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Weekend Outlook July 10-12, 2015


Michele Skalicky talks with park ranger Curtis Gregory about Carver Day tomorrow (7/11) at George Washington Carver National Monument.

The Movies at Founders Park Series continues tonight (7/10) with “Despicable Me” and tomorrow night’s movie, “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” at dusk at Founders Park on Water St. in downtown Springfield.  Admission is free with advance tickets, available at the Chesterfield, Doling and Dan Kinney Family Centers, at the Busch Municipal Building and at Mediacom Ice Park.  Take blankets or lawn chairs.

The Springfield Urban Agriculture Coalition will host Cocktails and Wellies tonight (7/10) at 7 at Missouri Spirits, 507 W. Walnut in Springfield.  Wear wellies, garden boots or muck mucks and enjoy hors d’oeuvres featuring locally-grown produce, beer and live entertainment by Barak Hill and Dallas Jones.  For ticket information, 429-0999.

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CoxHealth will hold a Kids Sewing Day today (7/10) from 10 to2 at Cox North.  Kids will make stuffed animals, eye pillows and no-sew blankets for patients at the hospital.  To register, 269-4169.

Wild Bob’s Musical Book Club presents “A Wrinkle in Time” tonight (7/10) at 6:30 at Lindberg’s, 318 W. Commercial.  Musicians present songs inspired by the book.  There’s a cover charge of $5.

The Laclede County Fair continues through tomorrow (7/11) at the Laclede County Fairgrounds in Lebanon.  For more information, click here.

The Fleur Delicious Weekend continues through Sunday (7/10-7/12) in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.  It’s a French-themed weekend with a street fair atmosphere.  To learn more, click here.

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The Marshfield Farmers Market will be open today (7/10) from 3 to 7 pm at 1331 Spur Drive in Marshfield. 

Yoga on the Square continues today (7/10) at noon on Park Central Square.  Take yoga mats.  To learn more,

The travelling Vietnam Wall, a replica of the wall in Washington D.C., is at the American Legion Post 639, 2660 S. Scenic, through Monday (7/13). 

The Mid America Grand Slam Horse Show is at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds through tomorrow (7/11).  For more information,

Citizens Memorial Hospital in Bolivar will hold a Lunch and Learn program on CMH Home Care Services today (7/10) from 11:30 to 1 in the CMH Community  Rooms.  To rsvp, 328-6010 or click here.

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Kids in grades K-5 are invited to listen to live music by Dallas Jones and tour Fair Grove’s Wommack Mill during a program with the Springfield-Greene County Library this morning (7/10) at 10.  To learn more, or 759-2637.

The NorthArk Summer Movie Series will continue tomorrow night (7/11) at dusk at the Bill Baker Amphitheatre in Harrison.  Tomorrow night’s move will be “Furious 7.”  Starting at 6:30, there will be kids’ activities and a car show.  For more information, click here.

The Friends of the Garden will host the Butterfly Festival tomorrow (7/11) from 9 am to 3 pm at the Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center.  It will feature a caterpillar petting zoo, tours of the Butterfly House, face painting, games and more.  For details,

Art Walk will present the Second Saturday Art Chalk (the first ever) tomorrow (7/11) from noon to 5 in downtown Springfield.   View exhibits in 14 venues, and watch artists create works of art on the sidewalk.

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See the documentary, “Nature:  Fellowship of the Whales,” tomorrow morning (7/11) at 11:30 at the Fair Grove Branch Library.

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

Farmers Market of the Ozarks will be open tomorrow (7/11) from 8 am to 1 pm at Farmers Park.  Learn more here.

The Greater Springfield Farmers Market will be open tomorrow 7/11) 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 (7/11) from 9 am to 2 pm on Commercial Street near the Footbridge.  For more information, click here.

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

The Lebanon Farmers Market is open tomorrow (7/11) from 8 to 1 on Jefferson Avenue at the railroad tracks in Lebanon.

Play board games during the program, “Go from Bored to Board,” for adults tomorrow afternoon (7/11) from 1 to 5 at the Library Center.

The George Washington Carver Day Celebration will be held tomorrow (7/11) from 10 am to 3 pm at the George Washington Carver National Monument in Diamond, Missouri.  The day will include a program interpreting the life of Carver, guest speakers, live music, a junior ranger station and exhibitors.  To find out more, 325-4151.

Learn to make natural soap tomorrow afternoon (7/11) at 2 at the Park Central Branch Library.  Anyone 12 and older can attend.  Find out more by calling 831-1342 or

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Adults will learn about native plants and their benefits during the program “Native Plants for Your Garden” tomorrow afternoon (7/11) at 3 at the Library Station.  For details,

The Brentwood Branch Library presents musician Shannon Stine tomorrow afternoon (7/11) at 4:30.

Learn how to weave plant fibers into cordage during a Primitive Skills Series program Sunday afternoon (7/12) from 1 to 3 at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center.  Stop by anytime.  No registration is required.  To learn more, 888-4237.

The Sunday Concert Series continues Sunday afternoon (7/12) at 2 at the Library Center with the Springfield Community Jazz Ensemble.


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.