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Annie’s Project: Education for Farm Women

Tuesday, February 16th 2016 - 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm at Watertown Area Extension Center
1910 West Kemp Ave

Annie’s Project was designed to empower women by providing detailed farm/ranch management information and build networks between women. Over a six-week period women will learn how to develop financial records, learn key communication skills, ask questions about retirement and estate planning, expand marketing knowledge – all while having fun in a supportive learning environment.

Classes meet once a week beginning February 16 in Watertown at the Regional Extension Center, 1910 West Kemp Ave. The classes continue February 22, 29, March 7, 14, 21. Each session will run from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

The cost is $125 per person and meals will be served at each session.

For more information contact Karlys Wells, Annie’s Project Volunteer at 605-884-6694, or Robin Salverson at the SDSU Extension Regional Center in Lemmon, 605-374-4177. Pre-registration is due by February 5, 2016.

Brainstorming Event

Tuesday, February 16th 2016 - 6:00 pm at Missouri River Associates
Missouri River Associates 124 Walnut St

A brain storming meeting for a downtown car show will be held at Missouri River Associates 124 Walnut St. Yankton on Feb. 16th at 6pm.  She has been in conversation with Darryl Livingston of Modern Body in regards to this idea but is looking for input to this to bring another event to our downtown.

1 Million Cups

Wednesday, February 17th 2016 - 9:00 am at Discovery Church
205 West 3rd St

1 Million Cups is a free, weekly national program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. Developed by the Kauffman Foundation, 1MC is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee.

1 Million Cups meets every Wed. morning at 9am at the Gathering Grounds at Discovery Church in Downtown Yankton.

2016 Summit League Food Fight

Thursday, February 18th 2016 - All Day

The University of South Dakota begins competition in the 2016 Summit League Food Fight this week. The non-perishable food drive runs Feb. 18-24.

All nine Summit League institutions are competing to raise the most pounds of food and earn the food fight trophy. Cash donations are also accepted with a $5 donation equaling 13 lbs. of food. A year ago, the Coyotes collected enough cash and food donations to equal 13,485 lbs. of food and finish runner-up in the contest.

South Dakota is asking fans to bring non-perishable food items or to make a monetary donation at any or all of the Coyotes’ upcoming home athletic events with proceeds to be distributed to the Vermillion Food Pantry.

Upcoming events are listed below.

Basketball Games:

 

Thursday, Feb. 18: women’s basketball vs. Western Illinois at 7 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 20: women’s basketball vs. South Dakota State at 2 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 21: men’s basketball vs. Denver at 2 p.m.

 

Other events:

 

Tuesday, Feb. 23: Food Fight Night at Buffalo Wild Wings in Sioux Falls (Louise Ave.) from 5-8 p.m.10 percent of all sales at the Louise Ave. location between 5-8 p.m. will be donated

Wednesday, Feb. 24: Food Fight Day at Mr. Smith’s in Vermillion 10 percent of all sales will be donated to the Food Fight

AIR FORCE BRASS ENSEMBLE TO PERFORM AT NORTHWESTERN

Thursday, February 18th 2016 - 11:00 am at Northwestern College
101 7th St. SW

The United States Air Force Airlifter Brass will perform a concert in Northwestern’s Christ Chapel on Thursday, February 18th, at 11:05 a-m.  The event is free and open to the public.

The concert will feature a variety of musical styles, including military marches, jazz and patriotic songs

Managing Market Risk:Protecting Profits in a Volatile Cattle Market

Thursday, February 18th 2016 - 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm at Bloomfield Community Center
101 S Broadway St

Managing Market Risk:Protecting Profits in a Volatile Cattle Market

Nebraska Extension in collaboration with the North Central Extension Risk Management
Education Center and USDA/NIFA is presenting a follow-up workshop on information and
tools designed to help manage market risk, and develop a marketing plan to achieve your
market risk management goals.

Thursday, February 18, 2016 12:00 – 4:00 pm Bloomfield Community Center 101 S Broadway, Bloomfield, Nebraska
Free to Attend Registration Required for Lunch Count Registration Required
Contact Nebraska Extension by 4:30 pm on February 16 at 402-254-6821

Workshop Topics
 Determine Your Cost of Production
 Understanding Your Market Environment
 Reviewing Available Marketing Tools
 Futures & Options versus Contracts
& Sales (Basis Risk)
 LRP Insurance Review & Outlook
The event speakers are Dr. Jay Parsons, Dr. Kate Brooks, and Jim Jansen, Agricultural Economists with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Noon Forums at Mount Marty College

Thursday, February 18th 2016 - 12:00 pm at Mount Marty College
1105 W 8th St

The Noon Forums for the spring semester at Mount Marty College will begin on Thursday, January 28, with a presentation by Dr. Chun Wu and MMC Students, entitled “BRIN research, past and future.”

Each Thursday on the Yankton campus, presenters will give a talk on a variety of topics.  The events are held over the lunch hour in the South Dining Room of the Roncalli Center and are free and open to the public.  Brown bag lunches are welcome and visitors are also able to purchase food from MMC dining services.

Spring 2016 Schedule:

  • February 18: Marcus Long, “Working for the Franciscans and Human Rights at the United  Nations”
  • February 25: Patrick Hicks, “Readings with Patrick Hicks”
  • March 3: Federal Prison Camp Inmates, “Choices”
  • March 17: Jan Hausmann, “Eighteenth Century Love Stories in Novels and Films”
  • March 31: David Kahle, “Warriors for Education: A Documentary of Crow Creek Spiritual Growth”
  • April 7: Erin Riibe, “An Alaskan Adventure”
  • April 14: Alan Ferris, “Is Faster Always Better: The Psychological Consequences of Living a Fast Life”
  • April 21: Chelsie Rodabaugh, “Rosebud Service Trip”
  • April 28: Rich Lofthus, Dr. Jamie Sullivan & MMC students, “Journey to Switzerland, Germany & Austria”
  • May 5: James Reese and MMC students, “Paddlefish Readings”

February After School Programs at the Yankton Community Library

Thursday, February 18th 2016 - 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm at Yankton Community Library
515 Walnut Street

Plans are in place for February’s Thursday after school programs at the Yankton Community Library.  Craft day is the first Thursday of the month. The February 4 session offers a variety of projects around the theme of hearts including paper weaving, making a mobile, and putting together a love bug.

Our movie on February 25, the fourth Thursday, is Paddington.  It is 95 minutes long and rated PG.

Crafts, LEGOs, and Science Club after school programs run from 3:45-4:45 p.m. in the meeting room at the library, 515 Walnut Street.  Movies begin promptly at 3:30 p.m.  Registration is not necessary for any of these programs.

In addition to Thursday programs, there is Wii gaming every Friday afternoon from 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Special activities in February include Take Your Child to the Library Day.  On Saturday, February 6, parents are invited to bring children in any time during our regular hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  The children can pick up The Library Game at the desk, complete the activities, and earn a treat.

A new session of LEGO Robotics begins on Monday, February 22, and runs for five weeks.  Due to a set number of robotics kits, this free activity is limited to 24 participants and registration is required.  Children must be at least 8 years old and should plan to come to all five sessions.  Children who attended LEGO Robotics in the summer or fall of 2015 should not register, as this is very similar.

If you have questions about any of these activities, contact the library at 605-668-5275 or e-mail jmoore@cityofyankton.org.

February After School Programs at the Yankton Community Library

Thursday, February 18th 2016 - 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm at Yankton Community Library
515 Walnut Street

Plans are in place for February’s Thursday after school programs at the Yankton Community Library.  Craft day is the first Thursday of the month. The February 4 session offers a variety of projects around the theme of hearts including paper weaving, making a mobile, and putting together a love bug.

Stephanie Siebrandt of the Yankton County 4-H Youth Development office is leading Science Club the third Thursday of each month.  The February 18 topic is the human heart.  We’ll learn about blood and how the heart pumps it.

Our movie on February 25, the fourth Thursday, is Paddington.  It is 95 minutes long and rated PG.

Crafts, LEGOs, and Science Club after school programs run from 3:45-4:45 p.m. in the meeting room at the library, 515 Walnut Street.  Movies begin promptly at 3:30 p.m.  Registration is not necessary for any of these programs.

In addition to Thursday programs, there is Wii gaming every Friday afternoon from 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Special activities in February include Take Your Child to the Library Day.  On Saturday, February 6, parents are invited to bring children in any time during our regular hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  The children can pick up The Library Game at the desk, complete the activities, and earn a treat.

A new session of LEGO Robotics begins on Monday, February 22, and runs for five weeks.  Due to a set number of robotics kits, this free activity is limited to 24 participants and registration is required.  Children must be at least 8 years old and should plan to come to all five sessions.  Children who attended LEGO Robotics in the summer or fall of 2015 should not register, as this is very similar.

If you have questions about any of these activities, contact the library at 605-668-5275 or e-mail jmoore@cityofyankton.org.

its in the bag

Bag Silent Auction

Thursday, February 18th 2016 - 5:00 pm at Sioux Falls Convention Center
1101 N West Ave

The Compass Center in Sioux Falls is hosting their annual It’s in the Bag silent auction Thursday, February 18.

This year, the evening will feature a special speaker. South Dakota native Holly Hoffman, best known for her role on Survivor, will be sharing her amazing story of survival and the lessons she learned growing up with an abusive and alcoholic father.

Hoffman will share the lessons she learned about her “never give up” attitude. She will share the moment of clarity she had on the TV show, when she was finally able to identify with the isolation her mom felt.

It’s In The Bag will be held at the Sioux Falls Convention Center on Thursday, February 18, 2016. Doors open at 5 pm.

For tickets, call 605-339-0116 or visit thecompasscenter.org.

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