Events

Apr
1
Sat
Canoe, Kayak and Paddleboard Rentals Open @ Lake Springfield Boathouse
Apr 1 – Oct 31 all-day

kayak

Head down to the Lake Springfield Park Boathouse and rent your canoe, kayak or paddleboard. Rentals available April 1-October 31. Boathouse hours are Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sundays
11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Jul
22
Sat
Veterans’ Views Exhibit @ Springfield Art Museum
Jul 22 – Nov 26 all-day

Veterans’ Views is a juried exhibition highlighting photographs taken by members of our nation’s armed services and relating to their military experience. The primary goal of the exhibit is to raise awareness of our veterans’ experiences during service to our country. The exhibit is organized by the Springfield Art Museum in collaboration with Drury University.

The museum’s hours are:

  • Sunday 1-5 p.m.
  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday – Wednesday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Thursday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Friday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • City and national holidays closed
Jul
30
Sun
Water: The Artist’s Essential Element @ Springfield Art Museum
Jul 30 – Oct 29 all-day

Water has been a continual source of fascination for artists throughout the ages. Not only do we have a primal connection to this life-giving substance, but water fascinates us with its beauty, power, and ability to constantly reshape the natural world. Artists have captured the subject using many different mediums; however it is the watercolor artist who combines the subject of water with the natural flowing property of the water medium itself. This exhibit will feature over twenty works from the Museum’s extensive collection of watermedia paintings with a focus on waterscapes. Featured artists will include J.M.W. Turner, Don Nice, Eliot O’Hara, Oliver Corbett and Anne MacDougall. This exhibition is the fifth in a series, focusing on various artists, styles and trends, pulled exclusively from the Springfield Art Museum’s outstanding collection of contemporary American aquamedia. This exhibit was organized by Cindy Quayle, Exhibitions Manager.

The museum’s hours are:

  • Sunday 1-5 p.m.
  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday – Wednesday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Thursday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Friday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • City and national holidays closed
Sep
16
Sat
Wonder Rooms: Ozark Collections Exhibit @ Springfield Art Museum
Sep 16 2017 – Feb 25 2018 all-day

Modern day museums developed out of two apparently basic aspects of human nature – our curiosity and our desire to collect. Early collections were  arranged and contained within private homes in rooms referred to as cabinets. These collections usually included a wide range of objects from taxidermy to paintings and sculpture. As their popularity grew, these rooms were called wonder or curiosity cabinets, from the German wunderkammer.

Wonder Rooms examines the human desire to collect, with a specific focus on private collections in Southwest Missouri, in order to discover the underlying stories and driving impulses behind collecting.  The exhibit will present representative works from ten local collections, and will feature a wide range of media arranged in cabinets or ‘rooms,’ including ceramics, photography, outsider art, local art, furniture, prints and drawings.

The museum’s hours are:

  • Sunday 1-5 p.m.
  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday – Wednesday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Thursday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Friday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • City and national holidays closed
Sep
23
Sat
2nd Annual Gear Head Garage Sale @ Neighborhood Resource Center
Sep 23 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

2nd Annual Gear Head Garage Sale on Saturday, Sept. 23, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Community Partnership’s Neighborhood Resource Center, located at 1471 N. Benton Ave. The garage sale, coordinated by Queen City Beard and Mustache Federation, is perfect for all tinkerers and DIYers. There will be tools and more for sale, and all proceeds benefit the Springfield Tool Library. To donate items, please contact Amanda Stadler at 888-2020 or astadler@cpozarks.org. 

The Springfield Tool Library, a program of Community Partnership of the Ozarks, lends over 100 DIY, gardening and home-repair tools to members. Annual household membership fees are only $20. The Tool Library is the only program of its kind in the state and one of approximately 75 tool lending programs in the country. For more information or to donate tools, please visit www.cpozarks.org.

Heart of the Westside Neighborhood Clean-up @ Curbside only
Sep 23 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

One Time Only: Special Fall Curbside Cleanup!

You need to have your refuse out at the curb before 8 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 23.

Republic Waste Services will have workers and trucks to pick the stuff up, so this is a really good chance to get rid of big items that you might not have the ability to haul anywhere. They can take old furniture and other large items, but CANNOT take brush and leaves, old TVs, refrigerators, construction debris, old paint, hazardous chemicals nor normal household waste. If you need help getting your stuff to the curb, the we are arranging for volunteers to help get the refuse out of back yards and houses. Call Tammy Haynes at 417-536-9045 to arrange for this service or to volunteer to help.

Learn It! Self-Paced Computer Tutorials @ Midtown Carnegie Library Edge Community Technology Center
Sep 23 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

You can choose what you want to learn and go at your own speed with our self-paced tutorials. We provide the computer and you select from a wide variety of lessons designed specifically for individual learning. Topics include basic skills, Windows 10, Microsoft Office, Quickbooks, Gmail, Photoshop and more. Both interactive and video tutorials are available to fit your learning style. We also offer computer-instructed keyboarding lessons to help you learn to type or improve your typing skills. Prerequisites: Some experience using keyboard and mouse. For adults.

C-Street City Market @ Jefferson Avenue Footbridge Plaza
Sep 23 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

The C-Street City Market unites our urban communities with our local farmers and artists. The market creates a lively, fun and healthy community, combining wholesome foods and crafts from local farmers and artisans in a family-friendly environment. Located just next to the hHistorical Jefferson Footbridge, the market and C-street has many activities for friends and families. From free yoga at the beginning of market to live bands at Lindbergh’s down the street; C-Street has more to offer than you might think.

We are participating in a program called Double Up Food Bucks. This allows you to use your SNAP card at Market and DOUBLE your money! That’s right – DOUBLE! So come on out Saturday and pick up some great items – lettuce, tomato, garlic, kale, eggs, honey, baked goods, plants and so much more!

Sounds in the Garden to benefit the Fairbanks @ The Fairbanks
Sep 23 @ 12:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Sounds in the Garden on Saturday, September 23 at 12-5:30pm at The Fairbanks. Everyone is invited  in the garden for fun, food, and great music! The event admission is FREE to Grant Beach residents and $5 for those outside of the neighborhood. Donations will be accepted to help support the Fairbanks renovation project.

Artists in performance include MSU Hibernotes, Grant Beach resident Allana Wilmoth, Hendrix and Craig, Tony Ingerson/Paper & Pen, Michae’La, and Kyle Lacy.

15th Annual DogFest @ Chesterfield Park
Sep 23 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

A canine extravaganza! Everyone, including the family dog, is invited for free fun and activities. DogFest features dog agility demonstrations, expert seminars, local celebrities, police K-9s, therapy dogs, a dog fashion show, canine related vendors and non-profits and a dog-themed bounce house for kids. All proceeds benefit Cruse Dog Park, Springfield’s first off-leash dog park.
Chesterfield Park 864-1049

Age: All ages
Date: Sat., Sept. 23 (rain date: Sept. 24)
Time: 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Fee: Free, $1/Bounce house, $10/t-shirt