Sunday, June 26, 2011

Research and Mysteries

This next week I'm going to do a little research.
You see, I've heard a few rumors of happenings Downtown, but I don't have the official scoop.  Never fear, I'll be heading Downtown to do some snooping around...

More to come on the Pour Jon's Kids' Morning and the Calligraphy Class at the Library.  Hum...Mysteries to solve!

I'll keep you posted, and...

I'll see you Downtown!

PS: If you solve the mysteries before I do, please send me an email!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Weekend Plans

This weekend is the Annual Heritage Festival in City Park.  This event is a wonderful way to learn about our local history.  There is a ton going on on Saturday at the festival.  Click here for all the info.

Remember to head to Farmer's Market for your fresh veggies and lots of other good stuff!  Below are some pictures I took of non-veggie items available there.  I find flowers to be one of the bright spots of summer.

I'll see you Downtown!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Froggie Goes to Hawaii

Last Tuesday we headed to Books on Broadway for story hour.  The book being read was Froggie Goes to Hawaii.  Everyone received a lei on their way in...
...and colored a picture after hearing the story...
...and then had Hawaii-themed snacks!
It was such a fun evening!

Mark your calendars for Ladybug Girl and the Bug Squad on July 9th.  I wonder if Ladybug Girl will be making an appearance...

I'll see you Downtown!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Too Hot to Cook

It's been hot around here.
Too hot if you ask me.
Who wants to cook when it's hot? Certainly not me!

If you feel the same way, head to Fratelli's Wood-Fired Pizzeria and let them do the cooking.
They'll even do the dishes.  (That might be my favorite part!)
And before you head back out into the heat, grab a gelato.
It's freezing cold goodness in a cute cup with a cute spoon!
Stay cool!

I'll see you Downtown!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Something is happening...

...behind the Cafe on Broadway.
Rumor has it the helicopter will soon have a permanent home!
Stop by for a cool drink and check out the progress.

I'll see you Downtown!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Details on the Summer Reading Program at the Library

This year's theme is 
One World, Many Stories!

Sign-up for the program began June 6th and is still happening! Pick up your reading logs, and get started on the summer fun!
Join friends at the library on June 14th @ 2:00 pm for their kick-off party with live bluegrass performers, old-school games and sign up, then pack your bags and begin your journey. This summer  travel to China, Israel, England, India, and Ireland. Celebrate with Cherokee music and storytelling.

Every Monday @ 1:00 pm - Movies, popcorn, and lemonade

Every Tuesday at 11:00 am - Teen's Lounge
2:00 pm Entertainment
Get excited about the Sugar Free Allstars, Scott Davis, Tommy Terrific's Wacky Magic, McCafferty School of Irish Dance, Robert Lewis and Dennis Kingfisher. They will end the Summer with Toucan Jam, awards, and a cookout on Tuesday July 26th.
Come join the fun!

Lots of stories and fun crafts with Ms. Laura and Ms. Tracy at
11:00 am or 2:00 pm. For more information contact the library at 524-4236.

Prizes, Prizes, Prizes
Prizes will be given to everyone who reads at least 3 hours. There will also be prizes at every Tuesday Family Entertainment event, and participants will have chances to win prizes at the end of summer program party. So have fun reading and win prizes too!

Summer Fun
There is lots going on at your Public Library this summer, so hop in the car, get on that bike, saddle up your horse or tie on those shoes and head on down to experience: One World, Many Stories!

I'll see you Downtown!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Froggy goes to Hawaii

Head to Books on Broadway this Tuesday.  It's Story Time and Froggy is going to Hawaii!
Come for a story, activities, and a snack.
The fun begins at 6pm.

I'll see you Downtown!

Friday, June 10, 2011


My family and I have been busy lately.  Hence my absence on the web.  With all the business, we're ready for a break.  Lucky for us, there's a TON going on Downtown this Saturday.  It's time for fun!

Get your morning started with a cup of coffee or tea from Pour Jon's before heading over to the 34th Annual Fishing Derby (begins at 7:30am).  My boys love this annual event.  Stay for Farmer's Market (opens at 8am).  It's Kids' Day this Saturday, so be sure to bring them along.  The scavenger hunt (with prizes) along with other activities begin at 10am.

You'll probably be hot, thirsty, and hungry after playing and picking out vegetables and granola at the market, so head to Cafe on Broadway next.  They've got cold drinks and yummy lunches!

Then it's rest time.  :-)  Stop by the Library and pick up a few books before heading home.

If resting isn't your thing (it's certainly not mine!), perhaps a little shopping is in order...  Amy's Closet, Four Corner Frames, AmandromedaLocal Flair Two Gals Junk, Siloam Flowers and Gifts, and more!

Time for dinner!  Fratelli's or Emelia's are both good choices!  Grab a dessert to go and head out for the evening activities...

*Creative Corner on Broadway is part of a KISS Crop 4 Joplin event.  Visit them on facebook for location and other details.
*There's a play at the Sager Creak Art CenterThe Kitchen Witches is playing this weekend.
*Second Saturday Music is in the park!  Yay for Cobb Brothers Bluegrass Band!

Bodies tired and memories full of fun, it will be time to head for home.  Rest up, though, because there's always something happening on Broadway Street!

I'll see you Downtown!