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. —
Family affair: Father directs daughter in 'Annie,' a musical about families
The name "Annie" is synonymous with boundless optimism, tough determination and eternal hope. And curly, red hair.
History takes bigger spotlight for annual Emancipation Days
In addition to coinciding with the 60th anniversary of Brown vs. Board of Education, the collection of five Supreme Court cases that eliminated segregation in public schools, the celebration will pay tribute to Buffalo Soldiers.
Weekend festival shines light on historic Route 66
A festival dedicated to Route 66 will feature a wide variety of activities, from a quilt show to a talent show. Events will be held today and Saturday on Main Street between Sixth and Front streets.
Show features dogs' stunts, tricks
Perondi and his pack of canine performers have entertained audiences around the country since 2001. He said "kids" of all ages enjoy their show.
Black Stone Cherry brings tour to Joplin
The Southern rock band influenced by Led Zeppelin and Lynyrd Skynyrd will perform in Joplin next week, appearing with Kyng and Fifth Freedom as part of the Hard Drive Live Tour presented by KJML-FM (Rock 107.1).
Amanda Stone: Corn doesn't deserve it's bad, unhealthy reputation
Corn gets a bad rap. Unfortunately, it is guilt by association. There is absolutely nothing wrong with fresh, sweet corn on the cob. In fact, it is completely right.
Sarah Coyne: Pop culture can offer insights into children's thoughts
And if there is one thing I want to be as a parent, it is in-tune. I don't want to miss the big things or dismiss the small things. I want my kids to know that I hear them, accept them and respect them. But how can I show that if I don't even understand them?
Pavement pastimes: Cooler summer weather makes sidewalks great places for games
Thanks to merciful lower temperatures, any attempts to fry eggs on sidewalks would remain raw. The sidewalks and pieces of pavement in neighborhoods are perfect play places for prolonged outdoor fun.
Cheryle Finley: Life's a peach: Succulent fruit's harvest in full swing
A peach can be a fruit or a person or thing that's enjoyed, liked or attractive. The latter definition fits the first perfectly.
Explore: Against the current
Along the lower Buffalo River in Arkansas lie 29 miles that may be as isolated as any left in the Ozarks, perhaps the Midwest.
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