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Weekend Outlook January 7-9, 2011

  • See owls close up
  • Walk the Nature Center trails after dark
  • Learn about eagles
  • Attend a college basketball game
  • Watch a silent movie
  • Try virtual hunting and fishing
  • Hike
  • Learn CPR
  • Listen to live music
  • View art by students
  • Visit the Springfield Conservation Nature Center tonight (1/7) between 6 and 9 for an Owl Prowl and Evening Stroll. The trails will be open and patrolled—take a flashlight. Zoo docents will present two indoor programs to give you an up close look at owls. For more information, 888-4237.
  • Kids 3 to 6-years-old are invited to the Little Acorns program “Regal Eagles” today (1/7) at 11 or 1:30 and tomorrow morning (11/8) at 11 at the Nature Center. Registration is required—call 888-4237.
  • See the Missouri State Bears basketball team in action against Evansville tonight (1/7) at 7:05 at JQH Arena. For tickets, 836-7678.
  • The Grizzly New Year’s Classic is today and tomorrow (1/7 & 1/8) at the West Plains Civic Center. Games are at 5 and 7 with the Grizzlies competing at 7.
  • Kids in third thru eighth grades are invited to put on pj’s and head to the Republic Branch Library for a night of slumber party games and snacks tonight (1/7) from 6 to 8. To find out more, 732-7284.
  • You’re invited to “Saturday Afternoon at the Movies: The Great Silents on the Big Screen” tomorrow afternoon (1/8) at 1:30 at the Library Center. See the silent film “The Hunchback of Notre Dame.” For more information, 882-0714.
  • Try your hand at virtual hunting and fishing tomorrow (1/8) from 2 to 4 at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center.
  • The Nature Center’s Hiking Club—open to anyone 18 and older--will travel to Paddy Creek Wilderness tomorrow (1/8). To register, 888-4237.
  • The American Red Cross in West Plains will offer a course in CPR, use of the AED and First Aid tomorrow (1/8). For details, 417-257-0018.
  • Renee Ehrenstrom, a biomedical sciences graduate student at MSU will talk about Plaque Production & Clearance in Alzheimer’s Disease during “Saturday Scientist” tomorrow (1/8) from 1 to 3 at the Discovery Center. To learn more, 862-9910.
  • “Rockin’ Saturdays” is tomorrow (1/8) at 2 at the Midtown Carnegie Branch Library. Listen to music from Deep Fried Squirrel. For more information, 862-0135.
  • The Strafford Branch Library will host a book discussion tomorrow (1/8) at 4 for adults. The featured book will be “Animals Make Us Human: Creating the Best Life for Animals” by Temple Grandin and Catherine Johnson. For details, 736-9233.
  • View artwork in various forms created by Springfield students Sunday (1/9) from noon to 4 during the annual Reflections Showcase at the Battlefield Mall near the JC Penney east entrance. An awards ceremony will start at 3.
  • Chapter and Verse: Music on a Sunday Afternoon will feature gospel and bluegrass music from The Old Wire Road Sunday afternoon (1/9) at 2 at the Library Center. Admission is free.