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Weekend Outlook June 15-17, 2018

Teresa Boardman

The Ozark Regional Lily Society will host the Lilium Show Saturday (6/16) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center, 2400 S. Scenic in Springfield.  Admission is free.  

Music in the Park will feature blues musician Selwyn Birchwood at Basin Spring Park in downtown Eureka Springs, Arkansas.  The free concert starts at 6 Friday night (6/15) at the park, 3 Spring St. 

Yoga on the Square is at 12:10 Friday afternoon (6/15) on Park Central Square.  Take a yoga mat and water.  Admission is free. 

The Moxie Cinema, 305 S. Campbell in downtown Springfield, will present free screenings of “Seasons,” Friday afternoon (6/15) at 4:30 and Saturday morning (6/16) at 10. The screenings are part of the monthly series, Moxie FLIX, focusing on essential films for kids to see before they turn 13. 

Springfield Little Theatre presents “All Shook Up” through June 24 at the Landers Theatre. 

Blues Weekend is Friday through Sunday (6/15-6/17) in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. 

Springfield Contemporary Theatre, 431 S. Jefferson in Springfield, will present “A Grand Night for Singing” Friday night and Saturday night (6/15 & 6/16) at 7:30 and Sunday (6/17) at 2. 

Movies at Founders Park continues this weekend.  See “Wonder” Friday night (6/15) and “Thor:  Ragnarok” Saturday night (6/16) at dusk.  Take blankets and lawn chairs.  Admission is free. 

The Springfield-Greene County Library will team up with the Springfield Conservation Nature Center for “Let’s Get Physical” Friday morning from 9 to noon.  Drop by anytime for indoor and outdoor activities, stories, crafts and more.  The Bookmobile will be on site for book check out. 

The Museum of Native American History is hosting the Native American Cultural Symposium through Sunday (6/17) in Bentonville, Arkansas.  The event features music, film, theatre, food, storytelling, workshops and art. 

The Springfield Homebuilders Association presents the 2018 Parade of Homes Friday through Sunday (6/15-6/17) and June 22-24.  Tickets are $5 and allow entrance into all participating homes.   

The Lebanon Route 66 Festival will be held Friday (6/15) from 4 p.m. until dark at the Munger Moss Motel, 1336 Rt. 66 in Lebanon, and Saturday (6/16) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Boswell Park.  Admission is free.  The festival will feature food, craft booths, live music, a parade, cruise-in and more. 

“Parent Café:  Special Needs Edition” will be held Friday night (6/15) at 6 at the Library Center.  Meet other special needs parents and learn about community resources.  Dinner and childcare will be provided.  To register, (417) 616-0554.

Greater Ozarks Pridefest 2018 is Saturday (6/16) on Park Central Square.  The event starts with a march at 10 a.m. and will offer live music, vendors and activities until 10 p.m. 

The second annual Summer Solstice Art Fair will be held Saturday (6/16) from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Lafayette Park, 202 E. Atlantic in Springfield.  The white-tent, juried art show will feature 20 regional artists, food vendors and live music. Admission is free. 

National Park Radio will present “A Concert in the Park” at Steel Creek on the Buffalo River in northern Arkansas Saturday (6/16) at 5 p.m.  Admission is free. 

Musician and storyteller, Mike Anderson, will present “Songs, Stories and a Boingy Boingy Thing and a Clackity Clack Thing and a Nose Flute” Saturday afternoon (6/16) at 4 at the Joplin Public Library.  For details, (417) 623-7953.

River Jam 2018 is Saturday (6/16) from noon to 9 p.m. on the Finley River in Ozark.  There will be live music, hands-on interactive activities, beer and food stands, a crawdad boil and more.  Admission is $3. 

“You Don’t See:  A Family Mime Workshop” will be held Saturday afternoon (6/16) at 2 at the Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library.  The program is for families with kids in kindergarten through fifth grade. 

Step Up for Down Syndrome will be held Saturday (6/16) from 3 to 8 p.m. at the Springfield Expo Center, 635 E. St. Louis in downtown Springfield.  The event will include carnival games, bounce houses, raffles, music, dances and more.  Admission includes a ticket to the Saturday night Springfield Cardinals game. 

The 2018 FAST Car and Bike Classic is Saturday (6/16) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Ferrell Duncan Clinic, 1001 E. Primrose in Springfield.  Proceeds benefit CoxHealth stroke patients. 

The Lebanon Farmer’s Market will be open Saturday (6/16) from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in downtown Lebanon, off Jefferson by the railroad tracks.  

The C-Street City Market will be open Saturday (6/16) from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. near the Footbridge on Commercial Street. 

The Greater Springfield Farmers’ Market will be open from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday (6/16) in the southeast corner of the Battlefield Mall Parking Lot. 

Farmers’ Market of the Ozarks will be open Saturday (6/16) from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 2144 E. Republic Rd. in Springfield. 

Find a list of farmers’ markets in Missouri here

The Eureka Springs, Arkansas Farmer’s Market will be open Saturday (6/16) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Eureka Springs Community Center, 44 Kingshighway. 

The Turnt Up Tour:  Chingy, Ying Yang Twins & Petey Pablo will be at the Gillioz Theatre, 325 Park Central East in downtown Springfield, Saturday night (6/16) at 8. 

The White Hart Renaissance Faire is being held weekends through June 24 at Prankster Ranch, 5651 State Highway F in Hartville. 

Adults are invited to the program, “Yoga for Health,” Saturday (6/16) at 2 at the Library Station. 

The Springfield-Greene County Library will host Hazelwood Cemetery Walks Saturday (6/16).  Learn about the cemetery’s history, landmarks and the notable and notorious men and women who are laid to rest there.  To register, (417) 616-0534. 

The Lebanon Area Chamber of Commerce will host the Our Town, Your Town Festival Saturday night (6/16) from 5 to 10 at Boswell Park.  There will be vendors, games, live entertainment, food, a car show and a fireworks display.   

The City of Joplin’s Tree Limb and Brush Drop-off Site, 1702 N. Schifferdecker, will be open Saturday (6/16) from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.  This free drop-off service is for Joplin residents only and has no load limits. Leaves, grass clippings, trash, etc. will not be accepted.  Commercial contractors will not be allowed to drop off tree limbs.  For more information, call the Recycling Division, 417-624-0820 ext. 501 or the Public Works Center at 417-624-0820 ext. 564.

The Andy Dalton Shooting Range, 4897 N. Farm Rd. 61 in Ash Grove, will offer free shooting Sunday (6/17) for Father’s Day. 

Father’s will get free admission to Dickerson Park Zoo this Sunday (6/17) in celebration of Father’s Day. 

The Discovery Center of Springfield, 438 E. St. Louis St., will offer free admission for dads and grandpas Sunday (6/17) from 1 to 5 p.m. 

The Sounds of Summer Concert Series continues this Sunday (6/17) at 2 at Nathanael Greene-Close Memorial Park.  CRS will perform at 2 at the Peace Through People Pavilion.  Admission is free, but donations will be accepted for Friends of the Garden.  Take blankets or lawn chairs.

Families with kids, infant through grade four, are invited to the Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library for “Sunday Make ‘n Play” Sunday (6/17) from 2 to 4 p.m.  Drop in for a hands-on, interactive experience with a maker, play and art focus. 

Hillcrest Presbyterian Church, 818 E. Norton Rd. in Springfield, will kick off their Live on the Lawn concert series Sunday night (6/17) at 6:30 with a performance by Blue Plate Special.  Take blankets and lawn chairs.  Admission is free.  For more information, (417) 833-1746.