Local Events

Yesterday

  1. GUMI Fest
    • GUMI (Glad You Made It) Camp USA, a healing retreat for veterans, will host its 3rd Annual GUMI Fest May 27-29, 2017. The event will include keynote speaker Lt. Lee Alley, music by Barbara Fairchild and Bryan White, hayride tours of the camp, silent auction, workshops, BBQ, sawmilling, petting zoo, kids activities, vendor tent, garage sale and more. For the complete schedule, visit www.gumicampusa.com/festival-info.
      Address: 267 MoArk Rd, Cedarcreek, Missouri
      Directions: From Branson, take Hwy 76 E, right on Hwy 160 E then another right on Hwy M. Follow until it becomes Mo Ark Rd. GUMI is immediately on the left --OR-- follow Hwy 160 E off of Hwy 65, then watch for and follow the GUMI Camp USA signs all the way to the camp.
      Note: Dry camping spots are available – call to reserve. Also, Silent Auction items will be accepted until Wednesday, May 24th. Please call to schedule pick up/drop off.
      For more info, call 417-559-1991 or visit www.gumicampusa.com

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  2. Go Outdoors at Bass Pro Shops
    • The Go Outdoors event at Bass Pro Shops provides an opportunity to learn new skills and gear up for camping, hiking, kayaking, fishing, picnicking and many more summer adventures. Go Outdoors offers a variety of free activities including how-to seminars for kids and adults, workshops, kids crafts, giveaways and more.

      Saturday, May 20:
      10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Bass Pro Shops and Kansas City Barbecue Society present a free BBQ sampling: Award-winning teams showcasing their pitmaster culinary expertise
      1:30 p.m. – Fun Backyard BBQ: Tips from grills to backyard games for the perfect outdoor grilling session
      4:30 p.m. – Family Camping: Conquering campfires, cooking and comfort

      Sunday, May 21:
      1 p.m. – Kids & Camping: Time outdoors and fun stuff to bring
      3 p.m. – Kayaking: Basics for family fun

      Saturday, May 27:
      Noon to 5 p.m. – Free photo download: kids can choose from two different options and receive a fun critters booklet.
      Noon to 5 p.m. – Free catch and release pond
      Noon to 5 p.m. – Free craft activities for kids
      12:30 to 4:30 p.m. – Free Flossie’s Funnel Cake samples
      1:30 p.m. – Critters and creatures kids’ workshop
      2:30 p.m. – Boy Scouts of America presents: Fish Cleaning Tips seminar

      Sunday, May 28:
      12:30 to 5 p.m. – Free photo download: kids can choose from two different options and receive a fun critters booklet.
      12:30 to 5 p.m. – Free catch and release pond
      12:30 to 5 p.m. – Free craft activities for kids
      12:30 to 4:30 p.m. – Free Flossie’s Funnel Cake samples
      1:30 p.m. – Critters and creatures kids’ workshop
      2:30 p.m. – Boy Scouts of America presents: Fish cleaning tips seminar

      For more information, visit http://www.basspro.com/gooutdoors

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Today

  1. Spice School - 9:30 am
    • The Spice & Tea Exchange at Branson Landing will host Spice School, a new monthly class series that highlights individual spices and herbs while teaching you new ways how to use them.
      The first ever Spice School will be held Sunday, May 28 from 9:30-10:30 a.m. and will focus on cinnamon. They carry 3 different types of cinnamon at The Spice & Tea Exchange of Branson. Each has very distinct flavor profiles for differing uses. During this free and informal class, you will learn all about each of these types of cinnamon including how to differentiate, health benefits of each, and ways to use them in cooking and in everyday life. Attendees of the event will get to sample recipes using this spice.

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  2. Collage Workshop - 2:00 pm
    • The Southern Missouri Arts Connection is excited to announce that they will be hosting a series of Arts Enrichment Workshops for the community. Local artists from all disciplines are donating their time and talents to help SMAC spread awareness and raise funds for the organization. The fifth workshop in the series is Reflection through Collage hosted by Tenille Neff on Sunday May 28, 2017 from 2PM-4PM. The workshop will be held at 576 State Highway 248, Suite 3, Branson. The cost of attendance is $10 and participants must be 12 years of age and older. Please bring some of your favorite old photos to be copied and used during the workshop and any magazines from home that you no longer want.
      This hands-on workshop provides participants with the opportunity to create art using the collage process. Participants will make copies of family photos and utilize them with different art materials to create a personalized art piece. The facilitator will provide guidance and inspiration throughout the workshop. By the end of this session, participants will have a basic understanding of the collage process. Participants will have the opportunity to show the art created in this workshop on the SMAC Facebook page.
      Tenille Neff is a creative arts therapist, psychoanalyst, and professional counselor in private practice in Branson, MO. She is a working visual artist with a concentration in mixed media, sculpture and stop-motion animation. She has participated in over 50 national and international exhibits.
      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. For more information like The Southern Missouri Arts Connection on Facebook or visit our website at http://www.smac-art.org/

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  3. Gospel Fest - 2:00 pm
    • A Gospel Fest will be occurring May 27-29 with free admission at the Music City Center. Hours are Saturday and Sunday from 2-8 p.m. and Monday from 2-6 p.m. Come listen to many gifted gospel artists sharing Jesus! For more information, call Bev at 417-598-3413.

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Tomorrow

  1. Memorial Day Service - 11:00 am
    • The Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 913 Branson, will hold a Memorial Day Service on Monday, May 29, at 11 a.m. at Ozarks Memorial Park Cemetery, 1638 E. Hwy 76. This is a program of remembrance to honor those who have faithfully defended our Nation and preserved our freedom.

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  2. Gospel Fest - 2:00 pm
    • A Gospel Fest will be occurring May 27-29 with free admission at the Music City Center. Hours are Saturday and Sunday from 2-8 p.m. and Monday from 2-6 p.m. Come listen to many gifted gospel artists sharing Jesus! For more information, call Bev at 417-598-3413.

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Thursday, June 1st

  1. Hollister Farm to Table Market Opens - 3:00 pm
    • Hollister Farm to Table Market, located at 118 Symington Place in downtown Hollister, will open for the 2017 season on Thursday, June 1. They will be open Thursdays from 3-7pm and Saturdays from 10am-4pm until November 4. For more information, visit their Facebook page at Facebook.com/HollisterFarmToTableMarket

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  2. KAA Open House - 5:00 pm
    • You are invited to attend the KAA (Kids Across America) Camp Open House on Thursday June 1, 2017 at Point 22 on Table Rock Lake (1288 Twin Lakes Road, Golden, MO, 65658). Camp tours start at 5:00 PM and dinner will be served in our KAA 2 dining hall at 6:15 PM. Please call 417-266-4000 or e-mail us at kaateam@kaakamps.org by May 29 if you plan to attend.

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Friday, June 2nd

  1. Gold Wing Parade and Light Display - 7:00 pm
    • On Friday, June 2 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM the Gold Wing Road Riders Association comes to Branson Landing in parade style…with their motorcycles and light shows. The GWRRA of Missouri will be holding their Missouri District Rally and Convention in Branson – so, this is a chance to see these motorcycles up close and vote on your favorites. The Gold Wings will be on display at the Landing, and you'll be able to see the many different types of touring motorcycles Honda produces and their light display.

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  2. Ted Pearce Concert - 7:30 pm
    • The Tabernacle, a Messianic Jewish Congregation in Branson, Missouri, welcomes the ministry of Messianic musician, Ted Pearce, on Friday, June 2nd, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, June 3rd, at 11:00 a.m. Concerts are free admission to all with a free will offering to be taken at the conclusion.
      He will be ministering at the Tabernacle at 256 Church Road, Branson, Missouri, in the Branson Hills Ministry Center located at the corner of Bee Creek Road and Church Road. Take Hwy 65 to Bee Creek Road exit, go east on Bee Creek Road 1½ miles and make a left on Church Road. The Tabernacle is the first building on the left. For more information, call 417-334-7373 or visit thetabernacleinbranson.com

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Saturday, June 3rd

  1. Ted Pearce Concert - 11:00 am
    • The Tabernacle, a Messianic Jewish Congregation in Branson, Missouri, welcomes the ministry of Messianic musician, Ted Pearce, on Friday, June 2nd, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, June 3rd, at 11:00 a.m. Concerts are free admission to all with a free will offering to be taken at the conclusion.
      He will be ministering at the Tabernacle at 256 Church Road, Branson, Missouri, in the Branson Hills Ministry Center located at the corner of Bee Creek Road and Church Road. Take Hwy 65 to Bee Creek Road exit, go east on Bee Creek Road 1½ miles and make a left on Church Road. The Tabernacle is the first building on the left. For more information, call 417-334-7373 or visit thetabernacleinbranson.com

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  2. Relay For Life - 4:00 pm
    • Relay For Life of Taney/Stone Counties will celebrate 20 years of helping to fight cancer with a new date, new events and a new location. On Saturday, June 3, 2017 from 4-10 p.m., cancer survivors, caregivers, volunteers, and community members will unite for the 20th annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Taney/Stone Counties at Branson Landing.
      New this year will be a 5K race, Bark for Life event, silent auction tent, bounce house, and food tent.
      Funds raised help the American Cancer Society provide free information and support for people facing the disease today, and fund cancer research that will help protect future generations. During Relay For Life events, members of each team take turns walking or running around the path. Teams participate in fundraising in the months leading up to the event.
      If you would like to start a team, sign up as a survivor, be a corporate sponsor or donate a silent auction item, email Brian Wilfong at brian.wilfong@cancer.org or call 417-447-1490.

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Sunday, June 4th

  1. Jammin' for Jesus - 2:00 pm
    • Jammin' for Jesus will be held Sunday, June 4, at 2:00 p.m. at its new location - the Branson Famous Baldknobber's Theatre, 645 South State Highway 165. June Jammin' host are Brandon Mabe, Barbara Fairchild, and Jimmy Jack Whitaker. Others jammin' are vocalist Mary Lou Turner, Keith Rawls and Kathy Hurst. You'll also enjoy the talents of Sonshine Road from Nashville, Greg Jones from Texas, Final Chapter from St. Louis, Marlene Pelt, and saxophonist Gary Dooms. This month's event will benefit the Tri-Lakes Messengers Motorcyclist Association's Lives Under Construction Project. Free Admission to Jammin' for Jesus with a donation of non-perishable food items to help the Tri-Lakes Messengers support the LUC Boys Ranch. A love offering will also be taken. For more information, contact Producer Phyllis Rotrock at 417-336-5622.

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Friday, June 9th

  1. Living Word Church 20 Year Anniversary
    • Living Word Church, 50 Hope Way in Branson West, will celebrate its 20 year anniversary through special services:
      Dr. Mark T. Barclay – Friday, June 9th at 7pm & Saturday, June 10th at 6pm
      AND
      Dr. Larry Ollison – Sunday, June 11th at 10am
      For more information, call 417-272-1959, email mail@lwcbranson.org or visit www.lwcbranson.org

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  2. Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge
    • The Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge will be held June 9 & 10, 2017 at Branson Landing. Cheer on the participants or become a competitor yourself. Events during the Firefighter Combat Challenge Weekend include:

      Friday, June 9
      4 p.m. to 8 p.m. - Safety/Vendor Village at Branson Landing Town Square
      4 p.m. - Corporate/Community Challenge in south parking lot near bridge
      5 p.m. - Firefighter Combat Challenge in south parking lot near bridge
      5 p.m. - Kid's Challenge (ages 4-12) in south parking lot near bridge

      Saturday, June 10
      10 a.m. - Ozark Mountain Fire Truck Parade on the Branson Landing boardwalk
      10 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Safety/Vendor Village at Branson Landing Town Square
      11:30 a.m. - Corporate/Community Challenge in south parking lot near bridge
      1:30 p.m. - Firefighter Combat Challenge in south parking lot near bridge
      1:30 p.m. - Kid's Challenge (ages 4-12) in south parking lot near bridge

      For more information or to register for one of the challenges, visit FirefighterChallenge.com or Facebook.com/ScottChallengeBranson.

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  3. Babysitter’s Training - 8:15 am
    • The Branson Parks & Recreation Dept will host Babysitter’s Training for youth ages 11-15 on Friday, June 9, 2017 from 8:15 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at the Branson Community Center.
      This is an interactive class designed by the Red Cross to train young people to care for children. This class will provide youth who are planning to babysit with the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and responsibly give care for children and infants. This training will help participants develop leadership skills, learn how to develop a babysitting business, keep themselves and others safe, help children behave, and learn about basic child care and basic first aid. All participants will receive a certification card upon completion of the course. Participants should bring a sack lunch. Space is limited so register early.
      The class fee is $60 (includes a $15 supply fee for Red Cross Babysitter's Training Manual, First Aid Guide and CD). For more information or to register, visit BransonParksAndRecreation.com or call 417-335-2368.

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  4. Skaggs Classic Charity Golf Tournament - 1:00 pm
    • Branson’s Skaggs Classic charity golf tournament will return June 9-10, 2017 with the opportunity for golfers to enjoy not just one Branson course, but two.
      The event will kickoff on Friday, June 9, with a 1 p.m. shotgun start at Thousand Hills Golf Resort. That main day of play includes free lunch, snacks and beverages for all players as well as appetizers, a silent auction and an awards ceremony. On Saturday, June 10, sponsors of $5,000 or more will be treated to a second day of play, this time at Branson Hills Golf Club.
      Sponsorship opportunities begin at $500 with team sponsorships starting at $1,000. All proceeds raised during Branson’s Skaggs Classic will go to Skaggs Foundation to supporting community initiatives dedicated to improving health and wellness throughout Taney and Stone counties.
      To get involved in Branson’s Skaggs Classic 2017, visit SkaggsFoundation.org or call 417-348-8998.

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Saturday, June 10th

  1. Free Fishing Days
    • The Missouri Department of Conservation's (MDC) Free Fishing Days will be held June 10 and 11, 2017. During Free Fishing Days, anyone may fish in Missouri without having to buy a fishing permit, trout permit, or trout park daily tag.
      Aside from not needing permits, other fishing regulations remain in effect, such as limits on size and number of fish an angler may keep. Special permits may still be required at some county, city, or private fishing areas. Trespass laws remain in effect on private property.
      For information on Missouri fishing regulations, fish identification, and more, get a copy of MDC's "2017 Summary of Missouri Fishing Regulations" where permits are sold, or online at short.mdc.mo.gov/Z3C.
      For extensive information on getting started fishing, identifying fish species, finding places to fish, regulations, and more, visit MDC online at huntfish.mdc.mo.gov/fishing.

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  2. Law Enforcement Recognition Week
    • The Branson/Lakes Area will host it's annual "Law Enforcement Recognition Week" June 10-17, 2017. The community invites active and retired law enforcement personnel and their families to come for a week-long series of events to pay tribute and honor those that serve and protect.
      Events held throughout the week will include a 5K/10K run, fishing tournament, shooting competition, golf, Light Cruise at Branson Landing, motorcycle training, banquet with speaker JD "Buck" Savage, collector's show and more.
      For a full list of events and more information about Law Enforcement Recognition week, visit BransonSalutes.com, email info@bransonsalutes.com or call (417) 559-3869.

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  3. Run for a Vet 5k and Half Marathon - 6:45 am
    • The Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 913 Branson, will hold Run for a Vet 5k and Half Marathon Saturday, June 10, at Dewey Short Visitors Center, 4500 State Hwy 165, Branson. The Half Marathon will begin at 6:45 a.m. and the 5K will begin at 7:30 a.m.
      Packet Pickup Friday 5-7 p.m. Race day registration from 6:00-6:30 a.m.
      Chip timing by Ozark Racing Systems
      Entry Fee: Adults $30 for 5K, $40 for Half-Marathon. Kids 12 and under $15. All race proceeds will go to the local Branson VVA Chapter. Registration includes t-shirt, size not guaranteed if not registered by May 29.
      Awards for each race: Trophies to Overall Male & Female; Overall Masters Male & Female Age group awards 3 deep (Male & Female) 14 & Under, 15-19, 20-29,30-39,40-49, 50-59, 60+. Awards for 5K will be at 8:30 a.m, Half Marathon awards will be after the last runner comes across the finish line.
      Information: Race Director - Denise Greeno, 417-263-0412 or visit www.vva913.com

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  4. Family Fishing Fair - 9:00 am
    • Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery will host its annual Family Fishing Fair on Saturday, June 10, from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Children ages 15 and under can fish in a stocked pond and learn more about how to be a better angler. In addition to fishing, there will be several learning stations including: knot tying, fish filleting and cooking, bait and fly casting, fish maze, ethical fishing, and how to rig up a pole. Free ‘goodie bags’ will be given to every kid and there will be a drawing for a free rod/reel combo at the end of the day. There will be a limited number of loaner fishing poles, but you will have no waiting if you bring your own pole and cooler. The “My First Fish” station is for anyone who catches their very first fish to get their photo taken. At noon there will be a special performance by the “Fishin Magicians”. They will introduce you and your family to the importance of water resources and entertain with their fun magic. No reservations are required. Call 417-334-4865 ext 0 for directions

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  5. Skaggs Classic Charity Golf Tournament - 1:00 pm
    • Branson’s Skaggs Classic charity golf tournament will return June 9-10, 2017 with the opportunity for golfers to enjoy not just one Branson course, but two.
      The event will kickoff on Friday, June 9, with a 1 p.m. shotgun start at Thousand Hills Golf Resort. That main day of play includes free lunch, snacks and beverages for all players as well as appetizers, a silent auction and an awards ceremony. On Saturday, June 10, sponsors of $5,000 or more will be treated to a second day of play, this time at Branson Hills Golf Club.
      Sponsorship opportunities begin at $500 with team sponsorships starting at $1,000. All proceeds raised during Branson’s Skaggs Classic will go to Skaggs Foundation to supporting community initiatives dedicated to improving health and wellness throughout Taney and Stone counties.
      To get involved in Branson’s Skaggs Classic 2017, visit SkaggsFoundation.org or call 417-348-8998.

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Thursday, June 15th

  1. Hands-Only CPR Class - 9:00 am
    • Rotary Club of Hollister and TCAD Ambulance District are partnering to sponsor free Hands-Only CPR Classes. The 1-hour class teaches you how to buy precious time to save a life until trained medical personnel arrive. The classes will be held at the TCAD Ambulance District, 106 Industrial Park Drive, Hollister. Classes are available at 9 a.m. or 6 p.m. on June 15. For more information or to register, call 417-332-7246 or copy and paste the following address into your web browser: http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?m=1102833734095&ca=08cf85c9-a397-423f-a7ac-14b3e1e5ef36

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  2. Hands-Only CPR Class - 6:00 pm
    • Rotary Club of Hollister and TCAD Ambulance District are partnering to sponsor free Hands-Only CPR Classes. The 1-hour class teaches you how to buy precious time to save a life until trained medical personnel arrive. The classes will be held at the TCAD Ambulance District, 106 Industrial Park Drive, Hollister. Classes are available at 9 a.m. or 6 p.m. on June 15. For more information or to register, call 417-332-7246 or copy and paste the following address into your web browser: http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?m=1102833734095&ca=08cf85c9-a397-423f-a7ac-14b3e1e5ef36

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Friday, June 16th

  1. Evening Hike - 8:00 pm
    • Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery will host an Evening Hike on Friday, June 16 for families with children ages 6 and older. As the sun starts to set, they will take a short evening hike to explore the sights, sounds, feel, and smells of Ozark habitats. They will be covering a distance of ½ mile along a flat easy trail. Bring a flashlight and dress for the weather and hiking a trail. Call 417-334-4865 ext 0 for reservations and directions.
      Reserve by June 15.

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Sunday, June 18th

  1. Taneycomo Festival Orchestra
    • The Taneycomo Festival Orchestra presents its 2017 season of concerts in the Branson area June 18 - July 2.
      The Taneycomo Festival Orchestra is a nonprofit organization that provides a free two-week concert series of classical music in the Branson area. They seek to break the 19th century traditional that attending a symphony concert is a formal and elitist event by providing an accessible and casual concert series while continuing to preserve these great works of art. Come as you are and enjoy the beautiful music!
      All events are FREE. Check their website for a complete schedule: www.TaneycomoFestivalOrchestra.org.

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Tuesday, June 20th

  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, June 22nd

  1. Day of Caring
    • The United Way Day of Caring will be held Thursday, June 22, 2017. Local businesses and organizations take part by coordinating teams of employees to spend a day giving back to area non-profit agencies. Half and full-day projects are available, as are direct and indirect service opportunities in Taney and Stone Counties. This year's event includes a kick-off breakfast and special 25th anniversary surprises. Please contact Sean Woods at 417-339-1602 or email swoods@hollister.k12.mo.us for volunteer information or if you have a project that you would like to submit to be completed on this day. For more information, visit uwozarks.com

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  2. Hands-Only CPR Class - 9:00 am
    • Rotary Club of Hollister and TCAD Ambulance District are partnering to sponsor free Hands-Only CPR Classes. The 1-hour class teaches you how to buy precious time to save a life until trained medical personnel arrive. The classes will be held at the TCAD Ambulance District, 106 Industrial Park Drive, Hollister. Classes are available at 9 a.m. or 6 p.m. on June 22. For more information or to register, call 417-332-7246 or copy and paste the following address into your web browser: http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?m=1102833734095&ca=08cf85c9-a397-423f-a7ac-14b3e1e5ef36

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  3. Hands-Only CPR Class - 6:00 pm
    • Rotary Club of Hollister and TCAD Ambulance District are partnering to sponsor free Hands-Only CPR Classes. The 1-hour class teaches you how to buy precious time to save a life until trained medical personnel arrive. The classes will be held at the TCAD Ambulance District, 106 Industrial Park Drive, Hollister. Classes are available at 9 a.m. or 6 p.m. on June 22. For more information or to register, call 417-332-7246 or copy and paste the following address into your web browser: http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?m=1102833734095&ca=08cf85c9-a397-423f-a7ac-14b3e1e5ef36

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Saturday, June 24th

  1. Shooting For a Cure - 9:00 am
    • Ozark Shooters Sports Complex will be hosting an event to help the Kelley family. Travis Kelley who has worked at Ozark Shooters for the past 3 years has been diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma. The event will help the family with extra expenses they will be having.
      The event will be held Saturday, June 24, from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Shooting starts at 10:00 a.m. and will include 100 sporting clays (partners) for $60 per team. There will also be raffle/bingo board, silent auction and food.
      If you are interested in shooting and don’t have a partner, they can find you a partner.
      To donate items for the raffle or silent auction, call Ozark Shooters at 417-443-3093.
      All proceeds will go to the Kelley family.
      Ozark Shooters is located at 759 US Hwy 65 in Walnut Shade.
      For more info, call 417-443-3093 or email shoot4me@centurytel.net

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Sunday, June 25th

  1. Honor America - 5:30 pm
    • College of the Ozarks will host its 28th annual Honor America Celebration on campus Sunday, June 25, 2017.
      The public is invited to attend this free event, and guests are invited to bring blankets and lawn chairs.
      Schedule of events
      5:30 — 7:45 p.m. Festivities begin with an old-fashioned, barbeque picnic. Guests may purchase barbeque sandwich meals or items al a carte. Food service closes promptly at 7:45 p.m. for patriotic program.
      5:30 — 7:30 p.m. Children’s activities will include face painting, balloons, and a craft area where guests can make a thank-you card for Veterans.
      6 p.m. — Musical acts take the stage and feature some of the area’s best acts. Featured entertainment includes touring and recording group, The Hunt Family Band; songs from throughout the decades performed by Red, Hot… & Blue!; and the unique harmonies of AYO Voices of Glory. Alcohol, tobacco products, fireworks and pets are strictly prohibited.
      8:30 p.m. — The patriotic program is a well-loved tradition and includes the Presentation of Colors. The Hard Work U. Concert Band will perform a patriotic program and provide the musical backdrop for the fireworks display that concludes the event.
      For more information, contact Public Relations Director Valorie Coleman at (417) 690-2212.

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Tuesday, June 27th

  1. Girls Night Out - 6:00 pm
    • Girls Night Out, a new monthly event, will be held at the Branson Community Center, 201 Compton Drive, on Tuesday, June 27 at 6 p.m. Each month they will have a different project to make. For June, participants will be making “Summer Time” Decorative Blocks. The project fee is $10. Those who participated in the May Girls Night Out can bring their "Think Spring" Blocks back in June to craft "Summer Time" on the other side for a discounted fee of $7.00. Cookies and lemonade will be served. Reservation are required. Call Traci to RSVP at 417-337-8510 or email tburrow@bransonmo.gov.

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Saturday, July 1st

  1. Rockaway Beach Centennial Car & Bike Show - 8:00 am
    • The Rockaway Beach Centennial Car & Bike Show will be held Saturday, July 1, from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Highway 176 and Main Street. Prizes will be awarded for various classes of vehicles. There will also be a car and bike swap meet, craft booths, foods trucks, DJ and street dance. For more information or to enter a car or bike in the show, call 417-598-2117.

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  2. I Pledge Program - 3:00 pm
    • Nettie Marie’s Homemade Ice Cream, located in the Keeter Center at College of the Ozarks, will host its annual I Pledge Program July 1, 4, 6, 13, 20 and 27 from 3-5pm. Kids 12 and under will be rewarded with a free scoop of ice cream in exchange for reciting the Pledge of Allegiance by memory.

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  3. Fireburst Celebration - 8:30 pm
    • Table Rock Lake Chamber of Commerce invites the public to celebrate Independence Day at the lake during the 2017 Fireburst Celebration on Saturday, July 1 from 8:30-10:00 p.m.
      Enjoy a professional fireworks display as it erupts directly above the recently renovated Kimberling City Bridge. You can view this event from the shoreline, the deck of a home or resort, or in a boat on the lake. This event fully funded by donations. Call the Chamber office at 417-739-2564 for more information.

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Tuesday, July 4th

  1. I Pledge Program - 3:00 pm
    • Nettie Marie’s Homemade Ice Cream, located in the Keeter Center at College of the Ozarks, will host its annual I Pledge Program July 1, 4, 6, 13, 20 and 27 from 3-5pm. Kids 12 and under will be rewarded with a free scoop of ice cream in exchange for reciting the Pledge of Allegiance by memory.

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Thursday, July 6th

  1. I Pledge Program - 3:00 pm
    • Nettie Marie’s Homemade Ice Cream, located in the Keeter Center at College of the Ozarks, will host its annual I Pledge Program July 1, 4, 6, 13, 20 and 27 from 3-5pm. Kids 12 and under will be rewarded with a free scoop of ice cream in exchange for reciting the Pledge of Allegiance by memory.

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Wednesday, July 12th

  1. African Children's Choir - 7:00 pm
    • The African Children's Choir will perform on Wednesday, July 12 at 7:00 p.m. at Central Community United Methodist Church, 25682 State Hwy YY in Shell Knob.
      The African Children's Choir performs children's songs, traditional Spirituals and Gospel favorites. Concerts are free and open to all. A free-will offering is taken at the performance to support African Children's Choir programs, such as education, care and relief and development programs.
      The African Children's Choir is a nonprofit humanitarian and relief organization dedicated to helping Africa's most vulnerable children today so they can help Africa tomorrow.
      For more information, call (417) 858-6707 or visit www.africanchildrenschoir.com

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Thursday, July 13th

  1. I Pledge Program - 3:00 pm
    • Nettie Marie’s Homemade Ice Cream, located in the Keeter Center at College of the Ozarks, will host its annual I Pledge Program July 1, 4, 6, 13, 20 and 27 from 3-5pm. Kids 12 and under will be rewarded with a free scoop of ice cream in exchange for reciting the Pledge of Allegiance by memory.

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Saturday, July 15th

  1. Ozarks Teen Challenge Family 5K Run/Walk - 8:00 am
    • Come out and take a stand against addiction with Ozarks Teen Challenge on Saturday, July 15. Run or walk the two-lap 5K route along the riverfront at Branson Landing. There will also be a Half-Pint Half Mile race for little racers.
      Chip timing will be provided. Race t-shirt and participant bag for each participant who registers prior to July 4th.
      Registration before 7/14/17: $25
      Race Day Registration 7/15/17: $30
      Kids Half-Pint Half Mile: $10
      Online Registration available @ www.ozarksteenchallenge.com
      6:45-7:45 am Packet Pick-up & Race Day Registrations
      8:00 am 5K Start
      8:50 am Half-Pint Half Mile Kids Run
      9:00 am 5K Awards
      Awards:
      Top Male & Female Overall
      Overall Male & Female in each Age Division: 19 & Under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 & Over.

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Tuesday, July 18th

  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, July 20th

  1. I Pledge Program - 3:00 pm
    • Nettie Marie’s Homemade Ice Cream, located in the Keeter Center at College of the Ozarks, will host its annual I Pledge Program July 1, 4, 6, 13, 20 and 27 from 3-5pm. Kids 12 and under will be rewarded with a free scoop of ice cream in exchange for reciting the Pledge of Allegiance by memory.

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Thursday, July 27th

  1. I Pledge Program - 3:00 pm
    • Nettie Marie’s Homemade Ice Cream, located in the Keeter Center at College of the Ozarks, will host its annual I Pledge Program July 1, 4, 6, 13, 20 and 27 from 3-5pm. Kids 12 and under will be rewarded with a free scoop of ice cream in exchange for reciting the Pledge of Allegiance by memory.

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Tuesday, August 15th

  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, 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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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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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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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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