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Weekend Outlook April 10-12, 2015


The Ozark Historic Cemetery Tour will be held Sunday (4/12) at 2 in Harrison, Arkansas.  KSMU's Michele Skalicky talks with Sybil Craig with Buffalo National River Partners to learn more.

Missouri State University will hold a NASA Observing Night tonight (4/10) from 8 to 11 at Baker Observatory near Marshfield.  For details and directions, click here.

An auction to benefit MSU-West Plains will be held tonight (4/10) at the West Plains Civic Center.  Doors open at 5:30.  For details, click here.

Kids in grades six through 12 are invited to make bleach spray t-shirts tonight (4/10) at 6 at the Library   Station.  Take a dark, plain t-shirt.  To learn more, 865-1340.

Honey Locust Tree

The Springfield-Greene County Park Board and the MO Conservation Department will host an event today (4/10) at 4:30 on Park Central Square.  They’ll plant the 30th tree in an all-day tree planting relay, and there will be refreshments and music.  For more information, click here.

The program, “Tablescapes:  the Formal Feast:  Dinner at Downton,” will be held tonight (4/10) at 6 at the Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center.  Learn how to stage the perfect evening at Downton Abbey with table settings, floral arrangements and menu selection.  The cost is $10.  To register, 891-1515.

Wild Bob’s Musical Book Club meets tonight (4/10) at 6:30 at Lindberg’s, 318 W. Commercial.  The club involves singer/songwriters who create original pieces inspired by the monthly pick, which this month is “The Giver” by Lois Lowry.  Admission is $5.

The 28th annual UFO Conference is today through Sunday (4/10-4/12) in Eureka Springs, AR.  For details, click here.

Antique Tractor Pull

National Antique Tractor Pulls are today and tomorrow (4/10-4/11) starting at 8 am at Cowan Civic Center in Lebanon.  Admission is $10.  To learn more,

The MSU women’s soccer team will host Arkansas tonight (4/10) at 7 at the Betty and Bobby Allison South Stadium.  For ticket information,

The Missouri State softball team will host Loyola tomorrow (4/11) at noon and 2 and Sunday (4/12) at noon at Killian Sports Complex.  For more information,

The Friends of the Christian County Library Spring Book Sale runs tomorrow (4/11) through April 18th at the Christian County Library, 1005 N. 4th Ave. in Ozark.  For details,

The Ozark Daylily Society will present the talk, “Garden Trends:  Hybrid Daylilies are the New Black,” tomorrow afternoon (4/11) at 3 at the Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center at Nathanael Greene-Close Memorial Park. 

Hairy’s 7th annual Run for Clean Water will be held tomorrow morning (4/11) at 7:30 at Atchley Park in Lebanon.  For more information, 588-9588.

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Farmers Market of the Ozarks will start offering a Canine Good Citizen Training Program for anyone that wants to take their dogs to the market tomorrow (4/11) during regular hours of 8 am to 1 pm.  To learn more, click here or 425-5944.

The Show Me Gourd Society will host the 17th annual SMGS Gourd Art Festival tomorrow and Sunday (4/11 & 4/12) at Remington’s, 1655 W. Republic Rd.  Hours tomorrow are 9 to 5:30 and Sunday 10 to 3.  Admission for 12 and over is $5.

The Cherry Blossom Kite Festival will be held tomorrow (4/11) from 11 to 3 at Nathanael Greene-Close Memorial Park.  To learn more,

The Amazing Weed Whacker Challenge Volunteer Work Day will be held tomorrow (4/11) from 9 to noon at Wildcat Glades Audubon and Nature Center.  Race around Wildcat Park doing fun activities and winning prizes as you help remove invasive plant species.  To learn more, 782-6287 or click  here.

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An Early Photo of Fairbanks Elementary

A fashion show to benefit the historic Fairbanks Elementary School building will be held tomorrow night (4/11) at 6:30 at the Fox Theatre on Park Central Square.  The event will also feature wine, appetizers a silent art auction and music.  For details, click here.

Drop by the Library Center tomorrow (4/11) between 10 and 4 to work on photo scrapbook pages.  Take photos—the library will supply everything else.  For details, 882-0714.

The class, Beginning Nature Photography, will be offered tomorrow morning (4/11) from 10 to noon at the Wildcat Glades Conservation and Audubon Center in Joplin.  The cost is $6.  To register, 782-6287.  For details, click here.

The Light the Night 5K Run/Walk will be held tomorrow night (4/11) at 8 at MSU to benefit the university’s Habitat for Humanity and International Justice Mission chapters.  For more information, click here.

Wilson's Creek National Battlefield staff and volunteers will take part in the internment of Civil War veteran, Major Raphael Guido Rombauer tomorrow afternoon (4/11) at 1 at Park Cemetery in Carthage.  The public is invited to attend the ceremony.  For details, 732-2662.

Help make blankets for children in need during “Craft for a Cause with Project Linus” tomorrow morning (4/11) from 10 to noon at the Republic Branch Library.  Take fleece material if you’d like or you can use what’s available.

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Members of Drury University’s Ukulele Club and the Queen City Ukulele Club will present a concert tomorrow afternoon (4/11) at 4:30 at the Brentwood Branch Library.

See the film, “The Librarian:  Quest for the Spear,” tomorrow night (4/11) at 6:30 at the Park Central Branch Library.

The 2nd Saturday Gallery Stroll is tomorrow night (4/11) from 6 to 9 in Eureka Springs, AR.  To find out more,

The Springfield Conservation Nature Center will hold a Useful Plant Hike Sunday afternoon (4/12) at 1 for anyone 15 and older.  It’s part of the Primitive Skills Series.  To register, 888-4237.

The Sunday Sounds Concert Series continues Sunday afternoon (4/12) at 2 at the Library Center with The Sac River Bluegrass band.

The Neosho National Fish Hatchery will host an open house Sunday (4/12) from 9 to 2.  For details, click here.

MSU Chorale

The Missouri State Chorale will present a concert Sunday night (4/12) at 7:30 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1115 N. Campbell.

Buffalo River Partners will host the 3rd annual Ozark Historic Cemetery Stroll Sunday afternoon (4/12) from 2 to 5.  Local researcher and author, Abby Burnett, will lead participants through three Boone County cemeteries and one Newton County cemetery.  For more information, 870-704-9114.

Eureka Classic Movie Night will feature the film, Fiddler on the Roof, Sunday night (4/12) at 7 at the Auditorium in Eureka Springs, AR.  Admission is $5.  Children under 16 get in free with paid adult admission.

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.