The Ozark Empire Fair opens today (7/30) and runs through August 8th at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds in Springfield. For more information, www.ozarkempirefair.com or 833-2660.
Movies at Founders Park continue this weekend. “Monsters Vs. Aliens” will be shown tonight (7/30) and “Sherlock Holmes” tomorrow night (7/31) 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 at the gate is $5.
Missouri State University will hold its summer commencement this afternoon (7/30) at 1 at JQH Arena.
It’s a Splash ‘n Sizzle event tonight and tomorrow night (7/30-7/31) at Springfield-Greene County Park Board pools. Admission is $1 or a canned food item for Ozarks Food Harvest. To learn more, visit www.parkboard.org.
The Kiwanis Foundation of Springfield-South will host its 7th Annual Lippelman Memorial Golf Tournament at Island Green Golf Club in Republic today (7/30) at noon. For details, 840-3939.
The Friday Night Farmer’s Market opens today (7/16) at 4:30 on Park Central East.
The Wilson’s Creek Farmers’ Market opens at 4:30 this afternoon (5/28) and is open every Friday at First Baptist Church of Battlefield at FF and Weaver Rd.
The Greater Springfield Farmers’ Market opens tomorrow morning (5/29) at 8:30 in the southeast corner of the Battlefield Mall parking lot.
The C-Street Farmer’s Market is open tomorrow (6/19) from 9 am to 2 pm near the Jefferson Avenue Footbridge on Historic Commercial Street. For details, www.itsalldowntown.com.
3 to 6-year-olds are invited to the Little Acorns program “Mudbug Mystery” today (7/30) at 11 or 1:30 and tomorrow (7/31) at 11 at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center. To register, 888-4237.
Families with kids 6 and up are invited to the Discover Nature Families program “Dragons of the Insect World” tomorrow afternoon (7/31) from 2 to 4 at the Nature Center. You need to register.
Women 14 and older are invited to learn shotgun basics for hunting and clay target games during a Discover Nature Women program tomorrow morning (7/31) at 8:30 at the Andy Dalton Shooting Range and Outdoor Education Center. To register, 742-4361.