The Community Blood Center of the Ozarks is holding a blood drive this weekend. “Laps for Life” is today (5/22) until 3 and tomorrow (5/23) from 7 am to 2 pm at the Campbell and Glenstone Donor Centers. For more information, 227-5000 or cbco.org.
The Harold Bell Wright Festival will be held today and tomorrow (5/22-5/23) from 9 to 6 on Downing Street and at Chad A. Fuqua Memorial Park in Hollister. A parade starts tomorrow morning (5/23) at 11.
Greenfield’s Buffalo Days Festival starts today and continues through tomorrow on the square in downtown Greenfield. For more information, 637-2040.
The West Plains Birding Club will meet at 6 tonight (5/22) at the Lybyer Technology Center, room 205 on the MSU-West Plains Campus.
The Library Center is the place to be tomorrow for How-To Computer Seminars. “E-Mail and Internet Security” is at 10, “Using Family Tree Maker” is at 12:30 and “”setting Up User Accounts in Windows Vista” will start at 2:15. For details, 882-0714.
Find bargains and help out the Rare Breed, an outreach center for homeless youth, at a garage sale tomorrow (5/23) at Brentwood Christian Church. If you’d like to donate items for the sale, take them to the church today (5/22). For more information, 882-3738.
The Brentwood Branch Library will hold a bilingual storytime—in English and Spanish—tomorrow morning (5/23) at 10 for children of all ages.
AMVETS riders Chapter 28 will hold their 2nd Annual Memorial Day Ride tomorrow (5/23). Proceeds will benefit construction of a Memorial Park. For more information, 372-0018.
Free music continues today (5/22) from noon to 6, tomorrow (5/23) from noon to 4 and Sunday (5/24) from noon to 6 in Eureka Springs’ Basin Park. It’s part of the Eureka Springs Festival of the Arts. For details, www.eurekasprings.org.
Christian County will celebrate its 150th anniversary this weekend with lots of activities on the Ozark Square. Hours for the Sesquicentennial celebration tomorrow and Sunday (5/23-24) are 10 to 10 and Monday 10 to 5. A parade will start tomorrow morning at 10. For more information, 988-7191.
The 26th Annual National Street Rod Association Mid-America Street Rod Nationals is in Springfield at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds today thru Sunday (5/22-5/24) from 8:30 to 5. For more information, www.nsra-usa.com.
Springfield Public Pools open tomorrow (5/23). There’s going to be an open house for the improvements that have been made to Fassnight Pool and the Fassnight Pavilion tomorrow at 12:30. Entry is free at Fassnight Pool tomorrow from 1 to 6:30. To find out about pool hours and fees, visit www.parkboard.org or call the pool information hotline at 864-2099.
The new Willard Aquatic Center will open tomorrow (5/23) in Willard. For more information, 742-2262.
The Botanical Society of Southwest Missouri will hold a Japanese Maple Festival tomorrow (5/23) from 9 am to 3 pm at Nathanael Greene Park. 30 varieties of Japanese maples will be available for purchase and there will be experts to offer advice. For details, call 864-1049.
A community auction to benefit Relay for Life will be held tomorrow morning (5/23) at 11 on Banning St., next to Rib Crib in Marshfield. Consignments will be accepted from 8 to 10. For more information, 859-2700.
The Wilson’s Creek Farmer’s Market is open tonight (5/22) at 5:30 in Battlefield at the city park. For details, 224-0325.
The Greater Springfield Farmer’s Market opens tomorrow morning (5/23) at 8:30 in the Northeast corner of the Battlefield Mall Parking Lot.
The C-Street Market is open tomorrow (5/23) from 8 to noon on Commercial Street.