Community Calendar

Youth Horticulture ID Contest

Saturday, April 25th 2015 - 11:00 am
at Northeast Community College
E. Benjamin Ave

Test your horticulture knowledge. The Northeast Nebraska Master Gardeners will be hosting a Youth Horticulture ID Contest at their Plant Fair & Market Saturday, April 25 at the Chuck Pohlman Ag Complex, Northeast Community College, 2301 E Benjamin Ave, Norfolk. Competition begins at 11:00 AM with Awards Presented at 12:30 PM. All youth ages 8-18 years old are encouraged to participate.

Participation is free but all participants must preregister by April 17 by contacting the Nebraska Extension office in Madison County at 402-370-4040. Prizes will be given for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers in each of the age brackets. The age brackets are Junior, 8-11 years old; Intermediate, 12-14 years old; and Senior, 15-18 years old. Prizes are 1st Place – $25 cash plus $25 gift certificate at the Master Gardener Plant Booths, 2nd Place – $10 cash plus $15 gift certificate at the Master Gardener Plant Booths, and 3rd Place – $10 gift certificate at the Master Gardener Plant Booths. Contestants will be required to sight ID horticultural plants to the accepted common name. Plant list and study guides available at http://madison.unl.edu/theplantfair.

Worldwide Genocide Awareness Day

Sunday, April 26th 2015 - 12:00 pm
at Betty Strong Encounter Center
900 Larsen Park Road

Worldwide Genocide Awareness Day set for April 26 at Betty Strong Encounter Center in Sioux City, IA

Genocide isn’t an evil that only happens “over there.” Rather, genocide has occurred on almost every continent and ultimately touches every human being. How can Siouxlanders help end the suffering?

Those and other questions will be explored at “Worldwide Genocide Awareness Day” from noon to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, April 26 at the Betty Strong Encounter Center. Admission to the inter-faith event will be free.

Visitors may attend any or all opportunities for learning. Due to images and content that may be graphic, the event is appropriate for people 13 years and older.

Sioux City Mayor Bob Scott will speak at 12:45 p.m. Jesuit photojournalist and Creighton University Professor Emeritus Fr. Don Doll, S.J., will present a 30-minute program at 1 p.m. He will share his experiences of traveling the world for the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) and witnessing the plight of people fleeing genocides.

On exhibition will be more than 40 images photographed by Fr. Doll of refugees in Syria, Turkey, Lebanon, Darfur, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Congo, Uganda, Chad and Jordan, as well as landmine victims in Angola and Bosnia, and child soldiers in Uganda and Chad.

At 2 p.m., the documentary “The Last Survivor” will be shown. The award-winning film presents survivors’ stories of four different genocides and mass atrocities – The Holocaust, Rwanda, Darfur, and Congo.

Get Up and Play: Lancer Day

Sunday, April 26th 2015 - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
at Cimple Arena
W. 8th St & Summit St

The Mount Marty College athletic teams will be hosting Get Up and Play: Lancer Day. The event will be held on April 26 from 1-4 pm in Cimpl Arena. All Yankton third, fourth, and fifth grade students (public and private) are invited to participate in this free event.
Students will have the opportunity to participate in: whiffle ball, basketball, soccer, sand volleyball, or a tug-of-war.
Registrations forms are available at the elementary schools and can be turned into the school’s office. If preregistration is received the student will receive a free gift at check-in of the event.
For more information please contact Luke Loecker at luke.loecker@mtmc.edu or Lauren Orwig at lauren.orwig@mtmc.edu.

Concert to Benefit Jed O’Leary Memorial Scholarship Fund

Sunday, April 26th 2015 - 6:00 pm
at Wayne State College
1111 Main St

The Wayne State College Wildcat Big Band, Northeast Area Jazz Ensemble and Crazy Eight Brass Band will present a concert to raise money for the Jed O’Leary Memorial Scholarship Fund on Sunday, April 26 at 6 p.m. at the Majestic Theatre in downtown Wayne.

James “Jed” O’Leary graduated from Wayne State College in 1994 with a degree in Fine Arts and was an adjunct music instructor for Wayne State in addition to his job as a music teacher in Fremont.

His father, Dr. Jay O’Leary, was a professor of music at WSC for many years. O’Leary was Fine Arts division head at Wayne State College for 20 years. Dr. O’Leary and his son spent many summers devoted to Wayne State College music camp.

Jed O’Leary was killed in an automobile accident in March, and the music faculty at WSC wish to honor his memory and legacy of outstanding music education by establishing a scholarship fund in his name to benefit WSC music majors.

The concert will feature three area jazz ensembles. The WSC Wildcat Big Band, made up of WSC students and led by Dr. Josh Calkin, will present a set of classic big band charts. The Northeast Area Jazz Ensemble, directed by Kevin McLouth, is a big band from Norfolk consisting of many of the area’s best jazz musicians, including WSC music professors Dr. Karl Kolbeck, Dr. Josh Calkin, and Mrs. Kathi Angeroth. The Crazy Eight Brass Band is a modern Dixieland/Pop/Jazz/Fusion group featuring WSC music professors, students and former students.

The concert is free and open to the public with a reception to follow, and free-will donations will be taken to benefit the Jed O’Leary Memorial Scholarship Fund.

For further information, please contact Josh Calkin at (402) 375-7599 or e-mail jocalki1@wsc.edu.

MMC Concert Band Presents Spring Band Concert

Sunday, April 26th 2015 - 7:30 pm
at Mount Marty College
1105 W 8th St

The Mount Marty College Concert Band will present the Spring Concert on Sunday, April 26 at 7:30 pm in Marian Auditorium on the Mount Marty College campus. The concert is free and the public is invited. This will be the final concert for retiring Mount Marty College Band Director Dean Rettedal.

The spring concert will be a mixture of the director’s favorites over the years as well as some brand new works. Included in the program is: “Parade of the Tall Ships” – written for America’s bicentennial celebration in 1976, “Dedicatory Overture” – a Clifton Williams classic, “Selections from The Phantom of the Opera” – very emotional music written by Andrew Lloyd Webber, “Jubilation” – the Weed Brass Quartet is playing a swing tune by Lennie Niehaus, “Sky Bound” – a brand new energetic work by Todd Stalter, and more.

MMC Band Director, Dean Rettedal, would like to thank the Yankton and surrounding area people for attending and supporting the Mount Marty College band concerts for the last 33 years.

For more information on the Mount Marty College Concert Band, please visit www.mtmc.edu/arts/music/Band.aspx or contact Dean Rettedal at 605-668-1538 or drettedal@mtmc.edu.

Art Reception

Monday, April 27th 2015 - 7:00 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 20th through May 1st as part of Northwestern’s 48th annual Juried Student Art Exhibition. A public reception is scheduled for Monday, April 27th, at 7 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.

Dickinson County Center Events

Tuesday, April 28th 2015 - 9:30 am
at Dickinson County Nature Center
2279 170th St

The Dickinson County Conservation Board wants to make sure that no one can say they’re bored in April.

Join us for Hike the Wild 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 28, as well. Just meet at the Dickinson County Nature Center and then caravan to the county’s new woodland property in Milford to search for wildflowers.

Plus, the Okoboji osprey web camera is live at www.dickinsoncountynaturecenter.com. Our favorite raptors have returned.

For more information on what’s going on with the Dickinson County Conservation Board, visit www.dickinsoncountynaturecenter.com, call 712-336-6352 or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

MMC Music Presents ‘Carmina Burana’

Tuesday, April 28th 2015 - 7:00 pm
at Mount Marty College
1105 W 8th St

The Mount Marty College Music Department is proud to present Carl Orff’s ‘Carmina Burana’ on Tuesday, April 28. The concert will be held in Marian Auditorium with doors opening at 7 pm and the concert beginning at 7:30 pm. A free will donation will be taken at the door.

The concert will be conducted by Dr. Kenneth Tice, Director of Choral Activities. Jim Hovland, Technical Director, be providing lights and subtitles for the performance.

For more information on this performance, please contact Dr. Kenneth Tice at 605-668-1539 or kenneth.tice@mtmc.edu.

Wear Denim Day

Wednesday, April 29th 2015 - All Day

River City Domestic Violence Center “We Believe”,
April 29th, 2015 marks the 16th celebration of Peace Over Violence’s Denim Day. If you are not already familiar with this event, Denim Day is the annual violence prevention day sponsored by the Los Angeles-based nonprofit Peace Over Violence. Close to 10 million people across the country participated in 2014.
Denim Day especially focuses on raising awareness about abuse and violence against women and children. You may have seen the recent White House report highlighting the substantial cost of such abuse.

Participating in Denim Day provides a wonderful opportunity for River City Domestic Violence Center “We Believe” and the community of Yankton to show solidarity with survivors of abuse around the country and to encourage open discussion about how we can work in our personal and professional lives to reduce violence in our communities.

To show support of victims and survivors of Sexual Assault, let’s participate in Denim Day here in Yankton on Wednesday, April 29th.

There are many ways to show support for Denim Day:
 Wearing jeans (especially if they are not part of your normal workwear)
 Wearing a denim shirt or blazer
 Posting educational posters during the month of April.
 Making a contribution to River City Domestic Violence Center to help make services to victims of Sexual Abuse possible in our community!

King and Country Concert

Wednesday, April 29th 2015 - 6:00 pm
at Mount Marty College
1105 W 8th St

Mount Marty College is pleased to announce that on Wednesday, April 29, the Grammy-winning band For King and Country will perform in concert at 7:00 p.m. in Laddie E. Cimpl Arena, with doors opening at 6:00 p.m.

Soaring melodies, driving rhythms, theatrical instrumentation and personal themes are the heartbeat of for KING & COUNTRY’s sophomore album, RUN WILD. LIVE FREE. LOVE STRONG. The duo, comprised of Australian brothers Joel and Luke, has accomplished several notable feats on their new record. Perhaps the most remarkable is that the award-winning rock/pop duo has achieved the unexpected. The group captured two Grammy Awards on February 8, winning for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album with RUN WILD. LIVE FREE. LOVE STRONG. It also won for Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song for the group’s collaboration with Lecrae on “Messengers.”
For KING & COUNTRY also managed to surpass the bar that the brothers had set for themselves with their debut album. They raised expectations tremendously with the release of 2012’s Crave and a win for New Artist of the Year at the 2013 GMA Dove Awards, where they received six nominations. Billboard also named them as one of the New Artists to Watch for 2012 and American Songwriter called them “Australia’s answer to Coldplay.”
Tickets go on sale March 6, 2015 and can be purchased at www.itickets.com or by calling 1-800-965-9324. Ticket cost is $18 general admission (plus fees). Thanks to a generous donation by Kleinschmit Trucking of Hartington, NE get $1.00 off the ticket price by applying promo code LANCER. Promo code expires Monday, April 6.
For more information visit www.mtmc.edu/concert or email events@mtmc.edu.

For King and Country Concert

Wednesday, April 29th 2015 - 7:00 pm
at Mount Marty College
1105 W 8th St

Mount Marty College is pleased to announce that on Wednesday, April 29, the Grammy-winning band For King and Country will perform in concert at 7:00 pm in Laddie E. Cimpl Arena.

Soaring melodies, driving rhythms, theatrical instrumentation and personal themes are the heartbeat of for KING & COUNTRY’s sophomore album, RUN WILD. LIVE FREE. LOVE STRONG. The duo, comprised of Australian brothers Joel and Luke, has accomplished several notable feats on their new record. Perhaps the most remarkable is that the award-winning rock/pop duo has achieved the unexpected. The group captured two Grammy Awards on February 8, winning for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album with RUN WILD. LIVE FREE. LOVE STRONG. It also won for Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song for the group’s collaboration with Lecrae on “Messengers.”

For KING & COUNTRY also managed to surpass the bar that the brothers had set for themselves with their debut album. They raised expectations tremendously with the release of 2012’s Crave and a win for New Artist of the Year at the 2013 GMA Dove Awards, where they received six nominations. Billboard also named them as one of the New Artists to Watch for 2012 and American Songwriter called them “Australia’s answer to Coldplay.”
Ticket information and other details for the April 29 concert will be announced at a later date.

Play Auditions

Friday, May 1st 2015 - 6:00 pm
at Performing Arts Center
1601 11th Street

Prairie Repertory Theatre will be holding auditions for children for summer 2015 production of “The Sound of Music” at 6 p.m. May 1, in the Larson Concert Hall in the Performing Arts Center at South Dakota State University.

Five children (boys and girls) ages 6 to 15 are needed for the show, which performs July 8 through 12 in Brookings and July 15 and 16 and Aug. 1 and 2 in Brandon.
Auditions will consist of dancing and singing selections from “My Favorite Things” and “So Long, Farewell.” Questions may be referred to director Jim Wood via email at william.wood@sdstate.edu.

NATIONAL MUSIC MUSEUM EVENTS WINTER/SPRING 2015

Friday, May 1st 2015 - 7:00 pm
at National Music Museum
414 E. Clark St

NATIONAL MUSIC MUSEUM EVENTS
WINTER/SPRING 2015
Live music, classic movies on the big screen, and more!

May 1, NMM Live!
Tatag Gamelan
Friday, 12:05 p.m. Free admission. National Music Museum.
Once a year you have the opportunity to hear the NMM’s extraordinary Kyai Rengga Manis Everist Gamelan percussion orchestra in a performance by area group Tatag. Don’t miss it!

OPEN FUN HORSE SHOW

Saturday, May 2nd 2015 - 8:30 am
at W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds
100 N Lyon Blvd

OPEN FUN HORSE SHOW SATURDAY MAY 2 AT FAIRGROUNDS IN SIOUX FALLS

Minnehaha 4-H Horse Council Hosting “Shaggy” Show Fundraiser invites you to the 3rd Annual “Shaggy” Open Horse Show: Fundraiser for Minnehaha County 4-H Horse Program on Saturday May 2, 2015; 8:30 am
(Gates open at 7:00am—Registration to begins at 7:30 am) Rain or shine!

It will take place at W. H. Lyons Fairgrounds—Expo Building in Sioux Falls, SD

Open to all ages and disciplines.

Entry fee is $20 per horse /rider combo; with a $60 maximum for family for the day.

To raise funds for the Minnehaha County 4-H Horse Program, the Horse Council is hosting an open shaggy show “fun”draiser for all ages and disciplines. Show, timed event and fun classes offer an opportunity to brush up for the coming show season and have fun with fellow shaggy horses and riders of all ages. Join us for prizes and fun.

For More Information: Contact Shaggy Show Co-Chairs
Joy Hohn at: rjnchohn@gmail.com or Kate Learing at: 605.366.9917

Visit us on Facebook: ShaggyShowMinnehaha

PanCan Pub Crawl- Pancretic Cancer Awareness

Saturday, May 2nd 2015 - 1:45 pm - 6:30 pm
at Rounding 3rd
304 West 3rd Street

This is the 3rd Annual Pancreatic Cancer Awareness/ Fundraiser.

The PanCan Poker Run Pub Crawl is a fundraiser to help eliminate pancreatic cancer through advancement of research and to enhance the care and support of all those affected. Pancreatic Cancer is most often misdiagnosed and there is no early testing. All funds are donated to Washington University Siteman Cancer Center for research. The Center has made great strides in treating this type of cancer.

Together we can make a difference. We crawl this day in memory of those we have lost and in honor of them. Come and crawl with us to raise awareness and find a cure. We are crawling with a 6 year survivor from Yankton, Bob Willcockson, his strength and determination and support to beat this silent killer is amazing, so come and crawl with us along with Bob to help others provide ” Just one more day.”

SCHEELS Paintball Kids Klub

Thursday, May 14th 2015 - 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
at Scheels
4400 Sergeant Road

Try it before you buy it!

Learn all about paintball equipment, how to safely paintball & enjoy shooting at targets.

Event held outdoors, please dress appropriate for the weather and event.

Please meet under the tree!

Ages 4-12

Remember Our Fallen Exhibit

Saturday, May 16th 2015 - 9:30 am - 9:00 pm
at Scheels
4400 Sergeant Road

“Remembering Our fallen” was created to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Its legacy will be that these men and women will never be forgotten and that their names will be remembered and spoken of.

Golf Tournaments

Saturday, May 16th 2015 - 10:00 am
at Hawarden Golf Club
4502 Buchanan Ave.

The Hawarden Golf Club invite you to play in these Golf Tournament Fundraisers.
For more information call 712 551-4444

May 16 (Saturday) Hawarden Golf Club/Sportman’s Lanes – BOLF Tourney – 10:00 AM Shotgun Start
May 24 (Sunday) – Hawarden Golf Club – 4 Person – 8 Inch Cup – 11:00 AM Shotgun Start
June 6 (Saturday) – Hawarden Chamber Tournament – 4 Person Scramble – 1:00 PM Shotgun Start
June 13 (Saturday) – 5th Annual Hoopapalooza (Invite Only) – 10:00 AM Shotgun Start
June 26 (Friday) – Prader-Willi Syndrome Benefit – 4 Person Scramble – 1:00 PM Shotgun Start
July 11 (Saturday) – Hawarden Golf Club Match Play – 9:00 AM Shotgun (Brackets by Handicap)
July 25 (Saturday) – Hawarden Golf Club – 4 Person Par 3 – 9:00 AM Shotgun Start
July 31 (Friday) – Hawarden Golf Club – 4 Person Glow Ball Tournament – 9:00 PM Shotgun Start
August 7 (Friday) – Hawarden Regional Healthcare- 4 Person Scramble – 1:00 PM Shotgun Start
August 22 (Saturday) – Hawarden Golf Club – 4 Person – 8 Inch Cup – Sign Up for Tee Times
September 6 (Sunday) – Hawarden Golf Club – Labor Day Couples (2 Couples/Team) – Noon Shotgun Start
September 12 (Saturday) – Waddy’s Tournament – 4 Person Scramble – 10:00 AM Shotgun Start
September 19 (Saturday) – Duck’s Unlimited – 4 Person Scramble – 9:00 AM Shotgun Start

6th Annual ICS Tractor Ride

Saturday, May 23rd 2015 - All Day
at Inwood, Iowa
City Park

ICS 6th Annual Tractor Ride: Inwood Christian School will be hosting the 6th Annual ICS Tractor Ride on Saturday, May 23rd. The ride will consist of 45 plus miles of scenic back roads through Northwest Iowa and Southeast South Dakota. Breakfast before the ride in Inwood and a homemade noon meal served at Inspiration Hills are included in the entry fee. For more information and a registration form, click the ICS Tractor Ride link at www.inwoodchristian.com or  call Galen at 605-321-9459 or email galenvv@alliancecom.net. All proceeds go to benefit the Inwood Christian School. Sign up early for a reduced entry fee!

Golf Tournaments

Sunday, May 24th 2015 - 11:00 am
at Hawarden Golf Club
4502 Buchanan Ave.

The Hawarden Golf Club invite you to play in these Golf Tournament Fundraisers.
For more information call 712 551-4444

May 24 (Sunday) – Hawarden Golf Club – 4 Person – 8 Inch Cup – 11:00 AM Shotgun Start
June 6 (Saturday) – Hawarden Chamber Tournament – 4 Person Scramble – 1:00 PM Shotgun Start
June 13 (Saturday) – 5th Annual Hoopapalooza (Invite Only) – 10:00 AM Shotgun Start
June 26 (Friday) – Prader-Willi Syndrome Benefit – 4 Person Scramble – 1:00 PM Shotgun Start
July 11 (Saturday) – Hawarden Golf Club Match Play – 9:00 AM Shotgun (Brackets by Handicap)
July 25 (Saturday) – Hawarden Golf Club – 4 Person Par 3 – 9:00 AM Shotgun Start
July 31 (Friday) – Hawarden Golf Club – 4 Person Glow Ball Tournament – 9:00 PM Shotgun Start
August 7 (Friday) – Hawarden Regional Healthcare- 4 Person Scramble – 1:00 PM Shotgun Start
August 22 (Saturday) – Hawarden Golf Club – 4 Person – 8 Inch Cup – Sign Up for Tee Times
September 6 (Sunday) – Hawarden Golf Club – Labor Day Couples (2 Couples/Team) – Noon Shotgun Start
September 12 (Saturday) – Waddy’s Tournament – 4 Person Scramble – 10:00 AM Shotgun Start
September 19 (Saturday) – Duck’s Unlimited – 4 Person Scramble – 9:00 AM Shotgun Start

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