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May 4 thru Oct 5 Farmer's Market - The Farmer's Market - The Salem Farmer's Market will be open each Saturday 7:30 - 1:00 pm Credit/Debit/EBT will be accepted.200 S. Main- behind the Chamber office
Oct 1 Breast Cancer Awareness March - Take a Walk with us on October 1st- Walk starts at Salem Christian Church lawn at 11:45 with police escort down 4th street and around the courthouse square. Wear your SMDH Breast Cancer Awareness Shirt(or any other Pink Shirt) in Support of those who have been taken, Survived, or are Currently Fighting Breast Cancer.Salem Memorial District Hospital will be selling Breast Cancer Awareness T Shirts until September 5 raise money that will fund Mammograms for Local Uninsured Women who will fund Mammograms for Local Uninsured Women who otherwise would not be able to afford have one. If you are interested in purchasing one, please contact Julie at Sm – XL $12 / 2XL XL $12 / 2XL XL $12 / 2XL XL $12 / 2XL XL $12 / 2XL – 4XL $14 4XL $14 Walk Route11:45Courthouse729-6626
Oct 5 B.A.R.K Ranger Hike - Bring your furry, four-legged friends and join a Park Ranger for a short hike around Big Spring. Following the hike all dogs will be officially sworn in as Ozark National Scenic Riverways B.A.R.K. Rangers and given an exclusive Riverways B.A.R.K. Ranger bandana. More and more people are traveling and recreating with their pets. This event celebrates dogs and promotes getting outside for a walk with your pet in a nearby national park. B.A.R.K. Ranger programs teach responsible pet visitation to national parks, so both pet owners and their pets have a more rewarding experience. Participants will learn about the B.A.R.K. code of ethics when visiting Ozark National Scenic Riverways with their canine: Bag your waste Always wear a leash Respect wildlife Know where you can go Pet waste collection bags will be provided. All dogs must remain on a six-foot leash at all times. Retractable leashes are discouraged unless they can be limited to a six-foot range. It is recommended that owners bring water and a watering dish for their pets. 9:00-11:00Big Spring323-4236
Oct 5 First Baptist Fall Festival Spectacular - and Fireworks Display7:15-8:15First Baptist Church
Oct 7 Mudbugs Club - This is the third session of three in September-October. The kids will play outside and make crafts. This will be for kids ages six through twelve. Younger kids are welcome if accompanied by and adult. The cost is $1 per child and adults are free. register by calling4:30-6 pmBonebrake Center of Nature and History729-3400
Oct 8 thru Nov 1 Bigfoot Exhibit - come see Bigfoot! Exhibit will have newspaper articles, posters, painting and several photographs. Exhibits at the ONCRC are free to attend9-5Ozark Natural & Cultural Resource Center729-0029
Oct 11 thru 12 SHS Alumni Weekend - The 4th Annual SHS Alumni Weekend will start with Friday Night Lights as the Tigers face off against Mountain Grove at 7 PM and homecoming festivities. Volunteers will be selling shirts. Saturday: Pancake Breakfast at the SHS, Salem Tiger Youth Football games at 10 & 11, Softball and baseball game at 2 pm at Al Brown fields. Concert at 5 PM at the Salem Civic Theatre.Salem High School and Civic Theatre
Oct 12 Fall Ride for America - This ride will be enjoyable with some beautiful country side. We will be staging this ride out of Danny Blacks farm. To get to the farm from Salem take 19 s to HWY B, turn east on Hwy B and proceed 7.8 miles to CR 5380, turn right on 5380 and proceed 1.6 miles. Over 70 miles of riding. Gate will open at 7 am and all vehicles need to be back to the farm by 6 pm. There will be a party for registrants with music and food provided after the ride. $30 per vehicle8-5Black Farm729-1394
Oct 12 Haunted Night at Alley Spring - Illuminated pathways will guide your way through Ozark legends, folktales, mysteries, superstitions, and natural wonders with spellbinding, age-old storytelling. Food vendor on site. Bring along flashlights and folding lawn chairs. Alley Mill is located six miles west of Eminence on Hwy 1066:00-9:00 pmAlley Mill573-226-3945
Oct 19 Gigs and Ghosts Program at Round Spring - ONSR and MDC will host an instructional gigging program for children, and traditional storytelling for all ages on the gravel bar. This is a free program but reservations are required for gigging. Bring your flashlights and lawn chairs.4 pmRound Spring323-8093
Oct 19 Gladden Schoolhouse Country Days - 11 miles South of Salem on Hwy 19, Right on Country Road 6240. Crafts & Music Food provided by Treasured Smoke Mossberg Pump Action 12 Gauge Shotgun Raffle-Tickets $5 each9:00-2:00Gladden Schoolhouse729-6771
Oct 19 Library Carnival games - Volunteers from Friends of the Library will have a carnival game for children in the parking lot.12:00-3:00Salem Public Library729-4331
Oct 19 Red Moose Vineyard Annual Harvest Festival - Great food by Main Street Café, live music, wine and fun12-6Red Moose Vineyard
Oct 19 Riverways Walk for Life/5K Fun Run/Bake Auction - Fun run and Bake Auction: Run starts at 9 AM and Bake Auction starts at 10:30. 12 and under $15, Adults $25 (includes T-shirt) Registration deadline is Oct 10th. Late registration will be accepted up until the day of the event with no guarantee of t-shirt.9:00 A.M.Riverways Pregnancy & Family Resource Center-1600 Doss Rd.739-4673
Oct 19 Salem H.S. Project Grad Poker Run - All motorcycles and cars welcome. Proceeds benefit SHS Class of 2020. Registration begins at 9 am in the Salem High School parking lot. Kickstands up and care doors shut at 10 am last bike and car out by 12 noon. $25 first hand, $10 each additional hand. $200 for best hand. Awards for second place and worst hand. Begins at Salem HS; Steelville, Vichy, Licking, Montauk and ending at JB Malones in Salem.10 amSalem High School parking lot
Oct 19 Sligo Fall Festival - Chili supper and Hayride. Homemade desserts, cake and pie auction, music by Kathy Summers. $8 adults $3 kids. Take Hwy 19 N to Hwy TT4:00-7:30p.m.Sligo
Oct 22 Book Talk- Boy 21 - All readers are welcome to share in the discussion of Boy21 by Matthew Quick. Book Talk will meet in the library conference room on Tuesday, October 22nd at 1:00. Copies of the novel are available to borrow from the circulation desk. No library card is necessary. There is no charge to participate. Bring a friend!1:00 pmSalem Public Library729-4331
Oct 24 Fall Fun on Fourth Street - Businesses along Fourth Street have fun fall activities planned throughout the month! Volunteers from Friends of the Library will have a carnival game for children in the parking lot between noon and 3:00 PM on Saturday the 19th. On Thursday the 24th, representatives from downtown businesses will be set up for early trick-or-treating along Jackson Street in front of the library. Families are invited to walk through for treats between 5:00 and 7:00 PM. Be sure to stroll up and down Fourth Street to see all of the scarecrows as well!5:00-7:00Downtown Salem729-4331
Oct 24 Lunch & Learn - with Jason Edwards the dietician at Salem Memorial District Hospital. $5 per person. RSVP to or by calling.12-12:45Salem Community Center @ the Armory729-8163
Oct 25 Fall Carnival - Cost $3 per child with a max of $10 per family. Concessions, games, prizes, pumpkin painting and more5-7 pmWilliam Lynch Elementary School
Oct 26 DCAWS BBQ, Pet Costume Contest & Adoption Event - Come join us at Wal-Mart! Grab a bite to eat, enjoy the pet costume contest and adopt a new cat or dog!2-4 pmWalmart
Oct 26 Halloween Bash at the Bonebrake Center - Goofiness abounds for children and adults. Take a walk on the trail and see the live critters of the night. This is a Non-Scary event designed to educate and entertain even the youngest visitors. Light refreshments provided. there is no cost but donations will be gladly accepted!7 PMBonebrake Center of Nature and History
Oct 26 Halloween Festival in the Park - Harvest Bazaar 10-4 Kids Craft at the Cemetery 2 pm Camper and Cabin door decorating contest judging 3-5 pm kids Treat or Trick Parade 6 pm Employee Haunted Barn Contest 6-9 pm Awards ceremony at the Fire pit 8:30 pm10 am- 9 pmEcho Bluff State Park844-322-3246
Oct 26 Pumpkin Day - Come celebrate the upcoming holiday seasons with a visit to the Spring Creek Artisans Show and Sale. There are lots of beautiful fall decorations as well as quality arts, from baskets and pottery to oils and watercolor. Buy unique gifts for the home or early Christmas presents.9;00-2:00Bonebrake Center of Nature and History
Oct 26 Salem Acoustic Community Jam - Everyone is invited! Bring your instrument along if you like.6:30 pmThe Creative Arts Center
Oct 31 Jack O' Lantern Jam - Trick or Treat with us at5-7 pmNorth Wood R-IV
Oct 31 Trunk or Treat - Salem United Methodist Church will host their Trunk or Treat. Doss Road will be temporarily closed ruing the event.Salem United Methodist Church

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