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Weekend Outlook July 31, 2009

  • Visit the Fair
  • Shop for bargains
  • Watch a movie
  • See classic cars
  • Buy locally-grown produce
  • Listen to live music
  • Take a hike
  • Experience Mexican culture
  • Watch a soccer game
  • Swim
  • The Ozark Empire Fair opens today (7/31) and runs thru August 9th at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds. For more information, visit
  • Find some bargains and help out Children’s Miracle Network by shopping at a garage sale to benefit CMN today (7/31) until 4 in Foster Auditorium at Cox South.
  • Missouri State University’s Summer Commencement is this afternoon (7/31) at 1 at the JQH Arena.
  • Kids of all ages are invited to watch a movie and eat popcorn at 2 this afternoon (7/30) at the Strafford Branch Library.
  • Klassic Kruisers will hold a Cruise-In today (7/31) in West Plains. For details, 274-1344.
  • A dance is held at the West Plains Senior Center each Friday night from 7 to 9:30. All ages are welcome—admission is $4.
  • 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
  • There will be free music in Basin Park in Eureka Springs tomorrow (8/1) from noon to 6 and Sunday (8/2) from noon to 4.
  • Kids in grades 3 thru 12 can learn to dance like a star with professional instructors from Royal Ballroom at 2 tomorrow (8/1) at the Library Center. For more information, 882-0714.
  • The Springfield Conservation Nature Center invites you on a naturalist-guided hike tomorrow morning (8/1) from 9 to 11. You don’t have to register.
  • The Gillioz Theatre and Poor Thespian Productions present Neil Simon’s Barefoot in the Park tonight and tomorrow night (7/31-8/1) at 8 and Sunday afternoon (8/2) at 3. For more information, 863-9491.
  • Fiesta Mexicana will start tomorrow night (8/1) at 6:30 at the YMCA, 1901 E. Republic Rd. There will be a fashion show of authentic Mexican costumes of all the states of Mexico, folkloric dances and an exhibit of arts and crafts. For more information, call 886-1348.
  • A rare book exhibit continues thru September 25th at Missouri State University’s Meyer Library. For details, 836-5428.
  • The exhibit “Her Story: Greene County Women’s History Unchained” continues thru October 4th at the History Museum for Springfield-Greene County. For more information, 864-1976.
  • The Ozark High School Tiger Boys and Girls Soccer team will host the 2nd annual Summer Sizzler tomorrow (8/1). The soccer tournament will raise money for the Ozark soccer teams as well as the local chapter of the American Cancer Society. The Summer Sizzler starts tomorrow morning at 10 at the Ozark High School soccer fields.
  • It’s a Splash N’ Sizzle weekend at some Springfield Public Pools. Doling, Grant Beach and Westport Pools are open tonight (7/31) and tomorrow night (8/1) 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.