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Weekend Outlook July 12-14, 2013

Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are some ideas.
Railroad Historical Museum
Photo Courtesy of the Railroad Historical Museum

A series of Scholarly Presentations continues this weekend at the Library Center.  “Ulysses S. Grant, Vicksburg and Freedom” is at 7 tonight (7/12), “It Haunts Me Night and Day, the Baxter Springs Massacre” is at 2 tomorrow (7/13) and “Vicksburg:  Crucial to the Outcome” is tomorrow night at 7. To learn more, 616-0534.

A Summer Rummage Sale will be held at the Powers Museum in Carthage today and tomorrow (7/12-7/13).  Proceeds will benefit the museum.  For details, 417-388-3035.

The Movies at Founders Park Series continues this weekend.  See “Here Comes the Boom” tonight (7/12) and “Trouble with the Curve” tomorrow night (7/13) at dusk.  Free tickets are available at Chesterfield, Dan Kinney and Doling Family Centers, Mediacom Ice Park, Mediacom offices and the Busch Municipal Building.  Take lawn chairs or blankets.  For more information, springfieldmo.gov/founders/movies.

Anyone in preschool through fifth grade is invited to Springfield-Greene County Library program “I Dig Ice Skating!” this morning (7/12) at 10 at Mediacom Ice Park.  Enjoy stories and songs and skate for free. 

The Northview Book Club at Doling’s Northview Center meets this morning (7/12) at 10:30.  The featured book is “Escape from Camp 14:  One Man’s Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West.”  The club meets the second Friday of every month.

Take part in a free yoga class on Park Central Square every Friday at 12:15 through July 26th.  Yoga mats are provided on a first come, first-served basis.  In case of rain, the class is held at the Downtown YMCA.  For details, 812-3089.

Students in grades nine through 12 are invited to the program “Teen Drama!” today (7/12) at 1 at the Brentwood Branch Library.  Learn the basics of writing, editing and performing plays.  To register, 883-1974.

Kids in grades four through eight will make wind chimes out of plastic utensils and plates, share snacks and play games this afternoon (7/12) at 4 at the Library Center.  To learn more, 865-1340.

Adults can learn about Ozarks native stone architecture today (7/12) at 4 at the Midtown Carnegie Branch Library.  To register, 862-0135.

Kids in grades six through 12 are invited to “Tie Dye Night” tonight (7/12) at 6 at the Library Station.  Materials will be provided.  For more information, 865-1340.

The Community Blood Center of the Ozarks will hold a blood drive today (7/12) from 2:30 to 5:30 in the parking lot of the Discovery Center.

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 (7/12-13) 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.

Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield will present a talk on the significance of the Battle of Vicksburg to the Trans-Mississippi Theater of the Civil War tomorrow afternoon (7/12) at 1.  For details, 732-2662.

The School of Metaphysics will host a celebration of the Springfield branch’s 40thanniversary tomorrow (7/13) from 11 to 3 at the Phelps Grove Park pavilion.  To find out more, 831-0955 or som.org.

Success Fitness in West Plains will host a Zumbathon Fundraiser for an endowed scholarship to MSU-West Plains tomorrow (7/13) from 1 to 4.  The cost is $5.

Kids of all ages can attend the program “Let’s Rock!” tomorrow afternoon (7/13) at 2 at the Brentwood Branch Library.  Take an interesting rock for the “Antique Rocks Show.”  Riverbluff Cave geologist Matt Forir and education coordinator Carrie Hammond will be on hand as antique rock experts.  Listen to stories about rocks and make a pet rock.  For details or to register, 883-1974.

The  Farmers Market of the Ozarks moves into its new pavilion tomorrow (7/13) and will celebrate with Party under the Pavilion.  The market is open from 8 to 1.  Buy grilled peaches and vanilla gelato to benefit Sammy's Window and the Family Matters Resource Center.  For more information, facebook.com/pages/farmers-market-of-the-ozarks.

The Greater Springfield Farmers Market is open tomorrow (7/13) from 8 to 1 in the southeast corner of the Battlefield Mall Parking Lot.

C-Street Market is open tomorrow (7/13) from 8 to 1 near the Footbridge on Commercial Street.

The Railroad Historical Museum, located in an old train at Grant Beach Park, is staffed by volunteers and is open Saturdays from 2 to 4.  To learn more, rrhistoricalmuseum.zoomshare.com.

The Sunday Concert Series continues this weekend at the Library Center.  Listen to the music of Lost Hill Bluegrass Sunday afternoon (7/14) at 2.