Events

Mar
3
Sat
All-School Exhibition at the Springfield Art Museum @ Springfield Art Museum
Mar 3 – Apr 29 all-day

Every March, in celebration of Youth Art Month, the Springfield Art Museum invites student artists from across our community, in kindergarten through 12th grades from public, private, parochial, and home school groups to exhibit outstanding artwork in the “All School Exhibition.” This highly anticipated show has been a staple of our exhibition schedule for well over 40 years. Artwork created by children and teenagers is often relegated to education wings or hallways when it is displayed in museums. By showcasing students’ work in one of its primary gallery spaces, the Springfield Art Museum seeks to highlight the importance of arts education and honor the accomplishments of young artists, as well as their incredibly talented teachers, many of whom are practicing artists themselves.

Hours of Operation

  • Sunday 1-5 p.m.
  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday – Wednesday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Thursday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Friday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • City and national holidays Closed
Mar
24
Sat
Art in Our City: Zone 2 @ Springfield Art Museum
Mar 24 – Oct 14 all-day
Art in Our City: Zone 2 @ Springfield Art Museum | Springfield | Missouri | United States

This special exhibition highlights local artists and the character of Springfield’s unique neighborhoods. In 2018, work from 17 artists representing 8 neighborhoods in City Council Zones 2 and 3 will rotate into Avant Art, the Museum’s new flexible, social gallery that combines art, retail and limited beverage and snack service.

Hours of Operation

  • Sunday 1-5 p.m.
  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday – Wednesday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Thursday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Friday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • City and national holidays Closed
Apr
14
Sat
Frolic of the Mind: The Illustrious Life of Rose O’Neill @ Springfield Art Museum
Apr 14 – Aug 15 all-day

This comprehensive exhibition traces the prolific career of artist, illustrator, author, poet, and inventor Rose O’Neill. Frolic of the Mind will feature 150 works from public and private collections including the Springfield Art Museum, the Huntington Library and Art Museum, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Bonniebrook Home and Museum, the National Portrait Gallery, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum. A fully illustrated catalogue featuring several guest essays will bring new research to the topic.

Hours of Operation

  • Sunday 1-5 p.m.
  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday – Wednesday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Thursday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Friday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • City and national holidays Closed
Apr
27
Fri
Learn It! Self-Paced Computer Tutorials @ Midtown Carnegie Library Edge Community Technology Center
Apr 27 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

You can choose what you want to learn and go at your own speed with our self-paced tutorials. We provide the computer and you select from a wide variety of lessons designed specifically for individual learning. Topics include basic skills, Windows 10, Microsoft Office, Quickbooks, Gmail, Photoshop and more. Both interactive and video tutorials are available to fit your learning style. We also offer computer-instructed keyboarding lessons to help you learn to type or improve your typing skills. Prerequisites: Some experience using keyboard and mouse. For adults.

Tai Chi with Dee Ogilvy @ Springfield Art Museum
Apr 27 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

taichi

Learn Yang Style Tai Chi from Shifu, M. Dee Ogilvy, who began practicing Tai Chi 25 years ago at Duke University. Dee currently teaches in Missouri State University’s Wellness program and runs her own Tai Chi program called, White Metal Rabbit Taijiquan. Find out more at springfieldtaichi.wordpress.com

  • Great for adults of any age and physical fitness level.
  • Requires no special equipment.
  • Relaxed, composed flowing movements that combine strength with gentleness.
  • Beginners are welcome!
Grant Beach Community Dinner @ Drew Lewis Foundation at The Fairbanks
Apr 27 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Greater Parkcrest Spring Carnival @ Horace Mann Elementary
Apr 27 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Greater Parkcrest Spring Carnival @ Horace Mann Elementary | Springfield | Missouri | United States

Games for families and children and the Police and Fire departments. 

Apr
28
Sat
Bradford Park Neighborhood Cleanup @ End of Walnut Lawn
Apr 28 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Residents and/or property owners in the Bradford Park neighborhood are invited to participate in the spring neighborhood cleanup. The City and the neighborhood association encourages residents to take advantage of this free and convenient opportunity to dispose of trash, brush, leaves, tires, metal and TVs (fees may apply for TVs).

Residents are encouraged to address overgrown fence rows, backyards and alleys adjacent to your property by mowing, cutting down, trimming and disposing of all brush and related debris.

Each year, neighborhood clean-ups serve approximately 900 households and remove over 175 tons of bulk waste (furniture, mattresses, etc.) and brush from Springfield neighborhoods. The cleanups take place outside, rain or shine. Curbside pickup is available, but fees may apply.

Need to schedule a curbside pickup? Contact Dellene Nelson at 417-882-2801.

Doling Neighborhood Garage Sale
Apr 28 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Doling Neighborhood will have a neighborhood-wide garage sale on April 28 from 8am to 3pm. Maps of participating homes will be available the morning of the sale. Check back for locations of map stations.

If you would like to host a garage sale, please contact the Doling Neighborhood Association at Dolingna@gmail.com and we will include your location on our map. You will be responsible for your own garage sale permit. Visit https://www.springfieldmo.gov/1736/Garage-Sale-Permit to obtain your permit. There is no cost; just enter your address, date and email address.

In case of inclement weather, the rain date will be scheduled for May 5 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Master Gardener and Plant Society Plant Sale @ Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park Botanical Center
Apr 28 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

plant-sale

Presented by the Master Gardeners of Greene County and other garden societies. Sale includes annuals, perennials, vegetables, herbs, bulbs, grasses, vines, ground covers, shrubs and trees. Master Gardeners accept credit cards. Other societies accept cash or check only.