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
Manners mean money: Good etiquette skills taught now can pay off
Instilling table manners in children now could pay off later when it comes time for job interviews and business meetings, according to a career services expert.
Sarah Coyne: Planning winter birthday parties is always challenging
I always feel bad for the parents who must plan birthday parties in the middle of winter -- mainly myself.
Aisha Sultan: Sadly, teaching kids to cower is easier than convincing Congress
She and several other thespians volunteered last month to help recreate a school shooting as part of an active intruder drill. It gave school officials, teachers and first responders a chance to practice what would happen in such a worst-case scenario.
- Parents' planner (Feb. 13-19)
Artist to demonstrate polymer clay's ease of use during Wildcat Glades sessions
Cyndi Cogbill learned about polymer clay years ago when she used to work at Prairie State Park. The material let her make replicas of Indian trade beads for presentations about history at the park.
Sarah Coyne: Patience allows kids to solve own problems
I could see my toddler's problem. His towers were too close together; his tiny little hands couldn't maneuver between them and any move he made would bring them all down at once. If I simply scooted the towers on each end further away, he'd be fine.
Hook, line and singer: Songwriting duo to teach its craft before concert
At the start of trout season in Missouri, two experts in their field will teach kids all about hooks, lines and reeling 'em in. But they won't be talking about fishing.
Sarah Coyne: Pampering selves helps parents survive winter
I don't care what the calendar says. February is actually the longest month of the Midwestern year.
Model parents: Movie taps into love of Legos shared with children
Wendy Wolf hasn't seen "The Lego Movie" yet. But in a way, she's lived it. She has built all sorts of things with her children Keith and Ariel, and heard the rustling clatter of Lego bricks long after bedtime when they were growing up.
- Parents' planner (Feb. 6-12)
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