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CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI) – Check out these events happening in the area! Do you have an event going on you would like people to know about? Email news@kbsi23.com. Include what the event is, where and when it is happening and who is sponsoring the event. Don’t forget to include if there is a charge.

Monday, July 25-Monday, September 5

Take Charge of Your Health: Live Well, Be Well
7-week online workshop

This evidence-based, self-management workshop is designed to help individuals take control of their diabetes or other chronic health conditions. The program is a fun and interactive course that will equip patients with the necessary tools to overcome daily challenges to help maintain an active and fulfilling life. Participants will get the support they need from certified volunteer leaders. They’ll learn practical ways to deal with pain, fatigue and other symptoms, discover better nutrition and exercise choices, understand new treatment choices and managing their medications, learn better ways to talk with their doctor and family about their health, and setting and achieving goals.

Enrollment is free for the workshop. Classes will be held online Monday afternoons from 1:30–4 p.m. from July 25 to September 5.

For more information, or to register, contact Southern 7 Health Department at 618-634-2297 or email cjohnson@s7hd.org or calvey@s7hd.org . You can also learn more online at www.hsidn.org/livewellbewell. This program was developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and is funded by the Illinois Department of Public Health.

Tuesday, Aug. 16-Wednesday, Aug. 17

Three Rivers College will be holding auditions for its upcoming Center Stage production of “Mamma Mia!” Auditions will be held from 6-9 p.m., August 16-17 at the Tinnin Fine Arts Center on the Three Rivers campus, with callbacks from 6-9 p.m., August 19. The show is being directed by Steve Lewis and will be performed at 7 p.m., November 11, 12, 18, and 19, and at 2 p.m. November 12, 13, 19, and 20. When auditioning, please provide musical accompaniment. Each person auditioning will be given 2 minutes to sing. Performers will be asked to read a short passage of the script. This may or may not be provided to you just before your audition or when you arrive at the theater. You may be asked to memorize a short dance. You will be taught the dance before your audition and will perform it as part of your audition. ABBA’s hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman’s search for her birth father. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter, and friendship, creating an unforgettable show. A large cast, non-stop laughs, and explosive dance numbers combine to make “Mamma Mia!” A guaranteed smash hit for any theater. A mother. A Daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget. For any questions, please contact the Tinnin Center Director, Robert Abney at 573-840-9648. Center Stage is Three Rivers College’s blended theater company of students, college employees, and community members. The group performs a range of live theater productions each year at the College’s Tinnin Fine Arts Center. These productions provide local entertainment at an affordable price and performance opportunities for students and community members.

Wednesday, Aug. 17- Sunday, Aug. 21

63rd Annual American Thresherman Association Steam, Gas and Threshing Show
Aug. 17-21
711 Fairgrounds Rd.
Pinckneyville, IL 62274
618-318-0745

Grounds admission is $10. Ages 12 and younger get free admission. Parking is free. Daily attractions include horse, steam, and tractor powered plowing, wheat threshing, animal teams, wood veneering, saw milling, shingle milling, blacksmithing, veneer mill, baker fans, miniature models, tractor activities, stationary gas & steam engines, large flea market, corn shelling, vintage lawn & garden tractors.

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Beginning to Backpack (Virtual)
noon-1 p.m.

Backpacking may seem daunting at first, however, this program will help get you one step closer to the trail and a night under the stars. We will cover selecting the right gear for your needs and budget, how to find places to visit, and everything else in between. If you are participating in Cape Nature Center’s “A Year in Color” this program earns a yellow adventure bead and you may pick it up in person after the program. Please make sure that your MDC account includes an accurate email address so that you can receive a link to the virtual program. Tap here for more info and to register.

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The Missouri Department of Conservation invites you to join its upcoming

Wild Webcast, “Secrets of Snakes: Research Revealed about Copperheads”
noon to 1 p.m.

Register in advance at short.mdc.mo.gov/4Tx and then join the online webcast live on Aug. 17 at noon.

Snake Researcher Benjamin Jellen, PhD, will reveal the secret life of one of Missouri’s most commonly encountered yet misunderstood venomous snakes — the copperhead. Copperheads conjure up curiosity, mystery, and even fear. They are one of Missouri’s most intriguing and often least understood venomous snakes. How far do these snakes move? Where do they go? What type of habitat do they prefer? How cold do they get over the winter? What do baby copperheads do? What is the greatest danger a copperhead faces in the wild? Dr. Jellen has been conducting a research study of copperheads at the MDC Powder Valley Nature Center in Kirkwood for the past several years to help answer these questions. He and his research team have used radio telemetry technology to track movements of copperheads on nature center grounds and the surrounding area. Dr. Jellen will share his ongoing research on copperheads during the upcoming MDC Wild Webcast, “Secrets of Snakes: Research Revealed about Copperheads.”

Thursday, Aug. 18

American Red Cross Blood Drive
11 a.m.-3 p.m.
City Hall Council Chambers
44 North Lorimer Street (new building)
Cape Girardeau, MO

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Native Plants at Noon – Virtual

Registration required by visiting https://deeproots.org/native-plants-at-noon/

Hit the (virtual) road with MDC staff as we explore some of Missouri’s unsung habitats. This month we will explore Sand Prairie Conservation Area in southeast Missouri. Cape Girardeau Nature Center staff will explore these rare prairies that were formed from river channels that once flowed through the area. This program is a partnership with Deep Roots.

Friday, Aug. 19

The Friends Golf Tournament
Dalhousie Golf Club
4700 Cord’s Way
Cape Girardeau, MO

The Friends Golf Tournament is an annual four-person scramble with proceeds benefiting community efforts to feed hungry children in our area. Since 2018, this event has provided 403 elementary students with backpacks of food for the weekend. In addition, 375 family members benefited from 70,000 meals provided by our Tiger Bites Summer Feeding Program. Your support will help us feed more hungry children in our area. The tournament rain date will be August 22, 2022. To become a sponsor or register a team, call 573-331-5791.

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Firefighter Fridays
North Main & 4th Street
Cape Girardeau, MO
5-6:30 p.m.

Come cool off with some Cape Girardeau firefighters. They will be at North Main and 4th Street on Friday, Aug. 19 from 5-6:30 p.m. They will spray you down and lift you up with ice cold water.

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Tunes at Twilight
6:30 p.m.
Ivers Square Gazebo
Cape Girardeau, MO

Grab your picnic baskets and lawn chairs, and head to the Ivers Square Gazebo located on the new City Hall grounds on Friday, August 19 at 6:30 p.m. for a live, musical performance featuring Jimmy Davis.

Friday, Aug. 19-Sunday Aug, 21

2022 Missouri Knights of Columbus State Horseshoe Tournament
St. Isidore Council 5898, Leopold, MO

Friday, Aug. 19
Mixer: 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Cost

  • Alcohol included – $25 (includes 4 beer tokens)
  • Alcohol not included – $15
  • 7 and under – Free

Featuring:

  • Beer, Soda & Water
  • 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. All you can eat buffet of pizza, chicken wings, pulled pork, curly taters, salad, vegetable tray, nachos, pretzels, popcorn
  • Sound system

Games:

  • Corn Hole tournament – 6 p.m. – $20 per team ($10/player)
  • Texas Hold’em Tournament – 7 p.m. – $20 per player
  • Euchre Tournament – 8 p.m. – $10 per team ($5/player)
  • Horseshoe 3-point contest – 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. – $5 per entry
  • Ring Large Stob contest – 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. – $1 per entry
  • **Cash prizes to winners of Corn Hole, Texas Hold ‘em, Euchre & 3-point contest.

Saturday, August 20

All you can eat breakfast: 6 a.m. -10 a.m. sausage, ham, scrambled eggs, biscuits and gravy, hashbrowns, waffles, donuts, fruit, OJ, milk, and coffee

  • Adults – $10
  • Children 6-14 – $6
  • 5 and under – FREE

Opening ceremony

8:45 a.m. Includes remarks from Grand Knight and special recognition of some honored guests

Tournament begins – 9 a.m. First games begin in all classes.

Celebration of Mass – 6 p.m. Mass will be held inside the Knights of Columbus Hall. All beer sales will cease at 5:30 p.m. until the mass has ended. No new games will be announced after 5 p.m. until the mass has ended.

Sunday, Aug. 21

All you can eat breakfast:  7 a.m.–10 a.m. Same menu and pricing as Saturday.

Tournament resumes: 9 a.m. Games resume in all classes.

Presentation of trophies – Time TBD. To be presented as each class is completed.

Saturday, Aug. 20

Street Beats
6-8 p.m. – Yellow Dog
(every Saturday from June through September)
Corner of Broadway and 2nd Ave.
Paducah, KY

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The “Off the Rails” Concert Series
7 p.m.
downtown Carbondale, IL

The City of Carbondale and Carbondale Main Street teamed up to host the free outdoor concerts at the Washington Street venue featuring local entertainers.

  • 7 p.m.–8:30 p.m. – Lone Howl
  • 8:30 p.m.–10 p.m. – Josh Caterer Trio

In downtown Carbondale, public consumption of alcohol will be allowed during these events. Fair Days also permits visitors to bring their own alcohol in non-glass containers. The Washington Street Concert Venue is located at the corner of S. Washington Street and E. Main Street.

Tuesday, Aug. 23

Senior Health Fair
9-11 a.m.
The Hub Recreation Center
917 West Main Street
Marion, IL 62959

Free admission, free refreshments, free screenings. Join to learn about the many ways to lead a happier and healthier lifestyle. A variety of vendors will be on hand to discuss programs that benefit seniors and legislative brochures will be available. Hosted by State Senator Dale Fowler and State Representative Dave Severin.

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Job Fair
Julian Carroll Convention Center
415 Park Street
Paducah, KY
10 a.m.-3 p.m.

The West Kentucky Regional Job Fair will begin at 10 a.m. and end at 3 p.m. Employers can visit West Kentucky Workforce to register or call the Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce at 270-443-1746.

The Kentucky Career Center will be on hand to help job seekers create a resume or apply for positions online. The West Kentucky Reentry Council and its partners will be available to assist anyone with their expungement needs including receiving a free copy of their record or meeting with an attorney.

Funds for this event are provided by the Kentucky Education and Labor Cabinet, Department of Workforce Development and the US Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration, City of Paducah, Four Rivers Society of Human Resource Managers, Greater Paducah Economic Development, Kentucky Career Center, McCracken County Fiscal Court, and Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce. Additional support is being provided by the West Kentucky Reentry Council and their partners: Commonwealth Court of Justice, Kentucky Department of Corrections, and Kentucky Legal Aid.

Friday, Aug. 26

Safe House of Southeast Missouri Annual Luncheon
11:30 a.m.
Century Casino Event Center
777 Main Street
Cape Girardeau, MO

Tap here to purchase tickets.
Ticket prices start at $30.

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Tunes at Twilight
6:30 p.m.
Ivers Square Gazebo
Cape Girardeau, MO

Grab your picnic baskets and lawn chairs, and head to the Ivers Square Gazebo located on the new City Hall grounds on Friday, August 26 at 6:30 p.m. for a live, musical performance featuring Miss Jenny and The Howdy Boys.

Saturday, Aug. 27

Geocaching 101
2-3:30 p.m.
Cape Girardeau Nature Center
2289 County Park Drive
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

The Missouri Department of Conservation presents a free intro to geocaching program from 2–3:30 p.m. on Aug. 27 at Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center.

Registration is recommended and can be completed by tapping here.

Geocaching is an outdoor activity using a Global Positioning System (GPS) device to hide and find containers (geocaches) left by others. Usually, a cache is a waterproof container with a logbook inside. Once a person finds the cache, they enter the date it was found and place it back exactly where they found it.

For those participating in the Cape Nature Center’s “A Year in Color,” this program will earn a yellow outdoor adventure bead.

Since April 30, 2009, MDC has permitted geocachers and letterboxers who acquire a Special Use Permit to place caches and letterboxes on many conservation areas. To get a Special Use Permit, search our online Conservation Atlas to find the area you wish to use, and call the phone number listed for that area.

You do not need to have a Special Use Permit to search for caches on conservation areas, only to place them. Contact the conservation area manager before leaving a geocache in an area.

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Street Beats
6-8 p.m. – 61 South
(every Saturday from June through September)
Corner of Broadway and 2nd Ave.
Paducah, KY

Monday, Aug. 29

11th Annual SEMO Food Bank Golf Classic
Dalhousie Golf Club
4700 Cords Way #7411
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

Sponsorship and registration details available at semofoodbank.org. Registration now open for sponsor teams. Team-only entries begin July 15.

Wednesday, Aug. 31

Red Cross Blood Drive
1-5 p.m.
West Frankfort Park District
1100 East Cleveland
West Frankfort, IL

Friday, September 2

Tunes at Twilight
6:30 p.m.
Ivers Square Gazebo
Cape Girardeau, MO

Grab your picnic baskets and lawn chairs, and head to the Ivers Square Gazebo located on the new City Hall grounds on Friday, September 2 at 6:30 p.m. for a live, musical performance featuring Rip Lee Pryor.

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Mary Poppins the Broadway Musical
2080 Three Rivers Blvd.
Poplar Bluff, MO

Three Rivers College and Center Stage will present “Mary Poppins the Broadway Musical” at 7 p.m. September 2, 3, 9, and 10, and at 2 p.m. September 3, 4, 10, and 11.

Tickets are $10 at tinnin.ticketleap.com, or in person at the Three Rivers Student Accounts Office and the Tinnin Center Art Gallery. Tickets will be sold at the door, if any remain, all seats reserved.

For any questions, contact stage manager Megan Lebron at 573-639-2169, or the Tinnin Center Director, Robert Abney at 573-840-9648.

Center Stage is Three Rivers College’s blended theater company of students, college employees, and community members. The group performs a range of live theater productions each year at the College’s Tinnin Fine Arts Center. These productions provide local entertainment at an affordable price and performance opportunities for students and community members.

Saturday, September 3

Street Beats
6-8 p.m. – 61 South
(every Saturday from June through September)
Corner of Broadway and 2nd Ave.
Paducah, KY

Sunday, September 4 – Monday, September 5

Advance Labor Day Picnic

2022 Car Show Info
2022 Woofstock Dog “Show Off”
2022 Parade Float Entry Form
2022 Peace Love Color Run – 5K Run/Walk & ¾ Mile Fun Run

Advance JH & HS Cross Country Teams are hosting a 5K Run/Walk & ¾ mile Fun Run in Westfield Park in Advance, Mo. This is a flat, fast course! Awards go to Top Overall Male and Female and top three finishers in each age group for male and female. Contact Angela Long with questions about the 5K at 573-576-2268. Tap here for more information.

Sunday, September 4

  • 8 a.m. registration & packet pickup
  • 8:30 a.m. 5K
  • 9:15 a.m. ¾ mile Fun Run

2022 Quilt Show Info
2022 Vendor Entry Form
2022 Softball Tournament 

Friday, September 9

Tunes at Twilight
6:30 p.m.
Ivers Square Gazebo
Cape Girardeau, MO

Grab your picnic baskets and lawn chairs, and head to the Ivers Square Gazebo located on the new City Hall grounds on Friday, September 9 at 6:30 p.m. for a live, musical performance featuring Logan Chapman.

Saturday, September 10

Three Rivers College’s “Run 4 The Arts”
8 a.m.
Tinnin Fine Arts Center

Poplar Bluff, MO

Three Rivers College will host the seventh annual “Run 4 The Arts” four-mile run/walk at 8 a.m., Saturday, September 10 at its Poplar Bluff campus. The event is being held to raise funds toward an endowed scholarship for fine arts (Music and Art) students at Three Rivers College. Visit trcc.edu/events/run-for-the-arts/ to download a registration form or register online. The entry fee is $25 for an individual 4-mile run/walk, 1-mile walk, or $20 for virtual participation. The entry fee includes a T-shirt, guaranteed for those who pre-register by August 17, and also available to other registrants while supplies last. Same-day registration, as well as packet pick-up for pre-registered participants, begins at 7 a.m. in front of the Tinnin Fine Arts Center on Three Rivers’ Poplar Bluff Campus. Strollers are welcome in the run/walk. Trophies will be awarded to the top overall male and female, with medals awarded for various age groups. For more information, call 573-840-9077. For those unable to participate in the event but who wish to support the scholarship fund, contact Michelle Reynolds at 573-840-9077 or email michellereynolds@trcc.edu.

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Rivertown Throwdown
10 September | 7:30 am – 5:30 p.m.

This is a competition being created with community, fitness, and fun in mind. It is a team event that is meant to test the 10 general physical skills of fitness. Teams will be made up of two people (same gender) in either general or masters divisions. Tap here to sign up. Cost is $150 per team.

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Watkins Wildlife Rehab
Annual Dinner Auction
Sept. 10
5-9 p.m.
Jackson Civic Center
381 Deerwood Drive
Jackson, MO

Tickets: $30 per person, $50 per couple, $200 for table of 8

Dinner provided. Drinks available for purchase. Call 573-866-3436.

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Street Beats
6-8 p.m. – Cody Campbell
(every Saturday from June through September)
Corner of Broadway and 2nd Ave.
Paducah, KY

Saturday, September 17

Street Beats
6-8 p.m. – Yellow Dog
(every Saturday from June through September)
Corner of Broadway and 2nd Ave.
Paducah, KY

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Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce TV Show Trivia Night
6:30 p.m. – doors open
7 p.m. – trivia begins
Tickets – $25 each or $150 for six

Must be 18 or older. Snacks are provided. Bring your own beverage. There sill be a silent auction. TV show themed costumes are encouraged. Tap here to purchase tickets.

Tap here to purchase tickets.

Friday, September 23

28th Annual SoutheastHEALTH Foundation Golf Tournament

Dalhousie Golf Club
4700 Cords Way #7411
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

For player and sponsorship information, contact Amy Brown at 573-519-4923 or amybrown@sehealth.org. Visit SEhealth.org/golf.

Saturday, September 24

Street Beats
6-8 p.m. – Uncle Nathan
(every Saturday from June through September)
Corner of Broadway and 2nd Ave.
Paducah, KY

Friday, Sept. 30 – Saturday, Oct. 1

Fall Festival
3rd Annual Car Show
St. Joseph’s Church and Knights of Columbus
Marion, IL

Friday, Sept. 30

  • 4:30-7 p.m. – chicken dinner
  • 6 p.m. – cake bingo
  • 6-9:30 p.m. – Band Mother Fuzz
  • 6-9 p.m. – raffle & silent auction (winners chosen Saturday, Oct. 1 at 8 p.m.)

Saturday, Oct. 1

  • 8 a.m. – Pickle Ball Tournament – Ray Fosse Park
  • 9 a.m. – Car show, craft vendors
  • 9-10 a.m.- bike parade
  • 9-3 p.m. – Touch-A-Truck (guest speakers 9-11 a.m.)
  • 9 a.m.-1 p.m. – kid games
  • 9 a.m. – K9 Dog Show, Gary the Therapy Dog
  • 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. – BBQ, Bierocks, brats, pretzels, beer cheese, etc.
  • 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Crab Orchard Kennel Club (agility, obedience and scent rescue)
  • 11 a.m. – noon – N. Market St. Conservatory Performers
  • Noon – 1 p.m. – Sloan Dance Studio
  • 1-1:45 p.m. – Art Start Performers
  • 2-5 p.m. – Harrell & Hines softball reunion
  • 1:45 -4:45 p.m. – Live music – Logan Allan Chapman
  • 3-4:40 p.m. – paint and sip
  • 6-9 p.m. – Mandy Vixen and The Gas Station Chicken Band

Saturday, Oct. 1

Color Dash 5K and Fun Walk
Arena Park
Cape Girardeau, MO

Registration: 9-9:45 a.m.
Start time: 10 a.m.

Saint Francis Foundation is excited to host the Color Dash 5K and Fun Walk on Saturday, October 1 at Arena Park! For more information, please contact the Saint Francis Foundation at foundation@sfmc.net or 573-331-5133. Tap here for more information and to register.

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Fall Festival
3rd Annual Car Show
St. Joseph’s Church and Knights of Columbus
Marion, IL
Registration 8-11 a.m.
Proceeds go to fund the annual 4th of July fireworks and help St. Joseph’s Outreach Programs
Entry fee: $10

Touch-A-Truck
9 a.m.-3 p.m.
hands-on family fun

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Community Fall Bike Parade
Marion, IL
Ages 4-10
9 a.m.
$5 entry fee per child

The parade will start promptly at 9 a.m. from the Marion Little Caesar’s parking lot and proceed down Russell Street to the KC Hall for the award presentations and pick-up at 10 a.m. Prizes will be awarded for the best decorated rider and or bike.

Friday, Oct. 7 – Saturday, Oct. 8

Uptown Jackson Oktoberfest
around the historic Courthouse Square
Jackson, MO

Free admission all day featuring live music, craft beer, great food. Visit ujro.org for more information.

Saturday, Oct. 8

Car, Motorcycle & Tractor Show
The Old Pioneer Market
9 a.m.-5 p.m.
2008 West Jackson Blvd.
Jackson, MO

The Old Pioneer Market will host a car, motorcycle and tractor show. Interested in bringing your vehicle? Call 573-510-0628. It is free to show. There will be carnival style games like apple bobbing, nerf gun target shooting, fishing for prizes, duck picking and more.

Revivify 2022
6-11 p.m.
Century Casino
Cape Girardeau, MO

Join Old Town Cape for Revivify 2022! Revivify is a fundraiser to benefit Old Town Cape’s revitalization efforts in making downtown Cape the best possible place to live, work, and play! During this event, attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy dinner, live entertainment by Shades of Soul, and various raffles while supporting the mission of Old Town Cape through the Charles L. Hutson Silent and Live Auctions. Individual Tickets: $100 8-Seat Sponsorship Table: $1,000 A limited number of tickets are still available for the event. Call the Old Town Cape office at 573-334-8085.

Thursday, Nov. 3

Career Expo
Shawnee Community College (SCC) main campus

SCC has invited all 12 of the high schools in the SCC district to attend this event.All businesses and vendors that participated in prior career expos and anyone that might be interested in participating in this year’s event to contact Teale Betts ASAP at tealeb@shawneecc.edu and reserve a spot.

Due to other colleges and universities not being at SCC’s Career Expo, Vienna High School will be hosting a College Day Event on Friday, September 30, from 9-11:30 a.m. Colleges, universities, trade schools, and any other post secondary education partners are invited to participate. To participate contact Amy Johnson at amyljohnson@viennahighschool.com or 618-658-4461 x 234.

Saturday, Nov. 5

Holiday Craft & Gift Festival
Rock ‘n’ Rock Drive In
272 Drive-In Lane
Chaffee, MO

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