Tues., August 1 National Night Out

Join an annual community-building celebration promoting police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie, making our neighborhoods safer, better places to live. Visit with local police officers, firefighters and park rangers, and enjoy tennis, Pickleball and other games and special activities. A kick-off to individual Neighborhood Nights Out. This free event is from 6-8 p.m. at Nichols Park.
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Wed., August 2 Last chance to see the Springfield Lasers Professional Tennis!

It?s your last chance to see professional tennis from the Springfield Lasers World TeamTennis at Cooper Tennis Complex at Mediacom Tennis Stadium before next year. Gates open at 5:30 p.m., match begins at 7 p.m. Tickets available at SpringfieldLasers.com

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Sat., August 5 Kid'Athlon

Got kids that like to swim, bike and run? Join us for a mini-triathlon for kids (5-12 yrs.) where they participate in a modified triathlon at Meador Park. Participants receive a medal, t-shirt and other goodies. Register at Dan Kinney, Doling or Chesterfield Family Center or online, $35/child, $25/additional child in same household. Hurry, deadline is Thurs., August 3. Sorry no race day registrations. Race is timed and begins promptly at 8 a.m. Event is sponsored by: CoxHealth, Culvers, SmileZone Dentistry, Sylvan and Ozarks Coca-Cola/Dr. Pepper Bottling Company.

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August 5-6 Weekend Golf School

Learn the game of golf with 14 hours of instruction in one weekend. Saturday and Sunday from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. A popular program, now celebrating 30 years. Notebook, DVD and take-home drills included. For anyone 15 and up. Fee is $295. Additional weekend Golf School is August 26-27. Connie Morris Learning Center at Rivercut Golf Course 417-823-7888

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Movies at Founders Park run Fridays and Saturdays through August 26

A contemporary version of the drive-in theater at Springfield?s founding site, Founders Park in downtown Springfield. Enjoy FREE new release and classic movies in an outdoor setting. Movies are screened Friday and Saturday nights, July 7 through August 26. Movies begin at dusk, about 9 p.m. Fridays are Family Night; Saturdays are Date Night. Concessions available, bring your own lawn chairs or blankets ? seating is first come, first served. Free admission, no tickets required! Presented by CoxHealth with community partner Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. Movie titles and details at ParkBoard.org/Movies
Friday, August 4: Kubo & The Two Strings

Saturday, August 5: The Princess Bride

Friday, August 11: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
Special screening at Jordan Valley Park for Birthplace of Route 66 Festival

Saturday, August 12: Anchorman

Friday, August 18: The Jungle Book (2016)

Saturday, August 19: North by Northwest

Friday, August 25: E.T.

Saturday, August 26: Rogue One

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Fall Adult Volleyball Leagues

Come play volleyball with us! If you?re 16 yrs. and up, join adult leagues for women Mondays, co-ed on Thursdays at O?Reilly-Tefft Gym, Chesterfield Family Center and Dan Kinney Family Center. A second co-ed league plays Fridays at O?Reilly-Tefft Gym. Session 1 runs from Aug. 28-Oct. 16 and Session 2 runs from Oct. 23-Dec. 15. Reigster by Aug. 11 for Session 1; Oct. 13 for Session 2. Fee is $160/team and times vary 417-837-5817

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Lil? Passers Youth Flag Football

Youth flag football leagues designed for kids ages 5-12 yrs. to learn and play the game. Includes t-shirt. Deadline is August 18. Season runs September 9-October 28. Fee is $45/Child and games and practices are at Killian Softball Complex 837-5817

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SPARC Youth Fall Soccer & Volleyball

A fun, safe, affordable experience where players learn basic soccer or volleyball skills and positive character traits. Games played Saturdays. Practices scheduled by volunteer coaches on weekday evenings. Fall season runs Sat., Sept. 9-Oct. 14. Deadline is Aug. 6. Soccer is for 3 yrs. through 5th Grade and at Harrison (South League) or Truman Elementary schools (North League). Volleyball is 3rd-8th Grade. Fee is $45/Participant. Details at the SPARC Office 417-837-5737.

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Friday, August 11 Fun Family Fishing at Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park

Bring the whole family for a relaxing evening of catch-and-release fishing, cow train, bounce house and a campfire. Event runs from 6-9 p.m. and is just $5/Participant. Space is limited. Registration required.

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Sat., August 12 Art Gone Wild at the Zoo

Come to the zoo and participate in art activities thanks to the Springfield Regional Arts Council. Free activities are for kids 12 and younger with paid zoo admission. Activities run from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Zoo hours 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Zoo admission is $12/ Adults and teens, $8/Children 3-12 yrs. Dickerson Park Zoo 417-833-1570.

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Sat., August 12 Discover Nature Fishing at Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park

Kids gain skills and confidence to go fishing on their own. Taught by Mo. Dept. of Conservation. There?s an additional session on Sat., August 26. Take a two-hour lesson, from 9-11 a.m. which include instruction, gear and fishing. Admission is free, but registration is required through the Mo. Dept. of Conservation: 417-895-6880.

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Wed., August 16 Try Archery

Want to learn how to shoot with a bow and arrow? Any age can come try and get some tips from an instructor from 6-7 p.m. Fee is $5/Participant and equipment is provided. Location is at the Archery Range 417-874-2910

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Wed., August 16 SPARC Before & After School Begins

SPARC is a licensed child care program that provides a great opportunity for your child to learn and grow both before and after school through a variety of clubs, sports, enrichment activities, homework help, and mentoring. SPARC also offers clubs throughout the year to enhance learning and physical activity beyond school hours.Locations: Fremont/Watkins, Harrison, Truman, Westport, Williams (p.m. only) & Wilson?s Creek schools SPARC Office: 417-837-5737

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Sat., August 19 Springfield Skate Park Half-Pipe Contest

Skateboarders 7 yrs. and up can show off their skills in a 90-sec. individual run, 8-10 p.m. Skaters will be judged on difficulty, trick selection, style and consistency. Prizes awarded for Skateboards only. Contest is free with purchase of session, $1/helmet rental, $5/skateboard rental. Springfield Skate Park 417-868-8758

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Saturday, August 19 Dig and Divide Hosta Seminar and Sale

Meet the Greater Ozarks Hosta Society in the garden to learn how you can multiply your plant count by plant division from 10 a.m.-Noon. 18 yrs. and up. Free admission, but plant prices vary. You?ll learn proper techniques for a successful Hosta garden. Located at the Springfield Botanical Gardens at Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park, 417-891-1515

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Mon., August 21 Solar Eclipse Viewing Party

Experience the solar eclipse, with more than 90-percent coverage in Springfield. Nature observation stations, to watch animals react to darkness, at the Dr. Bill Roston Native Butterfly House and the Purple Martin House. NASA live streaming video in the Botanical Center. Viewing glasses and concessions for sale. Free admission for all ages. Springfield Botanical Gardens at Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park, 417-891-1515.

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Sat., August 26 Join 105.1 Bob FM Kids Fair at the Zoo

Festival of family-oriented area businesses with information on their products and services. Activities run from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; Zoo hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Pick up free admission tickets from sponsors. Zoo admission is $12/ Adults and teens, $8/Children 3-12 yrs. Dickerson Park Zoo 417-833-1570.

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Weekend pool openings and discount Splash & Sizzle events

There are still a few chances to swim after school starts! The daily pool schedule comes to an end Sunday, Aug. 13. Fassnight and Grant remain open through Tuesday, Aug. 15 and reopen Saturdays and Sundays 1-6:30 p.m. through Labor Day weekend. Enjoy discount Splash & Sizzle admission every day after 5:30 p.m., where admission is just $1 or FREE with a canned food donation benefitting Ozarks Food Harvest. Special all-day discount Splash & Sizzle admission on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 4, 1-6:30 p.m.

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Tuesday, Sept., 5 Dog Swim at Fassnight Pool

The canine aquatics event of the year always takes place the day after Labor Day, from 4-7 p.m.! One dog per human, no humans allowed in the pool. All proceeds benefit Cruse Dog Park, Springfield?s first off-leash dog park. Proof of updated vaccinations required to register. Preregistration strongly encouraged ? dogs don?t like waiting in line! For registration and fee information visit ParkBoard.org

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