The Missouri State Lady Bears will host Southern Illinois tonight (2/26) at 7:05 at the JQH Arena. For tickets, 836-7678.
The Missouri State University Jazz Bands will present a concert tonight (2/26) at 7:30 at the Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts with guest artist Davy Scott.
Evangel University will present “The Mikado” thru tomorrow (2/27) in the Barnett Fine Arts Theatre. For more information, http://www.evangel.edu.
Pittman Elementary, 2934 E. Bennett, will host a trivia night and silent auction tonight (2/26) at 6. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for kids or $15 for a family of four. Proceeds benefit the 5th graders’ end-of-the-year field trip. For details, 523-4700.
Branson High School presents “West Side Story” thru Sunday (2/28). Tickets can be purchased at the door.
Kids 3 to 6-years-old are invited to the Little Acorns program “Skunk Scurry” today (2/26) at 11 or 1:30 or tomorrow (2/27) at 10 at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center. To register, 888-4237.
Learn more about nocturnal animals at a program tonight (2/26) at 6:30 at the Nature Center. To register, 888-4237.
Michael Naas, with DePaul University, will present “From the Secret of Abraham to Mass Miracles of Televangelism: Jacques Derrida’s Religion of the Media” this afternoon (2/26) at 4 at the Library Center.
A dance is held each Friday night at 7 at the West Plains Senior Center. Admission is $4, and all ages are welcome.
The Midtown Carnegie Branch Library’s Teen Book Club, for kids in grades 7 thru 12 will meet at 3 this afternoon (2/26). For details, 862-0135.
Adults are invited to the Animated Film Series tonight (2/26) at 7 at the Park Central Branch Library. For more information, 831-1342.
Make Chinese New Year dragon puppets, kites and Winter Olympic medals and listen to stories tomorrow morning from 10 to noon at Free Art Day at the Creamery Arts Center. For details, call the Springfield Regional Arts Council at 862-ARTS.
Those with low-to-moderate income, non-English Speakers and older adults can get free tax help tomorrow (2/27) from 10 to 2 at the Midtown Carnegie Branch Library and Sunday (2/28) from 1 to 4 at the Library Station. To learn more, 862-0135 or 865-1340.
The ICON Computer Users’ Group will offer a 1-on-1 Help Desk tomorrow (2/26) at 11:30 at the Brentwood Branch Library.
How-To Computer Seminars will be offered tomorrow (2/26) at the Brentwood Branch Library. “Family TreeMaker: Publishing Your Family Tree” is at 12:30 and “Making Movies with Windows Media Center” starts at 2:15. For details, 833-1974.
The Association of International Students at Missouri State University presents an International Dance tomorrow night (2/27) at 7:30 in the Plaster Student Union Theatre. To learn more, visit http://organizations.missouristate.edu/ais/
“Viva La Variety!” a fundraiser for the Ozark Arts Council, is tomorrow night (2/27) at 6 at St. John’s Episcopal Church. Tickets are $10 for a seated dinner and entertainment or $6 for carryout. For more information or tickets, 870-391-3504.
A garage sale to benefit SAAFhouse spay/neuter clinic will be held tomorrow (2/27) from 8 to 3 at 1600 N. Washington.
The Red Cross will offer a Dog and Cat CPR and First Aid class tomorrow (2/27) in Springfield. To register, 832-9500.
The Red Cross in West Plains will offer CPR and First Aid training tomorrow (2/27). For more information or to register, 417-257-0018.
CoxHealth invites kids 11 to 14-years-old to the class “Babysitting Basics” tomorrow (2/27) from 9 to 2:30 at the Turner Center. For more information or to register, 269-LADY.
Drury University students will offer free tax preparation to low-income and senior taxpayers tomorrow (2/27) from 10 to 3 at the Breech School of Business Administration and Sunday (2/28) from 1 to 5 at Deliverance Temple. For more information, 873-7522.
George Jensen Jr., author of the book Some of the Words are Theirs: A memoir of an Alcoholic Family, will read from and talk about his memoir at the Library Center Sunday afternoon (2/28) at 2.
The Missouri State Lady Bears will face Evansville Sunday afternoon (2/28) at 2:05 at JQH Arena. For tickets, 836-7678.
CoxHealth will present “Cardiac U’ Sunday (2/28) from 1 to 4. Learn how to prevent heart disease and tour the new cardiac cath lab. Admission is free. Stop by anytime.
The Springfield Conservation Nature Center will show the conservation video “Fishing” from the TV Story Collection Sunday afternoon (2/28) at 2.