Weekend Outlook July 11-13, 2014; Find Out What's Happening this Weekend in the Ozarks

Jul 11, 2014

Changing America Exhibit at the Library Center
Credit Michele Skalicky / KSMU

Yoga on the Square is today (7/11) at 12:10 (and every Friday at 12:10) through August 1) at Park Central Square.  Mats will be available on a first come, first served basis.  For details, itsalldowntown.com.

Participants in the Queen City Rock Camp will present a concert to show what they learned tonight (7/11) at 7 at Randy Bacon Studio, 600 W. College.  Admission is $5.

The Movies at Founders Park series starts this weekend.  See the movie, Space Jam, tonight (7/11) and “Sixteen Candles” tomorrow night (7/12) at dusk.  Admission is free with tickets available at Chesterfield, Dan Kinney and Doling Family Centers, Mediacom Ice Park and the Busch Municipal Building.  Take blankets and lawn chairs.  To learn more, itsalldowntown.com.

The West Plains Public Library’s Summer Reading Program for Adults continues tonight (7/11) at 7 with a walking tour focusing on paranormal investigations of buildings in the downtown area.  Meet in front of the Movie Time Café for the free program.

The program “Fizz, Boom, Read…About Ice” is this morning (7/11) from 10 to noon at Mediacom Ice Park.  Learn the science behind ice and then spend time skating.  For more information, thelibrary.org.

Kids in sixth through 12th grades are invited to hang out at the Library Center at 3 this afternoon (7/11) for Chill Fridays.  To learn more, 882-0714.

See the movie, Frozen,” at 3:30 this afternoon (7/11) at the Fair Grove Branch Library.

Science Explorers:  Capture the Castle, for kids in grades K-5, is this afternoon (7/11) at 4 at the Library Center.  Learn about physics while defending your castle with handmade catapults and fortresses.  To register, 882-0714.

Kids in grades six through 12 will learn to tie dye during Teen Friday Night tonight (7/11) at 6 at the Library Station.  Shirts will be provided, but arrive early to be sure you get one.  For more information, 865-1340.

Dickerson Park Zoo will host Viva la Fiesta! tomorrow (7/12) from 10 am to 1 pm.  The event includes live Mariachi music from Springfield’s sister city, Tlaquepaque, Mexico at 10, a Chips & Queso Sampling Station from 11 to 1 and more.  For details, dickersonparkzoo.org.

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The Friends of the Garden and the Sister Cities Association will host the annual Butterfly Festival, this year combined with the Sister Cities Fiesta, tomorrow (7/12) at Nathanael Greene-Close Memorial Park.  The event will feature a Mariachi band from Springfield’s Sister City, Tlaquepaque, Mexico at 1 near the Butterfly House.  The house will open at 9 am, and there will be games, crafts, storytimes, a caterpillar petting zoo, workshops and the Pollinator Parade and Butterfly/Caterpillar Costume Contest.  Stormy Weather and Carter & Connelley will perform in the morning.  For a list of events, friendsofthegarden.org.

George Washington Carver National Monument in Diamond, MO will host the 71st Carver Day Celebration tomorrow (7/12) from 10 to 3.  Admission is free.  The event will include guest speakers, a theatrical performance, live music, storytelling, exhibitors, guided tours, children’s activities and more.  For details, 417-325-4151 or nps.gov/gwca.

The Watershed Committee of the Ozarks will hold its 30th Anniversary Celebration tomorrow night (7/12) from 5:30 to 8 at the Springfield Art Museum with local beer, wine, food and appetizers, a silent auction and a video premier.  Tickets are $40.  For more information, 866-1127 or watershedcommittee.org.

The Library Center will hold an Opening Ceremony for the Changing America Exhibit tomorrow afternoon (7/12) at 1.  Hear how these historical events grew out of bold actions and vision and hear protest songs from the Civil Rights movement and other movements that followed in U.S. history performed by the band, Geezer.  To learn more, 882-0714.

Tomorrow (7/12) is Super Science Saturday from 1 to 3 at the Library Center for grades K-5.  Explore science through crafts and activities.

The program “Graphic Novels for Grown-Ups” is tomorrow afternoon (7/12) at 1:30 at the Brentwood Branch Library.  The featured book will be “The Influencing Machine:  Brooke Gladstone on the Media.”  For details, 883-1974.

The Fair Grove Branch Library will host “Messy Science in the Park” tomorrow (7/12) from 2 to 5 for grades 4-12.  Several hands-on experiments will be set up throughout the afternoon.  To learn more, or to register, 759-2637.

See the movie “The Asphalt Jungle” during the Classic Noir Film Fest tomorrow afternoon (7/12) at 2 at the Midtown Carnegie Branch Library.

Adults are invited to the program “Frame Your Family History with Genealogy” tomorrow afternoon (7/12) at 2 at the Republic Branch Library.  Learn to trace your family history using the Library’s genealogy resources.  For more information, 732-7284.

C-Street Market is open tomorrow (7/12) from 8 am to 1 pm.  For details,  click here.

Farmer’s Market of the Ozarks is open tomorrow (7/12) from 8 to 1 at Farmer’s Park at James River and Republic Rd.  For more information, loveyourfarmer.com.

The Greater Ozarks Farmers Market is open tomorrow (7/12) from 8 to 1 in the Battlefield Mall parking lot.  To learn more, click here.

The Sunday Concert Series at the Library Center continues Sunday (7/13) at 2 with the Springfield-based acoustic music group, Acoustic Essays.  To find out more, 882-0714.