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Weekend Outlook April 9, 2010

  • See a movie
  • Learn about rabbits
  • Attend an auction
  • Go to a home show
  • Get to know international students
  • Try international food
  • Buy fresh produce
  • Help clean up a creek
  • Watchcollege volleyball, soccer and softball
  • Give blood
  • Walk for a cause
  • Get free tax and computerhelp
  • Honor a late artist
  • Learn about caves
  • Find out about useful plants
  • Watch woodcarvers in action
  • Watch birds
  • Attend a concert
  • It’s Big Read Movie Night today (4/9) at 4:30 at the Library Station. Experience Disney animation as it was in the old days. For details, 865-1340.
  • Adults are invited to relive the “Golden Age of Hollywood” tonight (4/9) at 6:30 at the Library Station. See “the Golden King” with intermission entertainment and retro concessions. John Sellars, director of the History Museum for Greene County, will discuss the movie-going experience during that time. For more information, 865-1340.
  • Kids 3 to 6-years-old can learn about Rabbits during the Little Acorns program “Cottontail Tales” today (4/9) at 11 or 1:30 or tomorrow (4/10) at 11 at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center. To register, 888-4237.
  • Missouri State University-West Plains 16th Annual Auction is tonight (4/9) at 5:30 at the National Guard Armory in People’s Park, 1315 Webster in West Plains. Tickets are $25 per person, which includes a barbecue dinner. For more information, 417-255-7240.
  • The 23rd Annual Home and Business Show is tonight (4/9) from 5 to 8:30 and tomorrow (4/10) from 9 to 4 in the gymnasium of the Shell Knob School Highway 39 north in Shell Knob. For more information, visit shellknob.com/events.htm.
  • Mountain View, MO will host a home and garden show today and tomorrow (4/9 & 4/10) from 8:30 to 4 at the Mountain View Community Center. Admission is free.
  • Get to know Missouri State University’s international students today (4/9) from 4:30 to 6:30 at the MSU International Center at Jefferson and McDaniel.
  • Latin Vibe Nightclub, 2526 S. Campbell, will host a fundraiser for AIDS Project of the Ozarks tonight (4/9) at 8. For ticket information, 693-8269.
  • The Greater Ozarks Farmers Market will open for its 32nd season tomorrow (4/10). The market will be open every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday with the opening bell at 8:30. It will be located at the northwest corner of Battlefield and Glenstone in the Battlefield Mall parking lot.
  • Drury University’s International Food Festival will be held tomorrow night (4/10) at 6 in the Findlay Student Center Commons. Experience international art forms and taste food from different countries. The cost is $5 for the Drury community and $7 for the general public. Tickets can be purchased at the Commons or the Campus Exchange by calling Melissa Shull at 873-7419.
  • Help clean up South Creek tomorrow (4/10) from 9 to noon. The Greater Ozarks Audubon Society needs volunteers. For more information, call Myra Scroggs at 883-4015.
  • The Missouri State volleyball team will take on Kansas State tomorrow at 10 am, Oral Roberts University at noon and Tulsa at 2 at Hammons Student Center during the MSU Spring Tournament. For ticket information, 836-7678.
  • The Missouri State softball team will face Bradley tomorrow (4/10) at noon and 2 at Killian Softball Complex and Sunday at noon. For tickets, 836-7678.
  • The Missouri State Women’s Soccer team will host Central Missouri tomorrow afternoon (4/10) at 1 at Plaster Sports Complex.
  • Walk MS will start tomorrow morning (4/10) at the Discovery Center. For details, 882-8128 and press “2.”
  • A concert presented by pianist Joel Sebag will be held tomorrow afternoon (4/10) at 2 at Calvary Baptist Church, Highway 60 in Republic, to benefit the Pregnancy Care Center. Donations will be accepted.
  • Get free tax help tomorrow (4/10) from 10 to 2 and Sunday (4/11) from 1 to 4 at the Library Center. Tax preparation will be offered for older adults, those who don’t speak English and those with low to moderate incomes. For more information, 882-0714.
  • Give blood to help wounded soldiers tomorrow (4/10) from 9 to 4 at 1110 N. Fremont.
  • A memorial celebration for the late Springfield artist and performer Robert E. Smith will be tomorrow afternoon (4/10) at 2 in the auditorium at the Springfield Art Museum. The public is invited.
  • Hiking 101, the first in a series of “mini workshops” conducted by the Ozark Chapter of Missouri Master Naturalists will start tomorrow morning (4/10) at 9 at Noblett Lake Recreation Area. To make a reservation, e-mail Rick Henry at rhenry011 [at] yahoo [dot] com.
  • There’s going to be a 1-on-1 help desk tomorrow morning (4/10) at 11:30 at the Library Station.
  • The Brentwood Branch Library will host a Big Read Game Day tomorrow (4/10) at 1. Celebrate the Big Read with games, music and snacks from the 1930s. Take a book to pass on during a book swap. Call 883-1974 to learn more.
  • Springfield-Greene County Park Board staff will discuss the history, ecology, available tours and educational opportunities at Giboney, Sequiota and Ritter Springs Caves tomorrow afternoon (4/10) at 1 at the Midtown Carnegie Branch Library. To register, 862-0135.
  • Stop by the Springfield Conservation Nature Center tomorrow (4/10) between 10 and 4 to watch members of the Ozark Whittlers and Woodcarvers transform wood into treasures.
  • The Nature Center will hold a Useful Plant Hike as part of its Primitive Skills Series Sunday afternoon (4/11) from 1 to 3. The program is for anyone 15 and older. To register, 888-4237.
  • See the conservation videos “Watching Wildlife” and “Voices of Missouri’s Frogs and Toads” Sunday afternoon (4/11) at 2.
  • Chapter and Verse: Music on a Sunday Afternoon will feature music of the 30s with Christopher Lair, music instructor at Evangel. The event starts at 2 Sunday (4/11) at the Library Center, and admission is free.
  • The Republic Community Band will present its spring concert Sunday afternoon (4/11) at 3 at Hood United Methodist Church in Republic.
  • The Greater Ozarks Audubon Society will host a bird watching trip to the Busiek Conservation Area Sunday (4/11). Meet at 7 am in the MODOT parking lot at the southwest corner of Highway 65 and Evans Rd. The trip is free and open to anyone regardless of bird watching experience. For details, call Dan Crane, 732-7932.