Elk Point Summer Jam/Street Dance

We will be hosting our annual Street Dance in downtown Elk Point. This years entertainment will HickTown Mafia. The Dance will be located on Main Street of Elk Point, SD.

2nd Annual Hero 5K

​Register for the 2019 Superhero 5K being held on Saturday, June 29th! Hosted by Empower Fitness Studio and Larry’s Heating and Cooling. Each participant will receive an event t-shirt. During the race, there will be different parts of a superhero costume handed out, so by the end of the race you and your child will be a fully dressed superhero! Proceeds will go towards River City Domestic Violence Center to help those who’s lives have been impacted by Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse! Register online at www.empowerfit.studio. Find more information on the Facebook Event Page: 2nd Annual Hero 5K.

2nd Annual Hero 5K

Register for the 2019 Superhero 5K being held on Saturday, June 29th! Hosted by Empower Fitness Studio and Larry’s Heating and Cooling. Each participant will receive an event t-shirt. During the race, there will be different parts of a superhero costume handed out, so by the end of the race you and your child will be a fully dressed superhero! Proceeds will go towards River City Domestic Violence Center to help those who’s lives have been impacted by Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse! Register online at www.empowerfit.studio.

Bragging Rights on Thursday Nights

It’s Bragging Rights on Thursday Nights on June 27th. Support the community and non profits with your love of cars! Bring your classic car, motorcycle, anything you have!! This month, the Yankton Band will be serving pulled pork, macaroni salad, and root beer floats for a free will donation starting at 5:30 pm.  Bring your lawn chairs, come out for food, friends, music, and support the community and non profits! Bragging Rights, located at 124 Walnut in Yankton, SD.

Ribfest Evening Meal

The Center’s Ribfest Evening Meal is Wednesday, June 26th 4:30-6:30 pm.  Enjoy a delicious home cooked BBQ Rib Dinner for only a $6 suggested donation!  Our evening meal is open to the public and occurs every fourth Wednesday of the month!  Call 665-1055 for reservations because it is a packed house!  We served 195 people in May!

Murder by the Book

Dress in Victorian garb for the annual high tea held by Murder by the Book at the Cramer-Kenyon Heritage Home Thursday, June 20, 7:00 PM. Street attire is welcome. Bring a tea cup with a unique history to share. Suggested reading is any Sherlock Holmes novel.  But don’t let not reading prevent you from coming for the real feature of the evening: the food. Scones, tea sandwiches, sweets will be provided by those attending. Since tables must be set up, please RSVP to vtrezona@hotmail.com or call (605)660-5612 before Tuesday, June 18.

Ice Cream Social

Summer is finally on the way and The Center offers a monthly Ice Cream Social for you to cool down on a hot day!  Stop in  Tuesday, June 18th 2-3:30 pm for a quick and tasty Banana Split.  Only $1 for members and $1.50 for non-members.

Royals Pass It On Baseball Clinic

The Kansas City Royals are coming back to Yankton. Former Royals player return to Bob Tereshinski Stadium at Riverside Field on June 18th from 9am to Noon for a Free baseball clinic called Pass It On. The players pass along their love and knowledge of the game of baseball. Plus after the clinic, kids can get autographs from the players, free hot dogs and other giveaways. The clinic is open to youth ages 8 to 18 and it’s FREE. Just bring a glove and something to drink.

FLOWER & FLAME COMES TO YANKTON

On Monday, June 17th, the performance art group, Flower & Flame will present An Evening With Mark Twain, featuring original arrangements of classical and Americana music and the readings of the man who was once described as The American.

 

Flower & Flame has become a favorite in South Dakota and is perhaps best known for its performances of A Christmas Carol, The Arabian Nights, Legend of Sleepy Hollow, and An Evening With Hans Christian Andersen. It is a group of five people consisting of a professional actor along with a string quartet made up of master-level musicians. The concept of the show is rarely seen, though it is an old one—it is a true melodrama or “melody drama” in which storytelling and music are interwoven by actor and musicians to create a unique program.

 

The artists have all been involved in the musical life of South Dakota through the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra and Dakota Chamber Orchestra and value the vibrant pioneer tradition that encourages daring artistic expression.

 

That evening’s audience will rove between Twain’s recommendations on character, and the hilarious life on the Dakota Territory and frontier plains, then, onto the great trip to Europe where he treats history with typical American irreverence.  Human nature is laid bare with the purchase of a genuine western horse that won’t stop bucking and finally his sly advice for people everywhere.

 

Darrel Fickbohm, the Actor/Writer for Flower & Flame who has portrayed the Twain-storyteller persona before, commented on the famous writer himself in this way:

 

“Perhaps no writer in history enjoys the reputation of Mark Twain, especially in the area of humor. In other writers, funny observations come from the time period and current social trends. Mark Twain remains hilarious and insightful regardless of age because he works from the changeless palette of human nature. Twain is now. He is always.”

 

The concert will be supported by free-will audience donations, so please give generously, but only what is comfortable! (The program may be a little out-of-reach for most children under ten years old.)

United Way Day of Caring Sign up

A one day, community wide volunteer event that allows organizations, families, and individuals an opportunity to make a hands-on impact in the community!

9:00 AM  Fresh Paint, New Beginnings Assist Pathways Shelter for the Homeless in painting the exterior of their facility. Volunteers with all skill levels are welcome. Must be 16 years of age. • Roll Up Your Sleeves Support the Clothing Closet by sorting, organizing and displaying gently used, donated clothing. Volunteers with all skill levels are welcome. A family friendly opportunity! • Sack Pack Summer Sweep Help Food for Thought pack easy to prepare, nutritious food for children who are at risk of hunger. Also assist with organizing. Volunteers with all skill levels are welcome. Must be 16 years of age. • Summer Slide Book Drive Sort & label donated children’s books to benefit The Big Red Bookshelf program and The Yankton Literacy Council. Volunteers with all skill levels are welcome. A family friendly opportunity!

10:00 AM Bright Outlook – Great Futures Help the Boys & Girls Club keep their facility clean and bright with summer cleaning, organizing, and gardening projects! Volunteers with all skill levels are welcome. A family friendly opportunity! • Project Playground Assist River City Family Connections in removing a playground set and preparing the outdoor space for an update. Maintenance skills preferred. Must be 16 years of age. • Details Matter Keep Yankton Transit’s fleet of buses clean, tidy and ready for service. Volunteers with all skill levels are welcome. A family friendly opportunity! • Brush with Kindness Lend a hand to Habitat for Humanity as they install safe & secure outdoor stairs for a local homeowner to increase mobility. Maintenance skills preferred. Must be 18 years of age.

11:00 AM Fresh Paint, New Beginnings Assist Pathways Shelter for the Homeless in painting the exterior of their facility. Volunteers with all skill levels are welcome. Must be 16 years of age. • Fixer Upper: Volunteer Edition Aid the Clothing Closet program by updating the space with paint and minor repairs. Maintenance skills preferred. Must be 16 years of age.

Volunteers can sign up individually or create teams. Pre-registration is required to participate. This is a great opportunity to gather your friends, family or co-workers and assist local non-profits with much needed projects!

For more information on how you can volunteer during Day of Caring , please visit www.yanktonunitedway.org/dayofcaring, or contact United Way of Greater Yankton at info@yanktonunitedway.org or by phone at (605) 665-6766