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Weekend Outlook April 26-28, 2013

Photo Courtsey of the Gray-Campbell Farmstead

  • The 37thJudicial Circuit Court Foster Children Benefit, featuring a chili supper and silent auction, is tonight (4/26) at 5 at the West Plains Civic Center.  Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children.
  • Acoustic Jam on the Square is held Friday nights at 7 at the West Plains Music Store on the square in West Plains.  Take chairs and instruments.
  • The Fair Grove Branch Library will show the film “Paranorman” this afternoon (4/26) at 4.
  • Kids in grades six through 12 are invited to make duct tape wallets tonight (4/26) at 6 at the Library Station.  To learn more, 865-1340.
  • It’s National Park Week and Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield is waiving entrance fees to the park through today (4/26).
  • Ozarks Public Television presents the Color Me Rad 5K for OPT “K is for Kids” tomorrow morning (4/27) at 9 beginning at the MSU soccer field.  Runners will start out wearing white and will be engulfed with color at each section of the run.  A portion of the proceeds will benefit OPT’s “K is for Kids” initiative, which raises money for kids’ programming.  For more information, 836-8894.
  • The annual Master Gardener Plant Sale in Greene County starts tomorrow morning (4/27) at 7:30 at the Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center at Nathanael Greene-Close Memorial Park, 2400 S. Scenic.  The sale will continue until the plants are sold out.  To learn more, 881-8909.
  • Friends of the Garden will hold a garage sale tomorrow (4/27) from 8 to 4 at the Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center.
  • The Gray/Campbell Farmstead will host the 1stannual Bluegrass Picnic tomorrow (4/27) from 11 to 5.  Take a picnic lunch and listen to bluegrass at the farmstead located in Nathanael Greene-Close Memorial Park.  Admission is free, and concessions will be available.
  • The Grant Beach Community Garden invites you to its Spring Garden Party tomorrow (4/27) from 1 to 5 at the garden, 800 W. Hovey.  There will be pony rides, a children’s story time, a seed swap, a theatrical performance, live music and a free strawberry plant for each person who attends. 
  • Rebuild Joplin and Spiva Center for the Arts invite you to meet former NFL linebacker Dhani Jones, founder of BowTie Cause! tomorrow afternoon (4/27) at 1 at the Spiva Center, 3rdand Wall in Joplin.  BowTies are $57 each, and proceeds will benefit the center and Rebuild Joplin.  For more information,
  • Dickerson Park Zoo will host “Celebrate Earth Day” tomorrow (4/27) from 10 to 2 with conservation learning stations, zookeeper chats and animal enrichment.  To learn more,
  • Springfield’s 7thannual Chocolate Dream Festival, hosted by the School of Metaphysics, is tomorrow (4/27) from noon to 3 at Canvas Art Gallery, 315 South Ave.  There will be chocolate sampling, a raffle, a silent art auction and dream interpretation.  Admission is $5 at the door.  For details, 831-0955.
  • The Lawrence County Historical Society presents “Bluegrass and Barbecue” featuring the Blackberry Winter Band, Timberline, Spur of the Moment and Virginia Snyder tomorrow (4/27) from 4 to 8 on the grounds of the 1850s Adamson Cabin.  Admission is $12 for adults and $6 for children 12 and under and includes a meal.  Take lawn chairs.  The cabin is located at 11110 Lawrence 1137 in Mt. Vernon , next to the Mt. Vernon Golf Course.
  • The Candlelit Canyon Charity Ball to benefit the Junior League of the Ozarks will be held tomorrow night (4/27) at 7 at the White River Conference Center.  For details,
  • A Meditation Walk starts at 9 tomorrow morning (4/27) at the Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden.  Admission to the garden is $3.  For more information,
  • The Friends of the Springfield-Greene County Library’s Spring Book Sale continues through Sunday (4/28) at Remington’s, 1655 W. Republic Rd. 
  • The 2013 Walk to Cure Diabetes starts at 9 tomorrow morning (4/27) at Drury University.  To learn more,  .
  • OTC Community Day is tomorrow (4/27) from 9 to 3 with a car show, health screenings, a plant sale and much more.  For details,
  • The Springfield Conservation Nature Center’s Conservation Teen Club will hike at the Walter Woods Conservation Area tomorrow (4/27).  The program is for kids 12 to 17-years-old.  To register, 888-4237.
  • The Bee Payne-Stewart Strut & 5K is tomorrow (4/27) starting at 8 am at Mediacom Ice Park.  For details, or 864-1338.
  • The Missouri Black Powder Society Trap & Skeet Shoot is this weekend at the Andy Dalton Shooting Range and Outdoor Education Center.  To find out more, 742-4361.
  • The 12thannual Spring Golf Classic, sponsored by the West Plains Sunrise Rotary Club, will be held at the West Plains Municipal Golf Course tomorrow (4/27).  For details, 256-5669.
  • Happy Birthday SGF, an event to benefit the children’s charities of Rotary, will be held tomorrow (4/27) from 11 to 5 at Park Central Square featuring birthday cake, live music, games and inflatables.  To learn more,
  • The Community Partnership of the Ozarks will host the 15thannual Community Wide Play Day/Healthy Kids Day tomorrow (4/27) from 10 to 2 at Fassnight Park.  The YMCA will kick off the morning with a family walk for $5.  Admission to the Play Day is free.  For more information,
  • Kids and their parents and grandparents are invited to meet members of the Greater Ozarks Audubon Society at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center tomorrow morning (4/27) at 8 to look for birds.  If you’d like to learn more, 496-8699.
  • The Greater Ozarks Audubon Society will take a trip to the feeders at the home of one of its members tomorrow (4/27) to look for spring birds.  Meet in the church parking lot at S. National and Wisdom Lane at 1.  For more information, 883-4015.
  • Look for birds at the Busiek State Forest Sunday morning (4/28) with the Greater Ozarks Audubon Society.  Meet in the MODOT commuter lot at Highway 65 and Evans Rd. at 7:30.  For details, 883-4015.
  • The 2ndBuffalo Art Walk will start at noon tomorrow (4/27) on the Buffalo town square.  The event is free and runs through 5 pm.  There will be art from 40 artists, a children’s activity area, crafts and live music.  To learn more, 345-7214.
  • Community Partnership of the Ozarks will host a Tire Toss at Gate 5 of the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds tomorrow (4/27) from 8 to 1.  City of Springfield residents can get rid of old tires at no charge.  For more information,
  • Dispose of sensitive documents during Document Disposal Day tomorrow (4/27) from 10 to 1 in the south parking lot of the Library Center.  There’s a limit of five bags or boxes.  For more information, 882-0714.
  • See the movie “Coraline” tomorrow night (4/27) at 7 at the Park Central Branch Library.
  • Commercial Club of Springfield will host the Season Opening Celebration of the 2013 C-Street Market tomorrow (4/27) from 7:30 am to 2 pm.  The event will feature live music, food vendors, a car show, kids’ activities and more.  For details,
  • Hospice Compassus and Hamner Barber Theater in Branson will host a screening of Honor Flight, a documentary about World War II veterans on an honor flight, Sunday afternoon (4/28) at 3 at the theater.  Tickets are free for veterans and $6 for the general public.  Proceeds will benefit Honor Flight Network.  To purchase tickets, or 334-4363.
  • The Moxie Cinema presents the movie “House of Usher” Sunday night (4/28) at 6:30.  It’s part of the Springfield-Greene County Library’s Big Read 2013.  Admission is free.
  • Dickerson Park Zoo will celebrate Autism Speaks Awareness Day Sunday (4/28) with free admission for those with autism and discounted admission for their family members.   To learn more,
  • Bailey Alternative High School will host an open house to celebrate its 25th anniversary and to say goodbye to its current school building Sunday afternoon (4/28) from 2 to 4 at the school.  The celebration will include time to visit classrooms, take pictures of handprints and other artwork, visit with classmates and staff and purchase Bailey yearbooks and other items.