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Weekend Outlook June 3-5, 2011

  • Listen to guitarists
  • Play golf
  • See a play
  • Canoe or kayak
  • Swim
  • Ride your bike
  • Fish
  • Walk or run for a cause
  • Help out Joplin
  • Visit Graydon Springs
  • Identify prairie plants
  • Hear live music
  • Look at the stars
  • Show off your beards and moustaches
  • Visit a creek
  • Learn how to light a fire as the native Americans did
  • The Avenue Theatre in West Plains will present the G-11 concert featuring 11 of the most influential or up and coming guitarists from West Plains tonight (6/3) at 7. Admission is $10 and proceeds benefit the Ozarks Honor Flights.
  • The Sandy Butler Memorial 2-Lady Scramble Golf Tournament to benefit Ozarks Medical Center Heart Care Services is tomorrow (6/4). For details, 256-2726.
  • The 5th Annual Shakespeare Festival presents “Taming of the Shrew” at Jordan Valley Park today thru Sunday (6/3-6/5) at 8:15 pm. Admission is free. For details, 831-5233.
  • Seasonal canoe and kayak rentals are now available at Lake Springfield Park Boathouse and Marina. For more information, 891-1550.
  • Springfield-Greene County Park Board pools are open for the season. A dedication of improvements made at the Grant Beach Park Pool will start tomorrow afternoon (6/4) at noon. An open house will follow from 1 to 6:30 with free public entry. For more information and pool schedules, visit http://www.bit.ly/outdoorpools2011.
  • The Polk County Bike Club and Ozark Greenways will host a National Trails Day Wildflower Ride tomorrow (6/4) from 8 am to 4 pm on the Frisco Highline Trail. The trail crosses 16 historic railroad bridges and cuts through the middle of La Petit Gem Prairie. Several ride lengths are available. To find out more or to register, http://www.active.com.
  • The 30th Annual Kid’s Fishing Fun Day is tomorrow (6/4) at 8:30 am and 10 am at Sportsman’s Park Center, 2500 E. Kearney for ages 3 to 13. To register, http://www.parkboard.org.
  • A Sporting Chance will host the 2nd Annual Walk & Roll fundraising event tomorrow (6/4) at Jordan Valley Park. For registration information, http://www.asportingchance.net or call 881-7373.
  • The Gillioz Theatre will present “Songs for Joplin: A Benefit Concert” tomorrow night (6/4) at 7. The concert will feature members of the Joplin High School Choir, Central High School Choir, Westminster Presbyterian Choir, Missouri State music faculty and students and many others. Tickets are $10 at the door. Proceeds will be donated to the Red Cross Joplin Relief Effort and the Joplin High School Music Department.
  • Graydon Springs Outdoor Legacy will host a free community open house tomorrow (6/4) from 10 am to 6 pm. The historic property, once known as Graydon Springs Resort, was once a hot spot along the Frisco Railroad. Graydon Springs Outdoor Legacy hopes to acquire the 220-acre property and keep it for public use. Tomorrow’s event will include guided tours of the property, crafts and games for children and more. For details, http://www.outdoorlegacy.org.
  • The 2nd annual Prairie BioBlitz will be held tomorrow and Sunday (6/4 & 6/5) at Golden Prairie. Participants will try to identify as many species as they can. Tomorrow’s event will be followed by a potluck supper, stargazing and free tent camping. To rsvp, http://www.moprairie.org.
  • The 20th Annual Medical Mile and 5K Run/Walk is tomorrow (6/4) starting at the CoxHealth Meyer Center. Registration starts at 5:30 am at the Meyer Center in Conference Room A. For more information, call Crystal at 269-1832.
  • Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield’s Art in the Park Series will feature a Ray House Jamboree Bluegrass Festival tomorrow (6/4) from 11 to 4. If you’d like more information, call 732-2662.
  • The Greater Ozarks Audubon Society will host a trip to the Southwest Power Plant and Willard area to look for the painted bunting and western kingbird. Meet at 8 am in the northwest corner of the Walmart parking lot at West Bypass and Sunshine. For more information, call Dean at 576-5600.
  • Celebrate the life of Marshfield native Edwin Hubble, inventor of the Hubble Telescope, tomorrow night (6/4) at 7:30 at Nathanael-Greene Park. Springfield Host Lions Club will add a commemorative stone to the 25 existing markers and the Springfield Astronomical Society will have telescopes set up so you can look at the stars. To learn more, 891-1515.
  • The Library Center will present the program “How to Write and Publish Your Book” tomorrow (6/4) at 1. For more information, 882-0714.
  • The 2nd Annual Queen City Beard & Moustache Competition will start tomorrow night (6/4) at 8 at Patton Alley Pub. Registration for the competition starts at 7. Proceeds will benefit Isabel’s House. For details, 766-5525.
  • The Annual Eureka Springs Blues Weekend continues through Sunday (6/5). To learn more, http://www.eurekaspringsblues.com.
  • The Springfield Conservation Nature Center invites you to the Discover Nature Families program “Creek Inquiry” tomorrow (6/4). Take a trip to Busiek State Forest and Wildlife Area to explore Woods Fork Creek. To register, 888-4237.
  • The Springfield Conservation Nature Center will present the Primitive Skills Series program “Fire and Flinstone” Sunday afternoon (6/5) from 1 to 3. Learn how to start fires without matches and butane. To register, 888-4237.