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Weekend Outlook April 24-26, 2015

Lori Stalteri

James River Basin Partnership and Springfield Community Gardens will host a workshop on permaculture-based techniques to reduce the amount of water a garden requires tomorrow (4/25) from 2 to 4 at the Midtown Community Garden, 1475 N. Benton.  Michele Skalicky met up with Tiffany Frey, project manager with James River Basin Partnership and Ben Tegeler, a co-presenter of the workshop, at the garden to talk about the program.

Opening night at The Amp, in J.R. Martin Park in Republic, is tonight (4/24) featuring the Disney movie, Tangled at 7:45.  A meet and greet with Rapunzel and Flynn Rider starts at 6:30 along with face painting, balloon art, games and more.  Sky lanterns will be released at the end of the movie.  For more information, 732-3500.

Dr. Matteo Legrenzi, with Oxford University, will present “The Saudi-Iranian Rivalry:  filling contested vacuums in the Middle East” tonight (4/24) from 5 to 7 in Karls Hall Room 101 on the Missouri State University campus.  For more information, or 836-6957.

The School of Metaphysics is taking part in the 27th annual National Dream Hotline tonight at 6 (4/24) through Sunday night (4/26) at 11:59.  Have your dreams interpreted by calling 831-0955.  SOM will also host the 9th annual Chocolate Dream Festival Sunday (4/26) from 1 to 4 at the school, 1033 E. Sunshine, featuring a variety of chocolate creations, a raffle and door prizes.  Admission is $10.

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OTC’s annual plant sale continues today (4/24) from 8:30 am to 5 pm in the OTC Greenhouse near Central and National.  A variety of flowers, herbs, vegetables, hanging baskets and combination planters will be for sale.

MSU’s Students for a Sustainable Future will host Ecopalooza today (4/24) from 11 am to 8 pm on the North Mall with a variety of bands and activities.  For more information, click here.

Eureka Springs will host Yards and Yards of Yard Sales today and tomorrow (4/24-4/25) across the city.  For more information, click here.

The Eureka Springs Indie Film Fest continues through tomorrow (4/25) in Eureka Springs, AR.  For details, click here.

The Friends of the Springfield-Greene County Library Book Sale continues today (4/24) from 10 to 8, tomorrow (4/25) from 10 to 5 and Sunday (4/26) from 1 to 5 at Remington’s, 1655 W. Republic Rd.  For more information, click here.

West Plains Civic Center

The Mid-America Gospel Music Festival is tonight (4/24) at 7 and tomorrow night (4/25) from 6 to 8 at the West Plains Civic Center.  For details,

The Friends of the Garnett Library will host their spring fashion show, “All Eyes on Fashion,” this morning (4/24) at the West Plains Country Club.  Doors open at 11:30 followed by the show at noon.  Tickets are $25 and are available at Kloz Klozet and Cottage Flowers or by calling 255-7945.

Children two and younger are invited to Babes in the Woods this morning (4/24) at 10 at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center.  To register, 888-4237.

Springfield Ballet presents Snow White today through Sunday (4/24-26) at the Landers Theatre.  For ticket information,

Rock 'N Ribs

The Rotary Clubs of Springfield present the 16th annual Rock ‘N Ribs BBQ Festival today and tomorrow (4/24-4/25) at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds.  For details, click here.

The 19th Steak and Steak Dinner and Charity Auction to benefit Boys and Girls Clubs of Springfield will be held tonight (4/24) at 7 at the University Plaza Convention Center with quarterback Brett Lafavre with the Green Bay Packers as the guest speaker.  For ticket information, 862-9249.

The TREEmendous TREEcycling Trade-Off will be held tomorrow (4/25) from 9 am to 1 pm at Second Baptist Church, 3111 E. Battlefield, to benefit Victory Mission.  Take used clothing and trade it for a redbud or a bald Cyprus tree from the MO Department of Conservation.  For details, 955-1145.

The CASA Superhero Run will be held tomorrow morning (4/25) at 10 at Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park.   Learn more here.

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Flower Bed

The 18th annual Greene County Master Gardeners Plant Sale will be held tomorrow (4/25) starting at 7:30 am at the Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center at Nathanael Greene-Close Memorial Park.   Shrubs, small trees, bulbs, perennials, annuals, grasses, ground covers, houseplants, vegetables, herbs and garden related items will be available. The sale continues until the plants are sold out.  To learn more, click here.

Learn how to use permaculture-based techniques to reduce the amount of water your garden requires during a workshop tomorrow (4/25) from 2 to 4 at the Midtown Community Garden, 1475 N. Benton.  The workshop is free, but donations will be accepted for Springfield Community Gardens.  For more information, or 836-6183. 

The Moon City Creative District will host Paint a Pole Weekend tomorrow (4/25) from 10 am to 2 pm and Sunday (4/26) from noon to 4.  Register and pick up supplies at the Neighborhood Center on the southwest corner of Atlantic and Campbell.  For more information or to register in advance, or find them on facebook.

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Plymouth Belmont

OTC will host a car show tomorrow (4/25) from 9 to 1 in the ITT Center parking lot on the Springfield campus.  The cost to register, if you’d like to show a car is $20.  For more information, 447-8293 or

You can have broken household items repaired during a Community Welding Day tomorrow (4/25) from 9 to 3 at the OTC Welding Lab in the ITT Center near Central and National.  Items needing repair must be made of carbon steel, stainless steel or aluminum.  Proceeds will benefit the Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks.  For details, 447-8119 or

Lebanon will host the Earth Day Recycling Collection and Street Fair tomorrow (4/25) from 10 to 4.  For details, click here.

A Prescription Drug Take Back will be held tomorrow (4/25) from 10 to 2 in Harrison, AR.  For drop off sites,

Art in the Park will be held tomorrow (4/25) from 10 to 3 at George Washington Carver National Monument in Diamond, MO.  For more information, click here.

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Art Studio

SoulQuench will host its 11th annual fundraising auction tomorrow night (4/25) from 6 to 8 at 315 E. Sunshine.  A portion of the proceeds will benefit Art Inspired Academy, a creative arts group that provides an inclusive experience for those with and without disabilities to participate in creative arts programming.  For more information, or 881-8866.

The Junior League of Springfield’s 56th annual Charity Ball will be held tomorrow night (4/25) at the White River Conference Center.  Tickets for Gala56 are $150 and can be purchased at or 861-8324.

Family Funtime at the Springfield Art Museum is tomorrow morning (4/25) from 10 to noon.  Stop in for hands-on gallery activities and art making.

The Joplin Eagle Pride Band will host a Car Show fundraiser tomorrow (4/25) from 10 to 6 at Joplin High School.  For more information, click here.

Fused Glass Art

Learn the techniques of fused glass tomorrow (4/25) from 11 am to 1 pm at the Spiva Center for the Arts in Joplin.  The cost is $25.  For details,

World Tai Chi Day is tomorrow (4/25) and Joplin will celebrate with a class at St. John’s-Mercy Memorial Garden at 10 am.  For more information, click here.

Have papers shredded for free tomorrow (4/25) from 9 am to 1 pm at the Great Southern Bank Operations Center, 218 S. Glenstone.  Drop off up to three bags or boxes to be securely shredded.  If you have more than three, you can go through the line again.  It’s part of the Springfield-Greene County Library’s Money Smart Week.

See the documentary film, Babies, rated PG, tomorrow morning (4/25) at 11 at the Fair Grove Branch Library.

The Strafford Branch Library will host a book swap tomorrow afternoon (4/25) from 1 to 5.  Take unwanted books and trade them for “new” ones.

The film, National Treasure, rated PG, will be shown tomorrow night (4/25) at 6:30 at the Park Central Library.

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Tennis Shoes

The OMC Fun Run, featuring a 5K, 10K and 1.5 mile run, starts tomorrow (4/25) at 8 at the OMC Shaw Medical Building.  To learn more, click here.

The West Plains Small Business Expo and Job Fair is tomorrow (4/25) from 10 to 3 at the West Plains Armory.

The Yellow House in West Plains will present Earth Night tomorrow night (4/25) at 6 with soup and salad and music by Daniel Elixir and the Brixey Ticks, The Haenke Brothers and Gordon Johnston as well as a presentation on Bio-Region and Community by Denise Henderson Vaughan. 

The Springfield-Greene County Park Board’s Outdoor Initiatives will offer tours of Doling Park’s Giboney Cave Sunday (4/26) from 11 am to 4:30 pm.  The cost for a walking tour is $4, and for the tunnel tour the cost is $6.  For details, 833-8923.

The Springfield Mid-America Singers will perform the Mozart Requiem at Evangel’s Chapel Sunday afternoon (4/26) at 3.  Admission is free.

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.