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Weekend Outlook September 16-18, 2016

Michele Skalicky

An Alleyway Art Party and Dr. Tickle Memorial Sculpture unveiling will start at 7 tonight (9/16) on Historic Commercial Street in the alleyway between Boonville and Campbell.  And fall produce will arrive at the C-Street Market tomorrow.  Other events tomorrow (9/17) include the second annual Chalk Walk, featuring local artists creating murals on sidewalks near the market and in front of businesses to raise money for and awareness of Harmony House.  The first annual C-Street Swap Meet will take place in parking lots throughout the district.  For details, 839-0119 or  KSMU's Michele Skalicky talks with Mary Collette, president of the Commercial Club of Springfield, about this weekend's events on C-Street.

The Autumn Daze Arts, Craft and Music Festival continues today and tomorrow (9/16-9/17) in downtown Branson.  For more information,

Harvest Days Festival is today (9/16) from noon to 7 and tomorrow (9/17) from 9 am to 4 pm on the square in Marshfield. 

Shell Knob’s Shakin in the Shell Fest is today and tomorrow (9/16-9/17) at Chamber Park in Shell Knob with a classic car show, crafts, food, a beer garden, children’s area and more.  For details, click here.

Marionville’s Applefest and Craft Show is today and tomorrow (9/16-9/17) in the city’s downtown featuring crafts, food, a parade, live music and more.  Click here for more information. 

Kids two and younger are invited to the program, “Babes in the Woods,” today and tomorrow (9/16-9/17) at 10 am at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center.  To register, 888-4237.

The Starvy Creek Bluegrass Festival continues through tomorrow (9/17) near Lebanon.  To learn more, 417-589-2013 or click here.

The Scooting the Ozarks Rally continues through tomorrow (9/17) in Eureka Springs, Arkansas for scooter enthusiasts.  For details,

The MSU women’s soccer team will host SIUE tonight (9/16) at 7 and SEMO Sunday (9/18) at 1 at the Betty & Bobby Allison South Stadium.  For ticket information, 836-7678 or

The Ozarks Romance Authors Conference is today and tomorrow (9/16-9/17) at the University Plaza Hotel and Convention Center.  For more information,

The 25th annual Gray-Campbell Farmstead 1860s Lifestyle Exposition will be held tomorrow (9/17) and Sunday (9/18) from 11 am to 4:30 pm.  Events include horseshoe pitching, seed spitting, fiber arts, hearth cooking, music and dancing and more.  An old time fiddle and music jam will start at 11 tomorrow morning and an old fashioned brush arbor meeting at 11 am Sunday.  To learn more, click here.

Cider Days is tomorrow and Sunday (9/17-9/18) on historic Walnut Street in Springfield. For a schedule of events,

The Springfield Conservation Nature Center’s Teen Club will try to catch and identify crayfish during a river trip tomorrow (9/17).  The club is for anyone 12 to 17-years-old.  To register, 888-4237.

The Springfield Art Museum will host a Family Day tomorrow morning (9/17) from 10 to noon with gallery activities and hands-on art making.  For details, 837-5700.

Watch bats fly out of Sequiota Cave during an event hosted by the Springfield-Greene County Park Board’s Outdoor Initiatives tomorrow (9/17).  Arrive about 30 minutes before dusk.  Sequiota Park is at 3500 S. Lone Pine.

The second annual MO Food Truck Fest is tomorrow (9/17) from 11 am to 7 pm next to the Springfield Expo Center on Commercial Street featuring 26 food trucks (from Missouri and beyond) and live music.  To learn more,

Explore the behavior and life cycle of monarch butterflies during the indoor/outdoor program, “Monarchs Rule!” tomorrow (9/17) at 1 at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center.  To register, 888-4237.

The 11th annual Oktoberfest to benefit Lost & Found Grief Center is tomorrow (9/17) from 1:30 to 4 at Brown Derby Wine Center, 2023 S. Glenstone.  More than 100 beers will be available for sampling.  For details, 883-4066.

Para-athlete champion, actress, model and dancer, Amy Purdy, will headline the Citizens Memorial Hospital/CMH Foundation’s 13th annual Burgundy Ball tomorrow night (9/17) at 6 at the University Plaza Convention Center.  For ticket information, 417-328-6318 or click here.

Joplin Arts Fest 2016 is tomorrow (9/17) from 10 am to 6 pm in downtown Joplin.  Artists will display and sell their work, and a live performance stage will feature a variety of performances.  For more information,

Wilder Days is tomorrow (9/17) at the Laura Ingalls Wilder Home and Museum in Mansfield featuring tours of the home (you can see the upstairs on this day only) and a Fiddle-Off.  To find out more, click here.

Learn how to make great pie crusts and biscuits from scratch during an Old-time Know-how program tomorrow afternoon (9/17) at 1 at the Library Station.  For details, or 865-1340.

Isabel’s House Crisis Nursery, 2750 W. Bennett, will hold its Fall Community Tour Day tomorrow morning (9/17) from 9 to noon.  It’s for anyone who wants to learn more about the organization’s programs.  For more information, 865-2273 or

Conservatory of the Ozarks music students will present a concert featuring songs about animals tomorrow night (9/17) at 6 at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center.  To register, 888-4327.

The MSU men’s soccer team will host Oral Roberts tomorrow night (9/17) at 7 at the Betty & Bobby Allison South Stadium.  For ticket information, 836-7678 or

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.