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Community Calendar

Legislative Cracker Barrels

Saturday, February 21st 2015 - 10:00 am at Avera Professional Office Pavilion and Education Center
501 Summit

Yankton County citizens will have an opportunity to question their legislators at three Legislative Cracker Barrels sponsored by the Yankton Area Chamber of Commerce Governmental Affairs Committee.

The dates for the 2015 Cracker Barrels are:

Saturday, February 21, 2015
Saturday, March 7, 2015

The Cracker Barrels will get underway at 10 a.m. and be located at the Avera Office Pavilion Amphitheatre. These are facilitated forums and all questions will need to be in writing.

Cracker Barrels are held monthly during the South Dakota State Legislative session and serve as an open forum for discussions with elected officials about issues that affect businesses. The event is open to the public.

Chamber Executive Director Carmen Schramm encourages county residents to join the Chamber “for an open forum with our local legislators to discuss issues happening during the legislative session and bills that may affect them.”

For more information, please contact the Chamber at (605) 665-3636 or visit www.yanktonsd.com/crackerbarrel.

Divorced, Widowed and Separated Support Group

Monday, February 23rd 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 www.feccinc.com.

Tuesday, February 24th 2015 - 7:00 pm at Mount Marty College
1105 W 8th St

The Benedictine Institute for Leadership, Ethics and Social Justice announces Tim Ternes as the 2015 Spring Benedictine Lecture presenter. Ternes, Director of The Saint John’s Bible, will be presenting “From Inspiration to Illumination: The Saint John’s Bible, An Artistic Creation of Benedictine Values” at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, February 24 in Marian Auditorium at Mount Marty College.

In 1998, Saint John’s Abbey and University commissioned renowned calligrapher Donald Jackson to produce a hand-written Bible. This work of art unites an ancient Benedictine tradition with the technology and vision of today, illuminating the Word of God for a new millennium. During the presentation by Ternes, those in attendance will have the opportunity to see, hear and learn more about The Saint John’s Bible, the first handwritten, monumental illuminated Bible created in the modern era. Through video, reproductions and rich images, participants are guided through the story of The Saint John’s Bible, learning the processes, tools, methods and materials behind the making of the volumes of the Bible as well as explore several artworks through guided imagery discussions. Attendees will also have the rare opportunity to view selected volumes of The Saint John’s Bible following the presentation.
This event is free and open to the public.

For more information on the event, please contact Andy Henrickson, Benedictine Institute Director at 605- 668-1495 or ahenrickson@mtmc.edu.

Interactive Presentation and Viewing of The Saint John’s Bible

Tuesday, February 24th 2015 - 7:00 pm at Mount Marty College
1105 W 8th St

The Benedictine Institute for Leadership, Ethics and Social Justice announces Tim Ternes as the 2015 Spring Benedictine Lecture presenter. Ternes, Director of The Saint John’s Bible, will be presenting “From Inspiration to Illumination: The Saint John’s Bible, An Artistic Creation of Benedictine Values” at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, February 24 in Marian Auditorium at Mount Marty College.

In 1998, Saint John’s Abbey and University commissioned renowned calligrapher Donald Jackson to produce a hand-written Bible. This work of art unites an ancient Benedictine tradition with the technology and vision of today, illuminating the Word of God for a new millennium. During the presentation by Ternes, those in attendance will have the opportunity to see, hear and learn more about The Saint John’s Bible, the first handwritten, monumental illuminated Bible created in the modern era. Through video, reproductions and rich images, participants are guided through the story of The Saint John’s Bible, learning the processes, tools, methods and materials behind the making of the volumes of the Bible as well as explore several artworks through guided imagery discussions. Attendees will also have the rare opportunity to view selected volumes of The Saint John’s Bible following the presentation.
This event is free and open to the public.
For more information on the event, please contact Andy Henrickson, Benedictine Institute Director at 605- 668-1495 or ahenrickson@mtmc.edu.

Upcycled Owls Art Night

Wednesday, February 25th 2015 - 6:00 pm at Dickinson County Nature Center
2279 170th St

Earth without art is just eh.

The conservation board is hoping to educate people on this connection through a new series called Art & Nature being implemented at the Dickinson County Nature Center in Okoboji.

Creative workshops and classes will be held monthly at the nature center, starting with Wooden Wall Art 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28. Participants will paint tree cookies — slices of tree trunks or limbs — to create beautiful pieces of art to hang. Paint in the rings of the tree or create your own unique design; you can even decorate several tree cookies and create a grouping on the wall.

Upcycled Owls will be held 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, at the nature center. Knudtson will show people how to use what some might call junk to create a treasured piece of garden art shaped like an adorable owl. Think old metal strainers, jar lids, kitchen utensils — anything metal can be imagined into an owl. Ages 8 and older are welcome for the first two programs of the year, although children must be accompanied by an adult. Please register for the free classes by calling 712-336-6352.

Watercolor artist Anita “Katie” Plucker, who is the first featured artist in the new eARTh art gallery in the nature center, will hold a class called The Illustrated Journal 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday, March 25.

To register for the adult class, please contact Plucker at 712-240-6343. Registration is $50, and Plucker needs a minimum of six students to hold the one-day session.

Art & Nature workshops will continue throughout the year, and examples of creations to be made during each will be on display the nature center. Mark your calendars for these courses:
April 22: Soil Painting, taught by Knudtson
May 27: Watercolors, taught by Glenda Drennen
June 24: Encaustic Beeswax Painting, taught by Knudtson
July 22: Nature Photography, taught by Dan Ruf
Aug. 12-14: Watercolor Workshop, taught by Plucker
Sept. 23: Andy Goldsworthy Art, taught by Knudtson
Oct. 28: Concrete Mixer, taught by Knudtson
Nov. 18: Nature Weaving, instructor to be determined
Dec. 16: Recycled Christmas, taught by Knudtson

Noon Forums

Thursday, February 26th 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:
• Feb 26 Dr.Ryan Maderak, “A Night in the Life of an Astronomer”
• Mar 5 Yankton Federal Prison Camp Inmates, “Choices”
• Mar 19 Sr. Maribeth Wentzlaff and MMC Students, “Service: The Key to Love in Key West”
• Mar 26 Dr. Theresa Lafferty, “The Saint John’s Bible Project”
• 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”

NATIONAL MUSIC MUSEUM EVENTS WINTER/SPRING 2015

Thursday, February 26th 2015 - 7:00 pm at National Music Museum
414 E. Clark St

NATIONAL MUSIC MUSEUM EVENTS
WINTER/SPRING 2015
Live music, classic movies on the big screen, and more!

February 26 & February 27, NMM Live!
Music of India — Nirmala Rajasekar
Two shows, at the National Music Museum:
Thursday, 2/26, 7:00 p.m. General admission, $7.00. Seniors, youth admission, $4.00. Free to USD students and to NMM members-with-benefits.
Friday, 2/27, 12:05 p.m. Free admission.
One of the world’s premier veena players, Nirmala Rajasekar will showcase this plucked string instrument and the Carnatic music of India, accompanied by Thanjavur Murugaboopathi on mridangam.

March 19, NMM at the movies!
‘Round Midnight
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.
In time for the 40th-annual USD Coyote Jazz Festival, this famed jazz movie stars jazz-great Dexter Gordon portraying a fictional sax player and alcoholic in the 1950’s New York music scene. Academy-Award-winning soundtrack.
March 27, NMM Live!
Baroque harpsichord — Mark Kroll
Two shows, at the National Music Museum:
Friday, 12:05 p.m. Free admission.
Friday, 7:00 p.m. General admission, $7.00. Seniors, youth admission, $4.00. Free to USD students and to NMM members-with-benefits.
Hear the beauty of an 18th-century harpsichord! Renowned keyboardist Mark Kroll will perform two baroque concerts for NMM Live! audiences on the NMM’s historic Jacques Germain harpsichord (Paris, 1785).

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!

Winter Festival

Friday, February 27th 2015 - 11:00 am at Rock Valley Christian School
1405 17th St.

The Rock Valley, IA Christian School will hold its annual Winter Festival on Feb. 27th in the school gym. Baked goods, meat bundles, gift certificates and many smaller auction items will be for sale during the afternoon beginning at 11. Beef and pork can also be pre-ordered by using the order form on the RVCS website or by contacting the school.
A delicious supper consiting of pulled pork/creamed chicken, buns, baked beans, orange salad, chips and ice cream will be served from 5-6:30pm. the auction will begin at 6pm. The auction will include classroom projects, a wide variety of items for the home and farm and outdoor activities. Everyone is invited to attend.

Carroll United Methodist Church Fish Fry

Friday, February 27th 2015 - 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm at Carroll Auditorium
Main Street

Walk Through The Bible Seminar

Saturday, February 28th 2015 - 9:00 am - 3:00 pm at First Baptist Church Avon
412 main

Very soon a Walk Thru the Bible Seminar is coming to your community and you don’t want to miss it! Their fun, interactive LIVE Events are the flag ship of this life-changing international ministry.

(First Baptist Church in Avon South Dakota) is presenting an (Old Testament -LIVE ) seminar on (February 28). Please call (church #605-286-3656) for more information. Mark date on your calendar and take the time to attend – you will not want to miss this unique opportunity – it will transform your life.

 

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