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KSMU's Michele Skalicky talks with Springfield-Greene County Parks Director Jodie Adams about the new Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center and about the week of grand opening activities.

The 8th Annual Reeds Spring Area Art Tour will take place Sunday Oct.10 from 10am to 5pm. It's free and open to the public at these locations: Toad's Tool Copper Shop, Hess Pottery and Baskets, Omega Pottery Shop, and Gallery at the Lake. All four are located on Highway 413/13 from near Galena to north of Kimberling City, and maps will be available at each venue. On display will be copper lights, pottery bowls, vases and casseroles, paintings, Christmas ornaments, red clay pie plates, pine needle baskets, copper trees on rocks, candles, original fine art, and more. For more information call (417) 272-3283.

The Ozarks New Energy Conference is underway. People have come from all across the Midwest to find out how the Ozarks region is going green. KSMU’s Ryan Welch was there and has this report.

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When Missouri voters walk into the ballot box on November 2nd, one of the things they’ll be asked to decide on is Proposition B. If it passes, Prop B will lead to more regulations on dog breeders in Missouri. KSMU’s Justin Lux spoke with supporters and opponents and brings us this report.

  • Visit a pumpkin patch
  • Go on a hay ride
  • Navigate a corn maze
  • Test your knowledge
  • Listen to local musicians
  • Attend a fall festival
  • Watch marching bands
  • Run or walk for a cause
  • See a film
  • Bid at an auction
  • Learn about hauntings in the Ozarks
  • Stop and smell the chrysanthemums
  • Purchase art in a park
  • Find bargains
  • Learn about geneaology
  • Chat with local authors
  • Have your dog washed
  • See a college softball game
  • Watch the sky
  • Attend a Latin fashion show
  • Buy used books
  • Celebrate Halloween
  • Play golf for a cause
  • Dress up your pet
  • Learn about science
  • Watch birds
  • Celebrate the number ten

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A devastating plane crash leaves one dead at Springfield's downtown airport. KSMU's Chasity Mayes has more.

The Ozarks New Energy, or “One” Conference, will start tomorrow and end on Friday. It’s the third year for the conference. KSMU’s Adam Hammons reports.

Dallas Jones is holding a CD release party for his third studio album AMERICAN WEEKEND on Friday Oct.15 at Patton Alley Pub, 313 S. Patton downtown. Doors open at 8, Dallas will play starting at 10. He recorded this album--all of it, including lead and harmony vocals, guitar, bass, organ, banjo, and drums--on a digital 8-track machine with a single microphone in his living room over the course of a single weekend. For more information call 865-1188.

Southwest Missouri’s latest destination attraction focusing on horticulture, preservation and sustainability, the Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center, opens with a week-long celebration Monday, Oct. 11, with free hands-on activities for children and adults, horticulture seminars, dedication ceremonies, a national symposium focusing on nature and play, live entertainment, and much more. Guest performers include popular duo Trout Fishing in America in a family concert Tuesday Oct.12 at 5:30pm and a kids' concert at 4pm Wednesday the 13th; and the legendary Judy Collins in a free concert Sunday Oct.17 at 3pm, with opening act Amber Norgaard performing at 2:00pm. All activities are FREE and open to the public. For more information visit www.parkboard.org.