Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Preview Days

Friday, October 3rd 2014 - All Day

Northwestern College will host nine Preview Days this school year to provide high school students with an introduction to the college.  Preview Days are open to juniors and seniors and their parents, and are an excellent first step for students beginning their college search.  The events will be held on October 3rd, October 10th, October 17th, October 31st, November 10th, November 21st, December 5th, March 13th and April 24th.

The Preview Day on October 31st will be a Departmental Showcase at which students can experience a more in-depth visit with a particular academic department of their choosing.

For more information, contact Laura De Boer in the admissions office by calling 800-747-4757 or via email at visit-at-n-w-c-iowa-dot-e-d-u.

State Assembly of Christian Women United

Friday, October 3rd 2014 - All Day at First United Methodist Church
207 W 11th St

State Assembly of Christian Women United will meet Friday and Saturday at First United Methodist Church, 11th and Capitol.

Friday’s activities include registration, a tour of the Mead building at 3:00, and the Yankton area’s Human Rights Award. People will begin gathering for the potluck dinner at 5:30 and the program will start at 6:00. A member of the community will be awarded the Human Rights Award. The community is invited to learn who the recipient is.

Saturday’s events include registration from 8 – 9, followed by a hand-on artist, a silent auction, child wellness speaker, installation of officers for the year ahead, a luncheon. It will end around 2:30.


Register at the door for Saturday’s State Assembly. The cost is $15 to cover the luncheon. To learn more call 665-5040

Vermillion High School Double-Feature Theatre

Friday, October 3rd 2014 - All Day at Vermillion High School
1001 E Main St

Vermillion High School students will be presenting a short thriller and a haunting, full-length, ghost story October 3rd, 4th, and 5th at the VHS Performing Arts Center. For starters, audiences will be treated to a suspenseful 10 minute play, “The Birthday Knife” by Jerome Parisse. Continuing with the evening’s creepy theme, the featured production, Dorothy Macardle’s classic ghost story The Uninvited by Tim Kelly, will deliver October chills with its spooky tale of the house at Cliff End.

Show times are: 10:00 p.m. on Friday, October 3rd; 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 4th; and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday October 5th.  Tickets will be available at the door. The cost is $5 for adults, $3 for students and senior citizens, and admission is free to those with a Vermillion School District activity card.

lions pancake days

Lions Pancake Days

Friday, October 3rd 2014 - 7:00 am - 7:00 pm at Shine Temple
820 Nebraska St

Sioux City Lion’s Club Pancake Days will be on Oct. 3rd from 5pm-7pm and on Oct. 4th from 7am-noon.  It will be at the Shine Temple in Sioux City.  $6.00 per person.  Kids 2 and under free.  Serving pancakes, sausage and eggs along with coffee, juice and milk.

Brown Bag Lunch Program

Friday, October 3rd 2014 - 12:00 pm at The Dakota Territorial Museum
610 Summit St

The Dakota Territorial Museum will be welcoming author and historian Robert Kolbe at their monthly Brown Bag Lunch from Noon-1:00 pm on Friday, Oct. 3, in the museum conference room (across the street from Avera Sacred Heart Hospital).

Winters were hard for residents of Dakota Territory, and the winter of 1881 was the hardest. Through pictures and stories, Kolbe will be speaking about the Flood of 1881 and its affects on the people and land.

This month’s Brown Bag kicks off a partnership with Avera Sacred Heart Nursing Home and Majestic Bluffs, which will include two more collaborations over the next 12 months in addition to the October Brown Bag. Kolbe’s presentation will be repeated at 3pm at the Gathering Place.

The museum’s monthly Brown Bag lunches are the first Friday of each month and are open to the public. There is no charge, but a free will donation is accepted.

Northern Nebraska SYC fall deer hunt kick-off banquet

Friday, October 3rd 2014 - 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm at Rock County High School
506 E Hwy 20

Northern Nebraska SYC is having their Fall Deer Hunt Kick-Off Banquet Friday, October 3, 2014 at 6:30pm at the Rock County High School Multipurpose Room in Bassett, Nebraska.

The guest Speaker will be R.P. Smith, the cowboy poet. For more information call 402-832-5979.

SYC (Special Youth Challenge): Providing opportunities for special needs youth to participate in God’s Great Outdoors.

Art Portraits Display with Reception

Friday, October 3rd 2014 - 7:00 pm at Te Paske Gallery
Highway 10

A series of portraits by Phil Scorza, assistant professor of art and design at Northwestern College, will be on display in the college’s Te Paske Gallery September 29th through October 24th. A public reception is scheduled for Friday, October 3rd, at 7 p-m.

Entitled “selfie,” the exhibit features people’s portraits taken by Scorza after he talked with them about their relationships with the church and with God. The photos are Scroza’s interpretation of their answers and the conversations that followed—a visual representation, or selfie, of the inward self-reflection shared by each person.

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.

Broken Toe Run/Walk

Saturday, October 4th 2014 - 8:30 am at Stone State Park
5001 Talbot Road

8:30-9:30AM – Registration/Check-in at Stone Park Pammel Valley Picnic Area

10:00AM – Race/Walk Starts
11:15AM – Awards Ceremony and Refreshments
$30 for the run
$20 for the walk
Register online at www.getmeregistered.
Packet pickup: Friday October 3rd, 10AM-4PM at SCHEELS.

October Kids Workshop

Saturday, October 4th 2014 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm at The Home Depot #2114
415 Cunningham Drive

We will be hosting a FREE Kids Workshop related to fire safety month on October 4th, 2014 from 9am to noon.  We will be providing kids with EMS Truck kits that they can build, paint and take home.  Along with the workshop we will also have the Sioux City Fire Department, Sioux City Police Department, Iowa National Guard, Red Cross, Mercy medical helicopter and more all here for the kids to interact with.  The Iowa National Guard is bringing their rock wall, waivers must be signed to use.  There will be games, prizes and a bounce house as well.  We will also be cooking free hotdogs for the kids during the event as well.

We ask that any kids interested pre-register for the event with name of parent and child, phone number, city, and if the child has a Kids Workshop Apron (we provide these for free!) by calling the store at 712-255-5310 or email Corey at so we know how many to expect.

Please note this is an assembly project for the whole family, kids working on these kits will be hammering/gluing/painting these kits.  No cutting required.  Children may need adult assistance to complete project.  We host workshops every first Saturday of the Month.  This particular workshop will be outside, weather permitting, so please dress appropriately.

Train Show and Swap Meet

Saturday, October 4th 2014 - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm at 4-H Fairgrounds
901 Whiting Drive

12th annual Train Show and Swap Meet will be on Oct. 4th & 5th at the 4-H grounds in Yankton.  Oct. 4th from 10am-5pm and Oct. 5th from 10am-3pm.  Adults are $4.00 with kids 5-12 years old $1.00 and under 5 are free with adult admission.  Lunch available on site.  Numerous model railroad dealers on site, Z scale doll house train layout, HO scale Modular layout, Lionel train layout plus so much more.

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