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Public Service Announcements
7/16/2018 - 7/22/2018
ENDS 7/19* – The Musicians Association 2018 Summer Band Shell Concerts continue this week at the Vern Cermak Band Shell at the west end of Main Street in Mandan. Concerts run Monday through Thursday nights from 7:30 to 8:30, and the Dacotah Lions sell burgers & brats every Tuesday evening from 5:30 to 7:30. This week: Monday, (7/16) Kim Bauer & Lynn Zachmeier (country/originals) Tuesday, (7/17) Tapestry (variety), Wednesday, (7/18) Freeway (variety) *plus watermelon being served!* and Thursday, (7/19) Bernie Stein Review ***If weather threatens, tune to this station at 5:45pm to hear if that night’s concert is canceled. Learn more at: musicians-association.weebly.com.
ENDS 7/18 – Beginning at 10am Wednesday, July 18th, at Sertoma Park Shelters 1 through 4 and shelter 11 will be a celebration of family, friends, and fun with Family Day Riverwalk. It’s a stroll of vendors including food, live entertainment until 8pm, park fitness and dance classes, children’s activities, and shopping. To see a complete listing of vendors and entertainment, visit familydayriverwalk.com or the “Family Day Riverwalk” Facebook page.
ENDS 7/19 – Friends & Neighbors Day at the Northern Great Plains Research Laboratory will be held from 2 to 5:30pm on Thursday, July 19th. The annual free event allows the public an opportunity to visit the beautiful USDA campus and learn about world-class Ag and environmental research in North Dakota. The public is invited to bring in water for the USDA scientists to test. The research campus is located at 1701 10th Avenue South West in Mandan. For more information, call 667-3000 or visit area4farm.org.
ENDS 7/22 – Capitol Shakespeare presents “Richard the Third” Wednesday through Sunday, July 18th through 22nd at 7pm each night at the Prairie Amphitheater on the North Dakota State Capitol Grounds near the Heritage Center. Admission is free! To learn more, visit CapitolShakespeare.org.
ENDS 7/24 – Volleyball players from Bismarck and Mandan and the surrounding area are invited to join in the Abused Adult Resource Center annual “Spike Out Violence Volleyball Tournament” Saturday and Sunday, August 4th and 5th at Pioneer Park in Bismarck. Tournament proceeds help support the mission of the AARC. The registration application deadline is Tuesday, July 24th. To register or help sponsor for the event, call Emily at 202-7052 or 222-8370.
ENDS 7/25 – Missouri Slope Areawide United Way is currently accepting applications for funding for the 2019 cycle. Applications may be submitted by nonprofit organizations on United Way’s web site: msaunitedway.org/rfp until Wednesday, July 25th, 2018. For more information or quastions on the application process, contact Amber at 255-3601 or email her at email@example.com.
ENDS 7/31 – July is National Parks & Recreation Month, and Bismarck Parks & Recreation District heats up the fun with their annual “July Celebration” – a month full of activities and special events! Celebrate with the photo contest, free junior golf, a geocache challenge, free swimming at the outdoor pools, tennis in the parks week, a movie in the park, free indoor ice skating, and much, much more! See the whole July Celebration list of activities at bisparks.org.
ENDS 8/7 – The Choice Financial “Go Hawaiian for Hospice” baked potato & pig roast will be held Tuesday, August 7th from 11am to 1pm at Choice Financial at 207 East Front Avenue in Bismarck. The suggested donation is $5 and there will be sno-cones, a special appearance by Clark the Lark of the Bismarck Larks, and fun for kids. You can also order your lunch to-go -- simply email hawaiian4hospice-Bis@choicefinancialgroup.com to place your order for pick up. All proceeds go to patient care at Sanford Hospice.
ENDS 8/17 – The North Dakota Emergency Medical Services Foundation (NDEMSF) is hosting its 1st Annual Fishing Tournament. This tournament is an event for community and family gathering and fun but will also be able to help our great state’s on-going conservation efforts. The Rules Meeting will be held Friday, August 17th at 6:30pm at the Van Hook Resort, New Town, North Dakota with a dinner and meeting to follow, and the first boat out the following morning, Saturday, August 18th will be at 7am, with weigh in at 3pm. For tournament rules and more information, call 221-0567 or visit ndemsa.org.
ENDS 8/18 – The Wild West Grill Fest will be held in Dykshoorn Park in Mandan on Saturday, August 18th from 4 to 11:30pm. The event features great food and live music from October Road. To learn more, visit mandanprogress.org.
ENDS 8/29 – The annual “Safe Home for Kids” raffle by the Abused Adult Resource Center (AARC) runs until the drawing for raffle prizes is held Thursday, August 30th at 10am at the AARC office at 218 West Broadway. The raffle benefits the abused women and children who come to the AARC’s two shelters that provide a temporary safe home for homeless families. You can pick up tickets at the AARC office or the Seeds of Hope Thrift and Gift store at 520 East Main Avenue. To learn more or request tickets, call 222-8370.
ENDS 8/31 – The Bismarck Marathon, Saturday, September 15th at Cottonwood Park in Bismarck, is looking for 200 race-day volunteers. Volunteer areas include traffic control, parking, relay exchange zones, finish line and post-race clean-up. All volunteers receive official moisture-wicking marathon volunteer shirts. The 2018 Bismarck Marathon includes a marathon, half marathon, marathon relay, 10 run, 5K run and a 5K walk. To volunteer, go to thebismarckmarathon.com/volunteer.
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