US Postal Service announces 2015 holiday shipping deadlines

Now is the time to start thinking about holiday mailing and shipping deadlines for domestic and military services as residents begin to prepare for the busy shopping and shipping season. Customers are encouraged to ship early, whenever possible.

5 Weeks of Hometown Holidays: Join Small Business Saturday at the Lake

Joint effort lends its support to Small Business Saturday and drives commerce to Lake Area small businesses.

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5 Weeks of Hometown Holidays: Find unique gifts at the Lake on Small Business Saturday

Extra business hours to be hosted during holiday shopping kick-off weekend

After the turkey settles Thanksgiving Day, many Lake Area residents will hit stores to tackle their holiday shopping lists and take in Black Friday and additional “store-buster” sales.

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Lake Area holiday events kick off Thanksgiving weekend

Lighted Christmas parades, downtown celebrations and productions get guests into holiday spirit

Lake residents can truly get into the holiday spirit with many activities held on and through the weekend following Thanksgiving.

Sedalia author available at book signing Saturday at Stonecrest Book and Toy

Sedalia resident Shannon Cooper-Gwaltney answers these questions in her book, “A Family for Biskuit,” and others from fans and guests to her book signing event, which is held from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 28 at Stonecrest Book & Toy in Osage Beach.

Missouri Film Office opens competition for Missouri stories

The Missouri Film Office is looking for writers who have penned screenplays or TV pilot scripts set in the Show-Me State.

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Eldon prepares for upcoming holidays

Several events already scheduled

Many holiday activities are already scheduled to ring in the holiday season in Eldon, with one celebration planned for this week.

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Hot Summer Nights 2016 themes, schedule announced

With an overall theme of “Cruisin’ to the Lake”, Hot Summer Nights 2016 will return to Bagnell Dam Strip in Lake Ozark May 13, 2016, kicking off a summer-long festival of monthly themed events with quality family-friendly entertainment for guests.

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‘Christmas in the Land of Oz’ to take SBLT stage Dec. 3 and Dec. 5

The Sunrise Beach Little Theatre will present its Christmas children's production, "Christmas in the Land of Oz" by Tamara Tudor, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3 and 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5 at the Sunrise Beach Community Center.

Newcomers/Longtimers welcome Annie England Noblin to ‘Meet the Author’ event

Newcomers/ Longtimers will host a “Meet the Author” event at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 14 at J.B. Hooks in Lake Ozark.

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LOTO Woodcarving Club has busy October

October was a busy month for the Lake of the Ozarks Woodcarving Club.

Lake Area Dance Association to host ‘Yuletide Frolic’ dance

The Lake Area Dance Association (LADA) will host its "Yuletide Frolic" from 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5 in the Family Life Center at the Community Christian Church, located at 1064 North Business Missouri 5 in Camdenton.

Iowa Reunion Club hosts final 2015 event Dec. 6

The Iowa Reunion Club will host their annual event, the "IRC Christmas on the Lake," Sunday, Dec. 6 for all current 2015 Iowa Reunion Club members.

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Activities added surrounding Lake of the Ozarks Christmas Parade

Santa’s caravan and bonfire return below Bagnell Dam Dec. 12

The return of a popular holiday event will come to Lake Ozark following the 31st annual Lake of the Ozarks Christmas Parade Saturday, Dec. 12.

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Experience the Magic of a Sugar Plum Fairy Tea Party Saturday, Nov. 14

As a prelude to the Steps Dance Studio’s annual production of “The Nutcracker,” the Sugar Plum Fairy Tea Party from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14 at Bull Pen Restaurant in Osage Beach and promises to be a memorable experience for all who attend.