The Cup O Cheer Homes Tour is today (11/18). Tour six of Springfield’s most beautiful homes decorated for the holidays. There will be a silent auction throughout the day at the Ronald McDonald House. Tickets are $25, and proceeds benefit the Ronald McDonald House of the Ozarks.
The MSU ice hockey team will take on the University of Kansas tonight and tomorrow night (11/19) at 7 at Mediacom Ice Park. For more information, 866-7444.
The MSU Music Department will present an Island Breeze Concert by students in the Island Breeze Ensemble, a steel drum group, tonight (11/18) at 7:30 in Wehr Band Hall. Admission is free.
The MSU men’s basketball team will face Emporia State tonight (11/18) at 7:05 at JQH Arena. For tickets, 836-7678.
Rare Wine, Rare Books, a William Daggett Society wine tasting social to support the Rare Books Endowment at Missouri State, will be held tonight (11/18) at 7 at Meyer Library. Tickets are $100. To make a reservation, 836-5428.
The Nature and the Arts program “Green Fire, Movie, Music and Musings” tonight (11/18) at 7 at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center. It’s the Springfield premiere of the first full-length documentary film ever made about Aldo Leopold—the father of the movement for wilderness and wildlife conservation. To register, 888-4237.
It’s Geography Awareness Week, and the MSU College of Natural and Applied Sciences will present “Arouca Geopark: Northern Portugal’s True Gem” this afternoon (11/18) at 3 in Carrington Hall, room 208. It’s free and open to the public.
MSU’s International programs will present “Tour of the Globe” today (11/18) from 4:30 to 8 at the Jim D. Morris Center for Continuing Education. “Travelers” will enjoy the customs and cultures of other places as they sample international foods, participate in traditional activities and learn about other parts of the world from people who grew up there. The event is free and open to the public. To learn more, 836-8206.
Missouri State University’s “Securing Our Water Future” annual conference continues today (11/18) from 8 to 1 at the University Plaza Hotel. For more information, 836-8974.
Story times will be offered today and tomorrow (11/18-11/19) at several Springfield-Greene County Library branches. For details, www.thelibrary.org.
Learn how to make vegan cupcakes tonight (11/18) at 7 at the Park Central Branch Library. To register, 831-1342.
A dance is held each Friday night at the West Plains Senior Center from 7 to 9:30. Admission is $4, and all ages are welcome.
Parents, educators and leaders are invited to the “Leopold Education Training Project” tomorrow morning (11/19) from 9 to noon at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center. Learn to help others discover nature. To register, 888-4237.
Celebrate Native American Cultural Day tomorrow (11/19) from 10 to 5 at Cherokee Trail of Tears Park in Battlefield, MO. Enjoy Native American food, storytellers, gourd and straight dancers, drummers, speakers and more. For more information, 224-9194.
The Discovery Center will host the 26thAnnual Festival of Trees is tomorrow night (11/19) at 6:30. The fundraiser for the center will feature an auction, food, demonstrations, music and more. For ticket information, 862-9910.
Half of the Discovery Center will be closed to the public tomorrow (11/19) in preparation for the Festival of Trees, so guests can get in for half price from 9 am to 2.
Neighbors Helping Neighbors of Christian County will host a 10K/5K/ 1 mile run to help buy athletic shoes for school children in the county tomorrow morning (11/19) at 9. Registration starts at 7:30 at the 4-H building at Finley River Park in Ozark. For more information, 861-3461.
The Festival of Lights kicks off tomorrow (11/19) at 5:15 pm at Jordan Valley Park with the lighting of the Mayor’s Christmas Tree. It will be followed by Cardinals Christmas and fireworks at Hammons Field and free carriage rides and free ice skating at Mediacom Ice Park. For a complete schedule of events, www.itsalldowntown.com.
The 47thannual Ozark Christmas Parade is tomorrow night (11/19) at 6. For more information, 581-6139.
The Ozarks Beerfest to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ozarks is tomorrow afternoon (11/19) from 2 to 5 at the Shrine Mosque. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door.
The 23rdAnnual Fall Antique Show and Sale will be held tomorrow and Sunday (11/19-11/20) at the Convention Center at Best Western Inn of the Ozarks. For details, www.eurekaspringsantiqueshows.com.
The annual fundraising sing and auction at Bunker Hill School in McDonald County is tomorrow night (11/19) at 7. There will be live music and an auction featuring cakes, pies, handmade quilts, hand bags and more made by the ladies of the Bunker Hill Quilt Club. For more information, 223-4684.
All ages can make holiday greeting cards for family and friends tomorrow morning (11/19) at 11 at the Midtown Carnegie Branch Library. To register, 862-0135.
Adults are invited to the class “Introduction to Yoga” tomorrow afternoon (11/19) at 1 at the Midtown Carnegie Branch Library. To register, 862-0135.
The program “Back to Basics: Healthy Baking for the Holidays” will be held tomorrow afternoon (11/19) at 2 at the Library Station. For more information, 865-1340.
The Boys & Girls Club Alumni Association presents the 6thAnnual Comedy Capers, dinner and laughs, tomorrow night (11/19) at Mille’s Café, 313 S. Jefferson. For more information, 865-2821.
The 12thAnnual Motorcycle Toy Run will be held Sunday (11/20), rain or shine, in Buffalo. Meet at noon at the junction of Highways 65 and 32 in the Woods parking lot. Take a toy or donate cash. Enjoy gourmet chili or soup and dessert. For more information, 718-2638.
Listen to folktales, personal narratives and modern day stories told by members of Storytellers of the Ozarks Sunday afternoon (11/20) at 2 at the Library Station.