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Weekend Outlook August 27-29, 2010

  • Walk for Alzheimer's patients and their families
  • Go to a horse show
  • See a movie
  • Give blood
  • See an MSU soccer or field hockey game
  • Audition for a talent show
  • Hear live music
  • Buy fresh produce
  • Visit the zoo for a buck
  • Learn about international adoption
  • Learn dog and cat CPR
  • 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.
  • To learn about other farmer’s markets in the area, visit www.agrimissouri.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.