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Weekend Outlook May 2-4, 2014

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MSU’s Baker Observatory near Marshfield/Photo credit: MSU Alumni Magazine

  • Tonight (5/2) is NASA Observing Night at MSU’s Baker Observatory near Marshfield.  View the skies through the Observatory’s telescopes from 8:30 to 11.  For details, click here.
  • The program “11,000 Years Before History:  Archaeology’s Untold Stories of Webb City’s Pre-History” starts at 7 tonight (5/2) at the Clubhouse, 115 N. Madison in Webb City.  It’s part of the 2014 Webb City Historical Society program series.  For more information, 483-8139.
  • Kids two and younger are invited to the program “Babes in the Woods” this morning (5/2) and tomorrow (5/3) at 10 at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center.  To register, 888-4237.
  • It’s Teen Friday Nights tonight (5/2) at 6 at the Library Station for kids in grades six through 12.  Stop by for games, crafts and special events.  To learn more, 865-1340.
  • If you’re a Springfield resident, you can get rid of your old tires during the Citywide Tire Toss tomorrow morning (5/3) from 8 to noon at Hillcrest High School, 3319 N. Grant.  Waste tires will be accepted at no charge from residents and neighborhood groups.  For details,
  • Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield’s Arts in the Park series kicks off tomorrow night (5/3) at 7 with the College of the Ozarks Orchestra.  They’ll play patriotic selections in front of the Visitor Center.  Take blankets and lawn chairs.  Admission is free.
  • The Missouri Department of Conservation will host the Bennett Spring State Park’s Kids’ Fishing Day tomorrow (5/3) from 6:30 am to 8:15 pm.  Kids 15 and younger can pick up free trout tags today (5/2) or during the event.  To find out more, 532-4418.
  • The 9thannual Battle of the Badges basketball game, presented by the Fraternal Order of the Eagles, will be held tomorrow (5/3) from 2 to 8 at Glendale High School, 2727 S. Ingram Mill Rd, pitting the Springfield Police Department against the Greene County Sheriff’s Office.  There will be inflatables, face painting, horse rides and more. Admission is $5, and proceeds benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ozarks.  For details, click here.
  • The Child Advocacy Center 5K and One Mile Voice for a Child Family Walk/Run will be held tomorrow (5/3) in West Plains.  Registration is $20.  For more information, click here.
  • Citizens Memorial Health Foundation’s Heroes for Hospice 5K/10K Run will start at 8:30 tomorrow morning (5/3) at CMH in Bolivar.  To register,
  • The Superhero 5K Family Run is tomorrow (5/3) beginning at 9 am at 1111 S. Glenstone to benefit CASA of Southwest Missouri.  To register,
  • The 2ndannual Derby Day Social to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Greater West Plains will be held tomorrow (5/3) in West Plains.  For ticket information, 417-204-CLUB.
  • CoxHealth will host Safe Summer, its annual safe summer expo, tomorrow (5/3) from 10 to 2 at Dewey Short Visitor Center, 4500 State Highway 165 in Branson.  Families will learn camping, water and other outdoor safety tips.  There will also be a car seat check and kids will receive a free life jacket and bike helmet while they last.  To find out more, 269-INFO or 800-818-5239.
  • A program on hypertufa mushrooms starts tomorrow morning (5/3) at 10 at the Brentwood Branch Library for anyone 18 and older.  Learn how to use the rock-like substance to make garden pots or décor.  To register, 883-1974.
  • See the film “Labyrinth,” rated PG, tomorrow afternoon (5/3) at 2 at the Midtown Carnegie Branch Library.
  • The film “Inception,” rated PG-13, will be shown tomorrow night (5/3) at 6:30 at the Park Central Branch Library.
  • Author and personal historian Wayne Groner will offer the free class “Your Memories, Your Book:  Writing Your Life Story” tomorrow morning (5/3) at 10 at the Library Center.  To learn more, 883-4532.
  • A Family Voices Recording Session will be held Sunday (5/4) from 1 to 4 at the Library Station.  Record a story for your child or grandchild.  Families with children under age five will receive a free book with their recording along with 25 other stories read by local celebrities and community leaders.  To make an appointment, 616-0673.
  • The annual ArtRageous Parade to kick off Eureka Springs’ May Festival of the Arts, will start tomorrow night (5/3) at 6.  For details, click here.
  • A Cinco de Mayo Fiesta will be held tomorrow night (5/3) from 5 to 8 at Grace United Methodist Church, 1652 S. Ash St. in Buffalo, to benefit Grace Grizzlies Relay for Life.  The evening will include a meal, live music and a pie and cake auction.  For more information, 345-6777.
  • The Queen City Beard and Moustache Federation will host its 5thannual Beard & Moustache Competition tomorrow (5/3) at the 319 Event Center, 319 W.Walnut.  Proceeds will benefit Rare Breed.  For more information, or 766-5525.
  • The Springfield Conservation Nature Center’s Hiking Club will hike at Ritter Springs Park tomorrow (5/3).  To register, 888-4237.
  • Arts Fest will be held tomorrow (5/3) from 10 to 6 and Sunday (5/4) from 10 to 5 on historic Walnut Street.  Admission is $5, and kids five and under get in free.  To learn more,
  • The Springfield-Greene County Park Board will offer tours of Doling Park’s Giboney Cave tomorrow (5/3) from 11 to 4:30.  The fee is $4 per person or $12 for a family of four for the walking tour and $6 per person or $20 for a family of four for the tunnel tours.  To learn more, click here
  • The Springfield-Greene County Park Board’s Outdoor Initiatives will host an Open House tomorrow (5/3) from 1:30 to 4:30 at Valley Water Mill Park.  Learn about various programs Outdoor Initiatives offers.  For details, click here.
  • Cox College, 1423 N. Jefferson, will host an Open House tomorrow (5/3) from 11 to 2.  Prospective students who complete an application for admission during the event will have their application fee waived.  For more information, 269-3083.
  • Farmers Market of the Ozarks is open tomorrow (5/3) from 8 to 1 on E. Republic Rd.  To find out more,
  • Watch primitive skills specialist Don Brink transform simple rocks into artistic and functional points during a Flint Knapping Demonstration Sunday (5/4) from 1 to 3 at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center.  You’ll even get to try your hand at this age-old skill.  Stop by anytime.
  • Kids in grades four through 12 are invited to celebrate Star Wars Day with the program “May the Fourth be With You! Sunday (5/4) at 2 at the Library Center.  For details, 882-0714.
  • A Spring Handbell Concert will be held Sunday (5/4) at 2 at the Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Kimberling City.  The concert will feature the handbell choirs of College of the Ozarks, Faith Lutheran in Branson and Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran. 
  • Open Drawing for adults is held the first Sunday of each month at the Springfield Art Museum.  Admission is a $5 donation.  For more information, 837-5700.
  • The President’s Concert starts Sunday afternoon (5/4) at 4 at the Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts.  The MSU Symphony Orchestra and choral ensembles will perform Brahms’ German Requiem.  Admission is free.