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Weekend Outlook October 30, 2009

  • Celebrate Halloween
  • Attend a dance concert
  • View a parade
  • Watch college sports
  • Learn about nighttime creatures
  • See a movie
  • Watch for birds
  • Halloween Happening: Little Red Riding Hood’s Forest Foray continues tonight (10/30) from 6:30 to 9:30 at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center. There will be crafts, games and snacks, and learn why nighttime creatures aren’t scary during guided hikes along the Nature Center trails. For more information about the free event, 888-4237.
  • Tonight (10/30) is Halloween Night at the Museum from 6 to 10 at the Discovery Center. Dress up and experience flaming pumpkins, fizzing concoctions, slimy stuff and more. For more information, 869-9910.
  • Dickerson Park Zoo’s Halloween Spooktacular continues tonight and tomorrow night (10/30-10/31). For details, 864-1800.
  • The 10-acre corn maze and pumpkin patch at Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park is open tonight and tomorrow night (10/30-10/31). For more information, 837-5949 or visit www.parkboard.org.
  • Missouri State University’s Theatre and Dance Department will present “Changing Shades: A Fall Dance Concert” tonight and tomorrow night (10/30-10/31) at 7:30 and Sunday (11/1) at 2:30 in Craig Hall’s Coger Theatre. Admission is free.
  • The award-winning film “As Seen from Both Sides” will be shown tonight (10/30) at 7 at the West Plains Civic Center. Admission is free.
  • Kids in grades K thru 2 are invited to listen to “Not So Scary Stories Told in the Dark” and kids in grades 3 thru 6 are invited to listen to “Scary Stories Told in the Dark” at programs this afternoon (10/30) at 4:30 at the Library Station. For more information, 865-1340.
  • There are various Halloween programs for kids tomorrow (10/31) at Springfield-Greene County Library branches. For details, visit thelibrary.org.
  • Mark Deatherage with Ozarks Ghost Hunters will recount the local legends and ghost stories of Springfield and the Ozarks during a program tomorrow afternoon (10/31) at 1 at the Midtown Carnegie Branch Library. For more information or to register, call 862-0135.
  • The Republic Branch Library will hold a grand opening at its new location tomorrow (10/31) at 2. There will be face painting, a Halloween photo booth, trick-or-treating and more. For details, 616-0566.
  • Join members of the Greater Ozarks Audubon Society for a birdwatching walk at Valley Water Mill north of Springfield tomorrow morning (10/31) at 8. Meet in the parking lot on the east end of the lake. For more information, call Dave Catlin at 889-9940.
  • Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge in Eureka Springs will hold their 13th Annual Howl-o-ween Party” tomorrow night (10/31) at 7. There will be a “haunted trail of terror,” a children’s costume contest and parade, games and prizes and more. For more informaiotn, 479-253-5841.
  • The Miss Missouri USA and Miss Missouri Teen USA pageants are at the Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts tomorrow and Sunday (10/31 & 11/1). For tickets, 836-7678.
  • Missouri State’s Volleyball team will take on Drake tomorrow night (10/31) at 7 at Hammons Student Center. For tickets, 836-7678.
  • Missouri State’s football team will take on Illinois State in its homecoming game tomorrow afternoon at 1 at Plaster Sports Complex. For tickets, 836-7678.
  • Homecoming activities get underway tomorrow (10/31) with a 5K run/walk at 7 am with registration at 6 at the Plaster Student Union Plaza by the bear statue. The homecoming parade starts at 9 and will proceed from St. Louis to Grand down John Q. Hammons Parkway.
  • The Missouri State men’s soccer team will take on Drake Sunday afternoon (11/1) at 1 at Plaster Sports Complex.
  • The Missouri State Lady Bears will face Missouri Western in an exhibition game Sunday afternoon (11/1) at 2:05 at the JQH Arena. For tickets, 836-7678.
  • The Branson Area Festival of Lights gets underway Sunday (11/1). For more information, visit www.explorebranson.com/christmas/bafol.php.