Weekend Outlook July 18-20, 2014; Find Out What's Happening in the Ozarks this Weekend

Jul 18, 2014

Wommack Mill in Fair Grove
Credit geocaching.com

The Movies at Founders Park Series continues this weekend.  “ET” will be shown tonight (7/18) and “Gravity” tomorrow night (7/19) at dusk at Founders Park in downtown Springfield. Free tickets are available in advance at Chesterfield, Dan Kinney and Doling Family Centers, Mediacom Ice Park and Mediacom offices and the Busch Municipal Building.  Take lawn chairs or blankets.  For more information, click here.

Yoga on the Square is today (7/18) 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.

The West Plains High School Band will present a Concert in the Park tonight (7/18) at 7 at People’s Park in West Plains.  Admission is free.

Kids in grades 2-5 will explore hands-on fizzy, weird, wet, explosive science experiments at 10 this morning (7/18) at the Brentwood Branch Library.  For details, 883-1974 or thelibrary.org.

Kids in grades K-5 are invited to Valley Water Mill Park at 10 this morning (7/18) for the program “Fizz, Boom, Read…About Water Conservation.”  Learn about water conservation, stream ecology and more.  Take hiking shoes if you want to explore the area with your family, and dress to get wet.  To learn more, 865-1340.

The program “Mythbusters:  Library Teen Edition” for kids in grades 6-12 starts at 3 today (7/18) at the Brentwood Branch Library.  For details or to register, 883-1974.

Jumping Spider
Credit James Niland / Flickr

Explore the world of spiders during the program “Science Explorers:  Spiderology” at 4 this afternoon for grades K-5 at the Library Center.  To register, 882-0714.

Learn about community gardens in Springfield and how you can get involved during a program at 7 tonight (7/18) at the Park Central Branch Library.  For more information, 831-1342.

The Little Acorns program “Ant Antics,” for kids 3 to 6-years-old, starts at 11 and 1:30 today (7/18) and at 11 tomorrow (7/19) at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center.  To register, 888-4237.

Grant Beach, Westport and Silver Springs Pools are open from 5:30 to 8 for a Splash ‘n Sizzle event tonight and tomorrow night (7/18-7/19).  Meador will be open tomorrow night from 5:30 to 8 and Fassnight tomorrow night from 5:30 to 10.  Admission is $1 or a canned food item for Ozarks Food Harvest.  Swim for free on Fridays from 10:30 to noon at Grant Beach, Silver Springs and Westport Pools.  To find out more, click here.

The 38th annual Ice Cream Social, presented by the Fair Grove Historical and Preservation Society, is tomorrow (7/19) starting at 5:30.  There will be live music, ice cream and other food, kids’ activities, tours of Wommack Mill, antique cars, trucks and tractors and a fireworks display.  Admission is free.  For more information, 759-2807.

The Girls Just Wanna Run 5K and 10K will be held tomorrow morning (7/18) at 7:30 at Cox North Fountain Plaza.  A block party after the run will feature refreshments, entertainment, an awards ceremony and prizes.  To register, click here.

Ring-Neck Snake
Credit Greg Schechter / flickr

Learn how frogs, toads and salamanders differ from lizards, turtles and snakes during the program “Show Me Herps” tomorrow afternoon (7/19) at 2 at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center.  To register, 888-4237.

See live specimens of Missouri’s amphibians and reptiles on display, including venomous snakes, tomorrow (7/19) from 3 to 4 at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center.

The Changing America exhibit is at the Library Center through August 22nd.  For more information, thelibrary.org.

Adults will learn how to create a winning resume tomorrow morning (7/19) at 9 at the Republic Branch Library.  For details, 732-7284.

Adults are invited to see the movie “The Loving Story” tomorrow afternoon (7/19) at 1 at the Moxie Cinema, 305 S. Campbell.  The documentary tells the story of an interracial couple convicted of miscegenation after they were married.  The U.S. Supreme Court later ruled in their favor, overturning bans on interracial marriage throughout the country.  Admission is free.

See the movie “Kiss Me Kate” tomorrow afternoon (7/19) at 2 at the Library Center. 

The Moxie Cinema and the Springfield-Greene County Library will team up for “Sci Fi with The Skinny” tomorrow night (7/19) at 9 at the Moxie.  The Skinny Improv will be there to mock, heckle and lampoon a classic science fiction movie.  Adults only--admission is free.  The Moxie is located at 305 S. Campbell.

C-Street Market is open tomorrow (7/19) from 8 am to 1 pm.  For details, click here.

Farmer’s Market of the Ozarks is open tomorrow (7/19) from 8 to 1 at Farmer’s Park at James River and Republic Rd.  For more information, click here.

The Greater Ozarks Farmers Market is open tomorrow (7/19) from 8 to 1 in the Battlefield Mall parking lot.  To learn more, click here.