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One of the oldest and largest programs tackling family violence in the state is making a few changes and it happens to be taking place right here in Springfield. Our Justin Lux has the report.

The 16th annual Senior Art Exhibition will run from March 23 to April 14, 2011 at the Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts on the Missouri State University campus. This is a juried, fine art exhibition organized by the MSU Gerontology Program and co-sponsored by the National Art Shop and Studio 55, a fine arts group for individuals 55 and older. All visual artists, age 60 or older, are invited to submit work for this juried exhibit. Two original entries per person are allowed. All work must be completed within the last three years. Entries can be two- or three-dimensional and crafted of any medium or any combination of media. A $5.00 non-refundable donation is required for each piece entered for the exhibition. These fees will go to the Senior Art Exhibition Fund to help underwrite costs for future exhibitions. Submissions for the exhibit must be hand delivered to the Fuldner Lounge at the Juanita K. Hammons Hall between 8:30-10:00 on Tuesday, March 22, 2011. The exhibition may be viewed Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the fourth and fifth floors of the Hall. Three jurors will evaluate the entries, and prizes will be awarded. For more information on this event, or to request a Call for Entries form, call Dr. Bradley Fisher in the MSU Gerontology Program at 836-5284.

The sights and sounds of the holiday season have already begun in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Three seasonal music shows run through Dec. 11. The Ozark Mountain Hoe-Down’s Christmas Music Show plays on Friday and Saturday nights. The same schedule applies to the Great Passion Play's Christmas Show (5-7 p.m.) And “A Season of Celebration,” Pine Mountain Theater’s Christmas show, runs Thursday through Saturday nights, except Thanksgiving. For a complete schedule, visit www.eurekasprings.org and click on "Full Event Calendar."

Hillcrest High School Theatre presents “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” Nov. 19-21. In this classic story about the Peanuts Gang, Charlie Brown is considered a “good man” by his friends, but can’t seem to win the heart of the little red-haired girl. Meanwhile, his friend Lucy is having no luck with her crush, the piano-playing Schroeder. Showtimes are 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday the 21st. For ticket information, call 523-8000.

The Glendale High School theatre presents “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” Nov. 18-21, based on the 1988 Steve Martin/Michael Caine movie about two con-men who both land in a French Mediterranean coast town. When they realize they can't work together, they agree to a contest to see who is the best con with the loser agreeing to leave town. Performances are at 7:00pm Thursday thru Saturday, and 2:00pm Sunday the 21st. For ticket information call 523-8403.

Kickapoo High School theatre presents the Broadway hit musical “Chicago,” by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, Nov. 18-21. “Chicago” takes place in a 1920s cabaret that is performing the story of Roxie Hart, a girl who shoots her boyfriend and hires the best defense attorney in Chicago to help her out of a life-sentence in prison or possibly death. The attorney makes Roxie a star by playing off her innocent looks, much to the dismay of Velma Kelly, a jazz singer whose crimes landed her on the front page as well, but now she has lost her place in the limelight. The production features a live stage band and big dance numbers. Performances are 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday the 21st. For ticket information, call 523-8641.