April 1: Easter sunrise services, Hammons Field. Gates open at 6 a.m. Service begins at 6:30. Complimentary coffee and hot chocolate. In case of rain, the service will be indoors at the Springfield Cardinals training facility. Free parking.
April 7: Health & Wellness Expo. A day of nutrition, fitness education, and health awareness. Health and wellness activities, seminars, demonstrations. 9 a.m.- noon, X-Center, 701 N. Taylor Way. Free.
April 17: It’s 417 Day! A community event to build bridges and be positive. Live DJ, food and refreshments. 4-8 p.m., Fassnight Park, Springfield. More info: (417) 709-1762.
April 20-21: 19th Annual Rock’n Ribs BBQ Festival, Ozark Empire Fairgrounds. Dozens of teams compete for the best barbecue in a Kansas City BBQ Society-sanctioned event. Friday: 5-11 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m.-11 p.m. $10 adults, kids 12 & under free.
TELL A FRIEND
Enjoy life at Pheasant Run? Earn $50 in rent credit when you refer a friend through our resident referral program. Stop by the office and ask for details!
SAFETY IN SEVERE WEATHER
Spring is severe weather season in the Ozarks. We want to help you find safety and shelter when storms hit. Here’s the latest info:
There are four public FEMA safe rooms in Nixa: Nixa High School, Mathews Elementary, Nixa Junior High, and Inman Intermediate. FEMA safe rooms are open during a tornado watch and tornado warnings.
When a tornado watch is issued, the FEMA safe room will be opened shortly after to allow those with special needs or those that would need extra time to come into the shelter. If you want to come before a warning is issued, you are welcome to do so.
Only aid animals are allowed. Household pets are not allowed in the tornado safe rooms per FEMA regulations.