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Weekend Outlook November 21-23, 2014

Springfield-Greene County Park Board

Today (11/21) is the last day of early registration for Turkey Trot in Springfield.  After today, the registration fee will increase.  To learn more,  Michele Skalicky talks with the Springfield-Greene County Park Board's Anne Mary McGrath about the race.

The MSU Clayworks Holiday Pottery Sale continues until 5 pm today (11/21) on the second floor of the Plaster Student Union.  For details, click here.

Ronald McDonald House is hosting its Cup 'O Cheer Homes Tour until 7:30 tonight (11/21) with a silent auction at the non-profit.  To learn more, click here.

OTC will present Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol at the Gillioz Theater tonight (11/21) and tomorrow night (11/22) at 7:30 and Sunday (11/23) at 2:30.  For ticket information,

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Bavarian Alps

Explore the land of Mozart and Sound of Music through a photo tour of wildflowers and mountains from Salzburg, Berchtegaden and Bavarian Alps, presented by  Peter Longley tonight (11/21) at 6 at the Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center, 2400 S. Scenic. Admission is free.

The English Department at Missouri State University presents the fall 2014 Student Invitational Reading tonight (11/21) at 7 in the Plaster Student Union Theatre.  Admission is free.

The sixth annual Ozarks Beerfest is tomorrow (11/22) from noon to 5 at the Springfield Expo Center.  For details, click here.

The MSU Wind Ensemble and Wind Symphony will present a free concert tonight (11/21) at 7:30 at the Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts. 

Willard High School presents “Once on this Island” tonight and tomorrow night (11/21-11/22) at 7:30 pm.  For ticket information, 742-3524.

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Glass Shoes

Parkview High School presents “Cinderella” tonight and tomorrow night (11/21-11/22) at 7.  For details,

The Springfield Symphony Guild is hosting the second annual Deck the Halls featuring designer-decorated trees and wreaths, musical and dance performances by local children’s groups, a raffle and Christmas crafting for families.  It’s at the Springfield Art Museum through Sunday (11/23).  Family Day is tomorrow.  For more information, click here.

The Missouri State hockey team will take the ice tonight and tomorrow night (11/21 & 11/22) at 7 at Mediacom Ice Park.  For ticket information, click here.

Learn about slime molds in nature during a program tonight (11/21) at 7 at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center.  To find out more, 888-4237.

SRO Lyric Theatre presents An Old Time Radio Special tomorrow night (11/22) at 7:30 at Historic Firehouse No. 2, 101 E. Commercial St.  For ticket information, 863-1960.

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Acoustic Jam on the Square starts at 7 tonight (11/21) at West Plains Music on the square in West Plains.  Take instruments and lawn chairs.

The Little Acorns program, Turkey Talk, for kids three to six-years-old, is today (11/21) at 11 and 1:30 and tomorrow (11/22) at 11 at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center.  To register, 888-4237.

Kids six and younger are invited to a Thanksgiving storytime  this  morning (11/21) at 10 at the Midtown Carnegie Branch Library.  For details, 862-0135.

The Springfield Little Theatre presents A Streetcar Named Desire through Sunday (11/23) at the Landers Theatre.  For ticket information,

The second annual Mini WhoCon will be held tomorrow (11/22) from 1 to 4 at the Strafford Branch Library for all ages.  Celebrate Dr. Who with contests, trivia, games and snacks.  To learn more, 736-9233.

Poet and author David Harrison will speak to the Springfield Writers’ Guild tomorrow (11/22).  The meeting starts with a mentor hour at 11 and the talk at 1.  For more information, 883-4532.

Celebrate the 50th birthday of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory during WonkaFest! tomorrow afternoon (11/22) at 2 at the Brentwood Branch Library.  For details, 883-1974.

Scene from Willy Wonk and the Chocolate Factory

Adults can learn how to stay healthy and make the right nutritional choices during the program “Eating Well” tomorrow afternoon (11/22) at 3 at the Library Station.  For more information, 865-1340.

Retro Cartoon Saturday Morning will feature “The Jetsons” tomorrow morning (11/22) at 10 at the Park Central Branch Library.

A tree lighting ceremony will be held tomorrow night (11/22) on Park Central Square to kick off Springfield’s annual Festival of Lights.  The History Museum on the Square will unveil its holiday display and Windows at the Fox at 7, and Tuba Christmas will perform as the tree on the square is lit at 7:30.

See the film, “Full Metal Alchemist the Movie:  Conqueror of Shamballa,” rated PG-13 tomorrow night (11/22) at 6:30 at the Park Central Branch Library.  To learn more, 831-1342.

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Christmas Tree

The C.W. Titus Foundation presents The Festival of Trees tomorrow night (11/22) at 6:30 at the Discovery Center of Springfield.  Details are at

The Moxie Theater will host a showing of “Awake, the Life of Yogananda” tomorrow (11/22) at 1.  To learn more, 429-0800.

If you have time this weekend, sign some holiday cards for soldiers.  The Red Cross is collecting them through December 5th.  For more information,

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.