9:00 a.m. to Noon at the Sioux City Public Museum, 607 4th Street
Cooking skills 101 from frontier food to fun favorites for children ages 7-9. $40 for members; $45 for non-members. Pre-registration is required by calling 712-279-6174.
Upcoming Events at Lakeside Lab: The role of Wildlife in Agriculture and Wild Wednesday Kick-off
Lakeside Lab will also kick off Wild Wednesdays, its weekly programming for families and children at 7 p.m. at Waitt Lab on June 19. The first program, "Fen, Lake, Marsh, and Flark!" will explore the diverse waters or the Iowa Great Lakes and the surrounding wetlands and how these relate to our everyday lives. Artist-in-Residence Amber O'Harrow will guide children in constructing their own underwater creatures with a variety of craft supplies. Lakeside Lab's free, weekly faculty lecture series will also feature two discussions of the role of wildlife in agriculture. Dr. Brent Danielson will discuss "Why Mice Really Do Matter to Sustainable, Modern Agriculture" on Tuesday, June 11 at 7:30 p.m. in Mahan Hall. Dr. Danielson is a professor in the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology at Iowa State University. On Tuesday, June 18, Dr. Steve Hendrix will discuss the "Critical Role of Wild Bees and Landscapes in Pollinating Crops" at 7:30 p.m. in Mahan Hall. Dr. Hendrix is a Professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Iowa and the Director of Academics and Research for the Lab. Through October 1, the Lab is hosting a self-guided treasure hunt for explorers of all ages. Children and families can search for hidden boxes and secret messages. Maps can be found in the front parking lot. Ongoing volunteer opportunities include Coffee and Grounds, a group of volunteers who work to restore native landscapes on Lab grounds. Volunteer meet at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday mornings at Waitt Lab and socialize over coffee afterwards. Lake lovers can also help through the Cooperative Lakes Area Monitoring Project, which relies on volunteers to collect water quality data for lakes area. To learn more, visit http://lakesidelab.org
Thursday, June 20
History at High Noon: River-Cade
12:05 to 12:45 p.m. at the Sioux City Public Museum, 607 4th Street
With River-Cade celebrating its 50th anniversary this summer, the photographic presentation will highlight 50 years of activities including parades, boat shows, fishing contests, raft regattas, horse shows, queen and smile contests, dances, as well as commodores, admirals, and volunteers who have organized the event.
Nature lovers of any age can have fun all summer long with free programming at Iowa Lakeside Laboratory. Visitors can enjoy a variety of activities right on the banks of Little Miller's Bay.
Children and parents can investigate local environmental mysteries through Wild Wednesdays. The weekly program runs each Wednesday from June 19 to August 7 at 7 p.m. in the Waitt Lab Building. Topics range from solving Iowa Great Lakes myths to observing climate change through sediments on the lake bottom.
Families can also try the Lab's Treasure Hunt, a self-guided nature walk and tour of the Lakeside campus. Children of any age can grab a map at the main parking lot and search for hidden boxes and secret messages. The Treasure Hunt is open daily during sunlight hours from June 1 to October 1.
From 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday June 29, Lakeside Lab will host the Iowa Young Birders in a free birding expedition open to children ages 8 to 18. Parents and grandparents are welcome to attend. To register, visit http://iowayoungbirders.org/calendar or email Carl Bendorf at email@example.com
Children ages 4 and 5 can also attend Kinder Nature Camps. Camps run as three 2.5 hour sessions with morning and afternoon times available. Topics include Nature Safari, Muddy Marvels, and Water Animals. Registration is $75. To learn more or to register, visit http://lakesidelab.org and click on "Community Resources."
Adults can learn about water quality and local ecosystems through hands-on volunteer experiences. Coffee and Grounds meets at 8:30 every Tuesday to explore native ecosystems while helping to restore Lakeside grounds. Those who prefer being on the water and have access to a boat and free time to donate can help monitor water quality on the lakes the Cooperative Lakes Area Monitoring Program (CLAMP). For more information about participating, contact Jane Shuttleworth at 712.337.3669 ext 7.
Lakeside also hosts Conservation Conversations at 9:00 a.m. every third Thursday of the month from June to August. Enjoy a cup of coffee on the Waitt Lab Porch while discussing environmental concerns. Environmental experts will discuss a variety of issues during the Lab's 2013 Faculty Lecture Series at 7:30 p.m. every Tuesday in Mahan Hall, now through July 9.
Lakeside is a Regents Resource Center dedicated to the study of "nature in nature." It is located at 1838 Hwy 86 in Wahpeton. For more information, visit http://lakesidelab.org.
Iowa Lakeside Laboratory's Summer Calendar of Events
Lakeside Treasure Hunt: June 1-October, Daylight Hours.
Wild Wednesdays: 7 p.m. at Waitt Lab
June 19: Fen, Lake, Marsh, and Flark! The Diverse Waters of the Iowa Great Lakes
June 26: Landward Ho! The March of Frogs
July 3: Is Okoboji Blue? Iowa Great Lakes: Fact or Fiction
July 10: The Power of the Prairie
July 17: It's Sedimentary, Dear Watson! Lake Detectives and Climate Change
July 24: Sink, Swim, Dip and Dive: Freshwater Physics of Water Animals
July 31: The Forest for the Trees!
August 7: Olly Olly Aquifer! How Water Hides Underground
Iowa Young Birders Expedition: Saturday, June 29th, 9 a.m. to noon.
Kinder Nature Camps:
June 17-19: Nature Safari. Afternoons, 1:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
July 7-9: Muddy Marvels. Mornings, 9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m., or afternoons, 1:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
July 22-24: Water Animals. Mornings, 9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m., or afternoons, 1:00-3:30 p.m.
Conservation Conversations:June 20, July 18, August 15: 9 a.m., Waitt Lab Building
Faculty Lecture Series: 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m., Mahan Hall
June 4: Dr. Evelyn Gaiser, Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Florida International University
From Boiled Peanuts to Poutine: Unravelling the Biogeography of Karsitic Wetland Diatoms from Canada to the Tropics
June 11: Dr. Brent Danielson, Professor, Department of Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology, Iowa State University
Why Mice Really Do Matter to a Sustainable, Modern Agriculture
June 18: Dr. Steve Hendrix, Professor, Department of Biology, University of Iowa
The Critical Role of Wild Bees and Landscapes in the Pollination of Crops
June 25: Dr. Amy Toth, Assistant Professor,Department of ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology, Iowa State University
Viruses and Nutritional Stress: The Perfect Storm for Population Decline?
July 2: Dr. Laura Jackson, Professor, Department of Biology, University of Northern Iowa
The Prairie Roots Project: Visualizing Soil Processes and Ecosystem Services
July 9: Dr. Stephen Heard, Professor and Chair, Department of Biology, The University of New Brunswick, Fredricton, NB (Location TBA).
The Fountain of Biodiversity: Plants, Insects, and the Evolutionary Importance of Picky Eating.
65th ANNUAL CZECH DAYS
TO BE HELD IN TABOR ON JUNE 20, 21 AND 22, 2013
Mac's Carnival and Attractions on the Midway and the Craft Fair in the school gym kick off the 65th Annual Czech Days celebration beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 20. The 8th annual Rich Schild fireworks display after the Tabor Bluebirds baseball game with Avon in Leonard Cimpl Park will conclude the first day of the Czech Days celebration saluting Vietnam veterans. Miss Raquel Sutera, 2012 Czech Days Queen, along with Princess McKensie Sedlacek and Prince Bryce Dangler, welcome all visitors to the 65th annual Czech Days celebration at Tabor on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Czech Days has been listed in Top Events USA, Group Tour Magazine, The American Bus Association, South Dakota Department of Tourism Five Great Events, and was featured as a 'Local Legacies' project to mark the Library of Congress' Bicentennial. The exhibit in the Library of Congress will preserve the Tabor Czech Heritage for future generations. The INFORMATION CENTER located in the Community Center will be open Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. where Czech souvenirs including cook books, kolace baking video's and DVD's, jewelry, tapes, CD's of the Tabor 1890 Band, homemade local Czech crafts, and other items may be purchased. A KOLACE AND ROLL BAKING DEMONSTRATION presented by Ann Beran and her assistants will be held one day only on Friday in the Information Center. The Czech Days CRAFT SHOW located in the school gym north of St. Wenceslaus church will be open all three days Thursday from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and on Friday and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. featuring a large variety of crafts. Entry forms may be downloaded from the Czech Days web site at www.taborczechdays.com. An authentic mini CZECH PIONEER VILLEGE AND MUSEUM located south of Sokol Park in Vancura Memorial Park was created and is maintained by the Czech Heritage Preservation Society, Inc. It is open to the public both days with walking tours featuring the newly constructed brick paver Heritage Walk and homemade noodles available for sale. Adjacent to the park is the BLACHNIK MUSEUM, which is also open to the public both days. A special CZECH DAYS STAMP CANCELLATION will be held at the Post Office only on Friday June 20 from 8:00 a.m. to 12 noon. FRIDAY activities begin at 10:45 a.m. in Vancura Memorial Park with a Memorial Service that will be held for deceased members of the Czech Heritage Preservation Society that have passed away during the past year. The Czech Heritage Preservation Society will conduct the memorial service. A non-denominational church service conducted by the Very Reverend Charles Cimpl will follow in St. John the Baptist Pioneer Chapel also located in the park. The giant parade will start at 1:00 p.m. in front of St. Wenceslaus Church led by the 2013 Parade Marshal's Doug and Claudette Sternhagen. There is no entry fee to enter the parade. Anyone wishing to place an entry in the Czech Days Parade should contact Ken and Colleen Sedlacek, 42911 310th Street, Tabor, SD 57063 or call at (605) 661-2628 or (605) 661-0411 for more information. Parade entry forms may be downloaded from the Czech Days web site at www.taborczechdays.com. The Tabor Chamber of Commerce will furnish loudspeaker systems on each block of the parade for announcement of each parade entry. Following the parade, Jean Hunhoff and Matt Hunhoff, MC's will start the Opening Program in Sokol Park. Included in the opening program will be 2013 Czech Days dedication ceremonies to the late Vi Zdenek Povondra. Also at 3:00 p.m. in the Information Center Kitchen there will be a KOLACE BAKING DEMONSTRATION presented by Ann Beran and her assistants. Free concerts by Dick Zavodny will follow at 4:00 p.m. followed by a concert from the Gregory Polka Band at 5 p.m. Starting the free evening concerts at 6:15 p.m. will be the NASE MALA KAPELA and POLKA DANCE-OFF CONTEST with Erin Sedlacek as MC. The 2013 Czech Days Queen Talent Contest and Costume Judging will take place at 7:00 p.m. The TABOR 1890 BAND concert will begin at 8:00 p.m. followed by the famed TABOR BESEDA DANCERS, 248 members strong, dancing, at 8:30 p.m. There will be an Outdoor Polka Jam Session at 9:00 p.m. on the Sokol Park Stage (weather permitting) this will take the place of the dance in Beseda Hall on Friday evening. The Gregory Polka Band will again be featured at the jam session. SATURDAY--The KIDDIE PARADE begins at 11:00 a.m. one block east of St. Wenceslaus Church. The route goes one block south and 1/2 block west and ends up in Sokol Park where all activities take place. Any child who is not yet 12 years of age may participate in the parade. Bring your entry to the start of the parade route by 10 a.m. for assignment of category and number. The categories are: Dolls, Bicycle, Pet, and Miscellaneous. Parade entry forms may be downloaded from the Czech Days web site at www.taborczechdays.com. Any child interested in being selected for Czech Days Prince or Princess does not need to participate in the Kiddie parade but must be dressed in a Czech costume such as worn by the Beseda Dancers. The new Czech Days Prince and Princess will be selected by random drawing on the Sokol Park stage following the Kiddie Parade. Boys and girls must be at least 8 years old and not yet 12 years old at the time of the drawing. The contestant should be living in the immediate area as there are parades and other events that they will be expected to participate in. RIVER CITY GYMNASTICS AND CHEER COMPETITIVE TEAMS will be presenting some fun in the sun with music and tumbling at Sokol Park immediately following the kid's parade on Saturday. River City offers a variety of classes in cheer and gymnastics. They are located out of the Summit Center in Yankton, SD serving children from the surrounding areas. CLOWNS AND BALLOONS will be entertaining at 11:30 a.m. followed by introduction of the queen candidates and the Kiddie Parade awards, followed by the crowning of the 2013 Czech Days Prince and Princess by the 2012 Royalty, Princess McKensie Sedlacek and Prince Bryce Dangler. The SANCTIONED PEDAL TRACTOR PULL COMPETITION will take place at 1:30 p.m. on the street south of Sokol Park with the pull being run by Chad Stevicks and the C & D Pedal Pullers. DICK ZAVODNY BAND will be providing music in Sokol Park starting at 3:00 p.m. The CZECH POLKA MASS will take place at 5:00 p.m. in St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church featuring Tabor Area Czech Singers and Musicians providing Czech singing and music. The BON HOMME HIGH SCHOOL BOHEMIAN BAND will perform at 6:15 p.m. followed by the TABOR 1890 BAND concert followed at 7:30 p.m. by the TABOR BESEDA DANCERS performing at 8:30 p.m. Completing Sokol Park activities at 9:00 p.m. will be the crowning of the 2013 Czech Days Queen and TABOR 1890 BAND providing the music for the Coronation Ball in Beseda Hall concluding the 65th Annual Czech Days celebration at 9:30 p.m. For additional information contact: Tabor Area Chamber of Commerce, PO Box 21, Tabor, SD 57063-0021 OR Telephone: (605) 463-2478 OR Check out our web page at: http://www.taborczechdays.com OR E-mail us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Winside NE Q125 Fundraiser Weekend, June 21, 22, & 23, 2013
Friday June 21,
Pitch Tournament 6pm at the American Legion. Can pre-register at Jensen's Cafe, 402-286-4300 Teen Dance, 7-11pm Winside Auditorium, Free to all
Saturday, June 22nd
Road Rally, Starting at the Winside Fire Hall, registration 930AM. $5 per person. Can pre-register by calling Jeff Farran 402-369-2298
Water Fights, Winside Fire Hall, registration 1pm, start at 2pm. $25 per team. Can pre-register by calling Don Skokan, 402-286-4112
BBQ in the park, 6pm, Free will donation, sponsored by Northeast Nebraska Cattleman's Association
Sunday June 23rd
Horseshoe Tournament, East end of Main Street, Register 12pm, start at 1pm. $10 per team. Can pre-register by calling Gene Jensen at 402-286-4300
The West Monona Community Schools will have an all School reunion Friday and Saturday of this week. This will be the 50th year since graduation for the first class to graduate after consolidation with Blencoe, Iowa. The Friday night event will feature a 6 on 6 girls basketball game with several of the team members from the 1964 State Championship team.
Friday - June 21, 2013
5:00 - 8:00 P.M. at Central School Open House, 6:30pm Woman's 6x6 Basketball Exhibition Games
8:00 P.M. at Central School Large group picture taken outside Central building
6:00 - 11:00 P.M. at Monona County Fairgrounds Spartan/Bulldog Social (Cash Bar) Food Available on site
Saturday - June 22, 2013
7:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M. at Onawa Country Club Golf Outing - free will donation
12:30 - 4:00 P.M. at Central School Central Open House with Ice Cream Social
6:00 - 8:00 P.M. at West Monona High School Alumni Banquet
8:00 - 11:00 P.M. at Monona County Fairgrounds Spartan/Bulldog Social (Cash Bar)
Kingsley Days 5k Run/Walk
Saturday, June 22nd – 8 am – Downtown Square
All profits benefit the Kingsley Swimming Pool
5k Entry Fee: $20.00 – All entries received before June 10 will be guaranteed a race T-Shirt
Kids Fun Run Entry Fee: FREE!
Course will include residential and downtown streets and the Kingsley walking trail. Water will be provided at the finish line. This year we will be using numbered bibs.
All adult finishers will receive a medal!
Cash Prizes Awarded to: Top overall male and female, and top two in the following categories:
Male and Female 19 and Under
Male and Female 40-49
Male and Female 20-29
Male and Female 50-59
Male and Female 30-39
Male and Female 60-69
Male and Female 70+
Packet Pick-up will be 6:30 a.m. To 7:30 a.m., Saturday, June 22nd.
Be prepared for inclement weather. There will be no rain date or refund of race fee.
Rebecca Pedersen – 378-3981 or email@example.com
Megan Plendl – 378-2767 or firstname.lastname@example.org
checks payable to Kingsley Days 5k
Mail entry form (below) and $20.00 entry fee to:
Kingsley Days 5k c/o Rebecca Pedersen PO Box 231 Kingsley, IA 51028
Online registration is also available at: www.allsportcentral.comMake
Peace. Love. Kind. 1st Annual Anti-Bully Rally
June 22 beginning at 1pm
West and East Leach Park in Spencer, Iowa
What: 2nd Annual Mayhem Run benefiting Children's Miracle Network and Friends of Stone Park
Where: Stone Park
When: June 22nd 8am-2pm
Contact Info: Nicole Myers Myersna@stlukes.org 712-279-3295
Information: Located on the outskirts of Sioux City, Stone Park provides the perfect location for this 3 mile race filled with MAYHEM. The park's trails are tough enough, but we've added crazy obstacles to increase the level of MAYHEM...this is NOT a stroll in the park!
Each obstacle is designed to test your toughness, durability, and willingness to get down and dirty all while raising funds and awareness for St. Luke's Children's Miracle Network and Friends of Stone Park.
The Mini-Mayhem gives kiddos ages 5-12 a chance to get in on the fun with a .5-1 mile course designed for their level of competition. Finally an excuse to get muddy without getting in trouble!
The second year will be muddier, crazier, and sweatier so get ready for Mayhem 2013!
**REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE ON MAY 31**
The Siouxland Center for Active Generations, 313 Cook Street, will be hosting their 2nd annual Summer Fest on Saturday, June 22. This afternoon and evening event includes a free Classic Car Show (automobiles provided by the Sooland Antique Car Club and Strollers Car Club) from 3:00-6:00, grilled hot dogs served from 3:00-5:00, and a dance with music provided by The Embers beginning at 6:30 and ending at 10:00 (doors open at 6:00). Cost is as follows: *Hot Dog Combo including grilled hot dog, chips, dessert, and drink…$4.00 *Dance prices…$6.00 advance sales; $8.00 at the door. For more information please call the Siouxland Center for Active Generations at (712) 255-1729.
June 23 Municipal Band Concert to Feature French Horn Soloist
The Sioux City Municipal Band, under the direction of conductor Larry Mitchell, will have its next free Sunday evening concert at the bandshell in Grandview Park, Sunday, June 23 at 7:30pm.
The evening's concert will feature French Horn soloist Dr. Gary Reeves, associate professor of music at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion. This concert will also include music such as Purple Carnival March, Merry Wives of Windsor Overture, a medley of music from composer Marvin Hamlisch, and various themes from James Bond films. The audience sing along will be The Band Played On and Home on the Range, led by bandshell host Dave Madsen.
The summer concerts are presented by the Sioux City Parks and Recreation Department, and will continue through July 28.
Sunday, June 23
The Deadliest Mile: Steamboats on the Missouri River
2:00 p.m. at the Sioux City Public Museum, 607 4th Street
Learn about a few of the estimated 400 steamboats that sank on the Missouri River from "steamboat hunter" Pete King. The program is free, but pre-registration is required by calling 712-279-6174.
There will be a Heights Architecture Home Tour on Sunday, June 23rd from 1-5. The Heights neighborhood is located just to the west of the Sioux City Rose Garden, just behind the Bandshell. Tickets will be available in the Rose Garden beginning at 12:30. The 5 homes and bonus garden are close and walking is encouraged to view the homes as well as the 100 year old neighborhood. Monies raised will be for additional neighborhood improvements. For more information on the homes and neighborhood, visit Facebook.com and go to "The Heights in Sioux City" and historicheights.org.
St. Mary's Church Auction and Picnic
June 23 following Mass at 10:30am
11:30am - BBQ Picnic (free will donation)
12:30pm - Kids' Games
1:00pm - Auction and Raffle Drawings
All at the Alton Bandshell Park
WHO RADIO GREAT IOWA TRACTOR RIDE COMES TO Northwest IOWA FOR FOUR DAYS!
(Des Moines, IA) The tractors, 537 to be exact, are coming to Northwest Iowa on June 23-26 for the WHO Radio Great Iowa Tractor Ride! With more than 750 participants, and another 400+ family members, this event promises to get people talking TRACTORS!
"We are really excited to use Sioux City as our home base this year," said Janine Van Vark, one of the many coordinators of the event. "The people here have been absolutely fantastic to work with and have made us feel like we are at home and a part of their community."
The WHO Radio Great Iowa Tractor Ride will begin on Sunday, June 23rd. According to Van Vark, tractors and participants will begin rolling in sometime around 8 AM on Sunday the 23rd, and continue throughout the day. "Sunday is our gathering day, where the participants register, get their tractors shined up and this year will spend time sharing stories." We encourage the public to come and look over the Tractors, visit with the Drivers and look through our Sponsor displays. Tractors will be on the streets early on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday as we cloverleaf out to nearby communities. We return to Sioux City, our home base location, at the end of each day.
Area women farmland owners are invited to a free wetlands conservation field tour on Monday, June 24 near Onawa. Meet at 9 a.m. at the Keel Boat Building at Lewis and Clark State Park. Lunch is provided, and the tour will end at 1 p.m. You'll ride in a van to visit wetlands in the area, and learn from wildlife biologists and conservationists about water quality, native plants and animals, and resources available to help you identify, establish and enjoy wetlands on your property. You don't have to have a wetland to attend. Farming partners and tenants are welcome. RSVP by noon Thursday, June 20 by calling Kathy Schneider with the Monona County NRCS at 712-423-2624. Be sure to dress for a day outdoors, and bring sunscreen and bug spray. Sponsored by Women, Food and Agriculture Network, www.wfan.org.
Dinner and Dance
South Sioux Senior Center
Serving from 5:30-6:30
Dance from 6:30-8:30pm
Entire evening for $5
serving Roast Beef Dinner
Operation "Helpful Smile"
To benefit the Crittenton Center
HyVee will match your donations up to $1,000 from June 24th through July 7th at all Siouxland HyVee locations.
21st Annual Siouxland Chamber Golf Classic presented by Sam's Club
Monday, June 24, 2013
Dakota Dunes Country Club &
Sioux City Country Club
Click here to download a brochure/registration form~ or ~Register Online
Registration: 11:00 a.m. at each course
Shotgun Start at 12:00 noon
$600 per team / $150 per player
Entry fee includes:- Green fees
- Golf cart
- Insulated box lunch at check-in
- Networking Awards Dinner
- On-Course prizes
-Drawings for high-value prizes available
to golfers only at the networking awards dinner
$25 for non-golfers to join us at the networking dinner
We are excited to announce the 2013 Siouxland Chamber Golf Classic presented by Sam's Club. Play this year will be at two of Siouxland's elite courses, Dakota Dunes Country Club and Sioux City Country Club. Immediately following golf, come as you are to our network awards dinner (location TBD). Sign up will be on a first-come/first-served basis with a limit of 144 golfers per course. In the 21st year of this event, we anticipate that this will be the best yet! If there is one golf event that you will want to participate in this year, this is the one!
We look forward to a great day of golf & networking!
The Northwest Iowa Symphony Orchestra Friends Board (Friends of NISO) is
sponsoring a garden tour on JUNE 25 from 4pm]8pm and JUNE 26 from 9am]1pm.
Tickets are $15.00 each or 2 for $25.00. The gardens of Greenworld; Ground Effects;
Anne Hooyer; Allan & Carol Kramer; Darlene & Marion Mouw; and, Tom & Jen
Sandbulte will be featured this year. All proceeds will go to support the NISO
Student Scholarship Fund.
Tickets are available at the Sioux Center Chamber Office, 303 N. Main Ave, all day
June 24 & 25 and the morning of June 26. Tickets will also be available at each
garden site both days.
Tuesday, June 25
Historic Fourth Street Walking Tour
6:30 p.m. Meet at the park at Fourth and Virginia Streets
Learn more about the many transformations of the two city blocks between Virginia and Iowa Streets that contain several structures dating from 1889 to 1915.
The Sioux City Vet Center is hosting a Free PTSD information session For Veterans and family members at the Sioux City Library.
Learn easily understandable information about PTSD and what to do if you or a loved one is living with PTSD.
June 26th 6:30pm-7:30pm
Light refreshments will be served.
Call: 712-255-3808 with any questions
ISU Northwest Research Farm hosts field day June 26
Plan now to attend the annual Iowa State University (ISU) Northwest Iowa Research Farm field day on Wednesday, June 26. The research farm is located south of Calumet in O'Brien County. ISU Extension and Outreach continues to anticipate Iowans' needs for their farms, families, businesses, and communities. "Field days give farmers and the public a chance to see research projects in progress and talk with the researchers involved in the experiments," stated Joel DeJong, ISU extension field agronomist. "They also provide the opportunity to view the latest in agriculture. Anyone is welcome to attend." Registration and coffee is at 9 a.m. with the tour starting at 9:30. Attendees tour the farm and discuss important topics including the weather outlook for summer 2013 presented by Elwynn Taylor, ISU extension climatologist from Ames. Other topics feature ISU Extension Field Agronomist Paul Kassel speaking on weed control and herbicides. Antonio Mallarino, ISU Professor of Agronomy from Ames gives an update of the northwest Iowa runoff soil and phosphorus study. Timely corn and soybean production topics will be discussed by ISU Extension Field Agronomist Joel DeJong. A noon lunch will be available for attendees at a minimal charge. The Iowa State University Northwest Iowa Research Farm is located ¼ mile east of Highway 59 on B-62 about two miles south of Calumet or about 12 miles north of Cherokee. Contact Joel DeJong at the Plymouth County Extension office at 712-546-7835 with questions or visit www.extension.iastate.edu/plymouth .
The March of Frogs and Bee Population Declines
Children and parents can have a chance to learn more about frogs in the Iowa Great Lakes area at 7 p.m. on June 26 at Waitt Lab at the Iowa Lakeside Laboratory. Landward Ho!, the second installment of Wild Wednesdays family programming, will discuss the movement of frogs from the water to land.
Dr. Amy Toth will discuss the role of viruses and nutritional stress in bee population decline during the Lab's free weekly faculty lecture at Mahan Hall at 7:30 p.m. on June 25. Dr. Toth is an assistant professor in the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology at Iowa State University.
Through October 1, the Lab is hosting a self-guided treasure hunt for explorers of all ages. Children and families can search for hidden boxes and secret messages. Maps can be found in the front parking lot.
Ongoing volunteer opportunities include Coffee and Grounds, a group of volunteers who work to restore native landscapes on Lab grounds. Volunteers meet at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday mornings at Waitt Lab and socialize over coffee afterwards. Lake lovers can also help through the Cooperative Lakes Area Monitoring Project, which relies on volunteers to collect water quality data for lakes area. To learn more, visit http://lakesidelab.org.
Scheels Kids Klub Water Safety
June 27 at 6pm
Free event for kids ages 4-12
Learn the importance of water safety while boating, swimming or fishing
CARE-PACK and FOOD FOR VETERANS EVENT: Thursday, June 27th 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. 514 Nebraska St.
If you have a currently deployed service member, please join us! Bring your service member's address and pack them a special care-package of goodies. Feel free to bring photos and cards to include in the box. We will supply the snacks, shipping materials and pay all of the shipping fees.
If you have served and are in need of a little extra food for your family, please stop down and receive a box of free groceries. We are so grateful for your service and are proud to serve you!PO BOX 5122514 Nebraska St.
Sioux City, IA 51102
Join the Sioux County Naturalist with guests Jeff Ploegstra, Dordt College Professor and his students for a prairie wildflower walk next Thursday, June 27. We will meet at Deer Run Campground at 6:30-7:30pm in Oak Grove Park. Help us celebrate Iowa Prairie Heritage Week! Pre-registration not required but appreciated. 712/552-3057
21st Annual Irene Rodeo
45179 SD Hwy 46, Irene, SD 57037
Friday, June 28, 2012 at 7 PM
Saturday, June 29, 2012 at 6 PM
Admission: Advanced tickets: $10.
Gate tickets: $12.
Kids 10 years and younger: Free.
Food and refreshments available. No coolers, please!
In addition to the rodeo, there are fun kid events like mutton busting, shoe scramble, and candy toss.
For more information: Herman Herrlein at 605-660-3194.
The Towne Players will present the murder mystery dinner Her Lips Are Sealed, on Friday, June 28 and Saturday, June 29 at 6:30; and Sunday, June 30 at 12:30 at the Meadows Country Club in Moville. Cocktail hour is from 5:30-6:30. Tickets may be purchased at First Trust and Savings Bank, United Bank, the Moville Record or by calling Woodbury Central School at 712-873-3128. TIckets for the dinner and the show are $20.
Primghar Jaycees Figure 8 Races
Dates: June 29th starting time is 7 P.M.
July 13th and 20th starting time is 7 P.M.
July 24th starting time is 7:30 P.M.
August 10th and 24th starting time is 7 P.M.
website: primghariowa.org ~ twitter @primgharjaycees
Rezound! Handbell Ensemble 2013 Midwest Tour
Kansas City's auditioned community handbell ensemble
June 29 at 7pm
First Presbyterian Church
Free concert - Donations accepted
Come see The Rumbles for a FREE concert in Estherville on Saturday June 29th! The concert kicks off at 8.30pm behind Iowa Lakes Community College –bring your picnic blanket and chairs for a great night out! We'll have a beer garden, burgers and brats for sale starting at 7pm. Don't miss The Rumbles on their final tour! For more info visit estherville.org. See you there!
Siouxland Huskers 4-Man Golf Scramble
Saturday, June 29th
Covington Links Golf Course
South Sioux City, NE
$60 per person
Dinner and Silent Auction to Follow
Aaron Babcock, editor of Hail Varsity Magazine, will be the featured speaker.
Call Mike Dohmen at (402) 380-4290 to sign up today!
Date: July 3
Time: 4PM- 10PM
Village Northwest Unlimited will host their annual Independence Day Celebration on July 3, 2013. The event will kick off 4:00 pm with fun for the whole family including carnival games, ferris wheels, food vendors, skee ball, fire truck rides, horse drawn wagon rides, and will feature a concert with Casey Muessigmann from " The Voice". The event will conclude with a large fireworks display at approximately 10:00 pm.
Explorers Game with Fireworks and Support Homeless Siouxland Veterans
Join us for an evening of America's favorite pastime at Lewis & Clark Park, home of the Sioux City Explorers on Wednesday, July 3rd, where the Explorers play host to the Gary Southshore Railcats for a 7:05pm battle. The Sioux City Explorers, Thrivent Financial, Support Siouxland Soldiers and the Community Action Agency are joining forces that evening to raise awareness and monetary donations to assist Siouxland Veterans who are homeless or near homelessness. During the game, Thrivent Financial and Support Siouxland Soldiers will be presenting a donation to the Community Action Agency of Siouxland to assist our Siouxland Veterans with transitional housing or help them from becoming homeless. The evening will feature the 7:05 pm game with post-game fireworks by Lantis Fireworks, a game-worn camouflage jersey auction, live performance of the National Anthem, along with an array of giveaways! Join us for this affordable evening of family entertainment and celebrate American Tradition at Lewis & Clark Park. For more information visit www.siouxlandhomelessveterans.com
Game tickets can be purchased by calling 712.277.WINS, visiting the Sioux City Explorers website at www.xsbaseball.com or by stopping down to the X's Box Office.
Siouxland Aging Services and Mercy Medical Center's Older Adult Services continue to co-host First Friday Coffee: Welcome to Medicare. Thanks to you we continue to have a full house each month. Because of the July 4th holiday, our next session will be Friday, July 12th. This unbiased, informative seminar for new Medicare beneficiaries is normally held the first Friday of every month. The seminars are from 1:30 to 4:00 at Siouxland Aging Services, 2301 Pierce Street. Additional dates include the following afternoons (1:30-4:00): August 2 and September 6. Pre-registration is required as space is limited. There is no cost to attend. Assisting new beneficiaries to increase their understanding of Medicare is a combined effort of SHIIP programs (Senior Health Insurance Information Program), sponsored by both Mercy Medical Center and Siouxland Aging Services. Discussion topics will include who is eligible for benefits and timeframes for applying, understanding Medicare's benefits and options, supplements, Medicare Advantage plans, prescription drug plans and protecting their Medicare benefits. There will be ample time for questions. To pre-register, or for more information, contact Siouxland Aging Services at 712.279-6900, 800.279.6916, or on our website at www.siouxlandaging.org.
6th Annual Country & Gospel Music Festival to be Held
The Sixth Annual Country and Gospel Music Festival will be held in the farm grove of Mark and Cheryl Juhl, 11584 Polk Ave., Remsen, IA. This is a two day event held Saturday, July 13, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. and Sunday, July 14, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. The festival is a fundraiser benefiting The Church of the Damascus Road, prison congregation in Fort Dodge and Rockwell City.
Featured performers are the following: Terry Smith, Nashville, Tennessee; Rick & Harriette Andersen, (Underwood, IA) Pat Boilesen, Albion, NE Vail Boller (Ainsworth, NE) Paul Burnett, (Le Mars, IA) Bob & Sheila Everhart (Anita, IA) Francis Hahn (Mapleton, IA) Marge Lund (Anita, IA) Lee Muller (Americus, KS) Elaine Peacock (Elk Point, SD)(SUN) Jackie Shewey, (Cortland, NE) Russ Vande Vegte, (Sioux Center, IA) (SAT). Food and beverages available. No alcohol is allowed on the premises. Saturday food sales will benefit The Church of the Damascus Road, and Sunday food sales will benefit Prison Congregations of America. One hundred percent of admission benefits The Church of the Damascus Road, thanks to sponsorships provided by area businesses. Admission is $15.00 daily or 2-day admission is $25.00, with children 17 and under free. No admission will be charged for the church service, testimonies & gospel music which take place on Sunday from 10am-12noon. For more information, contact Mark or Cheryl Juhl at 712-540-6025 or 712-756-8851 or email email@example.com or The Church of the Damascus Road at 515-955-3579.
Directions to Mark and Cheryl Juhl: From Remsen: North on L-12 to C-16 to Polk Ave. and north on Polk Ave. 1 1/2 miles; From Le Mars: North on Hwy. 60 to C-16, east on C-16 to Polk Ave., north on Polk Ave. 1 1/2 miles; From Orange City: South on K-64 (Crossing Hwy. 60) to 110th St; east on 110th to Polk Ave. and then 1/2 mile south on Polk Ave.
Bring your lawn chairs and treat your ears while supporting a great ministry!
SMOKEY ROBINSON & BRANDY at RIVERCADE RIVERFEST!
Thursday, July 18, 2013
R&B Legend Smokey Robinson accompanied by Modern R&B Hit Maker, Brandy!
WinnaVegas Casino Resort
1500 330th Street, Sloan, IA
RONNIE DUNN with JOE NICHOLS at RIVERCADE RIVERFEST!
Friday, July 19, 2013
Country Legend Ronnie Dunn (formerly with Brooks and Dunn) will be playing his hits all night long! Prior to his show, enjoy Joe Nichols with his hit 'Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off' and also rising country star, Jadia Dreyer.
WinnaVegas Casino Resort
1500 330th Street, Sloan, IA
BACHMAN & TURNER at RIVERCADE RIVERFEST!
Saturday, July 20, 2013
Enjoy a night of ROCK with early 80s Powerhouse Rock Band, Survivor! Along with, 38 Special and Rock and Roll Giants, Bachman & Turner!
WinnaVegas Casino Resort
1500 330th Street, Sloan, IA
You're invited to the 2nd Annual "Blue Water Bash", a fun-filled get-together to benefit Boys Town's Okoboji Camp on Saturday, July 20! Register now!
Summer vacation at Boys Town's Okoboji Camp is a big part of the care our kids receive at Boys Town. It's another wonderful activity they can enjoy as part of their Boys Town family and a reward for everything they've done to learn the skills that will help them achieve success.
Even though the camp was generously donated to Boys Town, it still takes a lot of money to restore and operate it every year - staff, food, supplies and equipment. Support them now!
If you have any questions, please contact Tom Krehbiel at 402-880-5348 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Teresa Brownell at 402-498-1056 or email@example.com.
MERLE HAGGARD and JOE DIFFIE at RIVERCADE RIVERFEST!
Sunday, July 21, 2013
Today's biggest living country legend Mr. Merle Haggard and Country Hitmaker, Joe Diffie!
WinnaVegas Casino Resort
1500 330th Street, Sloan, IA
Burgess Health Center
50th Anniversary Celebration
Sunday, July 21
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Time capsule opening
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Kids' Health Fair
Cardinal Flea Market and Rummage Sale
Bake Sale and lunch served daily
First Lutheran Church
3601 Dakota Avenue
South Sioux City, NE
Friday August 2, 9:00am - 5:00 pm
Saturday, August 3, 9:00am - 5:00 pm
Sunday August 4, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
August 16, 2013
The Church of the Nativity Parish Center
4242 Natalia Way
Sioux City, IA 51106
Lincoln's Legacy is an event that raises awareness and funds for research for FOP (Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva) a horrible disease that robs mobility from it's victims. Lincoln Wheelock has FOP. He is the grandson of Doug and Marilyn Wheelock. The events consists of dinner by Central Catering and fabulous prize drawings. Event tickets, that includes dinner, are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Prize drawing tickets may be purchased at the event. For information or tickets call Marilyn Wheelock @ 712-490-1171.
Clay-Union Foundation, Inc.
Heritage Ride Saturday, August 17th, 2013
Escort out of Town at 9am
Come and join in the fun! This will be our 16th year of our bike ride to raise funds for our Youth Mentoring Program. The Bike Ride registration starts at 8:00 am. All of our bike routes are on blacktop, and we have varying lengths (8-14-25-42 & 55+ mile routes) to fit the novice to experienced rider. SAG wagons & refreshments are provided. Detailed maps will be available the day of the ride. Lunch and T-shirt options are available. Donations to our scholarship/community fund will be accepted as well.
Bicycle helmets are required. Riders must be at least 10, with adults supervision needed for youth 10-16. In case of cancellation (bad weather or no show,) you'll be reimbursed for unused lunches, and t-shirts that were ordered will be mailed to you. Free snacks, bananas and beverages available during the ride and sags will stay out until every rider is back in.
Please return pre-registration waiver form to John Gille, 31911 3rd Avenue, Elk Point, SD 57025-6754
2013 March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction
Thursday October 3rd, 2013
Sioux City Convention Center
Event is from 6pm-9pm