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Entries are due for ‘Choose Your Own Doom’ Contest tonight

Enter now for a chance to win prizes, be featured in Castle Vlad’s Mad Monster Party free show Oct. 23

This year, The Lake Today presents the same challenge in its fifth annual “Choose Your Own Doom” Ghost Story Contest.

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Gain creative inspiration, family fun from Vlad Dracula

Castle Vlad’s Mad Monster Party offers free Halloween theatrical fun Oct. 23 in Camdenton

At the beginning of the first-ever Castle Vlad Spooktacular Live! And Undead show last fall, one of the infamous characters and narrator Dr. Schlock told children and adults in the audience to “Close your eyes, open your imagination and listen.” As children again open their imaginations and ears during Castle Vlad’s Mad Monster Party at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 23 at the Camdenton Little Theatre, Castle Vlad writer, director and star Tim Williams hopes the show will inspire them to be creative, as he has done all his life.

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It takes a community to build a theater show

Learn more about two of Castle Vlad’s Mad Monster Party’s big sponsors

At 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, an estimated 300 people will attend the Castle Vlad’s Mad Monster Party at the Camdenton Little Theatre in Camdenton Middle School.

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Lake Arts Council encourages supporters to participate in raffle fundraiser

The Lake Arts Council is holding a raffle fundraiser for three items to help raise money for its youth programs.

GCMA to hold Classic Country Jamboree Sunday at Lodge of Four Seasons

The Genuine Country Music Association will host a Classic Country Jamboree at 2 p.m. Oct. 12 at Lodge of Four Seasons.

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Bringing back trick-or-treat one kid at a time

The Witching Hour Site’s Interactive Trick-or-Treat offers free, fun way to enjoy Halloween traditions

Traditional door-to-door Halloween trick-or-treating was an activity Kem Duran looked forward to every year as a child. Ten years ago, those memories spurred Duran and her husband, David, to bring back the traditional trick-or-treating experience for Lake Area children.

Ozark Jazz Society presents Funky Butt Brass Band

The Ozark Jazz Society’s 2014 monthly concert series continues with the Funky Butt Brass Band performing from 6:30-9 p.m. Sunday at Osage National Golf Resort in Lake Ozark.

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‘This is Versailles’ DVD now available at Morgan County Museum

One businessman and historian, along with a handful of dedicated professionals and volunteers, have captured what their community has to offer on film for television and home video viewers with “This is Versailles.”

Fiddlers Contest returns to Apple Festival

Fiddlers will compete in the coveted Apple Festival contest at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Royal Theatre in Versailles.

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2014 Apple Festival Schedule of Events

The Olde Tyme Apple Festival is set for this Saturday, Oct. 4.

Fall Harbor Hop returns for 29th year

Visitors and locals alike will have another opportunity to cruise the Lake of the Ozarks — and win big prizes during the 29th Annual Fall Harbor Hop poker run Oct. 11.

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‘The Sound of Music’ will get audiences ‘Jumpin’ and Jivin’’

2014 Apple Festival Musical starts community event with the return of a popular classic

“The Sound of Music” will kick-off a six-performance series at 7 p.m. Thursday, and guests can reminisce in the familiar tunes and classic story of Maria, Capt. Von Trapp and his seven children becoming a united family in World War II laden Austria.

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Relive the glory days and get ‘Jumpin’ and Jivin’ to the 1940s’

For 35 years, the annual Olde Tyme Apple Festival in Versailles has seen visitors enjoy its numerous fun-filled activities and contests, delicious apple-inspired and old-fashioned food, and true small-town event aura.

2 Dam Days International Flat-water Championship brings extreme competition, money

The Fifth Annual 2 Dam Days International Flat-water Championship Paddle Marathon on Saturday and Sunday promises to be one exciting race, attracting extreme contenders from across the world.

Writers’ Guild to host first Halloween Writing Contest

The Lake of the Ozarks Writers’ Guild invites all Lake Area high school students to enter its first Halloween Writing Contest 2014.