Area Events


Area Events


Everyone is invited to attend a benefit and social for Kim Heck coming up on April 22nd at the Mandan Moose from 6:30-8:30 pm.  In October Kim was diagnosed with cancer to part of her lounge and lymph nodes.  There will be an ice cream social and an auction to help cover medical costs and also to help with Kim not being able to work for the next year.  An account has also been set up at Capital Credit Union for Kim Heck Benefit and donations will be accepted.



The Mandan chapter of Students Against Destructive Decisions, or “SADD” will host its 3rd Annual “Above the Influence” 5K/10K walk and run on Sunday, April 27th in Mandan.  Come early to check out the ND Highway Patrol rollover simulator and try on the Fatal Vision Goggles.  If you are one of the first 30 registrants you will receive a $35 Alive at 25 coupon from the ND Safety Council, plus all registrants will be registered to win one of three iPad mini’s to be given away.  The walk/run will take off from NISC headquarters on the corner of Old Red Trail and Nygren Drive in Mandan and registration begins at 12:30.  For more information contact Debbie at 667-6416.



Central Dakota Humane Society (CDHS) will be holding an Alley Cats and Dogs bowling fundraiser at 1 p.m., Sat., April 26 at Midway Lanes in Mandan. All proceeds from the event will go toward the care of the animals at the CDHS shelter.Registration is $100 for a team of four bowlers and sign-up should be completed by April 25. To register call Linda Roehrich at 701-258-1040, or email bringing a Needs List item will receive a free gift. The needs list can be viewed at will be awarded for contests such as lowest game, highest game, most experienced team, most gutter balls, best granny roll and best team uniform.



The Shriners Hospital For Children of the Twin Cities will be hosting a complimentary screening for pediatric orthopedic specialty care.  The free screesings will take place at the Bone and Joint Center located at 310 N. 9th Street in Bismarck on Saturday, April 26th from 9am – 1pm.  For more information or to make an appointment call 1-888-293-2832.



The New Salem Woman’s Life group is sponsoring a Pancake & Sausage Breakfast with a silent auction and bake sale on April 27, 2014 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at the New Salem City Auditorium. This is to help the Larin and Laura Backhaus family whose members have experienced multiple medical issues over the last few years, including childhood leukemia, pyloric stenosis and decreased immune system, melanoma , Chrone’s disease , and speech problems due to overactive salivary response.



The Bismarck/Mandan Band Night Parade has been announced and is scheduled for May 9th.  To date there are 25 elementary, junior high and senior high bands from all over North Dakota, Montana, South Dakota and Canada registered.  The Parade assembles at the ND State Capitol Grounds at 5:30 pm and begins at 6:30.  The regular parade route will be followed down 6th Street, turning west on Avenue C, then south on 5th Street to the Civic Center.  The Band Night Parade Committee is in need of sponsors and parade filler units as well.  Anyone interested in entering a float or unit in the parade or sponsoring a band please contact Tamara Kautzman at 701-333-0285.



Numerous staff members from the Bismarck Cancer Center will be participating at this year’s Fargo Marathon.  The staff has formed a “Hope on the Run” team and is encouraging others to participate with them.To date, there are staff members participating in the 5K, 10K, ½ marathon and full marathon. For $15 anyone can purchase a “Hope on the Run” t-shirt and participate on the Bismarck Cancer Center Team, so simply support the team.  All money raised from t-shirt sales will benefit the Bismarck Cancer Center Foundation.  Anyone interested in participating or purchasing a t-shirt can contact the Bismarck Cancer Center at 701-222-6119.  The Bismarck Cancer Center Foundation provides wrap-around services to patients during their cancer journeys. The Bismarck Cancer Center, a radiation therapy center, is a cooperative venture of Sanford Bismarck and St. Alexius Medical Center.For more information contact Sara Kelsch at 701-222-6119 or at



The Freedom Riders Motorcycle Club will host their 18th annual Jan’s Memorial Motorcycle Run on May 18th.  The run was first established in honor on Jan Behm, a member of our community, who was stricken with cancer.  This year the Freedom Riders have chosen Dash Ohlsen and his family as the recipients of the benefit.  Come and join the Freedom Riders and the Pink Heals fire truck, Vivian, at 11 am at the Freedom Rider clubhouse (822 Airport Rd).  The ride leaves at noon and there will be a gathering back at the clubhouse at 4 pm with a live auction, a DJ as well as great food and games for the kids.  Also you can show you support by making a donation to any Gate City Savings bank in the “Cash for Dash” account. 



ATTENTION parents of 5th & 6th Grade students:  Are you looking for fun, educational ways to keep your kids busy this summer?  Your search is over!NDSU Extension Service-Burleigh County is offering week-long day camps for youth ages 10-12 starting the week of June 2-6 and ending the week of August 4-8. Camps will run Monday-Friday, drop off 7:45-8:00 a.m. and pick up 12:00-12:30 p.m. Youth may register for one week, all weeks or any number in between. Registration fee will be $60.00/week which includes shirt, snack, supplies and transportation during off-site activities.  Each week will include fun hands-on activities related to gardening and agriculture, service learning projects, career exploration, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics related experiences and an introduction to a variety of 4-H related opportunities.  Registration and fees due by Monday, May 12, 2014. To register, contact the Burleigh County Extension Office at 3715 East Bismarck Expressway or call 221-6865. More information available at



Please join us for the Bismarck Walk to Defeat ALS on Saturday, May 31, 2014 at Sertoma Park Community Center. Registration begins at 8:30am, and the 2-mile Walk begins at 10:00am. All are welcome to join us for the celebration, which includes food and refreshments for all attendees. There is no cost to register, but official Walk to Defeat ALS t-shirts will be awarded to those who raise a minimum of $50 or more. To register for the event, or for questions, please contact Chelsea Cronin, Special Events Coordinator via email at or by phone at 605-274-0230  or visit All dollars raised in the event will support local programs and services for people living with ALS and their families.

Ongoing community events

The Alzheimer’s Association hosts “Caregiver Connection,” the last Wednesday of every month. This group meets from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Bone Shaker Coffee Company; 1501 Mapleton Ave, Bismarck, ND 58503 This group is open to the public. This project is supported by funding granted through the North Dakota Department of Human Services, Aging Service Division.

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, and a lifetime experience for the student as well as your family.  For more information call 866-846-3977 or go online to www dot NW dash services dot com. (

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

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.






Holly and Ivy Nadeau of Mandan were killed in a rollover accident on I-29.  The NADEAU FAMILY MEMORIAL FUND has been set up at ALL Starion Financial locations across Bismarck-Mandan all money will go towards funeral cost, medical care and to the remaining Nadeau daughters.  Find a location near you.




Did you know that there are medical grants available for families struggling

With child health-related expenses?  The UnitedHealthcare Children’s

Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2012 grant program.  Grants, up to $5,000, are available to help families who need financial

assistance.  Go online to apply at




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 waiting 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.




If you’re a non-profit organization that would like to make an announcement, please submit your Public Service Announcement at least 2 weeks prior to your event.  E-mail to Corey Wickham PSA Director or Mail to: PO Box 2156 Bismarck, ND 58502