Community Calendar

Community Calendar


Gift of Grain

Monday, September 15th 2014 - All Day

A word to our farmers about making a special gift – a gift of grain.   Find ways that you can both decrease my tax bill and still help the Salvation Army meet the increased demands of those in need, especially this time of year.  This year, before you sell your grain, call The Salvation Army at 1-800-274-0628, and discover the benefits a gift of grain can make. You will be pleasantly surprised at both the tax savings and how good you will feel.  To make a gift of grain, call today, 1-800-274-0628.  On behalf of The Salvation Army, thank you for helping us Do the Most Good.

Planetarium Shows

Tuesday, September 23rd 2014 - All Day at Wayne State College
1111 Main St

The Fred G. Dale Planetarium at Wayne State College offers an increased number of new planetarium shows. New shows added include Cosmic Castaways, The Sistine Chapel, Ring World, Chasing the Ghost Particle, Cosmic Colors, Flight Adventures, Dark, and Solar Quest.

A wide selection of shows and lessons are available for all ages and learning levels. Educator’s guides for some shows and lessons are available upon request. Private showings should include a minimum group size of 10 people.

A private showing can consist of a full dome show and a science mini-lesson, or just a full science lesson. Showings generally last about 45 minutes, but can be tailored to your needs (minimum 20 minutes; maximum 90 minutes).

Please check for a full listing of more than eight dozen selections.

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.

sobriety checkpoints

Wednesday, October 1st 2014 - All Day

The South Dakota Highway Patrol has sobriety checkpoints scheduled in October in the following counties: Brookings, Brown, Clay, Codington, Davison, Hamlin, Hughes, Lawrence, Lincoln, Meade, Minnehaha, Moody, Roberts, Sanborn, Spink, Tripp and Walworth.

“Meowloween” October Adoption Event

Tuesday, October 21st 2014 - All Day at Heartland Humane Society
3400 E Hwy 50

From October 21st – November 1st Heartland Humane Society is having discounted adoption fees on all orange and black animals up for adoption. Cats and kittens will have a reduced adoption fee of $30. Dogs and puppies will be $75. All of our animals that qualify for this promotion are healthy, fully vaccinated, spayed/neutered (if old enough) and micro-chipped.

The shelter currently has over 20 animals that qualify for this special-rate. They range in age from two months to two years. All cats and dogs available for adoption can be found on the shelter’s webpage or you can stop by the shelter at 3400 East Highway 50 in Yankton.

Please contact the shelter if you have any questions at 605-664-4244.

FREE Vaccination Clinics for Yankton Schools

Tuesday, October 28th 2014 - All Day

FREE Vaccination Clinics Scheduled for Yankton School District Students

For the eighth consecutive year Yankton School District and Avera Sacred Heart Hospital is offering free Seasonal Flu vaccines for children in grades JrK-12th grade.
Vaccinating children helps protect them from serious influenza illness and complications and decreases the spread of influenza in the community, as children are often the biggest spreaders of influenza to adults and other children.
If this is the first time your child has received a flu shot and is under the age of 9 please contact your health care provider if a second dose is needed.

A free Seasonal Flu clinic will be held for children in Jr. Kindergarten through 5th grade at each elementary school. Parents need not be present but the attached consent form must be signed by a parent for all students wishing to get the vaccine in school. Please return these forms to your child’s teacher or the school office by Tuesday, October 28. Below is the schedule for each elementary school

Lincoln School Monday, November 3
Stewart School Monday, November 3
Webster School Thursday, November 6
Beadle School Thursday, November 6

A free Seasonal Flu clinic will be held for the middle school students at the Yankton Middle School on Monday, October 27. Parents need not be present a consent form must be signed by a parent for all students wishing to get the vaccine in school. Please return the consent form to the office by Tuesday, October 21.


A free Seasonal Flu clinic for all high school students will be held in the morning at the Yankton High School on Monday, October 27. Parents need not be present but the attached consent form must be signed by a parent for all students under the age of 18. Students age 18 and older may sign their own forms. Please return the form to the office by Tuesday, October 21.

If you have any questions relating to the vaccine or the scheduled clinics, please contact Renee Tereshinski at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital, 668-8219, or one of the Yankton School District Nurses.

The forms are also available on the school district website at

Story Time

Wednesday, October 29th 2014 - 10:15 am at Yankton Library
515 Walnut

It’s story time at the Yankton Community Library! All preschoolers 3-5 years-old and their care givers are invited to join youth services librarian Joyce Moore on Monday at 6:30 p.m. and Wednesday or Thursday at 10:15 a.m. for story time. Enjoy books, music, rhymes, instruments, and crafts all related to a specific theme.

Toddler time for 1-3 year-olds is Tuesday at 10:15 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Singing, dancing, rhymes, finger plays, and books will captivate the toddlers. Care givers are invited to join in the fun.

For more information on both programs, call the library at 668-5276. Join us for lots of fun at the Yankton Community Library, 515 Walnut Street.


Thursday, October 30th 2014 - 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

504 WEST 27TH ST
NOVEMBER 11, 2014

11:00 AM – 7:00 PM


Preview Days

Friday, October 31st 2014 - All Day at Northwestern College
101 7th St. SW

Northwestern College will host nine Preview Days this school year to provide high school students with an introduction to the college. Preview Days are open to juniors and seniors and their parents, and are an excellent first step for students beginning their college search. The events will be held on   October 31st, November 10th, November 21st, December 5th, March 13th and April 24th.
The Preview Day on October 31st will be a Departmental Showcase at which students can experience a more in-depth visit with a particular academic department of their choosing.
For more information, contact Laura De Boer in the admissions office by calling 800-747-4757 or via email at visit-at-n-w-c-iowa-dot-e-d-u.

Trick or Treating for Contact Center

Friday, October 31st 2014 - All Day

On Halloween night, October 31st, from 4:00-7:00 pm Mount Marty College students will be trick-or-treating around town collecting food for the Contact Center. The students are seeking non-perishable food items to donate.
For more information contact Mount Marty College Director of Student Activities, Lisa Willcockson, at or 605-668-1302.

Art Reception

Friday, October 31st 2014 - 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm at Mount Marty College
1105 W 8th St

Mount Marty College Bede Art Gallery will be hosting artist, Sandi Parish, and her water colors exhibit entitled, “Horses” and “Children,” will be on display from September 29 to October 31.  A free reception and gallery talk is scheduled for October 31 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM and open to the public.

According to Parish, “As an artist I work hard to create paintings that speak both to me and those that view them. I paint towards the light of God in some of my spiritual pictures, such as a little cowboy standing on a fence. I create drawings with bright, water color pencils of old, broken down trucks that my dad and I used to drive when I was a country girl growing up on the farm in Nebraska.”

“I also love to draw and paint horses using water color pencils,” continues Parish.  “Recreating is a challenge. My artwork speaks not only to me, but of a spiritual sense of color and of the past and of the present.”

The hours for the Bede Gallery Art Gallery are 8 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday, and it is located in the lobby of the Marian Auditorium.

For more information on the Bede Art Gallery please visit

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