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Weekend Outlook July 24, 2009

  • Shop for bargains
  • Watch a movie
  • Swim
  • Buy fresh produce
  • Show off your talents
  • Watch a bike race
  • Learn to fish for trout
  • Listen to live music
  • Find bargains and help out Children’s Miracle Network at a garage sale today (7/24) until 4 in Foster Auditorium at Cox South.
  • Give your two-cents worth at a community forum this morning at 10 at Springfield Fire Station #6, 2620 W. Battlefield. The Springfield-Greene County Office of Emergency Management is holding the forum to get public input on strengthening Greene County against community disasters.
  • The Gillioz Theatre and Poor Thespian Productions present “Barefoot in the Park” at the Gillioz tonight and tomorrow night (7/24-7/25) at 8 and Sunday afternoon (7/26) at 3. For tickets, 863-9491.
  • Kids of all ages are invited to watch a movie and eat popcorn at the Strafford Branch Library this afternoon (7/24) at 2.
  • It’s Movie Night on the Square tonight (7/24) at the Park Central Branch Library. Watch the PG-rated movie “Speed Racer.”
  • It’s a Splash N’ Sizzle weekend at some Springfield Public Pools. Doling, Grant Beach and Westport Pools are open tonight (7/24) from 5:30 to 8, and Silver Springs Pool is open from 5 to 7 both nights. Admission is $1 or a canned food item for Ozarks Food Harvest.
  • A reading and reception to celebrate the inaugural issue of “Elder Mountain—A Journal of Ozarks Studies” will be held tonight (7/24) at the West Plains Civic Center. Hors D’oeuvres will be served at 5, and the reading starts at 6. There will be traditional music performed by the Davis Creek Rounders. For more information, 255-7966.
  • The Wilson’s Creek Farmer’s Market is open tonight (6/26) at 5:30 at Battlefield City Park.
  • The Greater Springfield Farmers Market opens at 8:30 tomorrow morning (6/26) in the NE corner of the Battlefield Mall parking lot.
  • The C-Street Farmers Market opens at 8 tomorrow morning (6/26) near the Footbridge on Commercial Street.
  • To find out more about those and other farmers markets in the area, visit
  • It’s open mic night tomorrow night (7/25) at the Yellow House Community Arts Center in West Plains.
  • Ride for Wishes, a benefit motorcycle ride for Make-A-Wish, starts tomorrow morning (7/25) at 10:30 at Cartoons in Springfield. Registration begins at 9. For more information, 873-9474 or
  • The 2nd Annual Queen City Twilight Criterium starts tomorrow afternoon (7/25) at 4. More than 200 cyclists will compete in six different races on a closed course, maneuvering city streets in the Commercial Street Historic District. Spectators are welcome—take lawn chairs.
  • Women can learn how to trout fish tomorrow (7/25) at Roaring River State Park during a Discover Nature Women program offered by the Springfield Conservation Nature Center. For more information or to register, call the Nature Center at 888-4237.
  • Kids 3 to 6-years-old are invited to the Little Acorns program “What’s Up Katydid?” tomorrow morning (7/25) at 11 at the Nature Center. Registration is required.
  • Learn about the venomous snakes of Missouri Sunday afternoon (7/26) at 2 at the Nature Center. You don’t need to register.
  • The ICON Computer Users’ Group will offer How-To Seminars tomorrow (7/25) at the Midtown Carnegie Branch Library. “Computing Q & A Free-for-All” is at 10, “Family Tree Maker 2009” starts at 12:30 and “Running Applications and Gadgets in Windows Vista” is at 2:15.
  • A 1 on 1 help desk will be set up at 11:30 tomorrow morning (7/25) at the Midtown Carnegie Branch Library. Get personalized help with your computer questions from members of the ICON Computer Users’ Group.
  • A bilingual storytime starts at 10 tomorrow morning (7/25) at the Brentwood Branch Library. Kids of all ages can listen to stories in Spanish and English and make some crafts.
  • Kids can make crafts out of natural materials at 1 tomorrow afternoon (7/25) at the Midtown Carnegie Branch Library.
  • It’s Super Science Saturday tomorrow (7/25) at 2 for kids in grade 2 thru 5 at the Library Center. To register, 882-0714.
  • The West Plains Sunrise Rotary Club will host the 8th annual Summer Golf Classic tomorrow (7/25) starting at 1 at the West Plains Municipal Golf Course. To register, 256-9824.
  • Gary Presley, author of the memoir “Seven Wheelchairs: A Life Beyond Polio” will speak at the Springfield Writers’ Guild meeting tomorrow afternoon (7/25) at 1 at the Heritage Cafeteria.
  • The Brighton Saddle Club’s All Breed Fun Show is tomorrow (7/25). The show is at 3, but gates open at 1. Take Highway 13 north to Brighton and go west on 215.
  • The Midtown Neighborhood Association’s Concert in the Park Series continues this weekend. Stag Owens and the Stagaroos will give a concert at 6 Sunday night (7/26) at Washington Park, 1600 N. Summit. Take blankets and lawn chairs.
  • It’s “It’s Really Not That Bad of a ‘B’ Movie Night” night tomorrow night (7/26) at the Lucky 13 Cinema in Eureka Springs. Watch the movie “The 5000 Fingers of Dr. T” starting at dusk. The cinema is in a parking lot at One N. Main Street in Eureka Springs.