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    Missouri State Ice Bears season opens Friday, Sept. 12, at Mediacom Ice Park

    Ice Bears’ 14th home season opens Friday, Sept. 12, 7 p.m. at Mediacom Ice Park
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    ParkBench fall program guide now available

    The Springfield-Greene County Park Board has released the fall edition of The ParkBench, a guide to Park Board recreational programs and activities for September through December, 2014.
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    7th Annual Outdoor Days at Lake Springfield Park Sept. 5-7

    Try camping, hiking, fishing, boating, archery, bird watching, primitive skills and more! Read on...
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    United Way Day of Caring beautifies Washington Park

    One of the oldest parks in Springfield gets a make-over Thursday, Aug. 21, through the United Way’s 22nd Annual Day of Caring. Read on...
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    Japanese Fall Festival is Friday-Sunday at Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden

    A three-day celebration of Japanese culture with music, dance, food, tea ceremonies, Sumo, Kimono fashion show and more Sept. 12-14 at Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden. Read on...
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    Dog Swim XI Tuesday, Sept. 2, at Fassnight Pool

    Register early for man’s best friend's chance to dog paddle in the big pool 4-7 p.m. Read on...
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    Giraffe calf born Monday evening at Dickerson Park Zoo

    A giraffe was born at approximately 6 p.m., Monday, at Dickerson Park Zoo. The calf is yet unnamed, but the zoo’s veterinarian confirmed it is male. Read on...
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    Fassnight, Grant Beach pools remain open Labor Day Weekend; Dog Swim Tuesday, Sept. 2

    Outdoor pools are open 1-6:30 p.m. Sat., Sun. and Labor Day, plus Friday night at Fassnight only. Read on...
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    Birthplace of Route 66 Festival includes free Friday night “Drive-In” movie

    The Springfield-Greene County Park Board’s Movies at Founders Park presents a special “Drive-In Movie” screening of 1985 cult classic “Back to the Future” Friday, 9 p.m., at the Springfield Expo Center East Field. Read on...
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    Turkey Trot T-Shirt Design Contest announced, deadline Aug. 8

    For the 20th Annual Turkey Trot 5K Walk/Run, we’re asking YOU to help us design the event shirt! Read on...
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    Movies at Founders Park begins Friday, July 11

    The Springfield-Greene County Park Board’s annual Movies at Founders Park series begins Friday, July 11, bringing new release and classic movies to a family-friendly outdoor setting in downtown Springfield’s Founders Park. Read on...
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    Outdoor Initiatives program schedule for June-August

    The Springfield-Greene County Park Board’s Outdoor Initiatives offers a variety of outdoor and nature-based programs throughout the summer for youth, families and adults. Read on...
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    Botanical Day Camp offered at Springfield Botanical Gardens

    The Springfield-Greene County Park Board, in partnership with University of Missouri Greene County Extension and Friends of the Garden, will offer a five-week Botanical Day Camp. Read on...
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    Park Board offers discount theme park tickets

    Discount tickets and season passes are now available for Missouri theme parks through the Springfield-Greene County Park Board, in partnership with the Missouri Park and Recreation Association. Read on...

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