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Weekend Outlook September 22-24, 2017

Eric Frommer

The Heart of the Ozarks Bluegrass Association is hosting its Fall Bluegrass Festival through tomorrow (9/23) at the HOBA Park in West Plains. 

The Kiwanis Club of Lebanon and the Lebanon Parks Department will present a Drive-In Movie in Atchley Park tonight (9/22).  The film, Sing, will start at dusk. 

The Tri-State Gem and Mineral Society’s 18th annual Gem and Mineral Expo is today and tomorrow (9/22-9/23) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday (9/24) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Joplin History and Mineral Museums. 

The Friday Fall Lunchtime Series continues today (9/22) at noon on Park Central Square featuring the Dalton Gang. 

The Springfield Conservation Nature Center will present photographer, Matt Miles, tonight (9/22) at 7.  He’ll talk about his wildlife and nature photographs that are featured in his new book, Missouri, Wild and Wonderful.  To register, 888-4237.

Listen to an hour of traditional Kurdish music starting at 5 p.m. today (9/22) in the Craig Hall Coger Theater on the Missouri State University campus.  Najat Abdullah, director of culture and humanitarian affairs at the Kurdistan Regional Government Mission in Washington, D.C., will perform on the oud.  Learn more here.

The 2017 Carl Junction Bluegrass Festival will be held today and tomorrow (9/22-9/23) at Center Creek Park, with arts and crafts, kids’ activities, food, a car and bike show and bluegrass music.

Kids three to six-years-old will learn about mudbugs during the Little Acorns program, Mudbug Mystery, this morning (9/22) at 10 and 11:15 at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center.  To register, 888-4237.

The MSU Theater Department presents, The Diary of Anne Frank, through October 3 in the Craig Hall Balcony Theater. 

The Missouri State Ice Hockey Bears will host Southern Illinois-Edwardsville tonight and tomorrow night (9/22-9/23) at 7 and Lindenwood Sunday (9/24) at 2 at Mediacom Ice Park. 

Teen Friday Nights is tonight (9/22) from 6 to 8 at the Library Station, 2535 N. Kansas Expressway, for kids in grades six through 12. 

The MSU softball team will host Southwest Baptist University today (9/22) at 4 and Missouri Southern tomorrow morning (9/23) at 11 at Killian Sports Complex.  For ticket information,

The Guilty by Association Truck Show is today and tomorrow (9/22-9/23) in Joplin, ending with a street party downtown. 

The exhibit, Memories of the Mother Road:  Route 66 Through Springfield, continues until March 10 at the History Museum on the Square in Springfield. 

The Joplin Area Town and Country Quilters will host their 20th biennial Quilt Show today and tomorrow (9/22-9/23) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Joplin Memorial Hall. 

Springfield Little Theatre’s production of Mamma Mia! continues through October 8 at the Landers Theatre. 

The Missouri State Football Bears will host Illinois State tomorrow afternoon (9/23) at 2 at Plaster Stadium.  For ticket information,

The annual Fair Grove Heritage Reunion, an arts and crafts festival, will be held tomorrow (9/23) from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday (9/24) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in downtown Fair Grove with live music, food and craft booths, a parade and more. 

Farmers Market of the Ozarks will host the Iron Chef Competition tomorrow (9/23) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  You can taste samples and vote for your favorites with a cash donation. 

The 15th annual DogFest is tomorrow (9/23) from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Chesterfield Park, 2511 W. Republic Rd. in Springfield.  There will be demonstrations and seminars, canine vendors and more. 

MSU and the MU Center for Agroforestry will present the Mushroom Cultivation and Agroforestry Workshop tomorrow (9/23) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Shealy Wellness Center, 5607 S. 222nd Rd. in Fair Grove.  Registration is required.

Anyone 18 and older is invited to go on a hike at The Cedar Gap Plateau tomorrow (9/23) with the Springfield Conservation Nature Center.  The hike is four miles and rated “difficult.”  To register, 888-4237.

An Open House and Dedication for Missouri State University’s Ellis Hall will be held tomorrow (9/23) starting at 9:30 a.m.  Events continue on Sunday (9/24).

The Ozarks Model Railroad Association will present their Fall Train Show tomorrow (9/23) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Springfield Expo Center, 635 E. St. Louis in Springfield. 

Carnaval will feature authentic Latin American food, a cultural show and more tomorrow night (9/23) at 6 in the Plaster Student Union West Ballroom.  Tickets are $5 and can be purchased today (9/22) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Plaster Student Union, Jim D. Morris Center or the Mary Jean Price Walls Multicultural Resource Center Annex. 

The Walk to Defeat ALS starts at 9 tomorrow morning (9/23) at Jordan Valley Park with kids’ activities, games, food and music. 

Drop by the Library Station tomorrow (9/23) from 2 to 4 to watch arts and crafts demonstrations during Demonstration Saturday

The MSU soccer team will host Evansville tomorrow night (9/23) at 6 at the Betty & Bobby Allison South Stadium.  For ticket information,

The MSU women’s soccer team will host Valparaiso tomorrow night (9/23) at 7:30 at the Betty & Bobby Allison South Stadium.  For ticket information,

The Andy Dalton Shooting Range in Bois D’Arc will celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day tomorrow (9/23) by offering a free round or hour of shooting on the trap or skeet fields, archery fields or rifle or handgun ranges.  Take your own equipment.  Learn more here.

The MSU film series presents a free screening of the 1965 film, Summer Children, tomorrow night (9/23) at 7:30 in the Plaster Student Union Theatre.  A group of friends explores the boundaries that define their identities. 

A temporary exhibit on Confederate Major General Sterling Price is at Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield, 6424 W. Farm Rd. 182 in Republic, through December 31. or 732-2662.     

Oktoberfest is tomorrow (9/23) from noon to 5 p.m. on Park Central Square in Springfield with music, food and beer sampling. 

The Heart of America Music Festival will take place tomorrow (9/23) at 2 at Drury’s Harrison Stadium.  The lineup includes Cody Jinks, Whitey Morgan, The Statesboro Revue, The Mark Chapman Band, Lyle Strickland and The Justice Adams Band.  /

See the documentary, African Cats, tomorrow morning (9/23) at 10 at the Fair Grove Branch Library, 81 S. Orchard in Fair Grove. 

Taste & Trivia 2017 will be held tomorrow night (9/23) at 6:30 at the Oasis Inn and Convention Center in Springfield.  Proceeds will benefit the Springfield/Branson Missouri Restaurant Association and Springfield/Branson American Culinary Federation Educational Funds. 

The 2017 Night for the Y is tomorrow night (9/23) at Farmers Park in Springfield to benefit the Ozarks Regional YMCA. 

The Concert at the Cave, presented by the Doling Neighborhood Association, starts will be held from noon to 6 Sunday (9/24) at Doling Park, 301 E. Talmage in Springfield.  Performers will include Creek Rocks, Patrick Mureithi and friends, Canto 17 and Elwood Crossing.  There will also be kids’ activities and cave tours. 

The Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library, 2214 Brentwood in Springfield, will host Got Talent:  A Neighborhood Talent Show for all Ages, Sunday (9/24) from 2 to 4.  Registration is required for performers.