Big Cedar Lodge will light-up the night sky with a fireworks display at dusk on July 4. Bring your lawn chair or blanket. The fireworks display can also be seen by boat on Table Rock Lake.
Chateau on the Lake Resort celebrates Independence Day with an outdoor BBQ event, complete with live entertainment, on July 4, 2015. There will also be a grand Fireworks Finale at dusk. You can view the display by boat on Table Rock Lake, near Moonshine Beach and from the Chateau’s public areas.
The 62nd annual Hollister 4th of July Celebration is the oldest fireworks display in Taney Country. The celebration is presented by the City of Hollister Fire Department. Fireworks are scheduled for dusk.
The Firecracker 5000 Run will be held on July 4 starting at 7 a.m. at Branson Landing. THe event features 5k and 10k road races along Lake Taneycomo. Register online at www.runbranson.com
The Skyline Baptist Branson family extends a warm welcome to the Tri-Lakes community to attend God & Country Sunday, July 5, beginning with a worship service at 10:15 a.m. Skyline will celebrate God’s gift of freedom to America with patriotic music, a recognition of veterans and the armed forces, and an inspiring message from Senior Pastor Norm Howell.
Then, please join us for a Cook Out and Homemade Ice Cream Contest at the church from 4 to 6 p.m. The church will provide hot dogs and hamburgers. If you can, bring a side dish or dessert to share. And don’t forget a freezer full of your best homemade ice cream! All are welcome.
Skyline Baptist Branson is located at 949 State Hwy 165 in Branson, just north of Fall Creek Road. For more information, call 417-334-6729, or see our website, www.skylinebaptist.com.
Tuesday, July 7th
Master Gardeners of the Ozarks will be presenting a series of Saturday classes in the demonstration garden as well as their "Brown Bag Lunch" garden series which take place on the first Tuesday of each month at noon. All classes are held in the gardens of the Taney County MU Extension center at 122 Felkins Avenue in Forsyth, and are free and open to the public.
• Rain Barrels - April 25, 2015 - 10:00 a.m.
• Pollinators - August, 22, 2015 - 10:00 a.m.
• Monarch Watch - October 3, 2015 - 10:00 a.m.
Brown Bag Lunch Garden Series - First Tuesday of each month at noon.
• Growing Sweet Potatoes - Tues. April 7, 2015
• Tomatoes for the Gardener - Tues., May 5, 2015
• Keyhole Gardens - Tues., June 2, 2015
• Drip Irrigation - Tues., July 7, 2015
• Harvest Time - Tues., Aug. 4, 2015
• Growing Micro Greens - Tues., Sept. 1, 2015
The Master Gardeners will also hold "An Evening in the Garden" on Thursday, June 25, 2015 from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Join the Master Gardeners as they host an evening stroll in the gardens, sample herbal drinks and appetizers, and hear about the local history of our area.
For further information, call the Taney County University of Missouri Extension Center at 417-546-4431.
Wednesday, July 8th
Beginning Wednesday, July 8 and running through Wednesday, August 19, Pregnancy Life Line will be offering classes for pregnant women to learn about healthy eating habits and healthy cooking. There will be no charge for these classes. Classes will be held from 2-3:30 p.m. each Wednesday at the PLL facility located at 19621 State Highway 413 in Reeds Spring. It is important for people to try and attend all seven classes because they will “build” on each other. There will be kitchen utensils given out at each class and participants will be able to take any leftovers home. They will also use fresh produce from the PLL gardens. Topics covered will include how to save money, food preparation tips, safe food handling, last minute meals, how to incorporate calcium into your diet and cooking vegetables so your family will eat them Participants will also learn how to sauté, roast, make sauces and use a crock pot. Lots of recipes will be given out as well as cooking tips, ingredient substitutions, coupon websites and other helpful information. Baby sitting will be provided free of charge. To register for classes, please call 417-272-5210. Space is limited.
Friday, July 10th
The Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Missouri Chapter, is hosting its monthly Family Education Workshop seminar focusing on the topic, “Dementia Conversations” on Friday, July 10 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the Taneyhills Community Library, 4th & Pacific, Branson. There is no charge for this program but reservations are necessary to attend. Please call 417-886-2199.
This program is designed to help you talk with your entire family, including the person with signs of dementia, about some challenging and often uncomfortable topics related to Alzheimer’s and dementia. The Dementia Conversations program is designed to meet the needs of the following audiences:
• People noticing changes in seniors they are close to who have not received a dementia-related diagnosis.
• Care partners of those in the early stage of dementia.
• Other family members who do not see themselves as caregivers.
• Long-distance caregivers.
• Hands-on caregivers of people in the middle to late stages of dementia.
Friday, July 17th
Casting Crowns and Among The Thirsty
Friday, Jul 17, 2015, 7:00 p.m.
Springdale H.S. Performing Arts Center - 101 S. Pleasant Street, Springdale, AR
More info - http://www.itickets.com/events/344112/Springdale_AR/Casting_Crowns.html
Saturday, July 18th
Crowder, Brady Toops & John Tibbs
Saturday, Jul 18, 2015, 7:00 p.m.
Vada Sheid Community Development Center - 1600 South College Street, Mountain Home, AR
More info - http://www.itickets.com/events/345000/Mtn._Home_AR/Crowder.html
Friday, November 6th
MUSIC: Laura Story and Meredith Andrews
SPEAKERS: Jennifer Rothschild and Lysa TerKeurst
Friday, November 6, 7:00 p.m. - Saturday, November 7, 12:30 p.m.
Second Baptist Church - 3111 E. Battlefield, Springfield, MO
More info - http://www.freshgroundedfaith.com/springfield-mo-15