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FALL EVENTS IN THE OZARKS

CREATED FOR WOMEN BY WOMEN SINCE 2004

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BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT SEWING MACHINES EXPRESS. .Y. .(ARTICLE) . . . . . . . . .. .. 99 AVON WITH PENNY (ARTICLE) FEATURE FEATURE ARTICLES ARTICLES

PACK UP BALANCE THE BABIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77 TIPS ON INTUITIVE EATING . ............................................................ ... ... 13 ONESOLEPURPOSE 11 EVERYDAY EXTRAORDINARY DITCH DIETING . . . . . . . . . . . . . .WOMEN . . . . . . . . . .. .. .. 14 13 LESS IS MORE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

BUSINESS & SERVICES

SOCIAL STATUS& MARKETING. . . . . . . . . . . . .10 BUSINESS SERVICES TAX NERDS . . . RESOURCES . . . . . . . . . . . . .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .15 NETWORKING .6 BLUCURRENT . . . CONFERENCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .15 SCORE WOMEN’S . 6 TAX NERDS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15

BEAUTY

AVON WITH PENNY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 BEAUTY SHABBY CHIC BRA BOUTIQUE. . . . . . . . . . . . .4 GORGEOUS EYES FOREVER FOREVER.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .11 .2 GORGEOUS EYES SHABBY CHIC BRA BOUTIQUE. . . . . . . . . . . . .4 AVON WITH PENNY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 ENTERTAINMENT NEXT TO NEW. . . . . . . . . . . .................................15 MANSION ELFINDALE .2 SALVATIONATARMY . . . . . . . . . .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .12 SPRINGFIELD ARTS. ..COUNCIL . .3 THE POLAR EXPRESS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 ENTERTAINMENT FALL EVENTS & FESTIVALS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 THE POLAR EXPRESS . . . . . . . . .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .............8 5 SPRINGFIELD ART MUSEUM SPRINGFIELD ART MUSEUM . .8 GRITBECAUSE PODCAST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 SPRINGFIELD . .3 PIANO CRAFT ARTS . . . . . .COUNCIL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 PIANO CRAFT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

HEALTH & WELLNESS

Metro Woman, A Resource Guide for Women™ makes every effort to provide accurate information in advertising and editorial content; however, it does not make any claim as to accuracy of information provided by advertisers or editorial contributors, and accepts no responsibility or liability for inaccurate information. Metro Woman™ is a registered trademark of Hidden Values, Inc., Dallas TX, published bi-monthly. All copy and information is not to be reproduced.

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GOLDEN CORRAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 VILLAGE INN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

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FROM THE EDITOR: A VOICE LIKE A BUTTERFLY Every woman needs to feel she has a voice - an opportunity to influence others - but we often feel as silent as a butterfly perching on a flower petal. The thing about butterflies, though, is that they can’t see their own beauty. Actress Naya Rivera said, “Butterflies can’t see their wings. They can’t see how truly beautiful they are, but everyone else can. People are like that as well.” When you walk into any circumstance, remember you are a butterfly. Sometimes, there are hundreds of other butterflies, and your purpose is simply to belong to the tribe. Other times, you are a butterfly standing alone, and when you use your voice to speak truth and love, you’ll be seen and heard by those who truly need what you have to share. Social media outlets offer us a platform to practice using our voice, but we must be careful of its power. It can make us seem insincere or cause us to have self doubt due to comparison or unexpected reactions.

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But remember, your story is unique and has value. It can make a huge impact on others if used in the right way. Share your voice by speaking up within your community, school, civic organization, or church. Or share your story with Metro Woman! We’re here to help YOU have a voice. Metro Woman Angi, Owner/Publisher angela@417metrowoman.com

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Fall Events in the Ozarks! Want to see your event featured or advertised? Visit 417metrowoman.com to submit your event. For advertising questions, email angela@417metrowoman.com or call 417-268-0488

JAPANESE FALL FESTIVAL

Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden

SEPT STOCKTON WALNUT

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FESTIVAL

Missouri 6-8 Stockton, Enjoy over 130 crafts and produce

The Japanese Fall Festival is a celebration of authentic Japanese culture highlighting Springfield’s sister city relationship with Isesaki, Japan. The festival features traditional Japanese demonstrations and interactions with attendees.

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booths, bands, an amazing parade, numerous area schools participating in the annual Queen Contest, a carnival, kiddie tractor pull and peacethroughpeople.org much more.

WICKMAN GARDENS FALL FESTIVAL

Wickman’s Garden Village

SEPT FAIR GROVE HERITAGE

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Free admission with craft booths, pony rides and more. Of course, Wickmans famous mums, asters, succulents, fall wreaths, pumpkins and gourds will be ready for purchase!

Sept

REUNION

Fair Grove, Missouri

26-28 Dedicated to preserving and restoring the century-old Wommack Mill, the Fair Grove Heritage Reunion has hundreds of craft booths and presentations about early settlers’ lives.

BASS PRO OUTDOOR FITNESS SEPT WINE, WOMEN & SHOES FESTIVAL 10 Benefitting the Victim Center

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The Bass Pro Shops Fitness Series promotes the health and wellbeing of our community and all participants. Bike, run or kayak your way to better health during the Bass Pro Shops® Outdoor Fitness Festival!

WILDER DAYS

Rocky Ridge Farm, Mansfield

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CIDER DAYS

MYTHS & MONSTERS

Enjoy one of the area’s largest craft shows with over 350 booths. Admission is free to the public and all are invited.

Celebrate the harvest season with giant pumpkins from the entire Ozarks area along with fall arts and crafts.

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Mt. Vernon, Missouri

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Apple Butter Makin’ Days, one of Missouri’s 11-13 most popular festivals, has been held on the courthouse square in Mt. Vernon each October since 1967. The main attraction is apple butter, cooked using century-old methods in huge copper kettles over open fires.

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OCT

SEPT APPLE BUTTER MAKIN’ DAYS

Join The Springfield Art Museum for an evening of living art tableaux inspired by Rose O’neil’s mythical and fantastical creatures called “Sweet Monsters.” Creative cocktail attire encouraged. #99xArt Tickets are $35 in advance, $45 at the door.

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Republic, Missouri

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99x Ninety Nine Times

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Finley River Park, Ozark

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SEPT OZARK CRAFT FAIR

Annual celebration commemorating Laura Ingalls Wilder, America’s favorite pioneer girl. Experience vendors and craftsmen showcasing the midwestern hospitality common in Mansfield all through the year.

Two-day fall festival on Walnut Street in Springfield featuring regional artists and crafters, performances, fall-themed activities for kids, and, of course, delicious apple cider!

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Wine Tasting, Savory Bites, Designer Shopping, Best in Shoe Contest, Auctions, Fashion Show, Charming Shoe Guys, Chance to Win The Ultimate Girls Day Out and More!

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♫Pack up the babies and grab the old ladies and everyone goes…♪ I was at an event recently, when I heard those lyrics from an old Neil Diamond song, Brother Love’s Traveling Salvation Show, playing in the background. An event is exciting, especially if you grab people to go with you!

that I bet you can find several events that interest you. Why don’t you text, email, or call a few friends to attend with

for everyone. They loved it because we tend to keep pictures in our phone or on Facebook. It is a fun reminder that we can look through and remember a great time spent together. So make a plan now to find an event that is exciting to you. And – pack up the babies and grab a few friends – and go!

Sharing special times with family and friends – experiencing life together – is what makes for good memories.

you? When you are browsing through your pictures later on, it’s those shared events It is so easy to get stuck in our that bring a smile. same old routines and do the Last year, our family got same things over and over. together for an event and I But aren’t you ready for an took lots of pictures. I went adventure? one step further and printed This community has so much them off and put them into small picture albums to offer and such a variety,

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A New World of creativity at Sewing Machines Express

his isn’t the world where your parents were raised, and if you haven’t explored the new era of sewing, prepare to be astounded! “What you can do with an embroidery machine now is amazing!” exclaims Sewing Machines Express owner, Joan Baker. “Everyone can make something beautiful, even someone who thinks she isn’t creative.” When you step inside Sewing Machines Express on South Campbell in Springfield, you are transported into another world, one that releases your creativity to build beautiful things. The store is brimming with sewing supplies, fabric by the yard, heat press supplies, and classes for just about anything. It features every type of machine - from the most basic modern to digitized embroidery machines and even a long arm quilter. Husband and wife team, Joan Baker and Robert DeForest are part of the professional and friendly

team at Sewing Machines Express, ready to help you turn that quilt into a masterpiece or upgrade your sewing skill set wherever you are! Whether a sewing hobbyist or someone dreaming of owning her own business, at Sewing Machines Express, you get 1-on-1 consultation from experts in the industry. They’ll walk you through the nuances of sewing that a video just can’t. The team consults with you on the needs your existing machine and project. Or they work to find the ideal machine for your projects, ideas, and goals. At Sewing Machines Express, when you find that perfect machine, you become part of the family, leaving each day with new skills in your sewing toolbox. Gain new relationships, continually move forward, gain inspiration and find suggestions for taking your project or quilt to just outside of your comfort zone - to a next level area that will transport you from a hobbiest to a professional!

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Auvia Logan, registered dietitian, is here to help you end food stress and get off the roller coaster of dieting once and for all.

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“I don’t think I have the self-control for that.” That’s the number one fear I hear from others when I talk about the Intuitive Eating model I use with my clients. Using Intuitive Eating, I teach my clients how to listen to hunger, respect fullness, make food choices without experiencing guilt, and enjoy eating while honoring health. We work to end the dieting cycle and heal the relationship with food. Intuitive Eating can sound scary at first, especially if you’ve been dieting for years. Many people believe that they need a diet to control their eating. However, dieting is often what causes cravings, emotional eating, and overeating. When certain types or amounts of food are forbidden, it increases the desire for them. This is a normal psychological response, so if you have trouble following a diet, it might just mean that you’re normal. Let me put your mind at ease; self-control has nothing to do with it. In fact, you don’t need self-control to become an intuitive eater. Research shows that intuitive eaters eat a larger variety of healthful food, have better cholesterol and blood sugar levels, higher self-esteem, and increased enjoyment with eating. Basically, Intuitive Eating leads to a healthier and happier you. Intuitive Eating can feel hard at first, but unlike dieting, it gets much easier over time. As a certified intuitive eating counselor, I can help you learn how to ditch dieting and eat intuitively. Reach out to me for your free 30 minute session to see how I can help. Schedule your complimentary session today at www.abundantlifenutrition.net

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Everyday Extraordinary At 4’9” with a petite frame, you wouldn’t guess this woman could once be found rounding up wild horses in Montana or spending five days days on the Reno Cattle Drive, wrangling in 100 head of cattle, but that’s not why she was nominated as our Everyday Extraordinary Woman. Kristy Horton is the founder of Kickin’ it with Kristy, a local radio show that over the past year brought in over 40 businesses and nearly that number of charities, promoting community events, bringing community awareness, and advocating for growth. This is what makes Kristy happy. She models what she speaks, consistently serves as a volunteer on boards and directing fundraisers for nearly 20 charities. With as busy as she is, you’d be surprised if she had any time left, but she works full time offering fitness help to women and men throughout Springfield at the Metabolic Research Center. In the past, she’s held several high-impact positions including co-owner at Millwood Golf & Racquet Club, owner at Bar Cardio, and as an Exercise Instructor for Creekside at Elfindale. Kristy’s roots are in the 417 area. In fact, her family were some of the founders of Nixa, and her knowledge of the area has been useful in another passion of hers, public speaking. Kristy often speaks on historic topics ranging from Rose O’Neil’s Kewpie dolls to movie theaters and drive-ins. Currently, Kristy is making the most of her newest hobby, running, by raising money for Team JDRF for her nephew and his service dog. Type 1 Diabeties runs in her family, and she is doing her part to find a cure by raising money for every mile she runs. You can help support her here: http://bit.ly/KristyJDRF You can nominate your favorite Everyday Extraordinary Woman at 417metrowoman.com

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