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Community Calendar: July 17 update

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ONGOING

Through July 31: Birthday Blessings is hosting its second annual toy drive and seeking nonprofits, businesses and civic groups to host or promote a collection site. Interested parties may message @BirthdayBlessings2013 on Facebook, call 417-372-5306 or email office@birthdayblessings.onmicrosoft.com.

Through Aug. 31: McDonald’s and the West Plains Public Library are partnering for Happy McReaders. Children younger than 17 may pick up a punch card at the library, 750 W. Broadway, and receive a free Happy Meal from a West Plains McDonalds for every 10 punches on their card.

Through Sept. 30 (8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekdays) Artwork by local painter Rhonda Richter will be featured on the first floor of OzSBI, 408 Washington Ave. Visitors are welcome to view the display.

Through Sept. 30 (9 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays) Works created by Honest Imagination Day Habilitation participants will be on display at the West Plains Public Library.

TODAY

July 17 (9 a.m.-4 p.m.) West Plains Bank and Trust Company will sponsor a free pool day in West Plains, Mtn. View, Willow Springs and Houston. Hours: noon to 5 p.m. at the West Plains Aquatic Center, 1 to 6:45 p.m. at the Mtn. View City Pool, noon to 5 p.m. at Willow Springs Water Park and noon to 4 p.m. at Houston City Pool. Admission is free for children and adults during those hours.

THURSDAY

July 18-20: The American Slip Company presents a Fired Arts Expo at the West Plains Civic Center, 110 St. Louis St., with classes offered by Mike Harbridge, Paula McCoy, A Ceramic Shop and Brenda Poole. A ceramics competition will be held, and more than a dozen fired arts vendors will be on hand, as will local food vendors. Door prizes will be given. Cost of admission is $5. For more details, including a schedule of workshops and vendor information, follow @AmericanSlipCompany on Facebook.

July 18 (9 a.m.-4 p.m.) A workshop by Kristen Anderson on Customer Service Essentials will be hosted by OzSBI, 408 Washington Ave. For details and registration visit crm.ozsbi.com events.

July 18 (10-11 a.m.) The West Plains Public Library will host a free youth program presented by Randy the Magic Guy at the West Plains Civic Center, 110 St. Louis St.

July 18, Aug. 15, Sept. 19 (10 a.m.-2 p.m.) A Food Truck Festival is hosted by the West Plains Civic Center every third Thursday of the month through summer.

July 18 (6 p.m.) The Avenue Theatre, 307 Washington Ave., introduces Singo Bingo, an “unforgettable evening of excitement, camaraderie and the the thrill of the win” with a game combining show tunes and bingo. Proceeds go toward The Avenue’s Raise the Roof Fund to support roofing upgrades. Admission is $10. Prizes available.

July 18 (7 p.m.) Sean Harrison will perform a live acoustic show with live painting by Garrett Melby at Wages Brewing Company, 1382 Bill Virdon Blvd. in East Towne Village Shopping Center. No cover charge.

FRIDAY

July 19 (11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.) OzSBI, 408 Washington Ave., will host its monthly Lunch & Learn with a presentation from Jimmy Story on the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Energy for America Program grants. Remote participation opportunity is available. Register online at ozsbi.com/events.

July 19 (5 p.m.) Vinyl Night at Wages Brewing Company, 1382 Bill Virdon Blvd. in East Towne Village Shopping Center, features a theme this month of “Chillout.” Bring a lo-fi, chill hop or synthwave album to play or listen to something from host Nick Haring’s collection.

SATURDAY

July 20 (10 a.m.) The Fulton County Fair in Salem, Ark., will hold its Junior Livestock Auction at a new time this yea. The Cookie Jar Auction scholarship fundraiser will precede the livestock auction. Livestock to be sold includes cattle, hogs, sheep, goats, rabbits and two pens of 4-H poultry chain pullets (grand and reserve champions). For more information call 870-895-5565.

July 20 (5 p.m.) A Meet-the-Candidates town hall meeting will be held at Twin Bridges Volunteer Fire Department on Highway 181 in Douglas County. Candidates for U.S. Representative District 8, State Representative District 155, State Senator District 33, Douglas County Commissioner District 2 and Douglas County Sheriff will be in attendance. An all-you-can-eat dinner of hamburgers, hot dogs, baked beans and dessert will be available for a $10 donation, and a dessert auction will be held as a fundraiser for the fire department. Live music will be performed by Gary Smith, Tom Hicks and Jackie McCormick.

July 20 (7 p.m.) Full rock band Neon Scythe will perform a mix of original tunes and covers at Wages Brewing Company, 1382 Bill Virdon Blvd. in East Towne Village Shopping Center. No cover charge.

July 20 (8 p.m.) A demolition derby will be held at the Fulton County Fairgrounds, 124 Arena Lane, Salem, Ark. Entry fee for car and driver is $50, and a Kid’s Derby will be held during intermission. Cash prizes will be awarded. Email fultoncountyfair1@gmail.com or call 870-095-5565 for more information, or to see rules, visit www.fultoncountyfair.org.

SUNDAY

July 21 (9 a.m.) West Plains Elks Lodge 2418, 3336 N. U.S. 63, hosts Bingo every Sunday. Nonmembers are welcome to play.

MONDAY

July 22, Aug. 26, Sept. 23 (5:30 p.m.) The Willow Springs Arts Council meets upstairs in the Ferguson Building in downtown Willow Springs. All local artist and those interested in promoting the arts are welcome to attend.

TUESDAY

July 23 (noon) The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Chapter 695 will meet at Los Amigos Mexican Restaurant, 1449 Preacher Roe Blvd. Ruth Stevens will present a program, “The History of the Iditarod.” All active and retired federal employees and spouses are invited to attend.

NEXT WEEK

July 24: Last Day of summer classes at MSU-WP.

July 25 (2-5 p.m.) OzSBI, 408 Washington Ave., will host Smart Start: Developing a Successful Business, a free workshop for those thinking about starting their own new business. Register online at ozsbi.com/events.

July 25 (5-8 p.m.) Open Jam with West Plains Underground at Wages Brewing Company, 1382 Bill Virdon Blvd. in East Towne Village Shopping Center. Bring an instrument to play, a song to sing, a poem to read or a comedy routine to share. No cost to participate.

July 25 (6-7:30 p.m.) Twin Pines Conservation Education Center in Winona will host Nature Art: Pine Needlers for the second in a 12-month series dedicated to embroidering and learning about Missouri’s wildflowers. By signing up, participants are committing to attend all 12 sessions to complete 15 blocks for an entire quilt. A virtual session will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. on this date for those who cannot attend in person. Registration required. Sign up online by going to mdc-event-web.s3licensing.com, selecting “Shannon” in the drop-down menu labeled “County,” and clicking search to scroll and find the event listed.

July 26 (6:30 p.m.) Answer-sheet format Trivia Night at Wages Brewing Company, 1382 Bill Virdon Blvd. in East Towne Village Shopping Center. No cost to play, but to win prizes, there is a $5 buy-in.

July 27 (7 p.m.) Three-piece full rock band BrotherPaint will perform live at Wages Brewing Company, 1382 Bill Virdon Blvd. in East Towne Village Shopping Center. No cover charge.

July 29-Aug. 2 (1-4 p.m.) The West Plains Arts Council brings back the popular Young Writers Workshops at the West Plains Public Library, 750 W. Broadway. Sessions will be led by Curtis Copeland, nonfiction writing; Annie England Noblin, fiction writing; Abby Hess, journalism writing; Chris Herbolsheimer, photojournalism; and Dianna Locke, poetry. Find details online at www.westplainsarts.org or the “Young Writers Workshops 2024” Facebook event page

July 30 (1-5 p.m.) OzSBI will host Small Business, Big Impact: Marketing Strategies for Success, at The Board Room, 305 E. Washington Ave. in Ava. The workshop is $45 for OzSBI and Ava Chamber members and $65 for the general public. It is designed to help participants learn the fundamentals of marketing and explore strategies for maximum impact. Register online at ozsbi.com/events.

August

Aug. 2, 9 and 14: Missouri State University-West Plains hosts STudent Advising and Registration (STAR) Orientation for new students. Contact the academic advisement center office at 417-255-7222 for more information and to register.

Aug. 3 (8 a.m. to noon) A back-to-school fair will be held in the Dora School cafeteria, with free clothing, shoes, backpacks, hygiene kits and haircuts. All needed school supplies for kindergarten through eighth grade will be provided directly to the school and paper, pens and pencils are being donated to the high school classrooms. To donate gently used clothing to the fair call 417-712-1027, Teri, or 417-293-7471, Shanna.

Aug. 3 (7 p.m.) Four-piece full rock band Broken Knuckle will perform a mix of original songs and covers at Wages Brewing Company, 1382 Bill Virdon Blvd. in East Towne Village Shopping Center. No cover charge.

Aug. 8 (2-4 p.m.) A meet-the-artist event for painter Rhonda Richter will be held in the lobby of OzSBI, 408 Washington Ave. The public is invited to attend and view and discuss Richter’s works on display.

Aug. 8 (6-8 p.m.) Ozarks Healthcare offer single-session New Parent Skills classes recommended for parents in the third semester of pregnancy. Covered are self-care, baby care, infant bathing, safety, immunizations and circumcision. Classes are held in the Women’s Center Education Room, 1100 Kentucky Ave. No charge for those planning to deliver at OZH; for those planning to deliver elsewhere, there is a one-time $75 charge to attend one or all new parent classes offered.

Aug. 10 (7 p.m.) Blayd Law will perform a mix of original songs and rock covers at Wages Brewing Company, 1382 Bill Virdon Blvd. in East Towne Village Shopping Center. No cover charge.

Aug. 13 (6-8 p.m.) Ozarks Healthcare offer single-session Heart Saver Infant CPR classes recommended for new parents in the third semester of pregnancy up to a year after birth. Covered are basic resuscitation skills for use on an infant. Classes are held in the Women’s Center Education Room, 1100 Kentucky Ave. No charge for those planning to deliver at OZH; for those planning to deliver elsewhere, there is a one-time $75 charge to attend one or all new parent classes offered.

Aug. 17 (7 p.m.) Hank nightshade will perform a solo acoustic set of original tunes and classic rock covers at Wages Brewing Company, 1382 Bill Virdon Blvd. in East Towne Village Shopping Center. No cover charge.

Aug. 20 (6-8 p.m.) Ozarks Healthcare offer single-session Preparing for Breastfeeding classes recommended for expectant mothers. Classes are held in the Women’s Center Education Room, 1100 Kentucky Ave. No charge for those planning to deliver at OZH; for those planning to deliver elsewhere, there is a one-time $75 charge to attend one or all new parent classes offered.

Aug. 22 (9 a.m.-4 p.m.) A workshop, “Quickbooks Online for Business,” will be presented by Ila Sloan at OzSBI, 408 Washington Ave. For details and registration visit crm.ozsbi.com events.

September

Sept. 10 (8-11 a.m.) Ozarks Healthcare will offer low-cost lab screenings including those for blood sugar levels, cholesterol, thyroid function, calcium levels, diabetes, prostate cancer and vitamin D levels. The cost per screening ranges from between $15 to $35, cash or check only. Visit the Alton, Gainesville, Mtn. Grove, Mtn. View, Thayer or Winona clinics, or the West Plains walk-in clinic at 181 Kentucky Ave., or OZH Lab Services at 1100 Kentucky Ave.

Sept. 10 (6-8 p.m.) Ozarks Healthcare offer single-session Preparing for Breastfeeding classes recommended for expectant mothers. Classes are held in the Women’s Center Education Room, 1100 Kentucky Ave. No charge for those planning to deliver at OZH; for those planning to deliver elsewhere, there is a one-time $75 charge to attend one or all new parent classes offered.

Sept. 12 (9 a.m.-4 p.m.) OzSBI, 408 Washington Ave., will host “Kick the Fear Out of Feedback,” a leadership workshop aimed to help attendees take the fear out of giving crucial feedback to employees. The cost is $175 for OzSBI members and $220 for the general public. Register online at ozsbi.com/events.

Sept. 14 (8 a.m.) Ozarks Healthcare offer single-session Prepared Childbirth classes recommended for parents in the second semester of pregnancy. Covered are breathing techniques, relaxation methods, support strategies and insights into labor, delivery and C-sections. Classes are held in the Women’s Center Education Room, 1100 Kentucky Ave. No charge for those planning to deliver at OZH; for those planning to deliver elsewhere, there is a one-time $75 charge to attend one or all new parent classes offered.

Sept. 17 (6-8 p.m.) Ozarks Healthcare offer single-session Heart Saver Infant CPR classes recommended for new parents in the third semester of pregnancy up to a year after birth. Covered are basic resuscitation skills for use on an infant. Classes are held in the Women’s Center Education Room, 1100 Kentucky Ave. No charge for those planning to deliver at OZH; for those planning to deliver elsewhere, there is a one-time $75 charge to attend one or all new parent classes offered.

Sept. 21 (10 a.m.-2 p.m.) The Amelia Network’s Business Women’s Expo will be held at OzSBI, 408 Washington Ave. Prospective vendors and sponsors can find forms to submit online at ozsbi.com/events by scrolling down to “Business Women’s Expo” under “September 2024” and clicking the link.

October

Oct. 5: The Bear City Fall Festival will take place in downtown Willow Springs.

Oct. 8 (6-8 p.m.) Ozarks Healthcare offer single-session Heart Saver Infant CPR classes recommended for new parents in the third semester of pregnancy up to a year after birth. Covered are basic resuscitation skills for use on an infant. Classes are held in the Women’s Center Education Room, 1100 Kentucky Ave. No charge for those planning to deliver at OZH; for those planning to deliver elsewhere, there is a one-time $75 charge to attend one or all new parent classes offered.

Oct. 10-11: Baxter Health and KTLO Classic Hits and The Boot will hold their 43rd annual Health Fair and Expo. On Oct. 10, the event will be held at The Sheid on the Arkansas State University-Mtn. Home, Ark., campus, and on Oct. 11, it will be held at the Durand Center in Harrison.

Oct. 10 (6-8 p.m.) Ozarks Healthcare offer single-session New Parent Skills classes recommended for parents in the third semester of pregnancy. Covered are self-care, baby care, infant bathing, safety, immunizations and circumcision. Classes are held in the Women’s Center Education Room, 1100 Kentucky Ave. No charge for those planning to deliver at OZH; for those planning to deliver elsewhere, there is a one-time $75 charge to attend one or all new parent classes offered.

Oct. 15 (6-8 p.m.) Ozarks Healthcare offer single-session Preparing for Breastfeeding classes recommended for expectant mothers. Classes are held in the Women’s Center Education Room, 1100 Kentucky Ave. No charge for those planning to deliver at OZH; for those planning to deliver elsewhere, there is a one-time $75 charge to attend one or all new parent classes offered.

Oct. 31: The Willow Springs Chamber of Commerce will host Trunk or Treat. Details to be announced.

This Year

Nov. 9 (8 a.m.) Ozarks Healthcare offer single-session Prepared Childbirth classes recommended for parents in the second semester of pregnancy. Covered are breathing techniques, relaxation methods, support strategies and insights into labor, delivery and C-sections. Classes are held in the Women’s Center Education Room, 1100 Kentucky Ave. No charge for those planning to deliver at OZH; for those planning to deliver elsewhere, there is a one-time $75 charge to attend one or all new parent classes offered.

Nov. 12 (6-8 p.m.) Ozarks Healthcare offer single-session Preparing for Breastfeeding classes recommended for expectant mothers. Classes are held in the Women’s Center Education Room, 1100 Kentucky Ave. No charge for those planning to deliver at OZH; for those planning to deliver elsewhere, there is a one-time $75 charge to attend one or all new parent classes offered.

Nov. 18-25: Operation Christmas Child shoebox collection will be underway at area churches. Year-round volunteer opportunities are available. Visit samaritanspurse.org/occ or call 816-622-8316 to learn more.

Nov. 19 (6-8 p.m.) Ozarks Healthcare offer single-session Heart Saver Infant CPR classes recommended for new parents in the third semester of pregnancy up to a year after birth. Covered are basic resuscitation skills for use on an infant. Classes are held in the Women’s Center Education Room, 1100 Kentucky Ave. No charge for those planning to deliver at OZH; for those planning to deliver elsewhere, there is a one-time $75 charge to attend one or all new parent classes offered.

Dec. 7: The Willow Springs Chamber of Commerce will host Pancakes with Santa and a slew of other Downtown Holli-Day events, concluding with a lighted Christmas parade. Details to be announced.

Dec. 10 (8-11 a.m.) Ozarks Healthcare will offer low-cost lab screenings including those for blood sugar levels, cholesterol, thyroid function, calcium levels, diabetes, prostate cancer and vitamin D levels. The cost per screening ranges from between $15 to $35, cash or check only. Visit the Alton, Gainesville, Mtn. Grove, Mtn. View, Thayer or Winona clinics, or the West Plains walk-in clinic at 181 Kentucky Ave., or OZH Lab Services at 1100 Kentucky Ave.

Dec. 10 (6-8 p.m.) Ozarks Healthcare offer single-session Heart Saver Infant CPR classes recommended for new parents in the third semester of pregnancy up to a year after birth. Covered are basic resuscitation skills for use on an infant. Classes are held in the Women’s Center Education Room, 1100 Kentucky Ave. No charge for those planning to deliver at OZH; for those planning to deliver elsewhere, there is a one-time $75 charge to attend one or all new parent classes offered.

Dec. 12 (6-8 p.m.) Ozarks Healthcare offer single-session New Parent Skills classes recommended for parents in the third semester of pregnancy. Covered are self-care, baby care, infant bathing, safety, immunizations and circumcision. Classes are held in the Women’s Center Education Room, 1100 Kentucky Ave. No charge for those planning to deliver at OZH; for those planning to deliver elsewhere, there is a one-time $75 charge to attend one or all new parent classes offered.

Dec. 17 (6-8 p.m.) Ozarks Healthcare offer single-session Preparing for Breastfeeding classes recommended for expectant mothers. Classes are held in the Women’s Center Education Room, 1100 Kentucky Ave. No charge for those planning to deliver at OZH; for those planning to deliver elsewhere, there is a one-time $75 charge to attend one or all new parent classes offered.



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