What is “Going on In and Around Springfield, Mo”? It is the First Friday of the Month! It’s First Friday Art Walk Time again. Check out one of the local restaurants, one of my favorites is Big Whiskey’s as they have half price appetizers. The weather sounds like mid 40’s with sunshine, perfect for a wintertime walk in one of our many nature centers and trails. Have a Great Weekend Everyone!!!
Friday, January 4
First Friday Art Walk, A self-guided art gallery tour, 6 to 10pm, downtown Springfield, Mo. Features, art, live music, hands on activities at several venues. Exhibits remain at the galleries throughout the month. Click Here for Map of Art Walk. FREE, 417-862-2787 ext. 25.
Nixa: Live Band Dance, 7pm-9:30pm, Nixa Senior Center, 404 S. Main St. 417-725-2322 There is a cover charge.
Saturday January 5
Predator Hunting Clinic, presented by the Mo Department of Conservation, 6-8pm, Friday, southwest regional office, 2630 N. Mayfair Ave. Participants can learn the calls, techniques, firearms and strategies used in predator hunting. FREE, registration is required for this program. Call 417-895-6880 for more details or to register.
Acclimatization Hikes ‘n Walk: Ecology of Ritter Springs: 9:30am, at Ritter Springs Park, meet at the playground gate, 3683 W. Farm Rd. 92. Ages 7 and older. FREE, onsite registration. 417-833-8647.
Acclimatization Hikes ‘n Walk: Nature in Winter Hike, 1: 30pm, at Valley Water Mill Rd, ages 7 and older. FREE, there will be an onsite registration. 417-8647.
Little Critter Holiday Nature Crafts’ N Games, 10 to 11 am, at Tom Watkins Center, 2100 W. High St. Make holiday nature craft and play games. Participants receive a take-home packet for ages 3 to 6. Registration required one week in advance. FEE: $5, $3 for three or more children, free to adults. 417-833-8647.
Missouri Department of Conservation’s Eagle Days event: Saturday and Sunday at Smithville Lake, north of Kansas City. For more information call 816-532-0174.
Open House Sunday at 815 Myra in Nixa, Mo 2 to 4pm, on Sunday. Hosted by Yvonne C. Burdette
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.