May 28th, 2018

Spotlight on Carthage (Weekly) - May 28, 2018

Spotlight on Carthage (Weekly edition) - Week of May 28, 2018
All events are subject to delays or cancellations. Call ahead to confirm.
Spotlight Event
Chamber 101
Member Academy
Wednesday, May 30
9 a.m. ▪ 402 S. Garrison
The Carthage Chamber is proud to present our Chamber 101 Member Academy this Wednesday, May 30 at 9 a.m. The presentation will be a one-hour spotlight focused on all that your Chamber membership has to offer you, whether you’ve been a member for a week or ten years.  Bring your whole staff. Refreshments and materials provided. Due to limited space and materials provided, please RSVP to Neely at 358-2373 or

Maple Leaf News

2018 Calendar of Events is now ONLINE!
Mark your calendar now for all the fun of the 52nd Annual Maple Leaf Festival!  Visit and click on “Calendar of Events”.  With new and expanded events, this year’s Maple Leaf Festival will offer something for everyone! For info, contact Mary Jo at 417 358 2373 or

Upcoming Chamber Events
May 30 ▪ Chamber 101
9 a.m. ▪ Chamber office, 402 S. Garrison
For info, contact Neely at 358 2373 or

Jun 1 ▪ Chamber Birthday & Community “Thank You” Party
11 a.m.-1 p.m. ▪ Chamber office, 402 S. Garrison
For info, contact Neely at 358 2373 or

Upcoming Member Events
Through Jun 1 ▪ Doug Hall Exhibition
Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. (except holidays) ▪ Crowder College Longwell Museum, 601 Laclede, Neosho
Free and open to the public.  Artist reception May 12 from 1-4 p.m.  For info, call 417-455-5540.

May 30 & Jun 2 ▪ Carthage Farmers’ Market
Opens 7:30 a.m. ▪ north side of Carthage square
Wed & Sat, April-October weather permitting.  Coordinated by Carthage True Value Hardware.  For info, call 417 358-3579.

May 30 ▪ Summer Reading Program Kick-off “Libraries Rock!”
10 a.m. & 3 p.m. ▪ Memorial Hall, 407 S. Garrison
Free and open to the public.  All ages welcome.  Live animal show “Born to be Wild!”.  Sponsored by Carthage Public Library.  For info, call 417 237-7040.

Jun 1 & 2 ▪ Secure Paper Shredding & Recycling
Fri 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat 8-11 a.m. ▪ Innovative Industries/Infoguard Professionals, 421 W. Centennial
Free and open to the public.  Sponsored by Harry S Truman Coordinating Council, Region M Solid Waste, and MO Dept of Natural Resources.  For info, call 417-649-6400 x302.

Jun 1-Jul 29 ▪ Annual Membership Mixed Media Exhibition
Fri & Sat 12-5 p.m., Sun 1-5 p.m. ▪ artCentral, 1110 E. 13th St. 
Free and open to the public, donations welcome.  Underwritten by McCune-Brooks Healthcare Foundation.  Opening reception picnic 6/1 6-8 p.m.  For info, call 417 358-4404.

Jun 1 ▪ First Friday Gospel Singing
6:30 p.m. ▪ Fairview Christian Church, 2320 Grand Ave.
Free and open to the public.  Featuring Crawford & Co. International.  For info, call 417-529-9569.

Jun 1-3 ▪ “Jeeves at Sea” Comedy
Fri & Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. ▪ Crowder College Theatre, 601 Laclede 
Adults $8, students $5.  For info, call 417 455-5540.

Jun 2 ▪ Route 66 Mother Road Bicycle Tour (15, 30, 45, 66, 100 mi.)
7 a.m. ▪ start at L&P Corporate, No. 1 Leggett Rd.
Starting at $30, children under 12 free w/paid adult.  To benefit Joplin Trails Coalition.  For info, visit

Jun 2 ▪ Walk with a Doc
9 a.m. ▪ Mercy Hospital Joplin, 100 Mercy Way
Free and open to the public.  For info, call 417-556-2260.

Jun 2 ▪ Indoor Market Place “Trinkets to Treasures to Whatnots”
9 a.m.-5 p.m. ▪ First Presbyterian Church, 115 W. Chestnut
Open to the public.  Booth space available.  For info, call 417-358-2341.

Jun 2 ▪ Carthage Relay for Life 2018 “Passport of Hope”
2 p.m.-12 midnight ▪ Central Park, 714 S. Garrison
Free and open to the public.  To benefit American Cancer Society.  For info, call 417-447-1472.

Jun 2 ▪ “Rhythm & Brews: Forty Years of Excellence Tour”
6 p.m.-12 midnight ▪ Wilder’s Event Center, 1208 S. Main, Joplin
Tickets $40/person.  To benefit Community Support Services of MO.  For info, call 417-624-4515.

Chamber members, if your Event is missing from this list, email Mary Jo at!

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*Cancellations will be refunded ONLY IF cancellation is received more than 24 hours before start of event. Substitutions are allowed.

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