Happening Today: Sunday, February 28

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Here’s a look at some events that are going on around the Springfield area today.

The Ozarks Empire Fairgrounds is hosting their Lawn & Garden Show from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. along with Monarch Butterflies of Mexico, which starts at 1 p.m. in the E-Plex. The Monarch Butterflies of Mexico is a show that Executive Director of Friends of the Garden, Lisa Bakerink, presents a talk on monarch butterflies of Mexico. It is a part of the Lawn & Garden Show.  Admission to the Lawn & Garden show is $5 and parking is free. For more information, call (417) 833 – 2660.

Ozarks Technical Community College is hosting a free FAFSA Frenzy event and is designed to help college students file their FAFSA or Free Application for Federal Student Aid. The event is at the Springfield and Waynesville locations from 1 to 4 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Missouri Department of Higher Education and is open to all students, regardless of where they live, attend school or plan to attend school. To preregister or for more information about the event, click here.

Missouri State University has partnered with the local community to host exhibits that celebrate African American Heritage Month. The theme this year is “Step up, Stand Up, Stay Up” and was chosen to symbolize the actions taken by people throughout the community in regards to diversity awareness. Today’s event starts at 2 p.m. at the Library Center Auditorium. The event is called With the Ironclads: Following the 2nd Kansas Colored Infantry through Civil War. For more information, click here.

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