Weekend Outlook June 23-25, 2017

Jun 23, 2017

Rubber Duck
Credit CCCC Sertoma

The Friends of the Garden Butterfly Festival and Young Sprouts in the Garden will be held tomorrow (24) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center at Nathanael Greene-Close Memorial Park in Springfield.  

The Americana and Roots in the Garden Series will feature The Shortleaf Band, performing traditional Irish-American music, tomorrow night (6/24) at 7:30 at the Peace through People Pavilion at Nathanael Greene-Close Memorial Park in Springfield.  Admission is a $10 donation for adults.

Listen here to an interview with Katie Keith, coordinator of the botanical gardens at Nathanael Greene-Close Memorial Park. 

The Sertoma Duck Race Festival starts at 5 p.m. today (6/23) at Finley River Park in Ozark to benefit the Children’s Smile Center, Care to Learn Ozark and Christian County Family Crisis.  It continues until tomorrow night (6/24) at 11 and will feature a duck race with prizes, a Hot Air Balloon Glow, live music, fireworks, craft and food vendors, the Duck Waddle 5K and more.

The Springfield Conservation Nature Center is teaming up with the Springfield-Greene County Library for a summer reading series program this morning (6/23).  There will be indoor/outdoor activities, stories, crafts and more as kids learn about habitat.  The bookmobile will also be there, so take a library card.  For details, 888-4237. 

MOXIE FLIX, a free series focusing on essential films for kids to see before they turn 13, is at the Moxie Cinema, 305 S. Campbell.  “The Secret of Nimh” will be shown this afternoon (6/23) at 4:30 and tomorrow morning (6/24) at 10. 

“An Evening with the Platters” starts at 7 tonight (6/23) at the Lyric Theater in Harrison, Arkansas to raise money for the Boone County Heritage Museum.  Tickets are $16 for general admission.   

The 20th annual Buffalo River Elk Festival is today and tomorrow (6/23-6/24) in Jasper, Arkansas with live music, a nature photography seminar, arts and crafts, an art walk, a 5K run, fireworks and more. 

The Gillioz Theater presents Billy Ray Cyrus tonight (6/23) at 8. 

The Little Acorns program, “Let’s Go Camping,” for kids three to six-years-old, is being offered today (6/23) at 10 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. and tomorrow (6/24) at 11 a.m.  To register, 888-4237.

The 2017 Springfield HBA Parade of Homes continues today through Sunday (6/23-6/25) in the Springfield area.  Hours are 1 to 6 p.m., and the cost is $5. 

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

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.

Christian County Master Gardeners present “Making Tinctures and other Simple Preparations” tomorrow morning (6/24) at 10:30 at the Ozark Community Center, 1530 W. Jackson in Ozark.  A certified herbalist will focus on how to make herbal remedies, including how to prepare the herbs. To register, (417) 581-7002.

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

This weekend, Wilson's Creek National Battlefield will present living history programs depicting the German-American troops that comprised a large part of General Lyon's Union army at the Battle of Wilson's Creek.  Infantry musket drill and firing demonstrations are scheduled at Tour Road Stop 5 tomorrow (6/24) at noon and 2 p.m., and at 1 p.m. Sunday (6/25). Cannon drill and firing demonstrations are scheduled for 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. tomorrow and noon and 2 p.m. on Sunday.  For details, nps.gov/wicr or 732-2662.

The City of Billings will host the fireworks display, “Party in the Sky,” tomorrow (6/24) at dusk at Billings City Park.   

Celebrate Neosho, an Independence Day celebration, will be held tomorrow (6/24) at Hugh Robinson Memorial Airport. 

Chalk it up to the Zoo is tomorrow (6/24) from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Dickerson Park Zoo, 1401 W. Norton Rd. in Springfield.  Chalk art stations will be set up throughout the zoo. 

Taste of SoMo is tomorrow (6/24) from 1 to 7 p.m. on Park Central Square with food sampling from 1 to 5.  Ten food sampling tickets cost $10.  The event will feature not only food sampling, but also beer sampling, live music, educational opportunities and more. 

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

Willard Freedom Fest is tomorrow (6/24) featuring a parade, live music, a BBQ Cook Off, fireworks, booths and more. 

Summer Junior Ranger Days are tomorrow (6/24) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at George Washington Carver National Monument in Diamond, MO.  Kids eight to 12-years-old will learn what it’s like to be a park ranger.  Registration is required. 

CityReach Springfield will host the Festival of Hope tomorrow (6/24) from 4 to 8 p.m. at Grant Beach Park, 1300 N. Grant in Springfield.  The theme is “Celebrating Victory over Addiction.”  The event will include music, a bike show, kids’ activities, family photos, testimonies and more. 

Yoga in Nature is tomorrow morning (6/24) at 9:30 along the shores of Shoal Creek at Wildcat Glades Conservation and Audubon Center in Joplin. The cost is $3 for members and $6 for nonmembers. 

The 2nd annual Summer Fun Car Show is tomorrow (6/24) starting at 8:30 a.m. at Eagle Heights Baptist Church, 703 E. Walters in Harrison, Arkansas. 

A Rummage and Tack Sale to benefit Equi-Librium therapy Center will be held tomorrow (6/24) starting at 7 a.m. at the center, 8710 E. State Highway AD in Rogersville. 

Neighbor Fest 2017 will be held tomorrow (6/24) starting at 10 a.m. on the Harrison, Arkansas square.  The event will include kids’ activities, information booths, free hotdogs while they last and more. 

Dancing in the Park is tomorrow afternoon (6/24) from 3 to 5 in Basin Spring Park in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. 

Janet Hegarty will present "How to Make Change for the Better:  Move from Fear to Fulfillment" Sunday afternoon (6/25) at 2 at the Library Center, 4653 S. Campbell, in Springfield.  The program is presented by First Church of Christ Scientist in Springfield.  For more information, (417) 887-4742.

The Live on the Lawn concert series at Hillcrest Presbyterian Church continues Sunday with Mike Mac and the Rockabilly Cats.  The free concert will start at 6:30 at the church, 818 E. Norton Road.  Take blankets or lawn chairs. 

Honor America Day at College of the Ozarks is Sunday (6/25) at C of O with Branson entertainers and fireworks.  Take lawn chairs, blankets and a picnic or buy food onsite. 

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