The MSU women’s soccer team will host Western Illinois tonight (9/14) at 7 and North Dakota State Sunday (9/16) at noon at Plaster Sports Complex. For tickets, www.missouristatetix.com.
The Hammons School of Architecture at Drury will host the exhibit “Buildings that Heal: Towards an Architecture of Impact” today (9/14) through November 16th. For more information, www.drury.edu.
Field Day is today (9/15) from 9 to 1 at the Southwest Research Center in Mt. Vernon. The event will showcase the variety of agricultural research and practice taking place there. Tours will be offered throughout the event, and free lunch will be provided for the first 1000 attendees. To learn more, 466-2148.
The Ozarks Genealogical Society’s 32ndannual conference is today and tomorrow (9/14-9/15) at the Howard Johnson Hotel, 3333 S. Glenstone. For details, 861-7503 or www.ozarksgs.org.
Today (9/14) is the last day to RSVP for the MSU Army ROTC’s 60thAnniversary Golf Tournament at Greene Hills Country Club in Willard on September 21st. For more information, 597-2502.
Cider Days on historic Walnut Street is tomorrow and Sunday (9/15-9/16) from 10 to 5. The festival will feature artists and crafters, performance stages, children’s activities and more. Admission is $4—children 10 and under get in free. For details, www.itsalldowntown.com.
The Gray Campbell Farmstead presents the annual 1860s Lifestyle Exhibition tomorrow and Sunday (9/15-9/16) from 11 am to 4:30 pm. See apple butter making, hearth cooking and sausage making, listen to music and much more. There’s no cost to get in, but donations are appreciated. For more information, www.graycampbellfarmstead.org.
Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield’s 6thAnnual Photo Exhibit is on display through tomorrow (9/15) at the Visitor Center. To learn more, 732-2662.
The MSU softball team will host a Maroon & White Game tomorrow afternoon (9/15) at 2 at Killian Sports Complex. To find out more, 836-5402.
BearFest Village will be open from 4 to 7 pm tomorrow (9/15) in the MSU parking lot 22, just south of Plaster Sports Complex. There will be food, fun and entertainment leading up to the MSU football game at 7. For tickets to the game, which will pit the Bears against Murray State, www.missouristatetix.com.
The American Red Cross is hosting preparedness events in area communities. A Community Preparedness and Safety Expo will be held tomorrow (9/15) from 10 to 2 in Joplin, and the Lebanon Area Chamber of Commerce will co-host an expo tomorrow (9/15) from 9 to 2 in Lebanon. For more information, www.redcross.org.
Learn how to trace your Civil War ancestor during a program tomorrow afternoon (9/15) at 2 at the Library Station. For details, 865-1340.
The program “Migrating to Missouri: The Lives of Two Civil War Nurses” will start tomorrow morning (9/15) at 10 at the Brentwood Branch Library. Learn about Union Civil War nurses Malinda Moon and Julia Wheelock. To find out more, 883-1974.
Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland will host “Discover Girl Scouts” tomorrow (9/15) from 10 to noon at the Discovery Center of Springfield. Current Girl Scouts who bring a non-Girl Scout friend, will receive a patch for themselves and their friend, and girls who register for Girl Scouts at the event will be able to get $5 admission to the Discovery Center for themselves and their families.
Kids ages 4 to 10 are invited to Celebrate National Play-Doh Day tomorrow morning (9/15) at 11 at the Republic Branch Library.
The Fair Grove Branch Library invites you to Saturday Matinee at the Library tomorrow afternoon (9/15) at 4. See the movie “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” rated PG.
The Epilepsy Foundation will hold a 5K/10K and one mile walk tomorrow (9/15) at Millwood Golf and Racquet Club starting at 8 am. For more information, www.siezethehope.kintera.org.
The Springfield Conservation Nature Center invites you to the Discover Nature Families program “Dragons of the Insect World” tomorrow afternoon (9/15) at 2. Learn about dragonflies. To register, 888-4237.
The Rockin’ Saturdays series continues tomorrow (9/15) at the Midtown Carnegie Branch Library. Ben Garen will perform a variety of music at 2 including 80s soft rock hits, original soft and blues/rock songs, hard and heavy electric guitar pieces and original easy listening compositions that fuse classical, jazz and New Age elements.
Safe Kids Springfield will host the Safe Kids Baby Extravaganza Sunday (9/16) from 1 to 5 at the Ramada Oasis Convention Center. Admission is $5. For more information, 820-6671.
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.