April 15 - 17, 2010 - Springfield, Missouri

Raise the Titanic – A PolioPlus project by the Branson Area Rotary clubs

Rotarians have planned a special evening at the unique Titanic venue. Proceeds go to PolioPlus. April 17 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm. Cost is $35.00 per person (total cost is tax deductible). Dress is business casual. Call 1-800-381-7670 or 417-334-9500 and be sure to tell them it’s for the Polio Plus Event.

Visit www.TitanicBranson.com for more information about the museum.

Springfield Cardinals

Tomorrow’s major league stars today. Visit beautiful Hammons Field in Springfield — a block away for our Convention Center. The Springfield Cardinals are the Double A affiliate owned by the St. Louis Cardinals. Game time — Saturday April 17 — 2:10. Sunday — 4:10. 417-863-0395 www.springfieldcardinals.com.

Branson, Silver Dollar City, Table Rock Lake

Known as the “Live Music Show Capital of the World,” Branson, MO, is truly a one-of-a-kind family vacation destination — and an incredible value — with more than 50 live performance theaters, three pristine lakes, 12 championship golf courses, an international award-winning theme park, dozens of attractions and museums, an Historic Downtown district, shopping galore, a full range of dining options, and a host of hotels, motels, resorts, RV, and campsites. Branson Visitors Bureau 1-800-296-0463. www.explorebranson.com. Special Branson Hotel Rates for Rotarians

Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts

Theatre from the Broadway Season Series, this magical production is presented with breathtaking special effects. Dorothy, Toto and their friends will captivate the entire family as they travel down the yellow brick road for an unforgettable evening at the theater. April 17 www.hammonshall.com.

417 Winners Dinner at Rock-n-Ribs (Saturday night, April 17)

Enjoy the food prepared by the winners of the Rock’n Ribs BBQ contest in a gala atmosphere. Catered meal includes salad, side dishes, championship barbecue, dessert, wine, and beer. All proceeds go to the Children’s Charities. Seating is limited. Tickets are $50 per person. Hosted by Rotarian Gary Whitaker and 417 Magazine. For reservations, call 417.883.7417.

Stop and Relax Along the Way

John Playter Park was built by the Rotary Club of Bolivar to honor its survivor of the Bataan Death March in World War II and 51-year member of the Club. This park and trail provides historical education in a relaxing green space. Click here for more details. At Bolivar, exit highway 13 at Aldrich Road.

Get Your Kicks On Route 66

Historic Route 66 is celebrated by the Rotary Club of Lebanon in the special exhibit at the Lebanon Laclede County Library. Nostalgia time. The museum was sponsored by the club and has been featured in Rotary Magazine.  At Lebanon, from I-44 Exit 129 north 2 blocks to stop light, turn left.