Community Calendar

Community Calendar


Saturday, March 7th 2015 - 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm at Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library
18 Church St

The Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library will host library staff member and local visual artist Susan Heggestad as she leads an introductory block printing workshop on Saturday, March 7th from 2 – 4 pm.

Block printing is one of the oldest forms of printmaking in which a carved block is covered in ink to transfer images onto paper or fabric. This workshop is a basic course and will cover the carving and printing process. Participants will learn about different block printing tools, carve a block, and print their own images. Tools and some materials will be provided. One tote bag will be provided per participant for printing.
Registration, and a $5 fee is required. Please stop by our Circulation Desk, or call the library at 677-7060.
Susan is a professional studio and teaching artist, residing in Vermillion. She specializes in printmaking, bookmaking, sculpture, and papermaking.
The Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library is located at 18 Church Street in Vermillion. For more information call the Library at 605-677-7060.

Kidney Casino Night: A Mardi Gras Themed Party for the NKF

Saturday, March 7th 2015 - 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm at The District
4521 West Empire Place

Sioux Falls, SD –On Saturday, March 7, 2015 the South Dakota National Board of Directors invites you to the 2015 Kidney Casino Night: A Mardi Gras themed party to benefit the National Kidney Foundation (NKF).  The evening will include exciting blackjack play (using “Kidney Dollars”), auctions, raffles, heavy appetizers, a cash bar (with portion of all bar proceeds to benefit the NKF), and a performance by the band Goodroad. This is a family friendly event and all are welcome.  The National Kidney Foundation is the leading organization in the U.S. dedicated to the awareness, prevention and treatment of kidney disease for hundreds of thousands of healthcare professionals, millions of patients and their families, and tens of millions of Americans at risk. Funds raised from this event will go directly toward free kidney health screenings, organ donation advocacy, professional education, public and parent education, and research support.

SCHEELS Little Leprechauns Kids Klub

Saturday, March 7th 2015 - 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm at Scheels
4400 Sergeant Road, Suite #54

Join the SCHEELS crew as they magically turn kids into leprechauns!

We will create crafts and follow the rainbow to a pot of gold!
Please meet under the tree!
Ages 4-12

Le Mars Bible Church Hosts the Moody Chorale

Sunday, March 8th 2015 - 8:00 am - 11:45 am at Le Mars Bible Church
1550 7th Ave. SE

The Moody Chorale is coming to LBC Sunday morning March 8 for the 8:00 and 10:45 services to share their talents and heart for the Lord in a morning of praise and worship.

Blood Drive

Monday, March 9th 2015 - 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm at Springfield Elementary School
1008 Walnut St

Springfield Community Blood Drive, Monday, March 9, 2015 from 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM at Springfield Elementary School Auditorium, 1008 Walnut Street.

Blood Drive

Monday, March 9th 2015 - 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm at Fordyce Fire Hall
209 W. 2nd St

Fordyce Community Blood Drive, Monday, March 9, 2015 from 3:30 PM – 6:30 PM at Fordyce Fire Hall, 209 W 2nd Street.


Monday, March 9th 2015 - 6:30 pm at Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library
18 Church St

On Monday, March 9th, at 6:30 pm, award-winning and nationally-recognized author Ben Mikaelsen will present “Finding the Heart of the Story”. Mikaelsen will share the challenges faced in creating his books. The presentation will allow a wonderful view inside Ben’s research as he tries to uncover the “soul of a story”. These experiences include raising a 700-pound black bear, living with the homeless, working with Dolphins, attending Space camp, going undercover with Drug Enforcement Agents and living with the Maasai in Africa. The diversity of Ben’s writing and research is what has made his books so appealing to readers.

Earlier in the day, Mikaelsen will be working with middle and high school English classes in writing workshops. His visit is sponsored by the Siegrist Fund, the Vermillion Public Schools, and the Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library.

Ben Mikaelsen is winner of the International Reading Association Award and the Western Writer’s Golden Spur Award. His novels have been nominated to and have won many State readers Choice awards. These novels include Rescue Josh McGuire, Sparrow Hawk Red, Stranded, Countdown, Petey, Touching Spirit Bear, Red Midnight, Tree Girl and Ghost of the Spirit Bear.
Ben is known for his in-depth research and the magical worlds he creates. His research has included flying to the North Pole, going undercover with narcotics agents, living with the homeless in Mexico and with the Massai in Africa, riding a horse across the United States from Minnesota to Oregon, boating the length of the Mississippi, driving overland from Montana to the tip of South America (the Terra del Fuego), over 1000 parachute jumps and racing sled dogs in Northern Minnesota.

There is no cost for this library event, however, we recommend arriving early for the best seats.

The Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library is located at 18 Church Street in Vermillion. For more information call the Library at 605-677-7060.

Divorced, Widowed and Separated Support Group

Monday, March 9th 2015 - 7:00 pm at Riverview Reformed Church
1700 Burleigh St

The Divorced, Widowed and Separated Support Group will be starting again on January 12, 2015. The Divorced, Separated and Widowed group is a process designed to help those who have experienced any of these life change moments and would like some help processing those changes. The group is faith based, but non-sectarian and is open and available to anyone who has experienced one of these life changing moments. The group meets at the Riverview Reformed Church building at 1700 Burleigh Street Yankton, on Monday evenings at 7:00 PM, and will meet for nine weeks. If you would like more information or to register, please call the Family Education and Counseling Center 605-260-9284, or look on our website at

Free Informational Meetings on Corn Issue

Tuesday, March 10th 2015 - All Day

Dave Domina and Brian Jorde, agricultural lawyers representing farmers and ranchers across Nebraska, will host a series of free informational meetings providing updates on issues critical to agricultural producers and our state’s economy.
Domina will discuss important water issues and what all corn sellers need to know about lawsuits related to Syngenta’s MIR 162 and who is affected.
These informational meetings will be held from March 6th– March 10th.
To get more info please go to:
Tuesday, March 10th -­‐10:00am Creighton, NE Walter T. Larsen Senior Center (705 Peabody Ave).
-­‐1:00pm Wayne, NE City Auditorium (220 Pearl St) in North Meeting Room.
-­‐4:00pm Jackson, NE American Legion (Hwy 20).

Blood Drive

Tuesday, March 10th 2015 - 8:30 am - 2:00 pm at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital
501 Summit

Yankton Community Blood Drive, Tuesday, March 10, 2015 from 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital–Benedictine Center, 501 Summit.

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