JOPLIN, Mo. —
JOPLIN: Creation Station, 3:45 to 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, Spiva Center for the Arts, Third and Wall. The after-school program offers experimentation with different media. Cost: $5. Details: 417-623-0183.
CARTHAGE: Tricolini du Sarousch Circus, 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Memorial Hall. Doors open at 6 p.m. for pony rides, face-painting and petting zoo. Tickets: $10. Details: 941-735-8746.
DIAMOND: "African-American Trailblazers," 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, George Washington Carver National Monument. The program explores contributions and accomplishments of African-Americans. Details: 417-325-4151.
DIAMOND: "Wonders of the Night Sky," 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, George Washington Carver National Monument. The program includes a 30-minute slide show on celestial navigation, the Underground Railroad, star stories and the effects of light pollution, along with an outdoor constellation tour. Details: 417-325-4151.
JOPLIN: Moms discussion group, 6 to 7:30 p.m. today, Royal Heights United Methodist Church, 1612 Euclid. Child care is provided. Details: 417-624-3366.
JOPLIN: Pet adoptions, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Tractor Supply, 1316 N. Range Line. Organized by Golden Paw Pet Rescue. Details: 417-623-0842.
JOPLIN: "Chautauqua: John Colter Live," 2 p.m. Saturday, Spiva Center for the Arts, 222 W. Third. Chuck Parker will portray famed 1800s mountain man John Colter. Details: 417-623-0183.
PITTSBURG, KAN.: Chinese New Year celebration, 5 p.m. Friday, Overman Student Center, PSU campus. A traditional Chinese meal will be served at 6 p.m. at United Methodist Campus Ministry. Tickets: $8. Details: 620-719-7733.
WEBB CITY: Fog Barbershop Quartet, 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Minerva Candy Company, 12 S. Main. Details: 417-717-0042.
NEOSHO: Chess club, 3 p.m. Friday, Neosho/Newton County Public Library, 201 W. Spring St. Details: 417-451-4231.
CARTHAGE: Story time, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Carthage Public Library, 612 S. Garrison. Details: 417-237-7040.
JOPLIN: Tales for 2s and 3s, 9:30 a.m. today and Wednesday, Joplin Public Library, Third and Main. Children 2 and 3 years old are invited for stories, songs, finger play, rhymes and more. Details: 417-623-2184.
JOPLIN: Fun for 4s and 5s, 10:30 a.m. today and Wednesday, Joplin Public Library, Third and Main. Children 4 and 5 years old are invited for stories, songs, finger play, rhymes and more. Details: 417-623-2184.
JOPLIN: Little Listeners, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Joplin Public Library, Third and Main. Babies up to 12 months and parents are invited for stories, songs and more. Details: 417-623-2184.
JOPLIN: Movers and Shakers, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Joplin Public Library, Third and Main. Children 1 to 3 years old are invited for singing, dancing and playing. 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.
CARTHAGE: "Up the Down Staircase," 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Stone's Throw Dinner Theatre, 2466 W. Old 66 Blvd. Dinner is served an hour before curtain time. Tickets: $24.50; $21 for seniors; $12 for children. Details: 417-358-9665.
JOPLIN: "The Mousetrap," 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Joplin Little Theatre, 3009 W. First. Tickets: $13; $11 for seniors and students. Details: 417-623-3638.
JOPLIN, Mo. —
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: 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?"
Livewire's new video debuts on Billboard (w/VIDEO)
The song is currently on Billboard's Top 40 charts for Texas Music and Texas Regional Radio Report. It is the latest release since the band's first full-length album, "Livin'," which was released in 2012 with Way Out West Records.
Cheryle Finley: Fixing ribs? they aren't all the same
Grilling ribs is a favorite summer pastime, but not all ribs are the same and can be fixed different ways.
Amanda Stone: Cucumbers play star role in summer
It doesn’t seem fair to compare crisp, homegrown cucumbers with those found at grocery stores in the off season.
Cari Rerat: Gratton's series a great transition to Gaiman
In "The Lost Sun," the first book of "The United States of Asgard" by Tessa Gratton, Soren Bearskin is a berserker. He has an innate internal fire, a battle rage that he constantly tries to squelch with self-discipline, exercise, and meditation.
Frankie Meyer: List of historic sites offers plenty of research leads
In 1966, our federal government established the National Historic Preservation Act that set up the National Register of Historic Places.
Achievements (July 20)
The following people were recognized in the Joplin Globe for the following achievements.
Ryan Richardson: Preventing heat stroke can save your pet's life
I still see it around town, and it bothers me to see pets in a dangerous situation. But I don't think it is necessarily a product of intentional harm or neglect; I think it has more to do with understanding just how a dog ultimately deals with hot weather.
Shared palette: Married couple Steve and Cindy Head create art, show exhibits together
Steve Head is pretty good with cameras and video editing. Cindy Head is an expert quilter. Neither one had painted much a few years ago -- Cindy painted tulle and furniture for repurposing projects, but that was about it.
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