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Weekend Outlook July 20-22, 2012

Find out what's happening this weekend in the Ozarks
  • Sounds on the Square continues tonight (7/20) at 7 on Park Central Square with Truett and the Traitors.  Take lawn chairs.
  • The Movies at Founders Park series offers a chance to see free movies.  “The Muppets” will be shown tonight (7/20) and “Pirates of the Caribbean:  On Stranger Tides” will be shown tomorrow night (7/21) at dusk.  Free family four-packs of tickets are available at Mediacom Ice Park, the Busch Municipal Building, Chesterfield and Doling Family Centers and Mediacom offices.  For more information, www.itsalldowntown.com.
  • Free Summer Yoga on the Downtown Square continues each Friday through August 10that 12:10 pm at Park Central Square.  Just show up—no registration is needed.  For details, www.itsalldowntown.com.
  • Homes of Hope Joplin will present Raise the Roofs today (7/20) from 10 am to 10 pm at the Branson Landing Town Square.  Family activities start at 10, and a benefit concert starts at 7 featuring American Idol finalists.  Money raised will go to build homes in Joplin.  For more information, www.homesofhopejoplin.org.
  • Splash n’ Sizzle events continue this weekend at Springfield-Greene County Park Board pools.  Grant Beach, Westport and Silver Springs pools are open tonight (7/20) from 5:30 to 8, Fassnight Pool is open tomorrow night (7/21) from 5:30 to 10, and Meador Pool is open tomorrow night from 5:30 to 8.  Admission is $1 or a canned food item for Ozarks Food Harvest.  To learn more, www.parkboard.org.
  • Kids in preschool through 5thgrade are invited to the program “Arctic Dreams” this morning (7/20) at 10 at Mediacom Ice Park.  The Springfield-Greene County Library will host a storytime with songs and activities and then kids can skate for free.  For more information, 862-0135.
  • The Fair Grove Branch Library presents “Danger After Dark” this afternoon (7/20) at 4.  Enjoy film noir movies inspired by some of the finest mystery writers of the 30s and 40s.  Today, see the film “Key Largo” from 1948.
  • Kids in grades six through 12 are invited to the program “Black Light Science” tonight (7/20) at 7 at the Library Center.  Create candy that sparks, drinks that light up and goo that glows and learn about the magic of the black light.  To register, 882-0714.
  • The Heart of the Ozarks Fair continues through tomorrow (7/21) in West Plains.  For more information, www.heartoftheozarksfair.org.
  • The Springfield Conservation Nature Center invites kids two and younger to the Babes in the Woods program “Spiders” today and tomorrow (7/20 & 7/21) at 10.  To register, 888-4237.
  • Kids three to six-years-old are invited to the Little Acorns program “Roadrunners” today (7/20) at 11 or 1:30 and tomorrow morning (7/21) at 11 at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center.  To register, 888-4237.
  • Friends of the Garden present the Butterfly Festival tomorrow (7/21) from 9 am to 6 pm at the Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center and Nathanael Greene-Close Memorial Park, 2400 S. Scenic.  The event will include tours of the Native Butterfly House, a butterfly release, a caterpillar petting zoo, storytime, games and crafts for kids, vendors, a silent auction, a costume contest, live music and more.  For details, www.friendsofthegarden.org.
  • Rutledge-Wilson Community Farm Park will host Frontier Days tomorrow (7/21) from 10 am to 4 pm.  For more information, 837-5949.
  • CoxHealth invites ladies to the annual “Girls Just Wanna Run 5K Run/Walk” tomorrow (7/21).  The event starts at 7:30 am at Phelps Grove Park.  To register or for more information, www.coxhealth.com/gjwr.
  • The Fair Grove Historical and Preservation Society will host the 37thAnnual Ice Cream Social tomorrow night (7/21) starting at 5:30 on the grounds of the Historic 1883 Wommack Mill followed by a fireworks display.  The event will include inflatables, free tours of the mill, antique cars, trucks and tractors and food.  For details, 833-3467.
  • The Wright County Children’s Home will host a free concert featuring Potter’s Wheel at the Community Baptist Church, 15905 Highway 64 in Lebanon.  The concert starts tomorrow night (7/21) at 6:30.  An offering will be taken during the event for foster children in Southwest Missouri.  For more information, 259-2340.
  • Dickerson Park Zoo presents Zoobilee, a children’s entertainment festival, tomorrow (7/21) from 10 to 2.  Zoobilee events are free with paid zoo admission.  To find out more, 833-1570.
  • Daughters of Union Veterans will present the program “The Burning of Osceola” tomorrow morning (7/21) at 10 at the Library Center.  Richard Sunderwirth, author and compiler of “The Burning of Osceola, Missouri,” will tell Civil War stories of Union General Jim Lane’s Jayhawk Kansas troops and their destruction of Osceola.  To learn more, 882-0714.
  • The Library Center will hold a “Movie Matinee” tomorrow afternoon (7/21) at 2.  See “The Muppets,” rated PG.
  • Adults are invited to the program “The Art of the Medieval Hunt” tomorrow night (7/21) at 7 at the Library Center.  See a living history and multimedia presentation on medieval hunting.  For more information, 882-0714.
  • A Wellness Festival is tomorrow (7/21) at Burton Creek in West Plains.  A 5K and 10K run/walk will start at 7 am to benefit the Boys and Girls Club.  Free activities will be held from 10 am to 1 pm including yoga, zumba, a dunking booth, giveways and more.  To learn more, 274-9034 or 256-2111.
  • The Library Center and Library Station will host a blanket-making session tomorrow (7/21) from 10 to 4.  Take 1.5 yards of solid fleece and scissors, and Project Linus blanketeers will help you make a blanket for a local child in need.  They’ll also be accepting donations during that time of new, handmade blankets or canned food.
  • The Park Central Branch Library presents the “Book2Film” Film Series” tomorrow night (7/21) at 7.  Vote for and watch your favorite stories go from “between the covers” to the big screen with movies, rated PG and under.  For more information, 831-1342.
  • Chateau Charmont in Fordland will host a Bridal Fashion Show tomorrow afternoon (7/21) at 4.  Proceeds will go to CASA of Southwest Missouri.  Tickets are $5.  For details, 417-767-2233.
  • The Red Cross Disaster Services Open is tomorrow (7/21) at the Payne Stewart Golf Club in Branson.  To register or for more information, www.sfrco.org.
  • The exhibit "Race:  Are We So Different?" continues through September 9th at the Discovery Center of Springfield.  To learn more, 862-9910.
  • The Farmers Market of the Ozarks is open tomorrow (7/21) 7:30 am to 1 pm.  For more information, www.loveyourfamer.com.
  • The Greater Springfield Farmers Market is open tomorrow (7/14) from 8 to 1 in the southeast corner of the Battlefield Mall Parking Lot.
  • The C-Street Market is open tomorrow (7/14) from 8 to 1 near the historic Footbridge on Commercial Street. 
  • To find out about other farmers markets in the area go to www.agebb.missouri.edu.