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Weekend Outlook August 6-8

  • Visit the fair
  • See a movie
  • Give blood and listen to music
  • Find bargains
  • Fish
  • Buy local produce
  • Learn archery
  • The Ozark Empire Fair continues thru Sunday (8/8) in Springfield. For details,
  • Movies at Founders Park continue this weekend. “Astro Boy” will be shown tonight (8/6) and “The Blind Side” tomorrow night (8/7) at dusk. Free tickets are available in advance at the Chesterfield and Doling Family Centers, Mediacom Ice Park, the Busch Municipal Building and Mediacom offices.
  • The Community Blood Center of the Ozarks will host the Bloody Battle of the Bands today (8/6) from 3 to 9 pm at the Shrine Mosque. Participants will vote for their favorite band by giving blood for their favorite group. For more information,
  • Community Partnership will hold a garage sale today (8/6) from 3 to 9 pm and tomorrow (8/7) from 7 to 4 at its office, 330 N. Jefferson.
  • Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park will hold a Fun Family Fishing Night tonight (8/6) from 6 to 9. The cost is $5 per person. For more information, 837-5949.
  • The Ozarks United Way Kick Off at People’s Park in West Plains will include a picnic, live music, a jump house and more. It’s tonight (8/6) from 6 to 9 in People’s Park.
  • The Wilson’s Creek Farmers’ Market opens at 4:30 this afternoon (5/28) and is open every Friday at First Baptist Church of Battlefield at FF and Weaver Rd.
  • The Greater Springfield Farmers’ Market opens tomorrow morning (5/29) at 8:30 in the southeast corner of the Battlefield Mall parking lot.
  • The C-Street Farmer’s Market is open tomorrow (6/19) from 9 am to 2 pm near the Jefferson Avenue Footbridge on Historic Commercial Street. For details,
  • To learn about other farmer’s markets in the area, visit
  • The 42nd annual Albert E. Brumley Gospel Sing continues today and tomorrow (8/6-8/7) at the Cowan Civic Center in Lebanon. For more information, or 1-800-435-3725.
  • The Nighthawk Express Bluegrass Show is tomorrow night (8/7) at 6:30 at Firefighters’ Local 152 in Springfield at 2350 N. Clifton. Featured bands include The Bakers, Ripplin’ Creek Bluegrass, Old Wire Road and Nighthawk Express. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted.
  • The Springfield-Greene County Park Board will host the Kidathalon tomorrow (8/7) at Meador Park for kids 5 to 14-years-old. For more information,
  • Women are invited to learn archery basics tomorrow morning (8/7) at 8:30 at the Andy Dalton Shooting Range and Outdoor Education Center. For more information or to register, 742-4361.