Did You Know?
The tradition of coloring and decorating eggs goes as far back as the 13th century. Because eggs were forbidden to be eaten during Lent, they would be decorated and then eaten on Easter to celebrate and mark the end of penance.
To learn more fun facts about Easter, visit the History Channel website.
Time To Plant Your Garden!
Spring has sprung and now you need to refresh your garden. Here are the best times to plant some of the most popular fruits and vegetables.
- Snap Beans: Apr. 5 - May 10
- Corn: Apr. 15 - Aug. 15
- Cucumber: Apr. 25 - May 30
- Eggplant: May 1- May 20
- Peppers (hot & sweet): May 1 - May 25
- Squash: May 1- May 30
- Tomato Plants: Apr. 20 - May 15
- Watermelon: Apr. 20 - May 15
- Strawberries: March - Early April
- Cantaloupe: Apr. 20 - May 15
For more vegetables and fruit dates, visit the University of Missouri's planting calendar.
Tuesday, April 4th, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: Spiva Center for the Arts
Spiva is hosting one of the films from MSSU's French Film Festival. The film, "Mood Indigo" is directed by Michel Gondry. Gondry is best known for his 2003 film "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind".
Saturday, April 8th, 7:45 PM - 10:45 PM
Location: Gene Bassman Softball Complex
Hop on over to the Gene Bassman Softball Complex located within the Joplin Athletic Complex and participate in our Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by CiCi's Pizza. There will be over 10,000 filled eggs to find with your flashlight. The $5 fee includes the following for every child. Pre-registration is required as well as bringing your own flash light. Check-in and food for the kids starts at 7:45 pm. LAST DAY TO REGISTER is April 5th! For more information, or to register, call 417-625-4750, visit www.joplinparks.org, or stop at our offices at 3301 W. 1st Street.
Saturday, April 15th, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location: Tilt Studio, Northpark Mall, Joplin
Come get your glow on! Tilt Studio in Joplin's Northpark Mall will dazzle your day with two egg-citing Easter Egg Hunts. Children ages 2 to 6 will get to pick an egg from our dazzling array of glow-in-the-dark eggs in our Black Light Mini-Golf Course at 11:30 am sharp. Children ages 7 to 11 will get their chance to pick an egg that is up for grabs in our Black Light Laser Tag Arena at 12:00 pm. Easter candy or coupons for FREE $10 or $25 Game Cards will be inside EVERY egg! One egg per child, please!