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Weekend Outlook March 6-8, 2020

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The Springfield Conservation Nature Center invites kids three to six-years-old to the Little Acorns
program, “A Fungus Among Us,” Friday morning (3/6) at 10 and 11:15 and Saturday morning (3/7) at
11:15. No registration is required. 
 
Heart of the Ozarks Sertoma presents The Great Elixir Mixer, a craft cocktail completion to benefit Boys
and Girls Clubs of Springfield, Friday night (3/6) at The Old Glass Place, 521 E. St. Louis in Springfield.
Admission is $50 and includes cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, live music, dancing and a cash bar.
 
The Springfield Art Museum will host the Women Shaping the Museum Guided Tour Friday morning
(3/6) at 10:30. The tour will highlight the ways women have shaped the museum throughout its history.
 
A Macrame Plant Hanger Workshop will be held Friday afternoon (3/6) at 1 at the Christian County
Library Nixa Branch, 208 N. McCroskey. Registration is required. 
 
The Greene County 100 Club will host the Second Annual Salute to Greene County Law Enforcement and Firefighters event Friday night (3/6) at 6 at the Doubletree Hotel in Springfield.  Governor Mike Parson will give the keynote address. 
 
The Gillioz Theatre, 325 Park Central East in Springfield, presents Buster Keaton’s “The General,”
featuring the Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra, Friday night (3/6) at 7:30. Tickets are $26.
 
The 10th Annual Orchid Show and Sale will be held Friday night (3/6) from 5 to 7:30, Saturday (3/7) from
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday (3/8) from noon to 4 p.m. at the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks, 47i03 N.
Crossover Rd. in Fayetteville, Arkansas. 
 
The MSU Department of Geology, Geography and Planning will present the program, “So You Want to
be a Geoscientist?” Friday afternoon (3/6) at 2:30 in Temple Hall, Room 345. Learn who hires
geoscience majors and what they look for in candidates.
 
The MSU Baseball Bears will host Maine Friday afternoon (3/6) at 3, Saturday afternoon (3/7) at 2 and
Sunday (3/8) at noon at Hammons Field. 
 
You’ll have the chance to try Saudi dates and coffee and learn how women are playing a significant role
in the 2030 vision of Saudi Arabia Friday night (3/6) from 5:30 to 8:30. It’s part of the First Friday Art
Walk and will be held at the Jim D. Morris Center, 301 S. Jefferson in Springfield.  Find out more here.  
 
A Community Language Open House will be held Friday night (3/6) from 6 to 7:30 in Siceluff Hall on the
Missouri State University campus. Find out whether foreign language classes are right for you.
 
First Friday Art Walk is Friday night (3/6) from 6 to 10 at several downtown Springfield venues.
 
The Missouri State Opera and MSU Library will host the Gatsby Soiree Friday night (3/6) at 7 at
Kentwood Hall. The Crystal Ballroom will be transformed into a 1920s-style speakeasy. The night will
include a plated dinner, an evening of 20s tunes and a new chamber opera by Evan Mack, “Ghosts of
Gatsby.” Tickets are $75. 
 
The Heartland Opera Theatre will present “Puccini Double Bill” Friday night (3/6) at 7 and Sunday
afternoon (3/8) at 2 at Memorial Hall in Joplin. 
 
The MSU women’s tennis team will host Southeast Missouri State Friday night (3/6) at 7 and Sunday
morning (3/8) at 10 at Cooper Tennis Complex in Springfield.
 
Springfield Improv, 308 South Ave., presents “NDWA” Friday night (3/6) at 7:30 and “Improvable
Causes” at 9. “The Home Team starts Saturday night (3/7) at 7:30 and “Comedy Open Mic” is at 9.
 
The OTC Film Festival Screening and Awards starts Friday night (3/6) at 6in Lincoln Hall, Room 211.
Admission is free and open to the public. 
 
Teen Night is Friday night (3/6) from 6 to 8 for kids in grades six through 12 at the Library Station.
 
The Springfield RV Mega Show is at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds Friday and Saturday (3/6-3/7) from 10
a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday (3/8) from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
 
“Introduction to Orienteering” will be held Saturday morning (3/7) from 9 to noon at the MDC Ozark
Regional Office, 551 Joe Jones Blvd. in West Plains. Registration is required by Friday (3/6).
 
The Best Foot Forward Color Run will start Saturday morning (3/7) at 9 at Atchley Park in Lebanon.
Registration starts at 8. Proceeds will be used to provide shoes for people in need in the community.
 
Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield will host a volunteer training day Saturday (3/7) from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Anyone who would like to volunteer at the battlefield is invited to attend.
 
The Missouri State Lady Bears will host Loyola Saturday afternoon (3/7) at 2 at JQH Arena.
 
If you’ve ever wondered what Bennett Spring at Bennett Spring State Park looks like below the surface,
you can find out by watching a video at the park’s nature center Saturday afternoon (3/7) at 1. Divers
take you down 80 feet from the surface into a cave system. The film will be shown every Saturday this
month. 
 
Bennett Spring State Park is offering self-guided tours of the Civilian Conservation Corps structures at
the park through October 31. Stop by the visitor center to pick up a self-guided tour brochure.
 
The Missouri State women’s soccer team will host the University of Missouri-St. Louis Saturday
afternoon (3/7) at 2 at Allison South Stadium.
 
Cat Video Fest 2020 will be held Saturday (3/7) from 3 to 9 p.m. at the Moxie Cinema, 305 S. Campbell in
Springfield. 
 
The Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Resource Fair will be held Saturday afternoon (3/7) from 1 to 4
at the Library Station. 
 
Stop by the Shoal Creek Conservation Education Center, 201 W. Riviera Dr. in Joplin, Saturday (3/7) from
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to learn about mammals in Missouri. Find out more here.  
 
The Ozarks Model Railroad Association will host an open house Saturday (3/7) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at
424 W. Commercial St. in Springfield. See train layouts and learn more about the organization.
 
The Drury baseball team will host the University of Missouri-St. Louis Saturday (3/7) at noon and 3 and
Sunday (3/8) at noon at U.S. Baseball Park in Ozark.
 
The program, “Women in George Washington Carver’s Life,” will be held Saturday and Sunday (3/7-3/8)
at George Washington Carver National Monument in Diamond. 
 
The Springfield Polar Plunge 2020 is Saturday (3/7) at noon at The Ski Shack, 5539 S. Campbell.
Proceeds benefit Special Olympics. 
 
The Ninth Annual Bluegrass Festival, to benefit Convoy of Hope, is Saturday (3/7) at Riverbluff
Fellowship, 2655 E. Farm Rd. 188 in Ozark. Doors open at noon. Admission is a $10 donation.
 
SRO presents “Opera Rocks!” Saturday night (3/7) at 7:30 at the Gillioz Theatre, 325 Park Central East in
Springfield. The event will feature rock music by the M-Dock Band and voices from SRO.
 
The Grammy Award-winning band, Asleep at the Wheel, will present a concert Saturday night (3/7) 7:30
at the Eureka Springs Auditorium, 36 S. Main in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.
 
The Drag Bingo PrideFest Fundraiser will be held Saturday night (3/7) at 6, 510 S. Joplin Ave. in Joplin.
The cost is $10 for 10 Bingo cards. 
 
“Flexible Itineraries: Far from the Madding Tourist Bus” is at the Spiva Center for the Arts, 222 W. 3rd St.
in Joplin, through March 14. 
 
The exhibit, “Anonymous Women: Camouflage and Calamity,” is at the Spiva Center for the Arts, 222 W.
3rd St. in Joplin, through Saturday (3/7). 
 
The Gray Campbell Farmstead Annual Meeting will be held Saturday morning (3/7) from 10 to noon at
the Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center, 2400 S. Scenic in Springfield. Past and current
Farmstead Board members are invited as well as anyone who would like to get involved.
 
The Second Sunday Concert Series will feature The Alders Sunday afternoon (3/8) at 2 at the Library
Center. The group plays traditional country and 50s and 60s pop.
 
The Lebanon Concert Association presents Timothy Chooi Sunday afternoon (3/8) at 3 at the Cowan
Civic Center Theatre. Chooi is the first place winner of both the Schadt Violin Competition and the 2018
Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition.
 
Me Too Springfield will host the 1 in 6 Variety Show Sunday (3/8) from 4 to 6 at 425 W. Walnut.
 
Drag Bingo, to benefit the Developmental Center of the Ozarks, will be held Sunday (3/8) from 5 to 8
p.m. at Friends Karaoke Pub, 1211 W. Battlefield in Springfield. The cost is $10 for 10 cards.