Illuminate your mind and spirit at the next Springfield Symphony concert, Saturday Nov.20 at 7:30pm in the Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts, featuring Brahms' Symphony No. 3 and Daniel Godfrey's Lightscape, an impressionistic account of a sunrise on the northeastern coast. The orchestra will also showcase the talents of pianist Di Wu, finalist at the 2009 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition; she’ll play the Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No.3. For tickets call 836-7678 or visit www.missouristatetix.com.
With the bitter Missouri winter quickly approaching, the National Weather Service and several other groups are teaming up to promote Winter Weather Awareness Day on November 17. KSMU’s Justin Lux reports.
Missouri State University and the Tri-state Water Resource Coalition are holding a water conference Nov. 18-19 entitled “Water: A Finite Resource in a Growing Region.” The two-day conference, consisting of panels and presentations, will explore pressing water issues such as current and future water supply, water demand and efficient use of water in the Ozarks.
Last year alone, Rare Breed Youth Outreach Program helped as many as 1,110 homeless and high-risk young people in Springfield. In honor of National Homeless Youth Awareness month, this weekend will mark the 2nd annual Springfield Sleepout Event, hosted by Rare Breed. KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann spoke organizers of the event and has this report.
When the Creamery Writers Workshop meets next Thursday Nov.11 at 7:00pm, author-lecturer Wayne Groner will show how you can turn holiday get-togethers into the basis for a lucrative new career as a personal historian. Groner, who’s already written 3 books on the subject, will explain about the kind of records, photos, even videos you’ll want to collect once you’ve focused on a person or group, depending on the scope or type of project. He’ll also discuss how much one typically charges for this service, whether family or commercial. The Creamery Writers Workshop is open free of charge to anyone interested in writing. The group meets at the Creamery Arts Center, 411 N. Sherman Parkway across from Hammons Field. This is the last Writers Workshop meeting of the year.
The "Musical Offerings" concert series at First & Calvary Presbyterian Church, corner of Cherry and Hammons Parkway, presents an afternoon of a cappella choral music by the Springfield Chamber Chorus, James Davidson, Director, on Sunday Nov.14 at 2:30pm in the church Atrium. The program includes works by Palestrina, Gretchaninoff and Stephen Paulus. It's free and open to the public. For information call the church at 862-5068.