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If you have a charitable event you would like to add, please email us at October 01-6 10:30am-4:30pm: The Fabulous Fifties’ Exhibit highlights include a cobra from the 1953 "Cobra Scare", the real story and artifacts from John Wilkinson, who met Elvis at the Shrine Mosque when he was 10 and later became his rhythm guitarist, amazing Ozark Jubilee, radio and early tv artifacts, outstanding political cartoons by Bob Palmer, images of schools and colleges during the 50's and vintage toys. Government and industry is presented as well. There is also information about segregated schools in Springfield during the 50's. Held at 155 Park Central Square, adult $5 children $3 October 7 2:00pm: Join us for an afternoon of sampling good wine for a good cause! Each admission donation of $25 will receive an etched Reidel wine glass, unlimited samples of 90 wines and appetizers. A silent auction and 10% of all wine sales will also benefit the Good Samaritan Boys Ranch, a home for abused and neglected boys. October 11 6;00pm: Dec. 21, 2012....The final recorded date on the Mayan calendar...Why? Predictions abound regarding this mystery...Did the Mayans know something we don't? This event is free to attend and has limited seating; food and beverage are available for purchase hosted at Farmer's Gastropub, 431 S Jefferson Ave. Sponsored by Jordan Valley Innovation Center/Missouri State University. October 13: It’s more then rolling out of bed, more than lacing up your shoes, more than 3.1 challenging miles, more than crossing the finish line to cheering crowds. When your sisters run with you, You connect for good! Women Connect 4Good and Breast Cancer foundation of the Ozarks team up for the Mercy Sunshine Run 5K. Hammons Field. Register online at or visit

October 18 6:00pm: Taste of Victory 2012 An Extraordinary Culinary Celebration. Honor the Victory Trade School Graduating Class of 2012 and savor cuisine created by VTS student and top chefs from area eateries. Event held at the Ramada Oasis Convention Center, $35 each, $500 for VIP tables (seats 10) For more information call 417864-2232 October 20 7:00am: Step back in time as you see how apple cider and apple butter were made in “The Olden Days” Go back in time as you listen to a John Deere “hit & miss” engine as it churns delicious homemade ice cream. We invite you to come for a relaxing and delightful day! Food samples, breakfast & lunch served, auction, handcrafted item, homemade food, and rides. No admission, must buy tickets for rides. Seymour Missouri, for more information call Gwen at 417-935-9010 October 20 8:30am: Join the American Cancer Society in Making Strides Against Breast Cancer - - Join the fight against breast cancer by participating in the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer® 5K walk at the Jordan Valley Park. To register or for more information, visit, call 417.447.1488, or email Hope starts with you! October 20 10:00am-12:00pm, 2-4:00pm: Come learn how to disassemble and reassemble a stuffed animal and walk away from this workshop with a unique, one-of-a-kind toy creation! Pre-registration and pre-payment required. Cost is Child/Parent Duo $20 Member $25 Non-members. Additional Children can attend at $10 per child.

Springfield CARES Magazine October 2012  

Promoting non profit communication and awareness in our community.

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