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Public Service Announcements
4/23/2018 - 4/29/2018

ENDS 4/24 – The Bismarck State College Art program has clay available to pick up in the BSC art department, for the annual community raku firing April 29th through May 1st on the BSC campus. Community raku is a signature event of BSC’s month-long celebration of ArtsQuest. Learn more at bismarckstate.edu/artsquest.

ENDS 4/25 – In an effort to make North Dakota roads safer, law enforcement across the state are on alert for those drivers texting while driving during the nationwide “U Drive. U Text. U Pay.” enforcement campaign through April 30th. Learn more about this and other traffic safety iniatives at dot.nd.gov, VisionZero.ND.gov, or join the conversation on the vision Zero ND Facebook or Twitter pages.

ENDS 4/25 – Support your administrative staff and say thank you on National Administrative Assistant’s Day by sending a staff member (or sign up yourself WITH them for) Administrative Professionals Day, Wednesday, April 25th at Bismarck State College. Stephanie Goetz will share her story on “How to Live Your Passion…Every Day.” Visit facebook.com/BSCAdminDay for details, and register online at bsc.augusoft.net.

ENDS 4/25 – The Abused Adult Resource Center is encouraging the community to “Embrace Your Voice” as the focus of Sexual Assault Awareness Month activities. April 25th is Wear Denim Day. Learn more at denimdayinfo.org.

ENDS 4/27 – Gateway to Science Summer Camp Registration is now open! Parents seeking ways to fill those long days with engaging activities look no further—STEM Adventure Camps provide a fun learning environment. Scholarships are available, and requests must be received by May 18th. Registrations are accepted online or in person. See the full camp schedule and registration info at gatewaytoscience.org/summer-camps.

ENDS 4/27 – The 8th Annual Race for Parkinson's will be held Saturday morning, April 28th , with registration beginning at 8am at Sertoma Park, in Bismarck. Choose from 1 Mile or 5 Mile walks to competitive 5K or 10K runs. For more race information visit the website: bismarckparkinsons.wordpress.com, the Facebook page --search “Bismarck Parkinsons Support Group,”--and register online with Active.com.

ENDS 4/27 – United Blood Services is asking people to make it a priority to give blood this week, if possible. While all blood and donation types are welcome, there’s a special need for type O-negative and platelets. Learn more at bloodhero.com.

ENDS 4/27 – An adventure awaits at North Dakota 4-H camp this summer! 4-H camp is open to all youth; there is no need to be a 4-H member. Camp themes range from fishing to shooting sports to science to photography, and more. Sign up today! Full camp descriptions can be found at ndsu.edu/4H/camp.

ENDS 4/28 – The Bismarck Art & Galleries 7th “To Be Hung Over Art Sale” will be held (Tuesday, April 24th) through Saturday April 28th at the gallery at 422 East Front Avenue in Bismarck. This is a sale where consumers are reselling past purchases, and all sales are cash and carry. Learn more at bismarck-art.org.

ENDS 4/28 – The City of Mandan Community Beautification Committee and Mandan Progress Organization are seeking volunteers to pick up litter on Saturday, April 28th from 9am to noon. Volunteers will be treated to an appreciation lunch featuring drawings for a variety of family-friendly prizes. The alternative date in case of inclement weather is Saturday, May 5th. Get all the details online at CityOfMandan.com.

ENDS 5/2 – Are you weather ready? North Dakota Sever Summer Weather Awareness Week runs April 30th through May 4th. On Wednesday, May 2nd, many tornado drills will be held in communities, at schools, at places of business, and at home. To learn how to “Be Ready,” learn more at the National Weather Service Bismarck link at weather.gov/bis.

ENDS 5/4 – The Central Dakota Humane Society will be holding its 4th annual “Race for Rescues” Road Run/Walk on Friday, May 4th at Sertoma Park, Shelter #7. Packet pick up for the event will be held between 6 and 6:50pm, with races beginning at 7pm. All proceeds from the event will go toward the care of the animals at the CDHS shelter. Included in the eent will be a 5k walk and 5k run. To register, visit cdhs.net.

ENDS 5/5 – Wish Fast will celebrate its 5thy anniversary of supporting Make-A-Wish North Dakota by hosting an expanded 3k/5k/10k Walk/Run fundraising event. This year Wish Fast is holding events in FOUR North Dakota cities – with the Superhero 3 & 5k Walk/Run in Bismarck beginning at 8am Saturday, May 5th at Sertoma Park. Learn more and register at raceentry.com and search “Bismarck”.

ENDS 5/6 – The sister duo Tigirlily will perform its first 2018 show in North Dakota on Sunday, May 6th at 6pm at Horizon Middle School in the gym. They’ve been working in Nashville and will return home to raise funds for the Bismarck Public School District’s Students in Transition program which serves homeless children. Tickets can be purchased at the door,in advance at any Bismarck public school or at bpsfoundation.com.

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