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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

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.

Fizz! Boom! Read!

Monday, July 21st 2014 - All Day
at Yankton Community Library
515 Walnut Street

Fizz! Boom! Read!  The Yankton Community Library, 515 Walnut, will continue its summer reading fun for children of all ages throughout the month of July.  There are 759 children and teens registered to date that have read a total of 506,300 minutes.  Can we reach 1,000,000 minutes by August 1, 2014??  We still have two weeks of programming and time to record minutes so let’s read, read, read!

On Monday, July 22, we will show the family movie The Jungle Book from 6-7:30 p.m. in place of our regularly scheduled story time in the library meeting room.  Families are invited to bring a picnic dinner or snacks and covered drinks to eat/drink while enjoying the show.

Story time for preschoolers continues each Wednesday and Thursday from 10:15 a.m.-11:00 a.m. until July 31.  These sessions include music, stories, and crafts and are held in the meeting room.  The last evening story time for the summer will be on Monday, July 28, at 6:30 p.m.

A mini health fair for children and teens will be held on July 23 from 1-2 p.m.  Children will learn about proper hand washing, teeth brushing, exercise, snacking and other ways to stay healthy.

On Thursday, July 24, at 3 p.m., puppeteer and ventriloquist Lisa Laird will return to the Yankton Community Library. The name of this year’s show is “Spark an Attraction to Books.”  It’s sure to be electrifying fun!

The summer reading program for children and teens continues on July 30, at 1 p.m. with a kid-friendly rocket launch and balloon rocket cars.   On July 31, from 4-5:30 p.m., our reading program celebration will end with hot dogs for the first 100 kids.

All book bucks earned from reading must be turned in for prizes before the store closes for the summer on August 2, 2014, 5 p.m.

For more information, please call 668-5275.

“Pelts & Profits”

Monday, July 21st 2014 - 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
at Dakota Territorial Capitol
South Douglas & Levee Street

This week, July 21 through 25, Missouri National Recreational River will present “Pelts & Profits”, an exhibit on the 1850s fur trade, at the Dakota Territorial Capitol replica in Yankton’s Riverside Park.  A buffalo robe is the conference table for this display of goods offered to the Plains Tribes in the mid-1800s and some of the furs they traded.  Discover a unique era in American history, a time when two very different cultures shared peaceful commerce.  On Monday and Tuesday a fur trader from the 1850s will be present at 11:00 and 1:00 to teach kids sign language and make trades.

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.

Bingo Night

Monday, July 21st 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.

Alzheimer’s Meeting

Tuesday, July 22nd 2014 - 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
at Golden Living Center
401 W Darlene St

Alzheimer’s Association monthly meeting will be held at the Golden Living Center in Hartington, NE on July 22nd  from 4pm-5pm.  refreshments served.  If you have any questions call 402-254-3905

Batman Day

Wednesday, July 23rd 2014 - All Day
at Yankton Community Library
515 Walnut Street

The Yankton Community Library, 515 Walnut Street, invites you to celebrate Batman Day on Wednesday, July 23, 2014. It has been 75 years since Batman made his first appearance in Detective Comics on March 30, 1939, and The Caped Crusader is still the world’s greatest weapon against crime and the most popular superhero in Gotham City!

Come into the library on Batman Day and earn a treat by answering Batman trivia questions, showing off your Batman costume, or humming the Batman theme song. Browse the library’s collection of superhero graphic novels and DVD’s and pose for a photo with the staff in their Batman finery.

For further information call the library at 668-5276.

Farmers Market

Wednesday, July 23rd 2014 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
at Open Lot
702 E. Park Ave

The Northeast Nebraska Resource Conservation & Development (RC&D) Council will be bringing a Farmers Market to town beginning June 11th. Their vacant lot located at 702 E. Park Ave., east Highway 20, Plainview will be the site for the market. This particular location offers great highway access, is a highly visible spot and provides a shady area where the vendors can set up their booths.

Jim and Pearl Laycock, local entrepreneurs and vegetable growers, will be the market managers. They are well-versed in the operation of a farmers market and have participated in the Pierce market for a number of years.

The market will run through the growing season which should end approximately September 30th. Hours of operation will be Wednesdays from 9 a.m. until noon. Those interested in becoming vendors or who would like more information may contact the Laycocks at 402-582-3334, or the RC&D office at 402-582-4866 or via email northeastrcd@plvwtelco.net.

The local foods movement is important to the RC&D because the rural area being served is highly dependent on agriculture. It is widely accepted that locally grown food and fresh, whole foods are best for health and are the best value in purchasing food.

This project will hopefully grow new farmers’ market vendors and increase local food access for area citizens. Anything that can be done to encourage citizens to take advantage of purchasing and eating the food grown right in their own locale is a plus – not only for them, but for those growing it.

Wildlife Wednesdays and Through the Woods Thursdays,

Wednesday, July 23rd 2014 - 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Starting Wednesday, June 4th and Thursday, June 5th, Lewis & Clark Recreation Area (LCRA) will be providing free educational programs to the public. According to naturalist, Kayla Loecker, “Wildlife Wednesdays and Through the Woods Thursdays were started two summers ago as a way to attract people to the parks during the week. We get a few weekday campers, but we also wanted to reach out to the people in Yankton who have children in their care during the week and are looking for a rich, educational experience in the outdoors.”
Wildlife Wednesdays will take place at the Lewis & Clark Amphitheater, located in the East Midway section of the campground. Starting at 9:00 am, participants will learn about South Dakota animals and participate in hands-on activities including stories, crafts and games.
Through the Woods Thursdays will take place at the Gavins Nature Trail, located in the far west end of the Gavin’s section of the campground. Also starting at 9:00 am, participants will take a beautiful morning hike with the naturalists and learn about wildlife and flora and fauna found along the way.
Loecker notes “Both programs will last about an hour and are geared towards children ages 5-18. It is free to the public; you just need a park entrance license to get into the campgrounds. It is also important to take notice that these programs will not be taking place every week and are different each week they are presented.”
Dates and topics include:
June 4th at L&C Amphitheater (9:00 am): “For Goodness Snakes!”
June 5th at Gavins Nature Trail (9:00 am): “Nature’s Pantry Hike” (edible plants)

June 18 at L&C Amphitheater (9:00 am): “Natural Heroes”
June 19 at Gavins Nature Trail (9:00 am): “Howls & Growls Hike”

July 9 at L&C Amphitheater (9:00 am): “The Web-side Story” (spiders)
July 10 at Gavins Nature Trail (9:00 am): “Pondemonium Hike” (pond life)

July 23 at L&C Amphitheater (9:00 am): “Pinecones & Peacocks: Patterns in Nature”
July 24 at Gavins Nature Trail (9:00 am): “Birds of a Feather Flock Together Hike”

In addition to the Wildlife Wednesdays and Through the Woods Thursdays, LCRA will begin hosting archery programs throughout the summer. “We have hired a naturalist who is trained in teaching archery to the public and we are looking forward to bringing it to the campgrounds. We hope to have this organized and ready for people to sign up within the next couple of weeks,” states Loecker.  “We are looking to do an archery program at 10:30 am following each of the Wednesday/Thursday programs listed above, starting June 18th.”

 

In the meantime, stop by the Welcome Center on Friday, June 6th from 4:00-7:00 pm to get a sneak peek into the world of archery and other wildlife activities with the “Step Outside Trailer” brought to the park through Conservation Officer Sam Schelhaas.

For more information on these programs or any other programs taking place at Lewis & Clark Recreation Area, please call the park office at (605)668-2985.

Ice Cream Social

Wednesday, July 23rd 2014 - 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

You are invited to an ice cream social on July 23rd at Calvary Reformed Church in Monroe, SD.  Serving begins at 4:30pm.  Homemade ice cream, homemade pies and sandwiches.  Free will donation for Mission projects.  All are welcome to attend.

Wildlife Wednesdays and Through the Woods Thursdays,

Thursday, July 24th 2014 - 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Starting Wednesday, June 4th and Thursday, June 5th, Lewis & Clark Recreation Area (LCRA) will be providing free educational programs to the public. According to naturalist, Kayla Loecker, “Wildlife Wednesdays and Through the Woods Thursdays were started two summers ago as a way to attract people to the parks during the week. We get a few weekday campers, but we also wanted to reach out to the people in Yankton who have children in their care during the week and are looking for a rich, educational experience in the outdoors.”
Wildlife Wednesdays will take place at the Lewis & Clark Amphitheater, located in the East Midway section of the campground. Starting at 9:00 am, participants will learn about South Dakota animals and participate in hands-on activities including stories, crafts and games.
Through the Woods Thursdays will take place at the Gavins Nature Trail, located in the far west end of the Gavin’s section of the campground. Also starting at 9:00 am, participants will take a beautiful morning hike with the naturalists and learn about wildlife and flora and fauna found along the way.
Loecker notes “Both programs will last about an hour and are geared towards children ages 5-18. It is free to the public; you just need a park entrance license to get into the campgrounds. It is also important to take notice that these programs will not be taking place every week and are different each week they are presented.”
Dates and topics include:
June 4th at L&C Amphitheater (9:00 am): “For Goodness Snakes!”
June 5th at Gavins Nature Trail (9:00 am): “Nature’s Pantry Hike” (edible plants)

June 18 at L&C Amphitheater (9:00 am): “Natural Heroes”
June 19 at Gavins Nature Trail (9:00 am): “Howls & Growls Hike”

July 9 at L&C Amphitheater (9:00 am): “The Web-side Story” (spiders)
July 10 at Gavins Nature Trail (9:00 am): “Pondemonium Hike” (pond life)

July 23 at L&C Amphitheater (9:00 am): “Pinecones & Peacocks: Patterns in Nature”
July 24 at Gavins Nature Trail (9:00 am): “Birds of a Feather Flock Together Hike”

In addition to the Wildlife Wednesdays and Through the Woods Thursdays, LCRA will begin hosting archery programs throughout the summer. “We have hired a naturalist who is trained in teaching archery to the public and we are looking forward to bringing it to the campgrounds. We hope to have this organized and ready for people to sign up within the next couple of weeks,” states Loecker.  “We are looking to do an archery program at 10:30 am following each of the Wednesday/Thursday programs listed above, starting June 18th.”

 

In the meantime, stop by the Welcome Center on Friday, June 6th from 4:00-7:00 pm to get a sneak peek into the world of archery and other wildlife activities with the “Step Outside Trailer” brought to the park through Conservation Officer Sam Schelhaas.

For more information on these programs or any other programs taking place at Lewis & Clark Recreation Area, please call the park office at (605)668-2985.

Jewelry Fundraiser

Thursday, July 24th 2014 - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
at The Center
900 Whiting Dr

Here is a schedule of our upcoming activities and special events for the month of July at The Center in Yankton.

Thursday July 24th-Jewelry Fundraiser-10 am-1 pm-Deon Stredde will be displaying and selling Papparazi Brand jewelry. All pieces are $5 and with every piece sold, a $1 donation will go to The Center-Open to the public

Friday July 25-Saturday July 26th-Annual Rummage & Bake Sale-900 Whiting Dr-We are still taking donations-Sorry no TVs, computers, or clothing-We are also in need of baked goods for the bake sale-Friday hours from 10 am-2 pm for members only-Friday open to the public 3-6 pm-Saturday hours 9 am-1 pm

Scheels Youth Archery Demo

Thursday, July 24th 2014 - 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
at Sertoma Park
Singing Hills Blvd

Join us to learn the basics of Archery from a Scheels Export and shoot at the 3D targets! Try the newest bows from Mission, Mathews and Diamond.

Must have an adult present to participate.
Location: Sertoma Park
Ages 6-16

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Pow Wow

Friday, July 25th 2014 - All Day
at Park
400 N. Hiawatha Ave

The Pipestone Pow Wow will be on July 26-27 (noon-7:30 p.m. on Saturday and noon-3:30 p.m. on Sunday). There’s also going to be a Native food cook-off on Friday, July 25th from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Everything will be held at 400 N. Hiawatha Ave., Pipestone, Minn. 56164.   This is open to the public so everyone is wlecome.  All dancers and drums welcome.  visit the website for all the inforamtion

If you have any additional questions! Call  507-825-3734, or by email at pipe@iw.net.

Annual Rummage & Bake Sale

Friday, July 25th 2014 - 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
at The Center
900 Whiting Dr

The Center in Yankton.

Friday July 25-Saturday July 26th-Annual Rummage & Bake Sale-900 Whiting Dr-We are still taking donations-Sorry no TVs, computers, or clothing-We are also in need of baked goods for the bake sale-Friday hours from 10 am-2 pm for members only-Friday open to the public 3-6 pm-Saturday hours 9 am-1 pm

Vermillion Community Theatre

Friday, July 25th 2014 - 2:30 pm - 8:45 pm
at Vermillion High School
1001 E Main St

The Vermillion Community Theatre will present “Oliver!” the play July 25-28th at Vermillion High School.

Fri Sat:  July 25th and 26th:  7pm

Sun:  July 27th:  2:30 pm

Mon:  July 28th: 7pm

$14 adults; $7 k-12; 5 and under free

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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 www.YanktonAreaArts.org or by calling the YAA office at 605-665-9754.

 

A Home for Austin Fund-raiser

Saturday, July 26th 2014 - 7:00 am - 7:00 pm

A Home For Austin will be hosting their final fund-raiser, the Mettle Run, on July 26th. The definition of mettle is “a person’s ability to cope well with difficulties or to face a demanding situation in a spirited and resilient way.”

The Home for Austin committee felt that was a fitting name to show honor to the little boy that the fund-raiser will benefit. Austin is a seven year old from Tea, SD. Austin lost his limbs just before his third birthday due to a rare form of meningitis. In an effort to give this little boy a handicap accessible home, a group of individuals and businesses formed A Home For Austin. Through generous donations and fund-raising efforts a home has been built by Lennox and Tea Area High School students during this past school year. The home is scheduled to be moved late July to a lot in Tea. A Home For Austin Committee members see this final fund-raiser not only as a chance to raise funds for the finishing touches but also as a celebration.

Valley Exchange Bank/Exchange Insurance Agency are main sponsors of the event. The Mettle Run will include a 5K, Half Marathon and a 1 Mile fun walk/run. The 5K is a chip-timed event that starts and ends in the Tea City Park. Route conditions are paved streets. Start time is 8:00am.

The Half Marathon is a chip-timed event that starts at Lennox High School and ends in the Tea City Park. Route conditions are paved streets and roads. Start time is 7:30am.
The 1 Mile fun walk/run is a non-timed event that will be held on the bike paths at Tea City Park. Route conditions; paved bike paths. Start time is 8:10am.

Cost for the Half Marathon is early registration $40 / after July 19, 2014 $45; cost for the 5K early registration $30 / after July 19, 2014 $35; cost for the 1 Mile early registration: $20 / after July 19, 2014 $25.

All participants will receive a t-shirt. For more information or to register online go to www.allsportcentral.com or www.ahomeforaustin.org.

Also on July 26th will be a pancake feed at St. Nicholas Catholic Church, 140 W. Brian St., Tea from 8:00 – 11:30 a.m. The SD USA Ambassador Teens will be at the Pancake Feed. $6 for all you can eat pancakes and sausages, includes drink. $4 for ages 12 and under. The pancake feed will feature a visit from the USA SD Ambassador Teens. Face painting will also be provided for the kids in attendance

Clint VanderPoel Memorial Poker Ride

Saturday, July 26th 2014 - 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

The Annual Clint VanderPoel Memorial Poker Ride is this weekend July 26th.

Poker Ride starting at Irene Bar @ Irene SD.  Sign up 11am till noon.  Leaving at noon.

Will end up at Mayfield Store @ 4 miles east of Hwy 81 & 46 junction around 4PM

BBQ,  Motorcycle Rodeo, and other fun contests.

The Clay Creek Deaf Cowboy Band will be playing.

More info can be seen @ Mayfield Store facebook page.

Everyone welcome and proceeds will be donated to SD Make a Wish in Clint’s memory.

FIRST LEGO League Robotics

Saturday, July 26th 2014 - 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
at South Dakota Robotics Association
49th and Southeastern Ave

FIRST LEGO League Robotics:

Who: for all families and children of Sioux Falls and area
What: Family Fun Carnival to support FIRST LEGO League Robotics in South Dakota
When: Saturday, July 26, 2014 from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm.
Where: South Dakota Robotics Association, corner of 49th and Southeastern Ave, Sioux Falls. Parking available in Shalom Christian Church parking lot.

Admission: $6.00 for adults. $4.00 for youth. Children under 4 years free. Donate one item of non-perishable food for Food Drive and get $1:00 discount on admission price.
Why: to help fund FIRST LEGO League teams and activities in the area and as a memorial to Josh Lambrecht and the three other men who died on
December 9, 2011in a tragic plane crash on their way from Sioux Falls to a LEGO League meeting in Rapid City. All proceeds will be donated to South Dakota FIRST LEGO League and its supporting organizations.
Featuring: LEGO demonstrations, games, bake sale, refreshments, raffles.
Also Bounce Around Inflatables is providing even more fun!

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