Friends of the Garden

(Poster design courtesy Friends of the Garden)

Central Bank/Central Trust Company presents "Sounds of Summer," a free concert series at the Peace through People Pavilion located within the Dogwood Garden in the Springfield Botanical Gardens at Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park, 2400 S. Scenic. "Sounds of Summer" features a wide variety of local performance groups and offers area families a new way to enjoy the beautiful park. Attendees are asked to bring their own lawn chairs and/or blankets for seating.

The schedule includes:

Community Jazz Ensemble | Sunday, May 20 at 2 p.m.

CCCC Sertoma

The Friends of the Garden Butterfly Festival and Young Sprouts in the Garden will be held tomorrow (24) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center at Nathanael Greene-Close Memorial Park in Springfield.  

Mike Smith / KSMU-FM

Voice of Community Foundation of the Ozarks President Brian Fogle, breaking down the basics of the inaugural Give Ozarks/Day of Giving, a 24 hour online only fundraiser scheduled for Tuesday May 5th:  “One of the things that makes this work so well, is there’s something for every donor that they can feel good about, can feel passionate about, and know they’re giving to a cause they care about.”

(Photos: www.friendsofthegarden.org)

Internationally acclaimed musicians, flutist Bettine Clemen and concert guitarist Richard Patterson, will perform at a Friends of the Garden-sponsored fundraiser concert, “A Love Song for All Life,” Thursday August 21st at 6:30 pm at the Springfield Art Museum auditorium, 1111 E. Brookside Drive. Bettine Clemen has performed in more than 85 countries, while Richard Patterson's compositions and arrangements can be heard in feature films and on TV and radio in more than 30 countries.  They'll perform an eclectic concert including light classical, pop, jazz, Latin and ethnic tunes.