The Discovery Center of Springfield will host Halloween Night at the Museum tonight (10/23) from 6:30 to 9:30 with special activity stations. Wear costumes. Admission is $10 for nonmembers, $ 7 for members and free for two and under. To learn more, discoverycenter.org
The Friends of the Garden will host “Romance in the Garden” tonight and tomorrow night (10/23-10/24) from 7 to 9 at the Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden at Nathanael Greene-Close Memorial Park. St. Mark’s String Quartet will play romantic music. The Springfield Astronomical Society will have telescopes set up for you to view the stars. Admission is $5 per person, cash only, and you must be 17 or older to attend.
The Freaky Fairbanks Haunted House will be open tonight and tomorrow night (10/23-10/24) at 1126 N. Broadway. Discover the ghostly story of the historic Fairbanks Elementary School. The 7 to 8 hours are kid-friendly for ages 12 and under. The 8 to 10 time period is for anyone 13 and older. Proceeds will benefit the Drew Lewis Foundation and education and neighborhood enhancement projects at the Fairbanks. To find out more, 720-1890 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Heckuva Halloween will be held tonight and tomorrow night (10/23-10/24) from 9 to 11 at Dogpatch USA. The event will include activities for the entire family, including a haunted hayride. Admission is $10 per person and $5 for kids four to 13. For more information, www.facebook.com/events/806832886081117/
The Missouri State Ice Hockey Bears will host the University of Central Oklahoma tonight and tomorrow night (10/23-10/24) at 7 at Mediacom Ice Park. For ticket information, missouristatehockey.net/
Republic Parks & Recreation will present the 7th annual Boogie Bash tonight (10/23) at 5:30 at The Amp, 300 E. Hines featuring games, balloons, hayrides, a costume contest and more. See the films, “Room on the Boom” at 7:15 and “Into the Woods” at 8 on a giant outdoor movie screen. Take blankets and lawn chairs. Concessions will be available.
The Friends of the Library’s Fall Book Sale continues today and tomorrow (10/23-20/24) from 10 to 5 and Sunday (10/25) from 1 to 5 at Remington’s. For details, thelibrary.org
The Chuck Wagon Gang will give a concert tonight (10/23) at 7 at the Mills Center, 650 Mills Dr., in Lebanon. Tickets are $10.
Kids can learn all about owls during the program, “Owls of Harry Potter,” for grade K-5, at 5:30 today (10/23) at the Republic Branch Library. For more information, 732-7284.
Field Elementary, 2120 E. Barataria, will host the Field Fall Fiesta tonight (10/23) from 5 to 7 with food, games, a bounce house, raffles and more. Proceeds benefit the Field PTA. Tickets will be available at the event.
Ozarks Public Television will host the annual Wine and Food Celebration tomorrow (10/24) from 2 to 5 at the White River Conference Center, 600 W. Sunshine, to support children’s programming on OPT. For ticket information, 836-8894.
The historic 1870 Boxley Grist Mill along the Buffalo River in Arkansas will be open for tours tomorrow and Sunday (10/24-10/25) from 10 to 1. For directions and other information, www.harrisonarkansas.org/calendar_view_custom.php?id=1061
Missouri State Libraries’ Magna Carta at the Movies continues tomorrow (10/24) with the Law Day Video Competition at 11 am at the Moxie, 305 S. Campbell. Admission is free.
Blues musician Rory Block will give a concert tomorrow night (10/24) at 7 at the Lyric Theatre in Harrison, Arkansas. For ticket information, ticketpeak.com/res/lyrictheatre
The fourth annual Route 66 Rotary Run will be held tomorrow morning (10/24) starting 9 at the Mills Center in Lebanon. Registration is from 7:30 to 8:30. Proceeds benefit Koats for Kids. For details, lebanonmissouri.org/Calendar.aspx?EID=2116&month=10&year=2015&day=24&calType=0
Learn how George Washington Carver used overlooked plants to change the way we think about agriculture during laboratory demonstrations tomorrow and Sunday (10/24-10/25) at George Washington Carver National Monument in Diamond, MO. To learn more, nps.gov/gwca.
The MSU women’s soccer team will host Drake tomorrow afternoon (10/24) at 2 at the Betty & Bobby Allison South Stadium. For ticket information, missouristatetix.com
The Ozarko Marching Festival is tomorrow (10/24) beginning at 10 am at MSU’s Plaster Sports Complex. Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for students and seniors. For details, www.missouristate.edu/band/7844.htm
The Springfield Conservation Nature Center invites adults to go on a hike and float tomorrow (10/24) from 9 to noon on the Ozark Greenways Trail and Lake Springfield. A hike and float for families, with kids 12 and older, will be held tomorrow from 1 to 4. To register, 888-4237.
Yoga in Nature is planned for tomorrow morning (10/24) at 9 along Shoal Creek in Joplin. The cost is $6 per person. For details, wildcatglades.audubon.org/programs/upcoming-programs
Howl-O-Ween Spooktacular will be held tomorrow night (10/24) from 7 to 9 at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. The fundraising event will include hayrides, bounce houses, live music, games, costume contests and more. For details, www.turpentinecreek.org/calendar-of-events/
The Christian County Library will host a local author fair and quilt raffle tomorrow (10/24) from 10 to 2 at 1005 N. 4th Avenue in Ozark. Meet and chat with local authors and participate in a scavenger hunt. Proceeds from the quilt raffle will go to Christian County Friends of the Library.
Springfield attorney Harold Glass will be the guest speaker at the Springfield Writers’ Guild meeting tomorrow (10/24) at the Heritage at Battlefield and Fremont. Mentor hour begins at 11 am and the speaker and business meeting at 1.
The Bonniebrook Festival of the Painted Leaves will be held tomorrow (10/24) beginning at 9 am featuring local artists, speakers and storytellers. The keynote speaker will be Leon Combs, author of “Hicks from the Sticks.” He’ll read excerpts from his new book, “Bradleyville My Hometown.” For details, www.roseoneill.org
This is the final weekend for Harvest Fest at Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park. The Haunted Trail of Horrors and Halloween Fun Field are open tonight and tomorrow night (10/23-10/24). Activities tomorrow and Sunday include hay rides, inflatables, a cow train, a corn maze, a pumpkin patch and more. For more information, www.springfieldmo.gov/civicalerts.aspx?AID=1511
Artist Regina Willard will present a workshop on “The Essentials of Bolder Painting” tomorrow afternoon (10/24) from 1 to 5 at the historic Ferguson Building in Willow Springs. Her exhibit, Down Home on the Farm” continues at the same location. To learn more, 417-962-0979.
“One-Way Ticket to Murderville: An After-Hours Mystery Game” will be held tomorrow night (10/24) at 6:30 for adults. Participants will use the library catalog, clues found in books and other evidence hidden throughout the building to solve a murder. To register, 862-0135.
See the Alfred Hitchcock film, “Rear Window,” tomorrow night (10/24) at 6:30 at the Park Central Branch Library. It’s for anyone 13 and older.
The Monster Mash Costume Parade will be held tomorrow (10/24) at 11 am at the Library Station. Kids are invited to come in costume and collect treats in each department. For more information, 865-1340.
The True/False Series at the Moxie continues this weekend with “Cartel Land” Sunday (10/25) at noon and Monday night (10/26) at 6 pm. For details, moxiecinema.com
The Haunting in the Hollows will be held tomorrow (10/24) from 2 to 6 at Galloway Park in West Plains. To find out more, www.westplains.net/tourism/otherpages6.php
King’s Way’s Concert Series will feature the Springfield Chamber Brass playing alongside the church’s pipe organ Sunday afternoon (10/25) at 3 at the church, 2401 S. Lone Pine.
The MSU Chorale will present a concert Sunday night (10/25) at 7:30 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 3555 S. Fremont. Admission is free.