Visit Wilson's Creek National Battlefield for free
Learn about hummingbirds
Attend a fiber arts fair
The 4th annual Fiddle, Harmonica and Bluegrass Band Concerts and Jam will be at the Heart of the Ozarks Bluegrass Park in West Plains Friday and Saturday (8/13-8/14). For more information, www.heartoftheozarksbluegrass.com or 1-888-256-8835.
The 5th annual Bikers and Babes at the Beach is this weekend in Rockaway Beach. Gates open at 5 Friday evening (8/13) and at 10 am Saturday (8/14). All proceeds benefit BACA (Bikers Against Child Abuse). There will be poker runs, tour rides, live entertainment, a bike show and bike games. For more information, 561-4280.
The Boys & Girls Club of the Ozarks’ 2nd annual Junk in the Trunk Fair is Saturday (8/14) from 7 am to 2 pm at the Forsyth Club, 501 Panther Rd. For details, 335-2089.
The Discovery Center will hold a Robot Workshop Friday night (8/13) from 6 to 8. Registration and a fee are required. For more information, 862-9910.
Movies at Founders Park continue this weekend. See “Fame” Friday night (8/13) and “Invictus” Saturday night (8/14) at dusk. Free tickets are available in advance at the Doling and Chesterfield Family Centers, Mediacom Ice Park, the Busch Municipal Building and at Mediacom offices.
The Wilson’s Creek Farmers’ Market opens at 4:30 Friday afternoon (5/28) and is open every Friday at First Baptist Church of Battlefield at FF and Weaver Rd.
The Greater Springfield Farmers’ Market opens Saturday morning (5/29) at 8:30 in the southeast corner of the Battlefield Mall parking lot.
The C-Street Farmer’s Market is open Saturday (6/19) from 9 am to 2 pm near the Jefferson Avenue Footbridge on Historic Commercial Street. For details, www.itsalldowntown.com.
The Harlin Museum in West Plains is hosting the Smithsonian/Museum on Main Street exhibit “Journey Stories” Saturday (8/14) thru September 25th. The exhibit examines the impact of migration, transportation and travel on the social history of the United States. An opening reception is Saturday night at 5 with a live music program at 6.
The CASA Battle of the Bands will be held Saturday (8/14) beginning at 3 at the West Plains Civic Center. To learn more, 255-2100.
Women 14 and older are invited to learn handgun basics during a Discover Nature Women program Saturday morning (8/14) at 8 at the Andy Dalton Shooting Range and Outdoor Education Center. To register, 742-4361.
Try your hand at virtual hunting and fishing Saturday (8/14) between 1 and 3 at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center.
A community health fair will be held Saturday (8/14) from 1 to 5 at Ava Drug in Ava, Missouri. St. John’s will provide free health screenings.
The King’s Prairie Music Festival is Saturday (8/14) in Monett. Proceeds will benefit King’s Prairie’s one-room schoolhouse. Take lawn chairs. The festival is on Farm Rd. 2015 off Z Highway, one mile east of Monett. For more information, 442-7910.
It’s a fee free weekend Saturday and Sunday (8/14-8/15) at Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield. There will be living history and artillery demonstrations. For details, 732-2662.
A Fiber Arts Fair is Saturday (8/14) from 10 to 4 at the Rutledge-Wilson Farm Community Park. There will be workshops and classes in various fiber techniques and weaving and spinning demonstrations. For more information, 837-5949.
Learn about Hummingbirds and watch as Sarah Driver attempts to capture and band some during the program “Summer Hummers” Sunday (8/15) at 5 at the Nature Center. To register, 888-4237.
A Jane A. Meyer Summer Carillon Concert is this Sunday night (8/15) at 7 outside Meyer Library on the Missouri State University Campus. Take lawn chairs or blankets.