Community Calendar

Community Calendar

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.


Wednesday, December 2nd 2015 - 7:00 pm at Northwestern College
101 7th St. SW

Students from Northwestern and Dordt colleges will display their artwork in Northwestern’s Te Paske Gallery November 30th through December 11th during the annual Northwestern/Dordt Student Art Exhibit. A public reception is scheduled for 7 p-m on Wednesday, December 2nd.
The Te Paske Gallery is located in Northwestern’s Korver Visual Arts Center along Highway 10 in Orange City. Gallery hours are 8 a-m to midnight Monday through Saturday and 1 p-m to midnight Sunday.

Brass and Percussion Ensembles concert

Wednesday, December 2nd 2015 - 7:30 pm at Wayne State College
1111 Main St

The Wayne State College Department of Music will present the Brass and Percussion Ensembles concert on Wednesday, Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m. in Ramsey Theatre, located in the Peterson Fine Arts Building.
The Percussion Ensemble is directed by Brad Weber and Lauren Calkin and will feature the mallet quartet in a performance of “Sleep” by Eric Whitacre as well as Sousa’s “Stars and Stripes Forever” and a John Tatgenhorst piece called “Razzle-Dazzle Rock.”

The WSC Wildcat Marching Band Drumline will combine with the Percussion Ensemble and perform popular marching band tunes. The ensemble will also have guest performers from Wayne Junior High and Winside High School.

Dr. Josh Calkin directs the Brass Ensemble, which will perform works by Beethoven and Henry Fillmore with an additional performance of Christmas music. The “Brass Knuckles” student brass quintet will also perform during the concert.

The concert is free and open to the public.

For more information, please contact the WSC Music Department at (402) 375-7359.

savior of the nations come

“Christmas at Luther”

Thursday, December 3rd 2015 - All Day

In a musical celebration of joy, community and holiday traditions, Luther College will present the 2015 production of “Christmas at Luther” Dec. 3-6 in the Center for Faith and Life on the Luther campus.
“Christmas at Luther” will have five performances: 5:45 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3; 6:30 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4; 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5; and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6.

Tickets are $25-$35 and may be purchased online at Patrons may also purchase tickets through the Luther Ticket Office, telephone (563) 387-1357 or, open Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9-10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Tuesday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; with extended hours on Thursdays, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.

The 2015 production, titled “Savior of the Nations, Come,” is an homage to Christmas music from around the world, including the Spanish carol “Riu, Riu, Chiu,” the Ukranian carol “Carol of the Bells” and the Haitian carol “Noel Asyisyen.” Audiences can sing along with Luther ensembles on the traditional Christmas hymns “Joy to the World” and “Angels from the Realms of Glory,” as well as “Savior of the Nations, Come,” an Advent hymn translated by Martin Luther.

Luther Graphic Designer Michael Bartels designed this year’s backdrop, which was printed in Germany on one piece of fabric.

The concert showcases the talents of more than 600 musicians and includes performances by Nordic Choir, conducted by Allen Hightower; Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Daniel Baldwin; Cantorei, conducted by Jill Wilson; Cathedral Choir and Aurora, conducted by Jennaya Robison; Collegiate Chorale and Norsemen, conducted by Andrew Last; and the Luther Ringers, conducted by Gregory Peterson, who will also serve as the organist for the performance.

Luther is home to one of the largest collegiate music programs in the nation, with six choirs, three orchestras, three bands, two jazz bands and nearly 1,000 student musicians. Luther students participate in large ensembles, faculty-coached chamber groups, private lessons and master classes. More than 300 music majors study music theory, ear training, history, education, composition, jazz, church music and performance.

Mount Marty College Noon Forum Fall Schedule

Thursday, December 3rd 2015 - 12:00 pm at Mount Marty College
1105 W 8th St

The Noon Forums at Mount Marty College will be on Thursdays at noon.

Continuing this week, and 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 Roncalli 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.

Fall 2015 Schedule:

– Dec. 3 – Dr. Paul Anders, “Promoting Interfaith Understanding”

– Dec. 10 – Dr. Alan Ferris, “Happiness in the 21st Century”

Travel with The Center to Worthing Dinner Theatre

Thursday, December 3rd 2015 - 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm at The Center
900 Whiting Drive

Travel with The Center to the Worthing Dinner Theater Thursday, December 3rd  5:00-11:00 pm to see “The Game’s Afoot, or Holmes for the Holidays.”
$62.00 per person  Cost includes: Transporation, Meal and Theater. For more information, please call The Center @ 605-665-4685.

“Light Up Vermillion”

Friday, December 4th 2015 - All Day

“Light Up Vermillion”

The Special Events Committee for the Vermillion Area Chamber and Development Company (VCDC) is sponsoring the 7th Annual “Parade of Lights” in Downtown Vermillion on Friday, December  4 at 6:30 pm.  Vermillion area merchants, businesses, schools and organizations are encouraged to put together a float or entry for the parade.  The theme is “Light Up Vermillion”.  First, second and third places will be awarded.  Entry forms can be found on the VCDC website, , or at the Chamber office at 1012 Princeton St.  Deadline to enter is November 30.

At the end of the parade, Santa and Mrs. Claus will light the community Christmas Tree at Ratingen Platz on the corner of Market and Main Streets.  After the tree lighting, children and parents are invited to the Edith B. Siegrist Public Library to make a holiday craft and are asked to bring a donation for the Vermillion Food Pantry.

Children in grades 5 and under are encouraged to enter a coloring contest for a chance to have “Lunch with Santa”, sponsored by HyVee,  on Saturday, December 5 at 11:30 am at HyVee and meet him before Christmas.  Coloring pages will be available at the public schools, HyVee and the VCDC office at 116 Market St.  The coloring entries must be received by November 23.

Also on Saturday, December 5, from 12:30 to 2:30, bring the children for FREE pictures with Santa at HyVee by Peterman Photography.

For more information please call the VCDC office at 605-624-5571.

Wayne State College Department of Music Madrigal Singers

Friday, December 4th 2015 - 5:00 pm at Wayne State College
1111 Main St

The Wayne State College Department of Music Madrigal Singers present their 44th Annual Madrigal Dinners on Dec. 4 at 7 p.m., and Dec. 5 at 5:30 p.m.

Both dinners will take place in the Frey Conference Suite in the Kanter Student Center.

The Madrigal Dinners feature a four-course feast in the midst of music, poetry and comedy. The Madrigal Singers, clad in 16th Century attire, transport audiences back to Renaissance England under the rule of Queen Elizabeth I for the Madrigal feast.

Ticket prices are $30 per ticket through Nov. 20. After this date, tickets are $35 each.

To purchase tickets, call Mollie Spieker at the Ticket Office at (402) 375-7407. The Ticket Office phone is open Monday through Friday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Tickets may also be purchased via e-mail to Mastercard, Visa or Discover are accepted. Checks can be mailed to the following address:

WSC Madrigal Singers
Humanities Room 211
1111 Main Street
Wayne, NE 68787

WSC students may also purchase tickets for $21 each with campus flex dollars. Each student may buy only one ticket. Students interested in purchasing tickets should visit the Chartwells Office in the Kanter Student Center at the back of the main cafeteria. Students will receive a receipt and additional information for completing their ticket order.

All ticket sales are final, no exchanges or refunds. In case of inclement weather, the dinner will be rescheduled. Please be seated 15 minutes prior to the performance.

For more information, please contact Maggie Owens, artistic director, at (402) 375-7358 or by e-mail at, or Sarah Farr, production supervisor, at (402) 375-7406 or by e-mail at

Gurney Landing Holiday Parade of Lights

Friday, December 4th 2015 - 5:30 pm at Historic Downtown Yankton
3rd & Douglas

The House of Gurney Historic District Holiday Parade of Lights will be Friday, December 4 in downtown Yankton. Line up of the parade will be on Levee Street and Capital beginning at 5:30p.m. The parade will start at 6:00 p.m.

Businesses, non-profits, churches, schools and individuals are encouraged to decorate a vehicle, trailer, yourself, a pet – anything goes. If your group doesn’t have an idea for decorations, this year you can rent a display for $25. The rentals are units that used to be displayed at Riverside Park. Select the display or display you wish to rent, provide the generator or electrical inverter, extension cords and your group will be set. All rental proceeds go to the Yankton Booster Club as athletes will be available to help set up your float. Contact Alison at 260-6870 to register and/or reserve a display for your truck or trailer. Rentals can be picked up beginning at noon on Friday, December 4. The organizers would like to have as much participation as possible this year and feel providing the displays would make the effort simple to entrants.

There is no entry fee for participation, but if you would like to rent a display, we ask for the $25 donation. The parade route will go north on Capital, turning west onto 3rd Street, south on Cedar and east on 2nd Street and end at the Gurney Landing large building on 2nd & Capital. Parade winners will be announced at the end of the parade. 1st place winners in Commercial, Non-profit & Individual will receive $50 in Chamber Dollars and 2nd place will receive $50 gift certificates from the Twist of Pine.

Free hot chocolate will be served. Retailers in the House of Gurney Historic District, including Twist of Pine (in the former Gurney Gas Station) and L. Lenae Designs & Floral (flower and gift shop in the big Gurney building) and The Landing Restaurant (on the corner of Levee and Capital Street) will all be featuring promotions before and after the parade. Photos can be taken with Santa as well in the retail section of the Gurney building.

For more information contact Alison Brown at (605) 260-6870.


Friday, December 4th 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!

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