Local Events

Today

  1. Night Swim at the AquaPlex - 7:30 pm
    • The Branson Parks & Recreation Department will host Night Swim at the AquaPlex on Friday, July 19 from 7:30-10:30pm. Join us after sunset for a night swim at the Branson AquaPlex. Games and live music will be provided byDJ Will. Admission is $3.00 per person. Please note that day time visitors will need to exit the pool and pay to re-enter for this event. Season passes and coupons are not eligible. For more information, visit http://bransonparksandrecreation.com or call 335-2368.

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  2. Movie Night in the Park - 9:00 pm
    • The City of Hollister will host a free Movie Night in the Park on Friday, July 19 at Chad A. Fuqua Memorial Park next to City Hall. They will be showing the movie "Mary Poppins Returns" rated PG. There will be free popcorn. Soda and bottled water will be available for $1. The show will begin shortly after dark, contact City Hall, 334-3262, for estimated start time. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets.

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Tomorrow

  1. Ozarks Teen Challenge Family 5K - 8:00 am
    • The 5th Annual Ozarks Teen Challenge Family 5K Run/Walk will be held by Ozarks Teen Challenge on Saturday, July 20, at 8 a.m. Join the students and families of Ozarks Teen Challenge in the fight against teen addiction as they Run for Hope. Run along Branson Landing’s waterfront while supporting a great cause. 5K and Half-Pint Half-Mile registrations are available. Register prior to July 6 to ensure you receive a participant bag and t-shirt. Visit www.ozarksteenchallenge.com to register. Race Day Registrations are available from 7:00-7:45 a.m. at the Branson Landing Town Square. For more information, call 417-272-3784. All funds raised during this run will go towards building a Home of Hope dormitory capable of housing 48 students (nearly doubling the current capacity) and six additional on-site staff members.

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Thursday, July 25th

  1. Art Camp - 8:30 am
    • The Ralph Foster Museum at College of the Ozarks will host four Painting the Ozarks half-day art camps. The art camps will be held July 11, July 18, July 25 and August 1.

      Schedule of events
      8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Check in at the Ralph Foster Museum
      9:00 – 9:30 a.m. Art etiquette and how to appreciate what you see in a museum
      9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Discovering the conservation exhibit and understanding the Ozarks
      10:30 – 10:45 a.m. Break
      10:45 – 12:00 p.m. Foraging and painting the Ozarks

      The purpose of the half-day art camps is to foster creative and fun ways for young artists to engage the Ozarks. Students will work with the museum staff/college students who will articulate the importance of how the land can shape an artist’s palette.

      The Painting the Ozarks half-day art camp is for children 8-12 years old. All supplies will be provided, and a treat will be given at the end of the day. The cost to attend is $25 per child. A permission form must be filled out prior to the event and can be picked up at the Ralph Foster Museum or the Ralph Foster Museum website: https://www.rfostermuseum.com/Learn

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  2. Blood Drive - 11:00 am
    • The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive on July 25 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., at Walmart, 1101 Branson Hills Parkway, Branson.
      Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

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  3. Blood Drive - 12:00 pm
    • The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive on July 25 from 12 - 4 p.m., at Ozark Mountain Regional Healthcare, 509 Meadowlark Lane, Crane.
      Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

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  4. I Pledge Program - 3:00 pm
    • Nettie Marie’s Homemade Ice Cream, located in the Keeter Center at College of the Ozarks, will host its annual I Pledge Program July 1, 4, 11, 18 and 25 from 3-5 p.m. Kids 12 and under will be rewarded with a free scoop of ice cream in exchange for reciting the Pledge of Allegiance by memory.

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  5. Estate Planning Seminar - 5:30 pm
    • Branson Bank is pleased to present a new summer event to the Forsyth community. “Now Is The Time”, a dinner and complimentary seminar led by local financial leaders, provides an opportunity for the community to understand estate planning and the protection of assets.

      Sponsored by Branson Bank, locals Bill Dillow – Attorney at Law, Dan Guy – D & M Accounting, Don Gass – Branson Investment Professionals, and Wes Culver – Shelter Insurance will lead the efforts of this seminar and answer questions presented by the community.

      “Many people do not realize the importance of estate planning until it’s too late,” said Karla Yeary, Community Bank Lender at Branson Bank. “This is an exciting opportunity for Forsyth community members to learn from local leaders, such as Bill, Dan, Don, and Wes, about how to protect their assets for future use.”

      “Now Is The Time” will be held on July 25, 2019 in the Forsyth High School Performing Arts Center. Dinner will begin at 5:30 PM, with a complementary meal and seminar to follow. Please contact Jerry DeGraffenreid at jdegraffenreid@bransonbank.com for more information and to RSVP by July 18, 2019.

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Friday, July 26th

  1. Blood Drive - 12:00 pm
    • The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive on Friday, July 26 from 12 - 5 p.m., at Our Lady Of The Lake Catholic Church Parish Center, 202 Vaughn Drive, Branson.
      Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

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Saturday, July 27th

  1. Empowering Families for Change Workshop - 2:00 pm
    • The Brook Wellness Center will conduct a free workshop called Empowering Families for Change on Saturday, July 27, from 2-6 p.m. at the Salvation Army, 1114 Stanley Ave, Branson. Topics of the workshop include: The Difference Between Physical Dependecy and Addiction; Codependency; Underage Drinking; NARCAN Training. To register, visit https://www.thebrookwellnesscenter.org/events-1/empowering-families-for-change-family-workshop

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Wednesday, July 31st

  1. Lunch & Learn - Advanced Directives - 11:30 am
    • Advanced directives are an important part of health care. While you can’t predict if or when an unexpected medical situation will occur, you can take steps to be better prepared. An advanced directive gives you a voice and helps your loved ones make important decisions during a crisis.

      On Wednesday, July 31, Skaggs Foundation will present Advanced Care Planning: The Conversation. This free lunch and learn will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Dogwood, Redbud and Magnolia conference rooms at Cox Medical Center Branson, 525 Branson Landing Blvd., Branson.

      During this luncheon, you’ll learn about advanced directives, why having one is important, things to consider and the steps to complete a legal advanced directive.

      The luncheon is free, however, reservations are required and seating is limited. Call 417-269-INF0 (417-269-4636) to reserve your spot today. Registration closes July 24 or when capacity is reached.

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  2. FREE Swim Day at AquaPlex - 12:00 pm
    • The Branson Parks & Recreation Department, along with State Park Marina and The Track, are proud to offer free admission to the Branson AquaPlex pool for everyone on Wednesday, July 31 from 12:00 - 6:00pm. This is a first come, first served event as the pool has a “maximum person capacity.” Appropriate swim attire required. No coolers allowed. Concessions will be available for purchase. Admission is free and a donation of one non-perishable food item per person is encouraged. For more information, visit http://bransonparksandrecreation.com or call 335-2368.

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Thursday, August 1st

  1. Art Camp - 8:30 am
    • The Ralph Foster Museum at College of the Ozarks will host four Painting the Ozarks half-day art camps. The art camps will be held July 11, July 18, July 25 and August 1.

      Schedule of events
      8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Check in at the Ralph Foster Museum
      9:00 – 9:30 a.m. Art etiquette and how to appreciate what you see in a museum
      9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Discovering the conservation exhibit and understanding the Ozarks
      10:30 – 10:45 a.m. Break
      10:45 – 12:00 p.m. Foraging and painting the Ozarks

      The purpose of the half-day art camps is to foster creative and fun ways for young artists to engage the Ozarks. Students will work with the museum staff/college students who will articulate the importance of how the land can shape an artist’s palette.

      The Painting the Ozarks half-day art camp is for children 8-12 years old. All supplies will be provided, and a treat will be given at the end of the day. The cost to attend is $25 per child. A permission form must be filled out prior to the event and can be picked up at the Ralph Foster Museum or the Ralph Foster Museum website: https://www.rfostermuseum.com/Learn

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Friday, August 2nd

  1. School Readiness Fair - 8:00 am
    • The Stone County School Readiness Fair is a back-to-school event hosted by Love INC in partnership with Reeds Spring High School. The fair averages a participation of over 35 organizations and churches coming together to provide music, lunch, and a bounce house in addition to information provided at each of the booths present. Children K-12 who attend any Stone County school will be able to receive backpacks, school supplies, shoes, socks, immunizations, and sports physicals as well as other services at no cost.
      The 2019 Stone County School Readiness Fair will be held on Friday, August 2 at the Reeds Spring High School.
      8am-2pm: Pre-registered Applicants Only
      11am-2pm: Walk-ins are welcome (School supplies not guaranteed)

      For more information, contact Love, INC. at 417-336-7056 or visit http://www.omcloveinc.org.

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Sunday, August 4th

  1. The Crusaders for Christ Singers - 6:00 pm
    • The Crusaders for Christ Singers will be in concert at the First Baptist Church in Shell Knob on Sunday, August 4th, at 6:00 p.m. Come and enjoy an evening of great southern gospel music and fellowship. A love offering will be taken. For more information or directions, call the church office at (417) 858-3496.

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Tuesday, August 13th

  1. Night of the Tiger - 6:00 pm
    • The Hollister School District will host the 5th annual Night of the Tiger on Tuesday, August 13 from 6-8 p.m. at the High School football field and FEMA gym to help meet the needs of families in the community. This is a free community event featuring school supplies, health services, safety resources, entertainment, food and more. For more information, call 417-243-4000 or email bwilson@hollisterschools.com.

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Tuesday, August 20th

  1. Free Gardening Program - 12:00 pm
    • Master Gardeners of the Ozarks will present their monthly gardening workshops again this year, in the demonstration gardens located at the Taney County MU Extension center at 122 Felkins Avenue in Forsyth. Programs are held on the third Tuesday of each month at noon starting Tuesday, April 16, 2019 through October. Classes are free and open to the public as part of community education offered by the Master Gardeners.

      2019 Programs:
      April 16 - Seed Starting - Bill Greet, Master Gardener
      May 21 - Right Plant in the Right Place - Rita Hlasney, Master Gardener
      June 18 - Lillies - Penny Meador, Master Gardener
      July 16 - Water Wise - Marie Ewing, Master Gardeners
      Aug. 20 - Preserving Your Garden Abundance - Marie Ewing, Master Gardener
      Sept. 17 - Bring the Garden in for the Fall - Alice Troyke, Master Gardener
      Oct. 15 - Seed Saving - Maggie Shanks, Master Gardener

      Pack yout lunch and join us in our garden setting for these casual, informative programs. In case of inclement weather programs are often moved to the basement of the Forsyth Community Presbyterian Church at 271 Main Street. For further information, call the Taney County University of Missouri Extension center at 417-546-4431 or email taneyco@missouri.edu.

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Wednesday, August 21st

  1. Free Gardening Program - 10:00 am
    • Each year, the Master Gardeners of the Ozarks presents free Gardening Programs in cooperation with the Kimberling Area Library Association. This year, each session will be held on the third Wednesday of each month, at 10 a.m. from March through September. All sessions are in the Community Room at Kimberling Area Library and are free and open to the public.

      Schedule:
      March 20 - Budget Wise Gardening: Celebrate the First Day of Spring - Alice Troyke
      April 17 - Missouri Native Trees: Great Choices for the Ozark Landscape - Amy Jackson
      May 15 - Putting It Together: Creating Combinations in the Garden - Kathryn Kufahl
      June 19 - Easy Peasy: Plants, Pots and Propagation - Mary O’Brien
      July 17 - Growing and Using Herbs - Barbara Garlich
      August 21 - Growing Roses in the Ozarks - Bill Greet
      Sept. 18 - Perennials for Fall Planting - Kathryn Kufahl

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Thursday, August 22nd

  1. Crane Broiler Festival
    • Crane Broiler Festival will be held August 22-24 in Crane, MO. The event features carnival rides, craft and vendor booths, chicken dinners, beauty pageant, live music, parade and more. For more information please email cranebroilerfest@gmail.com, call (417) 818-8767 or visit https://cranebroilerfestival.org.

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  2. Hands-Only CPR Class - 9:00 am

Monday, September 2nd

  1. Doggie Dive-In Swim - 6:00 pm
    • Bring your furry four legged friend to take a dip at the Branson Aquaplex on Monday, September 2 (Labor Day) from 6:00-7:30 p.m. Dogs can play fetch, wade around in the shallow end or jump off the diving board for their favorite toy. Owners are responsible for doggy messes and every dog must have at least one handler. All dogs must be on a leash while on deck. $8 fee includes entry for one dog and one human companion. $2/additional human. Register before Sept 2 and pay $6. For more information, visit http://www.bransonparksandrecreation.com or call 335-2368.

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Saturday, September 14th

  1. Community Garage Sale - 7:00 am
    • The Branson RecPlex will host a Community Garage Sale on Saturday, September 14 from 7 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the RecPlex parking lot. Cost is $15 to rent an 18ft x 18ft booth space. Set up is at 6:00 a.m. All spaces are pre-assigned and given at check-in. No one will be allowed to set-up after 7:00 a.m. Pre-registration is required. Registration forms can be found online: http://www.bransonparksandrecreation.com/710/Community-Garage-Sale or at the RecPlex Front Desk. Registrations can be made over the phone (if paying with a card) by calling 417-335-2368. No entry fee for shoppers.

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  2. Sporting Clays Charity Event - 9:00 am
    • A Sporting Clays Charity Event to benefit Special Olympics Missouri will be held on September 14, 2019 at the Ozark Shooters Sports Complex in Walnut Shade, MO. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the shooting starts at 10 a.m. The newly opened Special Olympics Training for Life Center in Jefferson City is the beneficiary.

      Auctions, raffles, 50/50 drawings, etc. will be going on continuously, lunch will be served at noon, and awards will be handed out. For more information or to register, call (417) 443-3093.

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Tuesday, September 17th

  1. Free Gardening Program - 12:00 pm
    • Master Gardeners of the Ozarks will present their monthly gardening workshops again this year, in the demonstration gardens located at the Taney County MU Extension center at 122 Felkins Avenue in Forsyth. Programs are held on the third Tuesday of each month at noon starting Tuesday, April 16, 2019 through October. Classes are free and open to the public as part of community education offered by the Master Gardeners.

      2019 Programs:
      April 16 - Seed Starting - Bill Greet, Master Gardener
      May 21 - Right Plant in the Right Place - Rita Hlasney, Master Gardener
      June 18 - Lillies - Penny Meador, Master Gardener
      July 16 - Water Wise - Marie Ewing, Master Gardeners
      Aug. 20 - Preserving Your Garden Abundance - Marie Ewing, Master Gardener
      Sept. 17 - Bring the Garden in for the Fall - Alice Troyke, Master Gardener
      Oct. 15 - Seed Saving - Maggie Shanks, Master Gardener

      Pack yout lunch and join us in our garden setting for these casual, informative programs. In case of inclement weather programs are often moved to the basement of the Forsyth Community Presbyterian Church at 271 Main Street. For further information, call the Taney County University of Missouri Extension center at 417-546-4431 or email taneyco@missouri.edu.

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Wednesday, September 18th

  1. Free Gardening Program - 10:00 am
    • Each year, the Master Gardeners of the Ozarks presents free Gardening Programs in cooperation with the Kimberling Area Library Association. This year, each session will be held on the third Wednesday of each month, at 10 a.m. from March through September. All sessions are in the Community Room at Kimberling Area Library and are free and open to the public.

      Schedule:
      March 20 - Budget Wise Gardening: Celebrate the First Day of Spring - Alice Troyke
      April 17 - Missouri Native Trees: Great Choices for the Ozark Landscape - Amy Jackson
      May 15 - Putting It Together: Creating Combinations in the Garden - Kathryn Kufahl
      June 19 - Easy Peasy: Plants, Pots and Propagation - Mary O’Brien
      July 17 - Growing and Using Herbs - Barbara Garlich
      August 21 - Growing Roses in the Ozarks - Bill Greet
      Sept. 18 - Perennials for Fall Planting - Kathryn Kufahl

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Thursday, September 26th

  1. Hands-Only CPR Class - 9:00 am

Tuesday, October 15th

  1. Free Gardening Program - 12:00 pm
    • Master Gardeners of the Ozarks will present their monthly gardening workshops again this year, in the demonstration gardens located at the Taney County MU Extension center at 122 Felkins Avenue in Forsyth. Programs are held on the third Tuesday of each month at noon starting Tuesday, April 16, 2019 through October. Classes are free and open to the public as part of community education offered by the Master Gardeners.

      2019 Programs:
      April 16 - Seed Starting - Bill Greet, Master Gardener
      May 21 - Right Plant in the Right Place - Rita Hlasney, Master Gardener
      June 18 - Lillies - Penny Meador, Master Gardener
      July 16 - Water Wise - Marie Ewing, Master Gardeners
      Aug. 20 - Preserving Your Garden Abundance - Marie Ewing, Master Gardener
      Sept. 17 - Bring the Garden in for the Fall - Alice Troyke, Master Gardener
      Oct. 15 - Seed Saving - Maggie Shanks, Master Gardener

      Pack yout lunch and join us in our garden setting for these casual, informative programs. In case of inclement weather programs are often moved to the basement of the Forsyth Community Presbyterian Church at 271 Main Street. For further information, call the Taney County University of Missouri Extension center at 417-546-4431 or email taneyco@missouri.edu.

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