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Weekend Outlook April 29-May 1, 2016

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The Friends of the Library’s Spring Book Sale continues today and tomorrow (4/29-4/30) from 10 am to 8 pm and Sunday (5/1) from 1 to 5 at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds E-Plex.

OZ Con, a Game, Anime, Cosplay and SciFi Convention will be held today through Sunday (4/29-5/1) at the West Plains Convention Center.  Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the Child Advocacy Center and the West Plains Animal Shelter.  To learn more, www.oz-con.com

The Arkansas Family Rodeo will be held today and tomorrow (4/29-4/30) at the Harrison, Arkansas Round-Up Arena.  For details, click here.

A DEA Drug Take Back Event will be held tomorrow (4/30) from 10 am to 2 pm at the Howell County Sheriff’s Office.  

Imagination Library of West Plains will host the Spring Fling! fundraiser tomorrow (4/30) from noon to 2 at People’s Park featuring a bounce slide, dunk tank and games.  Ticket are 50 cents each or $5 for an arm length.  Concessions will be available. 

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Tomato Plants

The 19th annual Greene County Master Gardeners’ Plant Sale is planned for tomorrow morning (4/30) from 7:30 to 11:30 at the Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center, 2400 S. Scenic.

The program, Doling Park:  then & Now for adults will be held tomorrow afternoon (4/30) at 2 at the Midtown Carnegie Branch Library.  Learn about the history of Doling Park from 1850 to today.  For details, 865-0135.

Professor Farquar’s Great American Medicine Show will be held tomorrow (4/30) at 2 for kids at the Library Station and at 7 at the Library Center.  Hear tales from the age of the cowboy during this recreation of a 19th century sideshow with a historic twist.  For details, thelibrary.org or 882-0714.

The Explore the Outdoors Play Day is tomorrow (4/30) from 10 to 2 at Fassnight Park, 1300 S. Campbell, with lots of activities for kids.  Admission is free.  To find out more, commpartnership.org

Tomorrow (4/30) is Talk Like a Pirate Day at the Discovery Center of Springfield.  Dress like a pirate and receive $2 off admission.  There will also be pirate activities and prize giveaways.  For more information, 862-9910 or discoverycenter.org

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The Cherry Blossom Run to raise money for the Fordland Clinic, which serves those who otherwise couldn’t afford health and dental care, will be held tomorrow (4/30) in Marshfield.  It will start at 6:45 am at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 515 E. Washington.  For details, 767-2273.

Professor Powers will present the Star Wars Science Class tomorrow afternoon (4/30) at 1 at the Creamery Arts Center, 411 N. Sherman Parkway.  To register, 862-1343.

The Drew Lewis Foundation will host the Fashion Forward Fashion Show tomorrow night (4/30) at the Historic Fox Theatre on Park Central Square.  The show will feature kids from the Boys and Girls Club and Grant Beach Neighborhood Association representing several local boutiques.  There will be wine, appetizers, live music and a silent art auction.  For ticket information, 720-1890.

Moxie Mornings for kids, featuring innovative short films and hands-on art making for kids two to six, will start tomorrow morning (4/30) at 10 at The Moxie, 305 S. Campbell.

Eureka Springs’ Yards and Yards of Yard Sales event will be held today and tomorrow (4/29-4/30).  For details, click here.

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Wilson's Creek National Battlefield

The College of the Ozarks Band will kick off the Art in the Park Series tomorrow night (4/30) at 7 outside the Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield visitor center.  Take blankets and lawn chairs.

Isabel’s House will hold a Community Tour Day and Open House tomorrow morning (4/30) from 9 to noon at the house, 2750 W. Bennett.  There will be pancakes while they last, kids’ activities, Q&A’s with the team and tours of the house.  For more information, 865-2273.

Girls on the Run of Southwest Missouri and Gamma Phi Beta, Delta Nu will hold their end of the season 5K tomorrow (4/30) on the MSU campus.  Registration will be at Carrington Hall from 8:30 to 9:30 am, and the race will start at 10.

Celebrate World Tai Chi Day tomorrow (4/30) at a free event in Joplin.  You’re invited to practice Tai Chi at 10 am at Landreth Park.  For more information, click here.

The program, Epitaphs and Engravings, will be held tomorrow afternoon (4/30) at 1 at the George Washington Carver National Monument in Diamond, MO.  See symbols and engravings on headstones during the program at the Carver Family Cemetery and discover the meaning behind them and how they reflect the lives of early settlers. For more information, nps.gov/gwca

The 13th annual Mercy Me Run, a 5K and 10K, will be held tomorrow (4/30) in Lebanon.  Find out more here.