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Weekend Outlook October 25-27, 2013

Fall leaves at Phelps Grove
Fall Leaves at Phelps Grove (Credit: Michele Skalicky)
  • The Discovery Center of Springfield will host Halloween Night at the Museum tonight (10/25) from 6:30 to 9:30 with a variety of spooky science activities.  Admission is $10 for non-members and $7 for members.  Kids two and under get in free.  For more information, discoverycenter.org.
  • The Eureka Springs Historical Museum will host its 5thannual Voices from Eureka’s Silent City cemetery walking tours tonight and tomorrow night (10/25-10/26).  The living history tours will feature live actors in period costumes telling the stories of early citizens of Eureka Springs.  To reserve tickets, 479-253-9417 or you can purchase them on-site at the parking site—the former Victoria Inn parking lot on Highway 65 East.
  • The Eureka Springs School of the Arts will hold its 11thannual Mad Hatter’s Ball tonight (10/25) at 6:30 at the Crescent Hotel.  For details, essa-art.org or 479-253-5384.
  • Dickerson Park Zoo’s Halloween Spooktacular runs through October 31stfrom 6:30 to 9 each evening.  For more information, 833-1570 or dickersonparkzoo.org.
  • The Springfield Art Museum will host a Trivia Night tonight (10/25) at 6 at the Museum.  To sign up, 837-5700.
  • The Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale continues through Sunday (10/27) at Remington’s, 1655 W. Republic Rd.  Hours today are 10-8, tomorrow 10-5 and Sunday 1 to 5.  For more information, thelibrary.org.
  • The MSU English Department presents An Evening with Daniel Woodrell tonight (10/25) at 7 in the Plaster Student Union Theatre.  He’ll read from his recently-published book The Maid’s Version.”  Admission is free. 
  • The MSU volleyball team will host Northern Iowa tonight (10/25) at 7 and Drake tomorrow night (10/26) at 7 at Hammons Student Center.  For tickets, 836-7678.
  • Acoustic Jam on the Square is held Friday nights at 7 on the West Plains Square.  Take instruments and lawn chairs.
  • Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park’s annual Fall Fest is open through Sunday.  Hours tomorrow (10/26) are 11 to 6 and Sunday (10/27) noon to 6.  There event includes a pumpkin patch, a corn maze, a hay maze, a cow train, hayrides, a corn cannon, pony rides and more. A haunted trail is open Fridays and Saturdays from 6 to 10.  Admission to Fall Fest is free, but some activities require a fee.  For more information, 837-5949 or parkboard.org.
  • The 66thannual Original Ozark Folk Festival continues through Sunday (10/27) in Eureka Springs featuring a parade, arts and crafts exhibits live music and more.  To learn more, ozarkfolkfestival.com.
  • The Rogers Historical Museum in Rogers, Arkansas, will offer Historic Rogers Ghost Walks tomorrow night (10/26) at 7 and 8.  Meet at 322 S. Second.  Tickets are a suggested $5 donation for adults 19 and over.  For more information, 479-621-1154.
  • Greenwood Lab School will hold a fundraiser tonight (10/25).  Diamonds & Spurs—Blue Jay Bash is at 6:30 at the Kit Bond Learning Center.  Tickets are $50 and include heavy hors d’oeuvres a silent and live auction and entertainment by Glen McKenzie & the Road Kings.  For details, 619-7588.
  • The traveling Exhibit “Treasure!” is at the Discovery Center of Springfield through December 31st.  For more information, 862-9910 or discoverycenter.org.
  • The History Museum on the Square is hosting the exhibit “Woodruff’s Dream:  The Mother Road through Springfield—the Route 66 Exhibit” through February 2nd.  For more information, historymuseumonthesquare.org.
  • The Farmers Market of the Ozarks is open tomorrow (10/26) from 8 to 1 at 4139 Nature Center Way.  For more information, loveyourfarmer.com.
  • The Greater Springfield Farmers Market is open tomorrow (10/26) from 8 to 1 in the southeast corner of the Battlefield Mall Parking Lot.
  • A Harvest Party will be held tomorrow night (10/26) from 5 to 9 at Farmers Park.  Those who shop at Farmers Market of the Ozarks earlier in the day will receive a ticket for food at the party.  And food and beverage tickets will be available tomorrow night for $1 each.  The event includes live music, kids’ activities, cooking demonstrations and more.  Non-perishable food items will be collected for Ozarks Food Harvest.  To learn more, fooddaycelebration.org.
  • Take old prescription and over the counter medicine to Take Back events tomorrow throughout Springfield.  For details, commpartnership.org/event/springfield-prescription-drug-take-back/
  • Kickapoo High School will host the 12thannual Ozarks Food Harvest Fall Carnival tomorrow night (10/26) from 6 to 8:30 in the high school’s cafeteria.  There will be games, trunk-or-treating, a haunted house, face painting, sugar skull painting and more.  Admission will be 2 non-perishable food items per person for Ozarks Food Harvest.
  • Republic Paw Pantry will hold a Modern Day Pet Photo Contest tomorrow (10/26) at Lasting Memories tomorrow morning (10/26) from 9 to noon at 200 N. Main St. in Republic.  Entry is a bag of Purina dog food at least 10 pounds or $5 cash per animal.  For details, 893-0086.
  • The Fordland Clinic, a non-profit community health center, will host the 4thannual Masquerade Ball tomorrow night (10/26) from 7:30 to 11 in a castle south of Fordland.  There will be heavy hors d’oeuvres and dancing and costume contests.  Tickets are $25 at the door.  For more information, fordlandclinic.org/news-events/masquerade-ball/
  • The Springfield Conservation Nature Center’s Hiking Club will hike two miles on an Ozark Greenways Trail and then float back to the Nature Center tomorrow (10/26).  To register, 888-4237.
  • The Springfield Conservation Nature Center will host a reunion for its Teen Club tomorrow night (10/26) from 6 to 8 with a barbecue and program that will include photos since 1997.  To sign up, 888-4237.
  • The Harlin Museum in West Plains will hold a Coffee and Chocolate Celebration tomorrow night (10/26) from 6 to 9 featuring music by Renee Wood’s After Hours Big Band.  For details, harlinmuseum.com/calendar.html.
  • OMC in West Plains will host a Breast Cancer Screening and Pink Ribbon Rally tomorrow morning (10/26) from 9 to noon.  To schedule an appointment, 257-6793.
  • Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge in Eureka Springs will host the 18thannual Howl-O-Ween Spooktacular tomorrow night (10/26) from 7 to 9.  There will be games, food and a children’s costume contest, and you’ll be able to see what the animals do at night.  Normal admission applies.  For more information, turpentinecreek.org.
  • Kids in grades K-6 are invited to Spooky Halloween Science tomorrow night (10/26) at 7 at the Library Center.  Wear costumes and take part in science experiments.  To register, 882-0714.
  • Adults can learn Beginning Genealogy tomorrow (10/26) at 9:30 or 1 at the Library Center.  To register, 616-0534.
  • The Antique Festival of the Ozarks is tomorrow (10/26) from 9 to 5 and Sunday (10/27) from 11 to 5 at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds.  To learn more, ozarkempirefair.com.
  • The Making Strides against Breast Cancer walk to raise money for cancer research is tomorrow morning (10/26) at Jordan Valley Park.  For more information, makingstrides.acsevents.org/site/TR?fr_id=55854&pg=entry.
  • CoxHealth’s Colorectal Rundie 5K Run/Walk starts at 8 tomorrow morning (10/26) at the Meyer Fitness Center.  To find out more, coxhealthfoundation.com/event/the-colorectal-rundie-5k-runwalk/.
  • The Ozarks’ Coin Club annual Fall Show is tomorrow (10/26) from 9 to 5 and Sunday (10/27) from 9 to 3 at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds.  For details, ozarkempirefair.com.
  • Tomorrow (10/26) is the last day of the season for the Railroad Historical Museum, located in an old train in Grant Beach Park.  The museum will be open from 2 to 4.  To learn more, rrhistoricalmuseum.zoomshare.com.
  • The MSU men’s basketball team will host McKendree Sunday afternoon (10/27) at 3:05 at JQH Arena.  For tickets, 836-7678.