See a college baseball, soccer, lacrosse or softball game
Attend a cowboy poetry and music festival
Meet international students
Celebrate The Big Read
Watch a movie
Get computer help
Make stuff out of trash
Attend a fashion show
Celebrate Earth Day
Tour historical homes
The Missouri State Baseball Bears will take on Creighton tonight (4/23) at 6:30, tomorrow afternoon (4/24) at 2 and Sunday at 1 at Hammons Field. For tickets, 836-7678.
The MO Cowboy Poetry and Music Festival is today thru Sunday (4/23-4/25) in Mountain View at the Community Center. There will be cowboy poets, musicians, recording artists, storytellers, country humorists and rope spinners. Supper with the Cowboys is tonight at 5 and a round-up show at 6:30. There will be a free show tomorrow at 10 at Mountain View Healthcare and a free show at the community center at 12:30. Cowboy Church will start Sunday morning (4/25) at 10:45 at the community center. For more information, 417-934-2213.
Get to know MO State’s international students at the English Corner today (4/23) from 4:30 to 6 at the Jim D. Morris Center for Continuing Education at Jefferson and McDaniel. To learn more, 816-721-3074.
The MO State lacrosse team will face the Mizzou Tigers tonight (4/23) at 7 on the field next to Glass Hall on the MSU campus. Take lawn chairs.
A dance is held each Friday night at 7 at the West Plains Senior Center. Admission is $4 and all ages are welcome.
The 12th annual Community Wide Play Day is tomorrow (4/24) from 10 to 2 at Fassnight Park. There will be a variety of activities including murals, a community weaving, planting, storytelling, puppets, face painting and much more. The event is designed for kids 12 and under. All kids will receive a free book. To find out more, 888-2020.
The Heart of the Ozarks Health Fair is tomorrow (4/24) from 7 am to 1 pm at the West Plains Civic Center.
There’s going to be a fish fry and live music tomorrow (4/24) from noon to 6 at Fire Station #1 in West Plains to benefit the American Cancer Society. For details, 255-3622.
The Big Read event at the Springfield-Greene County Library continues. “Doing the Best They Could: National and Local Voices from the 1930s” starts at 6:30 tonight and tomorrow night at the Library Center. For details, 882-0714.
Adults are invited to see the film “Toy Story” tonight at 7 at the Park Central Branch Library.
The Brentwood Branch Library will host Big Read Jeopardy tomorrow morning (4/24) at 10. Test your skills and knowledge about the 1930s. Put together a team of four people—registration is required. Call 883-1974.
Get your computer questions answered at a 1-on-1 Help Desk tomorrow morning (4/24) at 11:30 at the Library Center.
The Midtown Carnegie Branch Library will hold an Earth Day Recycling Celebration. Kids in grades K thru 5 are invited to make things out of trash to take home. To find out more, 862-0135.
Springfield Regional Arts Council will hold its next Free Art Day tomorrow (4/24) for the whole family from 10 to noon at the Creamery Arts Center. Make a birdhouse, Cinco de Mayo yarn crafts and flags that will be part of the features area at Artsfest in May. There will also be storytime with the Springfield-Greene County Library.
Twin Bridges Fire Department in Howell County will host a fish fry tomorrow night (4/24) at 5:30. Proceeds will go to purchase protective equipment for firefighters. For more information, 417-293-5421.
The Bonniebrook Historical Society will host an Open House and Tea tomorrow afternoon (4/24) from 1 to 4 at Bonniebrook, 485 Rose O’Neill Rd. in Walnut Shade. There will be free tours of the house and museum and refreshments. Michael and Nancee Micham will provide Irish and Celtic music. For details, 561-1509.
MO State’s Fashion Merchandising and Design program will host a spring fashion show tomorrow (4/24) at 4 at the Springfield Expo Center. Doors open at 3:30. For more information, 836-5493.
The 2nd annual “An Ozarks Tasting” to benefit the Christian County Domestic Violence Shelter is tomorrow (4/24) from 1 to 3 at the Ozark Community Center. Tickets are $20 at the door.
S.O.L.E.O. (Spouses of Law Enforcement Officers) will hold a trivia night tomorrow night (4/24) at Eagles Lodge, 603 W. Farm Rd. 182 in Springfield. Doors open at 6, and trivia starts at 6:30. For more information, 773-0433.
Ozarks Teen Challenge will host a golf tournament tomorrow (4/24) at Thousand Hills Golf Resort in Branson to benefit the 15-month residential program for boys. Registration starts tomorrow morning at 8:30. To find out more or to register, www.tournevents.com/ozarkstc or call 417-272-3784.
The MO State Softball Bears will face Illinois State tomorrow (4/24) and Sunday (4/25) at noon at Killian Sports Complex. For ticket information, 836-7678.
The Habitat ReStore, 2410 S. Scenic, will celebrate “Earth Day at the ReStore” tomorrow (4/24) from 11 to 3. There will be live music, booths by environmental organizations, free food, prizes and more.
Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War will dedicate a new Civil War Historical Marker tomorrow (4/24) at 1:30 on the southeast corner of Highway 38 and Timber Ridge Rd. in Webster County. For more information, 844-0324.
Adults are invited to enjoy gospel music from the 1930s by local performers and watch actor/scholar Tonia Compton portray evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson giving a sermon on practical faith in action. To find out more about this Big Read event at the Library Center, call 882-0714.
The MO State Women’s soccer team will host Missouri S & T Sunday afternoon (4/25) at 1 at the Plaster Sports Complex. For ticket information, 836-7678.
The 2010 Rountree Historical Homes Tour is Sunday afternoon (4/25) from 1 to 5. Tour five homes in the historic Rountree neighborhood. Tickets are available at Tea Bar & Bites, Smillie’s IGA, University Heights Baptist Church, Rountree Elementary School and at The Market. For more information, 862-8324.
The Springfield Conservation Nature Center will show the conservation videos “Jewels of the Ozarks” and “Blooming Secrets, Spring Wildflowers” tomorrow afternoon (4/25) at 2.
The Discovery Center will celebrate DNA Day Sunday (4/25) from 1 to 5. General Admission applies. For details, 862-9910.