May 26 Thursday
Resonate Empowerment Drumming is held weekly on Thursday’s from 10:30 - 11:30 am. This class focuses on using aspects of rhythm to stimulate motor skills and maintain gait functions. All instruments for this class are provided and no drumming experience is required. No singing or musical experience required.
This music therapy group is designed to use music to address the common symptoms often experienced by those with Parkinson's disease. Promoting clear speech and breath support as well as rhythm based exercises to improve gross motor movement and muscle strength. Other musical activities will be used to help with cognitive functioning such as problem solving, memory, and attention.
May 27 Friday
Encore! Music Therapy Group is held weekly on Friday’s from 11:30 - 1:00 pm. The class works to support motor, speech and language, mood, and cognitive functioning.
A highlight of this class is singing. Participants use vocal production. No singing or musical experience required.
This music therapy group is designed to use music to address the common symptoms often experienced by those with Parkinson's disease. Promoting clear speech and breath support as well as rhythm based exercises to improve gross motor movement and muscle strength.
Other musical activities will be used to help with cognitive functioning such as problem solving, memory, and attention to stimulate the skills needed to maintain volume and articulation while speaking.
The History Museum will host walking tours of downtown Springfield every fourth Friday through August.
Explore Springfield’s founding, growth, and most notable history where it took place. Learn about the Wild Bill Hickok shootout on the square, Route 66, and more.
Walking tours take place rain or shine. It is a one-hour tour with less than one-mile of walking.
Tickets are available online and are non-refundable.
May 28 Saturday
The History Museum will explore the history of Commercial Street every fourth Saturday through August.
Learn about the impact of the railroad, the relationship between North and South Springfield, and the society and culture of C-Street. This tour is presented in partnership with the Commercial Club of Springfield, MO.
It is a one-hour tour with about one-mile of walking. Walking tours take place rain or shine.
Hatch a plan to protect your egg from a breathtaking 15-foot drop. Will it safely land? It can, with an egg-protecting vessel of your own design. Get creative, take chances and don’t worry about breaking a few eggs along the way in this Egg Drop competition. For rules and more information visit christiancountylibrary.org/eggdrop
Jun 02 Thursday
Jun 03 Friday
The Old-Time Music, Ozark Heritage Festival is the signature event for West Plains. The festival seeks to celebrate, preserve, pass on and nurture an appreciation of the old-time music and folk life traditions distinctive to the Ozark Highlands.
Music will begin at noon each day and continue through the end of the headliner performance, which begins at 8 pm on the East Lawn stage.
The event will also include artisans and demonstrations.
Information at http://oldtimemusic.org
The Woodland Heights Neighborhood Association is hosting "Tennis Under the Lights" on Friday, June 3rd from 7 PM - 9 PM on the tennis court at Historic Lafayette Park (202 E Atlantic St.) Equipment is provided. Bring the kids and come play tennis under the lights.
Those who do not want to play tennis can bring a chair and watch. This is also a time for neighbors to come together.
Food will be provided by our friends at the Dream Center. Fun and games for kids of all ages will be on hand.
Woodland Heights neighbor, Mark Penticuff, will be there to help, coach, answer tennis questions, etc.
On Friday, June 3, 2022, Southwest Missouri will celebrate the tradition of watching graduated seniors play in the final high school football game of their lives at the 21st Annual GRIN IRON CLASSIC All-Star Football Game.
As the East goes head-to-head with the West, parents, coaches, friends and supporters will gather to cheer on their favorite team in this game benefiting the Tooth Truck, a mobile dental clinic helping provide dental treatment and dental hygiene education for local children in need.
Nearly 90 local high school athletes from Southwest Missouri have been selected by the SW MO High School Football Coaches Association for this East vs West All-Star competition, hosted by the Heart of the Ozarks Sertoma Club.
The All-Star High School Football Game will be played at Parkview High School's JFK Stadium with a 7:30pm kick off.
Tickets are $10 each and available at the gate.