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Weekend Outlook April 22-24, 2016


You’re invited to stop by the Brentwood Library tomorrow (4/23) from 10 to 3 to purchase items the library won’t reuse in its renovated facility.  Activities from 1 to 3, including writing memories on the walls, live music, a trivia challenge and photo booth, will allow patrons to say goodbye to the old building.  And a Hard Hats and Highballs Fundraiser from 6 to 8 will raise money for the renovations.  For details,  KSMU's Michele Skalicky talks with Library District spokesperson Kathleen O'Dell about tomorrow's events.

The Rotary Clubs of Springfield will host the 17th annual Rock’n Ribs BBQ Festival today and tomorrow (4/22-4/23) at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds E-Plex.  To learn more,

The annual James River Basin Partnership Joe Kleiber Memorial Earth Day Clean-Up will be held today (4/22) from 1 to 5 at Lake Springfield.  To register, 417-836-4847.

Ecopalooza, a solar-powered concert presented by Students for a Sustainable Future at MSU, will be held today (4/22) from 11 am to 8 pm on the North Mall.  The event will feature local bands and local vendors.  To find out more, click here.

Racing Extinction

The documentary, Racing Extinction, will be shown tonight (4/22) at 8 at the Betty and Bobby Allison Recreational Fields at MO State.  Free popcorn will be provided.  For details,  click here.

The History of Coral Court on Route 66 will be held tonight (4/22) at 6:30 at the Laclede County Library and Route 66 Museum and Research Center, 915 S. Jefferson, in Lebanon.  See a movie highlighting the Coral Court Motel on Route 66 in St. Louis. 

The MO State Baseball Bears will host Evansville tonight (4/22) at 6:35, tomorrow (4/23) at 2:05 and Sunday (4/24) at 1:05 at Hammons Field.  For ticket information, or 836-7678.

A MO State Jazz Bands Concert will be held tonight (4/22) at 7:30 at the Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts.  Admission is free.

The West Plains City-Wide Yard Sale will be held today through Sunday (4/22-4/24).

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Buffalo National River

Today is the last day to register for the Archaeology Hike, sponsored by the Boone County Library Young Adult Program.  The hike will be held Saturday April 30 at Indian Rockhouse at Buffalo Point.  Transportation will be provided.  To register, 870-741-5913.

A Native Plant Sale continues today (4/22) at Hickory Hills Elementary School on E. Division.  For details, 523-7100.

An Earth Day Clean Up will be held today (4/22) from 3:30 to 6:30 at Galloway Park.  Take gloves and trash bags. 

The 19th annual C-Street Loftwalk and City Market seasonal opening will be held tomorrow (4/23).  The

Loft Walk, featuring six lofts, is from noon to 4.  The market will open at 9 am, and activities will continue throughout the day, including music and a Kid Zone.  For details, click here.

The Buffalo National River will host a Concert in the Park tomorrow night (4/23) at 5 at Steel Creek Campground.  Admission is free.  To learn more, click here.

The Springfield Dance Alliance presents Bloom, Spring Dance Concert, tomorrow night (4/23) at 7:30 and Sunday (4/24) at 2 at the Historic Fox Theatre.  Tickets are $15 at the door ($12 for students).  In advance, $12 ($10 for students).  To learn more, click here.

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White Tiger

The Cats at the Castle Dinner, to benefit Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, will be held tomorrow night (4/23) at 5:30 at Castle Rogue’s Manor in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.  For ticket information,

The Route 66 90th Anniversary Celebration will be held tomorrow (4/23) from noon to 4 at Gasconade Bridge in Lebanon to raise support for saving the historic piece of Route 66 history.   A celebration of the anniversary will start at 4:30 at the Munger Moss Motel with a classic car show.  For more information, click here.

An Earth Day Recycling and Street Fair event is planned tomorrow (4/23) from 9 am to 3 pm on Commercial in Lebanon.  For details, click here.

The Springfield Conservation Nature Center will present “For Women Only:  Hiking at Henning Conservation Area” tomorrow (4/23).  To register, 888-4237.

The Breaking the Silence 5K to benefit the Children’s Center, a non-profit organization that offers a safe, child-friendly setting for investigation of child abuse, will be held tomorrow (4/23) in Joplin.  The run will start at 8 am at Roper Kia in Joplin.  To learn more, click here.

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A free tree and shrub giveaway will be held tomorrow (4/23) from 10 am to 2 pm at the Wildcat Glades Audubon Center in Joplin.  For more information, click here.

Kids three to six-years-old are invited to the Little Acorns program, “Spring Peepers,” tomorrow morning (4/23) at 11.  To register, 888-4237.

The Missouri Conservation Department will host “Naturescaping for Wildlife and You” tomorrow morning (4/23) from 9 to noon at Wildcat Glades Conservation and Audubon Center in Joplin.  To register, 417-629-3423.

The Ozarks Medical Center Superhero Fun Run is tomorrow (4/23) at the Shaw Building in West Plains.  Registration is from 6:30 to 7:15.  To learn more, 417-257-6737.

The West Plains Lions Club will host “Dining in the Dark” at the West Plains Civic Center to raise awareness of the visually impaired.  For ticket information, 417-293-4327 and here.

George Washington Carver National Monument presents “Art in the Park” tomorrow (4/23) from 10 to 3.  Watch local artists at work across park grounds and take part in hands-on demonstrations and workshops.  Kids can earn an “Art in the Park” Junior Ranger badge.  Also tomorrow, from 1 to 3, learn about the origins of Earth Day, the water cycle and what tree rings can tell us about history and the environment.  To learn more,

Faculty and students from Missouri State University will present “Exploring Human Ancestry:  Hands-On Family Activities” tomorrow (4/23) at the Library Center.  Stop by between 11 and 5.  For more information, or 882-0714.

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Canned Food

Learn how to preserve your garden harvest during the program “Cooking from the Garden:  the Harvest Keepers” tomorrow afternoon (4/23) at 1 at the Midtown Carnegie Branch Library.  To register, 862-0135.

Habitat for Humanity will host a roundtable discussion on “Goals for Woodland Heights Neighborhood” tomorrow (4/23) from 9 to noon at Woodland Heights Presbyterian Church, 722 W. Atlantic.  The event will allow residents to voice their ideas about what can make a positive impact on their neighborhood.  For more information, 829-4001, ext. 110.

The Mid-Town Concert Series continues Sunday (4/24) at 3 at Central Christian Church, 1475 N. Washington.  The concert will feature the Drury Singers.  Admission is free.