The Ozark Regional Outdoor Sports Show is today thru Sunday (2/12-2/14) at the West Plains Civic Center.
A dance is held each Friday night at 7 at the West Plains Senior Center. All ages are welcome. Admission is $4.
The Park Central Branch Library presents “Park Central Sounds” tonight (2/12) at 7 featuring Devlin Pierce performing acoustic folk/rock. For details, 831-1342.
The Sho-Me Statesmen Barbershop Chorus is offering “Singing Valentines” today thru Sunday (2/12-2/13). The cost is $40 and includes a song, a rose and a personalized card. Proceeds benefit the chorus and Children’s Miracle Network. For more information, 885-7600.
Willard High School presents “Arabian Nights” tonight and tomorrow night (2/12-2/13) at 7:30. Tickets are $5. Tonight (2/12) at 6, the Willard High School Art Department will host an Empty Bowls Evening to raise awareness of poverty.
Nixa High School presents “Up the Down Staircase” tonight and tomorrow night (2/12-2/13) at 7:30. For ticket information, 724-3529.
Phi Alpha Theta is hosting a book sale today from 9 to 4 in MSU’s Strong Hall atrium to benefit the rebuilding effort in Haiti.
Take part in the Great Backyard Bird Count today (2/12) or tomorrow (2/13) from 9 to 11 am at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center. Members of the Greater Ozarks Audubon Society will be on hand to help you identify birds. For more information, 888-4237.
Play Backyard Bird Bingo tomorrow (2/13) at 11 am or 1 pm at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center. Learn about common backyard birds and how to attract them to your yard. You don’t have to register.
Kids 3 to 6-years-old are invited to the Little Acorns program “Winter Woodpeckers” today (2/12) at 11 and 1:30 and tomorrow (2/13) at 11 at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center. To register, 888-4237.
WildHeart will present a concert for kids today (2/12) at 4 and 7 pm at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center. You need to register by calling the Nature Center at 888-4237.
The YMCA Girls on the Run Valentine 5K Run is tomorrow (2/13). Packet pickup and registration is today (2/12) from 3 to 7 at the downtown YMCA or 8 to 8:45 tomorrow morning. The course begins and ends at Catholic Campus Ministry, 847 S. Holland. For details, 862-8962.
Organizers of the new West Plains Community Garden will hold an orientation tomorrow morning (2/13) at 10 at the Howell County Health Department for anyone who would like to have a plot in the garden. For more information, 417-256-7078.
The 6th Annual Chocolate Lovers’ Festival is tomorrow (2/13) at the Inn of the Ozarks Convention Center in Eureka Springs. For more information, http://www.eurekachocfest.com or call 888-465-4753.
“How-To” Computer Seminars will be held tomorrow (2/13) Library Station. For details, 865-1340.
Adults can get free computer help from members of the ICON Computer Users Group tomorrow morning (2/13) at 11:30 at the Library Station.
Kids in grades K-6 are invited to celebrate the Chinese New Year tomorrow afternoon (2/13) at 1 at the Midtown Carnegie Branch Library. For more information, 862-0135.
Older adults, those with low-incomes and non-English speakers can get free tax help tomorrow (2/13) from 10 to 2 at the Midtown Carnegie Branch Library and Sunday (2/14) from 1 to 4 at the Library Station. To learn more, 862-0135 or 865-1340.
Drury University students will provide free tax help to low-income and senior taxpayers tomorrow (2/13) from 10 to 3 at the Breech School of Business Administration at the corner of Central and Drury Lane. For more information, 873-7522.
Kids 2 to 6-years-old can make a valentine for someone special tomorrow morning (2/13) at 11 at the Library Center. To register, 882-0714.
The Yellow House Community Arts Center in West Plains will hold a benefit for Haiti Sunday (2/14) from 1 to 5. There will be Caribbean food, music by Renee Wood, sitar music, a silent auction and an art auction. Donations will be taken at the door.
Chapter and Verse: Music on a Sunday Afternoon will feature The Queen City Sound Chorus of Sweet Adelines International Sunday afternoon (2/14) at 2 at the Library Center. Admission is free.
Learn about owls by dissecting owl pellets on Valentine’s Day Sunday (2/14) from 2 to 3:30 at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center. To register for the Discover Nature Families program, 888-4237.
The Springfield Conservation Nature Center will show the video “Voices of the River” Sunday afternoon (2/14) at 2.
Celebrate the Chinese New Year Sunday (2/14) from 1 to 5 at the Discovery Center of Springfield. Learn about the Lunar calendar and Chinese culture. General admission is required. For more information, 862-9910.
The Ozark Chapter of the Missouri Society of Professional Engineers will present “Discover Engineering” Sunday (2/14) between 1 and 5 at the Library Center. There will be hands-on activities geared toward kids in Kindergarten thru 6th grade. Stop by anytime.