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Jul 30 thru Aug 3 SMDH Free sports PhysicalsSMDH Clinic729-8000
Aug 2 Craft night - TAB6 pmEcho Bluff State Park
Aug 4 Kids Trout Tournament - This tournament is limited to 15 year old or under girls or boys. Two age categories; one group will be for ages of 11 years and under, and another group will be established for anglers 12 years of age and up to and including 15 years of age. Registration will be at the Dorman L. Steelman Lodge. Two prizes will be awarded in each age group, for trout, and stringer of trout, by a random drawing of all entries at 2:00 p.m. in the Lodge. Gift Certificates will be awarded to winners. Tournament hours are 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Other prizes will be awarded courtesy of the Ray Parker Memorial. 7:00 AM - 2:00 PMMontauk State Park
Aug 4 Photography Hike at Big Spring - Join a Park Ranger and a nature photographer for a guided nature photography lesson on Saturday, August 4th at 9 a.m. The hike will begin at Big Spring, and participants can expect to explore the nearby area for scenic views. Participants should plan to hike approximately Ĺ-mile. There are few places that offer as many unique photographic opportunities as Ozark National Scenic Riverways. Hiking with a camera gives you a chance to capture unexpected natural wonders and is sure to bring out your creative side. Bring your own camera equipment and try out techniques used by professional nature photographers. Capture picturesque views and learn about the area's natural history. 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. Big Spring is located four miles south of Van Buren, Missouri, on State Route 103. 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 information visit, or call 573-323-4236. 9 AMBig Spring573-323-4236
Aug 9 Stained Glass Workshop Series - The Salem Area Arts Council is hosting a stained-glass workshop series. The next in the series will be on Thursday, August 9, 2018 from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. and continuing on the second Thursday of each month for the next several months at the Creative Arts Center in Salem. 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 your project to 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 (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.5:30The Creative Arts Center247-0279
Aug 10 Great Balls of Fire - The Bonebrake Center of Nature and History will present ďGreat Balls of FireĒ on Friday, August 10, 2018, starting at 8:30 p.m., a little later than usual so that it is DARK! Led by Janet Price, naturalist, of Moon Shadow Moments, LLC, formerly of Johnsonís Shut-Ins, participants be able to enjoy will join a spectacular view of the annual Perseid Meteor Shower (WOO-HOO!). The moon will be new (YEAH!), so we are going to be spacey and take a virtual journey (ROAD TRIP!) into the dazzling sky (AHHHH!). We will find out firsthand what meteor showers are and what causes them. Donít forget your space suits! This program is appropriate for all ages and is especially family-friendly. The cost is $1.00 per person or $5.00/family, regardless of the number, which includes a light snack. Phone reservations are requested to plan for snacks and activities. Please call the Bonebrake Center (573.729.3400) for more information or register. The Bonebrake Center is located at 601 North Hickory Street in Salem, at the corner of North Hickory Street and East Rolla Road and can be viewed on the website at or on our Facebook page! 8:30 PMBonebrake Center of Nature and History729-3400
Aug 11 5k 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 free event that is open to everyone8Salem community center @ the Armory
Aug 11 CAC Birthday Party - The Salem Area Arts Council is hosting a party celebrating the first year of existence of the Creative Arts Center on Saturday, August 11, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. behind the Ozark Natural and Cultural Resource Center (202 South Main Street in Salem) and just south of the Salem Farmersí Market. Over 30 activities have been held in the building since it was converted from the Teachersí Closet to the Creative Arts Center in 2017. To celebrate this event, there will be food vendors, artists, crafters, and, of course, birthday cake. The public is invited to come and browse at no cost, tour the building, and have a piece of birthday cake and lemonade to help the Salem Area Arts Council celebrate. Space for vendors is still available. For more information, please feel free to call the representative of the Salem Area Arts Council at 247-02799-2The Creative Arts Center247-0279
Aug 11 Summerís End Childrenís Free Fishing Day - NO daily trout tag will be required for children ages 15 and under on this day ONLY to fish in Montauk State Park. The children must pick up childrenís free fishing tags at the Lodge on Friday evening after 7:00 p.m. or anytime on Saturday. The tags are required for kids fishing on this day. Youngsters can fish anywhere inside the park, no designated fishing area will be set aside. Adults must have daily trout tag to assist children by holding their pole with their fishing activities. All DayMontauk State Park
Aug 16 Free Business Speaker Series - Free buisness speaker series third thursday of each month. Driving profits through targeted marketing and sales, Tim Smith, Phillps Media12-1Chamber of Commerce
Aug 17 Fall's a Comin' Art Party - On Friday, August 17, 2018 at 6:30 pm, the Salem Area Arts Council is hosting a summer art party! Bring yourself, your bestie, or a hot date to the Creative Arts Center in Salem and paint a beautiful picture with acrylic paints. Led by professional artist and writer Danielle Norris, you can paint a scene and put your own special creative spin to it, then take it home. The cost is $25 per person, and all supplies are included--acrylic paints, aprons, brushes, canvas, and easels. 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 beverage, and Danielle will lead you through the process and you will be amazed at the result! Reservations are required and can be made by calling or texting (573) 247-0279 and arranging to pay your fee to reserve your spot. The Creative Arts Center is located behind the Ozark Natural and Cultural Resource Center at 202 South Main in Salem, MO.6:30 pmThe Creative Arts Center247-0279
Aug 20 Sky Watch! - The next "sky watch" viewing event at the BoneBrake Center of Nature and History will be on Monday, August 20th, starting at 8pm. The Dent County Astronomers will give you great views of the Moon, Jupiter, Venus, Saturn and Mars. Maybe you can catch a great photo of the Moon or planets with your smartphone on one of the telescopes. In addition to all the solar system objects, you'll also see some of the spring and summer constellations, like HErcules and Cygnus. The telescopes will help you zoom in to see dense star clusters, stars being born, stars dying and double star systems. The "Kid Powered Telescopes" will be in operation for this event. This Event requires good weather if it is poor it will be cancelled. Weather updates through the Bonebreak Center and the Dent County Astronomers Facebook page.8:00Bonebreak center
Aug 22 Ribbon Cutting Event - Please join us for a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for new Chamber Member: THK Studios located at 201 N Main St. Salem.11:30201 N Main St739-9724
Aug 23 Come and See Event- Salem Project RISE - Project Rise focuses on helping families reach personal and financial goals. Opportunity for long-term sustainability for families through support and education. Come families who might be interested in participating in the program. Come community members who might like to learn more or volunteer time or talent.6-7:30 pmSalem Community Center @ the Armory729-8163
Aug 23 New Ownership of Wilson Mortuary - Chris Hendrix is the new owner of the Wilson Mortuary. We would like for you and your family to join us on Thrusday, August 23rd 2018 between 6:00-8:00pm. to the Wilson Family Center to show your appreciation to Beverly, Eddie and Sheryl Wilson for their twenty-nine years of service to the families of Salem and Viburnum community. This will also be a great time for my Hendrix Family to meet your family. Refreshments will be provided.6:00-8:00pmWilson Family Center
Aug 25 Salem Community Acoustic Jam - This month, the Salem Area Arts Council will be hosting their monthly community jam at the Creative Arts Center behind the Ozarks Natural and Cultural Reasource Center(ONCTC) in Salem on Saturday, August 25, 2018 starting at 6:30 pm. Musicians and listeners of all ages and talents and intrests are invited. Bring your instrument and play along with the crew, or just come to listen and pat your feet! NO talent needed, just ethusiasm! Bluegrass, country, folk, gospel, modern ballads, oldies- you name it, you will probably here it! There is no cost but your time. The Creative Arts Center is behind the Ozarls Natural and Cultural Reasource Center at 202 South Main Street. If you need directions or info, please contact (573) 247-0279 or email saac@embarqmail.com6:30202 South Main Street(573) 247-0279
Aug 27 PCRMC Dent Medical Clinic Groundbreaking Ceremony - Please join Phelps County Regional Medical Center (PCRMC) at the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Dent Medical Clinic in Salem. Light refreshments and giveaways will be available.1:001415 West Scenic Rivers573-458-7600
Aug 31 thru Sep 2 Ron's Race For A Reason - Cross Country Race benefits The American Volunteers. visit for more information. Vendors welcome -729--1394 All dayFlat Nasty Off Road Park729-1394

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