ENDS 5/23 – Bismarck Parks & Recreation District will officially dedicate a new park and open a renovated playground, both on Tuesday, May 23rd. The public is invited to attend both events. At 10:30am a new park, South Meadows Park, 101 Nina Lane (on South Washington Street, just south of Burleigh Avenue) will open, and at 1:30pm Kiwanis Park, 318 South Washington Street will officially open a renovated playground in the park.
ENDS – 5/26 Graduations this week: Thursday, May 25th*** South Central High School, 4pm at the Career Academy & The Adult Learning Center, 7pm at the Career Academy; ALL SUNDAY, MAY 28TH: Century High School, 1pm at the Bismarck Event Center; St. Mary’s Central High School, 1pm at St. Mary’s Gym; Mandan High School, 2pm at Faris Field; Shiloh Christian School, 2:30pm at the Tom & Frances Leach Gymnasium; Bismarck High School, 4pm at the Bismarck Event Center, and Legacy High School, 7pm at the Bismarck Event Center.
ENDS 5/26 – The last day of school for Bismarck Public Schools is Friday, May 26th. School resumes in the fall on Thursday, August 24th.
ENDS 5/28 – General Sibley Park and Campground is celebrating 50 years of hikes, walks, and camping among the Cottonwood trees! Over Memorial Day weekend, many 50th Anniversary events are being held on site at Sibley Park at 5001 South Washington Street. All events Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, May 26th, 27th, and 28th are free and open to the public. A movie, live music, games, a scavenger hunt …see the entire list at bisparks.org.
ENDS 5/29 – There is no school on Monday, May 29th due to Memorial Day. Summer School begins Monday, June 5th for Bismarck Public School students.
ENDS 5/29 – This Memorial Day: Bismarck Veterans service organizations will hold an observance at 10am in the Memorial Hall of the State Capitol, and a Memorial Day Service will begin at noon at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery south of Mandan.
ENDS 6/1 – Bismarck State College is holding a one-day “Tech Camp” on Thursday, June 1st for middle and high school students in grades 6 to 10. Held at the BSC Technical Center on campus from 9 to 3, the camp offers students an opportunity to work on technical projects and explore careers in the technology industry. To learn more and to register, visit bismarckstate.edu/community/youth/TechCamp.
ENDS 6/3 – The American Cancer Society invites you to come and help celebrate 25 years of Relay for Life in the Bismarck-Mandan community! Individuals, Teams, and Businesses are encouraged to participate in the celebration and walk on Saturday, June 3rd beginning at noon at Century High School. You can join the fight by today calling 250-1022 or visit the “Relay for Life Bismarck Mandan” Facebook page.
ENDS 6/3 – FirstChoice Clinic not only works with families experiencing unplanned pregnancies, but supports parenting through Life Skills workshops. Topics vary weekly, from budgeting to crock pot cooking, and resume-writing to temper tantrum tips! All courses are taught by local experts. Call FirstChoice Clinic at 751-4575 to register.
ENDS 6/7 – North Dakota’s 2017 deer season is set with 54,500 licenses available to hunters this fall – 5,500 more than last year. North Dakota’s 2017 deer gun season opens November 10th at noon and continues through November 26th. Online applications are available through the Game and Fish Department’s website through June 7th at gf.nd.gov.
ENDS 6/9 – Don’t miss the 5th Annual Wheatland Classic 18 Hole Scramble, Friday, June 9th at Prairie West Golf Club in Mandan. Registration begins at 11am, with a putting contest at noon, a shotgun start at 1, and supper following the event. Proceeds benefit the Mandan FFA Alumni. For more information, call Dustin at 527-7201 or Glenn at 220-6901.
ENDS 6/11 – The 42nd Annual ABATE of North Dakota State Rally and Fundraiser at Menoken Grove will be held Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, June 9th, 10th, and 11th –13 miles east of Bismarck. The Rally is open to adults only (21 and up) and everyone must be an ABATE member to attend. To learn more, call the ABATE office at 223-5609, search “ABATE of NORTH DAKOTA” on Facebook, or visit abatend.com.
ENDS 6/16 – The Mandan Rodeo Committee is seeking contestants for the Miss Rodeo Mandan queen and princess pageants. The queen and princess serve as ambassadors for the Mandan Rodeo Days, the community, and the sport of rodeo. Contestants need to be available July 2nd through 4th for participation in pageant competition and rodeo activities. Entry forms are available at mandanrodeo.com.
ENDS 6/17 – The Bismarck-Mandan Chamber of Commerce is bringing Lemonade Day to Bismarck and Mandan on Saturday, June 17th. Kids will learn entrepreneurial skills by planning, marketing, and operating a lemonade stand in their community. For 3rd to 8th grade students, the program promotes leadership, confidence, creativity, and financial literacy. Advance registration is required. Visit: BismarckMandan.LemonadeDay.org.
ENDS 7/19 – Local companies and organizations are invited to bring business outside for the “Family Day Riverwalk,” to be held 10am to 8pm Wednesday, July 19th in Sertoma Park. It’s a day for families and individuals to recognize the importance togetherness with activities and fun provided by community businesses and participants. Space is limited, so reserve your spot today by calling 226-2919 or registering at: FamilyDayRiverwalk.com.
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