Weekend Outlook

Amber Miller

The Old-Time Music Ozark Heritage Festival is Friday and Saturday (5/31-6/1) in West Plains.  The event features live music, demonstrations, vendors and more. The Fiddlers’ Frolic starts Friday night at 5 at the West Plains Civic Center. 

The 25th annual Junebug Jamboree is Friday and Saturday (5/31-6/1) at the American Legion, 2660 S. Scenic in Springfield. 

Springfield Botanical Gardens

Romance in the Garden is Friday night and Saturday night (5/17-5/18) from 7:30 to 9:30 at the Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden, 2400 S. Scenic in Springfield.  Tiki torches and lanterns will light the pathway, and wishing lanterns will be available for purchase to float on the ponds.  The cost is $10 per person or $15 per couple. 


MSU’s Baker Observatory will host a NASA Observing Night Friday night (5/10) from 8:30 to 11:30.  Try out the observatory’s new telescopes. 

The program, “Ozark Astronomy” will be held Friday night (5/10) at 8:30 at Bennett Spring State Park, 26250 Highway 64A in Lebanon. 

Random Tony / Flickr

The annual plant sale at Missouri State University continues Friday (5/3) from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Karls Hall Greenhouse.  The sale includes hybrid and heirloom vegetables, flowers, hanging baskets, herbs, fruits, succulents, tropicals, house plants and annual and perennial garden plants. 

League of Women Voters of Southwest Missouri / Facebook

The League of Women Voters of Southwest Missouri will host the Everything’s Political Trivia Night Friday night (4/26) at 6:30 at The Pitch Pizza and Pub, 2924 E. Sunshine.