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Weekend Outlook September 24-26, 2010

  • Learn about the Ozarks
  • Eat hot dogs for Alzheimer's
  • Laugh
  • Hear live music
  • See a movie
  • Watch a volleyball or softball game
  • Buy fresh produce
  • Visit a fall festival
  • Enjoy outdoor activities
  • Get rid of prescription drugs
  • See butterflies being tagged
  • Take part in a silent auction
  • Have fun with your dog
  • Watch for birds
  • Tour a loft
  • A cookout to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association is today (9/24) from 11:30 to 1:30 in the Glen Isle Shopping Center parking lot. If it rains, the cookout will be held a week from today at the same time. For more information, 886-2199.
  • Comedian Andy Woodhull will be at the West Plains Civic Center Theatre tonight (9/24) at 7. Admission is $5.
  • The 4th annual Ozarks Studies Symposium continues today and tomorrow (9/24 & 9/25) at the West Plains Civic Center. For more information, including a full schedule of presentations, visit http://ozarksymposium.wp.missouristate.edu
  • A benefit concert for the Ozarks Celebration Festival is tonight (9/24) at 8 at the Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts. The concert will feature the Undergrass Boys, with a guest appearance by Beyond Reach, featuring original Ozark Mountain Daredevils Larry Lee and Randle Chowning. For tickets, 836-7678.
  • The Park Central Branch Library continues its Animated Film Series tonight (9/24) at 7 for families with children of all ages. The movie that will be shown tonight is Azur and Asmar: The Princes’ Quest in French with English subtitles.
  • Missouri State-West Plains will hold a Career/Job Fair today (9/24) from 9 am to 2:30 pm at the West Plains Civic Center. For more information, 255-7230.
  • Missouri State University’s volleyball team will host Indiana State tonight (9/24) at 7 at Hammons Student Center. For tickets, 836-7678.
  • “An Evening with C.S. Lewis” starts tonight (9/24) at 7 in the Plaster Student Union Theatre on the Missouri State campus. Three MSU professors will discuss Lewis’ life and written work. Admission is free.
  • Mountain View will host “Pioneer Days” today and tomorrow (9/24 & 9/25). A ham and bean supper and a quilt show will be held at the Mountain View Community Center today beginning at 4:30, and a Mountain Men village will be set up outside the center today and tomorrow. Tomorrow’s events start at 6:30 am with a flapjack breakfast. A parade starts at 3.
  • 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.
  • To learn about other farmer’s markets in the area, visit www.agrimissouri.com.
  • The Alzheimer’s Association is hosting Memory Walks in various communities thru October 16th, and the Springfield Memory Walk is tomorrow. Registration begins at 9, and the walk starts at 10 at Jordan Valley Park. For details, www.memorywalk2010.kintera.org/springfield.
  • The Fair Grove Historical and Preservation Society presents the 33rd annual Fair Grove Heritage Reunion tomorrow (9/25) from 8 to 6 and Sunday (9/26) from 8 to 4. The arts and crafts show will feature nearly 300 booths, demonstrations of all kinds, music, dancing, period entertainment, threshing, an antique tractor show and more. For more information, www.fghps.org.
  • Tomorrow (9/25) is Great Outdoors Day at the Andy Dalton Shooting Range and Outdoor Education Center. There will be lots of outdoor activities including shooting, fishing, scouting activities and more. For more information, 742-4361.
  • Missouri State’s softball team will face Evangel tomorrow (9/25) at noon and Crowder tomorrow afternoon (9/25) at 4 at the Killian Softball Complex.
  • Community Partnership, DEA, the Springfield Police Department, the City of Springfield and CoxHealth are partnering for a prescription drug take back event tomorrow (9/25) from 10 to 2. Anyone is welcome to take expired or unused prescription medications to the Cox North parking lot at 1471 N. Benton.
  • Watch monarch butterflies being tagged for the project Monarch Watch tomorrow afternoon (9/25) from 2 to 4 at the Dr. Bill Roston Butterfly House at Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park.
  • La Leche League of Springfield will hold a silent auction tomorrow afternoon (9/25) from 2 to 4 at the Pat Jones YMCA on Republic Rd.
  • The Tri-County Pregnancy Resource Center will host Night in the Park tomorrow (9/25) from 4 to 7 at the Monett City Park. There will be live music and guest speakers. For more information, 655-4381.
  • Free child safety seat inspections and advice will be offered tomorrow (9/25) from 9 to 1 at the Parkway Shopping Center in West Plains.
  • Dog Fest is tomorrow (9/25) from 10 to 2:30 at Chesterfield Park, 2511 W. Republic Rd., in Springfield. Admission is free. For details, www.parkboard.org.
  • Rutledge-Wilson Community Farm Park is hosting Harvest Fest tomorrow (9/25) from 10 to 8 and Sunday (9/26) from noon to 8. There will be horse-drawn wagon rides, local bluegrass music by the campfire, a ten-acre corn maze, and you can pick a pumpkin from the farm’s pumpkin patch. For more information, www.parkboard.org.
  • Hand in Hand Ministries presents “3 V’s—Vitality, Vim and Vigor for Life,” a community health celebration, tomorrow (9/25) from 1 to 5 at OTC. There will be health screenings, free groceries and health information as well as food and entertainment. The event focuses on the underserved, minority, bilingual and uninsured population. For more information, 865-HOPE.
  • Watch for birds with the Greater Ozarks Audubon Society at Lake Springfield Sunday morning (9/26). Meet at the Lake Springfield boathouse at 8 am.
  • Commercial Club of Springfield will host its 13th annual Loftwalk Sunday (9/26) from noon to 6 on Historic Commercial Street. Six lofts will be featured on a self-guided walking tour. For ticket information, www.itsalldowntown.com or call 839-0119.