JOPLIN, Mo. —
JOPLIN: Hangout with Hugh, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Spiva Center for the Arts, 222 W. Third St. Program includes collages and drawings of Abraham Lincoln. Details: 417-623-0183.
JOPLIN: Webelos & Cub Scout art workshop, 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Spiva Center for the Arts, Third and Wall. Activities will meet badge requirements. Cost: $10. Details: 417-623-0183.
JOPLIN: Magician Eric Vaughn, 11:15 a.m. and 6 p.m. today, Joplin Public Library. Children of all ages may attend. Details: 417-623-2184.
JOPLIN: Third Thursday, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. today, downtown Main Street. The event includes live music, an art walk, special presentations and extended hours for some downtown businesses. Details: 417-310-3472.
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.
NEOSHO: Cinema in the Park, dusk Friday, Big Spring Park. "Mirror Mirror" will be shown at dark. Admission is free. Concessions will be available. Details: 417-451-1925.
JOPLIN: Rummage sale, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Wildcat Glades Conservation and Audubon Center. Proceeds benefit the center. Details: 417-437-5380.
DIAMOND: Walk with a Doc, 9 a.m. Saturday, George Washington Carver National Monument. Doctors from Freeman Health System will answer health-related questions. Details: 417-325-4151.
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.
NEOSHO: Chess club, 3 p.m. Friday, 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.
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.
NEOSHO: "Red, White and Tuna," 7:30 p.m. today through Saturday, Elsie Plaster Community Center, Crowder College. Tickets: $8 for general admission; $4 for students and staff; $5 for senior citizens. Details: 417-455-5470.
CARTHAGE: Heartland Concert Band rehearsal, 7 p.m. Monday, Carthage Middle School. The band is open to all musicians. Details: 417-649-6159.
MIAMI, OKLA.: Steve Ham's Jambalaya Jass Band, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Coleman Theatre. the concert includes music by Louis Armstrong and other New Orleans favorites. Tickets: $14; $12 for seniors; $9 for students; $6 for children. Details: 918-540-2425.
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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.
Music to be part of season’s camp activities
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: 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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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.
Anime festival for teens pairs activities with animation
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.
Aisha Sultan: Study shows popular kids peak too early
It was, of course, a popular mean girl who made my life miserable in middle school.
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