The Big Hair Ball to benefit SAAF House is tonight (5/13) at 7 at the Historic Firehouse, 101 E. Commercial. The event will include dinner and appetizers, a cash bar, a silent auction, cash prizes for biggest hair and more. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased at the door.
Missouri State University’s spring commencement ceremonies are today (5/13) at 10 am and 1:30 and 5 pm at JQH Arena.
The Missouri State baseball team will face Bradley this afternoon (5/13) at 1, tomorrow (5/14) at noon and Sunday (5/15) at 1 at Hammons Field. For tickets, 836-7678.
It’s Open Mic night tonight (5/13) at 7 at the Park Central Branch Library.
The Missouri State University Community Band will present a concert tomorrow night (5/14) at 7 at Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield.
Howell County Master Gardeners will be at People’s Park in West Plains tomorrow morning (5/14) at 9 to sell plants and answer gardening questions.
Visit Roaring River State Park tomorrow (5/14) with members of the Greater Ozarks Audubon Society to watch for birds. Meet at 6 am in the northwest corner of Wal-Mart at West Bypass and Sunshine. Anyone is welcome to go along, regardless of bird-watching experience. For details, call Jerry Williams, 207-1563.
Families are invited to learn archery basics tomorrow morning (5/14) at the Andy Dalton Shooting Range and Outdoor Education Center. To register, 742-4361.
Tomorrow (5/14) is the National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp out Hunger Food Drive. Leave nonperishable food items and personal care items for local hunger relief agencies in or near your mailbox.
Geezer will present a School’s Out Concert! featuring songs from the 60s and 70s tomorrow night (5/14) at 7 on the Library Center patio.
Brother Wiley will give a concert tomorrow afternoon (5/14) at 2 at the Midtown Carnegie Branch Library.
Webster County Master Gardeners will host the Webster County Heritage Garden Show tomorrow (5/14) from 8 am to 1 pm at the Orscheln Farm and Home parking lot, 1331 Spur Drive in Marshfield. A large variety of plants will be for sale and you can attend four seminars: vegetable garden tips will start at 9, container gardens at 10, hosta gardens at 11 and rose gardens at noon. There will also be hands-on activities for kids. For details, 859-2044.
The Springfield Conservation Nature Center invites kids two-years-old and younger to the program “Babes in the Woods Celebrates Mothers” tomorrow (5/14) at 11 am. To register, 888-4237.
Learn more about digital photography during the program “Improving Your Digital Photography” tomorrow afternoon (5/14) at 1 at the Nature Center. To register, 888-4237.
Commercial Club of Springfield will host a district-wide celebration of the return of the C-Street Market tomorrow (5/14) from 8 am to 2 pm. There will be live music, a street-wide sidewalk sale, kids activities and a preview of the current exhibit at the Springfield-Greene County History Museum “Commercial Street: the Jewel of the Moon City.” For more information, www.itsalldowntown.com.
The Greater Springfield Farmers’ Market will offer free tomato plants to anyone under the age of 18 tomorrow (5/14) while they last. The market, at the southeast corner of the Battlefield Mall parking lot, opens tomorrow morning at 8:30.
The Missouri Department of Conservation and DNR will host a Kids Fishing Day tomorrow (5/14) at Roaring River State Park from 6:30 am to 8:15 pm for children 15 and under. For details, 847-2430.
The Eureka Springs Garden Club’s annual plant sale is tomorrow (5/14) starting at 8 am at Eureka Springs High School.
The Discovery Center of Springfield will hold a Robot Workshop tomorrow (5/14). To register or for more information, 862-9910.
The Railroad Historical Museum at Grant Beach Park, 1300 N. Grant in Springfield, is open Saturdays from 2 to 4. Admission is free.
Nixa Sucker Days is this weekend. The Sucker Day Parade starts at 6:30 tonight (5/13) at Nixa Junior High and proceeds south on Missouri St., west on Mt. Vernon and north on Main St. Booths open tomorrow morning (5/14) at 9 on Main St. The Sucker Day Meal will be served starting at noon. For more information, www.nixasuckerday.org.
The Greater Ozarks Audubon Society members invite you to meet them at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center Sunday (5/15) at 8 am to look for Prothonotary Warblers. Anyone is welcome. For more information, call Dean Rising, 576-5600.
The Ozarks Sustainability Spring Festival will be held Sunday (5/15) from 10 to 6 at the Next Step SDA Church on N. Highway 63. There will be workshops, demonstrations, handmade arts and crafts, kids’ activities and bedding and garden plants. For more information, www.ozarkssustainabilityfestival.org.
Listen to the accordion music of Les Grande Dames as they present “Tour of the 20th Century” during Sunday Sounds Sunday afternoon (5/15) at 2 at the Library Station.
A ribbon-cutting and bike ride will be held Sunday (5/15) at 4:15 on the plaza in front of Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts, 525 John Q. Hammons Parkway. It will celebrate the opening of the first section of “The Link,” a new bicycle and pedestrian corridor that will connect greenway trails, existing bike routes and major activity centers in Springfield. For more information, www.ozarkgreenways.org.