Local Events

Today

  1. Kingdom Mysteries Revealed - 7:00 pm
    • Life Abundant Church will host Kingdom Mysteries Revealed featuring Dr. Randy Caldwell on November 17 at 6:00 p.m. and November 18 and 19 at 7:00 p.m. Dr. Caldwell's style has been described as a unique mix of humor and high-energy presentation. He will be teaching important principles of the Kingdom of God. The church is located at 397 Sorrell St., Harrison, Arkansas (use this address for GPS, but actual location is in Bergman). For more information, call 870-704-4040.

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Tomorrow

  1. Blood Drive - 9:00 am
    • Community Blood Center of the Ozarks will hold a blood drive on Tuesday, November 19, from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the auxiliary gym at the Reeds Spring High School. All donors will receive a t-shirt. For more information, visit http://CBCO.org.

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  2. Kingdom Mysteries Revealed - 7:00 pm
    • Life Abundant Church will host Kingdom Mysteries Revealed featuring Dr. Randy Caldwell on November 17 at 6:00 p.m. and November 18 and 19 at 7:00 p.m. Dr. Caldwell's style has been described as a unique mix of humor and high-energy presentation. He will be teaching important principles of the Kingdom of God. The church is located at 397 Sorrell St., Harrison, Arkansas (use this address for GPS, but actual location is in Bergman). For more information, call 870-704-4040.

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Friday, November 22nd

  1. Blood Drive - 12:00 pm
    • The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive on Friday, Nov. 22 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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  2. Talent Show - 7:00 pm
    • The Branson Regional Arts Council's (BRAC) 2nd Annual Talent Show benefiting the BRAC Youth Education Fund will be presented on Friday, November 22 from 7-9 p.m. at the Historic Owen Theatre in Downtown Branson. A wide assortment of talent will be presented by kids and adults for the entertainment of everyone in attendance. Cheer for your favorite performers as they compete for your applause and some trophies as selected by a panel of judges.

      $10 General admission tickets will be sold at the door, however, it is recommended that patrons purchase tickets in advance online as the venue only seats 200 people. Tickets are available online at BransonArts.org/talentshow.

      All proceeds from the Talent Show will go to the BRAC Youth Education Fund. BRAC provides artistic educational opportunities for young people in theatre, music and dance, and currently has a full time Youth Troupe Theatre group as well as as STACCATO, a Youth Show Choir.

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Thursday, November 28th

  1. Turkey Trot 5K - 8:00 am
    • The Ozarks Running Club will hold its annual Turkey Trot 5K on Thursday, November 28, 2019, at 8 a.m. in Branson. This flat and scenic course at Branson Landing is a great family friendly venue to either join in as a family to participate or watch your family as they participate in the Turkey Trot. The Branson Turkey Trot is a family event to kick off the Thanksgiving holiday. For more information, visit ozarksrunningclub.com

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  2. Free Thanksgiving Dinner - 12:00 pm
    • Everyone is welcome to attend the 10th Annual Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday, November 28, at 12:00 p.m. at Reeds Spring Intermediate School, 175 Elementary Road, Reeds Spring.
      Retired school cook Shirley Mease and her family prepare this meal every year. Free delivery is also available for people with no transportation. Call 417-337-3414 by Wednesday, November 27 to place your delivery order. Also, free groceries and toiletries will be available for those in need.

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  3. Love Your Neighbors Thanksgiving Day Dinner - 5:30 pm
    • Jesus Was Homeless will hold its 12th annual Love Your Neighbors Thanksgiving Day Dinner on Thursday, November 28 from 5:30-8:00 p.m. at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church Parish, 203 Vaughn Road in Branson. Jesus Was Homeless will serve all those who are hungry, hurting and hopeless this Thanksgiving by sharing a free meal, hope, love and compassion.
      To join them in serving the meal, register to volunteer online at JesusWasHomeless.org or email Info@JesusWasHomeless.org. If you can't volunteer you can also sponsor a plate or a whole table.
      Being a "Table Companion" is the most important job of the night. You will be assigned an individual or family to sit and share a meal with. The most valuable thing you can give on Thanksgiving is the gift of conversation with someone that may otherwise be alone. Eating together helps to give that person value and dignity.
      They are also collecting toiletries, coats, hats, gloves, new socks and blankets (no clothing please) for a free "thrift store" they will have available during the meal. You can drop donation items off at Jesus Was Homeless - 310 Gretna Road, Branson.
      For more information, call 417-335-9915.

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Saturday, November 30th

  1. C of O Beef Production Sale - 12:00 pm
    • The College of the Ozarks Agricultural Department will hold their Registered Hereford Production Sale on Saturday, Nov. 30, at 12 p.m. in the Sale Barn on the C of O campus. Lunch will be available at the Youngman Agriculture Center at 11 a.m. Cattle will be on the premises for viewing prior to the sale. Cattle in the sale are born and raised on the College beef farm. The beef farm students are primarily responsible for daily care of the cattle, feeding, vaccinations, and care of pasture grasses, hay, and bailage.  The students enrolled in the Livestock Merchandising class will auction off 82 Lots; 11 service age bulls, several cow/calf pairs, bred heifers, and yearling open heifers. These students will manage all aspects of the sale under the guidance of Tammy Holder, beef farm manager. The sale can be accessed online at www.liveauctions.tv For more information, contact Tammy Holder at (417) 342-0871.

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Sunday, December 1st

  1. Table Rock Art Guild Christmas Open House - 12:30 pm
    • Table Rock Art Guild will host a Christmas Open House on Sunday, December 1, 2019 from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Kimberling City Center, 11863 State Highway 13, Unit 11. 20% off all purchased items. Create a "free" ornament. Public invited, free admission. Meet the artists and enjoy food & fellowship.

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Thursday, December 5th

  1. NCCAA National Volleyball Tournament
    • The National Christian College Athletic Association’s 2019 National Volleyball Championship will be held on Thursday, Dec. 5 through Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Keeter Gymnasium on the College of the Ozarks campus. This is the second year the College will host the event as part of a three-year agreement.

      The eight to 10 teams who will compete in the tournament will be determined after regional championships have been completed. Once the teams have been identified, a link to the bracket and the schedule of game times will be available on the College’s athletic website, http://bobcats.cofo.edu

      Admission to the tournament requires an event pass. Spectator passes can be purchased at the gate. Concessions will be available during the entirety of the tournament.

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Saturday, December 7th

  1. Christmas BASH - 10:00 am
    • First Baptist Branson will host its 10th Annual Christmas BASH in the church's Life Center on Saturday, December 7, from 10 a.m. - Noon. The event will feature a free box of groceries for each family, photos with the Chick-fil-A Santa Cow, indoor inflatables, games with prizes, eye and medical exams, Penmac job bank, candy for kids, crafts, face painting and more. All free, while supplies last.

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  2. Nature Holiday Crafts - 10:00 am
    • The Shepherd of the Hills Conservation Center will host a program called Nature Holiday Crafts onSaturday, December 7, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Get in the holiday spirit while crafting ornaments with materials from nature. Pine cones, twigs, and feathers can make for beautiful decorations. All craft supplies will be provided. Registration is required. Call 417-334-4865 ext 0 for more details or to register. This event is open to all ages. The Shepherd of the Hills Conservation Center is located at 483 Hatchery Road in Branson.

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  3. Toy Drive - 2:00 pm
    • Little Flock Ministries Outreach will host a Toy Drive event on Saturday, December 7 from 2-5 p.m. at Caring Americans Thrift Store, 416 S. Bus. 65 in downtown Branson. The event is free to the public and will feature food, free haircuts, testimonies, raffle and more. Please bring toys for Taney and Stone County drug court families. Vendors and food donations are also needed. For more information, call 417-559-1699.

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Sunday, December 8th

  1. Hollister Santa Train - 1:00 pm
    • The 26th Annual Santa Train will be held in Hollister on Sunday, December 8 from 1:00-3:00 p.m at the Historic Hollister Train Depot, located at 312 Esplanade Drive. Children will receive goodie bags and treats, and have the opportunity to share their Christmas wishes with Santa aboard the train. This is a FREE, family event for the community. Face painters, dancing elves, and Ronzo the Clown will be there to keep children entertained as they wait their turn to see Santa. Refreshments will be provided inside the depot as well. For more information, call 417-334-3050 or visit HollisterChamber.Net

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Saturday, December 14th

  1. Benefit The Badge Pickleball Tournament - 8:00 am
    • Benefit The Badge will host its 2nd annual Pickleball Tournament fundraiser December 14-15 at 8 a.m. at the Branson RecPlex. Mixed Doubles on Saturday, Women's and Men's Doubles on Sunday. All skill levels welcome. Registration is $40 person, and events are $10 each. Proceeds from the weekend will support local law enforcement and help fund the annual Law Enforcement Recognition Week in June. For more information or to register, visit https://www.pickleballtournaments.com/tournamentinfo.pl?tid=3022. The registration deadline is Dec. 11.

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  2. Breakfast with SANTA - 8:30 am
    • The Branson RecPlex will host its 12th annual Breakfast with SANTA on Saturday, December 14 - Session 1 8:30-9:30am, Session 2 9:30-10:30am or Session 3 10:30-11:30am. They will be serving a breakfast of pancakes, sausage, orange juice, milk and coffee, followed by a visit with Santa. All children ages 12 and under will receive a gift from Santa. Parents are encouraged to bring their own cameras, and kids should bring their Christmas lists to share with Santa. Cost is $5/person. Pre-registration is required and space is limited. A registration form is available at http://bransonparksandrecreation.com or you may register in person at the Branson RecPlex. For more information, call 335-2368.

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  3. Santa’s Gift House - 9:00 am
    • For the 10th straight year, Junior Auxiliary of Taney County (JATC) is inviting children to shop for holiday gifts in Santa’s Gift House. This event is designed for children in Taney County schools in grades K-4. On Saturday, December 14, 2019, the event will be held at the Branson United Methodist Church Family Life Center at 1208 West 76 Country Blvd in Branson from 9am – 12 noon.
      At Santa’s Gift House, children go “shopping” and select up to four items for 50 cents per item that they give as holiday gifts to their loved ones – parents, siblings, friends, teachers, and others. Most of the gifts have been handcrafted by members of JATC and their friends and families so that these children can have meaningful gifts to give to others.
      In addition to the shopping spree, children will be able to have a photo taken with Santa, and create a Christmas craft of their own.
      More information on JATC can be found on the Junior Auxiliary website JATCMO.ORG, their Facebook page - Junior Auxiliary of Taney County, or via email at jatcmo@gmail.com.

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  4. Galena Christmas Parade - 5:00 pm
    • The 3rd annual Galena Christmas Parade will be held on the town square on Saturday, December 14 at 5 p.m. There will also be cookies, hot chocolate and the lighting and decorating of the City Tree. Call 417-207-4811 or 417-357-6226 for more information or to register.

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Sunday, December 15th

  1. Benefit The Badge Pickleball Tournament - 8:00 am
    • Benefit The Badge will host its 2nd annual Pickleball Tournament fundraiser December 14-15 at 8 a.m. at the Branson RecPlex. Mixed Doubles on Saturday, Women's and Men's Doubles on Sunday. All skill levels welcome. Registration is $40 person, and events are $10 each. Proceeds from the weekend will support local law enforcement and help fund the annual Law Enforcement Recognition Week in June. For more information or to register, visit https://www.pickleballtournaments.com/tournamentinfo.pl?tid=3022. The registration deadline is Dec. 11.

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Tuesday, December 17th

  1. Hands-Only CPR Class - 9:00 am
  2. Youth Christmas Concert - 7:00 pm
    • Branson area residents are invited to enjoy a special, one-of-a-kind Holiday Showcase Christmas Concert featuring the young talented members of the Branson Regional Arts Council’s Staccato Show Choir.The concert is on Tuesday, December 17 at 7pm at the Historic Owen Theatre in downtown Branson. All seats are $10 and proceeds benefit the BRAC Youth Education Fund, which provides performing opportunities for area youth between the ages of 8 and 18.Staccato Show Choir is an energetic advanced musical group that combines a challenging music repertoire with entertaining choreography. The choir focuses on elevating and applying its formal training into lively, breath taking “show” style performances. Students meet at the Historic Owen Theatre and study advanced music theory, vocal warm up, stage etiquette, presence and showmanship, as well as multi-part choral music.General seating, no reservations required. Tickets may be purchased in advance online at BransonArts.org/showcase, or at the door.

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