Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Spring Planitarium Schedule

Friday, January 16th 2015 - All Day at Wayne State College
1111 Main St

The Fred G. Dale Planetarium at Wayne State College will begin its 2015 Spring season of public shows on Jan. 16.

For this spring season, the planetarium will cycle through 10 different shows, including some new shows like Ring World, Rusty Rocket, Nanocam: A Trip into Biodiversity, and a mystery show. Included in each show will be a tour of the current night sky and a constellation song. Subsequent shows will be on Friday nights and first Sunday afternoons until May 3.

Please visit for a detailed show schedule, more information about these public shows, and how to book a private group showing. The suggested donation for all shows is $5 for adults and $3 for kids. All donations are appreciated.

For more information, please contact Dr. Todd Young, Planetarium Director, at 402-375-7471.

Wayne State College, a regional, public four-year college located in northeast Nebraska, is a proud member of the Nebraska State College System.

Area high school students urged to register now for USD Summer Accounting Institute

Monday, February 9th 2015 - 12:00 am at USD
414 E Clark St

High school sophomores and juniors interested in an accounting career or those who are interested in majoring in business can register now for the ninth annual 2015 University of South Dakota Summer Accounting Institute.

Students from the region are encouraged to attend the five-day Institute, which is July 12-16. Under the direction of Erin Cornelsen, M.P.A., an accounting instructor at USD, the Accounting Institute will address educational, career exploration, and professional opportunities in accounting. Activities include field trip to a nationally-recognized public accounting firm and various regional businesses. Additional activities include faculty presentations, educational videos and fun events such as bowling, swimming, movies and more. Participants will also have an opportunity to meet national, regional and local employers who hire USD accounting graduates. Students attending the Institute are also eligible for scholarships to attend the accounting program at the Beacom School of Business.

The Institute allows students the opportunity to explore USD’s AACSB accredited business school. The school is one of only five percent of business schools worldwide to achieve AACSB accreditation, the highest distinction business schools can receive. USD’s accounting graduate placement rate is approximately 96 percent (within 3 months of graduation).

For more information about the 2015 Summer Accounting Institute or to download a registration form, please go to Cost to register is $75; however, the registration fee is waived for students who are ranked in the top 10 percent of their class. These students need to include a letter from their high school principal or guidance counselor to verify their class ranking. Students can also earn one college credit upon successful completion of the Institute. The deadline to register is May 15. For more, please contact Cornelsen at, (605) 677-5499 or Lynne Roach,, (605) 677-5559.

Bike Ride Fundraiser

Monday, February 9th 2015 - All Day

The Clay-Union Foundation is hosting a bike ride Saturday, August 15th in Elk Point, SD which will feature a 28 and 48 mile bike ride at your own pace. There are 3 different registration options available, and all proceeds support the youth mentoring and scholarship programs. Registration forms will be online at under the events tab, and also through the bikeiowa website.
The foundation is also hosting it’s second half marathon , which was a great success last year. The event will be Saturday, Sept. 26th in Elk Point, and had runners from Poland, Oklahoma and 4 other states last year. Registration is online at www.runsignup under Get to the Point half marathon. Early registration discounts apply till March 1st, then fees increase as the event draws near. Feel free to call John Gille at 605-421-5050 for more information on these events.

Heritage Ride

Wednesday, March 4th 2015 - All Day

The Clay-Union Foundation is once again hosting Heritage ride, which supports our youth mentoring program in Clay and Union County, and also supports Comm. Service Scholarships for seniors graduating from Elk Point-Jefferson, Vermillion and Dakota Valley High Schools. We offer 2 – $500 scholarships and want to recognize students who have given of time and talent to their community.

The bike ride will be starting at Immanuel Lutheran Church, west Main Street, Elk Point, SD exit 18 off I-29, then east .4 miles and the church is on the north side. Registration starts at 8 am, and the riders leave as a group at 8:30 am, so we have our volunteers in place for sag and break stops.

We will have Dri-fit shirts this year, and our order date is August 1st. We ask to register early to guarantee as shirt, as we will carry a limited number for same day registration.

Lunch will be served at the Spink Café for those who choose the full package, as that’s a popular stop. Two routes will be available 25 and approximately 48 miles, as there are bridge projects on the U.C. park road for 2015 and 2016. Free snacks and beverages for those registered and in the ride. Riders 16 on up or on tandem to participate.

Women’s History Month Military Uniform Exhibit

Monday, March 30th 2015 - 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

A Women’s History Month military uniform exhibit will be featured at the university campuses in Vermillion and Brookings in the coming weeks to celebrate the contributions of women in the U.S. Armed Forces.

The South Dakota National Guard has partnered with the SDNG Museum and the Reserve Officer Training Corps and Veterans Services offices of Black Hills State University, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, University of South Dakota and South Dakota State University to host the exhibit.

The traveling display will feature time-period uniform displays of women of various uniformed services. Visitors to the free exhibit will see descriptions of the garments and the women who wore them.

Members of the SDNG will also be available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. every day during the exhibit to speak about the service of women in the military and career opportunities for those who may want to serve.

Remaining exhibit dates and locations:

March 30-April 3, 9 a.m.–4 p.m., Pierre – SDNG Museum

The traveling display was previously featured on the campuses of Black Hills State University and South Dakota School of Mines & Technology.

After School Programs at YCL

Wednesday, April 1st 2015 - All Day at Yankton Community Library
515 Walnut Street

April is the last month for this academic year’s after school programs at the Yankton Community Library, 515 Walnut. All programs run from 3:45-4:45 p.m.

Our Books and Authors program for early elementary students on April 2 features the delightful books and characters of author/illustrator Mo Willems. Read a-louds and puppet making are planned.
LEGO Club is the second Thursday of the month, on April 9. We have thousands of bricks and special pieces. Join us and see what you can create! This is open to all ages.

As a part of National Library Week, we have a special treat plannedThursday, April 16. Instead of our regular Books and Authors program for upper elementary students, we are hosting Minute-to-Win-It games for all ages. Challenge yourself and your friends and have some fun at the library!

Stephanie Siebrandt from Yankton County 4-H is here on April 23 for Science Club. This month’s topic is “Think Like a Bird.” Stephanie’s programs are always very interactive and informative.

Please contact Joyce Moore, youth services librarian, at 668-5276, if you would like more information or have questions.

Poetry Month

Wednesday, April 1st 2015 - All Day at Yankton Community Library
515 Walnut Street

April is National Poetry Month. To celebrate, the Yankton Community Library, 515 Walnut, invites you to share your writing talents with us!

If you would like to submit a poem to the library staff, we will gladly display your poetry during National Library Week, April 12-18. We ask that all poems submitted have a library or book theme. The poems can be about your favorite book, your favorite character from a book, the act of reading, or wherever else your imagination takes you with this theme.

Turn your poems in at the front desk in exchange for a treat. Please list only your first name on your writing so we can display the poems in the library. All ages are welcome to participate!
For more information, call the library at 668-5276.

***RESCHEDULED****Easter Egg Hunt

Wednesday, April 1st 2015 - 5:00 pm

Due to the forecast of possible severe weather late this afternoon, the Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Sanford Care Center Vermillion is postponed to tomorrow night – April 2. Same schedule.

Annual Easter Egg Hunt Wednesday, April 1. The residents at Sanford Care Center Vermillion are hopping with joy to be hosting the community’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt. Bring your basket, hunt for eggs, find some candy and win fun prizes.
Age Group Time Location:
1 – 2 years old 5 p.m. Courtyard at Sanford CareCenter Vermillion
(Gather at south end ofcourtyard from Jane St)

3 – 4 years old 5:15 p.m. Care Center entrance
(Gather at entrance/patio area – 125 Walker St)

5 – 6 years old 5:30 p.m. Administration Entrance
(Gather at 102 S Plum St entrance)

Two special prizes per age group.

Yankton Area Retired Teachers Meeting

Thursday, April 2nd 2015 - 11:30 am at JoDeans
2809 Broadway St.

The Yankton Area Retired Teachers Association will begin their 2014-2015 spring meetings on Thursday, April 2nd, at Jo Deans Restaurant. The meeting begins with lunch at ll:30a.m. Following lunch, there will be short presentations by Barb Black, Ed D, School of Education and Counseling, Wayne State College, and her son, Sam Herley, Ph D, Department of Oral and Digital History, USD. Dr. Black will speak on Rural One-Room Schools and Dr. Herley, a Yankton High School graduate, will present on Harry Truman and American Education History. A brief business meeting will follow the program.
The program for the May 7th meeting will be Yankton High School music students directed by Angela Larson and the June 4th meeting will have newly retired school personnel as special guests. All retired school employees living in the Yankton and surrounding areas are welcome and invited to attend. If you have questions, please call Joyce at 665-7977.

Carroll United Methodist Church Fish Fry

Friday, April 3rd 2015 - 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm at Carroll Auditorium
Main Street

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