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Weekend Outlook September 18, 2009

  • Visit Cider Days
  • Buy plants
  • See a movie
  • Celebrate SLT
  • Jam
  • Get kids excited about science
  • Attend a Civil War Fair
  • Walk for a cause
  • Learn about genealogy
  • Listen to live music
  • Play golf
  • Go birdwatching
  • Hike
  • Take a photography class
  • Go on a loft walk
  • Grupo Latino Americano will host its 20th anniversary celebration tonight (9/18) from 6:30 to 10 at Teamsters Union Hall, 1850 E. Division. There will be authentic Hispanic food for sale, a silent auction, a Mariachi band from Guadalajara, Mexico, dances and more. The event is free and open to the public. To find out more, call 886-1348.
  • Spruce up your yard for fall by visiting a mum sale today (9/18) in the lobby of Cox South. Proceeds benefit Children’s Miracle Network.
  • Adults are invited to watch the movie “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” tonight (9/18) at 6:30 at the Library Station.
  • The Springfield Little Theatre’s Diamond Centennial Celebration is tonight at 7:30 at the Landers Theatre featuring Lucas Grabeel, Kim Crosby and many others. For tickets, 869-1334.
  • Cider Days on Historic Walnut Street is tomorrow and Sunday (9/19) from 10 to 5.There willbe artsand crafts,a scarecrow village, live music, a children's area, apple cider and more.Admission is $3 . Children 10 and under get in free. For details, call 831-6200.
  • It’s Hoedown at the Homestead tomorrow (9/19) from 10 to 4 at the Nathan Boone Homestead State Historic Site in Ash Grove. All musicians are invited for an informal acoustic jam session on the Boone Home front porch.
  • Discovery Science Club meets tomorrow (9/19) from 10 to noon at the Discovery Center of Springfield. Parents and their children are invited to explore the topic “Flights of Fancy.” Kids 6 to 12-years-old are invited. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. For details, call 862-9910.
  • A Civil War Fair will be at the Library Center tomorrow (9/19) from 9:30 to 2:30. There will be programs including “First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln” and “How to Trace Your Civil War Ancestor and more. For more information, 882-0714.
  • A Walk for Autism starts tomorrow (9/19) at noon at the entrance to the West Plains Civic Center.
  • The Alzheimer’s Association will host a Memory Walk tomorrow (9/19) beginning at the Andy Williams Theatre in Branson. For details, call 886-2199 or 1-800-272-3900 or visit www.alz.org/swmo.
  • Special Olympics Missouri will host the 1st Annual Over the Edge rappel at the State Office Building in downtown Springfield. For more information, call 1-800-846-2682.
  • The Springfield La Leche League will host a silent auction tomorrow (9/19) from 3 to 5 at Nixa City Park.
  • The Mountain View Garden Club will hold their fall plant sale tomorrow (9/19) from 9 to noon at the What Park at First and Pine Streets in Mountain View.
  • A seminar on beginning genealogy is tomorrow (9/19) at the Boone County Library. Registration starts at 9.
  • The 2nd Annual FourFourFest will showcase local talent tomorrow (9/19) from 11:30 am to 11 pm on two stages on South Ave. between McDaniel and Walnut. Admission is free.
  • The 2009 Julian Golf Classic this weekend will benefit ALS patients. The tournament is Sunday and Monday (9/20-9/21) at LedgeStone Country Club in Branson. For more information, www.thejulian.org.
  • Look for migrating birds with members of the Greater Ozarks Audubon Society at Ritter Springs Park tomorrow morning (9/19) from 8 to 11. For more information, 863-8475.
  • Learn basic knife care and maintenance tomorrow morning (9/19) from 8:30 to 11:30 at the Andy Dalton Shooting Range and Outdoor Education Center. To register for the free course, call 742-4361.
  • The Springfield Conservation Nature Center’s hiking club will travel to Hercules Glade Wilderness tomorrow (9/19). To register, 888-4237.
  • Take your camera, film, lenses and tripod to the Nature Center tomorrow (9/19) for a course in intermediate photography. Registration is required. Again, the number is 888-4237.
  • Kids 3 to 6 are invited to learn about Daddy Longlegs during a Little Acorns program tomorrow morning (9/19) at 11 at the Nature Center. You need to register.
  • The Conservation Teen Club will go caving tomorrow (9/19) at Breakdown Cave. Anyone 12 to 17-years-old may register for the trip. Call 888-4237.
  • The Nature Center will show the conservation video “Sturgeon: Ancient Survivors of the Deep” Sunday afternoon (9/20) at 2.
  • The Commercial Club of Springfield will host the 12th Annual C-Street Loftwalk Sunday (9/20) from noon to 6. A fashion show will start at 2. Advance tickets are $10 and can be purchased at Pizza House, Big Momma’s and Maschino’s. The Midtown and Woodland Heights Neighborhood Associations are also selling advance tickets. Tickets can be purchased for $12 Sunday at the Jefferson Avenue Footbridge Pavilion or at Historic Firehouse #2. Ticket booklets will also be sold at Cider Days.