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Weekend Outlook September 4-7, 2015

National Avenue Christian Church

The Studio 55 Fine Arts Guild will host an art exhibit and silent auction to benefit Rare Breed Youth Services tonight  (9/4).  It will be from 6 to 8:30 at National Avenue Christian Church, 1515 S. National, in Springfield.  For more information, 869-7812.

The documentary, Starboard Light, premieres tonight (9/4) on Ozarks Public Television.  It tells the story of a multigenerational family that decides to sell their 210-year-old Cape Cod summer home.  To listen to an interview with the filmmaker, click here.

Learn about “Eating Clean” during a program this morning (9/4) at 11:30 at CMH Hospital in Bolivar.  To register for the free Lunch and Learn seminar, 328-6010 or click here.

TrailSpring will host the Singletrack Mind Festival at Two rivers Bike Park south of Springfield today through Sunday (9/4-9/6).  The event will include bike races, trail runs, skills clinics, yoga, air bag jumps and live music.  For details, 771-2200 or  click here.

Doggie Dive-In

The Branson AquaPlex will host the “Doggie Dive-In” Monday (9/7).  Admission is $8 for one human and one dog and $2 for additional humans.  Registration is due today (9/4).  To find out more, click here.

The 2015 Banjo Rally International continues through tomorrow (9/5) at the Best Western Inn of the Ozarks in Eureka  Springs, Arkansas.  For more information, click here.

Ozark Mule Days is today through Sunday (9/4-9/6) at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds.  Friday Night Mule Madness is tonight and Saturday Night Mule Madness is tomorrow night from 7 to 10.  A show featuring a mule jump starts tomorrow morning at 9.  And competition continues Sunday morning at 9.  To find out more,

The Missouri Horseshoe State Championship is today through Sunday (9/4-9/6) at the Cowan Civic Center in Lebanon.  For details,

The Marshfield Farmers Market will be open today (9/4) from 3 to 7 pm at 1331 Spur Drive in Marshfield. 

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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 First Friday Art Walk is tonight (9/4) from 6 to 9 in downtown Springfield.  To learn more,

The 1st Friday Downtown Stroll will be held tonight (9/4) from 5:30 to 8 on the square in West Plains.

The Dogpatch Pirate Invasion will held tomorrow and Sunday (9/5-9/6) in northwest Arkansas.  The event will feature a BBQ cookoff, black powder demonstrations, live music and arts and crafts.  Admission is $10 for adults or $12 for both days and $20 for families or $24 for both days.  Children under 12 and those who come in costume will get in free.  For details, click here.

The Ash Grove 1st Saturday Flea-Less Market is set for tomorrow (9/5) from 8 am to 4 pm on Main Street.  To learn more, click here.

Meador, Fassnight and Grant Beach Pools are open through Monday (9/7).  Monday, admission will be $1 or a canned food item for Ozarks Food Harvest.  For more information,  click here.

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Railroad Historical Museum

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

Free beginner or refresher fishing classes will be held at the Missouri Department of Conservation office in West Plains tomorrow morning (9/5) from 9 to 11.  To register, 256-7161.

The documentary, “Against the Odds, the Artists of the Harlem Renaissance,” will be shown tomorrow and Sunday afternoon (9/5-9/6) at 1 at the George Washington Carver National Monument in Diamond, MO.  To learn more,

Learn to make Bezel pendants using broken crayons and jewelry findings during the program, Crafty DIY, tomorrow afternoon (9/5) at 2 at the Library Station.  To register, 865-1340.

Kids in grades four to eight can share stories they’ve written and learn writing tips during the program, Fantastic Fiction, tomorrow afternoon (9/5) at 4 at the Library Center.  For more information, 882-0714 or

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The Nixa Farmers Market is open tomorrow (9/5) from 9 am to 1 pm at Nixa Assembly at Highway 14 and Main. 

Farmers Market of the Ozarks will be open tomorrow (9/5) from 8 am to 1 pm at Farmers Park.  To learn more,

The Greater Springfield Farmers Market will be open tomorrow (9/5) from 8 am to 1 pm in the Battlefield Mall parking lot.  For details, click here.

Children will learn about monarch butterflies and can make a craft at a discovery table tomorrow (9/5) from 1 to 3 at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center.

The C-Street City Market will be open tomorrow (9/5) 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 (9/5) from 7:30 to 11:30 am at 950 S. Killingsworth Ave. in Bolivar.

The Lebanon Farmers Market is open tomorrow (9/5) from 8 to 1 on Jefferson Avenue at the railroad tracks in Lebanon.

See the movie, “Field of Dreams,” rated PG, during the Weekend Walk-In Theater tomorrow night (9/5) at 6:30 for anyone 13 and older at the Park Central Library.

The Labor Day Weekend K-Life Stars and Stripes Run (a 5K and 10K) will be held tomorrow (9/5) at Branson Landing.  For more information, 417-266-3500.