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Weekend Outlook July 26-28, 2013

Looking for things to do this weekend? Here are some ideas.
Riverbluff Cave
Photo Courtesy of Mo Institute of Natural Science
  • The Springfield Conservation Nature Center presents Family Fishing Fun tonight (7/26) from 6:30 to 9 at the Bois D’Arc Conservation Area fishing pond.  Parents, grandparents and adult mentors can take kids eight and older to fish.  Take your own fishing equipment or use what’s provided.  To register, 888-4237.
  • Kids in grades six through 12 are invited to Teen Friday Nights tonight (7/26) at 6 at the Library Station.  For more information, 865-1340.
  • Show Me Poetry is tonight (7/26) at 7 at the Park Central Branch Library.  Watch, judge or compete in a monthly, family-friendly poetry slam with members of MO Poetry Slam Springfield.
  • The Movies at Founders Park series continues this weekend.  “Brave” will be shown tonight (7/26) and “The Amazing Spiderman” tomorrow night (7/27) at dusk.  Free tickets are available in advance at Chesterfield, Dan Kinney and Doling Family Centers, at the Busch Municipal Building, at Mediacom Ice Park and at Mediacom offices, 1533 S. Enterprise.  For details, springfieldmo.gov/founders/movies.html.
  • Take part in a free yoga class on Park Central Square every Friday at 12:15 through July 26th.  Yoga mats are provided on a first come, first-served basis.  In case of rain, the class is held at the Downtown YMCA.  For details, 812-3089.
  • A dance is held each Friday night at 7 at the West Plains Senior Center.  Admission is $4, and all ages are welcome.
  • Acoustic Jam on the Square is Friday nights at 7 on the Square in West Plains.  Take instruments and lawn chairs.
  • The History Museum for Springfield-Greene County presents the exhibit “Woodruff’s Dream:  the Mother Road through Springfield Route 66” through August 31st.  The museum is open today and tomorrow (7/26/7/27) from 10:30 am to 4:30 pm.  For more information, historymuseumonthesquare.org.
  • Kids eight and up and their parents, grandparents or other favorite adult will learn orienteering during the program Beginner Orienteering for Families presented by the Springfield Conservation Nature Center tomorrow morning (7/27) from 9 to 11:30 at Living Memorial Park.  To register, 888-4237.
  • CoxHealth will hold a free car safety seat check tomorrow (7/27) from 10 to 2 at Reliable Chevrolet, 3655 S. Campbell.  Car seat installation experts will be on hand to check and install car seats for anyone who needs to transport a child.  For more information 269-0920.
  • The Springfield Memorial Stair Climb is tomorrow (7/27) honoring firefighters who died responding to the attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.  Check in is at 7 am at Hammons Field.  To find out more or to register, http://www.9-11stairclimb.com/events.html.
  • Tomorrow is National Day of the Cowboy, and the Willard Branch Library is holding a celebration from 9:30 to 5.  Enjoy classic Western movies, popcorn and refreshments, register to win a prize and view displays about the old west.  To learn more, 742-4258.
  • The Library Center presents Saturday Afternoon at the Movies:  Screwball Comedies tomorrow (7/27) at 2. 
  • Adults will learn about Riverbluff Cave during a program tomorrow afternoon (7/27) at 3 at the Strafford Branch Library.  For more information, 736-9233.
  • Kids in grades six through 12 are invited to Nerd Prom tomorrow night (7/27) at 7 at the Library Center.  To learn more, 882-0714.
  • Join the West Plains Public Library for Family Fun Night at Galloway Park tomorrow night (7/27) at 6:30.  The free event includes hot dogs, chips and drinks, outdoor games and the movie “The Three Stooges” on an outdoor screen at 8:30.  Take lawn chairs.
  • The Logan Ruth SMA Foundation will host the Logan Ruth 5K for SMA with a one mile walk, run and roll tomorrow morning (7/27) at 8 at Strafford Middle School.  Proceeds benefit the foundation.  To register, loganruthsma.com.
  • The Farmers Market of the Ozarks is open tomorrow (7/27) from 8 to 1 at 4139 Nature Center Way.
  • The Greater Springfield Farmers Market is open tomorrow (7/27) from 8 to 1 in the southeast corner of the Battlefield Mall Parking Lot.
  • C-Street Market is open tomorrow (7/27) from 8 to 1 near the Footbridge on Commercial Street.
  • The travelling exhibit “Moneyville” is at the Discovery Center of Springfield through September 15th. To learn more, 862-9910.
  • The Railroad Historical Museum, located in an old train in Grant Beach Park, is staffed by volunteers and is open Saturdays from 2 to 4.  To learn more, rrhistoricalmuseum.zoomshare.com.