The MSU Music Department presents “An Evening of Chinese Traditional Music” tonight (9/28) at 7:30 in Ellis Recital Hall.
Acoustic Jam on the Square is held Friday nights at 7 on the square in West Plains. Take instruments and lawn chairs.
The Library Station invites kids in grades six through 12 to the program “Musicology” tonight (9/28) at 6 and tomorrow night (9/29) at 9. Spend an evening talking music with indie rock musician Philip Dickey of Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin and Dragon Inn III. For more information, 865-1340.
Kids three to six are invited to the Little Acorns program “Fall Crawl” today (9/28) at 11 or 1:30 and tomorrow (9/29) at 11 at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center. To register, 888-4237.
The Fair Grove Historical and Preservation Society presents the 35thAnnual Fair Grove Heritage Reunion tomorrow (9/28) from 8 to 6 and Sunday (9/30) from 8 to 4. The arts and crafts show will feature nearly 300 booths with arts and crafts, demonstrations, food and more. A parade will start at 10 am. There will also be country music, dancing, period entertainment, horse and mule obstacle course demonstrations, an antique tractor show and more. For more information, www.fghps.org.
The Library Center invites adults to the program “Beginning Genealogy” tomorrow morning (9/29) from 9:30 to noon. Begin searching for your ancestors and learn what the library has to offer. To register, 882-0714.
The MSU Field Hockey Team will host Miami, Ohio tomorrow (9/29) at noon. For ticket information, 836-7678.
The MSU Baseball Bears will face Drury tomorrow night (9/29) at Hammons Field. For tickets, 836-7678.
The Manhattan Short Film Festival will be held tomorrow night (9/29) from 6:30 to 10 in the Plaster Student Union Theatre. Admission is $10. For more information, missouristate.edu and click on “calendar.”
Tomorrow (9/29) is a Fee Free Day at Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield. Get into the Battlefield for free all day. For more information, 732-2662.
The MSU women’s soccer team will host Evansville Sunday afternoon (9/30) at 1 at Plaster Sports Complex. For tickets, 836-7678.
Drop off any unused prescription medicine at Take Back events tomorrow hosted by Community Partnership of the Ozarks. Locations are: Dan’s Discount Drug Mart, 2625 N. Kansas Expwy., Evangel University’s north parking lot, Family Pharmacy, 4728 S. Campbell, George’s Pharmacy, 3650 E. Sunshine, Medicine Store, 1302 E. Sunshine and Walgreens, 2681 W. Republic Rd.
“Antique Tractors on the Square” and “Celebrate the Ozarks Ag Heritage” will be held tomorrow (9/29) from 9:30 am to 4 pm on the square in West Plains. Admission is free.
The Rockaway Beach Chamber of Commerce will host the Fun Run 2012 Car Show tomorrow (9/29). Besides the car show, there will be food, live music, a pub crawl and more. For more information, www.rockawaybeachchamber.com.
The Greater Ozarks Audubon Society will teach kids ages six to 12 about birding during a program tomorrow morning (9/29) at 8:30 at Lost Hill Park. For details, 887-6796.
The Springfield Conservation Nature Center’s Hiking Club, for ages 18 and over, will hike at Piney Creek Wilderness tomorrow (9/29). To register, 888-4237.
The Missouri Department of Conservation will hold a trapping seminar that will focus on making baits and lures for the trapping of furbearers tomorrow (9/29) from 9 to noon at the Robert E. Talbot Conservation Area. To register for the free clinic, 461-4586.
The Street Machine Nationals are in Springfield at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds tomorrow and Sunday (9/28 & 9/29). For more information, www.streetmachinenationals.net.
The Farmer’s Market of the Ozarks will be open tomorrow (9/29) from 7:30 am to 1 pm. For more information, www.loveyourfarmer.com.
C-Street Market is open tomorrow (9/29) from 8 to 1 near the Footbridge on Commercial Street.
The Greater Ozarks Farmers Market is open tomorrow (9/29) from 8 to 1 in the southeast corner of the Battlefield Mall parking lot.
Commercial Club of Springfield presents the 15thAnnual Loftwalk Sunday (9/30) from noon to 6. Tour five Commercial Street lofts. Tickets are $10 in advance at Maschino’s, Big Momma’s and Pizza House. They’re $12 the day of the tour at Historic Firehouse No. 2 at Boonville and Commercial. Student tickets are $5 with an i.d.
The Springfield-Greene County Park Board’s Outdoor Initiatives will provide bat information, and you can watch the bats fly out of Sequiota Cave at dusk Sunday (9/30) from 10 am to twilight at Sequiota Park. For details, www.parkboard.org.
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.