The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

Health & Family

April 19, 2012

Parents' planner (April 19-25)


JOPLIN: Creation Station, 3:45 to 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, Spiva Center for the Arts, Third and Wall. An after-school program that exposes students to a variety of different art techniques. Cost: $5. Details: 417-623-0183.



JOPLIN : Third Thursday, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. today, downtown Main Street. Arbor Day-related events in front of U.S. Bank will be featured. Other features include an art walk, live music, performances and an after-party. Details: 417-310-3472.

JOPLIN : Home school science fair, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Fellowship Baptist Church, 2827 E. 32nd St. The fair is organized by the Association of Christian Homeschool Families. Setup will be at 4:30 p.m. Details: 417-548-1070.

PIERCE CITY: Annual rib dinner, 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Pierce City Decatur Lodge No. 400, 107 N. Walnut St.

WEBB CITY: Spaghetti dinner, noon to 1 p.m. Sunday, Central United Methodist Church, Broadway and Pennsylvania Avenue. Proceeds will benefit the Andy Brown Scholarship Fund. Cost: $6; $3 for children 11 and younger. Details: 417-673-5866 or 417-483-8139.



JOPLIN: PC Chess Club, 6 to 10 p.m. today, Hardee’s, 1641 W. Seventh St. The club offers classes, lectures, training and workshops for children and adults. Details:



JOPLIN: Tales for 2s and 3s, 9:30 a.m. today and Wednesday, Joplin Public Library. The program includes stories, songs and rhymes. Details: 417-623-2184.

JOPLIN: Fun for 4s and 5s, 10:30 a.m. today, Joplin Public Library. The program includes stories, songs and rhymes. Details: 417-623-2184.

JOPLIN: Story time, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Joplin Public Library. The event is for children 5 and younger. Details: 417-623-2184.

JOPLIN: Baby Bookworms, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Joplin Public Library. Event includes stories, songs, group interaction and playtime for babies up to 23 months. Details: 417-623-2184.



CARTHAGE: Heartland Concert Band rehearsal, 7 p.m. Monday, Carthage Middle School band room. The band is open to area musicians, with no audition required. Details: 417-649-6159.

JOPLIN: Debra Snodgrass piano concert, 7:30 p.m. today, Corley Auditorium, Missouri Southern State University. Snodgrass, an assistant professor at MSSU, and Bethany Mullins will perform. Admission is free. Details: 417-625-9318.

JOPLIN: Show-Me Harmony Chorus rehearsal, 7 p.m. today, Joplin Family Worship Center, 5290 E. Seventh St. Area women may join the singing. Details: 417-782-4631 or 417-624-8951.

NEOSHO: Faculty voice recital, 7 p.m. Saturday, Elsie Plaster Community Center, Crowder College. Kierstin Bible will perform music by Brahms, Beethoven and more. Details: 417-455-5620.

PITTSBURG, KAN.: Southeast Kansas Symphony Orchestra concert, 3 p.m. Sunday, McCray Recital Hall, Pittsburg State University. Guests include Kexi Liu and Paul Carlson of the Missouri Southern State University music department. Details: 620-235-4472.



JOPLIN: Tree distribution, 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Cunningham Park, Parr Hill Park, 2608 S. Main St. and Duquesne City Hall. The Wildcat Glades Conservation & Audubon Center, Arbor Day Foundation and Community Foundation of Southwest Missouri will give trees to tornado victims. Details: 417-782-6287.

WEBB CITY: Farmers winter market, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Clubhouse, 115 N. Madison. Details: 417-439-4077.

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