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Downtown Springfield Nonprofits

August 17, 2023

August 17 is National Nonprofit Day! What better way to celebrate than highlighting all the incredible Downtown Springfield Nonprofits working to make our community and the world a better place.   Abilities First: Artisan Elements Abilities First’s mission is Turning Abilities Into Opportunities. In 2012, the concept of Artisan Elements began to take shape–build business… Read More

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Downtown Glass Recycling Program diverts 5 million bottles from landfill

April 21, 2023

Since its inception in 2008, the Downtown Glass Recycling Program recycled more than five million glass bottles. Thanks to a grant from Ozark Headwaters Recycling and Materials Management District (OHRD), the Downtown Springfield Association has been faithfully collecting glass bottles from businesses across Downtown, C-Street and the Pickwick area, diverting them from the local landfill…. Read More

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Tips for watching the Big Game this Sunday

February 09, 2023

Whether you’re cheering for the Kansas City Chiefs, the Philadelphia Eagles, Rihanna or the person bringing the buffalo chicken dip this Sunday, Downtown Springfield has everything you need to have the most super of bowls! Where to Watch Who wants to clean up their house after a big party? Take it easy, come Downtown for… Read More

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New History Museum exhibit highlights Springfield’s Black Educators

January 25, 2023

The History Museum on the Square will open their newest exhibit, Community Cornerstones: Springfield’s Black Educators on Wednesday, February 1, 2023. This exhibit showcases the rich history of Black American education in Springfield through the lens of the educators who were the cornerstones of the Black community. Experience the enlightening story of Springfield’s Black educational… Read More

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Start the year with Wellness Collective’s January Yoga Challenge

January 03, 2023

Start the year off on the right foot with Wellness Collective Studios‘ January Yoga Challenge. Attend your first class AND a minimum of five classes total at the Wellness Collective in the month of January and you’ll receive a $25 Studio Credit to spend on future memberships, classes, workshops or retail. If you go above… Read More

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Springfield Holiday Bucket List

December 02, 2022

Make the most of the holiday season with this bucket list of festive fun in Downtown Springfield! Watch the Springfield Christmas Parade Jingle bells will be ringing and carolers will be singing as the Springfield Christmas Parade, presented by Penmac, makes its way through Downtown Springfield on December 10, 2022 at 2 p.m. Enjoy floats, marching… Read More

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Where to donate this Giving Tuesday

November 28, 2022

Giving Tuesday is a great day to take a break from the consumerism of the last few days and take a moment to give back to those doing good in the Springfield community! In Downtown Springfield, there are 23 different nonprofit organizations working to make the world a better place. Scroll through to learn about… Read More

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Back to School Discounts Downtown

August 24, 2022

Put down those game controllers and pick up your books because it’s time to go back to school. But that doesn’t have to be a bummer. Back-to-School season means discounts! Scroll through to find out how all you students and teachers can be using those school IDs to save a buck or two. COFFEE  … Read More

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The Discovery Center provides STEM based education to Springfield students

May 10, 2022

As COVID-19 struck the Springfield, Missouri community and changed our way of life, The Discovery Center stepped up to fill the educational gap with their Discovery School. Amidst lockdowns, working from home and the closure of in-person learning at Springfield Public Schools in March 2020, The Discovery Center offered free childcare to healthcare workers and… Read More

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Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day 2022 at BookMarx

April 29, 2022

  Independent Bookstore Day is this Saturday, April 30. What better way is there to celebrate than by visiting BookMarx on Walnut street in Downtown Springfield?   BookMarx is a used bookstore specializing in classic literature, contemporary and postmodern fiction, science fiction, children’s books and more. Located near the heart of downtown Springfield, they specialize… Read More