The VFW Post #4207 Ladies Auxiliary will host a luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on July 20. The menu will include pork steak, twice-baked potato, vegetable, salad, dessert, tea and coffee. The cost is $6. The post is located west of Monett on Highway 60.
Kings Prairie Special Road District commissioners will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 21 at Grant's Restaurant in Monett.
A benefit cruise-in will be held for Mary Wilson from 5 to 9 p.m. on July 23 at the EFCO south parking lot in Monett, located next to Save-A-Lot. There will be a drawing, 50/50 pot, grilled hot dogs and hamburgers. All proceeds go toward medical expenses for Mary Wilson.
A workshop on using Missouri's native plants will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 26 at the Southwest Area Career Center amphitheater in Monett. Jeff Cantrell, a local naturalist, will be the speaker. The workshop is free to the public. For more information, call Tamra Sunby at 235-7022.
The Pierce City Farmers Market will continue to be open through the month of September from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. The market is located on the corner of Highways 37 and 97. For more information, call Polly McCrillis at 669-5146.
Monett Mighty Mites Football and Cheerleader sign-ups for the 2011 season will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday, July 15 and 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, July 16 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Monett, located at Seventh and Cale Streets. The programs are open to children in third through sixth grades. Sign-up fee is $50 for the first child and $40 for each additional child. Parents are asked to bring a copy of the child's birth certificate to the sign-up, and players are required to have a current physical. For more information, call 235-9700 or 669-5546.
The Monett High School Class of 1981 will be holding its 30-year class reunion Sept. 2 through Sept. 4. Dinner will be held at Freistatt on Saturday, Sept. 3. All classmates, from kindergarten to high school, are invited to attend. For more information, call Sarah Witt at 236-9455.
The annual Kings Prairie Music Festival will be held on Saturday, Aug. 13 at the old Kings Prairie school house, located across from the Liberty Methodist Church on Farm Road 2015. The food service will begin at 4 p.m., and music will start at 6 p.m. The event is free. No alcohol is permitted on the grounds. For more information, call Nancy Dotson at 417-442-7910.
George A. Spiva Center for the Arts in Joplin is seeking recovered tornado artifacts that people are willing to loan for an exhibit reflecting experiences from the storm. Items may be brought to the center from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sundays. Each item should have contact information attached, and Spiva will contact participants to arrange an interview for the videotaped portion of the project. For more information, call Shaun Conroy at 417-623-0183.