Local Events

Tomorrow

  1. Holiday & Craft Bazaar - 9:00 am
    • A Holiday & Craft Bazaar to benefit Forsyth Project Graduation 2018 will be held Saturday, November 25, from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. in the Forsyth High School gymnasium mezzanine, 178 Panther Street, Forsyth. Booth rental is $25 plus a $10 deposit. The deposit is fully refundable as long as the vendor stays for the entire event and their space is cleaned before leaving. For more information, call 527-7244.

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  2. Hereford Production Sale - 12:00 pm
    • The College of the Ozarks Agricultural Department will hold their Registered Hereford Production Sale on Saturday, Nov. 25, at 12 p.m. in the Sale Barn on the C of O campus.
      Lunch will be available at the Youngman Agriculture Center at 11 a.m.
      Cattle will be on the premises for viewing prior to the sale. Cattle in the sale are born and raised on the College beef farm. The beef farm students are primarily responsible for daily care of the cattle, feeding, vaccinations, and care of pasture grasses, hay, and baleage.
      The students enrolled in the Livestock Merchandising class will sell 15 service age bulls, fall cow/calf pairs, bred cows, bred heifers, and yearling heifers. These students will manage all aspects of the sale under the guidance of Tammy Holder, beef farm manager, and Sean Milliken, assistant animal science professor.
      For more information, contact Tammy Holder at (417) 342-0871.

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Tuesday, November 28th

  1. Blood Drive - 9:00 am
    • Reeds Spring High School will host a community blood drive on Tuesday, November 28 from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
      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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Thursday, November 30th

  1. Lunch & Learn with Pulmonologist Dr. Cesar Artiles - 11:30 am
    • Skaggs Foundation’s final Speaker Series event of 2017 will feature Pulmonologist Dr. Cesar Artiles on Nov. 30 at Thousand Hills Golf Resort in Branson.
      Dr. Artiles, who specializes in pulmonology and critical care medicine, will discuss the diagnosis and treatment of common pulmonary diseases during the free lunch and learn event.
      Common pulmonary diseases include asthma, COPD, pulmonary fibrosis, pulmonary embolism, pulmonary hypertension and lung cancer. Dr. Artiles will be discussing in detail each of these diseases, including the signs, symptoms and available treatments.
      The free lunch and learn hosted by Skaggs Foundation begins at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 30 at Thousand Hills Golf Resort’s club house, 245 South Wildwood Dr., Branson.
      Space is limited. Reserve your seat by calling 417-269-INFO(4636) by Nov. 23.

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Friday, December 1st

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

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  2. C of O Tree Lighting Ceremony - 5:30 pm
    • College of the Ozarks will host its annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at The Keeter Center on Friday, December 1, 2017, at 5:30 p.m. This ceremony includes the singing of carols, listening to Santa as he reads the Christmas Story, and watching the official tree lighting.
      The C of O Concert Band and Handbell Choir will perform a concert following the Tree Lighting Ceremony at 7 p.m. in the Royal Oak Forum at The Keeter Center.

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  3. C of O Concert Band and Handbell Choir - 7:00 pm
    • The College of the Ozarks Concert Band and Handbell Choir will perform a concert on Friday, December 1, at 7 p.m. in the Royal Oak Forum at The Keeter Center. The concert is free and open to the public.

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Saturday, December 2nd

  1. Forsyth Reindeer Run 5K - 8:00 am
    • The 1st Annual Forsyth Reindeer Run 5K Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, December 2, at from 8-10:30 a.m. This is a fun run/walk to kickoff a day of Christmas activities. Come early to get checked in. If you pre-register and pay, you will be guaranteed a shirt and surprises. Starts and ends at Forsyth High school. Other activities on Dec. 2 include a Main Street Christmas Bazzar at 3 p.m., and lighting of the Christmas tree at 6 p.m. For more information, visit Forsyth Focus on Facebook or contact the Forsyth Chamber of Commerce.

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  2. Chili Lunch & Holiday Bazaar - 10:00 am
    • Relay for Life of Taney and Stone Counties will host its 2018 Event Kickoff and Fundraiser with a Chili Lunch & Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, December 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Branson/Hollister Lions Club. The event will feature Chili Your Way, Vendors and Relay Team Booths. Booth space is available for $25 for non-registered relay teams and free for registered relay teams. All proceeds benefit the Taney and Stone County Relay for Life event. The 2018 Relay For Life event will be held on June 1 from 6pm-midnight at the Branson RecPlex. For more information or to reserve a booth, call 417-294-5981 or email lfong52@hotmail.com.

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  3. Christmas BASH - 10:00 am
    • On Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 10 a.m. to noon, First Baptist Branson will host the 8th Annual Christmas BASH and provide some fun and food for families in the community in the church's Life Center. There will be inflatables, games with prizes, popcorn, Chick-fil-A Santa Cow, face painting, crafts, haircuts for kids, free medical and eye screenings, job bank, Dunkin Donuts coffee and donut holes, and free groceries.
      *EVERYTHING FREE WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.
      Every family unit will get one "FOOD CARD" as they check in. If you have your card, it guarantees your groceries. The card allows you to enjoy all the activities and pick up your groceries when you're ready to leave.
      The church is located at 400 S. Sunshine in Branson. For more information, call 417-334-7437 or visit https://www.fbcbranson.com/christmasbash.

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  4. Kimberling City Christmas Parade - 10:00 am
    • The annual Kimberling City Christmas Parade will be held Saturday, December 2 at 10 a.m.
      Come see floats, decorated vehicles, animals, and bands... and this year they hope for dancers and singers and other types of performance groups. This year's theme is Christmas Memories. If you would like to be part of the parade, visit http://writeonpurpose.com/kcparade.

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  5. Omaha Christmas Parade - 12:00 pm
    • The town of Omaha, Arkansas will hold its annual Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 2 at noon. The parade will start Omaha School (College Street) and end at Roberson's Orchard. Categories include: float religious, float other, antique cars, lawn mowers/4-wheelers, farm machinery, walkers/bicycles, pets/animals, motorcycles, commercial, and overall theme entry. For more information or to register, call 217-494-2298 or email tkeafer@omahaweb.net.

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  6. Forsyth Christmas Parade - 2:00 pm
    • The Forsyth Christmas Parade will be held on Saturday, December 2, at 2 p.m. Other activities include the Reindeer Run at 8 a.m., Main Street Christmas Bazzar at 3 p.m., and lighting of the Christmas tree at 6 p.m. For more information, visit Forsyth Focus on Facebook or contact the Forsyth Chamber of Commerce.

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  7. Soup Kitchen Christmas Extravaganza - 6:00 pm
    • Soup Kitchen Extravaganza will be held on Saturday, December 2, from 6-9 p.m. at the Lions Club building on EE Hwy in Blue Eye. The event will include a free dinner, music, giveaways, and free turkeys and hams. Santa will be giving away gifts to the first 100 attendees. The event is free and all are welcome.

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Sunday, December 3rd

  1. Dodgedball Tournament Fundraiser - 12:30 pm
    • A Dodgedball Tournament to raise funds for Rapha House Ministries will be held on Sunday, December 3, at 12:30 p.m. at the Branson RecPlex. To register, email kids@mytlcc.org. For more information about Rapha House Ministries, visit raphahouse.org.

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  2. Hollister Santa Train - 1:30 pm
    • The 24th Annual Santa Train will be held in Hollister on Sunday, December 3. 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 Hollister 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. Jammin' for Jesus - 2:00 pm
    • Jammin' for Jesus will be held Sunday, December 3, at 2:00 p.m. at its new location - the Branson Famous Baldknobber's Theatre, 645 South State Highway 165. This month's event will benefit The Salvation Army. Free Admission to Jammin' for Jesus with a donation of nonperishable foods such as canned vegetables, macaroni & cheese, cereal, etc. A love offering will also be taken. For more information, contact Producer Phyllis Rotrock at 417-336-5622.

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  4. Adoration Celebration and Parade - 5:30 pm
    • Branson's 69th annual Adoration Celebration and Parade will take place on Sunday, December 3, 2017. It starts with the annual lighting of the largest area nativity scene, overlooking Lake Taneycomo at dusk and culminates with the Adoration Parade through downtown Branson. The Branson community gathers on this special day to celebrate the true meaning of the Christmas season. To enter your organization or business in the parade, call 417-243-2138.

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Wednesday, December 6th

  1. Blue Christmas Service - 6:30 pm
    • First Presbyterian Church in Branson offers a Blue Christmas Service at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, December 6. Because not everyone is able to be “merry” at Christmas, this service offers an opportunity to gather for a quiet time of hope and celebration in the midst of suffering or stress. This is less about colored lights and more about Jesus as the Light which shines into our darkness; less about sparkling holiday cheer and more about quiet, divine holiday strength. We will not pretend to be jolly or merry if we are not. We will give thanks and rejoice.
      Facing a holiday after the death of a loved one or after a divorce can be difficult. Perhaps you have been unable to have a child, or have suffered through an emotional trauma. Or perhaps you feel pressured and overwhelmed by holiday preparations. If this describes you or someone you know, we have good news.
      Sing hymns of hope, hear the promises of the Scriptures, pray and give thanks. This is a come-as-you-are event. You don’t have to put on your "churchy" clothes or your “I’m fine” phony Sunday smile. Come prepared to remember what you have and what you have lost, to give thanks for friends, family and God’s many blessings.
      First Presbyterian Church is 4 blocks from downtown Branson on Hwy 76. For information: 417-334-3468 or www.fpcbranson.org

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Saturday, December 9th

  1. Christmas Card to the Community - 7:00 pm
    • College of the Ozarks will host its annual Christmas Card to the Community worship services on Saturday, Dec. 9, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 10, at 2:30 p.m. in Williams Memorial Chapel.
      The chapel will be filled with the true spirit of the Christmas season as C of O singers and musicians share their talents throughout the worship service.
      The purpose of the event is to share with the community a traditional Christmas service by presenting hymns, traditional carols, and opportunities for congregational participation. The music will be performed by the C of O Orchestra, Handbell Choir, Chorale, and Chapel Choir.
      The service will include Scripture readings, student solos, and a candlelight singing of “Silent Night.” Following both worship services, attendees may enjoy a fruitcake reception in the Fellowship Hall in the basement of Williams Memorial Chapel.
      The service is free and open to the public.

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Sunday, December 10th

  1. Christmas Card to the Community - 2:30 pm
    • College of the Ozarks will host its annual Christmas Card to the Community worship services on Saturday, Dec. 9, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 10, at 2:30 p.m. in Williams Memorial Chapel.
      The chapel will be filled with the true spirit of the Christmas season as C of O singers and musicians share their talents throughout the worship service.
      The purpose of the event is to share with the community a traditional Christmas service by presenting hymns, traditional carols, and opportunities for congregational participation. The music will be performed by the C of O Orchestra, Handbell Choir, Chorale, and Chapel Choir.
      The service will include Scripture readings, student solos, and a candlelight singing of “Silent Night.” Following both worship services, attendees may enjoy a fruitcake reception in the Fellowship Hall in the basement of Williams Memorial Chapel.
      The service is free and open to the public.

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Wednesday, December 13th

  1. Unification Luncheon - 9:00 am
    • Still Waters International Ministries (SWIM) will host a Unification Luncheon for pastors, ministries and businesses on Wednesday, December 13, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. The event will include a time of meet & greet, fellowship, lunch and special speakers. Lunch served from 11:00-1:00. SWIM is located at 5400 Hwy 160 in Walnut Shade. Please call 417-598-1231 to RSVP by Saturday, December 9.

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Saturday, December 16th

  1. Snowdeer Christmas Production - 2:00 pm
    • Randy Plummer's SNOWDEER Christmas Story will be presented at the Historic Owen Theatre in Downtown Branson on Saturday, December 16 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
      General Admission and VIP tickets are available online at BransonArts.org. Seating is limited.
      Featuring a cast of 31 area youngsters, this original family holiday musical is presented as a fundraiser to assist future productions of the Branson Regional Arts Council’s Youth Troupe.
      SNOWDEER is a Christmas story about a 7-year-old buck who lives in the small town of Doe Run. His Christmas Wish is to pull Santa’s sleigh on Christmas Eve to deliver gifts to all of the children and animals in the world. It’s a story for adults and children of all ages, filled with the fun and fantasy that only Christmas brings, along with the true meaning sprinkled within.

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  2. Snowdeer Christmas Production - 7:30 pm
    • Randy Plummer's SNOWDEER Christmas Story will be presented at the Historic Owen Theatre in Downtown Branson on Saturday, December 16 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
      General Admission and VIP tickets are available online at BransonArts.org. Seating is limited.
      Featuring a cast of 31 area youngsters, this original family holiday musical is presented as a fundraiser to assist future productions of the Branson Regional Arts Council’s Youth Troupe.
      SNOWDEER is a Christmas story about a 7-year-old buck who lives in the small town of Doe Run. His Christmas Wish is to pull Santa’s sleigh on Christmas Eve to deliver gifts to all of the children and animals in the world. It’s a story for adults and children of all ages, filled with the fun and fantasy that only Christmas brings, along with the true meaning sprinkled within.

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Tuesday, January 30th

  1. Community Bible Study - 6:00 pm
    • Community Bible Study kicks off the fall study of The Gospel of Mark on September 12 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 136 Hill Billy Lane in Hollister. This Bible Study for women of all ages will be held on Tuesdays from September 12 to November 7 and from January 30 to March 27. Each evening includes a time of worship, prayer, sharing and study. For more information, call 417-840-0754 or visit CommunityBibleStudy.org

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Tuesday, February 6th

  1. Community Bible Study - 6:00 pm
    • Community Bible Study kicks off the fall study of The Gospel of Mark on September 12 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 136 Hill Billy Lane in Hollister. This Bible Study for women of all ages will be held on Tuesdays from September 12 to November 7 and from January 30 to March 27. Each evening includes a time of worship, prayer, sharing and study. For more information, call 417-840-0754 or visit CommunityBibleStudy.org

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Tuesday, February 13th

  1. Community Bible Study - 6:00 pm
    • Community Bible Study kicks off the fall study of The Gospel of Mark on September 12 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 136 Hill Billy Lane in Hollister. This Bible Study for women of all ages will be held on Tuesdays from September 12 to November 7 and from January 30 to March 27. Each evening includes a time of worship, prayer, sharing and study. For more information, call 417-840-0754 or visit CommunityBibleStudy.org

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Tuesday, February 20th

  1. Community Bible Study - 6:00 pm
    • Community Bible Study kicks off the fall study of The Gospel of Mark on September 12 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 136 Hill Billy Lane in Hollister. This Bible Study for women of all ages will be held on Tuesdays from September 12 to November 7 and from January 30 to March 27. Each evening includes a time of worship, prayer, sharing and study. For more information, call 417-840-0754 or visit CommunityBibleStudy.org

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Tuesday, February 27th

  1. Community Bible Study - 6:00 pm
    • Community Bible Study kicks off the fall study of The Gospel of Mark on September 12 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 136 Hill Billy Lane in Hollister. This Bible Study for women of all ages will be held on Tuesdays from September 12 to November 7 and from January 30 to March 27. Each evening includes a time of worship, prayer, sharing and study. For more information, call 417-840-0754 or visit CommunityBibleStudy.org

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Tuesday, March 6th

  1. Community Bible Study - 6:00 pm
    • Community Bible Study kicks off the fall study of The Gospel of Mark on September 12 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 136 Hill Billy Lane in Hollister. This Bible Study for women of all ages will be held on Tuesdays from September 12 to November 7 and from January 30 to March 27. Each evening includes a time of worship, prayer, sharing and study. For more information, call 417-840-0754 or visit CommunityBibleStudy.org

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Tuesday, March 13th

  1. Community Bible Study - 6:00 pm
    • Community Bible Study kicks off the fall study of The Gospel of Mark on September 12 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 136 Hill Billy Lane in Hollister. This Bible Study for women of all ages will be held on Tuesdays from September 12 to November 7 and from January 30 to March 27. Each evening includes a time of worship, prayer, sharing and study. For more information, call 417-840-0754 or visit CommunityBibleStudy.org

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Tuesday, March 20th

  1. Community Bible Study - 6:00 pm
    • Community Bible Study kicks off the fall study of The Gospel of Mark on September 12 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 136 Hill Billy Lane in Hollister. This Bible Study for women of all ages will be held on Tuesdays from September 12 to November 7 and from January 30 to March 27. Each evening includes a time of worship, prayer, sharing and study. For more information, call 417-840-0754 or visit CommunityBibleStudy.org

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Tuesday, March 27th

  1. Community Bible Study - 6:00 pm
    • Community Bible Study kicks off the fall study of The Gospel of Mark on September 12 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 136 Hill Billy Lane in Hollister. This Bible Study for women of all ages will be held on Tuesdays from September 12 to November 7 and from January 30 to March 27. Each evening includes a time of worship, prayer, sharing and study. For more information, call 417-840-0754 or visit CommunityBibleStudy.org

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