The Missouri State Political Science Department invites you to attend the panel discussion A New Middle East? Assessing the Arab Uprisings after Three Years today (11/15) at 3 in the Meyer Library Auditorium. Admission is free.
A screening of the documentary Crossing Borders is tonight (11/15) at 6 in MSU’s Meyer Library, room 101. The film follows four Moroccan and four American university students as they travel together through Morocco and, in the process of discovering “The Other,” discover themselves. Admission is free. For more information, crossingbordersfilm.org.
Stop by the community room at the Brentwood Branch Library today (11/15) from 8:30 am to 5 pm to view the photo exhibit Our Shared Story—an Effort to Frame Child Abuse. A reception with refreshments is set for 4 pm. For more information, 883-1974.
Parkview High School Theatre presents “Hairspray,” a 1960s-style dance musical today through Sunday (11/15-11/17) and November 21-23 at 7. For tickets, 523-9300 or phstheatre.org.
The Parkinson’s Group of the Ozarks will host the Pound the Pavement for Parkinson’s 5K Run/Walk tomorrow morning (11/16) at 8:30 beginning and ending at Pershing Middle School. To register or for more information, ozarkraces.com.
Attention all young Hunger Games fans: the Republic Branch Library invites anyone in grades four through 12 to the program Surviving the Arena today (11/15) at 4:30. Learn how to stay alive and fed no matter what the gamemakers throw at you. Practice basic survival skills, first aid and learn what plants to eat and which ones might kill you. To learn more, 732-7284.
Teen Friday Nights, for kids in grades six through 12, is tonight (11/15) at 6 at the Library Station. For details, 865-1340.
Share your talents on the community stage at the Park Central Branch Library tonight (11/15) at 6:30 during The Unbound Mic Sessions. Sign-up starts at 6. For more information, 831-1342.
Three to six-year-olds can attend the Little Acorns program Raccoon Ramblings today (11/15) at 11 or 1:30 and tomorrow morning (11/16) at 11 at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center. To register, 888-4237.
The Springfield Conservation Nature Center presents the Nature and the Arts program An Evening with Carter and Connelley tonight (11/15) at 7. The Singer/songwriters have been performing and recording original acoustic guitar music highlighting their love of the natural world since 1988. To register, 888-4237.
The Christmas under the Lights Fun Run is today (11/15) from 4:30 to 7:30 at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds. Proceeds benefit Crosslines. To learn more, ozarkempirefair.com.
Christmas in Lights starts tonight (11/15) and runs through December 28 from 5:30 to 9 at the Fairgrounds. Admission is $12 a carload. For details, ozarkempirefair.com.
Get ready for Thanksgiving by learning about different table settings, china and floral arrangements tonight (11/15) at 6 at the Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center. The cost is $10. To register, 891-1515.
Acoustic Jam on the Square is held Friday nights at 7 on the West Plains Square. Take instruments and lawn chairs.
Springfield Little Theatre presents Exit Laughing today through November 24that the Landers Theatre. For ticket information, springfieldlittletheatre.org or 869-1334.
The History Museum on the Square is hosting the exhibit “Woodruff’s Dream: The Mother Road through Springfield—the Route 66 Exhibit” through February 2nd. For more information, historymuseumonthesquare.org.
The Scottish St. Andrew’s Society of Springfield will host the Kirkin of the Tartans tomorrow night (11/16) at 6:30 at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 515 E. Division. For details, springfieldmissouriscots.org.
Celebrate America Recycles Day tomorrow (11/16) at the Discovery Center of Springfield. Create something new from recycled material, see Junk to Funk fashions created by Kickapoo High School students and more. For more information, discoverycenter.org or 862-9910.
Missouri State University’s 9thNative American Heritage Month Powwow is tomorrow and Sunday (11/16-11/17) at Hammons Student Center. Doors open at 9 am, and admission is free. The event will include gourd dances, contests and more. For details, 836-5652.
The Ozarks Technical Community College Enactus Holiday Bazaar is tomorrow (11/16) from 9 to 3 in the Information Commons Jared Family Atrium. For more information, 447-8981.
Presleys Country Jubilee will present a show in Fantastic Caverns tomorrow night (11/16) at 7:30. Tickets are $30 for adults and $15 for children two to 12. All proceeds benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities. For ticket information, presleys.com/fantasticcaverns.
Kids of all ages are invited to the program Festival of Thanksgiving Cheer tomorrow morning (11/16) at 11 at the Library Center. They’ll take part in Thanksgiving-related activities and stories. To learn more, 882-0714.
Kids will learn what it takes to be a super spy during the program Secret Agent Training tomorrow morning (11/16) at 11. For details, 865-1340.
See the movie North by Northwest during the series Saturday Afternoon at the Movies: Cary Grant Classics tomorrow afternoon (11/16) at 2 at the Library Center. Take your own snack.
The Brentwood Branch Library presents Teen Chopped: Hunger Games tomorrow afternoon (11/16) at 3 for kids in grades six through 12. Test your Hunger Games knowledge and cooking skills. To learn more, 883-1974.
The MSU men’s basketball team will host Tulsa tomorrow night (11/16) at 7:05 at JQH Arena. For ticket information, 836-7678 or missouristatetix.com.
The 35thInternational Banquet and Show is tomorrow night (11/16) at 5 in MSU’s Plaster Student Union Ballroom. Dozens of countries from around the world will be represented. Sample exotic food and enjoy traditional cultural entertainment. Tickets are $20 for the general public and $15 for students. For ticket availability, 619-3462.
The MSU football team will host Northern Iowa tomorrow afternoon (11/16) at 1 at Plaster Sports Complex. For tickets, 836-7678 or missouristatetix.com.
The Zizzer Running Club Run and Movie Night starts at 7:30 tomorrow night (11/16) at Zizzer Stadium. West Plains-area youth and their families are invited. The 30-minute run will be followed by hot dogs, hot chocolate, a movie and prize drawings. For more information, 256-6150.
First & Calvary’s Musical Offerings series presents pianists Ryan Hunt and Nate Filippelli Sunday afternoon (11/17) at 2:30. Admission is free.
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.