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Sep 9 thru Oct 12 2018 Quilt Show - The 2018 Quilt Show is now on display at the ONCRC. These amazing works of cloth created by local quilters and their guilds can be seen Monday-Friday 9 AM to 5 PM and on Saturdays from 9 AM to 12 PM. The exhibit is now open through October 12th. For more information, please call the ONCRC at (573) 729-00299-5Ozark Natural & Cultural Resource Center729-0029
Oct 1 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony-SMDH - Please Join us at Salem Memorial District Hospital cafeteria at 9:30 for refreshments, ribbon cutting will happen at 10:00. Come see the new 3D Mammography Unit. Everyone is welcome!9:30 AMSalem Memorial District Hospital729-6626
Oct 1 thru 5 SMDH PhysicalsSalem Memorial District Hospital729-8000
Oct 4 Craft Night (Sip & Paint) - Join us for a night of making Christmas Cards. $25 per person which includes craft, soft drinks and snack. Beer and Wine will be available for purchase. Reservations are required.6 pm to 8 pmEcho Bluff(844) 322-3246
Oct 4 Monsters Preschool Program - Stories, songs, rhymes, and crafts10:30 am to 11:15 amSalem public library729-4331
Oct 5 Fall Festival - ring toss, duck pond, corn hole, face painting, fall photos, dunking booth, and lunch available for purchase.11:00-5:00Salem Care Center
Oct 5 Progressive Ozark Bank-Customer Appreciation Celebration - Serving lunch: hamburgers, hot dogs, brats. enter to win prize drawing. Take time to meet Jason Jones and Wes Hampton!11:00-2:00Progressive Ozark Bank lawn729-4146
Oct 6 thru 7 55th 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 6 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 6 thru 7 Managed Youth Deer Hunt - Ozark National Scenic Riverways will be hosting a managed youth deer hunt on October 6 and 7 in the Big Spring area. The Big Spring campground, the Peavine Pavilion area, and all hiking trails within the Big Spring area will be temporarily closed from Friday, October 5, until the morning of Monday, October 8. Big Spring, the Big Spring pavilion area, and the boat ramp will remain open during the hunt and can only be accessed using Peavine Road, due to the closure of the Big Spring Bridge. All areas will reopen the morning of October 8. This managed hunt is being conducted in partnership with the Missouri Department of Conservation and has been made available to 10 youth applicants, 11 to 15 years of age, who will be using firearms. Each youth will be accompanied by an adult who is certified in hunter education while hunting Blue Springs Area573-323-4236
Oct 7 Hike Owls Bend to Klepzig Mill/ Rocky Fall - For more information contact the Round Spring Rangers Station at 573-323-8093 or Ranger Dave Tobey at
Oct 8 thru 12 Fall Cleanup Week - Cleanup pickup will happen on your normal trash pickup day. Please all items at the curb that you want picked up. Petroleum products, tires, batteries, and paint can not be placed at the curb. Also, leaves, grass clipping or limbs can be placed in a separate pile.curb side
Oct 10 Bank of Salem-Celebrating 135 - Celebrating 135 years serving Dent County! Drive-thru parking lot at 1001 S Main St. Help us celebrate with lunch, cake and giveaways.11:00-1:00Bank of Salem Branch729-3137
Oct 11 Stained Glass Workshop Series - These workshops typically held on the second Thursday of each month at the Creative Arts Center in Salem or as long as there is an interest. These workshops are especially designed for individuals wanting to create a stained-glass piece that will take several sessions to complete, although individuals only wanting to do a small project that can be completed in one night may also come. Led by artist and art teacher Amber Pryor, all materials are provided to make a take home. There is a maximum enrollment of 8, so register early. The cost is $25 per session and reservations can be made by calling the Ozark Natural and Cultural Resource Center at (573) 729-0029 or calling/texting (573) 247-0279 and arranging to pay your fee to hold your spot. This is NOT appropriate for young children or women who are pregnant. The Creative Arts Center is behind the Ozark Natural and Cultural Resource Center located at 202 South Main in Salem, MO.5:30-8:00pmCreative Arts Center(573) 247-0279
Oct 12 1st Annual Salem Community Pink Out - In honor of October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we encourage everyone to wear something pink to the football game to show our support as a community and to raise awareness in Dent County. We will also be honoring Breast Cancer Survivors during the pre-game. If you or someone you know is a survivor and would like to be included, please contact Julie Malone at 729-5917 ext 2436. Pink Out T-shirts for the game are available for order at American Family Insurance until September 257:00 PMSalem Football Field729-5917
Oct 12 thru 13 Haunting in the Hills at Alley Spring - Ozark National Scenic Riverways will bring the Ozark past to life during the Haunting in the Hills event to be held Friday, October 12, and Saturday, October 13, at Alley Spring. Fall is a season for gathering together, and Alley Spring has long been a gathering place for inhabitants of the Ozark hills. This free event features storytelling, folkway demonstrations, hands-on activities, food vendors, traditional dancing, and bluegrass music. On Friday evening, October 12, spirits of the past will be brought to life through storytelling and skits from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Illuminated pathways will guide your way through Ozark legends, folktales, mysteries, superstitions, and natural wonders with spellbinding age-old storytelling. All storytelling sessions will run concurrently and will repeat every 30 minutes so that visitors can attend sessions in any order they choose. Several talented, well-known storytellers will be featured at the event. Hear stories of Pioneer Legends and Lore from accomplished storyteller Diane Moran of Richwoods. Eric Mansfield of the Ozark Heritage Project takes on the role of Sheriff Deatherage during the famous Baker Hanging. Jim “Doc” Price will dramatize the customs of Ozark burial rituals. David “Doc” Nappier will bring the tragic story of one pioneer family during the Civil War to life. Missouri Department of Conservation will lead a spooky hike in search of the Karkaghne Monster. EZnDIL from Taneyville and the Eminence High School Drama Club will spook and entertain visitors during a skit about a “Paranormal Investigation of Alley Mill”. A ghost might make an appearance in the twinkling candlelight during Ghost of Black Pond as performed by the Eminence High School Drama Club. The journey of Herbert the Hellbender as shared by Lori O’Dell will captivate youngsters. Visitors are encouraged to bring along flashlights and folding lawn chairs. Tales and legends include: • Pioneer Legends and Lore by Diane Moran • Sheriff Deatherage of the Baker Hanging by Eric Mansfield • Ozark Death Customs by Jim “Doc” Price • An Ozark Struggle by David “Doc” Nappier • Search for the Ozark Karkaghne Monster: A Hike to Find the Lurking Beast • A Paranormal Investigation of Alley Mill Skit featuring EZnDIL and Eminence High School Drama Club • Ghost of Black Pond: An Ozark Folklore Skit featuring Eminence High School Drama Club • Herbert the Hellbender: A Youngster’s River Journey by Lori O’Dell On Saturday, October 13, local skilled crafts people will demonstrate from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Experience Ozark pioneer folkways and traditions such as basket making, weaving, spinning, wood carving, blacksmithing, chair caning and the making of household supplies of soap, candles, rope, brooms, apple butter, head cheese and hominy and apple cider. Learn about Ozark natural and cultural history from local organizations. Any and all talented “jig” dancers are invited to showcase your moves on the dance floor at our first “Jigging Dance Off” at 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Youngsters can become Ozark pioneers by trying their hands at dipping candles, making rope, or shelling corn from the cob. Attend the one-room Storys Creek School and experience a school day from 100 years ago. Play with toys and games that would have been enjoyed on the playground long, long ago. Traditional bluegrass music and dancing will be demonstrated throughout the day. Come enjoy the musical talents of Jim Orchard and the Boys, Po’ Anna and square dancing demonstrations by the Country Ho’Downers. Music and Dance Schedule: • 10:00 a.m. – Jim Orchard and the Boys • 10:30 a.m. – Country Ho’ Downers • 11:00 a.m. – Po’ Anna • 11:30 a.m. – Jigging Dance Off • 12:00 p.m. – Po’ Anna • 12:30 p.m. – Jim Orchard and the Boys • 1:00 p.m. – Po’ Anna • 1:30 p.m. – Country Ho’ Downers • 2:00 p.m. – Jim Orchard and the Boys • 2:30 p.m. – Po’ Anna • 3:00 p.m. – Country Ho’ Downers • 3:30 p.m. – Jim Orchard and the Boys Wear your dancing shoes and bring a blanket or lawn chair for the entertainment. Food vendors will be on site Friday and Saturday, cash sales only. Alley Mill is located six miles west of Eminence, Missouri on State Highway 106. For more information, call (573) 226-3945 or (573) 323-4236; Alley Spring226-3945
Oct 13 5k fun run/walk - You can run, walk, skip or hop and strollers are welcome. The course will be laid out prior to your arrival with signs posted. This is a fre event that is open to everyone8:00amSalem community center @ the Armory
Oct 13 OTA (Ozark Trail Association) Mega Trail Building at Round Spring - Join us at Round Spring to help the Ozark Trail Association build a portion of the new trail from Round Spring to Echo Bluff. For more information contact the Round Spring Rangers Station at 573-323-8093 or Ranger Dave Tobey at Springs573-323-8093
Oct 13 OTA Mega Trail Building at Round Spring - Join us at Round Spring to help the Ozark Trail Association build a portion of the new trail from Round Spring to Echo Bluff.
Oct 14 Fall Hike Round Spring Spur & Exploring the Old Lewis Farm - For more information contact the Round Spring Rangers Station at 573-323-8093 or Ranger Dave Tobey at
Oct 15 Member Appreciation Day-Intercounty Electric Cooperative Association - Join us for lunch- hot dogs, chips and soda. Drawing for $25 electric credit! Licking, Rolla & Mtn. Grove Offices11:00-1:00Intercounty Electric Locations
Oct 19 Art Party! - Bring yourself, your bestie, or a hot date and paint a matching (or complementary) picture. You can paint a fun scene and put your own special creative spin to it, then take it home. The cost is $25 per single, and all supplies are included-acrylic paints, apronts, brushes, canvas and easels. Led by artist Danielle Norris, this event for adults does NOT require any talent or previous experience, just a happy spirit and willingness to try. Bring your own personal style, your favorite bottle of wine or other beverage and Danielle will lead you throught the process. Reservations are required and can be made by calling or texting 573-247-0279.6 pmCreative Arts Center573-247-0279
Oct 19 Free Mammograms - The SMDH will be giving away 25 free mammograms to uninsured women 40 years of age and older. Women can call the hospital to sign up.All daySalem Memorial District Hospital729-6626
Oct 20 Halloween & Fall Festival - ALL DAY EVENTS - Demonstration and Craft Fair 10am to 4pm Lunch and Dinner - Creekside Grill Patio Pumpkin Painting - Betty Lea Lodge 2pm Camper and Cabin Door Decorating Contest Trick-or-Treat Parade 5pm Haunted Barn 6pm - 9pm Acoustic Concert by Collin Nash - Amphitheater-7pmAll dayEcho Bluff State Park844-322-3246
Oct 20 Harvest Moon Fest - Chili Supper and Hayride-HOT DOGS with all the fixin's, Homemade Desserts, Cake and Pie Auction. Music by Kathy Summers. Adults $7 - Children $3, 4 and under FREE. Proceeds benefit the Sligo United Methodist Church and the Sligo Community Center. From Salem: Take Hwy.19 north to Hwy. TT Into Sligo. from Steelville: Take Hwy 19 south to Hwy. TT into Sligo.4 pm to 7:30 pmSligo United Methodist Church
Oct 20 Ride for America - $30 registration per UTV/ATV this includes 1 year Dent County permit, $15 donation to our Veterans, and $5 to expenses. 1 free t-shirt to first 100 registered UTV/ATV's. Register online at or on-site registration opens at 7 am. All UTV/ATV's must be off the roads by dark! This is a 76 mile loop Come support our Veterans7:00 AMDent County Commons573-885-6300
Oct 21 Fall Colors Hike-Devils Wells to Cave Spring - For more information contact the Round Spring Rangers Station at 573-323-8093 or Ranger Dave Tobey at AMDevils Well573-323-8093
Oct 22 Sky Watch - You can spend a cool autumn evening at the Bonebreak Centee of Nature & History and see the Moon, Mars and Saturn at this Sky Watch viewing event. The Dent County Astronomers will provide telescopes and give you a tour of the night sky. You'll see constellations like Hercules, Cygnus, Aquila. Through Telescopes you can see the detail on the Moon, Saturn's rings and Mars' red colos. You'll see deep sky objects like globular clusters and planetary nebulae. If the sky is very clear, we'll show you the famous Andromeda galaxy. The Bonebrake will provide telescopes for young visitors to aim and control. And visitors will take home a free star chart and other astronmy information. This viewing event requires clear skies. This event will be cancelled if the weather is poor. Weather updates will be available through the BoneBrake Center , and the Dent County Astronomers page on Facebook.7:00Bonebreak Center
Oct 26 Fall Music Harvest Weekend at Bonita Valley Dance Barn & Event Venue - Come join us at the Bonita Valley Dance Barn & Event Venue for Live music with local talent picking and singing your favorites!$5 at the gate7-10pmBonita Valley Dance Barn & Event Venue573-247-9849
Oct 27 100th Anniversary of The Salem News- Open House - Come join us to celebrate our 100 year Anniversary. Meet with former and current staff. light refreshments available9:00-12:00Ozark Natural & Cultural Resource Center729-0029
Oct 27 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 27 Acoustic Community Jam - Acoustic Community Jam will be held starting at Creative Arts Center 6:30pm. Everyone invited to come listen or join in!6:30pmCreative Arts Center
Oct 27 Annual Meat Shoot and Chili Supper - Annual Meat Shoot and Chili Supper at the Lenox Community Center will begin at noon with the shoo beginning at 1pm. All proceeds go towards the Lenox Community Center Building fund.12:00Lenox Community Center201-4471
Oct 27 Anutt UM Chruch Community Dinner - Anutt UM Chruch will host a free Community Dinner, which includes fried chicken, with sides and dessert, catered by Lee's Famous Recipe Chicken. Dinner will start at 4pm!4pmAnutt UM Chruch
Oct 27 Fall Music Harvest Weekend - Come join us for the Fall Music Harvest Weekend at Bonita Valley Dance Barn & Event Venue. Dance the night away and visit with neighbors while listening to our favorite playlist of Dance Favorites. $5 at the gate7-10pmBonita Valley Dance Barn & Event Venue573-247-9849
Oct 27 Hallelujah Hay Ride - Hallelujah Hay Ride at New Home Baptist Church will start at 5pm. Brining a covered dish is recommended, and the Hayride will strt at dark.5:00pmNew Home Baptist Church
Oct 27 Halloween walk - The Bonebrake Center of nature and history is revining its halloween walk this saturday at 7:00 in the evening in front of the house at the center. With help of Janet Price of Moon Shadow Moments, LLC, there will be fun, interactive, and non-scary activities. It will all begin with a little foolishness and fun followed by a non-threatening guided walkthrough candle lit trails as participants discover the night creatures of the Bonebrake. The cost $1.00 per child, $3.00 per adult or $5.00 for the whole family. Feel free to rsvp7:00The Bonebrake Center of nature and history573-729-3400
Oct 27 Pumpkin Day - Pumpkin day will take place at the Bonebrake Center of Nature and History from 9am-2pm. The sale will have lots of fall decorations, as well as art. There will be free face painting and a giveaway for a hand-carved pumpkin.9am-2pmBonebrake center
Oct 27 Pumpkin Palooza - Pumpkin Palooza will be held at the Liberty Baptist Church in Turtle. This Event starts at 4p.m., and there will be a hay ride, bonfire, games and a chili supper, information Connie Gore 729-5975729-5975Liberty Baptist Church in Turtle4p.m.
Oct 27 Quarter Mania - The Dent County Toy drive is holding its first fundraiser this weekend. Quarter Mania will take place at the Salem Community Center starting at 5:30. The event is a cross between a raffle, auction and a game of bingo.5:30Salem Community Center
Oct 27 The Spring Creek Artisans annual Pumpkin Day - The Spring Creek Artisans annual Pumpkin Day will be held this Saturday from 9:00 in the morning till 2:00 in the afternoon at the Historic Bonebrake Center in Salem. A wide variety of handmade items, from orginal painting, wood carvings and turning pottery, glass, wire wrapped jewelry and gift cards will be on sale. 9-2, 7Bonebrake center417-458-9894
Oct 27 Trick or Treating - Camper and Cabin Door Decorating contest and Haunted BarnEcho Bluff State Park844-322-3246
Oct 27 Walk for Life 5K Fun Run/Bake Auction - Walk/Run starts at 9 Am and Bake Auction at 10 AM $25 for Adults- $15 for ages 12 and under.9:00 amRiverways Pregnancy & Family Resource Center-1600 Doss Rd.
Oct 30 Card Party - Fundraiser - Scholarships for Salem High School- Sponsored by Seidal Club - $12 per person with light lunch includedNoon till 4pmSalem Lutheran Church309-826-5156
Oct 31 Salem United Methodist Church - Trunk-or-Treat6:00-8:00 PMSalem United Methodist Church
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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