The Springfield Regional Arts Council, with help from the Junior League of Springfield, is celebrating the season and joining downtown Springfield’s “Festival of Lights” by sponsoring a community-wide Free Art Day at The Creamery Arts Center, Saturday, December 18 from 10 a.m. to noon. Several fun activity stations will be available, including holiday cookie decorating, wrapping paper printmaking, and creating a crafty snowman and a glass ball ornament. The Springfield-Greene County Library will also provide storytelling. All ages and artistic abilities are welcome for hands-on art activities, no registration is required. Every participant can create and take home one item from each station, with instruction and supplies provided by Springfield Regional Arts Council staff and volunteers. The Creamery, 411 N. Sherman Parkway, is located in Jordan Valley Park, at the intersection of Sherman and Trafficway, just west of Hammons Field. For more information call the Arts Council at 862-ARTS (2787) or visit www.springfieldarts.org.
With one little signature, you could save up to 50 lives. That's what the X-50 Project is all about: signing up to become an organ donor. Students Mandy Kisker and Stephen Owen, participants in the X-50 Project developed by Dr. Melissa Burnett's advanced advertising class at Missouri State University, explain the project.
As many as 275 blood donations are needed every day to meet the needs of the 36 hospitals across the region. With the holidays just around the corner, the Community Blood Center of the Ozarks reminds us all there are many ways to give this season. KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann has more.
The rescue of over 600 people who were stranded Saturday night and into Sunday on a showboat that ran aground on Table Rock Lake due to high winds is complete. Passengers, including children and the elderly, disembarked a few at a time onto All-Terrain Vehicles across a man-made berm built in the middle of the night to reach the ship. No injuries have been reported as a result of the incident. KSMU's Jennifer Moore has this report.
The Springfield Chamber Chorus is a highly-select independent community choir specializing in the performance of a cappella choral literature, both sacred and secular. The Chorus is comprised of post-collegiate singers from the greater Springfield area; all their concerts are free and open to the public. They'll perform Sunday Dec.19 at 5:00pm at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 1115 N. Campbell. For more information visit www.springfieldchamberchorus.org.
After you claim your spot for tomorrow’s Downtown Springfield Christmas Parade, you might want to stock up on cookies and hot beverages and help out an organization that helps kids. KSMU’s Michele Skalicky explains…
Messiah Project presents their annual December concert "The Miracle of Christmas" in venues all over Missouri next week. It includes a complete staged performance of Gian-Carlo Menotti's Christmas opera "Amahl and the Night Visitors,' plus "Christmas Around the World" with the Forum Sinfonia Chamber Orchestra of Krakow, Poland. Here's the performance schedule:--Friday Dec.17th at 7:00pm at Faith Fellowship Church in Houston, MO (call 417-967-4680).Also, there will be performances Saturday and Sunday in St.Louis, Chesterfield and Farmington. For more information visit www.messiahproject.org or call 883-5274.