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Weekend Outlook January 28-30, 2011

  • Listen to live music
  • Buy plants
  • Watch a movie
  • Celebrate the Chinese New Year
  • Attend a hockey game
  • Eat Soup and Help a Cause
  • Take your kids to a Nature Center program
  • Learn outdoor survival skills
  • Find bargains
  • Enjoy the Nature Center's Nature and the Arts series
  • Solve puzzles
  • Dance
  • See the traveling exhibit "Every Body Eats"
  • Earn badges
  • Watch a basketball game
  • Test your knowledge
  • Scott Shipley will be in concert tonight (1/28) at 7 at the Avenue Theatre in West Plains. Admission is $5.
  • The Missouri State School of Agriculture is holding a plant sale today (1/28) from 9 am to 5:30 pm in the Karls Hall Greenhouse on campus. Herbs and many other plants will be available. For more information, 836-5097.
  • The MSU Film Series will screen Ang Lee’s 1999 Civil War film “Ride with the Devil” tonight (1/28) at 6:30 in the Plaster Student Union Theatre. Admission is free.
  • All ages are invited to “Celebrate the Chinese New Year: Year of the Rabbit” tonight (1/28) at 7 at the Library Center. Hear stories, make a dragon and take part in activities to learn more about the Chinese New Year celebration. To register, 882-0714.
  • The Missouri State Ice Bears will take on the University of Missouri tonight and tomorrow night (1/28 & 1/29) at 7 at Mediacom Ice Park. For ticket information, 866-7444 or visit www.missouristatehockey.com.
  • Adults are invited to the Park Central Branch Library’s Film Series tonight (1/28) at 7. Watch the movie “Harvey,” starring Jimmy Stewart. For more information, 831-1342.
  • Neighbors Helping Neighbors of Christian County is holding a fundraiser “Hot Soup, Warm Nights” each Friday thru February 11th at various locations. Enjoy homemade soup and help raise money for the Christian County Homeless Alliance. Tonight’s (1/28) event will be at Nixa Christian Church, 400 Northview, in Nixa from 5 to 7. The cost is $5 per person and free for Children under age five.
  • Kids 3 to 6-years-old are invited to the Little Acorns program “Creatures of the Night” today (1/28) at 11 or 1:30 and tomorrow afternoon (1/29) at 1:30 at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center. To register, 888-4237.
  • Women are invited to the program “Discover Nature Women: Dutch Oven Cooking” tomorrow morning (1/29) from 9 to noon at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center. To register, 888-4237.
  • Learn the basics of winter preparedness, outdoor safety and survival during a Springfield-Greene County Park Board Outdoor Initiatives program tomorrow morning (1/29) at 10 at Chesterfield Family Center. The program will be followed by a showing of the video “Glacier National Park.” There will also be free samples of Dutch oven dump cake at 11. For more information, 833-8647.
  • The Greater Springfield Garage Sale is tomorrow (1/29) from 9 to 6 and Sunday (1/30) from 10 to 4 at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds. Admission at the door is $3. For more information, www.ozarkempirefair.com.
  • Stop by the Springfield Conservation Nature Center tomorrow (1/29) between 1 and 4 to watch potter and sculptor Ann Grotjan create her unique form of artwork. Then, at 7 pm, enjoy the pictures and music of professional photographer and musician Lloyd Grotjan. The evening program is free, but registration is required by calling 888-4237.
  • The AMVETS Riders 2nd annual Dinner and Dance is tomorrow night (1/29). Dinner is at 5, awards at 6 and a dance at 7. Admission is $10 per person or $15 per couple. For details, 417-372-0018.
  • It’s National Puzzle Day, and you can celebrate tomorrow (1/29) with puzzles to challenge your mind from 8:30 am to 6 pm at the Republic Branch Library. To learn more, 732-7284.
  • Tomorrow (1/29) is the grand opening of the traveling exhibit “Every Body Eats” at the Discovery Center. The exhibit will run thru May 8th. If you’d like more information, call 862-9910.
  • It’s Cub Scout Night at the Discovery Center tomorrow night (1/29) from 6:30 to 9:30. Activity stations will be available to support a variety of achievements and badge requirements. No pre-registration is required. Adult admission is $5, and scouts get in free. For more information, 862-9910.
  • The 8th annual Grizzly Basketball Trivia Night is tomorrow night (1/29) at 6:30 at the West Plains Civic Center. For more information, 255-7993.
  • Learn how to prepare wild game for the dinner table during the program “Discover Hunting: Wild Game Preparation” tomorrow morning (1/29) from 8:30 to 11:30 at the Andy Dalton Shooting Range and Outdoor Education Center. To register, 742-4361.
  • The 2nd annual Guns ‘n Hoses Basketball Game will be held tomorrow night (1/29) at 6:30 at Branson Junior High School. The Branson Fire Department will take on the Branson Police Department. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted. For more information, 337-8580 or 334-3300.
  • The Discovery Center invites you to celebrate “The Chinese New Year…the Year of the Rabbit” Sunday (1/30) from 1 to 5. Admission is free for members, $9 for adults, $7 for children ages 3 to 15 and $8 for seniors. For more information, 862-9910.
  • The Missouri State men’s basketball team will take on Northern Iowa Sunday night (1/29) at 7:05 at JQH Arena. For ticket information, 836-7678.