Community Calendar

Community Calendar

SCHEELS Thanksgiving Coloring Contest

Tuesday, November 11th 2014 - 12:00 am at Scheels
4400 Sergeant Road

Pick up and return coloring pages to SCHEELS Customer Service.

Prizes awarded to 1st and 2nd place finishers.

Winners will be called Monday, December 1st.

FREE for ages 12 and under.

Sidewalks Cleared

Monday, November 17th 2014 - All Day

The first snowfall of the year is a good reminder that many members of our community rely on clear sidewalks to get to and from school and work. If you have public sidewalks at your home or business please make arrangements for snow and ice removal within 24 hours after the end of a snowfall. Snow removed from driveways, sidewalks or parking lots should not be placed in the street. Contact the City of Yankton at 605-668-5251 for more information.

Laser Light Show

Wednesday, November 19th 2014 - All Day at Wayne State College
1111 Main St

The Fred G. Dale Planetarium at Wayne State College and the Student Activities Board will present laser light shows from Nov. 19 to 24 for a limited time engagement.

The Wayne State College full-dome solid state laser projection system produces all colors of the rainbow. The shows provide an intense and exciting experience for all ages. The planetarium will present 13 laser shows, including Laser Beatles, Laser Pink Floyd, Lasers Zeppelin, Winter Holiday Laser Adventures, Laser Safari, and a Black History Laser Tribute. More information about the planetarium and these shows, including the full laser show schedule, can be found at Admission is free, but the suggested donation for the laser shows is $5 per person.

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.

Downtown Parking Advisory Committe Member Search

Monday, November 24th 2014 - All Day

The Board of City Commissioners is seeking City of Yankton residents to serve on a Downtown Parking Advisory Committee. Interested citizens will work with members of the City Commission and City staff to analyze downtown parking regulation in the City of Yankton. Recommendations from the Downtown Parking Advisory Committee will be made to the City Commission to consider next steps. Anyone who is interested in serving on this committee should submit a letter of interest to the City Manager’s Office.

City Manager’s Office
P.O. Box 176
Yankton, SD 57078

The deadline for these inquires is Tuesday, December 2, 2014.

Blood Drive

Monday, November 24th 2014 - 12:00 pm - 5:30 pm at Hartington VFW Hall
206 E. Main St

Hartington Community Blood Drive, Monday, November 24, 2014 from 12:00 PM – 5:30 PM at VFW Hall, 206 E Main Street

Pitch Party

Monday, November 24th 2014 - 6:00 pm at Gayville Community Center
404 Washington

Annual Gayville Legion Pitch Party will be 3 evenings starting at 6pm. Playing high-low- Jack and game. Serving Oyster Stew- Beef Sandwiches. Playing Nov. 24th, 25th and 26th. Everyone Welcome.

Story Times/Toddler Times at the Yankton Community Library

Tuesday, November 25th 2014 - All Day at Yankton Community Library
515 Walnut Street

Fall story times and toddler times conclude the week of November 18 at the Yankton Community Library, 515 Walnut Street, with all programs running on a normal schedule that week. Story times are Monday at 6:30 p.m., and Wednesday and Thursday at 10:15 a.m. Toddler times are Tuesday at 10:15 a.m. or 5:30 p.m.

The winter/spring sessions of story times and toddler times resume January 5, 2015. Registration sheets are now available.

Story time is for three, four, and five year-olds and includes books, rhymes and finger plays, music and movement, and a craft. Sessions are held on Monday evenings at 6:30 and Wednesday and Thursday mornings at 10:15.

Toddler Time is on Tuesdays at 10:15 a.m. or 5:30 p.m. It is designed for one, two, and three year-olds and their parents and caregivers. Sessions includes short books and lots of music and movement. Siblings of all ages are welcome.

New participants can register by stopping at the library, calling 668-5276, or by e-mailing Youth Services Librarian Joyce Moore at

Blood Drive

Tuesday, November 25th 2014 - 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital–Benedictine Center
501 Summit

Yankton Community Blood Drive, Tuesday, November 25, 2014 from 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital–Benedictine Center, 501 Summit.

Informational Meeting

Tuesday, November 25th 2014 - 7:00 pm at Canton High School
800 N Main St

The Lincoln County Farm Service Agency is holding an informational meeting Tuesday, November twenty-fifth at seven o’clock pm at the Canton High School Commons in Canton, South Dakota.

This meeting will focus on the Price Loss Coverage and Agricultural Risk Coverage Programs authorized by the two thousand fourteen Farm Bill. This will be the first of several meetings Lincoln County F-S-A will be holding throughout the months of November and December – future meetings will be announced when scheduled.

F-S-A encourages all area farmers and landowners to attend a meeting and learn more about the safety net these new programs provide.

Again, the first meeting is this Tuesday, November twenty-fifth at seven o’clock pm in the Canton High School Commons.

Turkey Trot

Wednesday, November 26th 2014 - 1:00 pm at Dickinson County Nature Center
2279 170th St

Trot on over to the Dickinson County Nature Center and gobble up some knowledge during the Turkey Trot hike 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26.

Dickinson County Conservation Board naturalists Karess Knudtson and Charles Vigdal will lead young and old alike through Kenue Park in Okoboji to learn all about turkeys as Thanksgiving approaches.

This will be the third year for the Turkey Trot, but this year’s event will be new and exciting. Hikers will stop at various stations throughout Kenue Park to learn all about turkeys, from characteristics of the animal to seeing a model turkey nest to searching for a live turkey with calls. The event will end at the Dickinson County Nature Center with a craft and snack.

The Turkey Trot is a continuation of a series started this summer titled Hike the Wild.

The next will be the Winter Solstice Hike 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 23, and more hikes will be held 10 a.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month January-October as well as the fourth Wednesday of the month in November and December — Jan. 27, Feb. 24, March 24, April 28, May 26, June 23, July 28, Aug. 25, Sept. 22, Oct. 27, Nov. 25 and Dec. 23.

For more information on the Turkey Trot or other Hike the Wild events, contact the Dickinson County Nature Center at 712-336-6352 or visit

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