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Weekend Outlook February 24-26, 2012

Find out what's happening this weekend in the Ozarks
  • The Springfield Conservation Nature Center presents “The Call of the Wild with Ralph Duren” tonight (2/24) at 7.  Duren can imitate nearly 75 kinds of wildlife including turkeys, songbirds, amphibians and mammals.  To register, 888-4237.
  • The MSU Department of Media, Journalism and Film present the MSU Master Filmmaker Series featuring the film “Necessities of Life” tonight (2/24) at 7 in the Plaster Student Union Theatre.  The event is free and open to the public.
  • The United States Handball Association’s 60th Collegiate National Championships are being held thru Sunday (2/26) at Plaster Sports Complex on the MSU campus.  For details, www.wphlive.tv
  • A dance is held each Friday night at 7 at the West Plains Senior Center.  Admission is $4, and all ages are welcome.
  • The Heart of the Ozarks Bluegrass Association hosts Acoustic Jam on the Square Friday nights at 7.  The Acoustic Country, Folk & Rock Jam is held at the West Plains Music Store, and a Bluegrass Jam is at #1 Evans Arcade.  Take chairs if you just want to listen or chairs and instruments if you want to join in.
  • The Springfield-Greene County Library District will hold storytimes today (2/24) at various branches.  For details, www.thelibrary.org.
  • Kids in grades six thru 12 are invited to the program “To Die for Tie Dye” this afternoon (2/24) at 3.  Materials will be provided.  For more information, 862-0135.
  • The Park Central Branch Library invites adults to see the film “For Your Consideration,” rated PG-13, tonight (2/24) at 7. 
  • Missouri State University is offering free tax preparation.  Hours today (2/24) are 10 to 2 in Glass Hall on the MSU campus and 11 to 3 in Lybyer 211 on the MSU-West Plains campus.  Hours tomorrow (2/25) are 10 to 2 at both Glass Hall and at the Midtown Carnegie Branch Library.  For more information, 1-800-427-4626.
  • Mercy Children’s Hospital and Ozarks Public Television will present “Read Across America:  Seuss Science Day” tomorrow (2/25) from 10 to 4 at the Discovery Center of Springfield.  Admission is $5.  The Cat in the Hat will make appearances and there will be various activity stations.  For details, www.discoverycenter.org.
  • The Springfield Conservation Nature Center’s Hiking Club will hike at Stockton Lake tomorrow (2/25).  To register, 888-4237.
  • The Nature Center will offer the Discover Nature Families program “Dutch Oven Cooking” tomorrow afternoon (2/25) from 1:30 to 4:30.  Ages seven and up are welcome.  To register, 888-4237.
  • Kids of all ages are invited to “Surprise Saturday” tomorrow (2/25) from 11 to 2 at the Library Center.  There could be games, crafts or something else.  Drop by anytime.
  • The Strafford Branch Library’s Knitting Circle meets tomorrow afternoon (2/25) at 3.  Take needles, yarn and any projects you’re working on.
  • Kids 11 to 15-years-old may register for American Red Cross Babysitter’s Training to be held tomorrow (2/25) from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm at 1545 N. West Bypass.  For more information, 832-9500.
  • The 3rd Annual Taste of Adventure:  Great Outdoors Auction and Benefit Banquet will be held tomorrow (2/25) at 4 at Remington’s Entertainment Complex.  Tickets are $50 and are available by calling 875-3505.  Proceeds will benefit Ronald McDonald House of the Ozarks. 
  • The American Taekwondo Association will hold a Region 115 tournament tomorrow (2/25) at the Springfield Expo Center.  Admission is $5.  To learn more,  http://prosserata.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Schedule.pdf
  • Mercy College of Nursing and Health Sciences of SBU will hold the fourth annual I Love Nursing Day tomorrow (2/25) from 11 to 1 at the college, 4431 S. Fremont in Springfield.  Displays, information booths, financial aid information and tours of the facility will be offered as well as a pizza luncheon.  For details or to register, 820-5032.