The Ozarks Celebration Festival will kick off tonight (9/10) at 6 with the Concert Under the Stars and Ice Cream Social at the John H. Keiser Amphitheatre east of Strong Hall. The Hillbenders take the stage at 6 followed by the Chapmans at 7 and Dan Tyminski and Ronnie Bowman at 8. BBQ will be available for purchase. Admission is free. The festival continues tomorrow (9/11) from 10 to 6 and Sunday (9/12) from 11 to 5 with a variety of activities on campus. There will be 3 entertainment stages, storytelling, more than 75 traditional artists and craftsmen and much more. Free lectures on Ozarks history and culture will be offered next Monday thru Thursday (9/13-9/16) on the MSU campus. For details, ocf.missouristate.edu.
The 20th annual Eureka Springs Woodcarvers Jamboree is today and tomorrow (9/10-9/11) from 9 to 5 at the Pine Mountain Village Shopping Center. There will be carvings, wood burnings and wood turnings of all types.
Park Central Sounds is tonight (9/10) at 7 at the Park Central Branch Library.
The Missouri State men’s soccer team will host Green Bay tonight (9/10) at 7:30 and IUPUI Sunday afternoon at 1:30 at Plaster Sports Complex.
The Missouri State women’s soccer team will take on Oklahoma today (9/10) at 5 and Arkansas Sunday (9/12) at 4 at Plaster Sports Complex.
The Missouri State volleyball team will face St. Louis tonight (9/10) at 7 at Hammons Student Center.
The Wilson’s Creek Farmers’ Market opens at 4:30 this afternoon (5/28) and is open every Friday at First Baptist Church of Battlefield at FF and Weaver Rd.
The Greater Springfield Farmers’ Market opens tomorrow morning (5/29) at 8:30 in the southeast corner of the Battlefield Mall parking lot.
The C-Street Farmer’s Market is open tomorrow (6/19) from 9 am to 2 pm near the Jefferson Avenue Footbridge on Historic Commercial Street. For details, www.itsalldowntown.com.
The 3rd annual Greek Festival will be held tonight (9/10) from 5 to 10, tomorrow (9/11) from noon to 10 and Sunday (9/12) from noon to 3 at St. Thomas the Apostle Orthodox Church, 4200 S. Holiday in Springfield. There will be Greek food, dancing, children’s activities and more.
The 8th annual Southwest Missouri Celtic Heritage Festival and Highland Games is this weekend in Buffalo at the Old City Park and Fairgrounds. The Calling of the Clans starts tonight (9/10) at 6. Tomorrow’s festivities are from 9 to 5. For more information, www.swmocelticfestival.com.
The Harlin Museum in West Plains is hosting several events this month to go along with the Smithsonian Journey Stories. Tonight (9/10) at 7, Connie Morgan, a history instructor at MSU-West Plains, will talk about the migration of cotton-farming families from the Missouri Ozarks to the Missouri Bootheel during the mid-twentieth century and its cultural impact. “Songs from the Journey,” a program of music addressing themes of transportation, travel and migration starts tomorrow night (9/11) at 7. For details, www.harlinmuseum.com.
The Rose Society of the Ozarks will hold their annual Rose Show tomorrow (9/11) from 2 to 5 at the Library Center. Anyone who wants to enter roses should take them to the Library between 7 and 11 am.
Try your hand at woodcarving with members of the Southern Missouri Woodcarving Artists tomorrow morning (9/11) at 10 at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center. Registration is required—call 888-4237. And members of the group will hold a demonstration from 10 to 4 tomorrow at the Nature Center—stop by anytime.
Learn about Monarch butterflies during the program “Monarchs Rule!” tomorrow afternoon (9/11) at 1 at the Nature Center. Registration is required.
Hummingbird bander Sarah Driver will attempt to capture and band the tiny birds and will share her knowledge of them during the program “Summer Hummers” Sunday (9/12) at 5 at the Nature Center. To register—888-4237.
The next Eureka House Concert will feature Kevin Welch tomorrow night (9/11) at 7:30 at the Eureka Unitarian Church, 17 Elk St. in Eureka Springs. Doors open at 7, and tickets are $15 at the door.
You’re invited to “Geezerfest on a Saturday Night!” tomorrow night (9/11) at 7 at the Library Center. Take lawn chairs. For more information, 882-0714.
STAND (Stop the Abuse Next Door) will host a concert tonight (9/10) at 6 at the Cowan Civic Center in Lebanon featuring a variety of music including gospel, bluegrass, contemporary and rap. There will be giveaways, games, live and silent auctions and more. For details, visit www.stand4justice.org.
A talent show to benefit the West Plains Regional Animal Shelter begins at 7 tomorrow night (9/11) at the West Plains Civic Center.
The Discovery Center of Springfield begins its new hours tomorrow (9/11). They are Tuesday thru Thursday 9 to 5, Friday and Saturday 9 to 6 and Sunday 1 to 5.
Missouri State’s softball team will host the Maroon and White Game Sunday (9/12) at noon at the Killian Softball Complex.
The Missouri State University Community Band will present the free concert “Remembering the 60s” Sunday night (9/12) at 6:30 in the parking lot of St. Paul United Methodist Church.
The Fall Sustainability Festival will be held Sunday (9/12) from 10 to 6 at the Next Step Church on Highway 63 north of West Plains. There will be musicians, food, craft and plant sales, children’s activities, presentations and more.
The Christian County Historical Society will meet Sunday at 2 at the Christian County Library. There will be a presentation on the Geneva Conventions, the rules of war and the role of the International Red Cross in disaster relief. For more information, 581-4860.
Chapter and Verse: Music on a Sunday Afternoon will feature the bluegrass band, The Millers, Sunday afternoon (9/12) at 2 at the Library Center.
Sunday (9/12) is Grandparents Day from 1 to 5 at the Discovery Center of Springfield. Grandparents get in free with paid child admission.