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Weekend Outlook August 28, 2009

  • Watch a movie
  • Buy locally-grown produce
  • Listen to live music
  • Dance
  • Try salsa
  • Get outdoors
  • Party at the park
  • Visit Frontier Days
  • Explore a cave

  • It’s Volkswagen Weekend today thru Sunday (8/28-8/30) in Eureka Springs. If you’d like to find out more, visit
  • There’s going to be free music in Basin Park in Eureka Springs today (8/28) from noon to 4 and tomorrow and Sunday (8/29-8/30) from noon to 6. It’s Dance in the Park After Dark tonight (8/28) at Basin Park. Dance and listen to the music of Phil Brown from 8 to 10.
  • It’s Movie Night on the Square tonight (8/28). At 7 at the Park Central Branch Library, see the film “The Ozarks: Just that Much Hillbilly in Me.”
  • It’s the last weekend for Movies at Founders Park. See High School Musical 3 tonight (8/28) at dusk and West Side Story tomorrow night (8/29). Free tickets are available at the Chesterfield and Doling Family Centers, Mediacom Ice Park, the Busch Municipal Building and at Mediacom offices.
  • There’s going to be a dance tonight (8/28) from 7 to 9:30 at the West Plains Senior Center, and all ages are welcome.
  • Try salsas from area restaurants starting at 5:30 tonight (8/28) at Bass Pro Shops’ Cherokee parking lot. Salsa Dancers and lessons begin at 5. Live bands will start playing at 6:30 and will include Mustache, Lost Highway and M-Dock. All proceeds benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. For ticket information, visit
  • The Well Fed Neighbor Alliance will show the film “FRESH” tonight (8/28) at 7 at the Gillioz Theatre. “FRESH” celebrates the farmers, thinkers and business people across America who are reinventing our food system.” Tickets are $10 at the Gillioz Box Office.
  • Grab your strollers and your baby or toddler age 2 and younger and head to the program “Babes in the Woods and Bugs, Too” today (8/28) at 10 am or 6 pm at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center. To register, 888-4237.
  • 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
  • The White River Valley Historical Society presents the Smithsonian traveling exhibition “New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music” thru September 26 at 297 Main St. in Forsyth. Along with the exhibit, there’s going to be live music at the Log Cabin at Shadowrock Park in Forsyth tomorrow night (8/29) at 7 featuring Nancy Walker and Mike Micham, Judy Domeny and the Stringfield Band. To learn more, call 546-7272.
  • Take blankets and lawn chairs and have fun at “Party at the Park” tomorrow (8/29) from 10 am to 1 pm at Fassnight Park by the pool pavilion. There’s going to be free lunch at 11, door prizes, inflatables, face painting and hands-on activities as well as live entertainment.
  • Take a hayride, mine for gold, make crafts and ropes and learn how to rope at Frontier Days tomorrow (8/29) at the Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park. Activities, an auction and games runs from 10 am to 4 pm. For more information, call 837-5949.
  • Walk for a cause tomorrow (8/29) during the Alzheimer’s Association’s Memory Walk at Halfway Public Schools. To find out more, call 886-2199.
  • Explore a cave tomorrow morning (8/29) during the Discover Nature Families program “Karst and Caves” at the Andy Dalton Shooting Range and Outdoor Education Center from 8:30 to 11:30. To register, 742-4361.
  • It’s a Labor Day Weekend Spectacular at the Lucky 13 Outdoor Cinema in Eureka Springs. Watch the movie “Bedtime Stories” starting at dusk Sunday (8/30) at One North Main Street. For details, visit
  • Springfield Regional Opera will benefit from a Bridal Event and Historic Home Tour Sunday (8/29) at Ms. Gilmore’s Carriage House at 847 S. Scenic. There will be live entertainment and a wedding fashion show along with a tour of the house. For ticket information, 883-5580.