Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Historic home Touring Season

Tuesday, June 2nd 2015 - All Day at Cramer-Kenyon Home
509 Pine Street

The Board of Directors of the Cramer-Kenyon Historic Home, located at 509 Pine Street in Yankton, is proud to announce that the 2015 touring season is officially opened. Built in the late 1870’s and first occupied in the 1880’s, this Eastlake Stick Style home occupies a place on the Historic Register and has been a source of inspiration for visitors since the mid-1970’s
The home is named in honor of Nelson J. and Alice Bullfinch Cramer who lived there from 1890 until their deaths in 1916 and 1929. The house then went to Mr. Cramer’s great-niece, Esther Kenyon who lived there with her husband, Herbert, and family until his death in 1972. Most of the furnishings in the home belonged to either the Cramer’s or the Kenyon’s and have been carefully safeguarded over the years so that they maintain their original magnificent Victorian elegance.
During the season, tours are given of the entire historic home including the basement with its winter fish pond, the attic which was the living quarters for the house help during the time the Cramer and Kenyon families lived there, and the two richly appointed levels which comprise the rooms which the family inhabited from 1890 forward. The carriage house is also on the tour list, as is the gazebo and, of course, the gardens which feature flowers and bushes reminiscent of the era in which the home was occupied by the Cramer and Kenyon families.
Some improvements to enhance the comfort of visitors have been added. The front steps have been rebuilt as has the entrance door leading into the east-facing covered porch. There is, of course, a lift at the west side of the house for our visitors who have difficulty with steps. At your first visit you will meet our Tour Guide/Caretaker, Veronica, who will enthrall you with the family’s stories.
Regular tours are held Wednesday through Sunday until Labor Day from 1:00 until 4:00 PM; a small fee of $7 for adults and $2 for children 6-12 is asked, with children under 5 admitted free. For large group tours, please call the caretaker of the Home at (605) 665-7470. Arrangements can also be made for small receptions and parties by calling that number. Take a step back in time and enjoy the sweetness of the past with a visit to 509 Pine Street in Yankton – the historic Cramer-Kenyon Home.

Registration for Hockey & Figure Skating

Monday, August 17th 2015 - 12:00 am

Registration has begun for the Yankton Area Ice Association’s (YAIA) 2015/2016 Hockey, Figure Skating and Learn-to-Skate Programs—no experience necessary, we’ll teach you how to play and skate! YAIA Hockey Teams & Figure Skating are registering boys and girls ages 4 – 18 for youth hockey leagues and Figure Skating programs. Anyone aged 4 and up may register for the Learn-to-Skate Programs. Please visit us at to register online or call Hockey & Learn-to-Skate Registrar, Kendra Bakke, at (605) 661-6138 or Figure Skating & Learn-to-Skate Registrar, Pam Erickson at (605) 660-3774 for more information. Walk-in registration and document turn-in is on August 30th from 5pm-7pm at the Kiwanis/4H Ice Arena; 901 Whiting Drive. Online registration is open until September 30th, 2015.

Tours of the Gavins Point Powerplant

Friday, August 21st 2015 - All Day

The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers will not conduct tours of the Gavins Point Powerplant from Friday, Aug. 21 through Friday, Sept. 4. The final public tours for the 2015 recreation season will be Saturday, Sept. 5 through Monday, Sept. 7. Tour times are 9, 10 and 11 a.m. and 1, 2 and 3 p.m.


Tuesday, September 1st 2015 - 7:00 pm at Northwestern College
101 7th St. SW

Northwestern College’s 2016 Deep Song Reading Series will feature authors Amy Andrews and Jessica Mesman Griffith on Tuesday, September 1st, at 7 p-m. The free event will take place in the college’s Te Paske Gallery.
The authors co-wrote a book titled “Love and Salt: A Spiritual Friendship Shared in Letters,” which is comprised of letters written to each other over a course of years. The volume won a 2014 Christopher Award.
Andrews and Griffith will also speak during Northwestern’s chapel service on Tuesday, September 1st, at 11:05 a-m and again on Wednesday, September 2nd, at 10:05 a-m. Chapel services are free and open to the public.


1 Million Cups Meeting

Wednesday, September 2nd 2015 - 9:00 am at Avera Professional Office Pavilion and Education Center
501 Summit

1 Million Cups is a weekly coffee meeting that showcases local entrepreneurs and their startup businesses. Free and open to everyone. Located in the Avera Pavillion building next to the Benedictine building in Yankton, SD. 1 Million Cups is every Wednesday at 9 AM

Blood Drive

Wednesday, September 2nd 2015 - 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm at Christian Church of Wakefield
303 Johnson Street

Wakefield Community Blood Drive, Wednesday, September 2, 2015 from 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM at Christian Church of Wakefield, 303 Johnson Street.

Blood Drive

Wednesday, September 2nd 2015 - 2:30 pm - 6:30 pm at Cedar Security Insurance
414 S. james Ave

Wynot Community Blood Drive, Wednesday, September 2, 2015 from 2:30 PM – 6:30 PM at Cedar Security Insurance, 414 St. James Avenue.

WSC Art and Design Faculty Exhibition and Reception

Wednesday, September 2nd 2015 - 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm at Nordstrand Visual Arts Gallery
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The Wayne State College Department of Art and Design will present the WSC Art and Design Faculty Exhibition from Sept. 2-24 in the Nordstrand Visual Arts Gallery. This exhibition is the opening show for the 2015-16 academic year.

An opening reception will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 2 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in the Nordstrand Visual Arts Gallery, located on the second floor of the Peterson Fine Arts Building. This reception is free and open to the public.

The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and all shows end at noon on the closing day.

For more information on this exhibition and upcoming shows, or to learn more about the Nordstrand Visual Arts Gallery, visit or call (402) 375-7359.

Phyllis Schrag presents “Baseball, Preachers and Funerals.”

Friday, September 4th 2015 - 2:00 pm at Avera Sacred Heart Majestic Bluffs
2111 W 11th St

Life in a small town has its unique charms, and Phyllis Schrag will explore them during her entertaining presentation, “Baseball, Preachers and Funerals.”
Schrag is an independent scholar from Sioux Falls, and she will speak at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4, in the Gathering Place at Avera Majestic Bluffs.
“Baseball, Preachers and Funerals” is a presentation in a storytelling format and provides a humorous yet poignant look at small-town life. Its setting is a place where all the town kids were needed to have their own “World Series,” preachers had an impact on children’s development, and funerals were simply a part of life. Lessons gleaned from baseball, preachers and funerals present a child’s perspective of life in a small town.
The presentation is free and open to the public.
This program at Avera Majestic Bluffs was made possible by the South Dakota Humanities Council, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

YHS 1980 Class Reunion

Friday, September 4th 2015 - 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm at Ice House
101 Capitol

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