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Weekend Outlook August 17-19, 2018

Kevin Gill

The Springfield Conservation Nature Center, 4601 S. Nature Center Way, will host Insect-O-Rama Friday night (8/17) from 6:30 to 9:30.  Join insect specialists and enthusiasts for an evening devoted to discovering insects through crafts, games and other activities. 

MSU 62registration takes place Friday morning (8/17) from 9 to noon at the Meyer Alumni Center, 300 S. Jefferson in Springfield.  The special fee waiver program is for anyone 62-years-old or older. 

Family Fridays in the Garden continues Friday night (8/17) at 7:30 at the Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center at Nathanael Greene-Close Memorial Park, 2400 S. Scenic.  Meet at the rooftop garden for the program, “Gone Batty.” 

The 47th Northwest Arkansas Bluegrass Festival continues Friday and Saturday (8/17-8/18) at Beacon Park north of Harrison, Arkansas. 

The Joplin History and Mineral Museum is hosting the exhibit, “Lest Liberty Perish:  Missouri in the Great War,” through September 22. 

Kick off LibraryCon 2018 by attending a special presentation by author, comics historian and publisher, Hope Nicholson.  Friday night (8/17) at 7 at the Library Center, she’ll talk about "The Spectacular Sisterhood of Superwomen:  Awesome Female Characters from Comic Book History," which looks at the history of women in comics from the 1930s to 2010s. The fourth annual LibraryCon is Saturday (8/18) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Library Center.  Learn more about LibraryCon here.

Moxie Flix, a monthly series focusing on films kids should see before they turn 13, will feature the 1938 film, “Bringing Up Baby,” Friday afternoon (8/17) at 4:30 and Saturday morning (8/18) at 10 at The Moxie, 305 S. Campbell in downtown Springfield.

George Washington Carver National Monument presents “Agricultural School on Wheels” Saturday and Sunday (8/18-8/19) at 1 p.m.  Learn about the Jesup Wagon, which carried Carver’s bulletins in addition to many other supplies to southern farmers. 

Concert at the Cave is Saturday (8/18) from noon to 6 p.m. just outside Giboney Cave at Doling Park.  Performers will include Shaun Munday, 83 Skidoo, Kevin and Mike and more.  There will also be cave tours, interactive art for kids, games and a bounce house.  Play it Forward will take donations of musical instruments for students.  

“Mysteries of the Homestead” will be held Saturday (8/18) at Nathan Boone Homestead State Historic Site in Ash Grove.  Take a guided tour of the house and the cemeteries.  Tours will leave every hour on the hour between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. 

Bennett Spring State Park near Lebanon will present the program, “The Incredible Journey,” Saturday (8/18) at 2 p.m.  Transform yourself into a single drop of water and learn about the incredible journey the water cycle will take you on. 

Roaring River State Park in Cassville and the Missouri Department of Conservation will present a Kids Fishing Day Saturday (8/18) from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. for kids 15-years-old and younger.  Programs and activities will be offered throughout the day, including fly fishing, casting, Dutch oven cooking, how to cook fish and more. 

Adoption fees will be waived Saturday (8/18) for adult dogs and cats at the Humane Society of Southwest Missouri.  For details, (417) 833-2526.

The Arkansas Craft Guild presents the “Lake in the Willows Honey Tasting” Saturday (8/18) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 104 E. Main in Mountain Home, Arkansas. 

The fifth annual Live, Love, Latch! will be held Saturday (8/18) to celebrate National Breastfeeding Month.  The event, hosted by La Leche League of Springfield, will be from 2 to 4 p.m. at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 1900 E. Barataria in Springfield.   

The Little Acorns program, “Cool Cave Creatures,” for kids three to six-years-old, will be held Saturday morning (8/18) at 10 and 11:15 at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center.  Learn what life in a cave is all about.  To register, (417) 888-4237. 

Adults are invited to a free yoga class Saturday (8/18) at 2 p.m. at the Library Station. 

The Springfield Dance Alliance will host the fourth annual Concert & Gala Saturday night (8/19) from 6 to 10 at the Springfield Art Museum.

The Lebanon Farmer’s Market will be open Saturday (8/18) 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 (8/18) from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. near the Footbridge on Commercial Street. 

The Greater Ozarks Farmers’ Market will be open from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday (8/18) in the southeast corner of the Battlefield Mall Parking Lot. 

Farmers’ Market of the Ozarks will be open Saturday (8/18) 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 (8/18) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Eureka Springs Community Center, 44 Kingshighway. 

The Missouri State University Pride Band willpresent the Concert-On-The-Green Sunday night (8/19) at 7:30 at Plaster Stadium.  It’s free and open to the public. 

The Gillioz Theatre, 325 Park Central East, presents Toto: 40 Trips Around the Sun Sunday night (8/19) at 8.  For ticket information, (417) 863-9491. 

The Moxie’s Essentials:  Musicals series will feature the 1964 film, “The Umbrellas of Cherbourg,” Sunday afternoon (8/19) at 3 at the Moxie, 305 S. Campbell in downtown Springfield.

The Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library will host “Sunday Make ‘n Play” Sunday (8/19) from 2 to 4 p.m.  You’ll be able to drop in for a hands-on, interactive experience with a maker, play and art focus. 

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.