Phi Sigma Pi at Missouri State University will host a Sleep-Out for the Homeless today and tonight (4/1-4/2) in the Hobby Lobby parking lot on E. Battlefield. Donations will be accepted this afternoon at 4 thru 8 tomorrow morning. Proceeds will go to Habitat for Humanity.
Ecopalooza is today (4/1) from 10 am to 10 pm on the North Mall at Missouri State University. For more information, visit missouristate.edu.
The Missouri State University men’s lacrosse team will face Harding tonight (4/1) at 7 at Plaster Sports Complex.
The Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts presents “The Aluminum Show” tonight (4/1) at 8 and tomorrow (4/2) at 2 and 8. For details, hammonshall.com.
The 17th annual Missouri State University-West Plains Auction is tonight (4/1) at the West Plains Civic Center. Dinner is from 5:30 to 7, a silent auction is from 5:30 to 7:15 and a live auction starts at 7:30. The cost is $25 per person. For more information, wp.missouristate.edu.
Summer hours begin today (4/1) at Springfield’s Dickerson Park Zoo. The zoo is now open 9 to 5 each day.
Celebrate the history and architecture of Springfield during “PechaKucha Night: Volume 2” tonight (4/1) at 6 at LemonDrop, 416 W. Commercial St, sponsored by AIA Springfield. For more information, http://kck.st/fekoA8.
A spaghetti dinner to benefit Relay for Life is tonight (4/1) at 5 at the C.H. Chub O’Reilly Cancer Center Auditorium. Auctions and raffles start at 7. The cost is $5 per person or $20 per family. For more information, call Sarah at 820-8098.
Park Central Branch Library will host an “Edible Books Festival” tonight (4/1) at 6. See cake creations by amateur bakers and professionals, vote on your favorite and then help eat the entries. Also at the Park Central Branch Library, a Cast Iron Cook-Off starts at 7. Student teams from Victory Trade School—representing the north and south--will create dishes using cookware of the Civil War Era, and you can help pick a winner. For more information, 831-1342.
Learn about Prairie Butterflies and ecological management this afternoon (4/1) at 4 in Temple Hall room 3 at Missouri State University.
Learn more about using native plants during the Naturescaping Symposium and Native Plant Sale tomorrow (4/2) from 9 to 4 at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center. Learn about “Native Landscaping for Wildlife and People” at 10 am and “How to Attract Bees, Birds and Butterflies to Your Garden” at 11:15. The event is free, and no registration is required. For more information, 888-4237.
The 4th annual In Remembrance Alzheimer Gospel Sing will be held tomorrow night (4/2) at the Taney Center in Forsyth in honor and memory of those affected by Alzheimer’s disease. Admission is free. Any donations collected will go to the Alzheimer’s Association. For more information, call Olen at 545-1719.
The Missouri State Football Bears will host an Intrasquad Scrimmage tomorrow morning (4/2) at 10 at Plaster Sports Complex. For more information, www.missouristatebears.com.
The Missouri State men’s soccer team will take on Mid-American Nazerene tomorrow afternoon (4/2) at 1 and Northeastern State tomorrow night at 6:15 at Plaster Sports Complex. For tickets, 836-7678.
Drury University will host the 4th annual Self-Employment in the Arts OzArts Conference tomorrow (4/2) in the Trustee Science Center. To learn more, 873-6357 or visit www.drury.edu/ejc/sea.
Learn tips on how to qualify for home loans and adapt to the new tightened lending rules during the Mortgage Workshop 101 tomorrow afternoon (4/2) at 3 at the Library Center. For more information, 882-0714.
A workshop on estate and legacy planning starts tomorrow morning (4/2) at 11 at the Library Center. Learn how to effectively pass on not just wealth but a legacy. For details, 882-0714.
The Library Station will host the program “Buying/Selling a Home in the Current Market” tomorrow afternoon (4/2) at 1:30. For more information, 865-1340.
A Civil War Fashion Show starts at 10 tomorrow morning at the Library Station (4/2) and at 2 at the Midtown Carnegie Branch library.
Learn about the experiences and sacrifices of Civil War Soldiers from a local history librarian who will be dressed like a Union soldier tomorrow morning (4/2) at 11 at the Fair Grove Branch Library. To learn more, 759-2637.
Learn what identity theft is, how to protect yourself and what to do if your identity is stolen tomorrow afternoon (4/2) at 2 at the Library Center. For more information, 882-0714.
Get rid of old documents during “Document Disposal Day” tomorrow morning (4/2) at 10 at the Library Center.
The Brentwood Branch Library will host the program “Sir, I am a Southern Woman: Antebellum Springfield and the Domesticities of War” tomorrow afternoon (4/2) at 2. To find out more, 883-1974.
Take a birdwatching trip Sunday (4/3) with members of the Greater Ozarks Audubon Society to the prairie lands of Barton and Cedar Counties Sunday. Meet in the northwest corner of the Walmart parking lot at West Bypass and Sunshine Sunday morning at 7. For more information, call Charley Burwick at 860-9505.
The 20th Annual Ozark Greenways Membership Meeting is Sunday (4/3) from 1 to 5 at Galloway Station. There will be food, drinks and live music. Members get in free, but the event is open to the public. $20 memberships will be available. For details, www.ozarkgreenways.org.
The Missouri State men’s lacrosse team will take on St. Louis University Sunday morning (4/3) at 10 at Plaster Sports Complex.
The Missouri State Baseball Bears will host St. Louis Sunday (4/3) at 1 at Hammons Field. For tickets, 836-7678.
The Missouri State women’s soccer team will face Missouri Valley College Sunday afternoon (4/3) at 1 at Plaster Sports Complex. For tickets, 836-7678.
Get answers to basic credit questions including “what’s in a credit report?” and “what is a credit score” during the program “Credit Basics” Sunday afternoon (4/3) at 2 at the Library Station.
A Useful Plant Hike, part of the Primitive Skills Series, will be held Sunday (4/3) from 1 to 3 at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center. To register, 888-4237.