Weekend Outlook November 3-5, 2017

Nov 3, 2017

Springfield Conservation Nature Center
Credit Missouri Department of Conservation

The Nature and the Arts series continues tonight (11/3) at 7 at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center.  Photographer Jim Mayfield will show images from his more than 50 years as a nature photographer with recorded music by pianist Tom Becker.  To register, 888-4237.

The 70th annual Ozark Folk Festival continues through Sunday (11/5) in Eureka Springs, Arkansas with a concert by Lucinda Williams tonight (11/3) at 7:30 at The Auditorium.  A free concert by Meredith Axelrod starts at 2:30 this afternoon in Basin Spring Park. 

The Missouri State Ice Hockey Bears will host the University of Central Oklahoma today and tomorrow (11/3-11/4) at 7 p.m. at Mediacom Ice Park.  Tickets are available starting an hour before the game. 

Branson Market Days is today and tomorrow (11/4-11/5) at the Branson Convention Center, 200 S. Sycamore St. 

The Night at Rare Breed is tonight (11/3) from 6 to 9 at Rare Breed Outreach Center, 301 N. Main in Springfield.  Take a tour of the facility and talk with staff and volunteers.  Appetizers will be available. 

St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, 345 Grand Ave. in Lebanon, will host a Bingo Bonanza and Chili Supper tonight (11/3) at 5.  The cost is $5 for chili and $20 to play Bingo.  Proceeds benefit the Laclede Literacy Council.  /

Diversity Weekend is today through Sunday (11/3-11/5) in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. 

The second annual Springfield Metaphysical Fair is today and tomorrow (11/3-11/4) at 910 W. Battlefield.

The West Plains High School Zizzer Band will perform a “Veterans Tribute” at noon today at Branson Landing’s Town Square Amphitheater. 

A free community cooking class starts today (11/3) at 3 at Jordan Valley Community Health Center.  The topic is “Pumpkin, Root Veggies and Ancient Grains…Oh My!” 

The Jim D. Morris in downtown Springfield will be transformed into a global Bazaar as the Missouri State University International Programs presents Tour of the Globe tonight (11/3) from 5:30 to 9:30.  The center is at 301 S. Jefferson. Admission is free. 

The Festival of Hope Gala is tonight (11/3) at 6 at the Darr Agricultural Center in Springfield to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association.  The event will include dinner, a silent and live auction and entertainment.  Tickets are $125. 

Family Movie Night at the Library is tonight (11/3) at 6:30 for all ages at the Library Center, 4653 S. Campbell.  Build with LEGO bricks while watching The LEGO Batman Movie, rated PG. 

The Western Greene County Veterans Day Parade will start at 11 tomorrow morning (11/4) at Willard High School. It’s hosted by AMVETS Post 188 and the city of Willard.

The 17th annual Wingapalooza starts tomorrow morning (11/4) at 11 at the Springfield Expo Center.  High Stakes Winga is at 6:30 tonight (11/3).  Proceeds benefit children’s charities. 

The Missouri State University women’s volleyball team will host Southern Illinois tomorrow night (11/4) at 7 at Hammons Student Center.  For ticket information, 836-7678 or missouristatetix.com.

The Springfield Conservation Nature Center is hosting a volunteer naturalist-led hike tomorrow (11/4) at the Drury-Mincy Conservation Area for anyone 18 and older.  To register, 888-4237.

Drury Volleyball will host Rockhurst tomorrow afternoon (11/4) at 3 at the O’Reilly Family Event Center.  

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year Holiday Parade, featuring Branson performers, will be held tomorrow (11/4) at 10 a.m.  Following the parade will be a dozen live performances from the main stage in front of the Branson Landing fountains. 

A Chili Cook-Off and Cornbread Contest, hosted by the Inspiration Point Fire Department’s Auxiliary, will be held tomorrow (11/4) at 5 at 31 Ozark Automotive Rd. in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.  Tickets are $8 at the door and include chili, cornbread, iced tea, dessert and a silent auction. 

The program, “More to the Story:  News Clips and You,” is tomorrow (11/4) from noon to 4 at the Library Center, 4653 S. Campbell.  Take in newspaper clippings and photos and share your stories with a News-Leader reporter. Library staff will show you how to research your stories further. You’ll also be able to help the library identify old News-Leader photos on display.

Branson’s Festival of Trees opens tomorrow (11/4) and runs through December 10 at Branson Landing.  Revenue from the sales of trees and wreaths will benefit Christian Action Ministries. 

Tomorrow (11/4) from 1 to 4 p.m., licensed and certified application counselors from CoxHealth will be at The Venues Church, 2616 E. Battlefield Rd., in Springfield to offer free help to anyone who wants to learn about the Health Insurance Marketplace. There will be live music, free food and activities for the kids. During the event, individuals can ask questions and see what financial assistance--such as tax subsidies--may be available to them for health insurance.   To learn more, (417) 269-2945.

Missouri Southern Football will host Lindenwood tomorrow afternoon (11/4) at 2 at Fred G. Hughes Stadium in Joplin. 

The program, “Discover Winter Birds and Bird Feeding” will be held tomorrow morning (11/4) from 9:30 to noon at the Wildcat Glades Conservation & Audubon Center in Joplin.  (417) 782-6287.

The Missouri State women’s basketball team will host Loyola Sunday afternoon (11/5) at 2 at JQH Arena.  For ticket information, 836-7678 or missouristatetix.com.

The Missouri State University band program will present “A Musical Salute to our Veterans” Sunday afternoon (11/5) at 4 at the Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts.  The concert will feature performances by the University Wind Ensemble, Pride Band Brass Ensemble, Color Guard members and the entire 330-member Pride Marching Band.  Admission is free. 

America Recycles Day is Sunday (11/5) from 1 to 5 at the Discovery Center, 438 E. St. Louis St. in Springfield.  There will be hands-on activities as well as information about recycling options in the community.  Admission is free. 

The program, “Expressions of the Soul” starts at 1 Sunday (11/5) at the George Washington Carver National Monument in Diamond, MO.  See images of Carver's artwork that he used to convey the sense of serenity and personal rejuvenation.