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Weekend Outlook March 6-8, 2015


KSMU's Michele Skalicky talks with Richard Napieralski, treasurer of the Grant Beach Community Garden, about a Seed Swap they're hosting tomorrow (3/7).

The Gardens of America History Series wraps up tonight (3/6) at 6 at the Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center.  The topic is “Gardens of Georgetown:  Hillwood Estate and Dumbarton Oaks.”  Admission is free.

Champion Athletes will hold a benefit concert featuring local musicians, Michael Christopher, Mitchell Kilpatrick and Mark Barger, tonight at 7 at Classic Rock Coffee.  For details, click here.

The First Friday Art Walk is tonight (3/6) at various downtown Springfield locations.  To learn more,

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Author Trudy Lewis

A fiction reading by novelist, Trudy Lewis, will start tonight (3/6) at 7 in MSU’s Plaster Student Union Theatre as part of Women’s History Month. 

Acoustic Jam on the Square is tonight (3/6) at 7 at the West Plains Music Store on the square in West Plains.  Take chairs and instruments.

The RV Mega Show is today through Sunday (3/6-3/8) at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds.  Admission is $8 for adults.  Kids 12 and under will get in free.  To learn more,

The film, “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” will be shown tonight (3/6) at 8 at the Gillioz Theatre.  For more information, 863-7843 or

Kids age 13 through 12th grade are invited to see the film, “The Amazing Spiderman,” rated PG-13, tonight (3/6) at 6 at the Library Center.

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The Springfield-Greene County Library District has a new Heirloom Seed Library, and to help you get started planting, it’s also offering a series of classes.  The first will be held tomorrow (3/7).  “Introduction to Growing Herbs Outdoors” will start at 10 am at the Republic Branch Library.  To learn more,

The Southern Missouri Homebuilders Home & Garden Show will be held at the West Plains Civic Center tomorrow and Sunday (3/7-3/8).  During the show, the West Plains Community Garden will take applications for garden plots.  For more information,

The Grant Beach Community Gardens will hold their annual Seed Swap tomorrow (3/7) from 1 to 4 at Hovey House, 800 W. Hovey, in Springfield.  Take your own saved seeds or leftovers to trade or donate.

The Springfield Conservation Nature Center’s Teen Club, for kids 12 to 17, will go on a hike at the Pleasant Hope Conservation Area tomorrow (3/7).  To register, 888-4237.


West Plains area college-bound students planning to attend any college and their parents can get free help completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid tomorrow afternoon (3/7) from 2 to 4 at the Lybyer Technology Center on the MSU-West Plains campus.

Citizens Memorial Hospital in Bolivar will host a Baby Fair tomorrow (3/7) from 9 am to noon in the CMH Community Room.  For more information,

Learn how to make your own thank you notes during a workshop tomorrow afternoon (3/7) from 2 to 4 for adults at the Brentwood Branch Library.  For details or to register, 883-1974.

The Springfield Conservation Nature Center is teaming up with The Moxie for a showing of the film, “Ghost Bird,” tomorrow (3/7) at 1 at The Moxie, 305 S. Campbell.  The film chronicles the reported sighting of the ivory-billed woodpecker in the swamps of Arkansas in 2004.  Anyone 18 and older can register by calling the Nature Center at 888-4237.

The movie, “Marshall, the Miracle Dog,” will be shown at theatres in Southwest Missouri tomorrow and Sunday (3/7-3/8).  The film shines light on bully prevention and raises money for 4-H.  For more information, click here.

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Running Shoes

A 5K Dog Jog to benefit Lebanon Jackets Baseball and the Lebanon Humane Society will be held tomorrow (3/7).  It starts at 9 am at Atchley Walking Trail.  For details, click here.

A Contra  Dance will be held tomorrow night (3/7) at 7 at the Northview Center at Doling Park.  Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for students.

Anyone 12 and older has the chance to learn to carve wood during the program, “The Art of Woodcarving” tomorrow afternoon (3/7) at 1 at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center.  To register, 888-4237.

Stop by the Nature Center tomorrow (3/7) from 1 to 4 to watch Southern Missouri Woodcarving Artists turn wood into works of art.

The Mid-Missouri Percussion Arts Competition will be held tomorrow (3/7) at the Cowan Civic Center in Lebanon.  A concert featuring Missouri State University Percussion will start at 7:30 pm.  Admission is $10 for the day.  For details, click here.

Anyone 13 and older can see the film, “Spartacus,” rated PG-13, tomorrow night (3/7) at 5 at the Park Central Branch Library.

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Paper Flower

The Harrison, Arkansas Charity Craft Bazaar to benefit Relay for Life will be held tomorrow from 9 am to 5 pm at the Brandon Burlsworth Youth Center.

The Sunday Concert Series continues Sunday (3/8) at 2 at the Library Center with the acoustic music trio, Rowan’s Crossing.  They’ll perform traditional music of the Irish and the Ozarks.

Tri-Lakes Community Theatre of Branson presents “Moon Over Buffalo” tonight and tomorrow night (3/6-3/7) at 8 and Sunday (3/8) at 2 at the Historic Owens Theatre in downtown Branson.  For more information,

Kegs & Eggs, a fundraiser for the Springfield Urban Agricultural Coalition, will be held Sunday (3/8) at 10 am at Mother’s Brewing Company, 215 S. Grant.  Tickets are $50 and include a four-course meal.  For tickets, 862-0423.

The fourth annual We’ve Got Talent Concert to benefit Carroll County Music Group will be held Sunday (3/8) at 2:30 at The Auditorium in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.  For details, click here.