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Mar 6 thru Apr 21 Art Across the Ages - Young people and adult artist from all around the Dent County Area are encouraged to submit their work for display during this time to show how artistic talent can be found in many forms and artist of can be any age. Meet the Artist will be held on March 14 from 7-8:30 pm.9:00 A.M-5:00 P.MOzark Natural & Cultural Resource Center573-729-0029
Apr 1 1 Billion Step 5k walk/run - Dent County Health Center will be hosting a 5k walk/run. This will be the grand end to 1 Billion Steps Challenge. The 1 Billion step Challenge will go from January 7-April 7. free pedometer's are available at the Dent County Health Center. Get Healthy-Feel Better-Change your lifestyle- And win prizes!! More information on the 5k to followSalem573-729-3106
Apr 1 Spring Night Sky - Joe Shuster and Company will be doing a “Spring Night Sky” (astronomy) program. There will a wide variety of things to see in the sky, everything from the moon new and exciting galaxies and more. There will be a wide range of telescopes and binoculars to view the sky. This is an interactive program so bring your telescope and your binoculars and join in on the fun. Remember that the nights can still be cold so please dress for the weather.7:30 pmEcho Bluff State Park - Bluff top overlook
Apr 1 thru 2 Trail Builing Event on the Round Spring Section
Apr 8 Canning and Food Preservation - I have picked all these berries now what do I do? Or my garden is overflowing with peppers and tomatoes now what do I do? Well, make salsa of course! Join Cammy Younger with the Missouri Extension to learn how to make your own jelly and salsa and more. YUM!! Class size is limited so sign up fast so you don't miss out. or YoungerC@missouri.edu12:00-4:00 pmCurrent River State Park573-751-1224
Apr 8 Farmers' Market & Missouri Agri Sampling Day - Spring is in the air at Echo Bluff State Park. This Saturday, April 8th from 8am-2pm we are hosting an Indoor Farmers’ Market and Missouri Agri Sampling Day. Fifteen AgriMissouri members are invited to sample their product. Vendors include...Osage River Popcorn, Mission Hills Honey,, Meramec Bison, Terrell Creek, Ozark Meats, Hammons Nuts, Pink Pony Farms, Uncle Bobs Spices, 4J Group Seasonings and Blends, Float Trip Pickles, Cindy's Carvings, Rita Barkley's Baskets, Ozark Stream Photography, Fossey Farms and more. You won't want to miss it. Echo Bluff State Park8-2Echo Bluff State Park573-531-7005
Apr 10 Circus - 2:00 pm come see Cindy, the elephant, get her spa treatment before the circus. (free to watch) Two show times will be offered. Advance tickets can be purchased by calling or texting 453-6551 or going to the box office at the commons between 9-noon on April 10th. Advance tickets $12 adult $6 child. At the gate prices will be $16 adult $8 child.4:30 and 7:30 P.M.Dent County Commons573-729-6900
Apr 15 ACA Demo Day on the Upper Current River
Apr 15 Easter Fun - Pictures with the Easter Bunny, decorate your Easter Bag for the egg hunt, and make a sun catcher at 10:30. Easter Egg Hunt with over 500 eggs hidden at 2:00 pm. Kite making at the lodge at 3:00 ($7). Kite flying at back of the lodge at 4:001030-400Echo Bluff State Park844-322-3246
Apr 15 Kick Off your Summer Adventure @ Current River State Park - We want to promote the outdoor activities in the region. We want everyone to know what the region has to offer and how they can use the area safely and have an enjoyable experience. We want them to know that if you want to come out and spend the day or a week that they will have something different to see and do everyday. We would also like for all visitors to learn about the different agencies that manage and maintain these regional attractions. There will be a wide variety of agencies and vendors set up to showcase their products. Tiny's Hillbilly BBQ will be selling lunch9:00-5:00Current River State Park573-751-1224
Apr 16 Easter Brunch @ Echo Bluff - Join us for our inaugural Easter Day Brunch! Adults $24.95 and children $10.95.10:00-2:00Echo Bluff State Park844-322-3246
Apr 16 Easter Sunday Lunch Buffet - A very special Easter Buffet will be prepared and served by the chefs of the Dorman L. Steelman Lodge and will be served in the dinning lodge between11:00-4:00Montauk State Park
Apr 21 thru 23 Photography Workshop - Friday 7:00pm -8:00pm Saturday TBD and Sunday ? ending by NOON This is a FREE workshop taught by Kerry Hays. This is from the beginner to the pro, learn tips and tricks about lighting and editing. Tools that you will need and more information that you will need to know will be e-mailed to you after April 1, 2017. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. To register contact Connie Weber at 573-751-1224 or e-mail 7:00-8:00Echo Bluff State Park573-751-1224
Apr 22 thru 23 Earth Day & OTA Mega at Round Spring - Volunteer information is available at
Apr 22 Earth Day with Bird Houses! - Come make and decorate birdhouses to celebrate Earth Day!! $20 covers all materials. call and register. This will be a great family activity!10:00-12:00Ozark Natural and Cultural Resource Center247-0279
Apr 22 Salem Acoustic Community Jam - Everyone is welcome to this free session. Bring your instrument and play along or just come to listen and pat your feet. No talent needed!6:30 pmOzark Natural and Cultural Resource Center729-0029
Apr 22 Spring Lunch - Tickets will be on sale for the 3 weeks prior to the event. Ticket price $151200Salem Methodist Church573-729-4551
Apr 28 Veterans Affairs Day - Let your voice be heard! Learn about the changes and new requirements for benefits. Light lunch provided. To attend, simply call the Salem American Legion/VFW Post to be scheduled10:00-2:00American Legion Walker-Roney Post 99573-729-3710
Apr 29 Dent County Fire District Coed Softball Tournament - for more info or to enter a team please contact Jessica at 573-247-4030 or Sara at 573-453-6551573-247-4030
Apr 29 Wildflower Hike at Big Spring - : Join Park Rangers at Big Spring on Saturday, April 29th at 10 a.m. for a nature and wildflower hike that will be fun for the whole family. The ˝- mile hike will begin at the Big Spring Lodge parking lot and follow the trails through the Big Spring area. Springtime is an exciting season to learn about our local flora, as the landscape around the rivers and springs bursts forth with native plants and flowers. Big Spring is home to a wide variety of beautiful flowering plants. Have fun exploring the area and learning to identify the park’s abundant wildflowers! Participants should come prepared with sturdy hiking shoes and appropriate clothing for the weather, including rain gear in case of light rain. In the event of heavy rain or lightning, the hike will be canceled. In addition, hikers may wish to bring water, sunscreen and insect repellent. This event is free and will be enjoyable for all ages. For more information, call Park Ranger Cathy Runge at 573-323-4806 or Ozark National Scenic Riverways preserves the free-flowing Current and Jacks Fork Rivers, the surrounding natural resources, and the unique cultural heritage of the Ozark people. For more park information, visit the park’s Facebook page or website at, or phone (573)323-4236. 10:00Big Spring573-323-4806

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