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THURSDAY 12

2017 Bass Pro Tournament of Champions, 4 p.m., JQH Arena, 901 S. National Ave. Tickets available at the Old Missouri Bank ticket windows inside JQH. 417-836-7678; http://www.springfieldmo.org/event/2013/04/12/detail/14300

Dragons & Jetpacks, 6 p.m., Midtown Carnegie Branch, 397 E. Central St. Discuss renowned science fiction and fantasy novels. “A Canticle for Leibowitz” by Walter M. Miller Jr. Free. 417-862-0135 http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=212975362057931

How to Internet as a Small Business, 4-5 p.m., The eFactory, 405 N. Jefferson Ave. Learn how to build a strong digital marketing strategy to raise brand awareness, drive traffic and elevate business. Free for members and partners of the eFactory. $10 general admission. https://www.facebook.com/events/1824375081143072

Josh Turner, 7:30 p.m., Gillioz Theatre, 325 Park Central East. The Mark Chapman Band will open. Tickets $41.50-$71.50. 417-863-9491 http://gillioz.org

“Miracle at Jasper City,” 7 p.m., Stained Glass Theatre, 1996 W. Evangel St., Ozark. A famous gunslinger finds Christ but can’t escape his past. Tickets $9-$12. 417-581-9192

Tax Talk, 6 p.m., The Library Station, 2535 N. Kansas Expressway. In the Santa Fe room. Tax season has arrived; learn tax basics from the experts of H&R Block. Free. 417-865-1340

FRIDAY 13

2017 Bass Pro Tournament of Champions, 3:30 p.m., JQH Arena, 901 S. National Ave. Tickets available at the Old Missouri Bank ticket windows inside JQH. 417-836-7678; http://www.springfieldmo.org/event/2013/04/12/detail/14300

8th Annual Springfield Boat, Sport & RV Show, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Ozark Empire Fairgrounds, 3001 N. Grant Ave. Summer toys on sale at special show prices and financing. Admission $10, kids 12 and under free. 660-723-1115

“Blackbird,” 7:30 p.m., Springfield Contemporary Theatre, 302 E. Pershing St. Guilt, rage, and raw emotions run high as the dramatic leads recollect the passionate inappropriate relationship they had 15 years ago. Tickets $10-$25. 417-831-8001

Blue Room Comedy presents Dave Stone, 7:30 p.m., Blue Room Comedy Club at Billiards of Springfield, 541 E. St. Louis St., Springfield. Tickets $10; $15 VIP. 417-986-4866

Discovery Center Cub Scout Night, 6:30-9 p.m., Discovery Center of Springfield, 438 E. St. Louis St. Guides and activities provided to help Scouts earn up to 13 badge requirements. $7. 417-862-9910 https://www.discoverycenter.org

“Miracle at Jasper City,” 7 p.m., Stained Glass Theatre, 1996 W. Evangel St., Ozark. A famous gunslinger finds Christ but can’t escape his past. Tickets $9-$12. 417-581-9192

Springfield-Greene Mock Book Awards, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Library Center, 4653 S. Campbell. An inside look into the world of the Newberry, Printz and Caldecott awards, with discussion of the process and the selections on the reading list. Free. 417-882-0714; http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=212975362057931

Springfield Improv:

Ask the Bobs with Comedy Inc., 8 p.m. ($10);

Pappy Van Winkle, 10 p.m. ($5), Springfield Improv Theater, 308 South Ave. 417-872-2658

Storywalk at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center, 11 a.m., Springfield Conservation Nature Center, 4601 S. Nature Way. Infants to grade 2. Storywalk featuring “Over and Under the Snow” by Kate Messner. Free. 417-883-1974

Wine Social, 6 p.m., Macadoodles Fine Wine, Beer & Spirits, 1455 E. Independence St. Sample select wines matched with hors d’oeuvres with a wine expert as your guide. $20. 417-883-9000

SATURDAY 14

2017 Bass Pro Tournament of Champions, 1:30 p.m., JQH Arena, 901 S. National Ave. Tickets available at the Old Missouri Bank ticket windows inside JQH. 417-836-7678 http://www.springfieldmo.org/event/2013/04/12/detail/14300

6th Annual Free Breakfast Fundraiser, 8-9:30 a.m., Willard Masonic Lodge #620, 110 E. Jackson St., Willard. Donations accepted. Biscuits, gravy, sausage, bacon, eggs, coffee, milk and juice served. Benefiting Willard Schools’ Care to Learn. Free. 417-880-6299

8th Annual Springfield Boat, Sport & RV Show, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Ozark Empire Fairgrounds, 3001 N. Grant Ave. Summer toys on sale at special show prices and financing. Admission $10, kids 12 and under free. 660-723-1115

“Blackbird,” 7:30 p.m., Springfield Contemporary Theatre, 302 E. Pershing St. Guilt, rage and raw emotions run high as the dramatic leads recollect the passionate inappropriate relationship they had 15 years ago. Tickets $10-$25. 417-831-8001

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Dave Stone brings his seasoned stand-up act to the Blue Room Comedy Club on Friday and Saturday. (Photo: Submitted Photo)

Blue Room Comedy presents Dave Stone, midnight, Blue Room Comedy Club at Billiards of Springfield, 541 E. St. Louis St. Tickets $10; $15 VIP. 417-986-4866

Cabin Fever 20K, 9 a.m.-noon, Logan-Rogersville High School, 4700 S. Missouri 125, Rogersville. Hosted by the Ozark Mountain Ridge Runners, certified course, qualify for state age records, flat and fast. $20 pre-registration; $40 day of event. https://www.facebook.com/events/347270578978514

Cherry Bomb Burlesque presents the Bawdy Political, 9 p.m.-midnight, Lindberg’s Tavern, 318 W. Commercial St. Burlesque show featuring stand-up comedy, fundraising, and professional dance. $10. 417-868-8900

Fantastically Frozen: S.T.E.M and Frozen Collide, 10 a.m.-noon, Creamery Arts Center, 411 N. Sherman Parkway. Come enjoy the science of making snow, building a castle and sign up for Girl Scouts. For grades K-5. Annual membership $15. 877-312-4764, ext. 1107; mjohnston@girlscoutsmoheartland.org

“Miracle at Jasper City,” 2:30 p.m., Stained Glass Theatre, 1996 W. Evangel St., Ozark. A famous gunslinger finds Christ but can’t escape his past. Tickets $9-$12. 417-581-9192

MSU Chorale Send-Off Concert and Reception, 6-8 p.m., Missouri State University, 901 S. National Ave., Davis-Harrington Welcome Center. Send-off concert celebrating the chorale’s selection to perform at the 58th presidential inauguration. Reception to follow. Free. 417-836-5000; http://missouristate.edu

Second Saturday Art Walk, 1-5 p.m., downtown Springfield. Galleries are open for exploration at a laid-back, daytime version of First Friday Art Walk. Free. ffaw.org

Springfield Improv, 8 p.m.,

The Home Team with Spoiler Alert ($10) and 

Keeping Up with the Joneses, 10 p.m. ($5), Springfield Improv Theater, 308 South Ave. 417-872-2658

Springfield Symphony presents Extreme Aquatic Adventure, 7:30 p.m., Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts, 525 S. John Q Hammons Parkway. This symphonic concert takes you on a high seas adventure. Tickets $17-$29. 417-836-7678

The Story of Atlantis and Egypt, 7-9 p.m., School of Metaphysics, 1033 E. Sunshine. Dr. Madar, akashic historian and metaphysician, will share the history of Atlantis and Egypt. Free. 417-831-0955 http://www.som.org

"The Mystery Hour," 7:30 p.m., Gillioz Theatre, 325 Park Central East. Homegrown show hosted by Jeff Houghton and filmed before a live audience. Tickets $10. 417-863-9491 http://gillioz.org

SUNDAY 15

8th Annual Springfield Boat, Sport & RV Show, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Ozark Empire Fairgrounds, 3001 N. Grant Ave. Summer toys on sale at special show prices and financing. Admission $10, kids 12 and under free. 660-723-1115

“Blackbird,” 2 p.m., Springfield Contemporary Theatre, 302 E. Pershing St. Guilt, rage and raw emotions run high as the dramatic leads recollect the passionate inappropriate relationship they had 15 years ago. Tickets $10-$25. 417-831-8001

Singo, 7-10 p.m., The Barnhouse Bar & Grill, 5484 W. Sunshine St. Fusion of karaoke and bingo. Free to play. 417-755-7470

Snow Ball Dance at 910 Ballroom, 3-6 p.m., 910 Ballroom, 910 W. Battlefield Road. Bring a snack to share, beverages provided. Singles, seniors and students welcome. Admission $10. 417-883-4091

Sunday Songbook: Paula Patterson, 7 p.m., Springfield Contemporary Theatre, 302 E. Pershing St., Springfield. A professor of vocal music at MSU, Patterson has also been seen in opera and musical theater companies from Madrid to San Diego. Tickets $15. 471-831-8001

MONDAY 16

Application Session, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Habitat for Humanity of Springfield, Missouri, 2410 S. Scenic Ave. Come find out how to buy a home with a 0% interest loan. Free. Register at 417-829-4001, x105.

Downtown Book Club, 6 p.m., The Coffee Ethic, 124 Park Central Square, Springfield. Book discussion group, “The Unseen World” by Liz Moore. Free. 417-831-1342

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The annual Martin Luther King Jr. March starts at the Mediacom Ice Park and travels down Trafficway on Monday. (Photo: News-Leader file photo)

Martin Luther King Jr. March, 9 a.m., Mediacom Ice Park, 635 E. Trafficway St. Followed by a public program sponsored by Springfield NAACP at the Gillioz Theatre. Free. 417-459-2960

Springfield Chapter of Missourians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty Meeting, 11:30 a.m., Panera Bread, 500 S. National Ave. Free. 417-459-2960

Women Who Love To Sing Rehearsal, 6-9 p.m., Central Christian Church Community Room, 1475 N. Washington Ave. If you live in the Springfield area and you love to sing, come check out Springfield Metro Chorus. Free. 417-869-7241

TUESDAY 17

Postpartum Parenting Support Group, 6-8 p.m., Ward Downtown YMCA, 417 S. Jefferson Ave., Springfield. The Doula Foundation will host a postpartum support group dealing with the struggles of postpartum depression in a safe environment. Child care and dinner will be provided. Free. Register 417-832-9222

Sing with Ozark Showcase, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Central Christian Church Community Room, 1475 N. Washington Ave. Celebrating 65 years as a chapter of Sweet Adelines International. Come sing with the chorus. Free. 417-869-7241

WEDNESDAY 18

Genealogy Workshop, 9:30 p.m., Library Center, 4653 S. Campbell Ave., Springfield. Learn how podcasts, webinars, YouTube and more can aid genealogical research. Free. 417-882-0714 http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=212975362057931

Workshop Series: Design and Print in 3D, 6 p.m., Midtown Carnegie Branch, 397 E. Central St. Four-part series with the opportunity to design a 3D model, convert it to printable format, and then print with the Library’s Makerbot Replicator 2. Fee for printing is 15 cents per gram. Register at 417-862-0135 http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=212975362057931

ONGOING

Air and Military Museum of the Ozarks, noon-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 2305 E. Kearney St. Admission: $5; $3 for ages 6-12; ages 5 and younger free. 417-864-7997

Artists Recovering Through 12 Steps, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Mondays, The Creamery Arts Center, 411 N. Sherman Parkway. For writers, painters and all artists desiring to achieve their creative potential. Free. 417-881-7070

2017 Coffee Crawl, 6:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m., Runs until Jan. 21. Various venues throughout Springfield. Purchase a punch card and enjoy free offers, treats and reduced cost coffee. Benefits DreamIT, MakeIt. $10. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1595207980785593/ for list of venues.

Dewey Short Visitor Center at Table Rock Lake, Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. during January and February. 4500 MO-165, Branson.

Dickerson Park Zoo, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily. 1401 W. Norton Road. Tickets: Adults and teens, $12; children ages 3-12, $8; age 60 and older, $8. Children age 2 and younger and Friends of the Zoo members admitted free. 417-833-1570; dickersonparkzoo.org

Discovery Center of Springfield, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday; 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday. 438 St. Louis St. An interactive, hands-on science museum for people of all ages. Admission: Adults, $12; children age 3-15, $8; senior citizens (60 and older), $10; military personnel, $7.

Fantastic Caverns, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. daily, 4872 N. Farm Road 125. Admission: $23.50; $15.50 children ages 6-12; free for ages 5 and younger with paid adult. 417-833-2010; fantasticcaverns.com

Farmers Market of the Ozarks, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, 2144 E. Republic Road. 417-316-1557; loveyourfarmer.com

9th Annual Hearts for the Arts, Jan. 13-Feb. 3. The Creamery, 411 N. Sherman Parkway. Live and online bidding for the Springfield Regional Arts Councils arts education fundraiser. Pieces up for bids will be on display at the Creamery. 417-862-2787 http://springfieldarts.org/call-artists-hearts-arts-beaus-and-eros

History Museum on the Square, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 155 Park Central Square. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children, free for members. 417-831-1976; historymuseumonthesquare.org

Route 66 Car Museum, Winter schedule 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 1634 W. College St. Classic and sports cars on exhibit along with gift shop and auto memorabilia. Admission $15; $13 for veterans and seniors; $5 for children.

Springfield Art Museum, 1-5 p.m. Sunday; closed Monday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday; 10 a.m.-8 p.m Thursday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 1111 E. Brookside Drive. 417-837-5700; sgfmuseum.org

Springfield Botanical Gardens, Nathanael Greene Park, Garden and grounds open sunrise-sunset. Botanical Center hours 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. 2400 S. Scenic Ave. Free admission. 417-891-1515; parkboard.org/botanical; FriendsoftheGarden.org

Springfield Conservation Nature Center, Visitors center open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; closed Sunday-Monday. Trails open 8 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. 4601 S. Nature Center Way. 417-888-4237

Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield, Visitor Center hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the Tour Road is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., 6424 W. Farm Road 182, Republic.

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