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Weekend Outlook November 20-22, 2015


Today is the last day for early bird registration for the 21st annual Turkey Trot in Springfield next Thursday.  For details,

The Cup O’ Cheer Holiday Homes Tour is today (11/20) from 10 am to 7:30 pm to benefit Ronald McDonald House of the Ozarks.  Tour five area homes decorated for the holidays.  For more information, click here.

A holiday exhibit, “Victorian Springfield, Holiday Tidings on the Square,” is back at the History Museum on the Square at the Historic Fox Theatre.  And the exhibit, “Victorian Springfield:  an Era of Elegance and Growth,” as at the museum through today (11/20).  To find out more, or 831-1976.

The MSU volleyball team will host Evansville tonight (11/20) and Southern Illinois tomorrow night (11/21) at 7 at Hammons Student Center.  For ticket information, 836-7678 or

Kids three to six are invited to the Little Acorns program, “Wonderful Whitetails,” today (11/20) at 11 or 1:30 or tomorrow (11/21) at 11.  To register, 888-4237.

Ozarks BeerFest, to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ozarks, will be held tomorrow (11/21) from 2 to 5 at the Springfield Expo Center.  The event will feature more than 200 varieties of beer, food from a variety of local restaurants and more.  For more information, 889-9136 or

Lawrence County 4-H will hold its fourth annual 4-H 5K Run for Health starting tomorrow morning (11/21) at 8 at the United Methodist Church in Aurora.  For more information, 466-3102 or click here.

Learn to identify trees in winter during the program, “Winter Tree I.D.” tomorrow morning (11/21) at 9 at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center.  To register, 888-4237.

The nature center will offer the class, “Beginner Archery,” tomorrow morning (11/21) at 9 or 10 for ages 8 to adult.  To register, 888-4237.

The 30th annual Festival of Trees, to benefit the Discovery Center of Springfield, will be held tomorrow night (11/21) at 6:30 at the Old Glass Place, 521 St. Louis.  Tickets are $200.  To learn more, click here.

The City of Springfield will host a Tree Lighting Ceremony on Park Central Square tomorrow night (11/21) at 7.  Merry Tuba Christmas will perform, and there will be free carriage rides from 6 to 9.  For more information,

The city of Lebanon will hold its annual Christmas Parade tomorrow morning (11/21) at 11.  It starts at Boswell Park on Elm Street, heads east and turns left onto Jefferson.

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,

Tomorrow (11/21) is Miracle Movie Saturday at Campbell 16 Cine in Springfield.  See the movie, “Elf,” at 10 am.  Admission is $2.50, and proceeds benefit CMN.  For details, 269-KIDS.

Kids six and younger are invited to celebrate Thanksgiving with stories, song and crafts at 10 this morning (11/20) at the Midtown Carnegie Branch Library.  For details, or 862-0135.

Toddlers can get messy exploring art through paint, drawing, sculpture and collage this morning (11/20) at 10:15 at the Library Center.  For more information, or 882-0714.

Joplin will hold a free tree limb drop off for residents tomorrow (11/21) from 8 to 2, and a free wood chip giveaway will take place at the same time at 1702 N. Schifferdecker Ave.  For details, click here.

Students in sixth through 12th grade can learn about the history and culture of henna and then create their own body art tonight (11/20) at 6 at the Library Station.   To learn more, or 865-1340.

Celebrate International Games Day at the West Plains Public Library tomorrow (11/21) from 1 to 5.  Take your own board games, cards of video games if you’d like.  For more information, 417-255-7945.

The Library Center in Springfield will celebrate International Games Day tomorrow (11/21) with drop-in games from 11 to 2 and Live-Action Monopoly from 3 to 4:30. The Republic Branch will offer board and card games as well as snacks from 1 to 5.

The Christian County Library in Ozark will celebrate International Games Day tomorrow (11/21) from noon to 4 with board, card, video games and door prize drawings.  For details, 581-2432.

See the 1954 film, “Sabrina,” tomorrow (11/21) at 2 at the Library Center.

The 3rd annual Mini Doctor Who Con is tomorrow (11/21) from 1 to 4 at the Strafford Branch Library.  For details, 736-9233.

A Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, for ages 3 to 8, will be held at the Library Station  tomorrow morning (11/21) at 11.  For more information, 865-1340.

See the film, “Maleficent,” tomorrow night (11/21) at 6:30 at the Park Central Library.