7th Annual Turkey Trot to benefit Circles
Nov
22
7:30 AM07:30

7th Annual Turkey Trot to benefit Circles

As much a Thanksgiving tradition as parades and football games, the downtown Joplin Turkey Trot is gearing up for the seventh consecutive year! And once again this year, Circles of Joplin will be the benefitting charity!

The Turkey Trot is a fully certified 5K (and one mile fun run) and it’s not too early to register! Information can be found at https://localraces.com/starlitrunning/7th-annual-joplin-turkey-trot

And watch this space for more information once we get closer to Trot time!

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Oct
18
6:00 PM18:00

What you need to know regarding medical debt

You’ve probably heard the horror stories; one false move or serious diagnosis and your medical debt could totally skyrocket. This week, Freeman Hospital’s Mandy Maghe will discuss navigating through medical debt. This is one of those truly “not-to-be-missed” presentations. And if you’re new to Circles, this would be a great week to come see what all the excitement is about.

To entice you even further, Liberty Utilities will be providing dinner!

We hope to see you at 6 pm Thursday evening, October 18th at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church.

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Oct
12
6:00 PM18:00

God's Resort Dedication

The staff and residents of God’s Resort in Joplin are great friends to us at Circles and we’re excited to pass on some information on a true milestone in the history of their facility! Join in on the celebration of “What’s New and Good at God’s Resort” Friday, October 12th at 6 pm, Saturday, October 13th at 10 am, and Sunday, October 14th at 2 pm. Their new Five-Plex will be dedicated at the God’s Resort Community Center, 1501 S. Pearl at each of those days and times.

RSVPs would be appreciated by phone at 417-553-4080 or email jenny@godsresortjoplin.org

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Oct
4
6:00 PM18:00

Leader / Ally Night & Free Flu Shots!

Leaders and Allies will be meeting up this Thursday at Circles. If you’ve been wondering what all of this Circles stuff you’ve been hearing about is, this Thursday will be a great time to dip your toe in the Circles water. Leader/Ally pairs will be tracking their progress to make sure they stay up to date in each other’s lives.

Also this Thursday, get your flu shot so you can stay healthy through the holidays. Circles will be providing flu shots at the very affordable price of nothing. That’s right, get inoculated for free!

But wait! There’s more! Dinner will be served (also for free) between 6 and 6:30!

So let’s add all of this up: Leader/Ally night + Free Dinner + Free Flu Shots = a Circles experience you really shouldn’t miss!

See you this Thursday at 6 at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church on west 26th in Joplin.

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Sep
20
6:00 PM18:00

Tell Your Story

Due to popular demand, J.J. Spurlin is back this week to show our Leaders and Allies how best to “tell their stories.” Everybody has a story to tell and that may be particularly true for Circles folks. Learn how to use your own story to make a difference in the world.

Of course if you’d like to come investigate this “Circles” thing that everyone is talking about, feel free to drop by St. Paul’s United Methodist church this Thursday, September 20th. Dinner will be provided by MaMa JJ’s so you know you’re going to get some delicious eats before J.J. shares his own story.

And training will be continuing for our Class 8 Leaders.

6pm. St. Paul’s United Methodist Church on west 26th. Hope to see you there!

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Sep
6
6:00 PM18:00

Leader / Ally Night

It's Leader / Ally night at Circles! Matched "Circles" will have the opportunity to meet together after a delicious dinner provided by The Light Church. SMART goals and other items of circular note will be discussed.

Meanwhile, Circles Class 8 will continue their training.

See you at 6 pm Thursday at St. Paul's United Methodist Church!

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Aug
30
6:00 PM18:00

FAMILY FUN NIGHT

We've been gifted with an extra Thursday in August so we'll put that day to good use with another Circles Family Fun Night! Games and prizes galore will be on hand this last Thursday in August and we'd love to see past classmates along with our current Circles classes. Go ahead and put August 30th on your calendar for the next Circles Family Fun Night!

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Aug
23
6:00 PM18:00

BIG VIEW

Put a couple of hours aside Thursday evening August 23rd as Circles of Joplin hosts "Big View." An amazing roster of guests ave committed to attend to answer your questions about job training, job readiness, wages, job development and much more.

Representatives of industry, utilities, health care, education, banking and more will convene at St. Paul's United Methodist Church prepared to tell you what you need to know to help build a stronger workforce in southwest Missouri! 

This very special Circles event is designed to help leaders, allies, and local employers network together to realize the "Big Views" for today and the future.

"Big View" will encompass our regular Circles Thursday evening meetings from 6pm until 8pm. If you've ever wondered what all the talk about "Circles" is about, "Big View" would be an excellent time to investigate. Hope to see you there!

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Aug
16
6:00 PM18:00

How to say "no."

Ever bought something you didn't want or need because the salesperson doesn't like hearing the words "No, thank you?" This Thursday evening at Circles, you'll learn how to stand up for yourself when high pressure sales people have you in their sights.

Of course you won't want to say "no" to the delicious spaghetti dinner provided by the Freeman Health System Team!

It all starts at 6pm, Thursday, August 16th at St. Paul's United Methodist Church. Hope to see you there!

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Aug
4
8:00 AM08:00

Elks Breakfast!

Once again the renowned breakfast chefs at the Elks Lodge will get your weekend off to a delicious start with all proceeds going to Circles. They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Well it's certainly the most important meal of OUR day today! 

And to accompany your feast, Crystal Hope will be performing live at the Elks Club!

So plan on spending your morning at 1802 West 26th in Joplin, have a hearty breakfast and know you're helping Circles!

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Jul
19
10:00 AM10:00

Give Joplin Day!

Circles of Joplin, along with 21 other local agencies, are proud to be a part of Give Joplin Day. This is an opportunity to donate to your favorite local charity so that their essential programs can continue to be funded.

Circles' Give Joplin Day page is now up at https://causemomentum.org/projects/eliminating-poverty-in-joplin and we would love to see as much activity as possible during the event!

Give Joplin Day is an annual event hosted by the Joplin Regional Community Foundation, a subsidiary of the Community Foundation of the Ozarks (CFO). CFO representatives and local coordinators for Give Joplin Day will be on site at Joplin's Panera Bread from 10am to 6pm on the day of the event, Thursday, July 19th. Feel free to drop in at Panera during those hours to visit with them. Also, keep your eyes and ears on the local media as a number of TV and radio stations along with print publications are planning on reporting from Panera on Give Joplin Day!

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Jun
16
7:00 AM07:00

JoMo Break The Cycle Ride

Circles of Joplin is once again honored to be the recipient of this year's JoMo Break The Cycle ride at Missouri Southern State University. The ride is this Saturday morning at MSSU and registration is still open!

For registration details, click on https://localraces.com/jomo-adventures/break-the-cycle

Facebook link for Break The Cycle 2018: https://www.facebook.com/events/345995062538368/

20 mile cycling route link: Break the Cycle 2018 20 Mile

46 mile cycling route link: Break The Cycle 2018 46 Miles

63 mile cycling route link: Break the Cycle 2018 63 miles

You can even support the riders with a $10 Fan Ticket! That gets you in for all the fun, including live music from Epic, hot dogs, bratwurst, pulled pork and more, even kid's games! Howie from New Life Radio 105.3 will be broadcasting live. Come out to MSSU this Saturday morning and be a part of a fantastic Joplin tradition!

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May
24
6:00 PM18:00

Class 7 Graduation

Congratulations Circles Class 7

A very special night as we honored the graduates of Circles Class 7.  We're so proud of the journey our graduates have taken and we want to share our success stories with the world!

Circles had some great coverage of our graduation as well and we want to thank the local media for coming out!

Check out the stories:

http://www.koamtv.com/clip/14374262/circles-graduation-10pm-5-24

http://www.fourstateshomepage.com/news/joplin-circles-holds-graduation-tonight/1197633106

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Mar
22
6:00 PM18:00

Dream Boards

After a hearty baked potato bar provided by the Joplin Area Young Professionals Network Team, Circle Leaders will start reaching for the stars as they make their own Dream Boards! 

This week we will break into small groups to work on building our Dream Boards. Please bring any photos, magazines, or other items you want to use to build your board. 

We will provide poster boards, markers, and glue…the rest is up to you! 

Class 7 will join Scott & Barbie to continue their training

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Jan
6
8:00 AM08:00

Joplin Elks & JOMO Adventures Serve Breakfast for Circles

You know how your mother always said "breakfast is the most important meal of the day?" Well far be it from us to argue against Mom! 

This Saturday January 6, the Joplin Elks Lodge will be hosting a benefit breakfast for JOMO Adventures, LLC.  JOMO Adventures will be using the funds raised to support a one-day charity bicycle ride in June that will benefit Circles of Joplin. 

Please join us at 1802 W 26th St., Joplin, MO from 8:00-10:00 and support Circles/JOMO Adventures. The breakfast is $8 with 100% of the proceed donated to our cause. And why not treat mom to breakfast while you're at it? After all, she was the one with all the great advice!

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Dec
28
6:00 PM18:00

Circles Weekly Community Meeting

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The annual Circles "Old Fashioned Christmas Party" was Thursday evening, December 28th at Scott Vorhees' "No Excuses" gym! Santa Vorhees gifted the Circles Leaders and Allies with the run of the place and a fantastic time was had by all! After a festive potluck dinner, the group enjoyed a white elephant gift exchange, charades, and a wild game of Pictionary (we're still not sure what Chandice Horine was drawing but some of the guesses included a porpoise and a fried egg). Everybody took a break so we could get a picture of some happy parents and children.

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