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  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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Friday, November 16th

  1. Cox Branson Fall Bazaar - 7:00 am
    • Skaggs Foundation will present its annual Fall Bazaar on Friday, Nov. 16, with a wide variety of unique and handmade gifts, home décor, tasty treats and more. The Bazaar runs 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Cox Medical Center Branson Outpatient Center lobby and cafeteria.

      The bazaar gives employees of Cox Medical Center Branson the exclusive opportunity to showcase their talents and make additional income just before the holidays. For the community, this is an opportunity to find gift items at one convenient, indoor location.

      This year’s bazaar will feature homemade cakes, breads, jellies and canned goods, home décor, Christmas decorations, handcrafted jewelry, beautiful textiles and more.

      The Cox Medical Center Branson Outpatient Center is located at 525 Branson Landing Blvd. For additional information about the bazaar, call 417-348-8998.

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  2. Free Thanksgiving Dinner - 6:00 pm
    • The Boys & Girls Club of the Ozarks Branson Unit will host its 3rd annual Thanksgiving Dinner on Friday, November 16 from 6 - 8 p.m. Families in the community are invited to join the Boys & Girls Club for fellowship and a warm, free meal to celebrate Thanksgiving. RSVP is requested by noon on Thursday. Call 335-2089 or visit the Boys & Girls Club of the Ozarks Facebook page.

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  3. Talent Show - 7:00 pm
    • The Branson Regional Arts Council's (BRAC) 1st Annual Talent Show benefiting the BRAC Youth Education Fund will be presented on Friday, November 16 at 7 p.m. at the Historic Owen Theatre in Downtown Branson. A wide assortment of talent will be presented for the entertainment of everyone in attendance. Over 55 entertainers will appear in the talent show. The show will be MC'd by BRAC Executive Director Jim Barber.

      $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 that will be competing at the National Show Choir competition at Disney World in March of 2019.

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Saturday, November 17th

  1. Chili Outreach - 2:00 pm
    • A Chili Outreach will be held on Saturday, November 17 from 2-6 p.m. at Good Sheppard Inn, 1023 W. Main Street, Branson. The event will include free food, live music, raffle and face painting for children. For more information, call 417-559-1699.

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  2. Kimberling City Christmas Tree Lighting - 4:30 pm
    • The 5th Annual Kimberling City Christmas Tree Lighting will be held Saturday, November 17 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. at the Kimberling City Shopping Center. The event will feature a visit from Santa, performances by the Reeds Spring Band and the Methodist Church Choir, cookies and hot chocolate, and the lighting of the tree.

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  3. 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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Thursday, November 22nd

  1. Turkey Trot 5K - 8:00 am
    • The Ozarks Running Club will hold its annual Turkey Trot 5K on Thursday, November 22, 2018, 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 9th Annual Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday, November 22, at 12:00 p.m. at Reeds Spring Intermediate School, 175 Elementary Road, Reeds Spring.
      Retired school cook Shirley West-Mease and her family prepare this meal every year. Free delivery is also available for people with no transportation. Please contact West at 417-337-3414 by Wednesday, November 21 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 - 5:00 pm
    • Jesus Was Homeless will hold its 11th annual Love Your Neighbors Thanksgiving Day Dinner on Thursday, November 22 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 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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Tuesday, November 27th

  1. Blood Drive - 9:00 am
    • Reeds Spring High School will host a community blood drive on Tuesday, November 27 from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. in the auxiliary gym.
      All donors will receive a t-shirt and can score LifePoints for Community Blood Center of the Ozarks.
      Photo identification is required. Please use the auxiliary gym entrance.

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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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  2. Blood Drive - 12:00 pm
    • The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive on Friday, November 30 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, 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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Sunday, December 2nd

  1. Table Rock Art Guild Open House - 1:00 pm
    • Table Rock Art Guild will host an Open House on Sunday, December 2, from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. at the Kimberling City Center, 11863 State Highway 13, Unit 11, Kimberling City. Free admission and refreshments will be provided. For more information, call 417-739-5829.

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  2. Hollister Santa Train - 1:30 pm
    • The 25th Annual Santa Train will be held in Hollister on Sunday, December 2 from 1:30-3:00 p.m at the Historic Hollister Train Depot. Children are invited to climb on the train and tell Santa what they want for Christmas. The train arrives promptly at 1:30 p.m. at the Train Depot located at 312 Esplanade Drive. The event is free and includes free popcorn, drinks and cookies for the kids along with a bag of goodies, dancing elves, Ronzo the Clown and face painting. For more information, call 417-334-3050 or visit HollisterChamber.Net

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  3. Christmas Concert Fundraiser - 2:00 pm
    • An inspirational concert of sacred and Christmas music featuring Cassandre - The Voice of an Angel and The Johnson Strings, will be held on Sunday, December 2 from 2:00-3:15 p.m. at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, 203 Vaughn Drive, Branson. Cost is $10 per person or $25 per family, and proceeds benefit Options Pregnancy Clinic, Christian Action Ministries and the needs of the homeless in the Branson area. For tickets, visit TheVoiceOfAnAngel.com or call 1-800-965-9324.

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Saturday, December 8th

  1. Breakfast with SANTA - 8:30 am
    • The Branson RecPlex will host its 11th annual Breakfast with SANTA on Saturday, December 8 - 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 Chick-fil-A chicken biscuits, fruit, coffee, orange and milk, followed by a visit with Santa. All children will receive a gift from Santa. Parents are encouraged to bring their own cameras. Cost is $5/person. Pre-registration is required and the deadline is Wednesday, December 5. A registration form is available at http://bransonparksandrecreation.com. For more information, call 335-2368.

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  2. 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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  3. Santa’s Gift House - 9:00 am
    • For the 9th 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 8, 2018, 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. Nature Ornaments - 10:00 am
    • Shepherd of the Hills Conservation Center, 483 Hatchery Road in Branson, will host a Nature Ornaments program on Saturday, December 8, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. - noon. Participants will make unique ornaments for windows, Christmas trees, or indoor decorations. There will be a variety of nature-related ornaments for each person to make. These will include clear globes with fishing lures, animals from tree seeds, paper butterflies, and snowy owls made from pine cones. This activity will help you to find creative ways to enjoy nature throughout the holidays. Register by December 7 by calling (417) 334-4865.

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  5. 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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Sunday, December 9th

  1. Foster Families Christmas Show - 2:00 pm
    • Foster families in Stone and Taney Counties will be blessed during a special one-time Christmas gifting show on Sunday, December 9 at 3 p.m. The show features the Brown Family and a variety of guests including Brian Keith Pendergrass, Tammy Joplin, Gloria Elliott, the Lowe Sisters, Harmony Trio, and Tessa Bratz from Sunshine Dance Studio. Santa Claus will also make a special appearance to take pictures with the kids starting at 2 p.m.
      The special show will be at Branson’s Famous Theater home of the Baldknobbers. Admission is free for foster families and kids 13 and under. Tickets for all others are available for a $15 donation at the door. All donations go to help make this event possible.

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Saturday, December 15th

  1. Benefit The Badge Pickleball Tournament - 8:00 am
    • Benefit The Badge will host a Pickleball Tournament fundraiser December 15-16 at 8 a.m. at the Branson RecPlex. Categories include Recreational, Mixed Doubles, Competitive Mixed Doubles and Competitive Doubles. Cost is $40 person for one category, and $10 for each additional category. 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 pickleballtournaments.com.

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Sunday, December 16th

  1. Benefit The Badge Pickleball Tournament - 8:00 am
    • Benefit The Badge will host a Pickleball Tournament fundraiser December 15-16 at 8 a.m. at the Branson RecPlex. Categories include Recreational, Mixed Doubles, Competitive Mixed Doubles and Competitive Doubles. Cost is $40 person for one category, and $10 for each additional category. 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 pickleballtournaments.com.

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Thursday, April 4th

  1. Branson Victory Campaign
    • Kenneth Copeland Ministries will present the Branson Victory Campaign April 4-6, 2019 at Faith Life Church, 3701 West Highway 76, Branson. Kenneth Copeland and guests will share biblical truths on how to use your faith and how to apply the word of God, to help you experience victorious changes in every area of your life.

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