PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS
Ends 10/31-Working smoke alarms can make a life-saving difference in a fire. That’s the message behind this year’s Fire Prevention Month campaign. October is national Fire Prevention month and the Bismarck Fire Department is joining forces with the nonprofit National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) during Fire Prevention Month, to remind local residents about the importance of having working smoke alarms in the home and testing them monthly. To find out more about Fire Prevention Month and other fire safety topics, please visit the Bismarck Fire Department website at www.bismarcknd.gov/fire, or NFPA at www.firepreventionweek.org, or call 355-1400.
Ends 10/31- The Capital Area Transit (CAT) will provide bus riders with back-to-back days of no riding costs at the end of October. The CAT’s Halloween Free Ride Days are scheduled for October 30-31, and will be the final set of free days for 2014. The 12 CAT bus routes run in Bismarck and Mandan, from about 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday, depending on the route. Riders may “Catch the CAT” on any safe corner along a route by waving to the bus driver as the bus approaches. More information, including a series of “How to Ride” videos, is available online at www.thecatbus.com. CAT is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, after providing more than 135,000 rides last year. For more information about this, and other services the CAT provides, you can reach staff by calling 701-258-6817.
Ends 10/31 – The 55th Annual Buffalo Supper in Streeter will take place on Friday, October 31st at Memorial Hall in Streeter. Serving begins at 4:30, admission is $18 per adult, $8 children 6-12, children under 6 eat free. If you need any other information please contact Elsie at 701-424-3476.
Ends 11/1- Classical guitarist and stand-up musical comedian Gordy Pratt will perform from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 1, at Mocha Momma’s Coffee Beanery located inside Gateway Mall in Bismarck. The performance is free; however, free-will offerings can be made to support the Alzheimer’s Foundation. Gordy has appeared on ABC’s Good Morning America and shared the stage with Kenny Chesney, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, The Beach Boys and many others. For nearly 20 years, Gordy has performed his unique style of stand-up musical comedy as “The original Fabulous ONE GUY” for corporations and organizations around the country.
Ends 11/1- The St Anthony Society is hosting a fundraising feed, auction and dance for the St Anthony Verein (ver-rine’) Hall on Saturday, November 1 from 6:30 PM until 12:30 AM. This event will be located at the Verein Hall in St Anthony, 19 miles south of Mandan on ND Highway 6. The money generated will support improvements and needed maintenance for the nearly 100 year old building.
·6:30 PM – Doors open
·7:00 PM – Feed begins, free will offering (burgers, brats, chips served until gone)
·8:30 PM – Dance begins (DJ by Dennis Friesz)
·9:00 PM – Live and Silent Auction
·10:00 PM – Dance continues
(a cash bar will be available)
For more information, log on to Facebook - Events and search St Anthony Verein Fundraiser.
Ends 11/1- All Marines and the general public are invited to attend the Marine Corps Ball hosted at the Bismarck AMVETS Post #9, Saturday, November 1, 2014. Social begins at 1700 with a dinner and program starting at 1800. Tickets are $20 per person – to RSVP please email firstname.lastname@example.org before October 27. The event is open to the public. A fundraising raffle with prize drawings will be conducted. A cash bar, evening entertainment, and photo opportunity will be available. For additional information:www.facebook.com/northdakotamarine
Ends 11/03- The Wishek Class of 2015 is hosting a panel discussion on the measures of the upcoming ballot. This will be held at the Wishek Public School Gymnasium at 12:30pm-1:30 pm on November 3. All public is welcomed and encouraged to attend. Guest panelists include- Katie Pinke, Robert Erbele, Kristen Vetter, Joel Weber, and Yvonne Engelhardt. Measures 1,5,6,and 7 will all be discussed.
Ends 11/11- Every Veterans Day, Applebee's invites vets and active duty military to come and have a meal on them. It's Applebee's way of saying thanks for the service. But really, every day is an opportunity to say thank you. So join Applebee's in the Thank You Movement to personally show your gratitude for those who have served, or are currently serving, in our military. Available from open to close on November 11, 2014 at participating Applebee's.
Ends 11/21- Got Christmas spirit? Short plays “The Mission” and “The Living Nativity”, both by Karen Jones, will give you a hilarious perspective in preparation for the Christmas season. The first play involves a Search and Rescue Squad of guardian angels who get 48 hours to look for Christ on earth. The second play focuses on what transpires after a living nativity goes terribly wrong! This Dessert Theatre will have ice cream dessert served between plays each day. Plan to attend Friday, November 21 at 7 p.m. or Saturday, November 22 at 2 p.m. at the Mandan United Methodist church at 610 12th Street NW in Mandan. Join us at the top of the hill for heavenly humor, produced by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service, Inc., Englewood, Colorado. Free will offering with suggested donation of $5 donation per person for this event. For more information, call 663-8909.
Ends 11/27- Aid Incorporated will be hosting a Thanksgiving Day dinner on Thanksgiving Day, November 27th from 11:30-1:30 at First Lutheran Church in Mandan. Thanksgiving dinner will be served free of charge to all who wish to attend. People who would otherwise spend the holiday alone are encouraged to attend. Everyone is welcome. To assure the success of this meal, many volunteers are needed. Please call 663-1274 if you are willing to share some of your time on this holiday. Please call by Friday, November 14, 2014, as volunteer slots fill up quickly. The food and accessories for this meal are furnished by Dan’s Super Market.
Ends 12/07- The Bismarck-Mandan Sweet Adelines 'River Rhapsody Chorus' presents their Annual Christmas Show Benefit for the Food Bank on Sunday, December 7th, 3:00pm at House of Prayer Lutheran Church at 1470 S. Washington St. in Bismarck. Please bring 1 or more items for the food bank & enjoy the chorus and many guests joining to celebrate this wonderful Christmas Season!!
Ends xx/xx- Alzheimer’s disease is the most under-recognized public health crisis of the 21st century. No one should face Alzheimer’s or another dementia alone. There are people who understand and the Alzheimer’s Association has help available. As the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research, the Alzheimer’s Association has FREE caregiver resources through the North Dakota Dementia Care Services Program. Call the 24/7 Helpline at 1-800-272-3900 or visit alz.org/mnnd to learn more.
Ends xx/xx- NWS PEACE Program is currently seeking caring families in our area to host high school age international exchange students. Students are ages 15-18 and are available for “adoption” for 5-12 months. Students come with medical insurance and spending money; you provide a loving home, 3 meals a day, a bed, (continue next page) (from previous page) and a lifetime experience for the student as well as your family. For more information call 866-846-3977 or go online to www.nw-services.com.
Ends xx/xx- You can make the world a better place where it matters most -- right in your own hometown. The North Dakota Community Foundation has been improving the lives of North Dakota citizens and their communities since 1976. They administer over 500 chatitable funds, including 56 community foundations and over 200 scholarships for North Dakota youth. Find out how you can make a difference in your hometown and leave a legacy for the next generations of North Dakotans. Call the North Dakota Community Foundations at 222-8349 for more information or go online to www.ndcf.net.
Ends xx/xx- Did you know that there are medical grants available for families struggling with child health-related expenses? The United Healthcare Children’s Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2013 grant program. Grants, up to $5,000, are available to help families who need financial assistance. Go online to apply at www.uhccf.org.
Ends xx/xx- Tracy’s Sanctuary House is in need of volunteers and/or donations. Tracy’s House is open day and night to those individuals that are facing traumatic emergency situations while awaiting word on their loved ones who need medical care. If you would like to donate please consider these items: Office supplies, Bottled Water, Bath Tissue, Pillows, Sheets, Gift Certificates and Monetary donations. Please call 258-5889 for more info.
Ends xx/xx- If you’re a non-profit organization that would like to make an announcement here or on one of our 6 radio stations, please submit your Public Service Announcement at least 2 weeks prior to your event. Mail to: PSA Director Attn: Corey Wickham PO Box 2156 Bismarck, ND 58502 or email email@example.com.