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Weekend Outlook July 12-14, 2019

Josh Kenzer

Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park, 3825 W. Farm Rd. 146, will host a Family Fishing Night Friday night (7/12) from 6 to 9.  Take your own bait and gear for catch and release fishing.  There will also be a cow train, a bounce house and a campfire.  Registration is required. 

Studio Live is on KSMU Friday (7/12) at noon featuring local band, The Margins.  The band will perform at The Backlot at Alamo Drafthouse Friday night at 6 during Studio Live Social Hour.  Learn more here

Bluegrass Nights at Roaring River State Park Amphitheater in Cassville continue Friday night (7/12) at 7 with music by the Flyin’ Buzzards. 

CoxHealth invites young people five and older to Kids’ Sewing Day Friday (7/12) from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Cox North, 1423 N. Jefferson.  They’ll sew items for use by hospital patients.  A parent or guardian must stay with the children during the event, and lunch will be provided.  For details, 417-269-3169. 

The Laclede County Fair continues Friday and Saturday (7/13) at the Lebanon Fairgrounds.  The event features exhibits, a carnival and more. 

The program, “Ozark Astronomy,” is Friday night (7/12) from 8:30 to 9:30 at Bennett Spring State Park in Lebanon.  A telescope will be set up for viewing the night sky. 

Families are invited to the program, “Batty for Bats,” Friday night (7/12) at 7 at the Walter Woods Conservation Area, 7129 Dutch Elm Dr. in Joplin.  Learn about bats and then try to spot some. 

Actors Theatre of Missouri presents Shakespeare’s “As You Like It” Friday and Saturday (7/12-7/13) and July 18-20 at 7 p.m. at the Springfield Art Museum Amphitheatre, 1111 E. Brookside Dr.  Seating starts at 6:30 on the lawn west of the museum.  Take blankets and lawn chairs.  Donations will be accepted. 

Light the Way, a Christian music festival, will be held Friday (7/12) from 4 to 11 and Saturday (7/13) 3 to 11 at 407 S. Jamestown Blvd. in Rogersville. 

St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1115 N. Campbell, will hold its annual Garage Sale and Bake Sale Friday and Saturday (7/12-7/13) from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the parish hall.  Lunch will be available for purchase. 

The Springfield-Greene County Library presents “Moonlight Madness” Friday night (7/12) from 5 to 9 at Sequiota Park, 2500 S. Lone Pine in Springfield.  There will be lunar crafts, a moon-themed storytime for children, a crescent moon photo booth and more. Get a close-up view of the moon with telescopes provided by the Springfield Astronomical Society. And watch a moonlight bat flight hosted by the Outdoor Initiatives Department of the Springfield-Greene County Park Board. 

The Movies at Founders Park Series continues this weekend.  “The Goonies,” rated PG, will start Friday night (7/12) at dusk, and “Jurassic Park,” rated PG-13, will start Saturday night (7/13) at dusk at the park, 330 E. Water in Springfield. 

The program, “Surviving the Next 100:  Will Parks See another Centennial?” will start Friday night (7/12) at 8:30 at the Buffalo Point Amphitheater at the Buffalo National River. 

The Springfield Cardinals will host the Arkansas Travelers Friday night (7/12) at 7:10 and Saturday and Sunday night (7/13-7/14) at 6:10 at Hammons Field. 

The program, “Understanding Facebook,” for adults, will be held Friday morning (7/12) from 10 to noon at the Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library. 

Springfield Improv, 308 South Ave. in Springfield, presents “Improv Comedy” Friday night (7/12) at 7:30 and “Pappy Van Winkle” Friday night at 9. 

The 21st annual Fat Tire Festival continues through Sunday (7/14) at Lake Leatherwood Park in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. 

Storytime Saturdays are held Saturday mornings at 10 through October 26 at Bennett Spring State Park near Lebanon. 

The exhibit:  “Remembering D-Day:  The 75th Anniversary of the Normandy Invasion,” is at the Joplin History and Mineral Museum, 504 S. Schifferdecker Ave. in Joplin through August 31. 

The exhibit, “Route 66:  Highway to the Stars,” is at the Joplin Library, 1901 E. 20th Street, through July 31.  Discover the dreams and adventures of Edwin Hubble; learn about Harlow Shapley--the man who determined our solar system's place in the Milky Way; visit some planetariums and observatories; and soar with astronauts.

Springfield-Greene County Park Board pools will remain open through mid August.  Splash ‘n Sizzle discounts ($1 or free with a canned food item) are offered daily after 5:30 p.m. 

Farmers Markets are open across Missouri, many on weekends, and you can find one near you by clicking here

The Watershed Summer Gala will be held Saturday (7/13) at 5 p.m. at the Bond Learning Center, 2401 S. Kansas Expwy. in Springfield with local food, beer, wine and a silent auction.  Proceeds benefit the Watershed Committee of the Ozarks. 

The resident magician of the St. Louis City Museum, Christian the Magician, will present shows Saturday (7/13) at 10:30 a.m. at the Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library and at 2 p.m. at the Library Center. 

Learn about fishing for bass during a program Saturday (7/13) at the Shoal Creek Conservation Education Center, 201 W. Riviera in Joplin.  After a classroom program, you’ll head down to Shoal Creek to fish.  Anyone 16 and older must have a valid Missouri fishing license.  Equipment will be available.   

James River Basin Partnership will host the re-scheduled River Rescue 2019 Saturday (7/13) on the James River.  The river cleanup is from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., and pre-registration is required. 

A garage sale to benefit Rescue One will be held Saturday (7/13) from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1927 E. Bennett in Springfield. 

Christian County Master Gardeners will present a free public seminar Saturday (7/13) from 1 to 4 at the Nixa Community Center, 701 N. Taylor Way in Nixa.  There will be two presentations:  “Community-Supported Agriculture:  A Grower’s Perspective” and “Greenhouse Gardening:  Lessons Learned from Master Gardeners.” 

The Railroad Historical Museum, located in the St. Louis San Francisco Locomotive No. 4524 at Grant Beach Park in Springfield, is open Saturdays from 2 to 4 p.m.   The museum is at 1353 N. Douglas. 

Carver Day 2019 is Saturday (7/13) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at George Washington Carver National Monument in Diamond.  The day will include music, speakers, peanut milk demonstrations, a junior ranger station and a film. 

Nixa Parks and Recreation will host Movie in the Park, featuring “The Greatest Showman,” Saturday night (7/13) at 8:30 at McCauley Park, 701 N. Taylor Way.  Take blankets or lawn chairs.  Concessions will be available. 

Families are invited to a Ranger Ride Saturday afternoon (7/13) at 1 at Bennett Spring State Park.  Learn about bicycle safety as you ride through the park. 

The “Water, Water Everywhere Photo Walk” will be held Saturday morning (7/13) from 10 to noon at Bennett Spring State Park in Lebanon.  Take a camera, cell phone or tablet.  The program will teach techniques for photographing rushing, flowing and still water. 

Stop by the Park Central Branch Library during Second Saturday Art Walk Saturday (7/13) from noon to 5 p.m. to contribute to this month’s community craft

Families are invited to learn about bat echolocation during a program Saturday morning (7/13) at 9 at the Buffalo Point Lower Contact Station at the Buffalo National River. 

“Conscious Parenting:  From Chaos to Calm” will be held Saturday morning (7/13) from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Library Center.  Learn about the Conscious Discipline Model, which is designed to decrease problem behavior, power struggles and aggression, while increasing resilience, emotional health and achievement. Child care will be provided, and registration is required. 

An Island Cave Tour will start Saturday morning (7/13) at 9 at Ha Ha Tonka State Park in Camdenton.  Tour the park’s Island Cave and learn what lives there.  Registration is required. 

The Second Saturday Art Walk is Saturday afternoon (7/13) from 1 to 5 in downtown Springfield. 

The Little Acorns program, “Let’s Go Camping!” for kids three to six-years-old, will be held Saturday morning (7/13) at 11:15 at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center.  Registration is required.

Art instructor, Hing Wah Hatch, will teach how to capture the essence of local plants and animals through Chinese-style painting Saturday afternoon (7/13) at 1 and 2:45 at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center. Registration is required.  “Nature Art:  With a Chinese Brushstroke” is for age eight to adult. 

Tours of the historic Boxley Grist Mill at the Buffalo National River will be offered Saturday morning (7/13) at 10. 

A Bison Hike will start Saturday morning (7/13) at 10 at Prairie State Park in Mindenmines.  The guided hike is two miles long.

A Night Sky Hike will start Saturday night (7/13) at 9 at the Indian Rockhouse/Overlook Trailhead parking lot at the Buffalo National River. 

See the movie “Smallfoot” Saturday night (7/13) at 9 at Roaring River State Park in Cassville.  Take blankets and lawn chairs. 

Springfield Improv presents “The Home Team” Saturday night (7/13) at 7:30 and “Putting Out Fires” at 9 at 308 South Ave. in Springfield. 

The Second Saturday Gallery Stroll is Saturday night (7/13) from 6 to 9 in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. 

“Owl Prowl” will start Saturday night (7/13) at 8:30 at Ha Ha Tonka State Park in Camdenton.  Meet at the Post Office Shelter.  Learn about owls and then watch as the interpreter tries to call in one. 

The Springfield Lasers will host the Philadelphia Freedoms Sunday night (7/14) at 7 at Cooper Tennis Park. 

“Memory Café:  Space Race” is Sunday (7/14) at 2 p.m. for those living with early-stage memory loss and their care partners. 

Kids in grades six through 12 are invited to create galactic spray paint art Sunday (7/14) from 2 to 4 at the Library Center.  Registration is required.  Learn more here.

The Second Sunday Concert Series continues Sunday afternoon (7/14) at 2.  Melinda Mullins will perform songs and poems by her Grammy-nominated father, Johnny Mullins. 

The program, “Colors of Water,” will start Sunday morning (7/14) at 9 at the Buffalo Point Launch parking lot at the Buffalo National River.  Paint with watercolors with the Buffalo as your backdrop.  Materials will be provided.