Babes In The Woods Celebrates Fathers, 11-11:45 a.m. today (continues Saturday), Springfield Conservation Nature Center, 4601 S. Nature Center Way. Celebrate your special day with your children. Ages birth-2 years. Free; registration required. 417-888-4237
Flights of Fancy, presented by Springfield Arts Council, 6 p.m. today, Springfield-Branson National Airport Terminal Lobby, 2300 N. Airport Blvd. Performances by members of Springfield Little Theatre, Springfield Symphony, SRO Lyric Theatre and Springfield Ballet. Proceeds benefit Springfield’s Care to Learn Fund and the Community Foundation of the Ozarks Arts in Action Education Endowment Fund. Tickets: $25. RSVP: 417-868-0500, ext. 2001; flyspringfield.com/fancy
Ozark: Ozark Farmer’s Market Downtown, 5 p.m. today, on the square. Features produce, plants, crafts and music. 417-839-5668
Hartsburg: Second annual Elderberry Festival with Big Smith, The Hip Necks, Hickory Moon, others, today (through Sunday) 20200 Jemerson Creek Road. E-mail: www.elderberryfestival.com; email@example.com; $10-$40
West Plains: Heart of the Ozarks Bluegrass Association’s June Bluegrass Festival, 7 p.m. today (through Saturday), HOBA Park, Bluegrass Lane. Big Creek, Honey Creek, The Romans Family, Ozark Mountain Express, The Punches Family, The Baker Family, Missouri River Band and Mountain Faith. Tickets: $7-$25. 888-256-8835; www.wix.com/hobabluegrass/home
“Hamlet vs. Zombies: Something Is Rotting In The State of Denmark!” presented by Springfield Shakespeare Festival, 8 p.m. today (through Sunday), The Skinny Improv, 301 Park Central East. Admission: $15; $12 for students. 417-831-5233; www.theskinnyimprov.com
“Sheer Will,” presented by Springfield Contemporary Theatre, 7:30 p.m. today (through Sunday), Vandivort Center Theatre, 305 E. Walnut St. Music by Herbert Kaplan, book and lyrics by James Billings. Directed by Richard Dines. Reserved seat tickets: $22; $18 for ages 55 and older and students; student rush tickets, $10 (if seats are available) 30 minutes before shows. 417-831-8001, 888-452-0930
“Shout! The Mod Musical,” presented by Missouri State’s Tent Theatre, 8:15 p.m. today (through Saturday), Craig Hall Plaza, MSU campus, 901 S. National Ave. Tickets: $10-55. 417-836-7678; 888-476-7849; www.missouristatetix.com
William Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew,” presented by Springfield Shakespeare Festival, 7:30 p.m. today (through Sunday), Jordan Valley Park, 635 E. Trafficway. Free; accepting donations. 417-831-5233; www.theskinnyimprov.com
Ozark: “Song of the Prairie,” presented by Stained Glass Theatre, 7:30 p.m. today (through Saturday), Stained Glass Theatre, 1996 W. Evangel St. Tickets: $9; $5 for ages 2-12. 417-581-9192
MainStage Comedy Show, 8 p.m. Friday, Skinny Improv, Skinny Improv Comedy Theater, 301 Park Central East.Mainstage admission: $12; $10 students. 417-831-5233; www.theskinnyimprov.com
Fundraising Dance for Joplin, presented by Step By Step Dance Studio, 7-10 p.m. Friday, Northview Center, 301 E. Talmage St. Admission: $10; $8 for seniors and college students. 417-689-4141; www.dancestepbystep.com
Nixa: Live Band Dance, 7 p.m. Friday, Nixa Senior Center, 404 S. Main St. Admission is $3. 417-725-2322
The second annual “Art for Haiti,” a benefit exhibit and reception, 7-9:30 p.m. Friday (through June 30), The Gallery at National Avenue, 1515 S. National. Enjoy art, food and music by the Seed. 417-860-5903; www. TheGalleryAtNationalAvenue.org
Cancer Survivors’ Celebration at Springfield Cardinals game, 7:05 p.m. Friday, Hammons Field, 955 East Trafficway. Honor cancer survivors in the community. Tickets: $10; includes a T-shirt and refreshments at the game. 417-269-5257
Greene County 4-H Youth Fair, Friday (continues Saturday), Ozark Empire Fairgrounds Arena, 3001 N. Grant Ave. Greene County Youth show and compete with their livestock and exhibits. Free admission. 417-833-2660
How to Take Great Travel Photos Anywhere, 10 a.m. Friday, Library Station, 2535 N. Kansas Expressway. Jerry Stokes, staff member at Lawrence Photo, shares his tips on taking great travel photos. Free. 417-882-0714
17th annual JuneBug Jamboree, 5 p.m. Friday (continues Saturday), American Legion Post 639, 2660 S. Scenic Ave. Activities include a Volkswagen car show, entertainment, vendors, stereo sound-off contest, engine sound-off contest, slow drags, car corral and a 50/50 pot. Entertainment and camping for participants is available on site. Free admission for spectators; fees for car show, contests, camping, car corral. 417-827-9978; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; www.groovevws.com
Kids’ Mornings at the Moxie films, 10 a.m. Friday, Moxie Cinema, 431 S. Jefferson Ave. All ages are welcome; programming is designed for ages 3-7. Free. 417-429-0800; www.moxiecinema.com
Kids Night Out, 6-9 p.m. Friday, Pat Jones YMCA, 1901 E. Republic Road. Entry fee: $10 members; $15 nonmembers. 417-881-1599, ext. 110; www.ormyca.org
Summer Reading Kick Off Read-A-Thon, 6 p.m. Friday, Library Center, 4653 S. Campbell Ave. Free. Grades 6-12. 417-882-0714
Teen Friday Nights, 6 p.m. Friday, Library Station, 2535 N. Kansas Expressway. Refreshments provided by Panera Bread. Free. 417-865-1340
50th annual “Watercolor U.S.A.” opening reception, 5:30-7 p.m. Friday, Springfield Art Museum, 1111 Brookside Drive. The exhibit continues through Aug. 7. Free admission. www.springfieldmogov.org/egov/art/; 417-837-5700
The Branson-Hollister Rotary Club’s 18th annual “Flavor of the Ozarks” 6-8 p.m. Friday, Ledgestone Golf and Country Club at Stonebridge Resort. Attendees will be able to sample food from more than 15 area restaurants and bid on silent and live auction items. Admission: $25. 417-336-8220
Texaco Country Showdown Competition, 4:30 p.m. Friday, Branson Landing, 100 Branson Landing. Free. 239-3002; www.branson landing.com
Marshfield: The Will Rogers 46th Annual Pow-Wow, 7 p.m. Friday (continues Saturday), Sho-Me Arena, 13800 Missouri 38. Features gourd dancing and intertribal dancing. Admission: $4; free for ages 11 and younger with paid adult admission. 417-426-4698; 417-732-6016; 417-936-3893. E-Mail address: email@example.com
Osage Beach: 2011 Dog Days Canine Cannonball, 3 p.m. Friday (through Sunday), Dog Days Bar Grill, 1232 Jeffries Road. A dock-jumping competition for canines. Accepting Donations; Free for spectators. 573-348-9797; www.DockDogs.com
Ozark: Christian County Relay for Life, 7 p.m. Friday (continues Saturday), Ozark Junior High School, 1109 W. Jackson St. Enjoy games, food, silent auction, music, entertainment. Free; accepting donations. 417-581-4648; 417-861-9139
Republic: Croppin’ for Joplin Silent Auction and Scrapbook Crop, 4 p.m. Friday to 10 p.m Saturday, Hood United Methodist Church, 139 North Walnut Ave. Proceeds will go to the Convoy of Hope. Fee: $50; free admission to the silent auction. 417-224-1056.
Willow Springs: Conservation Program, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Star Theater, 205 E. Main St. Stephanie Rust of the Missouri Department of Conservation will speak on water dogs, large salamanders listed as an endangered species. Free. 417-683-4428
Batesville, Ark.: Batesville, Bikers and Backroads, 10 a.m. Friday (continues Saturday), Riverside Park, Main Street. Festivities include a bike parade, poker run, games, bike show and live music with local bands and a concert with David Allan Coe. Free admission and parking. Concert tickets: $40. 870-793-7000; www.mybatesville.org
Carthage: Alfred Packer Memorial Band and Hairy Vetch String Band Concert, 7 p.m. Friday, Carthage Junior High School auditorium, 700 S. Main St. Proceeds Joplin relief effort. Admission: $7; free for ages 12 and younger; free for area first responders. 417-237-0456; 417-358-5174
West Plains: Heart of the Ozarks Bluegrass Association’s June Bluegrass Festival, 7 p.m. Friday (continues Saturday). See today’s listing for details.
“Children of Eden,” presented by Springfield Little Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Friday (through Sunday), Landers Theatre, 311 E. Walnut St. Tickets: $25; $22 students, seniors ages 62 and older and military; $15 for ages 14 and younger. www.springfieldlittletheatre. org; 417-869-1334. Staff and volunteers from Dickerson Park Zoo will present brief animal programs prior to performances today-Sunday.
“Hamlet vs. Zombies: Something Is Rotting In The State of Denmark!” 10 p.m. Friday (through Sunday). See today’s listing for details.
“Sheer Will,” 7:30 p.m. Friday (through Sunday). See today’s listing for details.
“Shout! The Mod Musical,” 8:15 p.m. Friday (continues Saturday). See today’s listing for details.
William Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew,” 7:30 p.m. Friday (through Sunday). See today’s listing for details.
Ozark: “Song of the Prairie,” 7:30 p.m. Friday (continues Saturday). See today’s listing for details.
MainStage Comedy Show, 10 p.m. Saturday, Skinny Improv, Skinny Improv Comedy Theater, 301 Park Central East. Mainstage admission: $12; $10 students. 417-831-5233; www.theskinnyimprov.com
Nixa: Live Band Dance, 7 p.m. Saturday, Nixa Senior Center, 404 S. Main St. Admission is $3. 417-725-2322.
American Red Cross Run for “Red”iness 5K Run/Walk, 7:30 a.m. Saturday, CoxHealth Fitness Center, Cox North, 1423 N. Jefferson. Fee: $20; $25 on race day. 417-832-9500, ext 107; www.redcross-ozarks.org
Bark in the Park, 8 a.m. Saturday, Nathanael Greene Park, 2400 S. Scenic Ave. Festivities begin with a non-competitive walk followed by a dog talent show. Fee: $10; includes a T-shirt. All ages. 417-864-1332
Child Safety Seat Check, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Macy’s parking lot, Battlefield Mall, 2825 S. Glenstone Ave. Certified representatives will check child passenger seats for proper installation; help parents understand proper installation procedures for car seats and child booster seats. Free. 417-883-4111
Civil War Antique Road Show, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Library Center, 4653 S. Campbell. Bring treasures to the Library Center and have them assessed by scholars and professionals. Free. 417-882-0714
Dairy Days, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday (continues Sunday), Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park, 3825 W. Farm Road 146. Explore the lifecycle of a dairy cow, the milking process and the products made from milk. Free; all ages. 417-837-5949
Greene County 4-H Youth Fair, Saturday. See Friday listing for details.
17th annual JuneBug Jamboree, 9 a.m. Saturday. See Friday’s listing for details.
2011 Kids’ Fest Community Awareness Fair, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Jordan Valley Park, 635 East Trafficway. Features free food, drinks, clowns, face painting, games, health screenings, rides, prizes and giveaways. Presented by CASA of Southwest Missouri and United Way of the Ozarks. Free. 417-864-6202; www.CASAswmo.org
Fifth annual Koi Days, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, O’Quinns Orchids and Water Gardens, 2936 W. Republic. One free Koi per family, free food, drinks, door prizes. 417-883-2399; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Midtown Block Party, 3-5 p.m. Saturday, Midtown Carnegie Branch Library, 397 E. Central St. Celebrate the beginning of summer with music, refreshments, games and more. Free. 417-862-0135
2011 Missouri Show-Me State Games Table Tennis Tournament, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, O’Reilly-Tefft gymnasium 1408 E. Pythian St. Cost varies by event. 417-890-8092, 417-894-4861; Entry form: www.usatt.org/events/south central.shtml
Neighborhood Wide Garage Sale, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, University Heights neighborhood, beginning at 910 E. University St. 417-239-0203
Pancake Breakfast, 8-10 a.m. Saturday, Applebee’s, 1855 E. Primrose Ave. Proceeds benefit Junior Achievement program for students. Cost: $5. 417-873-6989
Third annual Ride For Wishes Motorcycle Charity Ride, 8 a.m. registration; departing at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Momma Mary’s Navajo Tacos, 520 N. West Bypass, ending at Roaring River State Park, Cassville. Proceeds benefit Make-A-Wish Foundation. Entry fee: $20; $10 for passenger. 417-343-1809; 314-425-5779; 417-766-8395; http://ride4wishes-springfield.org
Fourth annual Step Up for Down Syndrome, 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Mediacom Ice Park, 635 E. Trafficway. Entry fee: $20-$25. All participants receive a T-shirt, ticket to the Springfield Cardinals game that evening and admittance to the pre-game activities (crafts, bounce house, talent show, xBox Kinect games, resource fair, face painting. 417-725-6400; 800-725-6499; www.ozarksdsg.org
15th annual Studio 55 Art in the Garden, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday (continues Sunday), Holy Trinity, 2818 E. Bennett St. Artists will display their paintings, drawings, photography, ceramics and other art forms. Free. 417-887-6686; e-mail email@example.com; www.studio55arts.blogspot.com
Woodland Heights 11th annual Homes Garden Tour, 1-5 p.m. Saturday (continues Sunday). Features four homes, one institution, three gardens and one tea garden. Tickets: $8 advance; $10 day of tour at the Charlie Norr Neighborhood Center, 316 W. Atlantic St. 417-987-6886; E-mail: marlee_yant@ yahoo.com
Branson: Second annual Neighborhood Rummage Sale and Block Party, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Faith Community Health, 610 S. Sixth St. Features food, live music, prizes. Free admission. 417-336-9355; www.FaithCommunityHealth.org
Greenfield: Hulston Mill Civil War Days, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday (through Sunday), Hulton Mill, U.S. 160. Admission: $5 for adults, children 12 and under Free with adult admission. www.hulstonmillcivilwardays.com
Nixa: River Rescue 2011 River Clean Up and Dam Jam Concert, 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Meet at Shelvin Rock, south of Nixa. Help clean up the James River by canoe or kayak. Volunteers will be shuttled to Delaware Town access. Lunch served at 11:30 a.m. at Shelvin Rock. Pre-registration is required. Dam Jam Concert begins at 6 p.m. at Ozark Mill in Ozark, Finley River. Uncle Fudd, The Shotgun Brothers, Honky Suckle perform. Admission: $7; free for ages 12 and younger. 417-836-4847; www.JamesRiverBasin.com
All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast, 7-9 a.m. Saturday, Ozark Senior Center, 727 N. 9th St. Admission: $4; $2 for children. 417-581-2538
Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks’ 10th annual Cycle for Life, 6:15 a.m. registration Saturday, James River Assembly, 6100 N. 19th St. Consists of a 50-mile bike ride (M.S. 150 designated training ride), a 25-mile and 10-mile ride. Entry fee: $20; $25 day of ride. 417-862-3838; www.bcfo.org
Christian County Farmers Market, 8:30 a.m.-noon Saturdays through September, Ozark Community Center, 1530 W. Jackson St. Features fresh produce from local vendors and farmers. 417-725-9653; 417-581-3124
Republic: Missouri in the Civil War program presented by Chris Sutton, storyteller and historian from St. Louis, 2 p.m. Saturday, Visitor Center, Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield, Missouri ZZ at Farm Road 182. Free. 417-732-2662, ext. 227
Wheaton: Wheaton Masonic Lodge and the Wheaton Fire Department Barbecue Cook-Off and Contest, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, Wheaton City Park. Carnival, pony rides, horseshoe tournament and live music. Proceeds will be donated to Joplin. FREE admission; meal is $5. 417-669-3359; 417-241-1360
Jefferson City: Civil War Re-enactment, 11 a.m. Saturday, south lawn of the state capitol. Re-enactment of Gen. Lyons taking control of Jefferson City from Missouri’s pro-Southern government and raising the United States flag over the state capitol. FREE. 660-882-5335
Eureka Springs, Ark.: Sixth annual XTERRA Eureka Springs Off-Road Triathlon and Trail Run, 8 a.m. Saturday, Lake Leatherwood City Park. The race consists of a half-mile swim, 13-mile mountain bike race and five-mile trail run. 417-987-6886; 417-766-9673
Marshfield: Will Rogers 46th annual Pow-Wow, 1 p.m. Saturday. See Friday’s listing for details.
Osage Beach: 2011 Dog Days Canine Cannonball, 11 a.m. Saturday (continues Sunday). See Friday listing for details.
Fundraiser for Molly Waggoner with Steve Smith the Sneakers, Trash Angels, HonkyTonk Renovators, Luna Jamboree, Mike Shasha Band, Norman Jackson Band, Steve Maddog Call and Stella Blue, Tsunami Blues Band, 2-11 p.m. Saturday, Harlow’s, 637 S. Kimbrough Ave. Admission: $5. 417-864-5258
Warren Haynes Band, 8 p.m. Saturday, Gillioz Theatre, 325 Park Central East. Tickets: $25-$27.50. 417-863-9491; www.gillioz.org
Carthage: Carthage Acoustic Music Festival, 10 a.m. Saturday, Jasper County Courthouse lawn. Performing: Hairy Vetch String Band, Fabulous BRDs, Lem Sheppard, Alfred Packer Band, On the Edge, No Apparent Reason, Alfred Packer Memorial String Band. Free. www.powersmuseum.com; 417-358-5174
Ozark: River Rescue 2011 Dam Jam Concert, 6 p.m. Saturday, Ozark Mill. Uncle Fudd, The Shotgun Brothers, Honky Suckle perform. Admission: $7; free for ages 12 and younger. www.JamesRiverBasin.com; 417-836-4847
West Plains: Heart of the Ozarks Bluegrass Association’s June Bluegrass Festival, 1:30 p.m. Saturday. See Friday listing for details.
“Children of Eden,” 7:30 p.m. Saturday (continues Sunday). See Friday listing for details.
“Hamlet vs. Zombies: Something Is Rotting In The State of Denmark!” 8 p.m. Saturday (continues Sunday). See today’s listing for details.
“Sheer Will,” 7:30 p.m. Saturday (continues Sunday). See today’s listing for details.
“Shout! The Mod Musical,” 8:15 p.m. Saturday. See today’s listing for details.
William Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew,” 7:30 p.m. Saturday (continues Sunday). See today’s listing for details.
Ozark: “Song of the Prairie,” 2:30 p.m. Saturday. See today’s listing for details.
Dairy Days, noon-4 p.m. Sunday. See Saturday’s listing for details.
Phelps Grove Garden Tour, 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Phelps Grove Neighborhood. Local artists will display their work on porches and in yards, weather permitting. Tickets: $5: available day of tour at McGee-McGregor Wading Pool, 1200 E. Bennett St. or at Bambino’s, Ophelia’s, Smillie’s Market, St. Michael’s Sports Bar Grill and Tea Bar Bites. firstname.lastname@example.org
Springfield Missouri Comic Book and Record Convention, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Lamplighter Inn North, 2820 N. Glenstone Ave. Admission: $2. 417-255-3863; http://missouricomics.com/1.htm
15th annual Studio 55 Art in the Garden, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. See Saturday’s listing for details.
Woodland Heights 11th annual Homes Garden Tour, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. See Saturday’s listing for details.
Greenfield: Hulston Mill Civil War Days, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sunday. See Saturday listing for details.
Osage Beach: 2011 Dog Days Canine Cannonball, 1:30 p.m. Sunday. See Friday’s listing for details.
Chapter Verse: Music on a Sunday Afternoon, 2 p.m. Sunday, Library Center, 4653 S. Campbell Ave. Music by Lost Hill Bluegrass. Free. 417-882-0714
10th annual Jane A. Meyer Carillon Concert Series celebrating American music, 7 p.m. Sunday, Meyer Carillon, on the grounds in front of the Meyer Library, MSU campus, 901 S. National Ave. Features Jonathan Casady. Free. 417-836-4143
“Children of Eden,” 2:30 p.m. Sunday. See Friday’s listing for details.
“Hamlet vs. Zombies: Something Is Rotting In The State of Denmark!” 2 p.m. Sunday. See today’s listing for details.
“Sheer Will,” 2 p.m. Sunday. See today’s listing for details.
William Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew,” 7:30 p.m. Sunday. See today’s listing for details.