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Weekend Outlook November 7-9, 2014

Martin Cathrae

The Friday Night TV Dinner to benefit children’s programming on Ozarks Public Television is tonight (11/7) at 6:30 at Touch Restaurant featuring wine, food, an auction and dancing.  For details, click here.

MSU International Programs will present “Tour of the Globe” tonight (11/7) from 5 to 9 at the Jim D. Morris Center on E. Jefferson.  Experience the diverse cultures represented by the more than 1600 international students at MSU.  The event is free and open to the public.  For more information, click here.

“Romance in the Garden” is tonight and tomorrow night (11/7-11/8) from 7:30 to 10 at the Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden for anyone 17 and older.  Admission is $5—cash only.

NAMI will host its annual 2014 benefit awards ceremony and silent auction, A Night at the Races, tonight (11/7) at 6 at the University Plaza Hotel and Convention Center featuring a horseracing event.  To learn more, 864-7119.

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Horse Race

Springfield Little Theatre presents “The Roast at Farmer’s Park,” with Jim Anderson as the “main course,” featuring Roastmaster Beth Domann tonight (11/7) at 6:30 at Farmer’s Park.  Tickets are $50 and include dinner, two drinks and the show.  For details, 869-1334.

The Shrine Mosque will host a party for its 91st birthday tonight (11/7) from 5:30 to 7:30 at the Historic Shrine, 601 E. St. Louis.  Admission is free.   The building will be open for tours, and there will be a children's art gallery, refreshments, and a walk-in history. To learn more, 230-5660.

The 6th annual Springfield Sleepout to raise awareness of homeless youth in our community starts tonight (11/7) at 7.  Registration begins at 2 at Wesley United Methodist Church, 922 W. Republic Rd.  Registration is $10 per person, and proceeds will benefit Rare Breed Youth Services Program.  Participants are invited to sleep in a cardboard box or tent or just their sleeping bag.  Events include a cardboard box house-building competition, homeless youth simulation and thrift store fashion show. Entertainment includes field games, a homeless youth trivia contest and homeless-themed movies. Indoor activities and warming access will be available.  A Soup Social, even for those not spending the night, will be held from 6 to 8 and costs $5 per person.  For more information, click here.

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Theatre Seats

The MO State Film Series continues tonight (11/7) at  7 in the Plaster Student Union Theatre with the film, “Ticket Out,” written by Hunger Games author, Suzanne Collins.  The thriller is set in the world of the controversial underground railways that aid women and children escaping from abusive, sometimes murderous spouses.  There will be a talk-back session following the film.  Admission is free.  To learn more,

First Friday Art Walk is tonight (11/7) from 6 to 10 in downtown Springfield.  For details,

Run to the Lights starts at 10:10 tonight (11/7) at Silver Dollar City.  Proceeds from the 5K benefit single moms through Caring People.  To learn more,

Kids in grades six through 12 are invited to the program “Thankful for Green” today (11/7) from 3:30 to 5 at the Brentwood Branch Library.  The program will focus on author John Green.  To find out more, 883-1974.

Kids in grades six through 12 are invited to Teen Friday Night tonight (11/7) at 6 at the Library Station.  To learn more, 865-1340.

The Park Central Branch Library will host a First Friday Art Talk tonight (11/7) at 6 for adults.  Explore Guatemalan textiles with art expert Christina Bradshaw.

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Minecraft Bobblehead

Minecraft Game Night for kids in grades four through 12 is tonight (11/7) at 6 at the Republic Branch Library.  To learn more, 732-7284.

The First Friday Downtown Stroll is tonight (11/7) from 5 to 7 in West Plains.  Santa will be on the courthouse lawn so kids can start sending letters. 

Citizens Memorial Hospital in Bolivar will host a Lunch and Learn seminar on Lyme disease this morning (11/7) at 11:30.  To register, clickhere.

The exhibit “Norman Rockwell:  323 Saturday Evening Post Covers” is at the Spiva Center for the Arts, 222 W. Third St. in Joplin, through tomorrow (11/8).  For details,

The Springfield Symphony will present "Salute to Veterans" tomorrow night (11/8) at 7:30 at the Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts.  For ticket information, 836-7678 or

The Missouri State Football Bears will host Southern Illinois tomorrow afternoon (11/8) at 2 at Plaster Sports Complex.  For ticket information, 836-7678 or

The MSU men’s soccer team will host Evansville tomorrow night (11/8) at 7 at the Betty and Bobby Allison South Stadium.  For tickets, 836-7678 or

The MSU men’s basketball team will host Missouri Southern tomorrow night (11/8) at 7:35 at JQH Arena.  For ticket information, 836-7678 or

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American Flag

The Springfield Veterans Day Parade will start tomorrow morning (11/8) at 10 in downtown Springfield.  It will start at Trafficway and John Q. Hammons Parkway, go west on Trafficway, south on Jefferson, west on St. Louis, go around Park Central Square, go south on South Ave. and east on Walnut.  For a list of participants and more information, click here.

Farmers Market of the Ozarks will host a Chili Cook-Off tomorrow (11/8) from 9 am to 1 pm to raise money for Harvest on Wheels.  Customers can sample a variety of chili entries and vote for favorites by dropping money into jars.  For more information,

The Springfield Art Museum invites kids to a free Family Day tomorrow morning (11/8) from 10 to noon with activities related to the museum’s “Creating an American Identity” exhibit.  For details, 837-5700.

The Library Center invites adults to the program “Beginning Genealogy” tomorrow morning (11/8) from 9:30 to 11:30.  To register, 616-0534.

Adults will make blank cards for soldiers abroad to write to their families during the program “Crafts for a Cause” tomorrow (11/8) from 10 to 1 at the Midtown Carnegie Branch Library.  Take white card stock if you have it or use the Library’s.  For details, 862-0135.

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Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers

See the cartoon “Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers” tomorrow morning (11/8) at 10 at the Park Central Branch Library during Retro Cartoon Saturday Morning.

Adults will watch the films, Mary Poppins and Saving Mr. Banks, tomorrow afternoon (11/8) at 1 at the Fair Grove Branch Library.

The Springfield Conservation Nature Center’s Hiking Club will hike at the Little Sac Woods Conservation Area tomorrow (11/8).  To register, 888-4237.

Join art instructor Janel Bagby for “Nature Through an Artist’s Eyes” tomorrow morning (11/8) at 10 for kids five to seven-years-old and tomorrow afternoon at 1 for ages eight to 12 at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center.  Paint in the style of Georgia O’Keefe to create your own masterpiece.  To register, 888-4237.

Kids in grades K-5 are invited to “Simply Saturday” tomorrow afternoon (11/8) from 1 to 3 at the Midtown Carnegie Branch Library.  Enjoy family time with games, crafts and activities.

Graphic Novels for Grown-Ups will be held tomorrow afternoon (11/8) at 1:30 for adults at the Brentwood Branch Library.  To find out more, 883-1974.

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Listen to the Americana-style acoustic music duo the Red Shoe Pickers tomorrow afternoon (11/8) at 4:30 at the Brentwood Branch Library.

Anyone 13 and older is invited to see the film, “Fruits Basket,” rated PG, tomorrow night (11/8) at 6:30 at the Park Central Branch Library.

The Fair Grove Branch Library will host a reception and book signing for author Marilyn K. Smith from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. tomorrow (11/8) for the release of her book, "A History of Highway 65, From the Middle of the Road." For more information,

The West Plains Public Library will host “The Storytellers!  An Author Extravaganza” tomorrow afternoon (11/8) from 1 to 4.  Enjoy warm cider and cookies, and authors will have books for sale.

A trivia night to benefit the West Plains Christian Clinic will be held tomorrow night (11/8) at 6 at the First United Methodist Church.  To register, 256-6178.

The Discovery Center of Springfield will hold a ribbon cutting for its new BodyWorks Nutrition Exhibit Sunday afternoon (11/9) at 3.  To learn more,

Basketball Hoop

The MSU women’s basketball team will host Southwest Baptist Sunday afternoon (11/9) at 2:05 at JQH Arena.  For ticket information, 836-7678 or

The Missouri State University Bands will host A Musical Salute to Our Veterans Concert Sunday afternoon (11/9) at 4 at the Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts.  Admission is free.

Temple Israel will host its annual Art Fest Sunday (11/9) from 10 am to 3 pm at 5910 S. Farm Rd. 193 in Rogersville featuring a gourmet bake sale, a New York style delicatessen, a live auction and more.  Admission is free.  For details,

Help the Library Center celebrate its 15th birthday with a couple of events this weekend.  Mark Bilyeu and Cindy Woolf will present a free concert at 2 pm Sunday (11/9) in the auditorium.  And kids of all ages are invited to take part in crafts and activities that celebrate things that are 15.  For more information, 882-0714.

The City of Springfield’s Yard Waste Recycling Center and Lone Pine Recycling Center are open additional hours, Sundays from 1 to 5 through December 7th.  For details, 864-1904.


Michele Skalicky has worked at KSMU since the station occupied the old white house at National and Grand. She enjoys working on both the announcing side and in news and has been the recipient of statewide and national awards for news reporting. She likes to tell stories that make a difference. Michele enjoys outdoor activities, including hiking, camping and leisurely kayaking.