Weekend Outlook June 2-4, 2017

Jun 2, 2017

First Friday Art Walk Logo
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The First Friday Art Walk is tonight (6/2) from 6 to 10 in downtown Springfield. 

Japan Night, featuring high school students from Springfield’s Sister City, Isesaki, Japan, will be held tonight (6/2) from 6:30 to 8 at the Jim D. Morris Center, 301 S. Jefferson, in downtown Springfield.  There will be traditional Japanese games, crafts, snacks and performances.  Admission is free. 

The Special Olympics Games will be held today through Sunday (6/2-6/4) at Missouri State University. 

Fantastic Friday is from 10 to noon today (6/2) at the Springfield Art Museum.  There will be art making, storytelling and writing activities to explore the themes at the museum.  The Springfield-Greene County Library is a co-sponsor, and the bookmobile will be there for kids to check out books.  Admission is free. 

The Bissman Lecture and Home Tour will be held this weekend by Friends of the Maple Park Gazebo.  The event celebrates Springfield inventor, businessman, designer, architect and builder Carl August Bissman.  A free public lecture starts at 6:30 tonight (6/2) at the Springfield Art Museum.  Tours of five Bissman homes will take place tomorrow and Sunday (6/3-6/4) from 1 to 4. 

The ninth annual city wide garage sale is today (6/2) and tomorrow (6/3) in Harrison, Arkansas. 

The Springfield Rock & Gem Fair is tomorrow (6/3) from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Sunday (6/4) 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on the grounds of the Missouri Institute of Natural Science, 2327 W. Farm Rd. 190 in Springfield.

The third annual Dirt Day is tomorrow (6/3) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lafayette Park, in Springfield featuring garden demonstrations, a plant exchange, kids’ activities and more. 

Willard Parks and Recreation will host the first annual Farm Park Mudder tomorrow morning (6/3). It starts at 8 at the Miller Farm Park in Willard. 

A 25th anniversary celebration is planned for the Xeriscape Garden, at the corner of South National Ave and Linwood in Springfield, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow (6/3).  The garden will be open for guided tours.  There will also be an information table, photos of the garden's history and refreshments.  

The Run for Fun Club, for kids going into grades two through six, starts tomorrow (6/3) and goes through July 29 at 10 a.m. Saturdays at Westport School in Springfield.  Kids will get out and running in creative ways. 

The Down Syndrome Group of the Ozarks will host Step Up for Down Syndrome tomorrow (6/3) in downtown Springfield. 

Wildcat Glades Conservation & Audubon Center volunteers will host a rummage sale tomorrow (6/3) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the center in Joplin to raise money for education programs. 

The Eureka Springs Mustang Show continues through Sunday (6/4) in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.

The Greater Ozarks Audubon Society invites you to go along on a field trip tomorrow (6/3) to look for painted buntings, road runners and more.  Meet at the Half-a-Hill parking lot at Battlefield and Lone Pine at 8 a.m. 

The Midtown Carnegie Branch Library, 397 E. Central in Springfield, will host a Fix-It Fair tomorrow (6/3) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Volunteer experts will help with repairs on a variety of items.  To learn more, 862-0135.

The 26th annual CoxHealth Medical Mile will start tomorrow morning (6/3) at 7:15 at the Meyer Center to benefit Children’s Miracle Network.  For details, 269-3282. 

The Yoga Love 5K Run/Walk is tomorrow morning (6/3) at Farmer’s Park with live music and kids’ activities. 

The Ozarks Genealogical Society will host an Historical Treasure Hunt tomorrow morning (6/3) at 10 at the Library Center. 

The fifth annual Lt. Mike Blankenship Scholarship Poker Run is tomorrow (6/3). Proceeds will go to a scholarship fund set up to honor the firefighter who died in the line of duty.  For more information, (417) 241-4777.

Tours of Doling Park’s Giboney Cave will be offered tomorrow (6/3) at 1 and 3 with a tunnel tour at 2.  The cost is $6 per person or $20 for a family of four. 

The Ray House Jamboree will be held tomorrow  (6/3) from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Ray House at Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield.  The cost regular admission to the park:  $7 per person for walkers or bicyclists, $10 for those on a motorcycle and $15 per vehicle.  For details, 732-2662.

The 13th annual Rock House Music Festival is tomorrow (6/3) beginning at 2 at Flavie Lear Field in Reeds Spring. 

The Springfield Conservation Nature Center will offer Trail Trivia tomorrow (6/3) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Pick up a trivia sheet and answer questions as you walk the trails.  When you finish, turn in the sheet to claim a prize. 

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

The Springfield Conservation Nature Center’s Primitive Skills Series continues Sunday (6/4) at 1 with Fire and Flintstone.  Learn how to start fires without matches and butane.  For details, 888-4237.