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LOCAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

• June 1 – 30: “Director’s Doodles” by Reanna Shultz at G.A.R. Hall Art Gallery. Open Monday – Friday 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturday 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Located at 508 Douglas Avenue; Yankton. For more information call (605) 665-9754.

• The Clay-Union foundation, Inc. is seeking new board members in Clay and Union county. The board would like to add at least 1-2 people south of Elk Point, 1-2 north of Elk Point, and at least 2 residents in Vermillion. USD students are also welcome to serve on the board, with 4-5 positions open. Meetings currently alternate between Elk Point and Vermillion, and rides are available. The foundation is seeking immediate applications, so board members can join the board right away and learn about the community needs. Please call John Gille at 605-421-5050 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information.

• When you hit the golf course this summer not only can you improve your game, you can improve the quality of life for other South Dakotans. The 2016 “Golf for Guardianship” golf card allows you to golf free or at reduced rates at 76 host golf courses in South Dakota Golf cards are just $20.00. Proceeds benefit The Guardianship Program, a private non-profit program which serves as guardian for adults with disabilities in South Dakota who do not have family members available to provide assistance. “Golf for Guardianship” is sponsored by the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors and participating golf courses. Cards may be purchased at www.sdguardians.com or contact: The Guardianship Program, P.O. Box 794, Pierre, SD 57501 (605) 224-9647 or e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

• Vermillion Landfill and South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources are working together to offer free tire recycling to residents of Clay, Yankton, and Union counties. The program’s goal is to prevent or slow the spread of the Zika virus. Tires are a breeding area for the mosquito which can spread the virus. The collection sites are the Vermillion Landfill and the Yankton Transfer Station. The Yankton Transfer Station will accept tires from residents through June 24, 2016 at no charge. Commercial business tires and tires from retailers are not covered under this program and will be charged for tire disposal. The Yankton Transfer Station hours are 8:00 am-3:45 pm Monday through Saturday. For more information or questions contact the City of Yankton Solid Waste at (605) 668-5211 or the Yankton Transfer Station at (605) 668-5212.

• Rep. Kristi Noem is accepting applications for fall internships in her Washington, DC; Sioux Falls; Rapid City; and Watertown offices. Student interns will work with staff on various constituent service and communications projects, as well as assist with legislative research. Both South Dakota and Washington, DC internships provide students with first-hand knowledge of the legislative process and the countless other functions of a congressional office. College students who are interested in interning in any of Representative Noem’s offices should submit a cover letter and resume to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by Friday, July 15. For more information, contact Christiana Frazee at 202-225-2801.

• Are you ready for an adventure like no other, deep within the mysterious sea? DIVE IN! It’s time for SUBMERGED Vacation Bible School at Calvary Baptist Church, June 26-30 from 6:45-9:00 p.m. Bible stories, music, crafts & experiments, games, and snacks are all combined to create an unforgettable experience. As kids submerge themselves in God’s Word, they will discover that Jesus didn’t just see what’s on the outside of people, He looked deep down on the inside. So go ahead… find some ocean explorers, strap on your flippers, and dive in to find truth below the surface! Children ages 3 – 6th grade are welcome to attend this free event. Registration is now in progress - please call (605) 665-5594 to register.

• U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) is currently seeking college students to serve as fall interns in his office in Washington, D.C., as well as in his offices in Aberdeen, Rapid City, and Sioux Falls. Interns in Thune’s state offices will participate in constituent service and state outreach activities, while students in the Washington, D.C., office will have the opportunity to witness the legislative process, give Capitol building tours, and attend Senate votes and hearings. Both in-state and Washington, D.C., internships will allow students to work closely with constituents, sharpen their research and writing skills, and learn a multitude of valuable office skills. “Students have a unique opportunity to experience democracy in action as interns in a Senate office,” said Thune. “Interns gain valuable knowledge about both state and national issues and an understanding of the inner workings of a Senate office. I encourage all college students to consider applying for this rewarding experience.” Thune is chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, and a member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, and the Senate Committee on Finance. Thune also serves as chairman of the Senate Republican Conference. College students who are interested in interning in Thune’s Washington, D.C., office should submit a resume and cover letter by July 1, 2016, to:
Senator John Thune Attn: Adam Wek
511 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510
By email to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Or by Fax to: 202-228-5429
College students who are interested in interning in Thune’s Sioux Falls, Rapid City, or Aberdeen offices should submit a resume and cover letter by July 1, 2016, to:
Senator John Thune
Attn: Robin Long
5015 South Bur Oak
Sioux Falls, S.D. 57108
By email to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
For more information, please call 202-224-2321.

• The Vermillion School District is sponsoring the summer food service program May 31 through July 29. Free lunch will be served each weekday for area children age 18 and younger from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M at Jolley Elementary School, 224 S. University, Vermillion, SD. Closed July 4. For more information, contact the Vermillion School District at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

• Adopt select pets during the month of June for only $10! This promotion runs from June 1st to June 30th and only certain pets qualify. All of the pets selected for this promotion have been waiting a long time to find the right home. “HHS is drastically reducing the adoption fees for selected animals to only $10. This will hopefully help them find loving homes soon, because they’ve sadly been in our care for a while. All the pets that qualify are wonderful, and for whatever reason they don’t get the attention they deserve – this promotion will help,” said Christa Kranig, Shelter Coordinator for HHS. HHS hopes you join them in this lifesaving promotion! The event includes select pets that are healthy, fully vaccinated and micro-chipped. You can view the available animals at www.heartlandhumanesociety.net or stop by the shelter at 3400 East Highway 50 in Yankton. If you have any questions on this promotion, please call the shelter at (605)664-4244 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . This adoption event is part of Best Friends Animal Society’s national mission of No More Homeless Pets®, which aims to end the killing of dogs and cats in America’s shelters. Heartland Humane Society is a participating member of the No More Homeless Pets® Network, a program of Best Friends Animal Society, and offers help and support to animal rescue groups that save lives in their communities.

• The Cramer-Kenyon Heritage Home, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, is looking forward to the 2016 Open house/tour season. As always, visitors are welcomed in various ways - through arranged tours, as drop-ins or as host or hostess of a special gathering. The season begins on Memorial Day and ends on Labor Day. The enclosed press release is just to let your readers and listeners know that it soon WILL be time to enjoy an unforgettable trip to 509 Pine Street in Yankton.

• The Yankton Parks Advisory Board would like to take time this spring to remind Yankton dog owners to be responsible and obey the local ordinance for dog waste. The ordinance states, “The person in control of any dog shall be required to remove and properly dispose of any fecal material deposited by said animal on public property or property other than the property of the dog’s owner.” This would include fenced in ball fields in the community’s parks system that some citizens use as private off-leash dog parks. Each dog's owner/handler is responsible for picking up and disposing of their dog's waste. This will help keep the park environment and other people’s property clean so that dogs, children and adults are happy and healthy. Pet waste left behind can transmit harmful diseases to other pets and children. Dog feces a common carrier for many diseases. The Parks Advisory Board believes dog owners should pick up their dog’s waste because:
1. It's a common courtesy. Only irresponsible dog owners leave their dog's waste for others to look at, step in or clean up. In addition to creating a foul odor, leaving your dog's waste encourages other dogs to mark that spot.
2. Dog waste is unhealthy to the animals, children, and adults who come into contact with it. Removing dog feces prevents infestation of your dog from exposure to infective worm eggs and larvae. Dog feces can transmit diseases from your dog to young children and adults who play or work in their yard/dirt when the dog feces is present. Ocular larva migrans - an eye disease caused by parasitic worms found in dog droppings can cause serious eye damage to young children.
3. Dog waste biodegrades slowly.
4. Dog waste being left behind makes ALL dog owners look bad. Not picking up after your dog tops the list of complaints about dogs.
5. Your actions set example for others. Teach children how to properly clean up after a pet.
6. Are you a good neighbor dog owner? Dog feces and urine can result in lawn burn or dead patches. When it's your dog on your neighbor's lawn, it causes a great deal of hostility--toward you, and your dog.

• Encouraged by the success of last summer’s barn quilt tour, the Dakota Prairie Quilt Guild is looking to increase the size of last year’s tour. Last summer 33 different barn quilt were on display, and the guild has a goal of doubling that number for the summer 2016 tour. Anyone, whether quilters or not, can be a part of this community project! Dakota Prairie Quilt Guild (DPQG) invites local area businesses and residents to create and display barn quilts on their businesses or homes. During Riverboat Days, the quilt guild will distribute a pamphlet locating all participating barn quilts and provide spectators with information about the history of the various quilt patterns. Participants are encouraged to display their barn quilts from August 13 – September 18 in order to allow more time for people to view them. If you have questions about constructing your barn quilt or would like information about having someone create one for you, contact Sandy Hoffner at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or (605) 665-4792. In addition, Vicki Cooley will be teaching a class on how to paint a Barn Quilt Board at the Yankton Community Library June 14 – June 16 from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Participants will finish the classes with a 2X2’ Barn Quilt Board to display at their home. Contact the library at (605) 668-5275 to register and receive the list of needed supplies.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Wednesday, June 22 – Thursday, June 23
Lewis and Clark Recreation Area Fun Camp. Camps ar a free, fun, two hour events for children 4 – 6 and 7 – 10 years of age. The camps are located at the Gavins Point picnic shelter #2 at the Lewis and Clark Recreation Area. The morning sessions are 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. and afternoon sessions are 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

To allow for paving operations, the eastbound lane on Highway 50 will be closed, on Wednesday, June 22nd, from Broadway Avenue to Burleigh Street. On Thursday, June 23rd, both lanes will be closed, for underground utility installation. The highway is expected to be reopened Thursday night. To bypass construction, we would encourage drivers to utilize the 2nd Street detour.

Thursday, June 23
LEWIS AND CLARK LARK RECREATION AREA – 4 p.m., 5 p.m., 6 p.m. – Water Craft Exploration ages 8 and up – Lake Yankton Boat Ramp.

Website Development Mini Bootcamp Website 101 – 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.; RTEC; 1200 W 21st Street; Yankton.

YANKTON LIBRARY SUMMER READING PROGRAM - On Thursday, June 23, there will be a repeat of the preschool story time at 10:15 a.m. LEGO Club and LEGO Robotics 2 meet from 2-3:30 p.m. LEGO Club is free building time for all ages of children. Preschoolers must be accompanied by an adult or teen. LEGO Robotics 2 is for registered participants only.

Bragging Rights on Thursday Nights – 6 p.m. – Missouri River Associates; 124 Walnut Street; Yankton.

“Murder by the Book” Victorian Tea Event – 6:30 p.m.; Cramer-Kenyon Heritage Home; 509 Pine Street; Yankton.

Friday, June 24
LEWIS AND CLARK LARK RECREATION AREA – 4 p.m., 5 p.m., 6 p.m. – Water Craft Exploration ages 8 and up – Lake Yankton Boat Ramp; 8 p.m. – Nature Binge – Lewis and Clark Amphitheater; 9 p.m. – Outdoor Nature Movie – Lewis and Clark Amphitheater.

On Friday, June 24, the MMC Lancer Club will hold their 2nd annual Lancer Club Party, a fundraiser for student-athlete scholarships. The event, starting at 7:00 p.m. will be held at the Old Mill just north of The Landing in downtown Yankton. Community members, alumni and friends are invited to attend and enjoy the live music, silent auction, heavy appetizers, complimentary keg beer donated by Conkling Distributing, and a cash bar. Tickets for the event are $30 for an individual ticket or $150 for a table of 6. Tickets will be available at the door, but you can guarantee your spot by ordering your tickets prior to the event. Purchase your tickets today or sign up to be a sponsor by contacting Cindy Sohler in the Lancer Athletics Department at 605-668-1241 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . For more information about this event, go to www.mtmc.edu/lancerclub.

YANKTON LIBRARY SUMMER READING PROGRAM - The Library Olympics Book Club for upper elementary students, meets at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 24. The group is reading Mr. Lemoncello’s Library Olympics. The movie for that afternoon is Mighty Ducks. It begins at 2 p.m. and is 100 minutes long and rated PG. All ages are welcome to attend.

Yankton County Relay for Life – 6 p.m. – 12 a.m.; Riverside Park; Levee Street & Douglas Avenue; Yankton.

Saturday, June 25 – Sunday, June 26
Morrie Wachendorf First Dakota Classic Baseball Tournament – Riverside Park Baseball Stadium; Levee Street & Pearl Street; Yankton.

Yankton Twins Baseball Tournament – Sertoma Park; 15th Street & Ferdig Avenue; Yankton.

Saturday, June 25
LEWIS AND CLARK LARK RECREATION AREA – 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m. – Archery Class – Gavins Point Archery Range; 10 a.m., 11 a.m. – Watercraft Exploration ages 8 and up – Lake Yankton Boat Ramp; 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. – Old Time Fun at the Ranch – Pierson Ranch; 5:30 p.m. – Old Iron Association Tractor Parade – Pierson Ranch to Lewis and Clark Campgrounds; 7 p.m. – Pie Iron Cooking – Chief White Crane.

9th Annual Tour of Lawns & Gardens – 8:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.; Riverview Reformed Church; 1700 Burleigh Street; Yankton.

Market at the Meridian – 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.; Corner of 2nd & Walnut Street; Yankton.

Try Archery! – 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.; NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Complex – 800 Archery Lane; Yankton.

Sunday, June 26
LEWIS AND CLARK LARK RECREATION AREA – 10:30 a.m. – Interdenominational Church Service – Pierson Ranch Amphitheater.

Monday, June 27
YANKTON LIBRARY SUMMER READING PROGRAM - The final week of June is a busy one at the Yankton Community Library. Week 4 of the summer reading program begins Monday, June 27, with two special guests. At 2 p.m., Steve Rokusek, also known as Science Steve, presents amazing science experiments. All ages are welcome. Then, instead of the regular preschool story time Monday evening, there is a family story time at 6:30 p.m. Bestselling author Elise Parsley joins us to share her new book, If You Ever Want to Bring a Piano to the Beach, Don’t! She will also do a drawing demonstration, play some music, and provide activities. Books sales and author signing follow the event. Don’t miss this fun family presentation!

Vermillion School Board Meeting – VHS Library; 1001 E. Main Street; Vermillion.

Riverside Yoga Mondays – 6 p.m.; Territorial Capitol Replica; Levee Street & Douglas Avenue; Yankton.

Tuesday, June 28
YANKTON LIBRARY SUMMER READING PROGRAM - Toddler time is Tuesday, June 28, with sessions at 10:15 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. The theme for the toddlers this week is BUGS. Craft day for elementary-aged children is Tuesday at 2 p.m. Participants are asked to bring a white or light colored t-shirt. The project is designing your own sports jersey. Fabric markers and felt cut-outs are provided. Children not wishing to decorate a cloth t-shirt can try out their designs on paper shirts provided by the library.

Armchair Traveler Experience – 6:30 p.m.; Yankton Community Library; 515 Walnut Street; Yankton.

Summer Concert Series – 8 p.m.; Riverside Park; Levee Street & Douglas Avenue; Yankton.

Wednesday, June 29
Elise Parsley will be giving a special all-ages presentation as part of the Yankton Community Library’s 2016 Summer Reading Program – 6:30 p.m.; Yankton Library.

YANKTON LIBRARY SUMMER READING PROGRAM - Preschool story time is Wednesday morning, June 29, at 10:15 a.m. Baseball is the theme for the preschoolers this week, with baseball books and a baseball craft. At 2 p.m., the Fitness Fun Club presentation is by the Yankton Archery Center. We won’t be shooting with bows and arrows, but there will be target practice activities following the presentation. The Wii gaming system is also available in the meeting room until 3:30 p.m. Wednesday afternoon. The teens meet at 4 p.m. for outdoor games including spike ball, croquet, and ladder ball.

LEWIS AND CLARK LARK RECREATION AREA – 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m. – Archery Classes ages 8 and up – Gavins Point Archery Range; 3 p.m., 4 p.m., 5 p.m. – Watercraft Exploration ages 8 and up – Lake Yankton Boat Ramp.

One Million Cups – 9 a.m.; Gathering Grounds; Discovery Church; 205 West 3rd Street; Yankton.

Thursday, June 30
Yankton Community Blood Drive – 12:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.; Avera Sacred Heart Hospital – Benedictine Center; 501 Summit Street; Yankton.

Website Development Mini Bootcamp Website 201 – 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.; RTEC; 1200 W 21st Street; Yankton.

YANKTON LIBRARY SUMMER READING PROGRAM - Preschool story time repeats on Thursday, June 30, at 10:15 a.m. LEGO Club and LEGO Robotics 2 meet from 2 to 3:30 p.m. LEGO Club is free building time for all ages. Preschoolers must be accompanied by an adult or teen. LEGO Robotics 2 is for registered participants only.

LEWIS AND CLARK LARK RECREATION AREA – 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. – Fishing on Lake Yankton. Poles and bait are furnished – Chief White Crane; 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12 p.m. – Archery Classes ages 8 and up; Gavins Point Archery Range.

Music at the Meridian – 6 p.m. – 8 a.m.; Meridian Bridge Plaza; 2nd Street & Walnut Street; Yankton.

Friday, July 1
YANKTON LIBRARY SUMMER READING PROGRAM - The Library Olympics Book Club for upper elementary readers meets Friday, July 1, at 11 a.m. The group is reading Mr. Lemoncello’s Library Olympics. The movie for Friday afternoon is Air Bud. It begins at 2 p.m. and is one hour and 39 minutes long and rated G. All ages are welcome.

Public Safety Independence Day Community Cookout – 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.; north of E. Cherry Street and on the west side of N. Plum Street; Vermillion.

LEWIS AND CLARK LARK RECREATION AREA – 9:30 a.m. – American Bald Eagle Program – Chief White Crane Amphitheater; 8 p.m. – Nature Binge – Chief White Crane Amphitheater; 9 p.m. – Outdoor Nature Movie – Chief White Crane Amphitheater.

Saturday, July 2
Santee Sioux Nation Art Show and Community Market – 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Ohiya Casino and Resort; 53142 Highway 12; Niobrara.

Yankton Democrats “Rally for Sanity” – 12 p.m.; Riverside Park; Yankton.

LEWIS AND CLARK LARK RECREATION AREA – 10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. – Bike Decorating – Lewis and Clark Amphitheater; 10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. – Happy Birthday America Bike Parade – Start and finish at Lewis and Clark Amphitheater; 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. – Canoe Clinic National Parks Service – South Shore of Lake Yankton Canoe Launch Site; 9:30 p.m. – Wetlands at Night Hike featuring Frogs and fireflies – Gavins Point Nature Trail.

Sunday, July 3
LEWIS AND CLARK LARK RECREATION AREA – 10:30 a.m. – Interdenominational Church Service – Pierson Ranch Amphitheater; 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m. – Archery Classes ages 8 and up – Gavins Point Archery Range; 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. – Fishing on Lake Yankton Poles – Chief White Crane.

Monday, July 4
The City of Yankton is pleased to announce that on Monday, July 4th, the annual City fireworks show will start at dusk and can be viewed in Riverside Park. The fireworks will be shot off from the Nebraska side of the Missouri River. The City of Yankton would like to remind everyone that the Meridian Bridge will be open during the Yankton Fourth of July fireworks show giving a great vantage point from which to view the spectacle. Please remember that the Bridge is a pedestrian trail. The public will NOT be allowed to set up chairs, blankets, or other items that may block the pedestrian walkway on the Bridge as people will be crossing the bridge by foot, on bikes, by personal mobility devices, etc.

YANKTON LIBRARY SUMMER READING PROGRAM - The library is closed Monday, July 4, for Independence Day.

Brighten up Riverside Park on July 4th by purchasing Glow Sticks from Yankton County Parents as Teachers. Parents as Teachers (PAT) board members and volunteers will be walking through the park selling glow sticks prior to the 4th of July Fireworks Show. The glow stick necklaces will be on sale for $1.00 apiece or 6 for $5.00. The Lewis and Clark Thrivent Chapter is providing financial support of this project.

Tuesday, July 5
Join us at the Yankton Community Library, 515 Walnut Street, on Tuesday, July 5, at 6:30 p.m., for a competitive Patriotic Trivia Night. Our game is in the format of Jeopardy! with teams of two playing against one another. Test your memory of America’s Songs, Famous Places Across the Land, or Sports & Leisure from days gone by. These are just a few of the categories on our game board. Register now at the library in teams of two or as an individual. Registration is required, but there is no fee. Join us for an evening of fun and games! For further information, contact the library at 668-5275.

YANKTON LIBRARY SUMMER READING PROGRAM - Activities resume on July 5 with toddler time at 10:15 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Our theme for the week is “Dance.” Our Tuesday afternoon craft is outside art. It could get messy, so wear old clothes!

Wednesday, July 6
YANKTON LIBRARY SUMMER READING PROGRAM - Preschool story time is Wednesday morning, July 6, at 10:15 a.m. Miss Judi O’Connell is joining us to carry out our theme. We’ll read a story, dance with Miss Judi, and do a dancing giraffe craft. Miss Judi is back in the afternoon at 2 p.m. for Fitness Fun Club with the older children. Put on your dancing shoes and join us! The Wii gaming system is also available in the meeting room until 3:30 p.m. Wednesday afternoon. The teens meet at 4 p.m. on Wednesday for a movie, The Sandlot, which is one hour, 42 minutes long and rated PG.

Thursday, July 7
YANKTON LIBRARY SUMMER READING PROGRAM - Preschool story time with Miss Judi repeats on Thursday, July 7, at 10:15 a.m. LEGO Club and LEGO Robotics 2 meet from 2:00-3:30 p.m. LEGO Club is free building time for all ages of children. Preschoolers must be accompanied by an adult or teen. LEGO Robotics 2 is for registered participants only.

Friday, July 8
YANKTON LIBRARY SUMMER READING PROGRAM - The upper elementary Book Club meets Friday, July 8, at 11 a.m. The group is reading Mr. Lemoncello’s Library Olympics. The movie for Friday afternoon, Little Giants, begins at 2 p.m. and is one hour and 47 minutes long and rated PG. All ages are welcome to attend.

Saturday, July 9
Annual South Dakota High School All-Star Football Game; Vermillion.

THE CENTER – YANKTON - Save the Date for the Annual BBQ & Dance 7-9pm July 9th. Members $5 advance/$6 at door. Non-members $7 advance/$8 at door.

Santee Sioux Nation Art Show and Community Market – 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Ohiya Casino and Resort; 53142 Highway 12; Niobrara.

Smithsonian Institution Recording Artists Bob and Sheila Everhart will present “A Traveling Museum of Music” on Saturday, July 9, at 7 p.m., in the Riverside Park Amphitheatre. Join us for an evening of songs that were popular in rural America during all the wars in which America took part.

Sunday, July 10
Special Olympics Basketball Challenge – 1:30 p.m.; Laddie E. Cimpl Arena; Mount Marty College Campus; Yankton.

Tuesday, July 12
MYOB (Mind Your Own Business) – Yankton Chamber.

Yankton Chamber New Member Social

Yankton Community Blood Drive – 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Avera Sacred Heart Hospital – Benedictine Center; 501 Summit Street; Yankton.

Wednesday, July 13 – Thursday, July 14
Lewis and Clark Recreation Area Fun Camp. Camps ar a free, fun, two hour events for children 4 – 6 and 7 – 10 years of age. The camps are located at the Gavins Point picnic shelter #2 at the Lewis and Clark Recreation Area. The morning sessions are 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. and afternoon sessions are 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Thursday, July 14
Tour of Homes at Bliss Pointe Housing Development – 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.; Vermillion.

Saturday, July 16
Santee Sioux Nation Art Show and Community Market – 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Ohiya Casino and Resort; 53142 Highway 12; Niobrara.

The Tom Kruse Benefit will be Saturday, July 16, 2016 at the Eagles Club in Vermillion, SD. A free will offering supper and silent auction will start at 4:30 pm with the Live Auction to begin at 7pm. For a listing of the auction items please log on to "Benefit for Tom Kruse" on Facebook. Cash donations can be made at the Bank of the West in Vermillion to "Tom Kruse Benefit" or go to www.youcaring.com/tom-kruse-578759 where you can make a donation. If you would like to donate something for the auction please contact Pam Ganschow (605)670-6245, Mike Kruse (605)202-1061 or Leanne Brown (605)670-0826. See you at the benefit.

Monday, July 18
11th Annual Sheri Ellis Memorial Golf Social – 1 p.m.; The Bluffs Golf Course; Vermillion. 18 hole, 4 person scramble. $50 per person paid in advance, $60 day of event. Includes golf, dinner, and prizes.

Friday, July 22 – Sunday, July 24
Great Plains Lions Leadership Institute; Mount Marty College; Yankton. Any Lion, Lioness, or Leo who is 18 or older, has not yet served as District Governor as of the dates of the institute, is eligible. $160 before June 1, $180 after May 31. For more information contact Lion Anne Smarsh This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Lion Craig Donecker This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Saturday, July 23
Santee Sioux Nation Art Show and Community Market – 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Ohiya Casino and Resort; 53142 Highway 12; Niobrara.

Monday, July 25 – Friday, July 29
Mount Marty College’s Summer Camp Invention. Cost for the weeklong camp is $220, but those who register by March 21 will receive $25 off. Register between March 22 and May 10 to receive $15 off the total cost. There is also a $50 discount per sibling for families registering three or more siblings. To register for Camp Invention or to learn more about the EPIC program, visit campinvention.org or call 800-968-4322. For more information on Mount Marty College, visit www.mtmc.edu.

Wednesday, July 27 – Thursday, July 28
Lewis and Clark Recreation Area Fun Camp. Camps ar a free, fun, two hour events for children 4 – 6 and 7 – 10 years of age. The camps are located at the Gavins Point picnic shelter #2 at the Lewis and Clark Recreation Area. The morning sessions are 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. and afternoon sessions are 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Thursday, July 28
Yankton Chamber Downtown Professional/Retailers Event.

Discover Downtown Yankton – 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.; Downtown Yankton.

Friday, July 29
Yankton Chamber Downtown Vacant Building Tour.

Saturday, July 30
Santee Sioux Nation Art Show and Community Market – 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Ohiya Casino and Resort; 53142 Highway 12; Niobrara.

Friday, August 5 - Saturday, August 6
The Center and the City of Yankton’s Recreation Department, is hosting the 2016 Yankton Senior Games for Seniors 50 years and older from any community on August 5-6. Participants 49 years old who turn 50 on or before December 31, 2016 are eligible to participate. Yankton Senior Games’ events will include 8 Ball Pool, Shuffleboard, Bean Bag Toss, Table Tennis on Friday, August 5 and Track & Field and Basketball on Saturday, August 6. Registration forms may be picked up at The Center or the Summit Activities Center and participants are encouraged to pre-register in order to prevent cancellation of events. There is a nonrefundable, $5 entry fee for each participant. For additional information, please call The Center at 605-665-4685. Remember to follow the Yankton Department of Parks and Recreation on our Facebook Page.

Saturday, August 6
Santee Sioux Nation Art Show and Community Market – 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Ohiya Casino and Resort; 53142 Highway 12; Niobrara.

Wednesday, August 10
New Teacher Luncheon.

Saturday, August 13
Santee Sioux Nation Art Show and Community Market – 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Ohiya Casino and Resort; 53142 Highway 12; Niobrara.

Tuesday, August 16
Yankton School District New Teacher Coffee.

Wednesday, August 17
Sacred Heart School New Teacher Coffee.

Friday, August 19 – Sunday, August 21
Yankton Riverboat Days.

Saturday, August 20
Riverboat Days Parade Cleanup.

Santee Sioux Nation Art Show and Community Market – 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Ohiya Casino and Resort; 53142 Highway 12; Niobrara.

Heritage Ride - Saturday, August 20th Elk Point, SD. Where- Imm. Lutheran church parking lot, registration starts early- 7 am, riders leave at 8 am. Routes of 28 and 48 miles. Snacks and beverages provided on the routes. A meal is available at Spink Cafe for those who register for it. Proceeds support the Clay-Union foundation, Inc. and it's local scholarship and community fund efforts. Registration forms are online at BIKEIOWA - Your #1 source for Iowa bicycle rides, events and news. under Heritage ride, or on www.clay-unionfoundation.org under events. Contact John Gille at 605-421-5050 for more information.

Friday, August 26
Yankton Chamber Golf Day.

Saturday, August 27
Santee Sioux Nation Art Show and Community Market – 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Ohiya Casino and Resort; 53142 Highway 12; Niobrara.

Saturday, September 3
Santee Sioux Nation Art Show and Community Market – 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Ohiya Casino and Resort; 53142 Highway 12; Niobrara.

Saturday, September 10
Santee Sioux Nation Art Show and Community Market – 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Ohiya Casino and Resort; 53142 Highway 12; Niobrara.

Saturday, September 17
Santee Sioux Nation Art Show and Community Market – 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Ohiya Casino and Resort; 53142 Highway 12; Niobrara.

Saturday, September 24
Santee Sioux Nation Art Show and Community Market – 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Ohiya Casino and Resort; 53142 Highway 12; Niobrara.

Get to the Point half marathon and 5k run/walk - Elk Point, SD. Where- starts at Casey's exit 18 off I-29. Half walkers leave at 8:15 am, runners leave at 8:30 am. The 5k runners and walkers leave at 8:45 am. Food and beverages provided for entries after the race, as well as dri-fit shirts. Half entries also receive finisher medals and age division ribbons will be awarded for the top 3 in each class. Register online at online event registration services at GetMeRegistered.com under Get to the Point. Early discounts are available. Proceeds support the Clay-Union foundation, Inc. Contact John Gille at 605-421-505 for more information.

Saturday, October 1
Santee Sioux Nation Art Show and Community Market – 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Ohiya Casino and Resort; 53142 Highway 12; Niobrara.

Saturday, October 8
Santee Sioux Nation Art Show and Community Market – 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Ohiya Casino and Resort; 53142 Highway 12; Niobrara.

Saturday, October 15
Santee Sioux Nation Art Show and Community Market – 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Ohiya Casino and Resort; 53142 Highway 12; Niobrara.

Saturday, October 22
Santee Sioux Nation Art Show and Community Market – 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Ohiya Casino and Resort; 53142 Highway 12; Niobrara.

Saturday, October 29
Santee Sioux Nation Art Show and Community Market – 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Ohiya Casino and Resort; 53142 Highway 12; Niobrara.

Tuesday, November 15
America Recycles Day.

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