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.

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Local musicians are teaming up for a concert tonight (10/21) to benefit Eden Village, an organization working to change the face of homelessness in the 417 area.  The event, featuring Patrick Mureithi, Blue False Indigo and Lost and Found, will start at 6 pm at Drury’s Kellogg Green Space.  Admission is $10.  For more information, kdougherty@drury.edu or (417) 861-4546.


Harvest Fest continues this weekend at Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park.  A Haunted Trail of Horrors is open tonight and tomorrow night (10/14-10/15) from 6:30 to 10.  The Corn Maze, Pumpkin Patch, cow train, grain train, inflatables, carnival games and more will be open tomorrow from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday (10/16) from noon to 6 p.m. 

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Branson recently became one of dozens of cities to take part in a project to help the Monarch butterfly.  Through the National Wildlife Federation's Mayor's Monarch Pledge, cities and municipalities commit to create habitat and educate citizens about how they can make a difference at home. KSMU's Michele Skalicky talks with Branson Mayor Karen Best about the effort.

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Kids three to six-years-old are invited to the Little Acorns program, “Mudbug Mystery,” today (10/1) at 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m. or 1 p.m. at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center.  To register, 888-4237.

Girls in Pearls, a fundraiser for Diaper Bank of the Ozarks, will be held tonight (9/30) at 5:30 at the Vandivort Hotel.  For ticket information, (417) 858-5049.

Christine Temple / Ozarks Food Harvest

The Empty Bowls event, to benefit Ozarks Food Harvest, will be held today (9/23) from 4:30 to 8 p.m. at Panera Bread, 4100 S. Campbell.  KSMU’s Michele Skalicky talks with OFH spokesperson Christine Temple about the bowls that will be for sale and how you can purchase one. 

The Heart of the Ozarks Bluegrass Festival continues through tomorrow (9/24) at the HOBA Park in West Plains.