Ebenezer Baptist church will hold Vacation Bible School from 6:30 to 8:40 p.m. July 30 through Aug. 3. The theme will be "Amazing Wonders Aviation." The church is located north on Chapell Drive, two miles north of Business 60. For more information, call 235-3029 or 417-847-1721.
Journeys, a weight management program offered at Cox Monett Hospital, will begin a new session on Tuesday, July 17. The program is a 20-week program focussing on mental, physical and emotional health, behavior strategies, stress management, nutrition education and fitness programs. Trained professionals including a licensed professional counselor, dietitian and certified fitness instructors teach the program. For more information or to register, call Nancy Ridgley at 417-354-1280.
A breast feeding basics class will be offered at Cox Monett Hospital beginning on Tuesday, July from 6 to 8 p.m. in conference room C, located on the third floor. The class is for new and expectant mothers. Participants will learn the nutritional and emotional advantages of breastfeeding and how to breastfeed. The fee is $20 but there is no charge for women planning to deliver at Cox Monett Hospital. For more information or to register, call 417-354-1300.
At 3 p.m. on Friday, July 20 the Purdy Library will host the closing summer reading program for teens. Teens will get to make a duct tap wallet or picture frame and refreshments will be served. At 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 25 Heno Head will be at the Purdy Library presenting science fun. The library is located on Highway C and Fourth Street. For more information, call 417-442-7314 or visit http://tlc.library.net/bll.
The Aurora Fibromyalgia Support Group will meet at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, July 17 in the private dining room at Mercy Hospital in Aurora, located at 500 S. Porter. There is no admission fee, but donations will be accepted. For more information, call 417-678-3580 or 417-678-2666.
The City of Pierce City will be spraying for mosquitoes beginning at 7 p.m. on July 18, weather permitting.
The Purdy Festival will get underway at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 21. The inaugural event will feature a chicken dinner, served from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., amusement rides, a petting zoo, arts and crafts, a farmer's market, a bbq cook-off, a fiddle contest and more. Local favorites Tequila, Lime, No Salt will round out the evening's musical entertainment, starting at 8 p.m.
A spaghetti dinner will be offered by Hobbs-Anderson American Legion Post #91 from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 19 at the Legion Home, 717 E. Broadway. Cost is $5 for adults.
A babysitters training camp will be held July 16 through July 20 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. by the American Red Cross. The fee is $150. Campers will be certified in babysitters training, infant and child CPR and first aid. They will be instructed on handling an emergency, making good decisions and how to interview for babysitting jobs. For more information, contact Faith Koppes at 866-206-0256.