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Community Calendar: April 10 update

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ONGOING

Through April 13: Ozarks Artery’s “Total Eclipse and the Art” exhibit is on display at the Yellow House during open hours. It will be featured during the April 5-8 Eclipse West Plains festivities.

Through April 30 (8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekdays) Dennis Crider Photography Exhibit, “39” Retro Photos from his days at the West Plains Daily Quill, OzSBI’s second floor, 408 Washington Ave.

Through May 4: The West Plains Council on the Arts will host an exhibition of works by 19 area artists in the gallery on the civic center mezzanine, 110 St. Louis St., viewable during regular civic center hours. Works showcased represent eclipse and skyward themes.

Through June 30 (8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.) Angela Bullard’s artwork will be featured on the first floor of OzSBI, 408 Washington Ave., in an exhibit sponsored through a partnership between the incubator and the West Plains Council on the Arts. The show is an eclectic assortment of Bullard’s work, from needle-felted landscapes to encaustic florals to acrylic abstracts.

Through June 30 (9 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays) The West Plains Council on the Arts partners with the West Plains Public Library, 750 @ W. Broadway to bring art to the community. Photography from Marc Brannan will be on display.

TODAY

April 10: This is the final day Senior Age and the West Plains Senior Center, 416 E. Main St., will offer free income tax assistance, including filing for property tax and rent rebates, to seniors. Appointments are being scheduled through February, but will continue through tax season based on interest and need. Call 417-256-4055 to schedule an appointment.

THURSDAY

April 11 (9 a.m.-4 p.m.) OzSBI, 408 Washington Ave., will host a workshop, Excel for Business Part 1, presented by Gene Weinback for those who would like to learn how to set up Microsoft Excel to meet personal needs for work and home and customize its features for boosted productivity. Register online at www.ozsbi.com/events or call 417-256-9724. Part 2 will be held May 15.

April 11: Deadline to enter OzSBI’s annual PitchFest. Enter a business pitch for a chance to win up to $1,000 cash and a year of business mentoring by registering online at www.ozsbi.com/events or calling 417-256-9724. Round one is April 18, round 2 is April 25 and the final round is May 2.

April 11 & 15 (5-8 p.m.) MSU-WP Grizzly Cheer Team clinic tryouts set will be held at the West Plains Civic Center, 110 St. Louis St.

April 11 (6-8 p.m.) Ozarks Healthcare offer single-session New Parent Skills classes recommended for parents in the third semester of pregnancy. Covered are self-care, baby care, infant bathing, safety, immunizations and circumcision. Classes are held in the Women’s Center Education Room, 1100 Kentucky Ave. No charge for those planning to deliver at OZH; for those planning to deliver elsewhere, there is a one-time $75 charge to attend one or all new parent classes offered.

April 11 (6:30 p.m.) Pub-style trivia will be offered at Wages Brewing Company, 1382 Bill Virdon Blvd. in East Towne Village Shopping Center. Four rounds of five trivia questions will be played with prizes available. No cost to play.

April 11 (7 p.m.) The TJ Swift House A.S.C.E.N.D. Program at MSU-WP and the Community Foundation of the Ozarks will present an exclusive showing of the award-winning documentary “In a Different Key” in the West Plains Civic Center Theatre, 110 St. Louis St. All are welcome to view the film free of charge. Call 417-255-7711 or email wpascend@missouristate.edu for more information.

April 11 (7 p.m.) AMVETS Post 98, 1852 County Road 6070, hosts the Heroes Support Group for veterans and first responders. For more information, follow @amvetspost98westplains.

FRIDAY

April 12 (noon to 1 p.m.) The Friends of the Garnett Library will meet in rooms 104 and 105 of the Lybyer Technology Center to hear a presentation on the ag science program. Parking is available in the lot on the north side of the building, just off Cass Avenue. Lunch is $10, payable at the door; to reserve a lunch, call 417-255-7940 or email friendsofgarnettlibrary@missouristate.edu by Wednesday.

April 12 (12:30-1:30 p.m.) Artist Charly Palmer will be at the West Plains Public Library, 750 W. Broadway, for a book reading and discussion.

April 12 (5 to 6:30 p.m.) Artist Charly Palmer will be at the Lincoln School, 1400 E. Pony Thomas St., for a book signing and discussion. Books can be purchased at the Frame Shop & Gallery, 403 Washington Ave.

April 12 (7-9 p.m.) AMVETS Post 98, 1852 County Road 6070, hosts live music every Friday. For performance details, follow @amvetspost98westplains.

April 12 (8 p.m.) Moe’s Karaoke at Wages Brewing Company, 1382 Bill Virdon Blvd. in East Towne Village Shopping Center. No cost to participate.

SATURDAY

April 13 (8-9 a.m.) Artist Charly Palmer will be at Jimmie Carroll Sports Complex, 540 E. Olden St., for a book signing. Books can be purchased at the Frame Shop & Gallery, 403 Washington Ave.

April 13 (9:15-10:15 a.m.) Artist Charly Palmer will be at the Frame Shop & Gallery, 403 Washington Ave., to sign stamp memorabilia.

April 13 (10 a.m.-2 p.m.) Twin Pines Conservation Education Center in Winona will host its annual Heritage Day, a family-friendly event with demonstrations and workshops illustrating Ozarks traditions and forest heritage activities. Fish or learn archery, listen to live music or just hang out and enjoy a spring day. A fish fry will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. or until food runs out. No reservations needed.

April 13 (10 a.m.-4 p.m.) Tara Shahan will conduct a West Plains Council on the Arts workshop to create a 3-foot by 3-foot Tree of Life Barn Quilt in the Dogwood Rooms of the West Plains Civic Center, 110 St. Louis St. The cost is $85, all supplies included. Bring a sack lunch. Reserve a spot by texting Paula, 417-293-2325.

April 13 (11 a.m.-3 p.m.) Hammond Mill Camp just west of West Plains on CC Highway will hold a Gratitude Lunch Out free community appreciation event to thank the community for help with its 75th anniversary capital improvement fundraising campaign. Buildings will be open for viewing, historical camp information will be provided, smoked barbecue and sides will be offered and live music performances will be given by The Bluegrass Hymnals and Faith Chapel Quartet.

April 13 (1 p.m.) The Josiah Howell Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution will be chartered at the American Legion Hall, 1401 Bill Virdon Blvd. The primary goal is to bring together men who are interested in learning more about tracing their ancestors, and members can trace their ancestry to patriots who fought and/or supported the American Revolution. To learn more, contact Cindy Birch, 417-629-4102.

April 13 (7 p.m.) Neon Scythe, a rock trio from Cabool, will perform live at Wages Brewing Company, 1382 Bill Virdon Blvd. in East Towne Village Shopping Center. No cover charge.

MONDAY

April 15 (6:30 p.m.) The Howell County Democrats will hold a mass meeting at the Yellow House Community Arts Center, 209 W. Trish Knight St., to elect delegates to send to the Democratic National Convention in August. Potential delegates must be a registered Democrat with the Secretary of State, and must have voted in the presidential preference primary on March 23 and completed and submitted a statement of candidacy by April 11. Learn more at www.Missouridems.org.

TUESDAY

April 16 (6 p.m.) Area poets are invited to share their works during a poetry open mic night hosted by the Ozarks Heritage Research Center in the Garnett Library, 304 W. Trish Knight St. Refreshments will be provided. Local poets to be featured include Craig Albin, Frank Priest and Dave Malone. Sign up at the door. For more information contact Rebekah McKinney, 417-255-7949 or rebekahmckinney@missouristate.edu.å

April 16 (6-8 p.m.) Ozarks Healthcare offer single-session Preparing for Breastfeeding classes recommended for expectant mothers. Classes are held in the Women’s Center Education Room, 1100 Kentucky Ave. No charge for those planning to deliver at OZH; for those planning to deliver elsewhere, there is a one-time $75 charge to attend one or all new parent classes offered.

NEXT WEEK

April 18: Round one of OzSBI’s PitchFest business proposal competition will be held at the incubator, 408 Washington Ave. Contestants have six minutes to pitch an idea to a panel of judges for feedback. Six finalists will be chosen for round two.

April 18 (10 a.m.) Ozark County native Vincent Anderson will speak at the Historium, 361 Main St. in Gainesville, about old, necked discoid gravestones and the people buried under them in a free public program.

April 18 and 19 (4-6 p.m.) Twin Pines Conservation Education Center in Winona will host Discover Nature: Fishing, a four-lesson set that teaches parts of a fishing rod; how to fasten tackle, cast, and handle and release a fish; knot-tying and securing bait; types of fish; and how to pick the right lure. Fishing regulations are also studied. Sign up online by going to mdc-event-web.s3licensing.com, selecting “Shannon” in the drop-down menu labeled “County,” and clicking search to scroll and find the event listed.

April 18 (6-8 p.m.) Wii Bowling Tournament: 100 Pin Edition at Wages Brewing Company, 1382 Bill Virdon Blvd. in East Towne Village Shopping Center. No cost to play. Come early for practice rounds.

April 19: Deadline for all ages to submit artwork for the “Note to Self” art competition and show hosted by Ozarks Healthcare BHC for Mental Health Awareness Month. Pieces will be exhibited May 6-17 at the civic center. All mediums accepted. Contact Lora Moulds, l.moulds@ozhcare.com for submission details and rules.

April 19 (5 p.m.) Vinyl Night at Wages Brewing Company, 1382 Bill Virdon Blvd. in East Towne Village Shopping Center. Theme: Jazz/Lounge. Bring records to share.

April 20 (7 p.m.) Cosmic Criminals will perform live at Wages Brewing Company, 1382 Bill Virdon Blvd. in East Towne Village Shopping Center. No cover charge.

April 23-24: Bakersfield School will not hold Head Start or preschool classes due to early childhood screening that will be going on during school hours. Parents of children who are not enrolled and in need of screening should call 417-284-7333 to schedule an appointment. The child will need to attend, and parents should bring the child’s birth certificate, Social Security card and immunization records. Eligible children must be 4 on or before July 31 for preschool, or 5 on or before that day for kindergarten. Due to insurance policies, 4-year-olds may not ride the school bus.

April 23 (3-4:30 p.m.) A Meet-the-Artist event will be held from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the West Plains Public Library, 750 W. Broadway, for patrons who would like to meet photographer Marc Brannan and view and discuss his works on display.

April

April 24 (12:30-4:30 p.m.) A Red Cross Blood Drive will be held in the West Plains Civic Center exhibit hall. Donors will be given a $10 e-gift card to a merchant of their choice and be entered for a chance to win one of two $7,000 gift cars. Visit redcrossblood.org/spring for details. To book a time to give blood, visit redcrossblood.org, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App or call 800-RED-CROSS.

April 24 (1-2 p.m.) The Missouri Department of Conservation will host a webinar on hummingbirds online. Sign up online by going to mdc-event-web.s3licensing.com and searching “Hummingbirds.”

April 24 (5-8 p.m.) Open Mic Night hosted by Anthony Garner and Phil Wages at Wages Brewing Company, 1382 Bill Virdon Blvd. in East Towne Village Shopping Center. No cost to participate.

April 25: Round two of OzSBI’s PitchFest business proposal competition will be held at the incubator, 408 Washington Ave. Four finalists will be selected and proceed to the Pitch Competition on May 2.

April 25 (5-7 p.m.) A Poetry Night fundraiser for West Plains R-7 literacy programs will be held at Wages Brewing Company, 1382 Bill Virdon Blvd. in East Towne Village Shopping Center. From 5-6 p.m., material will be PG-13; adult subjects will be allowed for the second half of the event.

April 25 (6-7 p.m.) Twin Pines Conservation Education Center in Winona will host Nature Art: Pine Needlers. Learn simple, but beautiful embroidery techniques while exploring Missouri native trees. A virtual session will be available from 4 to 5 p.m. for those who cannot attend in person. Sign up online by going to mdc-event-web.s3licensing.com, selecting “Shannon” in the drop-down menu labeled “County,” and clicking search to scroll and find the event listed.

April 26-28: Oz-Con returns to the West Plains Civic Center for its 10th year. Tickets available online at https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/ev/reg/nx4d7hx. Watch @OzCon on Facebook for announcements and details.

April 26-28: Wages will host Oz-Con Party. Cosplay is encouraged. At 8 p.m. April 26, host Nicholas Haring will offer “extra nerdy” trivia, answer-sheet format with a $5 buy-in for prizes, and from 10:30 to 1:30 p.m., an Oz-Con pregame brunch will be served.

April 26 (6:30-9:30 p.m.) and 27 (9 a.m.-4 p.m.) The annual South Central Walk Worthy Interdenominational Women’s Conference will be held at First Baptist Church, 409 U.S. 60 in Mtn. View. This year’s theme is “Infinite Grace” and speakers include Bible teachers Toni Collier, Sara Forhetz and Dawn Jackson. Teresa Arthur will be the conference host and worship will be led by weRcalled. Tickets, which include meals for Saturday, range from $20 for a single day to $40 for both days if purchased before March 31; prices increase between April 21 and 25, then again the day of the event, at the door. More information is available at www.scwalkworthy.com and @scwalkworthy on Facebook, or call 417-331-2604.

May

May 2: The final round of OzSBI’s PitchFest business proposal competition will be held at the incubator, 408 Washington Ave. Four finalists chosen from two previous rounds will have the opportunity to present find-tuned pitches and compete for cash and prizes.

May 2 (noon to 1 p.m.) The 73rd National Day of Prayer will be celelbrated at People's Park Pavilion. All are invited to join in prayer for the nation.

May 3: Save the date for the Greater West Plains Area Chamber of Commerce Caddyshack Classic Golf Tournament at the West Plains Country Club. Lunch will be served at 11 a.m. and tee time will be at noon.

May 4: The Willow Springs Chamber of Commerce will hold its Kentucky Derby watch party. Details to be announced.

May 11 (8 a.m.) Ozarks Healthcare offer single-session Prepared Childbirth classes recommended for parents in the second semester of pregnancy. Covered are breathing techniques, relaxation methods, support strategies and insights into labor, delivery and C-sections. Classes are held in the Women’s Center Education Room, 1100 Kentucky Ave. No charge for those planning to deliver at OZH; for those planning to deliver elsewhere, there is a one-time $75 charge to attend one or all new parent classes offered.

May 14 (6-8 p.m.) Ozarks Healthcare offer single-session Preparing for Breastfeeding classes recommended for expectant mothers. Classes are held in the Women’s Center Education Room, 1100 Kentucky Ave. No charge for those planning to deliver at OZH; for those planning to deliver elsewhere, there is a one-time $75 charge to attend one or all new parent classes offered.

May 15 (9 a.m.-4 p.m.) OzSBI, 408 Washington Ave., will host a workshop, Excel for Business Part 2, presented by Gene Weinback for those who want to learn how to navigate and use advanced features of Microsoft Excel 2021, including PivotTables and PivotCharts. Register online at www.ozsbi.com/events or call 417-256-9724. Part 2 will be held May 15.

May 17 (4-5:30 p.m.) A Meet-the-Artist event will be hosted in the civic center for artists participating in Ozarks Healthcare BHC’s annual art show centered around Mental Health Awareness Month.

May 18 (9 a.m.) Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 1218 will hold a “Flying Start” program to offer information about learning to fly at the chapter’s hangar, 810 Bryan St. in Willow Springs. Anyone with an interested in aviation is invited to attend. For more information contact Tom at 417-233-1218 or eaachapter1218@gmail.com.

May 18 (10 a.m.) The Fulton County Fair Spring Junior Livestock Show will be held at the Fulton County Fairgrounds in Salem, Ark. All junior exhibitors are eligible to show beef cattle, dairy cattle, sheep, goats and swine. Arkansas health regulations must be met. Online entries open April 1. Check-in is from 8-9 a.m. the day of the show. Find registration information at www.fultoncountyfair.org/spring-jr-livestock-show-1.html. Call the Fulton County Fair office, 870-895-5565, or Wayne Neal, 870-371-3232 for more information.

May 21 (6-8 p.m.) Ozarks Healthcare offer single-session Heart Saver Infant CPR classes recommended for new parents in the third semester of pregnancy up to a year after birth. Covered are basic resuscitation skills for use on an infant. Classes are held in the Women’s Center Education Room, 1100 Kentucky Ave. No charge for those planning to deliver at OZH; for those planning to deliver elsewhere, there is a one-time $75 charge to attend one or all new parent classes offered.

May 30 (3-4:30 p.m.) A Meet-the-Artist event will be held in the lobby of OzSBI, 408 Washington Ave., for those who would like to meet artist Angela Bullard and discuss her pieces on display.

June

June 11 (8-11 a.m.) Ozarks Healthcare will offer low-cost lab screenings including those for blood sugar levels, cholesterol, thyroid function, calcium levels, diabetes, prostate cancer and vitamin D levels. The cost per screening ranges from between $15 to $35, cash or check only. Visit the Alton, Gainesville, Mtn. Grove, Mtn. View, Thayer or Winona clinics, or the West Plains walk-in clinic at 181 Kentucky Ave., or OZH Lab Services at 1100 Kentucky Ave.

June 11 (6-8 p.m.) Ozarks Healthcare offer single-session Heart Saver Infant CPR classes recommended for new parents in the third semester of pregnancy up to a year after birth. Covered are basic resuscitation skills for use on an infant. Classes are held in the Women’s Center Education Room, 1100 Kentucky Ave. No charge for those planning to deliver at OZH; for those planning to deliver elsewhere, there is a one-time $75 charge to attend one or all new parent classes offered.

June 13 (6-8 p.m.) Ozarks Healthcare offer single-session New Parent Skills classes recommended for parents in the third semester of pregnancy. Covered are self-care, baby care, infant bathing, safety, immunizations and circumcision. Classes are held in the Women’s Center Education Room, 1100 Kentucky Ave. No charge for those planning to deliver at OZH; for those planning to deliver elsewhere, there is a one-time $75 charge to attend one or all new parent classes offered.

June 18 (6-8 p.m.) Ozarks Healthcare offer single-session Preparing for Breastfeeding classes recommended for expectant mothers. Classes are held in the Women’s Center Education Room, 1100 Kentucky Ave. No charge for those planning to deliver at OZH; for those planning to deliver elsewhere, there is a one-time $75 charge to attend one or all new parent classes offered.

This Year

July 4: The Willow Springs Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the Willow Springs Police Department, will host the second annual “I Ran from the Cops” 5K and SWAT challenge ahead of the traditional Fourth of July parade. Details to be announced.

July 9 (6-8 p.m.) Ozarks Healthcare offer single-session Preparing for Breastfeeding classes recommended for expectant mothers. Classes are held in the Women’s Center Education Room, 1100 Kentucky Ave. No charge for those planning to deliver at OZH; for those planning to deliver elsewhere, there is a one-time $75 charge to attend one or all new parent classes offered.

July 13 (8 a.m.) Ozarks Healthcare offer single-session Prepared Childbirth classes recommended for parents in the second semester of pregnancy. Covered are breathing techniques, relaxation methods, support strategies and insights into labor, delivery and C-sections. Classes are held in the Women’s Center Education Room, 1100 Kentucky Ave. No charge for those planning to deliver at OZH; for those planning to deliver elsewhere, there is a one-time $75 charge to attend one or all new parent classes offered.

July 16 (6-8 p.m.) Ozarks Healthcare offer single-session Heart Saver Infant CPR classes recommended for new parents in the third semester of pregnancy up to a year after birth. Covered are basic resuscitation skills for use on an infant. Classes are held in the Women’s Center Education Room, 1100 Kentucky Ave. No charge for those planning to deliver at OZH; for those planning to deliver elsewhere, there is a one-time $75 charge to attend one or all new parent classes offered.

Aug. 8 (6-8 p.m.) Ozarks Healthcare offer single-session New Parent Skills classes recommended for parents in the third semester of pregnancy. Covered are self-care, baby care, infant bathing, safety, immunizations and circumcision. Classes are held in the Women’s Center Education Room, 1100 Kentucky Ave. No charge for those planning to deliver at OZH; for those planning to deliver elsewhere, there is a one-time $75 charge to attend one or all new parent classes offered.

Aug. 13 (6-8 p.m.) Ozarks Healthcare offer single-session Heart Saver Infant CPR classes recommended for new parents in the third semester of pregnancy up to a year after birth. Covered are basic resuscitation skills for use on an infant. Classes are held in the Women’s Center Education Room, 1100 Kentucky Ave. No charge for those planning to deliver at OZH; for those planning to deliver elsewhere, there is a one-time $75 charge to attend one or all new parent classes offered.

Aug. 20 (6-8 p.m.) Ozarks Healthcare offer single-session Preparing for Breastfeeding classes recommended for expectant mothers. Classes are held in the Women’s Center Education Room, 1100 Kentucky Ave. No charge for those planning to deliver at OZH; for those planning to deliver elsewhere, there is a one-time $75 charge to attend one or all new parent classes offered.

Sept. 10 (8-11 a.m.) Ozarks Healthcare will offer low-cost lab screenings including those for blood sugar levels, cholesterol, thyroid function, calcium levels, diabetes, prostate cancer and vitamin D levels. The cost per screening ranges from between $15 to $35, cash or check only. Visit the Alton, Gainesville, Mtn. Grove, Mtn. View, Thayer or Winona clinics, or the West Plains walk-in clinic at 181 Kentucky Ave., or OZH Lab Services at 1100 Kentucky Ave.

Sept. 10 (6-8 p.m.) Ozarks Healthcare offer single-session Preparing for Breastfeeding classes recommended for expectant mothers. Classes are held in the Women’s Center Education Room, 1100 Kentucky Ave. No charge for those planning to deliver at OZH; for those planning to deliver elsewhere, there is a one-time $75 charge to attend one or all new parent classes offered.

Sept. 14 (8 a.m.) Ozarks Healthcare offer single-session Prepared Childbirth classes recommended for parents in the second semester of pregnancy. Covered are breathing techniques, relaxation methods, support strategies and insights into labor, delivery and C-sections. Classes are held in the Women’s Center Education Room, 1100 Kentucky Ave. No charge for those planning to deliver at OZH; for those planning to deliver elsewhere, there is a one-time $75 charge to attend one or all new parent classes offered.

Sept. 17 (6-8 p.m.) Ozarks Healthcare offer single-session Heart Saver Infant CPR classes recommended for new parents in the third semester of pregnancy up to a year after birth. Covered are basic resuscitation skills for use on an infant. Classes are held in the Women’s Center Education Room, 1100 Kentucky Ave. No charge for those planning to deliver at OZH; for those planning to deliver elsewhere, there is a one-time $75 charge to attend one or all new parent classes offered.

Oct. 5: The Bear City Fall Festival will take place in downtown Willow Springs.

Oct. 8 (6-8 p.m.) Ozarks Healthcare offer single-session Heart Saver Infant CPR classes recommended for new parents in the third semester of pregnancy up to a year after birth. Covered are basic resuscitation skills for use on an infant. Classes are held in the Women’s Center Education Room, 1100 Kentucky Ave. No charge for those planning to deliver at OZH; for those planning to deliver elsewhere, there is a one-time $75 charge to attend one or all new parent classes offered.

Oct. 10 (6-8 p.m.) Ozarks Healthcare offer single-session New Parent Skills classes recommended for parents in the third semester of pregnancy. Covered are self-care, baby care, infant bathing, safety, immunizations and circumcision. Classes are held in the Women’s Center Education Room, 1100 Kentucky Ave. No charge for those planning to deliver at OZH; for those planning to deliver elsewhere, there is a one-time $75 charge to attend one or all new parent classes offered.

Oct. 15 (6-8 p.m.) Ozarks Healthcare offer single-session Preparing for Breastfeeding classes recommended for expectant mothers. Classes are held in the Women’s Center Education Room, 1100 Kentucky Ave. No charge for those planning to deliver at OZH; for those planning to deliver elsewhere, there is a one-time $75 charge to attend one or all new parent classes offered.

Oct. 31: The Willow Springs Chamber of Commerce will host Trunk or Treat. Details to be announced.

Nov. 9 (8 a.m.) Ozarks Healthcare offer single-session Prepared Childbirth classes recommended for parents in the second semester of pregnancy. Covered are breathing techniques, relaxation methods, support strategies and insights into labor, delivery and C-sections. Classes are held in the Women’s Center Education Room, 1100 Kentucky Ave. No charge for those planning to deliver at OZH; for those planning to deliver elsewhere, there is a one-time $75 charge to attend one or all new parent classes offered.

Nov. 12 (6-8 p.m.) Ozarks Healthcare offer single-session Preparing for Breastfeeding classes recommended for expectant mothers. Classes are held in the Women’s Center Education Room, 1100 Kentucky Ave. No charge for those planning to deliver at OZH; for those planning to deliver elsewhere, there is a one-time $75 charge to attend one or all new parent classes offered.

Nov. 18-25: Operation Christmas Child shoebox collection will be underway at area churches. Year-round volunteer opportunities are available. Visit samaritanspurse.org/occ or call 816-622-8316 to learn more.

Nov. 19 (6-8 p.m.) Ozarks Healthcare offer single-session Heart Saver Infant CPR classes recommended for new parents in the third semester of pregnancy up to a year after birth. Covered are basic resuscitation skills for use on an infant. Classes are held in the Women’s Center Education Room, 1100 Kentucky Ave. No charge for those planning to deliver at OZH; for those planning to deliver elsewhere, there is a one-time $75 charge to attend one or all new parent classes offered.

Dec. 7: The Willow Springs Chamber of Commerce will host Pancakes with Santa and a slew of other Downtown Holli-Day events, concluding with a lighted Christmas parade. Details to be announced.

Dec. 10 (8-11 a.m.) Ozarks Healthcare will offer low-cost lab screenings including those for blood sugar levels, cholesterol, thyroid function, calcium levels, diabetes, prostate cancer and vitamin D levels. The cost per screening ranges from between $15 to $35, cash or check only. Visit the Alton, Gainesville, Mtn. Grove, Mtn. View, Thayer or Winona clinics, or the West Plains walk-in clinic at 181 Kentucky Ave., or OZH Lab Services at 1100 Kentucky Ave.

Dec. 10 (6-8 p.m.) Ozarks Healthcare offer single-session Heart Saver Infant CPR classes recommended for new parents in the third semester of pregnancy up to a year after birth. Covered are basic resuscitation skills for use on an infant. Classes are held in the Women’s Center Education Room, 1100 Kentucky Ave. No charge for those planning to deliver at OZH; for those planning to deliver elsewhere, there is a one-time $75 charge to attend one or all new parent classes offered.

Dec. 12 (6-8 p.m.) Ozarks Healthcare offer single-session New Parent Skills classes recommended for parents in the third semester of pregnancy. Covered are self-care, baby care, infant bathing, safety, immunizations and circumcision. Classes are held in the Women’s Center Education Room, 1100 Kentucky Ave. No charge for those planning to deliver at OZH; for those planning to deliver elsewhere, there is a one-time $75 charge to attend one or all new parent classes offered.

Dec. 17 (6-8 p.m.) Ozarks Healthcare offer single-session Preparing for Breastfeeding classes recommended for expectant mothers. Classes are held in the Women’s Center Education Room, 1100 Kentucky Ave. No charge for those planning to deliver at OZH; for those planning to deliver elsewhere, there is a one-time $75 charge to attend one or all new parent classes offered.



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