Weekend Outlook June 16-18, 2017

Jun 16, 2017

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Greater Ozarks PrideFest is tomorrow (6/17) on Park Central Square.  An equality march starts at 10:30 a.m. with lineup starting at 9:30.  There will be live music on the square throughout the day.

The Springfield-Greene County Library invites kids to Fantastic Friday at the Railroad Historical Museum this morning (6/16) at 10 at Grant Beach Park.  Tour the train engine, cars, steam engine and caboose, take part in activities and listen as KY-3’s Steve Grant reads a story.  

The HBA Parade of Homes is today through Sunday (6/16-6/18) from 1 to 6 p.m.  Tickets are $5. 

The Eureka Springs Blues Weekend continues through Sunday (6/18) in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. 

Kids in fourth through eighth grade are invited to “Lost on Mars LARP” tonight (6/16) at 6:30 at the Library Center.  During the live action role play, participants will see if they can survive living on Mars.  To register, 616-0526.

Yoga on the Square is on Fridays at noon through July 1 on Park Central Square.  Take a yoga mat and water. 

The Lebanon Route 66 Festival will be held today and tomorrow (6/16-6/17) in Boswell Park in Lebanon, MO.  It will feature a parade, a cruise-in, BBQ, live music and entertainment, crafts and more.  Take lawn chairs. 

Xtreme Roller Sports Roller Derby returns to the Cowan Civic Center in Lebanon with Midwest Derby Fest today through Sunday (6/16-6/18).  

The exhibit, “From Home to Over There:  Greene County in the Great War,” is at the History Museum on the Square in Springfield through July 7. 

The National Park Service will present A Concert in the Park tomorrow night (6/17) at 7 at Steel Creek on the Buffalo National River in Arkansas featuring National Park Radio.  Food vendors will be available.  Take blankets and lawn chairs. 

Light the Night will be held tomorrow (6/17) from 3 to 10 p.m. in Baldwin Park in Aurora featuring carnival rides, craft and food vendors, a fireworks show and more. 

The Juneteenth Celebration block party is set for tomorrow (6/17) from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Bartley-Decatur Neighborhood Center, 918 E. Calhoun in Springfield, with booths, storytelling, children’s book giveaways, educational and health resources, snacks, live music and more.  For details,

Find out about farmer’s markets in Missouri, including locations and hours, by going to agebb.missouri.edu.   

Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield will offer the program, “Tracing Your Civil War Ancestors,” tomorrow afternoon (6/17) at 2.  To learn more, 732-2662.

The Christian County Library Foundation presents “Fiddlin’ by the Finley” tomorrow (6/17) from 4 to 8:30 p.m. at the Ozarks Schools Career Center, on Jackson St. in Ozark.  Featured performers will include The Blinkers, The Hosea Bilyeu Family Singers and Casey and the Atta Boys.  For details, (417) 501-5820.

The Joplin Community BBQ and Memorial Park Cleanup will be held tomorrow (6/17) from 4 to 7 p.m.  The event is aimed at keeping the tornado memorial in Cunningham Park clean.  

A Cruise-In on the Square will be held tomorrow night (6/17) at 5:30 on the square in Bolivar. 

James River Basin Partnership and Ozark Mountain Paddlers will host River Rescue, a cleanup on the James River south of Springfield, tomorrow (6/17).  The cost is $15 per person and free for kids 12 and under and includes a t-shirt, lunch, shuttling, raffles and door prizes.  Pre-registration is required. 

The Moon City Creative District presents the Summer Solstice Art Fair tomorrow (6/17) from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Lafayette Park, 202 E. Atlantic in Springfield, with fine art, live entertainment and food vendors. 

Summer SnowFest is tomorrow (6/17) from noon to 4 at Jordan Valley Park.  Take mittens and play in a pile of “snow” and wear a swim suit to play in the fountains.  The event will offer interactive games, a snowman building contest, bounce house, entertainment and a Free Art Day at the Creamery Arts Center. 

Joplin’s Movies in the Park series will feature the film, Space Jam, tomorrow night (6/17) at around 9:30 after the Joplin Outlaws game at Joe Becker Stadium. 

“Apartment Therapy 101” is tomorrow morning (6/17) at 10:30 for adults.  Make paper cactuses during this series designed to create decorations for small spaces.  For more information, thelibrary.org or 831-1342.

Springfield pools are open for the season.  To find out hours, locations and admission fees, click here.

Tomorrow (6/17) is Love Your Pet Day at C-Street City Market.  There will be pet friendly vendors, a puppy swimming pool and adoptable pets. 

Juanita Lee and Kenny Key will perform a concert of folk, gospel, country and pop tunes tomorrow afternoon (6/17) at 2 at the Schweitzer Brentwood Branch.

The Kiwanis Kids Fishing Derby will be held tomorrow (6/17) at Lake Harrison in Harrison, Arkansas.  It’s free for kids through sixth grade.  Take a fishing pole. 

The White Hart Renaissance Faire is tomorrow and Sunday (6/17-6/18) from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Prankster Ranch, 5651 State Highway F in Hartville. 

The Moxie Cinema’s On Stage Series will feature “Twelfth Night” Sunday (6/18) at 4:30 at the Moxie, 305 S. Campbell, in Springfield. 

Dickerson Park Zoo will offer free admission for dads Sunday (6/18) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in honor of Father’s Day.

Dads and grandpas will get in free Sunday (6/18) from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Discovery Center of Springfield

The Library Center will host “The Beauty of the Mountain Dulcimer,” a concert by Mike Anderson, Sunday afternoon (6/18) at 2.  To learn more, click here.

A free shooting day will be held Sunday (6/18) from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Andy Dalton Shooting Range.  Dads can enjoy a free hour of trap or skeet shooting.  For details, 742-4361.

Hillcrest PCS’s Live on the Lawn Concert Series kicks off Sunday night (6/18) at 6:30 with Blue Train.  The series continues Sunday nights through July 23. 

A Juneteenth Celebration will be held Sunday afternoon (6/18) at 1 at George Washington Carver National Monument in Diamond, MO. 

Yoga in the Park is Sundays at 6 p.m. at Phelps Grove Park.  Take your own mat or yoga blanket.  Donations are accepted.

Country singer, Jamey Johnson, will take the state at the Gillioz Theater in Springfield Sunday night (6/18) at 8.