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Weekend Outlook May 20-22, 2011

  • Enjoy fish and gospel music
  • Eat BBQ
  • Visit artists' studios
  • Fish
  • Support cancer patients
  • Teach your kids about gardening
  • See a concert
  • Buy fresh produce
  • Learn about night blooming plants
  • Ride a bike
  • Bird watch
  • See movies
  • Hike
  • The 1st Annual Gospel Music Show & Fish Fry is tonight (5/20) at the Heart of the Ozarks Bluegrass Association Park in West Plains. Dinner starts at 6 and the show at 7. Admission is $10 at the gate. For more information, 257-2154.
  • The Ozark Porkers BBQ Cook-off is tonight (5/20) from 6 to 10 at the West Plains Civic Center. Proceeds go to the projects of the West Plains Rotary Club.
  • Eureka Springs will host the 21st Annual White Street Walk today (5/20) from 4 to 10 during the May Festival of the Arts. The event takes art lovers up and down a neighborhood street populated by artists who invite the public into their homes and studios for a chance to view and purchase their work.
  • It’s Fun Family Fishing Night tonight (5/20) from 6 to 9 at Rutledge-Wilson Community Farm Park. Participate in a fishing contest to win prizes or relax by a bonfire. The cost is $5 per person--children four and under get in free. To register, 837-5949.
  • The Springfield Relay for Life is tonight at 5 through tomorrow morning at 10 (5/20-5/21) at Hillcrest High School.
  • Kids 3 to 6-years-old are invited to the Little Acorns program “Roly-Poly Roundup” today (5/20) at 11 or 1 at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center. To register, 888-4237.
  • Young Sprouts in the Garden is tomorrow (5/21) from 9 am to 1 pm rain or shine at the Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center at Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park. There will be crafts, activities and child-oriented displays. Children who complete 10 or more activities will receive a goodie- bag while supplies last. Admission is free.
  • The Greater Springfield Farmers’ Market opens tomorrow morning (5/21) at 8:30 in the southeast corner of the Battlefield Mall Parking Lot. To learn about other farmer’s markets in the area, visit agebb.missouri.edu.
  • The Republic Community Band will give a concert tomorrow night (5/21) at 7 at Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield.
  • The Air and Military Museum of the Ozarks, 2305 E. Kearney, will hold an Open House tomorrow (5/21) from 11 am to 4 pm. Admission is free. For more information, 864-7997.
  • Adults are invited to the program “Enchanted Moon Garden” tomorrow afternoon (5/21) at 1 at the Midtown Carnegie Branch Library. Learn about night-blooming plants and fragrant flowers that can be enjoyed at night. For details, 862-0135.
  • The 8th Annual Ozarks Red Ribbon Ride to benefit Aids Project of the Ozarks is tomorrow (5/21). 30 and 50-mile bike rides begin at 8:30 and a 10-mile family fun ride starts at 10:30. The rides begin and end at Galloway Station Bar & Grill. An After-Party begins at noon. For more information or to register, www.ozarksredribbonride.org.
  • The Greater Ozarks Audubon Society invites you to go bird watching at Valley Water Mill tomorrow (5/21). Meet in the parking lot there at 8 am. To learn more, call Dave Catlin at 889-9940.
  • The Table Rock Days Festival is tomorrow and Sunday (5/21-5/22) in Kimberling City. For details, go to www.kimberlingcityonline.com.
  • Ozarks Sustainable Living University will offer free classes on raised bed gardening tomorrow (5/21) from noon to 2 in Thayer and Sunday (5/22) from noon to 2 in West Plains. For more information, 264-2435.
  • A “Native Pollinators Workshop” will be held tomorrow (5/21) from 9 am to 5 pm at the University of Missouri’s Southwest Research Center. Registration is $15. For details, 597-4412.
  • A Klezmer music concert starts tomorrow night (5/21) at 7:30 at Temple Israel, 5910 S. Farm Rd. 193 in Rogersville. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted.
  • It’s Center City Saturday tomorrow (5/21) at the Park Central Branch Library. Starting at 1, watch family-friendly movies. To learn more, 831-1342.
  • Learn how to create flower arrangements using only $5 worth of flowers and containers that you might already have during the program “Back to Basics: Thrifty Flower Arranging” tomorrow afternoon (5/21) at 1 at the Library Station. For more information, 865-1340.
  • The Greater Ozarks Audubon Society will host a bird watching trip to the Bois D’Arc and Willard areas Sunday morning (5/22). Meet at 8 am on the northeast side of the parking lot at Lowe’s at Highway 13 and Norton Rd. For details, Dan Crane at 732-7932.
  • Learn all about hummingbirds during the program “Summer Hummers” Sunday (5/22) at 5 at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center. To register, 888-4237.
  • The Springfield-Greene County Park Board’s Outdoor Initiatives invites you to go on a hike at Ritter Springs Park Sunday morning (5/22) at 9:30. For more information, www.parkboard.org.