Jeremy Chesman will perform a carillon concert today (10/2) at noon at Meyer Library on the Missouri State campus. Take your lawn chair or blanket and maybe your lunch and enjoy the performance.
Watch the MO State softball team take on Evangel University at 6 tonight (10/2) at Killian Softball Complex. The team will face MO State softball alumni tomorrow night (10/3) at 6. For tickets, 836-7678.
Camp out at Ritter Springs Park tonight (10/2) with the Springfield-Greene County Park Board’s Outdoor Initiatives program. To register, 833-8647.
Learn how to geocache and how to cook in Dutch ovens at programs tomorrow (10/3) at Ritter Springs Park. For more information, 833-8647.
It’s movie night tonight at the Community Center in Ozark. Take your own chairs and watch “Kung Fu Panda.” Admission is free.
The Ozark Craft Fair is today thru Sunday (10/2-10/4) in Finley River Park. To find out more, visit ozarkcraftfair.com.
A Fall Bluegrass Festival and Farmers Market are on the Ozark Square tomorrow (10/3) from noon to 10 pm. Take lawn chairs.
Forsyth’s Harvest Moon Festival and Car Show is tomorrow (10/3) in Shadow Rock Park. If you’d like more information, visit www.forsythmissouri.net.
Neosho’s Autumn Harvest Fall Festival is tomorrow (10/3). There will be a 5k Run and Fun Walk, crafts, food, live performances, a pet contest, inflatable rides and more. For details, visit www.neoshomo.org.
Republic will host “Pumpkin Daze” tomorrow (10/3) from 8 am to 5 pm in downtown Republic.
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation will host the Springfield Great Strides walk tomorrow morning (10/3) at 10 at Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park. Registration is at 9. For details, 1-800-727-1464.
Learn about Springfield’s long tradition as a baseball town tomorrow afternoon (10/3) at 2 at the Library Center. To learn more about the program “The Springfield Cardinals: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow,” call 881-6833.
The public is invited to join the Missouri State biology department to learn about the legacy of George Melendez Wright tomorrow (10/3) from 11 to 1 at Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield. For more information, 836-4681.
Wilson’s Creek National Battefield will host a one-day Living History Symposium tomorrow (10/3) from 9 to 3 at the Visitor Center. To learn more, call the Battlefield at 732-2662.
A Contra Dance will start tomorrow night (10/3) at 7:30 at Franciscan Villa, 620 W. Scott, in Springfield. Lessons will begin at 7. For more information, visit www.springfieldcontra.org.
Go birdwatching at prairies in Southwest Missouri tomorrow (10/3) with members of the Greater Ozarks Audubon Society. Meet at 7 in the morning on the Northeast side of the North Lowe’s parking lot at Highway 13 and Norton Rd. For more information, call Charley Burwick at 860-9505.
If you plan to visit Dickerson Park Zoo this weekend, remember that they have new hours for winter. The zoo is open 10 am to 4 pm, weather permitting. The café and train ride have also begun seasonal operations. For more information, call 833-1570.
The Missouri Literary Festival is today thru Sunday (10/2-10/4) at Hammons Field and the Creamery Arts Center in downtown Springfield. For more information, visit www.missouriliteraryfestival.org.
A Memory Walk to benefit the Southwest Missouri Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association will be held tomorrow (10/3) in Atchley Park in Lebanon. If you’d like more information, call 886-2199 or visit www.alz.org/swmo.
The Strafford Fire Department will host an open house tomorrow (10/3) from noon to 5 at Fire Station 3, at 121 S. Washington. There will be games and prizes for kids, fire truck tours and more.
The Springfield-Greene County Park Board presents the Springfield Urban Challenge tomorrow (10/3) at Cooper Tennis Complex. Teams compete against each other in a race through and around Springfield. For more information, 837-5900 or www.parkboard.org.
Find your way through a corn maze at the Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park in Springfield. The maze is open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in October. For more information, visit www.parkboard.org and click on “special events.”
The Springfield-Conservation Nature Center will hold a naturalist-guided hike tomorrow morning (10/3) at 9. You don’t have to register.
Ozark Teen Challenge will host a motorcycle ride tomorrow (10/3) to benefit the 15-month residential program for boys 12 to 17 who are struggling with addictions and other issues. The 70-mile ride will start at Cruisin’ 66 Cycles on Glenstone tomorrow morning at 9:30. For registration information, call 272-3784.
The Mother’s of Multiples Club will host a fall sale tomorrow (10/3) from 8 to noon at High Street Baptist Church in Springfield.
Step Out, a walk to fight diabetes, will be held tomorrow (10/3) beginning at Cox Health’s Wheeler Heart and Vascular Center. Registration starts at 8:30, and the walk starts at 10. For more information, visit www.stepout.diabetes.org.
The MO State men’s soccer team will host Eastern Illinois University at 1 Sunday (10/4) at Plaster Sports Complex.
Sequiota Cave boat tours will be offered for $5 a person Sunday (10/4) from 12:30 to 4:30 at Sequiota Park. You can register when you arrive.
It’s Primitive Skills Day Sunday (10/4) from 1 to 4 at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center. See demonstrations in flint knapping, bow and arrow construction, bead work, fire making and more. For details call the Nature Center at 888-4237.
The 17th Annual Springfield Area CROP Hunger Walk is Sunday (10/4) at 2 pm beginning at Phelps Grove Park. For more information, 860-9303 or visit www.springfieldcropwalk.com.
The exhibit “Her Story: Greene County Women’s History Unchained” is at the History Museum for Springfield-Greene County through tomorrow (10/3). Hours tomorrow are 10:30 to 4:30. For more information, call the museum at 864-1976.