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Weekend Outlook November 5-7, 2010

  • Watch a college game
  • See the Trans-Siberian Orchestra
  • Visit a folk festival
  • Learn about nature
  • Try virtual hunting
  • Attend a Steve Kaufman concert
  • Experience Kirkin' of the Tartans
  • Eat chili and pancakes for a cause
  • Learn about quilting
  • See a silent film
  • Ride your horse for Alzheimer's
  • Sample wine and area food
  • Salute our veterans
  • Several Missouri State University sports teams are in action this weekend:
  • The Missouri State volleyball team will host Drake tonight (11/5) at 7 and Creighton tomorrow night (11/6) at 7 at Hammons Student Center.
  • The Missouri State men’s basketball team will take on Arkansas-Fort Smith in an exhibition game tomorrow afternoon (11/6) at 4 at JQH Arena.
  • The MSU men’s soccer team will face SIU Edwardsville tomorrow night (11/6) at 7 at Plaster Sports Complex.
  • The Missouri State Lady Bears will host Quincy in an exhibition game Sunday afternoon (11/7) at 2:05 at Hammons Student Center.
  • For tickets to any of those games: 836-7678.
  • The Trans-Siberian Orchestra comes to the Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts tonight (11/5) at 8. For tickets, 836-7678 or
  • The 63rd annual Original Ozark Folk Festival continues thru tomorrow (11/6) in Eureka Springs. For more information,
  • The Springfield Conservation Nature Center invites kids 3 to 6-years-old to the Little Acorns program “Thanks, Nature!” today (11/5) at 11 or 1:30 and tomorrow (11/6) at 11. To register, 888-4237.
  • Try your hand at virtual hunting tomorrow afternoon (11/6) from 2 to 4 at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center. No registration is required.
  • National Flatpicking Championship 3-time winner Steve Kaufman will be in concert tomorrow night (11/6) at Drury’s Clara Thompson Hall. Red Bridge Bluegrass will open the concert at 8. For ticket information, 766-7171.
  • The Scottish St. Andrews Society of Springfield will host the Kirkin’ of the Tartans tomorrow night (11/6) at 7 at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1551 E. Portland. The event is a traditional Scottish-American church parade to honor Scottish heritage and the feast day of St. Andrew, Scotland’s patron saint. A reception with traditional Scottish food will be held after the service.
  • The 2nd annual Canine ‘n Cats Chili Supper is tomorrow night (11/6) from 6 to 9 at Canine ‘n Cats Adoption Station, 2012 W. Garton Rd. in Ozark. There will be bingo, raffles and door prizes. Chili, dessert and a drink are $5.
  • Spokane High School will host a craft fair with carnival games tomorrow (11/6) from 9 to 5 with a car show starting at 10. All activities are at the high school.
  • The Calico Cabin Sew-ciety will host a quilt display at the West Plains Public Library tomorrow (11/6) from 9 to 3. Find out about quilting and about the local club.
  • All ages are invited to the program “Saturday Afternoon at the Movies: The Great Silents on the Big Screen” tomorrow afternoon (11/6) at 1:30 at the Library Center. See the silent film “The Lost World” as well as a live demonstration of organ music written for silent films. For details, 882-0714.
  • A Trail Ride to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association of Southwest Missouri will be held tomorrow starting at 10 am at Flat Iron Stables in Plato. For details, e-mail
  • Cash for Cakes is Sunday morning (11/7) from 8 to noon at Dancing Mule Coffee, 1945 S. Glenstone. Listen to Johnny Cash music while enjoying all-you-can-eat pancakes for $5. All proceeds benefit the Alzheimer’s Association of Southwest Missouri.
  • The Wine and Food Celebration to benefit kids’ programming on OPT is Sunday (11/7) from 2 to 5 at the University Plaza Convention Center. Sample more than 100 wines from around the world as well as more than 50 varieties of craft beer and try food from several area restaurants. Admission is $35 at the door.
  • A benefit concert featuring Big Smith will be held Sunday afternoon (11/7) at 2:30 in Pike Auditorium on the Southwest Baptist University campus in Bolivar. Proceeds will be used to provide Christmas for families on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.
  • The Missouri State Music Department presents “A Musical Salute to our Veterans” Sunday afternoon (11/7) at 4 at the Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts. Admission is free.
  • Missouri State-West Plains will host a Musical Salute to Veterans Sunday afternoon (11/7) at 2 at the West Plains Civic Center featuring the Maneuver Support Center’s 399th Army Band from Fort Leonard Wood.