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Weekend Outlook February 1-3, 2013

Photo Credit: Michele Skalicky

  • The Springfield Conservation Nature Center presents Animal and Nature Tales with storyteller Bobby Norfolk tonight (2/1) at 5:30 and 7.  To register, 888-4237.
  • Kids in grades six through 12 are invited to celebrate the Chinese New Year, learn the significance of lanterns in Chinese culture and make lotus flower lanterns this afternoon (2/1) at 2 at the Brentwood Branch Library.  To register, 883-1974.
  • Sample food from Springfield’s restaurants and enjoy music by the Springfield Symphony and the M-Dock band during Flavor and Flair tonight (2/1) from 6 to 9 at the University Plaza Hotel & Convention Center.  Proceeds benefit the Springfield-Branson Chefs’ Association and the Springfield Symphony.  Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door.  For ticket information, 864-6683.
  • The MSU women’s basketball team will host Indiana State tonight (2/1) at 7:05 and Illinois State Sunday afternoon (2/3) at 2:05 at JQH Arena.  For tickets, 836-7678.
  • The MSU Division II hockey team will take the ice tonight and tomorrow night (2/1-2/2) at 7 at Mediacom Ice Park.  Division III will play tonight (2/1) at 9:45 and tomorrow afternoon (2/2) at 3.  Admission is $4.  For more information,
  • Whole grain expert Tamara Carl will discuss whole grain baking techniques today (2/1) from 11 to 1 at J & B’s Health Mart in West Plains.
  • West Side Story comes to the Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts today and tomorrow (2/1-2/2).  For details,
  • A dance is held each Friday night at 7 at the West Plains Senior Center.  Admission is $4, and all ages are welcome.
  • Acoustic Jam on the Square is held Friday nights at West Plains Music Store on the West Plains Square.  Take instruments and lawn chairs.
  • The History Museum for Springfield-Greene County, 155 Park Central Square, is hosting the exhibit “Sun, Sports and Summer Fun:  A Celebration of the 100thAnniversary of Springfield-Greene County Park Board” through March 15th.  Hours today and tomorrow (2/1 & 2/2) are 10:30 to 4:30.  Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children.
  • Dickerson Park Zoo is hosting ZOOper Bowl Weekend tomorrow (2/2) and Sunday (2/3) from 10 to 4.  Each person who donates two non-perishable food items for Ozarks Food Harvest will receive half-price admission.  For more information, 864-1800 or
  • Michael Brewer & Tom Shipley will present the concert “One Toke Over the Line” tomorrow night (2/2) at 7 at the West Plains Civic Center.
  • Farmers Market of the Ozarks is open tomorrow (1/26) from 9 to 1 at 4139 S. Nature Center Way.  For details,
  • Get free tax help from MSU students at the Midtown Carnegie Branch Library tomorrow (2/2) from 10 to 2.  The program is designed for those with low to moderate incomes, non-English speakers and the elderly.  For details, 864-0030.
  • The program “Paper Crafting 101:  Advanced” for anyone 18 and older starts tomorrow afternoon (2/2) at 2 at the Brentwood Branch Library.  To register, 883-1974.
  • See the movie “The Artist,” rated PG-13, tomorrow afternoon (2/2) at 4 at the Fair Grove Branch Library.  To learn more about the movie showing for anyone in 7thgrade and up, 759-2637.
  • Wayne Groner will present the free class “Your Memories, Your Book:  Writing Your Life Story” tomorrow morning (2/2) at 10 at the Library Center.  For more information, 883-4532.
  • Women will learn the basics of using a compass and topographic maps during the program “Orienteering for Women” tomorrow (2/2) from 8 to 5 presented by the Springfield Conservation Nature Center.  To register, 888-4237.
  • Kids three to six-years-old are invited to the Little Acorns program “Greet the Groundhog” tomorrow morning (2/2) at 11 at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center.  To register, 888-4237.
  • The next Eureka Springs House Concert is tomorrow night (2/2) at 6 at the Eureka Unitarian Church on Elk St. featuring singer/songwriter Rebecca Loebe.  Tickets are $15 at the door.
  • The MSU men’s basketball team will host Evansville tomorrow afternoon (2/2) at 2:05 at JQH Arena.  For tickets, 836-7678.
  • The Discovery Center will hold a dissection workshop tomorrow morning (2/2) from 10 to noon.  To find out more or to register, 862-9910.
  • Drury’s annual Women’s Entrepreneurship Symposium is tomorrow (2/2) from 8 to 1:30 at the Trustee Science Center.  Registration is $25 and includes breakfast and lunch.  To learn more, 873-3014.
  • Sustainable Solutions at Greenwood will host a sustainable fashion show tomorrow night (2/2) at 6 at the Executive Conference Center’s 910 Ballroom, 910 W. Battlefield.  Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students and children.  Proceeds will benefit the school and their efforts to become self-sufficient and sustainable. 
  • Learn how to prepare for a winter storm and winter outdoor safety during a free program tomorrow night (2/2) at 7 at the Watershed Center in Valley Water Mill Park.  To learn more, 833-8647.