What is Going on "In and Around Springfield, MO" February 10, 11, and 12, 2012. Our Wonderful Community of Springfield, MO offers so many awesome fun events that enrich the quality of life here, and some are for the price of FREE! Don't forget about our local Libraries, they have so many FREE things. There are a lot of Father Daughter Dances In and Around Springfield, MO, how fun is that!!! Enjoy a Very Special Weekend!
February 10, Friday
The 5th Annual Father Daughter Dance 6:30pm to 9pm. Nixa Community Center at 701 North Taylor Way. Couples will receive a complimentary 4 x 6 photo, and a meal will be served before dancing. Door price is $48 and $57. Call 725-5486 for more information.
Live Band Dance at 7pm, Nixa Senior Center 404 South Main St. Admission is $3. 725-2322.
Daddy Daughter Valentine's Dance 7-9pm, at the OC at 1530 West Jackson St. Enjoy an evening of dancing, refreshments, valentine activities and party favors. Ages 3 and older. Cost is $20 for OC members, $30 for non-members. Registration is required. Call for more information at 581-7002.
Senior Health University Health Literacy Workshop 12:30-1:30pm Ozarks Senior Center 727 N. 9th St. Free health fair, information, materials for all participants as well as a free meal ticket redeemable at the local Senior Center. Free 836-6953
"Annie" presented by the Springfield Little Theatre at the Landers Theatre. 311 East Walnut St. Performances at 7:30 PM Feb. 10th-11th, and 2:30pm February 12th. Tickets $25 $22 for ages 62 and older, students, and military. $15 for ages 14 and younger. 869-1334.
16th Annual Branson/Tri-Lakes Building and Home Show 2 to 8pm February 10, 9am-5pm February 11, and 11 to 5 February 12 at the Château on the Lake Resort Spa and Convention Center located at 415 N. Missouri 265. Admission $3 for one day and free for ages 16 and younger. Three day pass is $3, and ages 16 and younger are FREE 334-1200.
Un-Valentine Day After Hours 6 -8pm at Republic Branch Library at 921 N Windsor St. Watch the latest version of Alice in Wonderland, rated PG. Dress up as your favorite character; enjoy snacks, and Un-Valentine's Day activities. FREE! Ages 6 – 12 732-7284
The Big Mouth Frog Puppet Show 4-5pm and 7-8pm at Springfield Conservation Nature Center at 4601 S. Nature Way. Hop-A-Long, the big mouth frog returns to teach about the kinds of food that wild animals eat. All ages, FREE, registration required 888-4237
Second Annual Daddy Daughter Dance presented by Springfield Ballet and Operation US. 6:30 to 8:30 pm Creamery Art Center at 411 N. Sherman Ave. Light sweets and treats will be provided; a professional ballroom dancer and his partner will give basic instructions, as well as some demonstrations. Dads and daughters will have time to dance, meet other couples and spend time together taking photos and playing games. Tickets $20 per couple +5 dollars for each additional daughter. Reservations 862-1343 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Ghost Tour 8 to 10pm at Pythian Castle located at 1451 E. Pythian St. Cost $15. 865-1464 http://pythiancastle.com/ghosts.html
Hunter’s Education 6 to 9pm February 10 and 8am -5pm February 11th . Springfield Conservation Nature Center 4601 S. Nature Center Way. This 10 hour course is required for anyone born after January 1, 1967 who wants to hunt with firearms in Missouri. Ages 11 to adult. FREE! Registration online at www.MDC.Mo.gov 888-4237
Open Mic Night 7pm at Park Central Branch Library at 128 Park Central Sq. Share your talents onstage. FREE! 831-1342
February 11, Saturday
Ozark Monthly Breakfast 7-9am at the Ozark Senior Center at 727 N. 9th St. Cost $4 adults, $2 for children. 581-2538.
Chili Cook Off/ Tip Off in Bolivar to benefit Care to Learn Bolivar and Keeling Foundation for Kids 4pm at Bolivar High School 1401 N. Missouri D. Admission $5. 380-6403 or 326-3160
11th Annual Lake of the Ozarks Mardi Gras Pub Crawl 4pm to 1:30am. Buses will make a continuous loop along US 54 and Osage Beach Parkway. Features music and food at restaurants and bars along the route. Wristband four dollars for ages 21 and older. Proceeds benefit local charities 1-800-386-5253 www.Funlake.com
Antique Festival of the Ozarks in Springfield 9am to 5pm February 11, and 11am to 5 pm February 12 at the Empire Fairgrounds 3001 North Grant Ave. Features furniture, glass, china, collectibles, and much more. Admission $5. www.ozarkempirefair.com or call 833-2660.
Kid’s Summer Discovery Expo 9am to 6pm at the Discovery Center 438 E. St. Louis St. A day fair for families to learn about the summer camps, programs, and educational activities available for children at the Discovery Center. FREE admission 862-9910 Rocking Saturdays 2-3pm at Midtown Carnegie Branch Library at 397 East Central St. Enjoy music by Rowan’s Crossing. All ages FREE 862-0135
Saturday Afternoon at the Movies Screwball Comedies of the 1930s. 2pm Library Center 4653 S. Campbell Ave. Watch “It Happened One Night”, which is not rated in 1934. Free 8820714
Science Olympiad, presented by MSU College of Natural Applied Sciences 7am-5pm at the McDonald Hall and Arena at MSU campus. The Science Olympiad is a science competition for junior high and senior high school students who will compete in events related to biology, chemistry, earth science, engineering, and physics. FREE 836-3185
The 9th Annual Chocolate Festival to benefit Christos House in West plains at 1pm at First United Methodist Church, 503 West Main St. Admission$5.00 for 10 tickets and $.50 for each additional ticket or call 469-1190
February 12. Sunday
City-wide Singles Lunch, 12 noon to 2pm at McAllister's Deli at 1711 West Battlefield Rd. Meet area singles and enjoy fellowship. 848-0360 or 830-4307
Jammin at the Post 2 to 5pm at the American Legion Post 639, 2660 S. Scenic Ave. FREE 882-8639.
Ladies Auxiliary at DFW 3404 Bottomless soup bowl lunch at 11:30am to 2pm at the VFW post 3404. 1136 E. Atlantic St. Costs $6. 8656929
Sunday Concert Series Judy Domeny Bowen presents the songs from the Ozarks 2pm Library Center 4653 S. Campbell Ave. FREE 882-0714
4th Annual Wine Tasting and Yappy Hour, a Valentines Fundraiser for Greyhound pets of America. 2-4pm, Humane Society of Southwest Missouri at 3161 W. Norton Rd. Dogs are welcome, not limited to greyhounds. Features appetizers, wine, non-alcoholic sparkly wine, appetizers for humans and pets and a silent auction. Tickets can be purchased at the Humane Society, Spring Valley Vet Hospital or online at www.gpamo.org. Call 840-7820 or email.
Check out my Open House February 12, 2012. Great house in Jones Springs. 2-4. House has an in-ground pool and is in a wood setting. 1265 Brookview, Springfield, MO.
***There is so much to do “In and Around Springfield, Mo.” The information shared in this blog is information obtained through a variety of sources, I recommend verifying your event is still scheduled to take place. Make it a Weekend full of Memories with those you love while enjoying what is going on, “In and Around Springfield, MO.” February 10, 11, and 12, 2012.