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Weekend Outlook November 15-17, 2019


The Missouri State University ice hockey team will host Arizona State Friday and Saturday night (11/15-11/16) at 7 at Jordan Valley Ice Park.  

Friday (11/15) is America Recycles Day, and the City of Springfield Environmental Services is giving out coffee and doughnuts at the Lone Pine or Franklin Avenue Recycling Centers from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  

The Messiah Project presents “A Holiday Prelude” Friday night (11/15) at 7 and Sunday (11/16) at 2 at Venture Church, 1515 W. Elfindale in Springfield.  

MSU Opera Theatre presents “Recommended for you—a Night of Opera Scenes for Binge Watchers” Friday night (11/15) at 7:30 in Ellis Recital Hall.  The MSU Opera Troupe will present an evening of drama, comedy, romance and even horror.  

Friday (11/15) is Western Film Friday at 2 at the Library Station.  Adults are invited to watch “Geronimo:  An American Legend.”  

Springfield Little Theatre presents the Education Series production of “Blanket Kid” Friday (11/15) at 7 p.m., Saturday (11/16) at 2 and 4 and Sunday (11/17) at 2 at the Judith Enyeart Reynolds School of the Performing Arts, 237 S. Florence in Springfield.  

The Little Acorns program, “Wonderful Whitetails,” for kids three to six, will be held Friday morning (11/15) at 10:30 at the Shoal Creek Conservation Center, 201 W. Riviera Dr. in Joplin.  

Kids in grades five through 12 are invited to “Donut be Ungrateful” Friday afternoon at 3:30 at the Fair Grove Branch Library.  Decorate edible donuts, plush donuts, paper donuts and perler bead donuts.   

The Schlock Talk:  Cringe Movie Club presents the film, “Suburban Sasquatch,” Friday night (11/15) at 7 at 405 S. Jefferson in Springfield.  

Branson Market Days-Holiday Market 2019 will be Friday (11/15) from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday (11/16) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Branson Convention Center, 200 S. Sycamore St.  

Lebanon High School Drama presents “Freaky Friday” Friday and Saturday (11/15-11/16) at 7 p.m. at Lebanon High School.  

The 12th Annual Cosmopolitan Club Craft Fair will be held Friday (11/15) from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday (11/16) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Ozark Community Center, 1530 W. Jackson in Ozark.  

The 29th Annual Cecil Floyd Craft Show will be held Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Cecil Floyd Elementary, 2201 W. 24th St. in Joplin.  

Moxie Mornings will start Saturday morning (11/16) at 10 at the Moxie Cinema, 305 S. Campbell in Springfield.  Kids will watch an innovative short film and create an art project.    It’s geared toward two to six-year-olds, but older and younger kids are also welcome.  

The 11th annual Ozarks Beerfest is Saturday (11/16) from noon to 4 at the Springfield Expo Center, 635 E. St. Louis.  General admission starts at 1.  Proceeds benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ozarks.    

Kids in grades three to six are invited to “Paper Airplane Fight-Off” Saturday afternoon (11/16) at 1 a the Library Center.  

Local author, Mama B, will sell and sign copies “The Nature Walk” and “The Bogville Frog Tales” Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Library Center.   Learn more here.  

Residents of the Boone Homestead near Ash Grove didn’t have electricity.  They had to make their own candles, and you can find out how they did it during the program, “Historical Skills:  Candle Making,” Saturday (11/16) from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Nathan Boone Homestead and State Historic Site.  

The program, “Struggle for Education,” will be held Saturday and Sunday (11/16-11/17) at 1 at George Washington Carver National Monument in Diamond.  Learn about the struggle Carver faced in pursuing an education in the post-Civil War U.S.  

Running for our Vets, a 22-mile foot race and 2.2-mile fun run, will be held Saturday morning (11/16) at Bennett Spring State Park in Lebanon.  An After Party will be held at VFW Post 4107, and family events will be at Atchley Park after the race.   

The Humane Society of Southwest Missouri will host a Rabies and Vaccination Clinic Saturday (11/16) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  The Dog Package is $30, and the Cat Package is $20.  Microchipping is available for $20, and vaccines are $12 each.  

The Connecting Grounds will host “Stories from the Streets:  The Homeless Experience in Springfield” Saturday night (11/16) at 6 at the church, 1115 E. Commercial in Springfield.  There will be displays of stories and artwork by the homeless in Springfield, and a people who are homeless will share their stories.  Donations of nonperishable foods, gloves, scarves and hats will be collected.  

Rescue One will host an adoption event Saturday (11/16) from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Petsway, 1517 W.  Battlefield in Springfield.  

The Lebanon Community Fall Garage Sale is Saturday (11/16) from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Cowan Civic Center, 500 E. Elm in Lebanon.  

The Discovery Center will hold the Weekend Workshop, “Mini Figure Movie Star,” Saturday morning (11/16) at 10.  Use the center’s LEGO collection to build a movie set and take home a stop motion animated film and a special LEGO set.  Registration and a fee are required.  

“Legal Planning for Special Needs Parents” will start at 9:30 Saturday morning (11/16) at the Library Center.  Childcare will be provided.  Registration is required.  

The Gillioz Theatre, 325 Park Central East in downtown Springfield, presents Chris Donahew with Chris Colston Saturday night (11/16) at 8.  

The Rock House, 41 High St. in Reeds Spring, will host a Square Dance Saturday night (11/16) at 7 with old-time music by David Scrivner and Steve and Lynn Scott.    

Learn about mushroom cultivation during a program Saturday afternoon (11/16) at 1 at the Midtown Carnegie Branch Library.  It’s presented by Springfield Community Gardens.  

The workshop, Life in the Soil, will be presented by Springfield Community Gardens Saturday morning (11/16) at 10 at the Midtown Carnegie Branch Library.  This workshop will focus on the characters of the Soil Food web and how to nourish the biology in our soils to create healthy food systems.  

Lutheran Family and Children’s Services will host the Princess and Me Tea Saturday morning (11/16) at 10 at the Oasis Hotel and Convention Center, 2546 N. Glenstone in Springfield.  The cost is $25, and tickets are required.  

The Havaheart Rescue is holding a Wishlist Donation Drive through December 23 at Camp Bow Wow, 2814 S. Fremont in Springfield.   

The Roaring 20s Trivia Night to benefit the Kiwanis Club of Downtown Springfield will be held Saturday night (11/16) at 6 at the Elks Lodge, 2223 E. Bennett in Springfield.  

The Elks 4th Annual 5K Walk/Run will be held Saturday morning (11/16) at 9 starting at the lodge, 2223 E. Bennett in Springfield.  Registration starts at 8.  Proceeds benefit Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks.  

“Talent on Parade,” a dance competition for kids, will be held Saturday (11/16) from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. at The Auditorium in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.  

The Holiday Window Challenge starts Saturday (11/16) in downtown Springfield.  Businesses will compete for the best holiday window display.  

Forbidden Broadway will be at Nathan P. Murphy’s, 218 S. Campbell in Springfield, at 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday (11/15-11/16).  See spoofs from popular Broadway shows.  

The Christmas Utopia Shopping Event will be held Saturday and Sunday (11/16-11/17) at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds E-Plex.  

The Uptown Holiday Hoedown is Saturday night (11/16) at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds.  It will feature Alec Davis and the Studio 54 Band.  

The MSU Gospel Choir will present their fall concert Sunday night (11/17) at 6 at Central Assembly Church, 1301 N. Boonville in Springfield.  

The Essential Film Series at the Moxie continues Sunday night (11/17) at 6:30 and Monday night (11/18) at 6:45 with the 1985 film, “After Hours.”  

Sunday Make ‘N Play is Sunday afternoon (11/17) from 2 to 4 at the Schweitzer-Brentwood Branch Library.

A lasagna dinner and pie auction to benefit the Christy Uder Barker family will be held Sunday (11/17) from 12:30 to 2:30 at Expresso Company No. 825, 825 S. Ash St. in Buffalo.