Weekend Outlook July 9-11, 2021
Guided tours of the Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery in Branson will be offered Friday (7/9) at 1 and 2 p.m. And short hatchery talks will be held throughout the day Saturday (7/10).
Studio Live is Friday (7/9) at noon on KSMU featuring the power trio, SALT. And Studio Live Social Hour is Friday night from 6 to 8 at Tie & Timber Beer Company with the band performing live. KSMU will also host a public media volunteer mixer at that location from 4 to 8.
Ball of the Wild, a fundraiser for Dickerson Park Zoo, will be held Friday night (7/9) at the White River Conference Center in Springfield.
See the films, The Goonies, Friday night (7/9) and “The Lion King” Saturday night (7/10), weather permitting, at dusk at Founders Park in downtown Springfield as part of the Movies at Founders Park Series. Take blankets or lawn chairs. Concessions will be available.
The Gillioz Theatre will show the film, “Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark,” on the big screen Friday night (7/9) at 7:30. Find out more here.
The Bicentennial Missouri State Parks Commemorative Quilt Showing will take place Friday and Saturday (7/9-7/10) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Prairie State Park in Mindenmines, MO. Two quilts created by park Missouri State Parks staff and volunteers will be on display. They tell a visual story of Missouri for its bicentennial commemoration.
The program, “From the Hills to the Sea: Paddling our Way Across the National Parks" will be held Friday night (7/9) at 8:30 at the Buffalo Point Amphitheater.
Bluegrass music concerts are being held on weekends this summer at Roaring River State Park near Cassville. Sugar Mountain Band will give a concert Friday night (7/9) at 7 at the River Shelter.
The Springfield Cardinals will host Tulsa Friday, Saturday and Sunday (7/9-7/11) at Hammons Field.
Ha Ha Tonka State Park in Camdenton will host a Night Hike Friday night (7/9) at 9. Meet at the Spring Trailhead in the lake parking lot.
Primitive skills specialist, Don Brink, will demonstrate how to weave plant fibers into cordage during a program Saturday (7/10) from 10 a.m. to noon at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center. Registration is required.
A guided “Bison-tennial” hike will start Saturday morning (7/10) at 10 at Prairie State Park in Mindenmines, MO. Go on a two-mile hike to watch for bison and other wildlife and to view wildflowers. Registration is required.
A tour of the historic Boxley Grist Mill at the Buffalo National River will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday (7/10). Registration is required, and space is limited.
The Mother Road Mayhem Car, Truck & Bike Show will be held Saturday and Sunday (7/10-7/11) in downtown Joplin with a parade of classic vehicles on Saturday night.
Reptile Day at the Fairbanks is Saturday (7/10) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Stop by to learn about reptiles and have your questions answered.
The History Museum on the Square will host a Sensory Friendly Morning Saturday morning (7/10) from 10 to noon. Lights in the museum will be dimmer, sound will be quieter, and there will be quiet spaces available. General admission applies.
The 78th annual Carver Day is Saturday (7/10) from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at George Washington Carver National Monument in Diamond. A park ranger will talk about the establishment of the park at 11:45. The event also features live music, jr. ranger activities, guided tours, special exhibits, food concession and more.
The Springfield-Greene County Library will host the virtual program, "3 for 3 on Facebook," Saturday afternoon (7/10) at 1. Adults are invited to tell about three authors or books they recommend and get suggestions for books they might enjoy.
Kids in grades six through nine are invited to the virtual program, "Teen Vibe," Saturday afternoon (7/10) at 4. They’ll talk about their favorite books, movies, music and fandoms. Registration is required.
The new series, JOMO Jammin’ in July, will feature Lem Sheppard and Jomo Jazz in a free concert Saturday night (7/10) at 7 at Joplin’s Mercy Park. Take your own seating for the concert presented by Connect2Culture.
The program, “Zinc: Arkansas’ Natural Wealth,” will start Saturday night (7/10) at 8:30 at the Buffalo Point Amphitheater at the Buffalo National River.
Ha Ha Tonka State park will host an evening of stargazing Saturday night (7/10) at 9:15. Meet at the Post Office Shelter.
The Laclede County Fair continues through Saturday (7/10) at the Laclede County Fairgrounds in Lebanon.
A tour of the Historic Gillioz Theatre on Park Central East in Springfield will be held Sunday afternoon (7/11) at 2. Tickets are $10.
SCT Sings B’Way Rock 2 will be held Sunday night (7/11) at 6:30 at Mother’s Brewing Company, 215 S. Grant, in Springfield. The concert will feature music from popular musicals. Tickets are required.
Missouri State University’s Summer Carillon Series continues this Sunday (7/11) at 7 p.m. with a concert by Carol Lens. Take blankets and lawn chairs for the event outside Meyer Library.
The program, “Colors of Water: Watercolor Painting” will be held Sunday morning (7/11) at 9 at the Buffalo Point Launch parking lot at the Buffalo National River. Paint with watercolor with the river as a backdrop. Materials will be provided.
A guided tour of Beaver Jim’s Farmstead will be held Sunday morning (7/11) at 10. Ranger Kevin will lead a tour of the site at Ponca. Registration is required.
The program, “Science for Artists: An Exploration,” will be held Sunday morning (7/11) at 11 at the Buffalo Point Boat Launch at the Buffalo National River. Kids and parents will use their observation skills to examine natural processes of the river and the ecosystems around it.
An archery program for families will be held Sunday afternoon (7/11) at 3 at the Andy Dalton Shooting Range in Ash Grove. Registration is required.