The 9th annual African American Read-In is a collaborative evening of performances organized by Missouri State University Libraries, Springfield Public Schools, the Springfield-Greene County Library District, Drury University, the Ozarks Literacy Council, and the Springfield chapter of the NAACP. This event is free and open to the public.
Girls, bring your dad, step-dad, grandpa, uncle, or special guy out for a night you’ll always remember. This year’s theme is “Girls Just Want to Have Fun.” Enjoy a catered dinner, music, dancing, and a photograph with your special guest. Event held in the Northview Center Ballroom, adjacent to Doling Family Center.
Tickets go on sale Jan. 17. Register by Feb. 21. Space is limited. Fee: $40/couple, $15/each additional girl
Tenants: Know Your Rights!
A free workshop for residents of Springfield’s Zone One
February 27, 2018, 6:00-8:30 (dinner and childcare provided)
At the Fairbanks, 1126 N. Broadway Ave. (enter through double doors)
If you are renting your home or apartment and want to know more about your rights and responsibilities as a tenant, sign up for this free workshop. Learn how to:
• Avoid eviction
• Get repairs made
• Get your deposits back
Participants will also have the opportunity to consult individually with volunteer attorneys following the presentation.
Registration is limited to the first 50 to sign up, so don’t wait!
Bring the kids! During the presentation, we will have childcare, games and activities for with the “Legal Beagle Book Club.” Sign up the kids at this link.
Kids interested in ice hockey? Give it a try. We provide coaches and equipment. Skating experience not required, but registration is.
Throw it away? No way! Give your household appliances, computers, bicycles or even clothes a new lease on life at the Fix-it Fair. Volunteer experts will be on hand, eager to assist you with your repairs. No registration required, but feel free to find out if a specific fixer will be on hand to assist with your item. A Fix-it Fair is a great way to reduce waste while learning a valuable repair skill. Presented in partnership with the Community Partnership of the Ozarks Tool Library.