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Weekend Outlook June 26, 2009

  • Listen to live music
  • Dance
  • Run or walk for a cause
  • Celebrate one room schools
  • Get computer help
  • Honor our military
  • See a free movie
  • Buy local produce
  • Take a hike
  • Visit area gardens
  • A garage sale, bake sale and car wash to benefit the Health and Safety Department of the American Red Cross continues until 4:30 this afternoon (6/26) at the Greater Ozarks Chapter Warehouse, 1545 N. West Bypass.
  • An Evening of Audio Theatre will start at 7:15 tonight (6/26) at the West Plains Civic Center. Admission is $5. Seniors and those 13 and under get in for $2.50.
  • A departure ceremony for the 1138th Military Police Company will be held this morning (6/26) at 10 at the West Plains Civic Center. At 9 am, the company will travel by foot from the West Plains Armory, down W. Main Street, through the Square and up E. Main St. to the Civic Center.
  • A town hall meeting to discuss underage drinking will be held in Republic in the middle school cafeteria tonight at 5. Members of the Republic Community 2000 Coalition will discuss results of a community and student survey on underage drinking.
  • The Gillioz Theatre and Poor Thespians Productions present the film “West Side Story” tonight and tomorrow night (6/26 & 6/27) at 7 at the Gillioz Theatre. “Pink Floyd’s The Wall” will be shown at 10 pm each night. Tickets are $5 and are available the Gillioz Box Office an hour before show time. For more information, 863-9491.
  • The American Red Cross will offer a Wilderness First Aid training course tonight and tomorrow (6/26 & 6/27) at the MO Department of Conservation Office in West Plains. To register, 417-257-0018.
  • The Library Center presents “Community and Conflict: The Impact of the Civil War in the Ozarks” this afternoon (6/26) at 1.
  • Kids can watch a movie and eat popcorn this afternoon (6/26) at 2 at the Strafford Library.
  • It’s movie night on the square tonight (6/26) at 7 at the Park Central Branch Library. Watch Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.
  • The Wilson’s Creek Farmer’s Market is open tonight (6/26) at 5:30 at Battlefield City Park.
  • The Greater Springfield Farmers Market opens at 8:30 tomorrow morning (6/26) in the NE corner of the Battlefield Mall parking lot.
  • The C-Street Farmers Market opens at 8 tomorrow morning (6/26) near the Footbridge on Commercial Street.
  • To find out more about those and other farmers markets in the area, visit www.agebb.missouri.edu.
  • There will be free music in Basin Park in Eureka Springs today and tomorrow (6/26 & 6/27) from noon to 6 and Sunday (6/28) from noon to 4.
  • Dance in the Park after Dark tonight in Basin Park. For more information, 479-253-2586.
  • It’s free art day tomorrow (6/27) at the Creamery Arts Center. Make crafts to take home from 10 to noon. For more information, 862-ARTS.
  • The Greene County Juvenile Office will co-host the 3rd Annual Community Awareness Fair tomorrow (6/27) at Jordan Valley Park. The fair connects parents and kids with youth-oriented services in the community. There will be games, dental screenings, prizes, live music, free food and more. Hours are 11 to 3. In conjunction with the event, Bridges for Youth Centers will sponsor a Run for the Bridges 5k and 1 mile walk/run starting at 8 tomorrow morning at Jordan Valley Park. For more information, call Shawn Billings at 829-6117.
  • The Willard National Honors Society will host a fundraiser tomorrow (6/27). The Tiger Trail Run, a 5k run/walk will start at Willard High School at 8 am. For more information, 742-3524.
  • Several Kansas City Royals Hall-of-Famers and alumni will conduct a free baseball clinic for kids 8 to 18 tomorrow morning (6/27) from 8 to noon on the Bill Virdon Field in West Plains. For more information, call Joe White at 417-255-2548.
  • West Plains Elks Lodge 2418 will host a Poker Run bike ride tomorrow afternoon (6/27) at 1, a bike show at 4 and a concert at 6 to benefit the Christmas for Kids program. For details, 417-256-7955.
  • Celebrate the one room school tomorrow (6/27) from 1 to 5 at the Gray/Campbell Farmstead at Nathanael Greene Park, 2400 S. Scenic. There will be a Liberty School All School Reunion, a demonstration of old time skills, kids’ activities, 1860s music, storytelling and more.
  • The Boys and Girls Club of Springfield Auxiliary will hold their 3rd Annual Walkathon tomorrow (6/27) beginning at 10 am at the Stalnaker Unit at Smith Park. Walkers will walk the Jordan Creek trailway. Registration starts at 9:30. For more information, 862-9249.
  • Get help with your computer problems from members of the ICON Computer Users’ Group tomorrow morning (6/27) at 11:30 at the Brentwood Branch Library.
  • Learn about Family Tree Maker 2009: Family Group Sheet tomorrow afternoon (6/27) at 12:30 at the Library Center. For more information, 882-0714.
  • Librarian and columnist Jeanne Duffey will speak on “What’s Hot and What’s Not” at the next Springfield Writers’ Guild meeting tomorrow afternoon (6/27) at 1 at the Heritage Cafeteria at Fremont and Battlefield.
  • The Springfield Conservation Nature Center’s Hiking Club will travel to Big Sugar Creek State Park tomorrow (6/27) for a four-mile hike. To register, 888-4237.
  • There will be a living history program on German-American troops tomorrow (6/27) from 11 to 3 and Sunday (6/28) at 1 at Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield. For details, 732-2662.
  • Tomorrow (6/27) is National HIV Testing Day and Aids Project of the Ozarks will offer free HIV testing from noon to 4 at their offices, 1901 E. Bennett and from 7 to 11 tomorrow night at 215 W. Olive. For more information, 881-1900.
  • The Discovery Group will present the program “Permaculture: Creating a Sustainable Society” Sunday afternoon (6/28) at 1:30 at the Library Center.
  • Springfield Regional Opera will host a Garden Tour from 10 to 6 Sunday (6/28) featuring live music, local artists, demonstrations and refreshments at 13 gardens, 2 parks and Garden Adventures in Nixa. Admission is a $10 donation to SRO. For more information, 883-5580.
  • Enjoy a free concert at Washington Park in the Midtown Neighborhood Sunday night (6/28) at 6 featuring Blue Plate Special. Take a blanket or lawn chair.
  • The Lucky 13 Outdoor Cinema in Eureka Springs will host “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” night Sunday (6/28). Watch the film “Slumdog Millionaire” and listen to live music by Opal Fly and the Faery Pranksters. The Cinema is in a parking lot at One North Main St. For more information, www.lucky13cinema.org.
  • 12 home gardens in the Eureka Springs historic district will be featured in a tour Sunday (6/28) from 10:30 to 4. For more information, 877-487-7257.