Here’s What’s Going on “In and Around Springfield, MO” April 6, 7, and 8, 2012
There are so many things to do this weekend for FREE and for a price!
FRIDAY April 6, 2012
Nixa Live Band Dance starts at 7pm at the Nixa Senior Center, at 404 South Main St. Admission is $3. 725-2322.
Showboat Branson Belle is open for the season with Dinner Cruises Tuesday through Sunday. Closed Easter Sunday, 800-775-2628.
An Exhibit of 100 year-old Photos Aboard the Titanic by father Francis Brown is available for viewing April 6-10th at the Titanic Museum attractions 3235 W. Missouri 76. The album contains some of the only known photos taken aboard the ship at sea. General admission applies. 1-800-381-7670 www.Titanicbranson.com
Third Annual Edible Books Competition and Festival, 7pm at Park Central Branch Library, 128 Park Central Sq. Featuring entries from June’s Cakery, Amy Cakes, Style by the Slice and last year's winner Stacy’s Sweets. Vote for your favorite desserts. FREE 831-1342.
Family Art Night 6:30-9pm at the Downtown Y, 417 S. Jefferson Ave. Childcare for art-walking parents available for 3 month olds to 12 years old. Cost $10 with pre-registration, $13 without. 862-8960 extension 149.
First-Friday Art Walk a self-guided art gallery tour 6-10pm, downtown Springfield Features art, live music and hands-on activities at several venues. Exhibits remain at galleries throughout the month FREE www.ffaw.org 849-8255
Iron Chef Cook-Off 6pm at Park Central Branch Library, 128 Park Central Sq. featuring chefs from Victory Trade School FREE 831-1342.
Queen City Collective 24-Hour Short Play Festival 7pm, April 6 and 7th, at Big Mamas, 217 E. Commercial St. A panel of judges will choose the best short play. Winners receive prizes, audience admission is $3 882-0040 www.qccollective.org
Reveal Good Friday Service 6:30pm Glendale Christian Church 2110 S. Blackman Rd. Free admission 881-7614, email: infoatGlendaleChristian.org or www.GlendaleChristian.org
SATURDAY April 7, 2012
Ozark all-you-can-eat Breakfast 7 to 9am VFW post 7628 at 104 S. 1st St. Cost $3, $2 for ages 6-12 free for ages 5 and younger 581-5553
Easter Express 10am-1pm at the James River Assembly, 6100 N. 19th St., US 65 and CC. Easter Express train, petting zoo, crafts, play areas, snacks. For infants and 1 year olds. FREE! www.JamesRiver.org 581-5433
The annual W.K. Lewis Shoreline Cleanup on Table Rock Lake volunteers are provided trash bags, gloves, water bottles, snacks and dumpsters to throw trash into, which are placed at the Core of Engineers Park 739-4100 www.trlwq.org
Egg Extravaganza Seymour Style 11am to 7pm, Seymore Square features farmers market, egg hunt games, tethered hot air balloon rides for $5.00 FREE admission. 417-501-4694 email email@example.com
Springfield Become a Super Spy 10am to noon, Midtown Carnegie Branch Library 397 E. Central St. Develop your observation decoding and memory skills. Grades kindergarten to 5th grade. 865-0135
Bluegrass Show and Jam with Night Hawk Express, Bear Creek Bluegrass and High Hopes Bluegrass. 4 to 6:30pm, Firefighters Union Hall at 2350 N. Clifton Ave. FREE and accepting donations 849-9521
Downtown Dog – 1 mile fun run 5K and 8K, 7:30am registration 8:30am start time. Park Central Square Fee: $20 $25 day of the race. Proceeds benefit the Wistrom Family Foundation www.1047thecave.com/Downtown-Dog-Dash/12333960 or firstname.lastname@example.org, 447-2043
Easter Egg Hunt, 10am Evangel Temple, 2020 E. Battlefield Rd. following the hunt, there'll be a party with free food and inflatable's free 883-0676
5K Egg Shell Shuffle and Easter Egg Hunt 9 am, Cox Wheeler Heart and Vascular Center, 3800 S. National Ave. Costumes are welcome. Easter Egg Hunt will take place after run. Proceeds will benefit Ozarks Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. 5K entry run $25, Easter Egg Hunt is free for children of registered runners. $5 for non-participants 559-9122 www.omrr.org or email Jcotneremail@example.com
Enrichment Extravaganza 10am to 2pm Dickerson Park Zoo, 1401 W. Norton Rd Zoo Keepers will hide papier-mache eggs filled with yummy treats for the animals to find. The zoo is open 9am to 5pm. Admission $8 and $5 for children 3 to 12. 864-1800. www.DickersonParkzoo.org
Farmer Market of the Ozarks Spring Gardening Kickoff 7:30am to 1pm, 1230 E. Republic Rd. just east of Houlihan's. Market features 60 farms and artesian vendor, agricultural, educational, and cultural exhibits, cooking demonstrations; live music, activities for the kids, a donation station for the Ozarks Food Harvest 693-1999 email firstname.lastname@example.org
Greater Is He Gospel Sing, 7 to 9pm, Springfield, Community Church, 2616 E. Battlefield Rd. FREE admission, accepting donations. Email: email@example.com
Leo Kottke 8pm, Gillioz Theatre at 325 Park Central East. Tickets $35-$85 863-9491 www.Gillioztheatre.com
Native Plant Seminar and Sale 9am to 4pm, Springfield Conservation Nature Center 4601 S. Nature Center with a series of guest speakers who will share the benefits of incorporating natives plants into your landscape. The day will include exhibitors and native plant sale FREE admission. 888-4237
Traditional Dancing Music Society of the Ozarks Contra Dance 7pm, Northview Center. Doling Park, 301 E. Tallmadge St. Admission $6, $4 for children students and members 862-8681 www.Springfieldcontra.org
Veggie Tales in Joplin 6pm at Joplin Family Worship Center 5290 E. 7th St. tickets $15-$20 they have show $25 VIP ticket. 800-965-9324
SUNDAY April 8, 2012
Easter Sunrise Service Outdoors at Lindwedel Winegarden, Missouri 376 and 265. 314-221-6525 www.praiseandworshipinBranson.org
Wilson Creek National Battlefield is open 8am to 7pm daily. Battlefield is located 6424 W. Farm Rd. 182, Republic. A five mile paved tour road offers a self-guided auto tour with eight interpretive stops at battle locations. The park also features five walking trails and trail systems for horseback riding and hiking. Admission is $5 for each vehicle 732-2662 extension 385
7th Annual Greater Springfield Easter Sunrise Service 6:30am gates open at 6am at Hammon’s Field , 935 E. Trafficway. This year celebration will feature message for Major Norman Grainger of the Salvation Army to Springfield Boy’s Choir lead by Mark Lawley of Drury University and the Triumphant Trumpeters will perform during the service. FREE 882-3222
Easter Egg Hunt and Balloon Release following 10am Worship Service St. James Episcopal Church at 2645 E. Southern Hills Blvd. 881-3073
Easter Worship Service 7:30am and 10:45am at First Baptist Church 525 South Ave. FREE admission 417-866-7202 http://www.fbcspringfield.com
Victory Mission Easter Sunday Celebration Service 5 to 7pm at Cook's Kettle 200 W. Commercial St. A special worship service followed by a wholesome meal for the homeless, hungry, and poor. FREE 417-831-6387 www.victorymission.com
This Weekend: Springfield Mo Open Houses **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 price, and 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.” April 6, 7, and 8, 2012.