The community is invited to a town hall meeting to discuss the Missouri State University-West Plains athletics program tonight (6/25) at 6 at the corner of Trish Knight St. and Garfield Ave. in West Plains. Free hot dogs, chips and drinks will be served. Take lawn chairs.
The American Red Cross will hold their 2nd annual Indoor Garage and Bake Sale today (6/25) until 4:30 at their offices, 1445 N. West Bypass. Proceeds will provide babysitters training scholarships for kids 11 to 15-years-old. For details, 832-9500.
An Evening of Audio Theater will be held tonight (6/25) at the West Plains Civic Center Theatre. Admission is $5 with a reduced fee for seniors and those under 13. Doors open at 7.
Three to six-year-olds are invited to the Little Acorns program “Let’s Go Camping” today (6/25) at 11 or 1:30 and tomorrow morning (6/26) at 11 at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center. To register, 888-4237.
Republic will host its 14th annual Have a Blast celebration tonight (6/25) at J.R. Martin Park starting at 6. There will be live music from Big Smith, food, family entertainment and a fireworks show at dusk. For details, www.republicmo.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 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.
The Community Partnership of the Ozarks is hosting the postponed Community Wide Play Day tomorrow (6/26) from 10 am to 2 pm at Fassnight Park. There will be lots of activities including planting, painting, weaving, marble shooting, jump roping, storytelling and more. Every child who attends will receive a free book. Admission to the event is free.
The Springfield Regional Arts Council will host its next Free Art Day tomorrow (6/26) at the Creamery Arts Center. For details, 862-ARTS.
The Bluegrass and Blossoms Festival is tomorrow (6/26) from 1 to 5 at Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park. The concert will feature the Missouri Mountain Gang and Reel Greene. Admission is free. Take lawn chairs or blankets. Also tomorrow, the $3 admission fee to the Japanese Stroll Garden will be waived. The garden will be open from 9 am to 7:30 pm. And a free tram service will take visitors from the concert area to the Bill Roston Butterfly House. For more information, friendsofthegarden.org.
The 5th annual C-Street Jam is tomorrow (6/26) from 3 to 9 pm on Historic Commercial Street. The event will feature performances by Ha Ha Tonka, Cropdusters, Cornbelt Chorus, Turett & the Traitors and Bringers of the Dawn. For more information, www.itsalldowntown.com.
The 1st annual Walk & Roll fundraiser for A Sporting Chance and Special Olympics is tomorrow (6/26) at Jordan Valley Park. To learn more, visit www.asportingchance.net.
Dickerson Park Zoo will host Art Gone Wild tomorrow (6/26) from noon to 4. There will be five stations where kids will create art. The event is free with regular zoo admission. For more information, 833-1570.
Mid-Town Neighborhood’s Concerts in Washington Park Series starts Sunday night (6/27). A concert featuring Blue Plate Special will start at 6 Sunday at the park, 1600 N. Summit in Springfield. Take lawn chairs and blankets.
The Springfield Regional Opera will host its annual garden tour at various locations in Springfield and the surrounding area Sunday (6/27) from 10 am to 6:30 pm. The cost is $10, and children under nine get in free. For more information, 883-5580.