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Weekend Outlook August 16-18, 2013

Find out what's happening this weekend in the Ozarks
Black Swallowtail Butterfly on a Butterfly Bush
Photo Credit: Michele Skalicky
  • Insect-O-Rama is tonight (8/16) from 6:30 to 9:30 at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center.  View displays, see live insects, make crafts and play games.  For more information, 888-4237.
  • The Ozark Mountain Parrot Head Club will host its annual Phlock at the Rock concert and fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Association, Southwest Missouri chapter, today and tomorrow (8/16-8/17) at Rock Lane Resort in Branson.  Live concerts will feature Cruize Control and Conch Republic, and there will be a silent auction, floatilla, scavenger hunt, raffle, crazy hat contest, photo booth, limbo contest, horse races and more.  Admission is $15 for one night and $20 for two.  Gates open at 6 each evening.  To learn more, 838-8220 or e-mail queenhenry32 [at] yahoo [dot] com.
  • Eureka Springs is hosting its annual Bluegrass Festival through tomorrow (8/17) at various venues around town.  The grand finale at The Auditorium tomorrow night will feature bluegrass legend Jesse McReynolds.  Free music starts at noon today in Basin Park.  For details, eurekasprings.org.
  • The Dan Kinney Family Center will host a Back to School Carnival tonight (8/16) from 6:30 to 8:30 with face painting, arts and crafts, carnival games, concessions and a cake walk.  Admission is $5 per family.  To learn more, parkboard.org/dkfc/docs/back_to_school_carnival13.pdf.
  • Teen Friday Nights is tonight (8/16) from 6 to 8 at the Library Station for kids in grades six through 12.  Stop by for games, crafts and special events. 
  • The Unbound Mic Sessions for adults are tonight (8/16) from 6:30 to 9 at the Park Central Branch Library.  Sign-up starts at 6.
  • The History Museum for Springfield-Greene County presents the exhibit “Woodruff’s Dream:  the Mother Road through Springfield Route 66” through August 31st.  The museum is open today and tomorrow (8/16-8/17) from 10:30 am to 4:30 pm.  For more information, historymuseumonthesquare.org.
  • West Plains area residents 60 and over can register to take a class at Missouri State-West Plains under the Senior Citizen Fee Waiver Program starting today (8/16).  For more information, wp.missouristate.edu.
  • Adult Student Services at MSU in Springfield will host the MSU 62-Senior Citizens Fee Waiver Program at 9 this morning (8/16) at the Meyer Alumni Center.  Eligible adults 62 and over who register for one class per semester may have the required student fees waived. For details, 836-6929.
  • The Movies at Founders Park series continues this weekend.  See “Escape from Planet Earth” tonight (8/16) and “The Dark Knight Rises” tomorrow night (8/17) at dusk.  Free tickets are available in advance at Mediacom Ice Park, Mediacom offices, the Dan Kinney, Chesterfield and Doling Family Centers and the Busch Municipal Building.  To find out more, springfieldmo.gov/founders/movies.html.
  • The Missouri State women’s soccer team will face Butler CC this morning (8/16) at 10:30 at Cooper Sports Complex and Drury Sunday night at 7 at Drury.  For ticket information, 836-7678.
  • A dance is held each Friday night at 7 at the West Plains Senior Center.  Admission is $4, and all ages are welcome.
  • Acoustic Jam on the Square is Friday nights at 7 on the Square in West Plains.  Take instruments and lawn chairs.
  • Springfield-Greene County Park Board’s Outdoor Initiatives program invites you to watch bats fly out of Sequiota Cave tomorrow night (8/17).  Arrive 45 minutes before dark. 
  • The Missouri Department of Conservation and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources will host Kids Fishing Day tomorrow (8/17) at Roaring River State Park for kids 15 and under.  To learn more, 417-847-2430.
  • The 40thannual Ernte-Fest is tomorrow and Sunday (8/16-8/17) from 4:30 to midnight in Freistatt, presented by the Freistatt Lions Club.  The German festival will feature a Bier Garten, food, polka and more.  For details, erntefest.org.
  • Dickerson Park Zoo will host “Pancakes in the Park” tomorrow morning (8/17) from 7 to 10.  Zoo admission before 9 will be $5 for adults and $3 for kids 3 to 12-years-old.  Pancakes and sausage will be available for purchase at the Bush Country Café.  For more information, dickersonparkzoo.org.
  • The series Saturday Afternoon at the Movies:  Screwball Comedies continues tomorrow afternoon (8/17) at 2 at the Library Center.  Take a snack and watch “The Lady Eve.”
  • The American Cancer Society presents the annual Cattle Baron’s Ball tomorrow night (8/17) at 6 at MSU’s Darr Agricultural Center.  For more information, 447-1483.
  • The Farmers Market of the Ozarks is open tomorrow (8/17) from 8 to 1 at 4139 Nature Center Way. The market is hosting a Salsa Wars contest tomorrow.  See tomato canning demonstrations, sample salsa and vote on your favorites with your loose change.  Proceeds will go to the Ronald McDonald House of the Ozarks.
  • The Greater Springfield Farmers Market is open tomorrow (8/17) from 8 to 1 in the southeast corner of the Battlefield Mall Parking Lot.
  • C-Street Market is open tomorrow (8/17) from 8 to 1 near the Footbridge on Commercial Street.
  • The travelling exhibit “Moneyville” is at the Discovery Center of Springfield through September 15th. To learn more, 862-9910.
  • The Railroad Historical Museum, located in an old train in Grant Beach Park, is staffed by volunteers and is open Saturdays from 2 to 4.  To learn more, rrhistoricalmuseum.zoomshare.com.
  • The Missouri State Pride Band will present the Concert on the Green Sunday night (8/18) at 7 at the Plaster Sports Complex.  Admission is free.