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.

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. 

Michele Skalicky

An Alleyway Art Party and Dr.

Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden
City of Springfield

The 21st annual Japanese Fall Festival is today through Sunday (9/9-9/11) at the Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden in Springfield.  The annual festival celebrates Japanese culture and Springfield’s Sister City relationship with Isesaki, Japan.  Hours today are 5 to 10 pm, tomorrow 11 am to 10 pm and Sunday 11 am to 6 pm.  For details, peacethroughpeople.org

Studio 55 Fine Arts Guild

Studio 55 Fine Arts Guild will present an art exhibit and silent auction tonight (9/2) from 6 to 8 at the Gallery at National Avenue Christian Church, 1515 S. National.  Free hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served.  Proceeds will benefit Sammy’s Window, which helps abused and neglected children in southwest Missouri.  For more information, www.studio55guild.com, 869-7812 or 720-4583.


George Washington National Monument will host a Storytelling Festival tonight (8/26) from 6 to 8 and tomorrow (8/27) from 11 to 3.  Emmy Award-winning storyteller, Bobby Norfolk, will share stories about York from the Lewis and Clark expedition, Loretta Washington will share Missouri African American folktales and traditional stories, Al Bostick will tell stories about the Buffalo Soldiers and Marideth Sisco will share Ozark folktales and stories.  To learn more, nps.gov/gwca.  KSMU's Michele Skalicky talks with Randall Becker, supervisory p