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Weekend Outlook August 1-3, 2014


The First Friday Downtown Stroll is tonight (8/1) from 5 to 8 in West Plains.  To view a list of events, click here.

The First Friday Art Walk is tonight (8/1) in Springfield.  For details,

The Ozark Empire Fair continues through Sunday (8/3) in Springfield, featuring rides, food, exhibits and concerts.  For ticket information or to view a schedule of events,

The Movies at Founders Park series continues this weekend with “Jumanji,” rated PG, tonight (8/1) and “Moonstruck” tomorrow night (8/2) at dusk.  Take blankets or lawn chairs.  Concessions will be available for purchase.  Free tickets are available in advance at Chesterfield, Dan Kinney and Doling Family Centers, Mediacom Ice Park and Mediacom offices and the Busch Municipal Building.  For more information, click here.


The History Museum on the Square will present “Pearl White—The Peerless Fearless Girl from Springfield, Missouri:  The Perils and Parallels of an International Silent Movie Star” tonight (8/1) at 6:30 and 8:30 as part of First Friday Art Walk.  MSU professor Dr. Randy Dillon will speak at the historic Fox Theatre about one of the biggest stars of the silent film era who began her career here in Springfield.  For more information, 831-1976.

The Springfield Regional Arts Council will host an opening reception for the exhibit, “2,451 Miles:  Celebrating Route 66” at the Creamery Art Center tonight (8/1) from 6 to 9 during First Friday Art Walk.  In conjunction with the exhibit, the Arts Council and OPT will host “OPT Kids Night” from 5 to 8 tonight at the Creamery.  The Springfield-Greene County Library will present a story time, and there will be arts projects and games focused on transportation.  You can also see the OPT documentary “Route 66:  Missouri’s Mother Road.”  To find out more,

Kids in grades 2 to 5 are invited to Fizzy Fridays this morning (8/1) at 10 at the Brentwood Branch Library.  To learn more,

Teens can try the latest in computing, Raspberry Pi and Xbox One during the program “Teen Tech Days’ today (8/1) at 3 at the Brentwood Branch Library.  For details, click here.

The Eureka Springs Summertime Yards & Yards of Yard Sales event is today and tomorrow (8/1-8/2) from 7 am to 3 pm in Eureka Springs, AR.  For more information, click here.

Learn about how Rare Breed works with at-risk youth in the city and view art created by teens from the center tonight (8/1) at 7 at the Park Central Branch Library.

The Library Station will host “Teen Friday Nights” at 6 tonight (8/1) for kids in 6th through 12th grades.  Stop in for games, crafts and special events.

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Dickerson Park Zoo will host Pancakes in the Park tomorrow morning (8/2) from 7 to 10 at the Bush Country Café.  It’s also a celebration of Henry the Hippo’s 33rd birthday.  The cost for breakfast is $5 ($4 for kids 12 and younger).  Zoo guests will be able to watch Henry get special treats at 10:30 and 11.  For more information,

Learn how to save your own garden seeds tomorrow afternoon (8/2) at 2 at the West Plains Public Library.  For more information, 256-4775 or

An End of Summer Science Party for kids in kindergarten through 6th grade starts tomorrow morning (8/2) at 10 at the Brentwood Branch Library.  To register, 883-1974.

The 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb will be held tomorrow (8/2) at 8 am at Hammons Field.  The event honors the 343 firefighters who died on September 11, 2001.  For more information, click here.

Learn how to use your smartphone during the program “Smartphones for Tech Newcomers” tomorrow (8/2) at noon for adults at the Republic Branch Library.  To register, 732-7284.

It’s Super Science Saturday for grades K-5 tomorrow (8/2) at 1 at the Midtown Carnegie Branch Library. To learn more,

The Back to the 80’s Habitat Home Run 10K, 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run is tomorrow (8/2) at Highland Springs Country Club.  To register, or

Adults are invited to “Hubble Hullabaloo” tomorrow afternoon (8/2) at 1 at the Strafford Branch Library.  Enjoy space-related crafts and snacks in celebration of Missouri native and noted astronomer Edwin Hubble.  For more information,

Find out what Pinterest is all about during a Pinterest Party tomorrow afternoon (8/2) at 2 for adults.  To register, 883-1974.

Adults are invited to see the documentary “March of the Penguins” tomorrow afternoon (8/2) at 2 at the Fair Grove Branch Library.

Goodman, MO will hold its annual City Wide Yard Sale tomorrow (8/2) from 8 to 3.  For more information, 364-7316.

Adults will learn how to listen and speak mindfully during a program tomorrow afternoon (8/2) at 2 at the Midtown Carnegie Branch Library.  To learn more,

Author and personal historian Wayne Groner will present the free class “Your Memories, Your Book:  Writing Your Life Story” tomorrow morning (8/2) at 10 at the Library Center.  For more information, 883-4532.

C-Street Market is open tomorrow (8/2) from 8 am to 1 pm.  For details, click here.

Farmer’s Market of the Ozarks is open tomorrow (8/2) from 8 to 1 at Farmer’s Park at James River and Republic Rd.  For more information, click here.

The Greater Ozarks Farmers Market is open tomorrow (8/2) from 8 to 1 in the Battlefield Mall parking lot.  To learn more, click here.

Adults are invited to see the PBS special “American Experience:  The Abolitionists” Sunday afternoon (8/3) at 1:30 at the Library Center.  For details,