ENDS 9/18 – Join Central Dakota Children’s Choir, as they kick off their 20th Season celebration with an open house on Monday, September 18th from 5 to 7:30 at Frances Leach High Prairie Arts & Science Complex, located at 1810 Schafer Street, in Bismarck. The open house is open to the public and will feature a performance by Bel Canto, CDCC’s 5th and 6th grade choir. Refreshments will be served. Learn more at: aboutcdcc.org.
ENDS 9/20 – Join local law enforcement at your neighborhood Applebee’s Grill & Bar as they volunteer their time to serve you, and donate 100% of their tips earned to raise money and awareness for Special Olympics! “Tip-a-Cop 2017 for Special Olympics” takes place Tuesday and Wednesday evenings (9/19 & 9/20) from 5 to 9 each night. To learn more, visit: www.specialolympicsnorthdakota.org.
ENDS 9/21 – Join the Voices for Recovery – at the 2nd Annual UTTC Sobriety Walk, Thursday evening, September 21st from 5:30 to 7:30 at the UTTC Skills Center. Everyone is welcome, and there will be a meal following. To learn more, call 255-3285, ext. 1776.
ENDS 9/21 – The City of Bismarck is conducting fire hydrant maintenance now through September 22nd. Hydrant testing hours are from 8am to 4:30pm, and maintenance may result in rusty water. Customers are advised to not wash clothing during these times until water clears. Get tips on clearing water and see the area map for hydrant maintenance at bismarcknd.gov. Search: Public Works>Water>Fire Hydrant Maintenance.
ENDS 9/23 – Shriners Hospitals for Children is holding a FREE screening clinic for children with bone, muscle, or joint problems, Saturday, September 23rd from 7:30am to 12:30pm at the Bone & Joint Center at 310 North 9th Street in Bismarck. Schedule your appointment by calling 1-877-293-2832.
ENDS 9/23 – North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum has proclaimed Saturday, September 23rd “National Hunting and Fishing Day” in North Dakota. The state designation coincides with the annual National Day, observed the 4th Saturday of every September. By pledging to introduce someone to the outdoors between now and the 23rd, participants will be eligible to win a weekend package or an Ultimate Outdoor Experience. To get involved in the NHF Day Challenge, visit NHFDay.org, and North Dakota events can be found at gf.nd.gov.
ENDS 9/26 – Registration is open for the “Recovery Reinvented” event hosted by Governor Doug Burgum and First Lady Kathryn Helgaas Burgum on Tuesday, September 26th in Bismarck. The daylong event, slated for 8am to 5pm at the Bismarck Event Center, will feature conversations with state and national recovery experts on how to reinvent recovery in North Dakota. It’s open to the public, but tickets are limited and registration is required. To learn more, visit: recoveryreinvented.com.
ENDS 9/286 – All drivers license offices statewide will be temporarily closed from Tuesday, September 26th through Thursday, September 28th for required annual training for employees. You may be able to renew your license online -- learn more at dot.nd.gov.
ENDS 9/28 – St. Joseph School in Mandan will hold its 14th Annual Back-to-School Night Spaghetti Supper Thursday, September 28th in the school cafeteria from 5 to 7pm. The school’s Book Fair will also be held from 4:30 to 8 at the school. Both events are open to the public, and supper tickets will be sold at the door.
ENDS 9/30 – The Mandan Progress Organization is holding its 5th Annual Oktober Fest Saturday, September 30th from 11am to 10pm at Dykshoorn Park on West Main Street. The festival celebrates the region’s Germain heritage – learn more at mandanprogress.org.
ENDS 9/30 – The 5th Annual Dachshund Dash will be held at Bismarck Animal Clinic and Hospital Saturday, September 30th with pre-race festivities beginning at 10am, and the race to follow at 11. All proceeds raised will benefit the Central Dakota Humane Society again this year. You can still pre-register on their Facebook page (via private message), email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the clinic at 222-8255.
ENDS 9/30 – The Mandan Fire Department’s 6th Annual “Through the Smoke” Road Race is Saturday, September 30th at Raging Rivers Water Park, at 2600 46th Avenue SE. Registration begins at 8am, and the race starts at 9. Participants are asked to bring nonperishables and toiletries for the Mandan Food Bank, and proceeds from the event will also be donated to the food bank. Register online at racemine.com (“Through the Smoke”).
ENDS 9/30 – Gateway to Science presents “Observe the Moon Night,” a free family event, Saturday, September 30th from 7 to 9pm. Bring your binoculars and telescopes to Gateway to Science, at 1810 Schafer Street in Bismarck. For more: gatewaytoscience.org.
ENDS 10/7 – The FirstChoice Clinic LifeWalk is coming up Saturday, October 7th at the Shiloh Christian Track at 1915 Shiloh Drive in Bismarck. Registration begins at 8:30am and the walk follows at 9. Money raised from the walk will fund: pregnancy tests, limited ultrasound, prenatal vitamins, and the “Earn While You Learn” program, where clients can earn points to shop for new items in the Boutique. Sign up at TeamFirstChoice.com.
ENDS 10/9 – If you’ve ever wanted to be in a pageant, now’s your chance! The Bismarck-Mandan Scholarship Pageant will be held Sunday, October 15th at Simle Middle School starting at 4pm. Applications are being taken now through October 9th. The Princess program is for girls ages 5 to 12. There is also a Teen division, and a Miss competition for ages 17 to 24. To learn more, visit bismanscholarship.org.
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