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Weekend Outlook December 1-3, 2017

Midtown Neighborhood Association

The 26th annual Midtown Victorian Homes Tour is tonight (12/1) from 5 to 9 and tomorrow (12/2) from noon to 5.  Tour five historic homes, Central High School and the Drury Diversity Center decked out for the holidays. 

The Clayworks Student Organization at Missouri State University is hosting a pottery sale today (12/1) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Plaster Student Union. 

AIDS Project of the Ozarks will host Rockin’ for Red:  A World AIDS Day Celebration tonight (12/1) at 7 at the Gillioz Theater, 325 Park Central East in downtown Springfield, with live music by Papa Green Shoes, The Detectives and 83 Skidoo. 

The 12th annual Sacred Heart Church Craft Fair is tonight (12/1) from 5 to 9 and tomorrow (12/2) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the church, 1609 N. Summit in Springfield. 

The Nature and the Arts Series at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center continues tonight with “An Evening with Tim Ernst” at 5 and 7.  Ernst will share images set to music from his latest publication, “Arkansas Beauty. “  To register, (417) 888-4237.

The Springfield Conservation Nature Center will host “An Evening Stroll” tonight (12/1) from 6 to 9.  Take a flashlight and walk the trails after dark.  Trails will be patrolled.  Inside the visitor center, a fire will be lit, the gift shop will be open, and hot chocolate will be offered.  To learn more, (417) 888-4237.

The Evangel University Music Department will present its 34th annual Christmas Concert tonight (12/1) at 7 in the Robert H. Spence Chapel.  Admission is a non-perishable food item or a cash donation to benefit the Salvation Army. 

Blues-rock guitarist, Joe Bonamassa, will take the stage tonight (12/1) at 8 at the Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts.  For ticket information, (417) 836-7678 or

A Drive through Nativity, featuring live animals, will be at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds in Springfield tonight, tomorrow night and Sunday night (12/1-12/3) from 6 to 8. 

Christmas in the Park is tonight (12/1) from 5:30 to 7:30 at Atchley Park, 1805 Lynn in Lebanon.  The event will include the mayor’s Christmas tree lighting, horse-drawn hay rides, live music, food, craft vendors, Christmas light displays, yoga and a one-mile run/walk. 

Eureka Springs’ Christmas Parade of Lights is tonight (12/1) at 6 in downtown Eureka Springs, Arkansas. 

Candy Cane Lane will be open Friday through Sunday evenings from 5 to 8 beginning tonight (12/1) and continuing until December 17 at Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park, 3825 W. Farm Rd. 146 in Springfield.  The cost is $5 per vehicle. 

The First Friday Art Walk is tonight (12/1) from 6 to 10 in downtown Springfield. 

Members of Queen City Ukulele Club will perform holiday music during First Friday Art Walk tonight (12/1) from 6 to 9 at the Park Central Library on Park Central Square in Springfield.  To learn more, click here.

Singer/Songwriter David Olney will present a concert tonight (12/1) at 7 at the Lyric Theater in Harrison, Arkansas. 

Branson’s Gift of Lights Drive-Through Christmas Light Display is open through January 1 from dusk to 11 p.m. 

The free class, Tips and Tricks to Enjoying the Holidays While Avoiding Weight Gain, will be held today (12/1) at 3:30 at Jordan Valley Community Health Center, 440 E. Tampa in Springfield. 

The Missouri State Percussion Ensemble and Island Breeze Steele Band will present a concert tonight (12/1) at 7:30 in Wehr Band Hall at MSU. 

Family Movie Night at the Library starts tonight (12/1) at 6:30.  See “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” and “The Polar Express.”  Cookies and hot chocolate will be provided. 

A City Sessions concert, featuring Ira Wolf, will be held tomorrow night (12/2) at 7 at the Randy Bacon Studio, 600 W. College in Springfield.  It will benefit the people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. 

The History Museum on the Square, 157 Park Central Square, has a Christmas window display now.  Windows at the Fox continues through January 20, 2018. And the exhibit, Memories of the Mother Road:  Route 66 through Springfield, continues through July 24, 2018 at the museum. 

Christmas at the Farmstead is tomorrow (12/2) from 1 to 3 at the Gray-Campbell Farmstead at Nathanael Greene-Close Memorial Park, 2400 S. Scenic in Springfield. Celebrate an old-fashioned Christmas with volunteers at the farmstead with tree decorating, cookies, hot cocoa and caroling. 

John Two Hawks will present a Holiday Concert tomorrow night (12/2) at 7 at The Auditorium in downtown Eureka Springs, Arkansas. 

The OnStage Series at the Moxie Cinema, 305 S. Campbell in Springfield, continues this weekend.  “Follies” will be shown tomorrow (12/2) at 12:30 p.m. 

Springfield Ballet presents Breakfast with Santa and the Nutcracker tomorrow morning (12/2) at 8 at the Battlefield Mall.  Tickets must be purchased in advance. 

The Fix-it Fair will be held tomorrow (12/2) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Midtown Carnegie Branch Library, 397 E. Central in Springfield.  Give your household appliances, computers, bicycles or even clothes a new lease on life at the event where volunteer experts will help you with your repairs. You can also learn how to fix things yourself. 

The Rogers Historical Museum in Rogers, Arkansas will host its 18th annual Holiday Open House tomorrow (12/2) from 12:30 to 4 p.m. with guided tours, crafts and refreshments. 

The Jordan Valley Figure Skating Club and The Skating School of Springfield will present The Festival of Lights Holiday Exhibition tomorrow afternoon (12/2) at 2 at Mediacom Ice Park, 635 E. Trafficway in Springfield.  Tickets are required.  

The Springfield-Greene County Library’s Holiday Store for Kids opens this weekend at various library branches.  Kids can shop for inexpensive holiday gifts.  Volunteers will help kids shop, purchase and wrap their gifts.  In conjunction with the stores’ openings, various branches will also host open houses tomorrow (12/2). 

MSU’s A Cub Bella group will present a concert tomorrow night at 7 at the Plaster Student Union Theater. 

The Omaha, Arkansas Christmas Parade is tomorrow (12/2) at noon starting at Omaha School andending at Roberson’s Orchard. 

The fourth annual Craft Sale at the Barn is tomorrow (12/2) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Barn at Stone Valley Plantation, 2131 E. 530th Rd. in Pleasant Hope.  The event will feature at least 40 booths with local crafters selling their work. 

Wintercrafternoon will be held tomorrow (12/2) from 1 to 4 at the Library Center, 4653 S. Campbell in Springfield, for kids in kindergarten through fifth grade.  They’ll be able to choose from a variety of craft projects.  Materials will be provided. 

Main Street Eureka Springs presents Santa in the Park tomorrow afternoon (12/2) from 1 to 3 at Basin Spring Park in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.  Kids can make an ornament, visit with Santa and play the Candy Cane Walk while MomandPop sing Christmas songs. 

The 35th annual Christmas Tour of Homes will be held tomorrow (12/2) from 3 to 8 in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.  Tour historic homes decorated for the holidays. 

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer:  The Musical will be at the Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts Sunday (12/3) at 3 and 6 p.m.  For ticket information, (417) 836-4404 or

Branson’s 69th annual Adoration Parade will be held Sunday night (12/3) at 5:30 following the lighting of the nativity scene.  To view a parade route, click here.

Springfield Metro Chorus will present its annual Christmas Show Sunday (12/3) at 2 at Glenstone Baptist Church, 413 S. Glenstone in Springfield.  Admission is a donation to Isabel’s House.