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Weekend Outlook August 27-29, 2021

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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.  

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.