Local Events

Tomorrow

  1. C of O Associates Luncheon - 11:30 am
    • The C of O Associates Luncheon will be held Monday, Jan. 21, at 11:30 a.m., in the Silver Dollar City Parlor at The Keeter Center. C of O invites current associates, and those interested in becoming associates, to attend the luncheon.

      The cost of the luncheon is $18 per person. Please RSVP by Wednesday, Jan. 16, to the Development Office at (417) 690-2209 or e-mail associates@cofo.edu.

      The College of the Ozarks Associates is an organization comprised of more than 350 individuals and businesses committed to the furtherance of the College’s interests and its efforts to provide higher education for deserving young men and women.

      Thomas D. Peebles, Jr., with the Estate Planning Practice Group of Carnahan, Evans, Cantwell & Brown, P. C. will provide helpful information regarding IRA rollovers, planned giving, and estate planning tips.

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Tuesday, January 22nd

  1. Blood Drive - 10:00 am
    • The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive on Tuesday, January 22 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., at First Christian Church, 5 Hilltop Drive, 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, January 24th

  1. Boo Boos and Band-Aids - 5:30 pm
    • Cox Medical Center Branson will host Boo Boos and Band-Aids on Thursday, January 24, from 5:30 - 7 p.m. in the Tree Rooms. Is green snot bad? Will chicken soup really make me better? You're invited to a fun, FREE, family event with Cox Branson pediatricians. Dr. Michelle Davis and Dr. Jennifer Freeman will answer all of your questions. Bring the kids, too. They'll enjoy crafts and games during this candid panel discussion. There will also be prize drawings.

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Friday, January 25th

  1. Blood Drive - 12:00 pm
    • The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive on Friday, January 25 from 12 - 5 p.m., at Our Lady Of The Lake Catholic Church Parish Center, 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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Monday, January 28th

  1. Blood Drive - 9:00 am
    • Reeds Spring High School will host a Blood Drive for Community Blood Center of the Ozarks on Monday, January 28, from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the Auxiliary Gym. All donors will receive a pair of CBCO Donor socks. Photo ID required. Eat and drink well prior to the blood drive. For more information, visit CBCO.org.

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Wednesday, January 30th

  1. Blood Drive - 9:30 am
    • The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive on Wednesday, January 30 from 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., 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, January 31st

  1. School of the Ozarks Open House - 8:00 am
    • School of the Ozarks will host an Open House on January 31 at 8 a.m. at the S of O Lower School on the campus of College of the Ozarks for any family that is interested in applying for the 2019-2020 school year. At this event, families will be able to hear from administration, tour the building, and receive information regarding 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 January 31 to request a packet, or stop by either the Upper or Lower School office during business hours to pick up a packet.

      At this time, the following openings are available due to the fact that enrollment numbers are increased at certain grade levels:

      Kindergarten: 16
      1st Grade: 4

      5th Grade: 1

      7th Grade: 4

      9th Grade: 2 (priority consideration will be given to students who have been previously classically educated)

      11th Grade: 1 (preference will be given to students who have been previously classically educated)

      12th Grade: 2 (preference will be given to students who have been previously classically educated)

      More openings may become available before the Open House. For more information, call 417-690-2325 or email lwilks@cofo.edu.

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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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Saturday, February 2nd

  1. Pancake or Waffle Breakfast - 7:00 am
    • The Pines Community Christian Church, Christian Women’s Fellowship (CWF) located at 7968 E. State Hwy 86 (across from JJ Junction) Blue Eye, MO; will be holding a Pancake or Waffle Breakfast on Saturday, February 2, 2019 from 7:00 am – 10:00 am. Freewill “LOVE” offering. All proceeds to benefit area charities. 417-779-4141

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  2. Meet the Authors Festival - 9:30 am
    • The 7th annual Meet the Authors Festival will be held at the Kimberling Area Library on Saturday, February 2, 2019, from 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM. The event is free to attend and will feature more than 40 regional authors and 10 speakers.
      Schedule of speakers:
      ● 9:30 AM - Greetings from a Library representative and introduction of local dignitaries
      ● 9:50 A.M - Katherine Ritchie--My Name is Jozef Bednarz-Memoir of a WWII POW
      ● 10:10 AM - Joyce Valdois Smith--Harvey Houses-Jewels Along the Santa Fe
      ● 10:40 AM - Byron von Rosenberg--Making friends with People and Animals
      ● 11:00 AM - Chris Mitchell--”IT” Doesn’t Define “ME”
      ● 11:20 AM - C. A. Simonson--Preserving your Legacy through Stories
      ● 11:40 AM -Tamara Hart Heiner--Reading Between the Lines
      ● 12:10 PM - Larry Dugger--Breaking Bad Habits and Other Destructive Behaviors
      ● 12:30 PM - Patty Carothers and Amy Brewer--Uplifting Young Adults and Their Importance in the Community
      ● 12:50 PM - Pat Lamb--Helping Children Understand the Bible
      ● 1:10 PM - Billy Pearson--Frontier Woman; The Story of an Adventurous Woman
      A door prize will be given after each speaker’s presentation. Complimentary coffee and cookies will be served throughout the day. For more information, visit http://www.authors.kalib.org or call 417-739-2525.

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Saturday, February 9th

  1. Father/Daughter Valentine’s Dance - 2:30 pm
    • The 8th annual Father/Daughter Valentine’s Dance will be held on Saturday, February 9, 2019 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 $12.00 per person (ages 4 and up). Space is limited. Call the Branson RecPlex at 335-2368 or visit www.bransonparksandrecreation.com for more information or to register.

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  2. Mother/Son Event at Fun Mountain - 4:00 pm
    • The 1st annual Mother/Son Event at Fun Mountain will be held on Saturday, February 9, 2019 from 4-6 p.m. (check-in at 3:45) at Fun Mountain located at Big Cedar Lodge in Ridgedale. The night will include bowling, laser tag, bumper cars, climbing wall, $10 game card and snacks. Pre-registration is required for this event and payment is due at the time of registration. The registration deadline is February 6. Cost is $15.00 per person (ages 5 and up). Space is limited. Call the Branson RecPlex at 335-2368 or visit www.bransonparksandrecreation.com for more information or to register.

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  3. Father/Daughter Valentine’s Dance - 6:30 pm
    • The 8th annual Father/Daughter Valentine’s Dance will be held on Saturday, February 9, 2019 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 $12.00 per person (ages 4 and up). Space is limited. Call the Branson RecPlex at 335-2368 or visit www.bransonparksandrecreation.com for more information or to register.

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Tuesday, February 19th

  1. Harlem Wizards - 6:30 pm
    • The Harlem Wizards will take on administrators, teachers and staff from Reeds Spring Schools on Tuesday, February 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the Reeds Spring High School gym. The Harlem Wizards will entertain the crowd with lots of slam dunks and athletic tricks. Tickets can be purchased at the Intermediate School front office or online at http://www.harlemwizards.com. All proceeds benefit Reeds Spring School CEA.

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Thursday, February 21st

  1. Hands-Only CPR Class - 9:00 am
  2. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast - 7:00 pm
    • The Branson Regional Arts Council is starting their second season of community theatre productions with their largest production yet, Disney's Beauty and the Beast. This 2019 Season Opener features a cast of nearly 50 actors. This is the first of 10 scheduled theatrical productions this year.
      Performance dates are Feb 21 - Mar 3, 2019, with shows at 7pm Thursday, Friday & Saturday, and 2pm Saturday & Sunday at the Historic Owen Theatre, 205 S. Commercial St., Branson, MO 65616.
      Tickets are $14.95* (Adults 18+) and $9.95* (Youth 4-17). A small service fee per ticket applies. Advance reserved seats are advised and available at BransonArts.org/tix or by calling 417-336-4255.

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Friday, February 22nd

  1. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast - 7:00 pm
    • The Branson Regional Arts Council is starting their second season of community theatre productions with their largest production yet, Disney's Beauty and the Beast. This 2019 Season Opener features a cast of nearly 50 actors. This is the first of 10 scheduled theatrical productions this year.
      Performance dates are Feb 21 - Mar 3, 2019, with shows at 7pm Thursday, Friday & Saturday, and 2pm Saturday & Sunday at the Historic Owen Theatre, 205 S. Commercial St., Branson, MO 65616.
      Tickets are $14.95* (Adults 18+) and $9.95* (Youth 4-17). A small service fee per ticket applies. Advance reserved seats are advised and available at BransonArts.org/tix or by calling 417-336-4255.

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Saturday, February 23rd

  1. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast - 2:00 pm
    • The Branson Regional Arts Council is starting their second season of community theatre productions with their largest production yet, Disney's Beauty and the Beast. This 2019 Season Opener features a cast of nearly 50 actors. This is the first of 10 scheduled theatrical productions this year.
      Performance dates are Feb 21 - Mar 3, 2019, with shows at 7pm Thursday, Friday & Saturday, and 2pm Saturday & Sunday at the Historic Owen Theatre, 205 S. Commercial St., Branson, MO 65616.
      Tickets are $14.95* (Adults 18+) and $9.95* (Youth 4-17). A small service fee per ticket applies. Advance reserved seats are advised and available at BransonArts.org/tix or by calling 417-336-4255.

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  2. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast - 7:00 pm
    • The Branson Regional Arts Council is starting their second season of community theatre productions with their largest production yet, Disney's Beauty and the Beast. This 2019 Season Opener features a cast of nearly 50 actors. This is the first of 10 scheduled theatrical productions this year.
      Performance dates are Feb 21 - Mar 3, 2019, with shows at 7pm Thursday, Friday & Saturday, and 2pm Saturday & Sunday at the Historic Owen Theatre, 205 S. Commercial St., Branson, MO 65616.
      Tickets are $14.95* (Adults 18+) and $9.95* (Youth 4-17). A small service fee per ticket applies. Advance reserved seats are advised and available at BransonArts.org/tix or by calling 417-336-4255.

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Sunday, February 24th

  1. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast - 2:00 pm
    • The Branson Regional Arts Council is starting their second season of community theatre productions with their largest production yet, Disney's Beauty and the Beast. This 2019 Season Opener features a cast of nearly 50 actors. This is the first of 10 scheduled theatrical productions this year.
      Performance dates are Feb 21 - Mar 3, 2019, with shows at 7pm Thursday, Friday & Saturday, and 2pm Saturday & Sunday at the Historic Owen Theatre, 205 S. Commercial St., Branson, MO 65616.
      Tickets are $14.95* (Adults 18+) and $9.95* (Youth 4-17). A small service fee per ticket applies. Advance reserved seats are advised and available at BransonArts.org/tix or by calling 417-336-4255.

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Monday, February 25th

  1. Branson Young Life Dessert Banquet - 6:30 pm
    • The 2019 Branson Young Life Dessert Banquet will be held Monday, February 25, 2019 from 6:30 – 8 p.m. at the Radisson Hotel, 120 South Wildwood Drive, Branson. Join them for a night of celebrating all that God has done in the hearts of teenagers in our community through Branson Young Life, and all God will do in the 2019 year. Guests will be encouraged with the testimonies of Branson High Schoolers and their Young Life leaders as well as invited to make a difference in the lives of youth in the coming year. Mike Ashburn will be the keynote speaker and entertainer for the evening.

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Thursday, February 28th

  1. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast - 7:00 pm
    • The Branson Regional Arts Council is starting their second season of community theatre productions with their largest production yet, Disney's Beauty and the Beast. This 2019 Season Opener features a cast of nearly 50 actors. This is the first of 10 scheduled theatrical productions this year.
      Performance dates are Feb 21 - Mar 3, 2019, with shows at 7pm Thursday, Friday & Saturday, and 2pm Saturday & Sunday at the Historic Owen Theatre, 205 S. Commercial St., Branson, MO 65616.
      Tickets are $14.95* (Adults 18+) and $9.95* (Youth 4-17). A small service fee per ticket applies. Advance reserved seats are advised and available at BransonArts.org/tix or by calling 417-336-4255.

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Friday, March 1st

  1. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast - 7:00 pm
    • The Branson Regional Arts Council is starting their second season of community theatre productions with their largest production yet, Disney's Beauty and the Beast. This 2019 Season Opener features a cast of nearly 50 actors. This is the first of 10 scheduled theatrical productions this year.
      Performance dates are Feb 21 - Mar 3, 2019, with shows at 7pm Thursday, Friday & Saturday, and 2pm Saturday & Sunday at the Historic Owen Theatre, 205 S. Commercial St., Branson, MO 65616.
      Tickets are $14.95* (Adults 18+) and $9.95* (Youth 4-17). A small service fee per ticket applies. Advance reserved seats are advised and available at BransonArts.org/tix or by calling 417-336-4255.

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  2. PACK NIGHT at Dolly Parton's Stampede - 7:10 pm
    • The Reeds Spring R-IV School Foundation will host its ninth annual major fundraising effort: “PACK NIGHT at Dolly Parton’s Stampede Dinner Attraction” on Friday, March 1, 2019. Pre-show entertainment begins at 7:10 p.m and the main event begins at 8:00 p.m. All of the evening’s proceeds will benefit the Reeds Spring R-IV School Foundation, which focuses on granting continuing education scholarships to Reeds Spring students and classroom enrichment mini-grants to teachers.

      At this year’s event, renowned baseball pitcher Scott Bailes will deliver a short keynote address about dedication and rising above average. Bailes, who attended Parkview High School in Springfield and Southwest Missouri State University (Missouri State), played nine seasons in Major League Baseball. He began his career with the Cleveland Indians and also spent time with the California Angels and Texas Rangers.

      Bailes is still involved in baseball as a broadcaster for the Springfield Cardinals. His broadcast partner, Ned Reynolds, will join Bailes at PACK NIGHT for a very special introduction. Reynolds is a Missouri Sports Hall of Fame inductee who has been broadcasting sports in the Ozarks since 1967.

      Tickets for the event are divided into two categories. The general admission tickets, which include the entire Dolly Parton’s Stampede show and meal, along with the keynote speech by Scott Bailes, cost $30.

      VIP seats will be located closer to the arena floor and are $50 each. Individuals who purchase VIP tickets will have the opportunity to attend a meet-and-greet reception at 6:30 p.m. with Scott Bailes and Ned Reynolds. They will also receive an autographed photo and be entered for a chance to win some door prizes. 100% of the money raised will benefit students.

      Tickets can be purchased at Reeds Spring High School or by calling Gibson Technical Center at 417-272-3271 ext. 1196.

      If your organization is interested in partnering with the Foundation or your company would like to purchase multiple seats, please contact Director of Communications Ben Fisher at 417-272-8171 ext. 1295 or befisher@wolves.k12.mo.us.

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Saturday, March 2nd

  1. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast - 2:00 pm
    • The Branson Regional Arts Council is starting their second season of community theatre productions with their largest production yet, Disney's Beauty and the Beast. This 2019 Season Opener features a cast of nearly 50 actors. This is the first of 10 scheduled theatrical productions this year.
      Performance dates are Feb 21 - Mar 3, 2019, with shows at 7pm Thursday, Friday & Saturday, and 2pm Saturday & Sunday at the Historic Owen Theatre, 205 S. Commercial St., Branson, MO 65616.
      Tickets are $14.95* (Adults 18+) and $9.95* (Youth 4-17). A small service fee per ticket applies. Advance reserved seats are advised and available at BransonArts.org/tix or by calling 417-336-4255.

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  2. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast - 7:00 pm
    • The Branson Regional Arts Council is starting their second season of community theatre productions with their largest production yet, Disney's Beauty and the Beast. This 2019 Season Opener features a cast of nearly 50 actors. This is the first of 10 scheduled theatrical productions this year.
      Performance dates are Feb 21 - Mar 3, 2019, with shows at 7pm Thursday, Friday & Saturday, and 2pm Saturday & Sunday at the Historic Owen Theatre, 205 S. Commercial St., Branson, MO 65616.
      Tickets are $14.95* (Adults 18+) and $9.95* (Youth 4-17). A small service fee per ticket applies. Advance reserved seats are advised and available at BransonArts.org/tix or by calling 417-336-4255.

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Sunday, March 3rd

  1. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast - 2:00 pm
    • The Branson Regional Arts Council is starting their second season of community theatre productions with their largest production yet, Disney's Beauty and the Beast. This 2019 Season Opener features a cast of nearly 50 actors. This is the first of 10 scheduled theatrical productions this year.
      Performance dates are Feb 21 - Mar 3, 2019, with shows at 7pm Thursday, Friday & Saturday, and 2pm Saturday & Sunday at the Historic Owen Theatre, 205 S. Commercial St., Branson, MO 65616.
      Tickets are $14.95* (Adults 18+) and $9.95* (Youth 4-17). A small service fee per ticket applies. Advance reserved seats are advised and available at BransonArts.org/tix or by calling 417-336-4255.

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Thursday, March 28th

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

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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