Local Events

Today

  1. Benefit The Badge Pickleball Tournament - 8:00 am
    • Benefit The Badge will host a Pickleball Tournament fundraiser December 15-16 at 8 a.m. at the Branson RecPlex. Categories include Recreational, Mixed Doubles, Competitive Mixed Doubles and Competitive Doubles. Cost is $40 person for one category, and $10 for each additional category. 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, visit pickleballtournaments.com.

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  2. Winter Art Camp - 9:00 am
    • The Branson High School Arts Department will host a Winter Art Camp on Saturday, December 15 at the High School. A session for K-3rd grade students will be held from 9-11:30 a.m. and a session for 4th-6th grade students will be held from noon - 2:30 p.m. Students will have the opportunity to paint, sculpt, build and tie-dye. Cost is $20 per student and the registration deadline is December 10. To register, call or text 417-818-0345 and leave your name, number, child's name, grade and shirt size. Payment will be accepted at time of drop off.

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  3. Winter Art Camp - 12:00 pm
    • The Branson High School Arts Department will host a Winter Art Camp on Saturday, December 15 at the High School. A session for K-3rd grade students will be held from 9-11:30 a.m. and a session for 4th-6th grade students will be held from noon - 2:30 p.m. Students will have the opportunity to paint, sculpt, build and tie-dye. Cost is $20 per student and the registration deadline is December 10. To register, call or text 417-818-0345 and leave your name, number, child's name, grade and shirt size. Payment will be accepted at time of drop off.

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  4. Miracle on Wolf Lane - 1:00 pm
    • The third annual Miracle on Wolf Lane will be held on Saturday, December 15, from 1-3 p.m. at the Reeds Spring High School. This student-designed event is open to the community and includes movies, ornament decoration, games, cookie decorating, hot chocolate and Santa. The goal is for families to spend some fun, quality time together. Admission is free.

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  5. Birthday of a King - 7:30 pm
    • King’s Chapel will host Birthday of a King, an original, Broadway-style Christmas musical, on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 7-9 and Dec. 14-16, at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $15 for adults, $12 for children (4-12), and free for children (0-3). Local residents use coupon code LOCAL for $10 tickets at BirthdayofaKing.com. King’s Chapel is located at Yakov's Theatre, 470 Hwy 248, Branson. For more information, visit BirthdayofaKing.com or call 417-413-1984.

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Tomorrow

  1. Benefit The Badge Pickleball Tournament - 8:00 am
    • Benefit The Badge will host a Pickleball Tournament fundraiser December 15-16 at 8 a.m. at the Branson RecPlex. Categories include Recreational, Mixed Doubles, Competitive Mixed Doubles and Competitive Doubles. Cost is $40 person for one category, and $10 for each additional category. 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, visit pickleballtournaments.com.

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  2. Birthday of a King - 7:30 pm
    • King’s Chapel will host Birthday of a King, an original, Broadway-style Christmas musical, on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 7-9 and Dec. 14-16, at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $15 for adults, $12 for children (4-12), and free for children (0-3). Local residents use coupon code LOCAL for $10 tickets at BirthdayofaKing.com. King’s Chapel is located at Yakov's Theatre, 470 Hwy 248, Branson. For more information, visit BirthdayofaKing.com or call 417-413-1984.

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Wednesday, December 19th

  1. Pajamas Movie Night - 5:30 pm
    • A Pajama Movie Night will be held on Wednesday, December 19 at 5:30 p.m. at the Jesus Was Homeless campus, 310 Gretna Road in Branson. Grab your favorite pajamas and come enjoy a Christmas movie night. Other activities will include an ornament making station, Christmas cookie decorating, a hot chocolate bar, popcorn and pictures with Santa. The event is free and open to the Branson community. For families without transportation, free rides are available by calling (417) 335-9915 the day of the event.

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Saturday, December 22nd

  1. Breakfast with Santa - 9:00 am
    • Chateau on the Lake in Branson will host Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, Dec. 22 from 9:00 - 11:30 a.m. This annual charity fundraiser, in its 21st year, will benefit Convoy of Hope this year. Every child receives a gift and has the opportunity to visit with Santa. The event will feature a breakfast buffet and fun activities. For more information or to register, call 417-334-1161.

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  2. Christmas Pageant - 6:30 pm
    • For the fourth year in a row Heart-Song Fellowship is organizing a Christmas Pageant to be presented at the Branson Landing fountains on December 22 (rain date, Dec. 23) at 6:30 p.m. The 30-minute Pageant has a simple format of Scripture readings-silently acted-out, interwoven with carol-singing. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Heart-Song Director, Tim Onnen by email at kim4tim@gmail.com or call 417-593-6878.

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Sunday, December 23rd

  1. Outdoor Living Nativity - 5:00 pm
    • For the first time, Faith Lutheran Church in Branson is presenting "A Night of Nativity: an Outdoor Living Nativity" on Sunday, Dec. 23 from 5-8 p.m. They will have a live cast including Mary, Joseph, and baby Jesus, along with the wise men and shepherds, as well as a live donkey and camel.
      Besides the living nativity, they will be displaying some of their members' own personal nativity sets inside, from life-size to miniature.
      The church is located at 221 Malone St, just off the Cox Hospital round-about. Call 417-334-2469 or check them out on Facebook for additional information.

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Monday, December 31st

  1. New Year’s Eve Celebration - 5:00 pm
    • The Keeter Center at College of the Ozarks will host a New Year’s Eve Celebration on Monday, Dec. 31, with seating beginning at 5 p.m. The evening will feature dancing, live music, and a sparkling cider toast. Activities end at 8 p.m.

      The dinner will consist of a farm-to-fork inspired, four-course meal for $55 per person. Special New Year’s Eve lodge rates are also available for the evening.

      For special lodge rates for New Year’s Eve and reservations for both events, call The Keeter Center at (417) 690-2100 or go online to www.keetercenter.edu and click on Special Events.

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Thursday, January 17th

  1. Hands-Only CPR Class - 9:00 am

Friday, February 1st

  1. Poverty Summit - 9:00 am
    • The S. Truett Cathy 2019 Poverty Summit will be held Friday, February 1, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (check-in begins at 8:15 a.m.) in The Royal Oak Forum at The Keeter Center at College of the Ozarks. Cost is $10 for the morning only or $25 for the full day including lunch. Lunch seating and afternoon session will be limited to the first 192 people, so make your reservation early. The target audience includes community members, teachers, administrators, ministries, agencies, government officials, and medical professionals.

      REGISTER HERE: http://www.cofo.edu/poverty

      POVERTY SUMMIT PURPOSE:

      The 2019 S. Truett Cathy Poverty Summit is three-fold:

      1. To look at a thriving initiative with high community engagement as a possible model for collaboration across all sectors to reduce the rate of poverty in our area.

      2. The keynote address will be followed by a panel of Stone & Taney County practitioners who will discuss the current state of initiatives in Stone and Taney Counties.

      3. The ultimate goal is to gather input from a wide cross section of stakeholders in a guided “community conversation,” which will serve as the kick-off of numerous small group discussions during 2019. This community feedback will be part of a report, which will provide a roadmap for action steps for reducing the rate of poverty in the region.

      GUEST SPEAKER INFO:

      Alan Graham says it’s all about relationships. Mobile Loaves & Fishes is a social outreach ministry in Austin, TX, committed to providing permanent, sustainable solutions for the chronically homeless while surrounding them with compassion, love and dignity. Those who know Alan best know that he is a man on a mission — to relieve the struggles homeless individuals face in obtaining their basic needs of food, community and a place to call home. With the support of more than 19,000 volunteers, Mobile Loaves & Fishes is the largest prepared feeding program to the homeless and working poor in Austin, Texas. Graham is also the visionary behind MLF’s Community First! Village — a 27-acre master planned development that provides affordable, permanent housing and a supporting community to the chronically homeless in Central Texas.

      QUESTIONS:

      Please call Pamela Spears at (417) 690-2242 or email pspears@cofo.edu

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Thursday, April 4th

  1. Branson Victory Campaign
    • Kenneth Copeland Ministries will present the Branson Victory Campaign April 4-6, 2019 at Faith Life Church, 3701 West Highway 76, Branson. Kenneth Copeland and guests will share biblical truths on how to use your faith and how to apply the word of God, to help you experience victorious changes in every area of your life.

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