The Missouri State University men’s basketball team will host Evangel University Friday night (11/24) at 7:05 at JQH Arena. For ticket information, 836-7678 or missouristatetix.com.
Drury Men’s Basketball will host Lincoln Friday afternoon (11/24) at 3 at O’Reilly Family Event Center. For details, click here.
The Gillioz Theater, 325 Park Central East in Springfield, presents National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation Friday (11/24) at 8. For more information, click here.
Teen Friday Nights is Friday night (11/24) from 6 to 8 at the Library Station, 2535 N. Kansas Expressway in Springfield, for kids in grades six through 12. It’s Slime Night.
Springfield Little Theatre presents Elf Jr., the Musical, Friday (11/24) through December 10 at the Landers Theatre, 311 E. Walnut in Springfield.
Springfield Contemporary Theatre, 431 S. Jefferson in Springfield, presents Driving Miss Daisy Friday (11/24) through December 3.
Queen City Craft Show will be held Saturday (11/25) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Veridian Events, 309 South Ave. in downtown Springfield, with local artists, crafters and makers. Admission is $4, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit Rescue One, which helps find homes for homeless pets.
See the documentary, Wings of Life, rated G, Saturday (11/25) at 10 a.m. at the Fair Grove Branch Library, 81 S. Orchard Blvd. in Fair Grove.
Ozarks Whittlers and Woodcarvers will demonstrate how they turn wood into treasures Saturday (11/25) from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center, 4601 S. Nature Center Way, in Springfield. To find out more, (417) 888-4237.
Branson Gift of Lights continues through December 31at the intersection of Shepherd of the Hills Expressway and Expressway Lane.
Drury Men’s Basketball will host Moorhead State Saturday afternoon (11/25) at 3:15 at O’Reilly Family Event Center.
Drury Women’s Basketball will host Union Saturday (11/25) at 5:30 at O’Reilly Family Event Center.
The Great Ozarkan Beard Off, to benefit the Arkansas Prostate Cancer Foundation, will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday (11/24-11/26).
The Jasper Disaster Thanksgiving Saturday Ride, a 58.5 mile bicycle ride, will be held Saturday (11/25) starting in Harrison, Arkansas.
In preparation for this year’s Downtown Christmas Parade, “A Downtown Christmas Story,” the Downtown Springfield Association and Penmac Staffing will present a series of holiday storytimes at the Park Central Branch Library on Park Central Square in Springfield. Saturday’s (11/25) storytime, at 11:30 a.m., will feature celebrity reader, Sarah Jenkins, from The Mystery Hour.
The Republic Branch Library, 921 N. Lindsey Ave. in Republic, will host Build-It Saturday Saturday morning (11/25) at 11 for kids in grades K-8. See what you can construct at the library using your imagination and LEGO bricks, blocks and other building materials. For more information, (417) 732-7284.
The Strafford Branch Library, 101 S. State Highway 125, will host the fifth annual Mini WhoCon Saturday (11/25) from 1 to 3 for all ages. Celebrate "Doctor Who" with fellow Whovians while enjoying themed snacks, trivia contests and games. Costumes are encouraged, but not required. For more information, (417) 736-9233.