LEBANON, Missouri- Travel back in time and enjoy an authentic and savory, home-cooked meal prepared over an open fire, by authentic Chuckwagons and their crews from Missouri, Indiana, Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas and Arkansas. Wagons for Warriors rolls into the Laclede County Fairgrounds again this Saturday.
Proceeds from the Wagons for Warriors event will stay local and benefit area Wounded Warriors and their family members under the Mid Missouri Chapter Association of the United States Army (AUSA)
Wounded Warrior Fund.
Wagons for Warriors Inc. is a non profit 501c3. We are not affiliated with any national organization. All staff are volunteers, drawing no salaries.
Tickets are $10, with children under 5 years old admitted for FREE. Tickets may be purchased at the Lebanon Area Chamber of Commerce, Infuze Credit Union, Hairy’s Salon, Heritage Bank, Mid-Missouri Bank, VFW Post 4107, or St. Robert’s Jones Investment Group. More information can be found at www.wagonsforwarriors.com.
LifePoint Lebanon, Family Church and several other area churches are partnering together for the Easter EGG-Stravaganza with 20,000… YES 20,000 Easter Eggs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 15 at the Mills Center. There will be food, games, inflatables, and of course, Egg hunts for kids of all ages!
The Mills Center is a sub-facility of the Kenneth E. Cowan Civic Center located at 650 Mills Drive in Lebanon, Mo. 65536. For information call 417 991-2911.
Family Church is excited to host the Resurrection Story in 3D. Join them at 9 a.m or 10:45 a.m. on Sunday, April 16th to experience the resurrection of Jesus in a whole new way.
Family Church is located at 1450 Tower Road Lebanon, Mo. 65536. For information call (417) 533-3655 or visit them online at http://www.familychurch.tv/?view=mobile.
LEBANON, Missouri- The Lebanon Route 66 Festival Committee held its first meeting this past Wednesday to plan the 2017 festival, which will be held June 16-17, Father’s Day weekend, the same weekend that Hillbilly Days was held in the past.
The festival’s theme will be “Celebrating 100 years of The Ozark Trail,” commemorating the 100th anniversary of the meeting in Amarillo, Texas, that put Lebanon on The Ozark Trail, which became Route 66 a decade later.
Activities on the Friday afternoon and evening will be held at the iconic Munger Moss Motel. Activities all day Saturday will be held at Boswell Park, which now has a Route 66 theme. Both sites are on historic Route 66.
The festival will include music, food, craft booths, Route 66-memorabilia booths, classic cars, family games and a family-oriented movie Saturday evening. The last two Route 66 murals also will be unveiled on the Saturday. Details will be announced as plans are finalized.
Route 66 festivals previously were held in Lebanon from 2001 to 2009.
This year’s event is sponsored by the Lebanon-Laclede County Route 66 Society in partnership with the Lebanon Parks and Recreation Department. Ramona Lehman is chairman of the Friday activities; Loretta Young and Brenda Nutter are chairmen of the Saturday activities.
The largest unsanctioned boat race in the US, named one of the nation’s eight “must-see” boating events according to Powerboat Magazine, the Shootout will take place for the ninth year at Captain Ron’s Bar & Grill in Sunrise Beach (Lake Road 5-50, mile marker 34.5). The event raises funds for eight Lake-area rescue teams and numerous other charitable organizations; last year, $195,000.00 to 34 different Charities and Fire Departments. The Shootout is alive and well and looking forward to the 29th year in August of 2017.
LEBANON, Missouri- The Lebanon Concert Association will present the Chicago Harp Quartet on Sunday, April 2nd at 4 p.m. The event will be held at the Cowan Civic Center Auditorium.
Founded in 2012, this group quickly rose to the top ranks in the harp world, their website says.
2015 found them performing at Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, Indiana University, and Live from WFMT.
Members have Masters degrees from the Eastman School of Music, Indiana University School of Music, Roosevelt University and Chicago College of Performing Arts.
Members Marguerite Lynn Williams, Kelsey Molinari, Catherine Litaker, and Emily Granger currently perform with Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Chicago Philharmonic and other regional orchestrates.
Danse Macabre – Saint-Saens
Brandenburg Concerto 3 – JS Bach
Musings – ML Williams
Spanish Dance nr. 1 – de Falla
Soirees – Andres
Masquerade Waltz – Khachaturian
Prelude from Coppelia – Delibes
Hungarian Rhapsody – Liszt
Mack the Knife
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Adult Season Ticket………….$75
Student Season Ticket………$20
Benefactor…………………….$350 (Includes 4 season tickets)
Patron…………………………..$175 (Includes 2 season tickets)
Single Performance Ticket..$20 (Price may vary)
For more ticket information call 417-288-2902
Checks may be mailed to
Lebanon Concert Association,
PO Box 1032
Lebanon, MO. 65536
LEBANON, Missouri- The Christian music group Unspoken will appear Saturday, May 20th in the Boswell Auditorium. The event is being sponsored by Truelove Ministries and is free and follows at tour with Casting Crowns. The concert will begin at 7:00 p.m.
I don’t think we ever expected we were going to reach as many people as we’ve been able to reach. The fact we’ve been able to speak into millions of people’s lives is crazy. Thinking back thirteen years to when I was dealing with drugs and alcohol in a very serious way, to think I would one day have a wife and kids and a solid family and home life and then be playing music for a living—God is surely able to do more than we ask or imagine. That might be a big theme on the new record too. Something we’ve often said to each other in the last few months is ‘Look what the Lord has done.’ He’s just opened doors we didn’t think could be opened.”
–Chad Matson, Lead Vocalist for Unspoken
The band is comprised of Mike Gomez, Jon Lowry, Chad Mattson, Ariel Munoz, and the newest member, pianist Don Eanes. The band released their debut single “Who You Are” on the record label Centricity Music.
LEBANON, Missouri- MU Extension says they are hosting a Community Conversation on March 1 from 9:00-11:30am at Cowan Civic Center.
“University of Missouri Extension recognizes that you are a valued member of your community. We want to know what you see as the major challenges and issues facing individuals, families, businesses and communities across our state,” they said.
You can join fellow community members for a light breakfast and brainstorming session on March 1.
Follow the link to register:
LEBANON, Missouri- “We are back! Our first concert of the new year will be this Saturday, February 11 at 7 pm at the Civic Center,” the Lebanon Concert Association announced.
“The Alaska String Band is a perfect Valentine’s Day weekend activity! We hope to see you all there!”
Hailing from Alaska’s capital city of Juneau, the Zahasky family, also recognized internationally as the Alaska String Band, brings the best of Americana music, their website says. This dynamic five member family band makes their home on the last frontier and is the subject of much curiosity and inspiration for all those who happen to be fortunate to see one of their shows. When not out recreating in the magnificent wilderness setting of their remote home town which can only be visited by either boat or plane (there are no roads to access Juneau, Alaska) this family occupies itself by entertaining visitors on board cruise ships in Alaskan waters and at the Chilkat Theatre among the alpine slopes of a mountain top destination during the Alaskan summer months. On board a forty-foot bus, the Alaska String Band ventures further abroad and is quickly gaining an enthusiastic following in the lower forty-eight states as it tours nationally each fall and early winter bringing its extraordinary music and fascinating Southeast Alaska Odyssey show to thousands.
This family-friendly performance artfully weaves a tapestry of atmospheric impressions giving an intimate peek into the curiosities of one of our nation’s treasured and pristine wilderness escapes. Moving along at a lively pace, American-roots music favorites are showcased touching on genres such as swing – jazz – bluegrass – pop – dawg – gospel, Hawaiian and Celtic. Of particular interest are original tunes composed and sung by this ensemble which reflects the hardship of the gold fever experience as well as a ballad, The Wreck of the Princess Sophia, which soulfully depicts the courage and tragedy of early explorers in Alaska’s untouched wilderness. As gifted multi-instrumentalists the family often swap instruments throughout a performance with an impressive collection of acoustic stringed instruments including guitars, violin-fiddles, mandolins, dulcimer, banjo, bass, ukuleles and percussion; knitting it all together are the “Z” family signature vocal harmonies. Evocative photographic images provide a backdrop of rich historical context in the spirit of Alaska; featuring wildlife, scenery, history, hard rock mining enterprises, native culture, contemporary lifestyle and adventure. The Zahasky family narration brings to life ancient customs and stories as well as an intimate peek at the lives of contemporary Alaskans – laced with humor, scandal, tragedy and celebration. Of particular delight to audiences across the nation, the Alaska String Band appears in this season’s gorgeous and authentic Alaskan native Eskimo kuspuk regalia; exclusively designed and hand crafted by the Zahasky family. An inside note on the family will reveal Paul and Melissa, husband and wife; and their three children, Laura, son Quinn and his wife Emily, and Abigail.
What are others saying about the Alaska String Band?
“There’s a family band playing bluegrass up here on the mountain and they totally wail!” …….. Juneau Empire.
“The Alaska String Band are one of the most entertaining groups you will see.”…….. Byron Berline — world famous fiddler and founder & director of the Oklahoma International Bluegrass Festival.
“These guys are shredders!”……… Atlin Arts and Music Festival — Atlin, British Columbia, Canada.
“A perennial favorite in and around Alaska for their lively, high quality string music. Their concerts are relaxed, up-beat and charming. Audiences love them.”…….. Juneau Arts and Humanities Council.
“This group is polished and harmonies are totally off the charts. Not just your typical bluegrass group but truly a showstopper.” ……… T.C., Texas talent seeker.
“The last event in which I served as keynote speaker had really good entertainment. But these folks (Alaska String Band) are Alaska good. The Alaska String Band Rocks!”……… Sarah Palin — former governor of the state of Alaska.
For more information contact:
Virgilee Clamme, Ticket Sales, 417-288-2902
James Crawford, President, 417-594-2383