Weekend Outlook December 4-6, 2015

Dec 4, 2015

Home on N. Jefferson, Part of the Midtown Victorian Homes Tour 2015
Credit Michele Skalicky / KSMU

The Midtown Neighborhood Association’s Victorian Christmas Homes Tour, is tonight (12/4) from 5 to 9 and tomorrow (12/5) from noon to 5.  This year’s tour will feature four homes decorated for the holidays as well as an art exhibit at the historic C-Street Firehouse #2 and Sacred Heart Catholic Church.  The church will be hosting its craft sale tomorrow from 10 to 4.  Tickets are $10.  For details, click here.  Michele Skalicky talks with the owner of one of the homes on the tour, Crystal Quade, about her home.

The First Friday Art Walk is tonight (12/4) from 6 to 10 in downtown Springfield.  For more information, ffaw.org

Christmas in the Park will be held tonight (12/4) from 5 to 7 at Atchley Park in Lebanon.  There will be pictures with Santa, hayrides, face painting, storytelling, Christmas lights and displays and more.  Click here for details.

Springfield Little Theatre presents “Miracle on 34th Street” through December 13th at the Landers Theatre.  For ticket information, 869-1334 or click here.

The seventh annual Reindeer Run 5K starts at 7 tonight (12/4) at J.R. Martin Park in Republic.  Save money on registration with the donation of an unwrapped gift for children in need in Republic.  For more information, republicmo.com or 732-3500.

Victorian Springfield
Credit History Museum on the Square

Victorian Springfield, Holiday Tidings on the Square, at the historic Fox Theatre, continues through January 16th.  Hours are 10:30 to 4:30 Monday through Saturday.  find more information here.

Christmas Lights of Ozark at Finley River Park continue nightly through January 3rd.  For more information, click here.

A Live Nativity continues at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds though tomorrow night (12/5) from 6:30 to 8:30 each evening.  Admission is free.  For details, click here.

Hike the trails at the Springfield Conservation Center after dark during an Evening Stroll tonight (12/4) from 6 to 9.  The Nature Center building and gift shop will be open, and you can warm up with hot chocolate.  For more information, 888-4237.

The Nature and the Arts program, “40 Years of Wilderness Photography with Tim Ernst” will be held today (12/4) at 5 and 7 pm at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center.  To register, 888-4237.

The 399th Army Band will present a Christmas Concert tonight (12/4) at 7 at the Cowan Civic Center Theater in Lebanon.  Admission is free.  For details, click here.

The Christmas Festival in downtown Eureka Springs, Arkansas continues through December 19th with a variety of events.  To view a schedule, click here.

Credit Cyndy Sims Parr / Flickr

Lights of Love will be held tomorrow (12/5) at Maplewood Cemetery in Harrison, Arkansas.  Luminaries can be picked up between 1 and 4 tomorrow inside the cemetery entrance, and Lights of Love starts at dusk and goes until 9 pm.  Find more information here.

Breakfast at Santa’s Workshop, to benefit Arkansas Children’s Hospital, will be held tomorrow morning (12/6) from 9 to noon at First Presbyterian Church, 220 N. Arbor Dr., in Harrison, Arkansas.  The cost is $5 per person.  For more information, click here.

The Conway Christmas Parade starts tomorrow afternoon (12/5) at 1 in downtown Conway following a chili dinner at 11 at the Community Building.

Ash Grove’s Christmas Parade starts tomorrow morning (12/5) at 10.

A Heck of a Christmas in the City of Dogpatch will be held tomorrow and Sunday (12/5-12/6) from 10 am to 5 pm featuring craft vendors, local choirs and bands and visits by Santa and Mrs. Claus.  For details, click here.

The Springfield-Greene County Park Board’s Rivercut, Horton Smith and Bill & Payne Stewart golf courses are teaming up with area courses for an annual sale. It includes discount golf packages discounted golf merchandise. The sale continues today (12/4) 9 a.m.-7 p.m. and tomorrow (12/5), 8 a.m.-4 p.m., at 228 W Sunshine. For details, 891-1645.

Candy Cane Decorations
Credit Nick Amoscato / Flickr

Candy Cane Lane, a drive-through light show with more than 15,000 lights and Christmas displays, is open at Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park, 3825 W. Farm Road 146, tonight and tomorrow night from 5-8 and also Dec. 11-12 and Dec. 18-19, weather permitting.  Admission is $3 per vehicle.  For more information, 837-5949.

An old-fashioned Christmas celebration with carols and sweets at the 1860’s-era Gray-Campbell Farmstead, in Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park, 2400 S. Scenic Ave is planned for tomorrow (12/5) from 1-3 p.m.  Admission is free, but donations will be accepted.  To learn more, 891-1515.

A Northark Campus Christmas Carol will be held tomorrow (12/5) at 5 pm at the Durand Center in Harrison, Arkansas.  The event will feature performances by the Harrison Children’s Choir, a free screening of “It’s a Wonderful Life” and more.  Find more information here.

Rudolph’s Five and Dime:  A Holiday Bazaar continues today (12/4) from 9 to 2 in the Blair-Shannon Grand Lounge on the Missouri State campus.  Proceeds will go to the Wilda F. Looney Residence Life Leadership Scholarship Fund.  To learn more, 836-6591.

Fall Fridays with Peter continues tonight (12/4) at 6 with “The Story of Orbit and the Gardens of his Kingdoms.”  Admission to the program, at the Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center, 2400 S. Scenic, is free.

A Toys for Tots Concert starts tonight and tomorrow night (12/4-12/5) at 7 at the Civic Center Theater in West Plains.

Credit Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts

The Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts will host Winterfest 2015 from 5 to 10 tonight (12/4), 10 to 10 tomorrow (12/5) and noon to 5 Sunday (12/6).  The event will feature live holiday music, shows and work by area artists.  For more information, 836-6767.

One event taking place during Winterfest is “The Reduced Shakespeare Company:  The Ultimate Christmas Show (Abridged).”  It’s tonight (12/4) at 7 at the Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts.  The annual holiday variety show and Christmas pageant features three members of The Reduced Shakespeare Company who are pressed into service to perform the entire variety show and Christmas pageant by themselves.  For ticket information, 836-7678 or hammonshall.com

Jazz vocalist, Nnenna Freelon, will present a concert tomorrow night (12/5) at 7 at the Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts as part of Winterfest.  Tickets are $25.  For details, hammonshall.com

Eureka Springs’ annual Candlelight Tour of Homes will be held tomorrow (12/5) from 3 to 8 pm.  The self-guided walking tours will take visitors to some of Eureka Springs’ restored homes decorate for the season. For ticket information, click here.

Fair Grove’s annual Open House and Tree Lighting Celebration is tomorrow (12/5).  The day will include breakfast and photos with Santa, a Chili Supper at Fair Grove UMC, the Christmas Parade at 4:30 a tree lighting at Wommack Mill at 5:30 and more.  For details, click here.

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Children can have breakfast with Santa and see a performance from The Nutcracker by Springfield Ballet tomorrow morning (12/5) at 8 at 2825 S. Glenstone.  Tickets are $8 for kids 12 and under and $10 for adults.  Proceeds benefit Springfield Ballet.  For more information, 862-1343 or click here.

The 9th annual Habitat Hold ‘Em, a Texas Hold  ‘Em to benefit Habitat for Humanity, will be held tomorrow night (12/5) at 5 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 2200 W. Republic Rd.  For more information, 829-4001.

Expressions of the Soul, a program about George Washington Carver and art, will be offered tomorrow and Sunday (12/5-12/6) at 1 at the George Washington Carver National Monument in Diamond, MO.  For details, nps.gov/gwca

St. Paul Lutheran Church in West Plains will host the Christmas Craft Show tomorrow (12/5) from 8 to 4. For details, 256-6685.

The West Plains Optimists’ 33rd annual Holiday Season Arts and Crafts Show & Sale will be held tomorrow (12/5) from 10 to 3 at the West Plains Civic Center.

Moxie Mornings continue tomorrow morning (12/5) at 10 with short films and hands-on art making for children two to six.  Admission is free.  For details, click here.

A tree pruning workshop will be held tomorrow (12/5) from 10 to noon at the Neosho Forestry Office, 1510 S. Business Highway 49.  No registration is needed.

Christmas Lights
Credit Andy Arthur / Flickr

Omaha, Arkansas will hold its annual Christmas Parade tomorrow (12/5) at noon.  It will start at Omaha School and end at Roberson’s Orchard.

Ozarks storyteller, singer and host of KSMU’s These Ozarks Hills, Marideth Sisco, will talk about her new book, “Crosspatch:  Cranky Musings on Gardening in Rocky Soil,” tomorrow afternoon (12/5) at 2 at the Library Center.  The event is free and open to the public.

The Imagine Concert, to benefit Women in Need of the Ozarks, is tomorrow night (12/5) at 7 at the Gillioz Theatre on Park Central East in downtown Springfield.  For more information, click here.

The C-Street Winter Walk is tomorrow (12/5) from noon to 5 on Commercial Street in Springfield.  To find out more, click here.

The Library Station presents “Old-Time Know-How” tomorrow afternoon (12/5) at 3.  Cooking turkey or ham for Christmas? Wondering what to do with your frozen Thanksgiving leftovers? Learn how to turn them into a soup base from Reference Librarian Shannon Wortham as he discusses the old-timer's tradition of upcycling your leftovers.  For more information, thelibrary.org

The Missouri State Lady Bears will host Eastern Kentucky tomorrow night (12/5) at 7:05 at JQH Arena.  For ticket information, 836-7678 or missouristatetix.com

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First Cumberland Presbyterian Church, at Charleston and Republic Rd., will hold a Christmas Bazaar and Soup Luncheon tomorrow (12/5) from 9 to 3.  Lunch is served from 11 to 2 with free soup for kids 12 and under. 

The Ash Grove Branch Library will host a Holiday Store tomorrow (12/5) from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm.  A  Holiday Store will be open at the Willard Branch Library from 10:30 to 4.  Kids through age 18 can shop for gifts priced $5 or less.  For more information, thelibrary.org

The Republic Branch Library will host the Holly Jolly Family Festival tomorrow (12/5) from 10 to noon. There will be refreshments and make-and-take crafts, and a Holiday Shop will be open from 10:30 to 4 for kids to shop for inexpensive gifts.

Kids three to six-years-old are invited to the Little Acorns program, “Winter Woodpeckers,” tomorrow morning (12/4) at 11 at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center.  To register, 888-4237.

The Brentwood Library will host a Holiday Open House tomorrow (12/5) from 10:30 to noon.  The event will include family photos, elf activities, crafts, refreshments and performances by the Pershing Middle School Jazz Band Ensemble and Sonshine Performing Arts Dance Troupe.  Kids can also shop for affordable gifts in the Holiday Store tomorrow from 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m

The Library Center will hold a Holiday Open House from 10:30 to noon tomorrow (12/5) with music by Dallas Jones, a family photo op and an Elf on the Shelf scavenger hunt.  The Holiday Store will also be open from 10:30 am to 7 pm for kids to shop for inexpensive gifts.  The store will be open Sunday (12/6) from 1 to 4:30.  For details, thelibrary.org

The Chancel Choir of Central Christian Church, 1475 N. Washington, will present a program of Christmas music Sunday morning (12/6) at 9:30.  Admission is free, and childcare is available.