ENDS 8/21 – State law requires anyone born after December 31, 1961 to pass a certified hunter education course to hunt in the state. If you’re interested in receiving a notice by email or text when a new hunter education class has been added, you can learn all you need to know on the North Dakota Game and Fish website. Adults and children looking to take a hunter education class in 2017 are reminded to enroll online at: gf.nd.gov.
ENDS 8/22 – Know your status. The North Dakota Department of Health and Custer Health are offering Free and confidential testing for HIV, Hepatitis C, Chlamydia, and Gonorrhea Tuesday, August 22nd from 9am to 3pm at Custer Health, at 403 Burlington Street Southeast in Mandan. HIV and Hepatitis C results will be available in 20 minutes. For more information, call 667-3370, and walk-ins are welcome as well.
ENDS 8/23 – Through this Wednesday, Carrie’s Kids needs your help getting 400 students ready for school before school begins August 24th. Purchased school supplies and especially shoes are needed, and can be dropped off at Superior Silk Screen at 1030 South 18th Street in Bismarck, mail checks to: Carrie’s Kids, 1223 South 12th Street #3, Bismarck, ND 58504, or donate online at carrieskids.com/donate.
ENDS 8/27 – Experience an explosive evening of family fun at “The Amazing Chemistry Show” being held at McCabe United Methodist Church at 1030 North 6th Street in Bismarck on Sunday, August 27th. From 4 to 6pm kids and adults alike will enjoy the colored foam, liquid nitrogen, and glow-in-the-dark solutions, and the stage show begins at 6. It’s free for the entire family. To learn more, call 255-1160 or visit McCabeUMC.com.
ENDS 8/29 – Meetings have been scheduled about Bismarck Public School elementary boundary changes proposed for 2018-19. Each remaining meeting is from 7 to 8pm and people can choose which one to attend, as the format will be the same for all sessions. The two final meetings are: Tuesday, August 29th at Myhre Elementary School, 919 South 12th Street and Thursday, September 7th at Prairie Rose Elementary School, 2200 Oahe Bend.
ENDS 8/31 – The Bismarck Police Department is accepting applications for the Citizen Police Academy to be held from September 7th to November 16th, 2017. Applicants must live, work, or attend school in the City of Bismarck, must be 18 years of age, must not have a prior criminal record; applicants must complete an application, sign a release and waiver, and pass a background investigation. The application deadline is August 31st. Applications can be downloaded at bismarcknd.gov/1551/Citizen-Police-Academy.
ENDS 8/31 – The annual “Safe Home for Kids” raffle by the Abused Adult Resource Center (AARC) features prizes totaling more than $2,500, and the drawing will be held Thursday, August 31st at 10am at the AARC office. To purchase a raffle ticket, stop by the office at 218 West Broadway, Seeds of Hope at 520 East Main, or call 222-8370.
ENDS 9/5 – For 11 years, The Banquet has been providing a welcoming, warm, safe and caring environment for the Bismarck-Mandan community to gather for meals at Trinity Lutheran Church every Thursday and Saturday. Starting Sept 5th they are expanding and adding a Tuesday evening meal. Contact Karla Eisenbeisz at 202-4749 to learn how to volunteer or host a meal.
ENDS 9/6 – Bismarck State College along with the support of the North Dakota National Guard is hosting the 4th Annual Community Fit Fair Wednesday, September 6th from 4 to 7pm at the MDU Resources Community Bowl. Registration is now open for adult and youth obstacle courses, and for community booth hosts. Register early to receive your Community Fit Fair t-shirt! To learn more, visit bismarckstate.edu/community.
ENDS 9/8 – Suicide prevention starts with everyday heroes like you. Register today for the Bismarck/Mandan Out of the Darkness Walk to be held Friday, September 8th at the State Capital Grounds. Funds raised will benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Register today at afsp.org/Bismarck.
ENDS 912 – Back to school Open Houses are being held through September 12th, and the complete list can be found under “District Announcements” at bismarckschools.org.
ENDS 9/30 – Take a STEP and help change the lives of families facing unexpected pregnancies by joining the Annual FirstChoice Clinic LifeWalk on Saturday, October 7th at the Shiloh Christian Track at 1915 Shiloh Drive in Bismarck. Baby Steps Change Lives. Step up to help -- register today at TeamFirstChoice.com.
ENDS 9/30 – North Dakota residents can now renew their driver’s license online. The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) has launched a new online tool for eligible drivers who meet the following criteria: you must hold a North Dakota driver’s license (Class D and/or Class M), be between the ages of 21 and 65 and have previously renewed in person after turning 21, and there must be no changes in address or name than what appears on your current driver’s license or driver record. To learn more or to renew, visit: dot.nd.gov and click the link at the very top of the page.
ENDS 10/9 – If you’ve ever wanted to be in a pageant, now’s your chance! The Bismarck-Mandan Scholarship Pageant will be held Sunday, October 15th at Simle Middle School starting at 4pm. Applications are being taken now through October 9th. The Princess program is for girls ages 5 to 12. There is also a Teen division, and a Miss competition for ages 17 to 24. To learn more, visit bismanscholarship.org.
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