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Weekend Outlook October 25-27, 2019

Missouri State University

An open house for the one-room schoolhouse near Greenwood Lab School on the MSU campus will be held Friday afternoon (10/25) from 1:30 to 2:30.  Learn the history of the school house.  

This is the last weekend for Harvest Fest at Rutledge Wilson Farm Park, 3825 W. Farm Rd. 146 in Springfield.  The event features a corn maze, the Haunted Trail, a pumpkin patch, inflatables, carnival games and more.  Hours Saturday (10/26) are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday (10/27) from noon to 6.  A Haunted Trail is open Friday and  Saturday night (10/25-10/26) from 6:30 to 10.

The Midtown Carnegie Branch Library invites kids six and younger to “Pumpkins and Ghosts and Monsters, Oh My” Friday morning (10/25) at 10.  They can wear costumes if they’d like to trick or treat around the library.  

The Springfield Conservation Nature Center, 4601 S. Nature Center Way, will host “Halloween Happening: The Making of a Superhero,” Friday night (10/25) from 6:30 to 9:30.  Go on a guided hike and take part in activities inside the nature center.  No registration is required.  

The Conservation Families program, “Halloween: Strangest Things on the Glades,” will be held Friday and Saturday night (10/25) from 6 to 9 at the Shoal Creek Conservation Education Center, 201 W. Riviera Dr. in Joplin.  Take a guided hike along the trail and enjoy activities and crafts inside the center.  No registration is required.  

Boo-Bash 2019 is Friday night (10/25) from 6 to 8 at the Ozark Mountain Family YMCA, 175-A Industrical Park Drive in Hollister.  The event includes trunk and treat, carnival games, inflatables and a haunted maze.  Food will be collected for Christian Action Ministries.  

The MSU Theatre Department presents the musical, “Cats,” at the Craig Hall Coger Theatre October 25-28.  

Joplin Little Theatre will host the Witch’s Masquerade Ball Friday and Saturday night (10/25-10/26) from 7 to 10.  Tickets are $10 at the door.  

A House Concert, featuring Sam Baker, will be held Friday night (10/25) at 8 at the Rock House, 41 High St. in Reeds Spring.  Doors open at 6:30, for a potluck dinner and BYOB social time.  

The MSU women’s volleyball team will host Bradley Friday night (10/25) at 6 and Illinois State Saturday night (10/26) at 6 at Hammons Student Center.  Learn more here.  

The MSU Folklore Club will host the 12th Annual MSU Haunted Tour Friday and Saturday night (10/25-10/26) from 7 to 9.  Hear legends and stories about haunted places on campus and meet ghosts along the way.  Tickets are $4 each or 3 for $10.  Payment must be made the evening of the tour.  Cash only.  Meet at the Plaster Student Union first floor entrance.  

Trick-or-Treat Street is Friday night (10/25) from 5 to 8 in downtown Eureka Springs, AR.  Downtown merchants will hand out candy, and there will be a pumpkin carving contest, classic kids’ Halloween cartoons, a costume contest for kids and pets and more.  

The Fair Grove Branch Library will host the Teen Masquerade Ball Friday afternoon (10/25) from 3:30 to 5:30 for grades five through 12.  Masks will be provided or you can make your own.  There will be music, games and snacks.  

Teen Friday Nights will be held Friday night (10/25) at 6 for grades six through 12 at the Library Station.  It will be Halloween-themed this month, and costumes are welcome.  

Adults 18 and older are invited to “Harry Potter Paper Crafts” Friday night (10/25) at 7 at the Library Center.  Create Harry Potter silhouette pictures and origami Forbidden Forest trees.  Registration is required.  

Kids in grades six through 12 are invited to watch “Bride of Frankenstein,” make crafts and eat snacks Friday afternoon (10/25) at 3:30 at the Midtown Carnegie Branch Library.  Learn more here.  

Balloons Over Branson is Friday through Sunday (10/25-10/27) with balloons flying over the town.  Balloon rides are available for a fee, and you can sign up to be part of a volunteer crew.   

The 11th Annual Voices from the Silent Citywill be held Friday and Saturday (10/25-10/26) at the Eureka Springs Municipal Cemetery.  The tours feature actors in period costumes portraying people from the city’s past.  

The Hammons Heart Institute cardiopulmonary rehab team will host HHI Trivia and Treats Friday night (10/25) at Mercy’s McCauley Conference Room, 1235 E. Cherokee in Springfield.  Doors open at 6.  Admission is $25.  

Springfield Little Theatre presents “Little House on the Prairie the Musical” Friday, October 25, through Sunday, November 10 at the Landers Theatre, 311 E. Walnut in Springfield.  

The Missouri State University women’s soccer team will host Illinois State Friday night (10/25) at 5 at Allison South Stadium.  Learn more here

Jordan Valley Community Health Center, 440 E. Tampa in Springfield, will host SpookFest Friday night (10/25) from 5 to 7:30 with games, entertainment, food, trick-or-treating and more.  

Springfield Improv, 308 South Ave., presents “Brand New Life” Friday night (10/25) at 7:30, “Springfield Improv:  The Musical Saturday night (10/26) at 7:30 and “Big and Tall Show” Saturday night at 9:30.  

Springfield Contemporary Theatre, 431 S. Jefferson in Springfield, presents “Death Valley: A Love Story” Friday, October 25, through Sunday, November 10.  

Miranda Lambert will be in concert Friday night (10/25) at 7 at JQH Arena with special guests, Elle King, Pistol Annies and Ashley McBryde.  Find out more here.  

The 24th Annual Howl-O-Ween is Friday night (10/25) at 7 at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, 239 Turpentine Creek Lane in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.  It will feature costume contests, games, giveaways, hayrides and a chance to see the animals at night.  

The Lebanon Family YMCA will host the 3rd Annual Chili Cook Off and Auction Friday night (10/25) at 5.  

The Ozark Vintage Trailer Rally will be held Friday and Saturday (10/25-10/26) in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.  

The Moxie Cinema’s In Translation series will feature the film, “First Love,” Friday and Saturday night (10/25-10/26) at 9:30.  The Moxie is located at 305 S. Campbell in Springfield.  

The Halloween Hustle 5K and 10Kto benefit Harmony House will be held Saturday (10/26) starting at City Utilities, 301 E. Central in Springfield.  

Missouri State University will celebrate Homecoming Saturday (10/26).  The Band of Bears Homecoming Parade will start at 9 a.m. on John Q. Hammons Parkway.  Breakfast with Boomer will start at 10 at the Foster Recreation Center.  Bearfest Village will open at 11 a.m. north of Plaster Stadium, and the football team will host UNI at 2 p.m.  It’s On! will be held in the afternoon and evening with food trucks, a special announcement, fireworks and more.  

The MSU Men’s and Women’s Basketball Sneak Preview will start at 10 Saturday morning (10/26) at JQH Arena.  

The MSU men’s soccer team will host Evansville Saturday night (10/26) at 5 at Allison South Stadium.  Learn more here.  

The 11th Annual Puppy Gala to benefit the Killumanati Foundation, will be held Saturday night (10/26) at 6 at the Oasis Hotel & Convention Center, 2546 N. Glenstone.    

The Library Station will host the Monster Mash Costume Parade Saturday morning (10/26) at 11.  Participants will parade through the library and collect treats.  

The Antique Festival of the Ozarks is Saturday (10/26) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday (10/27) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds E-Plex.  Admission is $6 for adults and $3 for children 9 to 12-years-old.  

The Ozarks Coin Club Show is Saturday (10/26) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday (10/27) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds E-Plex.  Free admission.  

“Epitaphs and Engravings” will be held Saturday and Sunday (10/25-10/26) at 1 at the Carver Cemetery at the George Washington Carver National Monument in Diamond, MO.  

The Joplin & Springfield Railway, 1101 N. Airport Blvd in Springfield, will offer free train rides from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday (10/26-10/27).  

Spooky Book Bingo starts at 2 p.m. Saturday (10/26) at the Library Station for families with children of all ages.  Books will be given out as prizes.  Costumes are encouraged.  

JulieFestwill be held Saturday (10/26) from 2 to 9 p.m. in the 500 block of Joplin Ave. in Joplin.  The women’s music and arts festival will feature arts and crafts booths, female musicians, a costume contest and more.  

The Vietnam Veterans of America will host the 6th Annual Trout Team Tournament Saturday (10/26) from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Lake Taneycomo.  

The 4th Annual Fall Wine Tasting to benefit Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks will be held Saturday afternoon (10/26) from 2 to 4 at Macadoodles, 1439 U.S. 60 in Republic.  The cost is a $20 donation at the door.  

Classic Horror Movie Fest is Saturday (10/25) at 5 p.m. for adults at the Park Central Branch Library.  See “Night of the Living Dead,” from 1968.  

Thriller on C-Street is Saturday (10/26) on Commercial St. between Washington and Grant.  Shows will be at 3:30 and 7 p.m.  Free and VIP seating is available.  

Mercy Health Foundation’s Harvest Bash is Saturday night (10/26) at the Cowan Civic Center in Lebanon.  The event includes a social hour with appetizers and live art, dinner a dessert bar, a piano duel and a dance party.   

“Rocky Horror Picture Show 2019” will be at the Gillioz Theatre, 325 Park Central East in Springfield, Saturday night (10/26) at 7.  

The Springfield Art Museum, 1111 E. Brookside Dr. in Springfield, will host Trick Art Treat Saturday morning (10/26) from 10 to noon.  The event will include themed art projects, a costume contest, games, pumpkin decorating and spooky stories.  

Askinosie Chocolate, 514 E. Commercial in Springfield, will host the Ghouls and Goblins Spooky Factory Tour Saturday afternoon (10/26) at 2.  The cost is $5 for adults and $4 for children and students.  Tastings are included in the cost.  Proceeds benefit Chocolate University.   

Missouri Humanities Council will host a Haunted History Walking Tour in downtown Springfield Saturday afternoon (10/26) at 4.  Learn about the city’s Civil War days and some notorious characters who lived in Springfield then.  Registration is required.  

“The Last Garden Hoorah” will be held Saturday (10/26) from 3 to 8:30 p.m. at the Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center.  The event will include garden tours, programs and activities, carnivorous plants, bats, bulb planting and more.  “Hotel Transylvania 3” will be shown at 6:30 at the Peace Through People Pavilion.  Free admission.  

Women are invited to learn how to shoot at .22 rifle Saturday morning (10/26) from 8:30 to noon at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center.  Registration is required.  Learn more here.  

The program, “Field to Freezer,” will be held Saturday morning (10/26) at 8:30 at the Andy Dalton Shooting Range in Ash Grove.  Registration is required.  

The 3rd Annual Stand Up, Speak Out Awareness Walk against Domestic Violence is Saturday afternoon (10/26) on Park Central Square in Springfield.  

Mall-o-ween is Saturday (10/26) from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Battlefield Mall in Springfield.  Participating retailers will hand out candy to trick-or-treaters.  

Parkview High School, 516 W. Meadowmere in Springfield, will host Boo at the View Fall SpectacularSaturday night (10/26) from 5 to 7 with Haunted Hallways, Trick-or-Treat Street, games, activities and more.  

The Gigs in the Garden concert series continues Sunday afternoon (10/27) at 2 at the Peace Through People Pavilion at Nathanael Greene-Close Memorial Park, 2400 S. Scenic.  The concert will feature The Lacewings.  Admission is free, but donations are accepted.  Take blankets and lawn chairs.  

Poses for Pawswill be held Sunday morning (10/27) from 9 to 11 at MJ’s Market & Deli, 900 E. Battlefield in Springfield.  The event will include yoga, biscuits and gravy and tea or coffee.  Take a yoga mat.  The cost is $15 in advance or $20 Sunday.  

The 4th Annual Sensory-Safe Trick-or-Treat for children with special needs will be held Sunday from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Shrine Mosque, 601 E. St. Louis in Springfield.  Admission is free, but registration is required.  

The Evangel University Alumni Orchestra will present a concert Sunday afternoon (10/27) at 2:30 at the Spence Chapel Auditorium, 1111 N. Glenstone Ave.  

The program, “Nursing in the Navy,” will be held Sunday afternoon (10/27) at 2 at the Library Station.  Retired Navy nurse, Cmdr. Ellen Duvall, will discuss the history of the Navy Nurse Corps and will talk about her time serving on a hospital ship off the coast of Vietnam.  

Michele Skalicky has worked at KSMU since the station occupied the old white house at National and Grand. She enjoys working on both the announcing side and in news and has been the recipient of statewide and national awards for news reporting. She likes to tell stories that make a difference. Michele enjoys outdoor activities, including hiking, camping and leisurely kayaking.