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Weekend Outlook May 13-15, 2016

Operation Kidsafe

An event tomorrow (5/14) in the Ozarks is focused on child safety.  The Operation Kidsafe Safety event will be held from 10 am to 3 pm at Camping World of Springfield, 373 E. Evergreen.  KSMU's Michele Skalicky talks with Operation Kidsafe's Mark Bott about what to expect.

The Tri-State Gem & Mineral Society will host a Rock Swap at the Joplin Museum Complex today and tomorrow (5/13-5/14) from 9 to 5 and Sunday (5/15) from 9 to 3.  To learn more, click here.

Kids in grades three through five are invited to the program, “Discover Cave Painting,” this afternoon (5/13) at 3 at the Library Center.  They’ll explore early human art and create their own images to tell their stories.  The same program, for grades K-two, will be held tomorrow morning (5/14) at 10:30.  For more information, or 865-1340.

The Flint Michigan Water Crisis Benefit Concert will be held tomorrow afternoon (5/14) at 3 at the West Plains Civic Center Theater.

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Art Supplies

Moxie Mornings for Kids starts tomorrow morning (5/14) at 10 at The Moxie, 305 S. Campbell.  The hour-long kid-friendly event will feature short films and hands-on art making for children two to six.  To learn more, 429-0801.

Volunteer naturalist Bo Brown will host a Birds Passing through Warbler Walk tomorrow morning (5/14) at 9 at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center.  To learn more or to register, 888-4237.

The Nixa Sucker Day and Craft Festival is tomorrow (5/14) from 8 am to 6 pm and Sunday (5/15) from 9 am to 5 pm.  Click here for more information. 

Kids Fishing Day will be held tomorrow (5/14) at Roaring River State Park and Hatchery.  Children 15 and under will be able to fish for free, and there will be lots of activities, including seminars and a craft.  For details, click here.

Bryan Savage

You can listen to music by Block Street Hot Club and saxophonist/flutist Bryan Savage tomorrow (5/14) from 11 am to 7:30 pm at Basin Spring Park in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.  Click here for more information.

Preschoolers are invited to “Bird Bonanza” tomorrow morning (5/14) at 10 at the Wildcat Glades Audubon Center in Joplin.  They’ll get a birdhouse kit to take home.  The cost is $5.  To register, 417-782-6287 or

See the DisneyNature documentary, “Wings of Life,” rated G, tomorrow morning (5/14) at 11 at the Fair Grove Branch Library.

Volunteer naturalist Don Brink will teach and demonstrate primitive skills to the Conservation Teen Club tomorrow afternoon (5/14) at 1 at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center.  To register, 888-4237.

Adults are invited to learn about canning during an Old-Time Know-How program tomorrow afternoon (5/14) at 1 at the Library Station.  For details, 865-1340.

The Art in the Park Series at Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield continues tomorrow night (5/14).  The Missouri State University Community Band will perform at 7 outside the visitor center.  Take blankets and lawn chairs.  Admission is free.

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Miniature Pony

Miniature ponies will be at the Library Station’s south parking lot for the “Pony Party!” tomorrow afternoon (5/14) at 1.

See the 1957 musical, “Funny Face,” tomorrow afternoon (5/14) at 2 at the Library Center.

Adults are invited to make a window bottle garden tomorrow night (5/14) at 6 at the Library Station.  To register, 616-0683.

GeezerFest:  Being Human will start tomorrow night (5/14) at 7 on the patio at the Library Center.  Take a lawn chair and listen to classic tunes from the 60s, 70s and 80s featuring songs about what it means to be human.

The program, Summer Hummers, starts at 5 pm tomorrow (5/14) at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center.  Learn about hummingbirds and watch as bird bander Sarah Driver attempts to capture and band some.  To register, 888-4237.

Professor Powers Family Trivia Night Fundraiser will start tomorrow night (5/14) at 6 at the Creamery Arts Center, 411 Sherman Parkway.  Proceeds will go toward scholarship funds for Professor Powers summer camps.  To find out more, 862-2787.

Model Railroad
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Model Railroad

The Ozarks Model Railroad Association will hold an open house tomorrow (5/14) from 10 am to 2 pm at 424 W. Commercial in Springfield.  Admission is free.  For details,

The Christian County Master Gardeners is offering a straw bale gardening class tomorrow afternoon (5/14) at 1 at the Ozark Community Center.  To register, 581-3558.

The exhibit, Exploring Human Origins, is at the Library Center through June 2nd.  For details,

The American Legion Poker Run will be held tomorrow (5/14) in Yellville, Arkansas.  Find more information, click here.

The third annual Arkansas Children’s Hospital Fun Run starts tomorrow morning (5/14) at 8:30 in Harrison, Arkansas.  For more information, 870-715-9507.

The CALM Music, Comedy & Arts Festival is set for tomorrow (5/14) from 11 am to 7 pm at the Laclede County Fairgrounds.  For details,click here.

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fly Fishing

The Southwest Missouri Fly Fishers annual banquet and auction, celebrating the life of Harry Ragsdale, will be held tomorrow night (5/14) at 5:30 at Highland Springs Country Club.  To learn more, 459-2329.

Carver Laboratory Demonstrations will be held tomorrow and Sunday (5/14-5/15) at 11 am at the George Washington Carver National Monument in Diamond, MO.  For more information,

The Books in Bloom Literary Festival will be held Sunday (5/15) from noon to 5 at the Crescent Hotel in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.  The event, hosted by the Carroll and Madison County Public Library Foundation, will include bestselling authors.  For details, 800-342-9766.