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Weekend Outlook October 22-24, 2016

Paul Hudson

Local musicians are teaming up for a concert tonight (10/21) to benefit Eden Village, an organization working to change the face of homelessness in the 417 area.  The event, featuring Patrick Mureithi, Blue False Indigo and Lost and Found, will start at 6 pm at Drury’s Kellogg Green Space.  Admission is $10.  For more information, or (417) 861-4546.

The Discovery Center of Springfield presents Science Sprouts today (10/21) at 10 am and 1 pm.  This month’s focus is “Mad Scientist Mixtures.”  The activity is free with regular DCS admission.  For more information, (417) 862-9910.

The Spooks and Spirits Costume Ball will be held tonight (10/21) at 7 at the Tower Club to raise money for Fish 4 Tales and children with disabilities.  Admission is $30.  To learn more or to rsvp, (417) 866-4466.

Wild Nights Adventures Monster Mash at Dickerson Park Zoo is tonight (10/21) from 5:30 to 9:30.  Kids are invited to wear their Halloween costumes for the event, which includes dinner, keeper chats, games, crafts and zoo-themed lessons. The cost is $25 for one child and $15 for each additional child.  Proceeds will benefit the Zoo Venture Crew.  

The Mad Hatter’s Ball to benefit the Eureka Springs School for the Arts is tonight (10/21) at 5:30 at the Crescent Hotel.  

Harvest Fest continues this weekend (10/21-10/23) at Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park, 3825 W. Farm Rd. 146 in Springfield.  The Haunted Trail of Horrors is open tonight and tomorrow night from 6:30 to 10.  The corn maze and pumpkin patch are also open during that time.  Event hours Saturday are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday noon to 6 p.m. Activities include a cow train, grain train, carnival games and more.  

The Wine and Food Celebration to benefit children’s programming on Ozarks Public Television is tomorrow (10/22) from 2 to 5 at the White River Conference Center in Springfield.  Sample food, wine, beer and cocktails.  For ticket information, (417) 836-8972 or

Discover how Carver used some often overlooked plants to change the way we think about agriculture during laboratory demonstrations tomorrow and Sunday (10/22-10/23) at George Washington Carver National Monument in Diamond, MO.  To find out more,

Take Back events are scheduled this weekend in the Ozarks.  You can take unused prescription medicine for disposal.  To find locations near you, click here.

Thriller on C-Street is tomorrow (10/22).  A free performance starts at 4 p.m. with a kid-friendly zombie dance to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.”  A scarier, more adult performance starts at 7 with the Dr. Daedalous Traveling Zombie Show followed by a “Thriller” dance performance at 7:30.  A Masque Macabre dance follows at the Savoy Ballroom with food, photos, cocktails and dancing.  

The Antique Festival of the Ozarks is being held this weekend at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds.  Hours tomorrow (10/22) are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday (10/23) 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  

A chef will demonstrate how to cook fresh vegetables from the fall garden during the program “Cooking from the Garden” tomorrow afternoon (10/22) from 1 to 3 at the Midtown Carnegie Branch Library.  To register, (417) 862-0135 or

The fifth annual Route 66 Rotary Run of Lebanon is tomorrow morning (10/22) at Mills Center, 650 Mills Dr. in Lebanon.  

The Reach for the Stars! Fun Run & Walk will be held tomorrow morning (10/22) at JFK Stadium.  Proceeds will be used for improvements to the playground at the Shining Stars Early Childhood Center.  

The COPE House Poker Run is set for tomorrow (10/22) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. beginning at Alford’s Pub in Lebanon.  

Explore the Piney Creek Wilderness with a volunteer naturalist at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center tomorrow (10/22).  The hike is for anyone 18 and older.  To register, (417) 888-4237.

The Springfield Conservation Nature Center’s Conservation TEENS will learn archery skills tomorrow (10/22) from 9 to noon.  To register, (417) 888-4237.

Anyone 18 and older is invited to a program on beginner archery tomorrow afternoon (10/22) at 1 presented by the Springfield Conservation Nature Center.  A program on beginner archery for families with kids 10 and up starts at 2:30.  To register or for more information, (417) 888-4237.

See the classic film, “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington,” from 1939 tomorrow afternoon (10/22) at 2 at the Library Center.

Adults are invited to watch the 1931 film, “Frankenstein,” tomorrow night (10/22) at 7 at the Park Central Branch Library.

A workshop on advance directives will be held Sunday afternoon (10/23) at 1:30 at the Library Center.  For details, or 882-0714.

The Moxie Cinema’s Essentials Film Series continues Sunday (10/23) at 3 with “The Order of Myths” from 2008.  Another showing will be Monday night (10/24) at 7.