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Weekend Outlook January 14-16, 2011

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  • Make homes and feeders for wildlife
  • Watch college basketball
  • Play games
  • Share your talents
  • View movies
  • Learn how to tie flies
  • Celebrate MLK Jr. Day
  • Show off your talents during Open Mic Night tonight (1/14) at 7 at the Park Central Branch Library.
  • It’s game night tonight (1/14) at 6 at the Library Center for kids in grades 6 thru 12. There will be a variety of tabletop games and hot chocolate. For more information, 865-1340.
  • The Springfield Boat, Sport and Travel Show is today (1/14) from noon to 9, tomorrow (1/15) from 10 to 9 and Sunday (1/16) from 11 to 4 at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds. For details, www.ozarkempirefair.com.
  • The Springfield Conservation Nature Center invites families to a program to learn how to attract birds to your yard tomorrow (1/15) from 10 to noon. To register for the Discover Nature Families program, call 888-4237.
  • Members of the Missouri Trout Fishermen’s Association will demonstrate basic fly-tying techniques tomorrow (1/15) from 1 to 4 at the Nature Center.
  • Learn about woodworking for wildlife and build a bluebird nesting box and bird feeder during the Discover Nature Families program “Woodworking for Wildlife” tomorrow morning (1/15) from 8:30 to 11:30 at the Andy Dalton Shooting Range and Outdoor Education Center. To register for the free program, call 742-4361.
  • The Park Central Branch Library invites all ages to storytime tomorrow morning (1/15) at 10. Stay afterwards for family-friendly movies.
  • Celebrate Center City Saturday tomorrow (1/15) from 1 to 5 at the Park Central Branch Library. Watch movies rated G or PG.
  • The Howell County Bards, a chapter of the Missouri State Poetry Society, will meet tomorrow afternoon (1/15) at 2 at the West Plains Library. All poets are welcome.
  • Missouri State West Plains will host a financial aid workshop Sunday night (1/16) at 6 in the West Plains High School cafeteria. Learn about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid as well as federal and state resources.
  • The Missouri State Lady Bears will face Indiana State Sunday (1/16) at 2:05 at JQH Arena. For tickets, 836-7678.
  • The Library Station invites you to Sunday Sounds Sunday afternoon (1/16) at 2. The featured group will be the local chapter of Sweet Adelines International. Admission is free.
  • The Springfield chapter of the NAACP will hold a march to celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Monday (1/17). Meet at 9:30 am outside Mediacom Ice Park. The march will go over the MLK Bridge to Central High School where there will be an hour-long celebration. For more information, 873-6386.
  • Unite of Southwest Missouri will host the 2011 Springfield Multicultural Festival Monday (1/17) from noon to 4 at the Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts. The community-wide celebration of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday will feature performances from around the world and exhibits by various community organizations. Admission is free.
  • School’s out tomorrow, and the Midtown Carnegie Branch Library invites kids in grades 6 thru 12 to “Snowed In” at 3. There will be winter-themed gaming, crafts and movies rated PG-13 or under. To learn more, 862-0135.
  • The CBCO will hold a special blood drive Monday (1/16) in honor of Amelia Lynn who was born four months early. Hours are 8 am to 6 pm, and donors can give at either the Campbell Donor Center or at the Bill Reser Donor Center. For details, 227-5000 or cbco.org.