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 Discovery Center of Springfield will host America Recycles Day tomorrow offering free admission from 9 am to 6 pm.  Michele Skalicky talks with Charlotte McCoy about the event.

Learn about the merits and techniques of tomato grafting during a workshop today (11/14) from 1 to 5 at the Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center.  The cost is $10.  To learn more or to register, 881-8909 or click here.

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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.