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Weekend Outlook March 27-29, 2015

Jeff Hitchcock

Complete Electronics Recycling and Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ozarks will hold a spring cleaning electronics recycling drive today and tomorrow (3/27-3/28) from 8 am to 6 pm.  For every PC, laptop, CRT monitor or tv recycled, the company will make a donation to the non-profit organization.  Items will be accepted free of charge with a few exceptions.  To learn more, click here.

Central High School presents the play, “Exit the Body,” a crazy, comical whodunit, through Sunday (3/29).  For ticket information, 881-5090.

The USA Preparedness Expo will be held today through Sunday (3/27-3/29) at the Cowan Civic Center in Lebanon.  Clickhere to find out more.

CoxHealth Branson will host an open house for its new emergency department this morning (3/27) from 7 to 11.


The ninth annual, Branson Elvis Festival, will be held today through Sunday (3/27-3/29) at Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Theatre.  To find out more, 339-3003.

The Missouri Outdoors Expo will be held today through Sunday (3/27-3/29) at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds.  For details, click here.

The Trading Hands Kids Sale continues today and tomorrow (3/27-3/28) at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds.  For more information, click here.

The film, “Old School,” will be shown tonight (3/27) at 8.  The film follows three friends as they attempt to recapture their glory days by opening up a fraternity near their alma mater.  Admission is $5 or $4 with two canned food items for Ozarks Food Harvest.  To learn more,

The exhibit, “We’ve Always Been Here,” which looks at the history of the African-American community in Greene County, continues through May 9 at the Historic Fox Theatre on Park Central Square.  For details, clickhere.

Blogger and advocate Anne Brock will present “Balancing Professionalism, Social Activism and Motherhood” today (3/27) at noon in MSU’s Craig Hall Room 205 as part of Women’s History Month.  Admission is free and open to the public.

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The Arkansas Fiddlers Convention continues through Sunday (3/29) at North Arkansas South Campus in Harrison, AR.  For more information, click here.

Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge in Eureka Springs, AR will host its annual Kite Festival tomorrow (3/28) from 10 to 4.  Take your own kite or buy one at the event.  There will also be experts on hand to help kids with kite making and flying techniques.  For more information, 479-253-3718

The Child Advocacy Center South will host the Glowbug Kids Run for kids eight and under and Glow Bug K, a one mile run, tomorrow night (3/28) at 6:30 at 1610 Old Airport Rd. in West Plains.  To register,

A free showing of the documentary film, First Generation, will be held tomorrow night (3/28) at 7 at Melton Hall Room 112 at MSU-West Plains.  The film will be followed by a panel discussion on hurdles that first generation college students face and how the community can help with their success.

Girl Scouts

The Believe in Girls Girl Scout Expo will be held tomorrow (3/28) from 11 to 4 at the Springfield Expo Center.  Admission is $15 and includes a tote bag.  To learn more, click here.

The Library Center will host the Genealogy Symposium tomorrow (3/28) from 9 to 4:30.  For details, or 882-0714.

A POW/MIA Awareness Ride will be held tomorrow (3/28) in Branson.  For more information, or 417-230-2278.

See the documentary, Disneynature’s “Champanzee,” tomorrow morning (3/28) at 11 at the Fair Grove Branch Library.

The Disneynature documentary, “African Cats,” will be shown tomorrow afternoon (3/28) at 1 at the Strafford Branch Library.

“Hidalgo,” rated PG-13, will be shown tomorrow night (3/28) at 6:30 at the Park Central Branch Library.

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Running Shoe

The 2nd annual Foot Pursuit 5K Fun Run to benefit the Greene County Sheriff's Office DARE program and Missouri Fraternal Order of Police Foundation Special Programs will be held tomorrow (3/28) in Springfield.  For more information, click here.

The Frisco Highline Run for Scouting is set for tomorrow (3/28).  For details, click here.

The MO Department of Conservation will offer the clinic, “Turkey Hunting Basics,” tomorrow (3/28) from 8:30 to 2 at the Andy Dalton Shooting Range and Outdoor Education Center.  To register, 742-4361.

The second annual Pirate Dash 5K and 1 Mile Walk will start tomorrow morning (3/28) at 8 at Pipkin Middle School.  To learn more, or 521-7182.

The Junior League’s ninth annual Charity Run 5K will be held tomorrow morning (3/28) at the Fieldhouse Sportscenter, 2235 W. Kingsley.  For more information, click here.

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Cannon at Wilson's Creek National Battlefield

Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield will hold its 15th annual Park Day clean-up event tomorrow (3/28) with several projects planned.  To find out how to volunteer, 732-2662.

The Springfield Writers’ Guild will host children’s author, Terri Sigafus, tomorrow (3/28) at the Heritage Cafeteria.  Mentor hour begins at 11 am with the speaker and business meeting at 1. 

Walnut Grove will host its 2nd annual Spring Fling Vendor and Craft Fair tomorrow (3/28) from 8 to 3 at the Walnut Grove multipurpose room and cafeteria just off highway 123.  For more information, 521-4859.

The city of Battlefield will host an Easter Egg Hunt tomorrow (3/28) from 9 to 11 at Battlefield City Park.  And a coloring contest will be held at Battlefield City Hall.  To find out more, 883-5840.

Heartland Paranormal Research Organization will present Ozarks PhenomeCON 2015 tomorrow (3/28) from 10 am to 6 pm at the Shrine Mosque.  For more information, 860-9127.

Douglas Tallamy, author of Bringing Nature Home, will discuss the importance of native plants during the program, “Bringing Nature Home,” tomorrow morning (3/28) at 10 at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center.  Then, at 1, he’ll talk about how to share your property with other species.  To register, 888-4237.

St. Louis Irish Arts Performance

St. Louis Irish Arts will be at the West Plains Civic Center for an afternoon of the music, song and dance of Ireland Sunday (3/29) at 2.  Admission is $8, and kids 13 years and younger and those with a BearPass ID get in free.

The documentary, “Women in Science,” part of the Women and Girls Lead MAKERS Film Series, will be shown Sunday night (3/29) at 6 at the Moxie.  Admission is free.  For more information, 836-8894.

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.