Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Single Parent Scholarship

Tuesday, February 23rd 2016 - 12:00 am - 5:00 pm

The United Way of Siouxland’s Women’s Power Lunch and Women Aware are currently offering scholarship awards for Siouxland single parents with specific criteria and benefits. Application Deadline: Wednesday, May 25, 2016, 5pm.

For more details and application go to:  http://unitedwaysiouxland.com/

Governor’s Office Internships

Monday, April 25th 2016 - All Day

Gov. Dennis Daugaard is currently seeking applications for two fall Governor’s Office Internships in Pierre. The positions will be paid and run from September to December 2016.

Governor’s Office interns have the opportunity to work at the highest level of state government, learning about and preparing legislation to be introduced in the next legislative session.

Interns’ duties will depend on interests and strengths. Typical duties will include aiding the Governor’s general counsel, conducting policy research, preparing policy briefings and staffing the Governor, Lieutenant Governor and First Lady.

The positions are open to all undergraduate or graduate-level students. Preference will be given to South Dakota residents attending South Dakota colleges or universities.

Students who are interested in receiving credit should also apply. The Governor’s staff is open to working with individual universities and professors to secure credit for the internship program.

Interested students should submit a resume, cover letter and two letters of recommendation by Aug. 15, via email, to Patrick.Weber@state.sd.us.

For more information on duties or logistics, please visit http://sd.gov/governor/Internship or contact Patrick Weber at Patrick.Weber@state.sd.us or 605-773-5999.

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“Running in Color” 5K

Saturday, April 30th 2016 - 10:00 am at Mount Marty College
1105 W 8th St

On Saturday, April 30, the Mount Marty College (MMC) Student Government Association will host its “Running in Color” 5K, an annual event open to both runners and walkers. Check-in begins at 10 a.m. outside of the MMC Admissions Office, with the race starting at 10:30 a.m.

“Running in Color” is a 5K run/walk on the Mount Marty College campus. Along the route, runners and walkers get “hit” with five different colors of paint, making it an interactive experience for everyone. The event focuses on fun, community and enjoying exercise outdoors. Following the race, participants are encouraged to meet on the lawn north of the Admissions Office for food and fellowship.

Registration fees are $10 for current MMC students, faculty, staff and alumni and $15 for the general public. Those who return their registration forms by Friday, April 8 will receive a T-shirt from the event, while supplies last. Proceeds benefit special projects funded by the Student Government Association.

Registration forms are available online at mtmc.edu/runningincolor.

Not a runner or walker? Volunteers are also welcome. To learn more about the event or how to get involved, contact the MMC Student Government Association at sga@mtmc.edu.

Drug Take Back

Saturday, April 30th 2016 - 10:00 am - 2:00 pm at Yankton Police Department
410 Walnut St

Yankton police Department will be taking aback unwanted prescription drugs on April 30th at the Yankton Police Dept.  It will take place from 10am-2pm and the DEA will give the public its 11th opportunity to prevent pill abuse and help keep these prescriptions out of the wrong hands.  Bring your pills for disposal to the Yankton police Dept.  the service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.  For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs go to the DEA Diversion website or contact the Yankton Police Department.

Imitating Alice

Saturday, April 30th 2016 - 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm at Cramer-Kenyon Home and GAR Hall
509 Pine St & 508 Douglas

Start with a tour of the Cramer-Kenyon Heritage House with an eye toward the artwork of Mrs. N. J. (Alice Bulfinch) Cramer. Eat a spectacular luncheon, catered by Willa B’s, in the elegant surroundings of the house. Then enjoy an afternoon at GAR Hall. Cheryl Peterson-Halsey leading a paint and sip style event where one of Alice Bulfinch Cramer’s will serve as the inspiration.

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Dance for Cancer

Saturday, April 30th 2016 - 4:00 pm - 1:00 am at Bow Valley Dance Hall
One Bow Valley Drive

There will be a meal and raffle from 4-8:30pm. Adults $10 Children 10/under $5.

Raffle items include a Remington 700 rifle and a Trek 820 bicycle with custom fitting sponsored by Kopetsky Ace in Yankton, SD.

Cactus Flats is playing live from 9p-1am. $15 cover charge.

Proceeds will go to the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults. An organization with a mission to create support systems nationwide for young adults facing cancer.

Choral Performance of Brahms’ Requiem

Saturday, April 30th 2016 - 7:30 pm at Mount Marty College
1105 W 8th St

The Mount Marty College (MMC) Music Department will present Brahms’ German Requiem on Saturday, April 30 at 7:30 p.m. in Bishop Martin Marty Memorial Chapel.

This concert will feature the MMC Mixed Choir and Choral Union; a chamber orchestra of musicians from the South Dakota and Sioux City Symphonies; and soloists Brandon Hendrickson, baritone, and Jessica Tice, soprano. The concert will be under the direction of Dr. Kenneth Tice, director of choral activities at MMC.

The performance is free and open to the public. A free-will donation will be taken before the concert.

Participation in music performances and campus musical groups (such as concert, jazz, or pep band, mixed chorus and chamber choir) is open to any student, regardless of major.

For more information about MMC’s choral program, please visit mtmc.edu/arts/music/choir.aspx.

Larry Myhre ‘takes kids fishing’ at Encounter Center May1

Sunday, May 1st 2016 - 2:00 pm at Betty Strong Encounter Center
900 Larsen Park Road

The Betty Strong Encounter Center invites kids and their families to “When Kids Go Fishing” with Siouxland Outdoors writer, editor and photographer Larry Myhre at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 1. Admission will be free.

Myhre’s illustrated presentation will cover water safety; fishing regulations; ethics; fish identification; tackle; knot-tying; and how to assemble a rod, reel and tackle box.

CHAMBER ENSEMBLES CONCERT

Sunday, May 1st 2016 - 3:00 pm at Northwestern College
101 7th St. SW

Northwestern College’s chamber ensembles will present a concert Sunday, May 1st, at 3 p-m in Christ Chapel.  The event is free and open to the public.

The concert will include performances by a brass quintet and woodwind quintet.  The ensembles will present a wide variety of music.

Blessing of the Bicycles and Bike Month Proclamation Ride

Sunday, May 1st 2016 - 4:00 pm at Riverside Park
South Douglas and Levee Street

National Bike Month is a chance to showcase the many benefits of bicycling – and encourage more folks to giving biking a try. Join the community for the Bike Month kick-off event on Sunday, May 1. There will be a Blessing of the Bicycles held at Riverside Park in front of the Dakota Territorial Capitol Building at 4pm led by Jerry Webber. This is a non-denominational blessing, all are welcome. Following the blessings, there will be a Bike Month Proclamation announced by Tony Maibaum, City Commissioner Elect, and a Proclamation Ride through Riverside, over the bridge and back finishing in the Meridian Plaza. If you wish to only participate in the Bike Month Proclamation and Proclamation Ride arrive at Riverside at 4:30pm.

If weather becomes an issue, the rain date will be on Monday, May 2 at 6:30pm. All event details and structure will remain the same.

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