Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Race Relations Discussion

Monday, November 30th 2015 - 10:00 am at Northwestern College
101 7th St. SW

Northwestern College graduate Derefe Chevannes will address the issue of race and race relations within a biblical context during a chapel service on Monday, November 30th, at 10:05 a-m in Christ Chapel.  The event is free and open to the public.

Chevannes, originally from Jamaica, earned a political science degree at Northwestern in 2010.  Speaking as part of the Ronald R. Nelson Scholars and Artists in Residence Program, he is pursuing a doctoral degree in political science at the University of Connecticut.


RTEC Offers “Just for Fun” Holiday Classes!

Monday, November 30th 2015 - 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm at RTEC Building
1200 West 21st St

If you think you’ll need a chance to catch your breath after packing up the last of the Thanksgiving leftovers and putting away the final piece of good China, you’ll want to pencil in one of these two “Just for Fun” classes coming up the week after Thanksgiving.

Holiday Wreaths, a new and exciting class being instructed by crafting enthusiast Marybeth Herrboldt, will be held from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 30, 2015. You’ll learn how to turn an ordinary wire clothes hanger, some ribbon and a few ornaments into a charming holiday wreath.

Participants are asked to bring the hanger and RTEC will supply the rest of the materials. Cost is $26.50. To reserve your spot, please call RTEC at (605) 668-5700 or send a quick email to

Knitting Without Needles, one of RTEC’s most popular “Just for Fun” classes, will be held from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015. During the two-hour class, which is also instructed by Herrboldt, you’ll learn how to knit without needles by using your arms to fashion a beautiful infinity scarf. It will be the perfect accessory for your fall or winter wardrobe or as a gift for that special someone who cherishes handmade items.

Cost of the Knitting Without Needles class is $21.20. Participants are asked to bring a scissors and two skeins of yarn – either #5 chunky or #6 extra chunky in the color or colors of your choice.
Contact RTEC today and reserve your spot by calling (605) 668-5700. In case the offices are closed for the holiday, you can still register by emailing RTEC at

Teen Advisory Board Meeting

Monday, November 30th 2015 - 7:00 pm at Yankton Community Library
515 Walnut Street

The Teen Advisory Board (TAB) of the Yankton Community Library, 515 Walnut Street, is meeting Monday, November 30, at 7 p.m. to finalize plans for the upcoming Christmas party. Other topics of discussion include planning activities for January through April.

The library’s teen Christmas party is Saturday, December 19, from 2 to 4 p.m. Join the TAB members for games and activities and a $5 gift exchange. All ‘tweens and teens in grades 6-12 are welcome.

Applications for new members for the TAB are always available at the circulation desk. If you are in grades 6-12 and would like to have a say in the types of services and programs the library offers for teens, pick up an application and join us. Questions about the TAB or teen activities can be directed to Joyce Moore by calling the library at 605-668-5275 or by e-mailing

Tummy Time Tips & Tricks

Tuesday, December 1st 2015 - 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm at LifeScape
2501 W. 26th Street

“Back to Sleep” keeps babies safe, but many infants don’t enjoy the Tummy Time needed to keep their heads from developing flat spots or their neck muscles from tightening on one side. A LifeScape physical therapist shares tips and tricks for Tummy Time and safe positioning of infants for sleep and play.

You may bring your own lunch. A brown bag lunch of sandwich, fruit, chips, and cookie will be available for $5.

Please register at

Tabor Community Blood Drive

Tuesday, December 1st 2015 - 2:30 pm - 6:00 pm at Tabor Community Center
138 North Lidice Street

Tabor Community Blood Drive, Tuesday, December  1, 2015 from 2:30 PM – 6:00 PM at Community Center, 138 North Lidice Street.

Dementia Caregiver Group

Tuesday, December 1st 2015 - 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm at The Center
900 Whiting Drive

The Dementia Caregiver Group meets each month on the 2nd Tuesday from 4-5:30pm.  The group is open to the public and free of charge.  Call The Center for more information.

Farewell Ceremony

Tuesday, December 1st 2015 - 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Dakota Hospital Foundation and Sanford Vermillion are hosting a Farewell
Ceremony for the historic Dakota Hospital building and celebrating the future of health care in our
community with our annual Tree of Lights event at Sanford Vermillion on Tuesday, December 1st
from 5 – 7 p.m. All are encouraged to come celebrate and remember, join in the fellowship and enjoy
hors d’ouevres and refreshments.

The Tree of Lights program provides community members with the opportunity to purchase a light in
memory of, in honor of or as special holiday greetings to friends, co-workers or loved ones. The 9-1/2
foot Christmas tree located in the Main Lobby at Sanford Vermillion has been designated for the
touching display.

For more information on the Tree of Lights project or to purchase lights visit


Tuesday, December 1st 2015 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at The Center
900 Whiting Drive

Bingo at The Center every Tuesday & Friday 7-9pm.  Open to the Public!


1 Million Cups Meeting

Wednesday, December 2nd 2015 - 9:00 am at Avera Professional Office Pavilion and Education Center
501 Summit

1 Million Cups is a weekly coffee meeting that showcases local entrepreneurs and their startup businesses. Free and open to everyone. Located in the Avera Pavillion building next to the Benedictine building in Yankton, SD. 1 Million Cups is every Wednesday at 9 AM

Farm Succession & Estate Planning

Wednesday, December 2nd 2015 - 10:00 am - 3:00 pm at Knights of Columbus Hall
105 E State St

Please register by December 1st by calling the Nebraska Extension in Cedar County at 402-254-6821

Attend a free workshop on business succession and estate planning for farm and ranch owners, families, dairy producers and beginners. Learn about farm and ranch business succession, family estate planning and beginning farmer programs. Topics include:

  • The stages of succession planning, contribution & compensation, balancing the interests of on-farm and off-farm heirs.
  • The importance of communication, setting goals, analyzing cash flow, and balancing intergenerational expectations and needs.
  • Beginning farmer loan and tax credit programs.
  • The use of trusts, wills, life estate deeds and business entities (such as the limited liability company) in family estate and business succession planning.
  • Buy-sell agreements, asset protection, taxation (federal transfer taxes, Nebraska inheritance tax, basis adjustment), and essential estate documents.

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