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ARTICLE_TEXT <p>You don't have to look too far to find seasonal fun for the whole family.&nbsp; Check out some of these options around Greene County.</p> <p><b><a href="http://www.itsalldowntown.com/event_cats/festival-of-lights/?pt=event">Downtown Springfield Festival of Lights</a> </b><a href="http://www.itsalldowntown.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/2011-Festival-of-Lights-Calendar.pdf">[.pdf calendar]</a><br /> &nbsp; &nbsp;Features numerous December events throughout Center City.</p> <p><b>Rockin' Around the Square</b>, the annual Christmas parade. <a href="http://www.itsalldowntown.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Parade-Map2011.pdf">[.pdf parade route]</a> <br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Saturday, December 10 <br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Starts at 1:00 p.m. at Mt. Vernon and South Ave.</p> <p><b>Christmas at the Farm</b> <a href="http://www.parkboard.org/rutledge_wilson/pdfs/xmas_farm11.pdf">[.pdf flyer]</a><br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Learn what happens at a farm, participate in holiday crafts, and drink hot cocoa!<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Saturday, December 10, 10:00-6:00<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Sunday, December 11, 12:00-6:00<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="http://www.parkboard.org/rutledge_wilson/index.html">Rutledge-Wilson Community Farm Park</a>&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 3825 W. Farm Road 146<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Call 837-5949 for more information.<span style="display: none" id="1323465987633E">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><b>&quot;A Christmas Story&quot;</b><br /> <span style="display: none" id="1323465994947S">&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Based on the film of the same name, Jean Sheppard's classic comedy&nbsp;nostalgically<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; recounts nine-year-old Ralphie's holiday ups and downs in a small Midwestern town in 1938.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Friday, December 9, at 7:30 p.m.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Saturday, December 10, at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Sunday, December 11, at 2:30 p.m.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="http://www.springfieldlittletheatre.org/shows/a-christmas-story/">Springfield Little Theatre</a>&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 311 East Walnut Street<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Call 869-1334 for tickets<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Admission:&nbsp;$9 for children, $11 for adults<span style="display: none" id="1323465994881E">&nbsp;</span></p> <p>Check out <b>KSMU</b>'s <a href="http://ksmu.org/ksmu-calendar">Commuity Calendar</a> for even more area&nbsp;seasonal programs, events, and activities.</p> <hr /> <p>And of course don't forget that <b><a href="http://thelibrary.org/programs/programs.cfm?src=m">The Library</a> </b>has lots of&nbsp;holiday cheer to spread around, too, with free programs&nbsp;like these musical performances:</p> <p><b>&quot;Red Bridge Presents 'A Special Holiday Concert'&quot;&nbsp;</b><br /> <span style="display: none" id="1323467609032S">&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Holiday favorites with high energy and great harmony.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The Library Center, Sunday, December 11, at 2 p.m.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Call 417-882-0714 for more information.<span style="display: none" id="1323467609732E">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><b>&quot;Holiday Horns&quot;&nbsp;</b><br /> <span style="display: none" id="1323467616367S">&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Festive music from Springfield Symphony's Brass Quintet.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Midtown Carnegie Library, Wednesday, December 14, at 11 a.m.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Call 417-862-0135 for more information.<span style="display: none" id="1323467616510E">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><b>&quot;Holiday Concert with Wires &amp; Wood&quot;&nbsp;</b><br /> <span style="display: none" id="1323467619556S">&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Holiday tunes in the bluegrass tradition.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Brentwood Library, Saturday, December 17, at 2 p.m.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Call 417-883-1974 for more information.<span style="display: none" id="1323467620257E">&nbsp;</span></p> <p>We've also got holiday storytimes and activities the whole family can enjoy, so be sure to check out the offerings for your local branch.&nbsp; All Library programs are free and listed in&nbsp;our monthly <b>Bookends&nbsp;</b>magazine.&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p>Happy Holidays from The Library!</p>
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Ozarks Holiday Celebrations

You don't have to look too far to find seasonal fun for the whole family.  Check out some of these options around Greene County.

Downtown Springfield Festival of Lights [.pdf calendar]
   Features numerous December events throughout Center City.

Rockin' Around the Square, the annual Christmas parade. [.pdf parade route]
     Saturday, December 10
     Starts at 1:00 p.m. at Mt. Vernon and South Ave.

Christmas at the Farm [.pdf flyer]
     Learn what happens at a farm, participate in holiday crafts, and drink hot cocoa!
     Saturday, December 10, 10:00-6:00
     Sunday, December 11, 12:00-6:00
     Rutledge-Wilson Community Farm Park 
     3825 W. Farm Road 146
     Call 837-5949 for more information.

"A Christmas Story"
     Based on the film of the same name, Jean Sheppard's classic comedy nostalgically
     recounts nine-year-old Ralphie's holiday ups and downs in a small Midwestern town in 1938.
     Friday, December 9, at 7:30 p.m.
     Saturday, December 10, at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
     Sunday, December 11, at 2:30 p.m.
     Springfield Little Theatre 
     311 East Walnut Street
     Call 869-1334 for tickets
     Admission: $9 for children, $11 for adults

Check out KSMU's Commuity Calendar for even more area seasonal programs, events, and activities.


And of course don't forget that The Library has lots of holiday cheer to spread around, too, with free programs like these musical performances:

"Red Bridge Presents 'A Special Holiday Concert'" 
     Holiday favorites with high energy and great harmony.
     The Library Center, Sunday, December 11, at 2 p.m.
     Call 417-882-0714 for more information.

"Holiday Horns" 
     Festive music from Springfield Symphony's Brass Quintet.
     Midtown Carnegie Library, Wednesday, December 14, at 11 a.m.
     Call 417-862-0135 for more information.

"Holiday Concert with Wires & Wood" 
     Holiday tunes in the bluegrass tradition.
     Brentwood Library, Saturday, December 17, at 2 p.m.
     Call 417-883-1974 for more information.

We've also got holiday storytimes and activities the whole family can enjoy, so be sure to check out the offerings for your local branch.  All Library programs are free and listed in our monthly Bookends magazine. 
 

Happy Holidays from The Library!


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