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Arts and Entertainment

Weekend Outlook January 9-11, 2015

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The Nature and the Arts program, “A Musical Evening With Carter and Connelley” is tonight (1/9) at 7 at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center for anyone 12 and older.  The singer/songwriters have been performing and recording original acoustic guitar music highlighting their love of the natural world since 1988.  To register, 888-4237.

Regular hours for the Springfield Conservation Nature Center Visitor Center today and tomorrow (1/9-1/10) are 8 am to 5 pm.  The building is closed Sunday (1/11).  Trails are open 8 am to 6 pm.

Springfield Contemporary Theatre presents “Shining City” tonight and tomorrow night (1/9-1/10) at 7:30 and Sunday (1/11) at 2 at 431 S. Jefferson Avenue.  For details, click here.

Acoustic Jam on the Square is tonight (1/9) at 7:30 at West Plains Music on the square in West Plains, hosted by Heart of the Ozarks Bluegrass.  Take instruments and lawn chairs.

The Little Acorns program, “Regal Eagles,” for kids three to six-years-old, will be held at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center today (1/9) at 11 and 1:30 and tomorrow morning (1/10) at 11.  To register, 888-4237.

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A Robot Workshop will be held tomorrow (1/10) at the Discovery Center of Springfield.  Times are 10 am and 1 pm, and the cost is $40 for a member and $45 for a non-member.  Registration is required.  To learn more, discoverycenter.org.

Kids in grades 4 through 8 will make art using rubber bands and paint during the “‘Tween Town” program today (1/9) from 4 to 6 at the Library Station.  For details, thelibrary.org.

It’s “Minecraft Night” tonight (1/9) from kids in grades 4-12 tonight (1/9) from 5:30 to 7 at the Republic Branch Library.  For more information, thelibrary.org.

Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to “Teen Night:  Return to 221B Baker Street” tonight (1/9) from 6 to 8 at the Library Station.  Celebrate the return of BBC’s Sherlock sometime in early 2015.  To learn more, thelibrary.org.

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Kids in grades K-5 will go back in time to visit Ancient Egypt through games, art and mythology during the program “Time Travel Explorers!” tomorrow morning (1/10) at 11 at the Midtown Carnegie Branch Library.  More information is at thelibrary.org.

The Farmer’s Market of the Ozarks is open tomorrow (1/10) from 9 am to 1 pm at 2144 E. Republic Rd.  For details, loveyourfarmer.com.

Listen to the music of Neil Pille, aka Two Wheel Neil, during “Saturday Sounds” tomorrow afternoon (1/10) at 4:30 at the Brentwood Branch Library.

See the movie “Batman Forever,” rated PG-13, during the “Walk-In Weekend Theatre” for anyone 13 and older tomorrow night (1/10) at 6:30 at the Park Central Branch Library.  Popcorn is included.

Learn how to use a digital camera during a program tomorrow afternoon (1/10) at 1 at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center.  Nature photography will be emphasized.  To register, 888-4237.

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The Mystery Hour is tomorrow night (1/10) at 7 at the Gillioz Theatre.  Springfield’s late night talk show will feature special guests from A Beautiful Mess, Jeff Schrag and battle rapper Mega Def with music guests Barak Hill, Three Fine Lines and David Greathouse.  For details, click here.

DreamIT MakeIT, a non-profit in Springfield, will host a showing of “Maker,” a documentary of the maker movement, at 1 tomorrow (1/10) at the Moxie Cinema, 305 S. Campbell.  Admission is free.  For more information, click here.

The exhibit, “Then and Now, Downtown for Christmas,” continues through tomorrow (1/10) at the Fox Theatre on Park Central Square.  For more information, historymuseumonthesquare.org.

A Target Stroke event will be held tomorrow (1/10) from 9 am to 1 pm featuring food, games, prizes, demonstrations and health screenings.  It will be at the S. Howell County Ambulance, 1951 E. State Road K in West Plains.

Ozarks Technical Community College will be open tomorrow (1/10) to assist students with last-minute admissions, enrollment and financial aid processes. Classes for the spring 2015 semester begin Monday, Jan. 12.  Hours are 9 am to 1 pm at the OTC Springfield Campus, at the Richwood Valley Campus and the OTC Lebanon Center, 9 to 2 at the OTC Waynesville Center and 10 to 2 at the Table Rock Campus.

Red Bridge Bluegrass will perform Sunday afternoon at 2 at the Library Center as part of the Sunday Concert Series.  Admission is free.