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Public Service Announcements
2/20/2017 - 2/26/2017

ENDS 2/21 – A reminder: no school Monday and Tuesday, February 20th and 21st at Bismarck Public Schools due to President’s Day and Staff Development.

ENDS 2/21 – The City of Bismarck Public Works Service Operations Department will hold the second of two public input meetings on Tuesday, February 21st at 6pm at the Bismarck Public Works Building, 601 South 26th Street to discuss proposed upgrades to the residential solid waste collection service. Topics for discussion include, but are not limited to: A 4-day week for curbside collection service, seasonal residential curbside grass collection instead of grass dump sites, and/or a quarterly voucher system for residents to dispose of garbage at the landfill for free. Learn more at bismarcknd.gov.

ENDS 2/21 – The Bismarck-Mandan Symphony Orchestra’s Rush Hour series concert “Music for Marimba, Steel Pan, and Other Things will be held Tuesday, February 21st at 5:45pm at Faith Lutheran Church in Bismarck. Admission is free – no tickets required!

ENDS 2/23 – The community is invited to help fight America’s #1 disability by attending the Walk to Cure Arthritis Kick-Off Thursday, February 23rd at La Quinta Inn & Suites from 6 to 8pm. Register your team for the walk and more. To learn more, call (320) 491-0836.

ENDS 2/23 – More than 70 employers will be on hand at the 2017 Spring Job & Internship Fair at Bismarck State College Thursday, February 23rd from 4 to 6:30pm at BSC’s National Energy Center of Excellence in the 4th floor Bavendick Stateroom. College students and others looking for work can meet with area employers and discuss career options. Bring a resume and dress for success. Learn more at bismarckstate.edu/jobfair.

ENDS 2/25 – Bismarck Parks & Recreation District’s Flurry Fest continues the entire month of February! Click and view the entire Flurry Fest Calendar of Fun at bisparks.org.

ENDS 2/25 – Special Olympic North Dakota’s “Polar Plunge” Freezin’ for a Reason, is back! Saturday, February 25th registration runs from 2:30 to 4 at the Bismarck Elks Lodge, followed by the Polar Plunge. Funds raised provide year-round sports training and athletic competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Visit SpecialOlympics NorthDakota.org and click the “Polar Plunge” link to register.

ENDS 2/28 – Gateway to Science presents the “Dream Big: Engineering Our World” Movie Event Tuesday, February 28th at the Russell Reid Auditorium in the North Dakota Heritage Center. The film is approximately 45 minutes long, and is recommended for grade 4 through adult. The first show begins at 9am, and the last show begins at 4pm. Seating is limited. The showing is FREE and open to the public – groups of 10 or more are encouraged to register at gatewaytoscience.org/dream-big.

ENDS 3/3 – The North Dakota Jump$tart Coalition is accepting registrants for their 6th annual “Real World” Camp for 6th and 7th graders in the Bismarck-Mandan and surrounding communities Friday, March 10th at the Ramada in Bismarck. This free all-day event is open to the first 200 registered and offers students a first-hand look at what it’s like to be “grown up” & living in the Real World. Register online today at ndjumpstart.org.

ENDS 3/3 – A Benefit Fundraiser Auction hosted by Dakota Center for Independent Living will be held Friday, March 3rd beginning at 5pm at the Bismarck Eagles club at 313 North 26th Street. All proceeds will be used to purchase adaptive equipment. Spaghetti serving begins at 5 and Silent Auction table bidding will begin at 5:30. A live auction will follow. To learn more or to donate to the auction, call Kathy at 222-3636.

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. You can even make your appointment online! Kindergarten open houses are held in late April and early May.

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 3/31 – Unexpected pregnancies can and do happen. FirstChoice Clinic works to embrace and encourage women to make confident and informed decisions. Don’t let an unexpected pregnancy define your worth. You have purpose, strength, and value. Services are free and confidential. Call 751-4575 to make an appointment or visit FirstChoice.com.

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.

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