JOPLIN, Mo. —
JOPLIN: Tie dye Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Spiva Center for the Arts, Third and Wall. Participants need to bring T-shirts. Cost: $5 per shirt. Details: 417-623-0183.
JOPLIN: Creation Station, 3:45 to 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, Spiva Center for the Arts, 222 W. Third St. The after-school program is for students 6 to 12 years old. Cost: $5. Details: 417-623-0183.
JOPLIN: Groundbreaking ceremony, 1:30 p.m. today, Billingsly Student Center, MSSU campus. Ceremony marks construction of a lion icon. Details: 417-625-9399.
JOPLIN: "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," 2 p.m. today at Phelps Theater, 8 p.m. at the oval, Missouri Southern State University. The showing is the final movie in the Movies Through the Decades festival. Details: 417-625-9760.
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: First Friday Night Movies, 7 p.m. Friday, First Christian Church, Fourth and Pearl. "Raiders of the Lost Ark" will be shown. Hot dogs, drinks and popcorn will be served.
NEOSHO: Chess club, 3 p.m. Friday, Neosho/Newton County Public Library, 201 W. Spring St. Details: 417-451-4231.
CARTHAGE: Heartland Concert Band rehearsal, 7 p.m. Monday, Carthage Middle School. The band is open to all musicians. Details: 417-649-6159.
JOPLIN: Southern Jazz Orchestra, 7:30 p.m. today, Corley Auditorium, Missouri Southern State University. Guest vocalist Rebecca Luebber will be featured. Admission is free.
WEBB CITY: Spring concert, 3 p.m. Sunday, First Baptist Church, Broadway and Roane. MSSU Choral Society will perform a selection of songs ranging from Bach to Broadway. Details: 417-623-9633.
DIAMOND: Healthy Parks, Healthy People, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Carver National Monument. Event includes health educators, wellness presentations, workshops and more. Details: 417-325-4151.
NEOSHO: Car and bike cruise night, 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday, downtown square. The event includes a DJ, a 50/50 drawing and car spotlights. Registration begins at 2:30 p.m. Details: 417-451-1925.
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: 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: "Singin' in the Rain," 7 p.m. Friday through Sunday and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Ozark Christian College chapel. Tickets: $10, $7 for children. Details: 417-626-1221.
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)
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