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MSU aerialists will present Cirque du Ciel tonight (5/1) at 7:30 at the Old Glass Place, 521 E. St. Louis.  For details, 501-8035 or

A plant sale continues today (5/1) from 8 am to 5 pm in the Karls Hall Greenhouse on the MSU campus.  For details, click here.

The MSU Baseball Bears will face Wichita tonight (5/1) at 6:35, tomorrow (5/2) at 2:05 and Sunday (5/3) at 1:05 at Hammons Field.  For ticket information,

“Strutting and Fretting:  a neo-vaudeville dance concert” will be held tonight (5/1) and tomorrow night (5/2) at 7:30 and Sunday (5/3) at 2:30 in the Craig Hall Coger Theatre.  For ticket information,

The First Friday Night Stroll will be held tonight (5/1) from 5 to 8 in downtown West Plains. 

The May Festival for the Arts is being held this month in Eureka Springs, AR.  The Artrageous Parade starts tomorrow (5/2) at 2.  Find out more here.

The Harrison, Arkansas Art League Spring Art Show will be held today (5/1).  Learn more here.

The musical, “Million Dollar Quartet” is at the Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts tonight (5/1) at 8 and tomorrow (5/2) at 2 and 8.  For ticket information,

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Carp Kites

The Park Central Library will host a Japanese Children’s Day Celebration tonight (5/1) from 5 to 7 for anyone five and older.  Craft carp kites and try a traditional Japanese drink.

The Spyderfest 2015 motorcycle rally continues through Sunday (5/3) at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds.  For more information, click here.

“Charlie  Cox Runs with Scissors” will be performed at the Avenue Theatre in West Plains tonight and tomorrow night (5/1-5/2) at 7 and Sunday (5/3) at 2.  The performance is for mature audiences.  For ticket information, 

Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield’s Arts in the Parks Concert Series kicks off tomorrow night (5/2) at 7 with the College of the Ozarks Orchestra.  The concerts are held near the visitor center. Take blankets and lawn chairs.  Admission is free.

Learn archery basics during a program tomorrow morning (5/2) from 8:30 to 11:30 at the Andy Dalton Shooting Range and Outdoor Education Center.  To register, 742-4361.

The Freedom of Flight Museum in Joplin will host the 5K on the Runway 5K Race and Kids 1 Mile Fun Run tomorrow (5/2) at the Joplin Regional Airport.  For details, click here.

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You can train to become a Missouri Stream Team volunteer during a daylong program tomorrow (5/2) at the Wildcat Glades Conservation and Audubon Center in Joplin.  For more information, click here.

The Nature Center's Conservation Teen Club, for kids 12 to 17, will go on a wildlife and photography hike tomorrow (5/2).  To register, 888-4237.

Tours of Doling Park’s Giboney Cave will be offered tomorrow (5/2) from 11 am to 4:30 pm.  The cost for a walking tour is $4 per person and for the tunnel tour, $6 per person.  To learn more, or 833-8647.

Tomorrow (5/2) is the annual Howell county Rabies Vaccination Clinic Day.  Veterinary clinics in the county will offer rabies shots at reduced rates.  For more information,

Volunteers are needed at the Salvation Army tomorrow (5/2) to help get ready for Stamp Out Hunger.  To find out how to sign up, 862-5509 or

The Farmers Market of the Ozarks is open tomorrow (5/2) from 8 am to 1 pm on E. Republic Rd.  To learn more,

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Fresh Vegetables

The Greater Springfield Farmers Market will be open tomorrow (5/2) from 8 am to 1 pm in the Battlefield Mall parking lot.  For details,

The C-Street City Market will be open tomorrow (5/2) from 9 am to 2 pm on Commercial St. near the Historic Footbridge.  To learn more, click  here.

Artsfest on Historic Walnut St. is tomorrow (5/2) from 10 am to 6 pm and Sunday (5/3) from 10 am to 5 pm.  For more information, click here.

The Mt. Judea Heritage Day Festival will be held tomorrow (5/2) in Mt. Judea, Arkansas.  For more information and a schedule of events, click here.

The Boys & Girls Club in West Plains will host the 3rd annual West Plains Derby Social tomorrow (5/2) from 3:30 to 7:30 pm.  For details or ticket information,

The Christian County Master Gardeners will hold their annual plant sale tomorrow (5/2) starting at 8 am at the Nixa Event Center, 421 W. South in Nixa. 

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Polk County Master Gardeners will host their annual plant sale tomorrow (5/2) beginning at 8:30 in the parking lot across from the fire station on S. Springfield St.

The Midwest Technical Institute will host an open house tomorrow (5/2) from 10 am to 2 pm at 3600 S. Glenstone.

Learn how to make vintage garden mosaics during a program tomorrow morning (5/2) from 9 to 11 at the Brentwood Library for anyone 18 and older.  To register, 883-1974.

Bennett Spring State Park will host a Kids’ Fishing Day tomorrow (5/2) from 6:30 am to 8:15 pm.  The event is for kids 15 and younger.  Find out more by calling 417-532-4418 or

The 2nd annual Ozarks Ride for Wishes will be held tomorrow (5/2) at the Upper Deck Grille, 4850 Gretna Rd. in Branson.  Registration starts at 9 am.  To learn more, click here.

Honoring Our Mothers…Applauding Remarkable Women will be held tomorrow night (5/2) at 6 at Chateau on the Lake in Branson featuring Ann Compton, former White House correspondent.  Proceeds benefit Caring People, which helps single moms and their children in southwest Missouri.  For details, 417-334-0131 or

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Tennis Shoes

CMH Hospice in Bolivar will host the “Heroes for Hospice” 5K/10K Run tomorrow (5/2) beginning at the CMH community rooms and continuing around Dunnegan Park.  Participants are encouraged to dress like their favorite superhero. To register, or 888-328-6010.

Grupo Latinoamericano will host a Cinco de Mayo Fiesta tomorrow (5/2) from 2 to 8 at Elfindale Plaza at Sunshine and Kansas.  The event will feature Mexican regional folkloric dances, live music by Mexican bands, games and activities, authentic Mexican arts and crafts for sale and more.  The performances will start at 5.  Admission is free.

Find out how to become a volunteer for the Springfield-Greene County Library District during a program tomorrow afternoon (5/2) from 3 to 5 at the Brentwood Branch Library.  For more information, 883-1974.

The film, “Force Majeure” will be shown tomorrow and Sunday (5/2-5/3) at 6 pm at the Moxie, 305 S. Campbell.  For details,

Circle on the Square Holistic Life Center will host the Grand Bloom with Healing Arts Fest featuring music, dancing, drumming, yoga, children’s activities and more tomorrow (5/2) from 9 am to 9 pm at 800 E. Walnut.  To learn more, 569-9451 or click here.

See the movies “Frankenstein” and “The Bride of Frankenstein” tomorrow night (5/2) at 6:30 at the Park Central Branch Library.

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The Springfield Conservation Nature Center will host a flint knapping demonstration Sunday afternoon (5/3) from 1 to 3.  Watch as a primitive skills specialist transforms rocks into functional points similar to the ones used by early man.

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.