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Weekend Outlook January 25-27, 2013

Find out what's happening over the weekend in the Ozarks
bald eagle
Photo Credit: Missouri Department of Conservation
  • The Missouri State Ice Bears will face the University of Missouri-Columbia tonight and tomorrow night (1/25-1/26) at Mediacom Ice Park.  For ticket information, 836-7678.
  • The Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts presents Giordano Dance Chicago tonight (1/25) at 7:30.  For more than 40 years, GDC has brought American jazz dancing to audiences throughout the U.S. and the world.  For ticket information, 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 (1/25 & 1/26) are 10:30 to 4:30.  Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children.
  • The Springfield Conservation Nature Center will host Eagle Days tomorrow (1/26) from 9 to 4 and Sunday (1/27) from 12:30 to 4:30 at the Nature Center and at the Lake Springfield Boathouse and Marina.  You’ll have the chance to see bald eagles from Dickerson Park Zoo up close at the Nature Center and try to spot eagles in the wild at Lake Springfield.  For more information, mdc.mo.gov.
  • Scout Night at the Museum is tomorrow night (1/26) from 6:30 to 9 at the Discovery Center of Springfield.  To find out more, discoverycenter.org.
  • Westside Optimist is hosting a bowling tournament to benefit CASA tomorrow night (1/26) at 6 at Enterprise Park Lanes.  For more information, westsideoptimist.org.
  • The 20thAnnual Greater Springfield Garage Sale and Marketplace is tomorrow (1/26) from 9 to 6 and Sunday (1/27) from 10 to 4 at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds.  To learn more, ozarkempirefair.com.
  • The Springfield-Greene County Park Board will host a free archery clinic tomorrow (1/26) from 1-2:30 at Valley Water Mill Park for anyone eight and older.  An archery tournament starts at 2:30 at the same location.  For more information, parkboard.org.   
  • Go on a guided hike with the Springfield-Greene County Park Board at Lost Hill Park tomorrow morning (1/26) at 9:30.  Meet in the parking lot and register on-site.  To find out more, parkboard.org.
  • The 10thAnnual Grizzly Basketball Trivia Night will be held tomorrow night (1/26) at the West Plains Civic Center.  For details, 255-7225.
  • The Midtown Carnegie Branch Library invites kids of ages to the Children’s Crafting Extravaganza tomorrow (1/26) from 10 to 3.  To learn more, 862-0135.
  • Kids are invited to listen to dinosaur stories and make dinosaur crafts tomorrow morning (1/26) at 11 at the Library Station.  For more information, 865-1340.
  • A program for kids in grades one through three, “Tropics in January” starts tomorrow night (1/26) at 7 at the Library Center.  Make tropical crafts and hear stories of southern Mexico.  To find out more, 882-0714.
  • Farmers Market of the Ozarks is open tomorrow (1/26) from 9 to 1 at 4139 S. Nature Center Way.  For details, loveyourfarmer.com.
  • The 89thAnnual Webster County Diversified Agriculture Conference starts at 8:30 tomorrow morning (1/26) at Faith Southern Baptist Church, 1002 S. Marshall in Marshfield.  Topics will include “Spring Seeding and Weed Control Options,” Improving Hay Feeding Efficiency” and more.  For more information, 859-2044.
  • The Heart of America Dairy Expo is today and tomorrow (1/25-1/26) at the Ramada Oasis Inn and Convention Center.  To find out more, 636-519-9300.
  • The MO State men’s basketball team will host Drake Sunday afternoon (1/27) at 2 at JQH Arena.  For tickets, 836-7678.
  • The Friends of the Springfield Art Museum presents The Art and Romance of Chocolate Sunday afternoon (1/27) from 1 to 4 at the Shrine Mosque.  For details, artmuseumfriends-spfd.org.
  • Starting Sunday (1/27) through February 2nd, the Springfield-Greene County Library will waive library fines for patrons who donate non-perishable food items for Ozarks Food Harvest.  Each item donated will take away 50 cents worth of fines.  To find out more, thelibrary.org.