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Weekend Outlook July 6-8, 2012


  • Movies at Founders Park start this weekend.  See “Puss in Boots” tonight (7/6) and “Transformers:  Dark of the Moon” tomorrow night (7/7) at dusk.  Family four packs of tickets are available for free at Chesterfield and Doling Family Centers, Mediacom Ice Park, Busch Municipal Building and Mediacom offices.  Take lawn chairs or blankets.  To learn more,
  • Sounds on the Square continues tonight (7/6) at 7 on Park Central Square featuring We Are Voices.  Take lawn chairs.  For more information,
  • Acoustic Jam on the Square starts at 7 tonight (7/6) on the square in West Plains.  Take instruments and chairs if you want to join in or just go to listen.
  • A dance is held each Friday night at 7 at the West Plains Senior Center.  Admission is $4, and all ages are welcome.
  • Free Summer Yoga on the Downtown Square continues today (7/6) at 12:10 on Park Central Square.  Just show up—no registration is needed.
  • The Springfield-Greene County Park Board is hosting Splash n’ Sizzle events at area pools today and tomorrow (7/6 & 7/7).  Admission is $1 or a canned food item for Ozarks Food Harvest today from 5:30 to 8 pm at Grant Beach, Westport and Silver Springs Pools and tomorrow from 5:30 to 8 pm at Meador Pool and 5:30 to 10 pm at Fassnight   Pool.  For details,
  • The exhibit “Race:  Are We So Different?” continues through September 9th at the Discovery Center.  To learn more, 862-9910.
  • The Library Center invites you to the program “Movies That Will Keep You Up at Night:  Hitchcock Thrillers” tomorrow afternoon (7/7) at 2.  See the movie “Strangers on a Train.”  For more information, 882-0714.
  • The Park Central Branch Library’s “Book2Film” Film Series continues tomorrow night (7/7) at 6.  Vote for and watch your favorite stories go from “between the covers” to the big screen with movies rated PG and under.  For details, 831-1342.
  • Learn how to prepare wild game and sample dishes during the program “Discover Nature:  Wild Game Sampler” tomorrow morning (7/7) at 8:30 at the Andy Dalton Shooting Range and Outdoor Education Center.  To register, 742-4361.
  • Author and personal historian Wayne Groner will present the class “Your Memories, Your Book:  Writing Your Life Story” tomorrow morning (7/7) at 10 at the Library Center.  For more information, 883-4532.
  • The Springfield Area Herb Society will teach you how to make your own herbal laundry soap tomorrow morning (7/7) at 10 at the Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center, and you’ll take home a gallon.  To register, 891-1515.
  • The 17th annual Salute a Veteran Blood Drive continues through tomorrow (7/7).  For details,
  • The Greater Springfield Farmers Market opens tomorrow morning (7/7) at 8 at the southeast corner of the Battlefield Mall parking lot.
  • Farmers Market of the Ozarks is open tomorrow (7/7) from 7:30 to 1 near James River Freeway and Glenstone.
  • C-Street Market is open tomorrow (7/7) from 8 to 1 near the Footbridge on Commercial Street.
  • To find out about other farmers’ markets in Missouri, visit
  • HOGS for Dogs, a motorcycle ride to benefit C.A.R.E. Animal Rescue, will be held Sunday (7/8).  Registration starts at 9 at Denney’s Harley Davidson, 3980 W. Sunshine in Springfield.  To learn more, 882-0100.
  • The Sunday Concert Series continues Sunday afternoon (7/8) at 2 at the Library Center.  Mike and ancee Michim will perform Irish, gospel, country and traditional hill music mixed with comedy and storytelling.