Today (5/10) is National Public Gardens Day. The Dr. Bill Roston Native Butterfly House at Nathanael Greene-Close Memorial Park will be open from 11 to 6, and the Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden will be open free of charge today from 9 am to 7:30 pm. The tram will run from 11 to 3.
The Missouri State Beartones, an a cappella group, will give a concert tonight (5/10) at 7 in the Plaster Student Union Theatre. Tickets are $7, and students get in for $5.
The Missouri State Baseball Bears will take on Wright State this afternoon (5/10) at 1, tomorrow (5/11) at noon and Sunday (5/12) at 5 pm at Hammons Field. For tickets, 836-7678.
Kids in grades six through 12 are invited to the End of School Party! tonight (5/10) at 6 at the Library Station. Pizza and drinks will be provided. To learn more, 865-1340.
Evangel University Auxiliary’s 33rdannual Colossal Sale continues today (5/10) from 8 to 5 and tomorrow (5/11) from 8 to noon in Mabee Center. Everything is half off today, and you can fill a bag tomorrow for $4.
The Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is tomorrow (5/11). Letter carriers will pick up non-perishable food items and items like soap, diapers and laundry detergent. Just set them by your mailbox for pickup or drop them off at your local post office.
Farmers Market of the Ozarks is open tomorrow (5/11) from 8 am to 1 pm at Republic Rd. and James River Expressway.
C-Street Market is open tomorrow (5/11) from 7:30 am to 1 pm near the Footbridge on Commercial Street.
The Greater Ozarks Farmers Market is open tomorrow (5/11) from 8 am to 1 pm in the southeast corner of the Battlefield Mall parking lot.
To find out about other farmers markets in the area, visit agebb.missouri.edu.
Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield’s Art in the Park Series continues tomorrow night (5/11) at 7. The gospel group Potters Wheel will perform. Take lawn chairs and blankets. Admission is free. For more information, 732-2662.
Springfield’s 1stBicycles and Brews is tomorrow (5/11) with rides of various lengths starting at Park Central Square in the morning. There will be live music and other events throughout the day on the square. To find out more, bicyclesbrews.com.
The Bicycle Film Festival is tomorrow (5/11) at the Gillioz Theatre. For more information, gillioz.org.
The Friends of the West Plains Public Library will hold their Spring Book Sale tomorrow (5/11) from 8 to 4. For details, 256-4775.
Kid Fest is tomorrow (5/11) from 9 to 1 at the West Plains Armory in People’s Park. Visit booths with kid-friendly activities, safety information and more. Free lunch will be provided while supplies last. For more information, 256-2244.
The Howell County Master Gardeners will hold a plant sale and answer your gardening questions tomorrow (5/11) beginning at 9:30 am in the West Plains Public Library’s rear parking lot.
The Springfield Conservation Nature Center’s Teen Club will hike the Nature Center trails tomorrow (5/11). Lunch and drinks will be provided. To register, 888-4237.
Kids ages three to six are invited to the Little Acorns program “Turtle Mania” tomorrow morning (5/11) at 11 at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center. To register, 888-4237.
The Greater Ozarks Audubon Society will travel to Roaring River State Park tomorrow (5/11) to look for birds. Meet at 6 am in the northwest corner of the Walmart parking lot at West Bypass and Sunshine. The trip is free and open to anyone, regardless of bird watching experience. To find out more, 725-9481.
The Dam Run, a 5K and 10K and a one and two mile fun run/walk, will be held tomorrow (5/11) in Stockton. Proceeds will be used to build and maintain trails around Stockton Lake. For more information or to register, stocktonmotrails.com or 417-276-6219.
The Springfield-Greene County Park Board’s Outdoor Initiatives will hold a Backpacking Cooking Clinic tomorrow (5/11) from 11 to 1 at Valley Water Mill Park. The cost is $15. To register, 833-8647.
Missouri State University’s only all-female a cappella group, A Cub Bella, will host a CD release concert tomorrow night (5/11) at 7 in the PSU Theatre on the MSU campus. Tickets are $7 and $5 for Missouri State students.
The Greater Ozarks Audubon Society will look for birds on the OTC Richwood Valley campus in Ozark Sunday morning (5/12). Meet at the campus on Highway 14 west of Highway 65 at 8 am. For more information, 725-9481.
Dickerson Park Zoo will celebrate Mother’s Day Sunday (5/12) with free admission for mothers all day.