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Weekend Outlook August 26-28, 2011


  • Movies at Founders Park continue this weekend.  “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” will be shown tonight (8/26) and “West Side Story” tomorrow night (8/27) at dusk.  Free tickets are available in advance at the Busch Municipal Building, Mediacom Ice Park, Chesterfield and Doling Family Centers and at Mediacom offices.
  • Today (8/26) is the last day of the Community Blood Center of the Ozarks’ Chiefs vs. Rams Challenge of the Fans blood drive.  Donors vote for their favorite team by giving blood in the team’s name.  For more information,
  • The 59th Annual Crane Broiler Festival is today and tomorrow (8/26 & 8/27).  It features a carnival, chicken dinner, arts and crafts, live music, a parade and more.  For more information,
  • A moving sale to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association, Southwest Missouri Chapter, is today (8/26) from 9 am to 4 pm in the parking lot at the Association’s new office, 1630 W. Elfindale.
  • Head to the Park Central Branch Library tonight (8/26) at 7 to watch the movie “The Karate Kid Part III.” 
  • National Night Out is being observed tonight (8/26) in several Springfield neighborhoods.  For details,
  • Comedian James Logan will be at the West Plains Civic Center tonight (8/26) at 7.
  • Several area Springfield-Greene County Library branches have storytimes planned today.  For details,
  • The C-Street Market is open tomorrow (8/27) from 8 am to 1 pm near the Footbridge on Commercial Street. 
  • The Greater Springfield Farmer’s Market opens at 8:30 tomorrow morning (8/27) in the southeast corner of the Battlefield Mall parking lot.
  • The Heart of the Ozarks United Way Kick-Off and Day of Caring will be held tomorrow (8/27) at People’s Park in West Plains.  Take an item to donate to one of the United Way funded agencies and receive a free hotdog, chips and soda. 
  •  “One Piano, Four Hands,” a piano duet recital featuring two MSU professors will start at 7 tomorrow night (8/27) at the West Plains Civic Center.
  • The Avenue Theatre in West Plains presents a concert featuring local musicians and bands including Joe Squared, Fuzz & Floyd, Here I Am and more tomorrow night (8/27) at 7.
  • The Cherish Kids 5K River Run/Walk will be held tomorrow morning (8/27) beginning at James River Assembly in Ozark.  Proceeds will benefit Cherish Kids, a local non-profit organization invested in raising awareness and offering support for foster and adoptive families.  For more information, 581-KIDS.
  • Help celebrate Henry the Hippo’s 30th birthday during “Pancakes in the Park” tomorrow morning (8/27) at Dickerson Park Zoo.  The breakfast is from 7 to 10 am at the Bush Country Café.  After that, from 11 to noon, help Henry celebrate his birthday with a bounce house and watermelon.  Watch Henry enjoy watermelon at 11, 11:30 and noon.  
  • The Missouri State Men’s soccer team will face Belmont tomorrow night (8/27) at 7 at Plaster Sports Complex.  For tickets, 836-7678.
  • The MSU music department invites you to a free concert featuring violinist David Hays tomorrow night (8/27) at 7:30 in Ellis Recital Hall.
  • The Brentwood Branch Library will hold a Block Party Sunday (8/28) at 2.  There will be music, refreshments, games and more.  For more information, 883-1974.
  • The SAAFhouse Spay-Neuter Clinic, 1600 N. Washington, will hold an Open House to celebrate its one-year anniversary Sunday (8/28) from 2 to 5.  There will be a silent auction, birthday games, prizes and refreshments.  Pets are welcome.  Those who attend are asked to donate items such as bleach, cash, lint rollers, one-inch masking tape, copy paper, peroxide, postage stamps, and powdered laundry detergent.
  • The Springfield-Greene County Park Board’s Outdoor Initiatives will offer bat education programs from 11 am to twilight Sunday (8/28) at Sequiota Park.  Learn why Sequiota Cave is closed, what White Nose Syndrome is and learn facts about bats.  For more information, 833-8647.