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Weekend Outlook October 16-18, 2015

Taylor J.

The Eureka Springs Historical Museum’s seventh annual “Voices from Eureka’s Silent City,” living history tours at the city cemetery, continues tonight and tomorrow night (10/16-10/17) and October 30th and 31st.  One hour walking tours leave every 20 minutes from 5:30 to 8:30 pm.  Actors and guides will present stories of some of Eureka’s former leaders in service and philanthropy.  Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under.  For details, or 479-253-9417.

Four Travelogues with Peter Longley continues tonight (10/16) at 6:30 at the Springfield Botanical Center at Nathanael Greene-Close Memorial Park.  Tonight’s program is “A European Cruise Visiting Tall Ships, Amsterdam, Medieval Bruges, Southampton and Bordeaux.”  Admission is free.

Harvest Fest continues this weekend at Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park.  The Haunted Trail of Horrors and the Halloween Fun Field for younger kids is open tonight (10/16) and tomorrow night (10/17) from 6 to 10.  Harvest Fest, featuring games, inflatables, a cow train, grain train, hayrides and more, is open tomorrow 11 to 6 and Sunday noon to 6.  For details,

The War Eagle Fall Fair continues through Sunday (10/18) in Hindsville, Arkansas.  To learn more, click here.

The Missouri State volleyball team will host Loyola Chicago tonight (10/16) and Bradley tomorrow night (10/17) at 7 at Hammons Student Center.  For tickets, 836-7678 or

Earth, Wind & Fire will perform at JQH Arena tonight (10/16) at 8.  For tickets, 836-7678 or

The Missouri State Ice Hockey Team will face SIUE tonight (10/16) at 7 at Mediacom Ice Park.  For details, click here.

The West Plains Public Library will show the movie, “Young Frankenstein,” tonight (10/16) at 6 complete with free popcorn and drinks.

Missouri State University’s Homecoming is this weekend.  The Homecoming Alumni Reception will be held tonight (10/16) from 5:30 to 7:30 at Springfield Brewing Company.  The MSU Homecoming Band of Bears Parade starts tomorrow morning (10/17) at 9 and goes south on John Q. Hammons Parkway.  The Bears will host Illinois State at 2 at Plaster Sports Complex.  For more information about MSU Homecoming, click here.

The 2015 Color Fest Fine Art Exhibition will be held today and tomorrow (10/16-10/17) from 10 to 4:30 at the Ponca Elk Education Center in Ponca, Arkansas.  A nature photography workshop will be held today and tomorrow at 2, and John Two Hawks will perform both days at 11 and 1.  To learn more, click here.

Anyone 13 and older is invited to see the film, “Robin Hood,” rated PG-13, tonight (10/16) at 6 at the Library Center.  It’s part of the Magna Carta Movie series.

The Super STEAM:  Cardboard Challenge starts at 6:30 tonight (10/16) or kids in grades one through five.  Learn to build an arcade-style game with c ardboard.  For more information, 882-0714.

The “Sound of Music” 50th anniversary sing-along movie event is tonight (10/16) at 7 at the West Plains Civic Center.  A 40th anniversary celebration of the West Plains Council on the Arts will follow the film. 

The Great Gospel and Bluegrass Music, which includes Sharry Lovan, Stringed Union Bluegrass, Ed McKinney and Sunnyside Up, will be performed tomorrow night (10/17) at 7 at the Avenue Theatre in West Plains.  Tickets are $8.  For details, 417-256-4420.

The 48th annual Springfield Rock, Gem & Mineral Show will be held tomorrow (10/17) from 10 to 5 and Sunday (10/18) from 10 to 4:30 at the Springfield Expo Center.  There will be rock and mineral specimens, gemstones, jewelry, fossils, grab bags, educational displays, silent auctions, door prizes and more.  Paleontologist and author, Neil Larson, will give a one-hour presentation at 1:30 each day.  For more information, click here.

The West Plains Car Club Super Cruise In will be held tomorrow (10/17) from 10 am to 5 pm at the Trinity Worship Center on K Highway in West Plains.  For more information, 255-9763.

The Spirits & Spirits Costume Ball will be held tomorrow night (10/17) at 6 at The Tower Club, 901 E. St. Louis.  Proceeds will benefit CASA.  To learn more, 866-4466 or click here.

The MSU women’s soccer team will host Illinois State tomorrow night (10/17) at 6 at the Betty and Bobby Allison South Stadium.  For ticket information, 836-7678 or

An MSU Basketball Sneak Preview starts at 5:30 tomorrow night (10/17) at JQH Arena.  For details, click here.

The Pets and Pumpkins Festival will be held tomorrow (10/17) from noon to 5 on Commercial Street.  The event will feature a pet parade, trick or treating, games, food and more.  For details, 830-8121 or click here.

The city of Rogersville will host “Arts in the Park” tomorrow (10/17) from 10 to 4 in the Rogersville City Park with crafts, performances, food and more.  For more information, click here.

The 1959 film, “Pillow Talk,” will be shown tomorrow afternoon (10/17) at 2 at the Library Center.  It’s part of the series, “Saturday Afternoon at the Movies:  1950s Comedy Classics.”

The 17th annual Newton County Fall Home Tour is tomorrow (10/17) from noon to 5 in Newton County, Arkansas.  For more information, 870-391-3129 or click here.

The historic 1870 Boxley Grist Mill along the Buffalo River in Arkansas will be open for tours tomorrow and Sunday (10/17-10/18) from 10 to 1 and every weekend in October.  For directions and other information, click here.

MSU’s William H. Darr School of Agriculture will present the third annual Ag Celebration with Alumni and Friends tomorrow night (10/17) at 6 at the Bond Learning Center Ballroom. The event will include an optional wine tasting from the MO State Winery, a dinner featuring MO State beef and live music from Hendrix and Craig.  For ticket information, 837-2500 or click here.

Kids in grades five through 12 can learn improve during a program at 3 tomorrow (10/17) at the Fair Grove Branch Library.

Learn about archaeological investigations at George Washington Carver National Monument during a program at the park in Diamond, MO tomorrow and Sunday (10/17-10/18) at 1.  For more information,

The Ash Grove Historical Town Center Organization will host the Backroads to Main Street Heritage Festival tomorrow (10/17) from 9 to 5 on Main Street.  The event celebrates the history of the Ash Grove area and will include steam engines, antique tractors and vehicles, live music, swing dancing, food, games, craft demonstrations and much more.  For details, click here.

Ozarks Beer Fest to benefit Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Ozarks will be held tomorrow night (10/17) at 6 at the Joplin Convention and Trade Center.  To learn more, click here.

The Go Green Self-Reliance Festival will be held tomorrow and Sunday (10/17-10/18) in Thayer City Park.  For details, 417-264-2435.

Anyone 13 and older can see the Alfred Hitchcock film, “North by Northwest,” tomorrow night (10/17) at 6:30 at the Park Central Library.

Free science programs are being held Saturdays at 10:30 am at the Taneyhills Community Library in Forsyth.  The programs, for anyone eight to 18, are free and are being offered through University Extension.  For more information, click here.

The Glade Top Trail Flaming Fall Review is Sunday (10/18) from 10:30 am to 3 pm at the Caney Mountain Picnic Area near Ava. The event will include live music, turkey calling and scarecrow contests, a dessert auction, pumpkin painting, local artisans and more.  To learn more,  click here.

The 19th annual Harvest Bike Show & Swap Meet will be held Sunday (10/18) at the fairgrounds in Harrison, Arkansas.  For details, click here.

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.