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Weekend Outlook July 22-24, 2011

Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are some ideas...
  • The ribbon-cutting for the C.W. Titus Education Facility at the Watershed Center at Valley Water Mill Park is this morning (7/22) at 10.  An open house for the facility will be held tomorrow (7/23) from 9 am to 2 pm featuring family-oriented activities and refreshments.  For more information, watershedcommittee.org.
  • Movies at Founders Park continue this weekend.  “Letters to Juliet” will be shown tonight (7/22) and “August Light:  Wilson’s Creek and the Battle for Missouri” tomorrow night (7/23) at dusk.  Free tickets are available in advance at Chesterfield and Doling Family Centers, Mediacom Ice Park, the Busch Municipal Building and Mediacom offices.
  • The Park Central Branch Library’s Summer Film Series continues tonight (7/22) at 7.  The featured movie is “The Karate Kid Part II.”
  • Anyone in grades six thru 12 is invited to watch movies this afternoon (7/22) at 2:30 at the Midtown Carnegie Branch Library.  For more information, 862-0135.
  • The American Red Cross will offer a “Chapter Response to Disaster” class tomorrow (7/23) for anyone in and around the Joplin area who is interested in becoming a member of the Disaster Action Team.  To register, 417-624-4411.
  • The Christian County Historical Society will hold an antique auction tomorrow morning (7/23) at 10 at the former Heritage Jeep Dealership on W. Jackson in Ozark.  Proceeds will go toward restoration of the WPA Community Building.
  • MSU-West Plains’ Grizzly Athletics will host a softball tournament tomorrow (7/23) to benefit the Joplin relief effort.  The cost is $100 per team and proceeds will go to Convoy of Hope.  The tornament starts at 10 am at the Evans Sports Complex.  To register, 255-7991.
  • Head out to Rutledge-Wilson Community Farm Park tomorrow (7/23) for Frontier Days from 10 am to 4 pm.  The western celebration will feature a variety of activities including pony rides, mechanical bull rides, rope making and more plus games and performances.   Some activities require a fee, but admission to the event is free.  For more information, www.parkboard.orgor 837-5949.
  • Members of the Highland Fiber Artists will demonstrate spinning, kitting and weaving tomorrow afternoon (7/23) at 2 at the Library Station.  For details, 865-1340.
  • The Gillioz Theatre presents a Charlie Chaplin Movie Night featuring live Vaudeville from local performers tomorrow night (7/23) at 7:30.  You decide what to pay for admission.  To learn more, 863-7843.
  • Nixa First Assembly invites Christian County students in grades K through 12 to a Back to School Blast tomorrow (7/23) from 8 am to 2 pm at the church at Highway 14 and Main in Nixa.  There will be haircuts, games, food, clothing, entertainment and prizes.  All kids will get a new pair of shoes. 
  • The Greater Springfield Farmer’s Market opens at 8:30 tomorrow morning (6/11) in the southeast corner of the Battlefield Mall parking lot.  The C-Street Market is open from 8 am to 2 pm tomorrow (7/23).  To learn about other farmer’s markets in the area, visit agebb.missouri.edu.
  • A great way to cool off in this summer heat is to go swimming.  For a schedule of when Springfield-Greene County Park Board pools are open, visit parkboard.org or call the pool hotline at 864-2099.
  • Learn about hummingbirds Sunday (7/24) at 5 pm at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center.  To register, 888-4237.