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Wednesday, April 16th 2014 - 12:00 am - 12:45 pm

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USD Play

Thursday, April 24th 2014 - All Day
at USD
414 E Clark St

Two epic musicals, a farcical comedy and a critically-acclaimed drama highlight the University of South Dakota Department of Theatre’s 2013-14 season.

The curtain closes on this season with “Pippin,” music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz based on the book by Roger O. Hirson. Earlier this year, the Broadway revival of this modern musical received Tony Awards for Best Musical and several other categories. Pippin, the eldest son of King Charlemagne, sets out to make his life special by dabbling in women, war and politics in his quest for true love. The broad comedy, featuring bawdy characters in often dark circumstances, performs at 7:30 p.m., April 24 through April 26 and again on April 28 with a 2 p.m. show slated for April 27.

USD Theatre performances are in the Wayne S. Knutson Theatre, which is located in the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts. Ticket prices for each performance are $15 for adults, $12 for senior citizens (62 and older), $10 for youths (K-12) and non-USD students, and $5 for USD students with a valid ID. Tickets are available at the University Theatre Web site at www.usd.edu/cfa/Theatre or by calling (605) 677-5400. 

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22nd annual Plant Fair and Creative Wares

Friday, April 25th 2014 - All Day
at Northeast Community College, Chuck Pohlman Ag Complex
2301 E. Benjamin Ave

Spring is here which means the 22nd annual Plant Fair and Creative Wares has arrived! This fun and educational event is Saturday, April 26, 9 am to 3 pm with early plant sales Friday, April 25 from 6 – 8 pm. The event is held at a NEW, larger facility this year! It will be at the Northeast Community College, Chuck Pohlman Ag Complex, 2301 E. Benjamin Ave, Norfolk.

Creative Wares has been added to the name as more great vendors have been asked to set up and offer their products for sale. Nearly 30 vendors have registered to attend. In addition to nursery and garden décor supplies other items available will be jewelry, kitchen tools, skin care, crafts, quilts, collectables, candles, toys, home décor, and gourmet food.

The Master Gardener plant booth will have plants provided by Bluebird Nursery Inc of Clarkson NE and Eaton Greenhouse Inc of Wakefield NE. Master Gardeners will be available to answer questions and help attendees with their selections.

Experts in their field have been asked to talk on various topics. Saturday’s educational speakers and times are Perennials: Getting Started by Rod Ackerman of Bluebird Nursery at 9:30 am; Trees of Our Nebraska Lives: The Myth, The Agony, The Rewards by Pam Bergstrom, LENRD Forester at 11:00 am; and Emerging Landscape Insect Issues by Wayne Ohnesorg, UNL Extension Educator at 1:00 pm.   There will be ongoing demonstrations by Red Road Herbs on Your Path to Health and Harmony and four Master Gardener Talk-Abouts on Herbs, Iris, Repurposing Containers, and Using Scarves while Gardening.  Come and learn from the experts and peruse the numerous vendor booths.  A Gardener’s Café will be available to eat and sit while enjoying the surroundings.

FREE admission, children’s activities, educational sessions, numerous vendor booths, and hourly door prizes make this a must attend event.  Plenty of parking is available at the paved parking lot south of the complex.

The Plant Fair is coordinated by the Northeast Nebraska Master Gardeners with proceeds in part to support Horticulture Scholarships to Northeast Community College and Educational Speakers.  Perennial Partner sponsors include University of Nebraska—Lincoln Extension, Northeast Community College, Bluebird Nursery Inc, Eaton Greenhouse Inc, WJAG, LiteRock, and 106 Kix Country. Flower Friends sponsors are Bonnie’s Country Apron, Diane’s Greenhouse, Homemade Creations by Michelle, HyVee Food Store, J&H/Johansen Greenhouse, Loess Hills Lavender Farm, Mary & Martha – Ruth Bloedorn, Papio Valley Nursery Inc, Red Road Herbs, Robin Jones – Coldwell Banker/Dover Realtor, and Scentsy – Carla Rahn.

For more information, please call the UNL Extension office in Madison County at 402-370-4040 or in Wayne County at 402-375-3310. Visit http://madison.unl.edu/theplantfair.

BargainBuyway

Bargin Buyway

Friday, April 25th 2014 - All Day

Bargain Buyway, the Ultimate Road Trip, is coming to northeast Nebraska on April 25th, 26th and 27th. We have 31 towns along the 250 mile loop. They are Royal, Orchard, Page, Inman, O’Neill, Emmet, Atkinson, Butte, Spencer, Bristow, Lynch, Monowi, Verdel, Niobrara, Verdigre, Winnetoon, Brunswick, Plainview, Neligh, Clearwater, Stuart, Bassett, Creighton, Ewing, LongPine, Ainsworth, Springview, Burton, Mills, Naper and Newport.

Bargain Buyway is an opportunity to entice people and tourists to our area for a weekend of treasure hunting and sightseeing. Vendors and Businesses in each town will be having specialty products: rummage sales, antiques, old machinery, tools, equipment and food fairs—new, used, cherished and abused! We are encouraging everyone along the route—even in the rural areas—to clean out their closets, the garages, even the shelter belts and sell it! It basically comes down to if you have something to sell or a service to offer, to sell along the Bargain Buyway! Books, craft items, woodworking, rugs, quilts, scrapbooking, food, food items, cars, parts, machinery, anything you want! And we not only have beautiful country—we have very talented people!

It is so important for our small communities to promote themselves. We have so much to offer, but not many ways to get people to our area.

For more information, you can contact Paul & Denise Fisher at 402-583-0092 or Gary & Diane Ober at 402-893-2880.

The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon

Friday, April 25th 2014 - 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
at Gayville-Volin High School
100 Kingsbury St

You’re all invited to the GVHS play, The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon, this Friday and Saturday, April 25th and 26th at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $5.00 for adults, $3.00 for students. We’d love to see you there!

Chamber Orchestra and Women’s Choir

Friday, April 25th 2014 - 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
at Christ Chapel
101 7th St. SW

Northwestern College’s Chamber Orchestra and Women’s Choir will present a concert Friday, April 25th, at 7:30 p-m in Christ Chapel. The event is free and open to the public.

The Women’s Choir will sing pieces based off of texts traditionally performed during Holy Week. The Chamber Orchestra will present a variety of music, including works by Rossini, Ravel and Sibelius.

Spring Scramble golf tournament

Saturday, April 26th 2014 - 12:00 am
at Fox Run Golf Course
600 W. 27th St.

Sport Management students at the University of South Dakota will be conducting the 3rd annual Spring Scramble golf tournament at the Fox Run Golf Course in Yankton, South Dakota on Saturday April 26th. Proceeds will benefit the Sport Management Alliance, a student campus organization as well as the June E Nylen Cancer Center. Registration will begin at 11:00am with a putting challenge at 11:30am. A shotgun start at 1:00pm and dinner to follow. Entry fee is $240 per foursome ($60) per person; If you have any other questions or would like to register please contact Brad Halverson, the event coordinator at 712-301-6502 or by email at bradley.halverson@coyotes.usd.edu. We hope to see you there!**

“The Wild Ride,”

Saturday, April 26th 2014 - 9:00 am - 10:30 am
at Wayne State College
1111 Main St

The Bike Club will also be sponsoring the upcoming event, “The Wild Ride,” from 9 a.m. to noon on April 26. A family-oriented event, “The Wild Ride” will require no admission charge and the event will include registration, a bike ride and picnic. The Wild Ride will be open to students, individuals, families and all ages. It is a scavenger hunt around campus, with the finish like the “Color Run.” The first 50 riders will get t-shirts. Everyone is welcome to enjoy a free lunch. A number of activities will be happening at Wayne State College on April 26 including a Spring Football game, baseball, soccer and a UNL-Creighton women’s volleyball exhibition. Please check wsc.edu for information.  More information will be released soon or for details please call Dr. Barbara Engebretsen of Wayne State College at 402-375-7044.

SHARE Program

Saturday, April 26th 2014 - 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Distribution Day is Saturday, April 26 for the SHARE food cooperative buying group. Those who ordered may pick up the food between 9:30 am and 10:30 am on Saturday at Peace Presbyterian Church, 206 E. 31st St, Yankton. If you did not order, you can order during that time at the church or call Aves Sejnoha at (605)760-0355, Veronica “Roni” Trezona at (605)660-5612 or Deb Johnson at (605)760-3056.

SHARE is a food cooperative buying group based on volunteering. Only two hours per month of volunteering are required of SHARE participants, and filling that requirement is easy. Did you take a friend or relative to an appointment, take out the trash for your neighbor, volunteer for RSVP or the Yankton Area Literacy Council, or even pray for someone? Those all count!

In return for volunteering, anyone can order any of the food packages available from SHARE at savings of 25 – 50%. The local SHARE site accepts cash, check or EBT. Order online at shareiowa.org using your credit or debit card. May food packages look very good, particularly the grilling package.

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