JOPLIN, Mo. —
From staff reports
JOPLIN: Cat and dog adoption drive, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, PetSmart, Seventh Street and Range Line Road. The session is organized by Spare Cat Rescue. Details: 417-525-4898.
JOPLIN: PC Chess Club, 6 to 10 p.m. today, Hardee’s, 1641 W. Seventh St. The club offers classes, lectures, training and workshops for children and adults. Details: firstname.lastname@example.org.
CARTHAGE: Christmas Day family dinner, noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Carthage Crisis Center, 100 S. Main St. Transportation and delivery are available. Details: 417-358-3533.
NEOSHO: Story time, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Neosho-Newton County Public Library, 201 W. Spring St. Details: 417-451-4231.
JOPLIN: Christmas bird count, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Wildcat Glades Conservation & Audubon Center, Wildcat Park. Volunteers will help with a nationwide scientific survey. Details: 417-782-6287.
JOPLIN, Mo. —
From staff reports
- Health & Family
Special projects help teens, tweens take advantage of spring break
Spring break is set to start next week for several schools throughout the region, including Joplin and Pittsburg, Kan. In a prelude to summer, kids will get a chance to unwind and relax a bit before entering the school year's home stretch.
Sarah Coyne: Kids need to learn to accept unfairness
All was going well until my daughter had to stay in while her friends played outside.
- Parents' planner (March 13-19)
Artist to demonstrate polymer clay's ease of use during Wildcat Glades sessions
Cyndi Cogbill learned about polymer clay years ago when she used to work at Prairie State Park. The material let her make replicas of Indian trade beads for presentations about history at the park.
Sarah Coyne: Patience allows kids to solve own problems
I could see my toddler's problem. His towers were too close together; his tiny little hands couldn't maneuver between them and any move he made would bring them all down at once. If I simply scooted the towers on each end further away, he'd be fine.
Hook, line and singer: Songwriting duo to teach its craft before concert
At the start of trout season in Missouri, two experts in their field will teach kids all about hooks, lines and reeling 'em in. But they won't be talking about fishing.
Sarah Coyne: Pampering selves helps parents survive winter
I don't care what the calendar says. February is actually the longest month of the Midwestern year.
Model parents: Movie taps into love of Legos shared with children
Wendy Wolf hasn't seen "The Lego Movie" yet. But in a way, she's lived it. She has built all sorts of things with her children Keith and Ariel, and heard the rustling clatter of Lego bricks long after bedtime when they were growing up.
- Parents' planner (Feb. 13-19)
Aisha Sultan: Sadly, teaching kids to cower is easier than convincing Congress
She and several other thespians volunteered last month to help recreate a school shooting as part of an active intruder drill. It gave school officials, teachers and first responders a chance to practice what would happen in such a worst-case scenario.
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