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Community Calendar: May 22 update

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ONGOING

Through June 30 (8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.) Angela Bullard’s artwork will be featured on the first floor of OzSBI, 408 Washington Ave., in an exhibit sponsored through a partnership between the incubator and the West Plains Council on the Arts. The show is an eclectic assortment of Bullard’s work, from needle-felted landscapes to encaustic florals to acrylic abstracts.

Through June 30 (9 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays) The West Plains Council on the Arts partners with the West Plains Public Library, 750 @ W. Broadway to bring art to the community. Photography from Marc Brannan will be on display.

TODAY

May 22: 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.

May 22 (10 a.m.) Cedarhurts of West Plains, 1521 U.S. 63, will host a leg of the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics. Participants will run from Cedarhurts to Dariy Queen. Children will be given patriotic popsicles and officers will be given water.

THURSDAY

May 23 (10 a.m.) The Ozark County Historium, 361 Main St. in Gainesville, will host Kitty Ledbetter as she gives a talk about Ozarks music legends. The presentation is free and open to the public.

May 23 (1-5 p.m.) OzSBI, 408 Washington Ave., will host a grant-writing workshop for those looking to improve their skills. Register at www.ozsbi.com/events or call 417-256-9724.

May 23 (5:30-7 p.m.) Carter’s Jewel Chest will hold a fundraiser jewelry sale at the West Plains Country Club for the Boys & Girls Club of Greater West Plains and Ozarks Healthcare. Call 417-204-2582 for more information.

May 23 (6-7 p.m.) Twin Pines Conservation Education Center in Winona will Nature Art: Pine Needlers, the last of a 12-month program. Learn beautiful embroidery techniques while exploring Missouri’s native trees. A virtual session for those who cannot attend in person will be held from 4-5 p.m. the same day 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.

FRIDAY

May 24: The West Plains Optimist Club will host its inaugural golf classic, intended to be an annual event, at the West Plains Country Club. Cost is $150 per team for the two-person scramble. Door prizes, cash flight prizes, hole prizes and a 50/50 giveaway drawing will be held. Register by calling 417-505-0637 or emailing wpoptimistgolf@gmail.com.

May 24 & 25 (7 p.m.); 25 & 26 (3 p.m.) The historic Avenue Theatre presents Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, directed by Wade Mattsfield. The May 26 matinee performance is Senior Discount Day, and tickets for senior citizens are available for $5 at the box office for that day only. Tickets available at theavenuetheatre.org/buy-tickets or at the box office before showtimes.

SATURDAY

May 25 (10 a.m.) The annual meeting of the Homeland Cemetery Association will be held at the cemetery on County Road 6310, off West U.S. 160. Anyone interested in cemetery upkeep should attend. Donations for maintenance costs will be taken at the meeting or may be mailed to Melva Johnson, 4163 State Route AB, West Plains, MO, 65775.

May 25 (10 a.m. to noon) Twin Pines Conservation Education Center in Winona will host a workshop on building a lizard rock mosaic, while discussing the lizards of Missouri. 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.

May 25 (11 a.m.) The inaugural Chaz Coats Memorial Dice Run will be held to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of the Greater West Plains Area and the Coats family. Cost is $25 to register. Call 417-204-2582 for more information.

May 25 (1 p.m.) The annual meeting of the Cave Springs (Ark.) Cemetery Board will be held at the cemetery on Oregon County Road 210 on E Highway.

May 25 (7 p.m.) Rock musician Damon Mitchell makes a tour stop at Wages Brewing Company, 1382 Bill Virdon Blvd. in East Towne Village Shopping Center. He will play originals and classic rock. No cover charge.

SUNDAY

May 26; June 2, 9 (noon) The West Plains Elks Lodge 2418, 3336 N. U.S. 63, hosts bingo every Sunday. Games are open to nonmembers.

May 26 (2 p.m.) Evergreen Cemetery’s annual meeting will be held at the cemetery south of West Plains on County Road 8530. Anyone interested in the cemetery is invited to attend. Donations for upkeep may be sent by mail to Cheryl Finley, 10950 State Route 17, West Plains, MO 65775.

MONDAY

May 27: Memorial Day. MSU-WP offices will be closed, as will the Quill and all government offices.

May 27; June 24, 29 (6-8 p.m.) Celebrate Recovery meets every Monday at His Place House of Worship on Worley Drive. For information, call 573-821-0147.

TUESDAY

May 28 (noon) The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Chapter 695 of West Plains will meet at Los Amigos Mexican Restaurant, 1449 Preacher Roe Blvd. Carol Pettijohn will present “The Future of Alzheimer’s.” All active and retired federal employees and spouses are invited to attend.

May 28; June 4, 11 (7 p.m.) Rehearsals begin for the West Plains Area Women’s A Cappella Community Chorus are held every Tuesday at the Boys and Girls Club of the Greater West Plains Area, 613 W. First Street. Women 18 and older of all experiences are welcome. Call Jolene, 661-303-8686 for more information.

NEXT WEEK

May 29 (9-11 a.m.) Twin Pines Conservation Education Center in Winona will host Wildflowers: Gift Tags, a crafting session dedicated to painting wildflower scenes onto gift tags. Registration required; ages 12 and older. 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.

May 29 (10:30 am.) Cedarhurst of West Plains, 1521 U.S. 63, invites to the community to its inaugural Goat Gala and Fashion Show, to be followed by a goat cheese and wine tasting event. For more information and to RSVP, contact Whitney Lee, wlee@cedarhurstliving.com or call 417-255-3377.

May 29 (11 a.m. to noon) A new round of Stay Strong, Stay Healthy classes begins at the Howell County MU Extension office, 1376 Bill Virdon Blvd. The eight-week strength training program for seniors meets for one hour Mondays and Wednesdays. Sign up by calling 417-256-2391 or emailing howellco@missouri.edu.

May 29 (5-8 p.m.) Open Mic Night hosted by Anthony Garner and Phil Wages at Wages Brewing Company, 1382 Bill Virdon Blvd. in East Towne Village Shopping Center. No cost to participate.

May 30 (3-4:30 p.m.) A Meet-the-Artist event will be held in the lobby of OzSBI, 408 Washington Ave., for those who would like to meet artist Angela Bullard and discuss her pieces on display.

May 31 (10 a.m.-3 p.m.) Ozarks Healthcare Behavioral Health Center’s Patient Experience Team will hold a Spring Fling Carnival, in recognition of May as Mental Health Awareness Month, in the parking lot of Parkway Shopping Center, 1211 Porter Wagoner Blvd. The all-ages community event will have food trucks, cotton candy and popcorn, plus booths and activities keeping a mental-health-related theme, and door prizes.

May 31 (6:30 p.m.) Trivia Night at Wages Brewing Company, 1382 Bill Virdon Blvd. in East Towne Village Shopping Center. Answer Sheet format with four rounds of five questions. No cost to play, but $5 buy-in required to be eligible for prizes.

June 1 (7 p.m.) Local rock trio BrotherPaint will perform live at Wages Brewing Company, 1382 Bill Virdon Blvd. in East Towne Village Shopping Center. No cover charge.

June 3, 10, 17, 24 (9 a.m.- 1 p.m.) The Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program available to low-income senior houses is underway. Seniors may sign up at the West Plains Senior Center, 416 E. Main St. Bring photo identification, proof of residency such as a utility bill and proof of gross income such as a SNAP letter, tax return or bank statement. Call Senior Age Center Lead Joy Pace, 417-256-4055, for more information.

June 4-7 (8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.) Ozarka College, 218 College Drive, Melbourne, Ark., will host Kids College for students who have completed kindergarten through fifth grade. Tuition is $80 and includes refreshments, a T-shirt and student ID. An application form may be found at ozarka.edu.

June

June 6 (10 a.m.-3 p.m.) Ozarks Healthcare BHC and other regional organizations serving health and wellness needs will host a Community Connections Resource Fair at Emmett Kelly Park in Houston.

June 6 (noon) The Greater West Plains Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly luncheon at the West Plains Civic Center, 110 St. Louis St. Speakers will be representatives of Ozark Action and Kids Win Missouri. RSVP by emailing info@wpchamber.com.

June 7-8 (10 a.m.-9 p.m.) The 30th annual Old-Time Music, Ozarks Heritage Festival will take place in downtown West Plains. Headliner Big Smith will perform at 8 p.m. June 8, with other performers on both days including Creek Rocks, Creek Stink, Dusty James & Abalone Pearl, Echoes of Dogwood Mountain, Julie Henigan, Duane Porterfield, Shortleaf Band, Seth Shumate, Lyal Strickland and Stringfield. Admission is free.

June 8 (8 a.m. to noon) The Eleven Point Ranger District of the Mark Twain National Forest will host a youth fishing day at Ripley Lake for children ages 2 to 15. Fishing licenses not required, but size and daily limits apply. Door prizes will be given to the first 50 kids. Limited fishing gear will be available; participants are encouraged to bring their own gear and bait. Facepainting, games, crafts, presentations and activities will be available and staff will be on hand to assist with fishing techniques and instructions. Participants should bring their own food and drinks. From Doniphan: Take U.S. 160 west 9 miles to C Highway, turn right and travel about a mile, then turn right onto Forest Road 3240 at the entrance sign. Continue another mile to the day-use area.

June 8 (7 p.m.) Folk/bluegrass act One More Dollar will perform live at Wages Brewing Company, 1382 Bill Virdon Blvd. in East Towne Village Shopping Center. No cover charge.

June 11 (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.

June 11 (6 p.m.) Ozarks Heritage Research Center in MSU-WP’s Garnett Library on Trish Knight Street will host “An Oral History of West Plains” presented by traditional storyteller Danette House.

June 11 (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.

June 13 (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.

June 15 (8 a.m.-3 p.m.) The West Plains Car Club will hold its 36th annual Car Shoe and Swap Meet in the east parking lot of the West Plains Civic Center, 110 St. Louis St. Cost is $20 to enter a car for judging, $10 to display. No charge for spectators.

June 15-16 (noon to dark): The West Plains Pride committee will host a Pride event at Galloway Park, 2183 County Road 1770, with booths and entertainment for all ages to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community. All are invited to attend and celebrate differences between people within the community and promote equal rights for all.

June 17-28 (7 a.m.-4 p.m.) Ozarks Healthcare will officer sports physicals for area kindergarten through eighth grade students on weekdays at the Zizzer Clinic, 1013 College St. Walk-ins are available but appointments are encouraged. On June 20 only, clinic hours will be extended to 7 p.m. to accommodate those with busy schedules.

June 18 (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.

June 24-27 (9 a.m.-3 p.m.) and 28 (9 a.m. to noon) MSU-WP will offer its annual Summer Scholars Academy for students entering fifth grade to those who have just completed eighth grade interested in hands-on academic enrichment courses in science, technology, engineering, art and math. Cost is $75 for the first student plus $50 for each additional student in a family. Register online at wp.missouristate.edu/workforce. For more information contact Trevor Cressman, 417-255-7788 or trevorcressman@missouristate.edu.

June 29 (7 p.m.) Mean Mary will perform at the Yellow House Community Arts Center, 209 W. Trish Knight St. She will bring her banjo, guitar, fiddle, percussion and any other of her 11 instruments she can fit into her vehicle to perform songs across genres including roots, bluegrass, blues and folk.

July

July 4: The Willow Springs Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the Willow Springs Police Department, will host the second annual “I Ran from the Cops” 5K and SWAT challenge ahead of the traditional Fourth of July parade. Details to be announced.

July 9 (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.

July 9-10: Ozarks Healthcare will offer its M*A*S*H (Medical Academy of Science and Health) Camp for youths in seventh through 12th grades.A two-day session for high school age students will be held July 9-10, and seventh- and eighth-graders will be able to participate in a single-day session July 11. Apply online by May 31 via OZH’s website, www.ozarkshealthcare.com; a $25 application fee is assessed. For more information contact Sammi Radosevich, 417-505-0038.

July 13 (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.

July 16 (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.

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.

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. 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. 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. 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.

This Year

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. 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.

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.

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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