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May 6 thru Sep 30 Farmer's Market - The Farmer's Market - The Salem Farmer's Market will be open each Saturday 7:30 to noon and each Tuesday afternoon from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Credit/Debit/EBT will be accepted.200 S. Main- behind the Chamber office573-247-7349
Jun 30 thru Aug 4 Kayak Clinics- Every Friday - Learn to kayak from ACA certified instructors. You will learn different strokes and how to safely enter and exit a kayak. The morning will be spent on the lake, bring your lunch and go on the Current River in the afternoon with the Ozark National Scenic River-Rangers. Space is limited and preregistration is REQUIRED! 573-323-809310:00-4:00Current River State Park573-751-1224
Jul 1 1st Annual American Volunteer's Pig Roast - Saturday July 1st 2017 5:00pm Behind The American Legion Post #99 $10 all you can eat.$5 kids under 12 Coleslaw,potato salad,baked beans. For More Information call:Lulu Emory (573)247-88355:00 pmBehind American Legion5732478835
Jul 1 Independence celebration at Alley Spring - Free watermelon and lemonade. Ice Cream will be sold. bring your lunch and lawn chairs. Music and dancing. call for more information or visit pmAlley Spring573-266-3945
Jul 1 Raptor Awareness - Kick off the 4th of July holiday with us and the symbol of our nationís freedom, the Bald Eagle. The World Bird Sanctuary will be giving the night program about birds of prey and the role that they play in our environment. They will have a Bald Eagle and other birds of prey that you will be able to see up close and learn their story.7:00 pmEcho Bluff State Park - Amphitheater573-751-1224
Jul 2 Celebration of the Round Spring Community - Ozark National Scenic Riverways and the Shannon County Museum will host a Celebration of the River Community at Round Spring on Sunday, July 2, at the picnic pavilion located next to the spring branch. At 4:00 p.m.Interpretive Rangers will be available to provide a short tour of the Round Spring Cave to visitors attending the event. Bring a picnic dinner and join us at the pavilion for an evening meal at 6:00 p.m. At 7:00 p.m. we will enjoy music provided by the Current River Bluegrass Band and the Shannon County Museum Pickers. Special guests will be invited to share stories about life along the Current River. Current and former members of the Round Spring community will join the reunion to share memories from earlier days on the Current River. Historic families from the Round Spring area include names such as Chilton, Light, Weese, Smith, Banks, Stewart, Ramsey, and others. It will be a wonderful time of sharing and an opportunity for visitors to learn what it was like to live along the Current River decades ago.2:00 PMSpring Branch picnic pavilion
Jul 2 Oak Grove Baptist Church Family Fun Night - will host a Family Fun Night beginning at 7 p.m. There will be bounce houses,games,food,prizes,and fireworks at dark.The entire event is free for all.7 p.m.Oak Grove Baptist Church
Jul 4 4th of July Community Lantern Liftoff - Lift off will be at the Commons in Salem before the fireworks show. $10 per latern All proceeds will be given to the City of Salem for 2018 firework display.(*Lighters are not included*) Pickup locations:@ the Armory 1200 West Rolla Road or The City Administrative Office 400 North Iron Street - Laterns will be sold until July 3rd and at the Commons on July 4th For any questions, please call 729-81639 p.m.573-729-8163
Jul 4 BBQ Echo Bluff - Music by DJ Bill Smith11-3Echo Bluff State Park
Jul 7 ACA Kayak Skills Class
Jul 8 River Clean Up - Log Yard (end of the black top on HH off 106) Meal 1:30 PM Served to all participants courtesy of Salem's Town & Country Supermarket (*Door Prizes!* Courtesy of local buisnesses. Must be present to win. Door prizes still gladly accepted! Join the Stewards of the Ozarks and Current River Power Team while we demonstrate the usefulness of motorized jonboats and their owners and operators. Door prizes include shirts,at least one fish cooker, a deluxe cleaning table with fillet knives, a rod and reel combo and a batter system and more--prizes totaled more than $1000. Trash bags and work gloves provided. For further information,contact Rick at 573-663-2269 Stewards of the Ozarks---- on facebook Sponsored by Blazer Boats In recent years, this organization has removed literally tons of trash from our local streams, has restored boating rights on the Upper Current and Upper Jacks Forks Rivers, has presented to over a thousand school children about responsible stewardship of our local environment and our local culture and distributed hundreds of books to school age children to promote good reading. *Be a part--donate and volunteer to keep this effort alive!573-663-2269
Jul 12 REJOBS - Re-Entry Job Success Workshop. 1 hour break for lunch. register by calling or email 9:00-4:00Salem Community Center @ the Armory729-8163
Jul 14 ACA Kayak Skills Class
Jul 15 Rock n Roll Fun Run - Course:Begins at the Salem City Park. Time: July 15,2017. Registration is at 6:00pm. Runs starts at 7:00pm by the Salem City Park Playground. Registration:Kids $15 (upto 18 years) Adults $25. Includes registration,and t-shirt. Day of race same price with no shirt. *You can also register at* (Packets can be picked up at the Armory the day before,day of the race,and at registration. *REGISTRATION DUE: JUNE 30TH,2017( Make checks payable to: City of Salem * For More Information: Contact Kim Shelton at the Salem Community Center @the Armory, 573-729-8163 or email: To pre-register forms can be dropped off at the Salem Community Center @the Armory.Salem City Park573-729-8163
Jul 16 thru 19 First Baptist Church-(VBS)-Vocation Bible School - will hold Vacation Bible School for children in second through fifth grades. VBS will run through July 19 and will go from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. each evening,with a meal beginning at 5 p.m. For a bus ride to VBS call the church office at 1573-729-4863. The theme this year is "Camp Out: Getting S'more of Jesus.' First Baptist Church is located at 201 N. McArthur St, Salem.First Baptist Church573-729-4863
Jul 18 *Mother Goose Is Going Buggy* The Bonebrake Center - will present "Mother Goose Is Going Buggy" beginning at 6:30 p.m. Mother Goose will be sharing information about the world if insects and arachnids,the good,bad and ugly! There will be stories,songs,and snacks,and a potential walk depending on the weather: This program is designed for toddlers,preschoolers,and up to early elementary school-aged children. The cost is $1 per person or $5 for the whole family. Phone reservations are requested to plan for snacks and activities, and you can do so by calling 729-3400 The Bonebrake Center is located at 601 N. Hickory Street, Salem.6:30 p.m.The Bonebrake Center573-729-3400
Jul 18 Stained Glass Workshop - ONCRC formerly the Teachers Closet Beginners and experienced folk welcome. Cost is $25.00 per person reseravations ONCRC5:30-8:00ONCRC729-0029
Jul 19 thru 22 Annual 4-H/FFA Expo - Market livestock show and 4-H project exhibits are open only to Dent County's 4-H/FFA members. Breeding show is open to 4-H/FFA member in adjoining counties.dessert auction, family games, achievement day events, evening entertainment, animal shows, and family games.Dent County Commons
Jul 21 ACA Kayak Skills Class
Jul 21 Ribbon Cutting - County Fuels - A Ribbon Cutting will be held at 1 pm for County Fuels. K-KID 92.9 radio station will be on site broadcasting from 10:30-12:30 as well as giving away a car. Many other giveaways will be done during this time ($1000 worth of Sinclair merchandise and gift cards) Everyone is welcome!10:30-1:00County Fuels- Salem
Jul 22 Christmas in July 5K Glow Run/Walk - Proceeds to raise funds for Dent County Children in Foster Care. To register call Tracy 729-7990 ext.2. Registration includes: Event t-shirt, swag bag, chip-timed racing and individual medals.8:00 pmDent County Fire Department729-7990
Jul 22 Salem Acoustic Community Jam - Musicians and listeners of all ages and talents and interest are invited. Bring your instrument and play along with the crew,or just come to listen and pat your feet! NO talent needed,just enthusiasm! Bluegrass,country,folk,gospel,modern ballads,oldies-you name it, you will probably hear it! there is no cost but your time.6:30 p.m.The Creative Arts Center--formerly the Teachers' Closet
Jul 24 Free Karoke Event - will be held 6 p.m. in the Common Grounds parking lot. The event is open to all singers who are interested in participating. Everyone is welcome to attend. Information:573-453-01716 p.m.Common Grounds Parking Lot573-453-0171
Jul 24 thru 28 Healthy Dent County Summer Camp - For ages 8-12. $100 per child, includes a healthy lunch and 2 snacks. register online @ or call. Monday: Nature day @ Montauk Tuesday: Garden Day @ Community Garden and Farmers Market Wednesday: STEM Day with Missouri S&T Thursday: Emergency Services Day Friday: Pool PARTY8:00-5:00Salem Community Center @ the Armory729-8163
Jul 26 thru 29 89th Annual Fall Festival - Schedule to come...Dent County Commons247-3410
Jul 27 Salem Area Arts Council Meeting - Put you two cents in ,help plan develop,coordinate arts,activeties,Salem area.People who LIKE arts(music, visual arts film theater,ect!!not just artists7-00pmSalem Visitor Center(729-0029)
Jul 28 ACA Kayak Skills Class

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