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Branson Area Local Events February - April 2024

Posted By Carrie Higgs @ Feb 8th 2024 12:13am In: Area News

Friday, February 16th

Chili Cook off Hollister Project Grad 2024 will be hosting a Chili Cookoff fundraiser on Friday, Feb. 16, from 5-7 p.m. in the Hollister High School Commons. Sample and vote for the best chili. Cost is $5 and there are two options available - get a 4 oz. bowl of each chili and 5 tickets to vote or get a full bowl of one chili and dessert. There will also be a silent auction. For more information, email hollisterseniors2024@gmail.com.

Tuesday, February 20th

Tuesday Talk at Branson Centennial Museum Curtis Copeland, editorial author, and commentator for the late Vance Randolph's last book of collected Ozark folktales, Mildred, Quit Hollering! and Other Ozark Folktales, will discuss the history of the Randolph manuscript that went unpublished for over 40 years during the Branson Centennial Museum’s first Tuesday Talk of the new year, on February 20, 2024, at 12:30 pm. While compiling his latest book, Copeland researched the lives of the folktale tellers themselves. He will give a sample reading from the book and be available for book signings after the presentation. According to the book jacket summary, “…These folktales – nearly forty in all – represent some of the best stories assembled by Randolph over five decades of wandering the hills and hollers of the Missouri/Arkansas Ozark Mountains. It’s a celebration of the life and humor enjoyed by folks in rural America and assembled during Randolph’s final years…” The book also “includes the biographies of the men and women who originally passed each story along to Randolph, which makes for interesting reading in itself… This last compilation… is both a tribute to the late Vance Randolph, but also a reminder that people are still people wherever you go, and it’s okay to laugh at ourselves sometimes.”The Tuesday Talk series is presented free-of-charge by the Branson Centennial Museum and White River Valley Historical Society. Various topics of local and historical interest are presented by knowledgeable speakers on the third Tuesday of the month from 12:30 until 1:30 PM. The Museum is in historic Downtown Branson at 120 South Commercial Street, former home of Reish Shoes & Boots. For more information on this presentation and future events at the Branson Centennial Museum, go to www.wrvhs.org or call 417-239-1912.

Saturday, February 24th

Chili Cook-OffThe Branson Daybreakers Rotary Club will present the 19th annual Chili Cook-Off on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024, from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Lion's Club building, 1015 E Hwy 76, Branson. Tickets are $9 per person and are available at the door. Children under 12 are free. Cost covers chili, beverages and dessert. Area organizations will be competing for the best chili. There will also be a raffle and live/silent auctions. Proceeds benefit local charities. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/BransonDaybreakersRotaryClub.

Thursday February 29th

BHS Production "Matilda"The Branson High School Performing Arts Department will present the musical "Matilda" February 29 - March 2 at 7:00 p.m. and a matinee on March 2 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $8 for students and $10 for adults. To reserve tickets, visit https://bransonhighschooltheatre.ludus.com. For more information, call (417) 334-6511 ext. 5013 or email bhstheatre@branson.k12.mo.us.

Saturday, March 2nd

Safe Boating Course US Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 5-3 is hosting safe boating courses on February 10 and March 2 at Extreme Outdoors in Branson West, MO. The training day will start at 9:00 a.m. and end by 3:00 p.m. and will include all training materials along with lunch. The cost is $18 and registration is not needed. Participants will leave with their certificate of completion, knowledge of safer boating practices, and answers to any questions. Anyone born after Jan. 1984 must take this course in order to operate a boat in Missouri. Also, boat owners can get a discount on boat insurance by completing this course. For more information, email tablerock132@yahoo.com or call 712-210-2123.

Saturday, April 13th

Spring Wedding Resale Market- A Spring Wedding Resale Market will be held at the Branson-Hollister Lions Club, 1015 E. State Hwy 76, on April 13, 2024, from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Admission is free. Are you looking for items for your upcoming wedding? Are you wanting to reclaim your garage or spare room from wedding décor?•Are you needing to resell items from your wedding? Are you a vendor that wants to sell off some inventory? If your answer to any of these questions is YES then our Spring Wedding Resale Market is just the place for you. Future brides come check out some gently used wedding and event items to buy, including wedding décor, dresses, accessories, jewelry, favors, candles, chargers, centerpieces, signs, wedding gifts, easels, champagne glasses, vases, tablecloths, card boxes, cake cutters, glassware, table numbers, frames, and more. If interested in selling items or being a vendor, please reach out to Cait Coordinates at 417-331-0270 or caitcoordinates@gmail.com.

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