Local Events

Today

  1. Church Garage Sale - 8:00 am
    • Life Christian Center is having a large indoor garage sale on Saturday, January 20 from 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. The church is located at 2193 State Hwy F, Branson. Profits go to help a mission team going to Niger, Africa in February.

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  2. Arts Council “Volunteer Rally” - 2:00 pm
    • The Branson Regional Arts Council will hold an informational “Volunteer Rally” on Saturday, January 20 from 2-4 p.m. at the Historic Owen Theatre in downtown Branson. Volunteers will learn how they can be an active participant in the Arts Council this year. Volunteer needs include ushers, painters, stage hands, artists, directors, promoters and more. The volunteer meeting is free but RSVP is requested. Call (417) 336-4255 or visit BransonArts.org.

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Thursday, January 25th

  1. Blood Drive - 11:00 am
    • The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive on Thursday, January 25 from 11am - 3pm, at Ozarks Technical College Table Rock Campus, 10698 Hwy 165, Hollister.
      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. Historic Owen Theatre Open House & Ribbon Cutting - 3:30 pm
    • The Branson Regional Arts Council will host an Open House and Ribbon Cutting for its new location at the Historic Owen Theatre, 205 S Commercial in downtown Branson, on Thursday, January 25 from 3:30-6 p.m. The ribbon cutting ceremony is scheduled to begin in front of the theatre at 3:30 p.m. sharp. The open house will provide area residents an opportunity to tour the historic theatre venue, and learn about upcoming arts related programming that will be presented throughout the year. The Arts Council took possession of the theatre on January 1st, and is in the process of relocating their main office into the facility. Area residents can expect upcoming arts related programming to include: community theatre, youth troupe acting and other artistic workshops, visual art gallery exhibitions, specialty music concerts, films, and much more. The theatre may also be rented out for organizations and convention groups looking to hold their meeting in one of downtown Branson’s most unique and historic venues. The Branson Regional Arts Council welcomes the participation of anyone who would like to attend this event, and show their support for what the BRAC is doing to improve the artistic culture of our community.

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Friday, January 26th

  1. Benefit The Badge Tournament Series
    • Families and individuals of all ages are invited to sign up for the second annual Benefit The Badge tournament series to be held January 26-28 at Hollister High School. Games this year include volleyball, basketball, kickball, dodgeball, indoor soccer, pickleball, and miniature golf. There will also be a silent auction throughout the weekend, and a live auction and dinner on Saturday from 4-6 p.m. Proceeds from the weekend will support local law enforcement and help fund the annual Law Enforcement Recognition Week in June. For more information or to register for the games, visit BenefitTheBadge.com.

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  2. Rock and Rev - 6:00 pm
    • Rock and Rev 2018 will be held on Friday, January 26, from 6-9 p.m. at the Branson Airport. This annual event features dinner, live music, giveaways and a charity car raffle to benefit Dignity Now and the Branson-Hollister Rotary Club. This year's car is a 2012 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible presented by Youngblood Auto Group. For more information or to purchase event tickets and car raffle tickets, visit RockAndRev.com.

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Tuesday, January 30th

  1. Community Workforce Summit - 7:30 am
    • The 2nd annual Community Workforce Summit will be held on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Keeter Center at College of the Ozarks. The event will feature relevant information relating to workforce attraction, development and retention for Taney County employers, business leaders and community partners. The keynote speaker will be HR expert, Miguel Joey Aviles.
      Tickets are $35 per person or $240 for a table of 8.
      Agenda:
      7:30 a.m. - Networking Hour
      8:30 a.m. - Workforce Updates
      9:30 a.m. 7-Minute Community Spotlight Presentations
      10:00 a.m. - Education Leaders Panel
      11:30 - Lunch & Keynote Speaker
      For more information or to register, visit: http://members.bransonchamber.com/events/details/2018-community-workforce-summit-9753

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  2. 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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Wednesday, January 31st

  1. Blood Drive - 9:30 am
    • The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive on Wednesday, January 31 from 9:30am - 2:30pm, at Our Lady Of The Cove Catholic Church, 20 Kimberling Blvd., Kimberling City.
      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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Thursday, February 1st

  1. S of O Open House - 8:00 am
    • School of the Ozarks will host an Open House on February 1 at 8 a.m. in the Lower School for any family that is interested in applying for the 2018-2019 school year. At this event you will be able to hear from administration, tour the building, and receive information on the application process. Application packets will be available at this event but not before. If you are unable to attend and wish to receive an application packet, please contact School of the Ozarks on or after February 1 to request a packet, or stop by the school office during business hours to pick up a packet.
      For more information, call (417) 690-2325 or email lwilks@cofo.edu

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  2. Lunch and Learn - 11:00 am
    • Skaggs Foundation’s 2018 Speaker Series kicks off this year with CoxHealth Orthopedic Surgeons Drs. Chad Efird and Patrick Finkbone presenting Orthopedic Problems and Injuries. The free lunch and learn will be held Thursday, Feb. 1, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Branson RecPlex, 1500 Branson Hills Parkway. Reservations are required.
      During this event, Drs. Efird and Finkbone will discuss in detail osteoarthritis, fracture injuries and treatment options.
      This event, which will be held in the community room at the Branson RecPlex, includes a complimentary lunch of soup, salad and sandwiches.
      RSVP by calling 417-269-INFO. Registration closed Jan. 26 or when capacity is reached. In the case of inclement weather, if Branson Public Schools are closed, this event will be rescheduled for a later date.

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Friday, February 2nd

  1. Character and Leadership Conference - 8:00 am
    • The 2018 Character and Leadership Conference, Leading with a Servant Heart, will be held Friday, February 2 from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at The Keeter Center at College of the Ozarks. The keynote speaker is Ryan Manion from the Travis Manion Foundation. For more information or to register, visit http://www.cofo.edu/CharacterEdConference

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  2. Blood Drive - 12:00 pm
    • The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive on Friday, February 2 from 12 - 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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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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Wednesday, February 7th

  1. Indoor Pyrotechnics Course - 1:00 pm
    • Branson Fire Rescue will be presenting a course on the safe use of indoor pyrotechnics used before a live audience to prepare theater owners, operators and pyrotechnic technicians for testing to receive a license through the Missouri Division of Fire Safety.
      State law requires pyrotechnic or special effect operators to attend a certified training program, test their knowledge on the use of indoor pyrotechnics, and obtain a license from the State Fire Marshal’s Office. In addition, all theaters using indoor pyrotechnics must apply for and secure a permit from Branson Fire Rescue.
      The four-hour course will be presented on Wednesday, February 7 at 1:00 p.m. At the completion of the training course participants will be eligible to schedule to take the written exam given by the Missouri Fire Marshal’s Office. Currently licensed pyrotechnic operators may also attend to earn required continuing education credits.
      The course will be held at the fire department’s training center located on the Ball Parks of America campus in Building 13, Suite 6. Best access is from the Gretna Road entrance.
      To register for the course or for additional information, contact Branson Fire Rescue at (417) 243-2780. Applicants will need to order the 2016 edition of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standard 1126 prior to the class date. This Standard can be ordered through the website nfpa.org.

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Thursday, February 8th

  1. Relay For Life Team Captain Meeting - 6:00 pm
    • Relay For Life of Taney and Stone Counties will hold a Team Captain Meeting on Thursday, February 8 at 6 p.m. at First Baptist Branson, 400 S Sunshine Street. This is a networking opportunity with other Relay for Life Teams to see what they are doing fundraising wise and just how things are going. Find out more logostics information for the day of the event. Find out what the American Cancer Society is doing with the money you are raising. Please if you know anyone that would be interested in forming a team bring them with you. Meetings will also be held on March 8, April 12, May 10 and May 29.

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Saturday, February 10th

  1. Father/Daughter Valentine’s Dance - 2:30 pm
    • The 7th annual Father/Daughter Valentine’s Dance will be held on Saturday, February 10, 2018 with the choice of two sessions - Session 1 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. and Session 2 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. - at the Branson RecPlex. The night will include dancing, refreshments, music provided by a live D.J., door prizes, and a complementary photograph. Pre-registration is required for this event and payment is due at the time of registration. The registration deadline is February 6. Cost is $22.00 per father/daughter (ages 4-12) and $10.00 for each additional daughter. Space is limited. Call the Branson RecPlex at 335-2368 or visit www.bransonparksandrecreation.com for more information.

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  2. Father/Daughter Valentine’s Dance - 6:30 pm
    • The 7th annual Father/Daughter Valentine’s Dance will be held on Saturday, February 10, 2018 with the choice of two sessions - Session 1 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. and Session 2 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. - at the Branson RecPlex. The night will include dancing, refreshments, music provided by a live D.J., door prizes, and a complementary photograph. Pre-registration is required for this event and payment is due at the time of registration. The registration deadline is February 6. Cost is $22.00 per father/daughter (ages 4-12) and $10.00 for each additional daughter. Space is limited. Call the Branson RecPlex at 335-2368 or visit www.bransonparksandrecreation.com for more information.

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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. Hands-Only CPR Class - 1:00 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. A class will be held at 1 p.m. on February 20. 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. 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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Monday, February 26th

  1. Young Life Annual Dessert - 6:30 pm
    • Young Life will host its 3rd Annual Young Life Dessert on Monday, February 26, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at The Radisson Hotel Branson.
      Mark Gregston, former Young Life Area Director in Branson in the mid 1980's, and 30-year founder and CEO of Heartlight Ministries, a residential counseling center and boarding school for struggling teenagers, will be the guest speaker. Mark is also an author, popular radio host and speaker, and leads parenting seminars across the country. He and his wife, Jan, have served families and counseled youth for more than 40 years.
      The evening will also include fellowship and information about the history and vision of Young Life as well as what has happened in and through Young Life this past year. To reserve seat(s), please email jennkaysparks@gmail.com

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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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Friday, March 2nd

  1. PACK NIGHT at Stampede - 7:10 pm
    • The Reeds Spring R-IV School Foundation will hold its eighth annual PACK NIGHT at Dolly Parton's Stampede on Friday, March 2, 2018. The proceeds from the dinner and show will allow the school foundation to provide scholarships to graduating seniors and to assist the school district in meeting the needs of all Reeds Spring students.
      Attendees will hear Charles Pittman deliver the keynote address. Pittman is a former college football All-American, an NFL player, author, and executive in the newspaper and publishing industry.
      Tickets for the event are $30 and include Stampede's four-course meal and show. A limited number of $100 VIP tickets are also available. These prime location seats include a raffle ticket for a great prize, a chance to meet Charles Pittman, and your name included as a donor to the new 2018 Community WolfPack Scholarship.
      The pre-show entertainment begins at 7:10 p.m. and the keynote address at 8:00, followed by Stampede’s dinner and show. For tickets, call 417-272-3271 extension 1196.

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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. 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. A class will be held at 9 a.m. on March 13. 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. 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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