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.
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 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.
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.