It's Easter Weekend, and there is so much to do In and Around Springfield, MO, have fun everyone.
Friday, March 29
Live Nixa Dance, 7pm at the Nixa Senior Center, 404 S. Main. Cover Charge, 417-725-2322.
Friday Flix: " This is Spinal Tap, " presented by Mother Brewing Company and Moxie Cinema, At the Gillioz Theatre, 325 Park Central East. Admission is $5. 417-863-9491.
Saturday, March 30
Nixa Community Breakfast, 7 to 10am, Nixa Senior Center, 404 South Main St. Cost Is: $4; $3 for ages 5 to 12; FREE for ages four and younger 417-725-2322
Easter Egg Hunt, presented by the Nixa Parks and Recreation, 10am to noon, Nixa Community Center, 701 North Taylor Way. Eggs will hold sweets, prizes and giveaways, including a few free Memberships to the new fitness center anticipated opening April at the Nixa community center. Hunt times: 10:05 AM for ages six months to two years old, 10:15 AM for ages 3 to 5; 10:25 AM for ages 6 to 8; 10:35 AM for ages 9 to 12. Free activities for children including gifts, games, and access to a bounce house. A professional photographer will be there available for a cost of $5.25 to $6.25. 417-725-5486.
Easter Eggs-Travaganza, 10:51 AM, city Park (Cherokee Trail of tears Park), 5434 S. Tower Dr.
Activities include face painting, in a balloon artist for kids of all ages. Easter egg hunts will be held for different age groups ranging from 1 to 12. 417-883-5840; Battlefield Missouri.org
Awolnation, 8pm, Gillioz Theatre, 325 Park Central East. Tickets; $25-$35. 417-863-9491; Gillioztheatre.com
The Big Hunt, 11 AM to 1 PM, Spring Hill Baptist Church, 7370 North Farm Rd. 159. Activities will include inflatable's and free food. 417-833-5751; springhillbc.com
Conservation Team Club: Hatchery Tour of Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery and Hike, 9 AM to 4 PM, Springfield Conservation Nature Center, 4601 South Nature Center Way. Ages 12 to 17. Three; registration required. 417-888-4237.
Enrichment EGGstravaganza, 10 AM to 2 PM, Dickerson Park Zoo, 1401 What's Norton Road. Watch Dickerson Park zoo animals look for egg treats from the zookeepers. Zoo is open 9 AM to 5 PM. Regular zoo admission is $8 for ages 3 to 12 and seniors over 60. 417-864-1800 DickersonParkZoo.org
JDRF Eggshell Shuffle 5K – 10K run, 8 AM, Cox South, 3800 South National Ave. Proceeds benefit juvenile diabetes research foundation. Easter egg hunt will follow the race for the children of registered runners. Entry fees; $30; $25 for ages 10 and younger. Jennifer Cotner-Jones: 417-559-9122; jdrfevents.donordrive.com
Laci's Hope 5K and 10K, 9am, Panera bread 3837 South Campbell Ave. Proceeds benefit children with special needs. Entry Fee $25 day of race; $10 for ages 11 and younger. Ozarkmountainridgerunners.org
Willard Highline Run for Scouting Half Marathon and 5K, 8 AM, 2707 Willard Rd., Farm Road 123. Posted by Ironman champion in Olympian cyclist John Howard. 5K entry run: $30, $45 for half marathon. Register at Ozark races.com; active.com; 417-883-1636; Ridge Runner sports, 3057 South Fremont Ave. Race information; 417-881-5529 or 417-889-9332.
Springfield 8th Annual Easter Celebration, 6:45 AM, gates at 6:15 AM Hammons Field, 955 E. Trafficway. Interdenominational community event is open to all who wish to celebrate Easter. In case of implement weather, the service will be held indoors at the Springfield Cardinals training facility at Hammons Field . A variety of speakers will include associate pastor Melissa Dodd of Campbell United Methodist.
Other Things You Can Do "In and Around Springfield, Mo"
Silver Dollar City , featuring the premiere of Outlaw Run wood coaster, 9:30 AM to 6 PM Friday through Sunday at 399 Silver Dollar City Pkwy. One-day ticket prices (Tax not included): $58; $40 for ages 4 to 11; $56 for ages 62 and older; free for ages three and younger. Information: 800 – 831 –4386.
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.