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.

Michele Skalicky / KSMU

You can learn all about karst geology during a program this weekend in Ponca, Arkansas.  Marti Oleson, a board member of the Buffalo River Watershed, talks with KSMU's Michele Skalicky about the event.

Kids in kindergarten through fifth grade are invited to “Fantastic Fridays at the Ice Park” this morning (7/15) at 10.  The Springfield-Greene County Library will read stories and have activities at Mediacom Ice Park and then kids will be able to skate afterwards.  For more information, 862-0135 or thelibrary.org.


A motorcycle ride this weekend will benefit a local animal shelter.  Hogs for Dogs was started 13 years ago by Denney's Harley Davidson and has always benefited animals.

"It's to raise the awareness of, you know, these pets are--we want them all to be adopted and we want to be able to help fund for their care," said Leslie DeVore, with Denney's.

She said this year's ride will benefit C.A.R.E. Animal Rescue, a no-kill animal shelter.

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The First Friday Art Walk is tonight (7/1) from 6 to 9 in downtown Springfield.  To learn more, ffaw.org

The City of Republic’s 20th Have-A-Blast Patriotic Celebration will be held tonight (7/1) at J.R. Martin Park, 300 E. Hines, in Republic.  It starts at 6 and will include inflatables, pony rides, face painting, balloon art, a skydiving exhibition, a fireworks display and more.  For details, 732-3500.


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.