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Weekend Outlook February 19, 2010

  • Attend a concert
  • Brush up on computer skills
  • Share your talents
  • See a movie
  • Celebrate African American Heritage Month
  • Learn about owls
  • Watch a student-produced documentary
  • Learn about Nathan Boone's slaves
  • Eat chili
  • Build birdhouses and feeders
  • Attend the Lawn and Garden Show
  • Watch college basketball
  • Bowl for a cause
  • Get free tax help
  • The Springfield-Drury Civic Orchestra will present its 2nd concert of the season tonight (2/19) at 8 in Drury’s Stone Chapel. Admission is free.
  • The Edge Community Technology Center will offer the class “Downloading Made Easy” this morning (2/19) at 10. To register, 837-5011.
  • The Library Station will show the film “The Proposal,” rated PG-13, tonight (2/19) at 6:30. Adults are invited.
  • The Park Central Branch Library will hold an Open Mic Night tonight (2/19) at 7 for adults. For details, 831-1342.
  • The Springfield Conservation Nature Center invites you to an Owl Prowl tonight (2/19) at 7. Get a close-up look at owls indoors and then head outside to try to call some. To register, 888-4237.
  • The Theatre and Dance Department at Missouri State University will present a Cultural Assembly today (2/19) at 1 in the Plaster Student Union theatre. It’s part of African American Heritage Month. For more information, 836-4108.
  • Also as part of African American Heritage Month, MSU’s Association of Black Collegians will present “Night at the Savoy” tonight (2/19) at 7 in Plaster Student Union, room 400. For more information, 836-1406.
  • The award-winning documentary “One + One: A Human Network,” produced by six electronic arts students who travelled to Kenya, will be shown tonight (2/19) at 7 in the Plaster Student Union Theatre.
  • The 4th Annual Chili Cook-Off to benefit the West Plains Library Foundation will be held tomorrow (2/20) from noon to 4 in the West Plains Civic Center.
  • The Nathan Boone Homestead State Historic Site near Ash Grove will present the program “Slavery and Freedom on the Boone Farm” tomorrow (2/20) at 1 featuring guided tours of the historic site. Admission is free. For details, 417-751-3266.
  • Families can build bluebird nesting boxes and bird feeders tomorrow (2/20) at the Andy Dalton Shooting Range and Outdoor Education Center. “Discovery Nature Families: Woodworking for Wildlife” starts at 8:30. To register, 742-4361.
  • The Lawn and Garden Show is today thru Sunday (2/19-2/21) at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds. Hours today and tomorrow are 9 to 6 and Sunday 11 to 5. For details, http://www.ozarkempirefair.com.
  • The Science Olympiad will be held tomorrow (2/20) at McDonald Arena on the Missouri State University campus. For details, 836-3185 or http://missouristate.edu.
  • The Missouri State Bears will take on Nevada tomorrow afternoon (2/20) at 2:05 at JQH Arena. For tickets, 836-7678.
  • The Battle on the Yard Step is tomorrow night (2/20) at 6 at the Gillioz Theatre. The show will showcase how NPHC Greek Letter Organization show their pride in the form of steps and chants. Admission is $10.
  • The American Red Cross will offer a babysitters training tomorrow (2/20) in Springfield. Students must be at least 11 years old. To register, 832-9500.
  • Bowl for Kids’ Sake 2010 to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters is tomorrow (2/20). To register a team or for more information, 889-9136.
  • The Midtown Carnegie Branch Library is the place to go for free tax help tomorrow (2/20) from 10 to 2. The help is aimed at low-income, older adults and non-English speakers. Another free tax help session will be held Sunday (2/21) from 1 to 4 at the Library Center. For more information, 862-0135 or 882-0714.
  • The Well-Fed Neighbor Alliance will present the program “Urban Gardening: How to Feed Ourselves” tomorrow afternoon (2/20) at 1 at the Midtown Carnegie Branch Library. To learn more, 862-0135.
  • Celebrate the 21st National African American Read-In tomorrow (2/20) at 1 at the Brentwood Branch Library. For details, 883-1974.
  • The Library Center and the ICON Computer Users’ Group will offer a 1-on-1 Help Desk tomorrow afternoon (2/20) at 2:30. Also at the Library Center: a How-To Computer Seminar on “Open Source Genealogical Research and Data Management Applications. For more information, 882-0714.
  • The Library Center presents “African American Read-In: Jazz on a Saturday Night” Sunday afternoon (2/21) at 2. Listen to a reading of the book “Jazz on a Saturday Night.” To register, 882-0714.
  • The Library Station will celebrate the African American Read In with a reading of “Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ear” Sunday (2/21) at 2 pm. For details, 865-1340.
  • Sunday Sounds will feature Mountain Dulcimer Players Sunday afternoon (2/21) at 2 at the Library Station. Admission is free.
  • See the conservation video “Fishing” from the Missouri Outdoors Collection Sunday afternoon (2/21) at 2 at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center.