JOPLIN, Mo. —
JOPLIN: Tie dye Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Spiva Center for the Arts, Third and Wall. Participants need to bring T-shirts. Cost: $5 per shirt. Details: 417-623-0183.
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: Groundbreaking ceremony, 1:30 p.m. today, Billingsly Student Center, MSSU campus. Ceremony marks construction of a lion icon. Details: 417-625-9399.
JOPLIN: "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," 2 p.m. today at Phelps Theater, 8 p.m. at the oval, Missouri Southern State University. The showing is the final movie in the Movies Through the Decades festival. Details: 417-625-9760.
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: First Friday Night Movies, 7 p.m. Friday, First Christian Church, Fourth and Pearl. "Raiders of the Lost Ark" will be shown. Hot dogs, drinks and popcorn will be served.
NEOSHO: Chess club, 3 p.m. Friday, Neosho/Newton County Public Library, 201 W. Spring St. Details: 417-451-4231.
CARTHAGE: Heartland Concert Band rehearsal, 7 p.m. Monday, Carthage Middle School. The band is open to all musicians. Details: 417-649-6159.
JOPLIN: Southern Jazz Orchestra, 7:30 p.m. today, Corley Auditorium, Missouri Southern State University. Guest vocalist Rebecca Luebber will be featured. Admission is free.
WEBB CITY: Spring concert, 3 p.m. Sunday, First Baptist Church, Broadway and Roane. MSSU Choral Society will perform a selection of songs ranging from Bach to Broadway. Details: 417-623-9633.
DIAMOND: Healthy Parks, Healthy People, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Carver National Monument. Event includes health educators, wellness presentations, workshops and more. Details: 417-325-4151.
NEOSHO: Car and bike cruise night, 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday, downtown square. The event includes a DJ, a 50/50 drawing and car spotlights. Registration begins at 2:30 p.m. Details: 417-451-1925.
WEBB CITY: Farmers market, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and Tuesday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, King Jack Park. Details: 417-483-8139.
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: "Singin' in the Rain," 7 p.m. Friday through Sunday and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Ozark Christian College chapel. Tickets: $10, $7 for children. Details: 417-626-1221.
JOPLIN, Mo. —
Sign of success: Catchphrase triggered a high climb for comedian Bill Engvall
Born on July 27, Bill Engvall's sign is Leo. But a catchphrase based on a different kind of sign turned out to be a go sign for his career. The comedian has risen from stand-up comedy to starring in and producing his own sitcom and being featured on "Dancing with the Stars."
Branson festival offers food, entertainment smorgasbord
Each year, Branson performers get together and raise funds with the See the World festival to assist in the marketing of Branson as a vacation destination.
Heartland Opera Theatre revue to feature best of Gilbert and Sullivan
A revue of the best works of Gilbert and Sullivan will be featured next week at Missouri Southern State University.
For Earth Day, parents' excitement about recycling can spread to kids
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Sarah Coyne: Get to root of kids' sleeping problems
At some point in your parenting career, you've probably been struck by sleep disturbances, either from a baby who won't fall asleep anywhere but on your reclining torso, a toddler who refuses to stay in her own room or a preschooler who's started wetting the bed.
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Amanda Stone: Easter baskets can include healthier treats
If the Easter Bunny had his way, I'm pretty sure he wouldn't be loading up Easter baskets with candy. Bunnies don't eat that stuff.
Cheryle Finley: Ham a main course with many options
Buying a ham -- the traditional entree for your Easter dinner -- is not as simple as it sounds. Do you get uncooked, fully cooked, spiral cut, bone-in or boneless? This is truly a matter of personal taste.
Explore: Little tasks can build kids’ outdoor skills
When I mentioned to some friends that my husband and I were taking our sons and their buddies on an overnight camping trip at a state park last summer, they rolled their eyes and said with sarcasm, “Have fun.”
Explore; Preparation pays off when it comes to beginning spring gardening
On a warm, sunny spring day, it’s tempting to make purchases at a garden center, then hurry home to get them planted. Don’t. Not yet.
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