Community Calendar

Community Calendar

SCHEELS Thanksgiving Coloring Contest

Tuesday, November 11th 2014 - 12:00 am at Scheels
4400 Sergeant Road

Pick up and return coloring pages to SCHEELS Customer Service.

Prizes awarded to 1st and 2nd place finishers.

Winners will be called Monday, December 1st.

FREE for ages 12 and under.

Sidewalks Cleared

Monday, November 17th 2014 - All Day

The first snowfall of the year is a good reminder that many members of our community rely on clear sidewalks to get to and from school and work. If you have public sidewalks at your home or business please make arrangements for snow and ice removal within 24 hours after the end of a snowfall. Snow removed from driveways, sidewalks or parking lots should not be placed in the street. Contact the City of Yankton at 605-668-5251 for more information.

Laser Light Show

Wednesday, November 19th 2014 - All Day at Wayne State College
1111 Main St

The Fred G. Dale Planetarium at Wayne State College and the Student Activities Board will present laser light shows from Nov. 19 to 24 for a limited time engagement.

The Wayne State College full-dome solid state laser projection system produces all colors of the rainbow. The shows provide an intense and exciting experience for all ages. The planetarium will present 13 laser shows, including Laser Beatles, Laser Pink Floyd, Lasers Zeppelin, Winter Holiday Laser Adventures, Laser Safari, and a Black History Laser Tribute. More information about the planetarium and these shows, including the full laser show schedule, can be found at Admission is free, but the suggested donation for the laser shows is $5 per person.

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.

Blood Drive

Monday, November 24th 2014 - 12:00 pm - 5:30 pm at Hartington VFW Hall
206 E. Main St

Hartington Community Blood Drive, Monday, November 24, 2014 from 12:00 PM – 5:30 PM at VFW Hall, 206 E Main Street

Pitch Party

Monday, November 24th 2014 - 6:00 pm at Gayville Community Center
404 Washington

Annual Gayville Legion Pitch Party will be 3 evenings starting at 6pm. Playing high-low- Jack and game. Serving Oyster Stew- Beef Sandwiches. Playing Nov. 24th, 25th and 26th. Everyone Welcome.

Story Times/Toddler Times at the Yankton Community Library

Tuesday, November 25th 2014 - All Day at Yankton Community Library
515 Walnut Street

Fall story times and toddler times conclude the week of November 18 at the Yankton Community Library, 515 Walnut Street, with all programs running on a normal schedule that week. Story times are Monday at 6:30 p.m., and Wednesday and Thursday at 10:15 a.m. Toddler times are Tuesday at 10:15 a.m. or 5:30 p.m.

The winter/spring sessions of story times and toddler times resume January 5, 2015. Registration sheets are now available.

Story time is for three, four, and five year-olds and includes books, rhymes and finger plays, music and movement, and a craft. Sessions are held on Monday evenings at 6:30 and Wednesday and Thursday mornings at 10:15.

Toddler Time is on Tuesdays at 10:15 a.m. or 5:30 p.m. It is designed for one, two, and three year-olds and their parents and caregivers. Sessions includes short books and lots of music and movement. Siblings of all ages are welcome.

New participants can register by stopping at the library, calling 668-5276, or by e-mailing Youth Services Librarian Joyce Moore at

Blood Drive

Tuesday, November 25th 2014 - 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital–Benedictine Center
501 Summit

Yankton Community Blood Drive, Tuesday, November 25, 2014 from 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital–Benedictine Center, 501 Summit.

Turkey Trot

Wednesday, November 26th 2014 - 1:00 pm at Dickinson County Nature Center
2279 170th St

Trot on over to the Dickinson County Nature Center and gobble up some knowledge during the Turkey Trot hike 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26.

Dickinson County Conservation Board naturalists Karess Knudtson and Charles Vigdal will lead young and old alike through Kenue Park in Okoboji to learn all about turkeys as Thanksgiving approaches.

This will be the third year for the Turkey Trot, but this year’s event will be new and exciting. Hikers will stop at various stations throughout Kenue Park to learn all about turkeys, from characteristics of the animal to seeing a model turkey nest to searching for a live turkey with calls. The event will end at the Dickinson County Nature Center with a craft and snack.

The Turkey Trot is a continuation of a series started this summer titled Hike the Wild.

The next will be the Winter Solstice Hike 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 23, and more hikes will be held 10 a.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month January-October as well as the fourth Wednesday of the month in November and December — Jan. 27, Feb. 24, March 24, April 28, May 26, June 23, July 28, Aug. 25, Sept. 22, Oct. 27, Nov. 25 and Dec. 23.

For more information on the Turkey Trot or other Hike the Wild events, contact the Dickinson County Nature Center at 712-336-6352 or visit

19th annual Yankton Community Holiday Feast

Wednesday, November 26th 2014 - 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm at Calvary Baptist Church
2407 Broadway Ave

19th annual Yankton Community Holiday Feast (A Free Holiday Meal to the public) will be on Nov. 26th from 4:30pm-7pm at Calvary Baptist Church.  Everyone is welcome to attend the Feast.

They are in need of help to make the Holiday Feast a success.  Please consider volunteering or donating.  Contact Donna Madson to help at 605-760-3170.  The need donations of Turkey and dressing, pies, workers or cash donations.

Meal delivery only for shut-ins.  Please call 605-760-3170 by 5pm on Friday Nov. 21st to get delivery.

Library Closed

Thursday, November 27th 2014 - All Day at Yankton Library
515 Walnut

The Yankton Community Library, 515 Walnut, will close on Wednesday, November 26, at
5:00 p.m., for the Thanksgiving holiday and reopen on Saturday, November 29, at 9:00 a.m., with regular weekend hours.

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