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Weekend Outlook April 18-20, 2014

Easter eggs (Credit: Robert Donovan; Flickr)
Easter eggs (Credit: Robert Donovan; Flickr)

  • The Missouri State Baseball Bears will face Illinois State today (4/18), tomorrow (4/19) and Sunday (4/20) at 1:05 at Hammons Field.  For ticket information, 836-7678 or click here.
  • Kids in grades three through five are invited to the program “Klondike Strike!” today (4/18) at 3:30 at the Brentwood Branch Library.  They’ll learn about rocks and minerals, pan for gold, play rolling hoops and more.  To register, 883-1974.
  • Craftapalooza for kids in grades four through 12 will be held this afternoon (4/18) at 3 at the Republic Branch Library.  To learn more, 732-7284.
  • The Unbound Mic Sessions are tonight (4/18) at 7 for adults at the Park Central Branch Library.  Sign up starts at 6:30.  To find out more, 831-1342.
  • Dickerson Park Zoo will host “Party for the Planet” and “Enrichment EGGstravaganza” tomorrow (4/19) from 10 to 2.  Kids can visit hands-on conservation learning stations and chat with zookeepers, and attendees can watch animals tear into papier mache eggs.  Admission is $9 for adults and $5 for kids three to 12-years-old.  For details, click here.
  • Stop by the Springfield Conservation Nature Center tomorrow (4/19) between 10 and 4 to watch members of Ozarks Whittlers and Woodcarvers demonstrate their craft.
  • The Little Acorns program “Hooray for Hummingbirds,” for kids three to six-years-old, is tomorrow morning (4/19) at 11.  To register, 888-4237.
  • C-Street Market will be open tomorrow (4/19) from 8 to noon near the Footbridge on Commercial Street.
  • This weekend is National Park Weekend.  Visitors to national parks, including Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield, will be admitted for free both tomorrow and Sunday (4/19-4/20).  To learn more, 732-2662.
  • The Go Girl Run will be held tomorrow (4/19) in Springfield.  To register for the 5K and half marathon, clickhere.
  • Kings Way United Methodist will host a Helicopter Egg Drop tomorrow (4/19) at 3 (it’s rescheduled from last week) at the church, 2401 S. Lone Pine.  There will also be crafts, games and prizes.  Admission is free. 
  • The Christian County Master Gardeners will hold their annual plant sale tomorrow (4/19) at 8 am at OTC’s Richwood Valley Campus.  For more information, 581-3558.
  • Kids in kindergarten through fifth grade can read to a pet therapy dog during the program “Dog Tales” tomorrow (4/19) at 2 at the Willard Branch Library. 
  • Adults can learn to make dog treats tomorrow afternoon (4/19) at 2 at the Park Central Branch Library.
  • See the silent film “Speedy” tomorrow afternoon (4/19) at 2 at the Library Center.  Take snacks if you’d like.
  • The movie “City Slickers II:  The Legend of Curly’s Gold will be shown tomorrow night (4/19) at 6:30 at the Park Central Branch Library.
  • The exhibit “Pioneer Voices” is at the History Museum on the Square through June 14th.  Hours are Monday through Saturday 10:30 am to 4:30 pm.  For details, click here.
  • The program “Shotgun Shooting Basics” will be held tomorrow morning (4/19) from 8:30 to 11 at the Andy Dalton Shooting Range and Outdoor Education Center.  To register, 742-4361.
  • The annual fishing trip for kids five to 15-years-old will be held tomorrow (4/19) from 9:30 to 11:30 am at the Missouri Department of Conservation Regional Office, 551 Joe Jones Blvd. in West Plains.  Bait and poles will be provided.  Pre-register at the West Plains Public Library or call 256-4775.
  • The Yellow House Community Arts Center will host a free event for families to celebrate Earth Day tomorrow (4/19).  Participate in clean-up activities and enjoy live music and activities.  “Stone soup” and bread will be served for a $7 donation or $5 for anyone who brings soup ingredients.  To learn more, 256-1888.
  • Learn how to cook with or brush up on your Dutch oven cooking during a program next Saturday (4/26) from 10:30 am to 1 pm presented by the Springfield-Greene County Park Board at Ritter Springs Park.  The cost is $15 a person or $25 for two people.  You need to register by tomorrow (4/19) at 833-8923.  For more information, click here.
  • An Archery Clinic will be held next Saturday (4/26) at 1 at Valley Water Mill.  An Archery Tournament starts at 2:30.  Registration is needed by Tuesday (4/22).  For details, 833-8923 or click here.
  • You’ll be able to camp in your own camper or tent at Ritter Springs Park next Friday through Sunday (4/25-4/27).  The Springfield-Greene County Park Board will also offer canoeing or kayaking, geocaching, hiking and catch and release fishing.  Registration is needed by today (4/18).  The cost is $10 per person per night, and free for kids six and younger.  To learn more, 833-8923 or click here.
  • Learn how to geocache next Saturday (4/18) at Ritter Springs Park with the Springfield-Greene County Park Board.  The cost is $8 per person or $10 for two.  To register--by tomorrow (4/18)--833-8923 or click here
  • The Springfield-Greene County Library and the Moxie Cinema will show the movie “Gold Rush,” with Charlie Chaplin, Sunday afternoon (4/20) at 2 at the Moxie, 305 S. Campbell, as part of The Big Read.  Admission is free.