Center City Saturday features free films, art activities

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The Galleries of First Friday Art Walk invite you to the Downtown Arts District on Saturday Aug. 21 to enjoy Center City Saturday, a day of fun, free, family-friendly activities for all.

FREE MOVIES. Visit Hollywood Theaters, for a FREE showing of the family-friendly hit, Ice Age 3 in 3D, at 10 a.m. only, or drop by the Park Central Branch Library on the Square for a Marathon of Family-Friendly Films all day on the main stage. (417) 831-1342 http://parkcentrallibrary.blogspot.com Open 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m. M-Th; 8:30 a.m.-10 p.m. F-Sat

Also, don’t miss the Free Movies at Founders Park, beginning at dusk at the corner of Water Street and Jefferson Avenue. You must get your free tickets in advance; free tickets are available NOW at Chesterfield and Doling Family Centers, Mediacom Ice Park, the Busch Municipal Building at Boonville and Central and the Mediacom Offices (1533 S. Enterprise). Without a free ticket, admission is $5; kids 5 and under always get in free. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the Saturday “Date Night” show, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, rated PG-13.

FREE ART DAY AT THE CREAMERY. Free Art Day at the Creamery is now part of Center City Saturdays! Visit First Friday Art Walk member The Creamery Arts Center, 411 N. Sherman Parkway, 10 a.m.-noon, for Back-To-School Art. August Back-to-School project stations include: Design Your Own Book Bag, Bad Hair Day Pencils, Custom Name Tags and Japanese Dolls in celebration of the upcoming Japanese Fall Festival. The Springfield-Greene County Library will also provide storytelling. Every participant can create and take home one item at each station, with instruction and supplies provided by SRAC staff and volunteers. All ages and artistic abilities are welcome for hands-on activities, and no registration is required. The Creamery is located on Jordan Valley Park just west of Hammons Field. Free Art Day is underwritten by the Junior League of Springfield. (417) 862-ARTS (2787) www.SpringfieldArts.org Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. M-F; closed major holidays

INSTANT DISCOUNT AT GLOBAL FAYRE. Visit Global Fayre, 324 S. Campbell, home to a variety of sustainably produced, fair trade items, and get an Instant $10 Rebate when you spend $40 or more OR get 25% off any one item (up to $100). Offer valid throughout the day on Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Enjoy Global Fayre’s delightful wares, including traditionally made jewelry and objet d’art, delicious coffees and chocolates, plus clothing, games, decor, accessories and more gathered from around the world. (417) 873-9792 www.globalfayre.com Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. M-W, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Th-Sat, 1-5 p.m. Sun or by appointment

ART BY TRICIA COURTNEY AT HAWTHORN GALLERIES. Visit First Friday Art Walk member Hawthorn Galleries Inc., 214 E. Walnut St., for Offshoots: New Work by Tricia Courtney. Best known for her bold and highly textured oil paintings, Courtney’s other artistic endeavors include recycled metal assemblage, drip painting, and a whimsical world of fanciful children’s characters, The Buzzlewics, which are sure to delight and inspire. Plus, take advantage of a SALE on Courtney’s Buzzlewic Coloring Books, only $4 each. (417) 866-6688 www.hawthorngalleries.com Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. T-F; 1-5 p.m. Sat

ENJOY YOUR OWN MINI ART WALK. The exhibits of fantastic local art that debut on First Friday stay up all month for your enjoyment! Pick up a copy of the FREE Gallery Guide Brochure to enjoy your own self-guided Mini Art Walk. Experience original painting, blown glass, pottery, stained glass, sculpture, photography and much more. You will be amazed, inspired and uplifted by the amazing talent on display in the heart of Springfield.

Center City Saturday is a collaborative downtown happening presented the third Saturday of each month by members of First Friday Art Walk and the Downtown Springfield Association.

Designed as a casual, family-friendly daytime event, Center City Saturday strives to introduce visitors of all ages to the art, culture, entertainment, fashion, food and fun of the Downtown Arts District.

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