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Skylar Skidmore delivers the latest news, information, and entertainment in the Branson area on Branson Today.

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Moonshine Beach in Branson is reopening its waters to the public after being closed for two weeks. On Wednesday, September 2nd, the beach will open from 9AM-8PM daily until September 15th. The beach was forced to close down earlier this summer due to the intense high waters from localized flooding. Chief Ranger for Recreation with the Army Corps of Engineers says he hopes people will come out and enjoy Labor Day weekend.

The Elks Lodge of Kimberling City is hosting its Annual Golf Tournament September 12th with a 9AM shotgun start. This will be held at the Pointe Royal Golf Course with eighteen holes including a golf cart and a scramble format. This is from 9AM-5PM.

An “Intro to Self Defense” Class is taking place this month on September 16th starting at 10AM. The instructors will be discussing basic tenets of personal self-defense. Awareness at all times is the key to keeping it safe. They invite you to come and learn practical tips to stay safe in various surroundings and situations. This is free to attend with no registration required. More information can be found at kalib.org. This event is taking place at the Kimberling Area Library Community Room.

Also coming up at the Kimberling Area Community Room is “What I Grow Successfully in the Ozarks.” MG Jerry Rulon became passionate about gardening in his retirement. He has been gathering information and experience on growing flowers and vegetables in the Ozark area. Go and enjoy the discussion on September 9th at 10AM.

And we’ll be right back with Branson Today after this brief look at your local weather forecast.

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First Friday Coffee is this week on September 4th. First Friday Coffee is a morning networking event for Branson Chamber of Commerce members. This event is casual and meant as an opportunity for you to visit with and learn about other businesses in the Branson / Lakes Area as well as share your own business information. Each month First Friday Coffee is held at a different member location and it is free to attend. It is strongly encouraged that your bring a good supply of business cards and be ready to pass them around. This month’s location is Advanced Spine & Joint Center from 7-8AM.

Also this month is Membership 101. The Branson/Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce staff will review all of the member benefits available to you and your business. It’s a great primer for New Members and long-time Members who need a refresher of the benefits the Chamber offers. This is Wednesday, September 9th from 8:30-9:30AM at the Branson Chamber Boardroom.

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