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: Children's Lego Club, 2 p.m. Sunday, Joplin Public Library. Children may build with the library's Legos. Details: 417-623-2184.
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: Big Love pet adoption, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Golden Paw Pet Resort, 2301 N. Main St. The adoption session is organized by Golden Paw Animal Rescue. Animals are available for preview on Facebook. Details: 417-623-0842.
NEOSHO: Book sale, noon to 6 p.m. Friday, Neosho/Newton County Public Library, 201 W. Spring St. The sale is sponsored by Friends of the Library. Details: 417-451-4231.
CARTHAGE: Heartland Concert Band rehearsal, 7 p.m. Monday, Carthage Middle School. The band is open to area musicians. Details: 417-649-6159.
JOPLIN: Piano concert, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Corley Auditorium, MSSU campus. Stacey Barelos will perform selections from her newest album, "Henry Cowell: Piano Music." Details: 417-625-9543.
PITTSBURG, KAN.: Maniacal 4 concert, 7:30 p.m. today, McCray Hall, Pittsburg State University. The acclaimed trombone quartet will perform. Details: 620-235-4124.
WEBB CITY: Jim Graham concert, 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Minerva Candy Co., 12 S. Main St. Details: 417-717-0042.
DIAMOND: Winter raptor program, 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, George Washington Carver National Monument. The indoor workshop will focus on falcons, hawks and eagles. Admission is free; registration is required. Details: 417-629-3423.
JOPLIN: Adopt-a-Critter open house, 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Wildcat Glades Conservation & Audubon Center, Wildcat Park. Animals found at the center will be on display. Details: 417-782-6287.
WEBB CITY: Winter farmers market, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, the Clubhouse, 115 N. Madison St. Details: 417-483-8139.
JOPLIN: Tales for 2s and 3s, 9:30 a.m. today, 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: Baby Bookworms, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Joplin Public Library. The program includes stories, songs, group interaction and playtime for babies up to 3 months old. Details: 417-623-2184.
SENECA: Story time, 10:30 a.m. today, Seneca Branch Library, 1216 Cherokee St. Details: 417-776-2705.
CARTHAGE: "Nana's Naughty Knickers," 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Stone's Throw Dinner Theatre. Doors open at 6 p.m., dinner served at 6:30 p.m. Admission: $22, $19 for seniors, youth and students, $10 for children. Details: 417-358-9665.
JOPLIN: "The Patsy," 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Bud Walton Theatre, MSSU campus. Play was the first to be presented at Joplin Junior College. Admission: $3, $1 for seniors and students, free for MSSU students and faculty. Details: 417-625-3190.
JOPLIN: "That's Amore," 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Joplin Little Theatre, 3009 W. First St. The salute to Dean Martin is a fundraiser for the theater. Admission: $10. Details: 417-623-3638.
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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