Weekend Outlook October 20-22, 2017

Oct 20, 2017

Voices from Eureka's Silent City
Credit Eureka Springs Historical Museum

The Eureka Springs Historical Museum is hosting the ninth annual Voices from Eureka’s Silent City today and tomorrow (10/20-10/21).  The living history tours at the city’s cemetery start at 5:30 p.m.  This year’s performance will focus on the many people, places and things that intrigued Robert Ripley of “Ripley’s Believe It or Not” fame, and many other unique and unbelievable characters.  The cost is $15 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under.  

The Friends of the Greene County Library is hosting their Fall Book Sale through Sunday (10/22) at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds.  Hours today and tomorrow (10/20-10/21) from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday (10/22) from 1 to 5.  Tomorrow is Half Price Day and Sunday is $1 and $5 Bag Day.  

The Harrison, Arkansas Convention and Visitors Bureau presents the Fall Nationals Monster Truck Showdown today and tomorrow (10/20-10/21) at the Harrison Round-Up Club Rodeo Arena.  Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for kids.  Gates open at 5 p.m., and the show starts at 7:30.  

The History Museum on the Square presents Haunted Bus Tours tonight and tomorrow night (10/20-10/21) at 5:30, 7 and 8:30.  Learn about Springfield’s history and haunted buildings.  

Sparta, MO will host Persimmons Days today through Sunday (10/20-10/22) with a BBQ Cook Off, a car show, a parade, booths and more.  

The MSU Ice Hockey Bears will host St. Louis University today and tomorrow (10/20-10/21) at 7 p.m. at Mediacom Ice Park.  

The Children’s and Young Adult Review Board Book Sale continues today (10/20) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the lobby of MSU’s Meyer Library.   

Harvest Fest at Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park continues weekends through October 29 at the park, 3825 W. Farm Rd. 146 in Springfield.  

The Ozarks Indie Book Fest continues through Sunday (10/22) at the Library Center on S. Campbell.  Proceeds will benefit Companions for Heroes and Loving Paws Rescue.  

The free class, Stretching Your Meal $, will be held today (10/20) at 3:30 at the Jordan Valley Community Health Center, 440 E. Tampa in Springfield.  

The Little Acorns program, Bear Tales, starts at 10 this morning (10/20) for ages three to six at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center.  To register, 888-4237.

The 58th Missouri State Square Dancers Festival is today through Sunday (10/20-10/22) at the Cowan Civic Center in Lebanon.  

The New Century Saxophone Quartet will give a concert tonight (10/20) at 7 at 2423 W. 26th St. in Joplin.  Admission is free, but donations will be accepted.  

The Nature and the Arts Series at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center continues tonight (10/20) at 7 with “An Evening with Dallas and Molly.”  Dallas Jones and Molly Healy are local singer/songwriters who are inspired by their love of the outdoors.  To register, 888-4237.

The MSU volleyball team will host Bradley tonight (10/20) and Illinois State tomorrow night (10/21) at 7 at Hammons Student Center.  For ticket information, 836-7678 or missouristatetix.com.

Learn to process your harvest during the program, Field to Freezer, tonight (10/20) from 6:30 to 8:30 at the Joplin Conservation office.  To learn more or to register, (417) 629-3423.

Drury University’s Music Alliance will host a Fall Carnival with a haunted house tonight and tomorrow night (10/20-10/21) from 7 to 10 in Clara Thompson Hall. Admission is free.  

The 30th annual Wine and Food Celebration to benefit kids’ programming on Ozarks Public Television will be held tomorrow (10/21) from 2 to 5 at the White River Conference Center, 600 W. Sunshine in Springfield.  Sample food from Springfield restaurants, craft beer, wines and specialty cocktails.  Tickets are $30 in advance and $50 at the door.  

Free Halloween Train Rides are being offered tomorrow and Sunday (10/21-10/22) and October 28 and 29 at 1101 N. Airport Blvd. in Springfield.  

The Springfield Conservation Center will offer a volunteer naturalist-led hike tomorrow (10/21) at Hercules Glade Wilderness Area for anyone 18 and older.  To register, (417) 888-4237.

Kids 12 to 17 are invited to Conservation TEENS tomorrow morning (10/21) from 9 to noon at the Andy Dalton Shooting Range and Outdoor Education Center.  They’ll learn beginner archery.  To learn more or to register, (417) 888-4237.

A Beginner Archery program for families will start at 1 tomorrow (10/21) at the Andy Dalton Shooting Range and Outdoor Education Center.  To register, (417) 888-4237.

The MSU Football Bears will host South Dakota State tomorrow afternoon (10/21) at 2 at Plaster Stadium.  For ticket information, 836-7678 or missouristatetix.com.

The Rotary Route 66 5K of Lebanon will start tomorrow morning (10/21) at 9 a.m. at Boswell Park in Lebanon.  There’s also a one mile fun run.  Registration ends at 11 a.m. today (10/20) for the 5K.  The run will benefit Koats for Kids and other Rotary charities.  

The Buffalo River Songwriting Competition’s Finalist Showcase starts at 5 p.m. tomorrow (10/21) at the Buffalo Point Amphitheater at the Buffalo National River in Arkansas.  The finalists will compete to earn prizes for their original songs.  For more information, (870) 449-4311.

The program, Fall Nature Art, will be held tomorrow morning (10/21) at 10 for anyone five to adult at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center.  Autumn colors will be the inspiration for abstract tree art.  To register, 888-4237.

Oktoberfest in Eureka Springs, Arkansas is tomorrow (10/21) from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 121 E. Van Buren in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.  The event, sponsored by the Rotary Club, will feature craft and seasonal beer tastings, brats and turkey legs and live music.  Admission is $20.  Proceeds will benefit local community projects.  

The Pedestal Rock 40 Bike Ride and Lick Fork Gravel Grind will be held tomorrow (10/21) in Witt Springs, Arkansas.  

Barrett Babor will present a free show in Eureka Springs’ Basin Spring Park tomorrow (10/21) at 5 p.m.  Baber finished third on season nine of The Voice.  

The MSU Film Series presents “Paris is Burning” tomorrow night (10/21) at 7:30 in the Plaster Student Union Theater.  Admission is free.  The film will be followed by a panel discussion on racism in the LGBTQ community.  

Missouri Southern will host Central Oklahoma tomorrow (10/21) at 2 p.m. at the Fred G. Hughes Stadium in Joplin.  For ticket information, click here.

The Spiva Center for the Arts in Joplin will host a Mini Makers session tomorrow morning (10/21) at 10:30.  Kids will create art with the theme “Mythical Morning.”  Pre-registration is $6 and $8 at the door.  

NASA Public Observing Night at MSU’s Baker Observatory in Marshfield is tomorrow night (10/21) from 7:30 to 10:30.  

George Washington Carver National Monument in Diamond, MO will present the program, Archaeological Investigations tomorrow and Sunday (10/21-10/22) at 1.  Artifacts will be available for viewing during this program about archeological investigations at the park. A park ranger will discuss the information that can be collected from artifacts and the importance of maintaining a collection. 

Patrick Mureithi will perform as part of the Garden Concert Series at the Peace Through People Pavilion at Nathanael Greene-Close Memorial Park Sunday (10/22) at 3 p.m.  Donations will benefit garden projects.  

The Springfield Art Museum will host an unveiling for the new Chihuly Chandelier Sunday (10/22) from 2 to 4 at the museum, 1111 E. Brookside Dr.