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Weekend Outlook June 9-11, 2017

Steven Lilley

Cocktails and Wellies is tomorrow (6/10) from 4 to 8 p.m. at Lindberg’s Tavern, 318 W. Commercial Street, with live music, locally grown food, craft beer, local art and a silent auction.  Proceeds benefit Springfield Community Gardens.  Emilee Blansit and Kaycie Surrell talk about the event. 

It’s Fantastic Friday at the Steam Engine Grounds near Republic.  A program for kids starts at 10 this morning at the site on Highway 60. The Springfield-Greene County Bookmobile will be there, and kids will learn about steam engines and take part in activities.  For more information,

The second annual Tennis Under the Lights is tonight (6/9) from 8 to 10 at Lafayette Park on N. Boonville in Springfield.  There will be glow bracelets and necklaces and snacks, and all equipment will be provided.  Admission is free.

Wilderness photographer, Tim Ernst, will present two programs tonight (6/9) at 5 and 7 at the Library Center.  To learn more, 882-0714.

Fun Family Fishing Night will be held tonight (6/9) from 6 to 9 at Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park in Springfield.  $5 admission includes a fishing pole, a ride on the cow train, a chance to cook food over a bonfire and a turn in the bounce house.  To learn more, 837-5949.

The exhibit, “From Home to Over There:  Greene County in the Great War,” is at the History Museum on the Square in Springfield through July 7. 

The 12th annual Ozark Mountain Transformation Conference is today through Sunday (6/9-6/11) in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. 

Queen City Riot 2017 is today and tomorrow (6/9-6/10) at 2660 S. Scenic.  The pre-72 car and bike show will feature mini bike drags, a pin up contest, vendors and live music. 

The 2017 Raptor Run is tonight (6/9) from 6 to 9 to benefit the Missouri Institute of Natural Science.  It will start at the museum, 2327 W. Farm Rd. 190 in Springfield. 

Springfield pools are open for the season.  To find out hours, locations and admission fees, click here.

Hulston Mill Civil War Days, featuring Civil War music by the Back Porch Players, lifestyle demonstrations and more, is tomorrow and Sunday (6/10-6/11) at Hulston Mill Historical Park in Dade County.

The Joplin Pride Festival is set for tomorrow (6/10) from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Landreth Park in Joplin. 

A Yoga Demonstration and Q&A starts tomorrow morning (6/10) at 10 at the Library Station.  Ask questions about yoga, see a demonstration of yoga poses and learn about upcoming yoga programs. 

More than Mutts, a benefit for Rescue One, will start at 1 p.m. tomorrow (6/10) at Classic Rock Coffee, 1900 W. Sunset.  Admission is $5. 

River Jam is tomorrow (6/10) from 2 to 10 p.m. at Finley River Park in Ozark to raise money for James River Basin Partnership. 

Race Unity Day, hosted by the Grant Beach Neighborhood and Baha’is of Springfield, will be held tomorrow (6/10) from 1 to 4 at Grant Beach Park, 1300 N. Grant in Springfield, with with snacks, crafts, face painting and speakers. 

Capture, an event to raise money to fight human trafficking in the Ozarks, will be held tomorrow (6/10) from 2 to 5 at 2157 N. Prospect in Springfield with live performances, art and a fashion show.  For details, (417) 818-1663. 

Adults are invited to stop by the Republic Branch Library tomorrow (6/10) from 1 to 3 to make birdfeeders.  For more information, or 732-7284.

CoxHealth will host the Kid’s Health and Safety Fair tomorrow (6/10) from 9 to noon at Cox North with helicopter, ambulance and fire truck tours, helmet giveaways, car seat checks and more. 

A Family Fishing Fair is tomorrow (6/10) from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery in Branson.  Kids 15 and younger can fish in a stocked pond and learn to tie knots, fillet fish, rig up a pole and more.

The program, Build a Better Stamp Collection, starts at 2 tomorrow (6/10) at the Library Center.  For details,

The White Hart Renaissance Faire is tomorrow and Sunday (6/10-6/11) from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Prankster Ranch, 5651 State Highway F in Hartville. 

Get tips on how to be a successful inventor and entrepreneur during a program tomorrow (6/10) at 2 at the Midtown Carnegie Branch Library.  Learn more, at

The second annual Doughnuts Not Donuts Car Show, to benefit Arc of the Ozarks, will be held tomorrow (6/10) from 10 to 2 at Country Girls Espresso, 2671 E. Sunshine. 

Kids Free Fishing Day is tomorrow (6/10) from 6:30 a.m. to 8:15 p.m. at Bennett Spring State Park for Kids 15 and younger. 

Adults are invited to learn how to make origami cranes at 2 tomorrow (6/10) at the Park Central Library. Take one home and leave the rest to be included in the 1000 paper crane display celebrating the International Day of Peace at the Library Center this fall.

Yoga in the Park is Sundays at 6 p.m. at Phelps Grove Park.  Take your own mat or yoga blanket.  Donations are accepted.

An American Cornhole Organization Tournament will be held Sunday (6/11) at the Cowan Civic Center in Lebanon. 

The Sunday Concert Series continues Sunday (6/11) at 2 at the Library Center with Springfield musicians Kenny Key and Juanita Lee singing a variety of music.  For more information,

George Washington Carver National Monument in Diamond, MO will present the Neosho Historic Schoolhouse Program Sunday (6/11) at 1 at the site of the Neosho Colored School. 

Summer Hummers starts at 5 p.m. Sunday (6/11) at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center.  Learn about hummingbirds, and watch as the presenter attempts to capture and band some.  To register, 888-4237.

The Jane A. Meyer Summer Concert Carillon Series kicks off Sunday (6/11) at 7 outside Meyer Library on the Missouri State University campus.  Take lawn chairs and blankets for the free concert presented by MSU carillonist Jeremy Chesman.

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.