First Friday Live will kick off MSU’s Women’s History Month celebration tonight (3/1) at 7 at the Gillioz Theatre. The event will include painting on stage, live music and artwork. For a complete list of the month’s events, visit facebook.com/MSUWomensHistory.
Springfield News-Leader photojournalist Bob Linder will speak about how technology has changed newsgathering and storytelling tonight (3/1) at 6:30 at Drury’s Pool Art Center Gallery at 940 N. Clay. The presentation is part of Drury’s convocation series “Voices Unbound: New Media and the Future of Democracy.” Admission is free.
The MSU women’s soccer team will host Missouri S & T this afternoon (3/1) at 2 at Plaster Sports Complex.
The MSU men’s basketball team will face Bradley tonight (3/1) at 7:05 at JQH Arena.
The public is invited to join Ozark Greenways in the opening of a new section of the South Dry Creek Greenway tomorrow morning (3/2) at 10 at 4800 N. Farm Rd. 141 (old Highway 13). For more information, 864-2015.
Visitors to Hy-Vee in Springfield tomorrow (3/2) from 10 to 2 will be able to walk through a giant inflatable colon to learn about colon health. There will also be information booths and cooking demonstrations to educate people about preventing colon cancer.
Sequiota Cave Boat Tours will be offered to anyone eight years and older Saturdays and Sundays in March from 10 to 5. The tours will start this Sunday (3/3). Register on-site starting at 9:30. The cost is $5 per person. For more information, parkboard.org.
The annual West Plains Home and Garden Show is tomorrow (3/2) from 9 to 5 and Sunday (3/3) from 11 to 4 at the West Plains Civic Center. Admission is $4 per day or $5 for a weekend pass. Children 12 and under get in free.
Author and personal historian, Wayne Groner, will present the free class “Your Memories, Your Book: Writing Your Life Story” tomorrow morning (3/2) at 10 at the Library Center. To learn more, 883-4532.
Drury University will offer free tax preparation for low-income and senior taxpayers tomorrow (3/2) from 10 to 3 at the Breech School of Business Administration at Central and Drury Lane. For more information, 873-7522.
Anyone with low-to-moderate incomes, the elderly, those with disabilities and non-English speakers can get free tax help tomorrow (3/2) from 10 to 2 at the Midtown Carnegie Branch Library. For details, 864-0030.
Mystery writer Ridley Pearson will speak at the Quill Awards Gala and receive the 2013 Quill Award from the Writers Hall of Fame tomorrow night (3/2) at 6 at the Tower Club. Tickets are $35. For more information, 844-5872.
Eureka House Concerts will present Chuck Brodsky with Scott Aycock opening for him Sunday night (3/3) at the Eureka Unitarian Church, 17 Elk Street. A pot-luck is at 5 and the concert starts at 6. Admission is $12.
A free screening of Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines will take place Sunday night (3/3) at 6 at The Moxie, 431 S. Jefferson. The documentary traces the fascinating evolution and legacy of Wonder Women.
Michele Skalicky has worked at KSMU since the station occupied the old white house at National and Grand. She enjoys working on both the announcing side and in news and has been the recipient of statewide and national awards for news reporting. Michele enjoys hiking, camping, taking an active role in her two girls’ activities and caring for her family’s two guinea pigs, two cats, two dogs and five fish.