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Weekend Outlook August 7, 2009

  • Attend the Not-So-Newlywed Game
  • Visit the Fair
  • Find bargains and help out local organizations
  • Watch a free movie
  • Swim
  • Get ready for school
  • Hear live music
  • Get free computer help
  • Visit Wilson's Creek National Battlefield
  • Dance
  • Eat pancakes at the zoo
  • Learn how to save money
  • The Ozark Empire Fair continues thru Sunday (8/9). For details, 833-2660 or
  • The Ozarks Counseling Center will host the 15th annual “Not-So-Newlywed Game” tonight (8/7) at 7 at the Landers Theatre. Couples featured this year are Norm and Nadine Ridder, Doug and Lisa Pitt, Larry and Merrilyn Ellison, Dr. Shachar and Debbie Tauber and Dr. Paul Blisard and Dr. Kristi Perryman. Tickets are $25 each and you can get them by calling 869-9011.
  • A community auction to benefit the Buffalo City Pound, a no-kill shelter, will be held tonight (8/7) at the Engles Senior Center, 103 N. Maple in Buffalo. Doors open at 6 and the auction starts at 6:30.
  • Movies at Founders Park will feature the G-rated movie “The Tale of Despereaux”at dusk tonight (8/7) at Founders Park in downtown Springfield. The PG-rated movie “The Express” will be shown tomorrow night (8/8). Free tickets are available at the Chesterfield and Doling Family Centers, Mediacom Ice Park, the Busch Municipal Building and Mediacom offices on S. Enterprise.
  • It’s a Splash N’ Sizzle weekend at some Springfield public pools. Doling, Grant Beach and Westport pools are open tonight and tomorrow night (8/7-8/8) from 5:30 to 8, and Silver Springs pool is open tonight and tomorrow night from 5 to 7. Admission is $1 or a canned food item for Ozarks Food Harvest.
  • Kids 3 to 6-years old are invited to the Springfield Conservation Nature Center for the Little Acorns program “Marvelous Mantids” today (8/7) at 11 or 1:30 or tomorrow morning (8/8) at 11. Adults are invited to wade through Bull Creek with the Nature Center’s Hiking Club tomorrow (8/8). For more information about either event, or to register, 888-4237.
  • Three to six-year-olds can listen to fun and reassuring stories about starting school during the program “Get Ready for School” this morning (8/7) at 11 at the Library Station. For more information, 865-1340.
  • Kids in grades 3 thru 6 are invited to play Wii, board games, surf the Internet and make crafts and listen to music tonight (8/7) at 6 at the Library Station.
  • It’s Teen Night After Hours tonight (8/7) at 9 at the Library Center. Anyone in grades 6 thru 12 is invited to play games, make crafts and maybe win prizes. For details, 882-0714.
  • There will be free music in Basin Park in Eureka Springs today and tomorrow (8/7-8/8) from noon to 6 and Sunday (8/9) from noon to 4.
  • A benefit for the Good Shepherd Animal Society in Eureka Springs will be held tonight (8/7) . Listen to the music of Opal Fly and take part in a live auction. For ticket information, 479-253-9115.
  • Ozark Action will host its 10th annual Back to School Fair today (8/7) from 9 to 3 at the Ozark Action building #2 in West Plains. School supplies will be provided to low and moderate income children in grades pre-k thru 8th grade. Health screenings will also be offered. For more information, 256-6147.
  • A dance is held each Friday night at 7 at the West Plains Senior Center. Admission is $4, and all ages are welcome.
  • Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield will offer 148th Anniversary programs tomorrow thru Monday (8/8-8/10). There will be living history programs and special weapons firing demonstrations. To learn more, call the Battlefield at 732-2662.
  • The Boys and Girls Club of the Ozarks’ Junk in the Trunk Fare, an indoor garage sale, will be held tomorrow (8/8) at the Lake Taneycomo Elks Unit Gymnasium in Forsyth. If you’d like to donate items for the sale, drop them off today (8/7) until 4 pm at the Forsyth Club or People’s Bank in Forsyth.
  • Dickerson Park Zoo invites you to “Pancakes in the Park” tomorrow morning (8/8) from 7 to 10 at the Bush Country Café. For more information, 833-1570.
  • A training course in CPR and first aid for dogs and cats will be offered tomorrow morning (8/8) from 8:30 to noon in West Plains by the American Red Cross and University of Missouri Extension. To register, 257-0018.
  • A talent show starts at 7 tomorrow night (8/8) at the West Plains Civic Center. Admission is $5 for adults and $4 for senior citizens and children. Proceeds benefit the West Plains Regional Animal Shelter’s building fund.
  • The ICON Computer Users’ Group will offer How-To Computer Seminars tomorrow (8/8) at the Library Station. “Using Layers in Digital Photos” starts at 10, “How to Choose the Best Web Browser” is at 12:30 and an “Advanced Technology Forum” begins at 2:15.
  • Get personalized help with your computer questions from members of the ICON Computer Users Group tomorrow morning (8/8) at 11:30 at the Library Station.
  • The next program in the Thrifty Living Series is tomorrow (8/8) at the Midtown Carnegie Branch Library. “Cent$ and Sensibility” starts at 1. Learn about the savings clipping coupons can bring. To register, 862-0135.
  • Yards and Yards of Yard Sales will be held tomorrow (8/8) in Eureka Springs. There will be yard sales all over town.
  • Lou LeBrun will entertain with accordion music during the next “Chapter & Verse: Music on a Sunday Afternoon” Sunday (8/9) at 2 at the Library Center. Admission is free.
  • Five and six-year-olds are invited to the program “Ready, Set, Go to Kindergarten” Sunday afternoon (8/9) at 3:30 at the Library Center. For more information, 882-0714.
  • The next concert in the Jane A. Meyer Carillon Series is Sunday night at 6 outside Meyer Library on the Missouri State Campus. Take blankets and lawn chairs. A reception will be held after the performance in the lobby of the library.