Weekend Outlook March 3-5, 2017

Mar 3, 2017

How-To Festival Sign at Library Center
Credit Michele Skalicky

The Library Center will host a How-To Festival tomorrow (3/4) from 10 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. for adults.  There will be 35 presentations on a variety of topics, including origami, drawing, meditation, beekeeping, worm farming and more.  KSMU's Michele Skalicky talks with reference librarian, Tammy Flippen, about the festival.

The 25th annual West Plains Home & Garden Show is today (3/3) from 3 to 8 p.m. and tomorrow (3/4) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the West Plains Civic Center.  For details, (417) 256-2422.

Peter Longley will present “A Glimpse into Spring, Summer and Fall in the Springfield Botanical Gardens” tonight (3/3) at 6:30 at the Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center. 

First Friday Art Walk is tonight (3/3) from 6 to 10 in downtown Springfield.

Roller Derby
Credit Springfield Roller Girls

The Springfield Roller Girls season opener against Roughneck Roller Derby of Tulsa starts tomorrow night (3/4) at 6 at the Shrine Mosque, 601 E. St. Louis. 

The Missouri State University Baseball Bears will host Central Arkansas this afternoon (3/3) at 3:05, tomorrow (3/4) at 2:05 and Sunday (3/5) at 1:05 at Hammons Field.  For ticket information, missouristatetix.com or 836-7678.

The Women’s HERstory Month Kick-off will feature the film, “Hidden Figures,” tonight (3/3) at 8 in the Plaster Student Union Theatre on the Missouri State University campus. 

Springfield Little Theatre presents Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast, Jr.” through Sunday (3/5).  For ticket information, springfieldlittletheatre.org or 869-1334.

The Springfield RV Mega Show is today through Sunday (3/3-3/5) at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds.

The Library Center will host a Peppa Pig Pajama Party tonight (3/3) at 6:30 for two to five-year-olds.  Kids are invited to wear their pajamas.  To learn more, thelibrary.org or 882-0714.

Credit Ozarks Whittlers and Woodcarvers

Try your hand at woodcarving with members of the Southern Missouri Woodcarving Artists tomorrow (3/4) at 11 a.m. at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center.  To register for the program, for ages 12 to adult, 888-4237.

Members of the Southern Missouri Woodcarving Artists will share information about their craft and demonstrate wood carving techniques tomorrow afternoon (3/4) from 1 to 4 at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center.

The Springfield-Greene County Park Board’s Outdoor Initiatives will offer boat tours of Sequiota Cave tomorrow and Sunday (3/4-3/5) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  There is a fee. 

The St. Patrick’s Day Gala, to benefit Council of Churches of the Ozarks, will be held tomorrow night (3/4) at 6 at the Oasis Hotel & Convention Center, 627 N. Glenstone.  For ticket information,

The Mid-MO Percussion Arts Competition will be held tomorrow (3/4) at the Cowan Civic Center in Lebanon.

Soccer Ball and Net
Credit IIReadII / Flickr

The Missouri State University men’s soccer team will host Southwest Baptist University tomorrow morning (3/4) at 11 and Columbia College at 1:30 tomorrow on the MSU campus.  For ticket information, 836-7678 or missouristatetix.com

The MSU women’s soccer team will host Columbia College tomorrow afternoon (3/4) at 2:45 and Missouri Southern State University at 5:15.  For ticket information, 836-7678 or missouristatetix.com

“Inspiring Success:  Mariah Watkins and her Influence” will start at 1 p.m. tomorrow and Sunday (3/4-3/5) at the George Washington Carver National Monument in Diamond.  Learn about Watkins’ influence on Carver during his stay in her Neosho home. 

Professor Powers Science Symposium will host a global warming class tomorrow (3/4) at 1 for ages five to 11 and at 2:15 for ages 10 to 15 at the Summit Preparatory School.  Registration is required.

Adults will make a photo cube votive holder during “Crafty DIY” tomorrow afternoon (3/4) at 3 at the Library Station.  To register, 865-1340.

The third season of the Friends of the Garden’s Americana & Roots in the Garden Series kicks off Sunday afternoon (3/5) at 2 at the Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center.  The concert will feature Emily Higgens, Bo Brown and Melinda Mullins.  Proceeds will benefit the Kickapoo Edge Prairie.  

The Moxie Cinema’s On Stage Series will feature the film, “Tosca,” Sunday night (3/5) at 6.  

Chocolate and Romance, to benefit the Ozark Humane Society, will be held Sunday (3/5) at 2 at the Durand Center in Harrison, Arkansas.  The event will feature a silent auction, chocolate buffet and Collette’s Precious Pooch Pageant. 

The Schweitzer Brentwood Library invites adults to the Sunday Poets Series Sunday afternoon (3/5) at 3.  Listen to local poets read their work and talk about poetry.  You’ll also be able to ask them questions.  For details, 882-0714.