The MSU Taps Project starts at 10:40 this morning. A Taps cascade will be played across campus, beginning and ending at the Bear Statue north of the Plaster Student Union.
The MSU men's basketball team will face Philander Smith tonight (11/9) at 7:05 at JQH Arena. For tickets, 836-7678. A Christmas Craft Show and Chili Fest will be held today (11/9) from 8 to 6 and tomorrow (11/10) from 8 to 4 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in West Plains.
It's Geography Awareness Week, and the MSU Geography, Geology and Planning Department will present the lecture "How Place, Politics and People Combine to Create Jobs in the Springfield Region" this afternoon (11/9) at 3 in Meyer Library 101.
Three to six-year-olds are invited to the Little Acorns program "Chipmunk Chatter" today (11/9) at 11 or 1:30 at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center. To register, 888-4237.
Springfield's Veterans Day Parade, with KY-3's Jerry Jacob as Grand Marshall, will be held tomorrow morning (11/10) at 10 in downtown Springfield. To view a parade route, www.swmoveteransdayparade.com.
The Air and Military Museum of the Ozarks, 2305 E. Kearney in Springfield, will hold a free open house following the Springfield Veterans Day Parade tomorrow (11/10) from 11 to 4. They'll have a special showing of their latest addition, a WWII restored drone aircraft. For details, 864-7997.
Kids in grades 3-5 are invited to the program "Ooey, Gooey Science" tomorrow afternoon (11/10) at 2 at the Brentwood Branch Library. To register, 883-1974.
The Down Syndrome Group of the Ozarks will host a free brunch tomorrow (11/10) with presentations from local industry experts talking about special educational tools/techniques and family financial planning. The program is for those who have a child with Down Syndrome. It will be at High Street Baptist Church, 900 N. Eastgate.
The Springfield Conservation Nature Center's Hiking Club will hike at the Henning Conservation Area tomorrow (11/10). To register, 888-4237.
Families are invited to learn geocaching basics during a Discover Nature Families program tomorrow (11/10) at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center. To register, 888-4237.
Test your "Trail Trivia" tomorrow (11/10) from 9 to 4 at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center. Pick up questions at the front desk, then answer them as you hike the trails. Afterwards, check your answers and claim a prize.
The Springfield Conservation Nature Center will hold the program "Digital Photography for Beginners" tomorrow afternoon (11/10) at 1. To register, 888-4237.
The American Legion and Vietnam Veterans of America will host a Veterans Holiday Bazaar tomorrow (11/10) from 8 to 4 at the American Legion, Post 43, in Lebanon.
New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani will be the guest speaker at the Boys and Girls Club of the Ozarks "Thanks4Giving Gala" tomorrow night (11/10) at 7 at teh Hilton Branson Convention Center. Ticket information is available at www.bgcozarks.org.
The Neighbors Helping Neighbors of Christian County will host a 10K/5K/1 mile run tomorrow (11/10) at 7:30 am at the Finley River Park 4-H building in Ozark. Proceeds will be used to buy athletic shoes for school children in Christian County. For more information, 861-3461.
The Discovery Center of Springfield invites you to America Recycles Day tomorrow (11/10) from 9 to 6. Admission is $5. The event will include presentations by John Bertles with Bash the Trash. For details, 862-9910.
A & B Cycle will hold a work day tomorrow morning (11/10) from 9 to noon on the new mountain bike trail along the Frisco Highline Greenway Trail, and volunteers are needed. To learn more, 866-1999 or 864-2014.
The Ozarks Kennel Club will host the AKC-licensed Dog Show tomorrow and Sunday (11/10-11/11) at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds. To find out more, www.ozarkempirefair.com.
Farmers Market of the Ozarks invites you to a Chili Cook Off event tomorrow (11/10) from 9 am to 1 pm at the market. Proceeds will go to the Hurricane Sandy relief effort. For more information, www.loveyourfarmer.com.
Tomorrow through Monday (11/10-11/12) are Fee Free Days at Wilson's Creek National Battlefield. To learn more, 732-2662.
The MSU Music Department will present a Veteran's Concert, featuring the MSU bands and choirs, Sunday afternoon (11/11) at 4 at the Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts. The event is free and open to the public.
As part of MSU's observance of Native American Heritage Month, the film "Miss Navajo" will be shown Sunday night (11/11) at 6 at the Moxie Cinema, 431 S. Jefferson. 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.