Weekend Outlook

Fridays at 8:30 am

Find out what's taking place each Friday, Saturday and Sunday in the Ozarks as you plan your weekend.


The Springfield-Greene County Library District invites kids in kindergarten through fifth grade to “Fantastic Friday at Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield” this morning (6/24) from 10 to noon.  Hear the story of the “common soldier” and listen to campground music from the Civil War.  Kids can also complete activities to earn the NPS Junior Ranger Badge.  For more information, 732-7284.

Springfield-Greene County Park Board

The 27th annual Bark in the Park dog festival will be held tomorrow (6/18) from 8 am to noon at Nathanael Greene-Close Memorial Park, 2400 S. Scenic.  Events include a guided dog walk, a doggie yoga demonstration, a camping with your dog demonstration, a talent show for dogs and their families and other activities.  For more information click here.  KSMU's Michele Skalicky talks with Jenny Fillmer Edwards, spokesperson for the Springfield-Greene County Park Board, about the event.

James River Basin Partnership

Two events this weekend will raise funds for James River Basin Partnership.  KSMU's Michele Skalicky talks with Christa Gammon, with JRBP, about The Sunset Soiree--a Bridge to Clean Water and River Jam.

Learn about assisted living and long-term care during a Lunch and Learn seminar this morning (6/10) at 11:30 at Citizens Memorial Hospital in Bolivar.  To register, 1-888-328-6010 or click here


The Mid-America Street Rod Nationals are in Springfield today through Sunday (5/27-5/29) at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds.  Learn more here.

Kids in preschool through second grade are invited to bring their teddy bears to the Library Station for an indoor Teddy Bear Picnic tomorrow morning (5/28) at 11.  For details, thelibrary.org or 865-1340.


The MO State Baseball Bears will host Illinois State tonight (5/20) at 6:35 and tomorrow (5/21) at 2:05 at Hammons Field.  For ticket information, 836-7678 or missouristatetix.com

The Joplin Memorial Walk of Silence will be held tonight (5/20) at 7:30.  There will be 161 banners honoring those killed in the Joplin tornado lining Joplin Street from 9th to 20th and people will be invited to walk the corridor of banners.  For details, joplinmemorialmarathon.com/