JOPLIN, Mo. —
From staff reports
JOPLIN: Bow Tie Bash workshop, 5:30 to 7 p.m. today, Spiva Center for the Arts, 222 W. Third St. The event is a kickoff for a tie-design contest to benefit tornado recovery efforts. Details: 417-623-0183.
JOPLIN: Fused glass plates, 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Spiva Center for the Arts, 222 W. Third St. Students 18 and older will make fused plates. Cost: $25. Details: 417-623-0183.
JOPLIN: Webelo, Cub Scout clay workshop, 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Spiva Center for the Arts, 222 W. Third St. Students will learn the basics of clay construction. The class fulfills a badge requirement for Scouts. Cost: $10. Details: 417-623-0183.
JOPLIN: Creation Station, 3:45 to 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, Spiva Center for the Arts, 222 W. Third St. The after-school program is for students 6 to 12 years old. Cost: $5. Details: 417-623-0183.
FAIRVIEW: Benefit dinner, 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Fairview Community Center. The meal includes chili, chicken and dumplings, or ham and beans. Cost: $5; $2 for children. Proceeds will support BTW Tri-Rollers Trikers activities and other charities. Details: 417-451-7957 or 417-632-4848.
ORONOGO: Benefit spaghetti feed, 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oronogo First United Methodist Church, 176 S. Fourth St. Spaghetti, salad, garlic bread, dessert and drink will be served for $5. Proceeds will go to a mission trip.
RIVERTON, KAN.: Chili feed, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Spring River Assembly of God, on Highway 69A. Proceeds will benefit Howard and Linda Lawson, who were both diagnosed with cancer last year. Sponsored by the church and Southern Care Hospice. Details: 918-320-1224.
CARTHAGE: Heartland Concert Band rehearsal, 7 p.m. Monday, Carthage Middle School. The band is open to area musicians. Details: 417-649-6159.
JOPLIN: Tales for 2s and 3s, 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Joplin Public Library. The program includes stories, songs and rhymes. Details: 417-623-2184.
JOPLIN: Fun for 4s and 5s, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Joplin Public Library. The program includes stories, songs and rhymes. Details: 417-623-2184.
JOPLIN: Story time, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Joplin Public Library. The event is for children 5 and younger. Details: 417-623-2184.
JOPLIN: Baby Bookworms, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Joplin Public Library. Event includes stories, songs, group interaction and playtime for babies up to 3 months old. Details: 417-623-2184.
NEOSHO: Story time, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Neosho-Newton County Public Library, 201 W. Spring St. Details: 417-451-4231.
SENECA: Story time, 10:30 a.m. today, Seneca Branch Library, 1216 Cherokee St. Details: 417-776-2705.
WEBB CITY: Winter farmers market, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, The Clubhouse, 115 N. Madison St. Details: 417-483-8139.
JOPLIN, Mo. —
From staff reports
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This week offered some of the warmest days of the year, signaling the start of sweltering summer days. Outdoor activities are a big part of the season.
Sarah Coyne: Summertime encourages outdoor activities
But getting outside can also be vital. Research has shown that by spending even just a few minutes outdoors in natural light and fresh air, moods and attitudes are improved and concentration is boosted.
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As summer approaches, a series of seasonal camps will put an emphasis on art, and a few of those will focus on sweet sounds.
One in particular will introduce students across the area to the intricacies of jazz.
Sarah Coyne: Pop culture can offer insights into children's thoughts
And if there is one thing I want to be as a parent, it is in-tune. I don't want to miss the big things or dismiss the small things. I want my kids to know that I hear them, accept them and respect them. But how can I show that if I don't even understand them?
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Thanks to merciful lower temperatures, any attempts to fry eggs on sidewalks would remain raw. The sidewalks and pieces of pavement in neighborhoods are perfect play places for prolonged outdoor fun.
Sarah Coyne: Older kids still find joy in toys
When she crawled under her covers, she buried her head in her pillow. Then she looked up at me and whispered, "But what if I can't stop thinking about that spider?"
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The kids are getting a kick out of playing adults. While most of the main characters in "Annie Jr." are orphan children, some, such as Daddy Warbucks, Miss Hannigan and President Roosevelt, are squarely past adulthood.
Sarah Coyne: Patience required for major lessons
Suddenly the toilet was frightening. Sitting down to do the dirty business was no longer fun. Waiting patiently for things to happen was boring.
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The library will host its third annual Anime Festival Saturday. The event will feature games, food and plenty of chances to talk about the popular form of Japanese animation.
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