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Public Service Announcements
10/23/2017 - 10/29/2017
ENDS 10/25* – Bismarck Public Schools, in conjunction with local law enforcement, is holding meetings on the topic of Sexting, which is using a cell phone to take and/or distribute nude photos. Parents of students in grades K-12 are urged to attend one of the sessions; child care provided. The meetings are: Tuesday, October 24th, 6:30-7:30pm at Horizon Middle School; and Wednesday, October 25th, 4-5 pm at Simle Middle School.
ENDS 10/27 – Inflatables, games, costumes, prizes, and fun for the whole family – at the Haunted Halloween Party at the Missouri Valley Family YMCA in the Y and McDowell Gyms from 6 to 8:30 on Friday, October 27th. Proceeds benefit the Y’s Annual Support Campaign and other programs. Learn more at: bismarckymca.org or call 255-1525.
ENDS 10/27 – Dakota Stage presents a viewing of the cult classic movie “Rocky Horror Picture Show” Friday, October 27th at 8pm at the playhouse at 412 East Main in Bismarck! The movie is rated “R,” the audience is encouraged to dress up and participate, and a number of Rocky Horror Picture Show prop bags will be available for sale. Tickets can be purchased at the door, or in advance online at dakotastageltd.com.
ENDS 10/27 – Bismarck Parks & Recreation District is seeking volunteers to help with the annual “All-City Halloween Party.” The event for children pre-school through 5th grade will be held from 6 to 8pm on Friday, October 27th. Contact BPRD to learn more, at 222-6455.
ENDS 10/28 – “Spooktacular Science” is a free family event held outside the gallery at Gateway to Science Saturday, October 28th from 1 to 4. Kids and adults alike can explore the creepy and spooky side of science, and you can wear your costume. Ghoulishly delicious treats will be sold by Central Dakota Children’s Choir at the event, held at Gateway to Science (1810 Schafer Street near BSC). Learn more at gatewaytoscience.org.
ENDS 10/28 –Halloween candy in one place with less travel, more safety, and tons of fun? The “Trunk or Treat” event at the parking lot of Redeemer Lutheran Church at 904 8th Avenue Southeast in Mandan. Saturday, October 28th, from 3 to 5, enjoy decorated cars with people handing out candy, pumpkin carving, and it’s free and open to the public.
ENDS 10/28 – Don’t miss the “Haunted Warehouse” at 208 2nd Street South in Wishek, North Dakota Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, October 26th, 27th, and 28th. Parental supervision required for those under age 13 – it runs Thursday evening from 7 to 10, Friday and Saturday from 7 to midnight, and there’s a family matinee Saturday from 2 to 4. Proceeds benefit the Wishek Area Community Foundation Pool Renovations Fund.
ENDS 10/29 – Bismarck, Century, and Legacy students present the musical “Fiddler on the Roof,” Thursday through Sunday, October 26th through 29th at the Legacy High School Auditorium. Tickets are on sale now at the Hughes Education Center, or at the door. Learn more at bismarckschools.org (search “District Activities”).
ENDS 10/29 – AMVETS and AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary are holding a clothing, shoes, and toys giveaway for people in need on Monday, October 20th in the AMVETS basement at 2402 Railroad Avenue in Bismarck from 9am to 8am. Please bring any items in good shape to the AMVETS basement in advance – call for specific drop off times: 880-0091.
ENDS 10/30 – Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Bismarck-Mandan is seeking mentors to work with children ages 6 to 16 who are lacking the involved, supportive participation of two parents. They’re requesting a one-year commitment to mentor a child twice a month. Low-cost and no-cost activities are encouraged. Be the one who makes a big difference in the life of a child! Learn more--call 222-0797 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
ENDS 10/31 – Motorists are reminded to watch for deer along roadways this time of year because juvenile animals are dispersing from their home ranges. October through early December is the peak period for deer-vehicle accidents. Most accidents occur at dawn and dusk when deer are most often moving around. For more tips on how to stay safe, visit the North Dakota Game & Fish website: gf.nd.gov.
ENDS 11/3 – Bismarck High School Drama Club presents the 4th Annual “Farytales & Forever Afters” father-daughter ball on Saturday, November 4th at 5:30pm at BHS. Tickets can be purchased through Friday, November 3rd at the BHS administrative office at 800 North 8th Street between 7:30am and 4pm weekdays only. Learn more at: bhsdemondrama.com.
ENDS 11/4 – Help welcome North Dakota’s first Miss America back to Bismarck! A welcome home party is scheduled for Miss America 2018 Cara Mund on Saturday, November 4th at the Bismarck Event Center. The public event begins at 3, and tickets are available at the Event Center, by calling 1-800-514-3849, or online at etix.com.
ENDS 11/4 – The Fall Frenzy Craft & Vendor Show returns to the Wilton Memorial Hall at 105 Dakota Avenue in Wilton, Saturday, November 4th from 11 to 4. Local crafters and vendors will help you get a jumpstart on your holiday shopping. Bring in non-perishable food items to help stock the Wilton Food Pantry, and door prizes will be given away!
ENDS 11/5 – The Central Dakota Humane Society is holding its annual “Santa Paws” event Saturday and Sunday, November 4th and 5th from 1 to 4pm each day at PlantPerfect, at 4615 Ottawa Street in Bismarck. No appointments are necessary, and it’s a great chance to get professional-quality photos of your pet, child, grandchild, or whole family, and support a worthy cause at the same time. Learn more at cdhs.net.
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