Weekend Outlook

Fridays at 8:30 am

Find out what's taking place each Friday, Saturday and Sunday in the Ozarks as you plan your weekend.

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The Friday Night TV Dinner to benefit children’s programming on Ozarks Public Television is tonight (11/7) at 6:30 at Touch Restaurant featuring wine, food, an auction and dancing.  For details, click here.

Dickerson Park Zoo

Dickerson Park Zoo’s Halloween Spooktacular continues tonight (10/31) from 6:30 to 9.  To learn more, dickersonparkzoo.org.

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Spider Spree continues tonight (10/24) from 6:30 to 9:30 at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center.  Go on a night hike to meet costumed characters who will share information about spiders and take part in a variety of activities inside.  Stop by anytime.  Admission is free.  For more information, 888-4237.


The First Romance in the Garden event will be held tonight and tomorrow night (10/17-10/18) from 7:30 to 10 for anyone 17 and older.  Admission is $5 (cash only).  Take a rare night time troll through the Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden at Nathanael Greene-Close Memorial Park.

MSU presents “How to Defeat ISIS via the Kurdish Road” today (10/17) at 5 in the Meyer Library Auditorium.  For more information, 836-6957.

Ozark Greenways

In this edition of Weekend Outlook, Michele Skalicky talks with Ozark Greenways director, Terry Whaley, about the Frisco Highline Trail anniversary celebration planned for Saturday.

Folk musicians, Mike Fraser and Tenley Hansen will present “Music Inspired by Aldo Leopold” tonight (10/10) at 7 at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center.  It’s part of the Nature and the Arts Series.  To register, 888-4237.