Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Blood Drive

Monday, April 21st 2014 - 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm at Coleridge Community Center
111 S. Main St.

Coleridge  Community Blood Drive, Monday, April 21, 2014 from 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM at
Coleridge Community Center, 111 S. Main St

Bingo Night

Monday, April 21st 2014 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Moose Lodge
310 Walnut

The Women of the Moose are sponsoring Monday Night Bingo.  It will be every Monday thru Aug. 15th.  It will be at the Moose Lodge in Yankton, SD from 7pm-9pm.

OUTLAW TRAIL SCENIC BYWAY ANNUAL MEETING

Tuesday, April 22nd 2014 - 10:00 am - 11:00 am

The OUTLAW TRAIL SCENIC BYWAY ANNUAL MEETING will be held on Tuesday, April 22, at the Lynch Niobrara Valley Retreat Center at 10 AM. D. R. Haskins, author of ‘The Hills of Mars’ and a continuing saga of the pioneer settlement of Mars in Northern Antelope County in Nebraska, will be the afternoon speaker.

Blood Drive

Tuesday, April 22nd 2014 - 12:00 pm - 6:30 pm at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital–Benedictine Center
501 Summit

Yankton Community Blood Drive, Tuesday, April 22, 2014      from 12:00 PM – 6:30 PM at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital–Benedictine      Center, 501 Summit.

Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble Concert

Tuesday, April 22nd 2014 - 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm at Wayne State College
1111 Main St

The Wayne State College Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble will be presenting an eclectic concert of band music on Tuesday, April 22 at 7:30 p.m. in Ramsey Theater.

The Symphonic Band, under the direction of Josh Calkin, will open the program with works by classic composers such as Holsinger, Grundman and Sousa.

The Wind Ensemble, under the direction of David Bohnert, will present the second part of the program with works by Offenbach, Ticheli, Shapiro, Yagisawa and Goldman.

The event is sure to be an entertaining night of quality band literature. The concert is free and open to the public.

 

For more information, please contact Bohnert at dabohne1@wsc.edu or Calkin at jocalki1@wsc.edu.

Writers Workshop

Wednesday, April 23rd 2014 - All Day at Wayne State College
1111 Main St

Wayne State College will host a writers workshop on campus at Gardner Auditorium on April 23.

The program, which is free and open to the public, will feature five accomplished writers who will discuss the process of writing, each for a different genre including fiction, poetry, children’s books, contemporary non-fiction and history.

Authors include:

- 9 a.m. – Pamela Everett, assistant professor of criminal justice at Wayne State College. Everett has published extensively as a freelance writer and contributes columns on a regular basis to the Omaha World-Herald.

- 10:30 a.m. – Twyla Hansen, Nebraska State Poet for the term 2013-2018. Her newest book, Dirt Songs: A Plains Duet (with Linda M. Hasselstrom), won a 2012 Nebraska Book Award and was finalist for the 2012 Willa Literary Award and the 2012 High Plains Book Award. She has five previous poetry books, including Potato Soup, a 2004 Nebraska Book Award winner.

- 1 p.m. – Jonis Agee was born in Omaha and grew up in Nebraska and Missouri, places where many of her stories and novels are set. She was educated at University of Iowa (BA) and State University of New York at Binghamton (MA, PhD). She is Adele Hall Professor of English at University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where she teaches creative writing and 20th century fiction. She is the author of 12 books including five novels.

- 2:30 p.m. – Julia Cook owns a masters degree in elementary school counseling from Wayne State College and is an award-winning author of children’s books and a nationally recognized parenting expert. She has written 57 children’s books with more than a million books in print. She has also published extensively in national magazines and has delivered hundreds of programs in schools across the country.

- 7 p.m. – Alan Taylor is a professor of history at the University of California at Davis. He will assume the Thomas Jefferson Chair in American History at the University of Virginia in August. He has written seven books and won numerous prizes. He won the Pulitzer Prize, the Bancroft Prize and the Albert J. Beveridge Award for William Cooper’s Town: Power and Persuasion on the Frontier of the Early Republic (1995).

Writer biographies can be found at:

www.wsc.edu/writersworkshop.

For more information, please contact Dr. Tammy Evetovich, Interim Dean of Natural and Social Sciences, at 402-375-7030.

Book Launch Event

Wednesday, April 23rd 2014 - 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm at Northwestern College
101 7th St. SW

A new book about the history of Orange City, part of the Images of America series by Arcadia Publishing, will be on sale during a book launch event at Northwestern College Wednesday, April 23rd.

The book’s authors will sign copies during a Dutch-themed party, scheduled for 2 to 3:30 p-m in the Vogel Community Room of the college’s DeWitt Learning Commons. All proceeds from sales during the book launch will go to Northwestern’s DeWitt Library. The 128-page paperback containing approximately 240 photos may also be pre-ordered through Amazon.com and will be available after its April 14th release at a variety of local retailers.

Art Reception

Wednesday, April 23rd 2014 - 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Northwestern College
101 7th St. SW

Artwork by Northwestern College students will be on display in the college’s Te Paske Gallery April 23rd through May 2nd as part of Northwestern’s 47th annual Juried Student Art Exhibition. A public reception is scheduled for Wednesday, April 23rd, from 7 to 8 p-m.

The Te Paske Gallery is located in Northwestern’s Korver Visual Arts Center along Highway 10 in Orange City. Gallery hours are 8 a-m to midnight Monday through Saturday and 1 p-m to midnight Sunday.

Brass, Woodwind and Percussion Ensembles

Wednesday, April 23rd 2014 - 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm at Wayne State College
1111 Main St

The Wayne State College Department of Music will host the Brass, Woodwind and Percussion Ensembles in a collaborative concert performance on Wednesday, April 23 at 7:30 p.m. in Ramsey Theatre.

Two Brass Ensembles will be featured: the WSC Tuba-Euphonium Quartet and the WSC Low Brass Choir. Both ensembles will perform transcriptions along with works written for low brass ensembles.

The Percussion Ensemble will present two selections performed by the WSC Class in Percussion students, with the remaining selections performed by the WSC Percussion Ensemble. Sixth grade band and percussion students from Wayne Community Schools will also be guest performers with each percussion group at the event.

The concert is free and open to the public.

For more information, please contact Josh Calkin, brass director, at jocalki1@wsc.edu; Dr. Karl Kolbeck, woodwind director, at kakolbe1@wsc.edu; or Brad Weber, percussion director, at brweber1@wsc.edu.

USD Play

Thursday, April 24th 2014 - All Day at USD
414 E Clark St

Two epic musicals, a farcical comedy and a critically-acclaimed drama highlight the University of South Dakota Department of Theatre’s 2013-14 season.

The curtain closes on this season with “Pippin,” music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz based on the book by Roger O. Hirson. Earlier this year, the Broadway revival of this modern musical received Tony Awards for Best Musical and several other categories. Pippin, the eldest son of King Charlemagne, sets out to make his life special by dabbling in women, war and politics in his quest for true love. The broad comedy, featuring bawdy characters in often dark circumstances, performs at 7:30 p.m., April 24 through April 26 and again on April 28 with a 2 p.m. show slated for April 27.

USD Theatre performances are in the Wayne S. Knutson Theatre, which is located in the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts. Ticket prices for each performance are $15 for adults, $12 for senior citizens (62 and older), $10 for youths (K-12) and non-USD students, and $5 for USD students with a valid ID. Tickets are available at the University Theatre Web site at www.usd.edu/cfa/Theatre or by calling (605) 677-5400. 

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