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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,