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.
JOPLIN, Mo. —
- Health & Family
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Sarah Coyne: Planning winter birthday parties is always challenging
I always feel bad for the parents who must plan birthday parties in the middle of winter -- mainly myself.
Aisha Sultan: Sadly, teaching kids to cower is easier than convincing Congress
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- Parents' planner (Feb. 13-19)
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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
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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.
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