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Weekend Outlook August 21-23, 2015

City of Springfield

The Ozarks Genealogical Society will host a Treasure Hunt tomorrow (8/22) beginning at the Library Center.  Car loads of “treasure hunters” will use clues to find historical sites in the Springfield area.

Linda Chesbro is a member of OSG.

"I think it'll be very educational for students and adults alike to learn more about some of the historical sites.  There are a lot of them in Springfield," she said.

The cost to participate in the treasure hunt is a donation of at least $5.  Half of the money will go to OSG and half to winners of the treasure hunt. 

The Ozarks Genealogical Society has about 460 members who guide and encourage people in researching their ancestors.  The group meets three times each month.

Registration for the treasure hunt will take place tomorrow from 3 to 3:30 at the Library Center.  For more information, click here.

Big Hero 6

The Movies at Founders Park Series continues this weekend at Founders Park in downtown Springfield.  Big Hero 6 will be shown tonight (8/21) and Guardians of the Galaxy tomorrow night (8/22) at dusk.  Free tickets are available in advance at the Busch Municipal Building, Mediacom Ice Park, Mediacom offices and the Dan Kinney, Doling and Chesterfield Family Centers.  Take blankets and lawn chairs.

The Joplin HAMFEST is today (8/21) from 3 to 8 pm at the Joplin Convention and Trade Center at Exit 8 and I-44.  For more information,

CMH will host a free Lunch and Learn seminar on medication management this morning (8/21) at 11:30 in the CMH Community Rooms in Bolivar. To register, 328-6010 or click here.

Several Springfield neighborhoods will take part in the crime awareness event, the 18th annual Neighborhood Night Out, this weekend.  Neighborhood residents are encouraged to turn on their porch lights during the evening hours as a show of unity.  Neighborhood Night Out events are planned for tonight (8/21) from 6 to 8 at Grant Beach Park, 833 W. Calhoun, Washington Park, 1600 N. Summit and Smith Park, 1536 E. Division.  Events are planned tomorrow (8/22) from 4 to 6 at Pathways United Methodist Church, 1232 E. Dale and at Lafayette Park, 202 E. Atlantic, from 3 to 7.

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The Marshfield Farmers Market will be open today (8/21) from 3 to 7 pm at 1331 Spur Drive in Marshfield. 

The Zerkapalooza Music Festival continues through tomorrow (8/22) in downtown Joplin.  The headliner tonight (8/21) is the Ben Miller Band and tomorrow night, it’s Corey Smith.  The event also includes a 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament, Kickball Tournament, Citywide Scavenger Hunt and more tomorrow (8/22).  For details, click here.

The exhibit, “Start Your Engines—the History of Motor Racing in the Ozarks” is at the Springfield-Greene County History Museum in the Fox Theatre on Park Central Square through August 29th.  Hours are 10:30 am to 4:30 pm.

Acoustic Jam on the Square is held Friday nights on the square in West Plains.  Take blankets and lawn chairs and instruments if you want to join in.

The West Plains Civic Center Indoor Yard Sale will be held tomorrow (8/22) from 7 am to 3 pm.

The Breath of Soul A Cappella Concert will be held tomorrow night (8/22) at 7 at the West Plains Civic Center Theater.  Tickets are $10.  For details, 255-7966 or click here.

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Meat on the Grill

Ernie Biggs & BBQ will be held tomorrow night (8/22) at 6:30 at the Event Barn in West Plains. Tickets are $40 in advance or $50 at the door.  Proceeds will benefit Common Grounds for Girls.  To learn more, 293-6272.

See the 1974 film, Escape to Witch Mountain tomorrow afternoon (8/22) at 1 at the Fair Grove Library.

The documentary, Babies, will be shown tomorrow afternoon (8/22) at 1 at the Strafford Library.

The film, Serenity, rated PG-13, will be shown tomorrow night (8/22) at 6:30 at the Park Central Library.  It’s for anyone 13 and older.

The Habitat Home Run and Springfield’s Largest Water Balloon Fight is tomorrow morning (8/22) at 8 starting at Price Cutter on Republic Rd.  Race-day registration is at 6 am.  For more information, 887-3400.

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Mediacom Ice Park

Did you go on a treasure hunt this summer with the Passport to Healthy Living? Celebrate with ice skating admission and door prizes at the Passport Party at Mediacom Ice Park, tomorrow (8/22) from 10 a.m. to noon.  Anyone who completed a Passport to Healthy Living is invited to attend. Each passport holder receives free ice park admission and a ticket for prize drawings, including a digital tablet provided by AARP of Springfield. The first 100 Passport holders to arrive also receive free skate rental tomorrow.  Pre-register or take your passport with you for admission.  877-926-8300 or click here.

The Illuminating the Darkness 5K Run/Walk for Suicide Prevention will start tomorrow night (8/22) at 8:30 with sign in and registration at 7 at McBride Elementary, 5005 S. Farm Rd. 135 in Springfield.  For more information or to register, click here.

The seminar, Effective Wingshooting for the Hunter, for anyone 15 and up, will be held tomorrow (8/22) from 8:30 am to 3 pm at the Andy Dalton Shooting Range.  To register, 742-4361.

Prairie Day is tomorrow (8/22) from 10 am to 3 pm at George Washington Carver National Monument in Diamond, MO.  Celebrate life on the Missouri prairie during the late 1800s when George Washington Carver was a child. There will be basket weaving, candle-making, Dutch-oven cooking, spinning, weaving, storytelling, musical groups, quilting, a junior ranger station and more.  For details,

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Car Show

A car show to benefit Boy Scouts Troop 132 will be held tomorrow (8/22) at Fashion Mall on Highway 62 in Harrison, Arkansas.  To learn more, click here.

Weave sleeping mats out of plastic bags for The Kitchen, Inc. during “Upcycle to Make a Difference” tomorrow (8/22) at 2 at the Park Central Library.

The Repurposed Faire Festival will be held tomorrow (8/22) from 10 am to 4 pm in downtown Monett.  The event will include folk art demonstrations, music, food, artisans, antiques, vendor booths with repurposed items for sale and a Flea Market Flip contest.  A vintage car show will be held Sunday (8/23).  For details, click here.

Learn how to write query letters during a program as part of the Springfield Writer’s Guild meeting tomorrow (8/22) at the Heritage at Battlefield and Fremont.  Mentor hour is at 11 and the speaker and business meeting at 1.

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Golden Prairie in Barton County

A celebration of the 45th anniversary of Golden Prairie will be held tomorrow (8/22) from 4 to 8 at the Golden City Community Center in Golden City, MO.  The event includes a reception with drinks and hors d’oeuvres at 4.  For details, click here.

The Guns and Hoses Fishing Tournament to benefit Branson’s police and fire departments will be held tomorrow (8/22) on Lake Taneycomo.  To find out more, click here.

The Ozarks Genealogical Society will host a Historical Treasure Hunt tomorrow afternoon (8/22) at 3:30 at the Library Center.  Teams will receive clues and will have to find local historical sites in Springfield.  To learn more, 882-9157.

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 (8/22) from 8 am to 1 pm at Farmers Park.  To learn more,

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The Greater Springfield Farmers Market will be open tomorrow (8/22) 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 (8/22) 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 (8/22) from 7:30 to 11:30 am at 950 S. Killingsworth Ave. in Bolivar.

The Lebanon Farmers Market is open tomorrow (8/22) from 8 to 1 on Jefferson Avenue at the railroad tracks in Lebanon.