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Public Service Announcements
8/14/2017 - 8/20/2017

ENDS 8/16 – This is the final week of The Musicians Association 2017 Summer Band Shell Concerts at the Vern Cermak Band Shell at the west end of Main Street in Mandan. Concerts this week are Monday through WEDNESDAY evenings from 7:30 to 8:30, and the Dacotah Lions sell burgers and brats Tuesday night from 5:30 to 7:30. Monday (8/14) enjoy the music of singer-songwriter Alexis Bachler, Tuesday (8/15), Dakota Keys (accordion), and the final night Wednesday (8/16), features Big Al’s Big Band.

ENDS 8/15 – The City of Bismarck is seeking Bismarck residents who are interested in serving on the Bismarck Animal Advisory Board, which consists of seven members who serve without pay. Interested residents should complete and submit an application by August 15th. To learn more, and print an application, visit bismarcknd.gov.

ENDS 8/15 – MSA United Way’s Annual Day of Caring is approaching quickly and they need YOU and your skills to make an impact on our community. On Wednesday, August 16th, more than one thousand volunteers will spend a fun day fixing, cleaning, and offering a helping hand to over 50 different nonprofits, schools, and parks. To view a full list of this year’s projects or to register as a volunteer, visit: volunteerbisman.com.

ENDS 8/15*** – Meetings have been scheduled about Bismarck Public School elementary boundary changes proposed for 2018-19. Each of the three meetings is from 7 to 8pm and people can choose which one to attend, as the format will be the same for all sessions. The meetings are: Tuesday, August 15th at Miller Elementary School, 1989 North 20th Street; Tuesday, August 29th at Myhre Elementary School, 919 South 12th Street; and Thursday, September 7th at Prairie Rose Elementary School, 2200 Oahe Bend.

ENDS 8/17 – The Missouri Valley Coalition for Homeless People’s annual Project Service Connect will take place Thursday, August 17th from 1:30 to 5:30pm at the Bismarck Veterans Memorial Public Library at 515 North 5th Street. Individuals can receive information and assistance all in one day. To volunteer or donate, call 390-1624.

ENDS 8/18 – The 9th Annual Drive to Survive event will be held Friday, August 18th, and shirts are now on sale at the Bismarck Cancer Center, Dacotah Speedway races, and on the website: dacotahspeedway.net. If you wear this year’s shirt to the event, you get in to the races free on August 18th! Proceeds from the sale of the shirts will be donated to the Bismarck Cancer Center Foundation to help those going through cancer treatment.

ENDS 8/19 – The Central Dakota Humane Society will be holding its annual rummage sale on August 17th, 18th, and 19th in the parking lot of the Central Dakota Humane Society. It will be open Thursday and Friday, August 17th and 18th from 10am to 6p, and Saturday, August 19th from 10 to 4. All proceeds from the event go directly to the Central Dakota Humane Society. To learn how you can help, visit cdhs.net.

ENDS 8/19 – The Wild West Grill Fest will be held in Dykshoorn Park from 4 to 11pm on Friday, August 18th and 11am to midnight Saturday, August 19th. Enjoy great food and live music from Blue English and Dirty Word. To learn more, visit mandanprogress.org.

ENDS 8/19 – The Y and Starion Bank present their annual Youth Triathalon Saturday, August 19th. Registration can be found at bismarckymca.org or call 255-1525.

ENDS 8/20 – State law requires anyone born after December 31, 1961 to pass a certified hunter education course to hunt in the state. If you’re interested in receiving a notice by email or text when a new hunter education class has been added, you can learn all you need to know on the North Dakota Game and Fish website. Adults and children looking to take a hunter education class in 2017 are reminded to enroll online at: gf.nd.gov.

ENDS 8/21 – Monday, August 21st, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. While Bismarck isn't within the trajectory of the total eclipse path, we’ll still be able to see a partial eclipse. Through the 21st the Bismarck Veterans Memorial Public Library is giving away a limited number of free solar eclipse viewing glasses. They also have an astronomy display with solar eclipse information provided by NASA. Visit the library today at 515 North 5th Street in Bismarck.

ENDS 8/23 – Through August 23rd, Carrie’s Kids needs your help getting 400 students ready for school before August 24th. Purchased school supplies and especially shoes are needed, and can be dropped off at Superior Silk Screen at 1030 South 18th Street in Bismarck, mail checks to: Carrie’s Kids, 1223 South 12th Street #3, Bismarck, ND 58504, or donate online at carrieskids.com/donate.

ENDS 8/31 – FirstChoice Clinic not only works with families experiencing unplanned pregnancies, but supports parenting through Life Skills workshops. Topics vary weekly from budgeting to crock pot cooking and resume writing to temper tantrum tips. Courses are taught by local experts. Parenting a newborn baby or toddler is not easy. Contact FirstChoice Clinic to register at 751-4575. Learn more at firstchoiceclinic.com. FirstChoice Clinic – where hope and charity change lives.

ENDS 9/8 – Suicide prevention starts with everyday heroes like you. Register today for the Bismarck/Mandan Out of the Darkness Walk to be held Friday, September 8th at the State Capital Grounds. Funds raised will benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Register today at afsp.org/Bismarck.

ENDS 912 – Back to school Open Houses are being held through September 12th, and the complete list can be found under “District Announcements” at bismarckschools.org.


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