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Weekend Outlook May 22-24

Michele Skalicky

In this installment of Weekend Outlook, KSMU's Michele Skalicky talks with Josie Rorarbar, president of the Springfield Council of Federated Garden Clubs of Missouri, about their flower show today and tomorrow (5/22-5/23) at the Library Center.

The 2nd annual Table Rock and Ribs will be held today and tomorrow (5/22 & 5/23) at Table Rock Resort & Rocks Restaurant northwest of the Kimberling City Bridge.  The event will feature 26 competing BBQ teams, family activities, live music, a beer garden and concessions. Proceeds will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project.  For details, click here.

The Springfield Council of Federated Garden Clubs of Missouri’s annual Standard Flower Show, “And They Lived Happily Ever After,” will be held today (5/22) from noon to 8:30 pm and tomorrow (5/23) from 8:30 am to 4 pm at the Library Center.  For more information, 818-4780.

Automobile at the NSRA Event in Springfield

The NSRA Mid-America Street Rod Nationals will be held today through Sunday (5/22-5/24) at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds.  For details, click here.

The Marshfield Farmers Market is open today (5/22) from 3 to 7 at 1331 Spur Drive.

The 9th annual Rock Bottom Chuck Wagon Races continue through Sunday (5/24) at Big Valley Harrison, Arkansas.  Find details here.

The May Festival of the Arts continues in Eureka Springs, AR.  One event this weekend is the Concert in the Park at Basin Spring Park.  Listen to music by the Paul Price Trio tomorrow (5/23) from noon to 2 and the Block Street Quartet from 3 to 5.  Find a schedule of events here.

The Springfield Conservation Nature Center invites three to six-year-olds to the program, “Bigmouth Bullfrogs,” today (5/22) at 11 am or 1:30 pm and tomorrow morning (5/23) at 11.  To register, 888-4237.

A Babes in the Woods program, for kids 0 to 2, will be held today and tomorrow (5/22 & 5/23)) at 10 at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center.  To register, 888-4237.

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The Arts in the Park Concert Series continues tomorrow night (5/23) at 7 outside the Visitor Center at Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield.  The Missouri Boatride Bluegrass Band will be the featured group.  Admission is free. Take blankets and lawn chairs. 

The Moxie Cinema will show the film, “White God,” tomorrow and Sunday (5/23 & 24) at 1.  It’s part of a series of recent, critically-acclaimed foreign language films.  For more information, www.

See the film, “Candleshoe,” rated G, during Throwback Theater tomorrow afternoon (5/23) at 1 at the Fair Grove Library.

Learn how to make herbal sunblock and insect repellant as well as herbal iced tea during the program, “DIY Herbal Remedies for Summer” tomorrow afternoon (5/23) at 1 at the Midtown Carnegie Branch Library.

The Walk-In Weekend Theater, for anyone 13 and older, will feature the films, “The Wolfman” and “Frankenstein Meets Wolfman” tomorrow night (5/23) at 6:30 at the Park Central Library.

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The Vietnam Veterans of America Branson Chapter will host a buddy bass tournament tomorrow (5/23) on Table Rock Lake.  For details, 417-779-0750 or

The Springfield Art Museum and Drury’s Art of Space are collaborating on the construction of a temporary outdoor museum to be installed with the help of the community tomorrow (5/23).  Volunteers are needed at 10 am to help with the installation.  To learn more, click here.

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

The 5th annual Wagons for Warriors will be held tomorrow (5/23) from 9 am to 5 pm at the Laclede County Fairgrounds.  Tickets are $10 for anyone five and over and include a meal cooked over an open fire.  Proceeds will benefit area Wounded Warriors.  To learn more,

Springfield’s outdoor pools open for the season tomorrow (5/23).  For more information, click here.

Farmers Market of the Ozarks will be open tomorrow (5/22) from 8 am to 1 pm at Farmers Park.  To learn more,

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The Greater Springfield Farmers Market will be open tomorrow (5/22) 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 (5/22) 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 (5/22) from 7:30 to 11:30 am at 950 S. Killingsworth Ave. in Bolivar.

The Lebanon Farmers Market is open tomorrow (5/22) from 8 to 1 on Jefferson Avenue at the railroad tracks in Lebanon.

Classic Movie Night at The Auditorium in Eureka Springs, Arkansas continues Sunday night (5/24) at 7 with the film, “Jezebel.”  Admission is $3 at the door.  To learn more, click here.

A Memorial Day Ceremony starts Monday morning (5/25) at 10 at Springfield National Cemetery, 1702 E. Seminole.

A Memorial Day Ceremony will start at 11 am Monday at Branson Memorial Cemetery, 1638 Missouri 76 in Branson.