See a college volleyball, soccer or field hockey game
Learn about the Civil War in the Ozarks
Attend Homestead Days
Help dedicate the Trail of Tears as an historic site
Go to a barbershop music concert
See a movie
Turn trash into treasure
Walk for a cause
Meet the Drury Panthers
Buy used books
Watch for birds
The Grand Opening for the Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center continues thru Sunday at Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park. For a complete list of events, visit www.parkboard.org.
The Rutledge-Wilson Community Farm Park is offering hay rides, a pumpkin patch and a corn maze each weekend in October. Hours are Friday 5 to 10 pm and Saturday and Sunday noon to 10 pm. For more information, www.parkboard.org.
Help make a paper river at Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park from 9 am to 6 pm tomorrow. The community-based collaborative environmental art installation will produce a winter wheat river. Help out anytime during the day. The ceremonial official “first pour” will be at 9.
The Missouri State Volleyball team will face Evansville tonight (10/15) at 7 and Southern Illinois tomorrow night (10/16) at 7 at Hammons Student Center. For tickets, 836-7678.
The Missouri State-West Plains Grizzly volleyball team will take on Pratt Community College today and tomorrow (10/15 & 10/16) at 6 pm at the West Plains Civic Center.
A dance is held at the West Plains Senior Center each Friday night at 7. All ages are welcome, and admission is $4.
Learn about the impact of the Civil War in the Ozarks during a program tomorrow morning (10/16) at 10 at the Fair Grove Branch Library. For more information, 759-2637.
The Nathan Boone Homestead State Historic Site will host Homestead Days tomorrow (10/16) from 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday (10/17) from 10 to 4. There will be demonstrations of early 19th century crafts and Ozarks agriculture, living history camps and historical interpreters. To learn more, 751-3266.
You’re invited to the dedication of the Cherokee Trail of Tears as a Greene County State Historic Site tomorrow morning (10/16) at 10:30 at Marcella and Golden in Springfield.
The Springfield Regional Arts Council will host a free art day tomorrow morning (10/16) from 10 to noon at the Creamery Arts Center.
The Sho-Me Statesmen Men’s Barbershop Chorus and the Ozark Showcase Sweet Adeline Chorus will present the show “Snapshots in Time” tomorrow night (10/16) at 7 at Drury University’s Clara Thompson Hall. Tickets are $10 at the door, and students get in free.
It’s Center City Saturday tomorrow from 1 to 5 (10/16) at the Park Central Branch Library. Enjoy free movies rated G or PG.
The Missouri State men’s soccer team will take on Drake tomorrow night (10/16) at 7 at Plaster Sports Complex.
The MSU field hockey team will face Central Michigan tomorrow (10/16) at noon and Sunday morning (10/17) at 11 at Plaster Sports Complex.
Kids in grades 4 thru 6 are invited to the program “Science Specialists” tomorrow afternoon (10/16) at 1:30 at the Brentwood Branch Library. Conquer engineering challenges as you turn trash into treasure by recycling, reusing and re-engineering everyday materials into an out-of-the-box invention. For details, 883-1974.
It’s Hoops Hysteria tomorrow night (10/16) from 7 to 9 at the new O’Reilly Family Event Center at Drury. The Lady Panthers and Panthers will hit the court, and you can meet team members. Admission is free, but you’re asked to take a canned food item for Ozarks Food Harvest. For more information, 873-6387.
The 25th annual Fall Fun Fest and Hayride is tomorrow (10/16) from 5 to 7 pm at the Doling Family Center. Admission is $1 or a bag of candy. Wear costumes, play games, make arts and crafts and take a hayride through Doling Park.
The Friends of the Library in Christian County book sale continues thru tomorrow (10/16) at the Christian County Library. Hours today (10/15) are noon to 5 and tomorrow (10/16) 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. Tomorrow is bag day—all the books that can fit into a bag are $2.
The Greater Ozarks Audubon Society invites you to look for fall migrant birds tomorrow (10/16) at Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield. Meet in the visitor center parking lot at 8 am. For more information, call Ann Liles at 725-9481.
The Springfield Conservation Nature Center will offer the program “Advanced Nature Photography: From Image Capture to Print” tomorrow (10/16) from 9 am to noon. To register, 888-4237.
The American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk will be tomorrow morning (10/16) from 9 to 10 at Jordan Valley Park. For more information, 881-4668.
Women who want to learn more about archery are invited to the program “Discover Nature—Women: Introduction to Archery” tomorrow (10/16) from 9 to 1 at the Fort Crowder Conservation Area archery range near Neosho. To pre-register, 629-3423.
Sunday Sounds at the Library Station Sunday (10/17) will feature Lights of Home at 2. Admission is free.
The Missouri Department of Conservation will host a surplus property auction tomorrow (10/16) from 8 am to 5 pm at the Conservation Department maintenance center in Salem. For more information, http://bit.ly/ayBvrS.
The Jane A. Meyer Run with the Lady Bears 5K Run/Walk is Sunday (10/17) starting at Plaster Student Union. To lear more, call 836-4136.
The Missouri Department of Conservation will hold a “Discover Hunting: Waterfowl Hunting” clinic Sunday (10/17) from 1:30 to 4:30 at the Andy Dalton Shooting Range and Outdoor Education Center. To register,r 742-4361 or missouriconservation.org.