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Weekend Outlook December 2-4, 2016

Vasile Cotovanu

The Midtown Neighborhood Association will host the 25th annual Victorian Christmas Homes Tour tonight (12/2) from 5 to 9 and tomorrow (12/3) from noon to 5.  The tour will feature five historic homes decorated for the holidays and three historic buildings.  KSMU's Michele Skalicky talks with Ralph Plank, owner of one of the homes on the tour, about the event.

The Springfield Little Theatre presents “A Christmas Story” through December 11 at the Landers Theatre.  For ticket information, or 869-1334.

The Nature and the Arts Series at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center continues tonight (12/2) at 5 and 7 with “An Evening with Tim Ernst.”  The nature photographer will share images set to music from his latest publication, “Arkansas in My Own Backyard.”  To register, 888-4237.

Stroll the trails of the Springfield Conservation Nature Center after dark tonight (12/2) from 6 to 9.  Inside the nature center there will be hot chocolate, a fire, and the gift shop will be open.  To learn more, 888-4237. 

Candy Cane Lane, a drive-through light display at Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park, is open each night from 5 to 8 through December 18th.  There is a fee.  To find out more, click here.

First Friday Art Walk is tonight (12/2) from 6 to 10 in downtown Springfield.  For details,

Evangel’s 33rd annual Christmas Concert to benefit the Salvation Army of the Ozarks will start at 7:30 tonight (12/2) at the Robert H. Spence Chapel.  Admission is either a non-perishable food item or a cash donation for the Salvation Army. 

Missouri State University’s Clayworks student organization is hosting a pottery sale through today (12/2) in the Plaster Student Union in the second floor atrium from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Lebanon will host Christmas in the Park at Atchley Park tonight (12/2) with Santa, hay rides, face painting, Christmas Lights, a one-mile run/walk and more.

A Live Nativity is at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds tonight and tomorrow night (12/2-12/3) at 6:30 and 7:30. 

Neosho’s Dickens Christmas Faire Holiday Market continues through tomorrow (12/3) in Mills Park Centre, 100 N. College St. in Neosho. 

The First Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 4216 S. Charleston, will host its annual Christmas Bazaar and Soup Luncheon tomorrow (12/3) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  For more information, 882-6883.

Various Springfield-Greene County Library Branches will host Holiday Open Houses and open their Holiday Stores for kids to shop for inexpensive gifts tomorrow and Sunday (12/3-12/4).  View details at

Mediacom Ice Park will offer free skating tomorrow night (12/3) from 7 to 8 (skate rental is $2.50).  It’s part of the Festival of Lights Celebration.

Saaf Spay and Neuter Clinic will offer pet photos with Santa tomorrow  morning (12/3) at 10 at Fetch Pet Supplies & Gifts, 1332 E. Republic Rd.  For details, click here.

The 34th annual West Plains Holiday Season Arts and Crafts Show and Sale will be held tomorrow (12/3) from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday (12/4) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the West Plains Civic Center.  Admission is $2, and proceeds will benefit local Optimist programs for children. 

The Monett Alternative Gift Fair will be held tomorrow (12/3) from 3 to 5 at the Monett YMCA with live music, cookies and cider.

Sarcoxie presents “Christmas on the Sarcoxie Square” tomorrow (12/3) with a business expo, a musical light show, a parade at 5:30, a visit by Santa and more. 

The GFWC 20th Century Club in Harrison, Arkansas presents the 18th annual Lights of Love tomorrow (12/3) at Maplewood Cemetery.  Luminaries will be available to place on loved ones’ graves, and the public is invited to view the lights until 8:30 p.m.  Donations will be accepted and will go toward restoration of the cemetery’s trees. 

See the documentary, “Sacred Planet,” tomorrow morning (12/3) at 10 at the Fair Grove Branch Library.

Adults are invited to create Christmas origami during Crafty DIY tomorrow afternoon (12/3) at 3 at the Midtown Carnegie Branch Library.  To register, 865-1340.

The Queen City Ukulele Club will host a concert tomorrow night (12/3) from 6 to 8 at Lindberg’s Tavern, 318 W. Commercial St.  Admission to “All I Want for Christmas is Uke” is a donation for the Ukulele Kids Club. 

A Christmas Concert featuring Keltic Knot will start at 7 tomorrow night (12/3) at Catholic Campus Ministry, 847 S. Holland.  Donations will benefit CCM. 

Moxie Mornings continues tomorrow morning (12/3) at 10 at the Moxie Cinema, 305 S. Campbell.  Kids two to six-years-old can watch short films and take part in hands-on activities.  To find out more,

The Summit Preparatory School will host the 10th annual Run for the Summit tomorrow (12/3) at Chesterfield Village in Springfield.  The Ugly Sweater 5K and one mile fun run will start at 9 a.m. 

Cassville will host its Christmas Parade tomorrow night (12/3) at 6 on Main Street.

The city of Granby’s Christmas Parade is at 3 tomorrow (12/3).  A tree lighting starts at 5:30, and there will be other activities, too, tomorrow.

See the film, “Court Jester,” tomorrow night (12/3) at 6:30 at the Park Central Library.

The Conservation TEENS at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center will learn how to shoot 22-caliber rifles at the Andy Dalton Shooting Range tomorrow (12/3).  To learn more or to register, 888-4327.

Professor Powers Science Symposium will host a Star Wars Science Class tomorrow (12/3) at 1 for ages three to 11 and at 2:15 for ages 10-15 at the Summit Preparatory School.  To register, 848-2062.

Branson’s Adoration Parade will start at 6 Sunday night (12/4).  A giant nativity scene will be lit at dusk across Lake Taneycomo from Branson Landing.  View a parade route here.The Make a Wish Mid South Christmas Home Tour will be held Sunday (12/4) from 1 to 4 in Harrison, Arkansas. 

The Gillioz Theatre presents Jim Brickman in a fundraising concert for the Springfield Workshop Sunday afternoon (12/4) at 4.  For ticket information,