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Public Service Announcements
11/12/2018 - 11/18/2018

ENDS 11/12 – Bismarck Public Schools will not have classes Monday, November 12th in observance of Veterans Day. School resumes Tuesday, November 13th.

ENDS 11/12 – The Bismarck-Mandan Scholarship Competition will be held Sunday, November 18th at 4pm at Simle Middle School. Applications are being taken through Tuesday, November 13th. Young women can compete for prizes in interview, talent, evening gown and fitness wear or swimsuit. The Princess program is for girls ages 5-12 and the Miss division is for ages 17-25. Email bismanscholarship@gmail.com or visit the Bismarck-Mandan Scholarship Pageant Facebook page for more information.

ENDS 11/12 – Area women are invited to rehearse and be part of the River Rhapsody Community Christmas Chorus. Rehearsals are Monday evenings from 6:30 to 7:30 at 3500 East Rosser Avenue through November 26th. The Concert will be held Sunday, December 2nd at 2pm. For more, call 409-0059 or email: BismarckRRC@gmail.com.

ENDS 11/13 – CHI Health at Home is holding a raffle at Scheels IceFest Tuesday and Wednesday, November 13th and 14th to support Hospice patients and families. Scheels is matching ticket sales up to $5,000. The raffle drawing will be held Wednesday, the 14th, at 6:30pm, and you need not be present to win.

ENDS 11/17 – The Don Hanson Masonic Memorial Scholarship Fundraiser Pancake & Sausage Breakfast will be held Saturday, November 17th from 8 to noon at the Mandan Eagles at 1400 North Collins Avenue. Sponsored by Mandan Masonic Lodge #8, enjoy the craft fair and bake sale, and pictures will be taken with Santa Claus from 10 to noon.

ENDS 11/17 – The Bismarck Mandan Symphony Orchestra presents concerts titled, “The Most Wonderful Time of Year,” Friday and Saturday, November 16th and 17th at 7:30 each evening at the Belle Mehus Auditorium. Christmas classics, and also featured: Bel Canto of the Central Dakota Children’s Choir. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the BMSO Box Office at 215 North 6th Street, or online at bismarckmandansymphony.org.

ENDS 11/23 – The North Dakota Game & Fish Department reminds deer hunters to keep in mind the Sportsmen Against Hunger program this fall, which is a charitable program that raises money for processing of donated goose and deer meat, and coordinates distribution of donated meat to food pantries in North Dakota. The list of participating processors is available on the Community Action Partnership of North Dakota website: capnd.org.

ENDS 11/24 –Santa and Mrs. Claus will have a mini parade coming down Main Street Mandan at10:30am on Saturday, November 24th during Small Business Saturday. Children can meet them and have their pictures taken from 11am to 1pm at the former Thrifty White Drug building. Get all the details by calling 751-2983 or visiting mandanprogress.org.

ENDS 11/25 – Bismarck Public Schools will not hold classes Thursday, November 22nd in observance of Thanksgiving and Friday, November 23rd for the parent-teacher conference day off. Classes resume Monday, November 26th.

ENDS 11/25 – The North Dakota Game & Fish Department is taking orders for its North Dakota OUTDOORS calendar, the source for all hunting season and application dates for 2019. To order online, go to gf.nd.gov and search “Buy and Apply”. The calendar is also in the North Dakota OUTDOORS magazine’s December issue.

ENDS 11/26 – The Community Action Backpack for Kids Program in Bismarck is seeking anyone interested in hosting a peanut butter and jelly drive for the holiday backpack delivery in December. If you or your business is interested, call Lori at 258-2240.

ENDS 11/30 – The City of Bismarck is seeking candidates interested in serving on the Bismarck Renaissance Zone Authority/Downtown Design Review Committee. The deadline for applications is 12noon Friday, November 30th. Learn more and apply at bismarcknd.gov.

ENDS 12/1 – Get ready to Go! Go! Go! and Ho! Ho! Ho! at the 5th annual “Santa Run” Saturday, December 8th at the ND Capital Grounds! Registration is now open. Participants can don Santa Beards and suits while walking or running the 5k route around the North Dakota State Capital Mall. Runners 13 and older receive and run in Santa Suits. Children 12 and under receive a Santa tee and Santa hat. Proceeds will benefit programs supported by Runners Against Destructive Decisions (RADD) running program and Hope Manor. For more information or to register, visit bismarcksantarun.com.

ENDS 12/6 – The Myrt Armstrong Christmas store in the Abused Adult Resource Center’s Seeds of Hope Thrift and Gift Store, at 520 East Main Avenue, Bismarck, is now open. Regular store hours are 9:30am to 5pm Monday through Saturday, and volunteers are needed for the store, especially Saturdays. Proceeds from the Christmas store are used by the AARC to serve victims of domestic violence and sexual assault and their children.

ENDS 12/13 – Bismarck Firefighters Local 2468 is holding a Christmas Toy donation campaign for less fortunate kids in Bismarck. If you’d like to help, by December 14th, please send monetary donations in the form of a check made out to “Bismarck Firefighters Local 2468” to: Luke Teagle, 1020 East Central Avenue, Bismarck, ND 58501.

ENDS 12/15 – Bismarck Parks & Recreation District and Bismarck Public Schools offer an Open Gym Program for youth and adults to use some public school neighborhood gyms on Saturdays and Sundays in a supervised, free play environment. The Open Gym program runs now through March 3rd. Times and locations can be found at bisparks.org.


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