Events in Yankton

Exhibit: Siouxland Artists

Siouxland Artists, Inc.: serving Siouxland for three quarters of a century!

The Siouxland Artists have been promoting art and artists by:

* encouraging and supporting each other’s artistic growth

* providing visibility for their art at local and regional venues

* participating in community art events and working on cooperative projects such as the Alley Art project in Sioux City

* exposing members to other regional artists, new forms, styles and techniques

And so much more!

We meet monthly in Sioux City on the first Tuesday of the month. Membership entitles artists to participate in our yearly juried show, holiday and other local art shows, and creative retreats and workshops. Anyone with an interest in art is welcome, including all skill levels and art media. We can be found on Facebook, and at our new website siouxlandartistsinc.com!

A reception honoring the artists will be held on Friday, June 4 from 5:00-7:00pm.

All exhibits are free and open to the public. 

Events in Yankton

Exhibit: Siouxland Artists

Siouxland Artists, Inc.: serving Siouxland for three quarters of a century!

The Siouxland Artists have been promoting art and artists by:

* encouraging and supporting each other’s artistic growth

* providing visibility for their art at local and regional venues

* participating in community art events and working on cooperative projects such as the Alley Art project in Sioux City

* exposing members to other regional artists, new forms, styles and techniques

And so much more!

We meet monthly in Sioux City on the first Tuesday of the month. Membership entitles artists to participate in our yearly juried show, holiday and other local art shows, and creative retreats and workshops. Anyone with an interest in art is welcome, including all skill levels and art media. We can be found on Facebook, and at our new website siouxlandartistsinc.com!

A reception honoring the artists will be held on Friday, June 4 from 5:00-7:00pm.

All exhibits are free and open to the public. 

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NMM Live! – Paul Imholt, Renaissance & folk music

Music Returns to the National Music Museum with Shakespeare Festival

The National Music Museum will open its doors to the public for the first time in over two years to host a noon concert as part of the South Dakota Shakespeare Festival on June 18. Held in the Janet Wanzek Performance Hall in the NMM’s new Lillibridge expansion, the concert is free and open to the public, but attendance will be limited.

Folk music performer Paul Imholt will entertain guests with a music program that begins in the Renaissance era and moves up through history. Imholt, from Minnesota, sings and performs on nearly a dozen folk instruments including his featured instrument, the hammered dulcimer.

Originating in Persia, the hammered dulcimer was brought to Europe around 1000 AD, and by 1600 was firmly established in the court of King James of England. It is a trapezoid-shaped instrument played by striking light hammers on strings. Other instruments found in his one-man show are the fiddle, guitar, mandolin, mandola, banjo, autoharp, mountain dulcimer, viola, and cello.

Imholt will also play beginning at approximately 6:00 p.m. before the Friday, June 18, evening performance of the South Dakota Shakespeare Festival’s presentation of Twelfth Night or What you Will in Vermillion’s Prentis Park.

With the exception of special programming, the National Music Museum remains closed to the public with plans to open for future programming and limited hours in fall, 2021. More information can be found on our Facebook page, or online at nmmusd.org.

Events in Yankton

NMM Live! – Paul Imholt, Renaissance & folk music

Music Returns to the National Music Museum with Shakespeare Festival

The National Music Museum will open its doors to the public for the first time in over two years to host a noon concert as part of the South Dakota Shakespeare Festival on June 18. Held in the Janet Wanzek Performance Hall in the NMM’s new Lillibridge expansion, the concert is free and open to the public, but attendance will be limited.

Folk music performer Paul Imholt will entertain guests with a music program that begins in the Renaissance era and moves up through history. Imholt, from Minnesota, sings and performs on nearly a dozen folk instruments including his featured instrument, the hammered dulcimer.

Originating in Persia, the hammered dulcimer was brought to Europe around 1000 AD, and by 1600 was firmly established in the court of King James of England. It is a trapezoid-shaped instrument played by striking light hammers on strings. Other instruments found in his one-man show are the fiddle, guitar, mandolin, mandola, banjo, autoharp, mountain dulcimer, viola, and cello.

Imholt will also play beginning at approximately 6:00 p.m. before the Friday, June 18, evening performance of the South Dakota Shakespeare Festival’s presentation of Twelfth Night or What you Will in Vermillion’s Prentis Park.

With the exception of special programming, the National Music Museum remains closed to the public with plans to open for future programming and limited hours in fall, 2021. More information can be found on our Facebook page, or online at nmmusd.org.

Events in Yankton

Exhibit: Siouxland Artists

Siouxland Artists, Inc.: serving Siouxland for three quarters of a century!

The Siouxland Artists have been promoting art and artists by:

* encouraging and supporting each other’s artistic growth

* providing visibility for their art at local and regional venues

* participating in community art events and working on cooperative projects such as the Alley Art project in Sioux City

* exposing members to other regional artists, new forms, styles and techniques

And so much more!

We meet monthly in Sioux City on the first Tuesday of the month. Membership entitles artists to participate in our yearly juried show, holiday and other local art shows, and creative retreats and workshops. Anyone with an interest in art is welcome, including all skill levels and art media. We can be found on Facebook, and at our new website siouxlandartistsinc.com!

A reception honoring the artists will be held on Friday, June 4 from 5:00-7:00pm.

All exhibits are free and open to the public. 

Events in Yankton

2021 Great American Cleanup

Keep Yankton Beautiful’s 2021 Great American Cleanup will take place from 9-11 a.m. on Saturday, April 24. Individuals, businesses, civic organizations, church groups, families, and any other group interested in participating are invited to join us starting at 9 a.m. at the Fantle Memorial south picnic shelter. The event will begin with a safety briefing, bag and glove distribution, and route assignments. Volunteers will then walk or drive to their chosen/designated routes to pick up litter. Routes typically take no more than an hour to clean, and volunteers may leave their collected garbage on the side of the route for Keep Yankton Beautiful board members to collect.

Groups who wish to clean their route on a weekday while still having their collected litter count towards the Great American Cleanup totals may do so between Saturday, April 24 and Saturday, May 1. Bags, gloves, and routes will be provided to these groups and may be picked up at the park during the event on Saturday April 24, from 9-11 a.m.

The Great American Cleanup (GAC) is the nation’s largest community improvement program, taking place annually with over a half-million volunteers participating within the hundreds of Keep America Beautiful affiliates nationwide. On average, Keep Yankton Beautiful’s Great American Cleanup includes over 300 participants and over 3,000 pounds of trash collected annually. We look forward to another successful cleanup event on April 24, 2021. Together, we Keep Yankton Beautiful!

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Bird Watching Basics with Roger Dietrich

Course description

This course is an introduction to bird watching from how to use binoculars and a bird field guide to how to identify birds by shape, plumage, behavior, habitat preference, and voice. We will have three classroom sessions and one field session to introduce people to the constant variety and challenge of birding, as well as, the camaraderie of bird watching with a group of people.

 

Roger Dietrich, Instructor

Roger was born and raised in South Dakota. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from South Dakota State University in 1970 and earned a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Oklahoma in 1973. He returned to South Dakota in 1974 and has worked here in various positions until retiring from a career as a Clinic Administrator in December, 2010.

Roger has been able to spend more time on birding since he retired. Getting outside and enjoying the birds and everything else in nature has become his main pastime. Hiking, kayaking, or biking at the many birding spots, in the area and around the country, means new birds and new sights to be enjoyed. He combines his hobby of photography with birding so all the bird images used in his class are ones he has taken.

He is a member of the South Dakota Ornithological Union and the American Birding Association.

Class dates: Mondays, Apr 5, 12, 19 (26th is optional at no extra cost for those interested in bird photography)

Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Field trip date(s): To be scheduled

Location: G.A.R. Hall, Home of Yankton Area Arts Association | 508 Douglas, Yankton SD

Cost: $40 per person ($30 – YAA members)

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Vintage Christmas at the Mead

Be sure to stop by the Mead this December and experience Vintage Christmas!

Best of all, every child will receive free admission to the museum from December 1 to December 31 when accompanied by an adult.

We will have treat bags with a cookie, a hot cocoa packet, and a craft to assemble at home. A scavenger hunt and bingo game can be played inside the Mead plus the entire building will be decked with Christmas decor including the Hall of Trees!  

Father Christmas will visit on Saturday, December 12 & 19.

Also, don’t forget to see the Paul Goetz Toy Collection! Toys from 1889- 1960 will be on display throughout the month.

MCEC is open from 10 am to 4 pm Monday – Saturday.

Face masks are strongly recommended but not required.

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Small Business Saturday

When you shop small in Yankton, you’re supporting our business and our community. So join us November 28th and get your holiday shopping done!

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Harvest Halloween – Canceled

The 2020 Harvest Halloween event has been canceled. We are hopeful to be back in 2021, bigger, better, and spookier than ever.

We appreciate your support of the Harvest Halloween Festival! 👻