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Weekend Outlook June 5-7, 2015

Lee Edwin Coursey

Kids in grades K-5 will learn all about water during the program “Fantastic Friday at the Watershed Center” today (6/5) from 10 to noon at Valley Water Mill Park.  Take fishing gear if you’d like to fish, and dress to get wet.  To learn more, 865-1340.

Harrison, Arkansas will hold a citywide garage sale today and tomorrow (6/5-6/6).

Heart of the Ozarks Bluegrass is hosting their annual Bluegrass Festival through tomorrow (6/6) at the HOBA Park in West Plains.  For more information,

The Girl Scout Craft Fair will be held today (6/5) from noon to 8 and tomorrow (6/6) from 10 to 3 at the West Plains Civic Center.

The Marshfield Farmers Market is open today (6/5) from 3 to 7 at 1331 Spur Drive.

The West Plains Public Library will host “50s Trivia Night” tonight (6/5) at 6 as part of the Summer Reading Program for adults 17 and older.  There will be prizes and refreshments.  Admission is free, but registration is required—256-4775.

The Vettes in the Midwest event will take place this weekend in Joplin.  For details,

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'64 Mustang

The Mustang Mother Road Rally is today through Sunday (6/5-6/7) in Joplin.  For more information,

Kids Fishing Day for children 7 to 12 will be held today (6/5) with a morning and afternoon session at Neosho Fish Hatchery.  Find out more by calling 417-451-0554.

Learn to play the game, “Magic:  The Gathering,” tonight (6/5) at 7 at the Park Central Library.  For details, 831-1342.

The Midtown Carnegie Library will host a sensory-friendly screening of “The Jungle Book” tomorrow afternoon (6/6) at 1.

Celebrate National Trails Day tomorrow (6/6) by testing your nature knowledge during a hike on the Springfield Conservation Nature Center trails.  Turn in answers to claim a prize and learn about area hiking trails.  To learn more, 888-4237.

James River Basin Partnership and Ozark Mountain Paddlers will host the annual River Rescue on the James River tomorrow (6/6).  Volunteers are needed to help clean up the river.  The event includes lunch, a t-shirt, door prizes and raffles.  The cost to participate is $15 (free for anyone 12 and under).  To sign up, or 836-4847.

Durand Center, Harrison, AR

The Summer Arts & Crafts Expo will be held tomorrow (6/6) from 9 to 4:30 at the NAC Durand Center, 303 N. Main, in Harrison, Arkansas.  For details,

Farmers Market of the Ozarks will be open tomorrow (6/6) from 8 am to 1 pm at Farmers Park.  To learn more,

The Greater Springfield Farmers Market will be open tomorrow (6/6) from 8 am to 1 pm in the Battlefield Mall parking lot.  For details,

The C-Street City Market will be open tomorrow (6/6) from 9 am to 2 pm on Commercial Street near the Footbridge.  For more information,

The Greater Polk County Farmers Market will be open tomorrow (6/6) from 7:30 to 11:30 am at 950 S. Killingsworth Ave. in Bolivar.

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Pea Plants

The Lebanon Farmers Market is open tomorrow (6/6) from 8 to 1 on Jefferson Avenue at the railroad tracks in Lebanon.

The Northark Summer Movie Series presents “Cinderella” tomorrow night (6/6) at sunset at the Bill Baker Amphitheatre on Northark’s south campus.  The outdoor showing is free, and popcorn will be provided.  To learn more,

The Iron Horse Gravel Grind to benefit Ozark Greenways will be held tomorrow (6/6) on the Ozark Highline Trail.  The event will feature rides from four to 100 miles.  To learn more,

Adults are invited to go on a tour of Urban Roots Farm with the Springfield-Greene County Library District tomorrow afternoon (6/6) from 1 to 3.  For more information, 616-0564.

See the film, “Ike:  Countdown to D-Day,” rated PG, tomorrow afternoon (6/6) at 2 at the Library Center.

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

The ABATE District 7 Poker Run will be held tomorrow (6/6) beginning at 9 am at the Harrison, Arkansas Visitors Center.  Proceeds will benefit a local motorcycle mechanic who was injured in an accident.  For details,

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Going Fishing

Free Fishing Days are tomorrow and Sunday (6/6 & 6/7) in Missouri.  Anglers can fish without needing permits and prescribed area daily tags.  For more information,

The Conservation Federation of Missouri will host Trout Fest at Bennett Springs State Park tomorrow (6/6) and Sunday (6/7).  For details,

Joplin Pride Fest 2015 is planned for tomorrow (6/6) from 11 to 7 at Landreth Park in Joplin.  It’s a celebration of diversity and equality with entertainment, vendors, food and more.  Admission is free.  For more information, 417-592-0258.

The Make a Wish Foundation Charity 5K will be held tomorrow (6/6) in Lebanon to raise money for a wish for a local child.  To find out more, 417-532-6251.

The Missouri Department of Conservation will host a Family Fishing Fair tomorrow (6/6) from 9 am to 2 pm at Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery near Branson.  It’s for kids 15 and under.  Educational stations will teach things like how to tie knots, filet and cook fish, rig up a fishing pole, cast a fly rod and more.  The Fishin’ Magicians will also perform.  Kids should take their own fishing gear.  For details, 334-4865, ext. 0.

Kids Fishing Fun Day is set for tomorrow (6/6) from 8 to 1 at Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park.  Kids may catch and keep up to three fish, and they’ll learn how to weigh and clean them.  Four sessions are available, and anyone who would like to attend needs to register at 864-1049 or at

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Playing Guitar

The 11th annual Rock House Music Festival will be held tomorrow (6/6) from 11 am to 11 pm in Reeds Spring featuring 10 musical acts.  For more information,

Consider Me Crafty will host a craft fair to benefit breast cancer awareness tomorrow (6/6) from 9 to 4 at the Cowan Civic Center in Lebanon.  For details,

The Bark & Brew Fest to benefit Greyhound Pets of America-Springfield will be held tomorrow (6/6) from noon to 3.  It’s a dog-friendly craft beer tasting.  The $10 cover includes food, live music and prizes.  For more information,

The Ken Coleman Memorial 5K, 10K and Fitness Fair will be held tomorrow (6/6) from 8 am to 1 pm at Great Circle.  For details, 572-7674 or

The Springfield Rock Swap and Gem Fair is tomorrow (6/6) from 9 to 5:30 and Sunday (6/7) from 10 to 4:30 at the Missouri Institute of Natural Science, 2327 W. Farm Rd. 190 in Springfield.  To learn more,

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

Author and personal historian Wayne Groner will present the free class, “How to Write Your Memoir or Life Story” tomorrow morning (6/6) at 10 at the Library Center.  For more information, 883-4532.

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The Art in the Park concert series at Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield continues tomorrow (6/6) from 11 to 4 with the Ray House Jamboree on the front porch of the Ray House.  Regular battlefield admission ($10 per carload or $5 per person) will apply.

CMH will host its annual scholarship golf tournament tomorrow (6/6) at Silo Ridge Golf and Country Club in Bolivar.  For more information, 328-6318 or

Members of the Ozark Empire Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America will share their service experiences during the Vietnam War Sunday afternoon (6/7) at 2 at the Library Center.

The Primitive Skill Series program “Fire and Flintstone” will be held Sunday afternoon (6/7) from 1 to 3 at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center.  Learn how to start a fire the primitive way.

The Bristol Quartet, comprised of members of the Springfield Symphony, will perform Sunday afternoon (6/7) at 3 at the Ferguson Building in Willow Springs.  Admission is $15, and you need to make a reservation if you’d like to attend at 855-0505.