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Weekend Outlook June 4-6, 2021: Find Out What's Happening Friday Through Sunday In The Ozarks

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Roaring River State Park is offering bluegrass concerts on various dates this summer.  The Flyin Buzzards Band will perform Friday night (6/4) from 7 to 9 at the River Shelter.  

Ha Ha Tonka State Park in Camdenton will host a Night Hike Friday night (6/4) at 8:45.  Meet at the Spring Trailhead in the lake parking lot.  

Movies at Founders Park starts back up this weekend at Founders Park, 330 E. Water in Springfield.  See Wonder Woman 1984 Friday night (6/4) and Trolls World Tour Saturday night (6/5).  Take blankets and lawn chairs.  Admission is free, and concessions will be for sale on site.  

A Fire Station Fun Day and Vaccine Clinic will be held Friday (6/4) from 1 to 5 p.m. at 1405 S. Scenic in Springfield.  While parents get their COVID-19 vaccine, kids will be able to interact with firefighters, see a fire truck up close and more.  

American Legion Post 639, 2660 S. Scenic, is hosting Tribute Towers through Sunday (6/7).  The national memorial consists of more than 33 Tribute Towers with names of more than 5000 military members who have died since 9/11.  

First Friday Art Walk is Friday night (6/4) from 5 to 10 at various locations in downtown Springfield.  

First Fridays at Founders Park will be held each first Friday night in June and July from 6 to 9 at Founders Park, 330 E. Water in downtown Springfield.  The event features live music and live art.  

Springfield Regional Opera presents “The Real Ambassadors” Friday night (6/4) at 7:30.  The production is a collaboration between Louis Armstrong and Dave Brubeck.  Tickets range from $35 to $45.  

Springfield Contemporary Theatre presents “Heroes of the Fourth Turning” Friday through Sunday (6/4-6/6) at SCT Backlot, 2025 E. Chestnut Expressway.  The play, by Will Arbery, was a finalist for the 2020 Pulitzer Prize.  Tickets are $29 for adults.  

Food Truck Fridays are held every Friday night from from 5 to 8 in downtown Lebanon.  Food trucks will be available for you to purchase food from. 

The Branson Regional Arts Council presents Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie through Monday (6/7) at the Historic Owen Theatre in downtown Branson.  

The Springfield Cardinals are hosting the San Antonio Missions through Sunday (6/6) at Hammons Field.  

The Primitive Skills program, Fire and Flintstone, will be held Saturday morning (6/5) from 10 to noon at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center.  A primitive skills specialist will demonstrate how to start a fire without matches and butane, and you’ll be able to try the age-old skill yourself.  

The 40th Annual Kids’ Fishing Fun Day will be held Saturday morning (6/5) at Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park, 3825 W. Farm Rd. 146, in Springfield.  The event is for anyone three to 15-years-old.  Equipment will be available to rent or you can take your own.  

United Community Change needs volunteers to help revamp its community garden at 819 E. Pacific in Springfield.  A work day is planned for Saturday (6/5) at 9 a.m.  Pizza and drinks will be served.  

A guided “Bison-Tennial” hike will be held Saturday morning (6/5) from 10 to noon at Prairie State Park in Mindenmines, MO.  The hike is two miles and over uneven terrain.  Space is limited, and registration is required at (417) 843-6711.  

Show Me Snakes presents the Show Me Reptiles and Exotics Show will be at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds Saturday (6/5) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  A variety of reptiles will be on display, and products will be available for sale.  

Street Fair at Pickwick Place will be held Saturday (6/5) from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Cherry and Pickwick in Springfield.  The event will feature local hobbyists, makers and performers.  

The Community Partnership of the Ozarks will host the 2021 Giving Games Saturday (6/5) from 1 to 6 at 735 E. St. Louis.  The event will include mini golf, live music, a black jack tournament, a cornhole tournament, wine tasting, a cash bar and silent auctions.  Food will be available for purchase.  Tickets are $20.  

The Our Kids Matter Rally to protest bullying will be held Saturday night (6/5) at 6 on Park Central Square.  It’s organized by Real Love Equals Real Change.   

The Southwest Missouri Senior Games will be held Saturday (6/5) from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Northview Center at Doling Park in Springfield.  For more information, (417) 837-5808.  

Connect2Culture in Joplin will present the all-female country group, Farewell Angelina, in a concert Saturday night (6/5)  at 7 in the Joplin Empire Market Courtyard.  Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door.  

The American Heart Association will host the Southwest Missouri Heart Walk Saturday morning (6/5) from 9 to noon.  

Men’s Chorus of the Ozarks will present the 2021 Pride Concert Sunday afternoon (6/6) at 2 at Central Christian Church, 411 N. Washington, in Springfield.  Admission is $15, and children 12 and under get in free.