Two local ministries, Jesus Was Homeless and Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, are teaming up to host a Dinner and Auction to benefit both organizations."Ozark Mountain Bites and Bids" will feature sample foods from several local restaurants and will also include silent and live auctions of items donated by local shops and vendors. The event will be held Friday, September 30, 2016, from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. at Our Lady of the Lake, 202 Vaughn Road in Branson.
This fundraiser is a collaborative effort and will be open to the public for $20 a ticket. Pre-sale tickets are available for purchase at www.jesuswashomeless.org. For more information, call Ashley Lauer-Harkness at 417-337-8103 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tanger Outlets Branson will host the 8th Annual Fit for A Cure 5K Run / Walk Saturday, October 1 at 8 a.m. In addition to the flattest 5K route in the county, a new 1 Mile Fun Walk and a Silent Auction will take place with proceeds from all events benefiting Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks. Race day registration and packet pick-up for the 5K and 1 Mile Fun Walk will begin at 6 a.m. and registration will close at 7:30 a.m. Ayo - Voices of Glory, American’s Got Talent finalists, will perform the National Anthem and the races will begin at 8 a.m. with the awards ceremony following at 9 a.m. All finishers will receive a medal and 5K awards will be given to the top 3 finishers and age category winners. Fun Walk awards will be given to the best adult, child and group costumes, Fun Family Team and Judges Favorite. The first 400 registrants will receive a goody bag and Under Armour Sponsored t-shirt. Pre-registration runs $25 for adults and $15 for children 12 and under. Registration may be made at Tanger Shopper Services or by visiting TangerOutlets.com/Race. Pre-registration ends midnight Thursday, September 29 at which time the registration becomes $30. Teams/Groups of 8 or more should contact Shopper Services for a discounted rate at (417) 337-9328.
The Silent Auction will open at 7 a.m. and close at 10 a.m. Over 40 items, with a retail value of over $8,000 are available for viewing on the Tanger Outlets Branson Facebook Photo Album page at Facebook.com/TangerOutletsBranson. Tanger Outlets Branson is located at 300 Tanger Boulevard. For more information, visit TangerOutlets.com/Branson.
The Table Rock Art Guild will be hosting its 36th Annual Festival of the Arts entitled "Color Explosion", on Saturday, October 1 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, October 2 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Kimberling Area Library in Kimberling City. The public is invited to attend free of charge and experience the work of local artists, who are members of the Table Rock Art Guild. Much of the art shown and offered for sale will be seen for the first time at this show. The mediums on display will include oil painting, watercolor, pastel, mixed media, woodcarving, pottery, jewelry, ﬁber, sculpture, photography and much more. Artists will be on hand to visit and discuss their work. For more information call 417-739-5829.
The Lives Under Construction Boys Ranch in Lampe will hold its annual Open House on Saturday, October 1, 2016. The boys will give tours of the ranch starting at 10 a.m., a free BBQ meal will be served at 11:30, the boys will present a program at 12:30 and tours will continue at 1:30. The ranch is located about 2 miles west of Dogwood Canyon on Highway 86. For more information, call 417-779-5374 or visit LUCBoys.org.
Dixie Stampede in Branson invites kids and families to its annual Whoadeo on Saturday, October 1 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. in Dixie Stampede's arena. The free event will feature Stick Horse Rodeo competitions plus interactive exhibits, games and surprises. Proceeds from that evening's Dixie Stampede Dinner and Show benefit Dolly Parton's Imagination Library of Stone and Taney Counties. The Imagination Library is a book gifting organization which has sent over 81 million free books to children in four countries. For more information, call 417-337-9400.
Faith Lutheran Church in Branson will host the 25 annual Oktoberfest October 1-2, 2016. Activities will be held Saturday from 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. and Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Live music and dancing with “Happy John’s Polka Band” Saturday evening, and dance music provided Sunday afternoon by the Branson High School Jazz Band. Both days there will be a bounce house for the children as well as face painting and outdoor games in the Kinderpark. For the adults, friendly competitive games are planned as well as a Gift Basket Raffle and Silent Auction. Oktoberfest will feature authentic German food including bratwurst, sauerkraut, Lebkuchenherzen and more served both days. Free admission. Food prices will be $10.00 for an adult meal and $5.00 for a child’s meal. Ala carte items will also be available. This year, a portion of the proceeds will help support Options Pregnancy Clinic. For more information, visit the Branson Oktoberfest Facebook page or call 417-334-2469.
The 2016 Skaggs Bash: Hollywood Comes to Branson will be held October 1, 2016, at 6:30 p.m. at the Branson IMAX Entertainment Complex. Ticket price includes food, drink, entertainment and an IMAX movie. Proceeds go to health and wellness initiatives in Stone and Taney counties. For more information and to reserve tickets, go to www.skaggsfoundation.org.
Sunday, October 2nd
The inaugural Half Marathon and 5K “Run Grand Country” race will be held on Sunday, October 2 at 7:00 a.m. at Branson Landing. This family friendly race is benefiting the Branson Education Foundation in an effort to provide local children opportunities they may not otherwise have. To register visit race.grandcountry.com.
Jason Crabb, Point of Grace and Natasha Owens
Friday, September 30, 2016, 7:00 p.m.
Crossway Baptist Church - 2900 North Barnes, Springfield, MO
More info - http://www.itickets.com/events/361396
Thursday, October 20th
The Earth Shaker Tour
Building 429, Colton Dixon and Finding Favour
Thursday, October 20, 2016, 7:00 p.m.
Crossway Baptist Church - 2900 North Barnes, Springfield, MO
More info - https://www.itickets.com/events/363366
Friday, October 21st
Jeremy Camp and Love & The Outcome
Friday, October 21, 2016, 7:00 p.m.
Cross Church Pinnacle Hills - 2448 Pinnacle Hills Parkway, Rogers, AR
More info - https://www.itickets.com/events/365346
Thursday, October 27th
I Will Follow Tour
Jeremy Camp, Love & The Outcome and Royce Lovett
Thursday, October 27, 2016, 7:00 p.m.
Mountain Grove High School, 420 North Main Street, Mountain Grove, MO
More info - https://www.itickets.com/events/364358
Sunday, October 30th
Happily Laughter After Tour
Chonda Pierce and Karyn Williams
Sunday, October 30, 2016, 7:00 p.m.
Calvary Baptist Church - 600 East 50th Street, Joplin, MO
More info - https://www.itickets.com/events/364541