Take your lunch and listen to a carillon concert performed by Jeremy Chesman outside Meyer Library today (10/9) at noon.
The Missouri State Volleyball Team will face Southern Illinois tonight (10/9) at 7 at Hammons Student Center. They’ll host Evansville tomorrow night (10/10) at 7. For tickets, 836-7678.
The annual ArtsFiesta! celebration is tonight (10/9) from 6 to 9 at Founders Park in downtown Springfield. There will be an all-female Mariachi band from Springfield’s sister city Tlaquepaque, Mexico, children’s games, authentic Mexican food and traditional Mexican dancing. Admission is $6. Children under 10 get in free. The Mariachi band will perform at noon today (10/9) in the Plaster Student Union at Missouri State and at 2:30 at the Busch Municipal Building.
Mamma Mia! is at the Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts today thru Sunday (10/9-10/11). For tickets, 836-7678.
The 5th Annual Wooley Creek School Bluegrass Festival is today thru Sunday (10/9-10/11) at the school, 3 miles west of Cape Fair on Highway 76. Proceeds will be used to help maintain the one-room school. Free primitive camping will started at 8 this morning. There will be food and drink vendors on site. The festival will feature several bluegrass bands, and you can meet Dean Webb, an original member of the Dillards. For more information, 335-0096.
The Civil War Round Table of the Ozark swill host the “Civil War West of the Mississippi” seminar today and tomorrow (10/9-10/10) at the Clarion Hotel in Springfield. To learn more, call 863-2241.
A dance is tonight (10/9) at 7 at the West Plains Senior Center. All ages are welcome.
A Daddy/Daughter Dance will be held tonight (10/9) from 6 to 8 at the Ozark Community Center. Tomorrow (10/10) is Family Fit Day at the center. For information on either event, call 581-7002.
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.”
Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walks will be held tomorrow (10/10) at Northpark Mall in Joplin and Pleasant Valley Manor and West View in West Plains. For more information, 886-2199 or 800-272-3900 or visit www.alz.org/swmo.
The Aidswalk 2009 is tomorrow (10/10) at 10 at Phelps Grove Park with a dog parade at 10:30. Registration starts tomorrow morning at 9. For more information, 881-1900.
Apple Butter Makin’ Days is today, tomorrow and Sunday (10/9-10/11) from 10 to 4 in Mt. Vernon. For details, visit www.mtvernonchamber.com.
Adults are invited to go on a hike at the Lead Mine Conservation Area with the Springfield Conservation Nature Center tomorrow (10/10). To register, 888-4237.
Art in the Park is tomorrow (10/10) from 10 to 5 and Sunday (10/11) from 10 to 4 at Sequiota Park.
Women can sign up to take the course “Archery for Beginners” offered by the Springfield Conservation Nature Center at the Andy Dalton Shooting Range. For more information or to register, 888-4237.
Tours of Giboney Cave at Doling Park will be offered Sunday (10/11) from 11:30 to 4:30. There is a fee. For details, www.parkboard.org.
Master Gardeners of Greene County and Show-me Yards and Neighborhoods will present a “Going Green in the Garden” workshop tomorrow morning (10/10) from 8:30 to noon at St. John’s Cancer Center. The cost is $10. To register, 862-9284.
The Friends of the Library in Christian County will hold their book sale tomorrow thru October 17th at the Library in Ozark. For details, 581-2432.
The Southwest Missouri Botanical Society will host the 6th annual Mum Festival tomorrow (10/10) from 10 to 3 in the Japanese Stroll Garden at Nathanael Greene Park. There will be a Bonzai demonstration, a photography class, mums for sale and more. Admission to the Japanese Stroll Garden is free tomorrow. For more information, 881-7284.
The office of admissions at MO State will present Showcase 2009 tomorrow morning (10/10) at 10 at Plaster Student Union. It’s a chance for prospective students to learn more about the university and attend a football game. To learn more, call 836-5517.
The MO State Football Bears will face South Dakota State tomorrow afternoon (10/10) at 2 at Plaster Sports Complex.
The Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition “Exit Saigon, Enter Little Saigon: Vietnamese American Since 1975” is at the West Plains Civic Center thru November 22nd. An opening reception will be held tonight (10/9) from 5 to 7.
Join the Greater Ozarks Audubon Society at the Lake Springfield Boathouse tomorrow morning (10/10) from 8 to 10 to watch for birds. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call Dave Catlin at 889-9940.
Cowden Elementary, 2900 S. Jefferson, will host a fundraiser tomorrow (10/10). There will be a chili dinner from 11 to 2 along with a fall carnival, and a 32” flat screen tv will be raffled off.
College of the Ozarks will host its annual auction tomorrow morning (10/10) at 10 near the transportation garage on campus. There will be antique tractors, vans, cars, farm machinery, concrete forms, furniture, microscopes, scrap metal and more. For more information, 690-2204.
Pianist Linda Holzer will present a concert Sunday afternoon (10/11) at 3 in Ellis Recital Hall on the Missouri State Campus. Admission is free.