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Weekend Outlook January 11-13, 2013

Find out what there is to do in the Ozarks this weekend
  • The Springfield-Greene County Library District is celebrating the 150thanniversary of the Battle of Springfield with events this week.  Racing to the Crossroads:  The Battle of Springfield starts at 6:30 tonight (1/11) at the Library Center.  Michael Price will explore the impact of Marmaduke’s Raid in Missouri.  On Slavery’s Border:  Enslaved Families and Communities in Missouri starts at 7:30.  Dr. Diane Mutti Burke will look at small-scale slavery in Missouri households.  Events tomorrow (1/12) include the film presentation Ride with the Devil with a scholarly-led discussion at 2 at the Library Center, Alf Bolin:  Notorious Bushwhacker at 6:30 and John R. Kelso, Bushwhacker Hunter at 7:30.  The Holmes Brigade Minstrels will present an authentic historical musical experience of Civil War camp life Sunday afternoon (1/13) at 2 at the Library Center.  For details, thelibrary.org.
  • Driving tours of the Battle of Springfield will be offered tomorrow and Sunday (1/12-1/13) by the Springfield-Greene County Libraries.  To reserve a spot, 882-0714.
  • Take a walk on the Springfield Conservation Nature Center trails after dark tonight (11/11) and get an up close look at owls from Dickerson Park Zoo in the Nature Center building during the Owl Prowl and Evening Stroll from 6 to 9.  Two owl programs will be presented at 6:30 and 7:30.  No registration is needed.  Take a flashlight and walking buddy.
  • Three to six-year-olds are invited to the Nature Center for the Little Acorns program “Calling All Owls” tomorrow morning (1/12) at 11.  To register, 888-4237.
  • The MSU men’s basketball team will host Creighton tonight (1/11) at 7:05 at JQH Arena.  For tickets, 836-7678.
  • A dance is held each Friday night at 7 at the West Plains Senior Center.  Admission is $4, and all ages are welcome.
  • Acoustic Jam on the Square is held Friday nights at West Plains Music Store on the West Plains Square.  Take instruments and lawn chairs.
  • The History Museum for Springfield-Greene County, 155 Park Central Square, is hosting the exhibit “Sun, Sports and Summer Fun:  A Celebration of the 100thAnniversary of Springfield-Greene County Park Board” through March 15th.  Hours today and tomorrow (1/11 & 1/12) are 10:30 to 4:30.  Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children.
  • Dickerson Park Zoo is open today, tomorrow and Sunday (1/11-1/13) from 10 to 4 each day.  For more information, 833-1570.
  • Members of the Missouri Trout Fishermen’s Association will demonstrate fly-tying techniques tomorrow (1/12) from 1 to 4 at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center.  Stop by anytime.
  • Get gardening tips from Master Gardeners tomorrow afternoon (1/12) at 3 at the Strafford Branch Library.  To learn more, 736-9233.
  • The JQH Arena presents Rascal Flatts tomorrow night (1/12) at 7:30.  For ticket information, 836-7678.
  • Kids in grades six through 12 can make tennis ball buddies during a program tonight (1/11) at 6 at the Library Station. 
  • Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland will present the program “It’s Your Story:  Tell it!” for kids in grades K-5 at 11 tomorrow morning (1/12) at the Library Station.
  • The Brentwood Branch Library will host a Harold and the Purple Crayon Party tomorrow morning (1/12) at 10 for kids in preschool through 5thgrade.  Box up your old crayons and take them to be recycled.
  • A grand opening for the Springfield-Greene County Park Board’s Dan Kinney Family Center is set for tomorrow morning (1/12) at 10:30 at the center, 2701 S. Blackman Rd.  There will be tours, equipment demonstrations, an open gym and kids’ activities from 10 to 4.  For details, 891-1500 or parkboard.org.
  • Keller Williams will be at the Gillioz Theatre tomorrow night for a performance starting at 9.  For ticket information, 863-9491 or gillioz.org.
  • A public lecture, “The Interpretation of Dreams through the Ideas of Carl Jung” will be held Sunday afternoon (1/13) at 3 at Mama Jean’s Natural Market, 1727 S. Campbell.  For details, 209-8455.
  • The annual PTA Reflections Showcase will be at the Battlefield Mall Sunday afternoon (1/13) at 3.