Weekend Outlook May 13-15, 2016
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, thelibrary.org 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.
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.
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 wildcatglades.audubon.org
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.
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.
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, omraspringfield.org
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, thelibrary.org
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.
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, nps.gov/gwca
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.