Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Self Defense Convention

Saturday, March 28th 2015 - 8:00 am - 5:00 pm at Diamond Event and Conference Center
1951 Leech Ave.

Saturday March 28th from 8am-5pm is Sioux City’s First Annual Women’s Self Defense Convention. Everybody wants to be safe and secure but the task of self defense can be overwhelming. there will be 15 45 min. seminars to help ease your mind and to give yo advice on various self defense techniques. This all day convention is hosted by the Yard’s Shooting range and Siouxland Safety Services. It will be at the brand new Diamond Event and Conference Center in Sioux City.
For more information or call to register at 1-877-255-5485

Yankton Optimist Oratorical Contest

Saturday, March 28th 2015 - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm at Yankton College Theatre in Summit Activities Center
1801 Summit St.

The Yankton Morning Optimist Club is encouraging area students to speak their minds about the topic “How My Optimism Will Help Me Press on to Greater Achievements of the Future” as part of the Optimist International Oratorical Contest for 2015.

The Optimist Club will judge local students’ speeches based on content and presentation to determine the top winners. Winners will receive cash awards of $300 for first place, $200 for second place and $100 for third place, and winning speeches will move on to compete at the zone level. Winners of the zone contest will be sent to the district contest for the opportunity to win college scholarships.

Students under the age of 19, who have not yet graduated from high school or the equivalent, are eligible to participate.

The local Yankton contest will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 28th at the Yankton College Theatre in the Summit Activities Center.

To obtain a contest application or learn more about the oratorical contest, students may contact the Yankton Optimist Club at 605-760-9229.

Palm Sunday Breakfast

Sunday, March 29th 2015 - 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

West Catholic Development, Palm Sunday Breakfast, Sunday March 29th, in Fordyce, NE. Serving pancakes, sausage, frosted rolls, coffee and juice, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Will also have fresh sausage, chops and ribs for sale. Any questions regarding meat sales or to place an order ahead of time, please contact Todd or Lori Heckenlaible at 402-357-3514.

Carroll United Methodist Church Fish Fry

Friday, April 3rd 2015 - 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm at Carroll Auditorium
Main Street

Pancake and French Toast Fundraiser

Wednesday, April 8th 2015 - 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm at The Center
900 Whiting Dr

Fund Raising All You Can Eat Pancakes and French Toast . Wednesday , April 8th —– 4:30 pm-7:00 pm

Join us each month on the second Wednesday for an all you can eat Pancake and French Toast Feed. We are also serving a single serving of eggs and bacon or sausage.
Bring the whole family out and while you are enjoying the feed , you also get the pleasure of knowing that you are financially supporting The Center in Yankton.
Adults only $5.00 — Children under 10 only $2.50

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”

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!

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