Spend an evening with photographer Tim Ernst tonight (12/4) at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center. There will be two programs: at 5 and at 7. To register, 888-4237. The Nature Center will have the trails open and patrolled tonight from 6 to 9, and the visitor’s center and gift shop will be open. Enjoy hot chocolate in front of a crackling fire. Admission is free.
Help raise money for United Way by attending the “Festivus for the Rest of Us: Holiday Craft Bazaar today (12/4) from 10 to 4 outside Olin Library on the Drury campus.
The Evangel Music Department will hold its annual Christmas Concert to benefit Ozarks Food Harvest tonight (12/4) at 7:45 in the Chapel Auditorium. Admission is a nonperishable food item or a cash donation.
The 18th Annual Midtown Victorian Christmas Homes Tour is tonight (12/4) from 5 to 9 and tomorrow (12/5) from noon to 5. To find out more, 873-7149.
The Springfield Regional Arts Council invites you to decorate cookies and make marbled glass ornaments, holiday cards and gift tags tonight (12/4) from 6 to 8 and tomorrow (12/5) from 2 to 4 at the Creamery Arts Center. Admission is free.
The 28th Annual Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes is tomorrow (12/5) in Eureka Springs. For more information, 479-253-9582.
The 7th Annual Christmas Ball is at the Basin Park Hotel in Eureka Springs tomorrow night (12/5). Proceeds benefit the Eureka Springs Historical Society. For details, 479-253-9417.
The city of Monett will hold its annual Christmas Parade tomorrow morning (12/5) at 10.
Highlandville’s Christmas Parade starts tomorrow afternoon (12/5) at 2.
Nixa's Christmas parade will start at the Nixa Community Center tomorrow afternoon at 2. It will loop over Highway 14, go up Main St. and end at Nixa Junior High.
Candyland at the Footbridge is tomorrow (12/5) from noon to 2 at the footbridge on Commercial Street.
Watch for birds with members of the Greater Ozarks Audubon Society tomorrow (12/5) at the Aldrich Waterfowl Refuge tomorrow (12/5). Meet at 8 on the Northeast side of the Lowe’s parking lot at Highway 13 and Norton Rd. To find out more, 860-9505.
The West Plains Regional Animal Shelter will host their annual Christmas Dinner and Silent Auction tomorrow night (12/5) at 6 at the Howell County Rural fire Station. To learn more, 256-8438.
The CoxHealth Meyer Center will host the Snow Ball Senior Prom tomorrow night (12/5) at 7. It’s free and open to the public. For more information, 883-7500.
Ice skate for free tomorrow night (12/5) from 5:45 to 6:45 at Jordan Valley Ice Park. Skate rental is $2.50.
The Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park will host Christmas at the Farm tomorrow (12/5) from 10 to 8 and Sunday (12/6) from noon to 8. There will be holiday make and take crafts, ornament and wreath making classes, horse-drawn wagon rides and pictures with Santa. For more information, 837-5949.
The Ash Grove Branch Library will hold a Holiday Open House tomorrow (12/5) from 10:30 to 2:30 following the Ash Grove Christmas Parade. Kids can make a holiday ornament.
The Springfield Conservation Nature Center invites you to go on a naturalist-guided hike tomorrow morning (12/5) from 9 to 11. You don’t need to register.
The Ozark Family YMCA will host its 1st Annual Fall/Winter Individual Swim Meet tomorrow (12/5) at the Seymour YMCA in Seymour. For more information, 935-2177.
The Between Friends Holiday Store is open thru Sunday (12/6) at the Library Center, giving kids a chance to shop for affordable gifts. Hours today and tomorrow (12/4-12/5) are 10 to 7:30 and Sunday (12/6) from 1 to 4:30. To find out more, 883-6936.
See the conservation video “Keeping the Balance” Sunday afternoon (12/6) at 2 at the Nature Center.
The Live Nativity Pageant will be at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds Sunday night (12/6) at 6:30 and 7:30. For more information, 833-2660.