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Weekend Outlook May 8-10, 2015

Michele Skalicky


In this installment of Weekend Outlook, KSMU's Michele Skalicky talks with Webster County Extension's Bob Schultheis about the Webster County Master Gardener Plant Sale tomorrow (5/9).

National Public Gardens Day is today (5/8), and the Bill Roston Butterfly House at Nathanael Greene-Close Memorial Park will open for the season at 11 this morning.  Demonstrations geared toward homeschoolers will be held throughout the gardens today from 10 am to noon and 1 to 3 pm.  For more information, 891-1515 or click here.

The Friends of the West Plains Public Library will hold their Spring Book Sale today (5/8) from 9 am to 6 pm and tomorrow (5/9) from 9 am to 3 pm at the library.  For more information, 417-256-4775.

Springfield Contemporary Theatre presents “Spring Awakening” tonight and tomorrow night (5/8 & 5/9) at 7:30 and Sunday (5/10) at 2 at 431 S. Jefferson.  “Spring Awakening” is a rock musical adaptation of Frank Wedekind's 1891 expressionist play about the trials, the tribulations and the exhilaration of the teen years.  It contains adult material. Learn more here.

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The Marshfield Farmers Market will be open today (5/8) from 3 to 7 pm at 1331 Spur Drive in Marshfield. 

The Phunkberry Music Festival continues through Sunday (5/10) in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.  It’s described as a funk festival and disco dance party rolled into one.  For more information,

The Ozarks Chorale will host Spring Singfest tomorrow night (5/9) at 7:30 in the Eureka Springs Auditorium, 36 S. Main St. in Eureka Springs, AR.  Admission is $10, and students get in free.  For details,

The Moxie will show the film, Leviathan tomorrow and Sunday (5/9 & 5/10) at 1.  It follows a young man in north Russia whose business is being threatened and his fight to keep it.  For details,

A drop-in luncheon for past and future Old Time Music, Ozark Heritage Festival volunteers will be held tomorrow (5/9) in the Dogwood Rooms at the West Plains Civic Center.  For details, , 417-257-5563 or click here.

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Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield’s Art in the Parks Series continues tomorrow night (5/9) at 7 outside the Visitor Center with the Missouri State University Community Band.  Take blankets and lawn chairs.  Admission is free.

Listen to Don Harmening on acoustic guitar tomorrow afternoon (5/9) at 1 at the Strafford Branch Library.

The Webster County Master Gardeners will hold their annual plant sale tomorrow (5/9) at the Webster County Extension Center, 800 S. Marshall, in Marshfield.  To learn more, click here.

Grey Matters of Southwest Missouri will host its second annual silent auction tomorrow (5/9) from 4 to 8 pm at Cantina Laredo, 4109 S. National.  The organization supports the needs of people in the community with the diagnosis of brain tumor, aneurysm and traumatic brain injury.  For details, 885-3888.

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We've Always Been Here

The exhibit, “We’ve Always Been Here,” which looks at the history of the African-American community in Greene County, continues through tomorrow (5/9) at the Historic Fox Theatre on Park Central Square.  For details,

Farmers Market of the Ozarks will be open tomorrow (5/9) from 8 am to 1 pm at Farmers Park.  To learn more,

The Greater Springfield Farmers Market will be open tomorrow (5/9) from 8 am to 1 pm in the Battlefield Mall parking lot.  For details, click here.

The C-Street City Market will be open tomorrow (5/9) from 9 am to 2 pm on Commercial Street near the Footbridge.  For more information, click here.

The Greater Polk County Farmers Market will be open tomorrow (5/9) from 7:30 to 11:30 am at 950 S. Killingsworth Ave. in Bolivar.

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The Lebanon Farmers Market is open tomorrow (5/9) from 8 to 1 on Jefferson Avenue at the railroad tracks in Lebanon.

The OC in Ozark will host its Outdoor Garage Sale tomorrow (5/9) from 7 am to 3 pm.  Vendor space is $20.  To find out more, 581-7002.

The 23rd annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive will be held tomorrow (5/9).  Put non-perishable food items by your mailbox for pick up by your letter carrier.

Mansfield’s second annual Picnic in the Park will be held tomorrow (5/9) from 11:30 am to 5:30 pm featuring crafts, children’s games, food vendors and more.  For details, click here.

Camp Mintahama, a Girl Scout camp in Joplin, will host Camptastic tomorrow (5/9) from noon to 4 for girls in Kindergarten through fifth grade.  Participate in a scavenger hunt, play games, hike, sing camp songs, learn outdoor skills, try archery (4th and 5th grade) and try a camp snack.  The cost is $17.  To learn more or to register, 877-312-4764 x1205 or

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Preschoolers are invited to the program “Wild About Wildflowers” tomorrow morning (5/9) at 10 at the Wildcat Glades Conservation and Audubon Center in Joplin.  The cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members.  To register, click here.

A free shooting day will be held tomorrow (5/9) from noon to 4:30 at the Andy Dalton Shooting Range and Outdoor Education Center.  For more information, 417-742-4361.

The Park Central Branch Library’s Walk-In Weekend Theatre, for anyone 13 and older, will show the film, “The Mummy,” from 1932 and “The Mummy’s Hand” tomorrow night (5/9) at 6:30.

The Springfield Conservation Nature Center’s Hiking Club will hike at Ha Ha Tonka State Park tomorrow (5/9).  To register, 888-4237.

An Intermediate Nature Photography class will be offered tomorrow (5/9) from 9 to noon at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center.  To register, 888-4237.

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Learn about hummingbirds from bird bander Sarah Driver and watch as she tries to capture and band some during the program Summer Hummers tomorrow afternoon (5/9) at 3 at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center.  To register, 888-4237.

The 21st LTTC Classic Car Show will be held tomorrow (5/9) from 8 am to 3 pm at Lebanon High School.  Find out more here or by calling 417-532-5494.

The May Festival of the Arts is being held in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.  Events this weekend include the fifth annual Spring Craft Fair tomorrow (5/9) from 9 am to 5 pm at Pine Mountain Village, Music in the Park at Basin Spring Park tomorrow night from 5 to 7, a concert by John Two-Hawks Sunday (5/10) at 2 at The Auditorium, artist receptions and more.  For details,

Work Out Day in the Park is Sunday (5/10) at 2 pm at Farmers Park.  To learn more, click here.

The Granma’s House Fund Run to raise money to help abused and neglected kids will be held Sunday (5/10) starting at 10 am at the Walmart parking lot in Harrison, AR. Cars and motorcycles are welcome to take part.  For more information, click here.