The final midweek Lenten service will be held at 12:05 p.m. on Wednesday, April 4 at Chapel of Grace Church, located on Highway 60, west of Monett. Rev. Jeff Robertson will be preaching. The host church will be serving lunch and host pastor is Rev. Jimmie Copley.
The Monett Senior Center will host a bake sale fundraiser from 8 to 11 a.m. on Friday, April 6 at Walmart in Monett.
"Night with the Stars" dinner, dance and auction will be held on Saturday, April 14 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Monett. A social and a silent auction will begin at 5:30 p.m. and the meal will be served at 6 p.m. Tickets are $40 per couple or $20 for one. Proceeds will benefit St. Lawrence Catholic School.
The VFW Ladies Auxiliary #4207 will host a game night fundraiser from 1 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, April 15 at the VFW Post home banquet room, located west of Monett on Highway 60. Proceeds will go toward the LAVFW District #7 Department Line Officers Fund and Auxiliary #4207.
The Mt. Vernon Branch Library, located at 206 W. Water St., will host a green cleaning at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 5. The event will offer free recipes for making homemade cleaners and there will be free laundry soap samples. For more information, call 417-466-2921.
A storm spotter and weather awareness education class will be presented by National Weather Service at 6:30 p.m. on April 5 at The MARC, 822 W. Mt. Vernon Blvd. in Mt. Vernon. The public is invited and admission is free.
Friday night mixed golf league will begin league play on Friday, April 6. Tee-off time is 5:30 p.m., weather permitting. All members and players interested in playing in the league are invited to join. For more information, call 235-5331.
OACAC Head Start is accepting enrollment applications for its program beginning in September. Families who meet income guidelines and whose children will be age 3 or 4 before Aug. 1 are eligible to apply. For more information, call 235-3911 or 235-8779.
The Aurora United Methodist Men will hold the annual pancake day from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 7 at the Aurora United Methodist Church, located at 1211 Carnation Dr. The menu includes pancakes, sausage or bacon, coffee and milk. Tickets can be purchased early at the church for $3.50 or at the door for $4.
The Monett Water Thrashers are looking for swimmers ages 5 to 18. Those interested need to be strong swimmers, be able to swim one length of the pool unassisted and be able to pass the red-zone swim test in the deep end of the pool. For more information on practice times, swim meets or fees, visit www.waterthrashers.com or e-mail email@example.com.