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Weekend Outlook September 13-15, 2013

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  • The MSU women’s volleyball team will host Middle Tennessee State tonight (9/13) at 7, Alabama A & M tomorrow (9/14) at 12:30 and Oklahoma tomorrow night (9/14) at 7:30 at Hammons Student Center.  And the MSU men’s soccer team will host Detroit tonight (9/13) at 7:30 and Western Illinois Sunday (9/15) at 2:30 at Plaster Sports Complex.  For ticket information, 836-7678.
  • The Jazz Eureka Festival is today and tomorrow (9/13-9/14) in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.  Jazz fusion band Spyro Gyra will is the festival’s headline act.  For details,
  • Kids two and younger are invited to Babes in the Woods to learn about monarch butterflies today and tomorrow (9/13 & 9/14) at 10 am at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center.  To register, 888-4237.
  • Kids in grade four through eight are invited to make art with simple household products and found natural objects this afternoon (9/13) at 4 at the Library Station.  For more information, 865-1340.
  • It’s Teen Friday Nights tonight (9/13) at 6 for grades six through 12 at the Library Station.  Stop in for games, crafts and special events.
  • The Do Good Festival is today and tomorrow (9/13-9/14) at Park Central Square.  Proceeds will benefit the seven children’s charities of Springfield Rotary.  There will be lots of live music, art, vendors, games, inflatables and more.  For more information,
  • The Red Cross is hosting Save a Life Saturday tomorrow (9/14).  Hands-only CPR will be taught at a variety of locations in and around Springfield including all city fire stations and at the Do Good Festival.  For details,
  • The Springfield Conservation Nature Center presents the program “Monarchs Rule!” tomorrow from 1 to 4.  Explore the behavior and lifestyle of monarch butterflies.  To register, 888-4237.
  • The Reading Around the Square 5K Walk/Run, Book Drive and Literacy Festival is tomorrow (9/14) from 7:30 am to 2 pm in Ozark.  To learn more,
  • Bubblefest is tomorrow (9/14) from 10 to 2 at the Discovery Center of Springfield.  Find out if it’s possible to make a square bubble and what ingredients make a good bubble.  The Ugandan Children’s Choir will perform at 1.  For details,
  • The Azalea Half Marathon, 10K and 5K will be held tomorrow (9/14) beginning at 8:30 in Nixa to benefit the Azalea Festival Association.  For details,,670/did,93/view,event/.
  • The American Cancer Society will host Bark for Life of Springfield tomorrow (9/14) at Living Memorial Park to raise money for and awareness of the organization’s fight against cancer.  To learn more,
  • The Farmers Market of the Ozarks is open tomorrow (9/14) from 8 to 1 at 4139 Nature Center Way. For more information,
  • The Greater Springfield Farmers Market is open tomorrow (9/14) from 8 to 1 in the southeast corner of the Battlefield Mall Parking Lot.
  • C-Street Market is open tomorrow (9/14) from 8 to 1 near the Footbridge on Commercial Street.
  • The Railroad Historical Museum, located in an old train in Grant Beach Park, is staffed by volunteers and is open Saturdays from 2 to 4.  To learn more,
  • Ozark Independent Living will host Ozark Fall Fest tomorrow (9/14) from 9 to 5 at the Winter Sports Complex in West Plains.  For more information, 256-8714.
  • West Plains Elk Lodge will host a Bike Ride & Show to benefit Christmas for Kids tomorrow (9/14).  Registration starts at 10:30 and the ride at 11:30.  The event will include food and live music.  To learn more, 257-3573.
  • Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield’s Moonlight Tour is tomorrow night (9/14) between 7 and 10.  For ticket information, 732-2662.
  • The Strafford Branch Library will present the program “Two Great Brit Mystery Writers” tomorrow afternoon (9/14) at 3 for adults.  Coffee and tea will be provided as you discuss Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s and Agatha Christie’s great mysteries.  Solve a mystery yourself and see a showing of the film Agatha.  For more information, 736-9233.
  • The travelling exhibit “Moneyville” is at the Discovery Center of Springfield through Sunday (9/15). To learn more, 862-9910.
  • Learn .22 rifle shooting basics during a program tomorrow morning (9/14) from 9 to noon at the Andy Dalton Shooting Range.  To register, 742-4361.
  • The Slow Down St. Jude Walk, hosted by Wesley United Methodist Church, will be held tomorrow morning (9/14) beginning at 9.  For more information, e-mail
  • As part of MO State’s Public Affairs Week, Ozarks Public Broadcasting invites you to a free screening of Chahinaz:  What Rights for Women? Sunday night (9/15) at 6 at the Moxie Cinema, 431 S. Jefferson.
  • It’s Bat Awareness Day Sunday (9/15) from 11 to 7 at Sequiota Park.  Learn about bats from the Springfield-Greene County Park Board’s Outdoor Initiatives and watch bats fly out of the cave at dusk.  For details,