ENDS 10/18 – The 7th Annual “Bucks for Bras” charity event will be held Wednesday, October 18th at Borrowed Buck’s Roadhouse, beginning at 5:30pm. Tickets are required for admission to the event. For reservations and information, visit bucksforbras.com.
ENDS 10/19 – CHI St. Alexius Health observes October as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and invites community members to join with folks across the country in wearing purple on #PurpleThursday, October 19th, to create Domestic Violence awareness. Take a photo wearing purple, and share it on the CHI St. Alexius Facebook page for a chance to win a prize. To learn more, visit st.alexius.org/nd-violence-prevention-program.
ENDS 10/20 – The GOD’S CHILD Project hosts its 26th Annual Dream Maker Ball on Friday, October 20th at the Ramkota Hotel. The formal event features live music by Boom Town, a meal, live and silent auctions, special guests, valet parking, and more. All proceeds go to the children and families of The GOD’S CHILD Project. For tickets and information, call 255-7956, or visit GodsChild.org.
ENDS 10/22 – Glencoe Presbyterian Church is holding its Pancake & Sausage Supper and Bake Sale Sunday, October 22nd from 4 to 7pm. Proceeds will be used for refinishing the west side of the church. Glencoe Presbyterian is located 16 miles southeast of the University of Mary on Highway 1804.
ENDS 10/23 – Bismarck Public Schools will not have school Thursday, October 19th through Monday, October 23rd for staff development and the school administrators’ convention. Classes resume Tuesday, October 24th.
ENDS 10/25*** – Bismarck Public Schools, in conjunction with local law enforcement, will hold 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 three sessions; child care will be provided. The meetings will take place: Monday, October 16th, 6:30-7:30pm at Wachter Middle School; 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 10/28 – “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 – Find all your Halloween candy in one place this year with less travel, more safety, and tons of fun at 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 costumed families with decorated cars handing out candy, pumpkin carving, and more. The event is 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.
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