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Public Service Announcements
3/27/2017 - 4/2/2017

ENDS 3/29 – Mandan High School students will be assisting United Blood Services with a Blood Drive Wednesday, March 29th from 8:30am to 3pm at the Brave Center Gym. Students and staff are being asked to donate blood to help the community. To learn more, call 751-6500, extension 2403.

ENDS 3/30 – Martin Luther School is currently accepting enrollment for Kindergarten through 8th Grade and both Preschool Locations. Martin Luther offers low student to teacher ratios, individual attention, and the latest in educational technology. To learn more, visit them at 413 East Avenue D in Bismarck, call 224-9070 or visit LutherSchools.org.

ENDS 3/30 – Kindergarten registration is on now through March 30th. Children who are 5 years old on or before July 31st can register for fall kindergarten in Bismarck Public Schools. Go to bismarckschools.org under the red “Registration” tab on the left. Make your appointment online! Kindergarten open houses are held in late April and early May.

ENDS 3/31 – The Dakota Digital Film Festival features screenings of short films Friday, March 31st beginning at 7pm (doors open at 6) at the Belle Mehus Auditorium at 201 North 6th Street in Bismarck. To learn more, call 258-8767, or visit dakotadigitalfilmfestival.org.

ENDS 3/31 – North Dakota anglers, spring light goose hunters and trappers are reminded that new licenses for the 2017-18 season are required starting April 1st. Anglers and hunters can purchase new licenses at more than 140 vendor locations across the state, or at the North Dakota Game and Fish Department website at: gf.nd.gov.

ENDS 3/31 – The 5th Annual CHI St. Alexius Health “Night for the Stars” will be held Saturday, April 1st at the Bismarck Event Center. The black tie optional event features: a professional photo, complimentary cocktails with served hors d’oeuvres, 3-course meal, live and silent auctions, dance, and more. Proceeds will assist patients who suffer from cardiac and vascular diseases. For tickets, call 530-7394 or visit: st.alexius.org/foundation/stars.

ENDS 3/31 – AARP Tax-Aide is the nation’s largest, free, volunteer-run tax preparation service, and sites across North Dakota are now open to help you prepare your 2016 tax returns. You do not have to be an AARP member to utilize the service. In Bismarck, the Tax-Aide office is at the Senior Center, and open weekday afternoons and Saturdays by appointment . To learn more, call 751-4074, or visit bismarcktaxes.setmore.com.

ENDS 4/1 – The BHS mini cheer camp is Saturday, April 1st with check-in at 8:45am. It’s for K through 8th graders, and to learn more and register, go to bismarckschools.org.

ENDS 4/2 – The Capital City Coin Club is hosting its 48th Annual Trade Show Saturday and Sunday, April 1st and 2nd at the Amvets Post #9 at 2402 Railroad Avenue, in Bismarck. Saturday hours are: 9 to 6, and Sunday from9 to 4:30.
ENDS 4/9 – The Optimist Club of Bismarck will be hosting its first ever Easter Egg Hunt on the North Dakota Capitol Grounds on Sunday, April 9th from 1 to 3. This event is free and is open to youth ages 10 and under. Participants are encouraged to bring their own Easter baskets for the egg hunt. To learn more about the event, call Jerry at 527-9675.

ENDS 4/9 – Bismarck State College Theatre Arts program presents the musical “Chicago,” Wednesday through Sunday, April 5th through 9th at 7:30 each night and a 2:30 Sunday performance. Tickets are available in advance at bsctheatre.com or at the door.

ENDS 4/15 – Chapter #3 of the American Legion Riders had a 750 mile motorcycle ride this past summer to raise donations for scholarships to be awarded to North Dakota students affiliated to veterans. $500 scholarships will be awarded to eligible students who are: residents of ND, enrolled in continued education, and a son or daughter of military. Applications must be received by April 15th. For more info, call Tom at (307) 262-2955.

ENDS 4/22 – At Shriners Hospitals for Children, they believe that every child deserves access to high quality medical care, regardless of the family’s ability to pay…so ALL children with conditions of the bones, muscles, and joints are invited to a FREE screening on Saturday, April 22nd from 7:30am to 12:30pm at the Bone and Joint Center in Bismarck. To schedule your child’s screening appointment, call 1-888-293-2832.

ENDS 4/22 – Come see local crafters and vendors’ items at the “Spring Fling” at the Wilton Memorial Hall at 105 Dakota Avenue in Wilton, Saturday, April 22nd. Bring non-perishable food items to help stock the Wilton Food Pantry. Door prizes will be given away.

ENDS 4/23 – The Bismarck Kiwanis Club will host its 32nd Annual Pancake and Sausage Breakfast, Sunday, April 23rd, from 9am to 1pm at the Bismarck Country Club. Tickets can be purchased at the door. Proceeds from the Pancake Breakfast will support children’s programs in the Bismarck-Mandan community. Learn more: bismarckkiwanis.org.

ENDS 4/28 – MSA United Way is gathering up over 1,000 volunteers for Day of Caring on August 16th to make a difference in our community. But first, they need projects! Representatives from area non-profits, parks, schools and churches are encouraged to submit project ideas by April 28th by calling 255-3601 or visiting msaunitedway.org/doc.

ENDS 5/1 – Female graduates of Bismarck/Mandan area high schools are eligible to apply for the Esther Hample Scholarship offered through the Bismarck-Mandan Business and Professional Women's Group. You must be at least age 20 by August 31, 2016 and be furthering your education. Apply by May 1st by contacting Gail at gail.flom@gmail.com.

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