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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.

Needed Items

Tuesday, June 23rd 2015 - All Day

The Clothing Closet on the HSC grounds is in need of a few window air conditioners. The Clothing Closet is a free clothing bank for our community and is run mainly through the hard work of volunteers. They do not have working air conditioners currently and it is getting very hot out!

If you have an air conditioner to donate, or are willing to help in any way, please contact Amy Haberman
amy.haberman@state.sd.us
605.668.3248

: Summer Reading Program (week 5)

Monday, June 29th 2015 - All Day at Yankton Community Library
515 Walnut Street

Week 5 of the summer reading program at the Yankton Community Library, 515 Walnut, is a short but busy one! Patriotic Heroes is our theme.

Teen movies begin at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, June 29. At 3 p.m., there are crafts for elementary students. The project for the day is fireworks paintings. Preschool story time is at 6:30 p.m. Books, songs, and activities will celebrate the 4th of July. There is a Teen Advisory Board (TAB) meeting at 7 p.m. to discuss upcoming summer activities and begin planning for fall. New TAB members are always welcome. Students in grades 6-12 are invited to join.

On Tuesday, June 30, Toddler Time with stories, songs, and movement is at 10:15 a.m. and a repeat session at 5:30 p.m. This is for 1-3 year olds with a parent or caregiver, but siblings are welcome. Reading Club meets at 11 a.m. This is an informal get-together for readers of all ages. The library staff has theme-related books to share, or bring your own. We will buddy read, group read, talk about books, and share what we’re reading. It’s a great way to log 30 minutes on your reading calendar!

The patriotic preschool story time is repeated Wednesday morning at 10:15 a.m. Join us for a family-friendly movie at 3 p.m.

On Thursday, July 2, there is another repeat of the preschool story time at 10:15 a.m. At 1 p.m. we have our regular LEGO Club in one half of the meeting room and Stephanie Siebrandt from the Yankton County 4-H office is leading LEGO Robotics in the other half. The robotics sessions required pre-registration and are full, but LEGO Club is open to all ages.

It is not too late to register for the summer reading program as it runs through July. Every Hero Has a Story is for preschoolers and elementary students; Unmask is the teen program for students in grades 6-12. Register at the library, pick up your program materials, and join the fun!

Adult Volunteer Mentors Needed

Monday, June 29th 2015 - All Day

The Clay-Union foundation is seeking youth age 5-17, and adult volunteer mentors. Three matches have been made recently, and volunteers spend 2 hours/week with their match. Apply online at www.clay-unionfoundation.org or call John Gille cell 605-421-5050. All volunteers are background checked and interviewed, both adults and youth gain from being in the program.

Farm Tour

Tuesday, June 30th 2015 - 9:30 am - 4:00 pm at Walter T. Larson Senior Center
905 Peabody St.

“The Bazile Groundwater Management Area Project will be hosting a Farm Tour on June 30th, 2015.  The focus of the tour will be to examine current technology to increase nitrogen fertilizer and irrigation efficiency.  Beginning and ending in Creighton, the tour will feature producer perspectives on NDVI mapping, variable rate nitrogen applications, variable rate irrigation and soil moisture sensors as well as a tour of the reverse osmosis plant in Creighton.  This event is free to the public and will run from 9am-4pm.  Please call Stephanie at 402-336-3867 by June 19th to reserve your tour bus seat and lunch ticket. Visit  www.uenrd.org for more information.”

 

Free Lunches for Children 18 and Under

Tuesday, June 30th 2015 - 11:00 am - 1:00 pm at Jolley Elementary School
224 S. University

The Vermillion School District is sponsoring the summer food service program June 1st to July 31st.  Free lunch will be served each weekday for area children age 18 and younger at Jolley Elementary School, 224 S. University, Vermillion, SD.  For more information, please contact vermillionbusinessoffice@k12.sd.us or call (605)677-7000.

Free Lunches for Children 18 and Under

Wednesday, July 1st 2015 - 11:00 am - 1:00 pm at Jolley Elementary School
224 S. University

The Vermillion School District is sponsoring the summer food service program June 1st to July 31st.  Free lunch will be served each weekday for area children age 18 and younger at Jolley Elementary School, 224 S. University, Vermillion, SD.  For more information, please contact vermillionbusinessoffice@k12.sd.us or call (605)677-7000.

Blood Drive

Wednesday, July 1st 2015 - 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm at Christian Church of Wakefield
303 Johnson Street

Wakefield Community Blood Drive, Wednesday, July 1, 2015 from 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM at Christian Church of Wakefield, 303 Johnson Street.

Blood Drive

Wednesday, July 1st 2015 - 2:30 pm - 6:30 pm at Sacred Heart Hall
807 Emerson St.

Wynot Community Blood Drive, Wednesday, July 1, 2015 from 2:30 PM – 6:30 PM at Sacred Heart Hall, 807 Emerson St.

Free Lunches for Children 18 and Under

Thursday, July 2nd 2015 - 11:00 am - 1:00 pm at Jolley Elementary School
224 S. University

The Vermillion School District is sponsoring the summer food service program June 1st to July 31st.  Free lunch will be served each weekday for area children age 18 and younger at Jolley Elementary School, 224 S. University, Vermillion, SD.  For more information, please contact vermillionbusinessoffice@k12.sd.us or call (605)677-7000.

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