Area events for Thursday, March 26

Kiwanis Club
Pittsburg Kiwanis Club will meet at noon in dePaul Hall, Mt. Carmel Regional Medical Center.
A representative from Seasons Garden Center will talk about preparing planting beds for spring. Sharon Barone will give the invocation, and Ed Wirthwein will serve as greeter.

TOPS No. KS 884
TOPS No. KS 884 will meet at 9 a.m. at the Knights of Columbus Towers.

Local 14, United Mine Workers District 12, will meet at 1:30 p.m. at the Pittsburg American Legion Post No. 64, 2815 N. Joplin. The meeting will be open to all UMWA members.

Frontenac bingo
Frontenac American Legion will sponsor bingo, open to the public, every Thursday at the Frontenac Senior Citizens Center.
Doors will open at 5 p.m., and play starts at 6;30 p.m. A total of 16 games are played, and the evening usually ends about 8:30 p.m.

Overeaters Anonymous
Overeaters Anonymous will meet at 7 p.m. every Thursday at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church.

Legion birthday
Benjamin A. Fuller American Legion Post 64 will celebrate the 90th birthday of the American Legion with a membership awards program, cake and coffee from 6  to 7 p.m. at the post home, 2815 N. Joplin.

PSU poetry reading
Poet Annie Finch will present a free public reading at 8 p.m. in the Governor’s Room, Overman Student Center, Pittsburg State University.
The reading is being sponsored by the PSU Distinguished Visiting Writers Series, Student Fee Council, Office of Student Diversity and the PSU Women’s Studies Program.
Finch is an English professor at the University of Southern Maine and director of the Stonecoast low-residency master of fine arts program in creative writing. She is the author of four books of poetry, “The Encyclopedia of Scotland,” “”Eve,” “Calendars” and the forthcoming “Among the Goddesses: An Epic and Libretto.” She has also written or edited nine books about poetry, most recently “The Body of Poetry: Essays on Women, Form and the Poetic Self.”
A reception will follow the reading in the Heritage Room.