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Public Service Announcements
1/21/2019 - 1/27/2019
ENDS 1/21 – Bismarck Public Schools will not have classes Monday, January 21st in observance of Martin Luther King Day. Classes resume Tuesday, January 22nd.
ENDS 1/26 – Calling all Donors! The month of January is one of the most difficult times of year to collect enough blood to meet the needs of the community. Cold and snowy weather can lead to the cancellation of blood drives, it’s cold and flu season…Vitalant reminds you, we need to rebuild the blood supply back to safe levels. All types are needed, but there’s a special need now for “O” blood. Make an appointment to donate today, at vitalant.org.
ENDS 1/27 – St. Joseph School in Mandan is holding their annual School Carnival Sunday, January 27th from 11:30am to 3:30pm in the gym. There will be a breakfast in the school cafeteria from 9am to noon, and the carnival includes over 20 fun games, Bingo, photo booth, balloon artist, concessions, wine grab, raffles, and a silent auction. St. Joseph is located at108 3rd Street Northeast in Mandan. Learn more at stjosephmandan.com.
ENDS 1/31 – Mentor Squad, formerly known as Big Brothers Big Sisters, is a mentoring program helping children in the Bismarck-Mandan area. Mentor Squad connects youth ages 6 to16 with adult volunteers to create a positive relationship, providing beneficial experiences that will last a lifetime. Be a kid again yourself for a few hours a month! Learn more about Mentor Squad on their website at BisManMentorsquad.com.
ENDS 1/31 – Heaven’s Helpers Soup Café is starting a "Phase II” project which will include a walk-in pantry/cooler/freezer along with meeting rooms, a fellowship hall, more office space, a computer lab, laundry area, and a shower. Additional financial support will be needed to accomplish the buildout. Please consider an online donation at SoupCafe.org or mail a check to: Heaven’s Helpers Soup Café, PO Box 8, Bismarck, ND 58502.
ENDS 1/31 – “Building and Strengthening Connections” is the theme of the 15th annual North Dakota Farmers Market & Growers Association & Local Foods Conference, Friday and Saturday, February 1st and 2nd at the Baymont Inn at 2611 Old Red Trail in Mandan. The event is open to the public. Learn more at nd.gov/ndda.
ENDS 2/1 – The City of Bismarck is seeking candidates interested in serving on the Bismarck Planning and Zoning Commission. The volunteer committee has one open position for an unexpired term through April 2021. Anyone residing in the City of Bismarck is eligible for this appointment. The deadline for applications is Friday, February 1st, 2019. Application forms may be found at the City of Bismarck website: bismarcknd.gov.
ENDS 2/2 – The Bismarck-Mandan Symphony Orchestra presents “An Evening of Strauss,” with special guest soprano Tammy Hensrud, Saturday, February 2nd at 7:30pm at the Belle Mehus Auditorium. Learn more and get tickets at the BMSO box office at 215 North 5th Street, or online at their website at bismarckmandansymphony.org.
ENDS 2/3 – Dakota Stage Limited’s production of “On Golden Pond” runs Thursday through Saturday, January 24th through 26th, and Thursday through Sunday, January 31st through February 3rd at the playhouse at 412 East Main in Bismarck. Get your tickets today at the box office, by calling 258-4998, or online at dakotastageltd.com.
ENDS 2/14 – Mayor Steve Bakken is seeking Bismarck residents who are interested in serving on the Bismarck Human Relations Committee. Anyone residing in the city of Bismarck is eligible for appointment. The deadline for applications is February 14th, 2019. Learn more at bismarcknd.gov/humanrelationscommittee.
ENDS 2/14 – All year long, charities across North Dakota work to bring hope, health, and happiness to our communities. Now it’s our turn to do something AMAZING for them! Thursday, February 14th is GIVING HEARTS DAY, a 24 HOUR giving event supporting charities. Our station will be broadcasting live that day from the State Capital to spread the word! You can go to GivingHeartsDay.org to “be counted” as a Giving Heart for charity.
ENDS 2/15 – The Bismarck Mayor’s Human Relations Committee is holding a Human Rights Essay and Poetry contest for students in grades 4 and 5, and for students in grades 6, 7, and 8. Entries must be postmarked or e-mailed by 5pm Friday, February 15th, 2019. All information and the entry form can be found at bismarcknd.gov.
ENDS 2/17 – The “Farming & Ranching for the Bottom Line” conference will be held at the Bismarck State College National Energy Center of Excellence on February 26th and 27th. Keynoting day one will be Dr. Temple Grandin. There is no cost to attend the event, but because there are a limited number of seats available, please be sure to register by calling 250-4518 extension 3. For more information, visit area4farm.org.
ENDS 2/28 – The Cinema 100 Film Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing films to the Bismarck-Mandan community, and they’ve launched an annual grant process for accomplished or aspiring filmmakers. Learn more and apply for the Arnie Lahren Memorial Filmmaker Award online at cinema100.com. Send completed applications to Renee at email@example.com by noon central time on Friday, March 1st, 2019.
ENDS 3/1 – Children who are 5 years old on or before July 31st are eligible for Kinderarten registration for the next school year in both Bismarck and Mandan Public Schools. The deadline to register for Bismarck Public Schools is Friday, March 1st, and kindergarten open houses are scheduled for April and May, so don’t delay! For Bismarck students, visit bismarckschools.org, click “Registration,” then “Kindergarten Registration 2019-2020.” In Mandan contact Carrie Power at 751-6500.
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