Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Spring Gospel Concert

Saturday, April 26th 2014 - 6:30 pm - 9:45 pm at Dordt College
498 4th Ave NE

The Annual Spring Gospel Concert is set for Saturday, April 26, 2014 at Dordt College’s BJ Haan Auditorium in the evening. Doors will open at 6:30PM. Tickets are sold at the door for $15.00. Concert performers include: The Inspirations from Bryson City, North Carolina; Journey Bound Quartet from Des Moines, Iowa; and Circuit Riders from Sheldon, Iowa.

Haydn’s The Creation

Saturday, April 26th 2014 - 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm at Mount Marty College
1105 W 8th St

Mount Marty College music department is pleased to present Haydn’s The Creation on Saturday, April 26 at 7:30pm in the Bishop Marty Memorial Chapel. The concert is being offered free of charge thanks to the generous support of local businesses and individuals. A freewill offering will be taken to help support future MMC music department projects.

The Mount Marty Choral Union, as well as an orchestra of players from South Dakota, Iowa, and Minnesota will join the MMC Mixed Choir for this concert of Haydn’s great oratorio. Soloists for the evening include Jessica Tice and Leacadia Christensen from Mount Marty College along with James Cooper and Brody Krogman from USD.  Mount Marty College Director of Choral Activities and Music Department Chair, Dr. Kenneth Tice, will conduct the concert.

The MMC music department would like to acknowledge and thank Clark Eide, the Mount Marty College Gregorian Club, and First National Bank – Yankton, SD for contributing to this concert by supporting our singers and instrumentalist.

Recognition and thank you is also extended to Joesph N. Benoit, Ph. D; Culver’s of Mitchell, SD; Rebecca Johnson Yoga Classes; LilyCrest; Mount Marty College Office of Advancement; TeMari Designs, LLC; Jessica Tice; and Fr. Thomas Wordekemper who gave silent auction items to the Evening of Entertainment event held earlier this month. The money raised from that concert went towards The Creation.

For more information please contact Dr. Kenneth Tice at 605-668-1539 or

Lifetree Cafe

Sunday, April 27th 2014 - 10:00 am - 11:00 am at West Des Moines United Methodist Church
720 Grand Avenue

Commonly held myths about happiness and life will be discussed at Lifetree Café on Sunday, 04/27/2014, at 10:00AM and Thursday, 05/01/2014, at 7:00PM.

The program, titled “Life’s Myths: What You Believe That’s Wrong,” features a filmed interview with Oliver Burkeman, author of The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking.

“There’s a certain kind of positive thinking that actually has the opposite effect,” says Burkeman, who debunks common myths about what leads to happiness.

Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Snacks and beverages are available. Lifetree Café is located at Lifetree Cafe on Grand, located at West Des Moines United Methodist Church, 720 Grand Avenue, West Des Moines, Iowa 50265.

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

To get to the West Des Moines United Methodist Church, located in the western part of the Des Moines area, take Interstate-235 to the 8th Street/73rd 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 Street and Grand Avenue. Parking is available behind the building.

2014 Yankton Polar Plunge

Sunday, April 27th 2014 - 11:00 am - 2:15 pm

Your are invited to the 2014 Yankton polar Plunge to help support the Special Olympics.  It will be on April 27th at the Lewis & Clark State Recreation Area East Midway Boat Ramp.  It will be at 1pm.  Registration from 11am-1pm.  Fing out more at for more information

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The Days of Music and Dancing

Sunday, April 27th 2014 - 11:00 am - 6:30 pm at American Legion Pavillion
Main St & Grant

The Days of Music and Dancing is fundraiser for Bloomfield, NE Q125.  It will be on April 27th.  It will be from 11am-6:30pm with the music starting at 11am.  Wristband for all day music is only $10.00.  It will be at the American Legion Pavillion in Bloomfield, NE.  There will be a silent auction from 11am-5pm along with a bake sale.  A pancake feed will start at 11am (it is a free will dontation)

Music Recital

Sunday, April 27th 2014 - 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm at Christ Chapel
101 7th St. SW

Northwestern College senior Rebekah Stofer will present an instrumental music recital on Sunday, April 27th, at 3 p-m in Christ Chapel. Stofer will perform a variety of works on the French horn. The event is free and open to the public.

Author Speak

Monday, April 28th 2014 - 10:00 am - 10:45 am at Northwestern College
101 7th St. SW

Glenn Van Ekeren, a 1974 Northwestern College alumnus who wrote “Love is a Verb,” “12 Simple Secrets to Experiencing Joy in Everyday Relationships” and several other books, will speak in Northwestern’s chapel service at 10:05 a-m on Monday, April 28th. The event is free and open to the public.

Blood Drive

Monday, April 28th 2014 - 12:00 pm - 5:30 pm at Hartington City Auditorium
101 East Center Street

Hartington Community Blood Drive, Monday, April 28, 2014 from 12:00 PM – 5:30 PM at Hartington City Auditorium, 102 East Centre

Blood Drive

Monday, April 28th 2014 - 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm at Randolph Senior Citizen’s Center
104 W. Broadway

Randolph Community Blood Drive, Monday, April 28, 2014 from 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM at Senior Center, 104 W Broadway

Bingo Night

Monday, April 28th 2014 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Moose Lodge
310 Walnut

The Women of the Moose are sponsoring Monday Night Bingo.  It will be every Monday thru Aug. 15th.  It will be at the Moose Lodge in Yankton, SD from 7pm-9pm.

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