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Weekend Outlook August 2-4, 2013

Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are some ideas.
Ozark Empire Fair
Photo Credit: Michele Skalicky
  • The Movies at Founders Park series continues this weekend.  The Odd Life of Timothy Green will be shown tonight (8/2) and The Avengers tomorrow night (8/3) at dusk.  Tickets are available for free at Mediacom Ice Park, Doling, Dan Kinney and Chesterfield Family Centers, the Busch Municipal Building and Mediacom offices.  For more information, springfieldmo.gov/founders/movies.html.
  • The Ozark Empire Fair continues through tomorrow night (8/3).  To find out more, ozarkempirefair.com.
  • The Brentwood Branch Library will host a Garden Tasting Party today (8/2) at 4 for all ages.  Taste veggies grown in the library’s garden and make crafts, play games and more.  For details, 883-1974.
  • Kids in grades four through eight are invited to a Movie and Craft Night tonight (8/2) at 6 at the Library Center.  They’ll watch the movie Holes.  For more information, 882-0714.
  • It’s Teen Friday Night tonight (8/2) at 6 at the Library Station.  Teens can drop in for games, crafts and special events.
  • The West Plains High School band will present a concert in People’s Park tonight (8/2) at 7. 
  • Fun Family Fishing Night is tonight (8/2) from 6 to 9 at Rutledge-Wilson Community Farm Park.  The cost is $5 per person.  Kids two and under get in free.  You’ll be able to keep your catch if they meet certain length requirements.  There will also be a bounce house, a cow train and a bonfire.  To learn more, parkboard.org.
  • Kids are invited to the program Stories with Your Legislators this morning (8/2) at 11:15 at the Library Station.  Representative Sonya Murray Anderson will share her favorite stories.
  • 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.
  • 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 (8/3-8/4) from 10:30 am to 4:30 pm.  For more information, historymuseumonthesquare.org.
  • The Grand Opening of the Two Rivers Bike Park in Highlandville is tomorrow (8/3) from 10 am until dark.  The grand opening will reveal the new trail system for hikers, mountain bikers and runners.  There will be guided rides, bike shop demos, skill sessions, music, food and entertainment.  The new facility is free to the public.  For more information, facebook.com/events/391843500935382/.
  • The 10thAnnual Kid’Athlon for ages 7 to 12 is tomorrow (8/3) starting at 8 am at the Doling Family Center.  For details, parkboard.org.
  • Explore Giboney Cave at Doling Park during tours tomorrow (8/3) from 11 to 4:30.    For more information, parkboard.org/outdoor/docs/cave_bat_awareness13.pdf.
  • A Tai Chi demonstration and class will be held tomorrow (8/3) from 11 to noon at the Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden and Nathanael Greene-Close Memorial Park.  The garden entrance fee is $3, and the class is free.  To find out more, parkboard.org/calendar_botanical.htm.
  • Adults will learn about home canning during a Homesteading for the City Dweller class tomorrow afternoon (8/3) at 2 at the Brentwood Branch Library.  For details, 883-1974.
  • The Habitat Home Run 5K, 10K and one mile walk/run starts tomorrow morning (8/3) at 7 at the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame.  Proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity.  For more information, habitatspringfieldmo.org or 829-4001.
  • The Night Light Family Fun 5K and 1.5 mile run is tomorrow night (8/3) starting at 9 at the West Plains Soccer Complex.  To learn more, westplainssoccer.com.
  • Families can learn archery shooting basics during a Discover Nature Families program tomorrow morning (8/3) at 8:30 at the Andy Dalton Shooting Range and Outdoor Education Center.  To register, 742-4361.
  • Author and personal historian Wayne Groner will present the free class Your Memories, Your Book:  Writing Your Life Story tomorrow morning (8/3) at 10 at the Library Center.  To register, 883-4532.
  • Downtown Branson’s 25thannual Fiddle Festival & Mid-America Fiddler’s Championship is tomorrow and Sunday (8/3-8/4).  Daily admission is $3 for adults and $1.50 for kids four to twelve-years-old.  Downtown Branson businesses will have sidewalk sales, and there will be strolling entertainment during the day both days.  Enjoy a free jam session tomorrow night.  For more information, downtownbranson.org.
  • The Greater Eureka Springs Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the 19thannual Yards and Yards of Yard Sales today (8/2) until 3 and tomorrow (8/3) from 7 to 3 throughout the city.  A Yards & Yards of Yard Sales map is available.  For details, 479-253-8737 or visit eurekaspringschamber.com.
  • The Farmers Market of the Ozarks is open tomorrow (8/3) from 8 to 1 at 4139 Nature Center Way.
  • The Greater Springfield Farmers Market is open tomorrow (8/3) from 8 to 1 in the southeast corner of the Battlefield Mall Parking Lot.
  • C-Street Market is open tomorrow (8/3) 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.