Celebrate the birthday of George Washington Carver N.M.
Attend Einstein on Ice at the Discovery Center
Learn to canoe
Find out how to weave plant fibers into cordage
Go to a hummingbird program
Watch a tennis match
The grand opening of the Valley Water Mill Park Equestrian Center is today through Sunday (7/9-7/11) from 10 am to 4 pm each day. To learn more, visit www.parkboard.org.
The Movies at Founders Park series starts tonight (7/9). See Wizard of Oz tonight and Dear John tomorrow night at dusk. Admission is free with tickets that are available at the Chesterfield and Doling Family Centers, Mediacom Ice Park, the Busch Municipal Building and Mediacom Offices. Admission without a ticket is $5.
Sounds on the Square continues tonight and tomorrow night (7/9-7/10) on Park Central Square. Tonight’s concerts start at 5 and will feature The Phasetones, Static Variation, Lija Fonner and Eddie Gumucio and the Electrics. Tomorrow night’s concerts start at 6 and will feature Glen McKenzie and the Road Kings, Southern Green and Canto 17.
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.
Dar Williams will be in concert along with Sara Watkins tonight (7/9) at 7:30 at the Gillioz Theatre. For ticket information, www.gillioz.org.
Entertainer and Comedian Greg Hahn will be at the Gillioz Theatre tomorrow night at 7:30 to benefit the Developmental Center of the Ozarks.
George Washington Carver National Monument near Diamond, MO, will host the 67th annual Carver Day Celebration tomorrow (7/10) from 10 to 3. There will be storytelling, exhibitors, live music, guided tours, interpretive talks, children’s programs and more. Admission is free. For more information, 417-325-4151.
Einstein on Ice…Race to the Green Flag is tomorrow (7/10) from 10 am to 5 pm at the Discovery Center of Springfield. To learn more, visit www.discovercenter.org.
Families with children 6 and older are invited to learn canoeing basics during a Discover Nature Families program tomorrow (7/10) at the Bois D’Arc Conservation area pond. For more information or to register: 742-4361.
Larry Price will give a concert tomorrow night (7/10) at 7 at the West Plains Civic Center to benefit the Regional Animal Shelter.
The Kellys and the McCunes will present a concert tomorrow night (7/10) at 6:30 in the Norwood Schools multipurpose room. Donations taken during the concert will go to the Wright County Children’s Home.
Learn how to weave plant fibers in cordage during the Springfield Conservation Nature Center’s Primitive Skills Series Sunday (7/11) from 1 to 3. Stop by anytime—no registration is required.
Sarah Driver will attempt to capture and band hummingbirds and will share her knowledge of the tiny birds during the program “Summer Hummers” Sunday (7/11) at 5 at the Nature Center. To register, 888-4237.
The Springfield Lasers will take on the Newport Beach Breakers Sunday night (7/11) at 7:05 at the Mediacom Stadium at Cooper Tennis Complex. For ticket information: www.springfieldlasers.com.