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Weekend Outlook November 6-8, 2015

Parkinsons Group of the Ozarks

The Pound the Pavement for Parkinson's 5K will be held tomorrow (11/7) in Springfield.  Michele Skalicky talks with Justin Milam, president of the Parkinson's Group of the Ozarks, about the race and the organization.

Click here for more information about Pound the Pavement.

The Kitchen, Inc.’s annual Springfield Sleepout to help end homelessness for local youth will be held tonight through tomorrow morning (11/6-11/7) at Wesley United Methodist Church, 922 W. Republic Rd.  Registration starts today at 2.  For details,

“Tour of the Globe” starts tonight (11/6) at 5 at MSU’s Jim D. Morris Center.  The global bazaar will feature traditional dress, food, dancing, games, art and more.  Admission is free.  For details, click here.

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MO State Volleyball

The MSU volleyball team will host Northern Iowa tonight (11/6) and Drake tomorrow night (11/7) at 7 at Hammons Student Center.  For ticket information,

The Missouri State Ice Bears will take on University of Oklahoma tonight and tomorrow night (11/6-11/7) at 7 at Mediacom Ice Park.  For details,

The Springfield-Greene County Library District’s Hunger is Not a Game Food Drive continues through Monday (11/9).  Non-perishable food items may be dropped off at any library branch for Ozarks Food Harvest.

Wingapalooza starts tomorrow morning (11/7) at 11 at the Springfield Expo Center. Sample wings from more than 30 places in Springfield that offer them.  For details,

Fall Fridays with Peter will feature “Desert Gardens of Arizona” tonight (11/6) at 6 at the Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center, 2400 S. Scenic.  Admission is free.

The Ozark Kennel Club Dog Show continues through Monday (11/9) at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds. 

The exhibit, “Victorian Springfield, an Era of Elegance and Growth” is at the History Museum on the Square through November 20th.  For more information,

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Field Sparrow

The Greater Ozarks Audubon Society will present the program “Birding 101:  Fall/Winter Sparrow Identification” tonight (11/6) at 7 at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center. 

St. Paul Lutheran, 291 Kentucky in West Plains will hold its annual Christmas Craft Show and Chili Fest today (11/6) from 8 to 6 and tomorrow (11/7) from 8 to 4.

The 1st Friday Downtown Stroll is tonight (11/6) from 5 to 8 in downtown West Plains.

The Branson Gift of Lights, a drive-through light display, is open from dusk to 11 pm each night through January 2nd at Shepherd of the Hills Expressway and Expressway Lane.  The cost is $20 per car.   For details,

Branson’s Veterans Homecoming Week continues through November 11th.  For a list of events,

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American Flag

Springfield’s annual Veterans Day Parade will start tomorrow morning (11/8) at 10 in downtown Springfield.  Pre-parade activities will start just before 10 at the Springfield Expo Center with skydivers from Golden Wings Parachute Team Foundation.  The parade will begin at Trafficway and N. Sherman, go west on Trafficway to Booneville, south to Park Central Square, east on McDaniel, north on Kimbrough and east on St. Louis.

The Greater Ozarks Audubon Society will host a field trip to identify sparrows tomorrow (11/7).  Meet at the northwest corner of the Walmart parking lot on W. Sunshine at 8 am.  No birdwatching experience is needed.  For more information, 860-9108.

The 28th annual Veteran’s Day Parade will start tomorrow morning (11/7) at 11 in Joplin.  The parade will start at Main and 20th and will proceed to the Joplin Memorial Hall.  To learn more, click here.

The documentary, “Against the Odds:  the Artists of the Harlem Renaissance” will be shown today and tomorrow (11/7-11/8) at 1 at the George Washington Carver National Monument in Diamond, MO.  For more information,

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Ping Pong Table

The Joplin Table Tennis Club will host the Fall Classic Ping Pong Tournament tomorrow (11/7) beginning at 9 am at Joplin Memorial Hall.  For more information, 417-625-4750.

Ed Filmer will present “A Videographer’s Tale:  Strangely Named Towns of the Ozarks” tomorrow morning (11/7) at 10 at the Republic Branch Library.  To learn more, 732-7284.

The Willow Springs Arts Council will host a craft fair tomorrow (11/7) from 10 to 4 at the historic Ferguson building in Willow Springs.  For more information, 417-469-0841 or

Students in grades six through 12 will create their own comic books during the program, “Comic Book in a Day with Jared George” tomorrow (11/7) at 12:30 at the Brentwood Library.  To register, 883-1974.

Create a Thanksgiving table centerpiece during “Crafty in Christian County” tomorrow (11/7) at 12:30 at the Christian County Library.  To learn more, 581-2432.

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Dickerson Park Zoo will bring animals to the program “Ozark Animals” tomorrow (11/7) at 3 at the Christian County Library.

The “Hunger Games” Movie Marathon is tomorrow (11/7) from 1 to 6 at the Republic Branch Library for age 13 to grade 12.  Popcorn will be provided.

The MSU men’s basketball team will host William Jewell tomorrow afternoon (11/7) at 2:05 at JQH Arena.  For ticket information,

Author and personal historian Wayne Groner will offer the free class “How to Write Your Memoir or Life Story” tomorrow morning (11/7) at 10 at the Library Center. 

National Antique Tractor Pulls will take place from 8 to 5 tomorrow (11/7) at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds.  To find out more,

Scene from "Is Anybody Listening?"

In honor of Veterans Day, MSU will show the documentary, “Is Anybody Listening?  The film allows veterans to speak openly about their war experiences.  It will be shown tomorrow night (11/7) at 7 in the MSU Plaster Student Union Theatre.  To find out more, click here.

The 1st annual Ruck ‘N’ Run will be held tomorrow (11/7) to help military veterans and their families.  To learn more, click here.

Diaper Bank of the Ozarks will host the “Dolly and Me Tea Party” tomorrow (11/7) at 3:30 at All Saints Anglican Church.  Children four to 12-years-old, their parents, grandparents, family and friends are welcome.  There will be games, activities, a photo booth and a chance to win an American Girl doll.  For details, 848-5049 or

Adults can learn how to make a Thanksgiving dinner during “Thanksgiving Primer with Chef HJ Schumer” tomorrow afternoon (11/7) at 2 at the Library Center.  To register, 882-0714.

Learn to make a bracelet from watercolor paper and brass wire tomorrow (11/7) at 2 at the Park Central Library.  Materials will be provided.

Arm Knit Scarf

Learn to make an arm knit scarf during the program “Crafty DIY” tomorrow (11/7) at 2 at the Library Center.  To register, 865-1340.

The MSU men’s soccer team will host Central Arkansas tomorrow night (11/7) at 7 at the Betty and Bobby Allison South Stadium.  For ticket information,

Skills from the Hills, a group of artists and artisans in Harrison, Arkansas, will host a Holiday Marketplace tomorrow (11/7) from 9 to 5 at the Durand Center, 303 N. Main, in Harrison.  To learn more, click here.

The Conway Lions Club will hold its annual Turkey Shoot-out tomorrow (11/7) at 10 am at731 W. Jefferson in Conway.  To find out more, 417-589-2563.

MSU Bands will present “A Musical Salute to our Veterans” Sunday afternoon (11/8) at 4 at the Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts.  For details, click here.

Temple Israel’s annual Art Fest is Sunday (11/8) from 10 to 3 at 5910 S. Farm Rd. 193 in Rogersville.  More than a dozen artisans will offer jewelry, ceramics, glass works and more.  A live Klezmer band will perform at 1:30 and the rabbi will conduct tours of the Temple’s sanctuary.  Lunch plates and Jewish deserts will be available for purchase.

The Community Messiah Sing will be held Sunday (11/8) at 2:30 at the First Presbyterian Church in West Plains.  To learn more, 417-293-7751.

The Sunday Concert Series continues Sunday (11/8) at 2 at the Library Center with Red Bridge Bluegrass.

The MSU Lady Bears will host Quincy Sunday afternoon (11/8) at 2:05 at JQH Arena.  For ticket information,