ENDS 12/11 – A 100-Year Anniversary End-of-Year Open House will be held at the Bismarck Veterans Memorial Public Library as the final event commemorating the library’s 100th year of service, Monday afternoon, December 11th from 3:30 to 5:30 at the library’s main floor at 515 North 5th street. There will be cupcakes, hot cider, and live acoustic music. The event is free and open to the community. Details can be found at bismarcklibrary.org.
ENDS 12/11 – CHI Health at Home Bismarck is hosting its 24th annual wreath silent auction on Monday, December 11th from 8am to 6pm in Boniface Auditorium at Rosser and 10th. All proceeds are used to assist hospice patients and their families. At 6 a small ceremony will be held remembering all hospice patients. To learn more, call 530-4500.
ENDS 12/13 – The Bismarck State College Music program features its performing ensembles, both instrumental and vocal, at the free BSC Holiday Concert Wednesday, December 13th at 7:30pm at the Sidney J. Lee Auditorium. The Concert Choir, Mixed Chamber Choir, String Ensemble, Women’s and Men’s vocal ensembles, Brass Ensemble, and Wind Ensemble will all perform. Learn more at www.bismarckstate.edu.
ENDS 12/13 – Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Bismarck-Mandan is seeking mentors to work with kids ages 6 to 16 who are lacking the participation of two parents. They’re requesting a1-year commitment to mentor a child twice a month. Low-cost activities are encouraged. Make a difference in the life of a child! Call 222-0797 or email: email@example.com.
ENDS 12/14 – Bismarck Firefighters and Local 2468 are accepting Christmas toy donations for less fortunate kids in the area. Your company can help by providing funds in the form of cash donations, or by donating unwrapped gifts. The donation deadline is Friday, December 15th. Checks may be made out to: “Bismarck Firefighters Local 2468” & mailed to: 1020 E. Central Avenue, Bismarck, 58501, Attention: Luke Teagle, Fire Captain.
ENDS 12/15 – Santa Claus will be making a special appearance at Camp Hancock (at 101 East Main Avenue) in Bismarck Friday evening, December 15th from 6 to 8. Parents are encouraged to bring their cameras for this photo-op – the event is free, but donations are welcome, and will be used to support restoration efforts at the historic site. Hot cider and cookies will be served, and the Camp Hancock Museum will be open.
ENDS 12/16* – Central Dakota Children’s Choir presents “Angels Sing,” its 20th annual Christmas concert Friday, December 15th and Saturday December 16th at 7:30pm at the Belle Mehus Auditorium. Tickets are available online at aboutcdcc.org or at the door.
ENDS 12/16 – Saturday, December 16th is Wreaths Across America Day, and once again the North Dakota Wing of the Civil Air Patrol will be hosting the remembrance placing wreaths at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, from 11am to 1pm. The event is open to the public. Learn more at WreathsAcrossAmerica.org.
ENDS 12/22 – The Member Artist’s Holiday Art Show runs through December 22nd at Bismarck Art & Galleries Association at 422 East Front Avenue in Bismarck. Over 40 member artists have artwork on display, including pottery, acrylic, pastel, oil, colored pencil, fiber arts, mixed media, and photography. The exhibit is “cash and carry” so you may take home the artwork the same day. Learn more at www.bismarck-art.org.
ENDS 1/1 – Bismarck Public Schools will not have classes Friday December 22nd through Monday, January 1st due to the holiday break. Classes will resume Tuesday, January 2nd.
ENDS 1/1 – United Blood Services of the Dakotas is challenging its residents to help make up a large decrease in donations expected during the holiday season. Donations drop by 40% during the holiday season while the need for blood increases. About 30% of UBS’s blood supply goes to cancer patients across the region and 1 in 7 people entering the hospital will need blood. Make an appointment today at bloodhero.com.
ENDS 1/1 – Parenting a newborn baby or toddler is not easy. FirstChoice Clinic not only works with families experiencing unplanned pregnancies, but supports parenting through Life Skills workshops. Topics vary from budgeting to crock pot cooking and resume writing to temper tantrum tips. To register for classes, contact FirstChoice Clinic at 751-4575 or learn more at teamfirstchoice.com.
ENDS 1/4 – Individuals or parents with children who will need to take a Hunter Education Course in 2018 should monitor the North Dakota Game & Fish website, as classes that begin in January will be added as times and locations are finalized. The site is: gf.nd.gov and at the “Buy and Apply” link, classes can be listed by city and sorted by start date. In addition, SMS text notifications of new hunter education classes can be sent to your cell phone – simply text “NDGFHunterClass” to 46311 to subscribe.
ENDS 1/5 – Central Dakota Children’s Choir is now accepting registrations for “Singing for 2nd Graders.” This music class for 2nd graders focuses on the fundamentals of music, using the child’s singing voice. Classes will be taught on Tuesdays from 4:15 to 5 at the Frances Leach High Prairie Arts & Science Complex from January 23rd through May 15th with a performance at the end of the season. Registration is available at Eckroth Music, JW Pepper, online at aboutcdcc.org or at the CDCC office at 1810 Schafer Street, Suite 4.
ENDS 1/31 – In an effort to save lives, law enforcement is increasing patrols statewide to remove impaired drivers from the road as part of the enforcement campaign “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” through January 31st. Learn more about this and other traffic safety iniatives at dot.nd.gov, or ndcodefortherode.org.
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