The Ozarks Celebration Festival Ice Cream Social and Concert featuring Rhonda Vincent and the Rage is tonight (9/6) at 5 at the John H. Keiser Amphitheater on the east side of Strong Hall. Admission is free. For more information, ocf.missouristate.edu.
The Southwest Missouri Celtic Heritage Festival and Highland Games will be held today and tomorrow (9/6-9/7) at the old city park and Dallas County Fairgrounds in Buffalo. For more information, swmocelticfestival.com.
The Greater Ozarks Blues Festival is today and tomorrow (9/6-9/7) at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds. View a schedule of performers and more information at greaterozarksbluesfest.com.
The ipourlife 5K Glow Run/Walk is tonight at 8:55 at First & Calvary Presbyterian Church, near Missouri State University. Proceeds will go to the ipourlife curriculum and programs at Pipkin Middle School and Rare Breed. To find out more, www.ipourlife.org/ipourlife-5k-glow-runwalk/.
St. Thomas the Apostle Orthodox Church will host its annual Greek Festival today (9/6) from 5 to 10, tomorrow (9/7) from noon to 10 and Sunday (9/8) from noon to 3 at the church, 4200 S. Holiday. Enjoy Greek food and music and watch native Greek dances. To learn more, www.facebook.com/opagreekfest#!/events/681642671850023/.
The 2013 Outdoor Days at Springfield Lake is being held this weekend. Free camping begins tonight (9/6), and hours tomorrow (9/7) are 9:30 to 4 and Sunday (9/8) 11 to 3:30. Try various outdoor activities including canoeing and kayaking, fishing, shooting, archery and more. For details, fitness.basspro.com/Page/Outdoor-Days.aspx#initiatives.
West Plains area residents are invited to celebrate the new athletics seasons with MSU-West Plains and the Grizzly Booster Club at the Grizzly Fall Picnic today (9/6) at 5 at the West Plains Civic Center. Enjoy a free dinner and see a 6 pm volleyball match. Donations of toys and other items for the South Central Child Advocacy Center will be collected.
Kids in grades six through 12 are invited to a Back to School Bash tonight (9/6) at 6 at the Library Station. There will be pizza, games and prizes. For details, 865-1340.
The Mountain View Garden Club’s Flower Show is today (9/6) from 3 to 6 and tomorrow (9/7) from 9 to 1 at the Mountain View Community Center.
Citizens Memorial Hospital in Bolivar will host a free Lunch and Learn seminar on sleep health this morning (9/6) at 11:30 in the CMH Community Rooms. Learn about sleep apnea, treatment and sleep hygiene. To register, 328-6010.
The Pleasant Hope Community Show and Festival is tomorrow (9/7) beginning at 7 am with a 5K Run/Walk. Arts and Crafts booths and carnival games are open from 10 to 3. A Pedal Tractor Pull is at 3 and the Queen and Prince Coronation and Family Fun Night starts at 5. To learn more, 267-2271.
The Ozarks Celebration Festival is tomorrow (9/7) from 9 to 6 and Sunday (9/8) from 11 to 5 on the Missouri State campus. The event features five performance stages and more than 75 artists, craftsmen and exhibitors. For more information, ocf.missouristate.edu.
Ozark Greenways will host the 10thannual Yoga on the Trail fundraiser tomorrow morning (9/7) at 9 on the historic James River Bridge on the Galloway Creek Trail. The cost is a suggested minimum donation of $15. For details, ozarkgreenways.org.
A Skeet and Trap Shoot to benefit the South Central Red Cross will be held tomorrow morning (9/7) at 9. For details, 257-0018.
Antioch United Methodist Church will host a 5K Walk/Run to benefit Robberson Community School students tomorrow morning (9/7) at 10. To register, antiochumc.info.
The Fair Grove Branch Library will host Bluegrass in the Park tomorrow afternoon (9/7) at 4 in the park behind the library. Take a picnic if you’d like and listen to live bluegrass music. To find out more, 759-2637.
Geezerfest: the Not-So-Back-to-School Concert is tomorrow night (9/7) at 7 at the Library Center. Take lawn chairs.
Author and personal historian Wayne Groner will present the free class “Your Memories, Your Book: Writing Your Life Story” tomorrow morning (9/7) at 10 at the Library Center. For details, 883-4532.
The Farmers Market of the Ozarks is open tomorrow (9/7) from 8 to 1 at 4139 Nature Center Way. Tomorrow is also the Iron Chef of the Ozarks Competition at the market beginning at 9. For more information, loveyourfarmer.com.
The Greater Springfield Farmers Market is open tomorrow (9/7) from 8 to 1 in the southeast corner of the Battlefield Mall Parking Lot.
C-Street Market is open tomorrow (9/7) from 8 to 1 near the Footbridge on Commercial Street.
The Ozark City Wide Garage Sale is tomorrow (9/7). For more information, ozarkchamber.com.
The Railroad Historical Museum, located in an old train in Grant Beach Park, is staffed by volunteers and is open Saturdays from 2 to 4. To learn more, rrhistoricalmuseum.zoomshare.com.
The travelling exhibit “Moneyville” is at the Discovery Center of Springfield through September 15th. To learn more, 862-9910.
The Sunday Concert Series continues Sunday afternoon (9/8) at 2 at the Library Center with Red Bridge Bluegrass.
The Jane A. Meyer Summer Carillon Series Concert is Sunday night (9/8) at 7 on the grounds of the Meyer Library. Take lawn chairs or blankets.
The Christian County Historical Society will host an open house Sunday (9/8) from 2 to 4 at the Christian County Museum, 202 E. Church in Ozark.
A Concert in the Park featuring Lyal Strickland starts Sunday night (9/8) at 6 at Washington Park, 1600 N. Summit in Springfield. Take lawn chairs or blankets. Admission is free. To learn more, midtown-springfield-mo.com.
Sunday (9/8) is Grandparents Day at Dickerson Park Zoo. Grandparents get in for half price. For more information, dickersonparkzoo.org.
Michele Skalicky has worked at KSMU since the station occupied the old white house at National and Grand. She enjoys working on both the announcing side and in news and has been the recipient of statewide and national awards for news reporting. Michele enjoys hiking, camping, taking an active role in her two girls’ activities and caring for her family’s two guinea pigs, two cats, two dogs and five fish.