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Weekend Outlook September 20-22, 2019


The 28th Annual Starvy Creek Fall Bluegrass Festival continues Friday and Saturday (9/20-9/21) in Conway. 

The Wine and Whiskey Walkto benefit Developmental Center of the Ozarks is Friday night (9/20) from 7 to 10 at Farmers Market of the Ozarks, 2144 E. Republic Rd. in Springfield.  General admission is $35. 

The HBA Remodeling Show is Friday (9/20) from 1 to 6 p.m., Saturday (9/21) from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday (9/22) from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Springfield Expo Center, 635 E. St. Louis St. in Springfield. Admission is free. 

The 2019 Humansville Fall Festival continues Friday and Saturday (9/20-9/21) with a carnival, food, dancing, vendors and more. 

The 2019 Autumn Daze Arts, Crafts and Music Festival continues Friday (9/20) from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday (9/21) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in downtown Branson. 

The 2019 Marionville AppleFest is Friday and Saturday (9/20-9/21) in downtown Marionville. 

The 2019 Joplin Arts Fest is Friday (9/20) from 6 to 10 p.m. and Saturday (9/21) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Mercy Park in Joplin.  There will be more than 40 artists, kids’ art activities, live music, face painting, food, beverages and more. 

Mansfield Wilder Days will be held Friday and Saturday (9/20-9/21) at the Laura Ingalls Wilder Home and Museum in Mansfield.  The festival will include live music (including the playing of Pa's fiddle), crafts, stories, kids’ activities, a petting zoo and more.  Alison Arngrim, who played Nellie Olson on the Little House on the Prairie TV series, will sign autographs. 

Marshfield Harvest Days is Friday (9/20) from noon to 7 p.m. and Saturday (9/21) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the Marshfield square with Punkin’ Chuckin,’ a fall dessert contest, food, a car show, live music and more. 

The Aurora Junkapalooza Fall Market is Friday and Saturday (9/20-9/21) at Fraternal Order of Eagles, 18896 Lawrence 2185 in Aurora. 

Springfield Contemporary Theatre presents“The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime” through Sunday (9/22) at 302 E. Pershing in Springfield. 

September 20 is Western Film Friday at the Library Station.  Adults are invited to watch “Dances with Wolves,” rated PG-13, at 2.  Popcorn will be provided. 

The Greater Ozarks Hosta Society will present “The Joys and Trials of Growing Hostas” with Bob Solberg Friday night (9/20) at 6 at the Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center, 2400 S. Scenic in Springfield. 

“Crimes of the Heart” is at the Missouri State University Craig Hall Balcony Theatre through October 1. 

Comedian Tim Hawkins will be at the Gillioz Theatre, 325 Park Central East in Springfield, Friday night (9/20) at 7.  Find details here

Movie in the Park will feature the movie, “Wonder Park,” Friday night (9/20) at 7 at Atchley Park in Lebanon. 

Springfield Little Theatre presents "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" at the Landers Theatre through September 29.

D & D: Campaign is Friday (9/20) at 3:30 for grades eight through 12 at the Willard Branch Library.  No previous Dungeons and Dragons experience is required. 

Kids in grades six through 12 are invited to Teen Friday Nights Friday night (9/20) from 6 to 8 at the Library Station. 

The 22nd Annual Cider Days will be held Saturday and Sunday (9/21-9/22) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on historic Walnut Street west of National in Springfield.  The event will feature craft and art vendors, a kids’ area, cider, live performances and more.  A kickoff concert featuring Shaun Munday and Grant Williams and the Formula is Friday night (9/20).

The 1860s Lifestyle Exposition will be held Saturday (9/21) from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sunday (9/22) from noon to 4:30 p.m. at the Gray-Campbell Farmstead at Nathanael Greene-Close Memorial Park, 2400 S. Scenic in Springfield.  The event will include demonstrations, building tours, dancing, music, crafts and more.  A period costume parade will start Saturday at 11 a.m., and an apple pie contest will be held Sunday at 3.  Admission is free. 

The 2019 Walk to End Alzheimer’s is Saturday (9/21) at Jordan Valley Park in Springfield.  Registration begins at 9 and the opening ceremony at 10. 

You’ll have the chance to purchase native plants and learn about Monarch butterflies during the Monarch Festival Saturday (9/21) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Shoal Creek Conservation Education Center, 201 W. Riviera Dr. in Joplin.  For more information, (417) 629-3434. 

The Springfield Water Lantern Festival is Saturday (9/21) from 4 to 9 p.m. at Finley River Park in Ozark.  The event will feature floating lanterns, food, vendors, music, games and more. 

The 2019 Missouri Food Truck Festival is Saturday (9/21) from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. next to the Expo Center in downtown Springfield.  Food will be available from a variety of food trucks.  No pets are allowed.  The event will be held rain or shine. 

The Drury and Missouri State University baseball teams will face off in a game to raise money for ALS this weekend.  The Battle for Bell will be held at U.S. Baseball Park in Ozark Saturday (9/21).  Doors open at 4 p.m.  General admission tickets are $5 each. 

The Missouri State University Bears will host Kennesaw state in the football home opener Saturday (9/21) at 2 at Plaster Stadium.  Bearfest Village will be open north of the stadium from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Learn more here

The Missouri State University Softball Bears will host Central Missouri Saturday afternoon (9/21) at 1, Neosho Community College Sunday (9/22) at noon and Evangel Sunday at 4 Killian Stadium in Springfield.  Find out more here

The 17th Annual DogFest will be held Saturday (9/21) from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Chesterfield Park.  The event will include dog agility demonstrations, seminars, a dog fashion show, canine-related vendors, a dog-themed bounce house for kids and more.  Proceeds benefit Cruse Dog Park. 

The Springfield Conservation Nature Center invites women 14 and older to go on a five-mile hike at Ruth and Paul Henning Conservation Area in Branson Saturday (9/21).  Registration is required. 

Veterans Free Fishing Day is Saturday (9/21) from 7:30 a.m. to 7:15 p.m. at Roaring River State Park in Cassville. 

A 5K Dog Walk to celebrate Lebanon’s newly renovated dog park will be held Saturday morning (9/21) at 10 at Atchley Park in Lebanon. 

The Show Me Reptile and Exotics Show is Saturday (9/21) from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds in Springfield. 

The Missouri Vietnam Wall Motorcycle Run will be held Saturday (9/21) starting at 3335 W. Sunshine in Springfield. 

Fall on the Frisco is Saturday (9/21) from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at 107 E. Jackson St. in Willard.  There will be arts and crafts vendors, a petting zoo, food, bounce houses and music. 

Cruising the Highline, a Show-N-Shine car show and old fashioned cruise will be held Saturday (9/21) from noon to 8 p.m. at Willard Middle School.  Learn more here

The program, “Opioids in the Ozarks,” is Saturday (9/21) at 4 p.m. for adults at the Library Center.  Learn what the opioid crisis looks like in our community during a panel discussion. 

Living History Day is Saturday (9/21) from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Smallin Civil War Cave, 3575 N. Smallin Rd. in Ozark.  The event will have reenactors; gun firing and flint knapping demonstrations; Civil War era dance lessons, traditional Osage arts and crafts and more. 

Carnival: Latinx Heritage Banquet will be held Saturday (9/21) at 5 p.m. in the Plaster Student Union Ballroom at Missouri State University.  The event will include cultural performances, a fashion show and authentic Latin American food prepared by students.  RSVPs are required to attend.  There is an admission fee, but MSU students get in free.

The Fall Harvest Shopping and Craft Event, hosted by the Billings Merchants Association, will be held Saturday (9/21) from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with shopping, vendors and food trucks. 

Beer Fest 2019 is Saturday night (9/21) at 5 at Joplin's Memorial Hall.  Proceeds benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Joplin and Newton Counties. 

The Springfield Symphony will present “New York Night,” featuring pianist, Alexander Tutunov, Saturday night (9/21) at 7:30 at the Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts. 

The Basin Spring Music Series continues Saturday night (9/21) from 5 to 7 at Basin Spring Park in Eureka Springs, Arkansas with music by Front Country. 

A Star Party will start Saturday night (9/21) at 7:30 at Tyler Bend Pavilion at the Buffalo National River.  Take a chair, red flashlight and bug spray. 

Movie in the Park will be held Saturday night (9/21) at 7:30 at McCauley Park in Nixa and will feature the film, “Mary Poppins Returns.”  Take blankets and lawn chairs. 

Jammin’ in the Courtyard, featuring Charmin and the Country Four Band, will be held Sunday (9/22) from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Doling History Museum Courtyard at Doling Park, 2600 N. Robberson. Take blankets or lawn chairs. The event will be canceled if it rains. 

Join a park ranger at George Washington Carver National Monument Sunday afternoon (9/22) at 1 to learn about the park museum collections and see artifacts currently housed at the park. 

The Missouri State Symphony Orchestra will present a concert Sunday afternoon (9/22) at 3:30 at the Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts. 

The Drury women’s soccer team will host Missouri S&T Sunday (9/22) at noon at Curry Sports Complex in Springfield.  Find out more here

The Drury men’s soccer team will host Missouri S&T Sunday afternoon (9/22) at 2:30 at Curry Sports Complex in Springfield.  Learn more here

The Branson Regional Arts Council presents “Of Mice and Men” Sunday and Monday (9/22-9/23) at 2 and 7 p.m. at the historic Owen Theater. 

A multisensory experience for those with Alzheimer’s and dementia and their families and friends will be held Sunday (9/22) at 2 at the Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library.  Smell exotic spices, view art from around the world and watch clips of travel videos from all over the world. 

Rock the House, a benefit concert for those experiencing poverty in the Ozarks, will be held Sunday night (9/22) at Brentwood Christian Church, 1900 E. Barataria in Springfield.  A silent auction starts at 5:30, and the concert starts at 6:30.  Childcare will be provided. 

The Moxie Cinema's On Stage Series will feature "The Lehman Trilogy" Sunday (9/22) at 4:15 p.m. and September 24 at 6 p.m. at the Moxie, 305 S. Campbell in Springfield.  The play was filmed live July 25 at the National Theater in London.  

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.