Pancake fundraiser

A pancake fundraiser will be held from 8 to 10 a.m. at Applebee’s, with pancakes available for $5.

Pancake fundraiser
A pancake fundraiser will be held from 8 to 10 a.m. at Applebee’s, with pancakes available for $5.

Proceeds will go to the community garden near the First Christian Church. Much of the produce from the garden is donated to the Wesley House food pantry.

Book sale
Friends of the Pittsburg Public Library will have a book sale, open to the public, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the PPL meeting room.

Items in the sale will include books for adults, young adults and children, including fiction, nonfiction, history, romance, cookbooks and westerns. Prices will be $1 for hardcover books and 50 cents for paperbacks.

A complete set of World Art Encyclopedias and the complete works of Charles Dickens will also be in the sale. These are specially priced and will be sold only as complete sets.

The Friends organization uses proceeds from its fundraisers to purchase library materials and sponsor a variety of library programs throughout the year, including summer reading programs. Anyone needing additional information may call the library at 231-8110.

Collectors show
CARTHAGE, Mo. — Barton-Jasper County Collectors Association will sponsor its 20th annual spring coin, stamp, postcards, sportscard, Beanie Babies, Hot Wheel collectibles show from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Carthage, Mo., Memorial Hall.

Dealers from Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas will offer 54 tables of collectibles.

Admission to the show is free. Food will be available on the premises.

Spaghetti dinner
ARMA — Arma American Legion Post 182 will serve a spaghetti dinner, open to the public, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Menu will feature spaghetti with meatballs, tossed salad, garlic bread and dessert. Carry-outs will be available. Cost will be a $6 donation, with children 6 and younger eating free.

Cherokee dinner
CHEROKEE — Cherokee American Legion Post 35 will serve a dinner from 5 to 7 p.m.

Menu will feature smoked chicken, potato salad, baked beans, dessert and coffee or tea. Cost will be a $7 donation. Carry-outs will be available, and anyone wishing to order in advance may call 620-457-8581.

FCA rally
Fellowship of Christian Athletes will sponsor Crawford County FCA Rally 2012 at 7:30 p.m. in the Pittsburg Memorial Auditorium.

The rally will feature special music by “Awakening” and a talk by Brian Holman, former Major League baseball pitcher. After playing with the Montreal Expos, Seattle Mariners and Cincinnati Reds, he was forced to retire because of an arm injury.

Now a motivational speaker, he appears at churches, youth/family and men’s outreach conferences, sports awards banquets and corporate events across the United States and Canada.

The rally will be open free to all ages.