Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Blood Drive

Thursday, April 24th 2014 - 3:30 pm - 7:00 pm at Ponca Community Hall
119 W. 3rd St.

Ponca Community Blood Drive, Thursday, April 24, 2014 from 3:30 PM – 7:00 PM at Ponca
Community Hall, 119 W 3rd.

Teacher Appreciation Social

Thursday, April 24th 2014 - 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm at Mount Marty College
1105 W 8th St

The teacher education department at Mount Marty College will hold its annual Teacher Appreciation Social on Thursday, April 24 in the Roncalli Welcome Center on the Yankton campus from 4:15 to 5:30 p.m. A variety of hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served.

This event is a way of extending a heartfelt thank you to the Yankton area teachers and administrators who have done so much for the MMC teacher education program and the College over the years. The success of the program and the students can be largely attributed to those efforts.

For questions, or to RSVP, please contact Dr. Nick Shudak at or call 605-668-1506.

Cuba Presentation

Thursday, April 24th 2014 - 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm at Yankton Community Library
515 Walnut Street

David and Janet Jensen recently returned to Yankton from a Road Scholar tour, formerly Elder Hostel, that took them on an eight-day journey into Cuba.  While there, they spent time in Havana and Cienfuegos, taking side trips to the Bay of Pigs, Ernest Hemmingway’s home, the St. Lazaro Leper Hospital, and the 500-year-old city of Trinidad.

David has created a PowerPoint of their travels and will share his presentation with the public on Thursday, April 24, beginning at 6:30 p.m., at the Yankton Community Library, 515 Walnut Street.

Jensen has enjoyed photography for over forty years.  After receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of South Dakota, he earned his Masters in Photojournalism from Syracuse University.  He has always enjoyed traveling and learning about other cultures. His work took him to Europe, South America and Asia, as well as much of the United States.   Jensen has exhibited his photographs in Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C., and South Dakota.

For further information on the Cuba presentation, contact the library at 668-5276.

Parent Support Team

Thursday, April 24th 2014 - 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm at Family Education and Counseling Center
1700 Burleigh

“The Dramatic Tuba” Recital

Thursday, April 24th 2014 - 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm at Wayne State College
1111 Main St

Josh Calkin, instructor of low brass and assistant director of bands at Wayne State College, will perform his tuba recital on Thursday, April 24 at 7:30 p.m. in Ley Theatre.

Calkin’s recital, “The Dramatic Tuba,” will feature works of a programmatic nature by York, McMillan, Anderson and Meador.

The concert is free and open to the public.

For more information, please contact Calkin at


22nd annual Plant Fair and Creative Wares

Friday, April 25th 2014 - All Day at Northeast Community College, Chuck Pohlman Ag Complex
2301 E. Benjamin Ave

Spring is here which means the 22nd annual Plant Fair and Creative Wares has arrived! This fun and educational event is Saturday, April 26, 9 am to 3 pm with early plant sales Friday, April 25 from 6 – 8 pm. The event is held at a NEW, larger facility this year! It will be at the Northeast Community College, Chuck Pohlman Ag Complex, 2301 E. Benjamin Ave, Norfolk.

Creative Wares has been added to the name as more great vendors have been asked to set up and offer their products for sale. Nearly 30 vendors have registered to attend. In addition to nursery and garden décor supplies other items available will be jewelry, kitchen tools, skin care, crafts, quilts, collectables, candles, toys, home décor, and gourmet food.

The Master Gardener plant booth will have plants provided by Bluebird Nursery Inc of Clarkson NE and Eaton Greenhouse Inc of Wakefield NE. Master Gardeners will be available to answer questions and help attendees with their selections.

Experts in their field have been asked to talk on various topics. Saturday’s educational speakers and times are Perennials: Getting Started by Rod Ackerman of Bluebird Nursery at 9:30 am; Trees of Our Nebraska Lives: The Myth, The Agony, The Rewards by Pam Bergstrom, LENRD Forester at 11:00 am; and Emerging Landscape Insect Issues by Wayne Ohnesorg, UNL Extension Educator at 1:00 pm.   There will be ongoing demonstrations by Red Road Herbs on Your Path to Health and Harmony and four Master Gardener Talk-Abouts on Herbs, Iris, Repurposing Containers, and Using Scarves while Gardening.  Come and learn from the experts and peruse the numerous vendor booths.  A Gardener’s Café will be available to eat and sit while enjoying the surroundings.

FREE admission, children’s activities, educational sessions, numerous vendor booths, and hourly door prizes make this a must attend event.  Plenty of parking is available at the paved parking lot south of the complex.

The Plant Fair is coordinated by the Northeast Nebraska Master Gardeners with proceeds in part to support Horticulture Scholarships to Northeast Community College and Educational Speakers.  Perennial Partner sponsors include University of Nebraska—Lincoln Extension, Northeast Community College, Bluebird Nursery Inc, Eaton Greenhouse Inc, WJAG, LiteRock, and 106 Kix Country. Flower Friends sponsors are Bonnie’s Country Apron, Diane’s Greenhouse, Homemade Creations by Michelle, HyVee Food Store, J&H/Johansen Greenhouse, Loess Hills Lavender Farm, Mary & Martha – Ruth Bloedorn, Papio Valley Nursery Inc, Red Road Herbs, Robin Jones – Coldwell Banker/Dover Realtor, and Scentsy – Carla Rahn.

For more information, please call the UNL Extension office in Madison County at 402-370-4040 or in Wayne County at 402-375-3310. Visit


Bargin Buyway

Friday, April 25th 2014 - All Day

Bargain Buyway, the Ultimate Road Trip, is coming to northeast Nebraska on April 25th, 26th and 27th. We have 31 towns along the 250 mile loop. They are Royal, Orchard, Page, Inman, O’Neill, Emmet, Atkinson, Butte, Spencer, Bristow, Lynch, Monowi, Verdel, Niobrara, Verdigre, Winnetoon, Brunswick, Plainview, Neligh, Clearwater, Stuart, Bassett, Creighton, Ewing, LongPine, Ainsworth, Springview, Burton, Mills, Naper and Newport.

Bargain Buyway is an opportunity to entice people and tourists to our area for a weekend of treasure hunting and sightseeing. Vendors and Businesses in each town will be having specialty products: rummage sales, antiques, old machinery, tools, equipment and food fairs—new, used, cherished and abused! We are encouraging everyone along the route—even in the rural areas—to clean out their closets, the garages, even the shelter belts and sell it! It basically comes down to if you have something to sell or a service to offer, to sell along the Bargain Buyway! Books, craft items, woodworking, rugs, quilts, scrapbooking, food, food items, cars, parts, machinery, anything you want! And we not only have beautiful country—we have very talented people!

It is so important for our small communities to promote themselves. We have so much to offer, but not many ways to get people to our area.

For more information, you can contact Paul & Denise Fisher at 402-583-0092 or Gary & Diane Ober at 402-893-2880.

Chamber Orchestra and Women’s Choir

Friday, April 25th 2014 - 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm at Christ Chapel
101 7th St. SW

Northwestern College’s Chamber Orchestra and Women’s Choir will present a concert Friday, April 25th, at 7:30 p-m in Christ Chapel. The event is free and open to the public.

The Women’s Choir will sing pieces based off of texts traditionally performed during Holy Week. The Chamber Orchestra will present a variety of music, including works by Rossini, Ravel and Sibelius.

Spring Scramble golf tournament

Saturday, April 26th 2014 - 12:00 am at Fox Run Golf Course
600 W. 27th St.

Sport Management students at the University of South Dakota will be conducting the 3rd annual Spring Scramble golf tournament at the Fox Run Golf Course in Yankton, South Dakota on Saturday April 26th. Proceeds will benefit the Sport Management Alliance, a student campus organization as well as the June E Nylen Cancer Center. Registration will begin at 11:00am with a putting challenge at 11:30am. A shotgun start at 1:00pm and dinner to follow. Entry fee is $240 per foursome ($60) per person; If you have any other questions or would like to register please contact Brad Halverson, the event coordinator at 712-301-6502 or by email at We hope to see you there!**

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Bargin Buyway…The Ultimate Road Trip April 25th, 26th & 27th 2014