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. —
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Summer safety: Warm days remind parents to prepare chilldren
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?"
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.
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.
Sarah Coyne: Adults should respect kids' decisions like their own
The wind whipped her hair into a frenzy of ribbons and knots. She gripped the handrails at the bow of the boat, bouncing in the wake and smiling as wide as the lake before her.
Sweet summer: Candy factory opens floor for tours, tasting
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