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Weekend Outlook August 28-30, 2015


Michele Skalicky talks with Ginger Risner, program coordinator of The Kitchen Inc.'s Home at Last program, about the Home of the Brave Motorcycle Rally, which will benefit the program.

The Home of the Brave Motorcycle Rally, to benefit The Kitchen Inc.’s Home at Last program, will be held today through Sunday (8/28-8/30) at the American Legion Post 639, 2660 S. Scenic.  Proceeds will help at-risk and homeless veterans.  For details, click here.

The 23rd annual VW Show, Swap Meet and Tourcade will be held today and tomorrow (8/28-8/29) at the Best Western Inn of the Ozarks in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.  Click here to learn more.

The Missouri State University Biology Seminar Series kicks off today (8/28) with “The Emerging Phylogenetic pattern of Parthenogenesis in Snakes,” by Dr. Warren Booth, an evolutionary geneticist from the University of Tulsa.  It’s at 4 in Temple Hall, room 3, and is free and open to the public.

The Marshfield Farmers Market will be open today (8/28) from 3 to 7 pm at 1331 Spur Drive in Marshfield.

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Start Your Engines

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 tomorrow (8/29).  Hours are 10:30 am to 4:30 pm.

The Republic Kiwanis is hosting their fall festival through tomorrow (8/29) at Garoutte Field, 210 Hines St. in Republic, with food, bingo and carnival rides..  For more information, 880-1455.

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 MSU women’s soccer team will host UMKC tonight (8/28) at 7 at the Betty and Bobby Allison South Stadium.  For ticket information, 836-7678 or

Learn about monarch butterflies during the program “Monarchs Rule!” tomorrow (8/29) at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center.  The program is both indoors and outdoors and is for anyone five and older.  To register, 888-4237.

Guardians of the Galaxy

See the film, “Guardians of the Galaxy,” tomorrow night (8/29) at 6:30 at the Park Central Branch Library.

This is the last weekend of the Movies at Founders Park series this season.  See “The Incredibles” tonight (8/28) and “Raiders of the Lost Ark” tomorrow night (8/29) at Founders Park in downtown Springfield.  Free tickets are available in advance at Chesterfield, Doling and Dan Kinney Family Centers, at the Busch Municipal Building, at Mediacom Ice Park and at Mediacom offices.

The Ozarks Mini Maker Faire & Innovation Expo will be held tomorrow (8/29) from 10 am to 6 pm at the Springfield Expo Center.  It’s described as “an all-ages gathering of tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists and more.  They’ll showcase what they’ve made and share what they’ve learned. 

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.

“Coming Home,” a benefit for Springfield Contemporary Theatre will be held tomorrow night (8/29) at 6 at The Old Glass Place.  Special guests will be Erica Spyres who just finished a national tour of the Broadway show, “Once,” Tess Harper and Jack Laufer.  For ticket information, 831-8001 or

Fassnight Pool

Grant Beach, Fassnight and Meador Pools are open weekends through Labor Day.  For hours and prices, click here.

The 100 Mile Yard Sale will be held tomorrow (8/29) in several southwest Missouri communities.  Nine area Chambers of Commerce are sponsoring the sale.  To view a map, click here.

The Goblin Locker Car Wash Blitz will is planned tomorrow (8/29) from 10 to 3 at the Kubota Tractor Center, ABC Block and Yarbrough Auto Sales in Harrison, Arkansas.  Proceeds will go toward new lockers at the Cash Center. 

The NorthArk Summer Movie Series wraps up tomorrow (8/29) with the movie, “Jurassic World.”  It will be shown at the Bill Baker Amphitheatre and admission is free.  There will be kids’ activities before the movie.  For more information, click here.

Play with old-fashioned toys and games tomorrow and Sunday (8/29-8/30) from 10 to 4 at the George Washington Carver National Monument in Diamond, MO.  For details,

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Railroad Historical Museum at Grant Beach Park

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

A Kids Fair will be held at Dickerson Park Zoo tomorrow (8/29) from 9 am to 2 pm.  Tickets are required for admission and are available in advance for free at these locations:  Shaila’s Boutique, 79 Center Circle in Nixa, Speedy Cash, 2949 S. National, All Pet Supplies, 1611 W. Republic Rd. and 2845 W. Kearney and Buckingham’s BBQ, 2415 N. Glenstone, 606 W. Mt. Vernon in Nixa and 1821 19th St. in Ozark.  For more information,

The 1st annual Got Mud? Run will be held tomorrow (8/29) at Brookline Park in Republic for young people.  There are three age categories.  To learn more,

The Nixa Farmers Market is open tomorrow (8/29) from 9 am to 1 pm at Nixa Assembly at Highway 14 and Main.

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Farmers Market of the Ozarks will be open tomorrow (8/29) from 8 am to 1 pm at Farmers Park.  And this weekend they’re hosting the ‘Mater Madness Festival.  The event will include a salsa contest, a tomato canning class and the biggest tomatoes in the Ozarks.  To learn more,

The Greater Springfield Farmers Market will be open tomorrow (8/29) 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 (8/29) 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 (8/29) from 7:30 to 11:30 am at 950 S. Killingsworth Ave. in Bolivar.

The Lebanon Farmers Market is open tomorrow (8/29) from 8 to 1 on Jefferson Avenue at the railroad tracks in Lebanon.

The Out of Bounds 5K, 10K and Half Marathon is set for Sunday (8/30) at 7 am at Millwood Golf and Racquet Club to benefit Champion Athletes of the Ozarks.  For details, click here.