The MSU women’s volleyball team will host Southern Illinois tonight (9/21) at 7 and Evansville tomorrow night (9/22) at 6 at Hammons Student Center. For tickets, 836-7678.
Fiber Daze will be held today and tomorrow (9/21-9/22) at Crowder College in Neosho. Learn to spin yarn, improve your knitting skills, dye fibers and more. To learn more, http://fiberfolks.wordpress.com/fiber-dazeor 417-455-9500.
The Bonniebrook Museum and Gallery will host “O’Neill’s Faerie Gathering and Monster Ball” tonight (9/21) featuring music by the Garbonzos and Black Bonnet Ballyhoo. Tomorrow, there will be music, storytelling and children’s activities. Marideth Sisco will tell stories, and a maguette artist will demonstrate the art of sculpting faeries. For more information, www.oneillfaeries.orgor 417-561-1509.
The 20thAnnual Fall Bluegrass Festival is being held through tomorrow (9/22) at the HOBA Park in West Plains. For details, www.wix.com/hobabluegrass/home.
The Ozarks Studies Symposium “Images and Perceptions of the Ozarks” is taking place through tomorrow (9/22) at the West Plains Civic Center. The keynote address, “The Ghost of the Ozarks: A Region in the Media Crosshairs” will be presented this afternoon at 3:30. Admission is free. For more information, www.ozarkssymposium.wp.missouristate.edu/schedule.htm.
Acoustic Jam on the Square is held each Friday night on the square in West Plains. Take instruments and lawn chairs.
The Springfield Conservation Nature Center invites anyone two and under and their favorite big people to “Babes in the Woods: Monarchs” this morning (9/21) at 10 or tomorrow morning (9/22) at 10. To register, 888-4237.
The Willard Branch Library will host the Hobbit Extravaganza today (9/21) from 9:30 am to 5 pm. Help celebrate the 75thanniversary of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit with trivia, games, door prizes, costumes and activities for all ages. The 1978 animated version of “The Lord of the Rings,” rated PG, will be shown throughout the day. To find out more, 742-4258.
It’s Open Mic Night tonight (9/21) at 7 at the Park Central Branch Library.
The Ozark Piecemakers Quilt Guild will hold a Quilt Show through tomorrow (9/22) at the Springfield Expo Center, 635 St. Louis. Hours today are 9 to 5 and tomorrow 9 to 4. General admission is $6. For more information, 725-6791.
Bearfest Village at MSU will be open from 10 to 1 tomorrow (9/22) in Lot 22, just south of Plaster Sports Complex. The Bears will take on Southern Illinois at 1 at Plaster Sports Complex.
The Missouri Conservation Department invites you to Great Outdoors Day tomorrow (9/22) from 8:30 to 3 at the Bois D’Arc Conservation Area. Watch shooting and archery demonstrations and take part in a variety of activities. For more information, 895-6880.
Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield will host Civil War author George C. Rable, winner of the Lincoln Prize and two Jefferson Davis prizes tomorrow afternoon (9/22) at 1 at the Visitors Center. He’ll talk about his recent book “God’s Almost Chosen Peoples—A Religious History of the American Civil War.” To find out more, 732-2662.
The Good Samaritan Boys Ranch will host the Boys Ranch Buddy Bass Tournament tomorrow (9/22) from 7 am to 3 pm at State Park Marina Boat Ramp at Stockton. The entry fee is $50 per boat and includes a hamburger cookout. Proceeds will benefit the ranch. For more information, 880-6767.
The Annual Jazz Eureka Festival is continues through Sunday (9/23) in Eureka Springs. For a schedule of events, www.eurekasprings.org.
The EurekaPalooza Outdoor Festival is tomorrow (9/22) from 11 am to 11 pm at Lake Leatherwood City Park on Highway 62 W. There will be lots of live music, a pie cook-off, arts and crafts, a Kid Zone and more. For details, www.eurekapalooza.com.
The Discovery Center of Springfield will host “Bubble Fest” tomorrow (9/22) from 10 to 2. Explore the science behind bubbles. To learn more, 862-9910.
Dog Fest is tomorrow (9/22) from 10 to 2:30 at Chesterfield Park, 2511 W. Republic Rd. Admission is free. For details, www.parkboard.org.
The 13thAnnual ANPAC Car Show for Kids is tomorrow (9/22) from 9 am to 2 pm at 1949 E. Sunshine. Admission for anyone 12 and over is $5. Proceeds benefit The United Way of the Ozarks.
The Fourth Annual OMC Blue Jean Ball is tomorrow night (9/22) at 6 at the Risner Stables. For more information, 417-257-5700.
Citizens Memorial Healthcare in Bolivar will host the 9thAnnual Burgandy Ball tomorrow night (9/22) at 6 at the University Plaza Convention Center in Springfield. Singer Amy Grant will be the featured speaker. For ticket information, 417-328-6318.
Celebrate World Hobbit Day tomorrow (9/22) from 8:30 am to 6 pm at the Brentwood Branch Library. There will be fun and games all day and a special program at 2. Find out what kinds of foods hobbits enjoy and make some of your own. For details, 883-1974.
The Library Center will hold a World Hobbit Day Celebration tomorrow morning (9/22) at 11 for all ages, and adults are invited to a showing of the animated version of Tolkien’s classic tale, “The Hobbit” at 1.
An Ozark Model Train Swap Meet will be held tomorrow (9/22) from 9 to 3 at the Howard Johnson Inn Conference Center, 3333 S. Glenstone. For more information, 848-1739.
Mercy Injury Prevention Center will host a free “Seat Check” tomorrow (9/22) from 10 to 1 at Kohl’s on E. Independence. Certified technicians will check car seats for proper installation and give advice on choosing the right seat for your car.
The Greater Ozarks Audubon Society will host a birdwatching event tomorrow (9/22) at the Lake Springfield Boathouse. The trip is free and open to anyone regardless of bird-watching experience. Meet at the Boathouse at 8 am. To learn more, Ann at 725-9481.
The Audubon Society will travel to Henning Conservation Area to look for hawks Sunday (9/23). Meet at 8 am at the southwest corner of US 65 and Evans Rd. For details, Myra at 883-4015.
The MSU softball team will play the National Pro Fastpitch Sunday afternoon (9/23) at 1 at Killian Sports Complex.
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.