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Weekend Outlook June 12-14, 2015

Railroad Historical Museum

The Springfield-Greene County Library District and the Railroad Historical Museum at Grant Beach Park team up for a program this morning (6/12) at 10 at the museum.  Volunteers will give tours of the train engine and cars, the steam engine and the caboose.  The library will provide train stories, activities and more.  For details, 865-1340.

Citizens Memorial Hospital will host a Lunch and Learn seminar on cataracts today (6/12) from 11:30 to 1 in the CMH Community Rooms in Bolivar.  To register, click here or 328-6010.

North Arkansas Rusty Wheels Old Engine Club’s Spring Show is set for today and tomorrow (6/12-6/13) from 9 to 4 with a tractor pull tomorrow at 1.   It will be held six miles south of Harrison on Highway 65.  To learn more, click here.

The West Plains Car Show Cruise-In will meet on Court Square at the Red Apple Grill tonight (6/12).  Find more information here.

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Basin Spring Park

Eureka Springs Blues Weekend has been expanded to a whole week this year.  The event kicks off with a performance by Jimmy D. Lane in Basin Spring Park tomorrow night (6/13) at 6.  For a complete schedule of events, click here.

Hulston Mill Civil War Days will be held tomorrow (6/13) from 9 to 5 and Sunday (9/14) from 9 to 2:30 with battle reenactments, Civil War period lifestyle demonstrations and more.  Admission is $5 for adults and free for kids 12 and under.  For more information, click here.

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

Kids will get to see a variety of big trucks up close during a program at 10 this morning in the CBCO parking lot across from the Brentwood Library, and then they’ll go to the library for stories and crafts.  To learn more, 883-1974. 

The Kiwanis Kids Fishing Derby will be held tomorrow morning (6/13) from 8:30 to 11:30 with registration at 8 at Lake Harrison in Harrison, Arkansas.  For details, click here.

Hubble Space Telescope

See the documentary, “Hubble,” tomorrow morning (6/13) at 11:30 at the Fair Grove Branch Library.

If you’re 12-years-old or older you’re invited to the program “Beginning and Intermediate Crochet” tomorrow afternoon (6/13) at 2 at the Park Central Branch Library.

  1. The 26th annual Bark in the Park will be held tomorrow (6/13) from 8 to noon on the lawn south of the Botanical Center at Nathanael Greene-Close Memorial Park.  The fee is $10 per dog and includes a t-shirt.  To learn more, click here.

Art Gone Wild is tomorrow (6/13) from 10 to 2 at Dickerson Park Zoo.  There will be hands-on art activities provided by the zoo and the Springfield-Regional Arts Council.  Zoo admission applies.  For more information,

Kids Fest will be held tomorrow (6/13) from 10 am to 1 pm at Jordan Valley Park.  The event is designed to help families learn about local nonprofits and community service organizations.  There will be free food and drinks, live music, inflatables, games and more.  The first 500 kids will receive a free swim suit, towel and city pool pass.  For details, click here.

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The Springfield Writers’ Guild will host a book signing event tomorrow (6/13) from 11 to 2 at the Library Center.

The West Plains Car Show and Swap Meet will be held tomorrow (6/13) from 8 to 4 at the West Plains Civic Center.  Admission is free.  For details, click here.

See the film, “Up,” rated PG, tomorrow afternoon (6/13) at 2 at the Strafford Branch Library.

The group, Blue Train, will perform a concert for adults tomorrow afternoon (6/13) at 4:30 at the Brentwood Branch Library.

James River Basin Partnership will host the River Jam and Crawdad Boil tomorrow (6/13) starting at 5 with live music on Park Central Square.  Take a blanket or lawn chair.  Admission is free, but donations will be accepted for JRBP.

See the film, “Camelot,” rated G, tomorrow night (6/13) at 6 at the Park Central Library.

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Water Garden

The Springfield Water Garden Society will host a tour of local water gardens tomorrow and Sunday (6/13-9/14) from 9 am to 6 pm.  The cost is $10 per person for a two-day pass.  For details, 891-1511 or

The Springfield Conservation Nature Center’s Hiking Club will hike at the Bois D’Arc Conservation Area tomorrow (6/13).  To register, 888-4237.

Learn shotgun shooting basics during a program tomorrow morning (6/13) at 8:30 at the Andy Dalton Shooting Range.  To register, 742-4361.

Senior Fishing Day is tomorrow (6/12) at the Neosho Fish Hatchery.  Anyone 65 and older can fish for free.  To find out more, 417-451-0554 or click here.

The Sunday Concert Series continues Sunday (6/14) at 2 with The Swivel Sisters performing a variety of cover tunes and original material at the Library Center.

A Flag Retirement Ceremony is planned for Sunday afternoon (6/14) at 2 at First Presbyterian Church in Harrison, Arkansas.  The public is invited.  Learn more here.