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Weekend Outlook October 28-30, 2016

James Mann

Walk the trails of the Springfield Conservation Nature Center after dark and learn about nocturnal animals from costumed characters during “Halloween Happening:  Into the Woods with Red Riding Hood” tonight (10/28) from 6:30 to 9:30.  Indoor activities will include games, crafts and more.  The last hike leaves at 9.  Admission is free.  For details, 888-4237.

Harvest Fest at Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park continues through Sunday (10/30).  Hours tomorrow are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday noon to 6 p.m.  The Haunted Trail of Horrors is open tonight and tomorrow night (10/29-10/30) from 6:30 to 10. 

The Friends of the Library Book Sale continues today (10/28) from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., tomorrow (10/29) from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. (it’s Half Price Day) and Sunday (10/30) from 1 to 5 p.m. ($1 and $5 Bag Day) at the E-Plex at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds. 

Fall Fridays with Peter will feature “My Life and Travels Portrayed through my Drawings and Paintings” tonight (10/28) at 6:30 at the Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center.  Admission is free.

The Missouri State University women's volleyball team will host Drake tonight (10/28) and Northern Iowa tomorrow night (10/29) at 7 at Hammons Student Center.  For more information,

Halloween Programs at the Springfield-Greene County Library Branches:

The Republic Branch Library will host Monster Mash Storytime for infants to age six at 10 this morning (10/28).  Kids can dress up, trick or treat and listen to stories.

The Willard Branch Library invites adults to make origami bats and witches from 10 to noon this morning (10/28).

Infants to age six are invited to “Monsters Don’t Scare Me!” this morning (10/28) at 10 at the Midtown Carnegie Branch Library.

Kids in grades six through 12 can make Tim Burton-themed Halloween crafts and costume accessories while they watch “Corpse Bride” during “Teen Friday Nights” tonight (10/28) from 6 to 8 at the Library Station.

Kids in grades four to eight will dress up as a character from their favorite fandom and build edible spooky-houses during the “Spooktacular Food and Fandom Festival” tonight (10/28) at 6:30 at the Library Center.  To register, 882-0714.

A Monster Mash Costume Parade for kids starts at 10 tomorrow morning (10/29) at the Library Station.

Adults can watch the 1956 horror film, “Invasion of the Body Snatchers,” tomorrow night (10/29) at 7 at the Park Central Library.

Trick Art Treat is tomorrow morning (10/29) from 10 to noon at the Springfield Art Museum.  Kids of all ages can wear costumes and take part in Halloween games, stories, projects and a costume contest.  To learn more, 837-5700.

Other Events:

The 15th annual Kickapoo Ozarks Food Harvest Fall Carnival will be held tomorrow night (10/29) from 6 to 8 at the Kickapoo High School gymnasium.  Activities include a haunted house, tattoo parlor, face painting, sugar skull painting, crazy hair, fake your own injury and more.  Admission is a minimum of two canned food items per person.  For more information, 523-8500.

Dickerson Park Zoo will host the event "It Takes a lot of Feed a Hippo.  It Takes a lot to Feed a Community" tomorrow (10/29) with hippo keeper chats and feeding demonstrations at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.  Those who take a canned food item for Ozarks Food Harvest will receive $2 off admission.  

Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge in Eureka Springs, AR will host a Howl-O-Ween Party tomorrow night (10/29) from 7 to 9.

The Springfield Conservation Nature Center will present “Meet the Artist—Gail Rowley” tomorrow afternoon (10/29) at 2.  Meet artist Rowley and see a short presentation of nature photography including macro and super macro images and several mini videos of tiny nature worlds.  For details, 888-4237.

The Discovery Center of Springfield will host a Mad Scientist Halloween Party tomorrow (10/29) from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Those who attend in costume will receive $2 off admission.  There will be Halloween science demos every hour on the hour, face painting and a wound making station, a family photo booth and hands-on Halloween learning.  For more information,

The Eureka Springs Historical Museum will present Voices from the Silent City tomorrow night and Sunday night (10/29-10/30) from 5:30 to 8:30 at the Eureka Springs Municipal Cemetery.  Learn more here.  

The Missouri State Football Bears will host Southern Illinois tomorrow afternoon (10/29) at 2 at Plaster Sports Complex.  For ticket information,

The Missouri State men's soccer team will host Evansville tomorrow night (10/29) at 7 at the Betty and Bobby Allison South Stadium.  For ticket information,

An Antiques Appraisal Fair to benefit Friends of the Christian County Library will be held tomorrow (10/29) at the Christian County Library, 1005 N. 4th Ave. in Ozark.  The cost is $5 to have one item appraised.  

Ozarks Bacon Fest is tomorrow (10/29) from noon to 3 at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds.  For a schedule of events,

A Costume Ball and Auction to benefit the Friends of the Y Scholarship Program will be held tomorrow night (10/29) from 6:30 to 11:30 at Carthage Memorial Hall.  To learn more, click here.

Learn about symbols and engravings found on headstones during a program at the Carver Family Cemetery tomorrow and Sunday afternoon (10/29-10/30) at 1 at George Washington Carver National Monument in Diamond, MO.

CoxHealth will host Trunk or Treat Monday night (10/31) from 5 to 8 at Cox South’s West Pavilion, 3801 S. National.  Employees will set up Halloween-themed, kid-friendly booths and hand out treats. 

The Trick or Treat Sidewalk Parade will be held Monday (10/31) from 4 to 7 pm on Commercial Street.  Participating merchants between Jefferson and Lyon will hand out treats to costumed families as they parade up and down the sidewalks of C-Street.

Scare on the Square is Monday (10/31) on the square in Harrison, Arkansas.  From 4 to 6 p.m. there will be a cake walk, a bounce house, hay ride, food, games, candy and kids' crafts.  A street dance will be held from 7 to 9.