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Wagon Trail Kickoff

Wednesday, September 3rd 2014 - 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Onward Ho! Wagon Train a Rollin’!

Yankton will kick off South Dakota’s quasiquicentennial Wagon Train on Wednesday, Sept. 3.

Tentative Schedule for the day:

Noon – Wagon Train Unit Registrations Open
1-5pm -Mead Museum Tours (Programs at registration table)
5-7pm – Dinner (Fried Chicken Meal & Beverage)
5:20-5:40pm – Governor Arthur Mellete
5:45-6pm – Wagon Master Addresses Wagon units & only their questions
6:00-6:30pm -Entertainment
6:30pm – Children’s Serenade
6:45pm – Governor Daugaard
7pm- Dance Begins (Music by Poker Alice)
*Tickets are available for the supper for $10 each at the Dakota Territorial Museum, 610 Summit Street or call 665-3898.

Lifetree Cafe-Simplifying your life

Thursday, September 4th 2014 - 12:00 am at West Des Moines United Methodist Church
1109 Woodland Park Drive

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After School Programs

Thursday, September 4th 2014 - 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm at Yankton Community Library
515 Walnut Street

The Yankton Community Library, 515 Walnut Street, is offering a variety of after school programs for students in kindergarten through fifth grade, beginning on Thursday, September 4.  Programs run from 3:45-4:45 p.m. and rotate weekly.

The first Thursday of each month, Books and Authors for kindergarten through second grade students includes read alouds, games, activities and crafts relating to particular books, series, authors, or themes.  The theme for the September 4 program is “The Art of Picture Books.”  Young students will explore books with collage illustrations.  The craft project is making their own collages from different kinds of paper, fabric, and other objects.

LEGO Club on September 11 is for all elementary students.  The library will provide LEGOs and the space for children to build.  LEGO creations will be displayed until they are taken apart for the next session of LEGO Club in October.

For more information on these or any other programs, please contact the library at 668-5276.

Lifetree Cafe-Simplifying your life

Thursday, September 4th 2014 - 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm 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



Bee & Butterfly Festival

Friday, September 5th 2014 - All Day at Dickinson County Nature Center
2279 170th St

Puppeteer Lisa Laird will bring a new show to the Dickinson County Nature Center during the Bee & Butterfly Festival Friday, Sept. 5.

The Orange City puppeteer is working on a special show about butterflies and insects that will feature four of her puppets — Lily the princess, Jemimah the dinosaur, Shiloh the rabbit and another surprise guest.

Following the approximately 45 minute show, Laird will also help people make their own puppets to take home.

Laird brings her Pockets Full of Fun show to venues in a six-state radius. She started with puppetry in 2000 and then branched into ventriloquism in 2005. She has completed all three levels of the Ventriloquist in Training program and has also received private tutorage from Stephen Knowles, Ken Groves and Mark Wade

The Bee & Butterfly Festival will be buzzing with even more entertainment 4-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5, as well. The event for all ages will have monarch butterfly tagging, a variety of crafts, tours of the renovated Butterfly House, programs on butterflies and bees, vendors and the opportunity to chat with local beekeepers.

For more information on the Bee & Butterfly Festival or to volunteer for the event, please contact the Dickinson County Conservation Board at 712-336-6352 or visit

Softball tourney to benefit homeless shelter

Saturday, September 6th 2014 - All Day

Dust off your glove and join the Yankton “Texas League” Coed Softball Tournament to benefit Yankton Homeless Shelter on Saturday, September 6th.
The tournament is the first of its kind in Yankton and organizer John Pooler hopes to make it an annual event.

The bracket is open to the first 20 registered teams. All players must be 14 years old or older. To register a team, call or text Pooler at 605.661.3881.
Texas League style will make for very fast, fun games. Each batter starts with a full count – which means they get one pitch per at bat. Batters will either hit, walk, or strikeout. Most ASA rules will apply. Teams must be even with both female and male players. Each team can play 8, 10, or 12 players at a time.
Cost per team is $125.00 with awards going to the first, second, and third place finishers. All other proceeds collected from registration will be donated to the Yankton Homeless Shelter.
The one-day tournament will begin Saturday morning and finish up in the evening. As of Monday, eight teams had registered for the event.

Horse Show

Saturday, September 6th 2014 - All Day at Carney Park
S Fitch Blvd

The Boots and Saddle Club Horse shows for 2014  The 2 day show is September 6-7. Registration 9:30 and shows at 10:00.

All shows will be at Carney Park in south O’Neill. Trophies or awards are given up to 6 places and high point awards in all age groups. Points are tabulated for all 4 shows to be given awards at the 2 day show in September. King and Queen member will be chosen on the June 1 show. Any questions about the shows or to become a Boots and Saddle Club member please call Bruce Cole at 336-1689 or Brenda Koenig at 485-2333.


Repticon Omaha Reptile & Exotic Animal Expo

Saturday, September 6th 2014 - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm at Westfair Fairgrounds
22984 Highway 6

Repticon Omaha is a reptile event featuring vendors offering reptile pets, supplies, feeders, cages, and merchandise as well as live animal seminars and frequent free raffles for coveted prizes. Exciting, educational, family-oriented fun for everyone!
Saturday: 10:00am-5:00pm (VIP Entry at 9:00am)
Sunday: 10:00am-4:00pm (No VIP Early Entry)

Adults – $10, Children (5-12) – $5, Under 5 – Free
Visit our website for special offers on 2-day and VIP tickets

SCHEELS Legal Heat Concealed Firearm Permit Class

Saturday, September 6th 2014 - 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm at Stoney Creek
300 3rd St

This class will qualify students to carry a firearm in over 34 different states! At the end of the course students will receive all of the necessary paperwork, photos, prints and certifications needed to obtain the Iowa, Utah and Arizona concealed firearm permits. Legal Heat, one of the largest firearm training companies in the nation, will be instructing the course. 

ATTENTION NEBRASKA RESIDENTS: This class will not allow a Nebraska resident to obtain a Nebraska permit (which is required for a Nebraska resident to carry in Nebraska). It will, however, allow you to carry in over 30 other states (including Iowa). 
For any questions contact Legal Heat at 877-252-1055 or email them at

Duo-piano Recital

Saturday, September 6th 2014 - 7:30 pm - 9:15 pm at Christ Chapel
101 7th St. SW

Northwestern College music professor Dr. Juyeon Kang and acclaimed pianist Joanne Hsu will present a duo-piano recital in Christ Chapel on Saturday, September 6, at 7:30 p-m.
They will perform various 20th century musical compositions that have inspired dances around the globe as part of the program’s theme, “Dances of the World.” The repertoire will include works by Bernstein, Piazzolla, Rachmaninoff and Ravel.

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