JOPLIN, Mo. —
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: Volunteer orientation, 10 a.m. Saturday, Joplin Humane Society, North Main Street Road. The program will teach shelter basics and animal handling for society volunteers. Registration is required. Details: 417-623-3642, ext. 110.
JOPLIN: David Ring presentation, 6 p.m. Sunday, Eastvue Baptist Church, 2802 New Hampshire Ave. The cerebral palsy victim and inspirational speaker will speak. Details: 417-782-8000.
COLUMBUS, KAN.: Chili, soup benefit, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, 4-H Building, 114 W. County Road. Chili, vegetable soup, drink and dessert will be served for $6. Proceeds will benefit the Mercy Maude Norton Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. Details: 620-429-3828.
JOPLIN: PC Chess Club, 6 to 10 p.m. today, HardeeÕs, 1641 W. Seventh St. The club offers classes, lectures, training and workshops for children and adults. Details: joplinchessclub@ yahoo.com.
CARTHAGE: Heartland Concert Band rehearsal, 7 p.m. Monday, Carthage Middle School. The band is open to area musicians. Details: 417-649-6159.
JOPLIN: Tales for 2s and 3s, 9:30 a.m. 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. Wednesday, 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 3 months old. Details: 417-623-2184.
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: Yoga in Nature, 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Wildcat Glades Conservation & Audubon Center, Wildcat Park. The class is taught by Connelaine Gustad. Cost: $6; $3 for members. Details: 417-782-6287.
MINDENMINES: Short-eared owl hike, 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Shawnee Trail Conservation Area. Participants are to provide binoculars and dress for the weather. Registration is required. Details: 417-629-3423.
WEBB CITY: Winter farmers market, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, The Clubhouse, 115 N. Madison St. Details: 417-483-8139.
JOPLIN, Mo. —
- Health & Family
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.
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.
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.
- Parents' planner (April 3-9)
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 (March 27-April 2)
Sarah Coyne: Teaching, not preaching, needed for choosing healthy foods
One of the benefits of not traveling during spring break was that the kids got to run errands with me all week, including a few trips to the grocery store. There, they begged for Pop Tarts, popcorn chicken and most other foods prefixed by "pop."
Not your grandma's crafts: Market curator highlights modern trends
Emma Ball, curator of The Hip Handmade Market, has a vision for Southwest Missouri, and she's about to make it happen. She longs for a place where local artisans come together and fuse their talents with commerce.
Report shows warning signs for stroke can occur in younger women
Stroke prevention has long been a major focus between women and their doctors. A study released in February shows that there is good reason for that, and that younger women should also start to pay attention in order to reduce risk when they are older.
- Parents' planner (March 13-19)
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