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Arts and Entertainment

Weekend Outlook June 26-28, 2015

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Missouri State University-West Plains will host Oz Con, a gaming, cosplay and anime convention, today through Sunday (6/26-28) from 8 am to 11 pm each day.  For details, click here.

The City of Republic presents the 19th annual Have-a-Blast Patriotic Celebration at J.R. Martin Park, 300 E. Hines, tonight (6/26) from 6 to 10:45.  For more information, republicmo.com

The 2015 HBA Parade of Homes will be held today through Sunday (6/26-6/28).  Find more information here

Yoga on the Square is held every Friday at noon in June and July on Park Central Square.  The event is free.  Take your own yoga mat and water.

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Yoga Pose

The 35th annual Joplin PoPs will be held tonight (6/26) at 8 at the Oval at Missouri Southern State University.  It will feature the Fountain City Brass Band, door prizes and more.  For details, click here.

The 18th annual Buffalo River Elk Festival is today and tomorrow (6/26-6/27) in Jasper, Arkansas.  The event will feature live music, street dancing, a Dutch oven cooking contest and much more.  Find details here.

Three to six-year-olds are invited to the Little Acorns program Otter Chaos today (6/26) at 11 am or 1:30 pm at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center.  To register, 888-4237.

Learn about CASA and how to become a volunteer during the program CASA 101 today (6/26) at noon and at 5:30 at the Boone County Courthouse Gazebo in Harrison, AR.  RSVP here.

Kids in grades K-5 can explore the Ozark Steam Engine Association grounds during a program with the Springfield-Greene County Library this morning (6/26) at 10.  To learn more, 732-7284.

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Coneflower

Kids in grades six-12 will learn to make paper with real flower seeds in it for planting during Teen Friday Night tonight (6/26) at 6 at the Library Station.  For more information, 865-1340.

The Marshfield Farmers Market will be open today (6/26) from 3 to 7 pm at 1331 Spur Drive in Marshfield. 

Midwest Derby Fest is today through Sunday (6/26-6/28) at the Cowan Civic Center in Lebanon.  Find out more here.

Writer Freda Hall will present “Stories from the Front Porch” tonight (6/26) at 6 at the West Plains Library. She’ll share stories she grew up hearing as a child in Mississippi.

Marideth Sisco’s “Come Sit a Spell,” with Dennis Crider and Gordon Johnston, will be held at the Yellow House in West Plains tonight (6/26) at 7.  Admission is $5.

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HGTV's Paul James

A Q & A with HGTV’s Paul James, “The Gardener Guy,” is planned for tomorrow morning (6/27) at 10:30 at the Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center. The cost is $35 for Friends of the Garden members and $40 for nonmembers.  To learn more, here.

HOBA’s annual Spring Gospel Fest will be held tomorrow (6/27) at the HOBA Bluegrass Park in West Plains.  Dinner will be served at 5, and the concert starts at 7.  Learn more here.

The Red Cross Run for REDiness and March for Military will be held tomorrow morning (6/27) at Cox North.  Register online here.

Author Louise Jackson will speak to the Springfield Writers’ Guild tomorrow afternoon (6/27) at 1 at the Heritage Cafeteria at Battlefield and Fremont.  A mentor hour starts at 11.  For more information, 883-4532.

The 135th Army Band will give a free concert tomorrow night (6/27) at 6 at 5th and Broadway in Monett.  Take lawn chairs.

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The Fairbanks

A concert benefiting the Drew Lewis Foundation at The Fairbanks will be held tomorrow (6/27) at noon.  The Sounds in the Garden concert will begin at noon at the Fairbanks, 1126 N. Broadway, and will feature several local bands, an art showcase, building tours and gardening education.  Food will be available for purchase.  Take lawn chairs and blankets.  Tickets are $10 per person or $10 in nonperishable food for Ozarks Food Harvest.  For details, 720-1890 or thefairbanksinfo@gmail.com

The program, “Recognizing the 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s,” tomorrow (6/27) from 1 to 3 at the Republic Library. 

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

See the documentary, “Born to be Wild,” tomorrow afternoon (6/27) at 1 at the Strafford Library.

Willard Parks and Recreation will host Freedom Fest tomorrow (6/27) with live music, BBQ sampling, a parade, swimming, fun zones, fireworks and more.  For details, willardfreedomfest.com

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Guitar

Juanita Lee and Kenny Key will give a concert tomorrow afternoon (6/27) at 2 at the Midtown Carnegie Library.

Learn to crochet during a program tomorrow from (6/27) from 2 to 4 at the Park Central Library.  To register, 831-1342.

See the film, “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” tomorrow night (6/27) at 6:30 at the Park Central Library.

The Taneycomo Festival Orchestra’s Grand Finale Concert is tomorrow night (6/27) at 7:30 at Branson High School.  For more information, 294-0500.

The film, Harry Potter & the Sorcerer’s Stone, will be shown tomorrow morning (6/27) at 10 at Campbell Cinema.  Tickets are $2.50 each, and proceeds will go to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals at CoxHealth.  For details, click here.

Farmers Market of the Ozarks will be open tomorrow (6/27) from 8 am to 1 pm at Farmers Park.  To learn more, click here.

The Greater Springfield Farmers Market will be open tomorrow 6/27) from 8 am to 1 pm in the Battlefield Mall parking lot.  For details, click here.

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Tomatoes

The C-Street City Market will be open tomorrow (6/27) 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 (6/27) from 7:30 to 11:30 am at 950 S. Killingsworth Ave. in Bolivar.

The Lebanon Farmers Market is open tomorrow (6/27) from 8 to 1 on Jefferson Avenue at the railroad tracks in Lebanon.

The Power Museum in Carthage will host an open house Sunday (6/28) from 1 to 4:30 with geo-caching, last day viewing of more than 75 Carthage historic postcards, door prizes, a 2 pm program by author Susan Croce Kelly and more.  For details,  click here or 237-0456.