Ends 10/10 - The Mandan Fire Department is taking strides to make the community safer, and it’s asking residents to join the cause. Fire Prevention week is Oct. 4-10, and the department is kicking it off with the fourth annual “Through the Smoke” 5K/10K walk and run on Saturday, Oct. 3 at Raging Rivers Water Park in Mandan. Registration begins at 8 a.m. The 5K/10K run and 5K walk starts at 9 a.m. The annual race also promotes wellness and fitness for both firefighters and the public. The number one cause of death of firefighters is heart attacks. Firefighters are encouraged to exercise on a consistent basis to ensure they are ready when the emergency call comes in. Proceeds from the event will help purchase workout equipment for the Mandan fire stations. Additional proceeds will be donated to the Red Cross. For more information or to register, visit www.racemine.comand search for “Through the Smoke.”
Ends 10/11 – You are invited to attend a supper benefit from 5p-7p for Gerald Lux on Sunday, Oct. 11th at Lord of Life Church located on 26th St. in Bismarck! Meal will consist of taco-in-a-bag, bake sale and silent auction. Gerald has been battling recurrent pancreatic cancer since Nov. 2013, has undergone multiple surgeries as well as chemo and radiation. All money raised will help with medical bills, traveling expenses and loss of work. Donations also taken at the American Bank Center.
Ends 10/11 - Four young women are competing to become Miss Rodeo North Dakota during the 61st Annual Miss Rodeo North Dakota Pageant to be held Oct. 8-11 in Minot. The annual pageant is held in conjunction with the Badlands Circuit Finals Rodeo for the top professional contestants from North Dakota and South Dakota. Contestants compete in the areas of personality, appearance and horsemanship. Several pageant activities are open to the public. Contestants will present platform speeches, model western clothing, answer impromptu questions and participate in an interview during a brunch scheduled for Friday, Oct. 9 beginning at 9 a.m. at the Grand Hotel. The cost to attend is $15 in advance or $18 at the door.
10/14 - The Wishek Association of Commerce will celebrate the 90th anniversary of Wishek’s annual Sauerkraut Day on Wednesday, October 14th. The festivities include a free German-themed meal from 11a – 1pm @ the Wishek Civic Center with a menu will include sauerkraut, wieners, buns, mashed potatoes, cheese, speck, coffee, and water. Senator Heidi Heitkamp will also make an appearance at the event. The Radio Stars will be featured on the mainstage for a Western-style performance showcasing medleys from fiddles, mandolins and harmonicas. The Wishek Public School band, choir, and accordion group will also entertain guests during the meal and Author Ron Vossler will read an excerpt from his book “The Fellowship of the Sausage Ring.” Bingo with $900 jackpot will be at 2:00 p.m. at the Civic Center and Vendor Show from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the National Guard Armory!
Ends 10/17 – First Lutheran Church, located at 408 9th St. NW in Mandan will be holding their Lutefisk & Lefse Supper with Swedish Meatballs on Saturday, Oct. 17th from 3:30p to 7pm. Adults $17 & children under 12 years old $5 for the meal.
Ends 10/22- iHeart Media invites you to help “Pink it Forward” on Thursday, Oct. 22nd. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and JZ Trend Academy will be hosting a fundraiser. To show support you can get some pink added to your hair or polish your nails for a small fee. Please help “Pink it Forward” on Thursday, Oct 22nd with JZ Trend Academy and iHeart Media.
Ends 10/30 – You’re invited to the 56th Annual Buffalo Supper in Streeter, ND on Friday, Oct. 30th beginning at 4:30pm at the Streeter Memorial Hall. Adults are $18.00, children ages 6-12yrs are $8 with 6 and under Free!
Ends 11/2 - The North Dakota Women's Business Center is hosting their 4th annual
Women's Business Summit in Bismarck, November 8-9 at the Ramkota. Whether a professional in the workplace, a business owner, or simply a woman aspiring to improve herself, participants have access to a variety of activities and resources to choose from. ALL are encouraged to attend the #1 professional development opportunity for women in the region!
Ends 11/7 – Bismarck-Mandan Elks Lodge invites you to be a part of the 2nd Annual Ladies Social coming up on November 7th! Come out for a vendor show and Bingo, shop over 20 local vendors from 10:30am - 4pm, Mimosa Fountain from 10:30a – 1pm, Lunch served from 1pm-2:30p which will consist of mixed greens chicken breast, with rasp vinagrette dressing, brownies and Ice Cream for dessert. Enjoy BINGO from 2:30p – 4pm with shopping still available during bingo! Purchase tickets for $20 at Bismarck Elks Office, call 255-1199 or stop in to 900 S Washington, Bismarck!
Ends 11/7 – You are invited to be a part of the upcoming Jerry Renken Benefit on November 7th at the Bismarck Eagles Club starting at 5pm! Jerry and his wife Sandy were in a terrible motorcycle accident in June near Menoken. Jerry suffered broken bones and a severe brain injury, sadly, Sandy did not survive. Jerry is currently at the Madonna Rehab Hospital in Lincoln, Nebraska but due to his brain injury, Jerry has a long road to recovery. The Renken family is asking for help to defer the mounting medical and travel expenses. A Free will donation spaghetti dinner and silent auction will be held on Nov. 7th. Cash donations can be made at Dakota Community Bank in the name of the “Jerry Renken Benefit”.Ends 11/9 – Join the Theo Art School for a night of Art and Wine to support Pancreatic Cancer and the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network on November 9th at 6:30pm. Cost is $35 & registration is required to reserve your spot at, theoartsschool.com(please enter Jennifer Dahl as the host). Wine & appetizers will be provided & you will go home with your own 16x20 piece of art. Must be 21 or older.
Ends 11/14 – The 3rd annual Lady Bikers 4 Chari-tea “Fall Harvest Soup Off” is coming up on Saturday, Nov. 14th at DJ’s Lounge in Lincoln starting at 4pm. There is a $10 entry fee, $10 to sample, kids 12 & under Free! There’ll be raffles, door prizes and top soup will take home $200 cash & trophy! Proceeds will benefit the Dakota Zoo and Furry Friends Rockin’ Rescue.Ends 2016 - For the second year, in an effort to beautify our community and provide home-grown produce for more Bismarck residents, NDSU Extension Service-Burleigh County and Bismarck Burleigh Public Health are teaming up to offer free, portable garden boxes to low-income residents of Bismarck. Each box is approximately 24” by 18”, making them small enough to fit on a patio or balcony and light enough to be moved as needed. These will be distributed in the spring of 2016. Planting materials, including soil and seeds, will also be provided. If you would like to participate in this program, please call Peggy Netzer, NDSU Extension Agent with the Family Nutrition Program at 701-221-6865 to see if you qualify.
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- 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 MSAUnitedWay.org 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 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 PO Box 2156 Bismarck, ND 58502 or email, email@example.com.