Check out what's happening in around Rolla Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013

The City of Rolla Parks and Recreation Department will host a wrap-up meeting/open house about the future of parks and recreation programs, facilities and operations Tuesday, Oct. 15, from 5:30-7 p.m. at The Centre. This meeting will be styled as an “open house” for all voters. It will include a report of the comments received at the ward/neighborhood meetings. For more information, contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 341-2386 or visit

The Community Partnership's Young Parents Program will host a crock-pot cooking event Tuesday, Oct. 15, at 5:30 p.m. at Greentree Christian Church. Dinner and child care will be provided. Call Sammie Goodson for more information at 573-368-2849.

The Capable Kids and Families play group will meet Tuesday, Oct. 15, from 11 a.m. to noon at The Community Partnership, 1101 Hauck Drive, Rolla. For information about The Community Partnership's Capable Kids and Families Program, contact Jean Darnell at 368-2849.

The Phelps County Genealogical Society will hold its monthly meeting Tuesday, Oct. 15, at the new Phelps County Courthouse multi-purpose room at 7 p.m. The topic will be “A Living Stream of Prosperity: the Ste. Genevieve, Iron Mountain and Pilot Knob Plank Road” and the speaker will be Mark Stauter. The meeting is free and open to the public. For more information call the Research Room at 573-364-9597 or Dorothy James at 573-265-8292.

Read From the Start Program will take place Tuesday, Oct. 15, and Tuesday, Oct. 29, at 6 p.m. both nights at the Rolla Public Library. This is a free parent-only workshop sponsored by the Missouri Humanities Council. Participants can take home seven free books at the end of the program. Child care and refreshments will be provided. The number of participants is limited, so call 573-364-2604 to register, or visit the library’s website at for more information.

Who's New & You will meet at Penelope's Restaurant Tuesday, Oct. 15, at 11:30 a.m. The program will be about the history of the Houston House. The menu will be salisbury steak, choice of baked or mashed potatoes, corn and a roll.

Chapter EM of P.E.O. will meet Tuesday, Oct. 15, at 7 p.m. at the home of Cassandra Herrman with Nancy Zink as co-hostess.  The program will be given by Zanna Lambert, a Cottey College graduate. Pecan orders are due. For more information, call Susan Bahr at 573- 341-3439.

The "Sounds of the Night" program to learn about which creatures make which sounds will take place Tuesday, Oct. 15, at Bray Conservation Area, located 3 miles west of Rolla on Bridge School Road( County Road 7000). Children ages 2-7 should attend from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Another program for all ages will be held from 6–7 p.m. Attendees should wear a Halloween costume. This is a Missouri Department of Conservation Discover Nature Family free program.