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Weekend Outlook August 15-17, 2014


Michele Skalicky talks with George Hoffman, owner of Moon City Improv, about an event tonight to benefit NAMI of Southwest Missouri.

The Springfield Conservation Nature Center will host Insect-O-Rama tonight (8/15) from 6:30 to 9:30.  It’s an annual celebration of insects and the important role they play in nature.  No registration is needed.  For more information, 888-4237.

Moon City Improv will host a Tribute to Robin Williams to benefit the National Alliance on Mental Illness-Southwest Missouri tonight (8/15) at 7 at Big Momma’s Coffee House, 217 E. Commercial.  Tickets are $7.  Students get in for $5.  For details, 865-9911.

The Alzheimer’s Association of the Ozarks invites you to “Strike Out Alzheimer’s” today (8/15) at Hammons Field.  The event starts with a pre-party at 4:30 at University Plaza Hotel, which includes food, drink specials, live music and a silent auction then continues at the Springfield Cardinals game with a pre-game walk around the field.  Tickets are $10 or $18 if you’d like a t-shirt.  To purchase tickets, 886-2199. 

Eureka Springs’ annual Bluegrass Festival continues through tomorrow (8/16) with a variety of performances in Basin Spring Park and The Auditorium.  For more information,

The National Button Society’s 2014 Annual Convention continues through tomorrow (8/16) at the University Plaza Hotel & Convention Center.  Admission is $7.  For details, or 864-7333.

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Vintage Auto

The Ozark Antique Auto Club Swap Meet will be held today through Sunday (8/15-8/17) from 7 am to 8 pm at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds.  For details, click here.

The Movies at Founders Park Series continues this weekend.  See “Free Willy” tonight (8/15) and “Sleepless in Seattle” tomorrow night (8/16) at dusk.  Free tickets are available in advance at Mediacom offices, Mediacom Ice Park, the Busch Municipal Building and at Dan Kinney, Doling and Chesterfield Family Centers.  To learn more,

Fassnight and Grant Beach Pools remain open in Springfield on weekends.  Get into Fassnight for $1 today (8/15) from 4 to 10 pm or free with a canned food item. 

Adults will learn how to manage files on their computer or external storage device during the class, “File Management” today (8/15) from 1 to 3 at the Midtown Carnegie Branch Library.  To register, 837-5011.

Seniors can register for classes at MSU-West Plains today (8/15) under the Senior Citizen Fee Waiver Program.  For more information, 255-7955 or

Teens are invited to stop by the Library Station at 6 tonight (8/15) for Teen Friday Nights.  To learn more, 865-1340.

Kids in grades four through 12 can attend Minecraft Game Night tonight (8/15) at 6 at the Republic Branch Library.  For more information, 732-7284.

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House of Cards starts at 7 tonight (8/15) at the Park Central Branch Library.  The event will feature card playing, card building and more.  For details, 831-1342.

See the Robin Williams film, Jumanji, at the Drive-in Movie tomorrow night (8/16) at dusk at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds.  Concessions will be available.  For more information, click here.

Kids’ Fishing Day is tomorrow (8/16) at Roaring River State Park for kids 15 and younger.  Volunteers will be available to help kids fish.  You’re encouraged to take your own fishing equipment.  There will be seminars on fish cleaning and cooking, Dutch oven cooking, taxidermy, watersheds, knot tying, fly tying and casting and more.  For details, 847-2430.

Kids three to six-years-old are invited to the Little Acorns program “Butterfly Magic” tomorrow morning (8/16) at 11 at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center.  To register, 888-4237.

The West Plains Senior Center will host a dance for all ages with the Country Express Band tomorrow night (8/16) at 7.  Admission is $5.

Learn how to create a resume during a program tomorrow morning (8/16) at 9 at the Republic Branch Library.  For more information, 732-7284.

Adults will trace their World War I ancestors during a program tomorrow morning (8/16) at 10 at the Library Center.  For details, 882-0714.

See the 1954 movie “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” tomorrow afternoon (8/16) at 2 at the Library Center. 

Trade recipes and share cooking tips with other foodies during the Republic Recipe Club meeting tomorrow afternoon (8/16) at 2 at the Republic Branch Library.  To learn more, 732-7284.

C-Street Market is open tomorrow (8/16) from 8 am to 1 pm.  For details, click here.

Farmer’s Market of the Ozarks is open tomorrow (8/16) from 8 to 1 at Farmer’s Park at James River and Republic Rd.  For more information,

The Greater Ozarks Farmers Market is open tomorrow (8/16) from 8 to 1 in the Battlefield Mall parking lot.  To learn more,