Open House – Tuesday, April 2nd from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. for The Grounds Guys at our Chamber Office at 216 W. Spring. There will be food, drinks and prizes! This will be a great opportunity to learn about their Landscape Management business, see their equipment and welcome them to our Membership and Business Community!
Neosho’s City-Wide Garage Sale – Friday and Saturday, April 5th & 6th. Don’t forget to register your address at www.neoshocc.com and place your classified ad at the Neosho Daily News located at 1006 W. Harmony. Please place this event on your marquee and welcome “garage sale hunters” to our community!
First Friday Coffee – Friday, April 5th from 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. at Boulevard Bank at their Downtown location at 111 E. Main. Hope to see you there!
Crowder College – 50th Anniversary Celebration
Crowder College invites you to attend their 50th Anniversary Celebration on Tuesday, April 2nd at 11:30 a.m. Please check-in between 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. in the Farber Building Lobby. Find out how Crowder College came to be, meet old friends, enjoy some good food, catch a softball or baseball game and see how the campus has grown and find out what programs Crowder has to offer! RSVP to email@example.com or call 455-5540.
YMCA Hosts Staff Social Sampler
The Neosho Freeman Family YMCA will host their first Staff Social Sampler on Thursday, April 4th from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the home of Shannon and Missy Christal, located at 18080 Hereford, Neosho. Food and drinks will be provided by the YMCA staff to help raise funds for the 2013 Strong Kids Campaign. The Sampler is a casual and come and go event and the Y encourages adults 21 and up to attend. Ticket prices are $25 a person and can be purchased at the Y or on the Y’s website www.ymcaswmo.org under upcoming events.
May Day Mom
The 25th Annual May Day Mom Contest is an essay contest open to all Neosho R-5 2nd & 3rd graders. The winner and her child will be honored the Friday before Mother’s Day. They will be escorted around town in a chauffeur-driven limousine provided by Clark Funeral Home to collect their prizes. Businesses who would like to participate by donating a gift for this year’s May Day Mom should complete and return a response form or call the Chamber by April 24th. Participating merchants to date are: Beck Floral & Gifts, Dr. Fly’s Salon, McDonalds of Neosho, Mitchell’s Downtown Drug Store, Neosho Beauty College, Neosho Gifts Etcetera, Peking Garden, Sexton Photography & Tuxedos & The News-Dispatch, Spee Dee Lube, and WXY Sporting Goods.
Sam’s Club – Partner Membership Program Open House
Sam’s Club invites you to their Partner Membership Program Open House on Saturday, April 13th and Sunday, April 14th from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Heartland Workforce Summit
The Workforce Investment Board will host the Heartland Workforce Summit on Tuesday, April 16th from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Joplin Family Workshop Center at 5290 E. 7th – Joplin. The Summit will explore current and future trends in the areas of human resources, workforce development, economic development and education. Registration fee – $25. For more information, visit www.workforcesummit.net.
Business After Hours
Red Carpet Real Estate and Oriental House will co-sponsor our next Business After Hours on Thursday, April 18th from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Red Carpet Real Estate. This will be a members-only come and go social hour. Be watching for your invitation. Make plans to attend!
“Eggs & Issues” Legislative Brunch
The Webb City Chamber of Commerce will host an “Eggs & Issues” Legislative Brunch on Friday, April 19th at 10:15 a.m. at the Route 66 Events Center at 21 South Webb St. – Webb City. Cost is $10.00. RSVP to (417) 673-1154 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
3rd Annual Bright Futures Golf Tournament
The 3rd Annual Bright Futures Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, April 19th at 9:00 a.m. at the Neosho Golf Course. $200 per team (4 man scramble) includes greens and cart fee, breakfast, lunch, participant bags and cash prizes. The rain date is April 26th. Hole Sponsorships available – please contact Shauna Norris at email@example.com and/or Barb Lake at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Crowder College Music and Theatre invites you to their performance of “Grease” April 18th – 20th, 7:30 nightly with a 2:00 p.m. Saturday matinee. General Admission – $10, Crowder Staff – $6, Crowder Students – $6, Senior Citizens – $7. For more information, call 455-5470.
Community Hope Conference
The Alliance of Southwest Missouri invites you to attend their Community Hope Conference on Friday, April 19th at the Joplin Holiday Inn. Family Violence and Child Abuse Prevention. Keynote speaker will be Colleen Coble. For more information, workshop descriptions and to register, visit www.theallianceofswmo.org.
Neosho National Fish Hatchery Open House
The Neosho National Fish Hatchery will host their annual Open House on Sunday, April 21st from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Cookies and coffee will be served at 9:00 a.m. and hot dogs served at noon. The Missouri Conservation Department will be giving away free trees. Live music will be provided along with conservation and naturalist exhibitors such as reptiles, bee charmers, herbalists, etc.
Neosho’s Dogwood Tour will be Sunday, April 21st. Tour maps and dogwood information will be available at the Rotary tent, at the Neosho High School from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
R-5 Foundation Banquet
The Neosho R-5 School District Charitable Foundation’s Excellence in Education Banquet will be held on Thursday, April 25th at 6:30 p.m. at the Neosho High School Cafeteria. Tickets are $40 per person, $320 for a table of eight. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Tonya Patterson at 451-8600.
Herman Jaeger Festival
The Neosho Arts Council invites you to their Herman Jaeger Festival April 26th – May 5th. There will be a lot of activities happening! The “Herman Jaeger, Master of the Vineyard” Exhibit will be at The Civic from April 26th – May 4th from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. – free and open to the public. The 4th Annual ArtSquared Spring Art Show & Sale will be Friday, May 3rd from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. & Saturday, May 4th from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at The Civic. Boulevard Bank is hosting the Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest on Saturday, May 4th from 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. There will be a Jaegerfest Music Celebration on Saturday, May 4th at 7:00 p.m. at The Civic.
Art in the Park
The George Washington Carver National Monument will host Art in the Park on Saturday, April 27th from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Artists will conduct art workshops throughout the day. A “budding artists” area will feature natural dyes, painting color swatches and other children’s art activities. At 11:00 a.m. guest artist Lowell Davis from Carthage will provide a special presentation. Plan to attend this fun-filled day and be inspired by the beauty of nature captured in the artwork.
4th Annual Evening of Jazz
Crowder College Foundation will host an Evening of Jazz on Tuesday, April 30th at The Civic. 6:00 p.m. – pre-event mixer; 6:30 p.m. – performances by Neosho High and McDonald County High Jazz Bands, 7:15 p.m. – Jazz performance by Crowder Jazz Orchestra. Table seating is available for the pre-event mixer complete with wine, hors d’oeuvres and floor seating during the concert. Each table seats 8 and is available for $250 (or $30 per seat). General admission for balcony seating is $5. For more information, call 455-5646 or email@example.com.
Family Fun Fest
The Neosho Freeman Family YMCA is hosting its first ever Family Fun Fest on Thursday, May 2nd from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Y, located at 4701 Chouteau. This is a free community event that will also take place the same night as their Women’s Only 5K race. The Y is looking for local businesses to provide an active game or booth to run, volunteers to work the Y’s games or to donate food such as hotdogs or hamburgers. If you are interested in providing a game, please email Johanna Rowe, firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Friday, April 12th.
Safe Kids Day
The Newton County Health Department & the Alliance of Southwest Missouri will hold the annual “Safe Kids Day” event on Friday, May 3rd from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. on the Health Department parking lot at 812 W. Harmony. Parents will be able to get their children’s fingerprints & a photo id. There will be safety demonstrations, kid’s games, activities and lots of prizes & freebies. A $1.00 donation is requested for the photo id but there is no charge for most of the activities. Any business or organization that would like to participate may call the Newton County Health Department at 451-3743.
Car & Bike Cruise Night
Our Downtown Events Committee has scheduled their 6th Annual Car & Bike Cruise Night to be held on Saturday, May 4th from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Neosho’s Historic Downtown Square. There will be cars, bikes, music, food and fun for all! There is no registration fee.
Neosho R-5 School District Character Education Program
The April Character Word for the Neosho R-5 School District Character Word of the Month is: “Perseverance” – Continuing to do the right thing even though others may not; to press toward a goal even in difficult times. Please incorporate this in your business and place it on your marquee. Let’s show our Wildcat support!!