Weekend Outlook June 8-10, 2018

Jun 8, 2018

Yoga Mat and Sneakers
Credit Celeste Lindell / Flickr

Yoga on the Square is at 12:10 this afternoon (6/8) on Park Central Square.  Take a yoga mat and water.  Admission is free.

The third annual Tennis Under the Lights is tonight (6/8) from 7 to 9:30 at Lafayette Park, 202 E. Atlantic in Springfield.  The Springfield-Greene County Park Board program will include music, glow sticks, snacks and equipment. 

Movies at Founders Park kicks off this weekend at Founders Park, 330 E. Water in downtown Springfield.  See “Beauty and the Beast” tonight (6/8) and “Black Panther” tomorrow night (6/9) at dusk.  Admission is free, and concessions will be available for purchase.  Take lawn chairs. 

The Heart of the Ozarks Bluegrass Association is hosting the 36th annual Spring Bluegrass Festival through tomorrow (6/9) at the HOBA Bluegrass Park in West Plains. 

Friends of the Garden will host a Sunset Stroll, part of the Family Fridays in the Garden series, tonight (6/8) at 7:30.  Meet on the rooftop garden at the Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center at Nathanael Greene-Close Memorial Park, 2400 S. Scenic in Springfield. 

The Springfield-Greene County Library invites families to the program, Fantastic Fridays at the Springfield Botanical Center, this morning (6/8) at 10.  Visit the Dr. Bill Roston Native Butterfly House, take part in a sensory scavenger hunt, explore the gardens and more. 

Millennial’s TGIF is tonight (6/8) at 6 at the Library Center.  Celebrate the good old days as you journey back to the 80s, 90s and early 2000s. And celebrate Harry Potter 20th Anniversary. There will be trivia, crafts and a scavenger hunt just for adults.  Registration is required. 

Springfield Little Theatre presents All Shook Up through June 24 at the Landers Theatre, 311 E. Walnut in downtown Springfield. 

Vettes in the Midwest is being held through tomorrow (6/9) in Joplin at 5300 S. Rangeline.   Activities will include an Autocross, 1/4 mile drag racing on historic Mo-Kan Dragway, drive-in movie theater, indoor car show (free to spectators), cruises on Rt. 66 and a themed banquet with dinner, music, and awards ceremony and much more. 

The White Hart Renaissance Faire is being held weekends through June 24 at Prankster Ranch, 5651 State Highway F in Hartville. 

A Family Fishing Fair will be held tomorrow (6/9) from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Shepherd of the Hills Conservation Center, 483 Hatchery Rd. in Branson.  Kids 15 and younger will be able to fish in a stocked pond and learn to tie knots, fly cast, bait, rig up a pole and more.  The Fishin’ Magicians will present a show at noon. 

Kids three to six-years-old are invited to the Little Acorns program, Beautiful Blooms, tomorrow morning (6/9) at 10 and 11:15 at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center.  To register, (417) 888-4237.

Moxie Mornings, for kids two to six-years-old, will be held tomorrow morning (6/9) at 10 at the Moxie Cinema, 305 S. Campbell in downtown Springfield.  The hour-long program will include a short innovative film and hands-on activities. 

The Springfield Symphony will present a free concert at Jordan Valley Park tomorrow (6/9).  Activities will start at 3 with an instrument “petting zoo” and kids’ art with the Springfield Arts Council.  The performance starts at 4.  Take lawn chairs and blankets. 

The third annual charity car show, Doughnuts, not Donuts, is set for tomorrow (6/9) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1721 W. Elfindale in Springfield.  Proceeds benefit the Arc of the Ozarks. 

The Rusty Wheels Old Engine Club will hold their Spring Show today and tomorrow (6/8-6/9) at 5722 Highway 65 South near Harrison, Arkansas.  Admission is free. 

The Humane Society of Southwest Missouri presents will hold a Microchip and Vaccine Clinic tomorrow (6/9) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the shelter, 3161 W. Norton Rd. in Springfield. 

The Salvation Army will hold a fan drive tomorrow (6/9) to benefit needy families in the Springfield area.  The drive will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Westlake Ace Hardware, 2350 S. Campbell in Springfield. 

James River Basin Partnership and Ozark Mountain Paddlers will host the annual River Rescue cleanup on the James tomorrow (6/9).  Anyone with their own canoe may participate.  Check-in will be at the Shelvin Rock Access from 8 to 8:30 a.m. Pre-registration is requested.

A Kids Health and Safety Fair will be held tomorrow morning (6/9) from 9 a.m. to noon at Cox North, 1423 N. Jefferson in Springfield.  The event will include  helicopter, ambulance and firetruck tours,  helmet giveaways (while supplies last) , bicycle safety stations, car seat checks, bounce houses and more.  For details, (417) 269-0920.

The Second Saturday Art Walk is tomorrow (6/9) from noon to 5 p.m. in downtown Springfield. 

The Moxie’s OnStage Series will feature Mozart’s The Magic Flute tomorrow morning (6/9) at 11:30 at the Moxie Cinema, 305 S. Campbell in downtown Springfield. 

The Feed ONE Benefit Show will be held tomorrow night (6/9) from 6:30 to 11:30 at The Riff, 1900 W. Sunset in Springfield.  Proceeds benefit the Convoy of Hope initiative. 

The Lebanon Farmer’s Market will be open Saturday (6/9) from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in downtown Lebanon, off Jefferson by the railroad tracks.  

The C-Street City Market will be open Saturday (6/9) from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. near the Footbridge on Commercial Street. 

The Greater Ozarks Farmers’ Market will be open from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday (6/9) in the southeast corner of the Battlefield Mall Parking Lot. 

Farmers’ Market of the Ozarks will be open Saturday (6/9) from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 2144 E. Republic Rd. in Springfield. 

Find a list of farmers’ markets in Missouri here

The Eureka Springs, Arkansas Farmer’s Market will be open tomorrow (6/9) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Eureka Springs Community Center, 44 Kingshighway. 

Queen City Riot, an outdoor car show, will be held tomorrow (6/9) from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at American Legion Post 639, 2660 S. Scenic in Springfield. 

George Washington Carver National Monument in Diamond, MO will host the Aquatic Life Bio Blitz and National Get Outdoors Day tomorrow (6/9) from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Scientists, naturalists, families and volunteers will work together to document and discover aquatic life found at the park.  

The Library Station will host Rockpalooza! tomorrow (6/9) from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Stop by for arts and crafts, science experiments, a giant rock photo op, a rocks and mineral petting zoo, rock building challenge and more. 

Adults are invited to a rock painting session tomorrow (6/9) at 1 p.m. at the Library Station. 

The Library Station will host Rock Day tomorrow (6/9) from 2 to 7 p.m.  The day will feature rock i.d., rock talks and geology-themed activities. 

The program, Culture of the Osage Nation, will be held tomorrow afternoon (6/9) at 3 for adults at the Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library. 

The Sounds of Summer Concert Series, presented by Friends of the Garden, continues Sunday afternoon (6/10) at 2 at the Peace through People Pavilion at Nathanael Greene-Close Memorial Park, 2400 S. Scenic in Springfield.  The featured performer will be Liz Moriondo.  Take blankets or lawn chairs.  Admission is free, but donations will be accepted for garden projects.

The Second Sunday Concert Series will feature Queen City Sounds Sunday afternoon (6/10) at 2 at the Library Center.  The women’s a cappella group sings in barbershop style. 

Photographer, LaDonna Greiner, will share stories behind “Barns, Backroads and Byways,” her collection of outdoor photos that pay homage to areas of the Ozarks that are rapidly changing and, in some cases, disappearing.  The program starts Sunday afternoon (6/10) at 3 at the Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library. 

A Ranger Ride will be held Sunday (6/10) at 1 at Bennett Spring State Park near Lebanon.  Join a law enforcement ranger to learn the ABC’s of bike riding. Participants will ride together across the historic CCC bridge around Bennett Spring to Shelter A and back. Participants should meet at the fish hatchery fish feeding station across from the park store. Take a bicycle, helmet and water.