Local Events

Today

  1. Movie Night in the Park - 8:00 pm
    • Join the City of Hollister at Chad A. Fuqua Memorial Park, next to City Hall, for their final summer Free Movie Night in the Park. The final movie "Monster Trucks" will be held on Friday, August 18. They will begin the show shortly after dark. Popcorn will be provided free. Sodas or water will be available for $1 purchase. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy an evening under the stars. For more information, call City Hall at 334-3262.

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Tomorrow

  1. Pancake Breakfast - 7:00 am
    • The Forsyth Senior Center will host a Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, August 19 from 7-10 a.m. The all-you-can-eat breakfast is $5 for adults and $3 for children. The breakfast is FREE for Taney County Law Enforcement. The Forsyth Senior Center is located at 13879 Hwy 160 in Forsyth.

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  2. Bicycle Charity Ride - 8:00 am
    • The Rainbow Network will be holding its inaugural JoyRide on Saturday, August 19 at the Frisco Highline Trail. This first-ever summer bicycle charity ride will benefit medical programs for families in rural Nicaragua. The ride will start at 8:00 a.m. and there will be snacks and live musical entertainment. Options to ride are 10 miles, 20 miles, 32 miles, and 58 miles. The ride will start and finish at the Frisco Trail Mini Storage, 4175 N Willard Rd. in Springfield. Registration is $30 per person or $50 for 2 people. For more information or to register, visit http://www.rainbownetwork.org/events/joyride or call (417) 889-8088.
      The Rainbow Network is an interdenominational Christian Ministry working in rural remote Nicaragua. Their work is focused on four areas - healthcare, education, economic development and housing.

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  3. Car, Truck and Bike Show - 9:00 am
    • Branson West Business Association will hold its 3rd Annual Car Show on Saturday, August 19 from 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. at 252 Tunnel Drive in Branson West. The event will feature a car, truck, and bike show. This is a judged show with 1st and 2nd place trophies for each class as well as a trophy for Best in Show and BWBA's Choice. There will also be live music, food, silent auction, door prizes, and goodie bags. Look for the water tower on the north end of Branson West on Hwy 13 as well as the yellow banners.
      Branson West Business Association (BWBA) is a non-profit community organization comprised of area businesses in Branson West.

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  4. Luau on Main Street - 11:00 am
    • Forsyth Main Street Market will present a Luau on Main Street on Saturday, August 19 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Main Street in downtown Forsyth. The event will include free leis, Hawaiian roast pork sandwiches for sale, Polynesian dance lessons, bake sale, and fun activities for all ages.

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Sunday, August 20th

  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 20. Join them for Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. and Worship Service at 11 a.m. The free food and fun will immediately follow, including lunch, music, bounce, house, water slide, obstacle course, snow cones, cotton candy, horse shoes, bean bad toss, prizes and more. Dress casual and bring a lawn chair. 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. Watercolor Workshop - 3:00 pm
    • The Southern Missouri Arts Connection will host the last workshop in their series of Arts Enrichment Workshops for the community. The ninth workshop in the series is Don’t Be Afraid to Try it: A Watercolor Workshop with Mary Evelyn Tucker on Sunday August 20, 2017 from 3-4:30 PM. The workshop will be held in the Branson Community Center at 201 Compton Drive. The cost of attendance is $20 with all materials included and participants must be 12 years of age and older.
      This workshop is designed to dispel the myths about watercolor and explore basic watercolor techniques. The discussion will focus on a variety of mediums used with this style of painting. During the demonstration portion of the workshop, sample materials will be provided, to practice techniques, during the workshop. Participants will leave this workshop with a greater understanding of the basic techniques of watercolor painting.
      Since a very young age, Mary Evelyn Tucker has been creating artwork. Her dad and grandmother were both talented artists, who encouraged her to pursue her artistic endeavors. Mary Evelyn is dedicated to producing high quality, unique pieces of art that are customized to each individual client. She creates using a variety of mediums including pencil, colored pencil, oil, acrylic, ink, and watercolor. Creating art is her God-given talent and passion.
      Please RSVP on the SMAC Facebook event page or to Donna Rastorfer by phone at 417-527-9728 or by email at donnar@smac-art.org.

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Monday, August 21st

  1. Galena Eclipse Viewing - 1:00 pm
    • A Solar Eclipse viewing will be held on Monday, August 21 from 1-1:30 pm on the Y Bridge in Galena and everyone is invited to come. The Eclipse will peak at 1:13 pm with 94% totality. An anonymous donor is providing Eclipse viewing glasses to the first 150 people who show up on the Y Bridge. And there are rumors that some people in the courthouse may bring astronomy themed snacks.

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  2. Blood Drive - 2:00 pm
    • The American Red Cross will hold a Blood Drive on Monday, August 21 from 2:00-6:00 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 420 W Main, Branson. All blood types are needed. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit RedCrossBlood.org to make an appointment or for more information. 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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Tuesday, August 22nd

  1. Care for Kids Annual Launch - 5:00 pm
    • The Care for Kids 12th Annual Launch will be held on Tuesday, August 22 from 5:00 - 7:30 PM on the Showboat Branson Belle. Admission is free for all active volunteers and those interested in volunteering in a Stone or Taney County school district.
      The Silver Dollar City Foundation's Care For Kids program, launched in 2006, seeks to meet the physical, mental and emotional needs of kids in the Stone and Taney County communities through a partnership with school districts and Christian churches.
      Along with gifting funds to meet kids’ physical needs, Care For Kids addresses mental and emotional needs through mentoring programs, where the schools match kids who need extra attention with mentors who care. Mentoring options include “Book Buddies,” where volunteers read books with students who may need some extra help or attention, and “Lunch Buddies,” where volunteers have lunch with students once a week. Over 300 volunteers from 30 area churches were certified through the training program and worked in the school districts during the 2016-2017 school year. School administrators say they could use hundreds more mentors, who provide positive role models, assist kids having trouble keeping up with schoolwork, and help build self-esteem in kids.
      For more information about Care For Kids, call 417-336-7077 or SilverDollarCityFoundation.com/Care-For-Kids.

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Friday, August 25th

  1. Branson Fiddle Festival - 6:30 pm
    • Grand Country on Highway 76 in Branson will host the 29th Annual Branson Fiddle Festival August 25-27, 2017. The event kicks off Friday night at 6:30 p.m. with an open mic Anything Goes Contest. The Mid-America Fiddle Competition starts Saturday at 9 a.m. in the Music Hall with the Pee-Wees competition and goes all day. Other divisions include Junior, Accompanist, Senior, Adult and Open. Championship Finals will be on Sunday starting at 1:00 p.m. in the Music Hall. Winners of each division and the Grand Champion will receive cash prizes. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Saturday and there is no entry fee for contestants. General theatre seating for the event is $10 (plus tax) for ages 12 and up and $3 (plus tax) for ages 4-11. Children 3 and under are free. For hotel reservation call 417-335-3535; show tickets call 417-335-2484; or visit GrandCountry.com/FiddleFest for more information.

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Saturday, August 26th

  1. Branson Fire Benefit Trout Tourney - 8:00 am
    • The Branson Fire Department invites the community to participate in the 9th Annual Branson Professional Firefighter’s “Guns & Hoses Trout Fishing Tournament” to benefit local families in need of financial assistance. The tournament will be held on Saturday, August 26, 2017 from 8:00 am until 2:00 pm at Lilley’s Landing Resort & Marina on Lake Taneycomo in Branson, Missouri.
      The annual trout fishing tournament benefits the needs of local families experiencing financial distress through the Branson Professional Firefighter’s rescue fund. This fund provides assistance through programs like “The Back Pack Program” – a local charity that sends food home with children after school who might otherwise go hungry.
      The entry fee for each two-man team is $75 which includes lunch following the tournament, and a raffle ticket for each participant to be entered in the post-tournament raffle comprised of items donated by many Ozark Mountain area businesses. Thanks to the generosity of Lilleys’ Landing Resort & Marina, boat rentals are available at a 50% discount for participants. Winners of 1st-3rd places and Big Fish will be awarded a trophy and a Bass Pro Shops gift card. Additional raffle tickets are available for purchase following the tournament.
      Free food will be provided to team members/competitors.
      Visit http://www.lilleyslanding.com/news/branson-fire-benefit-trout-tourney for more information and an entry form.

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  2. Branson Fiddle Festival - 9:00 am
    • Grand Country on Highway 76 in Branson will host the 29th Annual Branson Fiddle Festival August 25-27, 2017. The event kicks off Friday night at 6:30 p.m. with an open mic Anything Goes Contest. The Mid-America Fiddle Competition starts Saturday at 9 a.m. in the Music Hall with the Pee-Wees competition and goes all day. Other divisions include Junior, Accompanist, Senior, Adult and Open. Championship Finals will be on Sunday starting at 1:00 p.m. in the Music Hall. Winners of each division and the Grand Champion will receive cash prizes. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Saturday and there is no entry fee for contestants. General theatre seating for the event is $10 (plus tax) for ages 12 and up and $3 (plus tax) for ages 4-11. Children 3 and under are free. For hotel reservation call 417-335-3535; show tickets call 417-335-2484; or visit GrandCountry.com/FiddleFest for more information.

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  3. Coffee and Craft Saturday - 9:00 am
    • White River Coffee Company, 200 Lake Street in Rockaway Beach, will host Coffee and Craft Saturday on August 26 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. The event will include local crafts, home decor, face painting, and food/drinks for purchase. Live music from 11:00-1:00. Craft table rental is $10. For more information or to reserve a table, call 417-598-9722.

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Sunday, August 27th

  1. Branson Fiddle Festival - 1:00 pm
    • Grand Country on Highway 76 in Branson will host the 29th Annual Branson Fiddle Festival August 25-27, 2017. The event kicks off Friday night at 6:30 p.m. with an open mic Anything Goes Contest. The Mid-America Fiddle Competition starts Saturday at 9 a.m. in the Music Hall with the Pee-Wees competition and goes all day. Other divisions include Junior, Accompanist, Senior, Adult and Open. Championship Finals will be on Sunday starting at 1:00 p.m. in the Music Hall. Winners of each division and the Grand Champion will receive cash prizes. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Saturday and there is no entry fee for contestants. General theatre seating for the event is $10 (plus tax) for ages 12 and up and $3 (plus tax) for ages 4-11. Children 3 and under are free. For hotel reservation call 417-335-3535; show tickets call 417-335-2484; or visit GrandCountry.com/FiddleFest for more information.

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  2. Possum Holler Fiddlers Fundraiser - 4:00 pm
    • The Possum Holler Fiddlers and Ozark Mountain Music will host a fundraising event on Sunday, August 27, from 4-6 pm at Branson's Center Stage Grille, 1810 W Hwy 76. Enjoy live music, and 10% of food sales will be donated to Ozark Mountain Music. For more information, visit https://tinyurl.com/ybjyqdxp

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Tuesday, August 29th

  1. Pepper Eating Contest - 3:00 pm
    • The Branson Farmers Market will be hosting a pepper eating contest on Tuesday, August 29 from 3 PM - 7 PM.
      Free to enter - just send them a message on Facebook or sign up at the Market. The winner will receive a plaque from the Market as well as a fun swag bag.
      Those who don't want to torture their taste buds can join in the fun by watching and sampling slightly less spicy fair from our food trucks and concessionaires.

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Wednesday, August 30th

  1. Free Tai Chi Class - 10:00 am
    • The Branson Senior Center will be offering a FREE Tai Chi class on Wednesday, August 30 at 10:00 am. Learn about the benefits of Tai Chi from instructor Jerry Erickson. Call Traci at the Branson Community Center at (417) 337-8510 for more information.

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Saturday, September 2nd

  1. KLIFE Stars & Stripes Run - 6:45 am
    • Tri-Lakes KLIFE will host its 12th annual 10K, 5K and 1 Mile Race on Saturday, September 2 beginning at the Branson Landing fountains. Race day registration and packet pickup starts at 6:45 a.m., and all races start at 8:00. T-shirts will be guaranteed to those who register by August 10. To pre-register, visit www.trilakes.klife.com. Proceeds benefit KLIFE, a non-profit youth ministry focused on impacting the lives of local youth with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. For more information, call 417-230-1111 or email JulieLLeach@gmail.com.

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Friday, September 8th

  1. Hot Air Balloon Championship - 6:00 pm
    • The 22nd annual Arkansas Hot Air Balloon State Championship Races and CASA Kids Festival will be held September 8-10 in Harrison, Arkansas. The Friday night Hare and the Hound race will take off from the Boone County Regional Airport at 6 p.m. Once the Balloons take off, live music will start and food vendors will open. Bring lawn chairs to set up and watch the Balloons inflate. Saturday will be all about Aviation. The Boone County Regional Airport will be hosting a Fly-in. The public is invited to come see planes, cars, motorcycles and much more. McDonalds will have a Childrens Stage set up with entertainment. Rotary is also offering Tandem Sky Diving Jumps that will take off and land at the Airport. Food and Retail Vendors will also be set up. Free to the public. Then Saturday night its back to the Anstaff Soccer Complex. Tethered rides will be offered to the public. In conjunction with the tethered rides, there will be a CASA Kids Fest with inflatables, pony rides, music, face painting, food and fun for the family. For more information and the complete schedule, visit arkansasballoonfest.com or call 870-741-2659.

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Saturday, September 9th

  1. Bike MS: Ozarks Ride
    • More than 800 cyclists are expected to raise over $290,000 to help people affected by MS at the Bike MS: Ozarks Ride, a 1 or 2 day, up to 177-mile journey with route options for all levels of cyclists. The ride takes place on September 9 – 10 beginning at Republic Middle School and ending at Schifferdecker Park in Joplin, featuring a cycling adventure throughout Southwest Missouri.
      Bike MS brings people together as individuals and as teams to conquer a challenge and share an unforgettable experience with friends, family and coworkers—while raising money to make a difference in the lives of people affected by MS.
      PARTICIPATION/ VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION: bikeMS.org, 855-372-1331 or fundraisingsupport@nmss.org.

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  2. Hot Air Balloon Championship - 7:00 am
    • The 22nd annual Arkansas Hot Air Balloon State Championship Races and CASA Kids Festival will be held September 8-10 in Harrison, Arkansas. The Friday night Hare and the Hound race will take off from the Boone County Regional Airport at 6 p.m. Once the Balloons take off, live music will start and food vendors will open. Bring lawn chairs to set up and watch the Balloons inflate. Saturday will be all about Aviation. The Boone County Regional Airport will be hosting a Fly-in. The public is invited to come see planes, cars, motorcycles and much more. McDonalds will have a Childrens Stage set up with entertainment. Rotary is also offering Tandem Sky Diving Jumps that will take off and land at the Airport. Food and Retail Vendors will also be set up. Free to the public. Then Saturday night its back to the Anstaff Soccer Complex. Tethered rides will be offered to the public. In conjunction with the tethered rides, there will be a CASA Kids Fest with inflatables, pony rides, music, face painting, food and fun for the family. For more information and the complete schedule, visit arkansasballoonfest.com or call 870-741-2659.

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  3. Walk to End Alzheimer’s - 9:00 am
    • The Alzheimer’s Association® is inviting Branson residents to join the fight to end Alzheimer’s by participating in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s. The Walk will take place on Sept. 9, 2017 at Branson Landing in Branson.
      Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's participants will complete a 1 mile walk (with shorter routes available) and will learn about Alzheimer's disease, advocacy opportunities, clinical studies enrollment and support programs and services from the Alzheimer’s Association. Walk participants will also join in a meaningful tribute ceremony to honor those affected by Alzheimer's disease.
      In addition to the 1 mile walk, participants will enjoy food, beverages, and family fun.
      Registration at 9am
      Ceremony at 9:45am
      Walk at 10:05am
      Sign up as a Team Captain, join a team or register to walk as an individual at alz.org/walk.

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Sunday, September 10th

  1. Hot Air Balloon Championship - 7:00 am
    • The 22nd annual Arkansas Hot Air Balloon State Championship Races and CASA Kids Festival will be held September 8-10 in Harrison, Arkansas. The Friday night Hare and the Hound race will take off from the Boone County Regional Airport at 6 p.m. Once the Balloons take off, live music will start and food vendors will open. Bring lawn chairs to set up and watch the Balloons inflate. Saturday will be all about Aviation. The Boone County Regional Airport will be hosting a Fly-in. The public is invited to come see planes, cars, motorcycles and much more. McDonalds will have a Childrens Stage set up with entertainment. Rotary is also offering Tandem Sky Diving Jumps that will take off and land at the Airport. Food and Retail Vendors will also be set up. Free to the public. Then Saturday night its back to the Anstaff Soccer Complex. Tethered rides will be offered to the public. In conjunction with the tethered rides, there will be a CASA Kids Fest with inflatables, pony rides, music, face painting, food and fun for the family. For more information and the complete schedule, visit arkansasballoonfest.com or call 870-741-2659.

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  2. 9/11 Observance Ceremony - 9:00 am
    • The Veterans and Military Coalition of the Ozarks will observe 9/11 at 9 AM September 10th at Big Cedar Lodge. Call John Hathcock at 417-230-9187 for more details.

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Monday, September 11th

  1. 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony - 7:00 am
    • A Remembrance Ceremony will be held at 7 AM September 11th at the Grand Pavilion, located at Westgate Branson Woods Resort on 2201 Roark Valley Road. Call 417-332-3557 or email Becky_Jewsbury@wgresorts.com.

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Wednesday, September 13th

  1. Airpower History Tour - 9:00 am
    • The Commemorative Air Force will visit Branson Airport September 13-17, 9 AM to 5 PM. Access is $15 for adults and $5 for children age 11-17. Children 10 and under are free. Visit AirPowerTour.org or bransonwarplanes.com for more information.

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Thursday, September 14th

  1. Airpower History Tour - 9:00 am
    • The Commemorative Air Force will visit Branson Airport September 13-17, 9 AM to 5 PM. Access is $15 for adults and $5 for children age 11-17. Children 10 and under are free. Visit AirPowerTour.org or bransonwarplanes.com for more information.

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  2. Autumn Daze - 9:00 am
    • Artisans and crafters will exhibit their work during the 44th Annual Autumn Daze Arts, Crafts & Music Festival in Historic Downtown Branson Thursday - Saturday, Sept 14-16, 2017. The three days of the Autumn Daze Festival will feature homemade crafts, foods, live entertainment and more. Hours are Thursday & Friday 9AM to 6PM and Saturday 9AM to 4PM. The festival is free to the public. Throughout each day the entertainment stage will feature FREE live music from Branson entertainers. Crafters and artists from many states around the country will participate. Shoppers will find a wide variety of items including wood crafts, quilts, clothing, crocheted and knitted items, jewelry, hats, purses, ladies' accessories, toys, floral arrangements, ironworks and collectibles. Many vendors will be demonstrating their techniques. In addition to continuous entertainment and homespun wares, Autumn Daze will also feature a food court, a celebrity autograph booth, a Downtown Branson sidewalk sale and more. The event is FREE and open to all.

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Friday, September 15th

  1. Airpower History Tour - 9:00 am
    • The Commemorative Air Force will visit Branson Airport September 13-17, 9 AM to 5 PM. Access is $15 for adults and $5 for children age 11-17. Children 10 and under are free. Visit AirPowerTour.org or bransonwarplanes.com for more information.

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  2. Autumn Daze - 9:00 am
    • Artisans and crafters will exhibit their work during the 44th Annual Autumn Daze Arts, Crafts & Music Festival in Historic Downtown Branson Thursday - Saturday, Sept 14-16, 2017. The three days of the Autumn Daze Festival will feature homemade crafts, foods, live entertainment and more. Hours are Thursday & Friday 9AM to 6PM and Saturday 9AM to 4PM. The festival is free to the public. Throughout each day the entertainment stage will feature FREE live music from Branson entertainers. Crafters and artists from many states around the country will participate. Shoppers will find a wide variety of items including wood crafts, quilts, clothing, crocheted and knitted items, jewelry, hats, purses, ladies' accessories, toys, floral arrangements, ironworks and collectibles. Many vendors will be demonstrating their techniques. In addition to continuous entertainment and homespun wares, Autumn Daze will also feature a food court, a celebrity autograph booth, a Downtown Branson sidewalk sale and more. The event is FREE and open to all.

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Saturday, September 16th

  1. Community Garage Sale - 7:00 am
    • The Branson RecPlex will host a Community Garage Sale on Saturday, September 16 from 7 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the RecPlex parking lot. $15 for an 18ft x 18ft booth space. Pre-registration is required. Registration forms can be found online at BransonParksAndRecreation.com or at the RecPlex Front Desk. Call 417-335-2368 for more details.

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  2. Airpower History Tour - 9:00 am
    • The Commemorative Air Force will visit Branson Airport September 13-17, 9 AM to 5 PM. Access is $15 for adults and $5 for children age 11-17. Children 10 and under are free. Visit AirPowerTour.org or bransonwarplanes.com for more information.

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  3. Autumn Daze - 9:00 am
    • Artisans and crafters will exhibit their work during the 44th Annual Autumn Daze Arts, Crafts & Music Festival in Historic Downtown Branson Thursday - Saturday, Sept 14-16, 2017. The three days of the Autumn Daze Festival will feature homemade crafts, foods, live entertainment and more. Hours are Thursday & Friday 9AM to 6PM and Saturday 9AM to 4PM. The festival is free to the public. Throughout each day the entertainment stage will feature FREE live music from Branson entertainers. Crafters and artists from many states around the country will participate. Shoppers will find a wide variety of items including wood crafts, quilts, clothing, crocheted and knitted items, jewelry, hats, purses, ladies' accessories, toys, floral arrangements, ironworks and collectibles. Many vendors will be demonstrating their techniques. In addition to continuous entertainment and homespun wares, Autumn Daze will also feature a food court, a celebrity autograph booth, a Downtown Branson sidewalk sale and more. The event is FREE and open to all.

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  4. Lake Taneycomo Cleanup - 9:00 am
    • Volunteers and boats are needed for the 8th Annual Lake Taneycomo Cleanup on Saturday, September 16, from 9:00am - 1:00pm. Cleanup teams start at one of three locations; Branson RV Camp Ground, Rockaway Beach Park or Forsyth at Powersite Park. Volunteers were 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 Stream Team 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. Wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather.
      To register, call 417-739-4100 or visit http://www.ozarkswaterwatch.org/lake-taneycomo-cleanup

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  5. State of the Ozarks Fest - 10:00 am
    • State of the Ozarks (SOTO) will be holding their State of the Ozarks Fest in historic downtown Hollister on Downing Street on September 16.
      The event will be held throughout the entire street of Downing Street in Hollister from 10am to 7pm. The festival will include many varying types of entertainment and shopping including local artists and artisans of all kinds, crafts, a lecture series on the Ozarks, street actors, cosplay characters, dancing, yoga sessions, a kids’ area, and more. Some of the participators will be Civil War re-enactors, strongman demonstrations, Ozark clogging, Irish dancing, Kom hot yoga, Black Horse Pub and Grille, Vintage Paris Coffee, Hollister Coffee Company, Grandma’s Goodies and Gumbo, and more. The event will have free admission for all attendees.
      The event is a culmination of what State of the Ozarks has been doing for the past 10 years. The purpose of the event is to bring together the community of not only the Tri-Lakes area, but also the surrounding Ozarks region, for a time to celebrate the Ozarks and their rich history. It also purposes to celebrate the craftsmanship and artists that live and work here in the Ozarks. The festival hopes to bring together anyone and everyone who wants to come celebrate these things together.
      The homepage for the event can be found through the State of the Ozarks webpage at http://stateoftheozarks.net/showcase/soto-fest-17.

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  6. Boats & Bones BBQ Championship - 12:00 pm
    • The fourth annual Boats & Bones BBQ Championship will be held Sept 16-17, 2017 from 12:00-5:00 p.m. at Port of Kimberling on Table Rock Lake, 201 Marina Way in Kimberling City. Sample BBQ turned in by Kansas City BBQ Society Professionals and vote on your favorites. There will also be cooking demonstrations by area chefs, kids activities, Kids-Q competition, live music and DJ, Backyard Burger Brawl burger competition and more. Tickets are $5.00 and children under five enjoy free admission. Proceeds benefit White River Valley Scholarship Trust Program to help area youth. For more information, visit www.boatsandbones.com

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Sunday, September 17th

  1. Airpower History Tour - 9:00 am
    • The Commemorative Air Force will visit Branson Airport September 13-17, 9 AM to 5 PM. Access is $15 for adults and $5 for children age 11-17. Children 10 and under are free. Visit AirPowerTour.org or bransonwarplanes.com for more information.

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  2. Boats & Bones BBQ Championship - 12:00 pm
    • The fourth annual Boats & Bones BBQ Championship will be held Sept 16-17, 2017 from 12:00-5:00 p.m. at Port of Kimberling on Table Rock Lake, 201 Marina Way in Kimberling City. Sample BBQ turned in by Kansas City BBQ Society Professionals and vote on your favorites. There will also be cooking demonstrations by area chefs, kids activities, Kids-Q competition, live music and DJ, Backyard Burger Brawl burger competition and more. Tickets are $5.00 and children under five enjoy free admission. Proceeds benefit White River Valley Scholarship Trust Program to help area youth. For more information, visit www.boatsandbones.com

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Tuesday, September 19th

  1. Free Gardening Workshop - 12:00 pm
    • The Master Gardeners of the Ozarks will be offering free workshops on the third Tuesday of the month again this year starting in April. Workshops will be held at noon in their demonstration gardens at the Taney County MU Extension office, 122 Felkins Avenue in Forsyth. Pack a lunch and join them in the garden for casual informative programs.

      Program topics:
      Tues., April 18 - Tool Sharpening Workshop, presented by Bob Sell
      Tues., May 16 - Frugal Gardening - Dirt to Soil, presented by Alice Troyke, Master Gardener
      Tues., June 20 - Choosing the Right Fertilizer, presented by Will Knuckles, Agronomy Assistant
      Tues., July 18 - Growing Roses in the Ozarks, presented by Bill Greet, Master Gardener
      Tues., Aug. 15 - Dirty Dozen & Clean 15, presented by Marie Ewing, Master Gardener
      Tues,, Sept. 19 - Trash to Treasure Garden Art, presented by Sherry Drinkall, Master Gardener
      Tues., Oct. 17 - Local Gardens to Visit, presented by the Master Gardeners of the Ozark

      For more information on the individual workshops, call the Taney County MU Extension Center at 417-546-4431.

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Thursday, September 21st

  1. Care For Kids Mentor Training - 6:00 pm
    • The Silver Dollar City Foundation's Care For Kids program will hold Mentor Training on Thursday, September 21 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at the Silver Dollar City Foundation Office, 7347 W. Hwy. 76, Branson. Please call 417-336-7055 to sign up.
      The Silver Dollar City Foundation's Care For Kids program, launched in 2006, seeks to meet the physical, mental and emotional needs of kids in the Stone and Taney County communities through a partnership with school districts and Christian churches.
      Along with gifting funds to meet kids’ physical needs, Care For Kids addresses mental and emotional needs through mentoring programs, where the schools match kids who need extra attention with mentors who care. Mentoring options include “Book Buddies,” where volunteers read books with students who may need some extra help or attention, and “Lunch Buddies,” where volunteers have lunch with students once a week. Over 300 volunteers from 30 area churches were certified through the training program and worked in the school districts during the 2016-2017 school year. School administrators say they could use hundreds more mentors, who provide positive role models, assist kids having trouble keeping up with schoolwork, and help build self-esteem in kids.
      For more information, visit SilverDollarCityFoundation.com/Care-For-Kids.

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Friday, September 22nd

  1. City-Wide Garage Sale
    • Kimberling City will host a city-wide garage sale on Friday, September 22 and Saturday, 23. To participate in the sale you do not need a garage sale permit, and it does not count towards the total garage sales you can have during the year. You can call to have your address added to the garage sale map starting September 11 and the ending date to be added to the map is September 20. If you have other questions, call 417-739-4903.

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Saturday, September 23rd

  1. Off-Road Triathlon - 8:00 am
    • The Branson Mountain Man Off-Road Triathlon will be held Saturday, September 23 from 8:00-11:00 a.m. at Table Rock State Park, 5272 State Highway 165, Branson. Hosted in conjunction with Crossfit Branson, this event will include:
      Open Water Swim: 500m
      Mountain Bike: 9 miles
      Trail Run: 4 miles
      For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1914125408799358

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Saturday, September 30th

  1. Fall Gardening Workshop - 8:30 am
    • The Master Gardeners of the Ozarks present their 14th annual "Fall Gardening Workshop" on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at the Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Kimberling City. Advanced registration is recommended as space is limited. Cost per person is $20 for sessions and lunch catered by Lilliee's Catering of Nixa. Registration, vendor booths and continental breakfast opens at 8:30 a.m. The workshop will run from 9:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.
      Workshop topics:
      Hostas and Other Perennial Companion Plants for the Shade
      Eat Smart from the Garden
      Autumn Gardening
      Native Trees and Shrubs for Your Landscape
      On-line registration is encouraged and available at http://mgozarks.com/ or you can mail your registration to Stone County MU Extension, P.O. Box 345, Galena, MO 65656. For more information contact Stone County MU Extension at 417-357-6812.

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  2. Fall Colors Program and Hike - 10:00 am
    • Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery in Branson will host a Fall Colors Program and Hike on Saturday, September 30 from 10-11:30 a.m. for families with children ages 10 and older. This program will help you to know what to expect as far as the variety of fall colors and wildlife interactions, and even a bit about wild edibles. In addition to an indoor portion, they will take a short hike to see if there are any early fall colors. Dress for the weather and bring a bottle of water and a camera. Reservations are required by September 28. Call 417-334-4865 ext 0 for reservations or details.

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Sunday, October 1st

  1. Grand Country Half Marathon & 5K - 7:00 am
    • The 2nd annual Half Marathon and 5K “Run Grand Country” race will be held on Sunday, October 1 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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Saturday, October 7th

  1. Harvest Moon Festival - 8:00 am
    • Forsyth's annual Harvest Moon Festival will be held Saturday, October 7 from 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. on Main Street in downtown Forsyth. The event will feature a car/truck show, craft fair, live music, live DJ, donut hole eating contest and more. For more information, call the Forsyth Area Chamber of Commerce at 417-546-2741.

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Tuesday, October 17th

  1. Free Gardening Workshop - 12:00 pm
    • The Master Gardeners of the Ozarks will be offering free workshops on the third Tuesday of the month again this year starting in April. Workshops will be held at noon in their demonstration gardens at the Taney County MU Extension office, 122 Felkins Avenue in Forsyth. Pack a lunch and join them in the garden for casual informative programs.

      Program topics:
      Tues., April 18 - Tool Sharpening Workshop, presented by Bob Sell
      Tues., May 16 - Frugal Gardening - Dirt to Soil, presented by Alice Troyke, Master Gardener
      Tues., June 20 - Choosing the Right Fertilizer, presented by Will Knuckles, Agronomy Assistant
      Tues., July 18 - Growing Roses in the Ozarks, presented by Bill Greet, Master Gardener
      Tues., Aug. 15 - Dirty Dozen & Clean 15, presented by Marie Ewing, Master Gardener
      Tues,, Sept. 19 - Trash to Treasure Garden Art, presented by Sherry Drinkall, Master Gardener
      Tues., Oct. 17 - Local Gardens to Visit, presented by the Master Gardeners of the Ozark

      For more information on the individual workshops, call the Taney County MU Extension Center at 417-546-4431.

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Saturday, October 28th

  1. Night Senses Hike - 7:00 pm
    • Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery in Branson will host a Night Senses Hike on Saturday, October 28 from 7-9 p.m. 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. The short hike will end at the Conservation Center for snacks. Reservations are required by October 26. Call 417-334-4865 ext 0 for reservations and directions.

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Sunday, November 5th

  1. Vets for Vets Celebration Show - 2:00 pm
    • The Branson Veterans Task Force will host its annual Vets for Vets Celebration Show on November 5 at the Mansion Theatre. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. and the show starts at 2 p.m. ALL SEATS ARE FREE AND NO TICKETS WILL BE ISSUED. It is open seating, FIRST COME, FIRST SEATED. Performers will include Barbara Fairchild, Baldknobbers' Brandon and Megan Mabe, Golden Sounds of The Platters, the cast of All Hands on Deck, Michael Peterson of Raiding the Country Vault, and a few surprises.

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Friday, November 10th

  1. Run to the Lights - 6:00 pm
    • The Caring People will hold its annual Run to the Lights 5K Run/Walk on Friday, November 10, 2017.
      The Caring People, founded in 1997 by JoDee Herschend, seeks to impact the lives of Single Moms with the love of Jesus. We train and equip Christian women in mentoring Single Moms in small groups known as CARE GROUPS throughout churches in the midwest and El Salvador. We continue to grow and expand our mission reaching more Single Moms each year. Run to the Lights is one of two primary fundraisers held each year to raise the necessary funds to sustain this mission. Your participation enables us to reach more Single Moms with the love of Christ, transforming their lives in a real and tangible and thereby producing stronger, healthier families in many ways. Stronger women equals healthier families and healthier communities.
      The run begins by the Gazebo after instructions, at Cave Road and is an out and back run to the outer parking lots of SDC, winding back in through the streets of Silver Dollar City. The run ends at the main Christmas tree by the Gazebo. Awards are given to the overall male/female finisher and top 3 runners among 9 age categories.
      Registration:
      » $45.00 Registration (through 10/19 at 11:00 PM US/Central)
      » $20.00 Registration (Children 4-12) (through 10/19 at 11:00 PM US/Central)
      » $50.00 Late Registration (10/20 at 11:01 PM US/Central through 11/7 at 11:00 PM US/Central)
      » $25.00 Late Registration (Children 4-12) (10/20 at 11:01 PM US/Central through 11/7 at 11:00 PM US/Central)
      Schedule of events:
      6:00 - 9:00 PM - On site Registration
      9:30 PM - Welcome and entertainment
      10:00 PM - Race Directions at Gazebo
      10:15 PM - Race Begins Once Course is cleared for safety by SDC.
      11:00 PM - Awards Ceremony and Giveaways
      11:10 PM - Thank you and dismissal
      Packet Pickup:
      Wednesday, November 8th - The Caring People office, 12 - 6 pm, 164 Corporate Place, Branson. Thursday, November 9th - Fleet Feet Sports, 12 - 6 pm, 1254 E. Republic Road, Springfield. Friday, November 10th - on site at SDC by Guest Relations 6 - 9:00 pm.
      In the event of rain, no refunds will be given.
      All runners may enter as early as 6:00 pm with immediate family to enjoy the park race night, November 10. Family may enter with you on your wrist band but all must be present at time of entry. Each registered runner will receive a pass to come back to SDC before the 2017 season ends. NOTE: The pass is not valid on Saturdays (including November 11 and not valid the Friday after Thanksgiving).
      For more information or to register visit www.runtothelights.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/runtothelights

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