Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Taste and Tour

Saturday, June 13th 2015 - All Day at Downtown Vermillion
W. Main St

Don’t miss the fourth annual Taste and Tour, held in historic downtown Vermillion! Shop, sip and taste at eight different Vemillion businesses, all while supporting your local Heartland Humane Society. The night will conclude with live entertainment downtown. Tickets are $25/each.

Vermillion Downtown Tour Destinations:
Hy-Vee appetizers, wine and shopping at Lumo Studios
Snacks and shopping at Nook ‘n’ Cranny
Sweet bites, coffee and shopping at Sharing the Dream
Drinks and appetizers at Leo‘s Sports Bar and Grill
Sliders and beer at The Varsity
Shopping and light bites at Infinite Variety

6:30 p.m. Registration at The Varsity, Main Street
7-9 p.m. Taste and tour at 8 locations downtown
9:30 p.m. Live entertainment downtown

Drink specials available at Carey’s Bar, Leo’s Sports Bar and Grill and The Varsity. Over $2,000 in gifts given night of the event! Must be present to win.

Conservation Bike Ride

Saturday, June 13th 2015 - 7:30 am at Dickinson County Nature Center
2279 170th St

When a raindrop falls in the Iowa Great Lakes region, it can take many paths before entering one of the lakes.

The path that water takes throughout the Iowa Great Lakes watershed impacts the quality of our water, and you can make a difference in that process.

Take part in the We Pedal Clean Water bike ride Saturday, June 13, and learn about how local people and organizations are making a difference in water quality.

Register 7:30-9 a.m. at the Dickinson County Nature Center in Okoboji and head out on the ride 8 a.m.-noon. The approximately 20-mile ride around West Lake Okoboji will include several stops:

1. Drainage District No. 22: What is a watershed?
2. Historic Arnolds Park: How pervious pavers filter water.
3. Milford Municipal Utility shoreline: The role native vegetation plays in stabilizing shorelines.
4. West O Beer: Sustainable water use.
5. Garlock Slough wetland complex: Wetland Restoration & Enhancement programs.
6. Emerson Bay State Park: Soil health.
7. Iowa Lakeside Lab: Water quality research and monitoring.
8. Okoboji View Golf Course: Wetland restoration project.
9. Monarch Cove: How bio-cells function.

The Dickinson County Conservation Board and Dickinson County Soil & Water Conservation District are pleased to partner with Historic Arnolds Park’s 125th anniversary celebration for the We Pedal Clean Water ride June 13.

Water, donated by West O Beer, will be provided at each station, and bathrooms will be available at several stops.

Pre-register for the event at Pre-registration that includes a commemorative T-shirt is $10; pre-registration is also available for free for those who do not want a shirt. Those who register the morning of the ride will not pay a registration fee but will not receive a T-shirt.
The event will conclude at the Dickinson County Nature Center in Okoboji, where riders will have an opportunity to talk with local conservation professionals. Stop inside to see a variety of exhibits and live animals and stick around for the nature center’s first outdoor concert 7 p.m. that evening.

For more information on the We Pedal Clean Water ride or other Dickinson County Conservation Board events, visit or call 712-336-6352.

Golf Tournaments

Saturday, June 13th 2015 - 10:00 am at Hawarden Golf Club
4502 Buchanan Ave.

The Hawarden Golf Club invite you to play in these Golf Tournament Fundraisers.
For more information call 712 551-4444

June 13 (Saturday) – 5th Annual Hoopapalooza (Invite Only) – 10:00 AM Shotgun Start
June 26 (Friday) – Prader-Willi Syndrome Benefit – 4 Person Scramble – 1:00 PM Shotgun Start
July 11 (Saturday) – Hawarden Golf Club Match Play – 9:00 AM Shotgun (Brackets by Handicap)
July 25 (Saturday) – Hawarden Golf Club – 4 Person Par 3 – 9:00 AM Shotgun Start
July 31 (Friday) – Hawarden Golf Club – 4 Person Glow Ball Tournament – 9:00 PM Shotgun Start
August 7 (Friday) – Hawarden Regional Healthcare- 4 Person Scramble – 1:00 PM Shotgun Start
August 22 (Saturday) – Hawarden Golf Club – 4 Person – 8 Inch Cup – Sign Up for Tee Times
September 6 (Sunday) – Hawarden Golf Club – Labor Day Couples (2 Couples/Team) – Noon Shotgun Start
September 12 (Saturday) – Waddy’s Tournament – 4 Person Scramble – 10:00 AM Shotgun Start
September 19 (Saturday) – Duck’s Unlimited – 4 Person Scramble – 9:00 AM Shotgun Start

Taste and Tour

Saturday, June 13th 2015 - 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm at Downtown Vermillion
W. Main St

Support Heartland Humane Society by attending our Taste and Tour!

Don’t miss this year’s Taste and Tour event for the Heartland Humane Society, held Saturday, June 13 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. in historic downtown Vermillion.

Stroll down Main Street and enjoy a beautiful summer evening while shopping and sampling free light bites and tasty drinks at nine local businesses. Finish off the night with a cold beverage, raffle prizes and live music from The Clutch at The Varsity Pub. Tickets are $25/each and all proceeds support your local HHS animals. Gather a group of friends and get ready for a night on the town- it’s a night you won’t want to miss!

Stops include The Varsity Pub, Carey’s, Leo’s Sports Bar & Grill, Lumo Studios, Sharing the Dream, Nook ‘n’ Cranny, Pets Paw, Sara Bye Farmer’s Insurance, Maloney Real Estate, and Infinite Variety.

Buy tickets online today at or by calling Christa at the shelter at 605-664-4244 or stopping in at Nook ‘n’ Cranny. We hope to see you there!

SCHEELS Water Sports Demo

Sunday, June 14th 2015 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm at Arnolds Park Beach
37 Lake Street

Come experience the latest in paddle boards, kayaks and other water sport gear. Scheels Experts and Vendor Representatives on hand to answer all of your questions!

Try out all of these exciting products for free! No registration required. Must sign a liability waiver. If you are under 18 a parent must be present to sign with you.
Register to win a $200 Scheels gift card!
Sponsored by Scheels & Arnolds Park

Summer Interdenominational Church Services

Sunday, June 14th 2015 - 9:00 am

Lewis & Clark Lake Ministry will be starting interdenominational church services from Memorial Day to Labor Day. They meet at Weigand, Ne. each Sun. at 9:00 A.M. and at Pierson Ranch Amphitheater, Lewis & Clark Recreational Area at 10:30 A.M.

Learn to ‘Defend Yourself in the Renaissance’ With the Siouxland Renaissance Association at Siouxland Libraries

Tuesday, June 16th 2015 - 6:00 pm at Brandon Branch
305 South Splitrock Boulevard

What does a knight do with his sword when he wants to dance? Can a princess use her dress to defend herself? Siouxland Libraries invites students in grades 6–12 to travel back in time with the Siouxland Renaissance Association and learn the answers to these questions and more! See weapons and armor from the Renaissance! Learn how wearing the right clothes during the Renaissance could save your life!

The Siouxland Renaissance Association will present “Defending Yourself in the Renaissance” class and weapons display at Siouxland Libraries locations on these dates:

Date Time Location Address
Tuesday, June 16 6 p.m. Brandon Branch 305 South Splitrock Boulevard

If an ADA accommodation is needed, please contact the Human Relations Office at 605-367-8745 or at least 72 hours before the event.

No registration is necessary. Please visit or call 582-2390 for more information.

Beef marketing Workshop

Wednesday, June 17th 2015 - 9:00 am - 3:00 pm at Murdo
55421 NE-121

Nebraska Extension will be hosting a beef marketing workshop on Wednesday, June 17, 2015, from 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. at Murdos Aten Resort in Crofton, Nebraska. Join Dr. Jay Parsons, Dr. Kate Brooks, and Jim Jansen with Nebraska Extension along with Ryan Loecker with Town and Country Insurance as they present a beef marketing workshop on information and tools designed to help manage market risk, and develop a marketing plan to achieve your market risk management goals. Topics covered during the workshop include understanding risk preferences and setting marketing goals, understanding available marketing tools, hands-on simulation training, livestock market outlook, and developing a marketing plan. This workshop is made possible through the work supported by USDA/NIFA under award number 2012-49200-20032. There is no cost to attend this meeting and a complementary meal will be provided as part of the event. For more information and to pre-register please call the Nebraska Extension Office in Cedar County at 402-254-6821.


Bloomfield Q125 Celebrations

Thursday, June 18th 2015 - All Day

Bloomfield, Nebraska invites you to enjoy their Q125 Celebration June 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st 2015.

4 fun filled days of entertainment, games, parade, car show and so much more.

Opening ceremonies for the Vietnam Moving Wall will be on June 18th at the fairgrounds in Bloomfield at 7pm.

Quilt show, craft show, free swimming, Neon at Night 5K Run/Walk, Clown Show, Dueling Pianos, Mud Volleyball Tournament, All School reunion, Parade, Car Show, Tractor ride, Duck Races, Thrashing Bee, Fireworks, Dance featuring Power Play, pancake Feed, plus so much more.

To register for the Glow Run click HERE

For more information on the Bloomfield Q125 check out their Facebook page

Summer Interdenominational Church Services

Sunday, June 21st 2015 - 9:00 am

Lewis & Clark Lake Ministry will be starting interdenominational church services from Memorial Day to Labor Day. They meet at Weigand, Ne. each Sun. at 9:00 A.M. and at Pierson Ranch Amphitheater, Lewis & Clark Recreational Area at 10:30 A.M.

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