Ends 2/13 – Abate of ND welcomes everyone out to the “Tips and Balls” pool & dart Tournament and Chili Cook-Off on Saturday, Feb. 13th at PowerHouse Bar & Grill in Mandan. Entries taken from 11a to noon with tasting from noon to 3pm. Come hungry…$5 gets you a sample of each entry! Abate membership no required to compete!
Ends 2/18 - The public is invited to join the fight of North Dakota and America’s number one disability –Arthritis. Join the ND Arthritis Foundation and community members at the Arthritis Walk Kick-off on Thursday, February 18 at the Bismarck, La Quinta Inn and Suites from 6-8 p.m. Enjoy Food, Door Prizes, Team info, and Fun! Kids are welcome! Make a list in your mind of the people who suffer and join the fight by walking for them! For more information contact Holly at 715-4609 or visit their website at www.arthritis.org.
Ends 2/29 – The Ohlsen family has helped to coordinate six elementary school blood drives in the month of February in support of their 8 year old son, Dash, who has leukemia and relies on volunteer blood donations as part of his treatments. To make an appointment donate blood at one of these Team Dash blood drives or to find another convenient blood drive, donors may go to, UnitedBloodServices.org, or call 701-557-4081. Donors must be 16 years or older (16 year olds need a minor donor permit which is available online), feel well and healthy, and have a photo I.D.
Ends 3/6 – Mandan Moose Club invites you out for their Pancake & Sausage Breakfast on Sunday, March 6th from 8:30am to 12:30pm at the Moose located at 111 11th Ave NE in Mandan. Funds raised will go for improvements at the ND State Railroad Museum in Mandan!
Ends 3/6 - St. Paul Lutheran Church of Garrison’s annual spring supper: March 6th from 4-7 p.m., in the church. Roast pork and turkey will be served. Takeout meals will also be available. The cost is $12 for adults, $5 for children ages 6-12 and free for children ages 5 and younger. A raffle will also be held.
Ends 3/2016 – As part of the snowmobile season, the ND Parks & Rec and Snowmobile ND are encouraging snowmobile rider safety through the ‘Ride Safe, Ride Smart” campaign! For more information about the NDPRD “Ride Safe. Ride Smart” campaign please visit, ridesafe.nd.gov!
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.