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Weekend Outlook August 27-29, 2021


Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield Foundation is hosting a two-day symposium, Reaping the Whirlwind:  Missouri in the Civil War, August 27 and 28 at Second Baptist Church.  A virtual option is also available.  

Guided tours of the Shepherd of the Hills Hatchery in Branson will be offered Friday (8/27) at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.  Tours last around 30 minutes.  Saturday (8/28) short hatchery talks will be held throughout the day.  

Ozark Mountain Revival will give a concert Friday night (8/27) at 7 at the River Shelter at Roaring River State Park.  And the Flyin Buzzards Band will present a concert Saturday night (8/28) at 7 at the park near Cassville.  Learn more here.  

Kids three to six-years-old can learn about belted kingfishers during a Little Acorns program Friday morning (8/27) at 10 and 11:15 at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center.  Registration is required.  

Families are invited to Animal Bingo Friday night (8/27) at 6 at the Shoal Creek Conservation Education Center, 201 W. Riviera Dr. in Joplin.  Registration is required.  mdc-event-

The Small Umbrella Theatre Company presents “Little Women:  A Broadway Musical” through Saturday (8/28) at Drury’s Wilhoit Theatre.  

Friday 5K will be held Friday night (8/27) at 6 at the Steel Creek Boat Launch at the Buffalo National River.  Walk and talk with a park ranger on a three-mile walk.  

A guided hike at the Buffalo National River will start at 8 Friday night (8/27).  Meet at the Indian Rockhouse/Overlook Trailhead parking lot.  

A tour of the Parker-Hickman Farmstead at the Buffalo National River will start at 10 Saturday morning (8/28).  Space is limited, and registration is required.  

A guided walk at the Collier Homestead at the Buffalo National River will be held Saturday night (8/28) at 7.  Registration is required.  

The Cattle Baron’s Ball to benefit the American Cancer Society will be held Saturday night (8/28) at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds.  

The HERmonius Music Festival, featuring women musicians, will be held Saturday (8/28) at 3 p.m.  Admission is $10 with a VIP option for $50.  

The program, “Learning Archery:  Selecting Archery Equipment,” will be held Sunday afternoon (8/29) at 3 at the Andy Dalton Shooting Range, 4897 N. Farm Rd. 61 in Ash Grove.  Registration is required.  

“Colors of Water:  Watercolor Painting” will be held Sunday morning (8/29) at 9 at the Buffalo Point Boat Launch at the Buffalo National River.  Paint with watercolors with the river as a backdrop.  Registration is required.  

The Missouri State University men’s soccer team will host Rockhurst Sunday night (8/29) at 6 at the Allison South Stadium.  Learn more here.