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Weekend Outlook September 23-25, 2011

  • The Springfield-Greene County Library District is holding storytimes at various branches today (9/23).  For details,
  • See the movie “Tron Legacy” tonight (9/23) at 7 at the Park Central Branch Library.
  • The Missouri State field hockey team will face Kent State this morning (9/23) at 11 and Ohio Sunday morning (9/25) at noon at Plaster Sports Complex.
  • Acoustic Jam on the Square starts tonight (9/23) at 7 in front of West Plains Music on the square in West Plains.  Take lawn chairs.
  • The Heart of America Walking Horse Show continues through Sunday (9/25) at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds.  For more information,
  • Tomorrow (9/24) is Harry Potter Day starting at 2 pm at the Park Central Branch Library.  There will be trivia games, a costume contest, Harry Potter-themed snacks and back-to-back showings of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” and “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part One.” 
  • The Alzheimer’s Association’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s is tomorrow (9/24) at 9 am starting at Jordan Valley Park.  For details,
  • The 9thAnnual Dog Fest, hosted by the Springfield-Greene County Park Board and Citizens Dog Park Committee, is tomorrow (9/24) from 10 am to 2:30 pm at Chesterfield Park, 2511 W. Republic Rd.  The 7thAnnual Dachshund Dash will be held throughout the day, and there will be vendors, exhibits and more.  For more information,
  • Rutledge-Wilson Farm Community Park will host Harvest Fest tomorrow from 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday noon to 5.    Free activities include farm demonstrations, sheep shearing, horseshoeing, dog herding and performances by Stars ‘n Steeds Drill Team.  There will be other activities for a fee including make your own scarecrow, horse-drawn hayrides, pony rides and more.  The farm’s corn maze and pick-your-own-pumpkin patch opens this weekend and will remain open until the end of October.  For details,
  • The Fair Grove Historical and Preservation Society will host the Fair Grove Heritage Reunion tomorrow (9/24) from 8 to 6 and Sunday (9/25) from 8 to 4.  The event features arts and crafts, demonstrations, a parade tomorrow morning at 10, live music, an antique tractor show and more.  For details,
  • Shakin’ in the Shell Fest is tomorrow (9/24) from 10 to 8 in Shell Knob.  For more information,
  • 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 14thannual Bois D’Arc Skills Camp and Knap-in continues through Sunday (9/25) at Hulston Mill Historic Park near Greenfield.  To learn more,
  • Isabel’s House will host a Community Tour Day tomorrow (9/24) from 11 to 2 at the crisis nursery, 2750 W. Bennett.  Biker’s Against Child Abuse will grill hotdogs, and there will be crafts, games, balloons, face painting and more.
  • Mediacom Ice Park is celebrating its 10thanniversary through Sunday (9/25).  Events include free public skate sessions today (9/23) from 5:15 to 6:15, tomorrow (9/24) from 4:30 to 5:30 and Sunday from 11:45 to 12:45.  There are other activities, as well.  To find out more,
  • The Greater Ozarks Audubon Society invites you to the Lake Springfield Boathouse tomorrow morning (9/24) from 8 to 11 for a light breakfast and birdwatching.  For more information, 889-2565.
  • The Non-Traditional Student Association and Christian Campus House at MSU-West Plains will host a benefit concert tomorrow (9/24) from noon to 8 pm at the new student recreation center.  Proceeds will benefit Joplin recovery efforts.  For more information, 255-3253.
  • Great Outdoors Day is tomorrow (9/24) from 8:30 am to 3 pm at the Andy Dalton Shooting Range and Outdoor Education Center, the annual celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Day.  There will be hands-on shooting and fishing opportunities and a variety of informational tables and displays about outdoors-related activities.  Scouts can earn badges.  To learn more, 742-4361.
  • The 3rdAnnual Fit for Families 5K Run/Walk is tomorrow (9/24) at Tanger Outlet Center in Branson.  Proceeds will benefit the Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks.  For more information, 862-3838.
  • Citizens Memorial Healthcare will host its 8thannual Burgundy Ball tomorrow night (9/24) at 7 at the University Plaza Convention Center in Springfield.  For details, 328-6010.
  • The Masquerade for Miracles, benefiting Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, is tomorrow night (9/24) at 6 at The Veridian, 309 South Ave.  The event will feature dinner, a silent auction and Jecobie Robert’s Comedy Hypnosis Show.  For ticket information, 269-6853.
  • The Annual Eurekapalooza Festival is tomorrow (9/24) from noon to 8 at Leatherwood City Park in Eureka Springs featuring trail races, kids’ activities, live music and more.  Proceeds benefit the Clear Spring School. 
  • The West Plains Regional Animal Shelter presents a benefit talent show tomorrow night (9/24) at 7 at the West Plains Civic Center Theatre.  Admission is $5 for adults and $4 for seniors and children ten and younger.
  • The 2011 Manhattan Short International Film Festival is tomorrow (9/24) from 2 to 4:30 pm in the Plaster Student Union Theatre at MSU.  Admission is $10.
  • Look for hawks Sunday (9/25) at the Henning Conservation Area with members of the Greater Ozarks Audubon Society.  Meet at 8 am in the commuter lot at the southwest corner of Highway 65 and Evans Road.  To learn more, 889-9940.
  • Commercial Club of Springfield will host its 14thAnnual Loftwalk Sunday (9/25) from noon to 6.  Take a self-guided tour of six Historic Commercial Street lofts.  Tickets are $10 in advance at Maschino’s, Big Momma’s Save-a-Lot and Pizza House or $12 at Historic Firehouse No. 2 on Sunday.  For more information, 839-0119.
  • The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation’s 1stSpringfield Take Steps for Crohn’s and Colitis Walk is Sunday (9/25) at Jordan Valley Park.  To find out more,
  • The Missouri State women’s soccer team will host St. Louis Sunday afternoon (9/25) at 1 at Plaster Sports Complex.
  • Learn about bats and white nose syndrome during a program Sunday (9/25) from 11 am until twilight at Sequiota Park.  For details,