Drury University will present its annual "Peter and the Wolf" concert on Tuesday, Feb. 22 at 10:30 am and 12:30 pm in the O’Reilly Family Event Center on the Drury campus. The performance at 10:30 am is free and open to the public while the later performance is reserved for Springfield Public School students. A combination of students from the Department of Music and professional musicians from the Springfield area, including Drury faculty, perform the music for the event. Additionally, a representative from the Dickerson Park Zoo will make a brief presentation about wildlife ecology. For more information call 873-7298.
The Springfield Regional Arts Council, with help from the Junior League of Springfield, will offer a community-wide Free Art Day at The Creamery Arts Center, 411 N.Sherman Parkway across from Hammons Field, Saturday, February 19 from 10 a.m. to noon. Several fun activity stations will be available, including Mardi Gras mask-making, St. Patrick’s Day clover weaving, and printmaking. The Springfield-Greene County Library will also provide storytelling at 10:45 and 11:15. All ages and artistic abilities are welcome for the hands-on art activities, and no registration is required. Every participant can create and take home one item at each station, with instruction and supplies provided by Springfield Regional Arts Council staff and volunteers. The Arts Council holds Fre Art Day the 3rd Saturday of every other month, coinciding with "Center City Saturdays" in downtown Springfield. For more information call 862-2787 (ARTS) or visit www.springfieldarts.org.