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Weekend Outlook July 16-18, 2010

  • See a movie outdoors
  • Listen to live music
  • Attend a Nature Center program
  • Buy fresh produce
  • Fish
  • Watch team tennis
  • See a movie
  • Eat ice cream and watch fireworks
  • Go on a nature hike
  • Movies at Founder Park continue this weekend. See “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” tonight (7/16) and “Julie and Julia” tomorrow night (7/17) at dusk. Free tickets are available in advance at the Chesterfield and Doling Family Centers, Mediacom Ice Park, the Busch Municipal Building and Mediacom Offices. Admission at the gate is $5.
  • The Sounds on the Square Concert Series continues this weekend on Park Central Square. Tonight’s (7/16) concerts start at 5 and will feature Charlie Rosenbury, Jackson Hunt Band, Nigel and the Ghost and Capt’n Black’s Sea Dog. Tomorrow night’s (7/17) concerts will start and 6 and feature The Scribbles and Lyal Strickland. For details, www.itsalldowntown.com.
  • The Springfield Conservation Nature Center is hosting several programs this weekend:
  • Kids 3 to 6-years-old are invited to the Little Acorns program “Busy Beavers” today (7/16) at 11 am or 1:30 pm at the Nature Center. To register, 888-4237.
  • Women are invited to learn to fish for trout during the Nature Center’s Discover Nature Women program tomorrow (7/17) at Roaring River State Park. For more information or to register, 888-4237.
  • Take your favorite 0 to 2-year-old and a stroller for the Babes in the Woods Celebrates Shapes in Nature program tomorrow morning (7/17) at 10 at the Nature Center. Registration is required.
  • Learn about amphibians and reptiles during the “Show-Me Herps” program tomorrow afternoon (7/17) at 2 at the Nature Center. Registration is required.
  • Tonight (7/16) is Fun Family Fishing Night at Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park from 6 to 9. Admission is $5, and kids 4 and under get in free.
  • The Friday Night Farmer’s Market opens today (7/16) at 4:30 on Park Central East.
  • 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.
  • The Springfield Lasers will take on the New York Buzz tomorrow night (7/17) at 7:05 at Cooper Tennis Complex. For ticket information, www.springfieldlasers.com.
  • The West Plains Music Store will hold a jam session at 5 tomorrow (7/17) in front of the store. Everyone is invited to sing, play or listen. Take lawn chairs.
  • Families with children of all ages are invited to watch movies during “Center City Saturday” tomorrow (7/17) from 1 to 5 at the Park Central Branch Library. For details, 831-1342.
  • There’s going to be a Midtown Block Party tomorrow afternoon (7/17) at 3 at the Midtown Carnegie Branch Library. Enjoy music, refreshments, games and more. For more information, 862-0135.
  • The Fair Grove Historical and Preservation Society will host the 34th annual Ice Cream Social tomorrow night (7/17) at 5:30 on the grounds of the Historic 1883 Wommack Mill at the corner of Highway 125 and Main in Fair Grove. There will be live gospel and bluegrass music, food, tours of the Mill and Farm Machinery Museum and a fireworks display. Admission is free.
  • The Missouri Department of Natural Resources will host a nature hike and informational meeting tomorrow (7/17) at the Nathan Boone Homestead State Historic Site in Ash Grove. The two-mile guided nature hike starts at 1 and the meeting at 3:30. It will focus on recent accomplishments and future plans at the historic site. For more information, 751-3266.