Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Blood Dirve

Friday, August 29th 2014 - 11:00 am - 6:00 pm at Yankton Mall
2101 Broadway St #5

Did you know one pint of donated blood can help save the lives of three hospital patients?  LifeServe Blood Center, 104.1 The Wolf and Dairy Queen are teaming up to save lives by hosting a Pint for a Pint Blood Drive!  LifeServe Blood Center relies on generous, volunteer blood donors to roll up their sleeves every day to ensure the right blood product, is available for the right patient, the moment they need it.

Join us Friday, August 29, 2014, from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. at the Yankton Mall located at 2101 Broadway Street.  No appointments are necessary and all donors will receive a FREE t-shirt, a coupon for a pint of ice cream from Dairy Queen, plus, donors can register to win a pair of tickets to see Uncle Kracker at the Hard Rock Casino in Sioux City!

Blood donations are important year round, but critical in the summer months as donations tend to decrease. In less than one hour, blood donors can make a difference in three hospital patients’ lives by making a blood donation with LifeServe Blood Center!  Life is sweeter when you give blood – join us on August 29, 2014!

Eligible donors must be at least 16 years old (16 and 17 year-old donors must have a signed parental consent form) and must weigh at least 120 pounds.  Donors should be in good general health and should eat a good meal prior to donating.  For more information about donor eligibility, visit or call 800-287-4903.

Blood Drive

Friday, August 29th 2014 - 2:30 pm - 6:30 pm at Cedar Security Insurance
414 S. james Ave

Wynot Community Blood Drive, Friday, August 29, 2014 from 2:30 PM – 6:30 PM at Cedar Security Insurance, 414 St. James Avenue.

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Wagner Labor Day Celebration

Saturday, August 30th 2014 - All Day

You are invited to the Labor Day Celebration in Wagner, SD on Aug. 30th, 31st and Sept. 1st.

~Road Race
~Kid’s Parade
~Poker Run
~Kids Pedal Tractor Pull
~Queen Contest
~Figure 8 Races
~Show & Shine
~114th Labor Day Parade

Plus so many more fun events

Get all the event details on their website

The Great Dakota Wine Fest

Saturday, August 30th 2014 - 10:00 am at Valiant Vineyards
1500 W. Main


Wine tasting by Valiant Vineyards, Stone Faces and Birdsong Vineyards.   Cooking with wine demonstrations. Sangria demonstrations. Door prizes. Amateur wine making competition. Arts & craft vendors. Grape stomp. Winery Tours.

Live music by T Wilson King, Kayla Thompson, Morgan Appely, and The Great Otis.

Iron Warrior Poker Run

Saturday, August 30th 2014 - 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm at Happy Hourz
311 Douglas Ave

Iron Warrior Poker Run will be on Aug. 30th in Yankton.  Registration starts at 12:00 at Happy Hourz Entry Fee $15 With Cash Payouts!  This is a fundraiser for Eisen Kemp Rueter
1st Payout $100 2nd Payout $50

160 Mile Route: 1.) Happy hours 2.) The Dock- Springfield, SD 3.) Pour Corner Bar- Tyndall, SD 4.) Fort Randall Casino- Wagner, SD 5.) Gibby’s Corner Bar- Tyndall, SD 6.) Back to Happy hours- Yankton.


Eisen Kemp Rueter was born on April 21st, 2014,with a complex heart condition which will require at least three open heart surgeries in the first year of his life

Eisen is the son of Kyle Rueter from Dewitt, IA and Amanda (Perk) Rueter fro, Yankton, SD.  they currently reside in Good thunder, MN with their four children.

Can’t make it?  Donations can be sent to: Dorothy Perk 804 E. 15th St. Yankton, SD.


Interdenominational Church Services

Sunday, August 31st 2014 - 9:00 am - 10:45 am

Lewis & Clark Ministry will be starting interdenominational church services from Memorial Day to Labor Day.  Church will meet at Weigand, NE each Sunday at 9am and at Pierson Ranch Amphitheater, Lewis & Clark Recreational Area at 10:30am

Pancake & Sausage Breakfast

Sunday, August 31st 2014 - 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

You are invited to Holy Family Parish Pancake and Sausage Breakfast on Aug. 31st from 9am-1pm at the Bow Valley Dancehall in Bow Valley, NE.  Bake Sale and games for all as well.

Lifetree Cafe-Simplifying your life

Sunday, August 31st 2014 - 10:00 am - 11:00 am at West Des Moines United Methodist Church
720 Grand Avenue


Simplifying your life will be explored at Lifetree Cafe, 10 a.m., Sunday, August 31, and at 7 p.m., Thursday, September 4, at the West Des Moines United Methodist Church, 720 Grand Avenue, West Des Moines, Iowa.

The event, titled “Simplify Your Life,” offers participants practical help to reduce clutter, complication and chaos in everyday life, noted Craig Cable, Lifetree representative. As part of that event, Hollywood director Tom Shadyac, best known for Ace Ventura, The Nutty Professor, Patch Adams, Bruce Almighty and I Am, will discuss how he simplified his life in a filmed interview. “Shadyac sold his Hollywood mansion and moved into a trailer park,” noted Cable. “He’ll share his journey and offer practical help in taking the next step toward living a more sane, happier, less cluttered life.”

Admission to the 60-minute events are free. Snacks and beverages are available.

To get to the West Des Moines United Methodist Church, located in the western part of the Des Moines, Iowa, area, take Interstate-235 to the 73rd Street/8th Street exit (Exit 3). Go south on 8th Street to Grand Avenue. The West Des Moines United Methodist Church is on the southeast corner of 8th and Grand Avenue. Parking is available behind the church building.

Lifetree Café is a place where people gather for conversation on life and faith in a casual coffeehouse-type setting. For questions about Lifetree may be directed to Paige Chapman at 515-279-0826 or More information is available at



Library Closed for Holiday

Monday, September 1st 2014 - All Day at Yankton Library
515 Walnut

The Yankton Community Library, 515 Walnut, will be closed on Monday, September 1, for Labor Day.  Beginning on Tuesday, September 2, fall/winter hours will be in effect, with the following being the library’s hours of operation:

Monday through Thursday:  9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Friday and Saturday:  9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday:  1 p.m. to 5 p.m.


For further information, please call the library at 605-668-5276.

Farmers Market

Wednesday, September 3rd 2014 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm at Open Lot
702 E. Park Ave

The Northeast Nebraska Resource Conservation & Development (RC&D) Council will be bringing a Farmers Market to town beginning June 11th. Their vacant lot located at 702 E. Park Ave., east Highway 20, Plainview will be the site for the market. This particular location offers great highway access, is a highly visible spot and provides a shady area where the vendors can set up their booths.

Jim and Pearl Laycock, local entrepreneurs and vegetable growers, will be the market managers. They are well-versed in the operation of a farmers market and have participated in the Pierce market for a number of years.

The market will run through the growing season which should end approximately September 30th. Hours of operation will be Wednesdays from 9 a.m. until noon. Those interested in becoming vendors or who would like more information may contact the Laycocks at 402-582-3334, or the RC&D office at 402-582-4866 or via email

The local foods movement is important to the RC&D because the rural area being served is highly dependent on agriculture. It is widely accepted that locally grown food and fresh, whole foods are best for health and are the best value in purchasing food.

This project will hopefully grow new farmers’ market vendors and increase local food access for area citizens. Anything that can be done to encourage citizens to take advantage of purchasing and eating the food grown right in their own locale is a plus – not only for them, but for those growing it.

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