Weekend Outlook June 13-15, 2014

Jun 13, 2014

Credit Springfield-Greene County Park Board

Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are some ideas.

  • The Great American Trailer Park Musical opens tonight (6/13) and runs through June 29that the Landers Theatre.  For tickets, springfieldlittletheatre.org.
  • The exhibit “Engineering:  Build, Design, Explore” is at the Discovery Center of Springfield through August 17th.  Special activities are planned on Fridays to coincide with the exhibit.  Pop Fly is scheduled for 10 to 3 today (6/13).  The Discovery Center is open Monday through Thursday 9 to 5, Friday and Saturday 9 to 6 and Sunday from 1 to 5.  For details, discoverycenter.org.
  • The group “Paranormal Guru” will talk about paranormal activity and show videos of some of their findings tonight (6/13) at 6 at the West Plains Public Library.  The program is free and open to the public.
  • A dance is held Friday nights at 7 at the West Plains Senior Center. Admission is $5, and all ages are welcome.
  • Acoustic Jam on the Square is held Friday nights on the Square in West Plains. Take instruments and lawn chairs.
  • Kids in preschool through fifth grade will learn about engineering at the Railroad Historical Museum at Grant Beach Park today (6/13) from 10 to noon.  And the Springfield-Greene County Library will provide train stories and activities.  To find out more about the program, “Fizz, Boom, Read…About Engineering,” 865-1340.
  • See the movie, “Up,” rated PG, this afternoon (6/13) at 3:30 at the Fair Grove Branch Library.
  • The program, “Science Explorers:  Ice is Nice,” for kids in grades K through 5, is today (6/13) at 4 at the Library Center.  For details or to register, 882-0714 or thelibrary.org.
  • Kids in grades four through eight will learn the secret of The Longest Line, hang out, play Wii games and have snacks today (6/13) at 4 at the Library Station.  To find out more, 865-1340.
  • The 13thannual Summer SnowFest will be held tomorrow (6/14) from noon to 4 at Jordan Valley Park.  Kids of all ages are invited to climb, slide and build snowmen in a mountain of snow made from ice shavings from Mediacom Ice Park.  Admission is free.  For details, click here.
  • Bark in the Park is set for tomorrow (6/14) at Nathanael Greene-Close Memorial Park.  The event kicks off with a walk around Lake Drummond at 9.  Events include a canine CPR demonstration at 10 and a dog talent show at 11.  The fee is $10 per dog.  To learn more, click here.
  • Great Circle’s 3rdannual Ken Coleman Memorial 5K will be held tomorrow (6/14) at 8 at the Boys & Girls Town campus, 1212 W. Lombard.  A pancake breakfast will follow the race.  To register, click here.
  • The 6thannual Dash to the Splash 5K Run/Walk will be held tomorrow (6/14) at White Water in Branson.  Proceeds will benefit The Caring People, which helps single moms in the U.S. and El Salvador.  To register, dashtothesplash.com.
  • The Arts in the Park Concert Series at Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield continues tomorrow night (6/14) at 7 outside the Visitor Center with the 135thArmy Band.  The concert will feature the Army band’s smaller group, Show Me Country.  Take blankets and lawn chairs.  Admission is free.
  • James River Basin Partnership presents the Riverjam and Crawdad Boil, a River Rescue Celebration, tomorrow night (6/14) from 5 to 11 on Park Central Square.  The event will feature craft beer and wine, seafood, family fun activities, merchant booths and more.  To learn more,  click here.
  • The West Plains Car Club Show and Swap Meet will be held tomorrow (6/14) at the West Plains Civic Center.  For more information, click here.
  • The program “Girl Talk:  You Matter!” will be held tomorrow (6/14) from 9 am to 12:30 pm at Asbury United Methodist Church.  The well-being conference for girls, teens, young women and moms will include a raffle, Zumba, yoga, vendors, refreshments and more.  For details, click here.
  • Republic Paw Pantry will host “Dog Daze of Summer” from 11 am to 3 pm tomorrow (6/14) at Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate office in Republic.  The entry fee is $5 for adults and $2.50 for children and includes a meal, music and games for kids and pets.  The event will be held rain or shine.  To learn more, 893-0076.
  • Springfield public pools are open for the summer daily from 1 to 6:30.  To view a complete schedule, click here.
  • C-Street Market is open tomorrow (6/14) from 8 am to 1 pm.  For details, click here.
  • Farmer’s Market of the Ozarks is open tomorrow (6/14) 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 (6/14) from 8 to 1 in the Battlefield Mall parking lot.  To learn more, click here.
  • The Springfield Conservation Nature Center’s Hiking Club will hike at the Cedar Gap Plateau tomorrow (6/14).  Anyone 18 and older is invited.  To register, 888-4237.
  • The Midtown Carnegie Branch Library, MSU and the NAACP will host a Juneteenth Celebration tomorrow (6/14) from 11 to 5 at the library.  The event will feature booths from various community organizations, storytelling and children’s book giveaways, face painting, educational and health resources, food, live music and more.  Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery in the United States.  For more information, 862-0135.
  • Kids in grades K-5 can stop by the Midtown Carnegie Branch Library tomorrow afternoon (6/14) from 1 to 3 for Super Science Saturday.  Explore science through crafts and activities.  For details, 862-0135.
  • The Republic Recipe Club will meet tomorrow afternoon (6/14) at 2 at the Republic Branch Library.  Take recipes to share.  For more information, 732-7284.
  • The program “Graphic Novels for Grown-Ups” will be held tomorrow afternoon (6/14) at 4:30 at the Brentwood Branch Library.  To learn more, 883-1974.
  • The Southwest Missouri Autism Network will host speaker Aaron Likens, autism author and advocate, tomorrow afternoon (6/14) from 3:30 to 5:30 at the Arc of the Ozarks, 1501 E. Pythian.  The gym and pool will be open to children with parental supervision, and a lifeguard will be on duty.  To find out more, click here.
  • Dads can enjoy a free hour or round of trap and skeet shooting in honor of Father’s Day Sunday (7/15) from noon to 4:30 at the Andy Dalton Shooting Range and Outdoor Education Center.  To learn more, 742-4361.