If you would like to get your information on the bulletin board,
email the event details to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Honor Jaxon L. Boomsma
Help keep Jaxon’s smile alive. Honor the memory of Jaxon L. Boomsma for the month of April. Spread the importance of farm safety by coloring the community blue. Show your support all month long by wearing the color blue and displaying blue ribbons or balloons in yards, businesses or farm places. Let’s keep all smiles alive and promote farm safety this time of year. Thanks from the JLB mission 23 members and the Boomsma family.
Join the Boys & Girls Club of Yankton for a Teen Dance & Lock-in, Friday, April 20th. The Dance is from 8pm to 11:30pm and the lock-in ends at 8am on Saturday, April 21st. Youth 6th grade and over can attend just the dance for $5 OR the dance and lock-in for $20. Non-members are welcome.
A Youth Acknowledgement/Parent Permission Form is REQUIRED for lock-in attendance. Pick up forms from the Teen Center Front Desk, the YMS Office or online at www.greatfuturessd.org. Completed forms should be turned in by parent/guardian to Teen Front Desk or emailed by parent/guardian to email@example.com.
Meals for Mead
Meals for Mead is a fundraising event to be held the month of April in which select restaurants in the area have agreed to donate a portion of their sales to support the opening of the Mead
Cultural Education Center.
The Mead Cultural Education Center will be opening to the public later this year! The first exhibits will be featuring an interactive Children’s Transportation Museum and Journeying Forward-
Connecting Cultures with Lewis and Clark.
Meals for Mead will be held April 18 at Papa Murphy’s, April 23 at Pizza Ranch, and April 30 at Dairy Queen, all located in Yankton, SD.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 665-3898.
Earth Days 2018
Joining Greening Vermillion in celebrating Earth Days,April 16-22nd. Greening Vermillion is teaming up with organizations around Vermillion for a series of events focused on the environment and sustainability. Mind more information at www.greeningvermillion.org.
Earth Days Schedule of Events:
Earth Day Fair 11-2pm
Local Foods Fair 11-1pm-*Located in the MUC on the USD Campus
Family Movie: FernGully 6:30pm-*Coyote Twin theater
Ufford Hills Country Market and Petting Zoo 3-7pm-*Located at Ufford Hills Country Market 3691 E Main St.
Earth Days Keynote Lecture: Peterson Toscano 7pm
Talk entitled: Everything is Connected: An Evening of Stories. Most Weird, Many True-*Farber Hall, Old Main, USD Campus
Mulberry Bend Overlook Hike 6pm-*Located at the Mulberry Bend Overlook, NE-15 Newcastle, NE
Movie: The Lorax (early-out movie) 2pm-*Coyote Twin Theater
Green Thursdays on the Platz has been cancelled due to weather. It will be rescheduled for later in the summer
Spirit Mound Star Party 8:30pm-*Located at Spirit Mound
Bike Ride “Tour de Verm” 2:30pm-*Starting point at Vermillion high school and ride to Barstow Park. A helmet is required.
Severe Weather Awareness Training
The Weather Awareness Training in Yankton scheduled for Wednesday, April 18th, has been postponed and will be rescheduled at a later date to be determined.
Charity Chislic Feed
Join the Vermillion Eagles Club for a charity chislic feed on Thurday, April 19th from 5-8pm. Proceeds from this event will be donated to the Diabetes Research Center at the University of Iowa on behalf of the Dakota State Fraternal Order of Eagles. Service begins at 5 and goes until we run out of chislic! Lamb chislic will be served with a full salad bar – 12 sticks of chislic and salad bar for $15. $3 for an extra salad bar plate. 50/50 raffles, a silent auction, and other fundraising activities will be held with all proceeds benefiting the DRC. Find more information on the Facebook Event Page: Charity Chislic Feed.
Lewis and Clark Theater Company Bake Sale
The Lewis and Clark Theatre Company Mobile Bake Sale Unit will be out and about in downtown Yankton on Saturday, April 21 from 8:00 am until 11:00 am. Don’t miss your chance to purchase some delicious, freshly baked homemade goodies!
Mary Jo “Josey” Mikkelson Benefit
Due to the weather, this event has been postponed to Saturday, April 21 at the Irene Community Center. Josey is fighting the big “C” and the Irene Rodeo Association is raising money to benefit their dear friend!
The chefs are cooking up a FREE WILL donation dinner including: taverns, hot dogs, beans, chips, salads and all kinds of desserts. Gullickson Brothers will be providing your dinner time entertainment from 4:00 to 7:00. Dancing is totally allowed and encouraged! There will be a Live Auction by Mike Girard from 7:00 to 8:30. Then they’re capping off the night with Matt Kiger and Joe Sokolowski from 8:30 to midnight! Dust off them dancing boots because you’ll need ‘em!
Cash donations can be made payable to Irene Rodeo Benefit Account at our local Merchant State Bank locations in Irene and Viborg. If you have any questions or would like to donate, please call Judy Lyngstad at 605.661.4107 or Lisa Rudd at 605.595.4178.
MMC Glow Run
The Mount Marty College Student Nurse Association is hosting a “Glow Run” to encourage physical activity that will aide in health promotion and disease prevention for children and adolescents. Children today are the future of the U.S. and we would like to promote a healthy future along with incorporating the enjoyment of the Spring season!
The Glow Run mile and 5K run will take place on Friday April 27th, at Mount Marty College. Registration can be done online, or the day of. The run starts at 8:30 PM. Fees include $5 for children in elementary, $10 for high/middle/college students, and $15 for adults. You can pay by cash or check on the day of the event.
Register online at www.colorrun.splashthat.com
Every runner will receive a “Glow Run” drawstring bag with a bottle of water, and glow sticks to wear. All proceeds from this event will help the MMC Nurse’s Association fund community volunteer projects throughout the year. Questions, contact Logan Hoilien (email@example.com), or Paige Kanaly (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Yankton County Historical Society is holding a fundraiser for the Mead Cultural Education Center at Pizza Ranch in Yankton, SD on Monday, April 23rd from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm. 15% of the sales for the night and tips will benefit the MCEC and exhibit design. The Mead Cultural Education Center will open to the public in 2018!
Denim Day 2018
Join the River City Domestic Violence Center during Sexual Assault Awareness Month by wearing Denim on April 25 to raise awareness and show support to victims and survivors. Use the hashatg, #YanktonDenimDay2018 on social media sites to check out the awesome things being done around our community!
For the past 19 years, Peace Over Violence has run its Denim Day campaign on a Wednesday in April in honor of Sexual Violence Awareness Month.
The campaign was originally triggered by a ruling by the Italian Supreme Court where a rape conviction was overturned because the justices felt that since the victim was wearing tight jeans she must have helped her rapist remove her jeans, thereby implying consent. The following day, the women in the Italian Parliament came to work wearing jeans in solidarity with the victim. Peace Over Violence developed the Denim Day campaign in response to this case and the activism surrounding it. Since then, wearing jeans on Denim Day has become a symbol of protest against erroneous and destructive attitudes about sexual assault. In this rape prevention education campaign we ask community members, elected officials, businesses and students to make a social statement with their fashion by wearing jeans on this day as a visible means of protest against the misconceptions that surround sexual assault.
This year’s Denim Day is April 25, 2018. Find more information on the Facebook Event Page: Denim Day 2018 – Yankton.
Yankton County Search & Rescue Fundraiser
This year’s annual Yankton County Search and Rescue fundraiser, hosted by the Yankton County Search and Rescue Association, will be held at the NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Center on April 25th from 5PM til 8PM. Hamburgers and hotdogs will be served for a free will donation. 2018 supporter t-shirts will be sold. See the equipment used by the team and meet team members. Find more information on the Facebook Event Page: Annual Yankton County Search & Rescue Fundraiser.
BS Session #2: Disaster Planning & Recovery
The “Business Sense and Security Sessions” (BS Sessions) is a vital training series available to all area businesses covering a variety of topics that keep Yankton employees and customers safe.
The 2nd BS Session, Disaster Planning and Recovery will be held on Thursday, April 26th from 11:30-1:30pm.
The BS Series, organized by the Chamber’s Business Education and Development Committee, will include at least three sessions per year on topics like disaster planning and preparedness and cyber security that impact our Yankton businesses. While every Chamber member and non-member is welcome to send any employees to benefit from the training, they are especially valuable for management and HR professionals.
Registration is required but there is no cost to attend. Lunch options and pricing coming soon.
Contact the Yankton Area Chamber of Commerce at 605-665-3636 for find more information on the Facebook Event Page: BS Session #2: Disaster Planning & Recovery.
Yankton’s Great American Cleanup
Join Keep Yankton Beautiful for the annual Great American Cleanup on April 28th!! Registration begins at 8am and volunteers will be sent out on their routes at 9am! Come help your fellow Yanktonites clean up our beautiful town! Find more information on the Facebook Event Page: Yankton’s Great American Cleanup.
Benefit for Johnson Family
Friends of the Josh and Deanna Johnson family of Volin are holding a benefit for them at the American Legion Hall in Wakonda on April 28, 2018, with a freewill donation supper and silent auction starting at 4:30 p.m. A live auction follows at 7 p.m.
The Johnsons’ son, Charlie, was born Dec. 26, 2017 with Pierre Robin sequence — a series of facial abnormalities including a cleft palate, small lower jaw and a tongue placed back further than normal, in a spot where it easily blocked his airways. He has had two surgeries to allow him to breathe independently, with more to follow.
Charlie is the son of Joshua Johnson, a farmer and US Navy veteran, and Deanna Johnson, a dog handler with the South Dakota Highway Patrol. Charlie has two siblings, Trinity, 15, and Mack, 2.
For more information or to donate items, contact Pam Bernard at 605-670-6245 or Rob Ganschow at 605-202-0914. The cutoff date for donations is Wednesday, April 25. Cash donations may be mailed to Charlie Johnson Benefit, First Premier Bank of Wakonda, PO Box 326, Wakonda, SD 57073. Up to $500 matching funds available from Modern Woodmen of America/Cathy Becker, agent.
Cinco De Derby Party
Join the Heartland Humane Society for a Kentucky Derby Party, May 5th from 4-7pm at Czeckers Sports Bar & Grill. This event will include food and drinks, live coverage of the 2018 Kentucky Derby, games, raffles and more!
Ladies, don those hats. Men, tie those bows and let’s get your derby on. Tickets are $20 each and includes admission, entertainment, and food. Only 100 tickets sold! Find more information by visiting www.heartlandhumanesociety.net.
Movie at the Meridian
Grab your chairs, blankets, family, and friends for the first of four Movies at the Meridian brought to you by Restore Church of Yankton and Services Center Federal Credit Union! This completely free event includes activities, snacks, music, inflatables, and the movie Coco (2017) at 9 PM. Find more information on the Facebook Event Page: Movie at the Meridian.
Batting For Youth Exhibition Baseball Game
Professional baseball returns to Yankton as the Yankton Morning Optimist Club presents the Sioux Falls Canaries VS the Sioux City Explorers. The Birds VS the X’s game will be Monday, May 14th at Riverside ballpark. The evening begins with a youth baseball clinic from 4:30 to 5:30. The tailgate party starts at 4:30 and the first pitch is at 6:00 pm. The game will be held at Riverside Ballpark. Get your free tickets at many local businesses.
It’s the 2nd Annual “A Ride to Break the Silence” Poker Run on Saturday May 26, 2018. Ride in Rain or Shine. Registration for the poker run will be at Tatanka Golf Club at 9 am on May 26. This is an annual event to raise money for suicide prevention. The event is open to all and the poker run is open to all forms of transportation. The eventful day will include a poker run, silent auction, ticket raffle prizes, food/drinks, t-shirts/koozies, talented live performing band “The Rude Band”, and Much MORE! This year we will be ending the poker run at Sportsmens Bar in Niobrara, NE. This is where the rest of the event will take place as well. Find more information on the Facebook Event Page” 2nd Annual “A Ride to Break the Silence” Poker Run.
It’s the years 1st Bragging Rights on Thursday Nights, May 31st! Support the community and non profits with your love of cars! Come on out with your classic car, motorcycle, anything you have!! Each month there will be a different non profit serving the meal for a free will donation. Also different this year is 1 non profit for the Summer! Each event will be a donation such as a food item, socks, ect for a local cause…Pathways Shelter for the Homeless! Instead of any fees to register we will ask you bring an item!! (each month will be a different item so keep an eye out!) Bring your lawn chairs, come out for food, friends, music, and supporting our community and non profits!!! Find more information on the Facebook Event Page: Bragging Rights on Thursday Nights.