May 25 Wednesday
X barks the spot in PAW Patrol Live! “The Great Pirate Adventure."
It’s Pirate Day in Adventure Bay, and Mayor Goodway is getting ready for a big celebration. But first, Ryder and his team of pirate pups must rescue Cap’n Turbot from a mysterious cavern. When they do, they also discover a secret pirate treasure map. The PAW Patrol set out over land and sea to find the treasure for Mayor Goodway’s celebration before Mayor Humdinger finds it first. The pups will need all paws on deck for this pirate adventure, including some help from the newest pup … Tracker!
May 26 Thursday
Resonate Empowerment Drumming is held weekly on Thursday’s from 10:30 - 11:30 am. This class focuses on using aspects of rhythm to stimulate motor skills and maintain gait functions. All instruments for this class are provided and no drumming experience is required. No singing or musical experience required.
This music therapy group is designed to use music to address the common symptoms often experienced by those with Parkinson's disease. Promoting clear speech and breath support as well as rhythm based exercises to improve gross motor movement and muscle strength. Other musical activities will be used to help with cognitive functioning such as problem solving, memory, and attention.
May 27 Friday
Now is when native wildflowers are beginning to add a variety of colors to the outdoors landscape. That means it’s a great time to take a walk in the outdoors.
People can see some of the native wildflowers that are showing their colors and get information on the habitat roles these plants play at the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) program “Conservation Families: Wildflower Walk.” This program will be 10-11 a.m. May 27 at MDC’s Shoal Creek Conservation Education Center, which is located at 201 W. Riviera Drive in Joplin. People can register at:
At the May 27 program, MDC Naturalist Jessie Ballard will lead participants in a mile walk along the trails around the Shoal Creek Center. She’ll discuss how native wildflowers are pretty to the eye and important for insects and other area wildlife. She will also talk about how native wildflowers can add beauty and habitat to people’s yards and gardens. Participants should wear comfortable walking shoes and should dress for the weather. This program is designed for ages 12 and up.
Though this program is free, registration is required to participate using the link above.
People can stay informed about upcoming programs at MDC’s Shoal Creek Conservation Education Center and other MDC facilities by signing up for text alerts and e-mail bulletins. People who have questions about how to sign up for text alerts from the Shoal Creek Center can call 417-629-3434.
Staff at MDC facilities across the state are holding in-person and virtual programs. A listing of these programs can be found at mdc.mo.gov/events.
Encore! Music Therapy Group is held weekly on Friday’s from 11:30 - 1:00 pm. The class works to support motor, speech and language, mood, and cognitive functioning.
A highlight of this class is singing. Participants use vocal production. No singing or musical experience required.
This music therapy group is designed to use music to address the common symptoms often experienced by those with Parkinson's disease. Promoting clear speech and breath support as well as rhythm based exercises to improve gross motor movement and muscle strength.
Other musical activities will be used to help with cognitive functioning such as problem solving, memory, and attention to stimulate the skills needed to maintain volume and articulation while speaking.
The History Museum will host walking tours of downtown Springfield every fourth Friday through August.
Explore Springfield’s founding, growth, and most notable history where it took place. Learn about the Wild Bill Hickok shootout on the square, Route 66, and more.
Walking tours take place rain or shine. It is a one-hour tour with less than one-mile of walking.
Tickets are available online and are non-refundable.
May 28 Saturday
The History Museum will explore the history of Commercial Street every fourth Saturday through August.
Learn about the impact of the railroad, the relationship between North and South Springfield, and the society and culture of C-Street. This tour is presented in partnership with the Commercial Club of Springfield, MO.
It is a one-hour tour with about one-mile of walking. Walking tours take place rain or shine.
Hatch a plan to protect your egg from a breathtaking 15-foot drop. Will it safely land? It can, with an egg-protecting vessel of your own design. Get creative, take chances and don’t worry about breaking a few eggs along the way in this Egg Drop competition. For rules and more information visit christiancountylibrary.org/eggdrop
Jun 01 Wednesday
Moral Injury Institute, Springfield VA Vet Center, SMAI Springfield, Wellness for Warriors, and The Center for Music Therapy and Wellness are partnering to put guitars in the hands of Veterans with PTSD and Moral Injury.
ALL GROUP PARTICIPANTS MUST BE MILITARY VETERANS. The group consists of players with a range of skill levels from first-time players to songwriters to experienced finger-pickers and performers. Can't make it to the clinic? A weekly Zoom link is also available if you cannot be at the clinic from 3:15-4:15 each Wednesday.
The primary focus of the group is to learn to play the guitar, but so much more than that occurs. Within each music therapy session is an opportunity to form community, find support from those with shared experience, and learn about coping skills you did not know you had.
The group is led by Morgan L. Robertson, MT-BC and Tommy Goode, with the Moral Injury Institute. This group is available at no cost to the participants and MII works to provide each member with a donated guitar to start, or continue, their musical journey. Like all other community opportunities at the CMTW clinic, NO previous music experience is required.
Jun 02 Thursday
Registration is underway for adults to attend Internet Safety from 1-3 p.m. on Thursday, June 2, in the Midtown Carnegie Branch Library Computer Training Center, 397 E. Central St.
Learn what to do to protect yourself and your computer when you are connected to the internet. Learn about anti-virus programs, internet privacy, how to keep your personal information safe and create secure passwords.
For more information on this free program, or to register, call 417-837-5011.