Weekend Outlook September 2-5, 2011
- Illuminating the Darkness, a 5K run for suicide prevention starts at 7:30 tonight (9/2) at the Forest Institute, 2885 W. Battlefield. Check-in begins at 6. For details, e-mail email@example.com.
- A garage sale to benefit Children’s Miracle Network is today (9/2) until 4 pm in CoxSouth meeting rooms 1, 2 & 3.
- The Missouri State women’s soccer team will face Kansas tonight (9/2) at 7 at Plaster Sports Complex. For ticket information, 836-7678.
- The Billings Community Fair continues today and tomorrow (9/2-9/3) in Billings, just west of Republic. A parade starts at 1 tomorrow afternoon. There will also be a truck and tractor pull, exhibits, a carnival, food, pony rides and more.
- The Ozark Mule Days event is today thru Sunday (9/2-9/4) at Finley River Park in Ozark. More than 500 mules and 100 miniature donkeys will compete in more than 60 events during the event. To find out more, www.ozarkmuledays.com.
- The Eureka Springs Banjo Rally continues thru tomorrow (9/3) at Best Western Inn of the Ozarks in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Musical styles include Ragtime, Dixieland, Tin Pan Alley, Broadway tunes and old standards. To learn more, www.banjorally.org.
- Acoustic Jam in the Square is Friday nights at 7 in front of West Plains Music in West Plains. Take instruments and lawn chairs or just go to listen.
- The Springfield Conservation Nature Center invites kids three to six-years-old to the Little Acorns program “Bear Tales” this morning (9/2) at 11. To register, 888-4237.
- Several storytimes are planned today (9/2) at Springfield-Greene County Library branches. For details, www.thelibrary.org.
- Kids in grades 6 thru 12 are invited to the program “Project Runway: Back to School Fashions” tonight (9/2) at 7 at the Library Center. Design and re-fashion old clothes and accessories into something new. Take clothes to craft with—supplies will be provided. For more information, 882-0714.
- Learn how to write memoirs during the program “Writing Your Life Story” tomorrow morning (9/3) at 10 at the Library Center. To find out more, 882-0714.
- A 5K Run to benefit Children’s Miracle Network starts tomorrow morning (9/3) at 8 at Hammons Field. For more information, 832-3036.
- The Greater Springfield Farmer’s Market opens at 8:30 tomorrow morning (9/3) in the southeast corner of the Battlefield Mall parking lot.
- The C-Street Market is open tomorrow (9/3) from 8 am to 2 pm near the Footbridge on Commercial Street.
- The Springfield-Greene County Park Board will host “Pickin’ in the Park” tomorrow (9/3) from 4 to 8 pm at Rutledge-Wilson Community Farm Park. There will be barbecue treats, a bonfire, bluegrass bands, hayrides and hands-on activities. For details, www.parkboard.org.
- The Springfield Central Labor Council presents the 2011 Labor Day Parade and Picnic Monday (9/5). The parade starts at 10 am at Grand and John Q. Hammons Parkway, will travel west on Grand to Campbell, then west to Fassnight Park. A picnic starts at 11:30 at Fassnight. The cost is $5 and proceeds will go to the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
- The 1stAnnual Labor Day Run for History will be held Monday (9/3) at 8 am on the Frisco Highline Trail. The run will start at Conco Quarry, 902 Quarry Rd. Proceeds will benefit the History Museum for Springfield-Greene County. For more information, www.ridgerunnersports.com.