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Oct 2 thru 31 Doe Run Exhibit - Come see the Doe Run Exhibit. Free entry9:00-5:00Ozark Natural and Cultural Resource Center729-0029
Oct 5 thru 8 Valley Springs Foxtrotters & Brushy Creek Lodge 23rd Annual Fall Trail Ride - Trail rides, campfire, poker run, cattle sorting, karaoke, music, barn dance, hayrides, live entertainment, Cowboy Church, meals and so much more. Negative Coggins required and Health Certificate if coming from out of state.All dayBrushy Creek Lodge-5910 Hwy J, Black, Mo573-269-4600
Oct 7 thru 8 54th Annual Rose Holland Trout Derby - Participants will have the opportunity to fish for tagged trout during this popular fishing derby. Anglers catching tagged trout will receive prizes awarded on Sunday just after the derby ends at 12 noon. Nature Bingo for prizes will be held on Friday at 6 p.m. at the campground amphitheater. An Old Time Cruise-In Car Show will be held at the Searcy Building on Friday night at 4:00pm. And “Hikes for your Heart,” on Saturday plus other activities will fill the weekend with fun, entertainment, and excitement for all. See descriptionMontauk State Park
Oct 7 City Wide Yard Sale - Whether you are cleaning your garage or your closet, you need to get rid of that STUFF you no longer need. The City Wide Yard Sale is the perfect answer. To reserve your spot at the City parking lot @ 4th & Iron St. call 729-2428. To be included on the map and newspaper advertisements, call 729-4126,the Salem News. MAPS available at Chamber Office/Visitor's Center, City Administration Building and Convenience stores.Saturday MorningThroughout the City573-729-4811
Oct 7 thru 8 National Public Lands Day--OTA Mega Event at Round Spring - Volunteer information is available at ozarktrail.com
Oct 7 Ozark Trail Association Fall Mega Events - Sat, October 7th & Sun, October 8th Sat, October 28th & Sun, October 29thRound Spring
Oct 9 thru 13 Fall Clean up Week - City fall clean up weekCity Limits
Oct 9 thru 14 Pulltite Paddling Rendezvous
Oct 13 2017 Member Appreciation Day-Intercounty Electric - IECA will be serving free hot dogs, chips and soda for lunch between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. at each of the area offices in appreciation of our members. There will also be a drawing for a $25 electric credit at each office. We hope you join us in celebrating National Cooperative Month!11:00-1:00Licking-Intercounty office
Oct 13 thru 14 Haunting In The Hills6pm-9:30pm 10am-4pmAlley Spring
Oct 13 Old Time Dance Fundraiser - Free admission but donations appreciated. All proceeds will help subsidize music students of Rachel Privett needing assistance with lesson and instrument expense. Everyone is welcome7:00-9:00 PMOld City Hall247-7886
Oct 18 Medicare and Medicare Advantage Session - Join us for a free educational session regarding Medicare and Medicare Advantage. This session will give you the tools you need to make informed decisions about your healthcare.10:00 and 3:00PCRMC Private Dining Room 1573-458-3676
Oct 19 International Credit Unoion Day & Riverways FCU - Come join us for International Credit Union Day. We will be serving hot dogs, chips and soda from 11:00 – 1:00 at both locations. In addition to lunch we will have a game where you can win a cash prize!11:00-1:00Riverways Federal Credit Union
Oct 21 Gigs & Ghost at Round Spring - On Saturday, October 21, Ozark National Scenic Riverways will host an instructional gigging program at Round Spring in partnership with the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC). The “Gigs and Ghosts” program will begin at 5:00 p.m. on the lower landing at Round Spring. National Park Service rangers and MDC staff invite everyone to gather around a gravel bar campfire for a program on the history of gigging, an overview of modern-day techniques and safety, as well as storytelling around the fire. The program will include an opportunity to gig fish on the Current River under the guidance of MDC Conservation Agents. All are welcome to attend this free program, but participants who want to try their hand at gigging should contact Twin Pines Conservation Education Center at 573-325-1381 to reserve a spot and receive additional information, or can sign up on MDC's Event Management System at www.mdc.mo.gov. As darkness falls, rangers from Ozark National Scenic Riverways and members of the community will host presentations around the campfire from several “Current River Ghosts”, including early Ozarks explorer Henry Schoolcraft. No gravel bar gigging session would be complete without a sucker fry. Specialists from Twin Pines Conservation Education Center will be on hand to provide a sample of this traditional Ozark delicacy to visitors. Fish gigging is a time honored tradition on the Current River. During evenings in the fall and early winter, it’s common to see boats with generators and electric lights on the river. Gigging has grown from a necessity to put food on the table to a recreational sporting activity. What was once a means of survival in the Ozarks, today has become more of an opportunity for socializing and getting back to primitive outdoor skills. Whatever the motivation behind the art of gigging, it brings friends and families together to enjoy each other, good food and the beautiful Ozark rivers. Participants should dress warmly, and come prepared for enjoying the river and gravel bar after dark. Flashlights and folding lawn chairs are recommended. All giggers should possess a valid Missouri fishing license. For more information about the Gigs and Ghosts program, contact Park Ranger Dave Tobey as 573-323-8093 or dave_tobey@nps.gov, visit the parks facebook page or website at www.nps.gov/ozar. 5:00 PMRound Spring-lower landing573-323-8093
Oct 21 Scoops Ice Cream & Eatery Community Appreciation Day - Music, Vendors, Food. Scoops will be giving away free food & ice cream along with doing drawings for discounts and gift baskets. Contact Shelly at 453-2650 for vendor and entertainment questions11:00-3:00Scoops Ice Cream & Eatery -Crossroads Parking lot453-2650
Oct 21 Walk for Life 5K Fun Run + Bake Auction - Riverways Pregnancy & Family Resource Center will be hosting this 5K Run. Registration $25 adults $15 children 12 and under. Deadline for T-Shirts is October 10. Registration available day of eve with no t-shirt guarantee. Bake Auction- 9 AM Walk/5K Fun Run- 10 AM Additional Parking available at the Salem Upper Elementary School.9:00 A.M.Riverways Pregnancy & Family Resource Center-1600 Doss Rd.
Oct 27 Fall Festival - Bounce House, Crafts, Face Painting, Music, Pumpkin Decorating and contest, Bean Bag Toss, Apple Bobbing, Health Snacks, and then from 8-9 pm you can walk the Tiger Trail to see what scary things come out after dark. Free event-everyone welcome!6:00-9:00 pmSalem Upper Elementary School729-8163
Oct 28 A Haunting in the Mill - Bats, voices and images of ghosts from the past await you at the old Grist Mill where history comes to life!! Experience this unique night time tour of the Historic Montauk Mill located across the road from the picnic shelter. Join us for one of three tours starting at 6:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m., and 8:30 p.m. Only the first 80 visitors will be allowed in for each tour. Who knows what historic characters may appear!! See descriptionMountauk State Park
Oct 28 Chilton House Reunion11am-3pmContact Alley Spring For Information
Oct 28 Halloween & Fall Festival - Crafters and Demonstrators 10-4 Lunch on the Patio Noon-230 Pumpkin Painting at the Lodge 2-4 Photo Booth 2-4 Trick or Treat Parade 5 Haunted Hike 6-9 Haunted Story Teller and Decorating Contest Winners Announced 8-9 S’mores and Cider at the Lodge Fire Pit 900All dayEcho Bluff State Park844-322-3246
Oct 28 thru 29 OTA Mega Event at Round Spring - Volunteer information is available at ozarktrail.com
Oct 28 Pumpkin Day! - Come celebrate the upcoming holiday seasons with a visit to the Spring Creek Artisans Show and Sale. There are lots of beautiful fall decorations as well as quality arts, from baskets and pottery to oils and watercolor, along with amazing woodwork and fabric art. Buy unique gifts for the home or early Christmas presents at very reasonable prices or just come and wander around and enjoy the show. 9:00-2:00Bonebrake Center of Nature and History- 601 N Hickory St.
Oct 31 Trick-or-Treat Salem - Trick-or-Treating will happen in Salem from 6:00-8:00 p.m.6:00-8:00 PMSalem

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