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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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Exhibit: Youth Art

Each year, Yankton Area Arts celebrates Youth Art Month (March) by displaying local student artwork. This year we will expand our exhibit to honor student artwork from Sacred Heart Middle School (Angela Kronaizl, instructor), students from Ability Building Services (Jessi Koch, instructor), and artwork created by artists with disabilities.

The exhibit will be on display February 22-April 1, 2021 with a special reception honoring the artists on Friday, March 5 from 5:00-6:30pm. The G.A.R. Hall Art Gallery is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 1-5pm and Tuesday and Thursday by appointment.

There is a ramp located on the south side of the building. Masks are required.

All exhibits are open and free to the public.

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Calvary Baptist Trunk or Treat

All are welcome to join us at the Calvary Baptist Trunk or Treat on Saturday, October 31st, from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Children are invited to dress up and come to trick-or-treat  from vehicle to vehicle in the church parking lot.

We will also be serving hot dogs, chips, and drinks. 

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Mazing Acres Pumpkin Patch Opening Day

Yankton’s newest attraction opens for the season! 

Mazing Acres Pumpkin Patch is filled to the brim with activities and places to explore. Spend the afternoon with them navigating the corn maze, hiking up tire mountain, testing your ability on the obstacle course, and taking a swim in our corn pool. Little ones will love the duck races and hopping aboard the barrel train for a ride around the countryside. They can’t wait for you to visit!

All of these activities are INCLUDED with a general admission ticket.

  • ​CORN MAZE

  • HAYRACK 

  • ROLLING PIPE SLIDE

  • DUCK RACES

  • TIRE MOUNTAIN

  • ROLLING RACERS

  • OBSTACLE COURSE

  • SANDBOX

  • TRIKE TRACK

  • BARREL TRAIN

  • CORN POOL

  • TIRE TRACTORS

  • COMBINE SLIDE

  • HOOP SHOOT

  • TINY TOWN

  • GIANT CANDY LAND

  • UDDER COW

  • TETHERBALL

  • LOTS OF PHOTO OPS & MORE…