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Weekend Outlook January 5-7, 2018

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The program, “Honoring our Past and Building our Future:  Remembering George Washington Carver,” will start at 11 a.m. today, tomorrow and Sunday (1/5-1/7) at George Washington Carver National Monument, 5646 Carver Rd. in Diamond, MO. 

First Friday Art Walk is tonight (1/5) from 6 to 10 in downtown Springfield. 

Learn about zendoodling during First Friday Art Walk tonight (1/5) from 6 to 9 at the Park Central Library on Park Central Square in Springfield.  For more information, click here.

Anthony Gomes will present a concert tonight (1/5) at 8 at 1614 S. Glenstone in Springfield.  Gomes, #1 Billboard Blues Artist, has been called one of the top ten guitarists in the world. 

The Little Acorns program, “Terrific Trout,” for ages three to six, will be held this morning (1/5) at 10 and 11:15 at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center, 4601 S. Nature Center Way in Springfield.  To register, 888-4237.

A Bilingual Storytime will be held this morning (1/5) at 11:15 at the Library Center, 4653 S. Campbell in Springfield.  Today’s language is Spanish.  The series introduces parents and children to books, songs and basic words in new languages.

The Missouri State University women’s basketball team will host Drake tonight (1/5) at 7:05 and UNI Sunday (1/7) at 2:05 at JQH Arena.  For ticket information, (417) 836-7678 or missouristatetix.com.

Family Movie Night at the Library starts tonight (1/5) at 6:30 at the Library Center, 4653 S. Campbell in Springfield.  Kids can design a car while they watch “Cars 3.” 

The Historic Lyric Theater, 113 W. Rush in Harrison, Arkansas, presents David and Lisa Church and their band tomorrow (1/6) at 2 p.m. 

The National Antique Tractor Pull will be held tomorrow (1/6) at the Cowan Civic Center, 500 E. Elm in Lebanon. Admission is $5.  For details, (417) 839-1748.

The Wildcat Glades Audubon Center, 201 W. Riviera Dr. in Joplin, will host the Christmas Bird Count for Kids tomorrow (1/6) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  For more information, (417) 782-6287.

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off Breakfast and Movie Fundraiser will be held tomorrow (1/6) at 9 a.m. at the Moxie, 305 S. Campbell in downtown Springfield.  Proceeds will benefit Isabel’s House. 

The third annual Fresh Start 5K will start tomorrow morning (1/6) at 10 at CNH Renan, 2707 N. Farm Rd. 123 in Springfield. 

The Drury women’s basketball team will host Southern Indiana tomorrow (1/6) at 1 at the O’Reilly Family Event Center.  The Drury men’s team will host Southern Indiana at 3.  For ticket information, click here.

The Springfield Conservation Nature Center is offering a volunteer-led five-mile hike at Paddy Creek Wilderness tomorrow (1/6).  Transportation will be provided.  Take a sack lunch.  To register, (417) 888-4237. 

The program, “DNA Testing:  What it Can and Can’t Do for You,” will be held tomorrow morning (1/6) at 10 at the Republic Branch Library, 921 N. Lindsey in Republic.  

See the film, “Wonder Woman,” rated PG-13, tomorrow afternoon (1/6) at 3 at the Fair Grove Branch Library, 81 S. Orchard Blvd. in Fair Grove.  The event is for anyone 13 and older.  To learn more, click here.

The program, “Nature Art with a Chinese Brush Stroke,” will be held tomorrow afternoon (1/6) at 1 and 2:45 for ages eight and up.  To register, 888-4237. 

The Evangel women’s basketball team will face Central Methodist today (1/5) at 2 at Evangel.  For more information, click here.

The Evangel men’s basketball team will take on Central Methodist today (1/5) at 4 at Evangel.  To find out more, click here.

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