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Weekend Outlook November 13-15, 2015


America Recycles Day is tomorrow (11/14) at the Discovery Center with special activities and free admission all day.  KSMU's Michele Skalicky talks with the Discovery Center's education director, Laurie Duncan, about the event.  

For details, about America Recycles Day,

The Grupo Latinoamericano Dance Troupe will perform tonight (11/13) at 6 at the Library Center. 

The Food and Wine Festival in Eureka Springs continues this weekend.  For details, click here.

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Grand Canyon

Fall Fridays with Peter continues tonight (11/13) at 6 at the Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center at Nathanael Greene-Close Memorial Park.  Tonight’s program is “The Grand Canyon.”  Admission is free.

The Missouri State Lady Bears will host Missouri tonight (11/13) at 7:05 at JQH Arena.  For ticket information,

The Christian County Library will host the Ozark Racing to Read Early Literacy Fair today (11/13) from 10 to 2 at 1005 N. 4th in Ozark.  Learn how to encourage early literacy in zero to five-year-olds during the come and go event.

Wild Bob’s Musical Book Club will present original music at Lindberg’s Tavern on Commercial St. tonight (11/13) at 6:30.

The 37th annual International Banquet and Show will be held tomorrow (11/14) at 5 at Plaster Student Union on the Missouri State University campus.  Tickets are $20 and are available from 10 am to 3 pm today (11/13) in the PSU.  For more information, call Hala at 631-5653.

The Springfield Conservation Nature Center’s Hiking Club will travel to the Henning Conservation Area in Branson tomorrow (11/14) for a four-mile hike.  Anyone 18 and up can register by calling 888-4237.

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Dutch Oven Cooking

The program, Dutch Oven Cooking 101 for adults and Dutch Oven Cooking 101 for Women will be held tomorrow afternoon (11/14) at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center.  To register, 888-4237.

Help clean up South Creek during a Greater Ozarks Audubon Society volunteer event tomorrow morning (11/14) at 10.  Meet at the Jefferson Bridge, and park on the west side of the street.  Take gloves.  Trash bags will be provided.  To learn more, Myra Scroggs, 883-4015.

The Greater Ozarks Audubon Society will host an Owl Prowl field trip to the Bois D’Arc Conservation Area tomorrow night (11/14).  Meet at 6 pm in the northwest corner of the Walmart parking lot at Sunshine and West Bypass.  For details, 522-4844.

The Haulin’ Bass 15K/8K Trail Races are set for tomorrow (11/14) at Stockton State Park.  For details, 276-4259 or click here.

See the Disneynature documentary, “Monkey Kingdom,” tomorrow morning (11/14) at 11 at the Fair Grove Branch Library.

TapeTricity Card

Kids in grades one to five are invited to learn about science, technology, engineering, art and math with activities and experiments at the Library Center.  Tomorrow, they’ll make a simple electric circuit and a TapeTricity card that lights up.  For details, 882-0714.

The Springfield Art Museum will host a free Family Art Workshop tomorrow morning (11/14) from 10 to 11:30.  The Art Museum says the event is most appropriate for kids five to ten-years-old, accompanied by an adult.  For more information or to register, 837-5700.

See the film, “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day,” rated PG, tomorrow afternoon (11/14) at 2 at the Republic Branch Library.

Lija Fonner will perform original songs tomorrow afternoon (11/14) at 4:30 at the Brentwood Branch Library.

The MSU football team will host Northern Iowa tomorrow afternoon (11/14) at 2 at Plaster Sports Complex with Bearfest Village open before the game north of the stadium.  For tickets,

A Night for the Nutcracker, a chance to celebrate Springfield Ballet’s 30 years of presenting The Nutcracker in Springfield, will be held tomorrow night (11/14) at 7:30 at the Loft at the eFactory, 405 N. Jefferson.  To learn more about the cocktail party,862-1343 or

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Snowman in Christmas Tree

Children’s Choirs of Southwest Missouri will perform their Holiday Prelude Concert tomorrow night (11/14) at 7 at the Gillioz Theatre.  For ticket information, 861-3591.

Students in grades six through 12 will compete in the “Hunger Games:  Final Arena Challenge” tomorrow night (11/14) at 6 at the Library Center.  To learn more, 882-0714.

See the film, “The Hobbit:  the Desolation of Smaug,” tomorrow night (11/14) at 6 at the Park Central Branch Library.  The program is for anyone 13 and older.

The Springfield Chamber Commerce will present its fall concert Sunday night (11/15) at 7 at Central Christian Church, 1475 N. Washington, in Springfield.

The field trip, “Feathered Friends at Fellows Lake,” presented by the Greater Ozarks Audubon Society, is planned for Sunday morning (11/15).  Meet at 9 am in the parking lot on the east end of the lake.  To find out more, 209-0652.

South Street Christian Church will host the 4th annual Art and Craft Sale Sunday (11/15) from 11:30 to 4 featuring works by artists, including turned wood, jewelry and soaps.  Learn more by calling 862-7079.