Art Reception

Wednesday, April 23rd 2014 - 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
at Northwestern College
101 7th St. SW

Artwork by Northwestern College students will be on display in the college’s Te Paske Gallery April 23rd through May 2nd as part of Northwestern’s 47th annual Juried Student Art Exhibition. A public reception is scheduled for Wednesday, April 23rd, from 7 to 8 p-m.

The Te Paske Gallery is located in Northwestern’s Korver Visual Arts Center along Highway 10 in Orange City. Gallery hours are 8 a-m to midnight Monday through Saturday and 1 p-m to midnight Sunday.

Brass, Woodwind and Percussion Ensembles

Wednesday, April 23rd 2014 - 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
at Wayne State College
1111 Main St

The Wayne State College Department of Music will host the Brass, Woodwind and Percussion Ensembles in a collaborative concert performance on Wednesday, April 23 at 7:30 p.m. in Ramsey Theatre.

Two Brass Ensembles will be featured: the WSC Tuba-Euphonium Quartet and the WSC Low Brass Choir. Both ensembles will perform transcriptions along with works written for low brass ensembles.

The Percussion Ensemble will present two selections performed by the WSC Class in Percussion students, with the remaining selections performed by the WSC Percussion Ensemble. Sixth grade band and percussion students from Wayne Community Schools will also be guest performers with each percussion group at the event.

The concert is free and open to the public.

For more information, please contact Josh Calkin, brass director, at; Dr. Karl Kolbeck, woodwind director, at; or Brad Weber, percussion director, at

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 or by calling (605) 677-5400. 

Blood Drive

Thursday, April 24th 2014 - 3:30 pm - 7:00 pm
at Ponca Community Hall
119 W. 3rd St.

Ponca Community Blood Drive, Thursday, April 24, 2014 from 3:30 PM – 7:00 PM at Ponca
Community Hall, 119 W 3rd.

Teacher Appreciation Social

Thursday, April 24th 2014 - 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm
at Mount Marty College
1105 W 8th St

The teacher education department at Mount Marty College will hold its annual Teacher Appreciation Social on Thursday, April 24 in the Roncalli Welcome Center on the Yankton campus from 4:15 to 5:30 p.m. A variety of hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served.

This event is a way of extending a heartfelt thank you to the Yankton area teachers and administrators who have done so much for the MMC teacher education program and the College over the years. The success of the program and the students can be largely attributed to those efforts.

For questions, or to RSVP, please contact Dr. Nick Shudak at or call 605-668-1506.

Cuba Presentation

Thursday, April 24th 2014 - 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
at Yankton Community Library
515 Walnut Street

David and Janet Jensen recently returned to Yankton from a Road Scholar tour, formerly Elder Hostel, that took them on an eight-day journey into Cuba.  While there, they spent time in Havana and Cienfuegos, taking side trips to the Bay of Pigs, Ernest Hemmingway’s home, the St. Lazaro Leper Hospital, and the 500-year-old city of Trinidad.

David has created a PowerPoint of their travels and will share his presentation with the public on Thursday, April 24, beginning at 6:30 p.m., at the Yankton Community Library, 515 Walnut Street.

Jensen has enjoyed photography for over forty years.  After receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of South Dakota, he earned his Masters in Photojournalism from Syracuse University.  He has always enjoyed traveling and learning about other cultures. His work took him to Europe, South America and Asia, as well as much of the United States.   Jensen has exhibited his photographs in Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C., and South Dakota.

For further information on the Cuba presentation, contact the library at 668-5276.

Parent Support Team

Thursday, April 24th 2014 - 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
at Family Education and Counseling Center
1700 Burleigh

“The Dramatic Tuba” Recital

Thursday, April 24th 2014 - 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
at Wayne State College
1111 Main St

Josh Calkin, instructor of low brass and assistant director of bands at Wayne State College, will perform his tuba recital on Thursday, April 24 at 7:30 p.m. in Ley Theatre.

Calkin’s recital, “The Dramatic Tuba,” will feature works of a programmatic nature by York, McMillan, Anderson and Meador.

The concert is free and open to the public.

For more information, please contact Calkin at


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

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