JOPLIN, Mo. —
JOPLIN: Costume making, 10 a.m. Saturday, Joplin Public Library. Art Feeds will help children make Halloween costumes. Registration is required. Details: 417-623-2184.
JOPLIN: Creation Station, 3:45 to 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, Spiva Center for the Arts, Third and Wall streets. An after-school program for students 6 to 12 years old. Cost: $5. Details: 417-623-0183.
JOPLIN: Spooky Family Fun Day, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Spiva Center for the Arts, 222 W. Third St. Participants in costume may have pictures taken in a photo booth. The event includes spin art. Registration is requested. Cost: $5 per picture. Details: 417-623-0183.
JOPLIN: Howl-n-scream Party, 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Joplin Humane Society, 140 E. Emperor. Event includes pet costume contest, pit bull awareness day. Details: 417-623-3642.
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: joplinchessclub@ yahoo.com.
CARTHAGE: Heartland Concert Band rehearsal, 7 p.m. Monday, Carthage Middle School. The band is open to area musicians. Details: 417-649-6159.
MIAMI, OKLA.: Switchback concert, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Coleman Theatre. Tickets: $19; $17 for seniors; $13 for students; $11 for children. Details: 918-540-2425.
MONETT: Ozark Festival Orchestra concert, 3 p.m. Sunday, Monett Elementary School, 601 Learning Lane. Cost: $5.
GALENA, KAN.: Farmers market, 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Seventh and Main streets. Farmers, gardeners and crafters are welcome. Details: 417-438-6396 or 417-529-3191.
JOPLIN: Farmers market, 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Seventh Street and Joplin Avenue. Details: 417-625-4750.
JOPLIN: Beginning nature photography, 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Wildcat Glades Conservation and Audubon Center. Class includes a hike. Cost: $10, $5 for non-members. Participants should bring cameras. Details: 417-782-6287.
WEBB CITY: Farmers market, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, King Jack Park. Details: 417-483-8139.
JOPLIN: Tales for 2s and 3s, 9:30 a.m. today and 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. today, 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: Book discussion, 1 p.m. today, Neosho/Newton County Public Library, 201 W. Spring St. Details: 417-451-4231.
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
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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.
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- 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
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