A Mother’s Day Craft Sale to benefit Children’s Miracle Network is being held today (5/1) until 4 in the lobby of Cox South.
As you drive around Springfield today thru Sunday (5/1-5/3), keep in mind that Sunshine St. is closed where the railroad tracks cross the street between Oak Grove and Lone Pine. You’ll have to find another way to go.
ArtsFiesta! that had been scheduled for tonight (5/1) at Founders Park has been cancelled.
ArtsFest, however, will go on as scheduled. Hours for the event on Walnut Street between National and John Q. Hammons Parkway, are 10 to 6 tomorrow (5/2) and 10 to 5 Sunday (5/3). Tickets are $3 in advance at area McDonalds and $5 at the gate. Children 10 and under get in free. For details, visit www.springfieldarts.org/artsfest.
Eureka Springs’ May Festival of the Arts gets underway today (5/1). Enjoy free music in Basin Park today and tomorrow (5/1-5/2) from noon to 6 and Sunday (5/3) from noon to 4. There are lots of other events as well. To find out more, go to eurekasprings.org.
Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield’s “Arts in the Park” event gets underway tomorrow night (5/2). The Gum Spring Serenaders will perform 19th century music on fretless banjos, fiddles, rib bones and parlor guitar. It’s at 7—take blankets and lawn chairs. Admission is free.
Cox College will hold an open house tomorrow (5/2) from 11 to 1:30 for anyone interested in finding out what the college has to offer.
The Friends of the Springfield-Greene County Library’s book sale continues thru Sunday (5/3) at Remington’s, 1655 W. Republic Rd.
The Mountain View Friends of the Library are holding a book sale tomorrow morning (5/2) from 8 to noon at the Mountain View Library.
Kids Fest, sponsored by Howell County Emergency Services, will be held from 9 to 2 tomorrow (5/2) at the Armory in People’s Park in West Plains.
Nixa’s annual SafetyPalooza will be held tomorrow (5/2) from 9 to 1 at the Nixa Community Center. Free bike helmets will be given away, and there will be several booths on bicycle and pedestrian safety. Kids can take their bikes and ride through a safety course with the Nixa Police Department.
The MO State Baseball Bears will face Northern Iowa tonight (5/1) at 6:30, tomorrow afternoon (5/2) at 2 and Sunday afternoon (5/3) at 1 at Hammons Field.
A youth fishing event will be held tomorrow (5/2) from 6:30 am to 8:15 pm at Bennett Spring State Park near Lebanon. Kids 15 and under can pick up free trout tags at the Hatchery Office. They need to bring their own fishing equipment. For details, call 417-532-4418.
A Cub Bella will present their spring concert tomorrow night (5/2) at 7 in the Plaster Student Union Theatre. Admission is $3 at the door.
The Wilson’s Creek Farmer’s Market will open today (5/1) in Battlefield. The market will be open Friday nights from 5:30 to 8 at the Battlefield City Park through October 30th.
A tree sale to benefit the LUC Boys Ranch will be held tomorrow (5/2) from 9 to 3 at Second Baptist Church on E. Battlefield in Springfield.
The Greater Ozarks Audubon Society will host a birdwatching trip tomorrow (5/2) to Red Bridge Road. Meet at 7 am in the parking lot of Remington’s, 1655 W. Republic Rd. For details, call Greg Swick at 581-2757. The Audubon Society invites you to meet them at McDaniel Park Sunday morning (5/3) at 8 to bird watch at South Creek. For more information about that event, call Myra Scroggs at 883-4015.
The Springfield Conservation Nature Center will hold a Hiked it…Liked it! Weekend Hike tomorrow morning (5/2) at 9. You don’t need to register.
Try your hand at virtual hunting and fishing tomorrow (5/2) from 1 to 3 at the Nature Center.
The Nature Center will show the conservation video “Mushrooms and Music” from the MO Outdoors TV collection Sunday afternoon (5/3) at 2.