Missouri State University’s commencement ceremonies will be today (5/15) at 10, 1:30 and 5.
It’s Kids Weekend at the Eureka Springs Festival of the Arts. There’s going to be sidewalk chalk, clowns, interactive arts and crafts and more. Basin Park will feature free music today (5/15) from noon to 6, and there will be a free dance in the park after dark tonight. Free music will also be offered at Basin Park tomorrow (5/16) from noon to 6 and Sunday (5/17) from noon to 4. For more information, eurekasprings.org.
Learn all about rain gardens and rain barrels at the Wilson’s Creek Farmer’s Market tonight (5/15) at 6 at the Battlefield Community Room.
The film “Mamma Mia!” will be shown tonight (5/15) at 6:30 at the Library Station.
The Alzheimer’s Association will host the 9th annual Wine Auction and Gala to benefit the organization tonight (5/15) at 6:30 at the Oasis Convention Center. To make a reservation, 886-2199.
A Relay for Life Fish Fry will be held today (5/15) from 1 to 5 at the West Plains Fire Station #1 by the Civic Center. Sunny Side Up will provide music.
The MO State Baseball Bears will face Indiana State University tonight (5/15) at 6:30 and tomorrow afternoon (5/16) at 2 at Hammons Field.
If you’ve ever been curious about social networking sites, this class might be for you: The Library Station will offer “Creating Personal Webb Spaces” this afternoon (5/15) at 2. For more information or to register, 837-5011.
Need to touch up on your computer skills? The Brentwood Branch Library will offer a technology overview tomorrow afternoon (5/16) at 1 for adults. The topic is “Computer Help Resources: Finding Assistance When You Need It. For details, 883-1974.
The 6th Annual Ozarks Red Ribbon Ride to benefit AIDS Project of the Ozarks will be held tomorrow (5/16) beginning at Galloway Station, 4211 S. Lone Pine. 30 and 50-mile rides start at 8:30 and the 10-mile Family Fun Ride is at 10:30. For more information, 881-1900.
The AMVETS Post 98 will host the 18th Memorial Golf Tournament tomorrow (5/16) at 10 at the West Plains Municipal Golf Course. For more information, 417-256-6986.
Learn how to take better digital pictures at a program tomorrow (5/16) at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center. “Improving Your Digital Photography” will begin at 1. To register, 888-4237.
The C-Street Market on Commercial Street will be open tomorrow (5/16) from 8 to noon.
The Greater Springfield Farmers Market opens tomorrow morning (5/16) at 8:30 in the Northeast corner of the Battlefield Mall parking lot.
Cox Air Care will host celebrate 20 years of flight tomorrow (5/16) with an event from 11 to 3 in the Bone and Joint Center parking lot, 3555 S. National. There will be hot dogs and chips, free car seat checks from 11 to 1, a visit from Louie with the Springfield Cardinals, mini stroke screenings and more. Admission is free.
CoxHealth has added another ambulance to the Republic Ambulance Station, and, to celebrate, they’re hosting an open house at the station tomorrow (5/16) from 11 to 3. See the new ambulance, meet the crew and enjoy hot dogs and burgers. The Station is on Illinois Ave., behind Burger King.
Arts in the Park continues tomorrow night (5/16) at 7 at Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield, featuring the Missouri State Community Band. Take blankets and lawn chairs.
If you need trees, you might want to check out a tree sale tomorrow (5/16) from 9 to 3 at James River Assembly. Proceeds benefit the LUC Boys Ranch.
Our House Foundation will host the 3rd Annual Biker Ride to benefit Veterans and their families tomorrow (5/16) at the Crimson Plaza in Nixa. Registration starts at 1:30. A free concert by the MO National Guard Band will start at 6. For details, 889-7452.
Sac River Bluegrass has moved their monthly Bluegrass Jam and Show to Springfield. They’ll host bluegrass events twice each month at Firefighters Local 152 Hall, 2350 N. Clifton. The first show will be the “5 Alarm” Bluegrass Jam and Potluck dinner tomorrow night at 5. Take your acoustic instrument and a dish to share. Admission is free…donations are accepted.
The Greater Ozarks Audubon Society invites you to meet tomorrow morning (5/16) at 8 in the parking lot of the Springfield Conservation Nature Center to go bird watching. The Audubon Society will host a bird watching trip tomorrow (5/16) to the Henning Conservation Area. Meet at 8 am on the west side of Remington’s, 1655 W. Republic Rd. For more information, call Jerry Williams at 732-1333.
The Millers will perform bluegrass music Sunday afternoon (5/17) at 2 as part of Sunday Sounds at the Library Station. Admission is free.
The Springfield Conservation Nature Center will show the conservation video “Rivers and Streams” from the MO Outdoors TV Collection Sunday afternoon (5/17) at 2.