Weekend Outlook August 24-26, 2018

Aug 24, 2018

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Raise the Roof for Eden Village, an evening of live music, a silent auction and more to benefit the tiny home community that houses homeless individuals, will start Friday night (8/24) at 7 at The Complex, 307 Park Central East. 

The Queen City Shout Music Festival continues through Sunday (8/26) on Commercial Street.   Proceeds go toward poverty relief in the Ozarks. 

The Wildcat Glades Friends Group Benefit Estate Sale is being held Friday and Saturday (8/24-8/25) from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at IBEW Hall, 3316 S. Hearnes, in Joplin.  

George Washington Carver National Monument will host a Storytelling Festival Friday night (8/24) from 6 to 8 and Saturday (8/25) from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  The event celebrates the establishment of the National Park Service and focuses on stories about American culture and history. 

The Moxie Cinema’s Staff Picks Series will feature the 1988 film, “The Thin Blue Line,” Friday night (8/24) at 8:45 and Saturday afternoon (8/25) at 1:30 at the theater, 305 S. Campbell in downtown Springfield.

The Missouri State University women’s soccer team will host Little Rock Friday night (8/24) at 7 and Central Arkansas Sunday afternoon (8/26) at 1 at the Allison Stadium South.  For ticket information, missouristatetix.com

The 26th annual Volkswagen Weekend is Friday through Sunday (8/24-8/26) in Eureka Springs, Arkansas with a parade Saturday afternoon (8/25) at 3.   

Bennett Spring State Park near Lebanon will host a Sculpin Hunt Friday night (8/24) at 8:30.  Meet at the Nature Center there to learn about the bottom feeders that are active at night and then head to the spring to look for some. 

Yoga on the Square continues Fridays through August 31 on Park Central Square in Springfield.  Take yoga mats. 

The Ozarks Mini Maker Faire is Saturday (8/25) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at White River Conference Center, 600 W. Sunshine in Springfield.  It’s a gathering of people who love sharing what they can do.  There is an admission fee. 

The Ozarks Food Truck and Craft Beer Festival will be held Saturday (8/25) from noon to 5 p.m. at Tanger Outlets in Branson. 

The 13th annual Festival of the Nations is Saturday (8/25) from 5 to 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1609 N. Summit in Springfield.  Taste foods from around the world and watch international dance and music performances. 

The Shepherd of the Hills Conservation Center in Branson will have a Discovery Table on “Ozark Reptiles” Saturday morning (8/25) from 10 to noon, with live turtles, lizards and snakes. 

The Joplin History and Mineral Museum is hosting the exhibit, “Lest Liberty Perish:  Missouri in the Great War,” through September 22. 

The ninth annual Habitat Home Run, a 5K, 10K and one mile fun run, will be held Saturday morning (8/25) starting at Lafayette Park, 202 E. Atlantic in Springfield. 

The True You Yoga Festival is Saturday (8/25) from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Phelps Grove Park, 950 E. Bennett in Springfield.  Ravianayoga Teachers will present a day of free yoga and other activities in the park. Take your yoga mat and water bottle.

Stop by the Bennett Spring State Park Nature Center Saturday (8/25) between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to learn about bats.  A presentation will start at 2.  Learn more here

The Back-to-School Community Tour Day will be held Saturday (8/25) from 10 a.m. to noon at Isabel’s House, a crisis nursery at 2750 W. Bennett in Springfield. 

The Back to School Movie at Founders Park will feature the movie, “School of Rock,” Saturday night (8/25) at 7 at the park, 330 E. Water in downtown Springfield. 

“An Evening with Lyle Lovett and his Large Band” starts Saturday night (8/25) at 8 at the Gilloz Theatre, 325 Park Central East in Springfield. 

Local author, Susan Keene, will speak to the Springfield Writer’s Guild about “How to Write a Cozy Mystery,” Saturday morning (8/25) at 11 at McAlister’s Deli, 1711 W. Battlefield in Springfield. 

The program, “The Art of Woodcarving,” for anyone 12 and older will be held Saturday morning (8/25) at 11 at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center.  To register, (417) 888-4237. 

The 10th annual Cattle Baron’s Ball, to benefit the American Cancer Society, will be held Saturday night (8/25) at 6 at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds, 3001 N. Grant in Springfield. 

Dancing in the Park is Saturday (8/25) from 3 to 5 at Basin Spring Park in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.  The Melon Light Dancers will perform and will teach audience members some steps. 

A Tie Dye Workshop for adults will be held Saturday (8/25) at the Christian County Library in Ozark.  Registration is required at (417) 581-2432. 

The Library Station will show the film, “Jumanji:  Welcome to the Jungle,” Saturday night (8/25) at 6:30 for anyone 13 and older. 

Watch members of the Southern Missouri Woodcarving Artists demonstrate their craft Saturday (8/25) from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center.  Stop by anytime. 

Moxie Mornings will be held Saturday morning (8/25) at 10 at the Moxie Cinema, 305 S. Campbell in downtown Springfield.  The event, for kids two to six-years-old, features hands-on art and an innovative short film. 

The exhibit, “Birthplace of Route 66, Memories of the Mother Road,” is currently on display at the History Museum on the Square on Park Central Square in Springfield. 

An Open House for CoxHealth’s Medical Explorers program is Saturday (8/25) from 9 a.m. to noon in the Foster Auditorium at Cox South in Springfield.  The program is for anyone 15 to 20-years-old who want to find out if a career in healthcare is right for them. 

The Lebanon Farmer’s Market will be open Saturday (8/25) from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in downtown Lebanon, off Jefferson by the railroad tracks.  

The C-Street City Market will be open Saturday (8/25) from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. near the Footbridge on Commercial Street. 

The Greater Ozarks Farmers’ Market will be open from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday (8/25) in the southeast corner of the Battlefield Mall Parking Lot. 

Farmers’ Market of the Ozarks will be open Saturday (8/25) from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 2144 E. Republic Rd. in Springfield. 

The Eureka Springs, Arkansas Farmer’s Market will be open Saturday (8/25) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Eureka Springs Community Center, 44 Kingshighway. 

Find a list of farmers’ markets in Missouri here

The C-Street Open House, Sites for Soirees, will be held Sunday (8/26) from 2 to 5 p.m.  It’s a chance to check out event spaces Commercial Street has to offer. 

George Washington Carver National Monument will celebrate Founders Day Sunday (8/26) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the park in Diamond.  There will be a presentation in observance of the National Park Service’s 102nd anniversary. 

The program, “Insects:  Monarchs Rule,” starts Saturday afternoon (8/25) at 1 at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center for ages 10 and up.  Learn about monarch butterfly conservation, their lifestyle and how to rear and tag them.  To register, (417) 888-4237.  

The program, “Summer Hummers,” will be held Sunday (8/26) at 5 p.m. at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center.  Learn about the tiny birds and watch as they are captured and banded.   To register, (417) 888-4237. 

The Essentials:  Musicals series at the Moxie Cinema, 305 S. Campbell in downtown Springfield, will feature the 1972 film, "Caberet," Sunday afternoon (8/26) at 3:15. 

The Film and Media Association of Springfield will host a Back-to-School Screening of the film, “Dead Poets Society,” Sunday night (8/26) at 7 at the Moxie Cinema, 305 S. Campbell in downtown Springfield.