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.
Michele Skalicky has worked at KSMU since the station occupied the old white house at National and Grand. She enjoys working on both the announcing side and in news and has been the recipient of statewide and national awards for news reporting. Michele enjoys hiking, camping, taking an active role in her two girls’ activities and caring for her family’s two guinea pigs, two cats, two dogs and five fish.