Weekend Outlook November 10-13, 2017

Nov 10, 2017

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Dickerson Park Zoo will honor veterans tomorrow (11/11) by offering free admission for any service members and veterans and their families.  The zoo will also host “Celebrate Henry” Sunday (11/12) at 2 to honor the life of Henry the Hippo who died this month. 

The Taps Project starts at 11 this morning (11/10) on the Missouri State University campus.  Trumpet players will perform Taps in a cascading fashion across the campus.  The 135th Army Band will perform at 10:15 in front of McDonald Arena. 

Run to the Lights is tonight (11/10) at 9 at Silver Dollar City.  Proceeds benefit The Caring People, a local charity offering aid and support to single moms across the Midwest.  Online registration is closed, but you can still register tonight between 6 and 8:30. 

The Veterans and Military Coalition of the Ozarks will observe Veteran’s Day today 11/10) at Big Cedar Lodge with speakers, a flag presentation, a wreath laying, color guard, military static displays and more.  For details, (417) 230-9187.

A reading ceremony will take place today (11/10) until 5 p.m. at the Missouri Vietnam Veterans Memorial at College of the Ozarks, 100 Opportunity Ave. in Point Lookout, across from the Keeter Center.  Names on the memorial will be read by C of O faculty, staff and students.  

The Legacy Days Vintage Baseball Festival is today through Sunday (11/10-11/12) at BallParks of America and Branson RecPlex in Branson.  Teams will compete in period reproduction uniforms and will use authentic equipment and follow 19th century baseball rules to present the history of baseball to the public. Admission is free.

Christmas Island is open through December 31 in Rockaway Beach.  Tomorrow night (11/11) during Christmas at the Island from 5 to 8, children will be able to visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, and there will be hot chocolate, coffee and s’mores around a campfire. 

Branson’s Gift of Lights, a drive-through light display, is open through January 1 on Expressway Lane nightly from dusk to 11 p.m.  The cost per vehicle is $20. 

Drury Men’s Basketball will host Ottawa tonight (11/10) at 7 at the O’Reilly Family Event Center.  For ticket information, click here.

Heroes and Holidays will be held tomorrow (11/11) from noon to 8 on Historic C-Street in Springfield.  The holiday market will feature booths honoring veterans and hometown heroes, and there will be live music, including performances by Shaun Munday and The Shandies. 

The Branson Veteran’s Day Parade will start tomorrow morning (11/11) at 11 in downtown Branson.  View a parade route here

The Ozarks Model Railroad Association will host an open house tomorrow (11/11) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 424 W. Commercial St. in Springfield.  You’ll be able to tour a 16’ x 80’ operating model railroad that represents the St. Louis & San Francisco’s Central Division from Monett, MO to Paris, TX.  Guests may have an opportunity to run a train. 

Members of Phelps Camp 66, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War will present a military timeline program tomorrow (11/11) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield.  To learn more, 732-2662 or click here.

An Evening Tour of Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield will be held tomorrow night (11/11) from 6 to 9.  Visitors will be able to tour the Ray House, which was used as a hospital following the battle and view artillery firing demonstrations.   To learn more, (417) 732-2662 or click here.

Tomorrow and Sunday (11/11-11/12) are Fee Free Days at National Parks across the country, including Wilson’s  Creek National Battlefield. 

The third annual Dolly & Me Tea Party to benefit Diaper Bank of the Ozarks will be held tomorrow (11/11) at 3:30 p.m. at Relics Event Room, 2015 W. Battlefield in Springfield.  The event for kids will include arts and crafts, princesses and ballerinas, performances and raffle prizes.  To register,

The Springfield Symphony will present A Salute to Veterans tomorrow night (11/11) at 7:30 at the Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts. 

Wonders of Wildlife, 500 W. Sunshine in Springfield, will honor veterans tomorrow and Sunday (11/11-11/12) with a discount on admission and special activities from noon to 8 p.m.

The Eureka Springs Veterans Day Parade will start tomorrow morning (11/11) at 10 and will go down Spring Street. 

Members of the South Missouri Chapter, Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association, will host a wreath laying ceremony tomorrow (11/11) at 12:30 at the Missouri Vietnam Veterans Memorial at College of the Ozarks, 100 Opportunity Avenue in Point Lookout, across from the Keeter Center. 

The Joplin Community 30th annual Veterans Day Parade will start tomorrow morning (11/11) at 10.  It will begin at 15th and Main, head north to 3rd and Main, turn west and head south down Joplin Ave.  Veterans’ seating will be available at 8th and Main. 

Kids in kindergarten through eighth grade are invited to the Holiday Gift-Making Extravaganza tomorrow (11/11) from 2 to 4 at the Library Station.  Kids can make gifts for family and friends with materials that will be provided. 

St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1121 N. Campbell in Springfield, will host their annual Holiday Bazaar and Bake Sale tomorrow (11/11) from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 2818 E. Bennett, will host their annual Holiday Bazaar tomorrow (11/11) from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday (11/12) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  For more information,

Branson’s Festival of Trees continues through December 10 at Branson Landing.  A variety of decorated trees and wreaths are on display and available for purchase.  Proceeds benefit Christian Action Ministries. 

The second annual Toys for Tots Comedy Show will be held tomorrow night (11/11) at 7:30 at the Gillioz Theatre, 325 Park Central East in Springfield. 

Harvest Assembly Church, 329 Highway 32 in Fair Play, will host its annual fundraising event for missions and missionaries tomorrow (11/11) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Vendors will offer a variety of items, and breakfast and lunch will be available for a donation.  For details, (417) 298-6632.

The Chinese Students and Scholars Association will present the second annual Traditional Chinese Dance Show tomorrow night (11/11) at 7 in the Plaster Student Union Theater at Missouri State University.  Tickets are $6. 

The 2017 Fall Community Garage Sale is tomorrow (11/11) from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Cowan Civic Center, 500 E. Elm in Lebanon. 

Skills from the Hills presents A Holiday Marketplace tomorrow (11/11) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Durand Center, 303 N. Main in Harrison, Arkansas. 

The Dinner of Hope & Silent Auction to benefit Hope Cottages, transitional living for homeless women and children, will start tomorrow night (11/11) at 6 at Northside Church of Christ, 523 N. Walnut in Harrison, Arkansas. 

The Missouri State University Volleyball team will host UNI tomorrow (11/11) at noon and Drake Sunday night (11/12) at 7 at Hammons Student Center.  For ticket information, 836-7678 or missouristatetix.com.

The Missouri State University football team will host Northern Iowa tomorrow afternoon (11/11) at 2 at Plaster Stadium.  For ticket information, 836-7678 or missouristatetix.com.

Wildcat Glades Conservation and Audubon Center in Joplin will celebrate America Recycles Day by hosting a come and go program tomorrow (11/11) from 1 to 4.  Stop by and learn how to turn trash into treasure.  To learn more, (417) 782-6287.

George Washington Carver National Monument presents “Wonders of the Night Sky” tomorrow night (11/11) at 6:30.  Learn about celestial navigation, star stories and the effects of light pollution. A brief slide show will be followed by an outside constellation tour. 

The program, Carver and Chemurgy, will be held tomorrow and Sunday (11/11-11/12) at 1 at George Washington Carver National Monument in Diamond, MO. Carver created an interesting array of by-products from such agricultural plants including peanuts, soybeans, cowpeas and cotton. Visitors will learn the "why" behind these creative synthetic products and how his work has impacted society.   nps.gov/gwca

An Evening with C.S. Lewis, My Life’s Journey, featuring David Payne in a one-man show, will be held Sunday (11/12) at 4 at the Gillioz Theatre, 325 Park Central East in Springfield. 

Temple Israel’s annual Art Fest is Sunday (11/12) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 5910 S. Farm Rd. 193 in Rogersville.  The event will include artwork, Jewish pastries, deli sandwiches, a silent auction, entertainment by Ozarks Klezmer Orkestre and Judaica items. 

The Sunday Concert Series continues at the Library Center, 4653 S. Campbell in Springfield, Sunday (11/12) at 2 with bluegrass, country tunes and comedy by the SouthWynns.  For more information, 882-0714.

International Dance Night will be held Sunday (11/12) from 7 to 9 p.m. at the MSU Plaster Student Union Ballroom East.  Learn traditional dances from various countries. 

Kids in grades nine through 12 are invited to Sunday Cram Sunday night (11/12) from 5 to 9.  The event will allow high schoolers to bring their study material for an after-hours cram session.  Snacks will be provided.