Weather permitting, the Chapell Drive railroad crossing in Monett will be closed the week of June 27 this week for repairs.
The Waldensian Presbyterian Church will hold its annual ice cream social beginning at 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 30. The menu will include homemade ice cream, pies and cakes, pimento cheese sandwiches, ham salad sandwiches, sloppy joes, potato chips, soft drinks, tea and coffee. The event will be held on the church grounds, located one and a half miles south of Monett on Waldensian Road. The public is invited to attend.
The annual Kings Prairie Music Festival will be held on Saturday, Aug. 13 at the old Kings Prairie school house, located across from the Liberty Methodist Church on Farm Road 2015. The food will begin to be served at 4 p.m., and music will start at 6 p.m. The event is free. No alcohol is permitted on the grounds. For more information, call Nancy Dotson at 417-442-7910.
OACAC Early Head Start has immediate openings in Cassville and Verona for children ages 0 to 3. The program is a high quality child development program. Families who meet income guidelines and who are working or attending school are eligible to apply. For more information, call 235-8779.
The Purdy Independence Day celebration will be held on Sunday, July 3 at the Purdy High School baseball field. Free hot dogs and hamburgers will be served at 7 p.m. There will be homemade ice cream and face painting, and fireworks will begin at dark. Those attending are asked to bring a lawn chair or blanket. The event is sponsored by area churches.
The annual Purdy Livestock Show and Festival will be held on Saturday, July 9. In addition to the livestock show, the event will offer business booths and concessions. For more information, call 417-291-5819.
The Shell Knob Lions Club will host a community dance from 7 to 10 p.m. on July 23 at the Shell Knob Community Building. The event will feature Evelyn Lock and the Outriders Country Band. Doors will open at 6 p.m. with concessions available. The public is invited to attend. For more information, call 417-858-6648.
Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, located at 405 Seventh St. in Monett, at 7 p.m. on Sundays, 8 p.m. on Wednesdays and 8 p.m. on Fridays. For more information, call 236-0216 or 417-678-2278.
The Ozarks Prairie Presbyterian Brick Church will host an old-fashioned ice cream social at 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 10. The church is located at 15032 Lawrence 2077, five miles north and east of Mt. Vernon. For more information, call 417-466-3572.