Here's a list of things happening this weekend, Oct. 5-6, in the Rolla area:
Saturday, Oct. 5
The Piece and Plenty Quilt Guild of Rolla will host the Ozark Festival of Quilts Show Saturday, Oct. 5, from 9 a.m. to 5 a.m. and Sunday, Oct. 6, from noon to 5 p.m. at Rolla Middle School. The event will feature 200-plus quilts by local artists, quilt appraisals, demonstrations, silent auctions, bed turnings, vendors, a boutique, secondhand rose, a mystery exhibit, quilts for sale and the 2013 Hoffman Challenge Exhibit. Appointments for quilt appraisals by Hallye Bone, American Quilt Society certified appraiser, can be scheduled by calling Susan Bates at 573-364-7923. For more information, visit www.pieceand plenty.com or call Karen Lyman at 573-578-3047 or Yvonne Meloy at 573-364-6210.
Broadway Baptist Church in St. James will present Praise Fest 2013 Saturday, Oct. 5, through Sunday, Oct 6. The Harper Family will perform Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. This event is free to the public.
Tee Off On Cancer, a golf tournament to benefit Relay for Life of Phelps County, will take place Saturday, Oct. 5. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. and tee-off will be at 9 a.m. at the Missouri S&T Golf Course. There will be teams of three and the cost is $50 per person. Lunch will be provided. For more information, contact Jon.Rapp@phelpscountybank.com.
Ozark Highlands Christian Church will host Apple Butter Days, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 4-5. The working process starts at 9 a.m. both days and the apple butter will be ready for sale by 12:30 p.m. Oct. 5. The cost is $11 for a quart, $7 for a pint and $4 for a half pint. To place an order, call the church at 573-364-0022 or calling Nancy at 573-364-1604 or emailing Nancy at email@example.com and leave your name and number. The church is located at the corner of Highway BB and Country Club Drive.
First Presbyterian Church will host its annual rummage sale Saturday, Oct. 5, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 919 E. 10th St. Proceeds will go to mission projects. For more information contact the church office at 573-364-3852.
The St. James Middle School Chess Tournament for students in grades five through nine will take place Saturday, Oct. 5. Registration begins at 8:15 a.m. The entry fee is $5. Participants must bring their own chess set. For more information contact Jeris Walters at firstname.lastname@example.org or 573-265-2300.
The Turkish Student Association at Missouri S&T will host an exclusive private party Saturday, Oct. 5, at 5:30 p.m. The cost is $10 for association members, faculty, staff and S&T students and $15 for all others. The group has rented out Benton Square Mall to celebrate the formation of the modern Turkish nation by Mustafa Kemal Ataturk with a night of music, history, dancing and food. For ticket information contact Cagatay (Ty) Atmaca at email@example.com. Tickets also can be purchased n the Havener Center through Oct. 2 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The South Central Missouri Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind will meet Saturday, Oct. 5, at 1 p.m. in the activity room of Presbyterian Manor, 1200 Homelife Plaza, Rolla. The meeting will last approximately one hour. Blind or visually impaired people as well as anyone interested in learning more about sight disabilities are invited to attend. Transportation may be provided in certain situations. Contact President Helen Parker 364-1190 or Secretary Fran Morris 364-4387 for more information.
A Republican picnic will be held Saturday, Oct. 5, from noon to 3 p.m. at Rolla's Lions Club Park on South Highway 63. Local elected officials will speak, with a keynote address provided by Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder. Food will be available, with donations accepted to help defray expenses.
In recognition of National Fire Prevention Week Oct. 6-12, the public is invited to attend an open house hosted by Rolla Rural Fire Protection District Saturday, Oct. 5, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1575 E. Lions Club Drive, Rolla. The Phelps County Ambulance Service, Air Vac Life Team and Life Line Helicopter will also participate. A bounce house for children will be available and a mock extrication will be performed. Soda and hot dogs will be served.
Gospel singing will take place at the Community House Prayer Revival Center Saturday, Oct. 5, starting at 3 p.m. The center is located at 16885 County Road 8240 in Rolla. There will be lunch after the singing. Attendees should bring a covered dish. For more information, call Pastor David Conger at 573-762-9911.
The Optimist Club of Rolla will host a fishing derby for children Saturday, Oct. 5, at Lions Club Park in Rolla. The event begins at 9 a.m. For more information, call 573-426-2211.
Sunday, Oct. 6
The Piece and Plenty Quilt Guild’s Ozark Festival of Quilts Show will continue Sunday, Oct. 6 from noon to 5 p.m. at Rolla Middle School. The event will feature 200-plus quilts by local artists, quilt appraisals, demonstrations, silent auctions, bed turnings, vendors, a boutique, secondhand rose, a mystery exhibit, quilts for sale and the 2013 Hoffman Challenge Exhibit. Appointments for quilt appraisals by Hallye Bone, American Quilt Society certified appraiser, can be scheduled by calling Susan Bates at 573-364-7923. For more information, visit www.pieceandplenty.com or call Karen Lyman at 573-578-3047 or Yvonne Meloy at 573-364-6210.
Broadway Baptist Church in St. James will present Praise Fest 2013 Sunday, Oct 6. Final Authority will perform Oct. 6 at 10:45 a.m. This event is free to the public.
St. Patrick Parish in Rolla will host Oktoberfest Sunday, Oct. 6. Food will be served family style from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The cost is $10 for adults ages 13 and over, $5 for children ages 5-12 and children age 4 and under can get in for free. There will be live music, crafts and vendors, raffles, children's games from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., a silent auction and potted mums for sale.
The Rolla National Life Chain, a peaceful and prayerful public witness of pro-life Americans praying for our nation and for an end to abortion, will be held Sunday, Oct. 6, from 2-3:30 p.m. Signs will be distributed near Immanuel Lutheran Church on 10th Street. For more information call Kim Johnson at 364-3909 or Matt and Ellen McLaughlin at 368-3908.