ENDS 9/18 – The Gateway to Science Center Visiting Scientists Series is pleased to present: “Birds, Butterflies, and Bluestem: Thoughts on Managing Prairies for Wildlife” with presenter Cami Dixon on Tuesday, September 18th at 7pm at Butler Auditorium on the University of Mary campus. The public is invited to attend this free presentation. For more information, call 258-1975 or visit gatewaytoscience.org/VSS.
ENDS 9/20 – The United Way “Women United” will host a Poverty Awareness Event, the Little Black Dress Campaign Celebration Social, Thursday, September 20th, at the BSC National Energy Center of Excellence from 6 to 8:30pm. The social is open to the public. For tickets and more info about the Little Black Dress Campaign, visit msaunitedway.org.
ENDS 9/21 – The Mandan Eagles Club proudly presents their “POW/MIA Ceremony,” Friday, September 21st with dinner at 6, and the program at 7. Colors will be presented by the Amvets Honor Guard, followed by the ceremony by the Viet Nam Vets & Legacy Vets Motorcycle Club. The public is welcome. The Mandan Eagles Club is located at 1400 Collins Avenue. For more information, call the Mandan Eagles at 663-3645.
ENDS 9/22 – The Bismarck Walk to End Alzheimer’s is Saturday, September 22nd at Sertoma Park. Registration opens at 9am, with the program and walk beginning at 10. To register, visit www.alz.org/walk or you can register the morning of the event.
ENDS 9/23 – The 12th Annual Applefest will be held Saturday and Sunday, September 22nd and 23rd at Buckstop Junction. Enjoy live music, vendors selling food and crafts, children’s games, a tractor show, and much more. Hours are Saturday from 11 to 6 and Sunday from 11 to 4. Proceeds benefit the Bismarck Cancer Center Foundation. New this year, participate in the first ever Applefest Fun Run on Sunday. Paid registration receives a free ticket to Applefest! Learn more at bismarckcancercenterfoundation.com.
ENDS 9/24 – Bismarck Public Schools will not have school Monday, September 24th for a staff development day. School resumes Tuesday, September 25th.
ENDS 9/27 – St. Joseph School in Mandan, will hold its 14th Annual Back-to-School Night Spaghetti Supper, Thursday September 27th. The supper will be held in the school cafeteria from 5 to 7pm, with spaghetti and meat sauce, lettuce salad, garlic toast, milk or coffee, and dessert served. Tickets are available in advance at St. Joseph School or Parish. Tickets will also be sold at the door. Profits go to the St. Joseph School PTO.
ENDS 9/26 - Bismarck’s Fall Clean-Up week is Monday through Thursday, September 24th through 27th. Crews will pick up items that are not normally collected on the route and that 2 men can lift. Residents should place items out for collection by 6am on their regular scheduled garbage day. Items may be set out the night before your collection day. Learn more at bismarcknd.gov.
ENDS 9/28 – Bismarck Art & Galleries Association will host the 74th Annual Fall Art Show “Autumn Artistry,” October 2nd through 27th, and the exhibit is open to all adult artists ages 18 and older. Artists may submit works in any medium. Only original artwork will be accepted, and art must have been created within the last two years. Learn more by calling BAGA at 223-5986, and find entry forms at the gallery or online at bismarck-art.org.
ENDS 9/28 – The North Dakota Safety Council is offering a Defensive Driving Course on Monday, October 1st at the NDSC office at 1710 Canary Avenue in Bismarck. The 4-hour course is a driver improvement program offering practical strategies to reduce injuries, fatalities, and costs. To register, visit ndsc.org and click on the “Training Registration” icon.
ENDS 9/29 – This station is proud to once again sponsor the 2018 Bismarck Animal Clinic & Hospital “Dachshund Dash” Saturday, September 29th, at the clinic, with pre-race festivities starting at 10am, and races beginning at 11 sharp, rain or shine. Registration closes at 10:45am. All proceeds will be donated to the Central Dakota Humane Society. To register, email BismarckAnimalClinic@gmail.com, send a private message on Facebook, stop in and register in advance at the clinic, or register the day of the races.
ENDS 9/29* –Join the Mandan Progress Organization for the 6th Annual “OktoberFest” at Dykshoorn Park on Saturday, September 29th from 11 to 9. Attendees in full, traditional German costume like lederhosen or dirndls who arrive before 3pm will be admitted for a discounted fee! Enjoy a variety of German food, live music, children’s activities from noon to 3, fall crafts, beer tasting, and more. Wristbands are available in advance through September 28th* at the MPO office at 411 West Main. For more, visit mandanprogress.org.
ENDS 9/29 – Heavens Helpers Soup Cafe is open for anyone to stop in for a homemade bowl of soup, sandwich or fresh salad. You’re not taking a meal away from someone in need; your donation assists someone who can’t afford to pay for their own meal. The Soup Cafe is located at 220 North 23rd Street and is open M-F from 11 to 7 and Saturday from 11 to 5. Volunteers are essential; sign up today for a 2-hour shift at SoupCafe.org.
ENDS 9/29 – The Morton Mandan Public Library is now an official passport acceptance site. Staff will help applicants complete forms and ensure all documentation is attached and submitted appropriately. Call 667-5365 to schedule an appointment.
ENDS 10/4 - The Optimist Club of Bismarck will be hosting its annual Wine & Beer Tasting Fundraiser on October 4th from 6:30-8:30pm at the Harvest Brazilian Grill. A portion of the proceeds from this event will purchase monthly birthday celebration items for the children of Manchester House. If you’re interested in tickets, please call 220-5630.
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