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Weekend Outlook May 20-22, 2016


The MO State Baseball Bears will host Illinois State tonight (5/20) at 6:35 and tomorrow (5/21) at 2:05 at Hammons Field.  For ticket information, 836-7678 or

The Joplin Memorial Walk of Silence will be held tonight (5/20) at 7:30.  There will be 161 banners honoring those killed in the Joplin tornado lining Joplin Street from 9th to 20th and people will be invited to walk the corridor of banners.  For details,

The Joplin Memorial Kids Race starts tonight (5/20) at 6 at Joplin’s Memorial Hall.  And the Joplin Marathon is set for tomorrow (5/21).  To learn more,

The program, The Birder’s Year:  Birding Tips for all Four Seasons, will be held tonight (5/20) at 7 at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center.  To register, 888-4237.

The May Festival of the Arts continues in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.  The 26th annual White Street Studio Walk will be held today (5/20) from 4 to 10 pm.  A flash mob will take place tonight at 7.  Tomorrow’s (5/21) events include an art bazaar, live music in Basin Spring Park and more.  For details,

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A free gospel concert starts tonight (5/20) at 7 at the Cowan Civic Center in Lebanon.  To learn more, click here.

Harrison, Arkansas is the site of the 26th annual Crawdad Days Music Festival through tomorrow (5/21).    For a schedule of events, click here.

Children’s Ballet of the Ozarks presents “Peter Pan” tonight (5/20) at 7 and tomorrow (5/21) at 2 and 7 at the West Plains Civic Center Theatre. 

Say goodbye to Henry the Hippo at Dickerson Park Zoo during “Henry’s Farewell Weekend” tomorrow and Sunday (5/21-5/22).  There will be keeper chats and hippo feedings throughout both days.  To learn more,

The West Plains Downtown Revitalization presents the Greater Ozarks Blues Bash Festival tomorrow (5/21) starting at noon in downtown West Plains.  For details and a schedule of events,

Kids in preschool through sixth grade can stop by the Fair Grove Branch Library tomorrow (5/21) from 11 am to 3 pm for outdoor activities.  And families are invited to Bluegrass in the Park behind the library at 1 to help kick off the Summer Reading Program.  Other library branches are also hosting Summer Reading Program kick off events.  Learn more at

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George Washington Carver National Monument

George Washington Carver National Monument will celebrate the National Park Service centennial with Bioblitz surveys.  Visitors are invited to take part tomorrow (5/21).  To learn more,

The City of Battlefield will host a Trail of Tears Remembrance Celebration tomorrow (5/21) from 9 am to 5 pm at Battlefield City Hall, 5434 S. Tower Drive.  For details, 883-5840.

Reeds Spring will host Cajun Days tomorrow (5/21) with a crawfish race, a crawfish eating contest, live music and more.  For more information, click here.

The Moxie Cinema will host the New York International Children’s Film Festival tomorrow morning (5/21).  Kids Flix, for kids three to eight, starts at 10 am, and Party Mix, for nine to adult, will start at 11:10 at 305 S. Campbell.  Find out more by calling 429-0800.

The sixth annual Stomp the Blues out of Homelessness Festival will be held tomorrow (5/21) from 1 to 10 pm at the Community Blood Center of the Ozarks, 220 W. Plainview Road, featuring Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds, Victor Wainwright & the Wildroots, the Marcus King Band and Papa Green Shoes.  To learn more,

Howell County Emergency Services will host Kidsfest tomorrow (5/21) from 9 am to 1 pm at the West Plains Armory.  Kids will learn about safety.  Lunch will be provided, and door prizes will be given away.

The exhibit, Exploring Human Origins, is at the Library Center through June 2.  To find out more,

The Missouri Veterans Home Assistance League will host the Armed Forces Day Golf Tournament tomorrow (5/21) at Honey Creek Golf Club north of Aurora.  To register, 417-466-7103 or

Friends of Baker Prairie in Northwest Arkansas will host a Wildflower Walk on the Prairie tomorrow morning (5/21).  Meet at 9 am in the Harrison Middle School parking lot.  For details, click here.

A low-impact Zumba Gold class will be taught tomorrow morning (5/21) from 10:30 to noon at the Salvation Army at Kansas and Chestnut Expressways.  The cost for the program, called Come to the Party, is $10 in advance or $15 at the door.  For more information,

The Buffalo Downtown Association will host the fifth annual Buffalo Art Walk and Craft Fair tomorrow (5/21). This year’s theme is tye dye. The event will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Buffalo square.