Local Events

Today

  1. Signs Of Suicide: Trusted Adult Training - 8:00 am
    • Signs Of Suicide: Trusted Adult Training is an adult presentation to learn about risks and signs of youth who might be experiencing thoughts of suicide, and how to interact with that young person. The event will be held Tuesday, September 25, 2018 from 8:00 - 10:00 a.m. at the Hollister High School Auditorium, 2112 State Highway BB. This event is free, but registration is required for each attendee. For more information or to register, visit http://hollisterchamber.net/signs-of-suicide-training, or contact the Hollister Area Chamber of Commerce at 417-334-3050 or info@hollisterchamber.net.

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  2. 90's Trivia Night - 6:00 pm
    • Gift Of Hope will host a 90's Trivia Night fundraiser on Tuesday, September 25 from 6-8 p.m. at The Paddleheel at Branson Landing. Come dressed in your best 90's attire and get ready to answer some 90's trivia. Cost is $5 per person. All proceeds benefit Taney County children and families through Gift Of Hope's programs. For more information, visit https://giftofhopeinc.org.

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Tomorrow

  1. Harvest Assembly Campmeeting - 7:00 pm
    • Harvest Assembly, 9866 Hwy 21 in Oak Grove, AR invites everyone to Camp Meeting Wednesday, Sept. 26 through Sunday, Sept. 30. There will be a different speaker each night at 7 p.m. including Perry Stone on Wednesday, Ronzel Pretlow on Thursday, Shane Warren on Friday, Randy Caldwell on Saturday, Pastor Todd Rogers Sunday at 10:45 a.m., and Ron Webb Sunday evening. Children's crusade and nursery will be provided. For more information, call 870-749-2750 or visit theharvestog.org.

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Thursday, September 27th

  1. Hands-Only CPR Class - 9:00 am
  2. College Financial Aid Night - 6:00 pm
    • The Branson High School Counseling Department, in partnership with OTC, will host a financial aid informational meeting for senior students and their parents on Thursday, September 27 from 6:00 until 7:00 p.m. in the Auditorium. Attendees will be advised on preparing the FAFSA application, which can be submitted as early as October 1.

      Many forms of financial assistance are available to high school graduates and this meeting is scheduled to make the information readily accessible. Financial assistance for post-secondary education could include grants, loans, scholarships and work-study program. Senior students and their parents are encouraged to attend this meeting.

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  3. Harvest Assembly Campmeeting - 7:00 pm
    • Harvest Assembly, 9866 Hwy 21 in Oak Grove, AR invites everyone to Camp Meeting Wednesday, Sept. 26 through Sunday, Sept. 30. There will be a different speaker each night at 7 p.m. including Perry Stone on Wednesday, Ronzel Pretlow on Thursday, Shane Warren on Friday, Randy Caldwell on Saturday, Pastor Todd Rogers Sunday at 10:45 a.m., and Ron Webb Sunday evening. Children's crusade and nursery will be provided. For more information, call 870-749-2750 or visit theharvestog.org.

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Friday, September 28th

  1. Harvest Assembly Campmeeting - 7:00 pm
    • Harvest Assembly, 9866 Hwy 21 in Oak Grove, AR invites everyone to Camp Meeting Wednesday, Sept. 26 through Sunday, Sept. 30. There will be a different speaker each night at 7 p.m. including Perry Stone on Wednesday, Ronzel Pretlow on Thursday, Shane Warren on Friday, Randy Caldwell on Saturday, Pastor Todd Rogers Sunday at 10:45 a.m., and Ron Webb Sunday evening. Children's crusade and nursery will be provided. For more information, call 870-749-2750 or visit theharvestog.org.

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  2. Sukkot Services - 7:30 pm
    • Messianic Rabbi Jeremy Storch of the Tabernacle, Branson’s Messianic congregation, will conduct special Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles) services on Friday, September 21, at 7:30 PM, Saturday, September 22, at 11:00 AM and Friday, September 28, at 7:30 PM.

      Sukkot represents the Feast of Tabernacles, where the Israelites were commanded to dwell in “booths” and rejoice before the Lord for seven days, thanking Him for His faithfulness to provide all their needs. Sukkot also points to the millennial reign of Yeshua the Messiah.

      Everyone is invited, whether Jew or Gentile, to attend these High Holy Day services; admission is free. The Tabernacle is located at 256 Church Road in the Branson Hills Ministry Center, just off Bee Creek Road. Rabbi Storch also holds regular Shabbat services every Friday night at 7:30 PM and Saturday morning at 11:00 AM. For more information call 417-334-7373.

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Saturday, September 29th

  1. Tanger Fit for A Cure 5K - 8:00 am
    • Tanger Outlets Branson will host the 10th Annual Fit for A Cure 5K Run / Walk Saturday, September 29 at 8 a.m. The event benefits the Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks.
      The first 400 paid registrations will receive a swag bag, including a race t-shirt. All finishers will receive a commemorative participant medal and a Tanger Outlets coupon book. Prizes will be awarded to top 3 male and female winners along with winners in each age category. Participants are automatically entered to win one of three big prizes with their registration, including a Smart TV from Aaron’s Inc.
      A Silent Auction will begin at 7am and items will be posted for viewing in an album on the Tanger Outlets Branson Facebook page. Items will be available for viewing and bidding day of the race from 7am – 9am and winners will be announced by 9:30am.
      The race registration fee is $25.00 for adults and $15.00 for those 18 years and under. Early Bird registration ends at 6pm CDT, Friday, September 21. $30 registration after 9/21. For more information or to register visit www.tangeroutlets.com/race.
      Tanger Outlets Branson is located at 300 Tanger Boulevard.

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  2. Poker Run Fundraiser - 9:00 am
    • Jeremiah Recovery House will host the Breaking Chains Poker Run Fundraiser on September 29, 2018. The event will feature a 2-3 hour ride through the beautiful hills of Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Registration will begin at A Cup of Love Ministry parking lot at 4032 E. Van Buren at 9 AM. A 50/50 raffle, along with $3 for extra cards, or $10 for an extra hand will be offered at registration. The ride will consist of 5 stops where facilities and bottled water will be provided. The ride will end back at A Cup of Love Ministry with a barbeque lunch. Once all of the riders have returned, there will be a grand prize for the best hand as well as other prizes with everything coming to a close around 3 PM. The GRAND PRIZE will be a free overnight stay in the historical Crescent Hotel which includes breakfast and massages for 2. For more information, visit https://www.jeremiahhouse2911.org.

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  3. Fall Festival & Harvest Sale - 10:00 am
    • The 1st annual Fall Festival & Harvest Sale will be held on Saturday, September 29, from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. at the future of LifeSong Church, 331 W. Hwy 76 in Reeds Spring. The event will feature kids activities, first responders with their equipment, pumpkin painting, live music, public auction and free will offering lunch. Lunch at 11 a.m. Sale/Auction at 12:30 p.m. 20% of proceeds will benefit missions and the remainder will go to the church's building fund. For more information, visit http://lifesongumc.org, call 417-272-0440 or email infolifesongumc@gmail.com.

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  4. Invasive Species Program - 10:00 am
    • Shepherd of the Hills Conservation Center, 483 Hatchery Road in Branson, will host an Invasive Species program on Saturday, September 29 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Find out what animals and plants are causing issues for us in Missouri in this display including Asian carp, didymo, honeysuckle, and feral hogs. We will show you what you can do to help keep them under control. For more information, call (417) 334-4865.

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  5. Simchat Torah Service - 11:00 am
    • Messianic Rabbi Jeremy Storch of the Tabernacle, Branson’s Messianic congregation, will conduct a special service for Simchat Torah on Saturday, September 29 at 11:00 AM.
      Simchat Torah means “Rejoicing in the Torah.” This holiday marks the completion of the annual cycle of weekly Torah readings. After the Service the entire Torah Scroll is rolled out for the congregation to see and inspect.

      Everyone is invited, whether Jew or Gentile, to attend these High Holy Day services; admission is free. The Tabernacle is located at 256 Church Road in the Branson Hills Ministry Center, just off Bee Creek Road. Rabbi Storch also holds regular Shabbat services every Friday night at 7:30 PM and Saturday morning at 11:00 AM. For more information call 417-334-7373.

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  6. Gala Film and Art Fundraiser - 1:00 pm
    • The Branson Regional Arts Council and the Taneyhills Community Library are co-sponsoring a Gala Film and Art Fundraising Event.

      On Saturday, September 29, 2018, an American classic film returns to the Historic Owen Theatre in Branson, 78 years after it was first released in 1940. Written by Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind stars Clark Gable and Vivian Leigh.

      A Tara-themed gala at the Branson Convention Center Art Gallery will immediately follow the movie. The reception includes a large assortment of hor d’oeuvres, cash bar, music and visual art exhibition with an opportunity to meet the local area artists on display. Participants are encouraged to dress in period costume.

      The event kicks off with the showing of Gone with the Wind at 1:00 pm at the Historic Owen Theatre followed by the Tara-ific Gala Reception at 5:45 pm at the Branson Convention Center. Cost to attend is $29.95 per person which includes a reserved theatre seat to the movie and the Gala Art Reception, just one block away at the Branson Convention Center. A portion of your ticket is tax deductible as this event is a fundraiser for both organizations. With only 200 seats available, advance reserved tickets are recommended by visiting BransonArts.org/gonewiththewind.

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  7. Spaghetti Dinner and Bake Sale - 4:00 pm
    • The Christian Women’s Fellowship at Pines Community Christian Church, located at 7968 E State Hwy 86 (across from JJ Junction), will be holding a Spaghetti Dinner and Bake Sale, on Saturday, September 29, 2018 from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Carry-outs available. Freewill “LOVE” offering with proceeds to benefit area charities. For more information, call 417-779-4141.

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  8. Harvest Assembly Campmeeting - 7:00 pm
    • Harvest Assembly, 9866 Hwy 21 in Oak Grove, AR invites everyone to Camp Meeting Wednesday, Sept. 26 through Sunday, Sept. 30. There will be a different speaker each night at 7 p.m. including Perry Stone on Wednesday, Ronzel Pretlow on Thursday, Shane Warren on Friday, Randy Caldwell on Saturday, Pastor Todd Rogers Sunday at 10:45 a.m., and Ron Webb Sunday evening. Children's crusade and nursery will be provided. For more information, call 870-749-2750 or visit theharvestog.org.

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  9. Truck Pulls - 7:00 pm
    • Truck Pulls will be held at the Taney County Fair Grounds, 445 Burmingham Road in Forsyth, on Saturday, September 29 at 7 p.m. featuring several classes of trucks. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for ages 7-12 and free for ages 6 and under. For more information, visit the Taney County Fair Grounds Facebook page.

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Sunday, September 30th

  1. Harvest Assembly Campmeeting - 10:45 am
    • Harvest Assembly, 9866 Hwy 21 in Oak Grove, AR invites everyone to Camp Meeting Wednesday, Sept. 26 through Sunday, Sept. 30. There will be a different speaker each night at 7 p.m. including Perry Stone on Wednesday, Ronzel Pretlow on Thursday, Shane Warren on Friday, Randy Caldwell on Saturday, Pastor Todd Rogers Sunday at 10:45 a.m., and Ron Webb Sunday evening. Children's crusade and nursery will be provided. For more information, call 870-749-2750 or visit theharvestog.org.

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  2. Harvest Assembly Campmeeting - 7:00 pm
    • Harvest Assembly, 9866 Hwy 21 in Oak Grove, AR invites everyone to Camp Meeting Wednesday, Sept. 26 through Sunday, Sept. 30. There will be a different speaker each night at 7 p.m. including Perry Stone on Wednesday, Ronzel Pretlow on Thursday, Shane Warren on Friday, Randy Caldwell on Saturday, Pastor Todd Rogers Sunday at 10:45 a.m., and Ron Webb Sunday evening. Children's crusade and nursery will be provided. For more information, call 870-749-2750 or visit theharvestog.org.

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Monday, October 1st

  1. Fried Chicken Dinner Benefit - 5:30 pm
    • A Fried Chicken Dinner to benefit Pregnancy Life Line in Branson West will be held on Monday, October 1 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 37 Beach Blvd, Kimberling City.

      Tickets are $10 and are available either at the door or in advance at PLL (19621 State Hwy 413 in Branson West) Monday-Thursday from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. (until September 24).

      The menu will include fried chicken, baked beans, coleslaw, roll and homemade dessert.

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  2. College Fair - 6:00 pm
    • Branson High School will host its annual College Fair on Monday, October 1, from 6:00-7:30 p.m. in the High School Commons. The event is open to all grade levels.

      The College Fair offers students the opportunity to collect admission policies, financial aid information and learn about scholarship opportunities. Representatives from over 75 colleges and universities, along with technical schools and military representatives, will be in attendance.

      We encourage students to attend the event to begin preparations for college admittance.

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Tuesday, October 2nd

  1. National Night Out - 5:30 pm
    • Branson’s 3rd Annual National Night Out event will be held at the Branson RecPlex on Tuesday, October 3, 2018 from 5:30-9:00 p.m. Meet your local responders from the Branson Police Department, Branson Fire Department, Taney County Sheriff’s Department, and Missouri State Highway Patrol who are committed to maintaining safety in the Branson area. Area first responders and resource agencies will be present allowing interaction with emergency equipment and vehicles and answering questions. Free hamburgers, hot dogs and treats to the first 250 people. Activities for the kids including dodge ball, volleyball, bounce house and goodies.

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Wednesday, October 3rd

  1. Branson Pirates Homecoming Rally - 8:00 pm
    • The BHS Homecoming Rally is scheduled Wednesday, October 3 at Branson Landing. You are invited to join the sports teams, cheerleaders, coaches, the marching band and queen candidates at Branson Landing for the annual rally for the Pirates.

      The fun begins at 8 p.m. as the BHS students leave the north parking lot - near Belk Department Store - and parade along the Landing Promenade. The parade ends at the Town Square and in front of the fountains where the pep rally begins.

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Friday, October 5th

  1. Chili Supper Fundraiser - 4:00 pm
    • Table Rock Masonic Lodge, located at 54 Kimberling Blvd., Kimberling City will be holding a Chili Supper on Friday, October 5, 2018 from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Price is $7.50 which includes chili, crackers, drink, dessert and all the trimmings. Carryout available. All proceeds go to the Christmas Charity Fund.

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  2. Branson Tailgate Fundraiser - 4:30 pm
    • The Branson Education Foundation will host a tailgate fundraiser on Friday, October 5 prior to the Homecoming football game with Nixa. The event will be held in the Freshman Center cafeteria from 4:30 until 6:30 p.m.

      Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children (age 6 and under). Your tailgate meal will consist of a pulled pork sandwich, chips and a drink. You can purchase your tickets prior to the event by calling Branson Education Foundation members Sonja Myer (337-3977) or Tann Gattis (239-4020).

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  3. Oktoberfest - 5:00 pm
    • Faith Lutheran Church in Branson will host the 27 annual Oktoberfest Oct. 5 - 7, 2018. Activities will be held Friday and Saturday from 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. and Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Entertainment includes live music and dancing with “Happy John’s Polka Band” Friday and Saturday evenings from 6:30-8:30, Premiere Dance Academy at Noon on Sunday, and dance music provided Sunday afternoon by the Branson High School Jazz Band from 12:30-2:30. Saturday and Sunday there will be a bounce house and outdoor games for children in the Kinderpark. For the adults, friendly contests are planned as well as a Gift Basket raffles and Silent Auctions. Oktoberfest will feature authentic German food including bratwurst, sauerkraut, Lebkuchenherzen and more served both days. Free admission. Food prices will be $10.00 for an adult meal and $5.00 for a child’s meal. Ala carte items will also be available. This year, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Lutheran Disaster Relief Fund for hurricane victims. For more information, visit the Branson Oktoberfest Facebook page or call 417-334-2469.

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Saturday, October 6th

  1. Taney County Fall Clean-Up - 8:00 am
    • The Taney County Commission has designated October 6, 2018 as the Fall Clean-up day. The following items will be accepted at no charge from county residents at the Taney County Transfer Station, 274 Buchanan Rd. or the Taney County Recycling Center located on Hwy 160, 3 miles east of Forsyth:
      Furniture, appliances, automotive batteries, carpet, lumber, shingles, siding, guttering and almost anything metal will be accepted.
      Glass is accepted at both locations anytime of the year; please separate glass from other material so that it can be put in the designated areas.
      Tires will be accepted at the Buchanan Road Transfer Station location only; there will be a $1.00 charge per tire. There will be a limit of 12 tires per resident.
      No commercial dealers (no commercial dealers will be allowed “free of charge” disposal), residents only.
      Proof of Taney County residency required, please have photo id with address or other acceptable confirmation of residence, (electric bill, tax statement etc.).
      No household trash, brush, leaves or tree stumps.
      No household hazardous waste will be accepted, you can take these items to the Branson Recycle Center located at 601 Compton Dr.
      Collection time will be from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm. For further information please call 546-7268.

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  2. Turkey Shoot and Marketplace - 8:00 am
    • Cedarcreek Volunteer Fire Department will host its annual Fall Turkey Shoot and Marketplace on Saturday, October 6, from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. at their main fire station, 6981 Hwy M. The Turkey Shoot sign in starts at 10 a.m. and the shoots begin at noon. 12 or 20 gauge shells provided. The Marketplace will feature arts & crafts, independent dealers, rummage sale and more. To reserve space by Oct. 2, call 417-794-3569 or email cedarcreekvfpd@gmail.com. Refreshments will be available including hot dogs, chili and more. Proceeds support the fire department.

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  3. Fall Festival of the Arts - 9:00 am
    • Table Rock Art Guild is holding its annual Fall Festival of the Arts at the Kimberling City Library on
      October 6 & 7. Over 20 artists within a 50-mile radius will be displaying their creative efforts. Kimberling Area Library is located at 45 Kimberling Blvd., Kimberling City, MO. Free Admission. Hours are Saturday, Oct. 6, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 7, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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  4. Harvest Moon Festival - 9:00 am
    • Forsyth's annual Harvest Moon Festival will be held Saturday, October 6 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Main Street in downtown Forsyth. The event will feature a car/truck show, craft/vendor fair, live music, kids area, Harvest Moon Pageant and more. In case of rain, the event will be moved to Oct. 13. For more information, visit the Forsyth Area Chamber of Commerce on Facebook or call 417-546-2741.

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  5. LUC Open House - 10:00 am
    • The Lives Under Construction Boys Ranch in Lampe will hold its annual Open House on Saturday, October 6, 2018. LUC is celebrating 36 years of helping to change the lives of young men. The boys will give tours of the ranch starting at 10 a.m., a free BBQ meal will be served at 11:30, the boys will present a program at 12:15 and tours will continue at 1:30. The ranch is located about 2 miles west of Dogwood Canyon on Highway 86. For more information, call 417-779-5374 or visit LUCBoys.org.

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  6. Whoadeo at Dolly Parton’s Stampede - 10:00 am
    • Children can let their imaginations run wild as they hop on stick horses and compete in rodeo-style events during “Whoadeo” on October 6 in Dolly Parton’s Stampede performance arena in Branson. The free annual event is a Stick Horse Rodeo and Family Fun Day, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

      As little cowboys and cowgirls race around obstacles, they also will be encouraged to bring imaginations to life through reading. The event inspires families to read together and 100% of proceeds from that evening’s Stampede performance will benefit Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library in Stone and Taney counties of Missouri.

      Imagination Library is a book gifting program, the creation of Dolly Parton, which has sent more than 100 million free books to children in four countries.

      During the “Whoadeo”, children will compete in barrel racing, an obstacle course and a bucking horse contest. Medals will be awarded to all participants because Stampede owner Dolly Parton believes every child is a winner. Also featured during “Whoadeo” will be kids’ games, face painting, animal exhibitions, as well as giveaways from family attractions and area agencies.

      For more information call 1-800-520-5544 or visit online at www.dpstampede.com.

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  7. Oktoberfest - 5:00 pm
    • Faith Lutheran Church in Branson will host the 27 annual Oktoberfest Oct. 5 - 7, 2018. Activities will be held Friday and Saturday from 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. and Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Entertainment includes live music and dancing with “Happy John’s Polka Band” Friday and Saturday evenings from 6:30-8:30, Premiere Dance Academy at Noon on Sunday, and dance music provided Sunday afternoon by the Branson High School Jazz Band from 12:30-2:30. Saturday and Sunday there will be a bounce house and outdoor games for children in the Kinderpark. For the adults, friendly contests are planned as well as a Gift Basket raffles and Silent Auctions. Oktoberfest will feature authentic German food including bratwurst, sauerkraut, Lebkuchenherzen and more served both days. Free admission. Food prices will be $10.00 for an adult meal and $5.00 for a child’s meal. Ala carte items will also be available. This year, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Lutheran Disaster Relief Fund for hurricane victims. For more information, visit the Branson Oktoberfest Facebook page or call 417-334-2469.

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Sunday, October 7th

  1. Run Grand Country Half Marathon & 5K - 7:00 am
    • The 3rd annual Run Grand Country Half Marathon and 5K will be held on Sunday, October 7 at 7:00 a.m. at Branson Landing. This family friendly race is benefiting the Branson Education Foundation in an effort to provide local children opportunities they may not otherwise have. All race participants will receive a shirt, swag bag and custom water bottle as well as post race food and drinks. All finishers will receive a cowboy hat and a finishers medal. There will also be overall and age group awards. For more information or to register visit race.grandcountry.com.

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  2. Fall Festival of the Arts - 9:00 am
    • Table Rock Art Guild is holding its annual Fall Festival of the Arts at the Kimberling City Library on
      October 6 & 7. Over 20 artists within a 50-mile radius will be displaying their creative efforts. Kimberling Area Library is located at 45 Kimberling Blvd., Kimberling City, MO. Free Admission. Hours are Saturday, Oct. 6, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 7, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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  3. Chili Cook-Off - 11:00 am
    • The Southern Stone County Fire Protection District will hold its 14th annual Chili Cook-Off on Sunday, October 7 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Reeds Spring High School. The event will feature up to 30 different chili recipes with all the fixin's and special guest judges as well as bounce houses, clowns, kids games, cakewalks, a photo booth, fire prevention tips a variety of vendors and more. The cost is $5 for adults, $3 for ages 4-12 and free for ages 3 and under with proceeds benefiting the Firefighter's Auxiliary. For more information, visit SSCFPD.org.

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  4. Oktoberfest - 11:30 am
    • Faith Lutheran Church in Branson will host the 27 annual Oktoberfest Oct. 5 - 7, 2018. Activities will be held Friday and Saturday from 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. and Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Entertainment includes live music and dancing with “Happy John’s Polka Band” Friday and Saturday evenings from 6:30-8:30, Premiere Dance Academy at Noon on Sunday, and dance music provided Sunday afternoon by the Branson High School Jazz Band from 12:30-2:30. Saturday and Sunday there will be a bounce house and outdoor games for children in the Kinderpark. For the adults, friendly contests are planned as well as a Gift Basket raffles and Silent Auctions. Oktoberfest will feature authentic German food including bratwurst, sauerkraut, Lebkuchenherzen and more served both days. Free admission. Food prices will be $10.00 for an adult meal and $5.00 for a child’s meal. Ala carte items will also be available. This year, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Lutheran Disaster Relief Fund for hurricane victims. For more information, visit the Branson Oktoberfest Facebook page or call 417-334-2469.

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Thursday, October 11th

  1. CORE Shrimp & Crawfish Boil - 6:00 pm
    • CORE (Communities of Recovery Experience) will hold its 5th annual Ozark Mountain Shrimp & Crawfish Boil on Thursday, October 11 at 6:00 p.m. at the new CORE headquarters, 280 State Highway T, Branson (the former American Legion building). To RSVP, call 417-231-6969 or email tami@core-usa.org.

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Friday, October 12th

  1. Arts & Crafts Festival - 9:00 am
    • Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church in Branson will host its annual Arts & Crafts Festival Oct. 12 and 13 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Oct. 14 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Featuring an interesting variety of unique gifts, handcrafted items, special occasion gifts, and early Christmas shopping, as well as independent consultants such as UsborneBooksaMore, Chalk Couture, Plexus Worldwide, Renewal by Anderson and more. Admission is free. Lunch will be available as a fundraiser. The event will be held in the Parish Center, located at 202 Vaughn Drive in Branson.

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  2. Movie in the Park - 6:00 pm
    • The Branson Parks and Recreation Department will host a Movie in the Park featuring "Goosebumps" on Friday, October 12, 2018 at Liberty Plaza in downtown Branson. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs for a night of FREE fun at Liberty Plaza. The movie will begin at dusk.

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Saturday, October 13th

  1. Arts & Crafts Festival - 9:00 am
    • Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church in Branson will host its annual Arts & Crafts Festival Oct. 12 and 13 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Oct. 14 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Featuring an interesting variety of unique gifts, handcrafted items, special occasion gifts, and early Christmas shopping, as well as independent consultants such as UsborneBooksaMore, Chalk Couture, Plexus Worldwide, Renewal by Anderson and more. Admission is free. Lunch will be available as a fundraiser. The event will be held in the Parish Center, located at 202 Vaughn Drive in Branson.

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  2. Color Me Grape 5K - 9:00 am
    • The 6th annual Color Me Grape 5K Fun Run will be held Saturday, October 13 beginning at 9 a.m. at Hollister City Hall. Participants will finish covered from head to toe in bright colors (the color is a non-toxic, colored corn-starch). Registration is $35 ($10 early bird discount before Oct. 1) which includes a runners bag with Fritz's Adventure ticket, t-shirt, bag of color, sunglasses and ticket for prize drawings. Ages 0-4 are free. Proceeds benefit the Community Grant Program sponsored by the Rotary Club of Hollister. The registration deadline to get a t-shirt is October 8. On-site registration is from 7:00 A.M. – 8:15 A.M. on the morning of the race. To pre-register, visit http://hollisterchamber.net/register-now

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  3. Monopoly Tournament - 9:30 am
    • OACAC (Ozark Area Community Action Corporation), Stone County, will be hosting the 10th Annual Southwest Missouri Ozark Mountain Monopoly® tournament on Saturday, October 13, 2018. The event begins at 9:30 a.m. at the Best Western Branson Inn & Conference Center, next to Silver Dollar City.
      Player fee is $20 per person. Pre-registration is advised as only the first 75 registrants are guaranteed to play. The registration fee includes player position for the first 90 minute elimination round and possibly the championship round, food, and beverages as well as a tournament t-shirt. This tournament is for people age 14 and up.
      All proceeds from this OACAC sponsored event will go toward the local Stone County Neighborhood Center Emergency Fund.
      Registration forms are available at the Stone County Neighborhood Center, 15060 Business Hwy 13, Suite 11, Branson West. PDF registration form as well as directions to this event are available online at https://oac.ac/monopoly.

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  4. Grape & Fall Festival - 10:00 am
    • Hollister's annual Grape & Fall Festival will be held Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018 in downtown Hollister. The Grape & Fall Festival will once again offer a 5k fun run, nonstop entertainment all day long, children's activities, crafters, street dance, business exhibitors, food vendors and the grape stomp. Crafters, business exhibitors and food vendors interested in being a part of the event are encouraged to contact the Hollister Area Chamber of Commerce at 417-334-3050.

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Sunday, October 14th

  1. Arts & Crafts Festival - 9:00 am
    • Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church in Branson will host its annual Arts & Crafts Festival Oct. 12 and 13 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Oct. 14 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Featuring an interesting variety of unique gifts, handcrafted items, special occasion gifts, and early Christmas shopping, as well as independent consultants such as UsborneBooksaMore, Chalk Couture, Plexus Worldwide, Renewal by Anderson and more. Admission is free. Lunch will be available as a fundraiser. The event will be held in the Parish Center, located at 202 Vaughn Drive in Branson.

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Thursday, October 18th

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

Friday, October 19th

  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. 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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Sunday, October 21st

  1. 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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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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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. 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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Wednesday, October 31st

  1. 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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Saturday, November 3rd

  1. 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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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, 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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