Weekend Outlook February 24-26, 2017

Feb 24, 2017

Great Horned Owl
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Owl Prowl is tonight (2/24) at 7 at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center.  See owls from Dickerson Park Zoo inside and then go outside to try to call wild owls.  To register, 888-4237.

Springfield Little Theatre presents Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast, Jr.” today through March 5.  For ticket information, springfieldlittletheatre.org or 869-1334.

The exhibit, “From Home to Over There:  Greene County in the Great War,” is at the History Museum on the Square in Springfield through July 7.

The eighth annual African American Read-in is tonight (2/24) at 7 at the Springfield Art Museum.  The theme is “Picture Yourself in Books,” and the event will feature poetry readings, dance and skits.  

The Lawn and Garden Show, featuring seminars and vendors, is today and tomorrow (2/24-2/25) from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday (2/26) from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds E-Plex. 

The Missouri State University Lady Bears basketball team will host Indiana State tonight (2/24) at 7:05 and Loyola Sunday (2/26) at 2:05 at JQH Arena.  For ticket information, missouristatetix.com

The Mardi Gras Krewe of Krazo Jokers’ Masquerade Ball is tonight (2/24) at 6 at Inn of Ozark Convention Center in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.

Kids six and younger are invited to the program, “Chase the Winter Blues Away,” this morning (2/24) at 10 at the Midtown Carnegie Branch Library.  For more information, thelibrary.org

Adults will learn how to stay safe on the internet during a program this morning (2/24) at 10 at the Edge at the Midtown Carnegie Branch Library.  To register, 883-1974.

Adults will learn the basics of using a compass and topographic maps during an indoor/outdoor program and hike tomorrow (2/25) at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center.  To register, 888-4237.

A Severe Weather Expo will be held tomorrow (2/25) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Battlefield Mall.  Learn how to prepare for the upcoming severe weather season. 

The 2017 Black History Month Gospel Festival is tomorrow night (2/25) at 6 at Deliverance Temple Ministries, 2101 W. Chestnut Expressway. 

Kids in grades K through eight are invited to STEAM Play Saturday tomorrow morning (2/25) at 11 at the Republic Branch Library.  To learn more, 732-7284.

Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield in Republic will host a Volunteer Recruitment Fair tomorrow (2/25) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Presentations about volunteering will be held at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., and then participants will be able to learn about various volunteer positions and sign up.  To learn more (417) 732-2662.

Jazzfest is tomorrow (2/25) at the Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts.  A closing performance by the MSU Jazz Studies Ensemble starts at 5.

The MSU men’s basketball team will host Wichita State tomorrow morning (2/25) at 11 at JQH Arena.  For ticket information, missouristatetix.com

The Black History Month Banquet and Fashion Show is tomorrow night (2/25) at 6 in the Plaster Student Union Ballroom, featuring cultural dishes prepared by students and a fashion show showcasing traditional African attire. 

Habitat for Humanity will hold an open house at a model home, 3791 N. Legacy Ct., in Springfield tomorrow (2/25) from 3 to 5. 

The 36th annual Sertoma Chili Cook-Off is tomorrow (2/25) from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Springfield Expo Center.  Proceeds will benefit the Boys and Girls Clubs of Springfield. 

Tomorrow (2/25) is Try Hockey for Free Day.  Kids four to nine-years-old are invited to Mediacom Ice Park at 1 p.m. to meet with coaches and learn hockey basics with free skate rental and equipment usage. 

Yoga in Nature is tomorrow morning (2/25) at 9:30 at Wildcat Glades Conservation & Audubon Center in Joplin. 

The fifth annual Chili Con CASA starts tomorrow night (2/25) at 5 at the Brandon Burlsworth Youth Center in Harrison, Arkansas.

The Eureka Gras Costume Day Parade starts at 2 tomorrow (2/25) on Spring and Main Streets in downtown Eureka Springs, Arkansas. 

A Mardi Gras Party/Fundraiser, to support the Meals on Wheels program, will be held tomorrow (2/25) from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Boone County Senior Activity and Wellness Center, 1516 Rock Springs Rd., in Harrison, Arkansas. 

The Mayor’s Ball:  Red Carpet Masquerade will be held tomorrow night (2/25) at 7 at the historic Basin Hotel in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. 

Shepherd of the Hills Hatchery in Branson will host Vulture Venture tomorrow (2/25) from noon to 5 p.m.  Hourly presentations will feature Socrates, a live turkey vulture from Springfield’s WOW Museum.  There will also be indoor games, trivia and activities.  Outside, you’ll be able to see wild vultures roosting near the hatchery. 

A program on the 1852 Neosho Colored School will be held tomorrow (2/25) at 1 at the George Washington Carver National Monument in Diamond.  And “Wonders of the Night Sky” starts at 6:30 tomorrow night at the park.  Learn about celestial navigation, star stories and the effects of light pollution. 

Art instructor Hing Wah Hatch will demonstrate how to capture the essence of local plants and animals during the program, “Nature Art with a Chinese Brushstroke,” for ages eight and up tomorrow afternoon at 1 and 2:45 at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center.  To register, 888-4237.

Moxie Mornings continue tomorrow morning (2/25) at 10 at the Moxie, 305 S. Campbell.  Kids two to six-years-old will create art and watch an innovative short film. 

The fifth annual Brewfest is tomorrow night (2/25) from 5 to 8:30 at the West Plains Civic Center. 

Isabel’s House presents “Hooray for Hollywood 2017” Sunday night (2/26) at 5:30 at the Ramada Oasis Convention Center. 

The Moxie On Stage Series will feature the film, “Swan Lake,” Sunday (2/26) at 5 p.m. at the Moxie, 305 S. Campbell.  And the Essentials Film Series will feature “The African Queen,” starring Katherine Hepburn, Sunday (2/26) at 3:15.

A Jazz Brunch starts at 11:30 Sunday morning (2/26) at the Crescent Hotel in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.