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Weekend Outlook July 8-10, 2016


A motorcycle ride this weekend will benefit a local animal shelter.  Hogs for Dogs was started 13 years ago by Denney's Harley Davidson and has always benefited animals.

"It's to raise the awareness of, you know, these pets are--we want them all to be adopted and we want to be able to help fund for their care," said Leslie DeVore, with Denney's.

She said this year's ride will benefit C.A.R.E. Animal Rescue, a no-kill animal shelter.

According to DeVore, 150-200 motorcycles are typically involved in the charity ride, which this year will travel through the Stockton area.

The 75-mile ride will start in Springfield Sunday (7/10) at 3980 W. Sunshine and will return to the same location where there will be food, live music and a silent auction featuring lots of items.

"Oh my goodness. We have like 200.  They range from motorcycle stuff, gift certificates to local restaurants and attractions, you know, different pet items," DeVore said.

Registration starts Sunday morning at 9.  DeVore said they raise around $25,000 each year for homeless animals.  Learn more here.

Other events this weekend:

The Springfield-Greene County Park Board’s Movies at Founders Park series begins at dusk tonight (7/8) with the movie, “Minions,” rated PG.  It continues tomorrow night (7/9) at dusk with “Sixteen Candles,” rated PG.  You can get free tickets at the Park Board’s family centers, Mediacom Ice Park, Mediacom offices and at the Busch Municipal Building.  For details,

Missouri State University Tent Theatre presents “My Fair Lady” through July 17th.  For schedule and ticket information, click here.

The Laclede County Fair continues through tomorrow (7/9) in Lebanon. For more information, click here.

The 2016 Fleur Delicious Weekend is being held through Sunday (7/10) in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.  For details,

The Springfield-Greene County Library presents “Fantastic Friday at the Watershed Center” this morning (7/8) from 10 to noon at Valley Water Mill Park.  Kids in grades K-5 will explore water conservation, stream ecology and more.  For details,

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Comic Book

Kids in grades six through 12 can make wallets out of old comic books tonight (7/8) at 7 at the Park Central Branch Library.  For more information, 831-1342.

The program, Nature Journaling, starts tonight (7/8) at 7 at the Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery in Branson.  To register, 417-334-4865.

The Mid-America Fox Trotter Grand Slam continues through tomorrow (7/9) at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds.  To learn more, click here.

The Fine Arts Academy at the Avenue Theatre in West Plains will present “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” tonight and tomorrow night (7/8-7/9) at 7 and Sunday (7/10) at 3.  Proceeds will go to the maintenance and upkeep of the historic theatre.  For more information,

The next Family Day at the Springfield Art Museum is tomorrow (7/9) from 10 am to noon.  It will feature hands-on activities for all ages inspired by the String Theory exhibit.  To learn more, or 837-5700.

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A Tractor Pull

The Pullin’ for Crowder Aggies Truck and Tractor Pull starts tonight and tomorrow night (7/8-7/9) at 7 at Roughrider Arena, 608 Field Ave. in Neosho.   A smoked chicken dinner will be available for purchase.  For details, click here.

The 2nd Saturday Gallery Stroll will be held tomorrow (7/9) in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.  And the 2nd Saturday Music Series is tomorrow night from 5 to 7 in Basin Spring Park.  For more information,

The Carver Day Celebration 2016 will be held tomorrow (7/9) from 10 am to 3 pm featuring speakers, exhibitors, live music, storytelling, guided tours, kids’ activities and more.  For details,

The series “Let’s Make Miniatures!” for ages 12 and older continues tomorrow morning (7/9) at 10:30 at the Park Central Branch Library.  Materials will be provided to make Wee Magical Fairy Doors.  For details, 831-1342.

See the film, “101 Dalmations,” rated G, today (7/9) at 2 at the Park Central Branch Library.

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Plants Ready to be Made into Cordage

The Primitive Skills Series at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center continues Sunday (7/10) from 1 to 3 with “Making Cordage.”  Try your hand at weaving plant fibers into cordage.  Stop by anytime.

Hillcrest Presbyterian Church’s summer concert series, Live on the Lawn, will feature the Hillbilly Cows Sunday (7/10) at the church, 818 E. Norton Rd.  The group will perform Americana music.  For details, click here.

The 13th annual HOGS for DOGS charity motorcycle ride will be held Sunday (7/10) from 9 am to 1 pm in Springfield.  Proceeds will benefit CARE Animal Rescue.  For more information and tickets,

The Sunday Concert Series continues Sunday (7/10) at 2 at the Library Center with bluegrass and country tunes by South Wynns.