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Weekend Outlook May 27-29, 2016


The Mid-America Street Rod Nationals are in Springfield today through Sunday (5/27-5/29) at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds.  Learn more here.

Kids in preschool through second grade are invited to bring their teddy bears to the Library Station for an indoor Teddy Bear Picnic tomorrow morning (5/28) at 11.  For details, or 865-1340.

Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield’s Art in the Park series continues tomorrow night (5/28) at 7 outside the visitor center with Red Bridge Bluegrass.  Take blankets and lawn chairs.  Admission is free.

Romance author and Cabool native, Melanie Munton, will talk about the final book in her debut romantic suspense trilogy, Possession and Politics, tomorrow afternoon (5/28) at 3 at the Library Station.

Springfield Little Theatre presents Little Shop of Horrors through June 5th at the Landers Theatre.  For ticket information, 869-1334 or

The Springfield-Greene County Park Board’s outdoor pools open tomorrow (5/28) for the season.  For locations, hours and admission prices, click here.

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Red Onions

C-Street City Market is open tomorrow (5/28) 9 am to 2 pm near the footbridge on historic C-Street.  For more information, click here.

Farmers Market of the Ozarks will be open tomorrow (5/28) from 8 am to 1 pm near Republic Rd. and James River Freeway.  To learn more, click here.

The Greater Springfield Farmers Market will be open tomorrow (5/28) from 8 am to 1 pm in the Battlefield Mall parking lot.

The sixth annual Wagons for Warriors is tomorrow (5/28) from 9 am to 5 pm at the Laclede County Fairgrounds.  Travel back in time and have a home-cooked meal prepared over an open fire by authentic Chuckwagons and their crew.  Admission is $10.  For details, click here.

The May Festival of the Arts continues this weekend in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.  For a schedule of events click here.

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Purple Coneflowers

A native plant sale will be held tomorrow (5/28) from 8:30 am to 2 pm at the Wildcat Glades Conservation and Audubon Center in Joplin.  Admission is free.  To learn more, click here.

The program, Encouraging the Next Generation, will be held tomorrow and Sunday (5/28-5/29) at 1 at George Washington Carver National Monument in Diamond, MO.  Learn about the treasured relationship Carver had with his students.  For details,

The Butterfly House at Nathanael Greene-Close Memorial Park is open daily 10 am to 6 pm.  For more information,

The Moxie’s In Translation series continues Sunday (5/29) at 2 with the film, Embrace of the Serpent.  The film centers on an Amazonian shaman and the last survivor of his people and the two scientists who, over the course of 40 years, build a friendship with him.  For details, 429-0801.

The exhibit, Exploring Human Origins, continues through June 2 at the Library Center.  For more information,

The exhibit, String Theory, Textiles from the Permanent Collection, continues through October 16 at the Springfield Art Museum.  For details,