Community Calendar

Boy Scout Spaghetti Feed

Tuesday, April 21st 2015 - 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
at Trinity Lutheran Church
403 Broadway

You are invited to the Boy Scout Spaghetti Feed on April 21st. The annual Boy Scout Troop 102 “All you can eat” Spaghetti Feed will be on April 21st serving from 5:30pm until 7pm. The event will be at Trinity Lutheran Church in Yankton. Tickets are available from any Troop 102 Scout or at the door. Tickets are $5.00. Under 5 are free. For more information call 605-665-4392

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Spaghetti Feed

Tuesday, April 21st 2015 - 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
at Trinity Lutheran Church
403 Broadway

You are invited to the Yankton Boy Scout Troop 102’s annual All You Can Eat Spaghetti Feed on April 21st. Serving from 5:30-7pm at Trinity Lutheran Church in Yankton. Adults and youth $5.00 under 5 are free

Dickinson County Center Events

Wednesday, April 22nd 2015 - 4:00 pm
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.

Register for environmental education coordinator Karess Knudtson’s Soil Painting class 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, to learn about soil and how it can be turned into art.

Then 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.

Star Party

Wednesday, April 22nd 2015 - 5:30 pm
at Ike’s Lake
574th Ave

Wayne State College will host the Wayne State College Star Party at Ike’s Lake just north of Wayne on April 22 from 5:30 to 10 p.m.

Directions for Ike’s Lake: please take Hwy 15 north, turn left on 860th Rd, turn right on 574th Ave., and in 0.3 miles turn right into Ike’s Lake – look for the white fish sign.

This star party is a service-learning project for the Honors Astronomy class. The early evening will include kinesthetic astronomy, a solar system walk, and a viewing of “Cosmic Voyage.” When the Sun goes down, the telescopes will come out. Look in the sky for Venus, Mars, Jupiter, a crescent moon, the Andromeda galaxy, the Hercules cluster and the Dumbbell nebula. Honors students will show visitors where the center of the galaxy is located.

Tours of the constellations will be given. Anyone with a telescope or binoculars are encouraged to bring them. Other suggested items to bring: coats, blankets and outdoor chairs. Refreshments will be provided, but feel free to bring your own.

More information can be found at www.wsc.ed/planetarium, and any questions and/or comments should be directed to Dr. Todd Young (402-375-7471; toyoung1@wsc.edu).

Wellness Fair

Thursday, April 23rd 2015 - 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
at Wayne State College
1111 Main St

The Wayne State College Service Learning and the SHAPE Club are presenting a Wellness Fair for the public on April 23 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The PED 310 Professional Leadership and Development class, partnering with Service Learning and WSC SHAPE Club, will be hosting the 2015 Wellness Fair.

This year’s theme is “Live well. Eat well. Be well.” The focus of the fair is the various dimensions of wellness that we all encounter every day.

Anyone interested in setting up a booth for the fair, or for more information, please contact Paul McCawley of Wayne State College at (402)-375-7110 or e-mail pamccaw1@wsc.edu.

Noon Forums

Thursday, April 23rd 2015 - 12:00 pm
at Mount Marty College
1105 W 8th St

The Noon Forums at Mount Marty have recently been set. Each Thursday on the Yankton campus presenters give a talk on a variety of topics. The events are held over the lunch hour in the South Dining Room of Roncalli and are free and open to the public. Brown bag lunches are welcomed and visitors are also welcome to purchase food in the cafeteria.
Spring 2015 Schedule:
• Apr 23 Sr. Cynthia Binder, Dr. Rich Lofthus, Dr. James Sullivan and MMC Students, “Europe Trip: WWII and the Liberation of France”

NATIONAL MUSIC MUSEUM EVENTS WINTER/SPRING 2015

Thursday, April 23rd 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!

April 23, NMM at the movies!
The Music Man
Thursday, 7:00 p.m. General admission, $5.00. Seniors, youth admission, $3.00. Free to USD students with ID and to NMM members-with-benefits. Coyote Twin Theater, 10 East Main St., Vermillion, SD.
Your chance to see a classic on the big screen! 76 trombones and a con man in love — in this beloved, Academy-Award-winning adaptation (1962) of the Broadway musical.

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!

2015 Northeast Nebraska Master Gardener Plant Fair and Market

Friday, April 24th 2015 - All Day
at Northeast Community College, Chuck Pohlman Ag Complex
2301 E. Benjamin Ave

Spring is here which means the 23rd annual Plant Fair and Market has arrived! This fun and educational event is Saturday, April 25, 9 am to 3 pm with early plant sales Friday, April 24 from 6 – 8 pm. The event is held at the Northeast Community College, Chuck Pohlman Ag Complex, 2301 E. Benjamin Ave, Norfolk.

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. 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. Friday’s featured speaker will be Butterfly Habitat for Town and Country by Kim Brannen a Missouri Valley Master Gardener from Yankton SD. Saturday’s educational speakers and times are Growing Up to Bee Smart by Kathy Goodwater, Adjunct Instructor at Northeast Community College at 9:30 am; Nebraska, The Next Napa Valley by Paul Read, Professor of Horticulture and Viticulture at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln at 11:00 am; and Country vs City Trees – The Different Life of Each by Dr. John Ball, Professor of Forestry and Extension Specialist at South Dakota State University at 1:00 pm. There will be ongoing demonstrations by Red Road Herbs on Your Path to Health and Harmony and four Northeast Nebraska Master Gardener Talk-Abouts on Planting and Care of Plants Offered at the Master Gardener Booth, Herbs, Collage of Gardening Tips, and Growing Sedums. 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 including two Kids Make & Take activites, Saturday at 11:00 am and 1:00 pm, 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 Nebraska Extension, Northeast Community College, Bluebird Nursery Inc, WJAG, LiteRock, and 106 Kix Country. Flower Friend sponsors are Diane’s Greenhouse, J&H/Johansen Greenhouse, Loess Hills Lavender Farm, Papio Valley Nursery Inc, Red Road Herbs, Robin Jones…sells homes – Real Estate Solutions Team, and Sue Martin, REALTOR ® – Don Peterson & Associates Real Estate/Auctions.

For more information, please call the Nebraska Extension office in Madison County at 402-370-4040 or in Wayne County at 402-375-3310. Visit http://madison.unl.edu/theplantfair.

Preview Days

Friday, April 24th 2015 - All Day
at Northwestern College
101 7th St. SW

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  April 24th.
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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.

Dordt College’s Ag Day

Friday, April 24th 2015 - 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
at Dordt College
498 4th st NE

Want to “Dig Deeper?” Spend some time at Dordt Ag Day, April 24 from 10 AM- 2 PM at Dordt College in Sioux Center where admission is free.  There are activities for people of all ages! “The Barnyard” features farm animals, ag vestigations, hands-on interaction with many animals, and agricultural demonstrations. Ag Day will also include livestock judging, farmyard games, a photobooth and TONS of machinery to check out. A luncheon will also be held from 11:00 to 1:00, and the Dordt College Ag Club will be serving their FAMOUS pulled pork sandwiches! Come and “Dig Deeper” at Ag Day at Dordt College!

Symphonic Band Concert

Friday, April 24th 2015 - 7:30 pm
at Northwestern College
101 7th St. SW

The Northwestern College Symphonic Band will perform a concert Friday, April 24th, at 7:30
p-m in Christ Chapel. The event is free and open to the public.

The ensemble will perform a variety of pieces, including an arrangement of “Amazing Grace” by Frank Ticheli; Mark Camphouse’s “A Movement for Rosa,” which was inspired by the life and story of Rosa Parks; and a Jan Bach piece featuring four dances written by famous Renaissance composer Michael Praetorius.

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!

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