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Weekend Outlook October 14-17, 2016

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Harvest Fest continues this weekend at Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park.  A Haunted Trail of Horrors is open tonight and tomorrow night (10/14-10/15) from 6:30 to 10.  The Corn Maze, Pumpkin Patch, cow train, grain train, inflatables, carnival games and more will be open tomorrow from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday (10/16) from noon to 6 p.m. 

The Christian County Library Spring Book Sale continues through tomorrow (10/15) at the library, 1005 N. 4th St. in Ozark.  Today is the Half Price Sale and tomorrow is Bag Day—a plastic grocery bag of books will be $2.

Romance in the Garden will start at 7 tonight and tomorrow night (10/14-10/15) for anyone 17 and older at the Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden.  It will include floating wish lanterns and live classical music.  Admission is $7. 

The 2016 Color Fest Fine Art Exhibition is taking place today and tomorrow (10/14-10/15) from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Ponca Elk Education Center in Ponca, Arkansas featuring live music by John Two Hawks at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. both days.  

The Ozark Folk Festival continues through tomorrow (10/15) at The Aud in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. 

A genealogy symposium will be held tomorrow (10/15) from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Library Center.  To learn more, 882-0714.

Adults are invited to a showing of the film, “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies,” tomorrow afternoon (10/15) at 2 at the Republic Branch Library.

Missouri State University’s Homecoming is this weekend.  The Pointer Sisters will be at the Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts tonight (10/14) at 8.  The Homecoming Parade will be held tomorrow morning (10/15) at 9 on John Q. Hammons Parkway.  And the MSU Football Bears will host Western Illinois at 2 at Plaster Stadium.

Anyone who wears Missouri State University gear today (10/14) will receive a buy one/get one free discount at the Discovery Center of Springfield.  For details, 862-9910.

A Latino Festival will be held at Central Park in Carthage today (10/14) at 6:30.  For details, click here.

The program, “Living the Good Death with Caitlin Doughty” starts at 6 tomorrow night (10/15) at the Library Center.  It’s part of the series, “Death & Dying:  Conversations about End-of-Life Matters.” 

An Inaugural Concert to celebrate the completion of the Peace Through People Pavilion at Nathanael Greene-Close Memorial Park will start at 4 p.m. tomorrow (10/15).  It will feature Sheila Rios accompanied by Fernando Quintana from Springfield’s Sister City, Tlaquepaque in Mexico.  Admission is free.

The 49th annual Springfield Rock, Gem and Mineral Show will be held tomorrow (10/15) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday (10/16) from 10 a.m.to 6 p.m. at the Springfield Expo Center. 

The ninth annual, “Pets and Pumpkins” event will be held tomorrow (10/15) from noon to 5 on Historic C-Street featuring a parade and costume contest, kids’ games, adoption groups, food, pet themed vendors and more. 

The program, “Fall Tree Identification,” will be held tomorrow morning (10/15) from 9 to 11.  Learn to identify common trees by a variety of methods while taking a guided hike at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center.  To register, 888-4237.

The Discovery Center of Springfield will be closed tomorrow (10/15).  It will open tomorrow night for Night at the Museum.  Celebrate science with a night of food, fun and discovery.  For ticket information, 862-9910, ext. 713

The Arc of the Ozarks will host the Trick or Trot 5K and 10K or 1 Mile Fun Run tomorrow (10/15) at Landreth Park in Joplin.  

The fifth annual Monster Dash and Lil’ Monster Dash will be held tomorrow (10/15) at the YMCA’s Camp Wakonda. 

The Carthage Maple Leaf Festival continues this weekend with a variety of activities. 

The Branson-Hollister Senior Center Board will host a pancake breakfast tomorrow morning (10/15) from 7 to 11 at the Branson Community Center, 201 Compton.  Tickets for adults are $6 at the door.  There will also be a silent auction.  Proceeds will benefit the Branson-Hollister Senior Program. 

The ninth annual Heritage of Hymns Concert will start at 7 tomorrow night (10/15) at the Evangel University Chapel.  It will feature singers from different churches and denominations from across southwest Missouri.  Admission is free, but an offering will be taken.

Kids three to six-years-old are invited to the Little Acorns program, “Spider Safari,” tomorrow morning (10/15) at 11.  To register, 888-4237.

Adults are invited to see the 1932 film, “The Mummy,” tomorrow night (10/15) at 7 at the Park Central Branch Library.

Parents as Teachers is partnering with other organizations for an event tomorrow for families! Take your bicycle, tricycle or wagon, and decorate yourself and your ride for Halloween.  There will be games, snacks and a parade with prizes for the best costume. You can also learn bike safety tips.  The event is tomorrow morning (10/15) from 8:30 to 11:30 at Dan Kinney Family Center and Park.  For details, click here.

The OTC Transportation and Technology Department will host a Car and Motorcycle Show tomorrow (10/15) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at OTC’s Springfield campus. 

The third annual Ozark Mountain Highland Games are tomorrow (10/15) starting at 9 a.m. at the American Legion Post 639, 2600 S. Scenic.  To learn more, click here.

St. Joseph Catholic Academy will host the seventh annual Beer & BBQ event tomorrow night (10/15) at 5:30 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1115 N. Campbell.  Tickets are $30.  For more information, click here.

Ash Grove’s Backroad to Main Street Heritage Festival will be held tomorrow (10/15) with music, games, vendors, a pie contest, antique tractors and more on historic Main Street. 

Yoga in Nature will be held tomorrow morning (10/15) at 9 along Shoal Creek at Wildcat Glades Conservation and Audubon Center in Joplin.  The cost is $3. 

The program, “Suicide Prevention and Grief,” will start Sunday afternoon (10/16) at 2 at the Library Center.  Learn suicide prevention techniques and hear about grieving and coping with a loved one’s suicide.  Find out more here.

The Moxie Cinema’s Essentials Series will feature the film, “War Room,” Sunday (10/16) at 3 and Monday night (10/17) at 7 at 305 S. Campbell. 

The Buffalo National River Biathlon and Trail Race will be held Sunday (10/16) at Dillard’s Ferry.  For more information, click here.

The Gillioz Theatre presents comedian Tim Hawkins Sunday night (10/16) at 7.