The Springfield Conservation Nature Center presents Animal and Nature Tales with storyteller Bobby Norfolk tonight (2/1) at 5:30 and 7. To register, 888-4237.
Kids in grades six through 12 are invited to celebrate the Chinese New Year, learn the significance of lanterns in Chinese culture and make lotus flower lanterns this afternoon (2/1) at 2 at the Brentwood Branch Library. To register, 883-1974.
Sample food from Springfield’s restaurants and enjoy music by the Springfield Symphony and the M-Dock band during Flavor and Flair tonight (2/1) from 6 to 9 at the University Plaza Hotel & Convention Center. Proceeds benefit the Springfield-Branson Chefs’ Association and the Springfield Symphony. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door. For ticket information, 864-6683.
The MSU women’s basketball team will host Indiana State tonight (2/1) at 7:05 and Illinois State Sunday afternoon (2/3) at 2:05 at JQH Arena. For tickets, 836-7678.
The MSU Division II hockey team will take the ice tonight and tomorrow night (2/1-2/2) at 7 at Mediacom Ice Park. Division III will play tonight (2/1) at 9:45 and tomorrow afternoon (2/2) at 3. Admission is $4. For more information, missouristate.edu.
Whole grain expert Tamara Carl will discuss whole grain baking techniques today (2/1) from 11 to 1 at J & B’s Health Mart in West Plains.
West Side Story comes to the Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts today and tomorrow (2/1-2/2). For details, hammonshall.com.
A dance is held each Friday night at 7 at the West Plains Senior Center. Admission is $4, and all ages are welcome.
Acoustic Jam on the Square is held Friday nights at West Plains Music Store on the West Plains Square. Take instruments and lawn chairs.
The History Museum for Springfield-Greene County, 155 Park Central Square, is hosting the exhibit “Sun, Sports and Summer Fun: A Celebration of the 100thAnniversary of Springfield-Greene County Park Board” through March 15th. Hours today and tomorrow (2/1 & 2/2) are 10:30 to 4:30. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children.
Dickerson Park Zoo is hosting ZOOper Bowl Weekend tomorrow (2/2) and Sunday (2/3) from 10 to 4. Each person who donates two non-perishable food items for Ozarks Food Harvest will receive half-price admission. For more information, 864-1800 or dickersonparkzoo.org.
Michael Brewer & Tom Shipley will present the concert “One Toke Over the Line” tomorrow night (2/2) at 7 at the West Plains Civic Center.
Farmers Market of the Ozarks is open tomorrow (1/26) from 9 to 1 at 4139 S. Nature Center Way. For details, loveyourfarmer.com.
Get free tax help from MSU students at the Midtown Carnegie Branch Library tomorrow (2/2) from 10 to 2. The program is designed for those with low to moderate incomes, non-English speakers and the elderly. For details, 864-0030.
The program “Paper Crafting 101: Advanced” for anyone 18 and older starts tomorrow afternoon (2/2) at 2 at the Brentwood Branch Library. To register, 883-1974.
See the movie “The Artist,” rated PG-13, tomorrow afternoon (2/2) at 4 at the Fair Grove Branch Library. To learn more about the movie showing for anyone in 7thgrade and up, 759-2637.
Wayne Groner will present the free class “Your Memories, Your Book: Writing Your Life Story” tomorrow morning (2/2) at 10 at the Library Center. For more information, 883-4532.
Women will learn the basics of using a compass and topographic maps during the program “Orienteering for Women” tomorrow (2/2) from 8 to 5 presented by the Springfield Conservation Nature Center. To register, 888-4237.
Kids three to six-years-old are invited to the Little Acorns program “Greet the Groundhog” tomorrow morning (2/2) at 11 at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center. To register, 888-4237.
The next Eureka Springs House Concert is tomorrow night (2/2) at 6 at the Eureka Unitarian Church on Elk St. featuring singer/songwriter Rebecca Loebe. Tickets are $15 at the door.
The MSU men’s basketball team will host Evansville tomorrow afternoon (2/2) at 2:05 at JQH Arena. For tickets, 836-7678.
The Discovery Center will hold a dissection workshop tomorrow morning (2/2) from 10 to noon. To find out more or to register, 862-9910.
Drury’s annual Women’s Entrepreneurship Symposium is tomorrow (2/2) from 8 to 1:30 at the Trustee Science Center. Registration is $25 and includes breakfast and lunch. To learn more, 873-3014.
Sustainable Solutions at Greenwood will host a sustainable fashion show tomorrow night (2/2) at 6 at the Executive Conference Center’s 910 Ballroom, 910 W. Battlefield. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students and children. Proceeds will benefit the school and their efforts to become self-sufficient and sustainable.
Learn how to prepare for a winter storm and winter outdoor safety during a free program tomorrow night (2/2) at 7 at the Watershed Center in Valley Water Mill Park. To learn more, 833-8647.
Michele Skalicky has worked at KSMU since the station occupied the old white house at National and Grand. She enjoys working on both the announcing side and in news and has been the recipient of statewide and national awards for news reporting. Michele enjoys hiking, camping, taking an active role in her two girls’ activities and caring for her family’s two guinea pigs, two cats, two dogs and five fish.