June 2012

Do You Know Your Music Trivia

10/03/12

Do You Know Your Music Trivia

Looking for some mid-week fun? You're in luck. Get a group of friends together and head to The Outland for some music trivia. Every Wednesday, enjoy music-related questions from the '70s, '80s, '90s and now.  Cash prizes go to the winning team! Click here for more information What more info on fun stuff to do in 417-Land? Sign up for Best of the Week & Weekend Pass!

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Free Family Movie Mondays

07/30/12

Free Family Movie Mondays

Hollywood Theaters downtown is hosting Free Family Monday Movies throughout the summer. Each Monday, several free movies are showing at 10 a.m., so grab the kids, and enjoy a free movie today! This week the free movie is Dolphin Tale (PG.) Don't miss out! Click here for more information What more info on fun stuff to do in 417-Land? Sign up for Best of the Week & Weekend Pass!

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Parrot Head Day

07/08/12

Parrot Head Day

Grab your flip flops and flowery shirt and make your way to 7 C's Winery for some Sunday fun. A Jimmy Buffett tribute band, Cruzze Control, is playing and Phil's Grill is on-site, so you can get your Cheeseburger in Paradise! Click here for more information. What more info on fun stuff to do in 417-Land? Sign up for Best of the Week & Weekend Pass!

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Branson's 100th Fest

07/07/12

Branson's 100th Fest

Celebrate Branson's 100th birthday on the new Taneycomo Bridge and in the adjacent Branson Landing parking lot. Enjoy family-friendly entertainment, delicious food and a beautiful fireworks show. Happy 100th Birthday, Branson! Click here for more information. What more info on fun stuff to do in 417-Land? Sign up for Best of the Week & Weekend Pass!

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See 42 Street Live

07/05/12

See 42 Street Live

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Missouri State's Tent Theatre, and see 42nd Street. Experience irresistible music and dance numbers, including “We're in the Money” and “I Only Have Eyes For You.” The production is a celebration of talent, indomitable spirit, romance and Broadway! Click here for more information What more info on fun stuff to do in 417-Land? Sign up for Best of the Week & Weekend Pass!

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Learn Culinary Basics

07/03/12

Learn Culinary Basics

Chef James Clary is hosting a five-week crash-course at the Taste Culinary Classroom this summer. You’ll learn knife skills, how to prepare scratch-made soups, methods of cooking proteins, how to select the best seafood, information on bulk purchasing and much more. Sign up today. Click here for more information What more info on fun stuff to do in 417-Land? Sign up for Best of the Week & Weekend Pass!

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Today's Deal: One and a Half Hour Session + 20 High Resolution Images on DVD

07/02/12

Today's Deal: One and a Half Hour Session + 20 High Resolution Images on DVD

Being a Class of 2013 Senior is a big deal. A BIG DEAL. Big life choices loom on the horizon and with them come new friends, more freedom and a chance for each senior from the Class of 2013 to grow into a fabulous, fun and unique individual. What better way to preserve this time than today's deal that Kassi of BigStar Photography will never again offer the Class of 2013? For only $175 you can pocket an hour and a half photo session plus 20 high resolution images on DVD, regularly valued at $800. That's a savings of 78%!  Click here for more information

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Coca-Cola Collectors Club

07/02/12

Coca-Cola Collectors Club

The Coca-Cola Collectors Club is hosting its 38th annual convention this week at the University Plaza Hotel & Convention Center. Participate in fun-filled Coca-Cola themed activities such as regular and silent auctions, seminars and a memorabilia show and sale.  Click here for more information What more info on fun stuff to do in 417-Land? Sign up for Best of the Week & Weekend Pass!

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Springfield Cardinals vs. Frisco Roughriders

07/01/12

Springfield Cardinals vs. Frisco Roughriders

It's Ozzie Smith Day at Hammons Field this Sunday. Head to the Springfield Cardinals vs. Roughriders game, and participate in the Ozzie Smith bobble head giveaway hosted by Maria's Mexican Restaurant. Also, our Cards will be wearing throwback uniforms from Ozzie Smith's rookie season, and these game worn jerseys are available for auction during the game. Don't forget: Every Sunday after the game, kids can run the bases!   Click here for more information What more info on fun stuff to do in 417-Land? Sign up for Best of the Week & Weekend Pass!

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Fireburst on the Lake

06/30/12

Fireburst on the Lake

Grab the kids, head to Kimberling City, and spend the afternoon playing, listening to live music and enjoying some tasty eats all in anticipation of the evening's fireworks display. The display is choreographed to music and broadcast via radio signal, so you can tune in even if you decide to watch from your car or boat. Happy (early) Fourth of July!  Click here for more information What more info on fun stuff to do in 417-Land? Sign up for Best of the Week & Weekend Pass!

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Today's Deal: Three Oil Changes for $45

06/29/12

Today's Deal: Three Oil Changes for $45

One thing that doesn't change, no matter what the season, is taking care of our vehicles. Summer heat through winter chills, keeping up with oil changes is no joking matter. Today's deal can put your mind at ease with the price and quantity to get you through the next 9,000 miles! Only $45 for three oil changes, regulalry $34.74 each!  Click here for more information.

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Results from 417 Magazine's Better Your Smile Contest

06/29/12

Results from 417 Magazine's Better Your Smile Contest

Last year 417 Magazine and Dr. George Graham chose one lucky winner for The Better Your Smile contest to help improve their smile, confidence and overall health. Our winner, Jacob Caudle has completed his treatment. Below is a parting note from Dr. Graham, and before and after photos. Jacob looks great, and now has a lot more confidence in his smile! Don't miss out on nominations for this years Better Your Smile Contest beginning July 25, 2012.    A message from Dr. Graham:  Jacob, this year’s winner of the 417 Magazine Better Your Smile Contest, has had his treatment completed.  It has been quite a long process but we were able to close his spaces where teeth were missing due to his cleft palate and give his smile a more even and aligned...

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Movie Night at Mother's Brew Co.

06/29/12

Movie Night at Mother's Brew Co.

The Moxie Cinema and Mother's Brewing Co. are teaming up to bring you a backyard movie night. The film is The Big Lebowski! Bring your lawn chairs and picnic baskets, and spend your Friday evening with a Mother's brew and The Dude. Click here for more information What more info on fun stuff to do in 417-Land? Sign up for Best of the Week & Weekend Pass!

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Get Seasonal in Your Kitchen

06/28/12

Get Seasonal in Your Kitchen

Learn to harvest, cook and store fresh seasonal ingredients at the Botanical Center this evening. Whether the ingredients come from your backyard, a farmers market or a local farm, you'll learn preparation techniques and storage to get the best taste from your fresh veggies. Click here for more information What more info on fun stuff to do in 417-Land? Sign up for Best of the Week & Weekend Pass!

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 PGA's Nationwide Tour Gets New Title

06/27/12

PGA's Nationwide Tour Gets New Title

  Effective today, PGA's Nationwide Tour has a new umbrella sponsor and will now be the Web.com Tour! Check out the very long press release below for more information.        Web.com Signs 10-Year Deal to Become Umbrella Sponsor of Renamed Web.com Tour Replaces Nationwide as sponsor of the pathway to the PGA TOUR PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – The PGA TOUR and Web.com (Nasdaq:WWWW), the leading provider of internet services and online marketing solutions for small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs), today announced a 10-year agreement whereby the company becomes the umbrella sponsor of the newly named Web.com Tour. Formerly known as the Nationwide Tour, the Web.com Tour will continue to identify and transition...

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Today's Deal: $80 for 8-week Boot Camp

06/27/12

Today's Deal: $80 for 8-week Boot Camp

Summer is for fun, right? Experience how much fun you can have getting fit with today's deal. Extra Mile Fitness is hosting an 8-week boot camp that incorporates strength training, cardio, yoga, kickboxing and more! Click here to go to the deal!

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Today's Deal: $10 for $20 in Drinks and Food at Ernie Biggs Piano Bar

06/26/12

Today's Deal: $10 for $20 in Drinks and Food at Ernie Biggs Piano Bar

Picture this: It's a Friday night. You're headed out on the town with some buddies or girlfriends, or maybe even looking for something fun to do. Now picture this: You have a $20 gift certificate to one of 417-land's top night spots in your wallet, and you only paid $10 for it. How much fun could you have with $20 extra to spend on drinks, food and fun at Ernie Biggs Dueling Piano Bar in downtown Springfield? You'll never know if you don't take advantage of this deal! Be sure to share with your friends on Facebook and Twitter.  Click here to go to the deal.

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Take a Vino World Tour Through Spain

06/26/12

Take a Vino World Tour Through Spain

If you love wine, you'll definitely want to head to Vino Cellars Tuesday evening for an exploration of Spanish wine from the Heredad Ugarte vineyard. Taste six to eight wines, enjoy light snacks and have lots of educational fun.  Click here for more information What more info on fun stuff to do in 417-Land? Sign up for Best of the Week & Weekend Pass!

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Tasty Tuesday is at Springfield Pasta Company

06/26/12

Tasty Tuesday is at Springfield Pasta Company

Grab a delicious lunch for only $4.17 during 417's Tasty Tuesday.

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Today's Deal: Half Price Tickets to The Skinny Improv

06/25/12

Today's Deal: Half Price Tickets to The Skinny Improv

Are you ready to laugh yourself Skinny this weekend? Good thing, because today's deal will get you in to see the Skinny Improv's best and brightest performers at half the cost! For just $6 per ticket, regularly $12, you can get a seat at the Skinny's award-winning MainStage Show, to use between now and September 15th for a Friday or Saturday 8 p.m. show. And don't worry, the Skinny is Mother-Approved. Click here to go to the deal!

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Learn to Make Gourmet Bag Lunches

06/25/12

Learn to Make Gourmet Bag Lunches

Tired of the same old bagged lunch? Head to the Taste Culinary Classroom at Price Cutter today, and watch as Chef H.J. Schumer teaches you to go from peanut butter sandwiches to gourmet brown bag meals that'll have your co-workers begging for a taste.  Click here for more information What more info on fun stuff to do in 417-Land? Sign up for Best of the Week & Weekend Pass!

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Tent Theatre's The Odd Couple

06/24/12

Tent Theatre's The Odd Couple

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Missouri State's Tent Theatre, and see The Odd Couple. It's a tale of the differing personalities of Felix and Oscar–or Unger and Madison. Friday night is the female version of this story. For the male version, check out the production on Saturday! Click here for more information What more info on fun stuff to do in 417-Land? Sign up for Best of the Week & Weekend Pass!

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Summer Snowfest

06/23/12

Summer Snowfest

Need to cool down during the summer? At Summer Snowfest, kids can play to their heart's content in a giant pile of snow in Jordan Valley Park. Participants can listen to live entertainment, enjoy several inflatables and other sports activities.  Click here for more information What more info on fun stuff to do in 417-Land? Sign up for Best of the Week & Weekend Pass!

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Today's Deal: Hair Cut, Awapuhi, Manicure, Pedicure, AND Pariffin Dip at The System

06/22/12

Today's Deal: Hair Cut, Awapuhi, Manicure, Pedicure, AND Pariffin Dip at The System

We can't think of anything better than a girls' day out in this beautiful summer weather, can you? Today's deal is offering you the créme de la créme of self pampering afternoons; only $24 gets you The Paul Mitchell Experience, regularly $67! A hair cut, style, Awapuhi Wild Ginger Keratin treatment, manicure, pedicure, and a Pariffin dip are ALL yours for one astonishingly LOW price! Purchase one for you and two more for the lovely ladies in your life. Click here for the deal!

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Learn to Cook with Beer!

06/22/12

Learn to Cook with Beer!

Start your weekend right by joining Chef H.J. Schumer at the Taste Culinary Classroom. Friday night he teaches you to create a complete menu of dishes made with craft-brewed beer from Mother's Brewing Co.  Click here for more information What more info on fun stuff to do in 417-Land? Sign up for Best of the Week & Weekend Pass!

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Kenny Loggins Comes to Town

06/21/12

Kenny Loggins Comes to Town

  Kenny Loggins is coming to Juanita K. Hammons Hall of the Performing Arts on August 2nd! 417 Magazine will be giving away front row seats and backstage meet and great passes. Stay tuned for more updates!         Kenny Loggins - Danger Zone 

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Today's Deal: One Hour Aromatherapy Massage at Lunar Lady

06/21/12

Today's Deal: One Hour Aromatherapy Massage at Lunar Lady

Summer is supposed to be an easy, carefree time to relax, however, that is not the reality. Running around like crazy people from shopping, working, kids activities, and oh so much more can take it's toll. Let today's deal ease your mind and pamper your body. $30 for a one hour aromatherapy massage at Lunar Lady, regularly $70! You can also use your voucher as a coupon for 5% off a product, bonus! Purchase one for yourself then treat other deserving friends and family. Click here to go to the deal!

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D.I.Y. Spa Night

06/21/12

D.I.Y. Spa Night

Thursday night at Park Central Branch Library, learn tips and recipes for creating a soothing spa night at home for you and your friends. Click here for more information What more info on fun stuff to do in 417-Land? Sign up for Best of the Week & Weekend Pass!

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Father-Son Camp Out | Moxie Mornings | Arnie Palmies

06/21/12

Father-Son Camp Out | Moxie Mornings | Arnie Palmies

        Five for the Weekend Father-Son Camp Out Chick-fil-A on South Glenstone Avenue is hosting a father-son outing in its parking lot tomorrow evening into Saturday morning. There are tons of activities to participate in, such as jousting, Zero Gravity, marshmallow roasting, hands-on projects and more. On Saturday morning, breakfast is provided by Chick-fil-A. Bring your camping chairs, tents, blow-up mattresses and other camping equipment, and make some memories this weekend!   Veggie Tales Live Bring your kids and sing...

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Patio Party at Vino Cellars

06/21/12

Patio Party at Vino Cellars

Celebrate Vino Cellars' new space during its Patio Party! Enjoy Santa Barbara–inspired appetizers, great wines, fabulous company and the beautiful outdoors! Click here for more information What more info on fun stuff to do in 417-Land? Sign up for Best of the Week & Weekend Pass!

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Take Your Kids to See Veggie Tales

06/20/12

Take Your Kids to See Veggie Tales

Bring your kids and sing along with their favorite Veggie Tales at The Mansion Theatre. During the concert, concessions are provided by Chick-fil-a. Sounds like a blast! Click here for more information What more info on fun stuff to do in 417-Land? Sign up for Best of the Week & Weekend Pass!

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Hot Cuban Sandwich | Ice Cream Cake | Hot Dogs Galore

06/19/12

Hot Cuban Sandwich | Ice Cream Cake | Hot Dogs Galore

   Instant Karma Gourmet Hot Dogs Hot dogs tend to get a bum rap and are usually cast aside as the last option for a backyard barbecue. But we feel these underdogs are making a comeback. 417-land has a lot of local places taking the traditional hot dog and doing a fun, and even in some cases, gourmet twists. Here are our must-visit hot dog venues. Instant Karma Gourmet Hot Dogs in Joplin has more than 17 hot dogs. You are bound to find one that sits your fancy. Instant Karma uses certified Black Angus beef hot dogs, and there’s an entire section of the menu devoted to bacon-wrapped hot dogs....

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Enter our Pinterest Dream Wedding Contest

06/19/12

Enter our Pinterest Dream Wedding Contest

  Are you jealous of people planning a wedding because of pinterest? Well 417 Bride is giving you the chance to create your dream wedding with our 417 Bride Pinterest Dream Wedding Contest.  You don't have to be getting married to join in on all the fun! It's all about creating the wedding of your dreams, even if its already happened. Just snag some ideas from our 417 Bride Idea Galleries on 417bride.com and start pinning away.  This contest is not only super fun, but it's also super easy. The best part? You can win a pair of pearl and diamond earings ($600 value) from Maxons Diamond Merchants! Sounds great right?  You can find more details below. Happy pinning!   Create a Pinterest...

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Tasty Tueday at D'Arpino's Italian Cafe

06/19/12

Tasty Tueday at D'Arpino's Italian Cafe

Grab a delicious lunch for only $4.17 during 417's Tasty Tuesday.

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Where's 417? June 2012

06/18/12

Where's 417? June 2012

From the Taj Maha to Cuba, 417 Magazine has been everywhere!

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Today's Deal: 50% off Four Week Bootcamp at Elite Athletics with Jen

06/18/12

Today's Deal: 50% off Four Week Bootcamp at Elite Athletics with Jen

Sometimes we all need a little motivation and today's deal offers you just that; a four week bootcamp for half price! Only $37.50, regularly $75, gets you three sessions a week for four weeks of training and motivation with certified personal trainer Jen Ostergren held at Elite Athletics. Click here to go to the deal!

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Mini Marathon Kids Swim Classes

06/18/12

Mini Marathon Kids Swim Classes

Diventures Scuba and Swim Center offers Mini Marathon Swim lessons for kids ages 6 to 14. This two week long course is Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m until 11 a.m.  It's a great way to get your kids swimming before summer ends! Click here for more information What more info on fun stuff to do in 417-Land? Sign up for Best of the Week & Weekend Pass!

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Last Day for HBA Parade of Homes Tour

06/17/12

Last Day for HBA Parade of Homes Tour

It's the last night to participate in the Home Builders Association Parade of Homes.Take a peek in some of the region's newest spec and custom homes at varying price ranges.  This self guided home tour is a great way to see what's new to the home building scene in 417-land. Click here for more information.   What more info on fun stuff to do in 417-Land? Sign up for Best of the Week & Weekend Pass!

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Fun Family Scramble

06/16/12

Fun Family Scramble

Head to Nathanael Greene Park this Saturday for the Family Scramble. Parent-child teams face such tasks as canoeing, biking and running, plus mental mysteries throughout this race. The top two teams receive awards, and everyone gets a T-shirt. It's great fun for the whole family! Click here for more information. What more info on fun stuff to do in 417-Land? Sign up for Best of the Week & Weekend Pass!

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White Party at Touch

06/16/12

White Party at Touch

It's Cuban Night at Touch this Saturday. Everyone who attends is encouraged to wear white, and there is a mojito bar, $3 white sangria, $1 kiwi shots, Cuban tapas and live music! Click here for more information What more info on fun stuff to do in 417-Land? Sign up for Best of the Week & Weekend Pass!

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Today's Deal: $12.50 for $25 in Food and Drink at The Argentina Steakhouse

06/15/12

Today's Deal: $12.50 for $25 in Food and Drink at The Argentina Steakhouse

Father's Day is here, who else has procrastinated? Let today's deal take the pressure off; $12.50 for $25 at The Argentina Steakhouse!  Make dad a happy man with a dining experience that is sure to leave a lasting impression. Click here to go to the deal!

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50% off Shoes | Father's Day Sales | Stylish Lake Gear

06/15/12

50% off Shoes | Father's Day Sales | Stylish Lake Gear

Harem & Company is having a huge storewide sale: Everything is buy one, get one free! This includes clothing, shoes, accessories and handbags. Some shoes are even buy one at 50 percent off, get one free! Just when you thought it couldn't get any better: Harem wants to treat you and your dad to dinner.  Stop by, and enter to win an elegant meal for two at Touch, Flame, Metropolitan Grill or Nicola's. All these amazing offers end tomorrow, so hurry up, and get your shop on! In celebration of Father's Day, The Review Shoppe is offering 25 percent off its entire stock of men's clothing and accessories from brands like Tommy Bahama, Ralph Lauren, Cole Haan, Burberry and...

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Have You Cake...and be Healthy, too!

06/15/12

Have You Cake...and be Healthy, too!

A recipe fr a delicious whole grain, low-fat carrot cake.

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Today's Deal: 5 Ashtanga Yoga Classes At Extreme Fitness

06/14/12

Today's Deal: 5 Ashtanga Yoga Classes At Extreme Fitness

Extreme Fitness is now offering Ashtanga Yoga classes! Get in on this action with today's deal, five classes for only $20, regularly $50. Click here to go to the deal!

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06/14/12

Pool Woes

Andy Taylor has been having some trouble with his pool...and he is here to list 5 reasons why you "should" own one, too. Can't reach see the video? Watch it on YouTube or read the transcript. About the Contributor Andy Taylor is a former radio personality that many of you remember from KTTS, a top-rated radio-station here in Springfield. Back in the Summer of 2002, he was invited to announce the Fed Cup World Group Qualifying Tie between Isreal and Billie Jean King's U.S. Team at Cooper Tennis Complex here in Springfield. Since then, he has been the stadium announcer for every U.S. hosted Fed and Davis Cup event. In 2004, he worked as one of two english-speaking tennis announcers at the Olympic Games in Athens, Greece. If you need voice-over...

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Father's Day Boat Show | Hilarious Zombie Act | Kids Cooking Class

06/14/12

Father's Day Boat Show | Hilarious Zombie Act | Kids Cooking Class

        Five for the Weekend Fun Family Scramble Head to Nathanael Greene Park this Saturday for the  Family Scramble. Parent-child teams face such tasks as canoeing, biking and running, plus mental mysteries throughout this race. The top two teams receive awards, and everyone gets a T-shirt. It's great fun for the whole family!    Father's Day Boat Show Back by popular demand, Titanic's Father's Day Bass Pro Boat Show is this weekend. Take your dad to Titanic Branson where Bass...

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Watercolor U.S.A. 2012

06/14/12

Watercolor U.S.A. 2012

Join the Springfield Art Museum for Watercolor U.S.A. This nationally known, annual juried exhibition features some of the country's best-known watercolor artists. Don't miss out on this free and artful event.   Click here for more information. What more info on fun stuff to do in 417-Land? Sign up for Best of the Week & Weekend Pass!

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Macaroni Grill Closes Its Doors

06/13/12

Macaroni Grill Closes Its Doors

We are sad to say that Romano's Macaroni Grill (1286 E. Battlefield Road) has closed its doors in the wake of a bankruptcy filing. If you are heading past the location, you'll see that the signage has been removed, taking a closer look there is a hand written note on the door stating "closed." It's always sad when a local business shuts down. We hope to see something else there in the near future!

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Local Kid Moves on to next Round of America's Got Talent!

06/13/12

Local Kid Moves on to next Round of America's Got Talent!

Jake Wesley Rogers,15, from right here in Ozark, MO dazzled the crowd with his take on Bob Dylan's "Make You Feel My Love" during the St. Louis Auditions for America's Got Talent (aired on 5/29/12.) He received three nods from the panel of judges, which means he gets to move onto the Vegas round! You can keep up with America's Got Talent Auditions on Mondays at 7 p.m. and Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on NBC. Check out Jake's audition video below!

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Today's Deal: 45 Minute Reiki Treatment

06/13/12

Today's Deal: 45 Minute Reiki Treatment

Summer time has everyone running all over the place. Errands, keeping the kids busy and projects that couldn't be done in the winter are piling up. We all need a little stress relief from time to time, even when we love what we're doing. Today's unique deal features 45 minutes of stress reduction and relaxation via Reiki for only $25, regularly $50. Click here to go to the deal!

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Learn Outdoor Feast Etiquette

06/13/12

Learn Outdoor Feast Etiquette

Learn to take your picnic from basket to beautiful at the Botanical Center Main Meeting Room this Wednesday. Peter Longley, horticulture interpreter for the Botanical Center, leads a session on how to improve the traditional norm of eating outside. The evening includes tips for how to create appropriate floral arrangements, as well as an explanation of which china, glass and tableware to use for the occasion. Click here for more information. What more info on fun stuff to do in 417-Land? Sign up for Best of the Week & Weekend Pass!

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Cupcake Wars | Harbell's is Reviewed | Twisted Taco Closes

06/12/12

Cupcake Wars | Harbell's is Reviewed | Twisted Taco Closes

   Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers Attention fans of Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, we have some good news for you. You don't have to drive to Branson to get your fix because Freddy’s is opening a location in Springfield. Freddy’s website says the address is 615 El Camino, Springfield which is over by the new Sam's Club and Academy Sports and Outdoors off of south Campbell. It’s slated to open in September. Freddy’s faithful say it’s like Steak 'n Shake, but way better! Five Guys Burgers and Fries announced a while ago that...

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Today's Deal: Awapuhi Blow Out & Hair Cut with Studio Belle Salon

06/12/12

Today's Deal: Awapuhi Blow Out & Hair Cut with Studio Belle Salon

Has your hair lost it's luster in the summer heat? Today's deal at Studio Belle Salon can help get that bounce back in your step with a Awapuhi Blow Out plus a new do for 75% off! Just $15, regularly $60, for smoother, more manageable hair instantly! Don't forget -- this deal also includes a new cut for you. Click here for more information ***Want Daily Deals On Your Phone? Text "417Deals" to 90210***

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06/12/12

London vs. Social Media

London is trying to keep people at the Olympics from uploading the pictures and video they take to social media. Sound ridiculous? Andy Taylor thinks so, too. Can't reach SoundCloud? Listen to the audio at SoundCloud or read the transcript. About the Contributor Andy Taylor is a former radio personality that many of you remember from KTTS, a top-rated radio-station here in Springfield. Back in the Summer of 2002, he was invited to announce the Fed Cup World Group Qualifying Tie between Isreal and Billie Jean King's U.S. Team at Cooper Tennis Complex here in Springfield. Since then, he has been the stadium announcer for every U.S. hosted Fed and Davis Cup event. In 2004, he worked as one of two english-speaking tennis announcers at the Olympic Games...

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Play Trivia for Puppies in Need

06/12/12

Play Trivia for Puppies in Need

The Killuminati Foundation is hosting trivia night at Patton Alley Pub Tuesday evening. Enjoy trivia, prizes and great specials at Patton Alley Pub  for $10 to benefit the Killuminati Foundation. Gather some friends, head to Patton Alley Pub, and save some puppies!  Click here for more event information What more info on fun stuff to do in 417-Land? Sign up for Best of the Week & Weekend Pass!

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Tasty Tuesday at Tortilleria Perches

06/12/12

Tasty Tuesday at Tortilleria Perches

Grab a delicious lunch for only $4.17 during 417's Tasty Tuesday.

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Peach Cobbler Muffins

06/11/12

Peach Cobbler Muffins

Peach Cobbler Muffins, just in time for peach season.

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Today's Deal: 4 Week Women's Self Defense Course

06/11/12

Today's Deal: 4 Week Women's Self Defense Course

Remember that scene in Miss Congeniality where Sandra Bullock kicks some serious butt with her self defense skills? Want to learn some effective basics to physically protect yourself, too? Today's deal is the perfect solution for you, your daughter, and your Mom. Just $72 for a four week self defense course! (Regularly $149) ATA Martial Arts' course is specifically designed to give you a four week rotation over four vital areas of self-defense. They have two training sessions per week and your course includes all four weeks. Come to one class per week or both, whichever is convenient for you. You can repeat the course at a discount and get even bigger discounts when you repeat with a friend. Click here for more information  ***Want Daily Deals On Your Phone? Text...

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Bacon Makes it Better

06/11/12

Bacon Makes it Better

Nothing beats hot bacon crackling in the frying pan. Don't limit bacon to just breakfast; expand your bacon horizons with Chef H.J. Schumer at the Taste Culinary Classroom tomorrow evening. You'll even learn to make bacon ice cream! Click here for more event information What more info on fun stuff to do in 417-Land? Sign up for Best of the Week & Weekend Pass!

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See RENT live!

06/10/12

See RENT live!

It's the opening weekend of Springfield Little Theatre's performance of RENT, a Broadway original musical that tells the story of a group of young artists struggling to survive in New York under the shadow of HIV and AIDS. Disclaimer: This show is rated PG-13 and is not intended for all audiences.   Click here for more information What more info on fun stuff to do in 417-Land? Sign up for Best of the Week & Weekend Pass!

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Mastercraft Pro Wakeboard Tour

06/09/12

Mastercraft Pro Wakeboard Tour

Experience the wonder of professional wakeboardng this summer and see the best of the best compete with one another on Table Rock Lake. The event also features food and music, autograph signings from the pros, freebies and shopping at on-site local stores offering water sports equipment. Click here for more information What more info on fun stuff to do in 417-Land? Sign up for Best of the Week & Weekend Pass!

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Silver Dollar City's Kids Fest

06/09/12

Silver Dollar City's Kids Fest

Silver Dollar city is always a great place to take the kids, but the theme park amps it up for children for more than a month this summer. Among many other attractions, this festival features a Guinness World Record high wire walker, bubble artistry and everyone's favorite cartoon characters to meet and greet your kids. Click here for more information What more info on fun stuff to do in 417-Land? Sign up for Best of the Week & Weekend Pass!

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Today's Deal: $50 for $200 on Home Improvement Items

06/08/12

Today's Deal: $50 for $200 on Home Improvement Items

While the scenic route is ideal for a Sunday drive, taking a roundabout way to home renovations will put you on the road to patio perdition. Make a beeline towards today's deal, and get a FREE 30 day membership to DirectBuy of the Ozarks with $200 to spend on merchandise for only $50. Call to sign-up for an open house tour where you can start your membership, and discover all the products from over 700 name brands – virtually everything you can imagine for in and around your home. In a perfect world things cost less, so welcome to the world of DirectBuy! Put the pedal to the metal and get rolling with this 75% off deal. For more info on DirectBuy, visit www.DirectBuy.com. Click here to go to the deal! ***Want Daily Deals On Your Phone? Text "417Deals" to...

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Pickin' at the Farm

06/08/12

Pickin' at the Farm

Head on down to Rutledge-Wilson Farm Community Park, and get ready for some toe tappin' good times. Roast a hot dog or s'more around the bonfire while listen to live bluegrass bands. Kids can hop around in the bounce house or go on a scavenger hunt. There's even a family fishing contest! There's a bunch of family fun to be had, so don't miss out. Click here for more information What more info on fun stuff to do in 417-Land? Sign up for Best of the Week & Weekend Pass!

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Modern Vegetarian Cooking Class

06/08/12

Modern Vegetarian Cooking Class

Start improving your health at this class at Mama Jean's Natural Market, which features dishes from The Modern Vegetarian Kitchen, as well as discussion on why the cookbook is beneficial for everyone.  Click here for more information What more info on fun stuff to do in 417-Land? Sign up for Best of the Week & Weekend Pass!

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Today's Deal: $7 for $15 at The Cake Pop Company

06/07/12

Today's Deal: $7 for $15 at The Cake Pop Company

The Cake Pop Company is an original gem in 417 Land. If you've tried one of their decadent little treasures, we know you love them. If you haven't, you need to! With today's deal you can get $15 worth for only $7! Click here to go to the deal! ***Want Daily Deals On Your Phone? Text "417Deals" to 90210***

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06/07/12

Bark in the Park | Bluegrass and Bonfires | D.I.Y. Infused Vodka

        Five for the Weekend Bark in the Park Grab the whole family, including your canine and head to Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park for its annual Bark in the Park event. Your pup will enjoy dog talent shows, guided dog walks, demonstrations and even a canine vendor village. Entry is $10 per dog, and you'll even get a sweet T-shirt.    Sounds on the Square  Sounds on the Square is a free concert series in the heart of downtown Springfield. Each Friday evening now through August 3, a different free...

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D.I.Y. Infused Vodka

06/07/12

D.I.Y. Infused Vodka

I've quite recently become a fan of the Vodka Martini. I’ve decided my preference is an extremely dirty, make that filthy Martini with plenty of olives. I’ve also been known to enjoy a spicy, vegetable filled, Bloody Mary (or two) on my back deck during a beautiful Sunday Morning. If you haven't put two and two together, dirty vodka is the key to making not one, but two adult beverages that I highly enjoy. With that said, one quiet Saturday afternoon, I decided to try a little at-home Vodka infusion.  It definitely paid off.  You'll need a glass jar with a spigot, it doesn't need to be anything snazzy. I am using mine as a centerpiece, so I opted for something a little more decorative. You can pick up something like this...

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Discovery Center After Dark

06/07/12

Discovery Center After Dark

It's your turn to play at Discovery Center!  After hours, adults have the opportunity let loose and explore the exibits while listening to live music by The Third Degree.  A cash bar is available, so grab an adult beverage and get down with science this Thursday.   Click here for more information What more info on fun stuff to do in 417-Land? Sign up for Best of the Week & Weekend Pass!

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417 Dinner Conversations

06/07/12

417 Dinner Conversations

The 417 Dinner Conversations private series is hosted by publisher Gary Whitaker and limited to 30 guests. Questions on fun and provocative topics are posed by Gary to guests at the beginning of each course. Nourishment for the mind and body as the evening features cuisine from the area’s top chefs, perfectly matched with fine wines and served in the most intimate and interesting special event spaces in 417-land, Remington Place Menu Reception Wine: Peach Bellini – Adami Prosecco, Italy w/ Cipriani Bellini Mix Course 1: Crab & Avocado Duet topped with Shrimp Tempura Wine Pairing: Farnese Trebbiano, Italy Course 2: Mixed greens, roma tomatoes, mozzarella cheese & our homemade balsamic Italian Dressing Served with a Gazpacho shooter...

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Today's Deal: $10 Cut and Deep Conditioning Treatment at Flair Salon

06/06/12

Today's Deal: $10 Cut and Deep Conditioning Treatment at Flair Salon

Are the elements of summer damaging your hair? Heat, humidity and chlorine can leave your hair needing some serious TLC. That's where Flair Salon can help. Not only will they cut and style your hair - you will receive either the coveted Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Wild Ginger Keratin Intensive Treatment or the Moroccan Oil Treatment! This product is an exclusive blend of keratin proteins specially designed to repair & seal damaged hair with an infusion of moisture to add softness and shine. Click here to go to the deal! ***Want to get daily deals sent straight to your phone? Text "417deals" to 90210***

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See Tent Theatre's 9 to 5

06/06/12

See Tent Theatre's 9 to 5

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Missouri State's Tent Theater, and see 9 to 5. It's the story of three unlikely friends who risk their jobs to change their lives. This is one of the first times this widely acclaimed production has been seen outside of New York City, so you won't want to miss it. Click here for more information   What more info on fun stuff to do in 417-Land? Sign up for Best of the Week & Weekend Pass!

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Perfect Paella | Amazing Fried Catfish | Chocolate Mustache Truffles

06/05/12

Perfect Paella | Amazing Fried Catfish | Chocolate Mustache Truffles

   Paella at French Mediterranean Café We had the pleasure of discovering some delicious paella at French Mediterranean Café in Nixa. This dish is chock-full of mussels, lobster tail, shrimp, calamari and squid. Yum! The best part was every individual element kept its own flavor instead of it all tasting like tomato sauce. It was quite savory and very filling, and the saffron rice was prepared flawlessly. As of last Saturday, Elle’s Patisserie is selling its pastries, truffles and other treats at the Farmers Market of the Ozarks. Elle’s is also now selling savory croissants...

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Today's Deal: $10 for a 40 Minute Infrared Sauna Session

06/05/12

Today's Deal: $10 for a 40 Minute Infrared Sauna Session

Have you heard the buzz? Infrared sauna is taking off in 417-land. With so many positives how could you say no to trying it out with today's 67% off deal! Only $10 for a 40 minute session at Fat Loss and Body Transformation Clinic in Springfield. Bring a friend and find out for yourselves how relaxing burning calories can be! Click here to go to today's deal! ***Want Daily Deals on your Phone? Text "417Deals" to 90210*** 

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Free Junior Golf Clinics

06/05/12

Free Junior Golf Clinics

Every summer, junior golf clinics are held in Branson to introduce kids to the game. This free two day-clinic offers expert instruction from local professionals! Day-one, kids head to Ledgestone Golf Course driving range to learn the proper fundamentals of grip, stance and correct swing techniques. Day-two, kids move to the Don Gardner Par 3 Course where they put their newly learned skills to the test. The event is free and you don't even have to have your own clubs to participate!  Click here for more information What more info on fun stuff to do in 417-Land? Sign up for Best of the Week & Weekend Pass!

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Tasty Tuesday at Luigi's Pizza Kitchen

06/05/12

Tasty Tuesday at Luigi's Pizza Kitchen

Grab a delicious lunch for only $4.17 during 417's Tasty Tuesday.

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Win tickets to see Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw!

06/04/12

Win tickets to see Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw!

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ozarks is selling $100 raffle tickets for its Taste of the Ozarks event benefitting children. If you purchase your raffle ticket before 5 p.m. tomorrow June 5, you’ll be entered into a second drawing for two tickets to the sold out Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw concert at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City on June 10.    Other prizes include:  Grand Prize:        $20,000 Cash sponsored by Commerce Trust Company Second Place:     A trip for 2 to Orlando, Florida! (Includes: Airfare, hotel accommodations & 4 Disney World Hopper Passes) Third Place:         New iPad 3 Winners will be announced at Tast of the...

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Today's Deal: $25 for 2 Week Membership & Unlimited Classes at Anytime Fitness

06/04/12

Today's Deal: $25 for 2 Week Membership & Unlimited Classes at Anytime Fitness

Today our friends at Anytime Fitness are offering you a preview of what a gym membership can be. Only $25 for a 2 week membership AND unlimited fitness classes! (Regularly $100) Click here for more information ***Want Daily Deals on your Phone? Text "417Deals" to 90210***

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Take a Thriller Dance Class

06/03/12

Take a Thriller Dance Class

Have you ever wanted to learn the iconic "Thriller" dance? The Savoy Ballroom is offering classes this month to help you embrace your inner zombie. These classes are for students of all ages and are a fun way to burn some calories. Click here for more information What more info on fun stuff to do in 417-Land? Sign up for Best of the Week & Weekend Pass!

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Annual Kids Fishing Day

06/02/12

Annual Kids Fishing Day

Get out the rod and reel and participate in Kids’ Fishing Day at Bass Pro Shops’ Sportsman’s Park Center. Professional fisherman teach children from ages 3 to 13 how to tie knots, cast a line and clean a fish.  Click here for more information. What more info on fun stuff to do in 417-Land? Sign up for Best of the Week & Weekend Pass!

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Update from Better Your Smile Contest’s Dr. George Graham

06/01/12

Update from Better Your Smile Contest’s Dr. George Graham

For the past couple month, Dr. George Graham of The Smile Architects has been working with us on the 417 Magazine Better Your Smile contest, improving people’s lives by giving them a  healthy, beautiful smile they are proud to show to the world. Though Dr. Graham is still working on the project, he would like to share a personal experience with 417-readers that greatly impacted him. Dr. Graham’s father, a well-known dentist in 417-land, recently passed away and Dr. Graham would like to dedicate this blog to his father, a man that will be dearly missed in his life.  “My father passed away this morning very peacefully in his sleep.  I had the privilege of spending last night with him, singing songs of praise in his ear, holding his hand.  He...

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Today's Deal: 50% off Pizza and Italian Fare at Luigi's Pizza Kitchen

06/01/12

Today's Deal: 50% off Pizza and Italian Fare at Luigi's Pizza Kitchen

Nothing satisfies better than a big, steaming pizza topped with thick, melted cheese and your favorite ingredients, whether that means sausage, mushrooms, green peppers, pineapple, pepperoni or anything else. Today's 417 Magazine Deal of the Day is here to help you relieve the cravings that the previous sentence surely just gave you: For $10 you'll get $20 worth of piping hot pizza and other Italian fare at Luigi's Pizza Kitchen in Branson. Click to see today's deal. ***Want Daily Deals on your phone? Text "417Deals" tp 90210***

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An Evening With Primus

06/01/12

An Evening With Primus

There's no denying the raw energy of this band as it creates a positively danceable vibe combining psychedelic rock, funk and metal. Plus, you'll immediately recognize the quirky bass and vocals of Les Claypool. Head to the Gillioz Theatre and check 'em out. Click here for more information. What more info on fun stuff to do in 417-Land? Sign up for Best of the Week & Weekend Pass!

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Where's 417? May 2012

05/18/12

Where's 417? May 2012

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