Bald Eagle Days 2020

View beautiful bald eagles perching in nearby trees, participate in hands-on activities, and watch programs with live raptors, including a Bald Eagle, presented by SOAR Raptors of Dedham, Iowa. There will be special displays, handouts, and activities for kids.

SOAR programs:
Friday: 4pm & 6pm
Saturday: 9am, 11am, 1pm & 3pm
Sunday: 9am, 11am, 1pm & 3pm
✹ Programs are available on a first come, first serve basis.
✹ Seating is not guaranteed and reservations are not accepted.
✹ Please arrive 45 minutes to 1 hour early as programs fill up fast.


Sponsored by the US Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District

YASB Christmas Concert

The Yankton Area Summer Band will reconvene for an annual Christmas Concert held at Yankton Summit Theater.

The all-volunteer band will perform some Christmas favorites at no cost to the public. A cookie and cider reception will follow in the high school commons provided by the Services Central Federal Credit Union.

Feed Your Mind

Special Feed Your Mind Program at 5:30pm

Join us at the Mead Cultural Education Center special program.  Ruth Page Jones will be here to talk about “Century Celebration: Women’s Suffrage in South Dakota 1868-1918” Program made possibly by the South Dakota Humanities Council, an affiliate of the Nation Endowment for the Humanities.

This program replaces the Friday, Oct. 4th noon program

Fed Your Mind


This month our monthly Feed Your Mind program will be held at 5:30pm on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019. Ruth Page Jones will be here to present “A Century Celebration: Women’s Suffrage in South Dakota 1868-1918.”

Ruth Page Jones brings a lively and informational presentation that commemorates the century anniversary of woman suffrage in South Dakota. Her presentation highlights the key moments, key individuals, and key issues that helped women achieve their equal voting rights in the United States in 1920 and, more specifically, in South Dakota in 1918.

This program is made possible by the South Dakota Humanities Council, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Trunk or Treat

Join us at “Trunk or Treat” as we trick-or-treat from vehicle to vehicle in the Calvary Baptist Church parking lot.

Lots of candy and goodies for all!


Feed Your Mind

Noon Program will feature Carol Ryan talking about “Medicine in the Time of Lewis and Clark.”

Paddle With A Ranger

Join National Park Service ranger Teresa Mentzer from the Missouri National Recreational River for an evening guided paddle on Lake Yankton. The lake, an old channel of the Missouri River, offers a great back drop to talk about the river and wildlife. Kayakers age 12 to adult with prior paddling experience is required to participate in the tour.  Launch site for the group is the first turnout and restroom after the fish cleaning station on the south shore of the lake. Personal flotation devices (PFDs) and paddles are provided to those reserving a kayak. Bring sunscreen, water and protective clothing.

If you need a kayak, please reserve one by emailing at or call Ranger Teresa at 605-665-0209 Ext 29 by noon of the date of the paddle program.

Ranger Mentzer is certified in kayaking by the American Canoe Association.

Feed Your Mind

Monthly Noon Program held the Friday Friday of each month – Feed Your Mind is a great way to spend you lunch hour.

Only July 5th we welcome staff from the Missouri National Recreational River as they present “River of Change.” This film was released by the MNRR in 2018, and it is a great film to see.

Feed Your Mind

Feed Your Mind at our monthly First Friday noon program at the Mead Cultural Education Center.

On July 5th we welcome the staff of the Missouri National Recreational River as they present their newest film, “River of Change.” This wonderful film was released in 2018 to much excitement. It truly is a wonderful film to watch.

So mark your calendars and join us on Friday, July 5th at Noon.