The 2nd annual Back to School Blast, a 3-day youth horse show starts today (8/27) and runs thru Sunday (8/29) at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds. Proceeds benefit Greene County 4-H. For more information, 862-9284.
Families with children of all ages are invited to see the movie “WALL-E” tonight (8/27) at 7 at the Park Central Branch Library.
Today (8/27) is the last day of the CBCO’s Rams Vs. Chiefs Challenge Blood Drive. You can give today at either donor center between 8 am and 3 pm.
The Missouri State men’s soccer team will take on Missouri S&T in an exhibition game tonight (8/27) at 5 at Plaster Sports Complex.
The Missouri State women’s soccer team will face Arkansas-Little Rock tonight (8/27) at 7 and Tennessee-Martin Sunday (8/29) at 1 at Plaster Sports Complex.
Movies at Founders Park continue this weekend. “The Princess and the Frog” will be shown tonight (8/27) at dusk and “Casablanca” tomorrow night (8/28). Free tickets are available in advance at the Chesterfield and Doling Family Centers, Mediacom Ice Park, the Busch Municipal Building and Mediacom offices.
Auditions will be held tonight (8/27) at 6:30 for the West Plains Regional Animal Shelter’s benefit Talent Show to be held September 11th. For more information, 255-1188.
Eric Lewis and The New Kentucky Colonels will present a “Big Country Show” tonight (8/27) at 7 at the Avenue Theatre. Admission is $10, and proceeds go to the Alzheimer’s Association.
The Wilson’s Creek Farmers’ Market opens at 4:30 this 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 tomorrow morning (5/29) at 8:30 in the southeast corner of the Battlefield Mall parking lot.
The C-Street Farmer’s Market is open tomorrow (6/19) from 9 am to 2 pm near the Jefferson Avenue Footbridge on Historic Commercial Street. For details, www.itsalldowntown.com.
Tomorrow (8/28) is Dollar Day from 9 to 5 at Dickerson Park Zoo. For more information, 833-1570.
The Missouri Heart Gallery, a project of the Adoption Exchange, is at the Library Station through August 31st. Hours today and tomorrow (8/27-8/28) are 8:30 am to 9 pm and Sunday (8/29) 1 to 5.
West Plains will host a Memory Walk to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Association of Southwest Missouri tomorrow (8/28) at Pleasant Valley Manor. For more information, www.memorywalk2010.kintera.org/westplains.
The West Plains Area Farmers’ Market will host Salsa Wars tomorrow morning (8/27) starting at 7. The event is free and open to the public.
Dillon International Inc. will present an informational meeting on international adoption tomorrow (8/28) from 3 to 5 at the Library Center.
The Greater Ozarks Chapter of the American Red Cross will offer the class “Dog and Cat CPR and First Aid” class tomorrow (8/28) from 9 to 12:30. To sign up, 832-9500.
The Southwest Center for Independent Living will host the Lift Up Benefit Concert tomorrow (8/28) from 2 to 4:30 to provide wheelchair lifts to people with disabilities. It’s going to be at the Jim Stafford Theatre in Branson. To purchase tickets, 335-8080.
The Ozarks Music Fest will be in Bass Pro Shops south lot west of Campbell today and tomorrow (8/27-8/28). Gates open at 5 today and at 11:30 tomorrow morning. Proceeds will benefit Boys and Girls Clubs of Springfield and Shriners Hospital for Children. For more information, www.ozarksmusicfest.com.
The Missouri State field hockey team will take on Lindenwood tomorrow (8/28) at noon at Plaster Sports Complex.
Missouri State University’s Theatre and Dance Department will present an updated reading of “Evangeline Drowning” tomorrow night (8/28) at 7 in Craig Hall, room 207.
The Missouri State Music Department presents “Bird Lives: Charlie Parker’s 90th Birthday Celebration” Sunday (8/29) at 3 in Ellis Recital Hall. For more information, 836-6739.