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Weekend Outlook November 19-21, 2010

  • Celebrate the holidays
  • Tour homes
  • Attend a powwow
  • Tour an international center
  • Learn about social networking
  • Watcha Christmas parade
  • Buy crafts
  • Ice skate
  • Watch college sports
  • The Cup ‘O Cheer Homes Tour to benefit the Ronald McDonald House of the Ozarks is today (11/19) from 10 am to 7:30 pm. For ticket information, 875-3505 or www.ronaldmcdonaldhouse.org.
  • Missouri State University will host a PowWow Preview today (11/19) from 11 to 1 in the Plaster Student Union Food Court. PowWow Director Cricket Rice will sing songs, and you can view films that explain many of the traditions, dance and dress styles associated with PowWows and Native American dance and music. The event is free, and the public’s invited.
  • The Missouri State International Center will host its Open House “A Tour of the Globe” tonight (11/19) from 5:30 to 7:30 in the Jim D. Morris Center for Continuing Education. Visit more than 20 internationally-themed stations and enjoy live music by student violinists from China.
  • The Missouri State volleyball team will face Bradley tonight (11/19) at 7 and Northern Iowa tomorrow night (11/20) at 7 at Hammons Student Center. For tickets, 836-7678.
  • The Missouri State University Ice Bears will take on St. Louis University tonight and tomorrow night (11/19-11/20) at 7 at Mediacom Ice Park. For details, www.missouristatehockey.com.
  • Learn how to use social networking sites during a program for adults tonight (11/19) at 7 at the Park Central Branch Library. For more information, 831-1342.
  • The Missouri State Football Bears will take on North Dakota State in their last home game of the season tomorrow (11/20) at 1 at Plaster Sports Complex. You’re invited to get in the mood for the game at BearFest Village from 10 to 1 in Parking Lot 22. For more information, missouristate.edu.
  • The 7th annual PowWow, part of Missouri State University’s observance of Native American Heritage Month, is tomorrow (11/20) from noon to 5:30 and Sunday (11/21) from noon to 6 at McDonald Arena. Admission is free.
  • The City of Springfield will kick off the holiday season with the mayor’s tree lighting tomorrow night (11/20) at 5 at Jordan Valley Park. Then head to Hammons Field for music, refreshments and fireworks. For more information, www.itsalldowntown.com.
  • As part of the Festival of Lights celebration, Mediacom Ice Park will offer free ice skating tomorrow night (11/20) from 5:45 to 6:45. Skate rental is $2.50.
  • The Boys and Girls Club of the Ozarks’ 12th annual Jingle Bell Gala is tomorrow (11/20) at Chateau on the Lake in Branson. For details, 335-2089, ext. 221.
  • The Discovery Center will host its 25th annual Festival of Trees tomorrow night (11/20) at 6:30. And, as the Center gets ready for that event, they’ll have to close off the east end of the building. So, they’re offering admission to half the center for half-price admission tomorrow from 9 to 2. For more information or tickets, 862-9910.
  • Tomorrow (11/20) is Center City Saturday at the Park Central Branch Library. Spend an afternoon enjoying a free movie marathon. The event starts at 1. For more information, 831-1342.
  • The Willard Branch Library will host a Holiday Open House tomorrow (11/20) from 11 am to 6 pm. There will be music, refreshments, stories and activities. Make an ornament to take with you and enter a prize drawing.
  • The City of Willard will host its Christmas Parade tomorrow (11/20) at 2. It will start on Jackson Street near Willard City Hall, proceed thru downtown Willard and end at Willard High School.
  • Kids 3 to 6-years-old are invited to the Little Acorns program “Trail Trackin’” tomorrow morning (11/20) at 11 at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center. To register, 888-4237.
  • The Rockaway Beach Chamber of Commerce presents “Dinner & Dance with Chico Vega’s World Famous Drifters” at the Rockaway Beach Community Center tomorrow night (11/20) from 5 to 7. For ticket information, 561-4280.
  • OTC’s SIFE will host their annual Holiday Craft Bazaar tomorrow (11/20) from 9 to 3 in the Information Commons Atrium.
  • The Cosmopolitan Club of Ozark will present the Ozark Community Crafts Fest tomorrow (11/20) from 9 to 4 at Ozark Junior High School, 1109 W. Jackson in Ozark.
  • The Ozark Chamber of Commerce will host the Ozark Christmas Parade tomorrow night (11/20) at 6. It will start in front of Ozark Junior High on Jackson St. and go east, then will turn south on 3rd St., left on Church St., and proceed around the Square.
  • Chapter 2 Ministries will host a free Thanksgiving Dinner tomorrow night (11/20) from 5:30 to 7 in the Ozark Medical Center Foundation Room, 401 Washington Ave. in West Plains. No reservations are required.
  • Ozarks Beerfest, to benefit Big Brothers and Big Sisters of the Ozarks, is Sunday (11/21) at the Shrine Mosque. For more information, www.bigbro.com or call 889-9136.
  • Hiking the Ozarks will hold their annual Winter Backpacking class Sunday (11/21) from noon to 2 at Ozark Adventures. The cost is $5. Learn about gear selection, keeping warm, winter camping, winter cooking and more. For more information, 844-5834.
  • Missouri State University’s music department will present a Holiday Celebration Concert Sunday afternoon (11/21) at 4 at the Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts. Admission is free.
  • Kids are invited to the Library Station Sunday afternoon (11/21) at 2 to celebrate Thanksgiving. Play period games, put together a miniature replica of the Mayflower, make homemade butter and more. To learn more, 865-1340.
  • Sunday Sounds will feature holiday music performed by Route 66 at 2 and Southern Raised at 3 Sunday afternoon (11/21) at the Library Station.