There is So Much Going on “In and Around Springfield, Mo”, May 11, 12, and 13th. Take time to enjoy this Weekend with Family and Friends! There are so many things to do for FREE like a picnic by Table Rock Lake or Springfield Lakd and things to do for a Price. For all of you who are Mothers, have a Wonderful Mother’s Day!
Silver Dollar City is hosting Bluegrass and BBQ during the month of May and some of June. A fun event that you will see traditional and today’s bluegrass being performed.
Friday, May 11
Live Band Dance, 7pm, Nixa Senior Center, 404 S. Main Street. There is a cover charge. 725-2322.
Chef HJ’s Table: A Hands on Culinary Classroom that's How to Roll Sushi, 6 to 8pm. Your Commercial Kitchen, 3433 S. Campbell Ave. Costs: $30; $50 for two. 417-576-2342. http://facebook.com/ChefHJsTable
National Public Gardens Day, 10am to 3pm, Botanical Center, 2400 S. Scenic Ave. Garden tours, and on-hands activities. Free. 891-1515, Parkboard.org
Seasonal Decorations and Tablescape's Series: The Patio for Mother's Day and Early Summer Outdoor Dining 6pm Botanical Center, 2400 S. Scenic Ave., Peter Longley will demonstrate how to create the perfect tablescape for entertaining ages 16 and older fee; $8. 891- 1515.
Annual Springfield Indian Artifacts Show, preview 6 to 9pm on May 11; 8am-5pm, May 12, Remington's Event Center, 1655 W. Republic Rd. Cost $4, free for ages 11 and younger. Friday VIP preview is $10. 619-3269.
Saturday May 12
Nixa City-wide Garage Sale 8am. Maps will be available at Nixa McDonald's the morning of the sale. 725- 5486; www.Nixa.com
Ozark Monthly Breakfast 7am to 9am at the Ozark Senior Center at 727 N. 9th St. Cost: $4 and; $2 for children. 581-2538
Relay for Life Expo 9am to 6pm, May 12 and 11am to 3 pm May 13. The OC, 1530 W. Jackson St. More than 75 booths will be set up with local vendors FREE. 581-7002 email firstname.lastname@example.org
Book Signing at Point Lookout 1 to 2pm, at the Keeter Center, College of the Ozarks campus. Student Cailin Casey will sign copies of her book, “Twice as Brave” the C of O student penned the book following the trip last summer with WWII veterans to visit battle sites in Europe. FREE 690-2276
Dairy Days 10am to 4pm, Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park, 3825 W. Farm Rd. 146. Activities include online tractor pull, dairy displays, and agricultural related activities and booths. FREE 837-5949
Central High Kilties All-Corps Reunion All five Springfield high school Drum and Bugle Corps, Central High School Commons, 423 E. Central Street. To register, contact Jessica Freeman 860-5195 email JMfreemen@spgmail.org
Greek Night 11am to 1pm, Galloway Station 4211 S. Lone Pine Ave. FREE, $5 after 6pm 417-881-9730
Kayaking and Canoeing Float Trip 9am to 5pm, lower James River depart from Valley Water Mill Park 2300 E. Valley Watermill Rd. Registration due May 9 the $15 or $30 a canoe or kayak 833-8647 or 833-8923.
20th Annual National Association of Letter Carriers and National Rule Letter Carriers Association Stamp-out Hunger Food Drive. Community members are asked to donate a sturdy bag of non-perishable items to be collected by letter carriers as they deliver mail along their postal routes. Leave the bag beside your mailbox 417-863-7700.
Newborns in Need Baby Shower 10am to noon at 712 West Sunshine. Enjoy free food, face painting, music, and raffles. Please bring new essential baby items to donate to underprivileged babies in the Springfield area. Cash donations are appreciated. 823-9508 or 889-6952
13th Annual Ozark Greenways Adventure Run 6:30am, Ozark Greenways’s Willard Trailhead Frisco Highline Trail. Race offers a short and a long course for two or four-person teams competing together mountain biking, running, canoeing, orienteering. and more. Entry fees and information are at www.Greenwayrace.org or call 864-2015
St. Jude Dream Home Open House 9am to 5pm, May 12, and noon to 5 PM May 13. 2515 East German Ivy, Olde Ivy Development, Springfield. The house will be open for tours. Visitors can register to win prizes tickets for a chance to win the St. Jude's home. $100 for a ticket. 800 – 870-2980 www.dreamhome.org