Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Registration for Hockey & Figure Skating

Monday, August 17th 2015 - 12:00 am

Registration has begun for the Yankton Area Ice Association’s (YAIA) 2015/2016 Hockey, Figure Skating and Learn-to-Skate Programs—no experience necessary, we’ll teach you how to play and skate! YAIA Hockey Teams & Figure Skating are registering boys and girls ages 4 – 18 for youth hockey leagues and Figure Skating programs. Anyone aged 4 and up may register for the Learn-to-Skate Programs. Please visit us at to register online or call Hockey & Learn-to-Skate Registrar, Kendra Bakke, at (605) 661-6138 or Figure Skating & Learn-to-Skate Registrar, Pam Erickson at (605) 660-3774 for more information. Walk-in registration and document turn-in is on August 30th from 5pm-7pm at the Kiwanis/4H Ice Arena; 901 Whiting Drive. Online registration is open until September 30th, 2015.

Tours of the Gavins Point Powerplant

Friday, August 21st 2015 - All Day

The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers will not conduct tours of the Gavins Point Powerplant from Friday, Aug. 21 through Friday, Sept. 4. The final public tours for the 2015 recreation season will be Saturday, Sept. 5 through Monday, Sept. 7. Tour times are 9, 10 and 11 a.m. and 1, 2 and 3 p.m.

Sobriety Checkpoints Planned For September

Tuesday, September 1st 2015 - All Day

South Dakota Highway Patrol troopers will conduct sobriety checkpoints in 17 counties during September.

The monthly checkpoints are meant to discourage people from drinking and driving.

September checkpoints are scheduled for Beadle, Brookings, Brown, Brule, Butte,  Clay, Codington, Grant, Hughes, Kingsbury, Lincoln, McCook, Meade, Minnehaha, Roberts, Pennington and Stanley.

The Highway Patrol is part of the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.



Clothing Closet Closed for Holiday

Friday, September 4th 2015 - 12:00 am

The Clothing Closet in Yankton will be closed on Friday Sept. 4th in observance of Labor day, so our volunteers can enjoy the weekend with friends and family

USA BMX South Dakota State Championships

Friday, September 4th 2015 - All Day

This Labor Day weekend – September 5 & 6th, South Dakota’s top BMX facility – Aberdeen Exchange BMX, will host the USA BMX South Dakota State Championships for Bicycle Motocross (also known as BMX). The event will attract over 300 competitors from all over the state. Aberdeen BMX, which was awarded this race for being the No.1 ranked BMX track in the state, will be holding races this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The South Dakota State Championships will begin around 11am on Sunday – Sept 6th, with an awards presentation following the main events.

Bicycle racers of all ages – both boys and girls, will compete for the day’s awards as well as the title of South Dakota State Champion in their age group and classification. The race organizer – Kyle Oswald and his volunteer crew, and its national sanctioning body – USA BMX, will award all State Champions with numberplates, State Championship backpacks and custom awards.

Since January, racers – as young as 4 years old up to 60+, have been competing at South Dakota’s  three BMX venues to tally up their best finishes. Those scores will be added to this weekend’s State Championship finish on Sunday afternoon and the riders with the most points in each age and division will earn the title of 2015 South Dakota State Champion.


The State Championship weekend kicks off on Friday with a pre-race, continues on Saturday, and wraps up on Sunday, September 6th. Aberdeen Exchange BMX is located at: 523 Railroad Ave SE, Aberdeen, SD 57401.

·         Friday – Sept. 4

  • Registration: from 5:00 to 6:30 PM        Race Time: ASAP
  • Description: Friday NIght Pre-Race

·         Saturday – Sept. 5

  • Registration: from 2:00 to 3:30 PM        Race Time: ASAP
  • Description: State Champ Pre-Race, worth Double Points

·         Sunday – Sept. 6

  • Registration Start: from 9:00 to 10:30 AM       Race Time: ASAP
  • Description: South Dakota State Championships 2015 – Award Ceremony following the race.

SPECTATING IS FREE – all weekend.

USA BMX Racing is a sport for boys and girls of all ages – from ages 2 to 60+, with three skill levels per age. Up to eight riders speed down the starting hill, maneuvering over dirt obstacles and around banked turns in hopes of winning a 4-foot tall first place trophy. On average, each race is a 35 second sprint, with full contact, close-knit racing and sometimes thrilling crashes and victories.

The Olympic sport of BMX Racing is exciting for all ages – to either watch or participate. In USA BMX, nobody sits on the bench – and how far you advance in the sport is completely up to the individual as opposed to a team.

Phyllis Schrag presents “Baseball, Preachers and Funerals.”

Friday, September 4th 2015 - 2:00 pm at Avera Sacred Heart Majestic Bluffs
2111 W 11th St

Life in a small town has its unique charms, and Phyllis Schrag will explore them during her entertaining presentation, “Baseball, Preachers and Funerals.”
Schrag is an independent scholar from Sioux Falls, and she will speak at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4, in the Gathering Place at Avera Majestic Bluffs.
“Baseball, Preachers and Funerals” is a presentation in a storytelling format and provides a humorous yet poignant look at small-town life. Its setting is a place where all the town kids were needed to have their own “World Series,” preachers had an impact on children’s development, and funerals were simply a part of life. Lessons gleaned from baseball, preachers and funerals present a child’s perspective of life in a small town.
The presentation is free and open to the public.
This program at Avera Majestic Bluffs was made possible by the South Dakota Humanities Council, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

YHS 1980 Class Reunion

Friday, September 4th 2015 - 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm at Ice House
101 Capitol


Friday, September 4th 2015 - 7:30 pm at Northwestern College
101 7th St. SW

“Doubt,” a Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning drama, will be presented by Eastcheap Theatre Company September 4th and 5th in the DeWitt Theatre on the campus of Northwestern College. The production begins at 7:30 each evening in the Allen Black Box Theatre. Set in a Catholic school in the mid-1960s, “Doubt” explores the relationships between a priest and two nuns and the role that uncertainty plays in belief. Tickets for “Doubt” are 5 dollars and will be available at the DeWitt Theatre box office beginning 30 minutes prior to each show.

Wagner Labor Day Celebration

Saturday, September 5th 2015 - All Day

Wagner Labor Day Celebration!  Home of the “World’s Best Labor Day Celebration”

This year’s theme is: “HONORING OUR HEROES” September 5th, 6th & 7th

Road Race
16th Annual Poker Run
Kids Pedal Tractor Pull
2015 Labor Day Queen Contest
Wagner Saddle Club Rodeo
Minute to Win It

Festival in the Park
Figure 8 Race
Veteran’s Labor Day Ride
Wagner’s Historical Society Museum
Ribs at McCormick
 Bean Bag Tournament
Show & Shine Display
Wagner Labor Day Cruise
Wagner Saddle Club Rodeo
Dustin Evans and the Good Times Band

Festival in the Park
115th Annual Labor Day Parade
Wagner’s Historical Society Museum
Kid’s Money Sand Pile
Kid’s Fishing Tournament
Wagner Speedway


Street Dance

Saturday, September 5th 2015 - 7:00 pm at Historic Downtown Yankton
3rd & Douglas

You are invited to a Street Dance on Sept. 5th in downtown Yankton starting at 7pm. They will be Jammin’ for St. Judes. It will be on Douglas St. All proceeds will go to St. Jude’s. 3 bands will take the stage throughout the night. The Street will be closed from in front of Happy Hourz to 3rd St. Free will donation at the gate. Featuring “Whiskey Bent” at 7pm. You must be 21 to attend the street dance.

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