Waterfall in Garden (Credit: Andrew Rollinger; Flickr)
Students at Study High School will host the 15th annual Empty Bowls Luncheon today from noon to 1. Participants will be able to purchase a handcrafted ceramic bowl filled with soup for $15 to help support The Kitchen and to help fund service-learning projects at the school. For more information, 523-6502.
The Springfield Lawn and Garden Show is today and tomorrow (2/14-2/15) from 9 to 6 and Sunday (2/16) from 11 to 5 at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds. Admission is $5, and kids 12 and under get in free. For details, click here.
University of Missouri Extension will hold a fruit pruning workshop this afternoon (2/14) from 1 to 4 at Sunshine Valley Farm east of Springfield. To register, 881-8909.
Help members of the Greater Ozarks Audubon Society count birds in the wildlife viewing area from 9 to 11 am today and tomorrow (2/14-2/15) at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center as part of the Great Backyard Bird Count. For details, 888-4237.
Kids are invited to celebrate Valentine’s Day this morning (2/14) from 10 to 11 at the Midtown Carnegie Branch Library with books, songs and a Valentine’s Day craft.
Kids in 6ththrough 12thgrade are invited to an Un-Valentine’s Day Party today (2/14) at 3 at the Midtown Carnegie Branch.
If you’re in grades four through eight you can go to the Library Station at 4 today (2/14) to learn how to make art from string.
It’s Culture Night tonight (2/14) from 6 to 8 for kids in grades six through 12 at the Library Station. Try authentic Kenyan food and learn from a native of Kenya what it’s like to live in that country.
The Good Shepherd Animal Shelter near Eureka Springs is having a special Valentine adoption price for adults pets today through Sunday (2/14-2/16). Adopt any adult pet for $14, which includes shots and spay/neuter. The shelter is at 6486 Highway 62 East in Northern Arkansas. For more information, (479) 253-9188 or click here.
Ozark Medical Center in West Plains is hosting a free heart health screening until noon today (the event started at 7 am) at OMC Heart Care Services. To make an appointment, 257-6793.
A dance is held every Friday night at 6:30 at the West Plains Senior Center. Admission is $5, and all ages are welcome.
Acoustic Jam on the Square is each Friday at 7 pm at the West Plains Music Store. Take instruments and lawn chairs.
Kids in kindergarten through sixth grade can celebrate President’s Day tomorrow morning (2/15) at 11:30 at the Library Center.
The exhibit “Love on the Square 2,” featuring photo images of Springfield from the History Museum for Springfield-Greene County’s Betty Love collection, is on display at the historic Fox Theatre on Park Central Square through March 15th. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10:30 am to 4:30 pm. Admission is $3.
See the classic film, Adam’s Rib, tomorrow afternoon (2/15) at 2 at the Library Center.
Learn orienteering during a program tomorrow (2/15) at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center and then test your new skills at the Busiek State Forest and Wildlife Area. Adults are invited to register by calling 888-4237.
The Springfield Conservation Nature Center will have a Discovery Table on birds tomorrow (2/15) from 10 to 1. Learn bird facts, get a few birding tips and make a craft. Stop by anytime.
The Discovery Center will offer the class “Stop Action Animation—Explore Making Clay-Mation Movies” tomorrow morning (2/15) from 10 to noon for parents and kids. To register, 862-9910.
The Missouri State Bears will take on Northern Iowa tomorrow night (2/15) at 8 at JQH Arena. For tickets, 836-7678.
The 2ndannual Half Marathon and 10K Special Half Marathon Team Challenge is tomorrow (2/15) in West Plains. For more information, 293-3554.
A Hunt and Fish Outdoor Show to benefit Arc of the Ozarks will be held at the Springfield Expo Center tomorrow (2/15) from 9 to 5 and Sunday (2/16) from 10 to 4. To learn more, click here.
The West Plains Council on the Arts will host their 2ndannual Brewfest, featuring a Mardi Gras Kick-Off theme, tomorrow night (2/15) from 5:30 to 8 at the West Plains Civic Center. Advance tickets are $20 or $25 at the door. Attendees must be 21 or older.
Pastor Pudge’s Redneck Revival Comedy and Music Show is tomorrow night (2/15) at the West Plains Civic Center. Doors open at 6, and the show starts at 7.
The 10thannual Chocolate Lovers’ Festival is tomorrow (2/15) from 9 am to 3 pm at the Best Western Inn of the Ozarks Convention Center, 207 W. Van Buren in Eureka Springs. Attendees will be able to try a variety of chocolate treats and take home a sampling of their favorites. Admission is $12 for anyone seven and older and $6 for children under seven. For details, click here.
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.