Sign up the kids for programs on ants and fireflies
Take nature photos
Try virtual hunting and fishing
Help out the Humane Society
Learn about the power of personal connection
Run for a cause
Play golf for a cause
Clean up area rivers
Cycle for life
Attend a tea party
See a car show
Teach your kids about gardening
Visit Hulston Mill Civil War Days
Learn about hummingbirds
Celebrate a library's 100th anniversary
Adults are invited to “Park Central Sounds” tonight (6/11) at 7 at the Park Central Branch Library. To find out more, 831-1342.
The Sounds on the Square free summer concert series on Park Central Square continues tonight (6/11) beginning at 5. The concert starts tomorrow night (6/12) at 6. For details, www.itsalldowntown.com.
Ozark Riverways Heritage Days is today and tomorrow (6/11-6/12) at Big Spring near Van Buren. Hours today are 9 to 3:30 and tomorrow 9 to 4:30. For more information, 573-323-4236 ext. 0.
The 28th Annual Spring Bluegrass Festival continues today and tomorrow (6/11-6/12) at the Heart of the Ozarks Bluegrass Park in West Plains. For more information, www.heartoftheozarksbluegrass.com or call 1-888-256-8835.
The Carthage Acoustic Music Festival is today and tomorrow (6/11-6/12) at Carthage R-9 Schools Auditorium, 710 S. Main in Carthage. A concert featuring Bluestem starts tonight (6/11) at 7. The Festival begins tomorrow (6/12) at 1. For more information, 358-5174.
Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park will host “Fun Family Fishing Night” tonight (6/11) from 6 to 9. Participate in a fishing contest to win prizes or relax by a bonfire. The cost is $5 per person. Children 4 and under get in free. For details, www.parkboard.org.
The GROOVE June Bug Jamboree is tonight and tomorrow (6/11-6/12) at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds. The Volkswagen car show will feature live music, karaoke and more. For more information, www.groovevws.com.
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 northwest corner of the Battlefield Mall parking lot.
T he Springfield Conservation Nature Center invites kids 3 to 6-years-old to the Little Acorns program “Nature’s Nightlights” today (6/11) at 11:30 or 1:30. Registration is required—call 888-4237.
The Little Acorns program “Ant Antics” will be held tomorrow morning (6/12) at 11 at the Nature Center for 3 to 6-year-olds. You need to register.
The Nature Center will host “Prairie Photo Foray” tomorrow (6/12) from 11 to 4. Travel to a local prairie to photograph various wildlife. To register, 888-4237.
Try your hand at virtual hunting and fishing tomorrow (6/12) from 1 to 3 at the nature center. No registration is required.
Ozark Greenways will host a workday at the Southwest Missouri Humane Society on Norton Rd. tomorrow (6/12) from 9 to 3:30. Volunteers will help Boy Scouts develop a wood-chip trail for exercising the shelter’s dogs. Take lobbers, rakes, wheel barrows, mulch forks, gloves and food and water. For details, 864-2014.
The 5th annual XTERRA Eureka Springs Off-Road Triathlon and Trail Run is tomorrow (6/12) at Lake Leatherwood City Park. To learn more, 479-244-5775.
The School of Metaphysics will present a seminar on “the Power of Personal Connection” tomorrow (6/12) from 9 am to 4 pm at the Trustee Science Center at Drury University. Learn how effective communication can create success in all areas of your life. To find out more or to register, www.som.org or call 831-0955.
The 1st Annual Support SPS Run and Community Fair is tomorrow (6/12). Preregistration for the 5K run/walk is due by noon today (6/11). Race day registration will begin at 7:15 tomorrow morning, and the race starts at 8:30 followed by the community fair from 10 to 2. It all takes place at JFK Stadium at Parkview High School. Admission to the fair is free. To learn more, www.springfieldpublicschoolsmo.org.
The Greater Ozark Chapter of the American Red Cross and CoxHealth will host the inaugural Run for REDiness tomorrow (6/12). The event will start on the corner of Lynn and Jefferson across from the Cox North Fitness Center. To find out more, www.redcross-ozarks.org or call 832-9500.
The CoxHealth Auxiliary will host the Golf Strokes for Stroke Charity Golf Tournament tomorrow (6/12) beginning at 8 am at Horton Smith Golf Course. For more information, 269-4169.
The annual River Rescue and Dam Jam on the Finley and James Rivers is tomorrow (6/12). For more information, 836-4847 or visit www.jamesriverbasin.com.
The Stockton Lions Club will hold a 3-Person Scramble Golf Tournament tomorrow (6/12) at Stockton Country Club. Proceeds will be used for Stockton Lions Club projects. For details, 276-8812.
Cycle for Life to benefit Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks is tomorrow (6/12) beginning at James River Assembly. Various rides are available starting at different times. To learn more, www.bcfo.org.
A Zombie Walk to benefit the Lebanon COPE House will be held tomorrow (6/12) in Lebanon.. For more information, 532-1002.
A Garden Tea Party to benefit the Cancer Treatment Center at Ozarks Medical Center will be held tomorrow (6/12) from 11 to 2 in Thomasville, MO. For more information, 257-5700.
The Arts in the Park concert series continues tomorrow night (6/12) at 7 at Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield with a Ray House Jamboree on the front steps of the historic Ray House. Several local groups will perform traditional Ozarks music. Regular admission to the park applies. For details, 732-2662.
The Red Cross will offer the class “CPR and First Aid for Cats and Dogs” tomorrow (6/12) in West Plains. To register, 257-0018.
The Elks Lodge Charity Golf Tournament is tomorrow (6/12) at the West Plains Municipal Golf Course. For more information, 372-3124.
The West Plains Car Club will hold their Spring Show tomorrow (6/12) from 7 am to 5 pm in the east parking lot of the West Plains Civic Center.
Young Sprouts in the Garden will be held tomorrow (6/12) from 9 am to 1 pm at Rutledge-Wilson Community Farm Park in Springfield. There will be various interactive exhibits and activities about gardening. Admission is free.
Hulston Mill Civil War Days 2010 is tomorrow (6/12) from 9 to 5 and Sunday (6/13) from 9 to 2:30 near Highway 160 between Everton and Greenfield—follow signs. There will be a reenactment of the skirmishes for the control of the mill and cabins between the Union and Confederate forces. Admission is $5 for adults, and kids get in free.
Tomorrow and Sunday (6/12-6/13) are free fishing days in Missouri. Anyone can fish in the state on those two days without having to buy a fishing permit, trout stamp or trout park daily tag. To find out more, visit www.missouriconservation.org and search “fishing” or call 895-6880.
Hummingbird expert Sarah Driver will talk about hummingbirds and try to capture and band some during the program “Summer Hummers” Sunday (6/13) at 5 at the Nature Center. Registration is required.
The Eureka Springs Carnegie Public Library will host its 100th anniversary celebration Sunday (6/13) from 3 to 6. There will be free food and live entertainment. Admission is free.
The Christian County Historical Society will meet Sunday (6/13) at 2 in the meeting room at the Christian County Library. The president and vice-president of the Bonniebrook Historical Society will present “Rose O’Neill—Artist.” Everyone is welcome.