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Weekend Outlook July 17, 2009

  • Watch a movie
  • Show off your talent
  • Swim
  • Listen to live music
  • Buy local produce
  • Learn to plant a fall garden
  • Eat ice cream
  • Get computer questions answered
  • Learn about local history
  • Celebrate a library opening
  • Go on a hike
  • Learn about grape production
  • The Library Station invites adults to watch the film “The Dark Knight” at 6:30 tonight (7/17). Admission is free.
  • The Park Central Branch Library presents “Center Stage” tonight (7/17) at 7. Showcase your talents during this open mic night. For details, 831-1342.
  • Kids are invited to watch a movie at 2 this afternoon (7/17) at the Strafford Branch Library.
  • The Gillioz Theatre and Poor Thespian Productions will show the film “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” tonight and tomorrow night (7/17-7/18) at 7. Tickets are available one hour before each show.
  • The 11th Annual Fat Tire Mountain Bike Festival will be held today thru Sunday (7/17-7/19) in Eureka Springs. For more information, visit www.fattirefestival.com.
  • There will be free music in Basin Park in Eureka Springs today and tomorrow (7/17-7/18) from noon to 6 and Sunday (7/19) from noon to 4.
  • It’s a Splash ‘N Sizzle Weekend today and tomorrow at several Springfield-Greene County Park Board pools. Doling, Grant Beach and Westport Pools are open from 5:30 to 8 tonight and tomorrow night (7/17-7/18) and Silver Springs Pool is open from 5 to 7. Admission is $1 or a canned food donation for Ozarks Food Harvest.
  • The Sounds on the Square Summer Concert Series continues tonight and tomorrow night (7/17-7/18) on Park Central Square. The event starts at 5 tonight with Speakeasy. At 6, catch The Guise. The Scribbles take the stage at 7. At 8, it’s One Soul N Heaven and at 9, Tuck and Abney will perform. The concert kicks off tomorrow night at 6:30 with Cowboy Poets and Singers. At 8, it’s MoonHoney and at 9, Friends of Lynn.
  • The Downtown Friday Night Farmers Market on Park Central Square is from 3:30 to 8 today (7/17).
  • The Wilson’s Creek Farmer’s Market is open tonight (6/26) at 5:30 at Battlefield City Park.
  • The Greater Springfield Farmers Market opens at 8:30 tomorrow morning (6/26) in the NE corner of the Battlefield Mall parking lot.
  • The C-Street Farmers Market opens at 8 tomorrow morning (6/26) near the Footbridge on Commercial Street.
  • To find out more about those and other farmers markets in the area, visit www.agebb.missouri.edu.
  • Learn how to plan, prepare and plant a fall garden during the program “Fall Garden Planting” tomorrow (7/18) at 1 at the Midtown Carnegie Branch Library. To register, 862-0135.
  • The 33rd Annual Ice Cream Social, presented by the Fair Grove Historical and Preservation Society, will start tomorrow night (7/18) at 5:30 on the grounds of the historic 1883 Wommack Mill. There will be antique cars, trucks and tractors on display, inflatables for the kids, free tours of the Wommack Mill and Farm Machinery Museum plus lots of food. For more information, 833-3467.
  • Friends of the Garden present the Fourth Annual Bluegrass and Blossoms Concert from 2 to 5 tomorrow (7/18) at Close Memorial Park. Listen to music by Larry Mayfield and Reel Greene. There will be free guided tours of the gardens, including the nearby Japanese Stroll Garden and the Master Gardeners’ demonstration gardens. Admission is free. Take your own blankets or lawn chairs.
  • Get answers to your computer questions from the ICON Computer Users’ Group tomorrow afternoon (7/18) at 2:30 at the Library Center.
  • Tomorrow (7/18) is Boone Archaeology and Local History Day at the Nathan Boone Homestead State Historic Site in Ash Grove. Hours are 10 am to 4 pm. Archaeologists will discuss their work at the site and there will be several speakers talking about local history. Admission is free. For details, 751-3266.
  • The Yellow House at 209 Trish Knight in West Plains will host open mic night tomorrow night at 7 (7/18).
  • An open house for the new Willard Branch Library will be held tomorrow (7/18) from 11 to 6 in the East Shopping Center. There will be children’s activities all day long.
  • The exhibit “Her Story: Greene County Women’s History Unchained” starts tomorrow (7/18) and runs thru October 4th at the History Museum for Springfield-Greene County. There will be an exhibit opening tomorrow (7/18) at 2. For more information, 864-1976.
  • The Springfield Conservation Nature Center’s Hiking Club will go on a 3-mile hike at Pleasant Hope Conservation Area tomorrow (7/18). For the younger folks…kids 3 to 6-years-old can learn about mudbugs during the Little Acorns program “Mudbug Mystery” tomorrow morning (7/18) at 11 at the Nature Center. To register for either program, 888-4237.
  • The Nature Center will show the conservation video “Forests For the Future” Sunday afternoon (7/19) at 2.
  • Sunday Sounds will feature acoustic rock performed by the Taul Flys Sunday afternoon (7/19) at 2 at the Library Station.
  • The 9th Annual Twilight Horticultural Tour will start Sunday night (7/19) at 6:30 at the University of Missouri’s Southwest Research Center in Mt. Vernon. Learn about grape production, varieties, diseases and insects. You’ll also visit a local winery. For more information, 417-466-3102.
  • The Lucky 13 Outdoor Cinema in Eureka Springs will feature the films “Double Indemnity” and “In This Our Life” Sunday night (7/19). The cinema is located in a parking lot at One North Main St. Films start at dusk. Admission is $3 for adults and $1 for kids.