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Weekend Outlook March 16-18, 2018

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The Springfield Conservation Nature Center will present the program “Archery Basics:  Beginner Archery for Families” this morning (3/16) at 10 at the Andy Dalton Shooting Range and Outdoor Education Center, 4897 N. Farm Rd. 61 in Ash Grove.  To register, (417) 888-4237. 

The Community Blood Center of the Ozarks will hold a blood drive today (3/16) in honor of retired Springfield police officer, Aaron Pearson. Pearson was shot while on duty in January 2015, and he required 20 units of blood during surgeries to save his life.  The drive will be held from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Thomson Donor Center, 220 W. Plainview Rd. in Springfield and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Busch Municipal
Building.

The Missouri State softball team will host Illinois State today (3/16) at noon and tomorrow morning (3/17) at 11 at Killian Sports Complex, 2141 E. Pythian in Springfield.  For ticket information, (417) 836-7678 or missouristatetix.com.

Hands-on S.T.E.A.M. learning activities, free with paid admission, continue today (3/16) at the Discovery Center of Springfield, 438 E. St. Louis. 

The Gillioz Theatre, 325 Park Central East, will host a screening of the film, “The Wizard of Oz,” tonight (3/16) at 7:30.  Tickets are $5. 

The Man Show Expo 2018 is today (3/16) from noon to 9 and tomorrow (3/17) from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Springfield Expo Center, 635 E. St. Louis in Springfield. 

Missouri State’s women’s tennis team will host South Dakota State today (3/16) at noon at Cooper Tennis Complex, 2331 E. Pythian in Springfield.  For ticket information, (417) 836-7678 or missouristatetix.com.

The Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery, 483 Hatchery Rd. in Branson, will offer guided tours today and tomorrow (3/16-3/17) at 10 a.m.  For more information, (417) 334-4865. 

The Springfield St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be held tomorrow (3/17).  Vendors will open at noon at the Jefferson Avenue Footbridge on Historic C-Street.  An Irish Pet Contest will start at 12:30, and the parade begins at Benton and Commercial at 2. 

The Missouri State Fruit Experiment Station in Mountain Grove will host a Fruit Tree Pruning Demonstration tomorrow morning (3/17) from 9 to noon.   To register, (417) 547-7500. 

Anyone 18 and older is invited to the program, “Take a Hike,” tomorrow (3/17).  A volunteer naturalist at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center will lead a five-mile hike at Devil’s Backbone Wilderness.  To register, (417) 888-4237. 

The program, Archery Basics, will be held tomorrow morning (3/17) at 8:30 at the Andy Dalton Shooting Range and Outdoor Education Center, 4897 N. Farm Rd. 61 in Ash Grove.  To register, (417) 742-4361,   

Ronnie Milsap will take the stage at the West Plains Civic Center tomorrow night (3/17) at 7 to benefit Cystic Fibrosis West Plains Chapter.    Click here for more information. 

The 23rd annual Eureka Springs St. Patrick’s Day Parade will start at 2 p.m. tomorrow (3/17) and will go down Spring and Main Streets. 

The St. Paddy’s Pub Crawl will be held tomorrow (3/17) from 1 to 8 p.m. throughout downtown Eureka Springs, Arkansas. 

The Corndog Kickoff, with fair food sampling, is tomorrow night (3/17) at 6 at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds, 3001 N. Grant in Springfield. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door.  

The Springfield Orchid Society Show and Sale will be held tomorrow (3/17) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center, 2400 S. Scenic. 

The program, “Women in Carver’s Life,” will start at 1 tomorrow and Sunday (3/17-3/18) at George Washington Carver National Monument in Diamond.  Learn about the women who encouraged Carver to succeed. 

The “Lord of the Rings Movie Marathon Party” will be held tomorrow (3/17) from 10 a.m. to 8:20 p.m. at the Library Station, 2535 N. Kansas Expressway in Springfield, for ages 13 and up. 

S.T.E.A.M. Train for grades one through six will start tomorrow (3/17) at 2 p.m. at the Library Station, 2535 N. Kansas Expressway in Springfield.  This St. Patrick’s Day edition will include creating a leprechaun trap and a spectroscope. 

The program, “Yoga for Health,” for adults will be held tomorrow afternoon (3/17) at 2 at the Library Station, 2535 N. Kansas Expressway in Springfield. 

Music at Midtown:  The Cocoa Sessions is tomorrow (3/17) at 3 at the Midtown Carnegie Branch Library, 397 E. Central in Springfield.  Enjoy hot cocoa and Celtic music by Turner Collins. 

The Pat Jones YMCA, 1901 E. Republic Rd. in Springfield, will host an open house tomorrow (3/17) from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  There will be local vendors, door prizes, tours of the Y, activities for kids and more.