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Weekend Outlook: Find Out What's Happening In The Ozarks May 28-31

The Flyin Buzzards bluegrass band will perform Friday night and Saturday night (5/28-5/29) at 7 at the River Shelter at Roaring River State Park.  Bluegrass concerts continue through September 25.  

The online Missouri Conservation Department program, Conservation Families:  Snakes of Missouri, will start Friday night (5/28) at 6.  Registration is required.  

The Moxie Cinema will show the 1980 film, “9 to 5,” Friday night (5/28) at 9 at Mother’s Brewing Company, 215 S. Grant.  Admission is $6 at the gate, with proceeds benefiting Moxie Cinema.  

A Class Act Production presents “Grave Tales” Friday night (5/28) at 7:30 and 9:30 at Nathan P. Murphy’s, 215 S. Campbell.  

The 2021 Mid-America Street Rod Nationals are at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds Friday through Sunday (5/28-5/30).  Admission is $19 for ages 13 and up, $6 for ages six to 12 and free for five and younger.  

Shoal Creek Conservation Education Center is hosting a native plant sale.  Plants must be ordered ahead of time and then picked up Saturday, March 29.    

The Springfield-Greene County Library invites you to an online program presented by the Missouri Humanities Council and the Sons of the American Revolution.  “History Explorers Presents:  The Spanish-American War” will start Saturday morning (5/29) at 10.  You can watch it on the library’s YouTube channel, or go to to find a link to the event.

The program, “Outdoor Skills:  Basic Archery,” will be held Saturday afternoon (5/29) at 2 at the Shoal Creek Conservation Education Center in Joplin.  Registration is required.  

The Missouri Prairie Foundation will hold a native plant sale Saturday (5/29) from 2 to 6 at Mother’s Brewing Company, 215 S. Grant.  You’ll be able to purchase native wildflowers, grasses, shrubs, trees, sedges, vines and native seed.  

The Finley River Fishing for a Cause Charity Event will be held at Finley River Park Saturday through Monday (5/29-5/31) at Finley River Park in Ozark.  The entry fee is $30. 

The Connecting Grounds, 4341 W. Chestnut Expressway, is hosting the Summer Outdoor Movie Series.  See “Akeelah and the Bee” Saturday night (5/29) at 7:30.  Take blankets or chairs.  

The Summer Concert Series at Branson Landing will feature Papa Green Shoes Saturday night (5/29) at 6:30.  

The Springfield-Greene County Park Board’s outdoor pools open Saturday (5/29).  A Splash and Sizzle event will be held Monday (5/31) at 5:30.  Admission is $1 or free with a canned food donation at Fassnight, Grant Beach and Silver Springs Pools.  

The Old Country Dance will start Saturday night (5/29) at 7 at the Bolivar Recreation and Aquatic Center, 1710 W. Broadway.  

YMCA’s Camp Wakonda, 22237 Lawrence 2080 in Ash Grove, will host Kids Fishing Day Saturday morning (5/29) from 9 to noon.  Prizes are available for those who have the biggest catches. Registration is required.  

The History Museum on the Square will host a Downtown Walking Tour Sunday at 2 (5/30).  Hear some of Springfield’s most notable stories and see where they took place.  Space is limited, and the cost is $15.  Registration must be made 24 hours in advance.