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.

National Avenue Christian Church

The Studio 55 Fine Arts Guild will host an art exhibit and silent auction to benefit Rare Breed Youth Services tonight  (9/4).  It will be from 6 to 8:30 at National Avenue Christian Church, 1515 S. National, in Springfield.  For more information, 869-7812.


Michele Skalicky talks with Ginger Risner, program coordinator of The Kitchen Inc.'s Home at Last program, about the Home of the Brave Motorcycle Rally, which will benefit the program.

The Home of the Brave Motorcycle Rally, to benefit The Kitchen Inc.’s Home at Last program, will be held today through Sunday (8/28-8/30) at the American Legion Post 639, 2660 S. Scenic.  Proceeds will help at-risk and homeless veterans.  For details, click here.

City of Springfield

The Ozarks Genealogical Society will host a Treasure Hunt tomorrow (8/22) beginning at the Library Center.  Car loads of “treasure hunters” will use clues to find historical sites in the Springfield area.

Linda Chesbro is a member of OSG.

"I think it'll be very educational for students and adults alike to learn more about some of the historical sites.  There are a lot of them in Springfield," she said.

The cost to participate in the treasure hunt is a donation of at least $5.  Half of the money will go to OSG and half to winners of the treasure hunt. 


The Birthplace of Route 66 Festival is today through Sunday (8/14-8/16) in downtown Springfield. 

The event will feature a Route 66 parade, a vendor village, a two-day car and motorcycle show, a motorcycle poker run, concerts at the Gillioz, a 6.6 mile run and a confab or Route 66 authors, artists, collectors and association at the Old Glass Place, 501 E. St. Louis.  For a schedule of events, www.route66festivalsgf.com

Michele Skalicky / KSMU

Wilson's Creek National Battlefield will observe the 154th anniversary of the Battle of Wilson's Creek tomorrow through Monday (8/8-8/10).  KSMU's Michele Skalicky talks with the battlefield's superintendent Ted Hillmer to find out what's planned.

The MSU Auction benefiting athletics is tonight (8/7) at the Springfield Expo Center with live and silent auctions.  Doors open at 5.  For ticket information, 836-4143.