Oct 17

Bariatric Weight-loss Support Group

  • Begins at 5:30–6:30pm
  • 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.


Oct 17

Queen of Hearts

  • Begins at 7–9pm
  • 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.


Oct 17

Three Minutes of Fame Lip Sync Competition

  • Begins at 7–9pm
  • Doors open at 6 p.m.  $1 admission, ages 5 & under FREE.  FREE to compete.  Only 775 tickets will be available, beginning October 1. Limit of 10 tickets. Advance tickets and entry forms available at: www.CarthageMapleLeaf.com or Carthage Chamber office, 402 S. Garrison.  For more information call 417-388-0997 or 417-358-2373.

  • Event is sponsored by Grundy’s Body Shop

This Event is open to the public.


Oct 18

Carnival

  • Begins at 5–10pm
  • Armbands $20 at the gate Wed & Thurs, and $25 at the gate Fri & Sat.  OR $1/ride ticket at the gate.   Enjoy more than 20 rides and attractions on a traditional carnival midway!  For more information call 417-358-2373.

This Event is open to the public.


Oct 18

Carnival

  • Begins at 5–10pm
  • Armbands $20 at the gate Wed & Thurs, and $25 at the gate Fri & Sat.  OR $1/ride ticket at the gate.   Enjoy more than 20 rides and attractions on a traditional carnival midway!  For more information call 417-358-2373.

This Event is open to the public.


Oct 18

Carnival

  • Begins at 5–10pm
  • Armbands $20 at the gate Wed & Thurs, and $25 at the gate Fri & Sat.  OR $1/ride ticket at the gate.   Enjoy more than 20 rides and attractions on a traditional carnival midway!  For more information call 417-358-2373.

This Event is open to the public.


Oct 18

4th Annual Bake Sale & Pie Contest

  • Begins at 9:30–3pm
  • FREE to the public/$5 to compete.  Pie judging at 10 a.m.  Pie auction at 11:30 a.m.  For more information call 417-358-4741.

  • Event is sponsored by Carthage Senior Center “CAN DO”

This Event is open to the public.


Oct 18

Brats on the Square

  • Begins at 11–6pm
  • $8 includes brat, chips, drink, & cookie. Exclusive festival brat vendor!  For more information, call 417-358-2373.

  • Event is sponsored by Carthage Rotary Club

This Event is open to the public.


Oct 18

“Over Here & Over There: Carthage & Jasper County in World War I” Exhibit

  • Begins at 12–4pm
  • Admission by donation.  Exhibit commemorating the centennial of WWI, showcasing the experiences of those who served afar and on the homefront.  For more information, call 417-237-0456.

  • Event is sponsored by Powers Museum

This Event is open to the public.


Oct 18

“Autumn Landscapes” Encaustic Paintings by Jodie Sutton

  • Begins at 12–5pm
  • Free and open to public, donations welcome.  Opening reception Friday, October 4th 6-8 p.m.  Unique autumn landscapes painted with colored wax.  For info, call 417-358-4404.

  • Event is sponsored by artCentral

This Event is open to the public.


Oct 18

5K Race

  • Begins at 6–8pm
  • Registration 5 p.m., race begins 6 p.m.  Until October 3: $30 adults, $20 students under age 18.  Come enjoy the beauty of Carthage!  5K twilight race, music, food, fun, and awards at the After Party following the race.  Participation medals for the first 200 registrants. For more information call 417-358-1070.

  • Event is sponsored by Fair Acres Family YMCA

This Event is open to the public.


Oct 18

Cruise Night

  • Begins at 6–9pm
  • FREE to enter/FREE to the public.  Cruise-in on the square with live entertainment. For more information call 417-825-6773.

  • Event is sponsored by Maple Leaf Car Show Committee

This Event is open to the public.


Oct 19

Carnival

  • Begins at 5–10pm
  • Armbands $20 at the gate Wed & Thurs, and $25 at the gate Fri & Sat.  OR $1/ride ticket at the gate.   Enjoy more than 20 rides and attractions on a traditional carnival midway!  For more information call 417-358-2373.

This Event is open to the public.


Oct 19

Carnival

  • Begins at 5–10pm
  • Armbands $20 at the gate Wed & Thurs, and $25 at the gate Fri & Sat.  OR $1/ride ticket at the gate.   Enjoy more than 20 rides and attractions on a traditional carnival midway!  For more information call 417-358-2373.

This Event is open to the public.


Oct 19

Pancake Feed

  • Begins at 6–11am
  • $5 adults, $2 ages 8 & under.  All-you-can-eat pancake and sausage breakfast, prepared and served to you by your local firefighters and helpers.  For more information call 417-237-7100.

  • Event is sponsored by City of Carthage

This Event is open to the public.


Oct 19

Carthage Farmers’ Market

  • Begins at 7–12pm
  • Wednesdays and Saturdays, April through November.  For info, call 417-358-3579.

  • Event is sponsored by Carthage True Value Hardware

This event is open to the public.


Oct 19

38th Annual Car Show

  • Begins at 8–5pm
  • FREE to the public, $10 pre-register until 10/1 or $15 at the gate.  26 vehicle classes with 3 trophies per class, plus automotive swap meet, food vendors, and inflatables for the kids.  Entry forms available at: www.CarthageMapleLeaf.com or Carthage Chamber office, 402 S. Garrison.  For more information call 417-825-6773.

  • Event is sponsored by Maple Leaf Car Show Committee

This Event is open to the public.


Oct 19

Kids’ Corner

  • Begins at 8–5pm
  • Activities for adults and children of all ages including inflatables, games, and more!  For more information call 417-358-2373.

This Event is open to the public.


Oct 19

Art & Craft Show and Food & Concessions

  • Begins at 8–5pm
  • Vendor applications available at: www.CarthageMapleLeaf.com or Carthage Chamber office, 402 S. Garrison.  For more information call 417-358-2373.

This Event is open to the public.


Oct 19

53rd Annual Maple Leaf Festival P A R A D E

  • Begins at 9–12pm
  • Entry forms at www.CarthageMapleLeaf.com or Carthage Chamber office, 402 S. Garrison.  Traditional floats compete for Sweepstakes Award, Artistic Achievement, Community Image, Special Recognition, and Chamber’s Choice.  Firm deadline to enter September 30.  For more information, call 417-358-2373.

This Event is open to the public.


Oct 19

Tractor Show

  • Begins at 9–3pm
  • FREE to enter/FREE to the public.  A collection of antique and vintage tractors and equipment.  For more information call 417-793-3700.

  • Event is sponsored by Race Brothers Farm & Home Supply

This Event is open to the public.


Oct 19

Brats on the Square

  • Begins at 11–2pm
  • $8 includes brat, chips, drink, & cookie. Exclusive festival brat vendor!  For more information, call 417-358-2373.

  • Event is sponsored by Carthage Rotary Club

This Event is open to the public.


Oct 19

Live Music on the Square

  • Begins at 11–5pm
  • FREE to the public.  After the parade, enjoy local musicians performing live on the Carthage Square!  For more information call 417-837-9701.

  • Event is sponsored by The Maple Leaf Music Company, LLC

This Event is open to the public.


Oct 19

“Over Here & Over There: Carthage & Jasper County in World War I” Exhibit

  • Begins at 12–4pm
  • Admission by donation.  Exhibit commemorating the centennial of WWI, showcasing the experiences of those who served afar and on the homefront.  For more information, call 417-237-0456.

  • Event is sponsored by Powers Museum

This Event is open to the public.


Oct 19

“Autumn Landscapes” Encaustic Paintings by Jodie Sutton

  • Begins at 12–5pm
  • Free and open to public, donations welcome.  Opening reception Friday, October 4th 6-8 p.m.  Unique autumn landscapes painted with colored wax.  For info, call 417-358-4404.

  • Event is sponsored by artCentral

This Event is open to the public.


Oct 19

54th Annual Marching Band Festival

  • Begins at 12–10pm
  • $8 adults/$5 students.  Preliminary Field Show Competition begins at approximately 12 noon.  Finals Competition begins at approximately 6:30 p.m.  For more information call 417-359-7020.

  • Event is sponsored by Carthage R-9 School District

This Event is open to the public.


Oct 19

Carnival

  • Begins at 12–10pm
  • Armbands $20 at the gate Wed & Thurs, and $25 at the gate Fri & Sat.  OR $1/ride ticket at the gate.   Enjoy more than 20 rides and attractions on a traditional carnival midway!  For more information call 417-358-2373.

This Event is open to the public.


Oct 19

Night of Pool

  • Begins at 3–12am
  • 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.


Oct 19

Candlelight Yoga w/Chocolate & Cheese

  • Begins at 7–8pm
  • Fee $12/person, two $20. Wine sharing 8 p.m.  For info, call 417-437-2389.

  • Event is sponsored by Yoga 4U

This event is open to the public.


Oct 19

“All Years” CSHS Reunion Dance

  • Begins at 7–11pm
  • $10 per person. Open to all Carthage Senior High School graduates. Save 50% by pre-registering. Hot dogs, snacks, and soda available for purchase. For more information call 816-217-0665.

This Event is open to the public.