Local Events

Today

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

Tomorrow

  1. Celebrity Charity Shoot - 8:00 am
    • The 1st Annual Salvation Army Celebrity Charity Shoot will be held at the Bass Pro Shooting Academy in Ridgedale, MO on Friday, October 19, 2018 from 8am-12:30pm and features several Branson Celebrities and a presentation by Aaron Gould, one of the top trick exhibition shooters in the world.

      Team participants will engage with a Branson celebrity at each shooting station, giving them an opportunity to share some personal time as they compete for top honors and some very nice prize packages. Shotgun shells will be provided. Participants may bring their own shotgun, or the Shooting Academy will provide exclusive Brownings and Berrettas for a $20 rental fee.

      After the charity shoot, a BBQ lunch will be followed by a live auction.

      Proceeds will benefit the Salvation Army of Branson.

      Spaces are limited, so early sign up is recommended. For sponsorship information or to register as an individual shooter or team, download the registration form at http://SalvationArmyBranson.org.

      For information about the Salvation Army of Branson, please contact linda_mccormick@usc.salvationarmy.org.

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  2. Open House on the Hill - 1:30 pm
    • Branson Dental will host a community event called Open House on the Hill on Friday, October 19 from 1:30-4:30 p.m. at Branson Dental, 515 Bee Creek Road. Local vendors will be there with booth spaces outside and there will also be giveaways and food.

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  3. PTO Tailgate Fundraiser - 4:30 pm
    • Branson Schools PTO will host a tailgate fundraiser on Friday, October 19 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the Freshmen Cafeteria. All proceeds benefit the Branson School District. Flat Creek Grill will cater and the menu includes: broasted chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, coleslaw and biscuit. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for students (10 and under). To purchase tickets, please email pto@branson.k12.mo.us

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  4. Night Senses Hike - 7:00 pm
    • Shepherd of the Hills Conservation Center in Branson will host a Night Senses Hike on Friday, October 19 from 7-10 p.m. for ages 6 - adult. This is their annual family-friendly Halloween night hike. Learn how wildlife use their senses at night. Participants will visit 5 different stations which will include sound, sight, taste, hearing, and touch. Reservations are required. Call 417-334-4865 ext 0 for reservations and directions.

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Saturday, October 20th

  1. Fall Festival of Arts & Crafts - 9:00 am
    • The 4th Annual Fall Festival of Arts & Crafts will be held Saturday, October 20 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Cape Fair Community Building, 8627 Hwy 76, Cape Fair. Vendor booth space is $25. For more information or to register as a vendor, call 417-538-0113.

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  2. Hitting for Our Heroes Fall Classic - 10:00 am
    • Benefit the Badge will host the second annual Hitting for Our Heroes Fall Classic on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at Ballparks of America in Branson. Local law enforcement will take on one another in a softball tournament. Come out and show your support for our officers. There will also be a food truck, a 50/50 drawing and a raffle ticket drawing. Admission is free. For more information, call 417-335-1840.
      Time:
      Game 1 at 10:00 AM
      Game 2 at 11:30 AM
      3rd Place Game at 1:00 PM

      Championship Game at 2:30 PM

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  3. Howl-O-Ween Social - 12:00 pm
    • The Branson Parks & Recreation Department will host the second annual Howl-o-Ween Social on Saturday, October 20, from noon - 2 p.m. All participants will receive a treat bag from our friends at Don’t Forget About Me and there will also be a training demonstration by Train Me Dog Training. This free event is open to all dog owners, and costumes for dogs and owners are encouraged. The Elmo and Rosalea Dog Park is located in Stockstill Park at 625 Stockstill Lane. Call 417-335-2368 for more information.

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  4. Twilight Charity Fundraiser - 3:00 pm
    • Neighbors & Friends of Table Rock Lake will present the 7th annual Twilight charity fundraiser on Saturday, October 20, from 3-7 p.m. at Ledgestone Country Club, 1600 Ledgestone Way, Branson West. The event will include Hors D' Oeuvres and live and silent auctions. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the Kimberling Area Library or by calling 417-207-1837. For more information, visit http://twilight.nftrl.org.

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Sunday, October 21st

  1. Deputy Craig Shirkey Family Benefit - 11:30 am
    • A benefit for Stone County Deputy Craig Shirkey and his family will be held Sunday, Oct. 21, from 11:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at Kimberling City Center, 11863 MO-13, Kimberling City.

      On January 7, 2018, Deputy Shirkey suffered an on-duty injury while working a domestic violence incident with a combative person. Craig has been receiving 2/3 of his pay through Work Comp since February 2018. The doctors are telling him this is likely a career ending injury. The benefit for the Craig Shirkey Family will consist of the following: **Live and Silent Auctions by Merritt Family Auctions **Catfish plate with all the fixings and the proceeds will be donated to the cause **Cornhole tournament **Emergency Vehicles and First Responders will be on display on site **Music for entertainment **50/50 drawing **Cake walk **Car Show (bring out your old cars).

      Stone County County Citizens in Action (CIA) and Stone County Shrine Club will be on site to help with the event. An account has been set up at Table Rock Community Bank as the "Craig Shirkey Fund" for direct monetary donations.

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  2. Fall Hoedown Festival & Pie Auction - 4:30 pm
    • Kimberling Area Senior Center will host the Fall Hoedown Festival & Pie Auction on Sunday, October 21 from 4:30–8:30 p.m. at the Senior Center, located at 63 Kimberling Blvd in Kimberling City.The event will include an evening of Line Dancing, Two-Step, Dance Lessons, BBQ, non-alcoholic refreshments, Carnival Games, and Pie. This will be a kid and family friendly event with plenty of entertainment for all ages.
      Tickets will cover the cost of dinner and dancing, and Carnival games will be $1 each (tickets for games can be purchased at the door). All games will be kid friendly and prizes will be available. Adults can enjoy an evening with dancing and conversation, as well as a pie auction to be held after dinner.
      All proceeds from this event will go to benefit the upkeep and functioning of the Kimberling Area Senior Center of Stone County.
      Purchase your event/dinner tickets in advance to receive a discount. (All tickets can be purchased at the Kimberling Area Senior Center or State Farm Insurance of Branson West)
      Please remember to bring cash or check for all purchases during this event, as cards will not be an accepted form of payment!.
      For any questions please contact the Kimberling Area Senior Center at 417-739-5242.

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Monday, October 22nd

  1. Feel Better Now Class - 10:00 am
    • A free 6-week program called Feel Better Now will be held on Mondays from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. beginning October 22 at CoxHealth Specialty Building, 1150 Hwy 248, Suite 101, Branson. Participants will also receive a free book - Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions. Feel Better Now is a self-management education program for people with chronic health problems. The program specifically addresses arthritis, diabetes, lung and heart disease, but teaches skills useful for managing a variety of chronic diseases. Registration is required - call 417-348-8958 or 417-334-4544 ext. 225.

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Tuesday, October 23rd

  1. Jesus Was Homeless Open House - 5:30 pm
    • Jesus Was Homeless welcomes the public to an open house to celebrate their 10th anniversary on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

      The open house will feature an intimate visual art gallery called “Behind The Billboards” by local photographer, Henry O. Head. The photos capture the everyday lives of Branson’s working poor and give viewers a glimpse of what life is like for those living in poverty.

      There is no entrance fee for the open house and guests will be served light refreshments. For more information about the open house or the art gallery, please contact Jesus Was Homeless at 417.335.9915 or email Info@JesusWasHomeless.org.

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  2. Domestic Violence Awareness Panel - 6:00 pm
    • STOP THE FIGHT, a Domestic Violence Awareness Panel, will be held on October 23, 2018 from 6-8 p.m. at the Branson RecPlex. The panel will consist of community leaders who serve in different capacities in Stone and Taney Counties. The purpose of the panel is to bring awareness to the staggering effects domestic violence has on children and families in our communities and to provide information on available resources to help those who are suffering from exposure to domestic violence.

      Covering issues such as:
      Why do people stay in abusive relationships?

      What resources do we have locally?
      What is the impact on kids to see abuse in the home?
      … And much more!

      For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/2163305440590375

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Thursday, October 25th

  1. Operation Christmas Child Fall Rally - 10:30 am
    • The Operation Christmas Child Fall Rally will be held Thursday, October 25 from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. at New Beginnings Fellowship, 151 W Elm Street in Hollister. They will have FREE OCC materials and some donated Go Boxes (the red/green shoeboxes) available if you need more to pack your shoebox gifts. They will also be sharing ideas to help increase the impact of your ministry. A morning snack with coffee will be provided. Anyone who is planning to pack shoeboxes is welcome to attend. Please RSVP by calling 417-251-3252.

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  2. PTO Trunk or Treat - 6:00 pm
    • Branson Schools PTO is hosting a Trunk or Treat event on Thursday, October 25, from 6-8 p.m. in the Branson Cedar Ridge parking lot. Branson students of all ages and their siblings are invited to dress in school-friendly costumes and enjoy going from trunk to trunk collecting treats during this free event. No masks, weapons or scary costumes. There will also be snacks, games, dance party, family photos and best trunk contest. The event is rain or shine. For more information, email PTO@Branson.k12.mo.us

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Friday, October 26th

  1. Boo Bash - 6:00 pm
    • Boo Bash will be held Friday, October 26 from 6-8 p.m. at the Ozark Mountain Family YMCA in Hollister. This free event will include Trunk-or-Treat, haunted maze, inflatables, carnival games and more.

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  2. Fall Fest at The Rock Church - 6:00 pm
    • The Rock Church of Harrison, Arkansas will be having a Fall Fest to benefit the church youth on Friday, October 26 from 6-9 p.m. This free event will include games, bounce houses, popcorn, hot dogs, hayrides, candy and much more. There will also be a live auction at 7 p.m. with over $1,200 of merchandise. The church is located at 2933 Center Loop in Harrison. For more information, call 870-204-2857.

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  3. Night at the Museum - 6:30 pm
    • Dewey Short Visitor Center, located just south of Table Rock Dam on State Highway 165, will host Night at the Museum on Friday, Oct. 26, from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Check in is 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. inside the visitor center. There will be crafts, educational activities, a live reptile program and a campfire overlooking the lake. For additional fun, be sure to wear your costumes (no masks please). For more information, please call 501-340-1943.

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Saturday, October 27th

  1. Fall Leaves Hike - 8:00 am
    • Shepherd of the Hills Conservation Center in Branson will host a Fall Leaves Hike on Saturday, October 27 from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. for ages 12 - adult. The event will include a short half-mile hike which will highlight the beautiful fall leaves of the Ozarks. Bring a bottle of water and dress for the weather. Reservations are required. Call 417-334-4865 ext 0 for reservations and directions.

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  2. Trout Tournament - 8:00 am
    • Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 913 will hold its 5th Annual Trout Tournament fundraiser on Saturday, October 27, from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Lake Taneycomo at Scotty's Trout Dock & Marina,
      400 Boxcar Willie Dr, Branson. Entry fee is $75 for a two person team. There will be cash prizes given away for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. There will be many other prizes and lunch will be served at the end of the tournament. For more information or to register, call 417-538-4961.
      ALL PROCEEDS SUPPORT THE VETERAN PROJECTS OF VVA CHAPTER 913, BRANSON

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  3. Prescription Drug Take-Back - 10:00 am
    • Four out of five new heroin users first began with the use of prescription opioids. The source of those prescription drugs is often the home medicine cabinet.

      On Saturday, October 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Team (ADAPT) coalition, the Stone County Community Health Coalition, the Stone and Taney Counties Substance Abuse Initiative (SAI), and local law enforcement, will host a prescription drug take-back event during the DEA National Drug Take-Back Day.

      This Take-Back event gives community members the opportunity to rid their homes of potentially dangerous expired and unused prescription drugs. The event is a great alternative to flushing medications, which is discouraged. Drug Take-Back Days and use of the six drug drop boxes in Stone and Taney counties protects area waterways from contamination from medications. City and county sewer systems, or private septic systems are designed to treat biological waste and do not remove medications that are flushed down the toilet.

      During the Take-Back Day, drop off locations will be set up from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the following locations:

      · Family Pharmacy, 180 Mall Road, Hollister
      · Country Mart, 15720 US-160, Forsyth
      · CoxHealth Pharmacy, 525 Branson Landing Blvd, Branson
      · Lakeland Pharmacy, 104 Courtney Lane, Crane
      · Lakeland Pharmacy, 18565 Business 13, Branson West

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  4. Stone County Studio Art Tour - 10:00 am
    • The 16th Annual Stone County Studio Art Tour will be held Saturday, October 27, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

      Meet the artists in their studios or galleries during this self-guided tour through the back roads of Stone County. Visit artists in Galena, Reeds Spring, Branson West and Kimberling City in the studios of working potters. painters, metalsmiths and sculptors. Maps and additional information available at http://Facebook.com/stonecountyarttour.

      Artists include:
      Toad's Tool Copper Shop, Jerry 'Swede' and Kathy Faris

      Studio 890 Ceramic Sculpture and more by Linda and Gene Wineland

      Hess Pottery and Baskets by Tome Hess and Lory Brown

      Fancy Works and Fiber, Cathy Collins and the Tri-Lakes Fiber Guild

      Karen Deeds Fine Art

      LeaAyn Shurley, Moon Struck Pottery

      The Creative Native, Jamie Schuller and more

      Janet Jordan Sculpture, Doc on the Rock

      Table Rock Art Guild and Gallery

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  5. Village Christmas in October - 1:00 pm
    • Love INC (Love in the name of Christ) would like to invite everyone to join them Saturday, October 27, 2018 between 1:00 and 8:00 p.m. for their 7th Annual ‘Village Christmas in October’ at the Grand Village in Branson, located on 76 Country Blvd.
      * Exclusive sneak peek at new 2018 Christmas Collections
      * Refreshments in Kringles and T Charlestons
      * Meet & Greet with Santa
      * Silent Auction 1:00-7:00pm
      * Special Giveaways and Drawings (5:00, 5:30, 6:00 and 7:00)
      * Special offers at Kringles, T Charlestons, Reflections and Mel’s Diner Gift Shop
      * Kids eat free at Mel's Diner with the purchase of an adult meal

      All proceeds will benefit Stone and Taney County families through Love INC and Toys for Tots. For further information please contact Love INC at 417-336-7056.

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  6. Balloons Over Branson - 2:00 pm
    • The hot air balloon event "Balloons Over Branson" will be held Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018 from 2:00-8:00 p.m. at the Branson Airport, 4000 Branson Airport Blvd., Hollister. The event will feature Tethered Balloon Flights, Balloon Glow, Helicopter Rides, Powered Parachute Rides, Photo Contest, Vendors, Music and Food Trucks. Free admission and free parking. For more information, visit http://www.balloonsoverbranson.com/practice-areas.html

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  7. Halloween BOOnanza - 5:00 pm
    • The Branson Parks and Recreation Department will host its annual Halloween BOOnanza celebration on Saturday, October 27 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. along the walking path at the Branson RecPlex ball field complex. Come prepared for a night of fun filled with trick-or-treating, games, bounce houses, haunted woods, hayrides, and much more. Don’t forget to dress up and try your luck in the costume contest. Bring your appetite and try some spooky snacks or visit Big D’s BBQ food truck. Admission for the event is $1.00 per person. Please contact the Branson RecPlex at 417-335-2368 for additional information.

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Monday, October 29th

  1. Candy Lane & The Greatest Show - 6:00 pm
    • King’s Chapel in Branson will host Candy Lane & The Greatest Show on Monday, Oct. 29 at 6:00 p.m. at Yakov’s Theater. The event will feature trick-or-treating, bouncers, prizes, glow room, and a fun show for all ages. Admission is free. For more information, call 417-413-1984 or visit http://kcbranson.com.

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Tuesday, October 30th

  1. Trunk or Treat at RSHS - 6:00 pm
    • The 8th Annual Trunk or Treat will be held Tuesday, October 30 at Reeds Spring High School. The event takes place in the football stadium parking lot from 6:00-7:30 p.m.

      Many area businesses will decorate the trunks of cars and hand out candy and other goodies to children.

      Guests are asked to donate $1 per child if possible. The money goes toward the Reeds Spring School District’s annual food drive.

      Please call 417-249-0400 for more information.

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Wednesday, October 31st

  1. Mercy Branson Grand Opening - 11:30 am
    • The new Mercy Branson medical facility located near the intersection of Highway 65 and Highway 248 will hold a grand opening celebration on Wednesday, October 31 from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. The event will include a ribbon cutting, lunch, choir singing, blessing of the facility and tours. The official opening day for Mercy Branson will be Monday, November 5. All of Mercy’s services at the current facility on Highway 248 will move to the new 52,000-square-foot facility, including primary care and urgent care services. There will also be a new specialty suite that will house several specialists from Springfield who will rotate through on a regular basis, including ear, nose and throat, general surgery, orthopedic, sports medicine, occupational medicine and more.

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  2. Cox Branson Trunk-or-Treat - 5:00 pm
    • Cox Medical Center Branson will welcome trick-or-treaters Halloween night for a safe place to get some goodies.
      Trunk-or-Treat will be Oct. 31 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Outpatient lobby. Different departments at the hospital will have themed booths and lots of candy. The event is also a competition among departments – guests can vote on their favorite booth, and the winner gets a trophy.

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  3. Safe Street Trick or Treat - 5:00 pm
    • Branson Landing's 12th Annual Safe Street Trick or Treat will take place on October 31 from 5-7 p.m. at participating Branson Landing merchants. This is a FREE event. This safe Halloween alternative is exclusively for children in costume up to age 12. Children can visit the businesses with the Halloween PUMPKIN Signs in their windows – as those signs will mark the participating "Trick or Treat" businesses, located up and down the Branson Landing Promenade. Also, be sure to stop by Branson Landing Town Square for goodies. PLUS - Stay for the MONSTER MASH STREET DANCE beginning at 6:30 PM.

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  4. Fall Fest at the Creek - 6:00 pm
    • Bear Creek Springs Baptist Church will host its 13th annual Fall Fest at the Creek on Wednesday, October 31, from 6-8 p.m. This carnival style event includes games, inflatables, prizes and candy for kids ages 3 years through 6th grade. There will also be door prizes and food for the whole family. Family friendly costumes are welcome. Everything is free. The church is located at 179 DeVito Loop, just north of Harrison, AR.

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  5. Fall Festival at Bridge of Faith - 6:00 pm
    • Bridge of Faith Community Church will host a Fall Festival on Wednesday, October 31, from 6-8 p.m. This free event will include trunk or treat, candy, games, cardboard box maze, refreshments and more. Costumes welcome and the costume theme this year is food. Attendees are invited to bring non-perishable food items to donate to the Bridge of Faith Food Co-Op. The church is located at 296 Lake Street in Rockaway Beach. For more information, call 417-561-0777.

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Thursday, November 1st

  1. Estate Planning Lunch & Learn - 11:30 am
    • Learn the basics of the estate planning process during a free lunch and learn event Nov. 1 at Ledgestone Grille. Presented by Skaggs Foundation, the Legacy Lunch and Learn will feature attorney Andy Peebles and certified financial planner Andrea McKinney.

      This will be an opportunity to learn the basics of the estate planning process, including the importance and benefits of creating an estate plan, common documents, as well as the pros and cons of various planning techniques. The presentation will also include many useful techniques that are available to support charitable organizations.

      In addition to learning the essentials of estate planning and charitable giving, guests will meet representatives from Central Trust and learn about the services provided by Central Trust as an investment manager, Trustee or corporate fiduciary.

      The luncheon will begin at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 1 at Ledgestone Grille, 1600 LedgeStone Way, Branson West, MO 65737. While the event is free, registration is required. To register, call 417-269-INFO (4636). Registration closes Oct. 25 or when capacity is reached.

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  2. Palliative Care Event - 2:00 pm
    • Join the Palliative Care team from Cox Medical Center Branson for an afternoon of important conversations, refreshments, information about palliative care and prize drawings. Guests will also have the opportunity to create their own bucket list.

      Come by to meet our team, our pet therapy dog and learn more about massage and music therapies, along with other programs that can increase the quality of life.

      The Diane W. Barber Palliative Care and Celebration of Life will be Thursday, Nov.1 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Branson Regional Arts Council located at 205 S. Commercial St. in Branson in the former Owens Theater.

      For more information, contact Raylene Willcox, Cox Branson’s Palliative Care Coordinator at (417) 371-1454.

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  3. Thanks4Giving Gala - 7:00 pm
    • The 7th Annual Thanks4Giving Gala benefiting the Boys & Girls Club of the Ozarks, will be held Thursday, November 1 at the Branson Convention Center. The featured speaker will be Andre Reed, former NFL Wide Receiver, NFL Pro Hall of Fame Nominee, and Boys & Girls Club alumni.

      For sponsorship and ticket information, call Lyndi at 417-335-2089 or visit https://www.bgcozarks.org/thanks-4-giving-gala-2018

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Friday, November 2nd

  1. Opioid Overdose Response Training - 8:30 am
    • Substance Misuse: Opioid Overdose and Naloxone Administration Training will be held on Friday, November 2 from 8:30 -11:00 a.m. at the OTC Table Rock Campus, 4th floor, in Hollister.

      Participants will learn how opioid use disorders affect the brain, how to recognize an opioid overdose and how to respond. An opioid overdose can happen to anyone taking opioids, not just a person using heroin or buying pills on the street. The elderly are at risk, along with anyone taking prescription opioid medication prescribed by a physician. This training will help prepare members of our community to be ready to respond appropriately.

      The training is free but space is limited and pre-registration is required by Oct. 28. To register, call 417-269-INFO or email CoxInfo@CoxHealth.com.

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  2. White Glove at Silver Dollar City - 5:00 pm
    • White Glove, the rehearsal eve of An Old Time Christmas at Silver Dollar City, will be held on Friday, November 2 starting at 5 p.m. Proceeds benefit area kids in need through Care For Kids. The event features a holiday feast with all the trimmings, the show "A Dickens' Christmas Carol", Rudolph’s Holly Jolly Christmas Light Parade, 5-story special effects Christmas tree, 6.5 million lights including the new Christmas in Midtown Light Spectacular, and a viewing of the FINAL YEAR of It’s a Wonderful Life, one of the festival’s Broadway-style productions.

      The walk-through review, known at the park for decades as the “White Glove,” is a dress rehearsal for shows, lights, food and décor on the evening before the park opens the festival to the public. This limited offering is a special benefit for Care For Kids, a project of the Silver Dollar City Foundation to assist area kids in need.

      The White Glove event is limited to 400 tickets, with a special price of $60 per person. Tickets are available by calling 800-831-4FUN(386). Silver Dollar City’s festival An Old Time Christmas runs November 3 – December 30.

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Saturday, November 3rd

  1. Hollister Fall Clean-up - 7:00 am
    • Hollister's city–wide fall clean-up will be held Saturday November 3 , 2018 for residents who pay for trash services through the City of Hollister. Citizens must have their acceptable items at the curb no later than 7:00 a.m. the morning of pick-up and are encouraged to put items out the night before as they will be running multiple trucks. Clean-up will not take place at businesses, apartment buildings or vacant homes. Items can include furniture, appliances, tools, toys, carpeting and more. For a complete list of acceptable items contact City Hall.

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  2. Chadwick Craft & Vendor Fair - 9:00 am
    • The Chadwick School Foundation's 2nd Annual Craft & Vendor Fair will be held Saturday, November 3 from 9 AM – 3 PM at the Chadwick School. Booth rental fee is $25. For more information or to reserve booth space, email Linda Tankersley at lindat@chadwick.k12.mo.us

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  3. Country Fair and Hoedown - 10:00 am
    • The Society of Ozarkian Hillcrofters invites you to join them for a fundraiser to restore the 1893 Uncle Ikes Post Office in Notch, Missouri – famous in the book, “Sheppard of the Hills.” The event will be held Saturday, Nov. 3, from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. at The Michel Homestead – 262 Collins Rd off T Highway, Branson. The event will feature Bluegrass jam sessions, knifemaking, BBQ, live auction, Civil War re-enactments, pony rides and more.

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  4. Most Wonderful Time of Year Parade - 10:00 am
    • The 6th Annual “Most Wonderful Time of Year Parade” dedicated to Mr. Christmas, Andy Williams, will be held Saturday, November 3 from 10 a.m. - noon at Branson Landing. Branson entertainers will gather together at Branson Landing for the parade which begins at Belk and ends at Bass Pro. Following the parade will be live performances from the main stage in front of the Branson Landing fountains.

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  5. Ozarks Teen Challenge Banquet - 6:00 pm
    • Ozarks Teen Challenge will host its annual Home of HOPE Banquet on Saturday, November 3, from 6-9 p.m. at Chateau on the Lake in Branson. Enjoy a night of fine dining with a three-course meal as well as a silent auction and special guest speaker Nicky Cruz, founding member of Teen Challenge. They will also honor the 2018 graduates. Registrations must be made by October 26, to allow time for food/seating arrangements. Online registration is available at www.ozarksteenchallenge.com or call 417-272-3784.

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Sunday, November 4th

  1. Jammin' for Jesus - 2:00 pm
    • Jammin' for Jesus will be held Sunday, October 7, at 2:00 p.m. at the Branson Famous Baldknobber's Theatre, 645 South State Highway 165. This month's event will benefit Compassus Hospice Gifts for Giving. Free admission with a donation of gifts for all ages. A love offering will also be taken. For more information, call 417-335-0525.

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Monday, November 5th

  1. Blood Drive - 1:00 pm
    • The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive on Monday, November 5 from 1 - 6 p.m., at First Presbyterian Church, 420 W Main, 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. Chicken Dinner Fundraiser - 5:30 pm
    • Table Rock Art Guild will hold a Chicken Dinner Fundraiser on Monday, November 5, 2018, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 37 Beach Blvd, Kimberling City. Dinner includes fried chicken, potato salad, baked beans, dessert, and coffee/tea. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door. Proceeds will help defray the costs of a children's art show in March 2019. For more information, call 417-739-5829.

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Friday, November 9th

  1. Blood Drive - 11:00 am
    • The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive on Friday, November 9 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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  2. Run to the Lights - 6:00 pm
    • The Caring People will hold its annual Run to the Lights 5K Run/Walk on Friday, November 9, 2018.
      The Caring People, founded in 1997 by JoDee Herschend, seeks to impact the lives of Single Moms with the love of Jesus. We train and equip Christian women in mentoring Single Moms in small groups known as CARE GROUPS throughout churches in the midwest and El Salvador. We continue to grow and expand our mission reaching more Single Moms each year. Run to the Lights is one of two primary fundraisers held each year to raise the necessary funds to sustain this mission. Your participation enables us to reach more Single Moms with the love of Christ, transforming their lives in a real and tangible and thereby producing stronger, healthier families in many ways. Stronger women equals healthier families and healthier communities.
      The run begins by the Gazebo after instructions, at Cave Road and is an out and back run to the outer parking lots of SDC, winding back in through the streets of Silver Dollar City. The run ends at the main Christmas tree by the Gazebo. Awards are given to the overall male/female finisher and top 3 runners among 9 age categories.
      Registration:
      » $60.00 Registration
      » $30.00 Registration (Children 4-12)
      Schedule of events:
      USE PARKING LOTS 2 and 3 for the night when parking. Please know that cars won’t be released until race is over due to participants still on the course.
      6:00 - 9:00 PM - On site Registration
      9:00 PM – Registration closes. All participants MUST be in the park by 9 PM
      9:30 PM - Welcome and entertainment
      10:00 PM - Race Directions at Gazebo
      10:15 PM - Race Begins Once Course is cleared for safety by SDC.
      11:00 PM - Awards Ceremony, Giveaways and post race refreshments
      11:15 PM - Thank you and dismissal
      Packet Pickup:
      Wednesday, November 7th - Branson Tourism Center, 12 - 6 pm, 220 Branson Hills Pkwy, Branson. Thursday, November 8th - Fleet Feet Sports, 12 - 6 pm, 1254 E. Republic Road, Springfield. Friday, November 9th - on site at SDC by Guest Relations 6 - 9:00 pm.
      In the event of rain, no refunds will be given.
      All runners may enter as early as 6:00 pm with immediate family to enjoy the park race night. Family may enter with you on your wrist band but all must be present at time of entry. Each registered runner will receive a commemorative t-shirt and a pass to come back to SDC before the 2018 season ends. NOTE: The pass is not valid on Saturdays and special holidays, including the Friday after Thanksgiving.
      For more information or to register visit www.runtothelights.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/runtothelights

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Tuesday, November 13th

  1. Hands-Only CPR Class - 1:00 pm

Thursday, November 15th

  1. Child Protection Seminar - 8:00 am
    • The 2018 Kanakuk Child Protection Seminar will be held Thursday, November 15, from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Big Cedar Lodge, 612 Devil’s Pool Rd., Ridgedale.
      Presenter: Rick Braschler, Director of Risk Management, Kanakuk Kamps Senior Risk Consultant, Youth Protection
      Subject Matter: Expert Child Abuse Prevention
      The Kanakuk Child Protection Plan (CPP) is an innovative system to prevent, detect or respond to child physical, emotional, verbal, or sexual abuse in youth serving organizations. The goal of the CPP is to safeguard youth, detect perpetrators, and sustain the organization.

      Register online at http://www.kanakukchildprotection.org/training.
      Seminar Cost: $75 per person (lunch included)
      More information, visit www.kanakukchildprotection.org

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Saturday, November 17th

  1. Let's Jam - The Music of the Hills - 7:00 pm
    • Let’s Jam - The Music of the Hills is a free community event at the Historic Owen Theatre in downtown Branson on Saturday, November 17 from 7–9 p.m.

      This fun and informative concert traces the 350 year odyssey of Ozark fiddle music from Scotland (1650) to the fiddle jams of today at McClurg, Taney County, Missouri. Learn about the heritage of Ozark Fiddle Music.

      Come and enjoy this historical presentation on the rich and varied nature of this music that Is still prevalent in the Ozarks today.

      Presented by the Possum Holler Fiddlers and Sponsored by Ozark Mountain Music with additional support from the Missouri Arts Council and parents and friends of Ozark Mountain Music.

      This program is supported by the Missouri Humanities Council, and hosted by the Branson Regional Arts Council at the Historic Owen Theatre.

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Saturday, November 24th

  1. Wild Turkey Program - 10:00 am
    • Shepherd of the Hills Conservation Center in Branson will host a Wild Turkey Program on Saturday, November 24, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The wild turkey is one of Missouri’s most popular game birds. In honor of Thanksgiving, stop by our display to learn more about the bird that almost became our national symbol. Call 417-334-4865 ext 0 for more information and directions.

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Friday, November 30th

  1. Christmas Tour of Homes - 10:00 am
    • The 18th Annual Christmas Tour of Homes presented by Neighbors and Friends of Table Rock Lake opens the door to four picturesque homes around Table Rock Lake while raising money for local charities. The tour will take place Friday, November 30 and Saturday, December 1. A $15 advance ticket purchase gives visitors the opportunity to peek inside four of Table Rock Lake’s unique private residences, all dressed up for the holidays. The homes will be available for touring between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Note: Tickets will also be available for $20 on the days of the tour. (Note: no children under age of 12, no photos or videos at home).

      The Hospitality Room will be at the Kimberling Area Library Community Center. The Hospitality Room includes access to an expansive Gifts and Glitz Galleria and marketplace, featuring local crafts, jewelry, baked goods and drawings as well as purchase of your home tour tickets. While there, visitors can enjoy complimentary coffee and cookies. In addition, a lunch is available for purchase from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Gifts and Glitz Galleria and Marketplace hours run 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

      $15 advance tickets are available Nov 1- Nov 28 at Rhodes Price Chopper in Branson, ARVEST Bank in Branson West, and Camp Barnabas (417-476-2656). Proceeds from the Christmas Tour of Homes and Galleria will be distributed to various Stone and Taney county charities.

      For more information and to view a sample of the showcased homes on the tour, visit http://hometour.nftrl.org.

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Saturday, December 1st

  1. Christmas Tour of Homes - 10:00 am
    • The 18th Annual Christmas Tour of Homes presented by Neighbors and Friends of Table Rock Lake opens the door to four picturesque homes around Table Rock Lake while raising money for local charities. The tour will take place Friday, November 30 and Saturday, December 1. A $15 advance ticket purchase gives visitors the opportunity to peek inside four of Table Rock Lake’s unique private residences, all dressed up for the holidays. The homes will be available for touring between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Note: Tickets will also be available for $20 on the days of the tour. (Note: no children under age of 12, no photos or videos at home).

      The Hospitality Room will be at the Kimberling Area Library Community Center. The Hospitality Room includes access to an expansive Gifts and Glitz Galleria and marketplace, featuring local crafts, jewelry, baked goods and drawings as well as purchase of your home tour tickets. While there, visitors can enjoy complimentary coffee and cookies. In addition, a lunch is available for purchase from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Gifts and Glitz Galleria and Marketplace hours run 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

      $15 advance tickets are available Nov 1- Nov 28 at Rhodes Price Chopper in Branson, ARVEST Bank in Branson West, and Camp Barnabas (417-476-2656). Proceeds from the Christmas Tour of Homes and Galleria will be distributed to various Stone and Taney county charities.

      For more information and to view a sample of the showcased homes on the tour, visit http://hometour.nftrl.org.

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Saturday, December 8th

  1. The Love Message Conference - 8:30 am
    • The Love Message Conference will be held Saturday, December 8, from 8:30-11:30 a.m. at the Stone Castle Conference Center, 3050 Green Mountain Drive, Branson. The conference will feature international author and speaker, Jena Teer and guest speakers, Dezzi Berry, Loretta Hendricks, and Stacy McKee. For more information, visit http://www.jenateer.org.

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  2. Galena Christmas Parade - 5:00 pm
    • The 2nd annual Galena Christmas Parade will be held on the town square on Saturday, December 8 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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