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Weekend Outlook July 23-25, 2010

  • See a movie outside
  • Listen to live music
  • Celebrate books and fishing
  • Learn about lizards
  • Attend a Butterfly Festival
  • Get your dog washedand help homeless animals
  • Have pancakes at the zoo
  • Visit Frontier Days at the farm
  • Play golf for a cause
  • The Movies at Founders Park series continues this weekend. “Planet 51” will be shown tonight (7/23) and “Star Trek” tomorrow night (7/24) 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 is $5 at the door.
  • The Sounds on the Square Concert Series continues this weekend at Park Central Square. Tonight’s concerts start at 5 and will feature Ernie Biggs Dueling Pianos, Icon Cadence and Quantam Jazz. Tomorrow night’s (7/24) concerts start at 6 and will feature the Doerfels and Big Smith. For more information, visit www.itsalldowntown.com.
  • The Springfield-Greene County Library and the Springfield Conservation Nature Center present “Make a Splash” this morning (7/23) from 10 to noon. Enjoy a virtual fishing trip, fish crafts, water-related stories and more. The bookmobile will be there, so take your library card. You don’t have to register.
  • The Nature Center invites kids 3 to 6-years-old to the Little Acorns program “Leapin’ Lizards” today (7/23) at 1:30 and tomorrow morning (7/24) at 11. To register, 888-4237.
  • The Friends of the Garden Butterfly Festival is this weekend. Hours tomorrow (7/24) are 1 to 4 and Sunday (7/25) from 11 to 4. To learn more, visit www.friendsofthegarden.org.
  • The Woof ‘n Wash fundraiser to benefit the Killuminati Foundation, a no-kill animal rescue group, is tomorrow (7/24) from 10 am to 2 pm at Camp Bow Wow, 1900 W. Sunset in Springfield. Make a $10 donation and have your dog bathed. Take your own towel. For more information, 882-WAGS.
  • Dickerson Park Zoo invites you to “Pancakes in the Park” tomorrow morning (7/24) from 7 to 10. The cost is $5 for adults and $4 for kids 12 and under. Regular zoo admission also applies. To learn more, 833-1570 or visit www.dickersonparkzoo.org.
  • Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park will host “Frontier Days” tomorrow (7/24) from 10 to 4. For more information, 837-5949.
  • The 17th Annual State Farm/Red Cross Disaster Services Open is tomorrow (7/24) at Branson Creek Golf Club in Hollister. For details, 832-9500 or www.redcross-ozarks.org.
  • The 9th Annual West Plains Sunrise Rotary Golf Tournament will be held at the West Plains Municipal Golf Course tomorrow (7/24). For details, 256-9824.
  • The West Plains Elks Lodge will host a Christmas for Kids Poker Run tomorrow (7/24). Registration is from noon to 1. There will be food, music and door prizes. For more information, 520-444-4718.