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Weekend Outlook August 23-25, 2013

Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are some ideas.
Movies at Founders Park
Image courtesy of the Urban Districts Alliance
  • Several area neighborhoods will celebrate the 16thannual Neighborhood Night Out tonight (8/23) at 6.  For a list of participating neighborhoods, commpartnership.org/what-we-do/by-division/neighborhood-development/national-night-out/
  • Kids are invited to the Insect Buzz Puppet Show today (8/23) at 4:30 and 6:30 at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center.  To register, 888-4237.
  • The Springfield Urban Agriculture Coalition will host the 2ndannual Cocktails and Wellies Lawn Party and Silent Auction tonight (8/23) at 7 at the Historic C-Street Firehouse.  For ticket information, springfielduac.org.
  • The Missouri State women’s soccer team will face Oral Roberts tomorrow night (8/24) at 7 and Tulsa Sunday (8/25) at 5 at Plaster Sports Complex.  For tickets, 836-7678.
  • The Movies at Founders Park Series concludes for the season this weekend.  Oz:  The Great and Powerful will be shown tonight (8/23) at dusk and “Skyfall” tomorrow night (8/24).  Free tickets are available in advance at the Doling, Dan Kinney and Chesterfield Family Centers, Mediacom Ice Park, Mediacom offices and the Busch Municipal Building.  For details, springfieldmo.gov/founders/movies.html.
  • The National Alliance on Mental Illness-Southwest Missouri will hold the Illuminating the Darkness 5K Run for Suicide Prevention tonight (8/23) at 7:30 at the Forest Institute, 2885 W. Battlefield.  To learn more,
  • actnowracing.com/component/com_registrationpro/Itemid,393/did,82/shw_attendees,0/view,event
  • Its Teen Friday Nights tonight (8/23) at 6 at the Library Station for kids in grades six through 12.  Stop in for games, crafts and special events.
  • 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 (8/23-8/24) from 10:30 am to 4:30 pm.  For more information, historymuseumonthesquare.org.
  • 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 Discovery Center of Springfield will host the 10thannual Moonlight Bike Ride tomorrow night (8/24) at 8:30.  Registration and a pre-party start at 7 in the center’s parking lot.  For details, discoverycenter.org.
  • CoxHealth and Mercy will team up for the Medical Mile Kick-Off Walk and Dedication tomorrow morning (8/24) at 8:30.  Participants can start at either hospital.  The event includes performances, games, demonstrations, samples from hospital chefs and a butterfly release.  For more information, medmile.com.
  • The Discovery Center of Springfield will host the Back to School Bash tomorrow (8/24) from 10 to 2.  Learn about science while having fun with traditional carnival games.  To learn more, discoverycenter.org/pages/back_to_school_bash
  • Springfield-Greene County Park Board’s Outdoor Initiatives program invites you to watch bats fly out of Sequiota Cave tomorrow night (8/24).  Arrive 45 minutes before dark. 
  • Learn about Tree Stand Safety during a free program tomorrow morning (8/24) at 8:30 at the Andy Dalton Shooting Range and Outdoor Education Center.  To register, 742-4361.
  • Learn the woodcarving techniques during the program The Art of Woodcarving tomorrow morning (8/24) at 10 at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center.  And members of Southern Missouri Woodcarver Artists will demonstrate their craft at the Nature Center from 10 to 4.  To register for the class, 888-4237.
  • Kids three to six-years-old are invited to the Little Acorns program Slithery Snakes tomorrow morning (8/24) at 11.  To register, 888-4237.
  • The Missouri Department of Conservation will host a Deer Workshop tomorrow morning (8/24) from 8 to noon at the West Plains Civic Center Theatre.  For details, 256-7161.
  • Tomorrow (8/24) is Super Soccer Saturday, sponsored by the West Plains Soccer Association at the West Plains Soccer Fields.  There will be activities for kids, and they can sign up for fall soccer.  To learn more, westplainssoccer.com.
  • Kids in grade K-5 can make LEGO creations tomorrow morning (8/24) at 11 at the Republic Branch Library.  For more information, 732-7284.
  • The Ozarks Self Reliant Living University is holding free classes on fall gardening this month.  A class will be held tomorrow (8/24) at the Koshkonong Senior Center from 1 to 3.  For details, 264-2435.
  • The Farmers Market of the Ozarks is open tomorrow (8/24) from 8 to 1 at 4139 Nature Center Way.
  • The Greater Springfield Farmers Market is open tomorrow (8/24) from 8 to 1 in the southeast corner of the Battlefield Mall Parking Lot.
  • C-Street Market is open tomorrow (8/24) 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.
  • National parks across the country, including Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield, will hold a fee-free day Sunday (8/25).  To learn more, 732-2662.
  • The Missouri State men’s soccer team will host Missouri S&T Sunday afternoon (8/25) at 2:30 at Plaster Sports Complex.  For tickets, 836-7678.