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Public Service Announcements
11/19/2018 - 11/25/2018
ENDS 11/23 – The North Dakota Game & Fish Department reminds deer hunters to keep in mind the Sportsmen Against Hunger program this fall, which is a charitable program that raises money for processing of donated goose and deer meat, and coordinates distribution of donated meat to food pantries in North Dakota. The list of participating processors is available on the Community Action Partnership of North Dakota website: capnd.org.
ENDS 11/24 –Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive in a mini parade coming down Main Street Mandan at 10:30am on Saturday, November 24th during Small Business Saturday. Children can meet them and have their pictures taken from 11am to 1pm at the former Thrifty White Drug building. Get all the details by calling 751-2983 or visiting mandanprogress.org.
ENDS 11/25 – Bismarck Public Schools will not hold classes Thursday, November 22nd in observance of Thanksgiving and Friday, November 23rd for the parent-teacher conference day off. Classes resume Monday, November 26th.
ENDS 11/25 – The North Dakota Game & Fish Department is taking orders for its North Dakota OUTDOORS calendar, the source for all hunting season and application dates for 2019. To order online, go to gf.nd.gov and search “Buy and Apply”. The calendar is also in the North Dakota OUTDOORS magazine’s December issue.
ENDS 11/26 – The Community Action Backpack for Kids Program in Bismarck is seeking anyone interested in hosting a peanut butter and jelly drive for the holiday back pack delivery in December. If you or your business is interested, call Lori at 258-2240.
ENDS 11/30 – The City of Bismarck is seeking candidates interested in serving on the Bismarck Renaissance Zone Authority/Downtown Design Review Committee. The deadline for applications is noon Friday, November 30th. Learn more and apply at bismarcknd.gov.
ENDS 11/30 – Be prepared for severe winter weather! The National Weather Service website, weather.gov/safety is a great starting point to learn about winter weather and winter safety. Additional emergency preparedness information is available on the Bismarck Emergency Management webpage at bismarcknd.gov/emergencymanagement.
ENDS 12/1 – Get ready to Go! Go! Go! and Ho! Ho! Ho! at the 5th annual “Santa Run” Saturday, December 8th at the ND Capital Grounds! Registration is now open. Participants can don Santa Beards and suits while walking or running the 5k route around the North Dakota State Capital Mall. Runners 13 and older receive and run in Santa Suits. Children 12 and under receive a Santa tee and Santa hat. Proceeds will benefit programs supported by Runners Against Destructive Decisions (RADD) running program and Hope Manor. For more information or to register, visit bismarcksantarun.com.
ENDS 12/2 – The performance of Handel’s Messiah will be held Sunday, December 2nd at 7:30pm at Trinity Lutheran Church, located on 3rd Street and Avenue B in Bismarck. It’s the 89th Annual performance of this favorite, and there will be pre-concert entertainment starting at 7. Tickets are available in advance at Eckroth music and Trinity Lutheran Church, and tickets will be available at the door.
ENDS 12/4 – The City of Bismarck has launched a new mobile app, called “City of Bismarck”. The new digital tool provides on-the-go connections for those seeking City resources, news, and information from their smart phones, tablets, and hand-held devices. You can even find Current employment opportunities using the app. On an Apple device, search the name (this is specific!) “CivicMobile”, download it, then search for “Bismarck, ND.” On an Android device, visit the Google Play store and search for “Bismarck, ND.”
ENDS 12/5 – Dakota Center for Independent Living is holding their “BoardWALK to Better Health and Fitness” fair Wednesday, December 5th from 9am to 1pm, at the Bismarck Eagles Lodge at 313 North 26th Street Bismarck. Agencies from Bismarck and Mandan are hosting booths, and speakers will present on topics such as Nutrition, Chair Aerobics, Mindfulness Exercise, and Self Defense. To learn more, visit dakotacil.org.
ENDS 12/6 – The Myrt Armstrong Christmas store in the Abused Adult Resource Center’s Seeds of Hope Thrift and Gift Store, at 520 East Main Avenue, Bismarck, is now open. Regular store hours are 9:30am to 5pm Monday through Saturday, and volunteers are needed for the store, especially Saturdays. Proceeds from the Christmas store are used by the AARC to serve victims of domestic violence and sexual assault and their children.
ENDS 12/9 – AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is looking to expand its team of volunteers in Bismarck-Mandan for the upcoming tax season. Volunteers receive training and support, and every level of experience is welcome. To learn about volunteer opportunities, visit aarpfoundation.org/taxaide or call the AARP ND office toll free, at 1-866-554-5383.
ENDS 12/13 – Bismarck Firefighters Local 2468 is holding a Christmas Toy donation campaign for less fortunate kids in Bismarck. If you’d like to help, by December 14th, please send monetary donations in the form of a check made out to “Bismarck Firefighters Local 2468” to: Luke Teagle, 1020 East Central Avenue, Bismarck, ND 58501.
ENDS 12/15 – Bismarck Parks & Recreation District and Bismarck Public Schools offer an Open Gym Program for youth and adults to use some public school neighborhood gyms on Saturdays and Sundays in a supervised, free play environment. The Open Gym program runs now through March 3rd. Times and locations can be found at bisparks.org.
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