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Citizens Memorial Hospital and CMH Behavioral Health will host a free parenting class  from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, in CMH Community Room 3, 1500 N. Oakland Ave., Bolivar.

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Polk County Humane Society will host a pancake breakfast fundraiser from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday, July 21, at the Bolivar Elks Lodge, 1990 W. Broadway St.

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District 9 Cherokee of Arkansas and Missouri Tribe will meet at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 21, at The Library Center Auditorium Room, 4653 S. Campbell Ave., Springfield.

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The Bolivar High School Class of 1963 will meet for its annual get-together on Saturday, July 21, at Smith’s Restaurant, Bolivar. The event will be from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Polk County Artist Association’s next regular monthly meeting is set for 10 a.m. Saturday, July 28, at the Art Sync Gallery in Bolivar.

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Horses of Hope in Buffalo is now offering a new program, HOPE for Heroes, which offers free sessions to Wounded Warrior Project alumni.

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University of Missouri Extension of Barton County will host an alfalfa workshop from 4 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 24, at the Extension Center in Lamar, 801 East 12th St.

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The 18th annual Karen Kjar Memorial Golf Tournament Saturday, July 14, at the golf course in Buffalo will benefit the Carrie J. Babb Cancer Center at Citizens Memorial Health Center. The Karen Kjar Memorial Golf Course is at 90 Golf Course Road in Buffalo.

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Five to 10 percent of dairy farms close each year, in part because of a lack of skilled laborers, says University of Missouri Extension dairy specialist Ted Probert. To help the dairy industry survive, a national nonprofit organization has created an apprenticeship program to fill positions …