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Weekend Outlook October 9-11, 2015

William Warby

Master Gardeners of the Ozarks will present the program "Monarch Migration Watch" tomorrow morning (10/10) at 10 in Forsyth.  The first 50 participants will receive a tagging kit.  Participants will also receive milkweed seeds and nets.  The program will teach people about monarch butterflies and how to tag them.  KSMU's Michele Skalicky talks with Master Gardener and retired entomology professor Tom Riley about the program and about monarch butterflies and how they're doing.

The Studio Live Social Hour, featuring performers on KSMU’s Studio Live last Friday—Dallas Jones & Molly Healey—is tonight (10/9) from 5 to 7 at Barley Wheat & Rye Social House, 2144 E. Republic Rd.  For more information,

Farmers Market of the Ozarks will host the Farm to Table Harvest Dinner featuring music from the Domino Kings tonight (10/9) from 6 to 10 at the Farmers Park Pavilion.  For tickets, click here.

Rita Coolidge

The 68th annual Original Ozark Folk Festival continues through tomorrow (10/10) in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.  Rita Coolidge will perform tomorrow night (10/10) at 7 at The Auditorium, 36 S. Main.  For details,

Four musicians and a ceramic artist from Springfield’s sister city, Tlaquepaque, Mexico, will be featured at the Idea-X-Fest, a multicultural music, art and ideas festival today (10/9).  The event begins at 6 pm at the ideaXfactory, 351 N. Boonville.  Admission is free.  To learn more, click here.

The Apple Butter Makin’ Days festival is today through Sunday (10/9-11) in Mount Vernon.  The event features apple butter made in copper kettles on the courthouse lawn, arts and crafts, food, live music and more.  For details, click here.

A new series, Travelogues with Peter Longley, starts tonight (10/9) at 6:30 at the Springfield Botanical Center.  Tonight’s program is “The Bavarian Alps, Lakes and Wildflowers, The Sound of Music and the Salzburg Festival.”  Admission is free.

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The North Arkansas Rusty Wheels Old Engine Club Fall Show will be held today and tomorrow (10/9-10/10) six miles south of Harrison on Highway 65.  It will feature a toy train display, farm equipment demonstrations, vendor booths and more.  Admission is free.  For details, click here.

The 2015 HBA Remodeling Show will be held today (10/9) from 1 to 7, tomorrow (10/10) from 10 to 7 and Sunday (10/11) from 11 to 4 at the Springfield Expo Center.  For more information, click here.

Harvest Fest at Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park continues this weekend featuring a hay ride, pumpkin patch, a corn maze and more.  Hours are 11 am to 6 pm tomorrow (10/10) and noon to 6 on Sunday (10/11).  A Haunted Trail of Horrors and a Halloween Fun Field for younger kids are open tonight (10/9) and tomorrow night (10/10) from 6 to 10.  For details, click here.

The historic 1870 Boxley Grist Mill along the Buffalo River in Arkansas will be open for tours tomorrow and Sunday (10/10-10/11) from 10 to 1 and every weekend in October.  For directions and other information, click here.

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The 2nd annual Field Cares Rummage Sale is planned for tomorrow morning (10/11) from 8 to noon at Field Elementary, 2120 E. Barataria.  Proceeds benefit families in the Field community who need help with food, clothing, hygiene items and holiday gifts and meals.  Donations for the sale are being accepted through today (10/9) during school hours.  Larger items will be accepted tomorrow morning from 6 to 8.

The Spring River Locker Ride to benefit Harrison, Arkansas Schools, will be held tomorrow (10/10).  To learn more about the motorcycle ride, click here.

The Active Water 5K run will start tomorrow morning (10/10) at 9 at Galloway Park in West Plains.  Proceeds will benefit communities around the world that need clean water.  For details, click here.

The Ozarks Community Buddy Walk will be held tomorrow (10/10) from noon to 3 at West Plains High School.  Proceeds will benefit those in Howell County with developmental disabilities.  To learn more, 417-256-4898.

St. Joseph Catholic Academy presents the sixth annual “Beer & BBQ” to benefit the school tomorrow night (10/10) at 5 at 1115 N. Campbell.  Tickets include all-you-can-eat bbq, craft beer sampling, live music, silent and live auctions and more.  A $35 advance ticket includes admission, a t-shirt and a mug.  Advance admission-only tickets are $30.  Admission is $35 at the door.  You must be 21 or older to attend.  For information, 866-0667 or

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Ozarktoberfest is planned for tomorrow (10/10) from 2 to 6 at East Towne Village in West Plains featuring homebrew sharing, live music, three-legged and potato sack races, a pumpkin tick-tac-toe and ring toss game and a live auction.  An expected $15 will be collected at the gate.  Proceeds benefit the Girls and Boys Club.  For more information, click here.

The Maple Leaf Festival continues this month in Carthage.  As part of the festival, a 5K/10K Race and 3K Color Walk/Run, a Bicycle Tour and a Safety Fair will be held tomorrow (10/10).  A Dog Show and K-9 Leap & Dash will be held Sunday (10/11).  To find out more, click here.

Celebrate the 30th anniversary of “Back to the Future” tomorrow morning (10/10) from 10 to noon at the Brentwood Library.  For details, 883-1974.

The Trick or Trot 5K, 10K and One Mile Fun Run for the Arc in Joplin will be held tomorrow (10/10) .  To find out more, click here.

Learn the story of the Jesup Wagon, also called the Agricultural School on Wheels, tomorrow and Sunday (10/10-10/11) at 1 at the George Washington Carver National Monument in Diamond, MO.  To more information,

The MonettFFA Chili Supper and Auction is set for tomorrow night (10/10) at 6 in the SRTC Commons, 2 David Sippy Drive, in Monett.  Donations will be accepted at the door.  For details, click here.

A benefit golf tournament, Swingin’ for Sanders, will be held tomorrow (10/10) in Diamond City, Arkansas.  To find out more, click here.

Hollister’s Grape & Fall Festival gets underway tomorrow morning (10/10) at 9 with the third annual Color Me Grape 5K.  Activities on Downing Street start at 10.  The event will feature a petting zoo, pumpkin patch, food and craft exhibitors as well as a beer and wine garden.  A grape stomp starts at 3.  For details, 417-337-5050 or click here.

Volunteers are needed tomorrow (10/10) from 9 to 1 to help distribute coats to children at the Salvation Army.  To sign up to help, 862-5509, ext. 116.

The 22nd annual AIDS Walk to benefit AIDS Project of the Ozarks will be held tomorrow (10/10) at 10 am at Phelps Grove Park.  Registration begins at 9.  The event will include carnival games, live music, a costumed dog parade and more.  For details, or 881-1900.

Kids in kindergarten through fifth grade are invited to learn about India through games, art and music tomorrow morning (10/10) at 11 at the Midtown Carnegie Library.

Celebrate Magna Carta’s800th anniversary and get a glimpse of life in medieval England during a showing of the 1938 film, “The Adventures of Robin Hood,” rated PG, tomorrow afternoon (10/10) at 1 at the Strafford Branch Library.

A sensory-friendly film showing of “Monsters Inc.” will be held tomorrow afternoon (10/10) at 1 at the Midtown Carnegie Library.

The Missouri State men’s soccer team will host Loyola tomorrow night (10/10) at 7 at the Betty and Bobby Allison South Stadium.  For ticket information,

See the movie, “Strange Magic,” rated PG, tomorrow afternoon (10/10) at 2 at the Republic Branch Library.

The third annual Ozarks Bacon Fest is tomorrow (10/10) at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds.  For information, click here.

Missouri State Libraries presents a showing of “Robin Hood Prince of Thieves,” rated PG-13, as part of the Magna Carta at the movies series tomorrow morning (10/10) at 11 at the Moxie Cinema, 305 S. Campbell.

A Basic Camp Cooking Clinic for anyone 11 and up will be held tomorrow morning (10/10) from 10 to noon at the Northwoods Pavilion at Lake Springfield Park.  To register, 833-8647.

Teens and preteens ages 11 to 14 are invited to the class, “Babysitting Basics,” tomorrow from 9 to 1:30 at CoxHealth’s Turner Center.  Lunch is included in the registration fee.  To register, 269-LADY.

Master Gardeners of the Ozarks will present the “Monarch Migration Program” tomorrow morning (10/10) in Forsyth.  Presenters will discuss the annual monarch migration and ways to assist the butterflies as they travel through Missouri.  They’ll also demonstrate how to capture, tag and release monarchs using tags from Monarch Watch.  The first 50 attendees will receive tagging kits.  For more information, 417-546-4431.

Kids in grades four through eight will learn pumpkin decorating techniques and will decorate pumpkins tomorrow afternoon (10/10) at 2 at the Library Station.  To register, 865-1340.

Learn how to paint a pumpkin on canvas during the program, “Paint the Perfect Pumpkin,” tomorrow afternoon (10/10) at 2 at the Park Central Branch Library for anyone in grade ten and older.  To register, 831-1342.

Listen to the music of High Hopes Bluegrass tomorrow afternoon (10/10) at 4:30 at the Brentwood Library.

Maker Workshops will be held tomorrow (10/10) from 10 to noon and 1 to 3 at the Discovery Center of Springfield.  This month’s theme is “Dr. Frankenstein’s Toy Box.”  Teams will work together to make the toys of their dreams.  To register, click here.

The Carnaval, First Latino Banquet will be held tomorrow night (10/10) at 6 in the MSU Plaster Student Union Ballroom and Theater. The evening will include authentic Latin American foods, including vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes and traditional cultural entertainment.  Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the Carnaval ticket booth on the second floor of the PSU or in the Jim D. Morris Center.

See the Alfred Hitchcock film, “The Man Who Knew too Much,” tomorrow night (10/10) at 6:30 at the Park Central Library.

The film, “How to Change the World,” will be shown Sunday (10/11) at noon and Monday night (10/12) at 6 at the Moxie as part of the True/False @ the Moxie Series.  For more information,

The Finley River Boys will perform a variety of old-time bluegrass, country and gospel music Sunday afternoon (10/11) at 2 at the Library Center.