Community Calendar

Community Calendar

The Christmas Store Seeks Donations

Wednesday, November 4th 2015 - All Day

The Christmas Store is a Non-profit Organization which provides the opportunity for children to experience the joy of giving during the holidays.

Children in grades Jr-Kindergarten through 5th grade may choose FREE Christmas gifts for their immediate family!

1:00 to 5:00 pm
Riverview Reformed Church
1700 Burleigh St., Yankton, SD

*Pre-registration is not required, however, children must be accompanied by an adult. The children are required to shop with our personal shoppers, as the accompanying adult is not allowed in the shopping area!

The Christmas Store Wish List:
Wrapping supplies:
* Gift Bags * Scotch Tape * Wrapping Paper *
* Gift Tags * Ribbons * Bows *
Gift ideas for moms, dads, grandparents, and brothers and sisters of all ages!
scarves, mittens, hats blankets board games card games jewelry for adults and kids personal care and beauty supplies toy cars color/puzzle books crayons/markers dolls small tools DVD movies flashlights candles hair accessories popcorn, peanuts, jerky and candy hunting and fishing items kitchen utensils decorative towels picture frames stuffed animals baby rattles books Christmas ornaments.  New items only please.
Anything you would give to your family!

Contact one of the following for gift donations:
Dick Hudson 661-7700
Barb Clayton 660-2783
Amy Bertsch 260-0516
Sheri Duke 665-5386

Monetary Donations can be sent to:
The Christmas Store
C/O Sheri Duke
114 Lakeview Terrace
Yankton, SD 57078

The Christmas Store: A Non-profit Organization founded by Ann Hudson,
A special angel that entered heaven on June 16, 2014.  Ann Hudson passed away on June 16, 2014. Before she passed away she made us promise to continue The Christmas Store. In her memory, we do so with great joy!
However, we can’t do it without help from community sponsors and do-nors. This year we are expecting about 350 children to attend needing 3 to 4 gifts each, for a total of approximately 1400 gifts!

Coleridge Area Memorial Plaza

Thursday, November 19th 2015 - All Day

The Coleridge Area Memorial Plaza would like your help to create a new Veterans Memorial.  The Coleridge Area Memorial Plaza is moving into the next stage.  The memorial will list the name of each veteran, the branch of service and years of service or war era.  Each block or brick type area for this information will be offered to the veteran or their family.  One family has made a Challenge Fund to match all sales and donations up to $25,000 until Dec. 31dt.  Please get all the information at

USD Play

Friday, November 20th 2015 - 7:30 pm at USD
414 E Clark St

The University of South Dakota Department of Theatre will bring to stage for the 2015-16 season comedies, thrillers and musicals in four productions.

USD actors travel to Transylvania and produce one of Mel Brooks’ famous comedies, “Young Frankenstein,” from Nov. 20-Dec. 6. All characters from the film make their way to stage in this energetic musical as Fredrick Frankenstein creates a creature just like his infamous grandfather with the help of Igor and Inga.

In the spring, the department moves from hilarity to the shadowy world of playwright Martin McDonaugh as it presents his dark comedy “The Pillowman” Feb. 18-21. This play contains adult themes and languages as the audience watches fiction writer Katurian being interrogated by two police about some gruesome child murders.

The main stage season concludes April 14-24 with Stephen Sondheim’s musical “Assassins.” This Tony Award winning musical brings to life people who attempted or achieved the assassination of U.S. presidents. The assassins share stories, meet and discuss issues and inspire each other as they pursue their idea of the American dream.

All USD Theatre Department performances are in the Wayne S. Knutson Theatre on the USD campus with evening performances at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Season tickets, which provide a 25 percent discount, are $45 for adults, $36 for seniors (62+), $30 for youth (K-12) and non-USD students, and $15 for USD students with a valid ID. A form for ordering season tickets can be downloaded from or requested by calling 605-677-5400 or emailing

Foundation seeks members/board

Monday, November 23rd 2015 - All Day

The Clay-Union foundation is seeking youth age 5-17 to match with volunteers. Youth spend 2 hours/week with their match and both the volunteer and youth enjoy the experience. Apply onlne at or call John Gille 605-421-5050, The foundation also seeks 2 permanent residents in Clay Co. to serve on the board. Year end donations are also welcome, and support the mentoring, scholarship and community grant efforts. Designate gifts on the memo line.

Snow-Free Sidewalks

Monday, November 23rd 2015 - All Day

Snow-free sidewalks are more than a convenience; they are a matter of public safety. Clear sidewalks make it safer and easier for students and for all our neighbors traveling to and from work or school. Property owners who have snow or ice covered sidewalks adjacent to their property must make arrangements for snow removal within 24 hours after a snowfall. Please do the neighborly thing and shovel your sidewalks. For more information contact the City of Yankton at 605-668-5251.

Gayville Legion Pitch Party

Monday, November 23rd 2015 - 6:00 pm

The annual Gayville Legion Pitch Party (high-low-jack and game) will be on Nov. 23rd, 24th and 25th starting at 6pm.  Playing for Hy-Vee gift cards.  Serving Oyster stew and beef sandwiches.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

Cornhusker Economic Outlook

Tuesday, November 24th 2015 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm at Wayne Fire Hall
510 Tomar Drive

Discuss the ag outlook with UNL Ag Economists to gain insight on management decisions and prepare your operation for the year ahead.

Dementia Caregiver Group

Tuesday, November 24th 2015 - 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm at The Center
900 Whiting Drive

The Dementia Caregiver Group meets each month on the 2nd Tuesday from 4-5:30pm.  The group is open to the public and free of charge.  Call The Center for more information.


Tuesday, November 24th 2015 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at The Center
900 Whiting Drive

Bingo at The Center every Tuesday & Friday 7-9pm.  Open to the Public!

Native Thanksgiving Hike the Wild

Wednesday, November 25th 2015 - 12:00 am at Dickinson County Nature Center
2279 170th St

Tis the time of year for thankfulness, so get in the spirit during the Native Thanksgiving Hike the Wild Wednesday, Nov. 25, at Wildwood Nature Preserve in Spirit Lake.

Meet at 3 p.m. at the Dickinson County Nature Center in Okoboji and caravan to the site with naturalist Charles Vigdal, who will lead the intermediate hike through this beautiful area off Big Spirit Lake.

Stations along the hike will allow all ages to learn about American Indian food, their relationship with animals, their tools and how they made them and the connection between the American Indian culture and nature.

Learning about American Indian culture will put people in the Thanksgiving mood as we see how thankful we should all be for everything around us, just like the American Indians The Dickinson County Nature Center’s Art & Nature series also continues this fall with a Nature Weaving class 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, and a Recycled Christmas workshop 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 16. Make sure to call 712-336-6352 to pre-register by 4 p.m. the day before each class as a minimum of five students is needed for each workshop to be held.

For more information about the Art & Nature, the Native Thanksgiving Hike the Wild or the Winter Survival hike 3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 23, please visit You can also keep up with what’s happening at the nature center on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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