Kids 3 to 6-years-old are invited to the Little Acorns program “Cobweb Christmas” today (12/17) at 11 or 1:30 and tomorrow (12/18) at 11. To register, 888-4237.
It’s Science Sprout Museum Day today (12/17) from 9 to 6 at the Discovery Center of Springfield. Regular admission applies. For details, 862-9910.
The Springfield Regional Arts Council is holding a community-wide Free Art Day tomorrow (12/18) from 10 to noon at the Creamery Arts Center. There will be storytelling, and you can decorate holiday cookies and make wrapping paper, snowmen and glass ball ornaments.
The American Red Cross Holiday Shop is open Saturdays in December from 10 to 2. The shop offers items like weather radios, first aid kits, dog and cat emergency preparedness kits and more. To learn more, 832-9500 or visit www.redcross-ozarks.org.
The Nature Center’s Hiking Club will hike at Hercules Glade Wilderness tomorrow (12/18). To register, 888-4237.
Ozark Whittlers and Woodcarvers will demonstrate their craft tomorrow (12/18) from 10 to 4 at the Nature Center.
The Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center invites you to join Santa and friends for story time, holiday treats and nature crafts and ornament making tomorrow (12/18) from 10 am to 4 pm and Sunday (12/19) from noon to 4. There will also be a holiday train exhibit by the Ozark Garden Railway Society. For details, www.parkboard.org.
There will be free ice skating tomorrow (12/18) from 5:30 to 6:30 at Mediacom Ice Park. Skate rental is $2.50.
A Holiday Ice Show will start tomorrow afternoon (12/18) at 1:30 at Mediacom Ice Park. Admission is $5.
This is the last weekend for Christmas at the Farm at Rutledge-Wilson Community Farm Park. Hours tomorrow (12/18) are 10 to 8 and Sunday from noon to 8. Make holiday crafts, have your picture taken with Santa or take a horse-drawn wagon ride with a cup of hot cocoa. Christmas trees will also be for sale. For more information, 837-5949.
The Missouri State men’s basketball team will host St. Louis University tomorrow night (12/18) at 7:05 at JQH Arena. For tickets, 836-7678.
The Park Central Branch Library will host Center City Saturday tomorrow (12/18) from 1 to 5. Movies rated PG and under will be shown. To learn more, 831-1342.
A Classical Holiday Concert will be held tomorrow (12/18) in Ava at First Baptist Church of Ava across from Ava Park. It will feature classical pianist Richard Astor, the Stonecliff String Quartet, the Fireside String Quartet and local musicians. Admission is $2 or a donation.
The West Plains Center for the Arts will present “A New Kind of Christmas” holiday show at the Avenue Theatre tomorrow afternoon (12/18) at 2. Admission is free.
The SBC Brass Quintet will play holiday music Sunday afternoon (12/19) at 2 in the Library Center Auditorium.
The SRO Lyric Theatre and Chamber Orchestra of the Ozarks present “Voices of Christmas” Sunday afternoon (12/19) at 2 at First Baptist Church, 525 South Ave. For more information, 863-1960 or www.srolyrictheatre.org.
The Springfield Chamber Chorus will present their Yuletide concert Sunday (12/19) at 5 at St. Joseph Church, 1115 N. Campbell.