Dinner and Museum Nights

Thursday, May 1st 2014 - 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
at National Music Museum
414 E. Clark St

Do something different on your next Friday date night. Take in the National Music Museum (NMM), which will soon be open until 8:00pm. Friday admission, as always, is free.

Starting May 1st and going through August, the NMM will be open Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays from 9:00am to 5:00pm; and Thursdays and Fridays, 9:00am to 8:00pm; and Sundays, 1:00-5:00pm.

For a romantic Friday evening, have dinner at one of Vermillion’s great restaurants, followed by a visit to the Museum, and later a local winery. Or hit the Museum first, then take in dinner and a movie. Or make it a full culture weekend: stay overnight at a local hotel and visit the Museum, the campus of the University of South Dakota, the W. H. Over Museum, Spirit Mound, river scenery, and more.

If Sunday is your free day, relax: take an afternoon tour through the Museum and enjoy local dining before or after.

With 1,200 rare items on display (out of a collection of more than 15,000), the National Music Museum is a must-see. “Get up close to some of the greatest instruments in the world, from the ‘Mona Lisa’ of the cellos — the world’s oldest, the Amati ‘King ’ — to newer items like Bob Dylan’s or Elvis Presley’s guitars,” says Museum director Cleveland Johnson.

The extended hours will also coincide with Museum events like the upcoming ‘Bike Music.’ Sound artist ‘Johnnyrandom,’ recently featured on National Public Radio, will be on hand at the Museum’s Open House (during USD’s commencement weekend), May 9th-10th, 2014. Johnnyrandom’s techno song

feet seats

Metrodome Seats For Sale!

06/04/2014 - 12/31/2014

It is your chance to own a piece of history!

Purchase you very own Metrodome seats complete with “feet”!   “Feet” allow you to sit in the seats and for them to stand upright.

Very LIMITED number……… all yours for just $389 per set.

Call now: 800-843-0089 or email !

Art Display

Thursday, July 17th 2014 - All Day

The Northeast Nebraska Resource Conservation & Development (RC&D) Council currently has two artists displaying their work.  The first is Shirley Hoffman of Plainview.  Her Double Irish Chain quilt is fashioned out of plain pink and printed fabric.  The other is an Earth Rhythms Pattern made of gold and a dark-colored print.  This award-winning quilt received a blue ribbon from the Country Piecemakers Quilt Guild.  The latter was given to Shirley’s granddaughter, Grace Hoffman for her 13th birthday in 2013.

Marcella Donner, Wausa, has many talents as an artist.  Not only does she put glassware together for garden art and lamps, but she’s also a photographer.  She very much enjoys taking pictures of flowers and country scenery.  Marcella has even created photo collages as memory gifts upon request.

These displays can be seen at the RC&D office from 10am to 4:30pm Tuesdays through Thursdays.  The public is welcome and encouraged to stop in.  Everyone appreciates having their creations seen and enjoyed by others.


Wednesday, July 23rd 2014 - 12:00 am
at Contact Center
321 W 3rd St, Suite B02

The Contact Center will be taking applications for low-income families needing help with school back packs for their children for the coming school year.

Last year 193 children were provided a voucher for a back pack. Funding for this project is provided by local donations. This year the Contact Center will be supplying the back pack again for grades K-8th. Families must sign up their children by AUGUST 19th. They may sign up by coming into the Contact Center office located in the County Government Center, lower level. Families must have an active SNAP Card to be eligible.

Any donation to this project can be sent to the Contact Center, 321 W 3rd St, Suite B02, Yankton SD 57078

Those needing help with school supplies can call ROCS-Rural Office of Community Services at 1-877-254-6110 for an application.

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Mighty Mo Photo Show

Friday, July 25th 2014 - All Day

Also on the YAA website, find a call for entries for the YAA annual Mighty Mo Photo Show to be held July 25-September 2. The Mighty Mo Photo Show is an area photographic competition designed to compliment Yankton’s Annual Riverboat Days celebration and to encourage and recognize the talents of area photographers. All photographers living in South Dakota, Iowa, or Nebraska are invited to participate. This year’s theme is based on photographic interpretations of poetry submitted in the Mighty Mo category of the South Dakota State Poetry Society (SDSPS) competition sponsored by Yankton Area Arts. Entries do not have to include the Missouri River in the composition of the photo, but each entry must be a distinct photographic interpretation of one of the 10 Mighty Mo poems from the SDSPS entries. These 10 poems can be obtained at or by calling the YAA office at 605-665-9754.


Half Marathon in Elk Point

Monday, July 28th 2014 - All Day

Half Marathon in Elk Point Registration is now open for  the “Get to the Point” half marathon to be held Saturday, Sept. 27th in Elk Point, SD. All proceeds support the Clay-Union Foundation and it’s mission of helping youth.  Food and beverages, dri fits, and  finisher medals  are included for registered entries.   Runners leave at 8:30 am, walkers welcome and they will leave at 8 am.    Go to Get to the Point Half Marathon   for more information at

Lewis & Clark exhibit

Monday, July 28th 2014 - All Day
at Dakota Territorial Capitol
South Douglas & Levee Street

This week, July 28 to August 1, Missouri National Recreational River will present a special Lewis & Clark exhibit at the Dakota Territorial Capitol replica in Yankton’s Riverside Park.  National Park Rangers will display replicas of equipment used by the expedition and explain their use and how they contributed to the success of the mission.  Kids can discover what was necessary for the expedition by helping with Capt. Lewis’ shopping lists.

National Park Service rangers and volunteers will staff the capitol replica most weekdays through August 22, offering a different special exhibit and kids’ program each week.

Walk A Mile in Her Shoes

Monday, July 28th 2014 - 12:00 am

First we would like to thank you for taking a stand against domestic violence and sexual assault by being a participant in our Seventh Annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® event. Your acknowledgement and willingness to speak out makes a difference!!!

In past years, many of “The Walk” participants have focused on what they will wear for the walk. This year we would like you to focus on “who” you will walk with or “who” you are walking for. Walk a Mile in Her Shoes is an awareness walk for Sexual Assault. The mission of the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® is to create a unique and powerful public experience that educates individuals and communities about sexual violence. The Yankton Women’s & Children’s Center mission is to assist victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. The Walk is a very light hearted approach to bring awareness about sexual assault and the impact it has on our community and the individuals who reside in our community. It is also an opportunity to raise funds to help the Yankton Women’s & Children’s Center to continue their mission.

There is no right or wrong way to raise money for this event. We only hope that each participant will raise a minimum of $100 – that amount will help us reach our financial goal. You can create a team or walk as an individual!

Create a team:

Gather your friends, family, co-corkers, children or just anyone that wants to make a difference in the lives of victims.

There is no restriction on team size. You can have a team of 2 or 200!

Name your team. Be creative.

Set your team fundraising goal.

Awards will be given in the following categories: Largest Team, Most Money Raised by a Team, Most Money raised by an Individual,

We want to encourage you to keep in mind the person(s) for whom you are walking – a son may be walking for his mother, a brother may be walking for his sister, or an employer may be walking for an employee. Sexual assault and domestic violence don’t just affect the individual but their family and the community. By encouraging children to become involved in the walk this year, we hope to teach the younger generation the importance of respect and healthy relationships. As you walk this year, consider taking part in




August 31, 2014- ALL PLEDGES ARE DUE

September 6, 2014- Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® Event!

Bingo Night

Monday, July 28th 2014 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
at Moose Lodge
310 Walnut

The Women of the Moose are sponsoring Monday Night Bingo.  It will be every Monday thru Aug. 15th.  It will be at the Moose Lodge in Yankton, SD from 7pm-9pm.

Jeff and Cindy smile?


Tuesday, July 29th 2014 - 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
at First Presbyterian Church
608 Nebraska St


Strikepoint, one of the world’s top handbell ensembles, will be performing at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 29 at First Presbyterian Church (608 Nebraska St.) in Sioux City. There is no admission charge, but a $10 donation is suggested. The concert is part of their 2014 summer tour.

The group, from First United Methodist Church in Duluth, Minnesota, was established in 1984 and has been touring annually since 1986. Their travels have taken them to England, Scotland, Japan, Canada, Hong Kong, Hawaii and throughout the mainland U.S., with performances in four national capitals, three National Handbell Directors’
Seminars, St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, the Crystal Cathedral and Disneyland. Strikepoint rings 76 bronze Schulmerich handbells, 25 Silver Melody Bells, 36 Schulmerich Melody Chimes®, as well as a wide variety of percussion and other instruments. The 11-member directorless ensemble is unique among touring handbell groups as a combination church/community and youth/adult group. Bill Alexander, a nationally known handbell clinician and conductor, is the leader of the ensemble.

Strikepoint is noted for capturing the enthusiasm of audiences with its dynamic style and accessible music.
Program selections can range from flowing Bach to a rocking Beach Boys tune, and include both familiar and new music.
Reviews of Strikepoint concerts have praised their “athleticism and showmanship, not to mention musicality”
with an “exceptionally creative bent!”

Strikepoint’s recordings have been featured on Minnesota Public Radio’s “Morning Show,” American Public Radio’s “Schickele Mix” and other nationally broadcast programs.
Their newest recording, Reflections, was released in December 2012.

Strikepoint concerts are designed to delight listeners whether they know all or nothing about handbells.

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