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Public Service Announcements
2/19/2018 - 2/25/2018

ENDS 2/20 – Bismarck Public Schools will not hold classes Monday, February 19th in observance of President’s Day, and Tuesday, February 20th due to Staff Development Day. Classes resume Wednesday, February 21st. See the full calendar at bismarckschools.org.

ENDS 2/20 – The first in a series of open house meetings is being held to provide an opportunity for the public to learn about the Highway 83 Alternative Study and provide feedback. The meeting will take place Tuesday, February 20th, from 5:30 to 7:30pm, at Capital Electric Co-Op, 4111 State Street in Bismarck. The open house will have two short presentations at 5:45 and 6:45. The meeting is an open house format, & open to the public.

ENDS 2/24 – The BisMan Bombshellz take on the FM Derby Girls of Fargo Saturday, February 24th beginning at 6pm at the Bismarck Event Center Exhibit Hall B. Concessions and full bar service will be available. The bout charity is “Heart of the Prairie,” offering at-risk youth and families horse-inspired healing. To learn more, visit bismanbombshellz.com.

ENDS 2/27 – Bismarck Parks and Recreation District’s annual winter festival, “Flurry Fest” takes place the entire month of February! Many popular events are returning, like the annual Treasure Hunt, skating with Bobcats, public skating & tennis tournaments-- and new events for 2018 include cardboard sled races, and a movie on the ice. See the entire list, including free walk week, Wibit Water Toys and more…at bisparks.org.

ENDS 2/28 – Bismarck Public Schools has been chosen as the “Mercy Box Project” for the month of February. Students are in need of waterproof gloves and hats. If you can give, drop off items at any public elementary school by February 28th. More drop off locations are listed at themercybox.com.

ENDS 3/1 – AARP Foundation Tax-Aide sites in Bismarck are opening to help people prepare their 2017 tax returns. This free service is available to low- and moderate-income taxpayers of all ages with special attention to those 60 and older. A site at Edgewood Vista Village will open Friday, March 2nd. At the Bismarck Senior Center site which is open now, hours are Monday through Friday from 1:30 to 6 and Saturdays 9:30 to 1:15pm. You must make an appointment. You can make your own appointment online at bismarcktaxes.setmore.com or by calling 751-4074.

ENDS 3/10 – The Bismarck Police Department has issued a reminder to motorists to stop for school buses displaying flashing red lights. The fee for violating this law is $100 and six points. Police have taken 46 reports of drivers not stopping for school buses so far this school year. Complaints are coming from the bus drivers. Bismarck City Ordinance 12-09-1 is designed to protect children who are getting on or off the school bus. Be aware when school bus “stop arms” are extended. When the stop arm is out, children are or very soon will be on the street. Help keep our children safe.

ENDS 3/17 – Artists Celebrating Christ presents a new approach this year to bringing young people together to praise God through the arts—they will be focusing ministry on classes and activities for youth! The traditional ACC art exhibition format will return in 2019. The youth based activities will be hosted by Trinity Lutheran Church at 3rd Street and Avenue A in Bismarck, Friday and Saturday, March 16th and 17th. To learn more, visit ACCartShow.com.

ENDS 3/17 – Do you know what to expect when you are unexpectedly expecting? FirstChoice Clinic provides unconditional support to those facing an unplanned pregnancy. Through state-of-the-art medical services, education, and practical support, FirstChoice Clinic staff seek to meet a woman where she is, and guide her along the pregnancy journey. Call for an appointment today: 751-4575. Learn more at teamfirstchoice.com.

ENDS 3/17 – The Bismarck-Mandan Symphony Orchestra presents “Femine Cadence,” a concert in which cellist Hannah Holman returns, Saturday night, March 17th at 7:30 at the Belle Mehus Auditorium. The concert also features contemporary composer Jennifer Higdon’s “Blue Cathedral,” one of the most-performed pieces of the 21st century. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit bismarckmandansymphony.org.

ENDS 3/24 – Our Place Motorcycle Club and Designer Genes of North Dakota present the 4th Annual “Bikers 4 Bikers” event Saturday, March 24th from 11 to 3 at HIT Incorporated at 2640 Sunset Drive in Mandan. It’s fun for the whole family— enjoy lunch, games, face painting, a bake sale, and a silent auction. Free will donation proceeds go toward bringing the iCanBike Program to the Bismarck area. The program is a bicycle camp for individuals with disabilities where the participants learn how to ride a conventional bicycle. Learn more at DesignerGenesND.com.

ENDS 3/29 – 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, and click “Registration” in the black bar to download all of the information. The registration deadline is March 29th, and open houses for incoming kindergarteners will be held in April and May.

ENDS 3/31 – Register your kids NOW for the Shade Tree Players Academy and Conservatory programs this summer! Some productions give you a choice between morning or afternoon rehearsals, there are discounts for multiple participants and/or sessions, and scholarships are available, as well. The registration deadline is Saturday, March 31st. Register online today at shadetreeplayers.com.

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