Local Events

Today

  1. Family Day at "The Creek" - 9:45 am
    • Bear Creek Springs Baptist Church, 179 DeVito's Loop north of Harrison, AR, will host Family Day at "The Creek" on Sunday, August 25. Join them for Grow Groups at 9:45 a.m. and Worship Service at 11 a.m. The free food and fun will immediately follow, including lunch, music, dunk tank, water slide, obstacle course, snow cones, cotton candy, horse shoes, bean bad toss, prizes and more. Dress casual and bring a lawn chair, a side dish and a dessert (guests are not obligated to bring food), towel and swim apparel for the kids. In the event of rain, activities will be held in the Family Life Center. For more information, call 870-741-7937.

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  2. Friends Jammin' for Buster Prine - 2:00 pm
    • A fundraiser called Friends Jammin' for Buster Prine will be held on Sunday, August 25 at 2 p.m. at the Branson Famous Baldknobbers Theatre, 645 S. Hwy 165 in Branson. Buster was the victim of thieves who stole his truck and trailer and all the equipment inside (valued at $30,000). These were his tools to make a living. The event will feature entertainment by Brandon & Megan Mabe, Barbara Fairchild, Nadia Cole, Gary Dooms, Tony Roi, Branson String Company, Brian Pendergrass, Dan Keeton, Sheila Meeker, Goldwing Express and more. Admission is $10 per person.

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Tuesday, August 27th

  1. How to Talk to Your Teen about Underage Drinking - 6:00 pm
    • The Taney County Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Team will host a free event on Tuesday, August 27 to help parents learn how to start talking to their teens about underage drinking. Parents will have the opportunity to engage with local professionals about this topic and leave with tangible conversation starters. Dinner will be provided during this free event. The event will be held from 6-8 p.m. in the Branson High School Auditorium.

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Thursday, August 29th

  1. Hollister Rotary Trivia Night - 6:00 pm
    • The Hollister Rotary Club will host a Trivia Night fundraiser on Thursday, August 29 at the Branson Airport. There will be a Social Hour from 6-7 p.m. and Trivia from 7-8:30 p.m. Prizes will be awarded. Cost is $150 per 4-person teamm which includes appetizers and soft drinks. Proceeds benefit the Hollister Rotary Grant Fund. Please register by Thursday, August 1 with team name and attendee names to Laurie Hayes at RotaryLaurie@gmail.com or by calling 417-559-3869.

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Monday, September 2nd

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

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Monday, September 9th

  1. Battle of the Badges Blood Drive - 1:00 pm
    • Local fire and law enforcement personnel are teaming-up with the American Red Cross for the first-ever Branson Battle of the Badges blood drive to see who can recruit the most eligible donors in their community to donate blood.

      Individuals can join the Branson Battle of the Badges blood drive by donating Monday, Sept. 9 from 1 to 6 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 420 W. Main Street. Donors’ blood donations will help decide who wins bragging rights, the Branson Fire Department or the Branson Police Department.

      Battle of the Badges is a friendly competition to encourage community members to join their local first responders and perform their own heroic act, donating blood. All presenting donors during the blood drive will get to cast a vote to help decide the winner.

      All those who present to donate during Battle of the Badges will receive a Battle of the Badges T-shirt, a voucher for a pint of frozen custard from Culver’s and a Chick-Fil-A breakfast sandwich coupon, while supplies last.

      To make an appointment for Battle of the Badges, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

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Saturday, September 14th

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

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  2. Landing to Landing Canoe & Kayak Race - 8:00 am
    • The 5th Annual Landing to Landing Canoe and Kayak Race has been set for Saturday, September 14. They will have 2 divisions this year: competitive (8 mile float) and recreational (3 mile float).
      Recreational:
      3 mile scenic float starting at Cooper Creek Access and ending at Main Street Marina at Branson Landing. Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m. at Cooper Creek with the event race beginning at 10:00 a.m.
      Competitive:
      8 mile scenic float starting at Belladonna Trail just off Hatchery Rd. Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m. with the event race beginning at 9:30 a.m.
      Fee to Race:
      Early Bird Registration by August 14: $55 for a (2 person) Tandem Canoe or Kayak and $35 for a Single Kayak. They will also have a Family Rate of $100. This will include families over 3 (mom, dad, children), but limited to a family of 5.
      Registration after August 14: $60 for a (2 person) Tandem Canoe or Kayak and $40 for a Single Kayak.
      Race Day Registration: $50 for a single kayak; $70 for (2 person) tandem canoe or kayak; $125 for a family.
      Included will be a lunch and long-sleeved shirt (Participants that register after August 30 will not be guaranteed a shirt or meal).
      Those participating will be responsible for their own transportation and pfd (life jacket). Entry fee does not include kayak or canoe rental.
      If you are in need of a kayak or canoe, they recommend contacting White River Kayaking at 187 First St, Hollister, MO or by phone at (417) 335-2210, or visit www.whiteriverkayaking.com.
      For Sponsorship information or for any questions about the event please email: rsanders@bransonbank.com.
      Proceeds benefit the local non-profit, Together Forever: A Skyler Sanders Family Foundation. For more information or to register, visit TogetherForeverSkyler.org.

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

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

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  4. American Christian Writers - 9:30 am
    • The Ozark Chapter of American Christian Writers will hold their next meeting on Saturday, Sept. 14, from 9:30 a.m. to noon at University Heights Baptist Church, 1010 S. National Ave., Springfield. Learn to develop your writing know-how and hear about writing for children this month. The Ozark Chapter of American Christian Writers encourages Christian writers with information, fellowship and critique group opportunities. For more information, visit Ozarks.ACW.org or email OzarksACW@yahoo.com. Free to attend, dues to join.

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Tuesday, September 17th

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

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

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

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Wednesday, September 18th

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

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

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Saturday, September 21st

  1. Lake Taneycomo Cleanup - 9:00 am
    • Volunteers and boats are needed for the 10th Annual Lake Taneycomo Cleanup on Saturday, September 21, from 9:00am - 12:30pm. Cleanup teams start at one of three locations; Branson RV Camp Ground, Rockaway Beach Park or Forsyth at Empire Park. Volunteers are equipped with gloves and trash bags and life jackets. They begin at around 9am, work for 3 – 4 hours by boat and shoreline and then are served lunch. In addition to lunch, volunteers receive a free t-shirt. Please register you and your party (only one of your party needs to sign-up and indicate how many are coming) so enough supplies and lunch can be provided. To register, call 417-739-4100 or visit http://www.ozarkswaterwatch.org

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Thursday, September 26th

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

Friday, September 27th

  1. Blood Drive - 12:00 pm
    • The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive on Friday, Sept. 27 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, September 28th

  1. Charity Golf Classic - 9:00 am
    • The Brook Wellness Center’s Charity Golf Classic on Saturday, September 28 starting at 9 a.m. at Holiday Hills Resort & Golf Club, 630 E Rockford Dr, Branson. Golfers will receive non-alcoholic beverages and snacks on the course along with a taco bar and refreshments at the awards ceremony. All proceeds will benefit The Brook Recovery House. To register, visit http://www.thebrookwellnesscenter.org or call (417) 527-8877.

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  2. Hooves & Heroes Emergency Services Appreciation - 1:00 pm
    • Hooves & Heroes Emergency Services Appreciation & Tactical Team Challenge

      We are hosting an Emergency Services Appreciation and Tactical Team Challenge in Branson, MO on Sept. 28. All emergency services employees, families, friends, co-workers and those who want to support them are encouraged to attend. It is a free event.

      Hooves & Heroes Emergency Services Appreciation & Tactical Team Challenge
      Saturday, September 28
      1279 Bird Road, Branson, MO
      1-5 PM
      Emergency Service employees, volunteers, family, friends and supporters, join us in this 1st ever appreciation and Tactical Team Challenge. Your family will enjoy trackless train rides, pony hop races, Hawaiian ice, popcorn, live music and tactical team challenges with miniature horses.
      TACTICAL TEAM CHALLENGE
      EMS, Law Enforcement, Firefighters and ER staff are encouraged to form a team and compete in fun, team building activities with Flames to Hope's miniature therapy horses! The winning team will receive the title of Best Emergency Team in the Tri-lakes area! To participate, preregister your team by September 21 at: https://flamestohope.redpodium.com/hooves-heroes
      There is NO fee to attend or participate in this event.

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Tuesday, October 15th

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

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

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

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Thursday, October 17th

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

Friday, November 22nd

  1. Blood Drive - 12:00 pm
    • The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive on Friday, Nov. 22 from 12 - 5 p.m., at Our Lady Of The Lake Catholic Church Parish Center, 202 Vaughn Drive, Branson.
      Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

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