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Weekend Outlook February 9-11, 2018

Andrew Girdwood

The Joker’s Masquerade Ball will be held tonight (2/9) at 6 at the Eureka Springs Convention Center.  It’s part of Eureka Springs Mardi Gras. 

The Missouri State University Lady Bears basketball team will host Bradley tonight (2/9) at 7:05 and Illinois State Sunday (2/11) at 2 at JQH Arena.  For ticket information, (417) 836-7678 or

Springfield Ballet will host a Daddy Daughter Dance tonight (2/9) at 6:30 at the Tower Club featuring a photo booth, hor d’ouvres and more. 

The SingleMomzRock Valentine’s Banquet will be held tonight (2/9) at 6 at Central Assembly of God, 1301 N. Boonville.  Childcare will be provided. 

The Indoor Bowl Jam will be held tonight (2/9) from 8 to 10 at Springfield Skate Park, 945 W. Meadowmere in Springfield. 

ProMusica presents the Goldstein-Peled-Fiterstein Trio in concert tonight (2/9) at 7 at 4311 Newman Rd. in Joplin.  For more information, click here.

The Springfield-Drury Civic Orchestra presents “New Voices” tonight (2/9) at 7:30 at the Gillioz Theatre.  For ticket information, click here.

The MSU women’s tennis team will host Southeast Missouri State tonight (2/9) at 7 and Northeastern State tomorrow (2/10) at noon at Cooper Tennis Complex. 

The Eureka Gras Day Costume Day Parade will start tomorrow (2/10) on Spring and Main Streets in downtown Eureka Springs, Arkansas. 

The Mayor’s Ball, part of Eureka Springs Mardi Gras, will be held tomorrow night (2/10) at 6 at the Basin Park Hotel in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. 

The tenth annual Hunt and Fish Outdoor Show to raise money for the ARC of the Ozarks summer camps, is today (2/9) from 4 to 10 p.m. and tomorrow (2/10) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Springfield Expo Center.  

Photographer Joyce McMurtrey will discuss her newest collection of photographs, “King of the Ozarks:  Family Stories,” tomorrow (2/10) at 2 at the Midtown Carnegie Branch Library.  Joyce will share her artistic process and stories behind her portraits of a multi-generational, African-American family that has lived, loved, struggled and thrived in southern Missouri for more than 150 years.

Learn about black bears and their comeback in Missouri during the program, “Black Bears in Missouri” tomorrow morning (2/10) at 10 at the Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery in Branson.  You’ll also learn about a current black bear study in Missouri.  The program is for ages 12 to adult.  To register, (417) 334-4865.

A 2.8 mile (roundtrip) Ranger-Led Hike will be held tomorrow (2/10) at 1 p.m. starting at the Steel Creek Campground at Buffalo River National Park. 

The Second Saturday Art Walk is tomorrow (2/10) from 1 to 5 in downtown Springfield. 

The Library Center's celebration of International Darwin Day has been canceled due to the possibility of hazardous winter weather.  The event is expected to be rescheduled.

Kids in kindergarten through fifth grade are invited to decorate valentine cookies tomorrow (2/10) at 2 at the Library Station.  To register, (417) 865-1340.

The program, Agricultural School on Wheels, will be held tomorrow and Sunday (2/10-2/11) at 1 at George Washington Carver National Monument in Diamond, MO.  Learn about the Jesup Wagon, which carried Carver’s bulletins and other supplies to farmers. 

The program, “Mark Well the Spot Where They Meet,” will start tomorrow afternoon (2/10) at 2 at the Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library.  Local History Associate Michael Price will trace the development of Wilson's Creek National Battlefield. Learn how community leaders preserved this local landmark and see the changes that have taken place over the years.

Anyone interested in volunteering at Dickerson Park Zoo is invited to an open house tomorrow (2/10) from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the zoo’s conservation education building, 1103 W. Smith, in Springfield.  Other open houses will be held Monday and Thursday night (2/12-2/13) from 6 to 7. 

Connect2Culture presents the Annie Moses Band tomorrow night (2/10) at 7:30 at the Joplin High School Performing Arts Center.  To learn more, click here.

The MO State University men’s basketball team will host Evansville tomorrow (2/10) at 2 at JQH Arena.  For ticket information, (417) 836-7678 or

The Springfield Conservation Nature Center’s Conservation TEENS will learn fly tying during a program tomorrow (2/10) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  The program is for kids 12 to 17-years-old.  To register, (417) 888-4237.

The 26th annual It’s a Gas! Swap Meet will be held tomorrow (2/10) from 8 a.m. to noon at the Cowan Civic Center, 500 E. Elm in Lebanon.  Find items associated with the gas and oil collecting hobby. 

Lambda Chi Alpha will present the 2nd annual Grant’s Warriors tomorrow (2/10) at 2 at McDonald Arena on the MSU campus.  The WWE-style wrestling event will raise money for a Springfield girl battling bone cancer.  Tickets are $5 at the door.   

A Jazz Brunch will start at 11 a.m. Sunday (2/11) at the Crescent Hotel in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.  It’s part of Eureka Springs Mardi Gras. 

The Sunday Concert Series will continues Sunday (2/11) at 2 at the Library Center with Queen City Sound, an a cappella women’s ensemble performing pop, jazz and gospel.  Admission is free. 

The Gillioz Theatre will present Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox Sunday night (2/12) at 7:30.