Community Calendar


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.


Wednesday, July 23rd 2014 - 12:00 am
at Contact Center
321 W 3rd St, Suite B02

The Contact Center will be taking applications for low-income families needing help with school back packs for their children for the coming school year.

Last year 193 children were provided a voucher for a back pack. Funding for this project is provided by local donations. This year the Contact Center will be supplying the back pack again for grades K-8th. Families must sign up their children by AUGUST 19th. They may sign up by coming into the Contact Center office located in the County Government Center, lower level. Families must have an active SNAP Card to be eligible.

Any donation to this project can be sent to the Contact Center, 321 W 3rd St, Suite B02, Yankton SD 57078

Those needing help with school supplies can call ROCS-Rural Office of Community Services at 1-877-254-6110 for an application.

Yankton Area Arts Logo

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


Half Marathon in Elk Point

Monday, July 28th 2014 - All Day

Half Marathon in Elk Point Registration is now open for  the “Get to the Point” half marathon to be held Saturday, Sept. 27th in Elk Point, SD. All proceeds support the Clay-Union Foundation and it’s mission of helping youth.  Food and beverages, dri fits, and  finisher medals  are included for registered entries.   Runners leave at 8:30 am, walkers welcome and they will leave at 8 am.    Go to Get to the Point Half Marathon   for more information at

Lewis & Clark exhibit

Monday, July 28th 2014 - All Day
at Dakota Territorial Capitol
South Douglas & Levee Street

This week, July 28 to August 1, Missouri National Recreational River will present a special Lewis & Clark exhibit at the Dakota Territorial Capitol replica in Yankton’s Riverside Park.  National Park Rangers will display replicas of equipment used by the expedition and explain their use and how they contributed to the success of the mission.  Kids can discover what was necessary for the expedition by helping with Capt. Lewis’ shopping lists.

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.

Walk A Mile in Her Shoes

Monday, July 28th 2014 - 12:00 am

First we would like to thank you for taking a stand against domestic violence and sexual assault by being a participant in our Seventh Annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® event. Your acknowledgement and willingness to speak out makes a difference!!!

In past years, many of “The Walk” participants have focused on what they will wear for the walk. This year we would like you to focus on “who” you will walk with or “who” you are walking for. Walk a Mile in Her Shoes is an awareness walk for Sexual Assault. The mission of the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® is to create a unique and powerful public experience that educates individuals and communities about sexual violence. The Yankton Women’s & Children’s Center mission is to assist victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. The Walk is a very light hearted approach to bring awareness about sexual assault and the impact it has on our community and the individuals who reside in our community. It is also an opportunity to raise funds to help the Yankton Women’s & Children’s Center to continue their mission.

There is no right or wrong way to raise money for this event. We only hope that each participant will raise a minimum of $100 – that amount will help us reach our financial goal. You can create a team or walk as an individual!

Create a team:

Gather your friends, family, co-corkers, children or just anyone that wants to make a difference in the lives of victims.

There is no restriction on team size. You can have a team of 2 or 200!

Name your team. Be creative.

Set your team fundraising goal.

Awards will be given in the following categories: Largest Team, Most Money Raised by a Team, Most Money raised by an Individual,

We want to encourage you to keep in mind the person(s) for whom you are walking – a son may be walking for his mother, a brother may be walking for his sister, or an employer may be walking for an employee. Sexual assault and domestic violence don’t just affect the individual but their family and the community. By encouraging children to become involved in the walk this year, we hope to teach the younger generation the importance of respect and healthy relationships. As you walk this year, consider taking part in




August 31, 2014- ALL PLEDGES ARE DUE

September 6, 2014- Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® Event!

Farmers Market

Wednesday, July 30th 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

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.

SCHEELS Back to School Adventure

Thursday, July 31st 2014 - 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
at Scheels
4400 Sergeant Road

Join SCHEELS and Ogio as they team up to bring you a Back to School Adventure! Be prepared to get dirty! Leave your good clothes and shoes at home!

Please meet under the tree!
Ages 4-12

Open House

Friday, August 1st 2014 - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
at Yankton Community Library
515 Walnut Street

The Yankton Community Library, 515 Walnut Street, is hosting an open house for Children’s Librarian Becky Pittenger on Friday, August 1, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Becky recently secured a position in the Fargo, North Dakota school system as a school librarian and will soon be heading north to start a new chapter in her career.

Since joining the library staff in 2010, Becky has touched the lives of many children, care givers and teens through her bubbly personality as well as her programs and the new services she established.  Her love of people of all ages and libraries showed in her work.

Please join us as we say goodbye and wish Becky success in her new endeavor.  If you can’t attend and want to send greetings, please do so as we will collect the cards and present them to Becky that day.

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

WYNOT EMS BVBBQ “Porkin’ for Life” fundraiser

Friday, August 1st 2014 - 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
at Sudbeck’s Service
101 E 889 Rd

What: Pork BBQ fundraiser for Wynot EMS

Where: Sudbeck’s Service, Bow Valley, NE

When: Friday, August 1st  Begin serving at 5pm until gone!   $10/plate

Movie Night in Prentis Park

Friday, August 1st 2014 - 9:00 pm - 11:15 pm
at Prentis Park Amphitheatre
34 Prentis Ave.

Vermillion Parks and Recreation is hosting a Movie Night in the Park at Prentis Park Amphitheater. We will be showing “The Lego Movie” starting at 9pm Friday August 1st. There will be free popcorn during the movie. Please bring blankets and chairs to enjoy the movie.

Loved and Drawn to the Father’s Heart Conference

Saturday, August 2nd 2014 - 12:00 am - 4:30 pm
at River’s Edge Convention Center
265 33rd Avenue

The Servants of the Heart of the Father are sponsoring a Conference entitled Loved and Drawn to the Father’s Heart featuring Father Rodney Kneifl, Pastor, Sts. Cyril & Methodius Church, Clarkson and St. Mary’s Church, Leigh.  Come and allow the Holy Spirit to inspire you with the timeless and timely message of the Father’s Infinite Love!  this conference will be held at River’s Edge Convention Center in Columbus, NE.  Meal Count Registration fee of $35 per person is due by July 25th, 2014.  Early Bird Paid registration by July 18th will receive a free gift.  No meal registration fee: $20.  Checks made payable to Servants of the Heart of the Father.  To register and for more information please call 402-246-9219 or check the web at

Wet & Wild Fun Run and 5k

Saturday, August 2nd 2014 - 8:00 am - 9:30 am

Osmond’s HOME Team is sponsoring Wet & Wild Fun Run and 5k

August 2 at 8 a.m.  in Osmond. This race will include a 1.5 mi obstacle course or a 5k run through Osmond. Awards will be given to best dressed team of 4.  Every registration includes t-shirt and meal ticket for our pancake feed following the race. Pancake feed serving from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Free will donation. Proceeds to go to HOME Team’s community betterment projects. Like us on Facebook for more information about this or other events  or register online at H.O.M.E. Team Wet and Wild Fun Run (2014) – – Registration. Results. Relax.


Saturday, August 2nd 2014 - 8:00 am - 10:00 am

The Annual Open Class “Flower Show’ will be held during the Bon Homme County 4-H Achievement Days. The flower exhibits should be entered on Friday, August 2, from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m.

The two show divisions for the cut flowers are 1) single bud/flower and 2) arrangement of one or more kinds of flowers. There is no limit on the number of entries per exhibitor. All exhibits will be judged and the “Best of Show” will be selected in each of the two divisions.
The Bon Homme County “Master Gardeners” are coordinating the event. All flower gardeners are encouraged to participate in the show. Any questions call the Bon Homme County Extension Office at 589-3531.

Heartland Humane Society Meet and Greet

Saturday, August 2nd 2014 - All Day
at Heartland Humane Society
3400 E Hwy 50

Heartland Humane Society Meet and Greet Saturday, August 2nd from 10 AM – 12 PM

Heartland Humane Society welcomes the community to meet their dogs available for adoption on Saturday, August 2nd from 10am – 12pm at the shelter.

Heartland Humane Society is located at 3400 East Highway 50 in Yankton.  We will have several different sizes and breeds of dogs available to meet and adopt.

Anyone interested in adopting an animal is encouraged to fill out an application prior to the Meet and Greet. Applications must be reviewed and approved prior to adoption. You can pick up an application at the shelter or find it online at

For more information on the event, contact Heartland Humane Society 605-664-4244 or email You can view all animals up for adoption on the shelter’s website or on

Heartland Humane Society is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that serves southeastern South Dakota and northeastern Nebraska, protecting and enhancing the lives of companion animals by promoting healthy relationships between pets and people.  Visit Heartland Humane Society online at

Scott Haselhorst Memorial Annual Poker Run and Street Dance

Saturday, August 2nd 2014 - 12:00 pm - 11:15 pm

Scott Haselhorst Memorial Annual Poker Run and Street Dance
Saturday Aug 2, 2014 – Downtown Coleridge, NE
Registration begins Noon – $10/person
Leave Coleridge at 1pm
Last Card Draw in Coleridge with Supper to follow
FREE STREET Dance @ 8pm with The Dave Merkel Show

Nebraska Archaeological Society (NAS) will hold a quarterly meeting

Saturday, August 2nd 2014 - 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
at Alice M. Farr Library,
1603 L St

The Nebraska Archaeological Society (NAS) will hold a quarterly meeting on Saturday, August 2,2014 at 1:30 PM at the Alice M. Farr Library, Aurora, Nebraska. The Alice M. Farr Library is located at 1603 L Street in Aurora. All meetings of the NAS are open to the general public and everyone interested in archaeology is encouraged to attend. This is a great opportunity to bring in that “arrowhead” you found this summer for possible identification by members of the society.

The meeting will focus on plans for the artifact show to be on August 16th   in Seward.

The NAS has members from all areas of Nebraska and several surrounding states and welcomes all interested persons to attend this meeting and program.

The Nebraska Archaeological Society endeavors to develop and maintain a better understanding among students and collectors of archaeological material, and professional archaeologists, as well as museums and institutions of learning. More information on the Nebraska Archaeological Society can be found on their web site:

The Nebraska Archaeological Society is a member of the Central States Archaeological Society and further information is available at their web site:

For more information, please contact Jerry & Nancy Carlson at  (402-993-6055) or Kevin Hammond at 402- 423-5700 or


Saturday, August 2nd 2014 - 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

The 4-H Barbecue will feature a ½ Chicken meal. It will be held on Saturday, August 2, from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. The Annual Barbecue is sponsored by the Tyndall Chamber of Commerce and Businessmen. Tickets are available from all County 4-H Members and at the Bon Homme County Extension Office. Any questions please call 589-3531.

Interdenominational Church Services

Sunday, August 3rd 2014 - 9:00 am - 10:45 am

Lewis & Clark Ministry will be starting interdenominational church services from Memorial Day to Labor Day.  Church will meet at Weigand, NE each Sunday at 9am and at Pierson Ranch Amphitheater, Lewis & Clark Recreational Area at 10:30am

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