Community Calendar

Community Calendar

National Library Week Events

Sunday, April 13th 2014 - All Day at Yankton Library
515 Walnut

During National Library Week from April 13-19, the Yankton Community Library, 515 Walnut Street, will take part in a nationwide celebration of libraries with the theme “Lives Change @ your library.” On Monday, April 14, the Proclamation for National Library Week will be read at the City Commission meeting by Mayor Nancy Wenande and accepted by library director Kathy Jacobs.

The following special events will take place at the library:

• April 14: story time with “A Royal Celebration” theme, 6:30 p.m., a ticketed event but free of charge. Participants are welcome to dress in “royal” attire.

• April 15: a conversation with South Dakota Magazine authors featuring their newest book South Dakota 125 A Pictorial History, 6:30 p.m.

• April 16: “Super Hero” story time, 10:15 a.m.; come in costume if you can; Facebook 101, 2 p.m., with preregistration required

• April 17: story time with “A Royal Celebration” theme, 10:15 a.m., a ticketed event but free of charge. Participants are welcome to dress in “royal” attire. The Book Thief will be shown at 3:45 p.m.

• April 18: LifeServe Blood Bank accepting donations from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

We are featuring an interactive display that invites patrons to share the title of a book that changed their lives. The windows will also have a new look. All in all, it will be a week filled with fun. Plan to visit the library many times throughout the week!!

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


Board of Trustees Meeting

Thursday, April 17th 2014 - 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm at Yankton Library
515 Walnut

Notice Yankton Community Library Foundation, Inc. Board of Directors, and Yankton Community Library Board of Trustees Joint Meeting Thursday, April 17, 2014, 5:30 p.m. Library meeting room, 515 Walnut For further information, call 668-5275.


Last Supper Drama

Thursday, April 17th 2014 - 7:00 pm at West Des Moines United Methodist Church
720 Grand Avenue

Make your Lenten season more meaningful by attending a performance of the Last Supper Drama, presented by the men of the West Des Moines United Methodist Church, 7:00 p.m., Thursday, April 17, at the West Des Moines United Methodist Church, 720 Grand Avenue, West Des Moines, Iowa.

Over 400 performances of the drama, based on Leonardo da Vinci’s famous painting, have taken place since 1970.

To get to the West Des Moines United Methodist Church from Interstate-235, exit at the 8th Street/73rd Street interchange (Exit 3). Go south on 8th Street to Grand Avenue. The church is on the southeast corner of 8th and Grand.

Center Closed

Friday, April 18th 2014 - All Day at The Center
900 Whiting Dr

Wednesday, April 18th

Center closed, no Meals on Wheels


Public Way of the Cross

Friday, April 18th 2014 - 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Please join us at 10 am on Good Friday April 18th for a Public Way of the Cross procession on the streets of Yankton. We will start at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church located on 5th and Capital and have stops for scripture, prayer and songs on the way to the Meridian Bridge. The event will conclude around 12:30 pm back at 5th and Capital.

Good Friday worship services

Friday, April 18th 2014 - 12:00 pm at Faith Lutheran Church
10395 University Avenue

On Good Friday, April 18, join Faith Lutheran Church, 10395 University Avenue, Clive, Iowa, for three worship services that prepare us for Easter Sunday.

At noon, we will have an organ meditation service with Lenten scriptural readings and various composers’ interpretations of treasured Lenten hymns.

At 5:45 p.m., we will take you on an interactive Journey with Jesus where our youth will help to re-enact the events leading to the cross. At 7:15 p.m. we will offer the Way of the Cross worship experience with music by the Jubilate Ringers, Chancel Choir, organ, and orchestra. The focus of both of these worship services will be the traditional Good Friday story.

The 7:15 worship service will feature the presentation of J.S. Bach’s Cantata # 4 with choir and orchestra. This cantata, while written for Easter morning, will serve as the benediction for Good Friday as we prepare to bring the light of Easter morning back into the sanctuary.

To get to Faith Lutheran Church, located in the western part of the Des Moines area, take Interstate-235 to the Valley West Drive exit. Go north on Valley West Drive to University Avenue. Go west on University Avenue beyond the K-Mart store. Faith Lutheran Church is at the northeast corner of University Avenue and 104th Street by the Clive water tower.

Earth Day Celebration

Friday, April 18th 2014 - 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Dickinson County Nature Center
2279 170th St

The Dickinson County Conservation Board will host its annual Earth Day Celebration 4-8 p.m. Friday, April 18, at the Dickinson County Nature Center in Okoboji.

All ages will enjoy the variety of events going on 4-6:30 p.m., including outdoor hikes, children’s activities and even a make-and-take spring craft.

Jane Shuttleworth, education coordinator at the Iowa Lakeside Laboratory in Milford, will take people on wetland frog hikes at 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. Lee Schoenewe will lead bird hikes at 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Inside the nature center, naturalists Karess Knudtson and Charles Vigdal will present live animal demonstrations featuring resident rats — Rizz and Rachel — and snakes — Itsy Bitsy, Rosie and Courtney.

Starting at 6:30 p.m. everyone is invited to participate in an hors d’oeuvres potluck. Bring an appetizer or dessert to share and relax while we remember the vital role each of us plays in protecting and nurturing our natural world. Non-alcoholic beverages will be offered, but adults may also bring wine or beer.

You can start off your Earth Day week Sunday, April 13, with a bird hike 1-3 p.m. at Iowa Lakeside Laboratory in Milford. Schoenewe will lead people on a trek to find song birds, winter wrens, waterfowl and maybe even eagles. For more information, contact Jane Shuttleworth at 712-337-3669 Ext. 7.

The Dickinson County Nature Center is located at 2279 170th St., Okoboji, and is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, Labor Day-Memorial Day, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, Memorial Day-Labor Day. More than 4,100 visitors signed the guest book in 2013, including more than 1,100 from other states. For more information on the nature center, call 712-336-6352 or visit


Carroll United Methodist Church Fish Fry

Friday, April 18th 2014 - 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm at Carroll Auditorium
Main Street

Last Supper Drama

Friday, April 18th 2014 - 7:30 pm at First United Methodist Church
202 West Main Street

Make your Lenten season more meaningful by attending a performance of the Last Supper Drama, presented by the men of the West Des Moines United Methodist Church, 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 18, at the First United Methodist Church, 202 West Main Street, Marshalltown, Iowa.

Over 400 performances of the drama, based on Leonardo da Vinci’s famous painting, have taken place since 1970.

To get to the church from US-30, exit at the Iowa 14 interchange (Exit 185). Follow Iowa 14 north into Marshalltown until reaching Main Street. Go west on Main Street to the intersection of 2nd Street. First United Methodist Church is on the southwest corner of West Main and 2nd Street.

Easter Sunrise Service

Sunday, April 20th 2014 - 6:15 am - 7:15 am at House of Mary Shrine
142 Drees Dr

33rd Annual Easter Sunrise Service

6:15 Easter Morning April 20th

The House of Mary Shrine

Everyone is welcome!


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