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Weekend Outlook June 28-30, 2013

Looking for things to do this weekend? We have some ideas for you.
Photo Credit: Anna Langova
  • Kids in preschool through 5thgrade are invited to the program “I Dig Steam Engines!” this morning (6/28) at 10 at the Steam Engine Grounds, east of Republic on the south side of U.S. 60.  For more information, 616-0564.
  • Go on a Walkabout Historical Tour of Downtown West Plains with the West Plains Public Library tonight (6/28) at 6.  Meet at the Norman Orr building, 202 W. Main.
  • Kids in 6ththrough 12thgrade are invited to “Teen Friday Nights” tonight (6/28) at 6 at the Library Station.  For more information, 865-1340.
  • Watch, judge or compete in a monthly, family-friendly poetry slam with members of MO Poetry Slam at the Park Central Branch Library.  The program is tonight (6/28) at 7.  To learn more, 831-1342.
  • Take part in a free yoga class on Park Central Square every Friday at 12:15 through July 26th.  Yoga mats are provided on a first come, first-served basis.  In case of rain, the class is held at the Downtown YMCA.  For details, 812-3089.
  • The Sounds on the Square Concert Series continues tonight (6/28) from 7 to 9 on Park Central Square with the Delta Sol Revival.  Take lawn chairs.
  • The Springfield Home Builders Association will host the Parade of Homes today through Sunday (6/28-6/30).  For details, springfieldhba.com.
  • The City of Republic will host the 17thannual Have-A-Blast Patriotic Celebration tonight (6/28) at 6 at J.R. Martin Park, 300 E. Hines.  The event includes live music, food, family entertainment and a fireworks display.  To learn more, republicmo.com.
  • Three to six-year-olds are invited to the Little Acorns program “Nature’s Nightlights” today (6/28) at 11 and 1 at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center.  To register, 888-4237.
  • The History Museum for Springfield-Greene County presents the exhibit “Woodruff’s Dream:  the Mother Road through Springfield Route 66” through August 31st.  The museum is open today and tomorrow (6/28-6/29) from 10:30 am to 4:30 pm.  For more information, historymuseumonthesquare.org.
  • A dance is held each Friday night at 7 at the West Plains Senior Center.  Admission is $4, and all ages are welcome.
  • Acoustic Jam on the Square is Friday nights at 7 on the Square in West Plains.  Take instruments and lawn chairs.
  • The grand opening celebration for Coming Up Roses, a local women’s arts cooperative in Willow Springs, is today (6/28) from 4 to 8:30 pm.  The cooperative offers art, jewelry, clothing and gifts mostly made by local women.  It also sells items made by and benefitting Christos House domestic violence shelter.  For more information, 417-469-2658.
  • The Farmers Market of the Ozarks is open tomorrow (6/29) from 8 to 1 at 4139 Nature Center Way.
  • The Greater Springfield Farmers Market is open tomorrow (6/29) from 8 to 1 in the southeast corner of the Battlefield Mall Parking Lot.
  • C-Street Market is open tomorrow (6/29) from 8 to 1 near the Footbridge on Commercial Street.
  • The 6thAnnual Nixa Bike Ride and Kids’ One Mile Walk and Learn will be held tomorrow (6/29).  The event was postponed due to rain.  For details, mercy.net/nixabike.
  • Tomorrow (6/29) is International Mud Day, and the Brentwood Branch Library and singer Dallas Jones invite kids of all ages to celebrate at 10 am.  Take part in muddy games and activities and listen to live music.  Dress to get messy.  The same program will be held tomorrow night at 7 at the Library Center.
  • The Library Station is turning ten, and it’s holding a birthday party tomorrow (6/29) from noon to 6 for all ages.  To find out more, 865-1340.
  • The program “Homesteading for the City Dweller:  Indoor Herb Gardening” is tomorrow afternoon (6/29) at 2 at the Brentwood Branch Library for adults.  To register, 883-1974.
  • To find out about other Farmer’s Markets in the Ozarks, agebb.missouri.edu.
  • James River Basin Partnership will host a one-day Rain Barrel Sale tomorrow (6/29) from 10 to 3 in the Bass Pro Shops parking lot, 1935 S. Campbell.  For more information, jamesriverbasin.com.
  • The Discover Nature Families program Archery Shooting Basics is tomorrow morning (6/29) from 8:30 to 11 at the Andy Dalton Shooting Range and Outdoor Education Center.  To register, 742-4361.
  • The Conservatory of the Ozarks Summer Talent Show 2013 is tomorrow night (6/29) from 5 to 10 at the Chesterfield Village Fountain.  For details, cotomusicartdrama.com or facebook.com/cotomusicartdrama.
  • The city of Willard’s 51stIndependence Day celebration Freedom Fest is tomorrow (6/29) in Jackson Street Park.  Events get underway at noon and include vendor booths, inflatables, a parade, a car show, live entertainment, a BBQ Cook-off, a pool party and more.  To learn more, willardfreedomfest.com.
  • The Railroad Historical Museum, located in an old train in Grant Beach Park, is staffed by volunteers and is open Saturdays from 2 to 4.  To learn more, rrhistoricalmuseum.zoomshare.com.
  • College of the Ozarks will host Honor America, an old-fashioned patriotic celebration, Sunday night (6/30) from 6 to 10.  The free event includes children’s activities, live music, a patriotic concert, fireworks and more.  For more information, 690-2212.
  • The Powers Museum in Carthage will host the 25thAnniversary Kick-off Sunday (6/30) from noon to 6.  Activities include a silent auction, geocache and letterboxing, a scavenger hunt and more.  For more information, 237-0456.
  • Springfield-Greene County Park Board pools are open for the summer.  For details, parkboard.org/aquatics or 864-2099. 
  • The 18thannual Salute a Veteran Blood Drive continues through July 7that all CBCO donor centers and bloodmobile locations.  For more information, cbco.org.