Weekend Outlook

Joey Powell

Dickerson Park Zoo will host Art Gone Wild tomorrow (8/12), an annual event with the Springfield Regional Arts Council.  It’s also Global Elephant day, a time set aside to learn more about the dangers elephants face and what’s being done to help them.   There will be special elephant-themed art activities for kids from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. At 11 a.m., guests are invited to a Trunk Talk, where a zookeeper will share more about elephants.  An elephant watermelon stomp starts at 2.  Art Gone Wild is free with paid zoo admission.


Movies at Founders Park will continue tonight and tomorrow night (8/4-8/5) at dusk at Founders Park, 330 E. Water, in downtown Springfield.  “Kubo and the Two Stings” will be shown tonight and the SATO48 film, “Test Drive,” and “The Princess Bride” will be shown tomorrow night. Take lawn chairs.

First Friday Art Walk is tonight (8/4) from 6 to 10 in downtown Springfield. 

Ozark Empire Fair

The Ozark Empire Fair continues through August 5 at the fairgrounds in Springfield with rides, food, exhibits and more.

The Springfield Chapter of the Missouri Trout Fishermen’s Association will host the Branson Fly Fishing Expo today and tomorrow (7/28-7/29) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Branson-Hollister Lions Club, 1015 E. State Highway 76 in Branson.  The event will feature demonstrations, vendors and a raffle. 

The Professional Car Society

The Professional Car Society’s International Meet will be held tomorrow (7/22) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Cowan Civic Center, 500 E. Elm in Lebanon.  The car club is designated to the preservation of vintage hearses, ambulances and limousines.  The public's invited to a car show tomorrow, and admission is free. KSMU's Michele Skalicky talked with the club's president, Tony Karsnia of Minnesota, about the meet.

Watershed Committee of the Ozarks

The Watershed Committee of the Ozarks will host its annual Summer Gala tomorrow night (7/15) starting at 5 at the Darr Agricultural Center in Springfield.  Tickets are $45 in advance or $50 at the door.  WCO's executive director, Mike Kromrey, talked with Michele Skalicky about the fundraiser.