This weekend we found a wide variety of fun to be had. You can play with robots, cruise the Strip at the Lake with some very cool cars, or catch a movie outdoors with the family at a vineyard.

1. Robotics outreach initiative

Friday, July 14, at Waynesville Library, the robots are invading from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This summer, the Kaleidoscope Discovery Center is partnering with AmeriCorps VISTA and the Community Foundation of the Ozarks to provide free exposure of robotics to kids of communities that usually do not have access to such technologies. It's their goal to get robots into the hands of 1,000 kids. The program is absolutely free and kids can enjoy playing with and learning about robots.


2. Hot summer nights at the lake

If you dig cool vehicles and family fun, a short trip to the lake will be just the thing for you. Friday, July 14, from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. the Strip near Bagnell Dam will be full of very cool cars and fun activities for the whole family. Free admission and participation. All makes and models of cars, trucks, and motorcycles will line the Strip and cruise around with family fun activities up and down Bagnell Dam Blvd.


3. Movie night at the vineyard

The St. James Winery hosts a movie night in the vineyard once a month, all summer long. Saturday, July 15 they will be showing Disney's "Moana." The event is free and open to the public. St. James Winery wines and juice, McIntyre Ciders, Public House Brewing Company: St James beer, popcorn, soda, water, and candy will all be available for purchase. (Must be 21 to purchase alcohol, ID required – no outside alcohol is allowed.) The vineyard gate opens at 6:30 p.m. and the movie starts after SUNSET. Movie Nights in the Vineyard are located outdoors at our Vineyard Cottage (19506 CR 1000, St. James, MO 65559). Admission is free. Bring your own seating, as well as appropriate clothing and blankets as needed. Please, no smoking.