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Public Service Announcements
8/13/2018 - 8/19/2018

ENDS 8/16* – The Musicians Association 2018 Summer Band Shell Concerts conclude this week at the Vern Cermak Band Shell at the west end of Main Street in Mandan. Concerts run this final week Monday through Thursday evening from 7:30 to 8:30, and the Dacotah Lions sell burgers & brats Tuesday evening from 5:30 to 7:30. This week: Monday, (8/13) Over-Educated (variety), Tuesday, (8/14) Dakota Keys (accordion). Wednesday (8/15) Cottonwood (bluegrass), and Thursday (8/16) Big Al’s Big Band. Learn more at: musicians-association.weebly.com.

ENDS 8/13 – Dakota Stage Limited is holding open auditions for “The Addams Family – A New Musical” Monday, August 13th at 6pm at Dakota Stage, 412 East Main Avenue, Bismarck. Performances run October 4th through 6th and 11th to 14th. For more information, call 258-4998 or visit dakotastageltd.com.

ENDS 8/17 – The North Dakota Emergency Medical Services Foundation (NDEMSF) is hosting its 1st Annual Fishing Tournament. The Rules Meeting will be held Friday, August 17th at 6:30pm at the Van Hook Resort in New Town, with a dinner and meeting to follow, and the first boat out the following morning, Saturday, August 18th will be at 7am, with weigh in at 3pm. For tournament rules and more information, call 221-0567 or visit ndemsa.org.

ENDS 8/17 – The Central Dakota Humane Society will hold its annual “Dog Days Deals Rummage Sale” Fundraiser Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, August 16th, 17th, and 18th at the CDHS parking lot. Thousands of items will be for sale including household items, books, furniture, décor, toys, and pet supplies. Donations for the sale can be dropped off during CDHS normal business hours through August 17th. The shelter is located 3 miles north of Mandan on Highway 1806. Learn more at cdhs.net.

ENDS 8/18 – The Wild West Grill Fest will be held in Dykshoorn Park in Mandan on Saturday, August 18th from 4 to 11:30pm. The event features great food and live music from October Road. To learn more, visit mandanprogress.org.

ENDS 8/19 – ABATE of North Dakota invites everyone to join them for the 13th Annual Family Weekend, Friday, August 17th through Sunday, August 19th at the Menoken Grove 4H grounds, 13 miles east of Bismarck. The weekend begins at 5pm Friday, and will include a movie under the stars, a bonfire, there’s a short fun run Saturday for all vehicles, and lots of biker games and prizes. Learn more at abateND.com.

ENDS 8/19 – The North Dakota Game and Fish Department has openings for Hike the Maah Daah Hey Trail, an educational event for women scheduled September 8th and 9th. The workshop is designed for women with previous hiking or backpacking skills, or who are in good physical condition. Women interested in attending the workshop must enroll by contacting Brian Schaffer at 328-6312, or email bschaffer@nd.gov. Learn more: gf.nd.gov.

ENDS 8/19 – Bismarck’s outdoor pools have a gradual closing schedule: The final pool to close, Hillside Aquatic Complex at 1719 East Boulevard Avenue, will close at the end of the swim session on Sunday, August 19th. For information about pool hours and fees, visit bisparks.org.

ENDS 8/19 – Missouri Slope Lutheran Care Center invites the community to their Annual Ice Cream Social on Sunday, August 19th from 2 to 3:30pm at 2425 Hillview Avenue in Bismarck. Donations from a free will offering will benefit MSLCC’s Activity Department and assist with providing entertainment and other programming for the residents of the long term care facility. To learn more, call Arnette at 221-9368.

ENDS 8/26 – The North Dakota Department of Agriculture’s Harvest Hotline is again up and running. This free service connecting farmers and combiners is offered annually and calls are answered weekdays between 8 & 5. Callers can leave a message evenings and weekends. A self-service Harvest Hotline map is also available, and can be found by clicking “Harvest Hotline” at nd.gov/ndda. The Harvest Hotline number is: 425-8454.

ENDS 8/31 – The City of Bismarck is seeking candidates interested in serving on the Vision Fund Committee as a committee member. The committee has two open positions which are 3-year terms. Application forms may be found on the City of Bismarck’s website and the deadline for submitting applications is 12 Noon, Friday, August 31st, 2018. For more information and to apply, visit bismarcknd.gov.

ENDS 8/31 – Organizers of The Bismarck Marathon, Saturday, September 15th at Cottonwood Park in Bismarck, are looking for 200 race-day volunteers. Volunteer areas include traffic control, parking, relay exchange zones, finish line and post-race clean-up. All volunteers receive official moisture-wicking marathon volunteer shirts. The 2018 Bismarck Marathon includes a marathon, half marathon, marathon relay, 10K run, 5K run and a 5K walk. To volunteer, go to thebismarckmarathon.com/volunteer.

ENDS 8/31 – The Bismarck Police Department is accepting applications for the Citizen Police Academy to be held from September 6th to November 15th, 2018. The citizen police academy allows the public to experience the many aspects of police work first hand. Classes run from 6 to 9pm Thursday evenings. You can download an application at bismarcknd.gov/1551/Citizen-Police-Academy. The application deadline is August 31st.

ENDS 9/6 – Shriner’s Hospitals for Children are offering free Orthopaedic Screening in Bismarck for children with conditions of the bones, muscles, and joints, Friday, September 7th at Mid Dakota Clinic in Bismarck. To schedule an appointment, call 612-596-6105.


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