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The temperature starts its upward creep today, with a high of 87 degrees forecast. It's a great day to go to the pool or hit the golf course, as mostly sunny skies are expected with little in the way of wind. The rest of the week will see the highs continue to go up, so rejoice, summer-lovers!
It's family night at the carnival at the Douglas County Fair! Moore's Greater Shows will have all of your favorite rides — ride your favorites over and over or try something new this year! After the world has stopped spinning, take in live music with the band SELLOUT in the black top area. The carnival is from 6 to 11 p.m. and the music is from 7 to 10 p.m. The Douglas County Fairgrounds are at 2110 Harper St.
It's the last show of the summer: See the final Brown Bag Concert Series, featuring BRC Sounds, from noon to 1 p.m. in front of US Bank, 900 Massachusetts St. Bring a blanket or folding chair and your lunch for some midday music.
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Douglas County Fair events for July 31
Douglas County Fairgrounds, 2110 Harper St. Buildings open to the public, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
7:30-9:30 a.m., Accept president’s pie baking entries, Dreher Building
8 a.m., Dairy Goat Milking Contest Milk Out
8 a.m., Rabbit Show, Judging Arena
Noon, Livestock Judging Contest, Judging Arena
2-4 p.m., Consumer, Horticulture and Photography Judging Contest; Read-A-Thon, Building 2
1-10 p.m., Petting Zoo, Building 8
4-10 p.m., Pony Rides, Building 8
6 p.m., Sheep Show, 4-H/FFA/Open in Judging Arena
6-11 p.m., Family Night Moore’s Greater Shows Carnival
7 p.m., Renegade Mini-Tractor Pulling Contest – Rodeo Arena
8 p.m., Dairy Goat Milking Contest Milk Out
7-10 p.m., Musical performance, SELLOUT, Black top area
More July 31 events
Red Dog’s Dog Days workout, 6 a.m., west side of South Park, 12th and Massachusetts streets.
Story Time for Preschoolers, 10-10:30 a.m., Prairie Park Nature Center, 2730 Harper St.
Life After Loss, 10-11 a.m., Visiting Nurses, 200 Maine St., Suite C.
Cottin’s Hardware Farmers’ Market, 4-6:30 p.m., outside store at 1832 Massachusetts St.
Red Dog’s Dog Days workout, 6 p.m., west side of South Park, 12th and Massachusetts streets.
Junkyard Jazz Band, 7 p.m., American Legion, 3408 W. Sixth St.
Free English as a Second Language class, 7-8 p.m., Plymouth Congregational Church, 925 Vermont St.
Affordable community Spanish class, 7-8 p.m., Plymouth Congregational Church, 925 Vermont St.
Signs of Life Bluegrass Gospel Jam, 7-10 p.m., Signs of Life, 722 Massachusetts St.
Team trivia, 9 p.m., Johnny’s West, 721 Wakarusa Drive.
Thursday Night Karaoke, 9 p.m., Wayne & Larry’s Sports Bar & Grill, 933 Iowa St.