Local Events

Today

  1. Strengthening & Healing Conference
    • A Call to be Holy, July 28-29, beginning 3:30 Friday and ending Saturday evening with a Healing Service. Keynote Speaker Fr. Philip Scott, FJ. More information at www.strengtheningandhealing.org. Free and most meals provided.

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  2. Fly Fishing Expo - 9:00 am
    • The Missouri Trout Fishermen's Association will hold a Fly Fishing Expo July 28-29 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the Branson/Hollister Lions Club, 1015 E Highway 76, Branson. The event will feature Fly Casting Demos, Fly Tying Demos, Raffles and Silent Auctions, Local Exhibitors, and Food and Drinks served by the Branson/Hollister Lions Club. Admission is $2.00 per person or $5.00 per family. For more information, call 417-335-6618.

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  3. Movies in the Park - 8:00 pm
    • Movies in the Park will be held at the Branson RecPlex Soccer Fields this summer. Gates open at 8pm. Bring blankets, chairs and snacks. Concessions will be available for purchase. The movies are free to attend. They will be showing Field of Dreams on June 9, Moana on July 28 and Sing on August 12.

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Tomorrow

  1. Coffee and Craft Saturday - 9:00 am
    • White River Coffee Company, 200 Lake Street in Rockaway Beach, will host Coffee and Craft Saturday on July 29 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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  2. Fly Fishing Expo - 9:00 am
    • The Missouri Trout Fishermen's Association will hold a Fly Fishing Expo July 28-29 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the Branson/Hollister Lions Club, 1015 E Highway 76, Branson. The event will feature Fly Casting Demos, Fly Tying Demos, Raffles and Silent Auctions, Local Exhibitors, and Food and Drinks served by the Branson/Hollister Lions Club. Admission is $2.00 per person or $5.00 per family. For more information, call 417-335-6618.

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Sunday, July 30th

  1. Southern Anthem Concert
    • Southern Anthem family band will lead worship and perform a concert at First Christian Church in Kimberling City on Sunday, July 30. The church will serve a fried chicken lunch following the concert. For more information about the band, visit southernanthemband.com

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  2. A Midsummer Night's Dream - 7:00 pm
    • Forte Theatre Productions along with The Branson Regional Arts Council present Shakespeare in the Park, A Midsummer Night's Dream July 30-31 and August 6-7 at Chad A. Fuqua Memorial Park in downtown Hollister. Enjoy a music driven, Steampunk version of this classic comedy. Local area artisans will display their work at 6pm. At 7 p.m. each evening enjoy a Pre-Show from BRAC's Youth Troupe followed by a professional production of Midsummer. The show will end before dark. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students and BRAC members, and $5 for ages 12 and under, and are available for pre-sale at BransonArts.org or at the park entrance. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy theatre under the stars.

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Monday, July 31st

  1. Table Rock Shoreline Plan Workshop - 4:00 pm
    • The Army Corps of Engineers, Little Rock District will hold three workshops July 31 through Aug. 2 in Branson, Shell Knob and Reeds Spring to discuss and seek input on the draft Table Rock Lake Shoreline Management Plan. All interested persons are invited.
      The drop-in workshops will be held from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Monday, July 31 at the Chateau on the Lake in Branson, Tuesday, Aug. 1 at the Shell Knob Central Community United Methodist Church, and Wednesday, Aug. 2 at the Reeds Spring High School.
      A draft Environmental Assessment, which evaluates the potential impacts of each SMP alternative, will also be available for review. The draft documents are available online at https://go.usa.gov/xN6Jr.
      During the public workshops, representatives from the Corps will present an overview of the draft plan, answer questions and gather comments from the public.
      The shoreline management plan for Table Rock Lake establishes policy for the protection and preservation of the desirable environmental characteristics of the shoreline while maintaining a balance between public and private shoreline use. The last SMP update was completed in 1996.
      For more information about the shoreline management plan update process visit the https://go.usa.gov/xN6Jr.
      Comments can be mailed to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Little Rock District, Programs and Project Management Division, ATTN: Table Rock SMP, P.O Box 867, Little Rock, AR 72203-0867 or e-mailed to CESWL-TableRockShorelineManagementPlanUpdate@usace.army.mil. An on-line fillable comment card is available at https://go.usa.gov/xN6Jr.
      Comments may also be provided during the public review and comment period which ends Aug. 30.
      To review the 2014 Table Rock Master Plan and Environmental Assessment that describes several alternatives and potential impacts, please visit: https://go.usa.gov/xN6Jr.

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  2. A Midsummer Night's Dream - 7:00 pm
    • Forte Theatre Productions along with The Branson Regional Arts Council present Shakespeare in the Park, A Midsummer Night's Dream July 30-31 and August 6-7 at Chad A. Fuqua Memorial Park in downtown Hollister. Enjoy a music driven, Steampunk version of this classic comedy. Local area artisans will display their work at 6pm. At 7 p.m. each evening enjoy a Pre-Show from BRAC's Youth Troupe followed by a professional production of Midsummer. The show will end before dark. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students and BRAC members, and $5 for ages 12 and under, and are available for pre-sale at BransonArts.org or at the park entrance. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy theatre under the stars.

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Tuesday, August 1st

  1. Table Rock Shoreline Plan Workshop - 4:00 pm
    • The Army Corps of Engineers, Little Rock District will hold three workshops July 31 through Aug. 2 in Branson, Shell Knob and Reeds Spring to discuss and seek input on the draft Table Rock Lake Shoreline Management Plan. All interested persons are invited.
      The drop-in workshops will be held from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Monday, July 31 at the Chateau on the Lake in Branson, Tuesday, Aug. 1 at the Shell Knob Central Community United Methodist Church, and Wednesday, Aug. 2 at the Reeds Spring High School.
      A draft Environmental Assessment, which evaluates the potential impacts of each SMP alternative, will also be available for review. The draft documents are available online at https://go.usa.gov/xN6Jr.
      During the public workshops, representatives from the Corps will present an overview of the draft plan, answer questions and gather comments from the public.
      The shoreline management plan for Table Rock Lake establishes policy for the protection and preservation of the desirable environmental characteristics of the shoreline while maintaining a balance between public and private shoreline use. The last SMP update was completed in 1996.
      For more information about the shoreline management plan update process visit the https://go.usa.gov/xN6Jr.
      Comments can be mailed to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Little Rock District, Programs and Project Management Division, ATTN: Table Rock SMP, P.O Box 867, Little Rock, AR 72203-0867 or e-mailed to CESWL-TableRockShorelineManagementPlanUpdate@usace.army.mil. An on-line fillable comment card is available at https://go.usa.gov/xN6Jr.
      Comments may also be provided during the public review and comment period which ends Aug. 30.
      To review the 2014 Table Rock Master Plan and Environmental Assessment that describes several alternatives and potential impacts, please visit: https://go.usa.gov/xN6Jr.

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  2. Free Internet Safety Class - 6:00 pm
    • A Free Internet Safety Class will be held Tuesday, August 1 at 6 p.m. at Taneyhills Community Library in the Stanley & Elaine Ball Tech Room. The class will be taught by Michael Prince, Family Internet Safety Specialist. Space is limited to 40 people. Sign-up at the front desk or call 417-334-1418.

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Wednesday, August 2nd

  1. Substance Abuse Employer Workshop - 8:00 am
    • A Substance Abuse Employer Workshop will be held Wednesday, August 2 from 8 a.m. - noon at the Hollister High School Auditorium. This event is geared towards training local business owners and leaders to identify the physical, behavioral, speech and performance indicators of probable alcohol and drug abuse.
      Attendees will:
      * Receive “Reasonable Suspicion” training that will help employers understand if reasonable suspicion exists and how to identify possible substance use related issues in an employee.
      * Hear from an expert panel consisting of a pharmacist, a lawyer, a healthcare professional, a law enforcement officer and a person in recovery.
      * Learn from Heather Burney, Pharm D, about how the opioid epidemic began, as well as safe storage and disposal of prescription medications.
      The cost is FREE, but registration is required by Wednesday, July 26. Visit hollisterchamber.net for more information or to register.

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  2. Table Rock Shoreline Plan Workshop - 4:00 pm
    • The Army Corps of Engineers, Little Rock District will hold three workshops July 31 through Aug. 2 in Branson, Shell Knob and Reeds Spring to discuss and seek input on the draft Table Rock Lake Shoreline Management Plan. All interested persons are invited.
      The drop-in workshops will be held from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Monday, July 31 at the Chateau on the Lake in Branson, Tuesday, Aug. 1 at the Shell Knob Central Community United Methodist Church, and Wednesday, Aug. 2 at the Reeds Spring High School.
      A draft Environmental Assessment, which evaluates the potential impacts of each SMP alternative, will also be available for review. The draft documents are available online at https://go.usa.gov/xN6Jr.
      During the public workshops, representatives from the Corps will present an overview of the draft plan, answer questions and gather comments from the public.
      The shoreline management plan for Table Rock Lake establishes policy for the protection and preservation of the desirable environmental characteristics of the shoreline while maintaining a balance between public and private shoreline use. The last SMP update was completed in 1996.
      For more information about the shoreline management plan update process visit the https://go.usa.gov/xN6Jr.
      Comments can be mailed to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Little Rock District, Programs and Project Management Division, ATTN: Table Rock SMP, P.O Box 867, Little Rock, AR 72203-0867 or e-mailed to CESWL-TableRockShorelineManagementPlanUpdate@usace.army.mil. An on-line fillable comment card is available at https://go.usa.gov/xN6Jr.
      Comments may also be provided during the public review and comment period which ends Aug. 30.
      To review the 2014 Table Rock Master Plan and Environmental Assessment that describes several alternatives and potential impacts, please visit: https://go.usa.gov/xN6Jr.

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Thursday, August 3rd

  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 1 p.m. on August 3. 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 - 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. Classes are available at 9 a.m. or 1 p.m. on August 3. 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. Breastfeeding Awareness Walk - 6:00 pm
    • In celebration of World Breastfeeding Week, the Taney County Health Department joins with the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) to host the Steps for Success, Breastfeeding Awareness Walk in partnership with Cox Medical Center Branson. The walk will be held August 3 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at the Branson RecPlex, 1500 Branson Hills Parkway, Pavilion D. There will be activities for kids, giveaways from local businesses and refreshments to follow. For more information and/or to register for the Steps for Success walk call (417)-334-4544 ext 235.
      Every year from August 1st through August 7th the WABA organizes World Breastfeeding Week (WBW). An annual theme is selected for the week reflecting this vibrant, global movement to promote, protect, and support breastfeeding by anyone, anywhere at any time. This year’s theme is working together for the common good! Encouraging partnerships throughout communities to encourage breastfeeding and support the dignity of breastfeeding mothers.

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  4. Cal Ripken Opening Ceremony - 6:30 pm
    • Branson Landing welcomes the Cal Ripken Major 70 World Series Teams as they Parade down the Promenade from both the north and south ends of Branson Landing to meet in the middle and proceed to Town Square and into the amphitheater for an Opening Ceremony in front of the Branson Landing Fountains. The opening ceremony will be held Thursday, August 3 at 6:30 p.m. Special guest appearances by Mayor Karen Best, Babe Ruth League Commissioner, Branson Fire Department Color Guard, Acrobats of China, and Forever Young.

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Friday, August 4th

  1. School Readiness Fair - 8:00 am
    • K-12 students living in Stone County may be eligible for free school supplies. Love, INC will give away supplies during its annual School Readiness Fair on Friday, August 4 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at Reeds Spring High School.
      Eligibility is based on a family’s financial need. The deadline to apply is July 21 to be guaranteed school supplies. The application can be found at www.omcloveinc.org.
      During the fair, K-12 students who attend any school in Stone County will receive a backpack, school supplies, shoes, socks, dental and vision screenings, and sports physicals if needed. The event also includes music, free food, and a bounce house. Love, INC will also have a satellite event at Crane High School from 4-7 p.m. to serve those who do not have transportation to Reeds Spring or have job commitments which conflict with the morning event.
      Walk-ins are welcome at both locations, but school supplies cannot be guaranteed. For more information, contact Love, INC. at 417-336-7056.

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  2. School Readiness Fair - 4:00 pm
    • K-12 students living in Stone County may be eligible for free school supplies. Love, INC will give away supplies during its annual School Readiness Fair on Friday, August 4 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at Reeds Spring High School.
      Eligibility is based on a family’s financial need. The deadline to apply is July 21 to be guaranteed school supplies. The application can be found at www.omcloveinc.org.
      During the fair, K-12 students who attend any school in Stone County will receive a backpack, school supplies, shoes, socks, dental and vision screenings, and sports physicals if needed. The event also includes music, free food, and a bounce house. Love, INC will also have a satellite event at Crane High School from 4-7 p.m. to serve those who do not have transportation to Reeds Spring or have job commitments which conflict with the morning event.
      Walk-ins are welcome at both locations, but school supplies cannot be guaranteed. For more information, contact Love, INC. at 417-336-7056.

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Saturday, August 5th

  1. Block Party - 11:00 am
    • Bear Creek Springs Baptist Church is sponsoring a Block Party at the Pavilion at Lake Harrison Park on Saturday, August 5 from 11am to 2pm. They will be giving away free backpacks and school supplies to the first 100+ kids. Bring the whole family for free food, treats, and fun games. There will be drawings for prizes too. For more information, call 870-741-7937.

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  2. Vintage RV Rally - 12:00 pm
    • The Branson KOA Holiday Campground at 397 Animal Safari Road will be hosting its annual Vintage RV Rally on August 5 at the campground.
      The event, which is free and open to the public from noon to 3 p.m., will include tours of vintage recreational vehicles as well as other fun events. There will be a potluck dinner at the campground's Convention Center at 6 p.m.
      Campers with RVs from 1976 and before will receive special pricing during the August 3-5 weekend.
      For more information, contact Branson KOA Holiday at 800-562-4177 or visit www.bransonkoa.com.

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  3. Rock The Spectrum Benefit - 5:00 pm
    • Enjoy Music, Bounce Houses, Kid’s Activities, and more during Rock The Spectrum, a benefit event for families with children on the autism spectrum. The event will be held Saturday, August 5 from 5-11 p.m. at Branson Landing. All monies raised will go to directly help families affected by autism in Branson and surrounding areas. Music performances by DJ Hadenwood, Lindsay with Issues, Kresleigh, Makenna & Brock and headliners The Mixtapes.

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Sunday, August 6th

  1. Jammin' for Jesus - 2:00 pm
    • Jammin' for Jesus will be held Sunday, August 6, 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, Ava Kasich, and Mary Faye Jackson. Others jammin' are Doug Gabriel, Randy Plummer, Megan McComb Mabe, Zack & Cherie Swain, Jayne Carter, Tammy Beebe, Joie Christensen, Laura Black Wines and saxophonist Gary Dooms. This month's event will benefit the Women's Crises Center. Free Admission to Jammin' for Jesus with a donation of non-perishable food items or personal hygiene items for the Women's Crises Center. A love offering will also be taken. For more information, contact Producer Phyllis Rotrock at 417-336-5622.

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  2. Back to School Bash - 5:00 pm
    • The 11th annual Back to School Bash will be held on Sunday, August 6 from 5-8 p.m. at the Branson RecPlex. This free community event supplies backpacks filled with school supplies for Taney and Stone County children & youth. Other activities include giant inflatables, games, swimming, professional motorcross show, Promised Land Petting Zoo, non-profit booths, eye exams, food, frisbees, crafts, face painting, balloon animals, climbing walls and more. This event is hosted by the First Baptist Church of Branson with many community sponsors. If you’d like to be a sponsor, or would like more information on this event, please contact the First Baptist Church office at 417-334-7437 or visit www.fbcbranson.com.

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  3. A Midsummer Night's Dream - 7:00 pm
    • Forte Theatre Productions along with The Branson Regional Arts Council present Shakespeare in the Park, A Midsummer Night's Dream July 30-31 and August 6-7 at Chad A. Fuqua Memorial Park in downtown Hollister. Enjoy a music driven, Steampunk version of this classic comedy. Local area artisans will display their work at 6pm. At 7 p.m. each evening enjoy a Pre-Show from BRAC's Youth Troupe followed by a professional production of Midsummer. The show will end before dark. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students and BRAC members, and $5 for ages 12 and under, and are available for pre-sale at BransonArts.org or at the park entrance. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy theatre under the stars.

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Monday, August 7th

  1. A Midsummer Night's Dream - 7:00 pm
    • Forte Theatre Productions along with The Branson Regional Arts Council present Shakespeare in the Park, A Midsummer Night's Dream July 30-31 and August 6-7 at Chad A. Fuqua Memorial Park in downtown Hollister. Enjoy a music driven, Steampunk version of this classic comedy. Local area artisans will display their work at 6pm. At 7 p.m. each evening enjoy a Pre-Show from BRAC's Youth Troupe followed by a professional production of Midsummer. The show will end before dark. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students and BRAC members, and $5 for ages 12 and under, and are available for pre-sale at BransonArts.org or at the park entrance. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy theatre under the stars.

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Thursday, August 10th

  1. Shepherd Super Summer Cruise
    • The Shepherd Super Summer Cruise will return to Branson August 10-12, 2017. The car event will feature a Show ‘n Shine with over 400 cars at the Shepherd of the Hills Homestead, as well as a Midnight Cruise and best in show awards.
      The Midnight Cruise is scheduled for Saturday night, August 12, and will start at the corner of The Shepherd of the Hills Expressway and Hwy 76 and continues down to Roark Valley Road.
      For more information, visit supersummercruise.com.
      The full schedule of events for the 2017 Shepherd Super Summer Cruise:
      Thursday, August 10, 2017
      7:00am – 5:00pm: Vehicle Registration – Gates Open for Registrants
      8:00am – 5:00pm: Vehicle Show & Shine at The Shepherd of the Hills
      9:00am – 5:00pm: Judging of Vehicles
      9:00am – 5:00pm: Pictures taken of Vehicles at Trails End Gift Shop
      Friday, August 11, 2017
      7:00am – 5:00pm: Vehicle Registration – Gates open for Registrants
      8:00am – 5:00pm: Vehicle Show & Shine at The Shepherd of the Hills
      9:00am – 5:00pm: Judging of Vehicles
      9:00am – 5:00pm: Pictures taken of Vehicles at Trails End Gift Shop
      8:30pm: The Shepherd of the Hills Outdoor Drama: Car Show Registrants have free voucher
      Saturday, August 12, 2017
      7:00 am – 1:00 pm: Vehicle Registration – Gates open for Registrants
      8:00 am – 5:00 pm: Vehicle Show & Shine at The Shepherd of the Hills
      8:30 am – 11:00 am: Judging Concludes
      8:30 am – 11:00 am: Pictures of Vehicles at Trails End Gift Shop Concludes
      4:00 pm – 5:30 pm: Best in Show Awards at Pavilion Theatre and Driver’s Briefing for Cruise
      MIDNIGHT – Shepherd of the Hills Super Summer Cruise 2017

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  2. OTC Listening Session - 3:00 pm
    • Ozarks Technical Community College in Hollister will host a Community Listening Session on Thursday, August 10 from 3:00-4:30 p.m. in the fourth floor community room. Bring your ideas for OTC's future and provide feedback to ensure the college is meeting your needs and those of the community. Those who can't make the meeting can complete on online survey at OTC.edu/Survey or call 417-447-2676.

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Friday, August 11th

  1. Back To School Bash - 6:00 pm
    • First Baptist Forsyth will host a Back To School Bash on Friday, August 11 from 6-8 p.m. The event will provide FREE school supplies and backpacks for Pre-K through 8th grade students in the Forsyth, Taneyville, Mark Twain and School of the Ozarks school districts. In addition, they will be providing backpacks and flash drives to Forsyth High School students. For more information, call the church office at 417-546-5555.

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Saturday, August 12th

  1. Swap Meet - 7:00 am
    • A Swap Meet will be held at Mincy Community Park, 5189 Hwy J in Kirbyville on August 12-13 from 7 a.m. - 1 p.m. each day. 10 x 12 vendor spots are available for $10 for BOTH days. All are welcome. Examples of items to sell include produce, clothing, antiques, household items, animals, etc. For more information or to reserve a vendor spot, call 417-331-6426.

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  2. Marina Day Celebration - 1:00 pm
    • Campbell Point Marina is hosting a National Marina Day Celebration on Saturday, August 12 from 1:00 - 10:00 p.m. The event will feature free activities from 1-5 p.m. including boat rides, mermaid and shark face painting, dock hop tours, BBQ, waffle cones, and information booths. A concert by Studio 54 will be held from 6:30-9:30 p.m. The marina is located at 1363 Campbell Point Road in Shell Knob.

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  3. Movies in the Park - 8:00 pm
    • Movies in the Park will be held at the Branson RecPlex Soccer Fields this summer. Gates open at 8pm. Bring blankets, chairs and snacks. Concessions will be available for purchase. The movies are free to attend. They will be showing Field of Dreams on June 9, Moana on July 28 and Sing on August 12.

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Sunday, August 13th

  1. Swap Meet - 7:00 am
    • A Swap Meet will be held at Mincy Community Park, 5189 Hwy J in Kirbyville on August 12-13 from 7 a.m. - 1 p.m. each day. 10 x 12 vendor spots are available for $10 for BOTH days. All are welcome. Examples of items to sell include produce, clothing, antiques, household items, animals, etc. For more information or to reserve a vendor spot, call 417-331-6426.

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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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Wednesday, August 16th

  1. FCH Breakfast Fundraiser - 8:30 am
    • Faith Community Health will host a Breakfast Fundraiser on Wednesday, August 16, from 8:30-10:00 a.m. at The Great American Steak and Chicken House in Branson.
      The event will include a breakfast buffet and special guests Donald Trump (Jim Barber), Branson Mayor Karen Best, Rep. Jeff Justus, Sen. David Sater, Congressman Billy Long and others.
      Proceeds will benefit Faith Community Health's efforts to provide medical, dental, vision, mental health and dispensary services at affordable income-based rates for underserved people living or working in Stone and Taney counties. FCH serves more than 5,000 patients and their families with quality, affordable health care.
      Advance tickets are $20. After August 10, and at the door, tickets are $25. Buy tickets at www.accelevents.com/events/FCH#the-event
      For more information, email Carol@faithcommunityhealth.org or call 417-544-8694.

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  2. YBN Opening Ceremony - 6:30 pm
    • Branson Landing will host Youth Baseball Network’s National Championship Opening Ceremony on Wednesday, August 16 at 6:30 p.m. The YBN National Championship Teams will Parade down the Branson Landing Promenade. The Parade of Athletes will begin on the north end of the property by Belk and proceed to Town Square for the opening ceremony.

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Thursday, August 17th

  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 1 p.m. on August 17. 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 - 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. Classes are available at 9 a.m. or 1 p.m. on August 17. 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. Relay For Life Planning Meeting - 6:00 pm
    • Relay For Life of Taney and Stone Counties will hold a 2018 Event Leadership Team Planning Meeting on Thursday, August 17 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at First Baptist Branson, 400 S Sunshine, to plan for the 2018 event. All interested persons are welcome to attend.

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Saturday, August 19th

  1. 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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  2. 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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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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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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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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Sunday, September 10th

  1. 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. 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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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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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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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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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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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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