Weekend Outlook August 8-10, 2014

Aug 8, 2014

Galloway Creek
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Explore Galloway Creek with the Springfield Conservation Nature Center at 10 this morning (8/8).  Dress to get wet.  To register, 888-4237.

The Birthplace of Route 66 Festival will be held today and tomorrow (8/8-8/9) in Downtown Springfield.  The event will feature a 5K run/walk, a car show, live music, food and more.  For more information, click here.

The Movies at Founders Park Series continues this weekend, but it will be a little different.  Back to the Future will be shown on the side of the Springfield Expo Center tonight (8/8) as part of the Birthplace of Route 66 Festival.  Grown Ups will be shown at dusk tomorrow night (8/9) at Founders Park.  Free tickets are available at Mediacom Ice Park, Mediacom offices, the Busch Municipal Building and at Doling, Dan Kinney and Chesterfield Family Centers.  For more information, itsalldowntown.com.

Greenwood Lab School will host the 7th Isesaki Summer Festival tonight (8/8) from 6:30 to 8 at the school on the MSU campus.  There will be Japanese games, snacks, song, dance and martial arts.  Learn origami and have your name painted in calligraphy.  Admission is free.

Origami Hummingbird
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The Price Cutter Charity Championship golf tournament continues through Sunday (8/10) at Highland Springs Golf Course.  For details, pricecuttercc.org.

Kids three to six-years-old are invited to the Little Acorns program “Calling All Cicadas” today (8/8) at 11 or 1:30 at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center.  To register, 888-4237.

Drury University will hold a career fair tonight (8/8) at 5 at 403 Washington in West Plains.  For more information, 257-5700.

Acoustic Jam on the Square is tonight (8/8) at 7 on the West Plains Square.  Take lawn chairs and an instrument if you’d like to join in.

An introductory class to e-readers and other digital devices starts at 1 today (8/8) at the Midtown Carnegie Branch Library.  To register, 837-5011.

See the film The Iron Giant, rated PG, this afternoon (8/8) at 3:30 at the Fair Grove Branch Library.

Kids in grades six through 12 can attend the Teen Friday Night program “Glowing Slime” tonight (8/8) at 6 at the Library Station.  To learn more, 865-1340.

Learn about computer apps that help develop early literacy skills during a program at 10 tomorrow morning (8/9) at the Brentwood Branch Library.  To register, 883-1974.

Ray House at Wilson's Creek National Battlefield
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Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield will observe the 153rd anniversary of the Battle of Wilson’s Creek this weekend.  Artillery and infantry small arms firing demonstrations will be held tomorrow (8/9) at 11 and 3 at tour road stop 5.  A sunset artillery salute will take place at 8:15 tomorrow night.  Guided tours of Bloody Hill start at 10:30 and 1:30—meet at the Bloody Hill parking area.  A program at 2 on Sunday will feature author James Erwin talking about his books and the importance of preserving battlefields.  To learn more, 732-2662.

Adults are invited to attend a screening of the movie, “All Quiet on the Western Front” at 2 tomorrow (8/9) at the Library Center.

See the film “Kiss Me Deadly” tomorrow afternoon (8/9) at 2 at the Midtwown Carnegie Branch Library.  It’s part of the Classic Noir Film Fest.  For details, 862-0135.

The film, “Meet the Robinsons” will be shown tomorrow afternoon (8/9) at 2 at the Strafford Branch Library.

The program “Conflict and Truth: Islam and Christianity—Their Impact on the World” will be held at the Library Center tomorrow night (8/9) at 5.  For more information, 569-5775.

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The  Sunday Concert Series continues this Sunday (8/10) at 2 at the Library Center with the SouthWynn’s band.  Admission is free.

Springfield Public Pools are open regular hours through Sunday (8/10).  To find out when specific pools are open and how much it costs to get in, click here.

The C-Street Market is open tomorrow (8/9) from 8 am to 1 pm near the Footbridge on Commercial Street.  To find out more, click here.

The Greater Springfield Farmers Market is open tomorrow (8/9) from 8 am to 1 pm in the Battlefield Mall Parking Lot.  For details, click here.

The Farmers Market of the Ozarks is open tomorrow (8/9) from 8 am to 1 pm at James River and 65.  For  more information, click here.