Weekend Outlook November 18-20, 2016
Phelps Center for Gifted Education will host a Trivia Night tonight (11/18) at 5:30 featuring a silent auction. For information on how to sign up, 523-3300.
The Springfield Conservation Nature Center presents a Nature and the Arts program, “The Photography of Noppadol Paothong tonight (11/18) at 7. To register, 888-4237.
Today (11/18) is the last day for early bird registration for Springfield’s 22nd annual Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk on Thanksgiving morning. For details, parkboard.org/turkeytrot
The Antique Festival of the Ozarks is today through Sunday (11/18-11/20) at the Inn of the Ozarks in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.
The Joplin History and Mineral Museum presents “Unseen 1930s Video of the Joplin Stockyards” tonight (11/18) at 7 at Missouri Southern State University. View details here.
The Little Acorns program, “Foxes in the Fields and Forests,” will be held this morning (11/18) at 10 and 11 and tomorrow morning (11/19) at 11 for kids three to six-years-old. To register, 888-4237.
The 21st annual Cup ‘O Cheer Homes Tour is today (11/18) from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. to benefit Ronald McDonald House of the Ozarks. For ticket information, 875-3505.
The ninth annual Ozark Craft Festival is today (11/18) from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and tomorrow (11/19) from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Ozark Community Center, 1530 W. Jackson, in Ozark. For more information, (417) 425-5561 or ozarkcraftfestival.com
Operation Christmas Child continues through November 21. You can fill shoeboxes with toys, hygiene items and school supplies and drop them off at area locations. To find a drop-off location near you, click here.
The Springfield Conservation Nature Center is offering a hike to the Henning Conservation Area tomorrow (11/19) for ages 18 and up. To register, 888-4237.
The program, “Who was George Washington Carver?” will be held tomorrow afternoon (11/19) at 1 at the George Washington Carver National Monument in Diamond, MO. For details, nps.gov/gwca
The Joplin Christmas Pickers Market, featuring vintage, antique and homemade crafts, will be held tomorrow (11/19) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Joplin Convention and Trade Center.
Adults are invited to the program, “Making Wreaths for Winter,” tomorrow morning (11/19) at 10 at Wildcat Glades Audubon Center in Joplin. Participants will gather natural items in the woods to make the wreaths. The cost is $30 for nonmembers and $15 for members. To register, wildcatglades.audubon.org or (417) 782-6287.
Kids are invited to see the 1979 film, The Muppet Movie, at the Moxie Cinema today (11/18) at 4:30 p.m. and tomorrow morning (11/19) at 10.
It’s Flashback Friday today (11/19) at 3:30 at the Midtown Carnegie Branch Library for kids in grades six through 12. Make Shrinky Dinks, play classic board games, make crafts and listen to old-time rock ‘n roll. To learn more, 862-0135.
The Library Center will host Cosplay and Fandom Night tonight (11/18) at 6 at the Library Center for kids age 13 to grade 12. To find out more, 882-0714.
The eighth annual Ozarks Beerfest is tomorrow (11/19) from noon to 5 p.m. at the Springfield Expo Center to benefit Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Ozarks. For ticket information, 889-9136 or www.ozarksbeerfest.com
The Park Central Square Tree Lighting will be held tomorrow night (11/19) at 7 with free horse-drawn carriage rides from 6 to 9.
The Mayor’s Tree Lighting Ceremony will start at 5 p.m. tomorrow (11/19) at Jordan Valley Park with free ice skating from 5:45 to 6:45 (skate rental is $2.50). There will also be a mailbox for kids to send letters to Santa.
The 52nd annual Ozark Christmas Parade is tomorrow night (11/19) at 5 in downtown Ozark with the Jingle Bell Jog at 4:30. For details, including a parade route, click here.
Lebanon’s annual Christmas Parade starts tomorrow morning (11/19) at 11. It will begin at Boswell Park, go east on Elm and left on Jefferson.
The MSU Football Bears will host Youngstown State tomorrow afternoon (11/19) at 2 at Plaster Sports Complex. For ticket information, 836-7678 or missouristatetix.com
The Discovery Center will present “Going Viral,” parent child duo workshops, tomorrow (11/19) at 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. To register or for more information, 862-9910 or discoverycenter.org
Professor Powers Science Symposium’s Projectiles Class will be held tomorrow (11/19) at 1 for ages five to 11 and at 2:15 for ages 10-15 at the Summit Preparatory School. For details, 848-2062.
The fourth annual Mini WhoCon is set for tomorrow afternoon (11/19) at 1 at the Strafford Branch Library. Costumes are encouraged. A trivia contest for kids starts at 1:30 and for adults at 2. For more information, 736-9233.
See the 1937 film, “Lost Horizon,” tomorrow afternoon (11/19) at 2 at the Library Center.
Kids in grade six through 12 are invited to hang out with fellow artists and use the Springfield-Greene County Library District’s art supplies to work on art projects and learn new techniques tomorrow afternoon (11/19) at 3 at the Library Station. To learn more, thelibrary.org or 865-1340.
Comedian Brian Regan comes to the Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts Sunday night (11/20) at 7. For ticket information, 836-7678 or hammonshall.com