JOPLIN, Mo. —
JOPLIN: MOAR to Moore Benefit Car Meet, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, former Dillon's parking lot, 1402 E. 20th. Entry fee: $3. Proceeds to benefit tornado recovery.
NEOSHO: Chess club, 3 p.m. Friday, Neosho/Newton County Public Library, 201 W. Spring St. Details: 417-451-4231.
JOPLIN: Single moms group, 6 p.m. today, Royal Heights United Methodist Church, 1612 Euclid Ave. Dinner at 6 p.m., fellowship 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Children welcome, food and games provided. Details: 624-3366.
JOPLIN: Movie night, 7 p.m. Friday, First Christian Church, Fourth Street and Pearl Avenue. "Rango" will be shown. Hot dogs, popcorn and drinks will be available. Details: 417-623-2390.
JOPLIN: "The Lion King 11Ú2," 2 and 6 p.m. Tuesday, Phelps Theater, MSSU campus. Details: 417-625-9760.
CARTHAGE: Heartland Concert Band rehearsal, 7 p.m. Monday, Carthage Middle School. The band is open to all musicians. Details: 417-649-6159.
JOPLIN: Missouri Lions Club All-State Band concert, 5 p.m. today, Landreth Park. The band is composed of area high school students. The concert is organized by the Carl Junction and Joplin Host Lions clubs.
WEBB CITY: Green Earth Band, 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Minerva Candy Co., 12 Main St. Details: 417-717-0042.
WEBB CITY: Farmers market, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and Tuesday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, King Jack Park. Details: 417-483-8139.
CARL JUNCTION: "The Music Man," 7:30 p.m. today through Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Carl Junction Schools Auditorium, Allen and Broadway. Tickets: $8, $5 for children. Details: 417-626-1293.
CARTHAGE: "The Star-Spangled Girl," 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Stone's Throw Dinner Theatre, 2466 W. Old 66 Blvd. Tickets: $23 for adults; $20 for seniors, students with ID and youths; $11 for children ages 6-12. Details: 417-358-9665.
JOPLIN: Hangout with Hugh, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Spiva Center for the Arts, 222 W. Third St. Details: 417-623-0183.
JOPLIN: Compose Yourself, 2 p.m. Sunday, Spiva Center for the Arts, 222 W. Third St. Participants will learn how to compose music. The session is part of the "ArtWorkers" exhibit. Details: 417-623-0183.
JOPLIN: "The Well," 4 p.m. Sunday, Spiva Center for the Arts, 222 W. Third St. The program is an improvisational contemporary dance. The session is part of the "ArtWorkers" exhibit. Details: 417-623-0183.
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.
JOPLIN, Mo. —
- Health & Family
For Earth Day, parents' excitement about recycling can spread to kids
Karen Staggs was excited about a recent find. The mother of four found about a half dozen large, blue, glass bottles and several classic Coca-Cola bottles. She already had a project in mind for them and was at the Joplin Recycling Center Tuesday to look for more.
Sarah Coyne: Get to root of kids' sleeping problems
At some point in your parenting career, you've probably been struck by sleep disturbances, either from a baby who won't fall asleep anywhere but on your reclining torso, a toddler who refuses to stay in her own room or a preschooler who's started wetting the bed.
- Parents' planner (April 17-23)
To sleep well, you may need to adjust what you eat and when
Sleep. Oh, to sleep. A good night's sleep is often a struggle for more than half of American adults. And for occasional insomnia, there are good reasons to avoid using medications, whether over-the-counter or prescription.
Allergies are the real midlife crisis
One of the biggest mysteries is why the disease comes and goes, and then comes and goes again. People tend to experience intense allergies between the ages of 5 and 16, then get a couple of decades off before the symptoms return in the 30s, only to diminish around retirement age.
- Parents' planner (April 3-9)
Aisha Sultan: Three generations under one roof can be challenging
My mother walked in the back door of the house to find a pool of blood on the ground. There was a trail of blood leading to the family room couch, where my elderly aunt had dragged herself after falling down a flight of stairs.
Sarah Coyne: Car rides make good times for talks
There is a special place we go to have conversations in this family, and it's a mostly inescapable venue: The car.
Spring tuneup: Bicycle experts offer tips to get rides road-ready
Homeowners do spring cleaning. Gardeners do spring planting. Families, local bike shop owners say, should make it a point to do bike maintenance.
- Parents' planner (March 27-April 2)
- More Health & Family Headlines
- For Earth Day, parents' excitement about recycling can spread to kids