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Weekend Outlook September 11-13, 2015

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The Library Station will host the Heirloom Seed Festival tomorrow (9/12) from 2 to 5.  There will be music, refreshments, seed swapping and more.  Take heirloom seeds to swap and veggies to compete in four categories.  The documentary “Seed Swap” will be shown at 5.  For details, 865-1340.  KSMU's Michele Skalicky talks with reference librarian Miranda Stringer to learn more.

The Ozarks Celebration Festival will be held today through Sunday (9/11-9/13) on the Missouri State campus in Springfield.  The event will kick off tonight at the Strong Hall Amphitheatre with The Blackberry Winter Band at 6 and the HillBenders at 7:30.  Ice cream will be served starting at 5:30.  The festival, from 10 to 6 tomorrow and 11 to 5 Sunday, will feature artisans demonstrating and selling their crafts, entertainment stages, a children’s area, food and more.  For details, click here.

The 20th annual Japanese Fall Festival is today through Sunday (9/11-9/13) at the Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden at Nathanael Greene-Close Memorial Park.  It will feature artists and performers from Springfield’s sister city, Isesaki, Japan, daily tea ceremonies, nightly candlelight strolls through the garden, Japanese food and more.  For more information, peacethroughpeople.org

The Southwest Missouri Celtic Heritage Festival and Highland Games are this weekend at the Old City Park & Fairgrounds in Buffalo, Missouri.  The Calling of the Clans starts at 7 tonight, and tomorrow will feature a variety of performances starting at 9:30.  For details, www.swmocelticfestival.co

The program, “Hiking the Ozark Trail—Missouri’s Best Kept Secret,” will be held tonight (9/11) at 7 at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center.  To register, 888-4237.

The fourth annual Meals A Million Pack-A-Thon will be held today through Sunday (9/11-9/13) at the Springfield Expo Center, 635 E. St. Louis in Springfield.  Volunteers are needed to package food for those in need.  For more information or to sign up to help, fahunger.org/mealsamillion.html

The 2015 Jazz Eureka Festival continues through Sunday (9/13) in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.  To learn more, www.jazzeureka.org

Midwest Dueling Pianos will be in concert at the West Plains Civic Center Theater tonight (9/11) at 7.  Admission is $8.  Anyone 13 and younger and students with a BearPass ID get in free.  For more information, 256-8087.

A Veterans Variety Show is planned tonight (9/11) at 6:30 at VFW Post 3404, 1136 E. Atlantic in Springfield.  Proceeds will benefit veterans.  For more information, 865-6929.

The Blues Society of the Ozarks will host the Greater Ozarks Blues Festival tonight and tomorrow (9/11-9/12) at the American Legion Vietnam War Memorial Post 639, 2660 S. Scenic in Springfield.  For details, www.bluessocietyoftheozarks.com

Mercy Hospital Cassville will host a Community Cancer Expo today (9/11) from 11 to 2.  For details, 47-5225.

The Ozarks Genealogical Society will host the fall conference, “Be the Family Sherlock,” today and tomorrow (9/11-9/12) at the University Plaza Hotel.  For more information, www.ozarksgs.org or 861-7503.

Christian County Master Gardeners will hold a Fall Plant Sale tomorrow morning (9/12) from 9 to 11 at the Nixa Ozark Area Farmer’s Market in the Assembly of God parking lot in Nixa.  To learn more, 581-6774.

The eighth annual Outdoor Days is tomorrow (9/12) from 9 to 4 and Sunday (9/13) from 10 to 2 in a new location at Table Rock Lake.  The free event will feature a variety of hands-on activities and demonstrations.  For more information, www.conservation.basspro.com.

The third annual Ozark Fall Festival Craft Show, hosted by Ozark Independent Living, will be held tomorrow (9/12) from 9 to 5 at the West Plains Middle School, 730 Olden in West Plains.

The second annual Dog Paddle Party will be held tomorrow (9/12) from noon to 4 at the West Plains Aquatic Park.  Dogs get in for $3 and humans for free.  Proof of valid shots from a clinic is required.  For details, 256-7304.

See the documentary, “crimson Wing:  The Mystery of the Flamingo,” tomorrow morning (9/12) at 11 at the Fair Grove Branch Library.

A sensory-friendly screening of “Finding Nemo” is planned for tomorrow afternoon (9/12) at 1 for children with special needs.  To register, 862-0135.

Make a bookmark using paint chips during a program tomorrow afternoon (9/12) at 2 at the Park Central Library.  Materials will be provided.

The Library Station will host the Heirloom Seed Festival tomorrow (9/12) from 2 to 5.  There will be music, refreshments, seed swapping and more.  Take heirloom seeds to swap and veggies to compete in four categories.  The documentary “Seed Swap” will be shown at 5.  For details, 865-1340.

The Doula Foundation’s Night of Caring is tomorrow night ((9/12) at 7 at the Farmer’s Park Pavilion with food, drinks and live music from Barrett Baber as well as live and silent auctions.  For more information, 832-9222.

The third annual Azalea Run will be held tomorrow morning (9/12) in Nixa featuring a Half Marathon, 10K and 5K.  For details, click here.

Kids in grades one through five can learn how technology works during Super STEAM:  Tech Take-Apart Day tomorrow (9/12) at 2 at the Library Center.  They’ll get to explore the insides of various gadgets.  For more information, 8828-0714.

Joni Lemons, a 16-year-old singer and songwriter, will perform tomorrow afternoon (9/12) at 4:30 at the Brentwood Library.

The 2015 Ozark City Wide Garage Sale will be held tomorrow (9/12) in Ozark.  For more information, 581-6139.

George Washington Carver National Monument will host Prairie Day tomorrow (9/12) from 10 to 3 with basket weaving, candle making, Dutch-oven cooking, spinning, weaving, storytelling, quilting, music and more.  For details, nps.gov/gwca

The C-Street Autumn Stroll will be held tomorrow (9/12) from 10 to 5 featuring door prizes, live music, free popcorn and more.  For details, www.historicCstreet.com

GeezerFest is tomorrow night (9/12) at 7 at the Library Center Patio featuring classic rock ‘n roll from the 60s and 70s with Geezer.  Take lawn chairs.

The Rock House in Reeds Spring presents Acoustic Eidolon in concert tomorrow night (9/12).  Doors open at 6:30 for a potluck dinner, and music begins at 8.  For more information, www.rockhousecenteforthearts.org or 272-8386.

The OMC Foundation Blue Jean Ball will be held tomorrow night (9/12) at 6 at the Risner Stables in West Plains.  For ticket information, 853-5200.

Heritage Day is planned for tomorrow (9/12) from 9 to 5 in Koshkonong City Park.  The event will feature vendors, food, live music and an auction.  For more information, 280-6567.

Susan Croce Kelly will present “Cementing Springfield’s Position as the Birthplace of Route 66” tomorrow morning (9/12) at 10 in the MSU Meyer Library.  The event is free and open to the public.

See the 1968 film, “Lion in Winter,” tomorrow morning (9/12) at 11 at the Moxie Cinema, 305 S. Campbell.  It’s part of the series, “Magna Carta at the Moxie,” which celebrates the 800th anniversary of the Great Charter.  For more information, 836-4525.

Fun with Lou Brun is the theme of this weekend’s Sunday Concert Series at the Library Center.  Listen to accordion music during the program Sunday (9/13) at 2 pm.

Fall hours of operation are in effect at Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield.  They are 8 am to 7 pm for the Tour Road and 8 am to 5 pm for the Visitor Center.