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LOCAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

• Here is an opportunity to do something important in 2015...become a volunteer tutor!! This is a great opportunity if you are a new tutor, or just need a refresher course. Topics include characteristics of Adult learners, “compassion”, teaching adults with learning disabilities, creation of lesson plans and much more! If you are over the age of 18 and looking to get involved in your community and you are able to donate 2-3 hours per week to assist an adult learner, this is your opportunity! Consider joining us during a 10-hour Tutor Training program held at Southeast Job Link on Monday, April 27th from 5:15 – 8:15 pm; Monday, May 4th from 5:15 – 8:15 pm and Monday, May 11th from 5:15 – 9:15 pm. (Meals will be provided to those attending) Registration is REQUESTED. Contact Sheri, Teresa or Veronica at (605) 668-3480 and REGISTER TODAY!

• The Yankton Department of Parks and Recreation announces Memorial Park Pool will open at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, May 29 and close for the season on Wednesday, August 19 at 8:00 p.m. The Summit Activities Center pool will be available on May 18-28 for open swim. Please call the Summit Activities Center for specific open swim times. Listed below are the summer hours, rates for Memorial Pool, and pool pass information. Pool passes are on sale now at the SAC.
Memorial Pool
Daily Pool Hours
12:30-8:00 pm
Family/Adult Swim
Thursday & Sunday Evenings: 6:00-8:00 pm
Buck Night
Wednesday & Saturday Evenings: 5:00-8:00pm
Memorial Pool Daily Passes
Family (Immediate Family Only) - $10.00
Adults (18 & Over) - $6.00
Youth (17 & Under) - $5.00
Yankton Summer Season Pool Pass
Family - $90.00 (SAC Discount - $70.00)
Individuals - $45.00 (SAC Discount - $35.00)

• Severe Weather Awareness Week is coming up in April 20-24 2015. Yankton County will be testing the storm sirens in Yankton County on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 in conjunction Severe Weather Awareness Week. This will allow residents, and business to participate in were there safe areas are, meeting places after the event, check on their emergency supplies, and so on. The Mock Exercise will begin at 10:00 am. The national weather service will issue a mock tornado watch. Then at 10:15 the will issue a Mock Tornado Warning in which the sirens will be blown. They will run for the full 3 minutes. Also we will have Todd Heitkamp of the National weather service presenting the Severe Weather Awareness training on April 23, 2015, 7:00 pm CDT at Yankton Fire Station #2, 201 West 23rd Street Yankton, SD. Everyone is welcome.

• Attention youth football parents: Register now for Yankton Area’s 3rd and 4th and 5th and 6th grade fall tackle football in the South Dakota Junior Football league. You can register in person on two different dates. Monday, April 27 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and on Saturday, May 2nd, 10 a.m. to noon, both at Yankton’s Summit Activities Center, or you can register online at sdjuniorfootball.com. All registration must be done May 3rd to avoid a late fee.

• PRIDE Training will be offered in Yankton for those interested in foster/adoptive parent training. The dates of the program will be May 16, 30, June 6, 13, and 16. The class is free of charge and a total of 30 hours. The location is the Technical Education Center in Yankton. For additional information and to RSVP please contact Jody Paulsen at (605) 857-1578 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

• The Yankton Department of Parks and Recreation Summer Programs Brochure is now available on the www.cityofyankton.org website and may also be picked up at the Summit Activities Center. You may register online for activities directly from the City of Yankton’s website. You can view, register, and submit payment for a variety of summer programs and activities. It is quick and easy, and you will receive immediate registration confirmation via e-mail. Current Summit Activities Center members may register at the SAC on Monday, April 20 during regular business hours. Online registration for the general public begins on April 21 at 11:00 a.m. All online registrations must be paid with a major credit or debit card. For further information, please call 668-5234 or stop by the Summit Activities Center at 1801 Summit Street, Yankton, SD 57078. Remember to follow the Yankton Parks and Recreation Department on their Facebook page.

• Yankton County Parents as Teachers will be offering the Bright Start Responsive Parenting Class for parents or guardians of children from birth to three years of age. The class will seek to explain how to match a parent’s expectations with the child’s developmental stage and temperament. The class will also examine early childhood development, age appropriate activities, discipline, stress management, and the appropriate parental response to the children. The 12 hour classes will be April 18 and 25 and will run from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pre-registration is required and class size is limited. Any questions can be directed to Deanna, Coordinator/Educator, Yankton County Parents as Teachers, (605) 661-4833.

• The Yankton Parks and Recreation Department is now accepting registrations for the 2015 Women’s and Coed Sand Volleyball Leagues and Coed Softball Leagues. Deadline for team registrations, rosters, and fees is Friday, May 8. Team registration forms and rules are available at the Summit Activities Center at 1801 Summit Street or on the City of Yankton web site at www.cityofyankton.org. For further information, call (605) 668-5234 or stop by the Summit Activities Center at 1801 Summit Street, Yankton, SD. Remember to follow the Yankton Parks and Recreation on our Facebook page.

• Representative Kristi Noem is accepting applications for spring internships in her Washington, D.C. office, as well as in her offices in Sioux Falls, Rapid City and Watertown. Student interns in Representative Noem’s office will assist staff with various constituent service and communications projects, as well as assist with legislative research. Both South Dakota and Washington, D.C., internships provide students with first-hand knowledge of the legislative process and the countless other functions of a congressional office. College students who are interested in interning in any of Representative Noem’s offices should submit a resume, cover letter, and references to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by April 20. For more information, contact Christiana Frazee at (202) 225-2801.

• The Riverboat Days Board of Directors is looking for input on a theme as well as Captain and Belle nominations for this year. Anyone with ideas for a theme can submit them in an email and send to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Captain and Belle nominations should be a short paragraph explaining why the couple has been nominated and can also be submitted by email or mailed to PO Box 483, Yankton, SD, 57078.

• The Summit Activities Center will be offering two Lifeguard Training Courses this spring. The first class will be held April 17-19, 2015 with the Pre-test on Tuesday, March 31 at 5:30pm. The second class will be held May 8-10, 2015 with the Pre-test on Tuesday, April 28 at 5:30pm. Class times for each course will be Friday from 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm, Saturday from 8:00 am – 8:00 pm, and Sunday from 8:00 am – 8:00 pm. Attendance is mandatory for ALL classes AND the prerequisite testing. Registration begins immediately. Participants may register online at www.cityofyankton.org or at the front desk of the Summit Activities Center. Cost for the training will be $140.00 plus tax and includes lifeguard training books. There is an online portion of the class and participants will be required to do online learning prior to class. Registration and a payment is also required with Red Cross, but instructions for this will be give once the pre-test has been passed. Participants must be at least 15 years of age before the class ends. Prerequisites are: Swim 300 yards continuously. Starting in the water, swim 20 yards using front crawl or breaststroke, surface dive 7-10 feet, retrieve a 10 lbs. object, return to the surface, swim 20 yards back to the starting point with the object, and exit the pool without using a ladder or steps within 1 minute and 40 seconds. Treading Water for 2 minutes using legs only. Participants who fail the prerequisites will not be able to continue the course.
Class One Course Schedule:
Prerequisite Swim Test: Tuesday, March 31 at 5:30 pm
Friday, April 17: 5 pm – 10 pm
Saturday, April 18: 8 am – 8 pm
Sunday, April 19: 8 am – 8 pm
Class Two Course Schedule:
Prerequisite Swim Test: Tuesday, April 28 at 5:30 pm
Friday, May 8: 5 pm – 10 pm
Saturday, May 9: 8 am – 8 pm
Sunday, May 10: 8 am – 8 pm
For further information, please call (605) 668-5234 or stop by the Summit Activities Center at 1801 Summit Street, Yankton, SD. Remember to follow the Yankton Parks and Recreation on our Facebook Page.

UPCOMING EVENTS

2015

Thursday, April 16 – Monday, April 27
"Seussical", University of South Dakota Department of Theatre. Wayne S. Knutson Theatre; Vermillion. For more information call (605) 677-5400 or visit www.usd.edu/theatre.

Friday, April 24 – Saturday, April 25
Yankton College Board of Trustees annual Spring Board Meeting – Summit Activities Center; Yankton. For further information, call the Yankton College office at (605) 665-3661.

Job Search Assistance Program – 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.; 1024 W Cherry Street; Vermillion. Parties interested in attending (including those from the North Sioux City area) should register by calling (605) 677-6900 before 5 p.m., Wednesday, April 22. Additional information at www.sdjobs.org.

Friday, April 24
USD Choirs & Brass Choir present Stephen Yarbrough’s Everlasting Is His Love – 7:30 p.m.; Aalfs Auditorium in Slagle Hall; USD Campus; Vermillion.

You are invited to the Arbor Day Festivities and the celebration of Yankton’s 31st year as a Tree City USA. The festivities will be held at Fantle Memorial Park, located at the corner of 19th Street and Douglas, beginning at 10:00 a.m. An Autumn Blaze Maple will be planted as part of the Arbor Day celebration which will help provide shade and beautiful fall color to the park for future generations. The Autumn Blaze Maple has been donated to the City of Yankton by the group Advance America. If you have questions please contact the Department of Parks and Recreation Office at 668-5231.

Sunday, April 26
Get Up and Play: Lancer Day at MMC – 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. in Cimpl Arena. All Yankton third, fourth, and fifth grade students (public and private) are invited to participate in this free event.

Monday, April 27
Vermillion School District School Board Meeting – 7 p.m.; VHS Library; 1001 E. Main Street; Vermillion.

Yankton City Commission Meeting – 7 p.m.; Technical Education Center; 1200 W 21st Street; Room 114; Yankton.

Special Yankton School Board Meeting – 12 p.m.; Yankton Administration Offices; 2410 West City Limits Road; Yankton.

Tuesday, April 28
Ribbon Cutting – EconoLodge; 611 W 23rd Street; Yankton.

“Carmina Burana” – 7:30 p.m.; Marian Auditorium; Mount Marty College; Yankton. A free will donation will be taken at the door.

Yankton Community Blood Drive – 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.; Avera Sacred Heart Hospital; Benedictine Center; 501 Summit; Yankton.

Wednesday, April 29
For King and Country – 7 p.m.; Laddie E. Cimpl Arena.

Peace Over Violence’s Denim Day – Sponsored by River City Domestic Violence Center.

Job Search Assistance Program – 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.; 3113 Spruce Street Suite 124; Yankton.

Thursday, April 30
Ribbon Cutting – Weston A. Price Foundation; The Chamber Office; 803 W 4th Street; Yankton.

Pay It Forward Day – Sanford Vermillion would like to challenge all Vermillion businesses to participate in the Pay It Forward Project “Change for Change”, donating all proceeds to the Vermillion Food Pantry.

Friday, May 1 – Saturday, May 2
Scrapbooking Crop Event – Friday 5 p.m. – midnight, Saturday 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. First United Methodist Church; 207 W 11th Street; Yankton. Registration price: $50 for full event, $40 for Saturday only. All proceeds will benefit the FUMC Senior High Youth attending Y15.

Friday, May 1 – Sunday, May 3
Still Life with Iris by Steven Dietz – High School Performing Arts Center – Vermillion. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday night, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon. Tickets will be available at the door. The cost is $5 for adults, $3 for students and senior citizens, and admission is free to those with a Vermillion School District activity card.

Saturday, May 2
Missouri River Festival, Cleanup and Rendezvous – 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.; Riverside Park; Yankton.

Technology Help at Yankton Community Library – 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.; Yankton Community Library; Yankton.

Monday, May 4
The Yankton Convention and Visitors Bureau is hosting a range of Customer Service Training seminars with David Aker, an internationally recognized Motivational Keynote Speaker, Trainer and Author in Customer Service, Leadership and Communication.

United Methodist Women of Yankton Meeting – 1:30 p.m.; First United Methodist Church; 11th and Cedar; Yankton. All ladies in the community are welcome to attend.

Special Yankton County Commission Public Forum – Rail Authority – 7 p.m.; Commission Chamber; Yankton County Government Center; Yankton.

Tuesday, May 5
Ribbon Cutting – Legacy Studio; 217 3rd Street; Yankton.

Wednesday, May 6
Special Yankton County Commission Public Forum – Rail Authority – 7 p.m.; Commission Chamber; Yankton County Government Center; Yankton.

Thursday, May 7
The Stavig Letters: The Story of a Norwegian Immigrant - reader’s theatre event – 6:30 p.m.; Yankton Community Library; 515 Walnut Street; Yankton. For more information contact the library at (605) 668-5276.

Friday, May 8
2015 RiverWalk Gala and Artist Celebration; The Old Mill; 106 Capitol Street; Yankton. 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. Social and Appetizers, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Music, 7 p.m. Artist Introduction. Tickets $30 per person. Tickets are available at South Dakota Magazine, the HyVee customer desk and by calling (605) 660-5989.

Saturday, May 9
The Yankton letter carriers will be collecting non-perishable food items. City and rural postal customers in Yankton, Mission Hill, Utica, and Gayville should place their food donation by their mailbox in the morning and a carrier or volunteer will pick it up. Non-food items such as soap, paper products, and diapers will also be accepted.

Monday, May 11
Yankton Area Diabetes Support Meeting – 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.; Avera Sacred Heart Campus Pavilion; Conference Room 2; Yankton.

Wednesday, May 13
Mount Marty College Golf Classic – Hillcrest Country Club; Yankton. To register for the event or for more information visit www.mtmc.edu/golfclassic or contact event organizer Shannon Viereck at (605) 668-1542 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Friday, May 15
Sanford Health Vermillion Blood Drive – 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.; Vermillion.

Tuesday, June 2 – Thursday, June 4
Lewis and Clark Recreation Area Fun Camp – A free, fun 2-hour event for children ages 4 – 6 and 7 – 10. Pick one of four 3-day sessions which will include exciting and educational games, stories, songs, crafts, nature talks, hikes, and hands-on exploration. 4 – 6 year old session – 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. each day. 7 – 10 year old session – 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. each day. Registration opens April 6. For registration information, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call the park office at (605) 668-2985 ext. 0.

Tuesday, June 9 – Thursday, June 11
Lewis and Clark Recreation Area Fun Camp – A free, fun 2-hour event for children ages 4 – 6 and 7 – 10. Pick one of four 3-day sessions which will include exciting and educational games, stories, songs, crafts, nature talks, hikes, and hands-on exploration. 4 – 6 year old session – 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. each day. 7 – 10 year old session – 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. each day. Registration opens April 6. For registration information, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call the park office at (605) 668-2985 ext. 0.

Friday, June 26 – Sunday, June 28
Becoming an Outdoor Family – This program teaches skills for a lifetime of outdoor recreation. As part of the program fee, you’ll get an electrical campsite for two nights, instruction in several outdoor skills classes, and use of program equipment. It’s a great opportunity for beginning camping families or those experienced families who want to expand their outdoor skills. Lewis and Clark Recreation Area; Yankton. $75 per family. Saturday, June 27
Blue and Gold Campus Visit Day - Mount Marty College. The admissions Office at Mount Marty college will be holding Blue and Gold Campus Visit Day events for prospective students to learn about the college and academic majors, visit campus, and meet with faculty. For more information on Blue and Gold Campus Visit Days, or to register, visitwww.mtmc.edu/admissions/events.

Saturday, July 11
The Fort to Field 50 Paddle Battle, a 50-mile race for kayaks and canoes on the Missouri National Recreational River. Learn more.

Tuesday, July 14 – Thursday, July 16
Lewis and Clark Recreation Area Fun Camp – A free, fun 2-hour event for children ages 4 – 6 and 7 – 10. Pick one of four 3-day sessions which will include exciting and educational games, stories, songs, crafts, nature talks, hikes, and hands-on exploration. 4 – 6 year old session – 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. each day. 7 – 10 year old session – 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. each day. Registration opens April 6. For registration information, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call the park office at (605) 668-2985 ext. 0.

Monday, July 20
Sheri Ellis Golf Social

Tuesday, July 28 – Thursday, July 30
Lewis and Clark Recreation Area Fun Camp – A free, fun 2-hour event for children ages 4 – 6 and 7 – 10. Pick one of four 3-day sessions which will include exciting and educational games, stories, songs, crafts, nature talks, hikes, and hands-on exploration. 4 – 6 year old session – 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. each day. 7 – 10 year old session – 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. each day. Registration opens April 6. For registration information, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call the park office at (605) 668-2985 ext. 0.

Tuesday, September 8
Yankton Chamber of Commerce Membership Mixer

Tuesday, October 13
Yankton Chamber of Commerce Membership Mixer

Tuesday, December 8
Yankton Chamber of Commerce Membership Mixer

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