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Weekend Outlook September 4, 2009

  • Listen to live music
  • Buy fresh produce
  • Dance
  • Swim
  • Give the gift of life
  • Take the kids to a library program
  • Hike
  • Buy native plants
  • Go fishing
  • There’s going to be an Old Time Jam Session and Potluck tonight (9/4) at 6:30 at the Taney Center in Forsyth.
  • Put on your dancing shoes and head to the West Plains Senior Center for a dance tonight (9/4) from 7 to 9:30. All ages are welcome.
  • It’s the final Splash N’ Sizzle weekend at some Springfield public pools. Doling and Fassnight pools will be open tonight and tomorrow night (9/4-9/5) at 6:30. Donation is $1 or a canned food item for Ozarks Food Harvest.
  • Convoy of Hope’s “Reel Lives—A Film Frame Window Into the Lives of the People We Serve” will make its Springfield debut during First Friday Art Walk tonight (9/4). The film will be shown in one of Convoy of Hope’s tractor-trailers at Randy Bacon Photography Studio. For more information, 823-8998.
  • Also during the First Friday Art Walk tonight (9/4), a local runner who is trying to raise awareness and funds for relief work in Africa will run 26.2 miles on a treadmill in front of Global Fayre.
  • Give the gift of life during the Labor of Love blood drive and help the CBCO get ready for the long holiday weekend. Hours for the drive today (9/4) are 8 am to 3 pm at the donor centers at 2230 S. Glenstone and 220 W. Plainview Rd. The centers are open tomorrow (9/5) from 7 am to 2 pm. For details, 227-5000 or
  • 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
  • Two to Five-year-olds are invited to the program “There are Cats in This Book” this morning (9/4) at 11 at the Library Station.
  • It’s Teen Night After Hours tonight (9/4) from 9 to 10:30 at the Library Center for anyone in grades 6 thru 12. For details, 882-0714.
  • Kids in grades K thru 5 are invited to the program “Get to Know Your Library” tomorrow (9/5) at noon at the Brentwood Branch Library. Kids will tour the library, get to know the card catalog, take part in a scavenger hunt and more.
  • The Missouri Fox Trotting Horse Breed Association Show and Celebration is tomorrow (9/5) in Ava. For more information, 683-2468.
  • The band “Distant Relative” will be at the Rock House in Reeds Spring tomorrow (9/5). Doors open at 6:30, and the music starts at 8. Take your own drink and snacks—to share, if you’d like. Admission is a suggested $10 donation at the door.
  • The Energy Alternative Network will meet at the Library Center tomorrow afternoon (9/5) at 2.
  • AMVETS Riders and the West Plains Rural Fire Department will host several activities at the AMVETS Post 98 tomorrow (9/5). There will be horse back riding, a horse shoe tournament, inflatables and more. A benefit auction, steak dinner and dance will follow. To find out more, call 257-4875.
  • Go on a naturalist-guided hike tomorrow morning (9/5) at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center. The hike starts at 9, and you don’t have to register.
  • Get your flower beds ready for spring at a Fall Native Plant Sale tomorrow (9/5) from 9 to 3 at the Nature Center.
  • Learn about wade fishing tomorrow (9/5) at a program offered by the Nature Center. Visit an area stream and dress to get wet. You need a valid Missouri fishing permit to be able to attend the program. To register or for more information, call the Nature Center at 888-4237.
  • The Nature Center will show the conservation video “Introducing Insects” Sunday afternoon (9/6) at 2.