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Weekend Outlook November 27-29, 2015

Steve Wilson

The West Plains Community Christmas Tree on the courthouse lawn will be lit tonight (11/27) and free photos with Santa will be offered.  For more information,

Stop by the Springfield Conservation Nature Center today (11/27) from 1 to 4 to learn about turkeys at the Discovery Table, “Let’s Talk Turkey.”  For details, 888-4237.

Dickerson Park Zoo’s Safari Trading Co. will hold its annual sale today (11/27) through December 24.  For more information,

The Historic Gillioz Theatre presents “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” tonight (11/27) at 8.  Admission is $5.  For details,

Springfield Little Theatre presents “Miracle on 34th Street” tonight (11/27) through December 13th.  For ticket information,

Make a safe from an old book to protect your important keepsakes during a program today (11/27) from 2 to 4 for those in grade ten and older.  To register, 831-1342.

The MSU men’s basketball team will host William Woods tonight (11/27) at 7:05 at JQH Arena.  For ticket information,

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Holly Berries

The City Christmas Treasure Hunt to benefit the Goblin Locker Project, starts today (11/27) in Harrison, Arkansas.  For details, click here.

The annual Christmas Festival in Eureka Springs, Arkansas kicks off today (11/27) and continues through December 19th.  Events include a Home for the Holidays concert, luminaries, Christmas caroling and more.  For a schedule of events,

The Great Ozarkian Beard Off is today through Sunday (11/27-11/29) in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.  For details,

The Eureka Springs Art Bizarre will be held tomorrow (11/28) from 10 to 5 at the Ozarks Convention Center.  Admission is two non-perishable food items or $3.  There will be a supervised kids area, make-your-own wrapping paper and more. 

The Mayor’s Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place tomorrow night (11/28) at 5 in Jordan Valley Park east of Mediacom Ice Park.  The event will include live music, a visit from Santa and more.  Children will be able to mail letters to Santa, and the ice park will offer free skating from 7 to 8.  Skate rental is $2.50.  For more information,

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Victorian Christmas

A holiday exhibit, “Victorian Springfield, Holiday Tidings on the Square,” is back at the History Museum on the Square at the Historic Fox Theatre.  To find out more, or 831-1976.

Webb City Farmers Market is hosing Christkindlmarket every Saturday in November and December from 9 am to noon.  To learn more,

See the movie, Pete’s Dragon, rated G, tomorrow night (11/28) at 6:30 at the Park Central Library.

The Queen City Craft Show is set for tomorrow (11/28) from 10 to 5 at 425 W. Walnut.  Admission is $4, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit Rescue One.  For details,

Stop by the Springfield Conservation Nature Center tomorrow (11/28) from 1 to 4 to see members of the Ozark Whittlers and Woodcarvers transform wood into treasures.

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Branson Holiday Lights

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,

Author Ben Reeder will discuss how to create effective descriptions in readers’ minds during a talk tomorrow (11/28) at 1 at the Heritage Cafeteria at Fremont and Battlefield.  To learn more about the Springfield Writers’ Guild meeting,

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.