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Weekend Outlook June 15-17, 2012

Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are some ideas...
  • Sounds on the Square continues tonight (6/15) at 7 on Park Central Square.  Tonight’s featured performer is Thirst ‘N Howl.  To learn more, www.itsalldowntown.com.
  • The Springfield YMCA presents “Yoga on the Square” today (6/15) at noon on Park Central Square.  There is no cost to take part.  For details, www.itsalldowntown.com.
  • The Old Time Music, Ozark Heritage Festival is today and tomorrow (6/15-6/16) in West Plains.  There will be lots of live music, a variety of workshops, crafts, demonstrations and more.  For a schedule, www.oldtimemusic.org.
  • Adults are invited to the Strafford Branch Library this afternoon (6/15) at 4 for “Danger After Dark.”  Watch the 1945 film “The Big Sleep.”  To find out more, 736-9233.
  • Anyone in grades six through 12 is invited to “Ice Cream in the Evening” tonight (6/15) from 6 to 8 at the Library Station.  Play games, hang out and cool down with free ice cream.  For details, 865-1340.
  • MSU History Professor Holly Baggett will discuss oral histories and other resources used for her article, “The Creation of a Community:  Gay and Lesbian Springfield, 1945-2010,” tonight (6/15) at 7 at the Park Central Branch Library.
  • Kids in grades six through 12 are invited to “Zombie Prom” featuring local band SuperCharge tonight (6/15) at 7 at the Library Center.  To find out more, 882-0714.
  • The Springfield Conservation Nature Center invites kids two and younger to “Babes in the Woods Celebrates Fathers” today and tomorrow (6/15-6/16) at 10.  To register, 888-4237.
  • Kids three to six-years-old are invited to the Little Acorns program “Nature’s Flashlights” today (6/15) at 11 or 1 at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center.  Volunteer Naturalist Nancy Ryan will tell them all about fireflies.  To register, 888-4237.
  • The History Museum for Springfield-Greene County is hosting the “Girl Scout 100th Anniversary Historical Display” through  July 6th.  Hours today (6/15) are 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.  For more information, 864-1976.
  • The June topic for Citizen Science at The Discovery Center of Springfield is The Amphibian Conservation Education Project.  If you’d like to take part, plan to attend a training session tomorrow (6/16) from 10 to noon.  The cost is $1.  A workshop for those who have completed a training session will be held from 3 to 5 tomorrow at Valley Water Mill.  The cost is $5, and you need to register by 3 today (6/15).  To learn more, 862-9910.
  • It’s Water Watch Week and several events continue to take place.  You can sign up to tour the Dewey Short Visitor Center in Branson tomorrow (6/16) from 2 to 3.  To RSVP, 334-6394.
  • The Springfield Regional Arts Council will host a Free Art Day tomorrow morning (6/16) from 10 to noon at the Creamery Arts Center.  Crafts available will be flowerpot painting, ceramic owl decorating and tissue paper flowers.  The Springfield-Greene County Public Library will offer storytelling at 10:45 and 11:30.  To find out more, 862-ARTS.
  • The Springfield-Greene County Park Board invites you to the “Outdoor Initiatives and Summer Camps Open House” tomorrow (6/16) from 10:30 to 2:30 at Valley Water Mill Park.  There will be displays, demonstrations, hands-on activities, Dutch oven cooking, hikes and more.  For more information, www.parkboard.orgor 833-8647.
  • An Archery Clinic for kids age eight and older and adults will be held tomorrow afternoon (6/16) from 1:30 to 2:30 at Valley Water Mill Park.  Admission is free, and you can register on-site.  To learn more, www.parkboard.orgor 833-8647.
  • The Springfield-Greene County Park Board’s Outdoor Initiatives will host a youth-only Archery Tournament tomorrow afternoon (6/16) from 2:30 to 3:30 at Valley Water Mill Park.  The fee is $2, and kids can register on-site.  For details, www.parkboard.orgor 833-8647.
  • Farmer’s Market of the Ozarks will host a Grill Fest Event tomorrow (6/16) from 7:30 am to 1 pm.  You’ll have the chance to sample various grilled items and watch cooking demonstrations as well as listen to live music.  For more information, www.loveyourfarmer.com.
  • The Greater Springfield Farmers’ Market opens tomorrow morning (6/2) at 8:30 in the southeast corner of the Battlefield Mall parking lot.
  • The C-Street Market is open tomorrow morning (6/2) from 8 to noon near the Jefferson Avenue Footbridge on Commercial Street.
  • To find out about other farmer’s markets in the Ozarks visit www.agebb.org.
  • The Greater Ozarks Pride Fest is tomorrow (6/16) from noon to 9 at Park Central Square, hosted by the GLO Center.  For more information, www.greaterozarkspride.com.
  •  The Family Scramble will start tomorrow morning (6/16) at 8 at Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park.  The event, for ages seven and up, is a parent-child adventure race.  Teams will run, hike and bike through the park with maps to find hidden checkpoints.  The cost is $30 per team.  To learn more, 837-5900.
  • Kids in grades K-5 are invited to the program “Constellation Exploration” tomorrow afternoon (6/16) from 2 to 4 at the Library Station.  For details, 882-0714.
  • The Day at the Range and Outdoor Adventure Fair for people with disabilities is tomorrow (6/16) from 8:30 to 1:30 at the Andy Dalton Shooting Range and Outdoor Education Center.  To register, 742-4361 or www.southwestmissouridayattherange.com.
  • Aurora’s 3rdAnnual Run for the Parks 5K/10K will start tomorrow morning (6/16) at 7:30 at Crosby Park in Aurora.  Pre-registration is $20.  Proceeds go toward the creation of walking/cycling trails in the town.  To register, www.runfortheparks.org.
  • Celebrate Father’s Day Sunday (6/17) at Springfield’s Dickerson Park Zoo.  Dads will get in free all day.