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Public Service Announcements
1/15/2018 - 1/21/2018

ENDS 1/18 – The Mandan Progress Organization will hold its 25th Anniversary Dinner on Thursday, January 18th, at the Harvest Brazilian Grill, at 308 West Main Street. The evening will be a celebration of a quarter century of festivals, events and other programs, with a “pick-a-prize” auction, scavenger hunt, social and buffet dinner, and participants are encouraged to wear something silver, be it their hair, shoes, shirt, tie, dress, or other attire. All Mandan supporters are invited to attend. To learn more, visit mandanprogress.org.

ENDS 1/20 – Central Dakota Children’s Choir is now accepting registrations for “Singing for 2nd Graders.” This music class for 2nd graders focuses on the fundamentals of music, using the child’s singing voice. Classes will be taught on Tuesdays from 4:15 to 5 at the Frances Leach High Prairie Arts & Science Complex January 23rd through May 15th with a performance at the end of the season. Registration is available online at aboutcdcc.org.

ENDS 1/20 – Volunteers are needed to help Wreaths Across America pick up wreaths at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery south of Mandan, Saturday, January 20th from 10am to 2pm. Arrive at 10am, and instructions will be provided. Dress for the weather. If the weather is unsuitable, pick-up will be rescheduled, and notice will be given on the “Wreaths Across America Bismarck” Facebook page.

ENDS 1/20 – The Bismarck-Mandan Symphony Orchestra kicks off its 2018 performances this weekend with the “Donnas and Divos” concert Saturday, January 20th at 7:30pm at the Belle Mehus Auditorium. Enjoy memorable scores from films such as E.T., Batman, Frozen, Beauty and the Beast, Indiana Jones, Spider-Man, Lord of the Rings, and more. You can even come in costume! Learn more at bismarckmandansympony.org.

ENDS 1/20 – The Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation, with StageWest Entertaiment, will hold auditions for the Medora Musical this Saturday, January 20th at the Lynne Center at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, beginning at 2pm. Learn more at Medora.com.

ENDS 1/27 – Arlys (are’-liss) Isaak served her country in Operation Desert Storm, has served as a nurse, and has spent her whole life serving others – now it’s our turn to help her! Arlys was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in April of last year, and since has been unable to work after aggressive treatments and many trips to Mayo Clinic. Help support Arlys at a Benefit and Silent Auction Saturday, January 27th from 4 to 8 at the Tumbleweed Bar & Grill in Lincoln. If you are unable to attend, but would like to donate, an account has been set up at Capital Credit Union for Larry and Arlys Isaak.

ENDS 1/28 – Sunday January 28th, St. Joseph School in Mandan is holding their annual School Carnival from 11:30am to 3:30 in the gym. There will be a breakfast in the school cafeteria from 9 to noon. The carnival includes BINGO, over 20 fun games, photo booth, concessions, silent auction, wine grab, gun raffle and a $500 raffle drawing.

ENDS 1/30 – FirstChoice Clinic’s “Largest Baby Shower” runs through the month of January. Beneficiaries of these donations are families taking part in FirstChoice Clinic’s “Earn While You Learn” program and Life Skills Classes. Throughout the month of January help young families in the area by donating: diapers, wipes, and other baby essentials. A list of drop off locations along with a needs list can be found at: teamfirstchoice.com.

ENDS 1/30 – The BisMan Community Food Co-op presents: “Learn to Make Kombucha” with Nicole Mindeman, Wednesday, January 30th at 12noon. This free class will be held at the Co-op at 711 East Sweet Avenue in Bismarck. Learn more, visit bismanfoodcoop.com.

ENDS 1/31 – In an effort to save lives, law enforcement is increasing patrols statewide to remove impaired drivers from the road as part of the enforcement campaign “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” through January 31st. Learn more about this and other traffic safety iniatives at dot.nd.gov, or ndcodefortherode.org.

ENDS 1/31 – Bismarck-Burleigh Public Health is offering free lactation clinics weekly on Mondays from 10am to 2pm at NO COST. The clinic is open to anyone seeking assistance with breastfeeding or lactation. It’s preferred to call ahead and schedule an appointment, but walk-ins are welcome too. To learn more, call Bismarck-Burleigh Public Health at 355-1540, or stop in at the office at 500 East Front Avenue, in Bismarck. Learn more at bismarcknd.gov/publichealth.

ENDS 2/4 – Dakota Stage Limited presents “Things My Mother Taught Me,” a clever comedy about growing up and moving on, Thursday, January 25th through Sunday, February 4th at the playhouse at 412 East Main Avenue in Bismarck. Call Dakota Stage for tickets at 258-4998, or purchase them online at dakotastageltd.com.

ENDS 2/8 –Giving Hearts Day 2018 will be held Thursday, February 8th beginning at midnight, and going for 24 hours. Donors can give easily with just a few minutes of time without regard for the weather, or the need to attend an event. Since 2008, over $41 million has been donated to nonprofits! Learn more at givingheartsday.org.

ENDS 3/3 – Children who are 5 years old on or before July 31st can now register for fall kindergarten in Bismarck Public Schools. Go to bismarckschools.org, click “Registration” in the black bar, and download all of the information. Fill out forms, gather necessary documents, and then make an appointment online or by phone to complete registration. The registration deadline is March 29th, and open houses for incoming kindergarteners will be held in April and May.

If you’d like to submit something to air as a public service announcement (at our discretion – no promises!) on BIG RIG 1059, email it at least two weeks in advance to: laurengray@mojo1075.com

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