Local Events

Today

  1. Mercy Hospital Berryville 50th Anniversary Celebration - 1:00 pm
    • Mercy Hospital Berryville will hold a 50th Anniversary Celebration on Sunday, September 15 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. The celebration of the hospital's 50 years in Berryville will be held on the hospital's front lawn. Everyone is invited for free food, fun and fellowship. The hospital is located at 214 Carter Street in Berryville, AR.

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Tomorrow

  1. RS Parent Partnership Night - 5:30 pm
    • The Reeds Spring School District will host a Parent Partnership Night on Monday, September 16 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Reeds Spring Primary School.

      This is a chance for parents to collaborate with the principals from the Primary, Elementary, and Intermediate schools on topics to help guide their children to success.

      New superintendent, Dr. Cody Hirchi, will hold his first Hangin' With Hirschi session, where parents can learn about his vision for the district.

      Childcare and refreshments will be provided. No RSVP is necessary. Please contact your student's building if you have questions.

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Tuesday, September 17th

  1. Free Gardening Program - 12:00 pm
    • Master Gardeners of the Ozarks will present their monthly gardening workshops again this year, in the demonstration gardens located at the Taney County MU Extension center at 122 Felkins Avenue in Forsyth. Programs are held on the third Tuesday of each month at noon starting Tuesday, April 16, 2019 through October. Classes are free and open to the public as part of community education offered by the Master Gardeners.

      2019 Programs:
      April 16 - Seed Starting - Bill Greet, Master Gardener
      May 21 - Right Plant in the Right Place - Rita Hlasney, Master Gardener
      June 18 - Lillies - Penny Meador, Master Gardener
      July 16 - Water Wise - Marie Ewing, Master Gardeners
      Aug. 20 - Preserving Your Garden Abundance - Marie Ewing, Master Gardener
      Sept. 17 - Bring the Garden in for the Fall - Alice Troyke, Master Gardener
      Oct. 15 - Seed Saving - Maggie Shanks, Master Gardener

      Pack yout lunch and join us in our garden setting for these casual, informative programs. In case of inclement weather programs are often moved to the basement of the Forsyth Community Presbyterian Church at 271 Main Street. For further information, call the Taney County University of Missouri Extension center at 417-546-4431 or email taneyco@missouri.edu.

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  2. Branson Centennial Museum Presentation - 12:30 pm
    • The public is invited to "Putting History on the Map," a free presentation at the Branson Centennial Museum on Tuesday, Sept. 17 from 12:30 – 1:30 PM. Ozark historian and City of Branson Engineering GIS Coordinator, Curtis Copeland will be speaking about Ozarks history as seen through geography and maps.

      The Tuesday Talk series is presented free-of-charge by the Branson Centennial Museum and White River Valley Historical Society. Throughout 2019, various topics of local and historical interest will be presented by knowledgeable speakers every month on the third Tuesday from 12:30 until 1:30 PM. The Museum is located in historic Downtown Branson at 120 South Commercial Street.

      For more information on this presentations and future events at the Branson Centennial Museum, go to www.wrvhs.org or call 417-239-1912.

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Wednesday, September 18th

  1. Airpower History Tour - 9:00 am
    • The Commemorative Air Force's AirPower History Tour will visit Branson Airport September 18-22, from 9 AM to 5 PM each day. The event features tours of Historic WWII Aircraft, and available rides in certain aircraft (for additional purchase). Rides may be booked at the event or in advance at AirPowerTour.org. Daily access to the event is $20 for adults and $8 for children age 10 through 17. Ages 9 and under are free. Aerobatic Air Shows by legendary aerobatic pilot Mike Galloway, will take off Friday - 1 pm & 4 pm, Saturday - 11 am & 12:45 pm, and Sunday - 11 am & 1 pm. Area car clubs will be displaying classic and military autos. There will also be music, food and a flight simulator on site throughout the week. A portion of event proceeds and food sales will benefit the Branson Veterans Task Force and Civil Air Patrol Cadet Programs for area youth. Visit AirPowerTour.org for more information.

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  2. Career Day at Silver Dollar City - 10:00 am
    • Gain firsthand knowledge from professionals and leaders in the entertainment industry and learn what it takes to operate "America's Best Theme Park" during Silver Dollar City's Career Day on Wednesday, September 18, from 10 AM – 6 PM at Silver Dollar City. Plus students can see the park in motion as they spend the day exploring all that Silver Dollar City has to offer. Attend 1 educational session or all 4 featuring topics from Human Resources, Aquatics, Food & Beverage, Attractions, Marketing & Safety.

      Each session will feature knowledgeable speakers with varying business backgrounds. Speakers will address questions related to their varying job responsibilities and business strategies; offering insight and advice to students. Students will have the opportunity to ask questions at the end of each session.

      For tickets: Call 800.417.7770 or email groups@silverdollarcity.com.
      More information: https://www.silverdollarcity.com/Groups/School-Groups/Events/Career-Day

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  3. Free Gardening Program - 10:00 am
    • Each year, the Master Gardeners of the Ozarks presents free Gardening Programs in cooperation with the Kimberling Area Library Association. This year, each session will be held on the third Wednesday of each month, at 10 a.m. from March through September. All sessions are in the Community Room at Kimberling Area Library and are free and open to the public.

      Schedule:
      March 20 - Budget Wise Gardening: Celebrate the First Day of Spring - Alice Troyke
      April 17 - Missouri Native Trees: Great Choices for the Ozark Landscape - Amy Jackson
      May 15 - Putting It Together: Creating Combinations in the Garden - Kathryn Kufahl
      June 19 - Easy Peasy: Plants, Pots and Propagation - Mary O’Brien
      July 17 - Growing and Using Herbs - Barbara Garlich
      August 21 - Growing Roses in the Ozarks - Bill Greet
      Sept. 18 - Perennials for Fall Planting - Kathryn Kufahl

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Thursday, September 19th

  1. Airpower History Tour - 9:00 am
    • The Commemorative Air Force's AirPower History Tour will visit Branson Airport September 18-22, from 9 AM to 5 PM each day. The event features tours of Historic WWII Aircraft, and available rides in certain aircraft (for additional purchase). Rides may be booked at the event or in advance at AirPowerTour.org. Daily access to the event is $20 for adults and $8 for children age 10 through 17. Ages 9 and under are free. Aerobatic Air Shows by legendary aerobatic pilot Mike Galloway, will take off Friday - 1 pm & 4 pm, Saturday - 11 am & 12:45 pm, and Sunday - 11 am & 1 pm. Area car clubs will be displaying classic and military autos. There will also be music, food and a flight simulator on site throughout the week. A portion of event proceeds and food sales will benefit the Branson Veterans Task Force and Civil Air Patrol Cadet Programs for area youth. Visit AirPowerTour.org for more information.

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  2. Autumn Daze - 9:00 am
    • Downtown Branson is celebrating its 46th Annual Autumn Daze Arts, Crafts and Music Festival September 19-21 in the historic downtown district. Beginning at 9 a.m. each festival day, you'll be able to explore downtown Branson while seeing hands-on demonstrations from artisans across the country.

      Vendors
      Festival goers can shop for handcrafted, unique decor and items from over 80 vendors behind Dick's 5 & 10 during the festival. Some vendors will be demonstrating their crafts in addition to selling their wares. Past products for sale have included wooden toys, sand art, embroidered corn bags for corn toss games, all-natural homemade pet treats, windchimes, fused glass, polymer clay pendants, delicious jellies and more. Many downtown stores within walking distance of the festival will also be hosting sidewalk sales.

      Food
      With a variety of sweet and savory treats, festival food trucks and refreshment stands are sure to satisfy your taste. Expect to find foods and beverages such as pork sandwiches, kettle corn, pork rinds, fresh lemonade, coffee and more. You may even find vendors providing samples of tasty treats.

      Entertainment
      Autumn Daze will also feature local performers and Branson stars on the entertainment stage each day of the festival. In addition to live music and comedy, you'll also be able to enjoy conversation with Branson celebrities in an autograph booth! Contests, kids' activities and inflatables will also be available.

      The festival is free to the public. Festival hours will be Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Friday, September 20th

  1. Garage and Bake Sale Fundraiser - 8:00 am
    • A Garage and Bake Sale Fundraiser will be held at 54 Kimberling Blvd., Kimberling City on Friday, September 20 from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm and Saturday, September 21 from 8:00 am – 2:00 pm.

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  2. KC City-Wide Garage Sale - 8:00 am
    • Kimberling City will host its annual city-wide garage sale on Friday, September 20 and Saturday, 21 from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. To participate in the sale you do not need a garage sale permit, and it does not count towards the total garage sales you can have during the year. If you would like to have your address added to the garage sale map, contact City Hall at 417-739-4903 before September 19. Garage Sale Maps will be available to the public on September 20.

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  3. Airpower History Tour - 9:00 am
    • The Commemorative Air Force's AirPower History Tour will visit Branson Airport September 18-22, from 9 AM to 5 PM each day. The event features tours of Historic WWII Aircraft, and available rides in certain aircraft (for additional purchase). Rides may be booked at the event or in advance at AirPowerTour.org. Daily access to the event is $20 for adults and $8 for children age 10 through 17. Ages 9 and under are free. Aerobatic Air Shows by legendary aerobatic pilot Mike Galloway, will take off Friday - 1 pm & 4 pm, Saturday - 11 am & 12:45 pm, and Sunday - 11 am & 1 pm. Area car clubs will be displaying classic and military autos. There will also be music, food and a flight simulator on site throughout the week. A portion of event proceeds and food sales will benefit the Branson Veterans Task Force and Civil Air Patrol Cadet Programs for area youth. Visit AirPowerTour.org for more information.

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  4. Autumn Daze - 9:00 am
    • Downtown Branson is celebrating its 46th Annual Autumn Daze Arts, Crafts and Music Festival September 19-21 in the historic downtown district. Beginning at 9 a.m. each festival day, you'll be able to explore downtown Branson while seeing hands-on demonstrations from artisans across the country.

      Vendors
      Festival goers can shop for handcrafted, unique decor and items from over 80 vendors behind Dick's 5 & 10 during the festival. Some vendors will be demonstrating their crafts in addition to selling their wares. Past products for sale have included wooden toys, sand art, embroidered corn bags for corn toss games, all-natural homemade pet treats, windchimes, fused glass, polymer clay pendants, delicious jellies and more. Many downtown stores within walking distance of the festival will also be hosting sidewalk sales.

      Food
      With a variety of sweet and savory treats, festival food trucks and refreshment stands are sure to satisfy your taste. Expect to find foods and beverages such as pork sandwiches, kettle corn, pork rinds, fresh lemonade, coffee and more. You may even find vendors providing samples of tasty treats.

      Entertainment
      Autumn Daze will also feature local performers and Branson stars on the entertainment stage each day of the festival. In addition to live music and comedy, you'll also be able to enjoy conversation with Branson celebrities in an autograph booth! Contests, kids' activities and inflatables will also be available.

      The festival is free to the public. Festival hours will be Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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  5. Branson Bank Area Appreciation Day - 11:00 am
    • Branson Bank will host an Area Appreciation Day on Friday September 20, from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Forsyth branch, 15514 Hwy 160. Enjoy free pizza, bbq, music and more. The Forsyth ROTC will recognize Veterans at noon.

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  6. Highlands Ministry Dinner Fundraiser - 6:00 pm
    • Highlands Ministry will host its annual Dinner Theater Fundraiser on Friday, September 20 at Sanctuary of Hope on Bee Creek Road in Branson. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and dinner, featuring gourmet Mexican cuisine catered by Little Hacienda, will be served at 6:00. For tickets, call 417-334-0226. For more information about Highlands Ministry, which conducts mission work in Ecuador, visit https://www.highlandsministry.com.

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Saturday, September 21st

  1. Stone County DARE Golf Tournament - 7:00 am
    • The Stone County Sheriff's Office will host its 13th Annual Stone County DARE Golf Tournament on Saturday, September 21, starting at 7 a.m. at Indian Tree Golf Course in Crane. The tournament will feature a 4-man scramble and lunch will be provided by Flat Creek Restaurant. Space is filling up fast and only a few team spots remain. For more information or to register a team, contact Cpl. Melissa Riggins at 417-357-6116.

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  2. Garage and Bake Sale Fundraiser - 8:00 am
    • A Garage and Bake Sale Fundraiser will be held at 54 Kimberling Blvd., Kimberling City on Friday, September 20 from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm and Saturday, September 21 from 8:00 am – 2:00 pm.

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  3. KC City-Wide Garage Sale - 8:00 am
    • Kimberling City will host its annual city-wide garage sale on Friday, September 20 and Saturday, 21 from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. To participate in the sale you do not need a garage sale permit, and it does not count towards the total garage sales you can have during the year. If you would like to have your address added to the garage sale map, contact City Hall at 417-739-4903 before September 19. Garage Sale Maps will be available to the public on September 20.

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  4. Airpower History Tour - 9:00 am
    • The Commemorative Air Force's AirPower History Tour will visit Branson Airport September 18-22, from 9 AM to 5 PM each day. The event features tours of Historic WWII Aircraft, and available rides in certain aircraft (for additional purchase). Rides may be booked at the event or in advance at AirPowerTour.org. Daily access to the event is $20 for adults and $8 for children age 10 through 17. Ages 9 and under are free. Aerobatic Air Shows by legendary aerobatic pilot Mike Galloway, will take off Friday - 1 pm & 4 pm, Saturday - 11 am & 12:45 pm, and Sunday - 11 am & 1 pm. Area car clubs will be displaying classic and military autos. There will also be music, food and a flight simulator on site throughout the week. A portion of event proceeds and food sales will benefit the Branson Veterans Task Force and Civil Air Patrol Cadet Programs for area youth. Visit AirPowerTour.org for more information.

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  5. Autumn Daze - 9:00 am
    • Downtown Branson is celebrating its 46th Annual Autumn Daze Arts, Crafts and Music Festival September 19-21 in the historic downtown district. Beginning at 9 a.m. each festival day, you'll be able to explore downtown Branson while seeing hands-on demonstrations from artisans across the country.

      Vendors
      Festival goers can shop for handcrafted, unique decor and items from over 80 vendors behind Dick's 5 & 10 during the festival. Some vendors will be demonstrating their crafts in addition to selling their wares. Past products for sale have included wooden toys, sand art, embroidered corn bags for corn toss games, all-natural homemade pet treats, windchimes, fused glass, polymer clay pendants, delicious jellies and more. Many downtown stores within walking distance of the festival will also be hosting sidewalk sales.

      Food
      With a variety of sweet and savory treats, festival food trucks and refreshment stands are sure to satisfy your taste. Expect to find foods and beverages such as pork sandwiches, kettle corn, pork rinds, fresh lemonade, coffee and more. You may even find vendors providing samples of tasty treats.

      Entertainment
      Autumn Daze will also feature local performers and Branson stars on the entertainment stage each day of the festival. In addition to live music and comedy, you'll also be able to enjoy conversation with Branson celebrities in an autograph booth! Contests, kids' activities and inflatables will also be available.

      The festival is free to the public. Festival hours will be Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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  6. Lake Taneycomo Cleanup - 9:00 am
    • Volunteers and boats are needed for the 10th Annual Lake Taneycomo Cleanup on Saturday, September 21, from 9:00am - 12:30pm. Cleanup teams start at one of three locations; Branson RV Camp Ground, Rockaway Beach Park or Forsyth at Empire Park. Volunteers are equipped with gloves and trash bags and life jackets. They begin at around 9am, work for 3 – 4 hours by boat and shoreline and then are served lunch. In addition to lunch, volunteers receive a free t-shirt. Please register you and your party (only one of your party needs to sign-up and indicate how many are coming) so enough supplies and lunch can be provided. To register, call 417-739-4100 or visit http://www.ozarkswaterwatch.org

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  7. Amphibians: Frogs and Toads - 10:00 am
    • The Shepherd of the Hills Conservation Center will host a program called Amphibians: Frogs and Toads on Saturday, September 21 from 10am to 12pm. Stop by and learn more about the frogs and toads of Missouri. There will be an informative display and live examples for everyone to see. No registration required. The Shepherd of the Hills Conservation Center is located at 483 Hatchery Road in Branson. For more information, call 417-334-4865 ext 0.

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  8. Options Fundraiser at The Track - 1:00 pm
    • Options Pregnancy Clinic in Branson is holding a fundraising event at The Track #3, 2505 W Hwy 76, Branson, on Saturday, September 21, from 1-4 p.m. All ticket sales benefit Options. Tickets purchased for the special price of $5 can be used at any time.

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  9. Empowering Families For Change - 2:00 pm
    • The Brook Wellness Center will host Empowering Families For Change on Saturday, September 21, from 2-6 PM at the Boys & Girls Club of the Ozarks, 1460 Bee Creek Rd, Branson. This free event will include:
      2pm Screening of "Not My Child"
      3pm Facts on Underage Drinking
      4pm How to help your loved one during their recovery
      5pm NARCAN Training
      For more information or to register, call 417-527-8877 or visit http://thebrookwellnesscenter.org.

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Sunday, September 22nd

  1. Airpower History Tour - 9:00 am
    • The Commemorative Air Force's AirPower History Tour will visit Branson Airport September 18-22, from 9 AM to 5 PM each day. The event features tours of Historic WWII Aircraft, and available rides in certain aircraft (for additional purchase). Rides may be booked at the event or in advance at AirPowerTour.org. Daily access to the event is $20 for adults and $8 for children age 10 through 17. Ages 9 and under are free. Aerobatic Air Shows by legendary aerobatic pilot Mike Galloway, will take off Friday - 1 pm & 4 pm, Saturday - 11 am & 12:45 pm, and Sunday - 11 am & 1 pm. Area car clubs will be displaying classic and military autos. There will also be music, food and a flight simulator on site throughout the week. A portion of event proceeds and food sales will benefit the Branson Veterans Task Force and Civil Air Patrol Cadet Programs for area youth. Visit AirPowerTour.org for more information.

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Monday, September 23rd

  1. Lunch & Learn: Stroke - 11:30 am
    • If you’ve heard much about stroke symptoms, you’ve likely heard the acronym F.A.S.T., which stands for face dropping, arm weakness, speech difficulty, and time to call 911.

      On Sept. 23, join Skaggs Foundation as they present Stroke: More than F.A.S.T., a free lunch and learn featuring Dr. Brian Clonts. Dr. Clonts will discuss steps you can take to prevent a stroke, how to know if you are having a stroke and if you are, what you should do immediately. He’ll also talk about recovery and treatment options. Dr. Clonts is hospitalist at Cox Medical Center Branson and is certified by the American Board of Medical Specialties – Family Medicine.

      Stroke: More than F.A.S.T. will be 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23 at Branson RecPlex in the Community Room at 1501 Branson Hills Parkway, Branson.

      The luncheon is free, however, reservations are required. To reserve your seat, call 417-269-INFO (4636). Space is limited. Registration closes Sept. 18 or when capacity is reached.

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Thursday, September 26th

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

Friday, September 27th

  1. Blood Drive - 12:00 pm
    • The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive on Friday, Sept. 27 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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Saturday, September 28th

  1. Tanger Fit 5K - 8:00 am
    • Tanger Outlets Branson will host the 11th Annual Tanger Fit 5K Run/Walk & Silent Auction on Saturday, September 28 at 8 a.m. The event benefits the Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks.
      For registration and complete details, visit https://www.active.com/branson-mo/running/distance-running/tanger-fit-5k-2019?utm_campaign=TangerFit5K&utm_content=RegistrationLink&utm_medium=BransonRace&utm_source=TangerOutlets&utm_term=2019

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  2. Charity Golf Classic - 9:00 am
    • The Brook Wellness Center’s Charity Golf Classic on Saturday, September 28 starting at 9 a.m. at Holiday Hills Resort & Golf Club, 630 E Rockford Dr, Branson. Golfers will receive non-alcoholic beverages and snacks on the course along with a taco bar and refreshments at the awards ceremony. All proceeds will benefit The Brook Recovery House. To register, visit http://www.thebrookwellnesscenter.org or call (417) 527-8877.

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  3. Project Connect - 10:00 am
    • Project Connect will be held Sept. 28, 2019 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Forsyth High School.

      Project Connect is designed to foster and deepen relationships among local people, churches, and community organizations. This is a carnival style, one-day event where families can enjoy a few hours of FREE fun, entertainment, information, services, food, and relationship-building. Participants will return home with bags of groceries, a family photo, new access and information to services from over 40 community organizations and an increased sense of being valued as part of the community.

      Project Connect is open to the public and anyone is invited to register to participate OR volunteer. To register OR volunteer, email ProjectConnectForsyth@gmail.com or call (417) 230-6200.

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  4. Veteran Homelessness Outreach Campaign - 11:00 am
    • Veterans of Foreign Wars members from across the State will converge on Branson for a unique effort to provide every homeless veteran with a “Comfort Ruck”. On Saturday, September 28, 2019 from 11am to 2pm the VFW will be in several different locations throughout Branson. The VFW and its supporters will be located at the following locations; Bass Pro at Branson Landing, Ace Hardware at 190 Cross Creek Blvd, Veterans Memorial Museum at 1250 W 76 Blvd, Sprint Store at 1077 Branson Hills Pkwy, Ste I, and Price Chopper at 2210 W 76 Country Blvd. While at these locations they will be informing the community about what they are about, Youth Scholarships, Helping ANY VETERAN needing help filing a VA Claim Free of charge, Community Outreach and Assistance.

      They will also be trying to help those in greatest of need of their service... the Homeless Veteran community. 100 kits with care and comfort items specifically for Homeless Veterans called “Comfort Rucks” will be distributed. The contents of these packs will include socks, wipes, shampoo, toothepaste and toothebrushes, resource pamplets and much more.

      This effort is just the beginning of a yearlong campaign that will spread across the state and provide personal peer supported contact with the known 523 Homeless Veterans in Missouri. If you have any questions about this event please contact Nicole Slusser at Department of Missouri, Veterans of Foreign Wars at 573-636-8761 or hqnicole@movfw.org.

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  5. Hooves & Heroes Emergency Services Appreciation - 1:00 pm
    • Hooves & Heroes Emergency Services Appreciation & Tactical Team Challenge

      We are hosting an Emergency Services Appreciation and Tactical Team Challenge in Branson, MO on Sept. 28. All emergency services employees, families, friends, co-workers and those who want to support them are encouraged to attend. It is a free event.

      Hooves & Heroes Emergency Services Appreciation & Tactical Team Challenge
      Saturday, September 28
      1279 Bird Road, Branson, MO
      1-5 PM
      Emergency Service employees, volunteers, family, friends and supporters, join us in this 1st ever appreciation and Tactical Team Challenge. Your family will enjoy trackless train rides, pony hop races, Hawaiian ice, popcorn, live music and tactical team challenges with miniature horses.
      TACTICAL TEAM CHALLENGE
      EMS, Law Enforcement, Firefighters and ER staff are encouraged to form a team and compete in fun, team building activities with Flames to Hope's miniature therapy horses! The winning team will receive the title of Best Emergency Team in the Tri-lakes area! To participate, preregister your team by September 21 at: https://flamestohope.redpodium.com/hooves-heroes
      There is NO fee to attend or participate in this event.

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Sunday, September 29th

  1. Bear Creek Baptist Church Centennial - 12:00 pm
    • Bear Creek Springs Baptist Church will celebrate 100 years with a Centennial celebration on Sunday, September 29, following the 11 a.m. service. The event will include a barbecue lunch, special music, games and activities. Also, each Sunday during the month of September, they will have a guest speaker, including Sonny Tucker, the Executive Director of the Arkansas Baptist State Convention as well as some of their former pastors. Each of those services, starting at 9:45am with Grow Groups and then 11:00am for the Worship service, will include pictures and testimonies of God’s faithfulness to His Church. Bear Creek Springs Baptist Church is located at 179 DeVito's Loop north of Harrison, AR. For more information, call 870-741-7937.

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  2. Rosh Hashanah Services - 7:30 pm
    • Messianic Rabbi Jeremy Storch of the Tabernacle, Branson’s Messianic congregation, will conduct special services for Rosh Hashanah during the Jewish High Holy Day season.
      Rosh Hashanah services will be held Sunday, September 29 at 7:30 PM and Monday, September 30, at 11:00 AM. According to Judaism, Rosh Hashanah marks not only the Jewish New Year, but the creation of the world itself. Rosh Hashanah is also called the Feast of Trumpets, in which God is hailed as the Creator of the Universe and the King of Israel. According to Messianic Judaism this feast points toward Yeshua (Jesus) as the King of Israel, the Jewish Messiah, and the Savior of the world.
      Everyone is invited, whether Jew or Gentile, to attend these High Holy Day services; admission is free. The Tabernacle is located at 256 Church Road in the Branson Hills Ministry Center, just off Bee Creek Road. Rabbi Storch also holds regular Shabbat services every Friday night at 7:30 PM and Saturday morning at 11:00 AM. For more information call 417-334-7373.

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Monday, September 30th

  1. Rosh Hashanah Services - 11:00 am
    • Messianic Rabbi Jeremy Storch of the Tabernacle, Branson’s Messianic congregation, will conduct special services for Rosh Hashanah during the Jewish High Holy Day season.
      Rosh Hashanah services will be held Sunday, September 29 at 7:30 PM and Monday, September 30, at 11:00 AM. According to Judaism, Rosh Hashanah marks not only the Jewish New Year, but the creation of the world itself. Rosh Hashanah is also called the Feast of Trumpets, in which God is hailed as the Creator of the Universe and the King of Israel. According to Messianic Judaism this feast points toward Yeshua (Jesus) as the King of Israel, the Jewish Messiah, and the Savior of the world.
      Everyone is invited, whether Jew or Gentile, to attend these High Holy Day services; admission is free. The Tabernacle is located at 256 Church Road in the Branson Hills Ministry Center, just off Bee Creek Road. Rabbi Storch also holds regular Shabbat services every Friday night at 7:30 PM and Saturday morning at 11:00 AM. For more information call 417-334-7373.

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  2. College & Career Fair - 6:00 pm
    • Branson High School will host its annual College and Career Fair on Monday, September 30, from 6:00-7:30 p.m. in the High School Commons. This event is open to all grade levels, but geared specifically to students in grades 9-12. Students from area schools including Blue Eye, Bradleyville, Forsyth, Hollister and School of the Ozarks, have also been invited to attend.

      The College and Career Fair offers students the opportunity to collect admission policies, financial aid information and learn about scholarship opportunities. Representatives from over 75 colleges and universities, along with technical schools and military representatives, will be in attendance.

      We encourage students to attend this event to explore post-secondary opportunities available.

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Friday, October 4th

  1. Oktoberfest - 4:00 pm
    • The 28th annual Oktoberfest offers activities for all ages Oct. 4-6 at Faith Lutheran Church Life Center, 221 Malone Street, Branson.
      Friday, Oct. 4, and Saturday, Oct. 5, doors open at 4 p.m. and the fun continues until 9 p.m. On Sunday, hours are 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
      Be sure to come hungry and satisfy your appetite with an authentic German meal of bratwurst, authentic sauerkraut, homemade German potato salad and delicious apple strudel for $12. A $5 child’s meal of hot dog, chips, cookie and drink is also available.
      Kids will love the outdoor Kinderpark from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. There will be two bounce houses, yard games with prizes and $1 pony rides for about an hour each day provided by Webb Riding Academy.
      Everyone will enjoy the dancing and toe-tapping tunes as Happy John’s Polka Band takes the stage inside 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Premiere Dance Academy’s award-winning dance troupes will perform 12:30 p.m. Sunday.
      You will find all kinds of delightful goodies in the German Marketplace, including Lebkuchenherzen, Bavarian pretzels and much more. Each day bid on silent auction items and purchase raffle tickets for your favorite gift basket. Winners will be selected 1:30 p.m. Sunday.
      For more details, call (417) 334-2469 or visit Branson Oktoberfest on Facebook. Facebook event post link - https://www.facebook.com/events/384482935596934/

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  2. Branson Tailgate Fundraiser - 4:30 pm
    • The Branson Education Foundation will host a tailgate fundraiser on Friday, October 4 prior to the Homecoming football game with Carthage. The event will be held in the Freshman Center cafeteria from 4:30 until 6:30 p.m.

      Pre-purchased tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children (age 6 and under). Your tailgate meal will consist of a pulled pork sandwich, chips and a drink. You can purchase your tickets prior to the event by calling Branson Education Foundation members Sonja Myer (337-3977) or Tann Gattis (239-4020). Tickets will be $6 for adults and $4 for children at the door.

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Saturday, October 5th

  1. Reptiles: Two Headed Snake - 10:00 am
    • The Shepherd of the Hills Conservation Center will host a program called Reptiles: Happy Birthday Tiger-Lily, the Two Headed Snake on Saturday, October 5 from 10am to 12pm. Join in celebrating the 2nd birthday of the two-headed snake, Tiger and Lily. There will be crafts for the kids, first come first serve cupcakes, opportunities to take photos, and the chance to learn about and touch live snakes. At noon, everyone will get an opportunity to see the snakes being fed. No registration required. The Shepherd of the Hills Conservation Center is located at 483 Hatchery Road in Branson. For more information, call 417-334-4865 ext 0.

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  2. FBC Hollister Fall Picnic - 11:00 am
    • First Baptist Church Hollister, 136 Hill Billy Lane, will be hosting their annual Fall Picnic on Saturday, October 5 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; rain or shine. Family fun & fellowship; Bean toss and other games as well as a bounce house, Buttercup the Clown will be making balloon animals; hamburgers, hot dogs & fixings; Popcorn. The public is invited and this event is FREE. Bring your lawn chairs. For more information, call (417) 334-6970.

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  3. Oktoberfest - 4:00 pm
    • The 28th annual Oktoberfest offers activities for all ages Oct. 4-6 at Faith Lutheran Church Life Center, 221 Malone Street, Branson.
      Friday, Oct. 4, and Saturday, Oct. 5, doors open at 4 p.m. and the fun continues until 9 p.m. On Sunday, hours are 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
      Be sure to come hungry and satisfy your appetite with an authentic German meal of bratwurst, authentic sauerkraut, homemade German potato salad and delicious apple strudel for $12. A $5 child’s meal of hot dog, chips, cookie and drink is also available.
      Kids will love the outdoor Kinderpark from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. There will be two bounce houses, yard games with prizes and $1 pony rides for about an hour each day provided by Webb Riding Academy.
      Everyone will enjoy the dancing and toe-tapping tunes as Happy John’s Polka Band takes the stage inside 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Premiere Dance Academy’s award-winning dance troupes will perform 12:30 p.m. Sunday.
      You will find all kinds of delightful goodies in the German Marketplace, including Lebkuchenherzen, Bavarian pretzels and much more. Each day bid on silent auction items and purchase raffle tickets for your favorite gift basket. Winners will be selected 1:30 p.m. Sunday.
      For more details, call (417) 334-2469 or visit Branson Oktoberfest on Facebook. Facebook event post link - https://www.facebook.com/events/384482935596934/

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Sunday, October 6th

  1. Run Grand Country Half Marathon & 5K - 7:00 am
    • The 4th annual Run Grand Country Half Marathon and 5K will be held on Sunday, October 6 at 7:00 a.m. at Branson Landing. This family friendly race is benefiting the Branson Education Foundation and its efforts to provide assistance to the Branson School District through classroom grants and college scholarships for seniors. 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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  2. Chili Cook-Off - 11:00 am
    • The Southern Stone County Fire Protection District will hold its 15th annual Chili Cook-Off on Sunday, October 6 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Reeds Spring High School. The event will feature up to 30 different chili recipes with all the fixin's as well as bounce houses, face painting, kids games, cakewalks, a photo booth, fire prevention tips, a variety of vendors, silent auction and more. The cost is $5 for adults, $3 for ages 4-12 and free for ages 3 and under with proceeds benefiting the Firefighter's Auxiliary. For more information, visit SSCFPD.org.

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  3. Oktoberfest - 11:30 am
    • The 28th annual Oktoberfest offers activities for all ages Oct. 4-6 at Faith Lutheran Church Life Center, 221 Malone Street, Branson.
      Friday, Oct. 4, and Saturday, Oct. 5, doors open at 4 p.m. and the fun continues until 9 p.m. On Sunday, hours are 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
      Be sure to come hungry and satisfy your appetite with an authentic German meal of bratwurst, authentic sauerkraut, homemade German potato salad and delicious apple strudel for $12. A $5 child’s meal of hot dog, chips, cookie and drink is also available.
      Kids will love the outdoor Kinderpark from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. There will be two bounce houses, yard games with prizes and $1 pony rides for about an hour each day provided by Webb Riding Academy.
      Everyone will enjoy the dancing and toe-tapping tunes as Happy John’s Polka Band takes the stage inside 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Premiere Dance Academy’s award-winning dance troupes will perform 12:30 p.m. Sunday.
      You will find all kinds of delightful goodies in the German Marketplace, including Lebkuchenherzen, Bavarian pretzels and much more. Each day bid on silent auction items and purchase raffle tickets for your favorite gift basket. Winners will be selected 1:30 p.m. Sunday.
      For more details, call (417) 334-2469 or visit Branson Oktoberfest on Facebook. Facebook event post link - https://www.facebook.com/events/384482935596934/

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  4. Jammin' for Jesus - 2:00 pm
    • Jammin' for Jesus will be held Sunday, October 6, at 2:00 p.m. at the Branson Famous Theatre (Baldknobber's), 645 South State Highway 165. This month's event will benefit The Salvation Army of Branson. Free Admission to Jammin' for Jesus with a donation of non-perishable food items. A love offering will also be taken. For more information, call 417-335-0525.

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Tuesday, October 8th

  1. Yom Kippur Services - 7:30 pm
    • Messianic Rabbi Jeremy Storch of the Tabernacle, Branson’s Messianic congregation, will conduct special services for Yom Kippur during the Jewish High Holy Day season.
      Yom Kippur services will be held on Tuesday, October 8, at 7:30 PM and Wednesday, October 9, at 11:00 AM.
      Yom Kippur represents the Day of Atonement, held once a year, when the high priest of Israel made atonement for the sins of the Jewish people by offering, as a sacrifice, the blood of bulls and goats in the Most Holy Place of the Temple. According to Messianic Judaism this all pointed toward Yeshua (Jesus), as the once and for all perfect sacrifice for the sins of all mankind and who is our great High Priest.

      Everyone is invited, whether Jew or Gentile, to attend these High Holy Day services; admission is free. The Tabernacle is located at 256 Church Road in the Branson Hills Ministry Center, just off Bee Creek Road. Rabbi Storch also holds regular Shabbat services every Friday night at 7:30 PM and Saturday morning at 11:00 AM. For more information call 417-334-7373.

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Wednesday, October 9th

  1. Yom Kippur Services - 11:00 am
    • Messianic Rabbi Jeremy Storch of the Tabernacle, Branson’s Messianic congregation, will conduct special services for Yom Kippur during the Jewish High Holy Day season.
      Yom Kippur services will be held on Tuesday, October 8, at 7:30 PM and Wednesday, October 9, at 11:00 AM.
      Yom Kippur represents the Day of Atonement, held once a year, when the high priest of Israel made atonement for the sins of the Jewish people by offering, as a sacrifice, the blood of bulls and goats in the Most Holy Place of the Temple. According to Messianic Judaism this all pointed toward Yeshua (Jesus), as the once and for all perfect sacrifice for the sins of all mankind and who is our great High Priest.

      Everyone is invited, whether Jew or Gentile, to attend these High Holy Day services; admission is free. The Tabernacle is located at 256 Church Road in the Branson Hills Ministry Center, just off Bee Creek Road. Rabbi Storch also holds regular Shabbat services every Friday night at 7:30 PM and Saturday morning at 11:00 AM. For more information call 417-334-7373.

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Thursday, October 10th

  1. Sarah Huckabee Sanders at C of O - 6:30 pm
    • College of the Ozarks will host Sarah Huckabee Sanders as the speaker for the Leonard B. and Edith Gittinger Community Convocation on Thursday, Oct. 10.

      The convocation is open to the public. Limited seating is available for the public free of charge. Tickets are required and available online at www.cofo.edu/sarahhuckabeesanders.

      This event will take place in the Howell W. Keeter Athletic Complex with doors opening at 5:45 p.m. The prelude begins at 6:30 p.m., and doors close at 6:45 p.m. The convocation begins promptly at 7 p.m.

      Her topics will include how a person of faith and conviction serves the country and stands firm in the midst of a storm.

      Sarah Huckabee Sanders served as White House press secretary for President Donald J. Trump from 2017 to 2019. A trusted confidante of the President, Sanders advised him on everything from press and communications strategy to personnel and policy. For two and a half years, Sanders was at the President’s side, battling with the media, working with lawmakers and CEOs, and staffing the President on every foreign trip, including dozens of meetings with foreign leaders. Sanders is only the third woman and the very first mom to ever hold the job of White House press secretary.

      Upon her departure from the administration, President Trump described Sanders as “irreplaceable,” a “warrior,” and a “very special person with extraordinary talents, who has done an incredible job.” An early supporter of President Trump, Sanders joined the Trump campaign as a senior advisor in February 2016 during the Republican Primary and continued in that role through the President’s defeat of Hillary Clinton.

      Sanders has been named one of TIME Magazine’s “”40 under 40” and is recognized as one of the best political operatives of her generation. She has also advised major Fortune 500 companies and non-profits, including serving as campaign manager of the ONE campaign, a global non-profit founded by U2’s Bono to take action to end extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa.

      Sanders currently resides in Arkansas with her husband, Bryan, and their three children, Scarlett, Huck, and George.

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Friday, October 11th

  1. WOW National Outdoor Recreation and Conservation School
    • Roaring River State Park will host WOW National Outdoor Recreation and Conservation School Oct. 11-13. WOW is a hands-on learning experience designed to introduce people to outdoor activities while practicing personal safety and outdoor responsibility. Various outdoor activities will be held throughout the park and at local venues. Knowledgeable instructors will lead classes on caving, rappelling, canoeing, shooting sports, fly fishing, fly tying, fishing, archery, primitive skills, camping, outdoors survival, Dutch oven cooking, nature crafts, outdoor photography, high ropes, rock climbing, stargazing and nature identification.

      Registration runs Sept. 6 - 30. Participants must preregister to attend. For more information on registration visit the web at https://wondersofwildlife.org/for-parents/wow-school/.

      Roaring River State Park is located seven miles southeast of Cassville on Highway 112. For more information about the event, call the Ozark Chinquapin Nature Center at Roaring River State Park, 417-847-3742, or the park office at 417-847-2539.

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  2. Taney County Fall Clean-Up - 7:30 am
    • The Taney County Commission has designated October 11-12, 2019 as the Fall Clean-up days. The following items will be accepted at no charge from county residents at the Taney County Transfer Station, 274 Buchanan Rd. or the Taney County Recycling Center located on Hwy 160, 3 miles east of Forsyth:
      Furniture, appliances, automotive batteries, carpet, lumber, shingles, siding, guttering and almost anything metal will be accepted.
      Glass is accepted at both locations anytime of the year; please separate glass from other material so that it can be put in the designated areas.
      Tires will be accepted at the Buchanan Road Transfer Station location only; there will be a $1.00 charge per tire. There will be a limit of 12 tires per resident.
      No commercial dealers (no commercial dealers will be allowed “free of charge” disposal), residents only.
      Proof of Taney County residency required, please have photo id with address or other acceptable confirmation of residence, (electric bill, tax statement etc.).
      No household trash, brush, leaves or tree stumps.
      No household hazardous waste will be accepted. Household hazardous waste is accepted at a separate facility, by appointment only. Call 417-337-8566 to schedule.
      Collection times will be from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For further information please call 546-7268.

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  3. Arts & Crafts Festival - 9:00 am
    • Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church in Branson will host its annual Arts & Crafts Festival Oct. 11 and 12 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Oct. 13 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Featuring an interesting variety of unique gifts, handcrafted items, special occasion gifts, and early Christmas shopping, as well as make-and-take kids' crafts and direct sale vendors. Admission is free. Lunch will be available as a fundraiser. The event will be held in the Parish Center, located at 202 Vaughn Drive in Branson.

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  4. Sukkot Services - 7:30 pm
    • Messianic Rabbi Jeremy Storch of the Tabernacle, Branson’s Messianic congregation, will conduct special Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles) services on Friday, October 11, at 7:30 PM, Saturday, October 12, at 11:00 AM.

      Sukkot represents the Feast of Tabernacles, where the Israelites were commanded to dwell in “booths” and rejoice before the Lord for seven days, thanking Him for His faithfulness to provide all their needs. Sukkot also points to the millennial reign of Yeshua the Messiah.

      Everyone is invited, whether Jew or Gentile, to attend these High Holy Day services; admission is free. The Tabernacle is located at 256 Church Road in the Branson Hills Ministry Center, just off Bee Creek Road. Rabbi Storch also holds regular Shabbat services every Friday night at 7:30 PM and Saturday morning at 11:00 AM. For more information call 417-334-7373.

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Saturday, October 12th

  1. Taney County Fall Clean-Up - 7:30 am
    • The Taney County Commission has designated October 11-12, 2019 as the Fall Clean-up days. The following items will be accepted at no charge from county residents at the Taney County Transfer Station, 274 Buchanan Rd. or the Taney County Recycling Center located on Hwy 160, 3 miles east of Forsyth:
      Furniture, appliances, automotive batteries, carpet, lumber, shingles, siding, guttering and almost anything metal will be accepted.
      Glass is accepted at both locations anytime of the year; please separate glass from other material so that it can be put in the designated areas.
      Tires will be accepted at the Buchanan Road Transfer Station location only; there will be a $1.00 charge per tire. There will be a limit of 12 tires per resident.
      No commercial dealers (no commercial dealers will be allowed “free of charge” disposal), residents only.
      Proof of Taney County residency required, please have photo id with address or other acceptable confirmation of residence, (electric bill, tax statement etc.).
      No household trash, brush, leaves or tree stumps.
      No household hazardous waste will be accepted. Household hazardous waste is accepted at a separate facility, by appointment only. Call 417-337-8566 to schedule.
      Collection times will be from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For further information please call 546-7268.

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  2. Arts & Crafts Festival - 9:00 am
    • Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church in Branson will host its annual Arts & Crafts Festival Oct. 11 and 12 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Oct. 13 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Featuring an interesting variety of unique gifts, handcrafted items, special occasion gifts, and early Christmas shopping, as well as make-and-take kids' crafts and direct sale vendors. Admission is free. Lunch will be available as a fundraiser. The event will be held in the Parish Center, located at 202 Vaughn Drive in Branson.

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  3. Color Me Grape 5K - 9:00 am
    • The 7th annual Color Me Grape 5K Fun Run will be held Saturday, October 12 beginning at 9 a.m. at Hollister City Hall. Participants will finish covered from head to toe in bright colors (the color is a non-toxic, colored corn-starch). Registration includes a runners bag with Fritz's Adventure ticket, t-shirt, bag of color, sunglasses and ticket for prize drawings. Early bird pricing is available. Proceeds benefit the Community Grant Program sponsored by the Rotary Club of Hollister. The registration deadline to get a t-shirt is October 8. On-site registration is from 7:30 A.M. – 8:45 A.M. on the morning of the race. For more information or to pre-register, visit https://hollisterchamber.net/colormegrape5k

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  4. Monopoly Tournament - 9:30 am
    • OACAC (Ozark Area Community Action Corporation), Stone County, will be hosting the 11th Annual Southwest Missouri Ozark Mountain Monopoly® Tournament on Saturday, October 12, 2019. The event begins at 9:30 a.m. at the Best Western Branson Inn & Conference Center, next to Silver Dollar City.
      Player fee is $20 per person. Pre-registration is advised as only the first 75 registrants are guaranteed to play. The registration fee includes player position for the first 90 minute elimination round and possibly the championship round, food, and beverages as well as a tournament t-shirt. This tournament is for people age 14 and up. In addition to the game, players can win door prizes and bid on silent auction items.
      All proceeds from this OACAC sponsored event will go toward the local Stone County Neighborhood Center Emergency Fund.
      To register, visit https://oac.ac/ozark-mountain-monopoly. For more information contact the OACAC Stone County Neighborhood Center at (417) 739-1130.

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  5. Grape & Fall Festival - 10:00 am
    • Hollister's annual Grape & Fall Festival will be held Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019 in downtown Hollister. The Grape & Fall Festival will once again offer a 5k color fun run, nonstop entertainment all day long, children's activities including petting zoo, crafters, street dance, business exhibitors, food vendors, the Grape Stomp hosted by Jim Barber, and the “Dogs Gone Grape” Pup Pageant. For complete details, visit https://hollisterchamber.net/gf-information or contact the Hollister Area Chamber of Commerce at 417-334-3050.

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  6. Sukkot Services - 11:00 am
    • Messianic Rabbi Jeremy Storch of the Tabernacle, Branson’s Messianic congregation, will conduct special Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles) services on Friday, October 11, at 7:30 PM, Saturday, October 12, at 11:00 AM.

      Sukkot represents the Feast of Tabernacles, where the Israelites were commanded to dwell in “booths” and rejoice before the Lord for seven days, thanking Him for His faithfulness to provide all their needs. Sukkot also points to the millennial reign of Yeshua the Messiah.

      Everyone is invited, whether Jew or Gentile, to attend these High Holy Day services; admission is free. The Tabernacle is located at 256 Church Road in the Branson Hills Ministry Center, just off Bee Creek Road. Rabbi Storch also holds regular Shabbat services every Friday night at 7:30 PM and Saturday morning at 11:00 AM. For more information call 417-334-7373.

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  7. Demolition Derby - 7:00 pm
    • A Demolition Derby will be held at the Taney County Fair Grounds, 445 Burmingham Road in Forsyth, on Saturday, October 12 at 7 p.m. featuring full size stock, Compact Figure 8, Lawnmower and Powerwheels. For more information, visit the Taney County Fair Facebook page.

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Sunday, October 13th

  1. Arts & Crafts Festival - 9:00 am
    • Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church in Branson will host its annual Arts & Crafts Festival Oct. 11 and 12 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Oct. 13 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Featuring an interesting variety of unique gifts, handcrafted items, special occasion gifts, and early Christmas shopping, as well as make-and-take kids' crafts and direct sale vendors. Admission is free. Lunch will be available as a fundraiser. The event will be held in the Parish Center, located at 202 Vaughn Drive in Branson.

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Tuesday, October 15th

  1. Free Gardening Program - 12:00 pm
    • Master Gardeners of the Ozarks will present their monthly gardening workshops again this year, in the demonstration gardens located at the Taney County MU Extension center at 122 Felkins Avenue in Forsyth. Programs are held on the third Tuesday of each month at noon starting Tuesday, April 16, 2019 through October. Classes are free and open to the public as part of community education offered by the Master Gardeners.

      2019 Programs:
      April 16 - Seed Starting - Bill Greet, Master Gardener
      May 21 - Right Plant in the Right Place - Rita Hlasney, Master Gardener
      June 18 - Lillies - Penny Meador, Master Gardener
      July 16 - Water Wise - Marie Ewing, Master Gardeners
      Aug. 20 - Preserving Your Garden Abundance - Marie Ewing, Master Gardener
      Sept. 17 - Bring the Garden in for the Fall - Alice Troyke, Master Gardener
      Oct. 15 - Seed Saving - Maggie Shanks, Master Gardener

      Pack yout lunch and join us in our garden setting for these casual, informative programs. In case of inclement weather programs are often moved to the basement of the Forsyth Community Presbyterian Church at 271 Main Street. For further information, call the Taney County University of Missouri Extension center at 417-546-4431 or email taneyco@missouri.edu.

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Wednesday, October 16th

  1. Celebrity Charity Shoot - 9:00 am
    • The 2nd Annual Salvation Army Celebrity Charity Shoot will be held at the Bass Pro Shooting Academy in Ridgedale, MO on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 from 9am-1pm and features several Branson Celebrities and a live presentation by the Gould Brothers, some of the top trick exhibition shooters in the world.

      Team participants will engage with a Branson celebrity at each shooting station, giving them an opportunity to share some personal time as they compete for top honors and some very nice prize packages. Shotgun shells will be provided. Participants may bring their own shotgun, or the Shooting Academy will provide exclusive Brownings and Berrettas for a $20 rental fee.

      After the charity shoot, a BBQ lunch will be followed by a live auction.

      Proceeds will benefit the Salvation Army of Branson.

      Spaces are limited, so early sign up is recommended. For sponsorship information or to register as an individual shooter or team, call (417) 339-4434.

      For information about the Salvation Army of Branson, please contact linda_mccormick@usc.salvationarmy.org.

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Thursday, October 17th

  1. Hands-Only CPR Class - 9:00 am
  2. CORE Shrimp & Crawfish Boil - 6:00 pm
    • CORE (Communities of Recovery Experience) will hold its 6th annual Ozark Mountain Shrimp & Crawfish Boil on Thursday, October 17 at 6:00 p.m. at the new CORE headquarters, 280 State Highway T, Branson (the former American Legion building). To RSVP, call 417-231-6969 or email tami@core-usa.org.

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Friday, October 18th

  1. Reasonable Suspicion and Medical Marijuana in the Workplace - 8:30 am
    • Nearly 21 million Americans have a substance use disorder and three-quarters of those struggling with addiction are employed.

      On Friday, Oct. 18, area business owners, managers, HR professionals and community leaders are invited to attend Reasonable Suspicion and Medical Marijuana in the Workplace. During this workshop, attendees will receive training to identify drug and alcohol use and determine whether reasonable suspicion exists. They will also learn the appropriate steps to testing an employee for possible substance use.

      In addition to the reasonable suspicion training, attendees will hear about medical marijuana, Amendment 2, CBD oils and their impact on workplace drug testing programs.

      The workshop is made possible by Skaggs Foundation, the Stone and Taney Counties Substance Use Initiative, Tomo Drug Testing and Hollister Area Chamber of Commerce.

      Reasonable Suspicion and Medical Marijuana in the Workplace will be held from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Oct. 18 at Ozarks Technical Community College Table Rock Campus in Hollister. The class, underwritten by Skaggs Foundation, is normally $75 but being offered on Oct. 18 for only $15 per person.

      Registration is required and space is limited. Call 417-334-3050 or visit HollisterChamber.net.

      The Substance Use Initiative is aimed at reducing and preventing substance use in Stone and Taney counties. It is a project of CoxHealth and funded through a Skaggs Legacy Endowment grant.

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Saturday, October 19th

  1. Simchat Torah Service - 11:00 am
    • Messianic Rabbi Jeremy Storch of the Tabernacle, Branson’s Messianic congregation, will conduct a special service for Simchat Torah on Saturday, October 19 at 11:00 AM.
      Simchat Torah means “Rejoicing in the Torah.” This holiday marks the completion of the annual cycle of weekly Torah readings. After the Service the entire Torah Scroll is rolled out for the congregation to see and inspect.

      Everyone is invited, whether Jew or Gentile, to attend these High Holy Day services; admission is free. The Tabernacle is located at 256 Church Road in the Branson Hills Ministry Center, just off Bee Creek Road. Rabbi Storch also holds regular Shabbat services every Friday night at 7:30 PM and Saturday morning at 11:00 AM. For more information call 417-334-7373.

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Monday, October 21st

  1. Palliative Care Event - 2:00 pm
    • Join the Palliative Care team from Cox Medical Center Branson for an afternoon of important conversations regarding advanced care planning. Learn about advanced care planning, why it's important, and the steps to complete a legal Advanced Directive. An Advanced Directive allows you to plan for the unexpected and be in charge of your health care decisions, even if you no longer have a voice to speak. The Palliative Care team at Cox Branson can offer notary services for Advanced Directives for free.

      The event will be held Monday, Oct. 21 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Tree Conference Rooms at Cox Medical Center Branson. Space is limited. For more information or to RSVP, contact Raylene Willcox, Cox Branson’s Palliative Care Coordinator at (417) 371-1454.

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Tuesday, October 22nd

  1. Empowering Kids Luncheon - 11:00 am
    • In a perfect church, families would be faithfully discipling their children at home while their church family partnered with them. At the church, teachers would be discipling and mentoring children in their groups. In this perfect church, children would be seen as younger brothers and sisters in Christ and would be serving alongside adults who are their mentors. This sounds crazy or even impossible, but it isn’t. Join us for our next Empowering Kids luncheon in your area. The lunch will be October 22, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Pizza Ranch, 1464 Hwy 248, Branson.

      During the training, we will cover three important topics:

      Family Reset: Many families today do not have any idea what their top priorities should be. Education, sports, and other extracurricular activities all compete for the kids’ and parents’ time. These are not bad things, but when a family gets their priorities out of order, it spells trouble. We will show you how to help families reset their priorities so that they are putting God first in their homes.

      Teacher/Discipler: Most Christian resources today address the “developmental learning stages” of children. Unfortunately, this attempts to determine what a child can or cannot do for God due to their age. However, when teachers look at what the Holy Spirit can do through a child, they begin to see the child move to a whole new level of spiritual growth. Learn effective ways to turn your teachers into disciple-makers and mentors.

      Ministry Involvement: Every believing child in your church has spiritual gifts that can be used today. Learn creative ways to involve children in your church now using their gifts. You will hear testimonies and see amazing examples from local churches that are heavily involving children in ministry. They are witnessing astonishing fruits as a result.

      Be sure to invite your leadership to join you. Children’s pastors, pastors, leaders, and Sunday school teachers are all invited to attend. Cost is $25/person and includes lunch and handbook. The registration deadline is October 21. To register, visit https://store7019110.ecwid.com/#!/Empowering-Kids-Luncheon-Branson-Missouri/p/148941185/category=12897602

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Saturday, October 26th

  1. Drug Take-Back Day - 10:00 am
    • A Drug Take-Back Day will be held Saturday, October 26, 2019. The following locations will be participating in the drug take-back event from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.:

      Forsyth Country Mart – 15720 US Hwy 160, Forsyth

      All medications will be accepted EXCEPT: sharps, inhalers, and glass containers.

      Medication take-backs offer the community a safe way to dispose of expired or unused prescription and over-the-counter medications, helping eliminate potential safety concerns. All medications are accepted anonymously and there is no cost for the disposal.

      The Branson Police Department maintains a drop off location in its Dispatch lobby 365 days a year.

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  2. BOOnanza - 5:00 pm
    • The Branson Parks and Recreation Department will host its annual BOOnanza celebration on Saturday, October 26 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. along the walking path at the Branson RecPlex ball field complex. Fill up with candy on the "trick-or-treat" trail and show off your costume at the costume contest. Other activities will include fall themed games, inflatables, hayride, haunted barn, face painting, a walk through the haunted woods and more. The fee to attend is $1.00 per person. Please contact the Branson RecPlex at 417-335-2368 for additional information.

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Friday, November 1st

  1. Fall Bazaar - 7:00 am
    • Skaggs Foundation will hold its annual Fall Bazaar on Friday, November 1, from 7 AM – 5 PM in the Cox Branson Outpatient Center Lobby and Cafeteria.

      The Fall Bazaar features a wide variety of unique and handmade gifts, home décor, tasty treats and more. The bazaar gives employees of Cox Medical Center Branson the exclusive opportunity to showcase their talents and make additional income just before the holidays. For the community, this is an opportunity to find gift items at one convenient, indoor location.

      The Cox Medical Center Branson Outpatient Center is located at 525 Branson Landing Blvd. For additional information about the bazaar, call 417-348-8998.

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Friday, November 8th

  1. Run to the Lights - 6:00 pm
    • The Caring People will hold its 14th annual Run to the Lights 5K Run/Walk on Friday, November 8, 2019 at Silver Dollar City.
      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 way 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.
      The event includes entertainment, awards Ceremony, giveaways and post race refreshments. All runners may enter as early as 6:00 pm with immediate family to enjoy the park race night. Family may enter with you on your wrist band but all must be present at time of entry. Each registered runner will receive a commemorative t-shirt and a pass to come back to SDC before the 2019 season ends. NOTE: The pass is not valid on Saturdays and special holidays, including 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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Thursday, November 14th

  1. Thanks4Giving Gala - 7:00 pm
    • The 8th Annual Thanks4Giving Gala benefiting the Boys & Girls Club of the Ozarks, will be held Thursday, November 14 at the Branson Convention Center. The featured speaker for the evening will be former Governor of Arkansas and Presidential Candidate, Mike Huckabee.

      Please visit www.bgcozarks.org for sponsorship options and to secure a table – seating is limited. For more information, please contact Lyndi Carnelison, Resource Development Director at 417-335-2089.

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Friday, November 22nd

  1. Blood Drive - 12:00 pm
    • The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive on Friday, Nov. 22 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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