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Weekend Outlook March 13-15, 2020

“Nature Art:  Music of Missouri’s Woods and Water” will start Friday night (3/13) at 7 at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center, 4601 S. Nature Center Way.  Local musicians, Bo Brown and Bob Ranney, will share their passion for nature with music, stories and other outdoor pursuits.  The program is for anyone 12 and older, and registration is required.  

The Lebanon-Laclede County Library will hold a Flash Book Sale Friday (3/13) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  

Tours of the Shepherd of the Hills Hatchery, 483 Hatchery Rd. in Branson, will be offered Friday and Saturday (3/13-3/14) at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.  You’ll learn how trout are raised from egg collecting to release for public fishing.  

Kids 13 to 18-years-old are invited to enter the Springfield-Greene County Library’s teen film contest.  Stop by the Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library Friday (3/13) between 8:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. to pick up an information packet.  

The 9th Annual Man Show Expo will be held Friday and Saturday (3/13-3/14) at the Springfield Expo Center.  The event will include BBQ, wings, beer, grills, electronics, hunting and fishing, hot rods and 4X4s and more.  

Adults are invited to Animè Club Friday night (3/13) at 5 at the Park Central Branch Library.  

Springfield Improv, 308 S. Avenue, presents “Friday Double Feature” Friday night (3/13) at 7:30 and “Pappy Van Winkle” at 9.  “The Home Team” starts at 7:30 Saturday night (3/14) and “Putting Out Fires” will begin at 9.  

Teen Night, for kids in sixth through 12th grade, will be held Friday night (3/13) from 6 to 8 at the Library Station.  

The Christian County Nixa Branch Library, 208 N. McCroskey, will host the Friday Film Club for adults Friday night (3/13) at 8.  See the film, “Make Way for Tomorrow.”  

The Springfield Park Board’s Chess Club meets Friday nights at 7 at the South Side Senior Center, 2215 S. Fremont in Springfield.  

The Springfield-Greene County Park Board’s Outdoor Initiatives will offer tours of the caves at Ritter Springs Park this weekend for anyone 12 and up.  The cost is $10, and registration is required.  There are a few times to choose from both Saturday (3/14) and Sunday (3/15).  

The Ozark Regional Lily Society will hold their Spring Lily Bulb Sale Saturday morning (3/14) from 8 to noon at the Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center.  

“Learning to Hunt:  Turkey Hunting for Beginners” will be held Saturday morning (3/14) from 8:30 to 11:30 at the Andy Dalton Shooting Range in Ash Grove.  Registration is required.  

The 15th Annual Running of the Squirrels 5K will be held Saturday morning (3/14) at 8 in Marionville.  Proceeds benefit the Marionville Comet Pride Marching Band.  

The Humane Society of Southwest Missouri will hold a Rabies and Vaccination Clinic Saturday (3/14) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  

Training will be held Saturday (3/14) at 9 a.m. for those who want to volunteer to give tours of the Ray House at Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield and about Civil War medicine.  Learn more here.  

The Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library will host This or That Movie Mornings Saturday morning (3/14) from 10 to noon.  Watch “Lady and the Tramp” or “101 Dalmations” (participants will vote on which one to watch) and make a craft. 

The program, “George Washington Carver:  The Struggle for Education,” will be held Saturday and Sunday (3/14-3/15) at 1 at George Washington Carver National Monument in Diamond.  

Residents of Springfield’s Tom Watkins Neighborhood are invited to take part in a spring cleanup event Saturday morning (3/14) from 8 to noon.  Dispose of brush and debris, including large objects such as mattresses and couches.   (This event has been postponed to a later date, still to be determined).

The Library Center will host Pi Day Saturday morning (3/14) at 11 for kids age four to third grade.  Celebrate National Pi Day with math stories and activities.  

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 (3/14) 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.  

Second Saturday Crafts will start at noon Saturday (3/14) for all ages at the Park Central Branch Library.  This month’s craft is butterflies.  Materials will be provided.  

Eureka Springs will host their St. Patrick’s Day Parade Saturday afternoon (3/14) at 2.  

Saturday (3/14) is Local Heroes Day at the Farmers Market of the Ozarks, 2144 E. Republic Rd.  Children can explore a fire truck from 9 to 11 a.m. and meet members of the Springfield Fire Department.  

The Veterans Coming Home Center, 806 N. Jefferson in Springfield, will host an open house Saturday morning (3/14) from 9 to 11.  Tour the center and learn how to get involved.  

The 1933 film, “King Kong,” will be shown Saturday afternoon (3/14) at 1 at the Strafford Branch Library.  Popcorn will be provided.  

The History Museum on the Square, located on Park Central Square in Springfield, will offer docent-led gallery tours where you’ll learn about women in Springfield’s history Saturday afternoon (3/14) at 2.  Tours are free with museum admission.  

The Bartley-Decatur Neighborhood Center, 918 E. Calhoun in Springfield, will host a sale Saturday (3/14) from 8 to noon.  Proceeds will go towards scholarships.  

The St. PAW-tricks Day Adoption Event will be held Saturday (3/14) from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 5801 N. 21st St. in Ozark.  The event will include adoptable dogs and cats, a kissing booth, raffle prizes and lunch.  

The Greater Ozarks Bluegrass Society presents High Fidelity Saturday night (3/14) at 7 at the Sac River Cowboy Church, 6448 W. Highway EE in Springfield. 

The Gillioz Theatre presents “El Monstero:  The U.S. Pink Floyd Experience” Saturday night (3/14) at 8.  

The Greenfield Opera House, at Water St. and Allison St. in Greenfield, will host an Open Mic Night Saturday night (3/14) at 6.  

Boots and Bling, a fundraiser for North Arkansas Regional Medical Center, will be held Saturday night (3/14) at 6 at the Durand Center in Harrison, Arkansas.  The night includes dinner, dancing, a silent and live auction, entertainment, a photo booth and more.  

The Moxie Flix Series will feature the film, “Mary Poppins,” Saturday morning (3/14) at 10 at the Gillioz Theatre, 305 S. Campbell in Springfield.  The series focuses on films kids should see before they turn 13.  

The Ozarks Arts Council presents “Nunsense II” Saturday and Sunday (3/14-3/15) at the Lyric Theatre in Harrison, Arkansas.  There will also be shows March 21 and 22.  

“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 All School Exhibition is at the Springfield Art Museum through April 26.  It features artwork from K-12 students in Springfield’s public, private and parochial schools and from local home school cooperatives.  

Queen City Voices will host a Spaghetti Lunch and Bake Sale Sunday morning (3/15) at 11:30 at National Avenue Christian Church, 1515 S. National in Springfield.  The cost for lunch is a suggested $5 donation.

Adults are invited to learn about raised bed gardening Sunday afternoon (3/15) at 2 at the Library Station.  A University Extension Master Gardener will present the program.  

The 9th Annual S.C.A.N. Benefit Auction will be held Sunday (3/15) at noon at the Mills Center in Lebanon.  Proceeds will go to S.C.A.N., a support group for families of children with additional needs.     

Sunday Make ‘n Play is Sunday afternoon (3/15) at 2 for kids age three to grade four at the Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library.