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Weekend Outlook May 15-17, 2015

Reeds Spring Cajun Days

In this installment of Weekend Outlook, Michele Skalicky talks with Flavie Lear about Cajun Days in Reeds Spring.

The 25th annual Crawdad Days Festival will be held today and tomorrow (5/15-5/16) in Harrison, Arkansas featuring craft vendors, canoe rides, pony rides, live music, a crawdad eating contest, food, carnival rides, a car show and more.  For details, click here.

The Missouri State Baseball Bears will host Bradley tonight (5/15) at 6:35 and tomorrow (5/16) at 2:05 at Hammons Field.  For ticket information,

Kids in grades six through 12 are invited to a “Pretty Little Liars” Party tonight (5/15) at 5:30 at the Library Center.  For more information, or 882-0714.

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A spaghetti dinner to help send Troop 38 Boy Scouts to camp will be held tonight (5/15) from 6:30 to 8:30 at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Harrison, Arkansas.  The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children.  To learn more, click here.

The Marshfield Farmers Market is open today (5/15) from 3 to 7 at 1331 Spur Drive.

The Moxie Cinema will show the film, “Timbuktu,” tomorrow and Sunday (5/16-5/17) at 1 pm.  It’s part of a series of recent, critically-acclaimed foreign language films.  For more information,

The fifth annual Stomp the Blues Out of Homelessness concert will be held tomorrow (5/16) at Chesterfield Village.  Gates open at noon, and the first band takes the stage at 1.  Admission is $22 in advance and $25 the day of the show.  For more information, click here.

Young Sprouts in the Garden will be held tomorrow (5/16) from 9 am to 1 pm at the Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center at Nathanael Greene-Close Memorial Park.  There will be lots of hands-on activities for kids.  Admission is free.  To learn more, click here.

Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield’s Art in the Park Series continues tomorrow night (5/16) at 7 outside the visitor center with the 135th Army Band.  Take blankets and lawn chairs.  Admission is free.

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Listen to live bluegrass music by Red Bridge Bluegrass tomorrow (5/16) from 1 to 3 in the park behind the Fair Grove Branch Library.

Springfield-Greene County Library branches will kick off the Summer Reading Program tomorrow (5/16).  To learn more,

The Railroad Historical Museum at Grant Beach Park is open Saturdays from 2 to 4 at Grant Beach Park.  Admission is free.

The May River Walk at Dogpatch USA in northern Arkansas will be held tomorrow and Sunday (5/15 & 5/16).  It will feature live music, food, vendors and more.  For details, click here.

See the classic film, “The Awful Truth,” tomorrow afternoon (5/16) at 2 at the Library Center.

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Art "Easel"

The 7th annual Pierce City Arts Festival will be held tomorrow (5/16) at Pierce City Park.  Free hands-on art workshops led by professional artists will be held throughout the day at the central pavilion.  There will be live music, art work, authors and more.  For details, click here.

The May Festival of the Arts continues in Eureka Springs, AR.  Find a schedule of events here.

Native American flute maker, Jerry Fretwell, will discuss the cultural history behind the native American flute and will perform a few songs during a program for adults tomorrow afternoon (5/16) at 2 at the Willard Branch Library.

Independent Living, Inc. will host a Duck Race tomorrow (5/16) at 3 at Minnie Harris Park in Harrison, Arkansas.  Ducks will be sold until 2:45 pm.  Find more information here.

See the film, “The Creature from the Black Lagoon,” rated G and “The Return of the Swamp Thing,” rated PG-13, during Walk-In Weekend Theatre tomorrow night (5/16) for anyone 13 and older at the Park Central Branch Library.

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Canned Food

Dade County Extension will host a Food Preservation Camp tomorrow (5/16) at Greenfield High School from 8:30 am to 5 pm.  The cost to attend is $80.  Learn about pressure canning, dehydrating food, pickling and making salsa, jams and jellies.  To find out more, click here.

Reeds Spring will host Cajun Days tomorrow (5/16) starting at 9:30 am. There will be crafts, a crawdad eating contest, a crawdad race, kids’ activities, food, live music and more.  For details, click here.

Geezerfest is tomorrow night (5/16) at 7 on the Library Center patio.  Take lawn chairs and listen to classic rock ‘n roll from the 60s and 70s.

Farmers Market of the Ozarks will be open tomorrow (5/16) from 8 am to 1 pm at Farmers Park.  To learn more,

The Greater Springfield Farmers Market will be open tomorrow (5/16) from 8 am to 1 pm in the Battlefield Mall parking lot.  Click here for more information.

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Green Peppers

The C-Street City Market will be open tomorrow (5/16) 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 (5/16) from 7:30 to 11:30 am at 950 S. Killingsworth Ave. in Bolivar.

The Lebanon Farmers Market is open tomorrow (5/16) from 8 to 1 on Jefferson Avenue at the railroad tracks in Lebanon.

The Color the Crawdad 5K/10K Color Run to benefit North Arkansas Regional Medical Center will be held tomorrow (5/16) in Harrison, Arkansas.  For details, click here.

The Southern Ozarks Community Orchestra will perform tomorrow night (5/16) at 7 at the Start Theater in Willow Springs.  And Southern Ozarks Youth Orchestra will present a concert Sunday afternoon (5/17) at 2 at the same location.  Tickets are $7 for adults and will be available at the door.

The Books in Bloom Literary Festival to benefit the Carroll and Madison Public Library Foundation will be held Sunday (5/17) from noon to 5 at the Crescent Hotel.  For more information,

Comedian Kathy Griffin will be at the Gillioz Theatre Sunday night (5/17) at 7.  For tickets,