Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Adult Summer Reading Program at Yankton Community Library

Wednesday, May 13th 2015 - All Day at Yankton Community Library
515 Walnut Street

Escape The Ordinary is the theme of the Yankton Community Library’s 2015 Adult Summer Reading Program. We have new programs on the calendar as well as a few popular programs from the past.

We’ll kick off the summer with a Big Bang Theory Trivia Night on Tuesday, June 2, 6:30 p.m. Register as a team of two or as an individual and we will pair you with another person that evening. Come in a Big Bang Theory related costume and earn an instant reward! Prizes will be awarded throughout the game. There is no cost for this program but all participants must pre-register by May 30.

On June 9, 6:30 p.m., Arthur L. Rusch, author of County Capitols: The Courthouses of South Dakota, will talk about how he researched and wrote his book, using a PowerPoint presentation depicting historical courthouses throughout the state.

A special feature of the adult program is a reading Tic-Tac-Toe card. Each time you read a book from specially chosen categories, you can record the book on the card. When you’ve filled your card, you will receive a prize and be entered into our grand prize giveaway.

The 2015 Summer Reading Program is open to all adults with programs, prizes, and special events. The adult program begins on June 1 and runs through July 31.

Registration is now open and reading begins on June 1. Register and pick up your reading card and our calendar of events at the circulation desk. For more information, call the library at 668-5276.

City of Yankton Advisory Boards and Commissions Openings

Wednesday, May 13th 2015 - All Day

The Board of City Commissioners is seeking Yankton residents to fill openings on the various City of Yankton Advisory Boards and Commissions. The openings for 2015 include:

• Three vacancies on the Planning Commission
• Two vacancies on the Yankton Community Library Board
• Two vacancies on the Park Advisory Board
• Two vacancies on the Fox Run Golf Advisory Board
• One vacancy on the Airport Advisory Board

Anyone who is interested in filling one of the openings should submit a letter of interest to the Mayor and Board of City Commissioners including your reason for wanting to serve on the respective board or commission. Letters may be sent to:

c/o City Manager’s Office
P.O. Box 176
Yankton, SD 57078

The deadline for these inquires is May 29, 2015.

School Supplies Fundraiser

Wednesday, May 13th 2015 - All Day

Yankton Kiwanis is collecting used and new school supplies for the children of Haiti. They need crayons, pencils, markers, colored pencils, erasers or any school supplies you no longer need or want. Just place them in the boxes. Boxes are located at Slumberland, Ace Hardware, Hy-Vee and Clarks Rentals. If you need someone to pick them up contact Jana at 660-2858, DW at 660-7777 or Peggy at 661-6531

Volunteers Needed

Tuesday, May 19th 2015 - All Day

The World Archery Youth Championships June 6-14 are just around the corner and we could really use your help!!!!

The easiest way to look at the jobs and shifts available is check out under the REGISTRATION tab you will find VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION. You can sort the information by job description or by day depending on what you are looking for. Several people find a job they want to do and then volunteer doing it for a couple of shifts. Others have a more limited schedule and search for a job within a specific timeframe.

2 of the jobs that we really need help with are A’viands Constants Station and Volunteer Central Assistant.
• The Constants job consists of keeping the constant table clean and well stocked. Constants are food items that are served at every meal, as in they are constantly available.
• The Volunteer Assistant position helps check in the volunteers, verify waivers, hand out t-shirts. (This job has no interaction with the archers and is under the direct supervision of NFAA staff.)

If you interested there are also several openings for Field Set-up. In this job you will be under the direct supervision of someone who knows a lot about archery and will give you a specific task to complete on the field. You will be close to the action and able to watch the archers compete.

Take the time and look over the 40 different job descriptions to find something that you would enjoy. We have something for everyone. All you need to volunteer is a positive attitude and a smile!

This community event is needing more volunteers than any event in recent history. Thank you for volunteering and sharing this with your friends and family. Feel free to call Kacey (260-9279) or Nancy (660-0438) if you need assistance signing up.

Pillow Cleaning Event

Thursday, May 28th 2015 - 8:30 am - 2:00 pm

Pillow Cleaning will be available on May 28th from 8:30am-2pm at the Tyndall Veterans Building. all types of bed pillows cleaned. Feather, foam, down, fiber fill. Make your pillows look like new. have them completely renovated and new ticking. Sponosred by Simek-Ptak VFW Aux. 6895 in Tyndall, SD.


Saturday, May 30th 2015 - All Day


The Nebraska Antique Farming Association’s third tractor ride across Nebraska begins at Harrison, thirty miles from the Nebraska – Wyoming border on Saturday, May 30 and will follow the Outlaw Trail Scenic Byway, Highway 12, passing through Chadron, Gordon, Cody, Valentine, Springview, Butte, Spencer, Bristow, Lynch, Monowi, Verdel, Niobrara and Crofton. Eight days later approximately 200 antique tractors and drivers will cross the Missouri River bridge into South Dakota to take part in the Tri-State Old Iron Association Show at Yankton.

Doug Hrbek, 402-380-1482, will be leader on June 3 and 4th. The riders will arrive in Boyd County on June 3 with a break in Naper at 2:30 PM.and another break at Butte Implement at 4:15 PM. arriving at Spencer around 5:45 PM., for supper at the American Legion Hall. After spending the night in Spencer, they will head for Bristow for breakfast at 8 A. M. at the Bristow Hall the next morning.

The next stop will be in Lynch at 9:30 with an opportunity to see Old Baldy located 6 miles north of Lynch on the bluffs of the Missouri River. Tractors will be parked and on display. Plans are to leave Lynch at 10:15. The Nebraska Cattlemen’s Ball will be held four miles south of Lynch on June 5 and 6th.

A meal will be prepared and served to the tractor drivers and support crew at the Monowi Tavern at 11:00. Monowi has been featured in many news stories as being the smallest incorporated village in the United States with a public library. Elsie Eiler, owner of the Monowi Tavern is Monowi’s only resident.

Riders may sign up for the complete 400 mile trip or any segment or day they desire. Some drivers may want to participate only in the area where they live. Following is the complete schedule and dates for the ride on the route.

May 30 Harrison to Chadron
May 31 Chadron to Gordon
June 1 Gordon to Cody
June 2 Cody to Valentine
June 3 Valentine to Springview
June 4 Springview to Spencer
June 5 Spencer to Crofton
June 6 Crofton to Yankton, S. D.

The Antique Tractor Ride Across Nebraska supports Operation Comfort Warriors (OCW), which is sponsored by the American Legion. This group is dedicated to raising funds to purchase ‘comfort items’ for Disabled Veterans not supplied by the U. S. A partial list include books, DVD’s, electronic devices, sweat pants, puzzles, and many other items needed.
2. The TRAN will be providing Driver Bags with informational items to the drivers. If you are interested in having fliers advertising your area or local businesses included in the bags, please contact Doug Hrbek, 402-380-1482, to make arrangements to get the materials picked up before the ride.

For more information about TRAN, go to

Youth Step Outside Event

Saturday, May 30th 2015 - 9:00 am - 2:00 pm at Jim River Trap Range
44650 SD Hwy 50

The Game Fish and Parks and Isaak Walton League are hosting a Youth Step Outside Event May 30th from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Jim River Trap Range east of Yankton. This free event includes 3D Archery, BB Guns, Shooting Sports and a Hands on Fish Tank. All ages are welcome to attend and parents or guardians are required to be present with youth. A free lunch will be provided.

Meet and Greet

Saturday, May 30th 2015 - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm at Pump ‘N Pak
629 Stanford Street,

Heartland Humane Society (HHS) welcomes the community to meet their dogs available for adoption on Saturday, May 30th from 10am – 12pm at Pump ‘N Pak in Vermillion! Pump ‘N Pak is located at 629 Stanford Street, Vermillion, SD.

HHS will have different sizes, ages and breeds of dogs available for the general public to meet and possibly adopt. There will be a booth with information for those considering adopting or volunteering, along with other various activities, such as a free-will donation doggie wash, doggie treat bags and a merchandise table.

“This will be a great chance for everyone to meet our dogs in foster homes, but also come out and enjoy a fun gathering. We will have treat bags, merchandise and you can bathe your dog! Bring the whole family for a couple hours of fun!” says Christa Kranig, Shelter Coordinator at Heartland Humane Society.

Staff at HHS encourages anyone interested in adopting the day of the event to fill out an application prior. Applications must be reviewed and approved before adoption. You can pick up an application at the shelter or find one on the organization website (

For more information on this event, contact Heartland Humane Society at 605-664-4244 or email You can view all animals available for adoption on the shelter’s website or on

Summer Interdenominational Church Services

Sunday, May 31st 2015 - 9:00 am

Lewis & Clark Lake Ministry will be starting interdenominational church services from Memorial Day to Labor Day. They meet at Weigand, Ne. each Sun. at 9:00 A.M. and at Pierson Ranch Amphitheater, Lewis & Clark Recreational Area at 10:30 A.M.

Horse Show

Sunday, May 31st 2015 - 9:30 am

First Summer Boots and Saddle Club horse show will be Sunday, May 31st, 2015 . Starting with registration at 9:30 and show beginning at 10:00. We will have halter classes, Lead line, Pleasure, ball n barrel, ribbon race, western riding, poles and barrels. Hope to see you all there.

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