Area Events


Bismarck-Mandan Area Events



Ends 8/27 - The Central Dakota Veteran's "Stand Down" will be held Thursday August 27th from 10am to 3pm at the Bismarck Amvets.  This is an event that assists veterans in need, with VA benefit information, medical referrals, a meal and a haircut. If you need local transportation or for more information call John at 425-6812.

Ends 8/30 – You’re invited to a fundraiser benefit for Kyle Kessler this Sunday from 3p-7p at the Colonial Lounge.  Kyle is 35 years old, he was born with a degenerative and progressive muscular disease that has affected his ability to do things on his own.  He can barely speak and relies on machines to push oxygen into his lungs to help him breathe.  His 74 yr old mother helps him with his needs but struggles to pay for his special food, medical bills, medical supplies & rental of his respiratory equipment.  Their financial situation has become desperate! Please help Kyle and his mother alleviate some of the financial burden.  There’ll be live music, food, silent auction, Chinese auction & more this Sunday at the Colonial Lounge from 3p-7p!

Ends 8/30 - Burleigh County4-His sponsoringthefirst annual 4-H 4K August 30 with registrationbeginningat 8am at theMenoken 4-H picnicpark. The race is open to thepublic with alllevels ofabilityinvited to attend. Followingtherace therewill be carnivalgames, hayrides and much more.A free willdonation lunch will start at 11:30a. Participation in the race is not requiredto participatein the other activities.Registration can bedoneonline proceeds from therace will besplit between the MenokenGrove 4-H parkand theLouise Gobbs MemorialPlayground.

Ends 8/31 - United Blood Services in Bismarck is asking the community to help ensure the shelves are stocked this summer with the Starve a Mosquito – Blood Drive Challenge and wants to see 2000 blood donations between now and August 31, 2015 at the blood center on South 7th Street. Across the region, over 550 blood products are needed each day to serve patients in 115 hospitals. Donors are encouraged to donate blood and ensure the shelves are stocked during the summer months. To make an appointment please call 877-827-4376 or go to

Ends 9/8 – The 19th Annual Tribal Leaders Summit & Tradeshow is coming up September 8th through the 10th at the Bismarck Event Center.  Tradeshow Exhibitors, Sponsors and Vendors are encouraged to participate with opportunities to gather with Tribal Leaders and Community members from Tribal Nations across the Great Plains Region. For additional Summit Tradeshow information and forms go to,, and click on Summit.

Ends 9/13 – The 68th Annual St. Hildegard Church Fall Dinner is coming up in Menoken, ND (10 miles east of Bismarck on Highway 10) on Sunday, September 13. They will be serving sausage, roast beef, pies and all the trimmings from 11 AM – 3 PM.  Meal Cost: $10 adult; $5 for children 4 - 10 years; Free for children 3 yrs. and under. Activities include:  Games, bingo, music and sales of home baked goods, fresh garden produce, religious articles, and crafts plus a white elephant sale. 

Ends 9/13 - The annual Fall Supper at St. Mary’s Church in Hague, ND, will be held Sunday, September 13, 2015, beginning at 5 p.m. in the church basement.  The menu is Swiss steak, hamburger-rice dressing, homemade pie, and all the trimmings.  Bingo starts at 6:30 in the K of C Hall.  Raffle tickets will be available for purchase.

 Ends 9/15 - A  Barbie collection on loan from owner Sharon Gross of Bismarck is the current lobby display at the Bismarck Public Library. Sharon’s interest in Barbie collecting began with an unusual Chinese Barbie she discovered, which led her to pursue collecting additional unusual types of Barbies. Sharon currently has a total of 108 Barbies, and she is continually adding to her collection. This unique collection will be on display at the Bismarck Public Library through mid-September. All ages, free and open to the public at Bismarck Veterans Memorial Public Library Lobby Display Area.

Ends 9/28 - Burleigh & Morton County extension offices & the North Dakota Game and Fish will be offering a six week hunter’s education class geared to area youth 11yrs & older starting Aug 17. The class will run on Monday’s from 6-8:30p with the last class being Sept 28. The class is free and open to the public. Parents of enrolled youth who wish to take the class must also register. All classes will be taught at the Burleigh County Extension Office. To register, please visit: .

End 10/3 - The North Dakota CattleWomen (NDCW) and its partners will showcase the heart-healthy benefits of beef during the 4th annual "Beefin' It Up; Fuel for the Finish" 5K Run/Walk and 10K Run on Oct. 3rd at The Post, south of Mandan and will wind through Ft. Lincoln. Early bird registration of $30 for the 5K and 10K events and $15 for the kids run, is available until Aug. 31. Prices increase Sept. 1. This year's event also includes a kid’s half-mile run, scavenger hunt and free beef refueling meal for participants and their supporters after the race. A "Virtual" run is also available. It can be completed by participants at any time during race week from wherever they are. Racers who pre-register will also receive a commemorative dry-wicking, long-sleeved t-shirt. Shirts will be available for race-day registrants while supplies last.


  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 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

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  

 Ends xx/xx- United Way Backpack Program sponsors are needed for 2015.  You or your business can provide weekend meals to nearly 500 children in the Bismarck-Mandan community for only two thousand dollars.  A gift of just five dollars ensures that a child has healthy meals when school is out of session.  Visit and click "give" to ensure students succeed in school.

 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

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 PO Box 2156 Bismarck, ND 58502 or email,