Tlaquepaque News

Friends of the Garden trip to Tlaquepaque

Published on October 23rd, 2017 | by Alexandra Saner

February 5-12, 2018 $2,900 per person Please join us and Friends of the Garden (FOG) for a trip to our sister city in Tlaquepaque, Mexico! Enjoy accommodations at a beautiful boutique bed and breakfast, visit with local [&hellip... Read More


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Cindy Jobe honored with prestigious Ozzie Award

Published on October 21st, 2017 | by Alexandra Saner

Our Executive Director, Cindy Jobe, received the prestigious Individual Ozzie Award at the Flights of Fancy ceremony held at the Springfield-Branson National Airport on Saturday, October 14. The Ozzie Awards are given by the Springfield Regional [&hellip... Read More


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Thank you for a great Taste 2017!

Published on October 21st, 2017 | by Alexandra Saner

The 2017 Taste of Tlaquepaque event was one of the best yet thanks to a great guest list and some amazing partnerships! The fundraiser was held on Friday, October 13 at the Oasis Convention Center. We [&hellip... Read More


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Mexican Delegation Visits Springfield

Published on October 17th, 2017 | by Alexandra Saner

Thursday-Tuesday, October 12-17, 2017 We had a fabulous weekend promoting our mission of “peace through people” with our friends visiting Springfield from Tlaquepaque, Mexico! The seven delegates arrived at the Springfield-Branson National Airport on Thursday, October [&hellip... Read More


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Tacos and Tunes

Published on October 15th, 2017 | by Alexandra Saner

Monday, October 16 from 10:30am-Noon Central Bank and Central Trust Parking Lot 3333 S. National Ave. Join us for a free concert by the band visiting Springfield from our sister city in Tlaquepaque, Mexico! Enjoy lunch [&hellip... Read More


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Isesaki 30th Anniversary Dedication

Published on September 27th, 2017 | by Alexandra Saner

Tree Planting Ceremony Saturday, October 28 at 10am Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden Please join us and our friends from Isesaki for a tree planting ceremony and dedication of the 30th anniversary of the relationship between Isesaki [&hellip... Read More


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Taste of Tlaquepaque

Published on September 27th, 2017 | by Alexandra Saner

“Dia de los Muertos” Day of the Dead Friday, October 13, 2017 at 6pm Oasis Convention Center Please join us and our friends from Tlaquepaque for a unique and respectful celebration of the Mexican holiday, “Dia de [&hellip... Read More


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’17 Japanese Fall Festival a success!

Published on September 27th, 2017 | by Alexandra Saner

Thank you so much to everyone that made the 22nd annual Japanese Fall Festival a success! We could not do it without each and every one of you! The 2017 event featured beautiful weather and cross-cultural opportunities for [&hellip... Read More


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Schedule for 2017 Japanese Fall Festival

Published on September 6th, 2017 | by ssca

In the Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden  at Springfield Botanical Gardens at Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park 2400 S. Scenic Ave., Springfield, MO Friday, September 8th, 5-10 p.m. Adults $10, Children 12 yrs and under $3 Saturday, September 9th, 11 [&hellip... Read More


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    September 8–10, 2017
    Annual Japanese Fall Festival

    in the Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden
    at Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park
    2400 S. Scenic Ave., Springfield, MO

    Friday, September 8th
    Gates Open 5:00 p.m.
    $10 Adult / $3 children 12 yrs. & under
    • Uke 66
    • Mr. Hiroshi Tada performance “top spinning.”
    • Kizuna – Springfield’s Japan America Friendship
    Group will be performing traditional festival dance
    on stage. Everyone is invited to participate!
    • 6:00 Opening Ceremony at the stage
    • 6:15 St. Louis Osuwa Taiko
    • 6:30 Seiran Chiba – large scale calligraphy
    • 6:45 Karin Amano – Japanese story teller
    • 7:10 St. Louis Osuwa Taiko
    Candlelight walk begins at dusk

    Saturday, September 9th
    Gates open 11:00 a.m.
    $15 Adult / $3 children 12 yrs. & under
    • Mr. Hiroshi Tada performance “top-spinning.”
    • 11:15 Springfield Cosplay
    • 11:45 Kimono show
    • 12:00 Uke 66
    • 1:00 Seiran Chiba – large scale calligraphy
    • 1:30 Karin Amano – Japanese Story Teller
    • 2:00 St. Louis Osuwa Taiko
    (Children’s workshop follows the performance)
    • 3:15 Tracy’s Karate
    • 4:30 Seiran Chiba- large scale calligraphy
    • 5:00 Kizuna – Japanese folk dance
    • 5:30 St. Louise Osuwa Taiko
    • 6:30 Karin Amano
    • 7:00 Shoji Tabuchi Live!
    Candlelight walk begins at dusk

    Sunday, September 10th
    Gates open 11:00 a.m.
    $10 Adult / $3 children 12 yrs. & under
    • Mr. Hiroshi Tada performance “top-spinning.”
    • 1:00 Uke 66
    • 1:30 Karin Amano – Japanese Story Teller
    • 2:00 St. Louis Osuwa Taiko
    • 3:00 Seiran Chiba – large scale calligraphy
    • 3:30 Tracy’s Karate
    • 4:15 Kizuna – Japanese folk dance
    • 4:45 Cosplay parade on stage
    Festival ends on Sunday at 6 p.m

    Taste of Tlaquepaque
    Friday, October 13th
    Celebrate with Springfield Sister Cities and our friends from Tlaquepaque at Oasis Convention Center
    6:00—7:00 p.m. Cocktails
    7:00 p.m. Dinner and Music by Enrique, Manuel, Paco, Fernando and German!
    Individual Tickets $150
    Table of 8 = $1000 (Sponsorships available)
    call 417-864-1341
    or email cjobe@springfieldmo.gov

    October 22, 2017
    Americana Concert Series at the Peace Through People Pavilion. Details to be announced soon.

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    November 14, 2017, 6:00pm – November 14, 2017, 8:00pm

    Carrie Wagner will provide the keynote presentation for International Education Week 2017.

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    November 3, 2017, 5:30pm – November 3, 2017, 9:00pm

    The Tour of the Globe transforms the Jim D. Morris Center downtown into a global bazaar for an evening, allowing the Missouri State and Springfield communities to experience the diverse cultures represented by our students at Missouri State.

    In the past, students have showcased their countries with traditional dress, food, dancing, games, art, and more.

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