Get free tax help today (4/15) from 10 am to 7 pm at the Library Center. For more information, 883-5366.
The Missouri State University Public Affairs Conference continues today (4/15). For a detailed list of speakers, visit missouristate.edu.
The MSU College of Arts and Letters will hold a Rededication Ceremony for the Jane A. Meyer Carillon this afternoon (4/15) at 4 on the front steps of Meyer Library. The Missouri State Pride Marching Band will perform and guest artist Karel Keldermans will give a concert.
Comedian Jennifer Coolidge comes to the Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts tonight (4/15) at 8. For tickets, 836-7678.
Help the local environment by taking part in a Garlic Mustard Pull this afternoon (4/15). Learn how to identify the invasive plant garlic mustard, then held out onto the Springfield Conservation Nature Center grounds and nearby lands to pull the plant. For more information or to register, 888-4237.
Watch members of the Ozark Whittlers & Woodcarvers transform wood into treasures tomorrow (4/16) from 10 to 4 at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center.
Kids 2 and younger are invited to the program “Babes in the Woods Celebrates Earth Day” tomorrow morning (4/16) at 11 at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center. To register, 888-4237.
Kids 3 to 6-years-old may attend the Little Acorns program “Tots and Toads” tomorrow morning (4/16) at 11 at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center. To register, 888-4237.
The Willard Branch Library will present the program “Civil War Medicine: Challenges and Miracles” tomorrow afternoon (4/16) at 2.
Learn about the experiences and sacrifices of Civil War soldiers from Local History Librarian Michael Price who will be dressed like a Union Soldier. The program “The Common Soldier” starts tomorrow morning (4/16) at 10 at the Ash Grove Branch Library.
The Library will host “Earth Day Begins at Home: The Ozarks Green Building Coalition Fair” tomorrow (4/16) from 9 am to 5 pm. Learn about green building from sustainable products to the latest in water efficiency. For more information, 882-0714.
It’s Center City Saturday tomorrow (4/16) at 1. Watch the juggling and escape artistry of Brennan Scott.
The Brentwood Branch Library will celebrate its 40th anniversary tomorrow (4/16) with an Open House from noon to 4. Enjoy 70s music, dance demonstrations, 70s cars from Springfield Vintage Motor Club, displays and memorabilia. There will also be refreshments.
Learn how to cook with herbs during a program tomorrow afternoon (4/16) at 1 at the Midtown Carnegie Branch Library. To register, 862-0135.
The 41st Annual Earth Day Celebration will be held tomorrow (4/16) from 9 am to 6 pm at the Discovery Center. You’ll be able to trade up to five incandescent light bulbs for CFLs, and there will be environmental activities and exhibits.
The Computer Recycling Center, 1434 N. National, will host an e-waste collection tomorrow (4/16) from 9 to 3. All electronics will be accepted at no charge except for computer monitors and television, which can be recycled for a fee. For a complete list of items accepted, visit www.computerrecyclingcenter.org.
Sigma Nu fraternity at MSU will host a benefit car and bike show tomorrow (4/16) from 9 am to 3 pm in Bearfest Village, south of Plaster Sports Complex. Entry for a car or bike is $20, and admission for spectators is free. Proceeds will benefit St. Judes Children’s Research Hospital. For more information, www.sigmanucarshow.org.
The Springfield-Greene County Park Board will host an Easter Egg Hunt tomorrow (4/16) at 1 pm at Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park for kids three to nine-years old. Easter at the Farm will be held from 10 am to 4 pm with a visit from the Easter Bunny from 1 to 3. There will also be arts and crafts, inflatables, pony rides, face painting, games and more. For more information, 837-5949.
The Missouri State Football Bears will host a Maroon and White Spring Game tomorrow afternoon (4/16) at 1 at Plaster Sports Complex. Admission is free.
The Greater Ozarks Audubon Society invites you to go on a birdwatching trip to Busiek Conservation Area tomorrow (4/16). Meet at 7 am in the MODOT parking lot at the southwest corner of Highway 65 and Evans Rd. For more information, call Myra Scroggs at 883-4015.
The Christian County Library’s Spring Book Sale continues today and tomorrow (4/15 & 4/16) at the library in Ozark. Hours today are noon to 5 and tomorrow 8:30 am to 5.
The Rock ‘n Ribs BBQ Festival is tomorrow (4/16) from 10 am to 11 pm in Bass Pro Shops south parking lot. Admission is $10 at the gate. Proceeds will benefit children’s charities in the Ozarks.
The Greater Ozarks Hosta Society will present three one-hour hosta-dividing seminars tomorrow (4/16) at the Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center. Seminars are at 9, 10 and 11 am. The event is free, and all of those who attend will receive a free hosta. To register, 860-4959.
The 7th Annual Carving in the Ozarks Festival is today and tomorrow (4/15-4/16) at the intersection of US62E and Rockhouse Rd. in Eureka Springs, AR. Watch up to 25 chain saw artists in action. Works created during the festival will be auctioned off tomorrow at 4, with a portion of all proceeds benefiting the American Cancer Society. To learn more, www.carvingintheozarks.com.
Create Wind Dancers, mobiles made of wire, paper and found objects tomorrow (4/16) at the Magnetic Spring on Magnetic Spring Rd. in Eureka Springs. For details, www.eurekaspringsartadventures.com.
Sample food from Christian County restaurants, enjoy live music and participate in a raffle of unique gift baskets tomorrow (4/16) from 1 to 3 at the Ozark Community Center. Proceeds benefit the Christian County Domestic Violence Shelter. For details, 861-3461.
The Springfield Regional Arts Council will host a Free Art Day tomorrow (4/16) from 10 am to noon at the Creamery Arts Center. Decorate a clay flower pot, make a flower from issue paper, create a baby bird in a nest and make a kite ornament. The Springfield-Greene County Library will provide storytelling. For more information, 862-ARTS.
The annual Christian County Master Gardener Plant Sale is tomorrow (4/16) from 8 am to noon at the OTC-Richwood Valley Campus, located between Nixa and Ozark on Highway 14. The sale will include perennials, bulbs, annuals, herbs, trees, shrubs, vegetable and flower plants, flower seeds and ornamental grasses.
MSU’s Fashion and Interior Design Department will host the Inspire 2011 Fashion Show tomorrow (4/16) from 4 to 6 at the Springfield Expo Center. For details, 836-5136.
The Laclede County Chapter of the National Turkey Federation will hold a youth turkey-hunting seminar tomorrow (4/16) from 9 to 3 for kids 6 to 17-years-old at the High Prairie Trap and Skeet Club near Lebanon. There will also be turkey calling demonstrations, archery instructions, firearm safety and shooting instruction. Shooting professional Tom Knapp will give a trap and skeet shooting display from 12:30 to 1:30. To register for the youth seminar, 532-7612.
The Missouri State women’s soccer team will face Central Missouri tomorrow night (4/16) from 6 to 8 at Plaster Sports Complex.
The 3rd Annual Show-Me Challenge Karate & Grappling Championships will be held tomorrow (4/16) from 8 am to 3 pm at the West Plains Civic Center. To learn more, www.topmountmartialarts.com.
The Salvation Army’s 2011 Senior Rally for anyone 50 and older is tomorrow (4/16). Guest speaker is Major Nancy Holloway with The Salvation Army Midland Divisional Headquarters. Registration and coffee starts at 9:30 am followed by the rally at 10:30. Lunch will be served at noon. To make a reservation, 862-5509.
Sunday Sounds at the Library Station will feature traditional bluegrass by Red Ridge Sunday afternoon (4/17) at 2.