Weekend Outlook

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An Arbor Day celebration and screening of the film, The Lorax, will start tonight (4/27) at 7 at the Peace Through People Pavilions at the Springfield Botanical Gardens, 2400 S. Scenic.  Take lawn chairs and blankets.  

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The Run for Hope 5K Glow Fun Run will start tonight (4/20) at 7 in Harrison, Arkansas to benefit Hope Cottages.  The project provides transitional housing for homeless mothers and their children in Harrison. 

The Missouri State University African Student Association will host the third annual Gala today (4/20) at 5:30 in the Plaster Student Union Ballroom and Theatre. 

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The Missouri State University Baseball Bears will host Oregon State this morning (4/13) at 11 and tomorrow night (4/14) at 6:30 at Hammons Field. For ticket information, (417) 836-7678 or missouristatetix.com.

Springfield Regional Arts Council

First Friday Art Walk is tonight (4/6) from 6 to 10 at several venues in downtown Springfield. 

A Pre-K Open Studio Session will be held this morning (4/6) from 10:30 to noon at the Springfield Art Museum, 1111 E. Brookside Dr.  Classes are free, but registration is required. 

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The All School Exhibition continues through April 29 at the Springfield Art Museum featuring art from kids in all grades at Springfield public, private and parochial schools. 

Springfield Little Theatre presents Madagascar, A Musical Adventure Jr. through April 8 at the Landers Theatre, 311 E. Walnut.