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SHINE Orientation

Thursday, April 9th 2015 - All Day

The South Dakota Senior Health Information and Insurance Education (SHIINE) program is currently seeking volunteers for all aspects of the SHIINE program.

SHIINE volunteers receive training on all parts of Medicare and learn how to provide one-on-one Medicare counseling. Volunteer counselors are vital to the success of the program, as they provide opportunities for seniors to discuss their Medicare questions and concerns in person. All services are unbiased and confidential.

Although volunteers are most active during Part D (prescription drug) open enrollment in the months of October, November and December, they are needed year-round. Year-round activities include assisting individuals aging into Medicare enroll for benefits and promoting Medicare’s preventive care and wellness coverage.

If you are interested in being a part of SHIINE’s mission, please talk to your regional SHIINE coordinator about ways to contribute your time and talents. Individuals interested in serving as SHIINE volunteers should be comfortable using computers, the Internet, processing forms, collecting and reporting data, and meeting with individuals in public locations, such as libraries or senior centers. SHIINE volunteers can also serve in other ways, such as taking phone calls, helping at health fairs or other public venues, making presentations, or other general office functions. Volunteers can choose the hours they would like to provide services. A SHIINE volunteer may not hold a current license to sell insurance.

SHIINE will be holding orientation webinars on April 9 and April 14 for individuals who have expressed interest.

Training topics include:
• Program Orientation,
• All parts of Medicare,
• How to counsel people individually,
• How to provide referrals, and
• How to navigate the Medicare website and plan finder tool.

To become a SHIINE volunteer or learn more about it, visit or contact a regional coordinator nearest you:

Post Legislative Luncheon

Thursday, April 9th 2015 - 11:45 am at Hillcrest Country Club
2206 Mulberry St

David Owen, President of the South Dakota Chamber of Commerce will facilitate an overview of key legislative items that took place during the legislature, in addition to a wrap-up of items accomplished during the session. This Post Legislative Luncheon will take place on Thursday, April 9th at the Hillcrest Golf & Country Club in Yankton from 11:45am-1pm. The luncheon is open to the public, but registration is required. Register online at: or by calling the Chamber at (605) 665-3636.

Noon Forums

Thursday, April 9th 2015 - 12:00 pm at Mount Marty College
1105 W 8th St

The Noon Forums at Mount Marty have recently been set. Each Thursday on the Yankton campus presenters 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 welcomed and visitors are also welcome to purchase food in the cafeteria.
Spring 2015 Schedule:
• Apr 9 Dr. James Reese, “Readings from MMC Creative Writing Students”
• Apr 16 Mary Abbott, “Ten Days in Italy: Rome, Cinque Terre, Tuscany, and Florence”
• Apr 23 Sr. Cynthia Binder, Dr. Rich Lofthus, Dr. James Sullivan and MMC Students, “Europe Trip: WWII and the Liberation of France”

Blood Drive

Thursday, April 9th 2015 - 3:00 pm - 6:30 pm at Ponca Community Hall
119 W. 3rd St.

Ponca Community Blood Drive, Thursday, April 9, 2015 from 3:00 PM – 6:30 PM at Ponca Community Hall, 119 W 3rd.

SCHEELS Fishing Fun Kids Klub

Thursday, April 9th 2015 - 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm at Scheels
4400 Sergeant Road, Suite #54

Can you bait a hook? Cast a fishing pole? Learn fishing basics from our SCHEELS Fishing Experts!

FREE Plano tackle box kits for all children!

Please meet under the tree.

Ages: 4-12

WillyCon XVII

Friday, April 10th 2015 - 12:00 am at Wayne State College
1111 Main Street

WillyCon, the annual sci fi convention sponsored by the WSC Science Fiction and Fantasy Club, will be April 10-12, 2015. This year will mark the 17th consecutive year for WillyCon at Wayne State College. Each year guests of honor are chosen to take part in the festivities.

David Weber will be the author. His stories have military, particularly naval, themes, and fit into the military science fiction genre.

As a writer, Weber challenges gender roles in the military by assuming that a gender-neutral military service will exist in his futures. He frequently places female lead characters in what have previously been seen as traditionally male roles. He has explored the challenges faced by women in the military and politics. His most popular and enduring character is Honor Harrington, whose story, together with the “Honorverse” she inhabits, has been developed through 17 novels, five shared-universe anthologies, a young-adult series, and an upcoming “historical” series, written with Timothy Zahn.

Betsy Mott is the artist for WillyCon XVII. After nine years of college and two master’s degrees (English Literature and Theatre) Betsy Mott decided she wanted to be a professional artist.

For more than 30 years her media portrait, techno drawings and fantasy paintings have been seen in science fiction art shows all over the country. Her work can be seen on the Landmark, Great Warrior, and Great Space Ships series of published note cards, on cds, Web books, and on websites, fanzines and collections around the world. She has been featured in a PBS Northwest Profiles segment. She is a fourth generation native of Spokane, Wash. She and two siblings own and operate The Corner Door Fountain and Books in Historic downtown Millwood, Wash., also the location of her art studio. Her hobbies include kayaking, researching obscure subjects and playing trumpet in local orchestras and wind ensembles.

The Fan Guest of Honor is John Day of Lincoln. Science fiction and fantasy have been parts of his world since he can remember, from Isaac Asimov to Andre Norton to Roger Zelazny.  Some of the things you will encounter at WillyCon:

An art show and auction, displaying/selling science fiction and fantasy art, and a vendors’ room with gaming supplies and miscellaneous items. WSC art students and local artists are encouraged to submit their art. The art show, art auction, and vendors’ area at WillyCon are open to the general public.

Presentations and panels by students, faculty, and fans talking about a variety of things, gaming and movie/TV-related panels, panels exploring the science in movies, the opportunity to interact with our guest of honors and see their talent in action.

Activities like board games, card games, a masquerade show, gaming tournaments and more.

An Authors Workshop will allow the public to learn from a successful author and gather information about the craft of writing. An artist’s workshop will allow specific instruction from a talented artist on illustrative drawing or painting techniques.

WillyCon is an inexpensive, fun-filled weekend suitable for all ages – come join us on the Wayne State College Campus, April 10-12, 2015 for WillyCon XVII.

Registration for the convention is $25 for the weekend at the door. WSC students may attend at no cost. For more information, e-mail Ron Vick at (please include “WillyCon” in the subject line) or visit our website at http://www.

Wayne State College, a regional, public four-year college located in northeast Nebraska, is a proud member of the Nebraska State College System.


Friday, April 10th 2015 - 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm at Scheels
4400 Sergeant Road

Whether you are an experienced angler or just learning to bait a hook, there is something for the whole family at SCHEELS Fish Fest. Check out the best deals of the season, more than 35 fishing vendors, boats from Lund and SeaArk and register to win a $500 SCHEELS Gift Card and other great prizes.

Appearances by SCHEELS ProStaff Johnnie Candle and Jeremy Smith of Lindners Angling Edge.

Texas Bass Tanks will be on site with their impressive 40′ glass aquarium filled with bass to showcase new fishing techniques.

FREE for the entire family!

Sponsored by: Plano, Garmin, Traeger and Cimmarina


Friday, April 10th 2015 - 7:00 pm at National Music Museum
414 E. Clark St

Live music, classic movies on the big screen, and more!

April 10, NMM Live!
Western Javanese gamelan music — Will Peebles
Friday, 12:05 p.m. Free admission. National Music Museum.
Musician and Western Carolina University scholar Will Peebles performs gamelan degung, traditional to West Java (in contrast to the music of the NMM’s gamelan from Central Java).

April 23, NMM at the movies!
The Music Man
Thursday, 7:00 p.m. General admission, $5.00. Seniors, youth admission, $3.00. Free to USD students with ID and to NMM members-with-benefits. Coyote Twin Theater, 10 East Main St., Vermillion, SD.
Your chance to see a classic on the big screen! 76 trombones and a con man in love — in this beloved, Academy-Award-winning adaptation (1962) of the Broadway musical.

May 1, NMM Live!
Tatag Gamelan
Friday, 12:05 p.m. Free admission. National Music Museum.
Once a year you have the opportunity to hear the NMM’s extraordinary Kyai Rengga Manis Everist Gamelan percussion orchestra in a performance by area group Tatag. Don’t miss it!

7th Annual Race for Christ

Saturday, April 11th 2015 - All Day

Missouri Valley Christian Academy’s 7th Annual Race for Christ will be held on Saturday, April 11th, 2015. The event features a 5k walk, 5k and 10k run and a kid’s half mile fun run/walk. All courses, except the kid’s fun run, will follow park paths and highlight the Meridian Walking Bridge. An awards ceremony will follow the event.

A meal will be served after the race for $5 per plate.

All proceeds from the race will go to support Missouri Valley Christian Academy, a K-8 Christian school, located in Yankton, SD

You can get more information by contacting the school at 665-4470 or register online at

Tri Valley Chorus Show

Saturday, April 11th 2015 - 12:00 am at Centerville High School Gym
610 Lincoln St,

The Tri Valley Chorus 65th annual Show will be on April 11th at 7pm in the Centerville Gym in Centerville, SD. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. $5.00 for students. Featuring Masterpiece the 2013 international Barbershop Quartet Champions along with Tri-Valley Chorus. For advance tickets visit Viborg Lewis Drug, Fort Randall telephone or Gary Ward at 605-326-5282, Kyle Boese at 605-728-3305

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