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Weekend Outlook April 17-19, 2015

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Missouri State University’s Public Affairs Conference continues today (4/17) with a variety of speakers on campus.  To view a schedule of events, click here.

Marideth Sisco’s, “Come and Sit a Spell,” with Dennis Crider will be held tonight (4/17) at 7 at the Yellow House in West Plains.  Marideth will read from her new novel.  Admission is $5.

The MSU baseball team will take on UT Martin tonight (4/17) at 6:35, tomorrow (4/18) at 2:05 and Sunday (4/19) at 1:05 at Hammons Field.  For ticket information, www.missouristatetix.com

The 21st Beaux Arts Ball & Charity Auction to benefit Drury’s Hammons School of Architecture, will be held tonight (4/17) at 6 at Farmers Park.  For ticket information, ekaplan@drury.edu or on Facebook at Drury Beaux Arts Ball.

The Christian County Library’s Spring Book Sale continues today (4/17) from noon to 5 (it’s half-price day) and tomorrow (4/18) from 8:30 am to 5 pm.  Tomorrow, you can fill a bag with books for $2.  The sale is at the Christian County Library, 1005 N. 4th in Ozark.  For more information, click here.

The Missouri Public Affair Hall of Fame Ceremony is tonight (4/17) at 6 at the White River Conference Center.  For details, 836-8500.

The 11th annual Carving in the Ozarks Festival will be held today and tomorrow (4/17-4/18) in Eureka Springs, AR.  An auction will be held tomorrow at 4.  For more information, click here.

Ted Floyd, editor of Birding magazine, will present a program on spring warblers tonight (4/17) at 7 at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center.  To register, 888-4237.

The Community Wide Play Day, sponsored by the Community Partnership of the Ozarks, is set for tomorrow (4/18) from 10 to 2 at Fassnight Park featuring a variety of activities and ideas for parents to take home.  The free event is for kids 12 and younger.  To learn more, click here.

Entrance fees to all National Parks will be waived tomorrow and Sunday (4/18-4/19), including at Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield.  For more information, 732-2662.

Join Ozarks Public Broadcasting in a volunteer day tomorrow (4/18) at Ozarks Food Harvest.  To find out how to get involved or to sign up, 836-8894 or click here.

The West Plains citywide Yard Sale will be held tomorrow (4/18) at the West Plains Civic Center and within the city limits from 7 am to 4 pm. 

The Carol Hilmer 5K Run to fight Ovarian Cancer will be held tomorrow (4/18) in Eureka Springs, AR.  For more information, click here.

Yoga in Nature will be held beside Shoal Creek in Joplin tomorrow morning (4/18) at 9.  For more information, click here.

A free tree and shrub giveaway will be held tomorrow (4/18) at Wildcat Glades Conservation & Audubon Center in Joplin.  To learn more, click here.

The Spiva Center for the Arts in Joplin will host a Free Family Art Day tomorrow (4/18) at 11.  For more information, www.spivaarts.org

The Golden Ticket Gala, hosted by the North Arkansas Medical Foundation, will be held tomorrow night (4/18) at 6 at the Quality Inn in Harrison, AR.  To learn more, click here.

The 2nd annual Fun Run benefiting the Arkansas Children’s Hospital is set for tomorrow (4/18) in Harrison, AR.  Bikes, trikes and automobiles are all welcome.  To find out more, click here.

Friends of Baker Prairie will host a wildflower walk tomorrow morning (4/18) at 9 at Baker Prairie in Harrison, AR.  For more information, timandstephbarr@hotmail.com

The annual Kids’ Fishing Trip, sponsored by the West Plains Library and the MO Department of Conservation, will be held tomorrow (4/18).  To register, 256-4775.

The South Central MO Kennel Club Dog Show will be held tomorrow (4/18) from 8 to 5 at the West Plains Civic Center.

Springfield Little Theatre presents “The Wizard of Oz” through Sunday (4/19).  For ticket information, click here.

The exhibit, “We’ve Always Been Here,” looking at the history of the African-American community in Greene County, is at the Springfield-Greene County History Museum through May 9th.  To learn more, click here.

The C-Street City Market is open tomorrow (4/18) from 9 am to 2 pm near the Footbridge on Commercial Street.  For more information, click here.

Farmers Market of the Ozarks is open tomorrow (4/18) from 8 to 1 at James River Freeway and Glenstone Ave.  To learn more, click here.

The Greater Springfield Farmers Market is open tomorrow (4/18) from 8 to 1 in the Battlefield Mall Parking Lot.  To find out more, click here.

The 3rd annual Safe and Sound Saturday is tomorrow (4/18) from 9 to 4 at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds.  Learn how to keep your family safe in a variety of situations.  For details, click here.

The Play it Forward Concert Series at the Walmart Museum in Bentonville, AR will present jazz musician Paul Price on the harp guitar tomorrow night (4/18) at 6:30.  Proceeds will benefit the Northwest Arkansas Fencing Center, which serves underserved and at-risk youth.  For details, 479-204-4773.

The Indian Student Association at MSU will host its annual Tarang event tomorrow night (4/18) at 6 in the PSU Ballroom.  The evening will feature authentic Indian food and entertainment.  Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for students and $10 for children five to 12-years-old.  For more information, click here.

The Springfield Conservation Nature Center’s Hiking Club will hike at Roaring River State Park tomorrow (4/18).  It’s for ages 18 and up.  To register, 888-4237.

The Nature Center will host a caving trip for women 18 and older tomorrow morning (4/18).  And from 1:30 to 4:30 anyone 18 and older is invited to explore a cave with the Nature Center.  To register, 888-4237.

Stop by the Nature Center tomorrow (4/18) between 1 and 4 to watch members of Ozark Whittlers and Woodcarvers transform wood into treasures.

Walk MS Ozarks is tomorrow (4/18) from 10 am to 1 pm starting at Mercy Eye Clinic, 3045 S. National, to benefit the National MS Society Mid America Chapter.  For more information, click here.

Cats at the Castle, an annual fundraiser by Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, is tomorrow night (4/18) at 6:30 at Castle Rogue’s Manor in Beaver, AR.  Tickets are $110 each.  For more information, click here.

Learn about growing tomatoes and using herbs at a free Christian County Gardener seminar tomorrow (4/18) from 1 to 4 at the Nixa Community Center.  To register, 581-3558.

Learn the fundamentals of archery during the program “Introduction to Archery” tomorrow afternoon (4/18) at 4 at Wildcat Glades Conservation and Audubon Center in Joplin.  To register for the free program, 629-3423.

The Republic Branch Library’s Off the Hook Crochet Club, for beginners to experts will meet tomorrow morning (4/18) at 10.

See the movie, The Apple Dumpling Gang, rated G, tomorrow afternoon (4/18) at 1 at the Fair Grove Library.

The Disneynature documentary, Chimpanzees, will be shown tomorrow (4/18) at 1 at the Strafford Library.

See the 1935 film, Top Hat, tomorrow afternoon (4/18) at 2 at the Library Center.

Anyone 13 and older is invited to the Park Central Library tomorrow night (4/18) at 6:30 to see the film, Beautiful Creatures, rated PG-13.

The Tire Rack Street Survival teen driver safety program will be in Neosho tomorrow (4/18) from 8 to 4.  To register, click here.

The Big McCoy Power Jazz Trio will present a concert Sunday night (4/19) at 6 at 425 Event Center, 425 W. Walnut.  For ticket information, bj.lowrance@425downtown.com

The Greater Ozarks Hosta Society will hold a one-hour seminar Sunday (4/19) at noon at the Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center.  Learn how to care for and divide hostas.  Hostas will also be for sale.  For more information, click here.

The Go Girl Run Half Marathon and 5K is set for Sunday (4/19) at 7 am in Springfield.  For details, click here.