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Weekend Outlook May 29-31, 2015


Japanese Culture Night is tonight (5/29) at 6:30 at Greenwood Lab School on the MSU campus.  It's being presented by high school students from Springfield's sister city, Isesaki, Japan, and admission is free.  Michele Skalicky talked with members of the delegation about their visit.

The Missouri State Baseball Bears will play in the NCAA Regionals this weekend at Hammons Field.  For details, click here.

Marideth Sisco, host of These Ozarks Hills on KSMU, will present “Come Sit a Spell” tonight (5/29) at the Yellow House in West Plains featuring music and readings from Sisco’s new novel.  Admission is $5.

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The Marshfield Farmers Market is open today (5/29) from 3 to 7 at 1331 Spur Drive.

The Missouri Black Powder Society Shoot will be held today through Sunday (5/29-5/31) at the Andy Dalton Shooting Range in Bois D’arc.  Get tips on loading and firing a muzzle-loading shotgun from members of the group.  For more information,

Kids in grades six through 12 are invited to the Library Station for Teen Friday Nights tonight (5/29) from 6 to 8.  For details, 865-1340.

The Springfield Conservation Nature Center invites kids ages three to six to the Little Acorns program, “Valuable Vultures” today (5/29) at 11 or 1:30 or tomorrow (5/30) at 11.  To register, 888-4237.

The May Festival of the Arts continues through Sunday (5/31) in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.  For details, click here.

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The Lions Club in West Plains will host Dining in the Dark at the West Plains Civic Center tomorrow night (5/30) at 6 to raise awareness of the visually impaired.  Tickets are $50 per person or $350 for a table of eight.  For more information, Rita at 417-293-4239 or Traci at 417-293-4327.

The 24th annual Medical Mile & 5K to benefit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, will be held tomorrow morning (5/30).  To learn more,

Cashew Craze, hosted by the Sertoma Club of the Ozarks, will be held tomorrow (5/30) from 11 to 5 at the Springfield Expo Center.  Tickets are $15 at the door, and kids ten and younger get in free.  For more information,

The Attitude Dance Recital will be held tomorrow (5/30) at 3 and 7 and Sunday (5/31) at 3 at the West Plains Civic Center Theatre. 

The Baseball Project presents Hey Batter, Batter…Swing, a whiffle tournament to benefit Champion Athletes of the Ozarks, tomorrow morning (5/30) at 10 at the Corwin Arena at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds.  For more information,

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Landan’s LegOcy will host the Wild for Awareness Carnival tomorrow (5/30) from noon to 5 at Lake Country Soccer, 2334 E. Pythian, featuring inflatables, rides, carnival games, silent auctions and more.  Proceeds will go to support children and families on their journey through childhood cancer.  Tickets are $10 for anyone 13 and older and $5 for kids 2 to 12.  For details, click here.

Ozarks Food Harvest will host the first Great American Milk Drive tomorrow (5/30) from 11 to 3 at Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park, 3825 W. Farm Rd. 146 in Springfield.  Community members are asked to make a donation for milk vouchers to be distributed at eight of the food bank’s Springfield food pantries.  A $5 donation provides one gallon of milk.  For more information, 865-3411.

The Friends of Baker Prairie and the Harrison Disorganized Bird Club will host a Beginning Bird Walk tomorrow morning (5/30) at 9.  Meet at the middle school parking lot on Goblin Drive in Harrison, Arkansas.  RSVP to

Scooby Doo

Miracle Movie Saturday, to raise money for Children’s Miracle Network, continues tomorrow morning (5/30) at 10 with “Scooby Doo” at Campbell 16 Cinema.  Admission is $2.50.

Webster Lodge #98 will hold a Truck & Tractor Pull tomorrow night (5/30) at 6 at the Webster County Fairgrounds.  Admission is $5, and children 11 and under get in free.  A portion of the proceeds will go to Children’s Miracle Network.

DEEZOfest, an all ages music and arts festival, will be held tomorrow (5/30) from 3 to 11 at the Minnie Harris Park stage in Harrison, Arkansas.  For details, click here.

Learn about reptiles during the program “Missouri’s Reptiles Rock!” tomorrow morning (5/30) at 10 at the Wildcat Glades Conservation & Audubon Center in Joplin.  The cost is $5 for members and $10 for nonmembers.  To register, click here.

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Running Shoe

The Connect Kids to Camp 5K will be held tomorrow (5/30) in Harrison, Arkansas.  Click  here to learn more.

The Moxie’s In Translation foreign film series will conclude this weekend with the film, “PK,” tomorrow and Sunday (5/30-5/31) at 1.  P. K. is a comedy of ideas about a stranger in the city, who asks questions that no one has asked before. They are innocent, child-like questions, but they bring about catastrophic answers.  For details,

See the documentary, “Born to be Wild,” rated G, tomorrow morning (5/30) at 11 at the Fair Grove Branch Library. 

The Disneynature documentary, “Wings of Life,” rated G, will be shown tomorrow afternoon (5/30) at 1 at the Strafford Branch Library.

The Park Central Library’s Weekend Walk-In Theater for anyone 13 and older will show the film “Dracula” tomorrow night (5/30) at 6:30.

Historic C-Street

The C-Street Saturday Stroll will be held tomorrow (5/30) from 1 to 3 on Commercial Street.  To learn more, or 501-9486.

The Robberson Neighborhood Association presents “Safety & Science in the Hood” tomorrow (5/30) from 3 to 5 at the Dayspring Church parking lot, 2157 N. Prospect.  The event will feature Branson Storm Chasers, live science demonstrations, food, games, live music and fire trucks.  For more information, 719-3741.

The Arts in the Park concert series at Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield continues tomorrow night (5/30) at 7 outside the Visitors Center with The Wings of Swing Band.  Listen to the traditional big band songs from the 30s, 40s and 50s.  Take blankets and lawn chairs.

The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life will be held tomorrow night through Sunday (5/30-5/31) at Parkview High School.  For more information, 523-9200.

Railroad Historical Museum

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

Farmers Market of the Ozarks will be open tomorrow (5/30) from 8 am to 1 pm at Farmers Park.  To learn more, click here.

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

The Lebanon Farmers Market is open tomorrow (5/30) from 8 to 1 on Jefferson Avenue at the railroad tracks in Lebanon.

The 2nd annual Dentistry from the Heart event will be held tomorrow (5/30) at Dr. Trent Wilkinson’s office, 1902 E. Battlefield, Suite A.  Anyone 18 and older can get dental care at no charge on a first-come, first-served basis.  To learn more, click here or 882-8222.

Michele Skalicky has worked at KSMU since the station occupied the old white house at National and Grand. She enjoys working on both the announcing side and in news and has been the recipient of statewide and national awards for news reporting. She likes to tell stories that make a difference. Michele enjoys outdoor activities, including hiking, camping and leisurely kayaking.