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Public Service Announcements
6/26/2017 - 7/2/2017

ENDS 6/29 – The Musicians Association 2017 Summer Band Shell Concerts continue this week at the Vern Cermak Band Shell at the west end of Main Street in Mandan. Concerts run Monday through Thursday nights from 7:30 to 8:30, and the Dacotah Lions sell burgers and brats every Tuesday evening from 5:30 to 7:30. This week: Monday (6/26) West River Winds, Tuesday (6/27) Sweet Adelines (barbershop), and Wednesday (6/28) and Thursday (6/29) The Kaleidoscope Show at The Mandan High Auditorium.

ENDS 6/30 – Bismarck Parks & Recreation District is holding a free event Friday evening, June 30th at approximately 9:30pm: showing “Raiders of the Lost Ark”outdoors on the big screen at Jaycee Centennial Park at 321 East Century Avenue. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket and enjoy a movie under the stars. Guests are welcome to bring non-alcoholic beverages and snacks to enjoy during the movie. Learn more at: bisparks.org.

ENDS 6/30 – In Bismarck, if you have a water service line containing lead, you have several options on how you may want to proceed. Learn more about residential drinking water filtration systems and how to confirm if you have a lead service line, by calling the city at 355-1700 or visit bismarcknd.gov.

ENDS 7/6 – The Bismarck Police Department along with Bismarck Parks & Recreation is implementing the “Shining Star Program.” If an officer witnesses a child doing things such as using a cross walk or performing a good deed, they can be rewarded with a one-day pool pass to any Bismarck public pool. The program runs until the city pools close.

ENDS 7/8 – The GOD’S CHILD Project will be hosting a golf tournament fundraiser on Saturday, July 8th at Prairie West Golf Course in Mandan. Registration begins at 12 noon and there’s a shotgun start at 1. There are still hole-sponsorships available. To learn more, or to register for the event, call 255-7956 or visit godschild.org.

ENDS 7/10 – Every child needs a positive adult role model in their life! You can be that for an at-risk youth by becoming a mentor at Charles Hall Youth Services. Eligible mentors are paired with Charles Hall youth based on similar interests. Mentors must pass a background check and be 21 years of age or older. To learn more, call 255-2773 extension 303, or visit CharlesHallYouthServices.com.

ENDS 7/10* - The 13th Annual “Driven by Faith” Car Show and Supper will be held at the north Parking Lot at First Lutheran Church of Bismarck Monday, July 10th from 6 to 8:30pm, with registration beginning at 5 (*rain-out date is Monday, July 17th). All entries are welcome, with no entry fees! There will be Dash Plaques, t-shirts, a cookout, door prizes, a “Lutheran Auction,” and proceeds from the show will go toward sending First Lutheran youth to the National Convention in Texas.

ENDS 7/13 – Missouri Slope Areawide United Way is currently accepting applications for funding for the 2018 funding cycle. Applications may be submitted under MSA United Way’s Education, Financial Stability and Health initiative areas, through Thursday, July 13th, 2017. Learn more at their web site: msaunitedway.org/rfp.

ENDS 7/15* – Sleepy Hollow Summer Theatre presents Disney’s “Aladdin Jr.” (Wed. thru Sun.) July 5th through 9th and (Tue. Thru Sat.) July 11th through 15th, outdoors under the stars at the theatre and arts park at 26th and Divide in Bismarck. (They’ll perform “Hairspray,” the Broadway Musical later in July, and “Little Shop of Horrors” the first week of August.) For advance tickets or more information, call 319-0894 or visit: shtap.org.

ENDS 7/17 – Unexpected pregnancies can and do happen. At FirstChoice Clinic, hope is given to women and families experiencing unplanned pregnancies through loving and non-judgemental support. FirstChoice encourages women to make confident and informed decisions via confidential and free services. Call 751-4575 or visit FirstChoiceClinic.com.

ENDS 7/28 – July is National Parks and Recreation Month, and Bismarck Parks & Recreation District heats up the fun with “July Celebration,” a month of activities and special events! Free indoor ice skating, a geocache challenge, free group fitness classes, community pool parties, tennis in the parks, and more. See the whole list at bisparks.org.

ENDS 7/19 – Local companies and organizations are invited to bring business outside for the “Family Day Riverwalk,” to be held 10am to 8pm Wednesday, July 19th in Sertoma Park. It’s a day for families and individuals to recognize the importance togetherness with activities and fun provided by community businesses and participants. Space is limited, so reserve your spot today by calling 226-2919 or registering at: FamilyDayRiverwalk.com.

ENDS 9/1 – Failure to wear a personal floatation device is the main reason people lose their lives in water recreation accidents. North Dakota law requires all children ages 10 and younger to wear a personal flotation device while in boats of less than 27 feet in length. A new law was passed this spring by the North Dakota State Legislature regarding the towing of individuals. To learn more about summer safety on the water, visit: gf.nd.gov.

ENDS 9/9 – United Blood Services has teamed up with MOJO and the BIG RIG for an epic “Donation Duel” to be held Monday, July 24th from 11 to 3. During the summer, the need for blood increases, but donations decrease. Let’s see which of our two FM stations can turn out the most volunteers during this “blood brawl”! UBS is also giving away a 2016 Harley Davidson XG 750 to one lucky donor who presents to donate between now and September 9th. To learn more, & schedule your donation, visit unitedbloodservices.org.

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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