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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 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 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 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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