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Weekend Outlook March 2-4, 2012

Find out what there is to do over the weekend in the Ozarks
  • MSU’s Habitat for Humanity Chapter will host a Trivia Night tonight (3/2) at 7 at the Knights of Columbus Diamond Room, 2340 W. Grand.  The cost is $100 per team.  For more information, www.msuhabitatforhumanity.wordpress.com.
  • The Missouri State men’s soccer team will host Missouri S & T tomorrow afternoon (3/3) at 4:30 at Plaster Sports Complex.  For ticket information, 836-7678.
  • This is the first weekend of the Springfield Conservation Nature Center’s summer hours of operation.  Building hours are Tuesday through Saturday 8 am to 5 pm and Sunday noon to 5.  Trail hours are daily 8 am to 8 pm.
  • Missouri State University is offering free tax preparation through VITA today (3/2) at Glass Hall from 10 to 2 and tomorrow (3/3) at Glass Hall and at the Midtown Carnegie Branch Library from 10 to 2.  For more information, 1-800-427-4626.
  • A dance is held each Friday night at 7 at the West Plains Senior Center.  Admission is $4, and all ages are welcome.
  • The Heart of the Ozarks Bluegrass Association hosts Acoustic Jam on the Square Friday nights at 7.  The Acoustic Country, Folk & Rock Jam is held at the West Plains Music Store, and a Bluegrass Jam is at #1 Evans Arcade.  Take chairs if you just want to listen or chairs and instruments if you want to join in.
  • Storytimes are being offered today (3/2) at various Springfield-Greene County Library branches.  To learn more, www.thelibrary.org.
  • Friends of the Garden will offer a free Hands-on Digital Camera Q & A Workshop tomorrow (3/3) from 10 to noon at the Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center.  To register, 891-1515.
  • Baxter County, Arkansas Master Gardeners will offer the 18thAnnual Gardening Seminar tomorrow (3/3) from 8:30 to 3 at Redeemer Lutheran Church Family Life Center, 312 W. North, in Mountain Home, Arkansas.  To register, e-mail karentipton [at] centurytel [dot] netand write “seminar” in the subject line.
  • Drury students are providing free tax preparation through VITA.  A session will be held tomorrow (3/3) from 10 to 3 at the Breech School of Business Administration at the corner of Central and Drury Lane.  For details, 873-7522.
  • The Midtown Carnegie Branch Library invites kids of all ages to the program “Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss” tomorrow morning (3/3) at 10.  To register, 862-0135.
  • The Library Center will offer free tax assistance tomorrow (3/3) from 10 to 2.  To find out more, 882-0714.
  • Kids in grades 4-8 are invited to the program “Tornado Safety” tomorrow afternoon (3/3) at 2 at the Library Center.  To register, 882-0714.
  • A Bluegrass Show and Jam starts tomorrow afternoon (3/3) at 4 at the Firefighters Union Hall, 2350 N. Clifton.  Admission is free, but donations will be accepted.  For details, Josh at 849-9521.
  • The Rockaway Beach Chamber of Commerce presents the 17thAnnual Rockaway Live Talent Show and Pasta Dinner tomorrow (3/3) starting at 4 at the Bridge of Faith Church.  For more information, 561-4280.
  • The MSU women’s basketball team will face Bradley tomorrow night (3/3) at 7:05 at JQH Arena.  For tickets, 836-7678.
  • The MSU Indian Students Association will host Tarang 2012 tomorrow night (3/3) at 6 in the Plaster Student Union.  The event will feature Indian dishes and cultural performances.  Tickets are $15 for the general public, $10 for students and $7 for kids 12 and under.  For more information, call Andrew at 379-0645.
  • The Ozark Trails Council, Boy Scouts of America will host an opening for a new museum exhibit tomorrow (3/3) from 10 to 2 at the Clarence R and Edna M Wheeler Boy Scout Service Center, 1616 S. Eastgate.  Refreshments will be served at noon, and there will be a special presentation at 1.  The exhibit is called “Salute Boy Scout Collections” featuring the scout collection of Bill Ellingsworth.  For more information, 889-9332.
  • The 6thAnnual Mid-Winter Bluegrass Festival to benefit Convoy of Hope is tomorrow at River Bluff Fellowship, 2655 E. Farm Rd. 188 in Ozark.  Doors open at 2, and bands will perform from 2 to 10.   A $10 donation will be taken at the door.  For more information, 838-3192.
  • The Discovery Center is holding a Globe at Night Citizen Science Project, measuring light pollution, and the public is invited to help.  Several training sessions will be offered, and you only have to attend one.  A session will be held tomorrow night (3/3) from 6 to 8 at the Discovery Center.  The cost is $1 per person.  To pre-register, 862-9910.
  • College-bound students can get help filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid tomorrow (3/3) from 2 to 4 at the Lybyer Technology Center on the MSU-West Plains campus.  For more information, 417-255-7966.
  • The 20thAnnual Home and Garden Show is tomorrow (3/3) from 9 to 5 and Sunday (3/4) from 11 to 4 at the West Plains Civic Center.  Admission is $4 and is free for kids under 12.