There are so many Things You Can Do "In and Around Springfield, Mo" February 22, 23, and 24th. Hopefully we will start to thaw out and get out and enjoy our beautiful Ozarks!!
Friday, February 22
Live Band Dance, 7 PM, Nixa Senior Center, 404 S. Main St. Cover charge. 417 – 725 – 2322.
Pure Joy Women's Conference; Beauty for Ashes, 7 PM, Sight and Sound Theater, 101 Shepherd of the Hills Expressway. Free! Ages 15 and older. 417 – 231 – 7686; purejoyonline.org
Animal Jeopardy, 630 to 9 PM, Springfield Conservation Nature Center, 4601 S. Nature Center Way. An interactive celebration of 75 years of conservation success stories during Missouri Department of Conservation anniversary celebration. Play final Jeopardy with friends and test your wildlife nature knowledge. All ages. Free! No registration required 417 – 888 – 4237.
Bull Blast, 6:30 to 9PM. Feb 22nd and 23rd, Ozark Empire Fairgrounds, 3001 North Grand Ave. Admissions; $15 adults; $5 for ages 12 and younger. February 22 is free kids night for ages 12 and younger with paid adult mission. 417 – 833 – 2660; Ozarkempirefair.com
Friday Flix; "Airplane" presented by Mothers Brewing Company and Moxie Cinema, 8 PM, Deloice theater, 325 Park Central East. Admission is $5.
The Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock Charity Martial Arts Tournament, 6:30 PM, Remington's 1655 West Republic Rd. In the spirit of fun, kids will compete against adults for bragging rights and prizes determine is open to those ages five and older entries the $10 $40 for a team of five proceeds will benefit kidznpower of nonprofit organization that provides martial arts training at no cost underprivileged children. Www.kiznpower.org.
Saturday, February 23
Community Breakfast, 7 to 10 AM, Nixa Senior Citizen Center, 404 South Main St. Cost; $4; $3 for ages 12 to 5, free to ages four and younger. 417 – 725 – 2322.
Live Band Dance, 7 PM, 404 Senior Citizen Center, 404 South Main St. Cover charge. 417 – 725 – 2322.
Seventh Annual World Sword Swallowers Day, 1:30 PM, Ripley's believe it or not! Odditorium Auditorium. 3326 W. Missouri 76. 417 – 337 – 5300.
Eli Young Band, 8 PM, Gillioz Theatre, 325 Park Central East. Tickets $15 the $35. 417 – 863 – 9491, the Gillioztheatre.com.
Fifth Annual Hunt, Fish, and Swap Meet, 9 AM to 5 PM. February 23rd; 10 AM to 4 PM. February 24; Springfield Expo Center 635 St. Louis Street tickets three dollars in advance five dollars at door. Advance tickets are available at Youngblood audio fix automotive, rapid Roberts, kind of the Ozarks, proceeds benefit Arc of the Ozarks 417 – 864-7887 Thearcoftheozarks.org
Read Across America, Presented by Ozarks Public Television and Mercy Children's Hospital, with activities 10 AM to 4 PM, discovery Center, 438 St. Louis Street. The center is open 9 AM to 6 PM kids will hear Dr. Seuss stories and can take part in Seuss themed activities that relate to each of the books and interact with the doctors from Mercy The Cat in the Hat will greet guests and pose for photos. Reduced admission of seven dollars a person applies: 417 – 862 – 9910.
Winter Tree Identification through Nature Journaling, 10 AM to noon. Springfield Conservation Nature Center, 4601 S. Nature Center Way. Learn the basics of Wintertree identification. All ages; ages eight and older with an adult mentor. Free; registration required. 417 – 888 – 4237.
Sunday, February 23
American Legion Riders: Nixa Memorial Post 434, 5 PM, American Legion building, 591 North Mckaskey St., Scott Drake, 417-224-0131.
Oscar Night 2013, Official Watch, Ramada Oasis Hotel and Convention Center, 2546 n. Glenstone Ave. Tickets; $150; includes dinner and beverages performances by Skinny improv and DJ platinum, with live auction. Insey by Joe Dawes, Lee Moody, Kevin lady in Lindsay later. Proceeds benefit Isabel's house, the crisis nursery of the Ozarks. For tickets, call Isabel's House, 417-865-2273.
Other Things You Can Do "In and Around Springfield, Mo"
There are Lots of Fun things to Enjoy Outside, Busiek State Park has an Outdoor Shooting Range and is located off 65 between Ozark and Branson, Mo. Only 2 Lanes but a great place to practice shooting.
Ha Ha Tonka State Park is located in, Camdenton, Mo Great Walking Trails are available.