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Weekend Outlook July 29-31, 2011

  • The Ozark Empire Fair opens today (7/29) and runs thru August 7that the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds.  To learn more, visit
  • A screening of the film “Kill Speed,” starring Robert Patrick, Tom Arnold and Nick Carter will start at 7:30 tonight (7/29) at the Gillioz Theatre.  This is the first public screening of the film in the U.S.  Proceeds will go toward the Joplin recovery effort.  Doors open at 6:45.  The screening will be followed by a Q & A with the movie’s producers.  For more information, 863-9491.
  • A Benefit Concert and Spaghetti Dinner featuring the Plumb Country Band will be held tonight (7/29) from 5 to 7 in Rockaway Beach.  Proceeds will be used toward the purchase of a new police vehicle.  For details, 417-561-4424.
  • Movies at Founders Park will feature the film “Rango” tonight (7/29) and “The Social Network” tomorrow night (7/30) at dusk.  Free tickets can be picked up in advance at Chesterfield and Doling Family Centers, the Busch Municipal Building, Mediacom Ice Park and Mediacom offices.
  • Anyone in 6ththru 12thgrade is invited to watch movies this afternoon (7/29) at 2:30 at the Midtown Carnegie Branch Library.  For more information, 862-0135.
  • The Harvest on Wheels and Greater Springfield Farmers’ Market will hold their 2ndAnnual Corn Roast tomorrow (7/30) from 9 am to noon at the Market at Battlefield and Glenstone.  Anyone who donates fresh produce or nonperishable food items will receive freshly roasted corn on the cob donated by market vendors.
  • The Greater Springfield Farmer’s Market opens at 8:30 tomorrow morning (6/11) in the southeast corner of the Battlefield Mall parking lot.  The C-Street Market is open from 8 am to 2 pm tomorrow (7/23).  To learn about other farmer’s markets in the area, visit
  • The City of Goodman, MO will hold its 21stAnnual City Wide Yard Sale tomorrow (7/30) from 8 am to 3 pm. 
  • The Gillioz Theatre & Moxie Cinema will show the film “Some Like it Hot” tomorrow night (7/30) at 7 and Sunday afternoon (7/31) at 2 at the Gillioz.  Tickets are available by calling 863-9491 or at the Gillioz Box Office.
  • The Kansas City VA Medical Center will hold an outreach event tomorrow morning (7/30) at 9 in the Walmart parking lot in Bolivar.  Veterans will be able to get health screenings, health education and enroll for veteran health care benefits.  There will also be information about the new Mobile Medical Clinic that will be in the area soon. 
  • The SAY Festival will be held tomorrow (7/30) from 10:30 am to 3 pm at Clara Thompson Hall on the Drury Campus.  Featured speakers will be holocaust survivor and political activist Hedy Epstein, writer and literacy advocate David Harrison, photojournalist Mike Wingo and more.
  • The Red Cross in West Plains will offer a babysitting class tomorrow (7/30) from 8:30 to 5:30.  To find out more or to register, 1-800-redcross.
  • The Discovery Center of Springfield is collecting school supplies for the Salvation Army thru September 30th, so if you’re back to school shopping this weekend, you might pick up something extra for the drive.
  • It’s another hot weekend and you might want to cool off at a local swimming pool.  To learn about Springfield-Greene County Park Board pools, visit
  • The Ozark Stream and Fountain and Jordan Valley Park runs 10 am to 9:30 pm daily for 30 minutes at the beginning of each hour and continuously from 11 am to 1:30 pm each day.