The Springfield Premiere of “Winter’s Bone” is Friday night (5/14) from 7 to 11 in the Plaster Student Union Theatre at Missouri State University. Two local musical groups that are featured in the film will perform at 7, and a short interview and Q & A with the film’s director will follow the screening. Admission is $15.
Bikers United and the West Plains Optimist Club will host a Bicycle Safety Fair Friday (5/14) at the Winter Sports Complex. For more information, visit http://wpoptimist.org.
Kids 3 to 6-years-old are invited to learn about snakes during the Little Acorns program “Slithery Snakes” Friday (5/14) at 1:30 orSaturday (5/15) at 11 at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center. To register, 888-4237.
Evangel University Auxiliary’s garage sale continues Friday (5/14) until 5. Everything is half price Friday. The sale wraps upSaturday (5/15) from 8 to noon. Fill a bag for $4. The sale is taking place at the Mabee Fitness Center, on the northwest side of campus.
The 4th annual Rockaway Beach Rendezvous is Friday andSaturday (5/14-5/15) from 9 to 5 and Sunday (5/16) from 9 to 3. See primitive campers in 1840s period dress and listen to their stories. Watch handcrafted goods being made and listen to period music. For more information, 417-561-4280.
An Every Child Ready to Read workshop starts at 5 Friday (5/14) at the Library Center. Parents and caregivers will learn new and fun ways to develop children’s pre-reading skills. To register, 882-0714.
The Red Cross Benefit Golf Tournament will be heldSaturday (5/15) at the West Plains Municipal Golf Course. For entry information, 256-9824.
Adults are invited to learn about Riverbluff Cave during a programSaturday afternoon (5/15) at 1 at the Midtown Carnegie Branch Library. To register, 862-0135.
Watch family friendly movies during Center City SaturdaySaturday afternoon (5/15) at 1 at the Park Central Branch Library.
The ICON Computer Users’ Group will staff a 1-on-1 help deskSaturday afternoon (5/15) at 2:30 at the Brentwood Branch Library.
Families are invited to learn fishing basics Saturday morning (5/15) at 8:30 at the Andy Dalton Shooting Range and Outdoor Education Center. To register, 742-4361.
The Greater Ozarks Chapter of the American Red Cross will hold a volunteer orientation classSaturday (5/15) from 10 to 1 for anyone interested in learning more about volunteer opportunities. To register, 866-206-0256 or visit http://www.redcross-ozarks.org/volunteer.
Roaring River State Park will host Kids’ Fishing DaySaturday (5/15) from 6:30 am to 8:15 pm for anyone 15 and younger. To learn more, call the Roaring River Hatchery at 847-2430.
CASA of Southwest Missouri is hosting the 2nd annual “Run for a Child”Saturday (5/15) featuring a 5K-8K and a family-friendly Run/Walk 1K. To register or for more information, visit CASAswmo.org or call 864-6202.
The Greater Springfield Farmers’ Market opensSaturday morning (5/15) at 8:30 in the northwest corner of the Battlefield Mall parking lot.
Sunday Sounds will feature Taul Flys performing original eclectic rock with a mellow acoustical feel Sunday afternoon (5/16) at 2 at the Library Station.
Learn about hummingbirds and watch as some are captured and banded Sunday (5/16) at 5 at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center. To register for the program “Summer Hummers,” 888-4237.
The 3rd annual Ozarks Sustainability Festival will be held Sunday (5/16) from 10 to 6 in West Plains at the Next Step facility on North Highway 63. The event is free and open to the public. For details, 764-3698.
The Carroll and Madison County Public Library Foundation will host Books in Bloom: A Garden Party Celebration for Writers and Readers Sunday (5/16) from noon to 5 at the Crescent Hotel in Eureka Springs. The event is free and open to the public.