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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.

Michele Skalicky has worked at KSMU since the station occupied the old white house at National and Grand. She enjoys working on both the announcing side and in news and has been the recipient of statewide and national awards for news reporting. She likes to tell stories that make a difference. Michele enjoys outdoor activities, including hiking, camping and leisurely kayaking.