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Weekend Outlook November 4-6, 2016


The City of Branson and Branson Convention Center are partnering for “Warm the Ozarks” today (11/4) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  The public can drop off new hats, scarves, gloves, socks and blankets at the south lobby of the convention center. 

Springfield Little Theatre will host a Roast tonight (11/4) at 6:30 at the Farmers Park Pavilion.  Community leaders will roast Missouri State University President Clif Smart.  For ticket information, 869-1334 or

The MSU Morris Center in downtown Springfield will be transformed into a world bazaar this evening (11/4) for Tour of the Globe.  From 5 to 9 visitors will experience international art, music, dance, crafts and food.  Admission is free. 

Fall Friday with Peter continues tonight (11/4) with “Impressions of India, the Great Sub-Continent.”  It starts at 6:30 at the Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center.  Admission is free.

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The MSU Music Department will present a Percussion Concert tonight (11/4) at 7:30 at Wehr Band Hall. 

The First Friday Art Walk is tonight (11/4) from 6 to 10 in downtown Springfield. 

Kids in first through third grades can attend the program, “Mummies and Hieroglyphics, Oh My!” tonight (11/4) at 7 at the Library Center.  To learn more,

Springfield Little Theatre presents “Of Mice and Men” through Sunday (11/6) at the Landers Theatre. 

The first annual Springfield Metaphysical Fair is set for tomorrow (11/5) from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 910 W. Battlefield.  To learn more, (417) 894-2577 or

The 16th annual Wingapalooza, hosted by Springfield Sertoma Club, will be held tomorrow (11/5) from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Springfield Expo Center.  Tickets are $15 in advance or $18 at the door.  Proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Springfield and other local children’s charities. 

Infants through second graders are invited to the program, “Mr. Phil’s Musical Playground,” tomorrow morning (11/5) at 11 at the Library Station.  Mr. Phil has traveled the world as a musician with Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin.  For details,

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The 10th annual Festival of Hope Gala to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association will start tomorrow night (11/15) at 6 at the Darr Agricultural Center.  To learn more, (417) 866-5117.

St. John’s Chapel United Church of Christ, 4344 S. Fremont, will hold a Holiday Bazaar tomorrow (11/5) from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.  To find out more, (417) 881-5175.

The Springfield Contemporary Theater Fall Gala starts at 6:30 tomorrow night (11/5) at the Tower Club.  The evening will feature live music, hors d’oeuvres, cash raffle, live auction and a concert featuring several SCT favorites.  For ticket information, or (417) 831-8001.

The Missouri State men’s basketball team will host Missouri Baptist tomorrow night (11/5) at 7:05 at JQH Arena.  For ticket information, 836-7678 or

The second annual Ruck ‘N’ Run to benefit veterans’ organizations will be held tomorrow morning (11/5) at 7:30 at Meadowview Baptist Church, 1100 W. State Hwy. 174 in Republic.  For details, click here.

It’s Marathon Weekend, part of Bass Pro Shop’s Outdoor Fitness Festival.  One event this weekend is the News-Leader 5K on Sunday morning (11/6).  For details and a schedule of events, click here.

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Springfield Art Museum

The Springfield Art Museum’s next Family Art Workshop is tomorrow morning (11/5) from 10 to 11:30.  A teaching artist will help families gather inspiration in the galleries and then create their own art in the museum’s studio classrooms.  Pre-registration is required. 

Adults can learn about the Springfield-Greene County Libraries’ 3-D printers during a program at 2 tomorrow (11/5) at the Library Center.  To register, 883-5341 or

Professor Powers Science symposium’s Tessellations Class will be held tomorrow (11/5) at 1 for ages five to 11 and at 2:15 for ages 10 to 15.  To register, 848-2062.

The second annual Dolly & Me Tea Party to benefit the Diaper Bank of the Ozarks will be held tomorrow afternoon (11/5) at 4.  For details, 848-5049 or

Author and personal historian, Wayne Groner, will offer the free class, “How to Write your Memoir or Life Story,” tomorrow morning (11/5) at 10 at the Library Center.  For more information, 417-987-6008.

Adults can make felt bow bookmarks during the program, “Crafty DIY,” tomorrow afternoon (11/5) at 3 at the Library Station.  To register, 865-1340.

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The Discovery Center of Springfield will host America Recycles Day Sunday (11/6) from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with hands-on exhibits and activities.  Admission is free. 

It’s Fall Diversity Weekend in Eureka Springs, Arkansas with parties, live music, dances and more. 

Prairie State Park in Mindenmines, MO will celebrate National Bison Day tomorrow (11/5).  A guided hike will start at 10 a.m. and there will be a bison chili lunch as well as bison activities and programs.  For more information, click here.

The MSU women’s basketball team will host Northeastern State Sunday afternoon (11/6) at 2:05 at JQH Arena.  For ticket information, 836-7678 or

The 2016 Fall Table Tennis Championship will start tomorrow morning (11/5) at 9 at Memorial Hall, 212 W. 8th St. in Joplin.  For more information,

The Southwest Missouri Veterans Day Parade will start at 10 a.m. tomorrow (11/5) and go through downtown Springfield.  To view a parade map, click here.

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American Flag

The Joplin Veterans Day Parade starts at 10 a.m. and go north on Main St., west on 3rd and south on Joplin Ave.  A musical performance and closing ceremony will follow the parade at Memorial Hall. 

The Sapper Stakes 5K Run is tomorrow (11/5) in Harrison, Arkansas.  For details, click here.

Winter hours at Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield are in effect.  They are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for both the Visitor Center and the Tour Road.

Acoustic Eidolon will present a concert tomorrow night (11/5) at 7 at the Cowan Civic Center Theater in Lebanon.  The concert blends Celtic, world, Latin, classical and folk.  For more information, click here.

The Laclede County Saddle Club will host the R.E.A.C.T. Benefit Horse Show tomorrow (11/5) from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Proceeds will be used for future care and vet service for horses treated in the Rescue Equine Adoption, Caring and Training, Inc. program.  For details, (417) 664-1126 or click here.

The Missouri State University Band Program will present “A Musical Salute to our Veterans” Sunday afternoon (11/6) at 4 at the Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts.  Admission is free.

The Mid-Town Concert Series, presented by Central Christian Church, will feature organists Daniel and Samantha Koch Hancock in concert Sunday afternoon (11/6) at 3 at the church, 1475 N. Washington.  Admission is free.

Springfield Ballet will offer a Boys Workshop Sunday (11/6) at 2:15 for ages nine to 14.  It’s designed for male athletes to increase balance, coordination, agility and overall strength.  Learn more at

The Springfield Ballet’s Nutcracker Children’s Workshop is Sunday (11/6) at 3:30 at the Creamery Arts Center.  The event will include a craft, story time, dancing and game.  To register, (417) 862-1343 or