Public Service Announcements
6/19/2017 - 6/25/2017
ENDS 6/22 – The Musicians Association 2017 Summer Band Shell Concerts continue this week at the Vern Cermak Band Shell at the west end of Main Street in Mandan. Concerts run Monday through Thursday nights from 7:30 to 8:30, and the Dacotah Lions sell burgers and brats every Tuesday evening from 5:30 to 7:30. This week: Monday (6/19) West River Winds, Tuesday (6/20) Victor Schwan (accordion), Wednesday (6/21) The Kaleidoscope Pit Band and Thursday (6/22) Classic rock from U3 +1.
ENDS 6/24 – If you love antique automobiles from the early years to modern collectible cars, then be in Medora, North Dakota, for the 40th Annual Medora Car Show Saturday, June 24th, from 10am to 3:30pm. It’s free to all spectators. If you wish to show a car, call 701-225-8851, or register on the show grounds between 7 and 10am Saturday, June 24th.
ENDS 6/24 – Due to the popularity of the North Dakota Department of Agriculture’s Drought Hotline, they’ve launched an interactive online map designed to display the information gathered by the hotline. The free Drought Hotline number is 425-8454 (weekdays from 8 to 5). You can also leave a message evenings and weekends. The map is at: nd.gov/ndda.
ENDS 6/25 – Gateway to Science is taking part in the Blue Star Museums program – a program offering free admission to all active duty military personnel and their immediate family members now through Labor Day. Learn more at GatewayToScience.org.
ENDS 6/25 – A Spaghetti dinner benefit and silent auction will be held for Emma Robinson Sunday, June 25th from 4 to 7pm at New Song Church at 3200 North 11th Street in Bismarck. Emma is a 29 year old single mom of 3 kids who has been diagnosed with recurrent thyroid cancer. “Emma’s Fight Fund” has been set up through Wells Fargo Bank in Bismarck, and all proceeds will benefit the Robinson family.
ENDS 6/30 – Bismarck Parks & Recreation District is holding a free event Friday evening, June 30th at approximately 9:30pm: showing “Raiders of the Lost Ark”outdoors on the big screen at Jaycee Centennial Park at 321 East Century Avenue. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket and enjoy a movie under the stars. Guests are welcome to bring non-alcoholic beverages and snacks to enjoy during the movie. Learn more at: bisparks.org.
ENDS 7/6 – The Bismarck Police Department along with Bismarck Parks & Recreation is implementing the “Shining Star Program.” If an officer witnesses a child doing things such as using a cross walk or performing a good deed, they can be rewarded with a one-day pool pass to any Bismarck public pool. The program runs until the city pools close.
ENDS 7/8 – The GOD’S CHILD Project will be hosting a golf tournament fundraiser on Saturday, July 8th at Prairie West Golf Course in Mandan. Registration begins at 12 noon and there’s a shotgun start at 1. There are still hole-sponsorships available. To learn more, or to register for the event, call 255-7956 or visit godschild.org.
ENDS 7/10 – Every child needs a positive adult role model in their life! You can be that for an at-risk youth by becoming a mentor at Charles Hall Youth Services. Eligible mentors are paired with Charles Hall youth based on similar interests. Mentors must pass a background check and be 21 years of age or older. To learn more, call 255-2773 extension 303, or visit CharlesHallYouthServices.com.
ENDS 7/13 – Missouri Slope Areawide United Way is currently accepting applications for funding for the 2018 funding cycle. Applications may be submitted under MSA United Way’s Education, Financial Stability and Health initiative areas, through Thursday, July 13th, 2017. Learn more at their web site: msaunitedway.org/rfp.
ENDS 7/15* – Sleepy Hollow Summer Theatre presents Disney’s “Aladdin Jr.” (Wed. thru Sun.) July 5th through 9th and (Tue. Thru Sat.) July 11th through 15th, outdoors under the stars at the theatre and arts park at 26th and Divide in Bismarck. (They’ll perform “Hairspray,” the Broadway Musical in July, and “Little Shop of Horrors” the first week of August.) For advance tickets or more information, call 319-0894 or visit: shtap.org.
ENDS 7/17 – Unexpected pregnancies can and do happen. At FirstChoice Clinic, hope is given to women and families experiencing unplanned pregnancies through loving and non-judgemental support. FirstChoice encourages women to make confident and informed decisions via confidential and free services. Call 751-4575 or visit FirstChoiceClinic.com.
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.
ENDS 9/1 – Failure to wear a personal floatation device is the main reason people lose their lives in water recreation accidents. North Dakota law requires all children ages 10 and younger to wear a personal flotation device while in boats of less than 27 feet in length. A new law was passed this spring by the North Dakota State Legislature regarding the towing of individuals. To learn more about summer safety on the water, visit: gf.nd.gov.
ENDS 9/9 – United Blood Services is calling on the community to help maintain a safe blood supply during the summer as the need for blood increases, but the donations decrease. As an incentive, UBS will be giving away a 2016 Harley Davidson XG 750 to one lucky donor who presents to donate between now and September 9th. For more information on donating and the Harley, visit unitedbloodservices.org or bloodhero.com.
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