JOPLIN, Mo. —
CARTHAGE: Story time, 10 a.m. today, Carthage Public Library, 612 S. Garrison. Details: 417-237-7040.
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: 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.
CARTHAGE: Puzzle, game day, 9 a.m. to noon Friday, Carthage Public Library, 612 S. Garrison. Children and teens can participate. Details: 417-237-7040.
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: Route 66 International Festival, today through Saturday, assorted Joplin locations. Events include displays, a photo exhibit, concerts, a marketplace and a quilt show. Details: 417-625-4789.
JOPLIN: Annual Park Day, Friday through Sunday, Ewert Park. Events include poetry, a reading of the Emancipation Proclamation, giveaways and an Old School Jam. The event is organized by the Emancipation Park Day Celebration Committee. Details: 417-529-2891 or 417-483-1752.
JOPLIN, Mo. —
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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: 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?"
Child's play: Kids comprise the cast of 'Annie Jr.'
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.
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.
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It was, of course, a popular mean girl who made my life miserable in middle school.
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